Culture

Our Culture

Culture is an important need of education and so are events that promote culture, cultivate inclinations and skills, and bring students into contact with selected representatives of arts and letters. A state-of-the-art fully equipped 500-seat cultural center hosts all the cultural events of the Schools.

Events such as the International Student Conference, the “Zografeios Agon” short story contest, the Panhellenic student “Art Competition,” and the Simulation of the European Parliament Plenary establish the Schools in the field of arts and letters.

International Student Literature Meeting

Mandoulides Schools – Zografeio Lykeio

An original and creatively conceived kind of student conference has been taking place, with great success, since the spring of 2012 in Istanbul, organized by Mandoulides Schools and Zografeio Lykeio, under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

International Student Literature Conference

Antonis Samarakis: The Eternal Adolescent

International Student Literature Conference

Giorgos Theotokas: Τhe Constantinopolitan

International Student Literature Conference

Odysseas Elytis. The Poet of the Aegean

International Student Literature Conference

G. Vizyenos. The Road to Istanbul

International Student Literature Conference

G. Seferis. From Izmir to Istanbul

International Student Literature Conference

150 Years C. P. Cavafy

International Student Literature Conference

100+1 Years Alexandros Papadiamantis

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International Student Literature Conference

Zografeios Agon

International Student Literature Meeting

Mandoulides Schools – Zografeio Lykeio

An original and creatively conceived kind of student conference has been taking place, with great success, since the spring of 2021, organized by Mandoulides Schools and Zografeio Lykeio, under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

1η Διεθνής Μαθητική Συνάντηση Λογοτεχνίας «Η λογοτεχνία αλλιώς»
International Student Literature Meeting

1st International Student Literature Meeting

International Student Literature Meeting

2nd International Student Literature Meeting

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Dionysis Savvopoulos with the Choir and Orchestra at Zografeio

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Tale without a Name

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

A Magical City…

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

120 Years of Operation of Zografeio Lykeio with Evanthia Rempoutsika

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Thessaloniki – Istanbul: We Sing Together…with Dionysis Savvopoulos

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Zografeio Lykeio Students at Mandoulides Schools

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Singing in Istanbul…with Thanasis Polykandriotis

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Children Draw on the Wall…with Giorgos Hatzinasios

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Children Drawing on the Wall…with George Hatzinasios at the Philological Association “Parnassos”

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Students from Istanbul and Thessaloniki sing with Kostas Makedonas

Events in Collaboration with Zografeio

Singing in Istanbul… with Glykeria!

Art Competition

The Art Competition is addressed to junior – senior high school students in Greece and the Diaspora and encompasses theater, poetry, music (musical and choral ensembles,) painting, photography, and video production. Students have the chance to cultivate and display their skills in artistic expression and creation, while recognizing the value of art in contemporary times in an educational environment that teaches and ensures fair play. Their participation in such a contest strengthens their confidence, improves their social skills, and is an ideal opportunity to meet with peers, communicate, and create. The Art Competition takes place every year on the Mandoulides Junior – Senior High School premises (12th km Highway Thessaloniki – N. Moudania, Thermi, Thessaloniki).

Η συμμετοχή τους μάλιστα σε τέτοιους αγώνες ενδυναμώνει την ψυχολογία τους, βελτιώνει την κοινωνικότητά τους και αποτελεί μια ιδανική ευκαιρία, για να συναντηθούν, να επικοινωνήσουν και να δημιουργήσουν. Οι Αγώνες λαμβάνουν χώρα κάθε έτος στις εγκαταστάσεις των Εκπαιδευτηρίων Ε. Μαντουλίδη (12ο χλμ. Ε.Ο. Θεσσαλονίκης – Ν. Μουδανιών, Θέρμη, Θεσσαλονίκη).

Πανελλήνιοι Μαθητικοί Αγώνες Τέχνης 2023
Art Competition

2022 – 2023

Art Competition

2021 – 2022

ΑΓΩΝΕΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ 2021: Τέχνη, παιδεία και πολιτισμός
Art Competition

2020 – 2021

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Art Competition

2019 – 2020

Art Competition

2018 – 2019

Art Competition

2017 – 2018

Art Competition

2016 – 2017

Art Competition

2015 – 2016

Art Competition

2014 – 2015

European Parliament’s Plenary Session Simulation

One of the most basic and essential goals of a Greek school with a European character and a global orientation is to strengthen its European identity and to cultivate a national and European conscience in its students. An important prerequisite to having a European identity is for the youth to come into contact and familiarize themselves with the statutory bodies of the European Union that support democracy and its future.

Art & Performance

Theater
The Schools, believing in the value of theater education, have introduced to their curriculum a variety of activities related to the art of theater.

From Kindergarten to High School, student theater groups perform ancient and modern drama. The aim of the theater group is to cultivate theatrical education. Through the collective experience of values, through cooperation, responsibility, dialogue, respect for others, critical thinking, expressive power, imagination, creativity and self-expression, students learn to love art and culture and acquire the ability to actively participate in broader cultural developments. Within a climate encouraging enthusiasm and confidence, performances that achieve the objectives of theatrical education are presented.

The cultivation of musical culture is a tradition at the Schools.

Students of the orchestra and the choir accompany school and extracurricular cultural events. Each ensemble, independently or together, has been awarded first place in the student cultural competitions of the Ministry of Education and at international music festivals abroad.

They have also collaborated with important Greek artists such as Manolis Mitsias, Giorgos Hatzinasios, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Lavrentis Mahairitsas, Dionysis Tsaknis, Nikos Papazoglou, Loudovikos of Anogia, Evanthia Reboutsika.

Concert with Evanthia Reboutsika
Music

This program is aimed at Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade students. Objectives of the program are:

  • Experiential approach to the world of music through games, drama and visual work
  • Attainment of sufficient knowledge for children who want to continue their musical studies.
Mandoulides Schools promote students’ contact with the Seventh Art by presenting film-related programs titled Movie Camp, Cine Club, and Frame Rate, designed for students of the Elementary School, Junior, and Senior High School respectively.

As part of their cinematic experience, students engage actively in dialogue immediately following each screening, exploring the themes of the script, the director’s outlook, and the students’ own personal impressions of the film. The discussions are moderated by talented actor and director Panagiotis Kountouras, with whose help a voyage into the magical world of cinema – in pursuit of meanings hidden within each film – begins.

Movie Camp

Movie Camp is a cinematic adventure that is expected to fascinate the viewers. It features a selection of films from different genres, each characterized by directorial excellence and a bold artistic approach, that have a common denominator:  the inner journey of a hero.  Screening include The Truman Show (1998, directed by Peter Weir), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013, directed by Ben Stiller), and Inside Out (2015, directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen).

Cine Club illuminates exciting human stories that teach love through a particularly interesting point of view. Screenings include Cinema Paradiso (1988, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore) and Dead Poets Society (1989, directed by Peter Weir).

Frame Rate explores ideas and attitudes of people in real stories and places that, thanks to the cinematic lens, remain unchanged over time. Screenings include The Wave (2008, directed by Dennis Gansel) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008, directed by Danny Boyle).

In Film Workshop, students learn the main types of cinema and the basics of screenplay and direction.

The main objectives of the program are:

  • The participation and distinction in international, European and Panhellenic competitions under the auspices of the European Union and the Ministry of Culture.
  • The participation in the Film Festival as well as the Documentary Festival of Thessaloniki.
  • Getting into contact with professionals in the field of cinema.

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Traditional Dances

Mandoulides Schools, out of love and respect for Greek Tradition, have established the Traditional Dance Festival. By teaching traditional dances, we help students understand the value of tradition and keep alive the elements that characterize us and unite us as a nation: our origins, our ancestry and our customs.

Through musical and kinetic practice young students develop their musicality, rhythm and imagination while exercising their body, mind and their expressiveness. In classes with older students, the integrated teaching of classical ballet begins.

The aim of the program is for our students to learn to move in harmony, following the rhythm of music with coordinated movements. The result is the acquisition of grace and improvement of posture.

The main objective of the program is for students to be initiated in the art of dance and kinesiological expression. Students are taught to stand and walk while properly controlling their body. Modern Dance increases muscle strength and develops joint agility while controlling body weight. All this is achieved with the help of diaphragm breathing, which enhances the heart and expands the elasticity of the lungs. The benefits, however, are not just physical. Music contributes to mental balance and dance is a manner of expression, an escape from daily routine.

Students creatively express themselves through visual arts and receive distinctions on a national and international level. Awards and prizes are bestowed in international, European and national art competitions.

Art & Science Days

Little and Great Pioneers

Art & Science Days

Young Scientists

Art & Science Days

Mandoulides Art Day

Panhellenic Forensics Association tournament: dramatic and comic duets, oral interpretation of literature, oratory, impromptu speech, group discussion and, of course, debate, where students test their theatrical and public speaking skills in English. Students need to go through an audition to join the Forensics club and older students are given priority due to the requirements of the competition. Students who are interested in joining should indicate this club as their first option.

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Literature and Discourse Programs

Polybius, History Ignoramus

Literature and Discourse Programs

Eugene, the Grammar Expert

Literature and Discourse Programs

Current Events

Literature and Discourse Programs

We talk about us

Literature and Discourse Programs

Spelling Lessons

Literature and Discourse Programs

Booktime

Literature and Discourse Programs

Bookmates

Since 2001, students of the Schools have trained in Greek language rhetorical speech contests, including debate, impromptu, motivational speech and expressive reading. In this way, they cultivate critical thinking, are familiarized with the formulation of grammatically and aesthetically correct discourse and practice rhetorical style, always within the framework of each respective contest’s rules. The result of their efforts is the great success achieved on a local and national level.

Club – Public Speaking

Dialogue plays a very important role in everyone’s life. It awakens people’s spiritual and mental powers and satisfies their innate need for communication. Dialectics was the basis of science and a faithful ally of knowledge.

As part of the above reasons, the public speaking club provides students with training in rhetoric and debate.

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