Campion School is situated in Pallini, 16 km east of the centre of Athens, in its own purpose-built facilities which opened in September 2000. Campion was the first international school in Athens for many years to build a fully equipped and modern facility for all of its children.
There are separate Junior and Senior schools on the site which are managed independently.
The school has recently completed a new sports facility which includes a state-of-the-art soccer pitch, running track, long jump and changing rooms.ntly, with a little overlap in the use of facilities and staff, particularly in Physical Education and Music.
All classrooms are fitted with interactive white boards and Wi-Fi is available throughout the school.
The majority of Campion’s highly qualified teaching staff holds degrees from UK universities; a smaller number are graduates of Commonwealth and American universities and almost all teachers of foreign languages are graduates from the country where the language is spoken. Ongoing in-service training and conference attendance ensure that teachers are kept abreast of curricular and other educational developments.
The Pastoral Care System
In the Junior School, children spend a great part of their day in a small group with their Class Teacher who is well aware of any problems or difficulties. In the Senior School, where they go to many different teachers for their lessons, the children are organised into small forms with a Form Teacher. In addition, the Lower School (Years 7, 8 & 9), the Middle School (Years 10 & 11) and the Upper School (Years 12 & 13) have their own Year Tutors who ensure that any problem a child may be experiencing, be it academic or social, is rapidly identified and dealt with. Each pupil belongs to a ‘House’, each named after a legendary Greek hero, which are the focus for sports contests and other competitions.
Parents are kept fully informed on the progress of their children. Full written reports are compiled and sent home twice a year, and in the Senior School, report cards are issued in October, February and April. Parents’ Evenings are also held twice per year to allow parents the chance to talk in depth to each of their child’s teachers. The school also has a parents’ support group which is very active in organising activities and events as well as fundraising.
There is a comprehensive bus service connecting the school to most of the suburbs in the greater Athens area.
Pupils up to and including Year 11 are required to wear school uniform. In the final two years, students are expected to conform to the dress code.
There is a full-time nurse in attendance at all times, and various other staff are trained in first-aid.