The International School of Paphos proudly announces its great achievement at the Cyprus Education Leaders Awards 2023 where it received the Gold Award for the sub-category Cultivating Environmental Awareness under the section Culture-Values.
The Head of School, Mr Kyriacos Kashouli, the Assistant Deputy Head of Secondary, Mrs Georgia Kyriakidou and the Humanities Teacher and Eco Co-ordinator, Miss Marina Sofia Flevotomas, attended the ceremony, on the 7th of November in Nicosia where they represented the school and were presented this well-deserved award.
The ultimate purpose of the awards is to upgrade the educational experience and to document this upgrade to all stakeholders in the field of education – students, teachers, parents, society. Experienced judges look for educational ideas, actions and initiatives that are distinctive and are good practices, at every level of education.
Please find below a summary of the school’s application concept and pictures, both of the application and from the ceremony:
𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑮 𝑩𝑬𝑬𝑺 – 𝑾𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆
𝑇ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑃𝑎𝑝ℎ𝑜𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠, 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙, 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑒𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝐸𝑐𝑜 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙, ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠. 𝐵𝑦 𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠, 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑜𝑓 “𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝐵𝑒𝑒𝑠” 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟’𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑡𝑜 “𝑊𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑘 𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑒” 𝑏𝑦 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛 𝐿𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝐾𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑖𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 – 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑌𝑂𝑈𝑁𝐺 𝐵𝐸𝐸𝑆 – 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒, 𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 “ℎ𝑖𝑣𝑒”.
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠, 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑧𝑒𝑛𝑠, 𝑎𝑠 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑝 𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠, 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑗𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑠 𝑠𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑠 𝐶𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑦𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔, ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑎 𝑑𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡. 𝐴𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒, 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑚 𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦, 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘.
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑐𝑡, 𝑠𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑟 𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑒, 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦; 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑒𝑥𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑢𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦.