Agios Stefanos High School Greece
ST. STEPHANOS HIGH SCHOOL
Ag Sotiras 1
145 65 Agios Stefanos Greece
Saint Stephanos is a suburb in northeast Attica, 25
km from the centre of Athens.
It is a developing region and its history is rather new.
When on January 30, 1923 the Greek-Turkish
agreement for the exchange of populations was signed, a
Greek commission went to towns and villages of
Constantinople and Asia Minor recorded the Greek
This is how the history of St. Stephanos begins (72
years ago) when on May 1, 1924 seventy (70) families from
the region of Constantinople Litres, Nymphes and 36
families from Asia Minor, Ikonion, Prokopi, Makri, etc.,
reached, after much hardship, this place as exchange
They settled in Dekeleiko (a name we find in Homer
and it means forest area) or Bogiati. The only thing that
existed there then was the railway station named Oeon.
The refugees founded the New Bogiati or Saint Stephanos.
In tents given by the government, they started
dynamically to build their households. Men of letters and
arts from good families with large estates in their lost
motherlands they arrived here and started, having been
given a plot of land in place of what they had lost, paying
50,000 drachmas for the settling.
The population of St. Stephanos is 9451 inhabitants,
continuously growing by people from the centre of Athens
who seek better living conditions.
Our Municipality has got the following schools:
- 2 State and 2 Private Kindergartens
- 1 State Nursery School
- 2 State Primary Schools
- 1 State High School and Lyceum
- 1 Private High School and Lyceum
- 1 Institute of Vocational Training
SAINT STEPHANOS SECONDARY SCHOOL
Saint Stephanos Secondary school has got 246 students. The
school has three classes A, B and C divided in ten sections. The
distribution of the students in each class is the following:
CLASS A 90 STUDENTS
CLASS B 85 STUDENTS
CLASS C 85 STUDENTS
Every section has its own board of students which is consisted of five
students elected by their fellow students. Each sections board deals with
everything happening in the section.
A board of 15 students is elected every year by all the students of the school
and cooperates with the teachers on affairs concerning the school community.
PLAN OF THE SCHOOL FUNCTION
Headmistress: Sophia Amvrouzi (Mathematician)
Deputy Head: Paul Koutarelas (Mathematician)
Educational Staff : Religious Education: Ch. Nestoros.
Greek Language and Literature: V. Kritikou, M.Tsiropoulou,
L. Labou, ,E.Kouki, k. Kiougioumjopoulou
Mathematics: G.Lagios, S.Tsirkinidou, Koutarelas P.
Physics: Darmos, English: M. Theophilou
French: A. Komi.
German: D. Kassotaki.
Domestic Economy: M. Roumeliotou.
Music: D. Antoniou.
Computing: M. Karra.
Technology: E. Velentza.
Arts: Z. Kouveli.
Secretary : R. Papanastassopoulou.
Administration Management Section Teaching Section
a) Ancient and
b) Foreign Language
The school is open 5 (five) days a week, from Monday
to Friday, from 8.15 am 2.10 pm.
The teaching periods for each class and per subject are
the following: A B C
Religious Education 2 2 2
Ancient Greek Literature 4 4 4
Modern Greek Literature 5 4 4
History 2 2 3
Politics and Social Education - - 2
Foreign Language (English, French, German) 6 5 5
Mathematics 4 4 4
Physics Chemistry - 3 3
Technology 1 1 -
Geography 2 2 -
Biology 2 - 2
Professional Orientation - - 1
Gymnastics 3 3 2
Arts Music 2 2 2
Domestic Economy 1 2 -
Computing 1 1 1
Total 35 35 35
For Technology and Computing there are special
workrooms. There is also a closed gymnasium serving the
needs of the High School, Lyceum and Municipality.
From the year 2002 there is a Computer Centre for the
teachers trained under the responsibility of the school and
the coordination of the head mistress Mrs Sophia Amvrouzi
and teacher trainer, the computing teacher of the school
Mrs M. Karra. 20 teachers participate in this course of
training of 48 hours.
The Foreign Languages that are taught are:
a) English compulsory divided in levels (Intermediate
advanced) b) French or German optional.
In addition to the programme of the Ministry Of
Education and Religion Affairs, the students occupy
themselves with cultural, athletic and social activities. The
school year 2001 2002 took place:
Every May, the the school organises a Technology
Exhibition of the personal works of A class students
concerning the technological units: 1) Tools and Machines,
2) Energy and Power and 3) Transportation
Communication, as well as groupworks (models of
productive units) of the class B students.
Celebration of Odysseas Elytis (awarded by Nobel Price for
Poetry in 1963). Places Language People. Approach of
Elytis tone, choice from his poems in combination with
Greek symphonic music. Lectures given by University
Professors and recitation of poems accompanied by piano
and guitar played by students.
A) Celebration devoted to the 200 years after Rigas Ferreos
(1821 Hero- Greek Revolution) death. Works of the
students about his life, work, ideas and visions.
B) Celebration devoted to the 200 years after Dionyssios
Solomos birth in combination with a three-days
educational excursion to his birthplace island Zakynthos.
C) Cultural Programme within the target of Olympic
Education. Title: The Olympic Spirit in Ancient Greece:
PanHellenic Games of Athletics and Civilization. Work
groups of 20 students: History of the games, kinds of
games, the games in literature, the games in arts. In
addition a three-days educational excursion to Ancient
D) The revival of the Olympic games in modern years
(1896 up today). 17 students participated in the
programme. The target of the programme was the
publication of an album with the works of the group in
Greek, English and French.
The school choir under the guidance of the Music teacher
Mr. J.Antoniou, participates in all the school celebrations
and the Annual Festival of School Choirs.
The painting works of art of the students, under the
guidance of the art teacher Mrs. Z. Kouveli, are exposed
in the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of St.
Stephanos by the end of every school year.
Environmental Education Programme
1) Intervention in the School Building
2) Alternative types of Energy
3) Animals disappearing
4) Civil effluents in St. Stephanos
5) The rubbish hide inside themselves the treasures of the
6) Country churches of St. Stephanos
The students take part in athletic games such as football,
basketball and field events competing with students of other
The students always participate in the Collections of Greek
Red Cross and the Anti-Cancer Association. They also offer
anything to help suffering people such as refugees, children
from India, earthquake victims, etc.
The school cooperates with the Board of Parents and
Guardians who support actively the School in matters like
building, equipment and school celebrations
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