The schools belonging to Strovolos Municipality, open in the afternoons, on weekends and public holidays to host the “Open School” program.
The first public school to host the “Open School” is the Constantinoupoleos Elementary School.
Nowadays there are more schools hosting the Open School programs.
Applications: 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016 μέχρι και τις 7 Οκτωβρίου 2016.
Beginning of activities: Δευτέρα 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016.
How was the Open School Created:
In September 2006 the Ministry of Education And Culture informed the Municipality of its intention to pilot the program “Open School”. The Municipality subsequently asked for more information on the program’s goals.
It was later reported to the Ministry that the Municipality of Strovolos intended to operate the programme. Having successfully developed similar programmes, such as the Children’s Club, where 290 children are handled on the premises of the local elementary schools, the structure for such an operation existed. Meanwhile, the municipality also began developing the Dance Club, the Children’s theatrical workshop, the Arts and Crafts Club and the Children’s Choir.
According to the statute, the members of the “Open School” can be:
- The Municipality
- Clubs and organised groups of the Municipality
- The Youth Board
- The School Board
- Parents’ Associations
Citizens interested in the goals of the Open School
The Open School is a programme funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture whose primary aim is the utilisation of school areas as Cultural, Sports, and Creativity Centres during afternoons and other times when they would otherwise remain unused.
The main goals of the program are:
- Stimulation of Municipality residents to take part in social activities which improve their quality of life
- Growth of cultural and athletic abilities in our society
- Possibilities for organisations, clubs and people to have cultural, artistic and athletic activities so that they can promote their work to the public
- Strengthen the relationship between the residents of the Municipality
Board Members of the Strovolos Municipality “Open School”
- Andreas Papacharalambous, Mayor/ President
- Georgios Hadjioannou Sifu/ Vice-President
- George Christodoulou, Deputy General Secretary/Foundation secretary
- Froso Georgiadou
- Lenia Kyriakidou
- Makis Symeou
- Chryso Polycarpou
- Antonis Kountouris
- Constantinos Parmaklis
- Savvas Agathokleous
- Savvas Constantinides
- Theodosia Hadjichloe
- Costas Sofroniou