FOR FOREIGN PARTNERS AND GUESTS
Gymnasium#6 of the town of Molodechno was organized in 2003. It was founded on the basis of School#6 with extensive English learning opened September 1, 1960. In 2003 the school was reorganized into the Gymnasium. The reorganization gave an opportunity to widen the range of foreign languages suggested to our pupils. Therefore, our pupils have been able to study Spanish, French and Polish as optional courses alongside English since 2003.
The slogan of our gymnasium is “To Do, To Be, To Become The Best”. Our priority is creation and constructive labour. We are focused not on having but on being and becoming and we reach our dreams with commitment. Due to this, we cooperate with The Belarusian Peace Fund and we are members of Belarusian Association of UNESCO clubs. Constant participation in charitable and educational programs of the named above organisations gives a chance for both students and teachers to get involved in helpful affairs and acts of kindness for the benefit of the people of our country and the people of the world.
Considerable experience in foreign languages teaching has been accumulated in our gymnasium for 58 years, which is confirmed by the results of our work. Gymnasium graduates demonstrate high quality knowledge on the level of secondary education according to the results of Centralized Testing – they get 80 points and more out of 100. Over 30 of our students have become prizewinners and total winners of different stages of the Republican English Olympiad for the past 5 years; 4 of our students are the awardees of the Republican Research Work Contests in foreign languages; 20 students have become holders of the fellowship of The Special Fund of The President of the Republic of Belarus for social support of gifted pupils and students.
The Chinese language optional courses have been organized in the gymnasium since September 1, 2014. Today thirty 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th , 11th graders study Chinese as an optional course. In 2015/2016 academic year the classes were conducted by Valentine Ivashinko, a qualified teacher, who graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University and specializes in The English and Chinese languages. The teacher has a Master’s degree. The topic of his thesis in Chinese was “The artistic expression of Taoist ideas in the novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”.
In 2016 Gymnasium management expressed the desire of becoming a Confucius classroom of Confucius Institute at Minsk State Linguistic University. According to the preliminary survey, which took place in 2015, 500 pupils of Molodechno district (among them 50 pupils of Gymnasium#6) wanted to study Chinese as an optional course since September1, 2015. For the organization of a Confucius classroom in Gymnasium #6 The Department of education, sports and tourism of Molodechno District Executive Committee provided the teachers of the Chinese language with all the support available and a special work permit, the invitation for work visa, accommodation and insurance for the period of their stay in The Republic of Belarus.
Gymnasium#6 possesses all the suitable conditions for organising classes in our educational institution for the named above pupils and we have already provided an equipped with modern teaching facilities classroom for this purpose after 2 p.m. daily. Irina Kovalevich, a Deputy Director for educational work, who has been in charge of foreign languages educational process since 2000, has been supervising the optional course in the Chinese language since 2015.
We look at the opportunity of being taught Chinese by volunteers from the People’s Republic of China with great enthusiasm as it not only provides our students with good language skills in modern Chinese but it helps them to get acquainted with the culture of the country, it strengthens contacts and cooperation links between Belarus and China. We are sincerely proud of our colleagues Yu Lina and Lina Silike, teachers of the Chinese language from the PRC, who did their best during 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic years conducting Chinese classes to the advantage of our students. In 2017/2018 Lina Silike made a great contribution to the preparation of our 11th year student Darya Sheibak who subsequently became a prizewinner of the Republican Chinese Language Olympiad.
Our Gymnasium team take pride in the fact that our pupils and students have become friendly with the Chinese language, that the process of learning brings happiness and personal satisfaction, that every lesson of Chinese conducted by native speakers is surely becoming a milestone on the way of understanding our diverse world.
Superior Management Structure: Department of Education, Sports and Tourism of
Molodechno District Executive Committee
Official name: State Educational Institution «GYMNASIUM #6 TOWN OF MOLODECHNO»
Address: 66 V. Gastinets St., Molodechno 222310, Minsk region, Republic of Belarus