Mandoulides Schools students participated in the qualifying matches of the competition “F1 in Schools in Greece” that took place at Fryganioti Schools. The Schools’ “Infinite Racing” team, having overcome difficulties that characterize such matches qualified for the national finals, by occupying the third place among the 15 teams participating in the competition. The next goal is to establish a position for the World Final in Singapore. The national finals will be held in Thessaloniki in Greek-American Anatolia College on 24-25 April 2015.
Exceptional distinctions were awarded to Junior-Senior High School students in the Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament, held on the premises of Mandoulides Schools’ Junior-Senior High School, winning the 3rd place nationwide and the third cup, after St. Catherine's British School (1st place) and St. Lawrence College (2nd place), leaving behind them in 4th place HAEF - Athens Psychiko College received the 4th place, Pierce-The American College of Greece the 5th position, Moraitis School the 6th place and Anatolia College the 7th.
In the 3rd European Mathematical Cup-EMC Junior and Senior category organized annually by the Croatian Union "Talented Youth Mathematics Marin Getaldić», http://emc.mnm.hr, 19 students of Mandoulides Schools participated on Sunday, December 7th, 2014. In the Junior category 125 students from nine countries participated and in the Senior category 74 students from 10 countries. The students who distinguished themselves are:
Mandoulides Schools students have a tradition of distinguishing themselves in computer science competitions both at the national level and in the Balkan and Global Informatics Olympiads. This year the Mandoulides Schools students, took part in the 27th National Computer Science Competition, involving high school students from all over Greece and, in the third Phase a total of 14 students of our Schools passed. Successful students will compete for a position in the National Computer Science team by participating in Phase 3 of the Contest, to be held Sunday, April 5th, 2015. Students who distinguished themselves are:
In an event organized by the International Organization LIONS CLUB to present awards to the best posters on "Peace, Love, Understanding", our student D. Kalfopoulos was awarded as having created the best work of the school.
On Sunday, March 15th, 2015, fifth and sixth grade elementary school students from the prefecture of Thessaloniki attended the program Young Scientists that was held on Mandoulides Schools’ premises. Under the program, students had the opportunity to participate in Biology, Physics and Chemistry workshops, where they combined learning with fun.
In the context of the literary program "Vivlioparees", the author Dionysis Leimonis visited Mandoulides Schools on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 and chatted with 5th & 6th grade students. On the occasion of the book “The seventeenth box” (Patakis publications), our students had the opportunity to get to know the author and to exchange views on the always relevant issue of the Elgin Marbles.
With great joy, 3rd grade students greeted the author Eleni Dikaiou, who visited our Schools as part of the literary educational program "Vivlioparees". Accompanied by music, they presented the story of Jason and the Argonauts to her and shared with her a few moments from the legend. They then followed the author to the unique paths of mythology and in the end, they wished her "Good luck!" on her candidacy for the International Andersen Award.
The author Eleni Dikaiou, nominated for the Andersen 2016 award, met with her young friends on Sunday, 8th March 2015 and introduced them to Polykarpos, the lucky ladybug whose adventures she recounted. In a warm atmosphere, both children and adults had fun through a game of “hidden bug” and got to know the renowned writer and part of her work.
On Saturday, 7th March 2015 the 2nd Rhetoric Speech in French Student Meeting, "Conseil des Jeunes Citoyens", organized by Delasal college took place. In the event, 10 schools, private and public from Athens and Thessaloniki participated. In the 2nd Rhetoric Speech in French Student Meeting, a team of five students from the Junior and Senior High School took part. Students competed in Impromptu and Debate and received the following distinctions:
On Saturday, 7th March 2015, 3rd grade students visited the bookstore Konstantinidis and, with author Maria Aggelidou as a guide, travelled through time and history. On the occasion of the book "Stories told by light", students presented a theatrical event, and, through interacting with the author, discovered that history class can be enjoyable through literature!
Mandoulides Schools participated in the 1st Student Conference of UNESCO, which took place at Fryganioti Schools on 6th - 7th March 2015. The main subject of the conference was the monuments of our country. Senior High School students from Northern Greece and Athens attended the conference. This conference discussed various issues on the cultural monuments of our country and the Commissions reached conclusions which then the presidents and secretaries wrote down and presented to the theatre before all.
11th grade student P. Ketsetsidis participated in the 6th Winter Computer Camp 2015 (WCC-2015) organized by the Institute of Physics and Technology in the city Dolgoprundy in Moscow. The camp is aimed at students in upper grades and included daily study for competitions, preparation for the final of the Moscow Open Olympiad, preparation for the finals of national Olympiads in programming and mathematics and lectures by employees in the IT industry. P. Ketsetsidis was invited and participated in the camp, after being selected through his participation in an online qualifier selection contest.
On Friday, March 6th 2015, the Trade Fair Student Virtual Enterprise was held once more within the framework of the program under the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA). Our school participated with the enterprise Step N Safe ™, which managed to impress both the public and the judges with the highly intelligent answers to their trick questions, with its technical knowledge and the product itself (mat-alarm).
The Mixed Ensemble "timbre" of Mandoulides, consisting of the Orchestra and Choir Schools participated in the 4th International Music Festival in Rome, Italy. The festival was not of a competitive character. Both the Opening Ceremony, which was held in the Pantheon, and the concert in the hall "Auditorium Due Pini" were crowned with great success and received excellent reviews from the public and from other ensembles from Bulgaria, Ireland, Switzerland and Cyprus.
4th - 6th grade students attended a special event dedicated to stray animals, as part of the program "We talk about us". Members of the group Kynagon Positive Dog Training, a team that specializes in training dogs whose founder is Mr. D. Moumiadis H.Dip CBP / FISAP / Trainer / Canine Behaviorist - kynagon Dog Trainers Academy - Ambassador of Greece for ISAP, were invited to the event.
Mandoulides Schools took part in the 1st Robotics Festival “Electric Circus" for children, held at City Hall on February 28th and March 1st. The primary school was represented by students of the extracurricular robotics program Dimitrios Georgakainas, Dimitrios– Georgios Laskaridis and Konstantinos Markopoulos, who took part in the robot Edison competition and won the 2nd place among 15 schools. The Junior High School was represented by students of the extracurricular robotics program Georgia Delliou, Alexandros Lamprianidis, Gregorgios Megremis, Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Dimitrios Romanides and Christos Chorinos, who took part in the festival’s exhibition, presented an improvised electronic digital musical instrument and won the 2nd place.
In the 4th Interschool rhetoric art competition in Greek for Junior High School students that took place at the 2nd Experimental Junior High School, 34 schools took part. 19 Mandoulides Schools’ students participated. In Impromptu, 8 out of the 71 students progressed to the semifinals out of which our students I. Liakou, Z. Kamopoulou and A. Vrani ranked 1st, 3rd and 7th respectively.
We would like to warmly congratulate the 10 Junior – Senior High School students who received 2 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals in the final phase «Archimedes» of the 32nd Panhellenic Competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, as well as the 15 students who competed along with them.
The students’ success is of particular importance, as it renders Mandoulides Schools first nationally in the 32nd National Mathematical Olympiad organized by the H.M.S.
Mandoulides Schools’ students have a tradition in receiving distinctions in Computer Science competitions, nationally and in Balkan and International Olympiads. Thus, this year, Mandoulides Schools’ students participated in the 27th Panhellenic Computer Science Competition, where Junior and Senior High School students from all over Greece took part. In the 1st phase, 16 Mandoulides Schools’ students distinguished themselves.
As part of the Studies Abroad Program, the representative of Bocconi University of Economics in Milan, Ms. Barbara Prevosti briefed graduate students on the English language courses in the field of Economics-International Economics, Management and Finance and Political Science - International Politics and Government. The representative of Maastricht University in the Netherlands informed students about study prospects and the curriculum in Maastricht University.
In the AMC 10 and AMC 12 competitions of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conducted on Tuesday, February 3rd in which approximately 136,000 students and 2,500 schools from all over the world participate each year the following students were distinguished:
According to the results of the second phase "Euclid" of the 75th National Competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, 25 students of Mandoulides Schools have progressed to and now claim a medal in the National Mathematical Olympiad "Archimedes", to be held in Athens, on Saturday, 28/02/2015.
On Sunday, February 15th 2015, at the Theater of Mandoulides Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center, the established New Year’s pie cutting celebrations for the Mandoulides Girls’ Volleyball Academy, soccer Academy and Basketball Academy were successfully held. During all three celebrations, distinguished athletes were honored, awards were presented and gifts were given to several lucky young athletes.
For yet another year, the innovative program "Mandoulides Epathlon & Hackathlon" took place, opening the curtain of Art & Science Days. In a climate of creativity and cooperation students were initiated into the world of programming by making their own 3D games. But, the second part of the event, the Hackathlon, stole the show once again. Our students acted likea real «hackers», and managed to solve puzzles and to "break" the secret codes of the game.
On Thursday, February 12th, 2015 10th grade students presented the work they carried out for the first semester within the framework of the Project course at the Theatre of Mandoulides Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center. It is noteworthy that the projects were performed using the Case Studies methodology. Case Studies are true or plausible stories containing a scientific dilemma, with economic or ethical implications. Students are asked to decide what the solution will be for themselves, and to support the solution chosen. Therefore, through this process, they acquire new knowledge, especially within the sciences, practice in the implementation of said knowledge and learn to make decisions in the face of real problems.
9th grade student A. Gerontopoulos received an outstanding distinction in the 14th Greek Language and Spelling Competition, which took place on Saturday, February 7th 2015, at the Central Public Library. Our student ranked 2nd among the 172 9th grade students from private and public schools of Northern Greece that participated.
Mandoulides Schools successfully held the Let’s Talk rhetorical speech tournament for Elementary School pupils for the third consecutive year. 80 pupils from private and public elementary schools of Thessaloniki and Xanthi -2nd Agiou Pavlou, 3rd Experimental Evosmou, Axion Xanthi, Ekpedeftiria Bakogianni Larisa, Ekpedeftiria Platon Katerini, Anatolia Elementary and Mandoulides Schools- took part in the event, which was not of a competitive nature.
On Sunday, February 1st 2015, at the Star Pool Center, the New Year’s pie cutting celebration for Mandoulides Schools’ Swimming Academy took place. During the event, the world Paralympic swimming champion Antonios Tsapatakis was honored for his contribution to sport.
On Sunday 01/02/2015 the award ceremony for students who excelled 2nd PanHellenic Junior High School Physics Competition and the 24th PanHellenic Physics Competition for the Senior High School. The students who received distinctions are:
Junior High School:
1st place: Daoultzi Evaggelia (7th grade)
5th place: Tsiamis Raphail (9th grade)
16th place: Mavromatis Stylianos (9th grade)
46th place: Gerontopoulos Anastasios (9th grade)
Exceptional distinctions were awarded to Mandoulides Schools’ students in the 1st rhetoric speech competition, which was held in Anatolia College, from January 30 to February 1, 2015.
The organization involved 304 students from 39 schools, private and public, from all over Greece who competed in impromptu, original oratory, oral interpretation of literature and debate..
The conference was organized with the valuable cooperation of the students of the renowned Harvard University in the Sheraton Hotel in Boston, USA, in the Prudential Tower and convention space Haynes and attracted over 3000 students from all over the world. Mandoulides Schools’ students were informed on pressing global issues and tried to defend the interests of their assigned country by taking part in simulations of UN meetings.
(25 - 31/01/2015)
High school students participated in the 47th The Hague Model United Nations Conference (TIIMUN), held at the International Conference Center in The Hague with the participation of 4,000 students from around the world. During the conference, the students - participants analyzed global issues using the United Nations’ standards and negotiated the signing of resolutions, the final version of which shall be sent to the UN official delegation.
We congratulate the 12th grade student Georgios Batzolis on being admitted to Cambridge University (Pembroke College) Great Britain in order to study Mathematics. The student attended the Studies Abroad program. 2014.
Mandoulides Schools participated for the fourth consecutive year in the competition AMC 8 of the American Mathematical Society, which took place in Mandoulides Schools on Tuesday, November 18th 2014. The winner of the competition was O. Pliaridis (8th grade student).
The Junior High School’s Environmental Group went on an excursion to the dam of Thermi. This action, which will culminate with a second trip in the spring, aimed to introduce students to this special ecosystem and measure primary productivity and the rate of degradation in it.
From the 19th to the 21st of December, 2014 the 30th the Greek Selection Conference for the Youth European Parliament was held in order to compose the National Team that will represent the country in the 78th International Session of the European Youth Parliament to be held in Izmir, in April 2015.
With the participation of thousands of students, parents, teachers and friends, for the fourth consecutive year, the Christmas Charity BAZAAR entitled "TRIANGLE, WISHES, LOVE AND TREATS AND KISSES" was held by the Schools and the Sports Club MAS MANDOULIDES in a festive atmosphere and with the desire to help our fellowmen.
At the Christmas Charity Bazaar, both young and old sang carols, heard Christmas stories, watched presentations of Christmas tales, created in Santa Claus’s Workshop, watched Christmas theatrical events, shared the spirit of Christmas and the holidays and were greeted with "triangles and wishes, love, treats and kisses".
Twelve Junior High School Students from Mandoulides Schools took part in the 9th Hisar Junior Model United Nations Conference organized by the American Hisar School in Konstantinoupolis, Turkey. Α. Κourti, student of B' Gymnasio was chosen as the "Best Delegate" in her committee. The student conference is a simulation of the United Nations. Mandoulides High School students represented the delegation of Colombia, South America. The main theme of the conference was "Protecting Human Rights". The committees of the students analyzed topics referring to "urban, gender and welfare affairs, "health and environmental issues", "military and disarmament affairs”.
The School’s honor graduates E. Pampori and A. Kousina who were admitted to the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with 19.586 points and the Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens with 19.547 points, respectively, were awarded under the donor program "A Great Moment for Education", held for the 12th consecutive year by Eurobank. The award ceremony took place during a special ceremony at the "I. Vellidis" conference center.
Thirteen Junior and Senior high school students participated in the 4th Conference of European Governance organized by Yale University in Budapest. The conference simulates the work of the European Parliament, NATO and the parliaments of many European countries. The theme of this year's event was the energy crisis (Tapped Out: The Growing Energy Crisis) and organizers, through potential crisis scenarios involving terrorist activities and intense confrontations between countries, implicated participants in a cycle of diplomatic negotiations to solve the problems.
Eight students of the Mandoulides After School Debate – Forensics Club participated in the 48th Pan-Hellenic Debate Tournament of the American College of Greece – Deree, in Athens. Despite the fact that they had to debate against University students and pupils from english-speaking schools in Athens, such as HAEF-Athens College, Pierce College, American College of Greece, St Catherine's British School, St Lawrence School, Moraitis School, the Experimental Senior High School of Anavryta, they won excellent ratings and ranked ninth in a total 80 teams.
Within the context of the current affairs program, on Friday, November 14th, 2014, at the Cultural and Sports Center of the Schools a discussion was held with the physician-psychiatrist Myrto Marinou on dangerous toys and dangerous behaviors. The discussion was attended by 7th-11th grade students and their parents.
Five 11th grade students of Mandoulides Schools excelled in the competition Euroscola 2014-2015 and will represent their country at the conference to be held in Strasbourg on December 19th, 2014.
Specifically, the following students received distinctions:
- S. Kyratzi (1st place)
- K. Veliani (2nd position)
- F. Sytilidis (3rd place)
- Ch. Gkantsinikoudi (15th place)
- V. Niavi (24th place)
Students were informed on the program curriculum, academic life and had the opportunity to ask questions.