Open Day for the 1st grade of the Thinking Zone Primary School

The Thinking Zone Primary School, which operates in Olivia, opens the door to recruitment for the 2024/2025 school year. Thus, we cordially invite you to the Open Day for the first class, which will take place on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 17:00 to 19:00.



  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m . – Thinking Zone methodology – workshops for parents – Joanna Gruca
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m . – In the world of VESS – workshops for students – Izabela Wiczanowska-Dowgiałło, Adrianna Klimkowicz and Izabela Mańkowska
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m . – In the world of Thinking Zone – Natalia Kopyść, Joanna Gruca
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m . – Q&A – Q&A session



Joanna Gruca

In the Thinking Zone, she is the Innovation Manager for Methodology, being responsible for the management of the methodological area. In addition, as a Polish philologist, I take care of exam classes and teach French. A literary and artistic critic by education, a certified teaching methodologist, and a tutor. Scientifically, he is interested in the ontology and philosophy of audiovisual image, neurodidactics, technology development, and thus the use of modern solutions or multimedia means in the educational process. It creates tools that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. She conducts her own classes in Film Education and Creative Writing. In her free time – she still reads or travels by car – she listens. In general, he observes and tries to live in balance and harmony of the flow of “good” energy.


Natalia Kopyść

Deputy Headmaster, VESS Coordinator, teacher of geography, chemistry and nature, as well as tutor at primary school and Thinking Zone High School. In her work, she shows students every day that learning is not just about mindlessly learning the material by heart. Together with the students, she looks at various issues, looks for connections and makes them understandable.


Joanna Roszkowska

Initiator and co-founder of Thinking Zone – a primary school and a high school, located in the Olivia Centre in Gdańsk. Thinking Zone is the only school in Poland that implements the VESS model developed by Edu1st and Harvard University. Entrepreneur and innovator in the education market. He is trying to reinvent education. Its authentic mission is to change the way education is organized and delivered. It constantly creates space for new qualities in education, in which, on the one hand, methods, tools and unique educational models are used, and on the other hand, the experience of students and parents in the educational process is a source of engagement and effectiveness. As a result, her organization develops open-minded, enterprising, educated young people who, in a dynamic world filled with technology, consistently pursue their personal goals in harmony with themselves.


Izabela Mańkowska

Pedagogue, pedagogical therapist and sensory integration therapist (SI). Author and co-author of publications on supporting the development of children and adolescents. Passionate with a head full of ideas. She believes that in a fairy tale a child can discover his emotions in the most beautiful way.


Izabela Wiczanowska-Dowgiałło

Iza, an educator and early childhood education teacher in the current third grade of primary school, brings color, commitment and incredible attention to children’s emotions to the Thinking Zone. Thanks to her travel experiences, she understands the importance of autonomy, but also the importance of cooperation – which she also invites her students to do. Her solid preparation to accompany children in discovering the world is based on many years of experience in working with them and her diplomas in early childhood education with speech therapy and pedagogy. Completing postgraduate studies in library science additionally allows Iza to introduce students to the world of history and book culture. Working with children on a daily basis brings a lot of light and joy to her professional life. Thanks to the creativity, sense of humor and sincerity of her students, she constantly discovers something new in herself both as a teacher and as a person. Travelling plays an important role in Iza’s life. She loves mountain hiking “at full speed” and has walked a 120-kilometer section of the Sudetes Trail on her own feet. She is also an amateur rock climber and an admirer of Frida Kahlo’s paintings.


Adrianna Klimkowicz

Teacher of the current first grade of the Thinking Zone Primary School. Adrianna She is an experienced early childhood education teacher and speech therapist. In addition to her pedagogical education, she is also a graduate of postgraduate speech therapy studies at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. In addition to postgraduate studies, she completed additional training in speech therapy, including alternative methods of communication and myofunctional therapy.


We invite you to an information meeting, during which teachers will tell you what they rely on when teaching.


Thinking Zone
Al. Grunwaldzka 472
80-309 Gdansk



Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


30 parents
15 Kids


The meeting and workshops for parents and children are free of charge.


+48 606 424 705


Register via the form on this page


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