Model teaching in Religious Education

On the 11th April 2024, within the framework of the subject of Religious Education, we received in the ceremony hall of our school a group of 30 students from the Department of Theology, School of Theology, NKUA, so that they would attend model teaching in two lessons.

The model lessons were carried out by the Religious Education teacher Mr. Sotirios Kollias, who taught the thematic units “Forgiveness as transcendence in Christianism” and “The Christian community in a multicultural world”, with the collaboration of the B2 and B4 group students.

The students were divided from the beginning of the lesson in 5 groups and were asked to work in these groups and express their opinion about the topics under study.

The teaching units were developed in four stages, starting from the element of Experiencing, taking into consideration students’ experiences on these topics.

The process continued with Conceptualising, during which the teacher projected relevant pictures and videos on the whiteboard that the students were asked to comment on. In this stage the bridging with the theological thought was gradually realized.

The next stage was Analysing through a deep insight in the texts of the New Testament and in modern texts, on which the students worked in groups in order to identify concepts and answer specific questions of the worksheet.

In the stage of Implementing, the students were asked to participate in group activities, which they then presented in the class plenary.

In the end, in order to consolidate the thematic unit, the students were asked to take a personal stance justifying their opinion in comparison with the statements read by the teacher.

After the end of the two lessons, Mr. Kollias presented and analysed to the university students the stages of the lessons and answered their questions.

Distinction and participation in the Panhellenic Sports Competitions for High Schools

In the finals of the Panhellenic School Championship in track and field, in the  3000 metres has passed Angeliki Tzanetou.


A great distinction in the sport of 3000 metres was achieved by A’ class student Angeliki Tzanetou (716), who made two personal records (in stage A’ with a time of 11:00” and in stage B’ with a time of 10:51”). The student passed in the finals (Stage C’) and she is among the best 12 student athletes in Greece and Cyprus and will try to do even better in the final stage of all the sports of track and field, which will be held is Serres, Greece, on 22 – 23 April 2024.

Congratulations to Angeliki and good luck in the finals!

In the races of stage A’ participated the B’ class student Georgios Koutroulis (737) in the sport of 400 metres, doing very well.


Participation in other sports:

In tennis participated: in the student individual, the A’ class students Eleni Nt’ Oria, Nikolaos Arapidis, Magdalini Travlou and the B’ class student Athina Petrou, and in the student mixed, the B’ class students Christina Michalochrista, Stavros Maramenidis and the C’ class student Faidra Karasavvidi. They all performed very well.


In the 50 metres crawl, in swimming, participated the B’ class student Nikolaos Argyriou, having a very good performance.


Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna students’ participation is completed this week with the participation of the B’ class student Maria Konstantinidi in the final stage of gymnastics, which is taking place in Thessalloniki, and of 12 students in table tennis championship, which is held in Peace and Friendship Stadium, in Piraeus.

Congratulations to all the students for their participation!

8-12 April 2024: Spanish teachers’ job shadowing in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna

During the period 8 to 12 April 2024, two teachers, one of English and one of Technology, from the Institut Sabadell in Spain, visited our school for job shadowing in the framework of an Erasmus+ project.

The Spanish teachers attended classes as well as the Club of Cinematic Education, had meetings and talks with the school Administration and teachers and were informed about the national curriculum, the Clubs, the extra-curricular activities as well as the way of administration and function of the school and of the Greek education system as a whole. Moreover, they presented the function of their own school to our school teachers and exchanged ideas and good practices.

After a very interesting and constructive week together, we waved them goodbye and both sides hope for a future collaboration in the framework of Erasmus+ projects.

Job shadowing and visit of the cinematographer Mr. Grigorios Stavropoulos in the Club of Cinematic Education

On Tuesday 9 April 2024 visited the Club of Cinematic Education two teachers from Institut Sabadell in Spain, within the framework of an Erasmus+ project job shadowing, which they realise in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna during the period 8-12 April 2024.

In the beginning of the meeting, the B’ class students presented their two-year work in the Club, which included introduction to the theory and practice of cinematic techniques, script-writing, the creation of a fiction short film and its submission to a student competition of short films.

Afterwards, the A’ class students presented the script they are working on this period, talked about the inspiration of the central concept and the messages the short film they want to create in the following school year aims to put across.

Since on that day we had the happiness and honour to have with us the cinematographer Mr. Grigorios Stavropoulos, Mr. Stavropoulos talked with the Club members and provided them with valuable feedback on their works. Then, he talked about the way and the techniques of old film restoration, fact that helped us travel in the cinema history, not only of our country but also of the whole Europe. With Mr. Stavropoulos we arranged to meet again in the following school year.

The Spanish teachers talked with the students, asked questions about the process of their works, then discussed with Mr. Stavropoulos about issues concerning the European cinema and at the end of the meeting, they left really satisfied from that constructive session.

Panhellenic Student Chemistry Competition

Congratulations to the C’ Class students Victor Kavouras, Elissavet Alevizou and Panagiotis Konstantopoulos, as well as to the A’ Class students Georgios Pnevmatikatos and Konstantinos Mpoulamatsis for their excellent performance at the Panhellenic Student Chemistry Competition, which is organized by the Hellenic Chemists’ Association!

Award-winning of our school in a student competition of short film making

We are happy to announce you the award-winning of our school in the Student Competition of short film making on the topic “The Holocaust and the Greek Jews”, for the school year 2023-2024. The film is entitled «Wahrheit macht frei» (The truth sets free). In the competition participated the B’ class students Kleftogiannis Niκolaos, Kouka Niki, Leka Sofia. Friendly participation in the song, the students Kantartzi Athina and Nonota Sofia.

The thematic field of the competition was the Jews’ Holocaust in WWII, with a specific reference to the Greek Jews. Through their work the students expressed in an experiential way their thoughts and feelings on the topic and familiarized with the scientific and historic research of the past, by studying primary and secondary historic sources. Among others was used the valuable testimony of a survivor from the ERT archive (with the necessary copyright license) and material from the Jewish Museum of Greece.

We thank our school teacher Ms. Tsapara Xanthi for the students’ guidance and the work editing, the teacher Mrs. Diakonou Maria for offering costumes and helping with the set as well as the teacher Mr. Sotirios Kollias for the photographic material and the inspiration based on a text from his personal archive.

The award-winners will participate in a special educational programme of the Jewish Museum of Greece, which also includes an educational visit in the “National Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau” in Poland.

The film is available in the following link:

Organisation of the 20th Evaggeliki School Festival

The student music “Evaggeliki School Festival” is celebrating this year its 20 years and it is expecting you on an unforgettable date!

14 groups from Attica, 6 hours of music & lots of surprises!

The festival will take place on Saturday 20 April 2024, in the yard of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, from 18:00.


On stage of this year’s Evaggeliki School Festival will appear the groups (in alphabetical order):

·        Afasia ·        Middle Earth
·        Busted ·        Near Fields
·        Codasicks ·        Nefos
·        DeadSoul ·        Off Section
·        Fata Morgana ·        On Our Way Home
·        High Frequency ·        Red Wire
·        Left the Cage ·        Τέχνη Χρω


Via the long-lasting slogans feel the wave” and “tell your mate” the Organisation Committee 2024 invites you to spread the word in the town about this year’s student festival.

Save the date for the 20 April so that we celebrate together the 20 years of ESF!

Evaggeliki School Festival is co-organised by the students of the 15-member Student Council, the Association of Parents and Custodians and the Alumni Association of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna.

B’ class school trip in London, within the framework of the interdisciplinary project entitled “Victorian England: social hierarchy, everyday life, hygiene and health”, and participation in educational workshop in the National Archives of the United Kingdom

From Wednesday 13 March 2024 until Sunday 17 March 2024, a group of 67 students and 5 teachers of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna visited London, the capital of the United Kingdom.

The educational visit was of historic and cultural content and focused on Victorian England. More precisely, it was realized within the framework of the interdisciplinary project entitled “Victorian England: social hierarchy, everyday life, hygiene and health”, which takes place in all B’ class groups during the second semester of the school year 2023-2024.

First of all, the participants were invited and visited the National Archives of the United Kingdom, where they took part in a workshop of study of authentic 19th century documents on the topic of “Whitechapel in the 19th century”. There they had the chance to get to know how the National Archives of the U.K. work, to be trained by their Education Department and become familiar with ways in which the British researchers study History through authentic sources. Then, the educational visit was complemented by visits in monuments of historical and cultural interest in the British capital.

Teachers in charge

Arnaouti Eirini, English teacher

Thodis Georgios, Greek Language & Literature teacher

Angelidou Chrysi, Chemist

Katsouli Georgia, Greek Language & Literature teacher

Tsachtsarli Aikaterini, Greek Language & Literature teacher

Results of the 3rd Panhellenic Mathematics Competition of Logical and Computational Thinking “Alan Turing”

The results of the preliminary stage of the 3rd Panhellenic Mathematics Competition of Logical and Computational Thinking “Alan Turing” have been announced.

Our school was in the 2nd and the 3rd place in the Prefecture of Attica.

On a Panhellenic level, where 496 teams participated in the High School category, two teams of our school made it to the final ten, taking the 6th and the 9th place.

You can see the results here.

Congratulations to our school students for their participation in the competition.

Teachers in charge:

Panagiota Argyri

Panagiota Matthe

Matthaios Giannaras


Educational visit in an Orthodox Church

Within the framework of the Religious Education subject, two groups of the A class visited the Church of Taxiarches in Moschato, in order to be acquainted with the architecture and the religious wall painting of an Orthodox Church in an experiential way.

After the guided tour by the Religious Education teacher of our school Mr. Sotirios Kollias, the priest in charge of the church, father Christodoulos Bithas, talked to our students about the history of Taxiarches Church, the establishment of the Church institution and showed them the mass vessels, explaining their use. Then a constructive discussion followed during which the priest answered all the students’ questions, focusing mainly on Christ’s love. After the end of the visit, the hospitable people of the church offered a treat to our students.

The accompanying teachers were Sotirios Kollias, Evangelia Karimali and Sotirios Tsalamandris. We deeply thank both the priest and the people working in the church for the love and the hospitality they showed to our students.