Social Contribution

Counseling & Community Service

The Schools always keep to their pedagogical role and ensure that their students develop a wider knowledge of their educational and professional choices. At the same time they provide students with mental abilities, values and principles that will guarantee their happiness and lead them to success.


Entrepreneurship Programs are career orientation programs based on the principles of experiential learning where participants learn through observation and interaction with executives of an organization or a company.

The programs last four weeks and are divided into two phases. In the first phase, students are introduced to the basic principles of operation of a company while in the second phase they acquire experiential experience on its premises on a daily basis, participating in meetings and dialogues with executives and thus familiarizing themselves with the subject.




The Schools, as part of the School Vocational Guidance, collaborate with the innovative online Career Orientation Center “100 Mentors”. The program is aimed at students of 9th – 12th Grade who are close to selecting the profession they will follow, and will help them:

  • Understand the value of the proper choice of studies and training to claim the profession they want.
  • Get into contact with a wealth of professional choices and prospects.
  • Be aware of the need for ongoing training so that they can keep track of the constantly evolving expertise.
  • Develop into people who will be satisfied with their job in the future.

Students are informed by specialists (university professors, prominent professionals) about modern and traditional professions, discuss undergraduate and postgraduate programs, visit workplaces in collaboration with the STEAMulator educational program, which is organized by Creative Vision Lab, and thus they get professionally oriented and can choose their future jobs with knowledge and responsibility.

The Virtual Business education program of JA (Junior Achievement) Greece gives young people the initiative to find a business idea, do research and set up their own student business, thus developing creativity, teamwork, critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills that will lead them to suitable study and career choices.

Virtual Business

Virtual Business

Virtual Business

Success Stories 2018

Experiential Vocational Guidance Meeting 2018

Students of 9th - 11th Grade had a unique opportunity to be informed on the prospects of the new landscape in work, the connection of the labor market with knowledge and the requirements of their educational and professional future at the Experiential Vocational Guidance Meeting entitled “Success Stories”.

Personal approaches to scientific and business recognition and views on the modern university, enterprises and their relations were shared by Fani Athanasiadou, Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Medicine of A.U.Th, Director of the Department of Pediatrics at Interbalkan Medical Center, Vangelis Gerovasiliou, Winemaker, Founder of the Gerovasiliou Estate and Panagiotis Kouvrakis, Founding Member of BETA CAE Systems. The common conviction of all the speakers was that love must be the main criterion for choosing your future profession. The students should pursue their professional future in keeping with the dreams and needs of their soul.

During the event, the students asked questions and expressed their own views on the thorny issue of vocational guidance.

Mrs. Ekaterini Mantoulidou, President of the Schools, referred to the vision and professionalism of the Schools’ founder, Evangelos Mantoulidis, while General Director, Mrs. Aspa Hasioti expanded on the Experiential Vocational Guidance Programs implemented at Mandoulides Schools.

The discussion was coordinated by Mr. Kostas Bliatkas, Journalist, Writer.

from the event

Parent Seminars

Mandoulides Schools, in order to empower parents in their difficult and demanding role not only of raising their children but also of preparing tomorrow’s citizens, invite you to attend the Parent Seminars under the general title “Are we Raising Good Citizens?”

As part of the program, special experts and associates of the Schools will discuss with parents issues relating to the development of children and adolescents, including the effective management of inappropriate behavior; relationships and communication within the family; sensitive issues such as self-esteem and contending with difficult behaviors; as well as anxiety, socialization, and empowerment of children and adolescents by teaching them values that will contribute to their smooth integration into society and the world.

Parents Seminars will take place on Wednesdays at 18:00 - 20:00, on the Junior - Senior High School premises (Building B). Parents will be accommodated on a first come first served basis, and are able to choose the topic that interests them depending on the program.

  • Depression in adolescence. Causes and treatment
    Alexandros Gerontidis, Clinical Psychologist
  • “No” is a meaningful sentence
    Damianos Douitsis, Rehabilitation Counselor and President of OASIS (Support Center for Addicted People)
    Despina Ekizidou, Mental Health Counselor
  • Emotion-regulation skills in preschool and early school age
    Olga Zikopoulou, Psychologist, PhD, MSc
  • Eating disorders
    Myrto Marinou, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist
  • Communication and modern challenges in human relationships
    Elena Patila, Psychologist, Family Counseling & Treatment
  • Love with rules and limits
    Damianos Douitsis, Rehabilitation Counselor and President of OASIS (Support Center for Addicted People)
    Despina Ekizidou, Mental Health Counselor
  • Discipline or punishment?
    Olga Zikopoulou, Psychologist, PhD, MSc
  • Anger management
    Myrto Marinou, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist
  • Bullying as a rejection of diversity: Extensions in the school and the community
    Elena Patila, Psychologist, Family Counseling & Treatment

Medical Attention and Support

The Schools cooperate with a specialized medical and scientific staff to better address any problems students may face and to ensure that parents are informed without delay, free of charge:

• Dentist
• Endocrinologist
• Gastroenterologist
• Gynecologist
• Ophthalmologist
• Orthodontist
• Pediatricians
• Psychiatrist - Psychotherapist
• Psychologist
• Speech therapist
• Urologist

Experts examine students on the Schools grounds or in their office and send parents written information on the results of the examination.

The Schools, in their efforts to support the difficult and challenging but also exciting parenting task, organize workshops, seminars, and parent meetings, every year.

Within these informative events and meetings experts analyze issues, answer questions and constructively discuss issues concerning the development of children and adolescents; the effective management of inappropriate behavior; relationships and communication within the family; and particularly issues such as self-esteem, socialization, learning difficulties and the empowerment of children and adolescents.

Considering that the needs and concerns of each student are unique, the Schools support the psychologist cooperation program with students and their parents.

Volunteering Actions

Cooperation with the Pediatric Clinics of AHEPA Hospital and Ippokrateio Hospital

Students of our Schools pay weekly visits to the pediatric oncology departments and entertain the young patients. They play board games with them, sing, and engage in creative activities.

With the association "Action to Bring about Change"

Students of our Schools pay weekly visits to the creative workshops of the Action to Bring about Change association and encounter persons with disabilities. Young volunteers take part in the association with the help and support of all members, so as to gradually assume specialized roles.

With the nursing home "Myrtia"

Students of our Schools pay weekly visits to the “Myrtia" nursing home and assist the residents through discussions, entertainment and games.

With the Smile of the Child organization

The Lilliputian artists of Mandoulides Kindergarten create art work that is put on sale to benefit the Smile of the Child social welfare organization.

Participation in half marathon Night Run for Hope and Health

Students and graduates of our Schools participate in the half marathon Night Run for Hope and Health, organized in the center of Thessaloniki.

We learn by helping

This activity provides students of the Elementary School a first acquaintance with the concepts of volunteerism and solidarity. Through various activities, the program seeks to develop collaboration and social contribution.

Voluntary peer tutoring

Peer tutoring performed by outstanding Senior High School students to Junior High School students always under the supervision of their respective teachers.

With the club "Amymoni"

Participation in the half marathon Night Run for Hope and Health supports the efforts of "Amymoni" (Hellenic Association of Parents and Friends of People with Visual Impairment and Additional Disabilities). The Schools’ Christmas Charity Bazaar displays creations and products of the member of this association.

With “En Dynami”

Students and graduates of Schools participate in activities and theatrical performances of "En Dynami" (group of children with special abilities). During the Christmas Charity Bazaar a display space is available where creations and products from the group are sold.

With the association "Open Arms"

Students of the Schools participate in actions and initiatives of “Open Arms” (Friends of Social Medicine and Pediatrics - Thessaloniki Branch). During the Schools’ annual Christmas Charity Bazaar a display space is available where creations and products of the members of this association can be purchased.

We score for Smiles

Faithful to genuine sportsmanship and actively applying the values of volunteerism and solidarity, teams from the Elementary School and the Soccer Academy participate in the sports tournament organized annually by the Smile of the Child social welfare organization.

Animals offer their eyes (Lara Guide-Dog School)

Young students of the Day Care Center, Kindergarten, and English Garden, join forces with the Lara Guide-Dog School to contribute to the invaluable work of the school that its people provide with great love and in a scientific approach. As part of the innovative program "Animals Offer Their Eyes", children are sensitized and at the same time informed about these unique guide dogs who offer their eyes to our fellow citizens with total or partial loss of vision.

Christmas Charity Bazaar

Every year, with the participation of thousands of students, parents, teachers, and friends of the Schools, the Christmas Charity Bazaar titled "Triangle Wishes, Treats, Love and Kisses" is organized by the Schools and MAS Mandoulides, in a festive atmosphere and with the intention to offer to our fellow man. The proceeds of the charity bazaar strengthens groups, associations and individuals who have financial or social problems.

Blood Bank

Mandoulides Schools, regarding blood donation as an invaluable contribution to society and knowing that demand for blood is constantly growing, have founded a blood bank, where faculty and staff as well as students’ parents and guardians may donate blood voluntarily. Love is the beginning, the middle and the completion of the display of our humanity, and, as a result, the only God-given gift. The Schools’ voluntary blood drive is tangible proof of this love. Voluntary blood donation is the most important indication of real humanity. The willingness to offer without expecting a reward is an innate human characteristic, indicative of people with moral values and emotions. In these hard times, let us not treat each other with indifference. Let us show our love and light up the faces of our fellow man.