The School follows the UK National Curriculum and teachers provide a range of activities appropriate to their students’ abilities and backgrounds. Acquisition of language is valued as a key to promoting wider learning.
Acquisition of language is valued as a key to promoting wider learning. By providing a stimulating environment for them, students are motivated to think about their experiences. Opportunities are created for students to express themselves confidently, and skills are nurtured which enable them to communicate fully through speech and in writing.
Acquisition of language is valued as a key to promoting wider learning.
Besides class work, homework is considered to be an important part of the curriculum. The nature, duration and complexity of the homework tasks vary according to age. A homework diary is kept, which helps students with personal organisation and provides a vital communication link between teachers and parents.
ICT is incorporated throughout the School, both as an increasingly important subject taught in the computer laboratories, but also in an integrated manner within other subjects.
Educational trips extend the students’ appreciation of various topics. Through discussion and practical work, students are able to develop a wider perspective of the world. In addition to visiting educational sites within Cyprus, students are given opportunities to visit various other countries.
Greek is introduced from Year 1 and is compulsory for all students up to Year 6. From Year 7 onwards Greek remains compulsory for students of Greek Cypriot origin and optional (though encouraged) for others; each year group is split into groups in accordance with ability. French is compulsory from Year 3 to Year 9. Russian is optional from Year 7 onwards. Other languages are optional and may be studied in the afternoon, through school clubs or the Institute.
Strong attention is also given to Music, Art, Drama, and Physical Education. These are important subjects in the development and enhancement of both practical accomplishments and self-confidence. Other activities such as public speaking and debating, and student exchanges, also contribute enormously to self-esteem and maturity. Various events such as concerts, shows, drama productions and sports fixtures are organised during the year, and the School has a 1,500 seating capacity outdoor amphitheatre.
Physical Education is important for every child throughout the school, from Kindergarten to Years 12 & 13. The School’s facilities include a football pitch, cricket practice lanes, and tennis, basketball, volleyball and netball courts. Dance is available as an additional activity after school.