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2/12/2008COMENIUS1. 2/12/2008COMENIUS2 MM inistry of National Education and Religious Affairs. PP rimary and Secondary Education Regional Directorates.

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2 2/12/2008COMENIUS2 MM inistry of National Education and Religious Affairs. PP rimary and Secondary Education Regional Directorates. PP rimary and Secondary Education Directorates and Offices at Prefectural Regional level. SS chool units. Τhe general organisation and administration of the education system is as follows:

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4 2/12/2008COMENIUS4 1.Vrefonipiakoi Paidikoi Stathmoi (8 MONTHS - 4 YEARS) Private and Public Institutions Pre- Primary Education

5 2/12/2008COMENIUS5 2. NIPIAGOGEIA (Kindergarten) It is addressed to children from the age of 4 years and it lasts for two years. The second year is compulsory for young children who have completed their fifth year of age by 31st December of the year of enrollment. Most Nipiagogeia are state-run, while the number of private ones is quite limited. Attendance in state Nipiagogeia is provided free of charge. At the same time, Oloimera Nipiagogeia (All-day Kindergartens) operates on an extended timetable engaging the children in creative activities (at least 8 hours per day).

6 2/12/2008COMENIUS6 Primary Education Primary Education is provided in Dimotiko, public or private. Public primary schools exist all over the country even in the most remote regions. Attendance is compulsory. Public education and schoolbooks are provided free of charge. Attendance lasts six years. Date of entry is the sixth year of age. Oloimero Scholeio (All-day School) operates parallel to ordinary Dimotiko with an extended timetable and an enriched curriculum.

7 2/12/2008COMENIUS7 The Ministry applies special Programmes of Intercultural Education addressed to individuals of Roma origin, foreign and repatriated pupils. In addition, Schools for Minorities operate for the pupils of the Muslim minority of Thrace, while Experimental Schools and Schools of Special Education operate in the whole country.

8 2/12/2008COMENIUS8 Compulsory Secondary Education is provided in Gymnasio. Attendance in gymnasio lasts for 3 years and addresses 12-15 year old pupils Compulsory Lower Secondary Education 1 st Gymnasio in Greece 1833

9 2/12/2008COMENIUS9 Upper Secondary -not compulsory- Education Upper Secondary Education involves two types of schools: 1.Geniko lykeio (General Lyceum/GL) 2. Epaggelmatiko lykeio - EPAL (Vocational Lyceum) Attendance in both types of lyceums lasts for 3 years. There are also 3. Epaggelmatiki scholi - EPAS Attendance lasts for 2 years.

10 2/12/2008COMENIUS10 Other organisational variations and alternative structures in Secondary Education are the Arts Schools, Sports Facilities Classes and the Second Chance Schools. In State Secondary Education schools, attendance is free of charge and text books are distributed free of charge by the state. Further there are Ecclesiastic, Minority, Inter-cultural, Experimental and Musical Gymnasia and Lykeia, along with Special Gymnasia, Lykeia and lyceum classes addressing pupils with special educational needs.

11 2/12/2008COMENIUS11 Certification 1.Pupils who graduate from a Geniko lykeio are given an upper secondary school-leaving certificate entitled apolytirio genikou lykeiou. 2. Graduates of Epaggelmatiko Lykeio-EPAL are granted a leaving certificate (apolytirio) and a 3rd-level certificate. The certificate of an EPAL is equal to the leaving certificate of a Geniko Lykeio. 3. Graduates of Epaggelmatiki Scholi-EPAS are granted a 3rd-level certificate, which enables them to practice a trade and register in an IEK.

12 2/12/2008COMENIUS12 In EPAL(Vocational Lyceum), general knowledge subjects and specialisation (technical-vocational and workshop exercises) subjects are taught. The following levels (divided into individual fields and specialisations in the following grades) are provided in the 1st grade: Technology Services Maritime – Shipping occupations The following fields will be provided in the 2nd grade: Mechanical Engineering Electrician Electronics Building Works Information Science Economics and Management Health and Welfare Agronomy, Food and the Environment

13 2/12/2008COMENIUS13 The following fields will be provided in the 3rd grade: General mechanical engineering Car engineering Electrical facilities Computer systems & networks electronic experts Economics and Management employees Tourist enterprises employees Assistant nurses Medical & biological laboratories assistants Technology & Food Control Landscaping – Environment & Agro-tourism Modern Business Agriculture Merchant Marine Masters Merchant Marine Engineers

14 2/12/2008COMENIUS14 Under post-Secondary Education are classified the Institouta Epaggelmatikis Katartisis- (I.E.K.) (Vocational Training Institutes) that provide formal initial vocational education and training and the possibility to receive a Certificate or Diploma of Vocational Training equivalent to that of Vocational Lyceums (EPAL) with professional rights so as to enable access of IEK graduates to the labour market in both public and private sector. These institutes accept both Gymnasio and Lykeio graduates, depending on the individual specializations they offer.

15 2/12/2008COMENIUS15 The main features that characterize the Greek education system include the following:  Centralized structure in terms of its organization and operation  Public and free nature of its education services  Central regulation of school curriculum/text books and homogenous application thereof to all schools  Transfer of selection procedures towards the end of secondary education. Intense competition for entry in higher education

16 2/12/2008COMENIUS16 The standard tertiary education The University Campus AΠΘ ΤΕΙ Thessaloniki

17 2/12/2008COMENIUS17 The University level consists of two sectors: 1. The University sector which includes universities, polytechnic schools and the Higher School of Fine Arts. 2. The Technological sector which includes Higher Technological Education Institutes (TEI). Admission of students to the above institutes depends on their performance at nation-wide exams taking place in the 3rd grade of the upper secondary school (GL and EPAL). The Hellenic Open University is an organisational variation of university education, which aims to provide distance learning (undergraduate and postgraduate) and training.

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19 2/12/2008COMENIUS19 Our School is 10th EPAL School of Thessaloniki. It is housed with other 7 schools in a huge building in the centre of Thessaloniki town. There are 224 pupils and 48 teachers. In the 1 st grade: Technology Services In the 2 nd grade: Mechanical Engineering Information Science Health and Welfare In the 3 rd grade: General mechanical engineering Computer systems & networks electronic experts Assistant nurses Medical & biological laboratories assistants

20 2/12/2008COMENIUS20 We draw up Health Education (ΑΥ), Consumer Education (AK) and Environmental Education (ΠΕ) programmes. These programmes are part of schools’ curriculum but are carried out at flexible time periods beyond the teaching hours and include activity workshops and field studies.

21 2/12/2008COMENIUS21 Health Education A comprehensive health education curriculum consists of planned learning experiences which will help students achieve desirable attitudes and practices related to critical health issues. Some programmes that we planned in our school are: Emotional health and a positive self image Health issues of alcohol,tobacco, drug use and abuse Sexual relationships Communicable anddegenerative diseases including sexually transmitted diseases. Human rights

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23 2/12/2008COMENIUS23 Consumer Education

24 2/12/2008COMENIUS24 Environmental Education Mountain VikosAoos River

25 2/12/2008COMENIUS25 Wandering through Voidomati River

26 2/12/2008COMENIUS26 All Together……. ………dancing all the night!

27 2/12/2008COMENIUS27 Getting to know my city

28 2/12/2008COMENIUS28 Operation Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training- ΕΠΕΑΕΚ O.P. "Education" is the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training designed to aid Greece in meeting the challenges arising internationally due to the development of innovative technologies. This Programme aims at turning these challenges into opportunities for development and improvement of the quality of life. O.P. "Education" is one of the Third Community Support Framework’s 24 Operational Programmes (2000-2006) in Greece, and is co-financed by the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and national resources.

29 2/12/2008COMENIUS29 One of these O.P. “Education” Programm that done in our school was: “Visits to business and professional or scientific areas” On the March of 2007 the pupils from the 3 rd grade, assistance nurses, (Vrefonipiokomoi), went to one of the most obstetrics hospital in Athens, named “IASO” and to one of the biggest shelters for children and unmarried women called “MITERA”

30 2/12/2008COMENIUS30 IASO obstetric hospital in Athens

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32 2/12/2008COMENIUS32 MITERA shelter for children and unmarried women


34 2/12/2008COMENIUS34 While the world is changing, we create the "smart" school, we create the school of the future, investing in new school buildings, investing in the knowlledge, investing in persons, in the future, in those who are going to conquer it, in the next Greek, European and world's citizens. We bring in new actions, like man-centered education, environmental education,digital conversion, multi- language learning,culture, sports, Olympic ideals. We aim to change School and Education, for those who are going to change the world!

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