General Jozef Bem Public Junior High School No. 13 in Lodz was founded in 1999 as a result of the education reform in Poland. Previously, it was Primary School No. 84.
Public Junior High School No. 13 which is located in Teofilów district in Lodz is an uncommon school.
The school has been provided with the patronage of the Embassy of Hungary in Poland and it is not a coincidence - every year we host or visit the students and teachers of the Hungarian school in Arad. In this way we cultivate the centuries-old tradition of Polish-Hungarian friendship.
A Pole and a Hungarian are fellows- both when drinking and fighting.
Lengyel, magyar – két jó barát, együtt harcol, s issza borát.
Such international friendships are really important in the modern world as they provide considerable benefits - students can practise speaking English, get to know foreign culture and customs, visit foreign cities, admire monuments and learn tolerance.
Our school is not only about Polish- Hungarian friendship and contacts.
Since 2003 there have been integrated classes in our school, where special-needs students with various disabilities can study together with non-disabled peers to the benefit of both sides.
Every year our students are notably successful in the Provincial Subject Competitions, vocal, instrumental and art competitions as well as recitation contests. What is more, our graduates have no problems with being accepted by the best secondary schools.
We believe in the harmonious development of both body and mind. Sport plays an absolutely important role in the education of our students and the results are their great achievements.
In the school year 2014/2015, we were awarded a Junior High Schools of Lodz Winner Cup. Our students train at various sports clubs and are the representatives of national teams. Public Junior High School No. 13 also has a modern multi-purpose sports field.
The school community is involved in charity and volunteer work, help children, disabled people and shelter animals. The students willingly take part in various projects-most recently: the Goethe-Institut "Deutsch hat Klasse" project. The German language classroom was renovated by students and their parents in order to create a brain-friendly learning environment.
A friendly, family-like atmosphere makes everyone feel safe in our school, and our graduates visit us, even several years after graduation.