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October 2014
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Upcoming Events
Fri Nov 07, 2014 @14:10 - 15:00
Grade 2 Tapankidis Assembly
Mon Nov 10, 2014 @15:30 - 17:30
Parent – Teacher meeting for FS1, FS2 & Reception
Fri Nov 14, 2014 - 23:59
Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball Tournament at ACS
Fri Nov 14, 2014 - 23:59
Junior Varsity Girls Football Tournament at St. Catherine's
Fri Nov 14, 2014 @14:10 - 15:00
Grade 4 Frederick Assembly
Thu Nov 20, 2014 - 23:59
Junior Varsity Boys Football Tournament at St. Lawrence
Thu Nov 20, 2014 - 23:59
Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball Tournament at St. Lawrence
Fri Nov 21, 2014 @18:30 - 20:30
Grades 4,5 & 6 Disco
Mon Nov 24, 2014 - 23:59
Senior School Internal Exams
Tue Nov 25, 2014 - 23:59
Senior School Internal Exams
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Latest News

Early Years Ride in to the Wild West

On Friday 17th October, the Early Years classes of FS1 and FS2 enjoyed a wonderful experience: a morning of pony riding at the “Antoniou” Riding Club in the nearby village of Kouvara. As well as making the most of the outdoor activities on offer at this idyllic location, they also had the opportunity to freely interact with llamas, Shetland ponies and a variety of other small farm animals on the site. Read more...


Little Fishes

Monday, 20th October was a beautiful sunny day for the Junior School Swimming Gala, which showed some fine displays of skill, determination and plenty of splashing about in the pool. Read more...


2014 Autumn Festival Draws Crowds

Each year St Lawrence College holds its Autumn Festival to celebrate the start of the school year with a Halloween twist. The 2014 Autumn Festival took place on Friday October 17th and it certainly lived up to its reputation of being an excellent evening. Read more...


Junior School Assemblies off to a Great Start

On Friday 10th October, Mrs. Siafakas's Grade 5 class  performed the first assembly of the year  with a brilliant play entitled 'Awful Egyptians'. The play explored the history of Ancient Egypt in a unique and exciting way. Read more...


Model United Nations: A Success and an Enjoyable Experience!

On the weekend 4th-5th of October eleven St. Lawrence College pupils took part in the 2nd Campion School Model United Nations, and there was the same excitement and enthusiasm as last year. Read more...


Sixth Form Pupils Investigate Zakynthos

The last weekend of September saw AS & A-Level pupils from St Lawrence College embarking on a trip to Zakynthos. The Lower Sixth Geographers were there to measure coastal erosion at Argassi beach, investigate the changing development of Zakynthos town and interview local people. Read more...


• The 2014 Autumn Festival is Nearly Here

As the days get shorter and cooler, our thoughts turn to autumn and all the wonderful changes which occur in the natural world around us. Instead of feeling sad about the passing of summer, we can instead look forward to the celebrations that the autumn and winter seasons bring. One such celebration is our very own St. Lawrence College Autumn Festival – where parents, children, teachers and friends enjoy a whole evening sampling delicious foods and embracing the autumn spirit. Read more...


• St Lawrence College "Races for the Cure" Once Again!

On Sunday 28th September, pupils of St Lawrence College, along with parents and teachers, took part in the annual “Race for the Cure” charity event held in aid of breast cancer research, treatment and also awareness. These “Race for the Cure” events take place annually in over 140 countries and attract thousands of people into raising money for the cause. Staff, parents and pupils got involved in the Athens leg of the event which began in Zappeio, central Athens. Read more...


• Grades 8 and 9 Pupils Learn to Sail

Grades 8 and 9 were this week treated to a visit from the Lightning Sailing Academy, a Voula-based company who specialise in teaching people of all ages to sail. The visit involved LSA's instructor Mr Vazakas even bringing along a sailing boat, which was set up in the pool area, allowing pupils to explore the vessel and learn more about the sport. Read more...


• Outstanding Public Exam Success for St. Lawrence College Pupils

Today the school received the public exam results for those of our pupils who sat IGCSE, AS-Level and A-Level exams – and what a wonderful set of results they are! Once again the hard work of pupils (and their teachers!) has resulted in quite brilliant exam results and has enabled our pupils to progress to universities in the UK and all over the world. Read more...


• Speech Day Bids Farewell To Another School Year... And Some Very Important People!

Traditionally, Speech Day is always an occasion in which goodbyes are said. Whether it be for a few months until September rolls around again or something more permanent as families move away and our graduates move on, there is no doubt that the evening is always quite an emotional one. Read more...


• Ninth Grade Explore The Peloponnese

The annual ninth grade trip took place  between May 20th and May 22nd and this year the destination was the Peloponnese, an area of breathtaking natural beauty and wonderful places of interest.  Read more...


• KYADA Visit Provides Food (For Thought)

On May 21st,  seventeen  International Award pupils assisted Mrs. Papadatos in taking non-perishable food items and hygienic products to the organisation KYADA (the Community Aid Centre of Athens).  Read more...


• Tennis Tournaments Serve Up Excitement

The St. Lawrence College tennis team has certainly been busy recently with two tournaments within four days. On Friday May 9th, our pupils participated in the annual Under-14 tennis tournament that took place at the American Community School (ACS) in Aghia Paraskevi. Read more...


• In Support of the Metropolitan Community Clinic

On Monday 7th April two Junior school and three Senior school pupils, accompanied by Nurse Charles and Mrs. K. Brown, visited the Metropolitan Community Clinic in Elliniko to hand over some much needed medical supplies. Read more...


• SPORTS DAY PROVES A CLOSE CONTEST!

This year's Senior School Sports Day provided its usual share of thrills and spills with some wonderful team games and intriguing individual battles. The morning started with field events with various grades testing their ability at long jump, high jump and shot put. The afternoon session was dedicated to races and the ever popular tug-of-war! Read more...


• Forensics Tournament: The Results

This was another very successful year for the S.L.C Forensics Team, at the 2014 Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament which took place at HAEF (Athens College – Psychico College) on 27th- 30th March. Read more...


• April Fools’ Day at St. Lawrence College

Tuesday 1st April brought its usual set of tricks, jokes and pranks being played between teachers, between pupils, by pupils on teachers and by teachers on pupils – no one was spared! Read more...


• March Proves A Busy Month For Sports' Lovers!

A whole host of tournaments took place in March keeping our teams and their coaches very busy and the rest of the school entertained. Our over-16 girls' basketball team got proceedings underway on March 13th with a tournament on home territory in which they emerged victorious once more. Read more...


• Grade 5A Assembly

On Friday, 28th March the pupils in 5A, even though all of them do not study Tudor history, decided that for their assembly they wanted to put on a play about Henry VIII and his six wives especially when they heard all of the gory details about his marriages. Read more...


• Early Years Gym Display

Once again, the pupils in Early Υears dazzled their parents and teachers with their performance in the annual Physical Development Display which was held on Thursday, 27th March. Read more...


• Panhellenic Forensics Tournament

Watch the finals of the Panhelenic Forensics Tournament live, on Sunday March 30, here


• British Ambassador visits St. Lawrence College

The British Ambassador to Greece, His Excellency Mr John Kittmer, visited our school on Thursday 27th March. Mr Kittmer spoke to around one hundred of our eldest pupils on the life and works of the Greek poet, Yiannis Ritsos. Read more...


• E.A.L. Assembly

On Friday 21st February, 'Feelings and Different Perspectives' was the theme of the E.A.L.’s (English as an Additional Language) assembly this year. Read more...


• Junior School Carnival Show 2014

Our much awaited annual carnival performance, took place on 28th February, with great success. The theme for this year’s fiesta was “Dancing Through The Decades”.  The Junior School pupils performed dances to very popular, timeless songs.Read more...


• Follow The Forensics Finals As They Happen

This Year's Panhellenic Forensics Tournament will be taking place at HAEF (Athens College - Psychico College) on Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th March. St Lawrence will be participating with a team of 33 pupils who will be competing in the various events: Oral Interpretation of Literature (comic/dramatic), Duet Acting (comic/dramatic), Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, Group Discussion and Debate.
The day of the finals, Sunday 30th, will be streamed live on the Internet, via a link found on the HAEF website (www.haef.gr).  For more information about the schedule of the tournament, visit the Panhellenic Forensics Association site (www.pfa.gr).


• Carnival Day Celebration Gives A Taste Of Happiness  

Despite the chilly weather, this year's Carnival celebration was a warm, fun-filled affair with the usual amount of crazy costumes and general silliness.  Read more...


• Final M.U.N. Of The Year Proves A Great Success!

During the weekend of March 7th-9th, 13 St. Lawrence pupils took part in yet another Model United Nations held at Platon School. This event was bigger than ever with over 600 participants from schools around Greece and beyond.  Read more...


• S.L.C. Pupils Are National Swimming Champions!

Last month, brothers Nian-Zhong and Nian-Guo Liu and sisters Daria and Olga Egorova took part in the Panhellenic School Swimming Championship in Piraeus. Read more...


• I.A. Participants Show Their Survival Skills!

The International Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been as popular as ever in the senior school this academic year with more than 45 pupils enrolled in the program. Read more...


• Coming soon: The Annual Art Exhibition

This year's annual Art Exhibition opens its doors on Friday and is very much a collaborative affair between two departments as it explores the theme of Science and Art. Read more...


• Grade 1 Valentine's Sing-A-Long

On Friday, 14th February, the grade 1 classes thoroughly enjoyed giving some cheer and happiness to some Senior Citizens. Read more...


• 3B Assembly - "Read to Succeed"

On Friday 17th January, 3B presented the assembly titled “Read To Succeed”. The assembly was introduced with the Grammy Award winning Hip Hop band ‘The  Roots” singing their song “Book People Unite”.  Read more...


• Latest Debate News Makes Us Proud Once More!

St. Lawrence has become known for its excellence in Debate competitions and the trend shows no sign of abating after the latest round of tournaments and try-outs. On Sunday February 9th the final trials for the World Schools Debating Championships were held in order to decide which pupils would represent Greece at the World Championships in Thailand in August. Read more...


Senior School Newsletter February - March - April 2014


• Reception Pyjama Party!

On Friday 7th February, the Reception classed had a pyjama party. All the children were excited to bring in their favourite stories and teddy bears. Read more...


• Grade 4R Assembly

On Friday, 7th February, 4R held its assembly where it performed one of Shel Silverstein’s most loved books, “The Giving Tree”. Read more...


• ICYD 2014 Athens Round @ SLC

On Saturday 15 February, St Lawrence College will be hosting the Athens round of the 2014 International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD).  Read more...


• Grade 5S Assembly

On Friday, January 24th, Mrs. Siafakas' grade five class presented their assembly entitled, " Bullying and Respect". Read more...


• Christmas Concert Ends The Term On A High Note!

The very last school event of 2013 took place on December 19th and saw an excited crowd gathering in the Cultural Hall for the annual end of term concert: an afternoon of music and entertainment. Read more...


• Debating World Issues At The M.U.N.

At the end of last term, ten of our pupils once again took part in a Model United Nations at Costeas-Geitonas school during the weekend of December 13-15th. Read more...


• All Questions About The School Quiz Answered Here!

This year's Senior School annual quiz took part on the last day of term before the Christmas holidays. It was a hotly contested affair with thirty-five teams of four members each fighting it out to win not only prizes but the sheer kudos of being quiz champions 2013. Read more...


• Creative Writing Workshop 2013

For the past five years, pupils of our school have been participating in a Creative Writing Workshop which is organised by the Greek Ministry of Education. Greek schools from all over Attica are invited to take part. Read more...


• 2013 Ends With More Sports Success!

The very last round of sporting competition for the year saw St. Lawrence play host to teams from five schools participating in two tournaments. Read more...


• Spreading Some Joy In Time For Christmas

Christmas is undoubtedly a time for giving and with this in mind, two weeks before the end of term, Ms Scafidas and her 10th grade form class initiated a campaign... Read more...


• Wriggly Nativity Play - Early Years

Christmas would not be Christmas without a Nativity presentation. The young pupils in Early Years treated their parents, families and guests to a captivating performance of ‘The Wriggly Nativity” on Thursday 19th December. Read more...


• It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

With the stress of exam week a rapidly fading memory, St. Lawrence is definitely getting into the Christmas spirit and the beginning of the festive season is always heralded by two special events: the Christmas Bazaar and the Carol Concert.   Read more...


• Grade 3P Assembly

Grade 3P had their assembly on the 13th December 2013, titled ‘Christmas Around the World’. Read more...


• Grade 2S Assembly

Grade 2S had their assembly on the 28th November 2013, titled ‘Vowels’.  Read more...


• Latest Sports News Begs The Question: Are Our Girls Invincible?

The week before the Senior School exams began, St. Lawrence sent two teams to St. Catherine's to compete in tournaments there.   Read more...


• Early Years Busy Baking Day

Christmas comes but once a year. Festivities were initiated in Early Years on Friday 22nd November,
with “Busy Baking Day.”  Read more...


• Spaced Out!!!

Grade 2O had their assembly on the 22nd November 2013, titled ‘Spaced Out!’. Read more...


• Disco!!!

On Friday 15th November, grades 5 and 6 had a fantastic time with their classmates as they danced to their musical choices played by the Junior School’s very own ‘DJ OK’. Read more...


• St. Lawrence College pupil finishes IGCSEs first in the world!!

International Examinations have now contacted the school to inform us that Philipp gained the highest mark in the world in two of his IGCSEs - Geography and Biology! Read more...


• S.L.C. Pupils Attend Junior M.U.N.

On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of November, nine of our pupils took part in the 1st Junior Model United Nations Conference at Campion School, acting as representatives of two countries: Ireland and The Netherlands. Read more...


• The Needs of Living Things

2T’s assembly took place on Friday 8th November and it  was inspired by this term’s curriculum topic “The Needs of Living Things”. Read more...


• Latest Tournament News

This week it was the turn of the younger grades to get involved in sporting competition.  Read more...


Senior School Newsletter November-December 2013


• Sports News From The Court, The Pitch And The Pool

Now that the new school year is well under way, our sports teams have swung into action with both boys and girls facing schools from around Athens. Read more...


• Oh, Happy Day! More House School Choir Visits S.L.C.

What better way to start another school week than with a little music? That is what pupils, staff and parents of St. Lawrence got to experience on October 21st thanks to a visit from the More House School Choir. Read more...


• A Trip To Mount Athos

Mount Athos is a peninsula in the north of Greece, controlled by the church and in a sense frozen in time. Home to twenty Orthodox monasteries it is the spiritual home to all Orthodoxy and the actual home to many hundreds of monks. Read more...


• AUTUMN FESTIVAL BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON

After a few weeks of unsettled weather, there were some worried faces as the Autumn Festival approached but thankfully once again our school’s very own saint (Lawrence we presume) came to our rescue. Read more...


• Grade 4R Assembly

On Friday 11th October 2013, Ms Rickard’s grade 4 class gave us a taste of heroism.  Read more...


Senior School Newsletter September-October 2013


Racing For The Cure

On Sunday, September 29th, St. Lawrence College took part in the fifth annual race against breast cancer, the Race for the Cure. This symbolic race takes place once a year in 140 countries around the world and aims to promote the continuing crucial work to find a cure for breast cancer-work which is increasingly helping women to overcome the disease, especially when it is diagnosed in its early stages. Read more...


Making Use of the Fruit (and Vegetables) of our Labour

Shortly before the summer the Organic Cultivation Club was founded and its members under the watchful eyes of Ms. Kladouchou and Ms. Walters planted tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and aubergines as well as a variety of herbs that apparently fend off pests. Read more...


Here is a video from SLC Headmaster Phil Holden analysing the school’s 2013 public examination results in greater depth. Watch this to fully appreciate how extraordinarily successful the school and its pupils have been this year.

 

 

 


2013 EXAM SUCCESS FOR THE PUPILS OF ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE

Pupils from St. Lawrence College have once again done themselves, their parents and their school proud by attaining amazing results at IGCSE, AS and A-Level. The public exams taken by pupils in May and June 2013 have now been marked and the results have been released – and our pupils’ results are of the very highest standards with a number of records being broken!  Read more...