Πέμπτη, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

ΓΕΝΙΚΟ ΛΥΚΕΙΟ ΔΙΑΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ ΣΑΠΩΝ

HIGH SCHOOL OF INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION, SAPES (GREECE)
ΓΕΝΙΚΟ ΛΥΚΕΙΟ ΔΙΑΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ ΣΑΠΩΝ


Address: 1, Koutoumani
693 00 Sapes, Greece
Telephone: +30 25320 22640
Fax: +30 25320 22618
E-mail: mail@lyk-diap-sapon.rod.sch.gr
Head of school: Mrs Lemonia Darginidou (Maths Teacher)
Number of students: 138
Age Range: 16-18
Number of teachers: 14


About our school
Our school is in Sapes, a town in the prefecture of Rodopi (in the northeast part of Greece). The majority of our students are Greek Muslims who live in Sapes or in the nearby villages.


Schedule
School Year: 1st September- 30th June
National Celebrations: 28th October
17th November
25th March
Religious School Celebration: 30th January
Local Celebration: 14th May
Religious Local Celebration: 21st May
Christmas Holiday: 23rd December- 7th January
Easter Holiday: 15 days between March and April. It depends
on the Easter Day (which is a movable feast)


Daily Schedule
Monday to Friday: 8.20 AM- 2.10 PM
There are 7 periods of lessons about 45′ or 40′ each and 6 breaks between them (the first and the last break last 5′, the fourth lasts 15′ and the others last 10′)


School Activities
In our school, there are environmental groups, groups of Health Education and Careers Education. They meet during the breaks or during specific teaching periods for group meetings. These groups cannot meet in the afternoons or at the weekends due to the fact that many of the students do not live in Sapes but in the villages nearby. Also, the students in Greece usually do not have free time in the afternoons because they are very busy attending private lessons or lessons in privately owned schools (especially for music and foreign languages)


Students’ Population

Grade


Number of Students

First : 52

Second : 44


Third : 42


Total : 138


Number of Classes

First : 3

Second : 2

Third : 2

Total : 7

Staff
Head of School (1), she does not teach
Deputy (1), he teaches 18 hours per week
Full time teachers (14), they teach from 21 to 18 hours per week (It depends on how many years they work)
Librarian (1), the library is open from 8.30 AM to 1.30 PM every day
Career Adviser (1), he teaches 10 hours per week. Also, during his office hours, he provides students with information on career planning
Cleaning staff (1)


Facilities
A computer room, a chemistry and physics lab, a rich library. Also, a gymnasium (with basketball and volleyball facilities) and an outdoor volleyball court are used both by our students and the students of the junior high school of Intercultural Education


School Subjects
Our students take: Religion, History, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Literature, Maths, Science, English Language, Sociology, Economics, Physical Education, Computer Science, Philosophy, Latin, Biology, Astronomy. During their third grade, our students- apart from their compulsory subjects- choose additional subjects, depending on the field of studies they want to follow. There are three fields of studies: the field of pure sciences, the field of exact sciences and the field of studies in technology.


Activities and Awards
Our school has participated in the following:

1994 Pan-Hellenic Competition “International Year of Family” [n. 44/82/8-12-1989 decision of the United Nations Organization (UNO)]- prize award
1999 Pan-Hellenic Students’ Competition of Dancing- 3rd prize
1999 Pan-Hellenic Students’ Competition of Modern Dancing- 1st prize
1999 Environmental Study “The earth as wealth-producing factor: The production of tobacco and cotton in the area of Sapes”- prize for the best environmental initiative
2004 10th Pan-Hellenic Students’ Competition of Music and Traditional Dancing- Memorial Certificate
2004 Pan-Hellenic Students’ Competition “The use of arguments in reasoning” (under the auspices of the Greek Parliament)- honorary certificate of participation
2005 2nd Pan-Hellenic Competition “Living in a multi-cultural society” (Network of the children’s rights)- commendation award
2008 Participation in “Euroscola” programme (Strasbourg, 6th March 2008)