“On the altar of Motherland…” From Rigas Feraios to Ioannis Kapodistrias

Because of the bicentennial from the beginning of the Greek Revolution, on 22 March 2021 the action entitled “On the altar of Motherland…” From Rigas Feraios to Ioannis Kapodistrias was presented to B3 class during the History lesson. The action started in the school year 2019-2020 and is being completed during the current school year 2020-21, with the collaboration of Mrs. Dora Menti, teaching staff in the Sector of Greek Language in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens and Mr. Georgios Thodis, English Language and Literature teacher in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna.

During these school years the students involved studied the suggested texts, focusing on the space, the time, the ideology of the writer’s or the narrator’s historical period and compared texts of modern Greek and international literature that refer to Rigas and Kapodistrias, detecting similarities and differences in the presentation of the themes and the highlighting of heroism. They tried to detect social stereotypes in every kind of text but also to find out if the literary text reproduces or deters them and connected their aforementioned findings with other art works and with their everyday life experience. At the same time, they enjoyed reading the literary texts, recognized the various kinds of poetry, tried to interpret the writer’s attitude and made a critique of their content. Through these procedures they developed their empathy, placing themselves in that specific historical moment and developing in this way their historical critical thinking.

All the material and the students’ works have been posted on https://1821epanastasi.webnode.gr/

Our students’ success in the B’ Stage of the Panhellenic Informatics Competition

The excellent performance of our students in the 33rd Panhellenic Informatics Competition (http://www.pdp.gr/default.asp?pid=1&la=1) continues. Congratulations to all the participants and we wish good luck to our students that have passed in the C’ Stage!

From the High School:
Ariadne Koukoudaki, Dimitrios Balatos, Ioannis Tzanetos, Vasileios Chatzivasiloglou, Alkiviadis Chondropoulos

and from the Secondary School:
Angelos Oikonomopoulos

Information of our students about the undergraduate studies offered by the Athens University of Economics and Business

On Thursday 18 March 2021, the Athens University of Economics and Business realized an online event with the aim to inform high school students about the undergraduate studies that it offers.

The event included an analytical presentation of the courses of all the AUEB departments, their connection with the job market as well as the working perspectives of the University graduates.

The event was attended by the students of the Economy & Economics pathway of our school.

Teacher in charge: Svoli Konstantina

Participation and distinction of our students in the online student competition of Literature Interpretive Reading of Kiki Dimoula’s poetry

Our Model High School students Kalogiannidou Elissavet (B’ Class), Koulourioti Eleanna (A’ Class), Maragkaki Antigoni (B’ Class), Bethani Eleni (B’ Class) and Nikaki Antigoni (A’ Class) participated in the online student competition of Literature Interpretive Reading of Kiki Dimoula’s poetry, who is one of the most important female poets of our country. The competition was organized by the Private High School of Athens College and the Private High School of Psychiko College on 8/3/2021 (Α΄ Stage) and 9/3/2021 (Β΄ Stage – Finals).

In the A’ Stage of the competition our students presented their selected poems in front of the Teacher-Consultants – Judges of the schools participating in the competition.

In the B’ Stage of the competition passed the ten students who achieved the highest score and presented their works in front of the judging committee, consisting of Mrs. Kiki Demertzi (Greek Language and Literature teacher, theatre critic and ex-educational consultant), Kora Karvouni (actress and acting coach) and Chrysa Spyropoulou (Greek Language and Literature teacher, author and Coordinator of Educational Work).

In the B’ Stage of the competition, our students who were selected to participate among the 10 contestants of the Finals (from 76 students of 21 other schools of Attica that participated in A’ Stage) were Kalogiannidou Elissavet (B’ Class), who won the 3rd Prize, and Maragkaki Antigoni (B’ Class), who won a distinction. Congratulations!

The other three participating students are also worth of our congratulations, i.e. Koulourioti Eleanna (A’ Class), Bethani Eleni (B’ Class) and Nikaki Antigoni (A’ Class), because of their exceptional expressive interpretive readings!

The teachers in charge of the students’ preparation also wish to congratulate our students, who offered an insight into the poetic meanings and interpreted them with success, special sensitivity and an aesthetic perspective!

The teachers

Dr. Maria Litsardou, Dr. Ioanna Pseftogianni, Dr. Evangelia Karimali, Aikaterini Tsachtsarli, M.A.

Webinar of our “Playing Europe” European project

We are preparing our next dissemination event of the Erasmus+KA229 project entitled “Playing Europe!

WEBINAR “Playing Europe”

15th April 17.30 CET

Are you a secondary teacher and would you like to learn how you could acquire new tools and strategies for dealing with diversity in the classroom by engaging your pupils in learning about the European culture and history through traditional games?

Or you are interested in innovative teaching practices for the integration of games in your classroom?

Then, join us in the webinar entitled “Playing Europe” and fill in the form:

 http://bit.do/Webinar-Playing-Europe

Our students’ success in the Panhellenic Informatics Competition

Congratulations to our school students mentioned below that successfully completed the A’ stage of the 33rd Panhellenic Informatics Competition (http://www.pdp.gr/default.asp?pid=1&la=1). We wish them good luck in the following stages!

From the High School:
Ariadne Koukoudaki, Dimitrios Balatos, Iasonas Spiggos, Ioannis Tzanetos, Vasileios Chatzivasiloglou, Alkiviadis Chondropoulos

and from the Secondary School:
Ioannis Doumenis, Aggelos Oikonomopoulos, Georgios Tsamparlis.

RESULTS OF THE 33rd PIC

1821 – 2021. On the altar of Motherland.

We would like to inform you that our school Greek Language and Literature teacher Mr. Georgios Thodis created a website regarding the conception of the Revolution of 1821 in modern literature and historiography, as well as its approach by the school course books, with excellent works of our school students.

The Greek Language and Literature teacher Mrs. Tsachtsarli is preparing a special issue of the school newspaper “Evangelioforos” (“Ευαγγελιοφόρος”). Its aim is to highlight, with the students’ contribution, the role of the Greek Revolution in relation to the socio-political events of those times and to study its global importance as well as the ideals and human rights that were tightly related to the revolutionary action and signaled the evolutionary course of Greece until the present times.

The Headmaster

Online speech of Ms. Petsini Penelope, Doctor in Arts and Human Sciences

On Wednesday 17 February 2021 (2.30-4.00 p.m.) Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna and the Reading Club (Teachers in charge E. Karimali and A. Tsachtsarli) organised an online speech about Censorship. The speech was made by Ms. Petsini Penelope, Doctor in Arts and Human Sciences and researcher in charge of the post-doctoral programme of the Department of Political Science and History in Panteion University. Ms. Petsini’s speech was entitled “Censorship in Art and Cinema during the Greek dictatorship period 1967-1974”. The speech topic has to do with the wider discussion framework that is currently being developed in the Reading Club regarding the concepts of Ideology, Censorship and Rhetoric of Speech during the Greek dictatorship period through the study of multimodal texts.

Our school history documentary on ERT2 Channel

On ERT2 Channel, on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 21:00 was broadcast the episode “Groups of Oral History” of the programme entitled “KLEINON ASTY – Stories of a city”.

In this specific episode that highlighted the valuable contribution of personal testimonies in the maintenance of historic memory, there was a mention in the participation of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna with the creation of a short history documentary.

More specifically, through the C’ Class student Vicky Zioga’s participation was presented our school activity, which was realized during the school year 2019-2020 on the topic of local oral history, for the participation of the school in the contest of the Cultural Centre of Nea Smyrni entitled “Asia Minor, Ave!”

The documentary was realized under the supervision of the school teachers Mr. Georgios Thodis, Greek Language and Literature teacher, and Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti, English Teacher, and won the 1st prize in the aforementioned contest.

The link to the ERT2 broadcast: https://www.ertflix.gr/ellinika-docs/kleinon-asty-omades-proforikis-istorias/