Student Community

Student Community

The Student Community is comprised of all the students in a grade, or all the students in the various sections of a grade.  Student Communities are entities that promote democratic practices at the School and stimulate students’ initiatives, exploration and creativity.  They safeguard the free circulation of ideas and freedom of speech, ensuring through democratic procedures the unconstrained development of each student’s personality and his/her ability to formulate opinions about student issues.  Concurrently, Student Communities, through their elected delegates, propose solutions to School issues by bringing them to the Faculty and Administration.  Additionally, they are responsible for the enforcement of School Life Regulations (i.e. tidiness and maintenance of School premises and teaching materials, proper student attire, etc.).  Pending the final approval of the Administration and the Faculty, Student Councils initiate and organize cultural and social events as well as athletic competitions.


Student Community Organization

The Student Community’s bodies are:

a)      the General Assembly

b)      the fifteen-member Student Council

c)      the five-member Class Board

The General Assembly is the highest governing body of the Student Community in which all students partake equally.  It meets regularly three times per year and may be called to meet on extraordinary occasions by petition to the Student Council from 2/3 of the Student Community members.

General Assembly meetings are scheduled by the Student Council in collaboration with the Faculty and the Administration in order to discuss and decide upon issues concerning the Student Community.  Decisions are reached in an open voting session and require a majority vote by a quorum.  They are binding for all members of the Student Community.

General Assembly quorums are reached when 2/3 of the students are present.  During the first General Assembly of the academic year, the Student Council, which is the coordinating body of the Student Community, is elected in a closed voting session.  Ballot counting is conducted on the spot.  All students have the right to nominate themselves or others.  The responsibilities of the Student Council are:

a)    to coordinate of the operation of the Student Community.

b)  to represent students in their interactions with other bodies of the School community.

c)  to promote decisions reached in the General Assembly, encouraging their implementation by the Student Community.

The election of Student Council members as well as their administration and operating policies are outlined in the Student Community Operation Regulations/1986 (articles 31-37).

The five-member Class Board is elected in a closed voting session that takes place in each grade section.  All students have the right to nominate themselves or others.

The responsibility of the Class Board is the coordination of student activities of that section.
The election of Class Board members and their operating policies are outlined in the Student Community Operation Regulations/1986 (articles 13-23).


Student Publications

The followed publications are issued by the General High School and International Baccalaureate Programme:

     1.  Periodicals

            a) “Pro[S]klisi”(“Invitation”)

            b) “I.B. Visions”

 

    2.  Yearbook

            “Thesaurus”

 


Activities 

The Student Community organizes the following activities:

School Fair (“Panigyri’)

Each year, the Student Communities of Athens College and Psychico  College High Schools organize three-days of educational, cultural and entertainment events known as “Panigyri”.

Educational Expedition (“Exormisi”)

Εducational Expedition 2018 (in Greek)
Εducational Expedition 2017 (in Greek)
Educational Expedition 2016 (in Greek)
Educational Expedition 2015 (in Greek)
Educational Expedition 2013 (in Greek)
Educational Expedition 2012 (in Greek)
Educational Expedition 2011 (in Greek)
Educational Expedition 2010 (in Greek)
Educational Expedition 2009 (in Greek)

Each year, a team of student representatives undertakes a visit to a school which has demonstrated a need for assistance and provides it with educational materials.  A secondary objective of the Educational Expedition is to acquaint our students with students from rural schools in order to foster a relationship between the two.

Student Community Activities during the Christmas holiday season