Awards of the 29th Panionian Competitions on the topic “With Homer’s look”

On Friday 21 June, we were happy to attend the award ceremony of the 29th Panionian Competitions on the topic “With Homer’s look: When the obstacles become qualifications”, in Literary Society “Parnassos”.
Congratulations to our students who won awards:
in the Literary Competition, Secondary School category, the 1st Award was won by Iliana Pappa,
in the Arts Competition, Secondary School category, the 1st award was won by Elisavet Variadaki,
and in the High School category, the Originality Mention was awarded to Antonia Pateritsa.
The competitions’ organization was realized by the Literary Society Parnassos, the American College of Greece, Hydroplano Editions and Skillbox! We thank all the co-organisers very much.

School Mediation Action

Mediation is a way of solving or managing conflicts between students in the school environment, which is also applied in our school. Specifically, at the beginning of each school year, a group of about 20 students are trained to mediate in order to resolve student differences, with the actions of those involved themselves and without the intervention of teachers and parents. In this way, students practice dialogue, learn to deal neutrally and calmly with disagreements that arise among them, and come to negotiations with those students with whom they have fallen out. At the same time, they learn to activate themselves in order to participate in establishing relationships of cooperation, mutual support and mutual acceptance, while at the same time their self-activity is promoted without the intervention of others. As a result, incidents of violence and punishment in the school community are reduced, social skills are strengthened, teamwork is cultivated and skills such as inclusion, empathy and self-esteem are developed.

The teachers responsible for the Mediation Action in our school are Ms. Katsouli Zetta and Mr. Kominos Dimitris.

Description of the Mediation Process

The Mediation Process begins with a meeting of the 2 mediators with the 2 parties in dispute, who, after being informed in detail by the mediators about the whole process, present their views on the issue between them. This is usually followed by 1-2 meetings between the mediators and the students involved in order for the mediators to help the students communicate with each other, passing suggestions and counter-suggestions back and forth, but always with their consent. The role of the mediators is to ask the two conflicting parties the right questions to help them express the reasons for their differences, as well as their feelings. An essential element of mediation is objectivity, because mediators are not allowed to show favor to either side. At the end of the process, the mediators draw up a record of reaching or not reaching an agreement, depending on whether or not the students reach a resolution of their dispute. The protocol for reaching an agreement includes, among other elements, the resolution agreement and is signed by all participants in the process.

Participation in the 8th Student Competition ‘The exhibits through the students’ eyes’

For the second consecutive year our school participated in the Student Competition ‘The exhibits through the students’ eyes’. This year’s 8th competition whose topic was ‘The effect of climate change on our planet ecosystems’ was organized by the Museum of History in collaboration with the Museum of Zoology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and addressed students of C’ class of the junior high school and of A’, B’, C’ class of the senior high school of the whole country.

Our A’ and B’ class students worked in small groups and realized the following works:

  1. A brief research project on climate change, answering questions like: What is the climate change? How was it caused? How did we learn about it (Keeling curve)? How are the ecosystems affected (effects)?
  2. Based on the aforementioned research, they created relevant posters, a video, an electronic quiz and a knowledge board game with cards.

The A’ and B’ class students that participated (in alphabetical order):

1. Vasileiou Eirini
2. Georgiou Georgios
3. Dalamagkas Dimitrios
4. Damilakos Donatos-Tzanetos
5. Dionysopoulou Paraskevi Melina
6. Katsa Konstantina
7. Koukouzelis Nikitas
8. Kyrkilis Konstantinos
9. Leka Sofia Despoina
10. Liagka Aikaterini
11. Mpoulamatsis Konstantinos
12. Nonota Sofia
13. Paizis Radoicovic Petros
14. Panousaki Alexandra
15. Partheniou Despoina
16. Pilichou Anastasia
17. Pnevmatikatos Georgios
18. Prapas Stamatios
19. Tzanetou Angeliki
20. Travlou Magdalini
21. Tsavala Panagiota
22. Fotakis Iason
23. Fotiadis Konstantinos

Teachers in charge: Chrysi Angelidou, Christodoulos Makedonas, Panagiota Matthe

Rate mal, wer? – Guess who?

The effect of play is necessary for the development of children’s personality since through that they prepare for real life. They discover their interests, their inclinations and their talents. Through play is cultivated children’s creativity and imagination, and is developed their ability to express their opinion. Play contributes to children’s preparation for the future and the character they will have formed. Moreover, play is a prerequisite for the successful participation in educational environments that expose children to important concepts of language and science more generally. Experiential education, through play, is student-centered and not teacher-centered.

Taking for granted the game-centered, collaborative and inter-disciplinary learning, the students of German from the A3 group of A class Athanasiou Evangelos-Nektarios, Tzanetou Aggeliki, Triantafyllos Konstantinos, Fotakis Iason, Chararis Vasileios, Charitos Alexandros, Chatzopoulou Anna-Louiza and Psarros Georgios started to learn while playing digitally… Within this framework, they created their own game – a quiz, both in Greek and in German, focusing on important famous personalities.

Since antiquity until nowadays, many people have managed to leave their mark on international history. Each one of them has their own collection of achievements that is worth to be mentioned.

These are historical personalities, philosophers, scientists, artists and politicians, who have influenced to an important degree the way modern society works.

This game invites you to discover, through knowledge and learning, the achievements and the importance of these unique people.

So, welcome to the game «Guess who?» – “Rate mal, wer?” and get ready for an exciting trip in knowledge, where curiosity and the exploration of knowledge meet the joy of playing!

Teachers in charge:

Gritzalioti Aikaterini

Thodis Georgios

Our students’ success in the 1st Competition on the topic of “Research Skills in Physics and Chemistry”

This school year, with the initiative of the Panhellenic Pedagogical Society for Secondary Education and Ionios High School, was organized the 1st Student Competition on the topic “Research Skills in Physics and Chemistry”. This competition, which ran under the aegis of the Directorate of Secondary Education of B’ Athens, had as its main aim the enforcement of students’ knowledge on basic concepts in Physics and Chemistry, as well as the development of their skills of critical thinking, information analysis, data evaluation, conclusion deduction based on data and problem-solving, in connection with the real world.

The competition was held on Saturday 20/4 in the premises of Ionios School in Filothei. On Tuesday 4/6 in the reception hall of Ionios School was held the award ceremony of the participating students. The 1st and 2nd prizes were awarded to our school students and more precisely to Georgios Pnevmatikatos and Konstantinos Boulamatsis respectively.  Within the 15 students that were awarded a prize was also our student Eirini Vasileiou. Moreover, our students Iason Fotakis and Panagiota Tsavala were awarded praises of participation.

Congratulations to all the participating students!

Our student receives his prize by the Professor of the School of Chemical Engineers of the N.T.U.A. Mrs. E. Pavlatou and the Education Consultant Mr. K. Apostolopoulos.

Our student receives his prize by the Education Consultant of B’ Athens Mr. K. Apostolopoulos.

The Professor of the School of Chemical Engineers of the N.T.U.A. Mrs. E. Pavlatou

The Principal of Ionios High School Mr. M. Meletopoulos

The Vice-President of the Panhellenic Pedagogical Society for Secondary Education (PAPEDE) Mr. A Faloukas

Inter-school cooperation action

During the school year 2023-24, as part of the B Lyceum Geometry course, the students of the B2 section worked in groups on the following topics:

– Conceptual mapping of ‘paving mosaics’ (historical review)

– Investigation for examples of pavements in the plane by examining and analyzing their geometrical properties

– Utilization of digital tools for the paving design

– Connecting cobblestones from geometry with art and cultural heritage.

The inter-school cooperation action is an example of school networks. Networks are also an effective means of supporting innovation. In education, networks promote the dissemination of good practice and enhance the professional development of teachers. The added value for the student and educational community and the continuation in the next school year of such inter-school cooperation actions was also emphasized in its presentation by the Principal of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, Mrs. Laskaridou.

2nd prize for the film of the Club of Cinema Education “The Falling Stones” in the category High Schools – Fiction Film in the 14th In-ternational Student Competition of Short Films Did you study…cinema?? 2023-2024

We are delighted to announce that the two-year work of the students of the Club of Cinematic Education on the short film entitled “The Falling Stones” met its goal since their film won the 2nd prize in the category High School – Fiction Film in the 14th International Student Competition of Short Films Did you study…cinema?? 2023-2024. You can watch the film here in Greek:

The film is dedicated to the victims of the train accident in Tempi on 28/02/2023 and it deals with the sensitive relationships in a Greek family and how they are affected by this train accident. More precisely, Artemis, who is a Pharmaceutics student in Thessaloniki, goes to Athens to visit her family for the long weekend of Ash Monday. In her house, though, there is tension focusing on her father’s reaction, as he doesn’t approve of his teenage son’s choice to professionally work on music. And while the characters look like stones in free fall, Artemis returns to Thessaloniki with the fatal train.

The competition winners will be awarded their prizes in a special ceremony that will be held in Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation in the autumn of 2024.

Congratulations to all the participants, who worked with consistency, will, passion and joy, sacrificing lots of hours from their free time to complete their creation!

The teachers in charge of the Club of Cinematic Education

Sotirios Kollias (Religious Education Teacher)

Eirini Arnaouti (English Teacher)


Success of our school students with their participation in the 47th National Conference of Choice of the European Youth Parliament Greece (EYP Greece)

Congratulations on behalf of the Administration and the Teachers of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna to our students Maximos Georgaras and Sergios Georgaras, who were distinguished (among 120 students from all over Greece) in the 47th National Conference of Choice of the European Youth Parliament Greece (EYP Greece) and will participate in the eight-membered Greek team of the 101st International Meeting of the European Youth Parliament that will be held in Thessaloniki in the summer of 2024.

The European Youth Parliament Greece (EYP Greece) was founded as an association in Thessaloniki in 1994 and it is the official entity of the international network of the European Youth Parliament in Greece. Since 1994, EYP Greece has organized, every year, two National Conferences of Choice, in Athens and Thessaloniki, where high school students participate. Those distinguished participate in the International Meetings of the European Youth Parliament, constituting each time our national team. The National Conferences of EYP Greece, in the last years, are carried out under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, while on a European level, all the activities of the EYP are held under the aegis of the President of the European Parliament and the General Secretary of the Council of Europe. The 47th National Conference of Choice was carried out from 26 until 29 April 2024 in Athens on the topic of “Perpetual Bloom of the Youth: Creating the basis for an innovative and empowered European future”.

Teacher in charge: Matthaios Giannaras (Economy and Political Science Teacher)

Εικόνα που περιέχει ρουχισμός, άτομο, γυναίκα, ανθρώπινο πρόσωπο Περιγραφή που δημιουργήθηκε αυτόματα

Εικόνα που περιέχει ρουχισμός, άτομο, ανθρώπινο πρόσωπο, άνδρας Περιγραφή που δημιουργήθηκε αυτόματα

Εικόνα που περιέχει άτομο, ρουχισμός, ανθρώπινο πρόσωπο, άνδρας Περιγραφή που δημιουργήθηκε αυτόματα

3rd place in the competition Cansat In Greece 2024

The Robotics team Asterius got the 3rd place in the Student Competition Cansat In Greece 2024. The team created a small satellite with the mission to explore the climate of other planets. The satellite can be divided into two sub-satellites so as to create a network of Cansat.

The finals were held in our school on 25-28 April 2024 and were organised by SPIN.

The team members worked systematically in all sectors throughout the school year so as to bring the desired result. Despite the difficulties that came up and the level of difficulty of the construction (same construction in half size), they managed to complete their work.

Collaboration, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, time management, decision-making under pressure, digital skills, confidence are some of the benefits of the students’ participation in this competition, with the most important lesson being that “We never give up”.

Congratulations to all the students!

We deeply thank those who helped us, supported us and believed that we will make it.

Teachers in charge:

Panagiota Matthe (IT teacher)

Maria Diakonou (Physicist)

Activity of the Chemistry Club

We deeply thank Professor Yianni Bourmpakis from Swanson School of EngineeringUniversity of Pittsburgh, for the opportunity he gave to the Chemistry Club students of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna to participate in this activity! Within the framework of this activity, our students watched videos produced by university students in the field of Chemical Engineering and assessed them according to certain criteria. Our students participated with enthusiasm and watched with great interest the videos that had to do with the subjects of chemical kinetics and the design of reactors, in fields like electrochemical hydrogen production and biodiesel production.

Within the framework of the same activity, it was our pleasure to collaborate, even indirectly, with Dr. Ioannis Kerkines and his students from ACS Athens (American Community Schools)! We hope we collaborate again soon!

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