Student Community

The Student Community is comprised of all students in all grades, or, when grades are divided into sections, all students in all sections.  Student Communities are the nuclei of democratic life at School, where initiative, exploration and creativity abound.    They safeguard the free circulation of ideas, the freedom of speech, and promote, through democratic procedures, the unimpeded development of each student’s personality and his/her ability to formulate an opinion about all matters that concern students.  Concurrently, Student Communities, through their elected representatives, propose solutions to School issues to the Faculty and Administration.  Furthermore, they are responsible for the enforcement of School Life Regulations (i.e. tidiness and maintenance of School premises and teaching aids, proper student attire, etc.).  Finally, in collaboration with the School’s Faculty and Administration, and subject to their final approval, the Student Communities initiate and hold cultural and social events pertaining to all fields of science and art, and organize athletic events.

Student Community Organization

The Student Community encompasses all students attending Psychico College Junior High School.
This institution’s bodies are:
a.  the General (School) Assembly,
b.  the fifteen-member Junior High School Student Council,
c.  the five-member Class Boards.

The General Assembly is the supreme body of the Student Community in which all students participate equally.  It normally convenes three times per year and, on extraordinary occasions, by formal request of 2/3 of the entire student body.

General Assembly meetings are scheduled by mutual agreement between the Student Council, the Faculty Association and the Administration and are convened to discuss and decide upon issues concerning the Student Community.  Decisions are reached after an open vote by a quorum of the School Assembly and are binding for all its members.

A quorum is reached when at least 2/3 of the entire student population is present.  During the first General Assembly of each academic year, Student Council members, the coordinating body of the Student Community, are elected by secret ballots.  All students have the right to submit their own name or to nominate others. 

The responsibilities of the Student Council are:

a)  to coordinate the operation of the Student Community,
b)  to represent the student body when collaborating with other bodies of the wider school community,
c) to promote decisions reached in  the General Assembly in all Student Community activities.

Procedures for the election of Student Council members, as well as the organization and operation of the Student Council, are outlined in articles 31-37 of the “Rules and Regulations Governing Student Communities” (1986).

The 5-member Class Boards are elected through secret ballots during a vote in class sections.  All students have the right to submit their own name or to nominate others.

The role of the Class Boards is to coordinate students in a section.  Election procedures for 5-member Class Boards and their organization and operation are outlined in articles 13-23 of the “Rules and Regulations Governing Student Communities (1986).

Activities

School Fair (“Panigyri”)

The Junior High School’s Student Community participates in the cultural activities of the three-day School Fair, organized by the Athens College and Psychico College High Schools.

Educational Expedition (“Exormisi”)
Each year, 9th grade Junior High School students, members of Clubs whose aim is to explore the environmental, historical, cultural and folkloric features of a (usually remote) region, go on a three-day Educational Expedition to that region. The Expedition takes place in the springtime and, apart from further acquainting our students with the area, it seeks to establish contact and communication between our students and local schools – students, in the spirit of solidarity and contribution to the community.

Field Trips
Field trips are part of the curriculum, each trip having a specific pedagogical, artistic, environmental or humanitarian objective. It is a tool for promoting learning and building character, in an environment that is a little less “formal” than that of the classroom.