At CGS, students are able to choose one or more extra-curricular activities from a meticulously designed educational programme. The programme includes the in-depth learning of foreign languages, humanities and experimental sciences, the application of the core curriculum, the development of the emotional and intellectual well-being of the students as well as providing additional support with the core curriculum.
The programmes vary depending on the age group to which each child belongs.
“A different language is a different vision of life.”
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”
Foreign Languages Club
In this age of globalization, knowledge of foreign languages is essential for the cultural and social development of man, the broadening of his way of thinking and his familiarization with different nations, environments and cultures.
The CGS Foreign Languages club offers students of all levels the opportunity to learn the languages of their choice in an interactive and pleasant way, as well as to become acquainted with the civilisation, history, culture and everyday life of the peoples with whom they wish to communicate.
The CGS Foreign Languages Club offers courses in English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese.
Some activities of the Foreign Language Club include:
reading fairy tales and literary books
creating a school newspaper
creating and viewing films & watching and performing short plays
contact with peers from all over the world who speak this particular foreign language
participation in International Competitions such as the International Francophone Competition, Concours de la Francophonie and competitions organized by the Goethe Institut.
familiarisation with the traditions of the foreign country through constructions, recipes, short activities which reflect everyday life.
The choice of learning a foreign language, other than those taught in the regular morning programme, is available from Year 3 of the Primary School. However, students have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of English from Year 5 in the Primary School and of other languages from Year 6 in preparation for foreign language certificates offered by official boards.
By attending the Foreign Languages Club, students can:
learn one or more new foreign languages.
extend their knowledge in a language they know.
prepare for the examinations of foreign language certificates of official educational organizations such as the British Council, the Institut Français d ‘Athènes, the Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes, Confucius Institute of Athens by emphasising the four basic skills of linguistic communication: oral and written understanding and oral and written expression.
develop and improve their contact with the culture, civilisation and countries associated with the languages of their choice.
Pre - IB Diploma Programme
A student’s choice to follow the IB Diploma Programme is an important decision for the students of the Lyceum. The main goal of the Pre-IB DP programme at CGS is to acquaint students with the courses, teachers and how the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme works.
Since 2010, when the Pre-IB DP programme commenced, CGS students have been gradually introduced to the spirit, material and application of the IB DP, gaining valuable experience. Participants in the Pre-IB DP do not necessarily have to attend the IB Diploma Programme, but with the completion of the Pre-IB DP, they will surely have the resources, experience and judgment to decide on their academic course, either the IB Diploma Programme or Lyceum.
Additionally, the students of the Pre-IB DP will have the opportunity to attend, together with their parents, informative presentations by representatives of Universities abroad.
The courses are taught in English (except for the Modern Greek course) and for the academic year 2020-21 are as follows:
Business & Management
Theory of Knowledge
Part of the Pre-IB DP are activities of the CAS programme (Creativity, Action, Service) as well as workshops and seminars on Time Management, Creative Thinking, Academic Etiquette, Choosing the Right University for You, etc.
The courses are taught by experienced CGS IB Diploma Programme teachers and are offered online through the Microsoft Teams platform, especially for this year, every Thursday, 17:00 – 18:30. Classes will begin on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Do you love reading?
Do you want to explore the deeper meanings great authors have written about?
Would you like to choose what to read, then find ways to connect this to real life and discuss it with your peers?
Then come and join our Literature Circles Afternoon Club!
The place where you can negotiate and learn to make decisions as a group, the place where you can interpret and comment on literature, the place where you can develop your communication and critical thinking skills. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 210 6030411 (955)
“Play and Learn” for PreK & K students (ΠΝ & Νηπιαγωγείο)
“Play and Learn” is part of the English Language Club for our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. It encompasses all forms of games to encourage young learners to develop their English skills.
Fun goes hand in hand with learning, and so our English Language Club program is full of creative activities and educational games, crafts, theatre and sciences.
Our young learners love to explore, discover and create. Therefore, all our activities are built on this foundation. Fun and games in all forms reveal the mysteries of the world and encourage us to speak in English.
Our students will take part in outdoor educational games which will promote a connection with nature. We will learn about the world around us and develop our sense of respect and caring for the world we share. We will get moving and build our English skills at the same time.
We will conduct science activities and experiments in English which will open a new horizon of possibilities and wonder, stimulating critical thinking and encouraging us to use the language.
We will listen to stories, create crafts and take part in puppet theatres, inspiring students’ development of English communication skills.
This safe environment for free expression will foster students’ experience in the English language and stimulate their imagination. In “Play and Learn” we learn to share and use our words in English. English becomes the medium for discovery and fun!
“Play and Learn” will help students encourage, promote and strengthen communication skills in English in the most relaxed and enjoyable way!
A pioneering workshop in Emotional Intelligence and Life Skills opens its doors at our school!
For all people, the stars are not the same. What is it that makes some people see them as guides on their journey, while others see small and inaccessible lights? What did Horace mean when he said: ‘Rule your mind or it will rule you.’
The findings from decades of research show that the answers lie in the concept of ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (EQ) and the development of life skills that, at the turn of the 21st century, seem to be the key to success and happiness! It is therefore the ability of man to be able to understand, accept, manage and love both his own and the feelings of others. To have self-awareness, to be able to self-regulate, to be able to remain optimistic in the face of great challenges.
Recognizing the need for the continuous cultivation of emotional intelligence for the best possible development of a child, CGS is launching a model experiential and creative EQ workshop for children attending PYP Years 3 to 6. The goal of the programme and the specialized youth workers who will implement it is the joy and the development of the members of the group into emotionally stronger and more intelligent children , open to challenges, with self-confidence, able to skillfully solve their personal problems, issues and communicate effectively with themselves and others.
Join us to combine the art and enjoyment of personal expression with learning and inner empowerment, to travel, discover and embrace in the most imaginative way the world of self-knowledge and the beauty of the diversity that life around us is composed of. Games, rhythm, movement, senses, dreams, drawings and imagination will unfold through group and individual creative, experiential activities – all adapted to the ages and needs of the children.
Ιnformation: Smart t.: 210 6030411-18
Study Skills in Action – Active Learning
Within the framework of innovative actions adopted by CGS, a new Skills in Action – Active Learning programme has been designed to support our students’ training in effective study skills.
The Study Skills in Action programme is conducted in small groups organized according to the ages of the students and their individual needs. The weekly sessions are offered to Primary School (years 4 to 6), Middle School and High School students.
The aim of the workshops is to develop our students’ organizational skills, to train them in effective study skills and the self-management of their affective skills, through adopting strategies that will enhance their learning and performance.
Consequently, this specific programme is aimed at all students who wish to systematically hone their skills in order to consolidate the organizational and study strategies taught in our compulsory morning programme. The planning and implementation of the programme is co-ordinated by the Counselling Support Services head, Ms. Sophia Albani.
The fields covered include organizational skills such as:
the structure of the school timetable
In addition, the following study skills are taught:
preparing and delivering presentations
test and examination preparation
Based on their personal learning style, students will have the opportunity to discover how they learn better and to enhance their study strategies. This programme offers a host of benefits, as our students’ ability to concentrate is enhanced while they learn how to manage stress.
An excellent opportunity for students to hone their study skills, while turning reading into a game of strategy!
Educational robotics is part of STEAM * learning, where students seek solutions to scientific phenomena or situations from real life without special knowledge of mathematics, physics or programming, but acquire it through this process. In the learning environment we create, to introduce educational robotics as a “game” that looks to the future and our students have the opportunity to explore, discover and process real problems with constructions that stem from their own ideas. Engaging in the activities of building a functionally autonomous robot helps them to unleash their creative power and at the same time to understand the concepts behind the laws of nature in a fascinating way.
The tools used, LEGO® MINDSTORMS, are the most advanced in educational robotics today and offer unlimited possibilities in construction and programming. Using motors, sensors, gears and a wide variety of components we create a strong team, which in a playful way, develops the skills required for the future.
The teachers we have selected for the activity are greatly experienced in teaching Robotics and participating in Panhellenic Robotics Competitions.
We look forward to seeing you at CGS SMART Robotics!
Students have the opportunity to attend remedial teaching in Mathematics and Modern Greek Language (A Lyceum) and in Modern Greek Language and in the courses of the Orientation Specialisation Group they have chosen (B and C Lyceum). The lessons are done in small and homogeneous sections. The teachers are experienced teachers of the Lyceum. A necessary condition for the creation of a department is the completion of the minimum number of students.
The Day-Care Programme caters for Nursery School children and other pupils up to grade 6, according to age. The programme includes a series of activities such as library visits, film screenings, music, board games and unstructured free play, depending on the age group of the pupils, but always under the supervision of qualified staff.
Pupils may either dine in the school dining hall or bring their own lunches.
During the programme, pupils have the opportunity to complete their homework in an organized study room under the supervision of the head of the day-care programme. Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s assignments after the end of the day-care programme. The head of the day-care programme provides a safe environment for participants and informs parents of disciplinary issues.