Positive impressions from the speech of the Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg in our school

With exceptional happiness and interest did our school students and teachers attend the speech of the Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg, who visited our school as an invited guest, in the framework of the completion of the action “Schools-Ambassadors of the European Parliament”.

On the “Day of Europe”, Mrs. Vozemberg referred to the problems that the European Union is facing as well as to the new age challenges. More precisely, she highlighted the effort made to turn the interest of the decision-makers from the course of economy to the real problems that citizens face. She also talked about inequality in Europe, and especially in our country, regarding the opportunities offered to women so as to fight for their rights and be promoted in their professional environment. She referred analytically to the high crime rates, in the last years, against women and in general to the high crime rates of sex violence. She underlined that initiatives are needed for the enforcement of women’s participation in politics and the elimination of offensive stereotypes that undermine women’s position. As far as the increasing euro-skepticism is concerned, although she admitted that there are disagreements and opposing opinions, she stressed that all the time is pursued convergence and collaboration for the common course of all European nations. Regarding the steady demands of Greece about the relationship of our country with its neighbours, she underlined that diachronically all the Greek governments make an effort to sensitize the European institutions so as to be faced effectively and be recognised as European problems the possible imperialistic practices of third countries against our country.   She made a special mention to the youth, by saying that the decision of the European Union must focus on the young people and the improvement of the opportunities offered to them as they are the future European citizens.

After the speech, a discussion between Mrs. Vozemberg and the A’ class students that attended the speech followed. The event was completed with the presentation of the students’ works.

 

 

Speech by the Greek Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg in the framework of the action “European Parliament Ambassador Schools (EPAS)”

On Monday 9 May is completed the action “European Parliament Ambassador Schools (EPAS)” with the visit of the Greek Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg in our school. Mrs. Vozemberg will discuss with our students and will talk about the new challenges of the European Union and the position of the youth in it.

During the event the students will present the works they have prepared on the topic of the European Union during this school year. The action “European Parliament Ambassador Schools (EPAS)” had as an objective to inform students about the European parliamentary system, the values of democracy in Europe and the role and function of the European Parliament.

The choice of this specific date for the event was made because the 9th May has been institutionalized as the Day of Europe and it is the anniversary of the historic “Schuman Declaration”. The French politician Robert Schuman is considered to be the inspirer of the European unification as on the 9th May 1950 he formulated his suggestion about a new form of political collaboration aiming at the avoidance of war conflicts in Europe and the peaceful living of the European nations.

The event will be held during the last two teaching sessions and will participate the A’ Class of our school.

Teachers in charge of the action: Matthaios Giannaras – Dimitrios Kominos

Visit in the Philosophy Faculty of the NKUA

On Friday 15 April, the C’ class of the Humanities Pathway visited the Philosophy Faculty of the NKUA. The students and the teachers visited the premises of the university and attended activities (presentations, lectures, etc.), which had been organised by the academic and research staff and dealt with the career orientation and the career opportunities of the Faculty students. The teachers of our school who accompanied the students were the Greek Language and Literature teachers Mr. Thodis Georgios and Mrs. Katsouli Georgia.

Presences … in the Mathematics Club 2022…

The award-winning student of our school (C’ award in the 39th National Mathematics Olympiad 2022 organised by the Hellenic Mathematics Society) Dimitrios Kassimatis from C’ Class worked with the younger students of the Mathematics Club of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, on the solving of competition problems, on Friday 01/04/2022. He had an excellent interaction with the students of the Club – most of whom (19 students) participated in the same competition, competing with older students of the high school on the same test, after a panhellenic selection among more than 18,000 students.

More precisely, they discussed their ideas about the solution of selected problems and Dimitrios highlighted the value of persistence and patience so that a basic idea of them can be transformed into the solution of such a problem. Moreover, starting from their own ideas, he guided students into the finding of their solutions.  The most important thing of all, though, is that our students learn in every moment of their life – through their classmates and people familiar to them, like Dimitrios – that ethos and hard work make you able to find satisfaction into learning and creating, which can also lead to success.

Dimitrios, we thank you and wish you good luck in the upcoming preliminary competition for the selection of the National Teams of Mathematics 2022. We hope you enjoy solving the problems you will be faced with on 16/17-04-2022.

The teacher in charge of the Mathematics Club

Sotirios Chasapis

Mathematician

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Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna hosted the 2nd mobility of the Erasmus+KA229 European Project entitled “Playing Europe”

In the framework of the Erasmus+KA229 European Project entitled “Playing Europe” was successfully realised its 2nd mobility in the premises of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, from 14/3/2022 until 18/3/2022.

In the project participate students and teachers from the schools: IES El Carmen (Murcia, Spain), Istituto Istruzione Superiore Orso Mario Corbino (Partinico, Italy), Sint-Gummaruscollege (Lier, Belgium) and Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna, (Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece), which was this time the school that hosted the European partners.

The European priorities set for this European Project concerned the reinforcement of the development of basic skills, the support of the teachers and the educational leadership, and the promotion of the holistic approach of foreign language teaching and learning.

The project objectives were: the learning of new tools and strategies for the management of diversity in class, the acquaintance with the European culture and history through traditional games, the integration of traditional game in the educational process (especially as a means of facing diversity in our schools), the improvement of our students’ oral and written skills in English and of their cognitive and soft skills (communication, teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, creativity) through the use of traditional games.

During their stay in Greece, the students and teachers from the partner-schools participated in the following activities:

  • “Presentation of traditional games”:Presentation of selected traditional and popular games and their implementation.
  • “Our history”:Creation of short stop-motion animation films about six (06) selected historical periods of Greece: Classical Athens, the Foundation of Constantinople, the Fall of Constantinople, the Greek Revolution of 1821, the 28th October 1940 and the Polytechnic University Revolt.
  • “Educational Visit”:Visit and educational programmes in Benaki Toy Museum and in Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology (Exhibition of Ancient Greek Instruments and Toys).
  • “Integration in the host school”:Attendance of teaching of mathematics and philosophy, depending on the partner-teachers’ specialisation while visiting students followed their Greek partners in their classes; Lesson of Greek as a Foreign Language for both partner-teachers and students.
  • “Teaching Unit”:Students’ writing down of ideas regarding the integration of the host country’s games in the educational process.
  • “Playing Europe – The quiz”:Creation of a digital quiz with multiple choice questions regarding the games and the culture of the host country.
  • “Acquaintance with the Greek civilization”:Visit in the Acropolis Archaeological Museum, in the Acropolis, in the Ancient Agora, in Thission and in Monastiraki as well as solving of a crossword puzzle regarding the ancient Greek civilization.
  • “Presentation – Banquet”:Project dissemination event in the presence of representatives of the educational institutions and of the wider school and local community and buffet with traditional snacks of the host country.

Despite the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic of covid-19, our purpose to build good and productive relations between the schools of European countries was achieved, bearing in mind, among others, the warm thanks we received from our partners both during their stay and after arriving in their countries.

Publication of an activity of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna with the Department of Modern Greek Literature of NKUA in the Academic Yearbook of the Faculty of Philosophy, Athens University

In the “Academic Yearbook of the Faculty of Philosophy” of Athens University (volume ME, pp.373-377) was published the educational collaboration between Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna and the Department of Modern Greek Literature of NKUA.

The collaboration was realised within the framework of the action “On the altar of the Homeland”. From Rigas Feraios to Ioannis Kapodistrias, for the celebration of the 200 years since the Greek Revolution.

Mrs. Dora Menti, Special Teaching Staff, was in charge of the activity on behalf of the Department of Modern Greek Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy, and Mr. Georgios Thodis, Greek Language and Literature teacher, was in charge on behalf of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna.

Interdisciplinary activity in Biology and Physical Education

On 20/12/2021 an interdisciplinary activity in the subjects of Biology and Physical Education was realised. The activity was entitled “Cardio Day”.

The teaching objectives of the activity were the understanding of the measuring of the heart rate, the importance and variation of the heart rate before and after different forms of sport activity. Additionally, another teaching objective of the activity was student-to-student teaching about the concept of heart rate and heart beat from students of A’ Class of the High School to students of the Secondary School, who also attended the Physical Education subject in the school yard.

All the measures against covid-19 were taken during the students’ exercise and the contact between students of different schools.

In the end, the students of the A’ Class of the High School, having a worksheet adapted to each physical activity, had to write down their heart rate before and after (in certain time span) running, playing volleyball, playing basketball and playing football.

Collaborating teachers:

Sarlas Georgios, P.E. teacher

Athanasopoulou Efthymia, P.E. teacher

Taliouri Eirini, Biology teacher, Ph.D.

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Award-winning of our student Vasileios Diamantopoulos for his participation in the Panhellenic Student Competition entitled “Achievements of Poetry Giannis & Lena Strefi Koutsochera”

The student Vasileios Diamantopoulos participated in the Panhellenic Student Competition “Achievements of Poetry Giannis & Lena Strefi Koutsochera”, which was organised by the Municipality of the Tortured Town of Kalavryta, dealing with the “Holocaust of Kalavryta in literature”. The student submitted his poetic work entitled “Kalavryta, 13 December 1943” and used the literary nickname “Ichnilates”. In his literary journey the student was accompanied by the Greek Language and Literature teacher Aikaterini Tsachtsarli.

The student was distinguished for the peculiarity and uniqueness of his poetic language as he expressed in a lyrical way and rhyming verse the disaster experienced by the inhabitants of Kalavryta due to the Nazi atrocity. The expression of the feelings of grief, deep despair but also of the suffocating atmosphere of an imposed cruel end constituted the main part of the student’s poetic thought. His expressive language revived the historic memory and functioned as a consoling homage for all those who lived the tragic moments of the Holocaust but were not forgotten. On the contrary, through the power of the young poetic expression, they united with the present and continue their ever-lasting way, teaching the current generation but also the future ones about the significance of preserving the humanitarian ideals.

The Municipality of Kalavryta organised an excellent award ceremony for the students who were distinguished in the event hall of the Multifunctional Cultural Centre of the town. The atmosphere of the ceremony was particularly charged with emotion as the spontaneous and honest poetic language of the students was powerfully expressed.

Pictures from the award ceremony

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Meeting in the subject of Modern Greek Literature of B’ Class

The weird attractiveness of Giannis Skaribas

In the subject of Modern Greek Literature and more precisely, when teaching the short story of Giannis Skaribas “Three empty chairs” in B1 class, the Greek Language and Literature teacher Ms. Efthalia Papadaki invited, on 5 November 2021, the Professor of Modern Greek Literature from the Department of Greek Studies, University of Patras, Ms. Katerina Kostiou to have an online discussion with the students.

Ms. Kostiou has extensively dealt with the publication and analysis of the work of G. Skaribas. She mentioned that she, herself, discovered his special writing style in a period when it was underestimated in the history of Modern Greek Literature, due to its peculiarity, and she talked with the students about their experience of their contact with this specific text and the peculiar use of satire, irony, parody and humour in Skaribas’ work.