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CONTENTS 2. PRIVATE SCHOOL POPULARITY 3. MARVELLOUSLY MULTILINGUAL 4. THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN CYPRUS 10. THE ENGLISH SCHOOL 16. THE JUNIOR & SENIOR SCHOOL 22. IMS PRIVATE SCHOOL 28. TLC PRIVATE SCHOOL 34. INTERVIEW WITH GIORGOS KRITIKOS 36. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY LARNACA 40. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY LIMASSOL 44. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY NICOSIA 48. THE FALCON SCHOOL 52. FOLEY’S SCHOOL 56. THE GC SCHOOL OF CAREERS 60. THE HERITAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL 64. MED HIGH SCHOOLS 68. PASTORAL CARE PLUSES 69. CULTIVATING FITNESS AND ATHLETIC ABILITY 70. FORUM PRIVATE SCHOOL 72. FRENCH-CYPRIOT SCHOOL 74. THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PAPHOS 76. PASCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL 78. SILVERLINE PRIVATE SCHOOL 80. PASTORAL CARE PLUSES

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Our Secondary School, meanwhile, takes great pride in its staff, from the administrative all the way through to its educational staff. Teachers work hard to help students achieve the highest standards possible, by entering competitions in an array of subjects and triumphing in many, including the International Transparency Competition, with six wins in poetry and drawing, second place in the Lions’ Peace Poster Competition, third place in the UCLan Science Fair debate, excellent participation and best delegate in the Athens Model UN competition and second place in the Cyprus Post Letter Writing Competition, with many more still awaiting results. Throughout the academic year, in an effort to spread awareness and acceptance, we participate in various charities including the Radiomarathon, the Limassol Marathon, Anti-Cancer Society events, Tree-Giving ceremonies where families from our Primary and Kindergarten buy Christmas toys or

clothes for children in need - as well as creating special days throughout the year to raise money for various other charities. All American Academy staff strive to create an environment in which all students can succeed and prosper, in surroundings that combine different cultures, religions and beliefs, creating a wonderfully diverse community.

Acceptance and tolerance are important lessons that we strive to instil in all our students through our educational system

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Innovative and student-centred Through the innovative ‘Intelligence Development Programme’, designed to help every student achieve their full potential, Forum gives students’ guardians a revolutionary choice for their children’s education. This programme aims at developing students’ language and logical-mathematical reasoning through coordinated and targeted courses, improving academic results and ensuring the effectiveness of teaching.

Forum Athletic Department Fo r u m a l s o o p e r a t e s a s p e c i a l i s e d A t h l e t i c Department, currently focusing on football, in collaboration with the Cyprus Football Association. More sports will gradually be incorporated in the future. The Athletics Programme gives the gifted student-athletes the chance to develop their skills under specialised professional coaching, while being supported academically at the same time. Following a student-centred approach, the School aims to secure students’ academic success and help them develop into confident and independent young adults, who will eventually become conscientious citizens. Its philosophy is summed up by the school’s Latin motto: “confide viribus tuis”, which means “believe in your strengths”. The students attend, apart from the analytical programme, scientific or professional-level organised seminars (electives) on a regular basis.

The innovative “Intelligence Development Programme” aims at developing students’ language and logical mathematical reasoning

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Cyprus, the United Kingdom and across Europe. The school is also a centre for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), recognised by the Cyprus Computer Societies, as well as for LAMDA (Drama and Public Speaking examinations).

ISOP careers support Our Careers Department advises Secondary School students about access to higher education, professional training and the world of work. This includes applications to British universities (through UCAS), as well as universities in other European countries, the US (via the Fulbright Commission) and other parts of the world. Our careers advisers also aim to promote the personal development of our students and enhance their research skills. Graduates of ISOP study at prestigious universities, mainly in Britain, such as the London School of Economics, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, University College London, Manchester and Glasgow universities, as well as universities in Cyprus, Germany, the US, Canada, Australia, Russia, Switzerland and Dubai.

Achievements Our students frequently win prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), proving their academic excellence. In the last two years, our pupils received High Achievement Awards in IGCSE Art & Design, Dutch, Greek, German and Physical Education, as well as AS-Level History AS and A-Level Economics.

Departments The International School of Paphos caters for children at Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary Levels. The school curriculum, though modelled on the English National Curriculum, is enhanced to meet the requirements of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, and those of its multicultural student body. Through IGCSE examinations, AS and A Levels and its recognised School Leaving Certificate (Apolyterion), which is awarded to ISOP graduates, students are afforded the skills and qualifications they need for their future academic

and professional careers. The school also offers afternoon lessons at its Private Institute.

Facilities ◗ Our current, state-of-art facilities were purpose-built in 2006. They were designed and constructed by Aristo Developers. ◗ Our goal was to have a comfortable, safe, accessible and aesthetically-pleasing building, with well-resourced, specialised teaching and recreation areas. Premises include: ◗ A purpose-built Kindergarten complex ◗ Well-lit and spacious classrooms with air conditioning and central heating, computers, projectors and interactive white boards ◗ Three computer suites ◗ Five science laboratories ◗ A multi-purpose sports hall and a performance centre ◗ A sports hall and performance centre ◗ An indoor heated swimming pool, with facilities for spectators ◗ An Astroturf football pitch, running track and athletics facilities, with provision for spectators ◗ Outdoor basketball, volleyball and tennis courts ◗ A spacious art facility with an internal gallery ◗ A well-equipped music room ◗ A media room for presentations and screenings ◗ A multi-purpose room for physical and creative activities ◗ A Drama Studio and Theatre ◗ Covered and open play areas for all age groups ◗ Elevators and ramps providing wheel-chair access ◗ A library and bookshop ◗ A cafeteria ◗ A sick bay For further information, please visit: www.paphosinternationalschool.com Contact Details: 100 Aristotelous Savva Avenue, Anavargos, P.O. Box 62018, 8060 Paphos Tel: 26821700 / Fax: 26942541 / Email: info@isop-ed.org

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