ISOP’s Junior Swimming Gala took place on Tuesday 11th October 2016 in our school’s swimming pool. All students of Y3 to Y6 took part in three individual events. Y5 and Y6 pupils also participated in a relay. The three best scorers from each year group received medals. The event started with all students gathering in their houses, singing their chants and cheering for their house.
Our Senior Swimming Gala was held on Thursday 13th October 2016. All students from Y7 to Y9 took part in two or three individual events and a relay. The three best scorers from each year group received medals.
The Infants’ Swimming Gala took place on Wednesday 19th October. Our little swimmers showed to their parents and teachers their skills in swimming. They used swimming aids like noodles and floats and swam without them as well.
The Grammar School Junior Swimming Gala 2016
The Grammar School Junior Swimming Gala took place on Tuesday 18th October in Nicosia. All private schools of Cyprus take part in these competitions. This year, ISOP participated with ten pupils.
The Grammar School Senior Swimming Gala 2016
The Grammar School’s Senior Swimming Gala was held on Friday 21st October, with the participation of private schools from all over the island. This year, our school took part with ten students. We received nine medals: Five 1st places, two 2nd places and two 3rd places. Well done to our winners!
Congratulations to all our swimmers and to the P.E. Department!
On Friday 30th September, Apostolos Parellis visited our school. Mr. Parellis, a Cypriot track and field athlete specialising in discus throw, is an admired, world-class sportsman. He achieved 8th position in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Games last summer in the discus throwing event and is also the current Cypriot national record holder, with 65.69 metres since May 2016.
Mr. Parellis spoke to our students in the assembly and shared his experiences in Rio, as well as what it took for him to become a first-class, professional athlete. His message was simple and clear: “Believe in yourself, hold on to your dreams and never give up!”
On behalf of the whole school, the P.E. Department would like to thank Mr. Parellis warmly for his inspiring presentation!
Paphos, 02 November 2016
To: Head of The International School of Paphos
Dear Dr. Olympiou,
I am writing to inform you that a student of The International School of Paphos and athlete of the Paphos Nautical Club, Patsalides Antonis, took part in the swimming competition “Grand Prix of Athens” on the 29th and 30th of October 2016, in a 25m pool, and achieved five new Pancyprian Records in his age-group, Boys Under 16, in the following races: 100 metres backstroke, 200 metres backstroke, 200 metres butterfly and both the 200 and 400 metres individual medleys, which is also a new overall record for boys aged 15 – 16.
Stelios N. Stylianou Stefanos Manoli
President PNC NPC Secretary
Pancyprian Schools’ Swimming Competitions 2010
More success for Evie Lodge!
Evie Lodge (Y11): First Place (Gymnasium Age Group) in 200m backstroke.
Well Done Evie!
Anthony Patsalides, a young champion
Anthony Patsalides, Year 2, our youngest swimmer yet, also took part in Pancyprian Swimming Competitions in Larnaca winning a GOLD medal in his backstroke race and a BRONZE medal in the swimming medley. Well done to Anthony who also swims for the Paphos Nautical Club.
Evie Lodge and Tom Pennington Swimming Success
Evie Lodge and Tom Pennington took part in the 24th Pancyprian Individual Swimming Competition in the Olympic Swimming Pool in Larnaca held on the 26th-28th February with the following outstanding performance:
2nd place Open Category (Women’s) 200m Backstroke
3rd place Open Category (Women’s) 200m Freestyle
3rd place Open Category (Women’s) 100m Backstroke
1st place Girls Category (95, 96) 200m Freestyle
2nd place Girls Category (95, 96) 100m Backstroke
3rd place Open Category (Men’s) 400 Individual Medley
1st place Boys Category (95, 96) 50m Backstroke
1st place Boys Category (95, 96) 200m Freestyle
1st place Boys Category (95, 96) 400m Freestyle
1st place Boys Category (95, 96) 400m Individual Medley
Congratulations Evie and Tom, all at The International School of Paphos are very proud of you!
Evie Lodge 1st place!
CYPRUS SWIMMING FEDERATION
2009 PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY
ΤΕΛΕΤΗ ΒΡΑΒΕΥΣΗΣ 2009
Evie Lodge (yr 10) was awarded 1st place in the Girls Category (1η ΚΑΤΗΓΟΡΙΑ ΚΟΡΑΣΙΔΩΝ) at the 2009 National award ceremony held at the Olympic Offices in Nicosia last Friday 5th February. During 2009 Evie represented Cyprus in 3 International competitions travelling to Spain, Serbia and Qatar. The gold medal she won for Cyprus in Spain helped secure her final position in a double year age group of which she was the youngest age.