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El dia de la lengua española Assembly

On the 12th of October 1492 Cristobal Colon arrived in the Bahama islands and discovered America. In 2014 the United Nations declared the 12th of October the day of the Spanish language. To commemorate this day all pupils studying Spanish from years 7 to 11 prepared several sketches, songs and dances which displayed their communication skills in Spanish.

The event was a great way for pupils to put their language studies to practical use and show their parents how their skills are coming on.

Congratulations to all for a job well done!

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Senior School Oxi Day Commemoration

Senior School students commemorate Oxi Day - October 28th commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said, 'no' to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini in 1940 to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in Greece or otherwise face war. 

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Australian Embassy Rugby Seminar

The Australian Embassy, along with Panathinaikos Rugby Club, presented a seminar and coaching session to Campion School’s rugby players. The Australian Embassy’s focus was women in sport and this tied in very well with Campion School offering rugby to our girls for the first time. The Australian Ambassador, Ms Sophia McIntyre, spoke of the love that Australians have for sport and how sport is an equaliser amongst people, how women should not face barriers and how more sports featuring women are starting to get noticed in Australia. Two female players from Panathinaikos Rugby Club spoke about their experiences in rugby and how and why they got into the game.

After the presentation in the school Hall the Panathinakos girls, along with the head coach of the men’s team Mr Vasillis Katsakos, led a training session on the school field. Campion students thoroughly enjoyed the drills and skills being taught. Passing, tackling and mauling techniques were covered during the training session. Panathinaikos Rugby Club presented a rugby ball to Eva Papadimitriou and Arthur Tourret for putting in the best effort and technique during training.

For many of our students this was their first exposure to rugby and it was a very positive way to start the season. Rugby training will continue on the first Monday after the half-term.
A big thank you to Mr Stuart McLennan from the Australian Embassy and to Panathinaikos for organising this event and to all those at Campion who helped set up and offer their support.

Mr Psaromatis
Rugby Coach

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On Wednesday 13th September a group of 15 students from Years 10, 11 and 12 visited the Callas exhibition at the Theocharakis Foundation which is located in the centre of Athens.

Mr Fahy and Mrs Helsby had organised a bus from school and when we arrived a very kind lady was there to guide as around the three floors that the exhibition covered. All three floors had different things to view. We looked at many of the magnificent dresses Callas wore during a number of her performances. Besides being the world’s greatest soprano, Callas was also a fashion icon. Most of the attire on view were dresses that she wore in her everyday life. They were all very impressive and elegant! We then looked at certain letters that Callas had written which were very interesting to read. Students who did not have prior knowledge of Maria Callas’s life were much more familiar with it when finished with the exhibition. Impressive photos were on display all around the exhibition, whilst some of her riveting arias were heard as background music, creating an imposing atmosphere. It was very exciting for the students to obtain the extra information on Callas’s life, since in three days’ time they would perform at the Megaro Musikis in her honour.

When all students and teachers were finished viewing the exhibition and all their questions had been answered Mr Aki, who accompanied us, took a memorable photo and we all went straight to the bus, as a long and tiring rehearsal for the concert was next!

Myrina Triantafyllou
Year 11

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Project 4 YOu

Recently a call went out from Mr Henderson, our Head of Seniors, for pupils interested in participating in a project to be aired on Mad TV. Of course, my answer was ‘yes’, as were the replies of Sara, Anatoly and Christo who were also keen to participate. We were told that this show was part of a project organised by the EU called Project 4 You, which aims to bring European countries together by making them aware of the common roots of their languages.

At the TV studio, there were teams of students from various other schools, whose aim it was to identify various words being described by the show’s hostess. All participants received a lengthy list of words the night before and we four Campionites tried to find the definitions of as many of the words as we could, in order to be well-prepared the following day.

As it turned out, we were only tested on three very easy ones so we needn’t have worried! Despite the stress, it was all worth it in the end because we learned a lot and we were on TV! Even though we spent hours in the MAD TV studios waiting for our turn to go on set, we had a great time because we met new people, got our hair and makeup done (which made us feel very professional) and were also given a tour of the studio. I got to see where all the magic happens for my favourite radio station, MAD radio 106.2, and witnessed all the difficulties encountered in filming a show. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m sure we will never forget it.

Natalie Hytiroglou
Year 11

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Nurse Pam came to speak to both Year 5 classes in support of their learning in the IPC topic 'Fit for Life'. She reviewed the parts of the heart and the circulatory system, in line with health.

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Years 9 & 12 Visit the Kouvoutsakis

 

On September 27th, Years 9 and 12 Art pupils visited the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute. This is an art gallery in the heart of Kifissia and is one of the few in Athens that exhibits such a wide selection of Greek art from different eras. It features artwork mainly by Greek artists but there are a few foreign ones as well, like Rodin and Delacroix. Since Year 9 has been learning about still lifes in class, we each picked the still lifes that intrigued us the most and tried to replicate them in order to understand the way they were produced. This will aid us in class to create our own artwork. Year 12 also collected information by studying the paintings so that they connect their findings to their own work too. It was a very enjoyable and unique experience for all of us and we thoroughly enjoyed it!


Philippi Roupa
Year 9

 

 

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Year 7 Trip to Delphi!

Year 7 is off on their first trip as Senior School pupils! Today was a visit to Gla and discovering the lower side of Delphi!

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