2 Once Upon A Time Once upon a time, son, they used to laugh with their hearts and laugh with their eyes: but now they only laugh with their teeth, while their ice-block-cold eyes search behind my shadow. By GABRIEL OKARA There was a time indeed they used to shake hands with their hearts: but that s gone, son. Now they shake hands without hearts: while their left hands search my empty pockets. Feel at home! Come again : they say, and when I come again and feel at home, once, twice, there will be no thrice for then I find doors shut on me. So I have learned many things, son. I have learned to wear many faces like dresses homeface, officeface, streetface, hostface, cocktailface, with all their conforming smiles like a fixed portrait smile. And I have learned too to laugh with only my teeth and shake hands without my heart. I have also learned to say, Goodbye, when I mean Good-riddance ; to say Glad to meet you, without being glad; and to say It s been nice talking to you, after being bored. But believe me, son. I want to be what I used to be when I was like you. I want to unlearn all these muting things. Most of all, I want to relearn how to laugh, for my laugh in the mirror shows only my teeth like a snake s bare fangs! So show me, son, how to laugh; show me how I used to laugh and smile
3 Pascal is often referred to as a family, forged with solid ties, working in unison with the surrounding community. As we bid a warm farewell to the graduates of 011, we prepare to welcome new members to follow in the footsteps of their older peers who will continue to make us proud with achievements that are still to come in years that will follow. As Headmistress, I feel that our school, young as it is, has established a commendable reputation on a local but also international scale due to the dedication and commitment of teachers, heads of year groups, parents and students, of course. Honour and prowess is evoked in writing the Headmistress Note in each edition of Pascal Insight as I am urged to look back in time but also to focus on the future. With schemes like Comenius, educational trips abroad, university visits, club days with destinations around the island, we have given a first-hand impression of the essence of Pascal Larnaka, the core of which is encapsulated within this magazine, hereby presented to you. Both the front cover and Okara s poem deal with ageing and both suggest a loss of innocence as we evolve and adapt according to our exposure to the world surrounding us. As children we take in, absorb, observe. As adults we begin to give, influence and impact. Perhaps the focus of Pascal Insight is to delineate the role we, as a school community, play in each student s path in trying to maintain the natural goodness inherent in us all, for our school is not only about learning, it is about learning how to grow. We hope that as you click through the electronic pages that follow, you will savour many of the moments captured and upon reflecting, Okara s words may even become apparent, that our students have as much to teach us, as we have to teach them. To end, we would like to dedicate this year s edition to all our students but in particular, to the graduating class Chief Editor: Demos Kaoullas Assistance from Christina Karaviotou The future belongs to those who prepare for it today Malcom X
4 Once Upon a Time is an emotional poem about the story of a grown up man who once was an innocent child. His adult world has lost the charm of his childhood years. The poet describes how the process of growing up transforms the innocence of childhood. After entering the adult world, the young adults will gradually forget how to laugh with their hearts. While growing up, the cold world intimidated our main character. He used to sense people s insincerity and their superficial laughs, because they only laugh[ed] with their teeth,/while their ice-block-cold eyes/ search[ed] behind [his] shadow. It is a vicious circle: once someone has entered the adult world, he will change then change others. Our character will learn how to say things that he doesn t really mean: I have also learned to say, Goodbye, / when I mean Goodriddance ;/to say Glad to meet you, /without being glad; and to say It s been/nice talking to you, after being bored Like everyone else, our main character was forced to grow up in order to adapt to the adult world: I have learned to wear many faces/like dresses homeface,/ officeface, streetface, hostface, cock-/tail face, with all their conforming smiles/like a fixed portrait smile. In this selfish world, our character learned how to adapt; he adapted a little too well. He now can play the adult role without any problem. However, once he became a parent, parenthood seems to have helped him to remember the innocent world of his childhood. Because of his son, he wants to re-learn how to be sincere. His son holds the key to this old, forgotten world. What a wonderful poem! It presents in such a simple manner, such a complicated subject: the pain of growing up, and the loss of innocence.
5 1A First Row: Alexander Vikentiou, Charalambos Phokou, Alan Whittingham, Margarita Georgiadis, Ioanna Arkadiou, Donya Ebrahim, Maxwell Kilner, Lewis Jenkins, Nash Passiades. Second Row: Mrs Aspasia Manti, Maritsa Havadjia, Satya Christodoulou, Marina Koupparis, Eleni Koumi, Ifigenia Kleanthous, Frederiki Soteriou, Andrey Sesyuk, Mrs Evy Pistola. Back Row: Andreas Dinglis, Louiza Artemi, Antonia Diakou, Eleni Patsalos, Natasia Petrou, Alexander Demetriou, Adrian Demetriou, Mahan Fathi, Armand Barle, Artem Osmolovsky. 1B First Row: Kyriakos Stylianou, Averkios Nicolaou, Constantinos Ioannou, Thekla Georgiou, Anna Savva, Marilena Papachrisodoulou, Erica Afxentiou, Kyriakos Pittas, Christodoulos Markides. Second Row: Mrs Despina Kaittani, Giorgos Savvides, Nasia Charalambous, Alexandra Taratynova, Paula Costa, Demetris Georgiou, Lazaros Pieri, Christoforos Kounes, Nicolas Tsaggaris, Mrs. Evey Pistola Back Row: Stelios Mavrides, Savvas Savva, Antreas Astraios, Christiana Lagou, Maria Manentzou, Pantelis Georgiou, Olga Stylianou, Costas Costi, Christodoulos Louvia.
6 1C First Row: Kypros Tilliros, Kousiappas Georgios,Georgiou Michalia, Kounnas Constantinos, Michailas Anastasis,Anastasiou Marina, Moleski Charalambia,Demetriou Theodoros Second Row: Mr.Christoforos Alexandrou, Yiorka Stavriana, Kavalierou Marios,Kafatari Constantinos, Procopiou Marios, Neoptolemou Vasilis, Anastasiou Panayiotis, Alambriti Loukia, Mrs.Evi Pistola Back Row: Kyriacou Thekla, Kyriacou Michaella, Michael Savvas, Damianou Kyriakos,Antoniou Antonis, Kemitzis Michalis, Efstathiou Ioannis, Sofokleous Odysseas Absences: Paschali Maria 1D First Row: Hadjiyianni Mikaella, Demetriou Demetra, Michaelidou Georgia, Poliviou Eleni, Cosma Paris, Avgousti Chrysanthi, Papatheocharous Ioannis, Savva Constantinos, Toumazou Ioannis, Second Row: Ms Maria Theophilou, Parperi Katerina, Popovidou Sara, Tambourla Antigoni (Noni), Efthimiou Evdokia (Efi), Nikola Christos, Theodorou Xenios, Kadi Andria, Mrs Evey Pistola Back Row: Konis Efraim, Karapitta Chrystalla, Ioulianou Christofora, Zachariou Georgia, Georgiou Nicoletta, Panayi Alexandros, Zachariou Anastasis, Orthodoxou Margarita
7 A First Row: Koutra James, Pavlou Marios, Panayiotou Demetria, Passiadou Fiona, Stavrou Anastasios, Zingis Paris, Pavlou Georgios, Xydias Constantinos. Second Row: Mrs. Irene Petrou, Redpath Natalie, Agathokleous Marina, Hadjiyiannakou Andria, Solomonidou Rafaella, Constantinou Chrysostomos, Solomonides Andreas, Georgiou Antonis, Mr. Petros Kimitris. Back Row: Xydia Nicoletta, Timm Elliot, Sutton Joshua, Karoullas Harry, Kakoullis Anastasios, Travkin Philip, Iasonides Constantinos. B First Row: Zorpides Christos, Georgiou Eleni, Elia Georgia, Costa Nicole, Kappelou Anastasia, Nicolaidou Andrea Rafaela, Kavourides Michalis. Second Row: Christoforos Alexandrou (Form Teacher), Vassiliou Stalo, Vassiliou Maria, Charalambous Sophia, Foka Andreas Georgios, Graham Savana, Evgeniou Andreas, Palate Danae, Tsappi Gavriella, Ms Irene Petrou (HOY ). Back Row: Yiagkou Louiza, Demetriou Maria, Paschali Varvara, Kagkeli Maria, Frangou Charalambos, Agathocleous Marios. Absences:
8 C First Row: Spanou Rafaella, Foukkari Panagiota, Alexandrou Elena, Stavrou Pantelitsa, Papoulias Yiannis, Zachariou Constantinos, Todirica Alexandros. Second Row: Miss Georgia Markadji, Marangou Elena, Kadi Kyriaki, Pirillos Panayitis, Kleopa Kleopas, Sampson Costas, Zenonos Anastasis, Christou Panayiotis, Ms Irene Petrou. Back Row: Shiantani Chrisanthi, Avraam Kalia, Foti Georgia, Sakka Nicoletta, Vrikki Nicoletta, Kittis George, Shiantanis Antonis. D First Row: Michael Demetris, Panayiotou Efthymia, Andronicou Anastasia, Georgiou Georgia, Charalambous Kyriaki, Panayi Nayia, Kyriacou Lazaros. Second Row: Mrs Irene Petrou, Kafatari Iliana, Philipou Marina, Mavrou Kyriaki, Theodotou Andria, Mr Socrates Petrides. Back Row: Mouzouris Andreas, Sophocleous Andreas, Kyriacou George, Prodromou Lenos, Solomondas Leonidas. Absences: Helen Alexandrou, Stavrinos Constantinou, Demetris Demetriou, Christos Georgiou
9 E First Row: Zenonos Loizos, Anastasiou Marianna, Christou Maria, Pelide Electra, Stavrinou Thea, Vasiliou Kyriaki, Markou Lazaros. Second Row: Mrs. Irene Petrou, Spirou Stefani, Apostolou Miranta, Charitonidou Constantina, Patziarou Maria, Koudeli Sofia, Kiriakou Korina, Pelide Christina, Nikiforou Christiana, Mrs Myrto Michaila Back Row: Petrides Evros, Ioannou Demetris, Solomou Demetris, Constantinou Nicolas, Antoniou Aggelos, Markou Stylianos, Stavrou Antonis, Efstathiou Alexandros. 3A First Row: Stavrou Andreas, Eracleous Theodoros, Economides Andreas, Valeva Alexandrina, Michael Michelle, Venizelou Mariam, Xiourouppa Charis, Hadjiyiasemi Kyriaki. Second Row: Mr George Klokkaris, Thoma Christoforos, Mitsidou Christiana, Ourri Angelika, Hadjigeorgiou Stavri, Panayi Isabella, Antoniou Stavroulla, Alambriti Eleni, Ms Lena Mahdessian. Back Row: Anastasi Petros, Valeev Marat, Shiantanis Antonis, Xiourouppas Michalis, Matsangos Rafael, Zakheos Antonis, Graham Curtis, Shariari Arad. Absences: Georgiadis Ioanna, Lappas Charalambos.
10 3B First Row: Athanasiou Vassiliki, Pashiourtidou Anna, Liperi Loukia, Kontos Panayiotis, Francis Lina, Papamichael Joanne, Yiallouros Antonis. Second Row: Mr. George Klokkaris, Alexandrou Christiana, Kavourides Katerina, Perikli Anastasia, Maouri Chrystalla, Michael Paraskevi, Ogden Emma, Panayiotou Nikolas, Koumi Yiannis, Ms Christina Karaviotou. Back Row: Savva Savvas, Savva Stylianos, Solomou Miltos, Spanoudis Yiannis, Nicolaou Andreas, Takkas George, Anastasiou Panayiotis, Kemitzis Nicholas, Savvides Yiannakis. Absences: Mavromatis Michalis. 3C First Row: Mouzouris George, Andronikou Andronikos, Mavrolefterou Andrea, Stavrou Kyriaki,Elefthriou Evdokia, Papadopoulou Panayiota, Pitta Anna, Konnari Vicky. Second Row: Fokas Zacharias, Kalli Marina, Papakyriakou George, Markou Markos, Nonis Stavros, Antoniou Melina, Aresti Maria, Ms Maria Anastasiou. Back Row: Mr George Klokkaris, Charous Andreas, Nicolaou Michael, Konatzi Efthymia, Ppasias Panayiotis, Hadjimatheou Konstantinos, Fouli Vassiliki, Themistokleous Marios, Shambellas Panayioyis, Charalambous Theodosis. Absences: Thoupou Christina, Anastasiou Elena.
11 3D First Row: Mr George Klokkaris, Stephanou Fotini, Theodorou Kyriaki, Polydorou Nikoletta, Tsikkos Andreas, Loucaidou Stefanie, Kakoulli Stella, Yerolemou Tonia, Kounnas Kyriakos. Second Row: Kyriakou Marios, Efraim Elena, Prastiti Andrea, Moyseos Maria, Nicolaou Irene- Chrysovalanto, Kyprianou Theodora, Kyriakou Katerina, Michael Irene, Ms Lyghia Christina Jeronymides. Back Row: Andreou Elina, Papamoyseos Moysis, Nicolaides Giorgos, Savva Andreas, Christou Vasilis, Andreou Panayiotis, Nicolaides Alexandros, Charalambous Maria. Absences: Papacosta Avgousta, Loizou Natalie. 3E First Row: Efthimiou Loukia, Patsalou Elena, Alexandrou Sotiris, Ioannou Georgia, Christofides Kyriakos, Solomou Christodoulos. Second Row: Mr George Klokkaris, Constantinou Constantinos, Soteriou Gavriella, Nathanael Kalia, Theodorou Lambros, Panayi Thanasis, Vasiliou Vasilis, Ms Barbara Kounna. Back Row: Malathoura Fotini, Georgiou Maria, Mallourides Constantinos, Christoforou Demetris, Psaras Nicolas, Koukakis Nicolas, Demou Demetris. Absences: Evangelou Chrisanthi, Athanasiou Kalliopi, Spyrou Kyriakos, Eleftheriou Andria.
12 4A First Row: Iacovou George, Koumandari Vassilia, Andreas Andreou, Tatarian Pailag, Georgiou Demetra, Clark Hayley, Panayiotou Marina, Timm Benjamin Second Row: Stylianou Andreas, Eftychiou Achilleas, Ketsbaia Lida, Sutton Sam, Sandlers Georgiys Back Row: Samouride Margarita, Georgiou Antreas, Sisou Varnavas, Petrou Stelios, Porfyriou Stephani, Marottou Stephania, Jenkins Jack Absences: Bothe Abbey, Joannou Jennifer, Cavendish Caomhe, Djurovic Iva, Kazantzis George, Petrou Stylini 4B First Row: Costi Kyriaki, Georgiou Terpsichori, Aristides Yiannos, Costa Eleni, Zimboulaki Danae, Kasapis Stavros, Foukkari Loizos, Tingis Sophia, Nooraei Mona Second Row:Mrs Athanasiou Panayiota, Papachristodoulou Andreas, Theodosi Mariana, Kotsapas Christina, Christou Stella, Xiourouppa Despina, Nicolaou Sergis, Hadjikakou Costas, Mrs Maria Evangelidou Back Row: Parperi Savvas, Alexandrou George, Harris Sophie, Smith Chelsea, Hadjittoouli Nicolas, Demetriou Sergios, Georgiou Panayiotis Absences: Zachariou Elena
13 4C First Row: Agathokleous Vasilia, Ioakim Eleni, Ioannou Panayiota, Sergi Maria, Kekkou Christina, Loizou Anna, Frangou Elli, Athanasiou Irene, Koshi Andriani, Erotokritou Antonia, Mrs Maria Evangelidou Second Row: Ms Stella Charalambous, Adamou Andreas, Hadjimitsi Fivos, Alexandrou Panayiotis, Andreou Theodoros, Mavri Evgenios Back Row: Demetriou Pavlos, Kyriacou Vasilis, Marangos Christos, Christoforou Timotheos, Pelides Constantinos, Konomou Petros, Zachariou Minas, Tofias Haris 4D First Row: Evangelou Elias, Avraam Marisa, Parpouna Vasia, Pafiti Constantina, Kyrpianou Ioanna, Antoniou Chrystalla, Kitsiou Constantinos, Kounnas E. Anastasis Second Row: Ms.Zena Alambriti, Michael Michalis, Frangoudes Demetris, Hadjiandoni Pantelitsa, Theodorou Irene, Skalioti Anna, Varnava Charalambos, Mandridis Kleitos, Mrs. Maria Evangelidou Back Row: Amirotos Christos, Efstathiou Efstathios, Ioannou Elias, Koudelis Antonis, Panayiotou Panayiotis, Xiourouppa Pantelis, Gregoriades Constantinos, Ambiza Melinos
14 4E First Row: Anastasiou Eleni, Papapanayiotou Elana,Challouma Andry, Kassianou Marietta, Charalambous Louiza, Kyriacou Eleni, Hadjivassili Alexandra, Solomou Andreas Second Row:Mr. Marios Thoma, Philippou Maria, Adamou Irene, Stavride Evanthia, Hadjiconstantinou Demetris, Petrou Maria, Kanelis Rafael, Mrs. Maria Evangelidou Back Row: Neokleous Neoklis, Kyriacou Andreas, Chrysaphi Kristianna, Michael Anastasis, Stylianou Ioannis, Hadjiconstanti Andreas, Matsoukas Demetris, Christoforou Aristodemos, Christou Theofilos 5A First Row: Mosfili Andria, Zachariou Fodini, Havadja Chrystalla, Shanina Alexandra, Christodoulou Georgia, Flouri Magdalena Krolikowaska, Bothe Cassidy Second Row: Demetriou Andreas, Demetriou Maria, Georgiou Giorgos, Kounna Irene, Manoli Marios, Ms Eleni Malla Back Row: Petrou Papi, Michalis Challoumas, Hadjichristou Constantinos, Zaouras Panayiotis, Tingis Alexandros, Kavelis Zacharias, Apostolou Yiannis Absences: Zachariou Christina
15 5B First Row: Kleanthous Eleftherios, Kyprianou George, Assioti Savina, Lambrou Sophia, Psara Doinitsa, Kounna Chrystalla, Savva Michaella, Elia Despo Second Row: Mrs. Ioannou Eleni, David Patricia, Andronicou Theodora, Hadjiconstnti Kyriaki, Sidarok Krystina, Christofi Katerina, Georgiou Rafael, Mrs. Maria Ioannou Back Row:Kldiashvili Konstantin, Kldiashvili Kirill, Andreou Rafael, Kysela Petros, Menelaou Marios. Patsalos Kyriakos, Kyriakou Michalis 5C First Row: Savva Sotiris, Pavlou Chrystalla, Charalambous Maria, Michael Christianna, Poulli Natali, Vasiliou Rafaela, Eftychiou Christianna, Kostikki Demetra Second Row: Eleni Ioannou, Koumantaris George, Pavlou Anna, Petrides Alkeos, Ellinas Danae, Demetriou Constantinos, Zourides George, Stylianou Zacharias, Kounnas Epiphanios, Sakkas Georgia, Apostolou Angela Back Row: Michael Antonis, Lappas Demetris, Alambritis Savvas, Zachariou Andreas, Manentzou Sokratis, Panayiotou George, Pasialountas Michalis, Charalambous Toumazos
16 5D First Row: Tanos Christos, Eracleous Nicoletta, Stavrou Varvara, Makri Theodora, Constantinou Antri, Gennadiou Michaella, Nicola Christina, Papoulias Emmanuel, Charalambous Nicholas Second Row: Mrs. Eleni Ioannou, Ioannou Lucy, Kekkou Rafaela, Issa Stella, Papageorgiou Elena, Timotheou Stavros, Zinonos Christoforos, Miss Maria Kkimitri Back Row: Challoumas Alexandros, Pelides Constantinos, Valiantis Demetris, Louca Andreas, Pa pacostas, Kyriacos, Hadjimatheou Giannis, Orphanides Giorgos, Vasiliou Stelios 6A First Row: Ebrahim Sara, Xiourouppa Andri, Neophytou Elia, Kyriakou Maria, Christodoulou Irene, Mrs Evrilia Kayia. Second Row: Artemiou Panayiotis, Chasapis Yiannis, Georgallides Leonidas, Georgiou Pavlos, Pavlidou Maria, Back Row: Mr Michalis Ellinas, Mannouris Georgios, Valeev Marcel, Georgiou Christopher, Karaolis George, Andreou Andreas, Demetriou Demetris, Michael Critchley Spencer, Challoumas Michalis. Absences: Joannou Krystie, Kazamia Gavriella, Kotsapas Paraskevi, Koutsofta Nicole, Petrou Jack, Petrou Nicolletta, Hadjicostantinou Georgia.
17 6B First Row: Matsangou Anastasia, Santi Andrea, Loucatzie Irene, Karagiorgi Elizabeth, Symeou Kallistheni, Palate Kleopas Second Row: Mrs Frangesca Frangou, Theodorou Andreas, Shadarevian Demetra, Damianou Valentinos, Phokou Theophanis, Michael Marios, Mrs Evrilia Kiayia Back Row: Hadjisavas Georgios, Demetriou Christos, Papamichael Illane, Sergiou Sergios, Critchley Alex Absences: Pougioukka Constantinos, Demetriou Demetris, Samourides Andreas 6C First Row: Theodorou Anastasia, Zimboulaki Faviola, Zinonos Niki, Christofidi Antri, Iacovou Marilena, Erotokritou Despo Second Row: Demetriou Gregoris, Toumazou Myrofora,Louka Thekli, Karagiorgi Marios, Athanasiou Charalambos, Kyriacou George, Marinou Marinos, Panayi Theocharis, Evrilia Kiayia Back Row: Patsalos Andreas, Georgiou Demetris, Alambritis Michalis, Ioulianou Andreas, Iakovou Anastasis, Sofokleous Andreas, Andronicou Michalis Absences: Iacovou Iacovina, Monoyios Christodoulos, Neophytou Andreas, Pittarides Gregoris,
18 From left to right: First Row: Andri Pentari, George Georgiadis, Marios Hadjivasiliou, Despina Lioliou, Costas Costa, Soterios Panayi. Second Row: Thegla Papastavrou, Stella Charalambous, Christina Thomaidou Pavlidou, Despina Kaittani, Christina Karaviotou, Maria Zingi, Maria Kkimitri, Denise Evgeniou, Irene Petrou, Aggela Venizelou, Eleni Ioannou, Michalis Ellinas Third Row: Eleni Christodoulou, Constantia Papamarkou, Georgia Markadji, Barvara Kounna, Lyghia-Christina Jeronymides, Maria Evangelidou, Joanna Panayi, Zena Alambritis, Andri Stavrou, Socratis Petrides. Fourth Row: Frangesca Frangou, Panayiota Demetriou, Maria Anastasiou, Lena Mahdessian, Myrto Michailas, Maria Ioannou, Eleni Malla, Marios Thoma, George Klokkaris, Andri Louca. Back Row: Gregoris Demetriou, Andrea Myriantopoulou, Constantina Constantinou, Angela Apostolou, Panayiota Athanasiou, Evey Pistola, Evrilia Kiayia, Demosthenis Kaoullas, Petros Kimitris, Michael Hielschler, Christoforos Alexandrou, Elpidoforos Anastasiou. Absences: Elias Kamaratos, Andros Avraam, Maria Theophilou, Andrea Andreou, Iliana Tsiapou, Elina Zevrou, Anna Shipettaris.
19 The Archery Club this year was held differently to previous years. Students of all classes who truly wished to learn to shoot a bow were invited to enrol in and train after school from -3:30 every Tuesday. The few, but dedicated athletes showed great improvement during the course of the year, testimony to which are the medals they have received at tournaments held by the Cyprus Archery Federation. Specifically, the athletes that distinguished themselves, are Lefteris Kleanthous (form 5), Michalis Michail (form 5), Costas Hadjicakou (form 4), Christoforos Thoma (form 3) and Alexandra Taratynova (form 1). Congratulations to them all and wishes for an even better championship year next year! The PASCAL English School Larnaka Art Club, for the academic year aimed for another exciting year of creative art activities. The young art club enthusiasts were challenged to construct their own marionette puppets on string. With modelling clay, paint, fabric, feather and other various art materials, the outcome was exceptionally creative. One of the club days focused on lino printing, where the students had the opportunity to print their designs on paper and fabric which were later on sewn into lavender scented miniature pillows. Art Club members also constructed Christmas Charity Fundraising Ornaments. Every single little craft was sold! On the 4 th Art club day, a guest drama therapist, Roula Demetriou was invited to conduct the session. The aim. for students to experience and comprehend a different conceptual self awareness of art and body movement; a means by which a self restricted barrier was broken down encouraging the students to become more expressive and confident. Club Leaders: Elias Kamaratos Club Leaders: Rodoula Anastasiou and Anna Shepettari
20 Club Leaders: Soterios Panayi, Giorgos Klokkaris Members: 15 The aim of the club was to teach the basics of the game of Basketball to the students of PES Larnaca. Students that registered for the club took part in learning how to shoot, dribble and defend within the rules of Basketball while teachers made an effort to teach students how to be part of a team and how to take advantage of their skills in order to achieve the goal of winning a game of Basketball. During the 6 club days, members visited the Larnaca Kinotiko Center, where they were provided with a basketball court by the Cyprus Sports Organisation. This gave them the chance to practice every aspect surrounding the game in a secure environment, with a realistic impression of how it feels to participate in a real basketball game. Students seemed to enjoy the time spent on learning the fundamentals of basketball and really had fun. The club coordinators were pleased with the behaviour and enthusiasm and promised that they would keep the club running for the following academic year! The aim of the club was to en- hance team spirit to students, help them develop bowling techniques and also compete with each other while at the same time, have fun! We had 35 members in our club. During the 6 club days we have visited the K max Bowling centre and Rock N Bowl (in Dekelia road) three times. Students spent their time playing and enjoying games. Club Leaders: Georgia Markadji, Lena Mahdessian, Eleni Mala
21 Aim of club: The aim of this club was to make students aware of the existence of other cultural and religious sites and monuments in the town of Larnaca. The visit inspired a multicultural spirit that students should have when attending an International World School. Approximately there are 15 students in our club. Club day No1: Visit to Angeloktisti Church and Hala Sultan Tekke The aim of the Dance Club was to develop the dancing skills of students in different genres such as Hip Hop, Break, Latin and Greek. On each club day, students visited Mambo Dance School and learned a different dance. Club day No: Visit to Aradippou Municipality and Larnaca Police Station Club day No3: Larnaca Firestation and EAC Club day No4: Pierides Museum, Ayios Lazaros church, Larnaca s castle The club leaders are Eleni Christodoulou and Christina Thomaides Pavlides, with approximately 6 members, mainly girls. All members really enjoyed the grooves and were eager to learn a new steps at every session Club day No5: Ormideia Animal shelter Club day No6: Aradippou Dog Shelter Club Leaders : Andri Stavrou and Thekla Papastavrou
22 THIS CLUB WAS EXCLUSIVE TO OUR GRADUATING YEAR 6 STUDENTS AND OUR AIM WAS TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANTED! THEY WANTED SOMETHING DIFFERENT SO ON THE FIRST CLUB DAY, THE ESC CLUB LEADERS CALLED THEIR BLUFF BY GOING CLIFF JUMPING AT THE SPECTACULAR CAPE GRECO SITE. SOON AFTER, WE HIKED TO KON- NOS BEACH, GIVING TIME FOR ADRENALINE TO RETURN TO NORMAL LEV- ELS! ON THE SECOND DAY, WE TOOK THE SIX FORMERS TO ALETHRICO WHERE THEY CHALLENGED TEACHERS AND PEERS TO A PAINTBALL BATTLE...THEY PROVED RUTHLESS IN ATTACK AND TOOK NO PRISONERS. OUR FOLLOWING SESSION WAS TO K.O GYM IN ARADIPPOU. STUDENTS LEARNED BASIC MUAY THAI AND JUJITSU TECHNIQUES. THEY ALSO LEARNED NO TO TAKE ON MR GREGORIS FROM THE SCIENCE DEPART- MENT WHO SOON HAD THEM SUBMITTING, FACE DOWN ON THE COLD, GRIMY MATS. OTHER CLUB DAYS INCLUDED VISITING THE SANTA MARINA RETREAT WHICH OFFERED INDOOR CLIMBING STRUCTURES, A GOLF RANGE, A TOUR AROUND THE FIELDS AND HORSE RIDING. AT THIS EVENT, EVEN THE COACH DRIVER FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO KEEP UP WITH THE PACE. WE CHILLED OUT AT KOT BEACH FOR THE FINAL DAY AND PLAYED EX- TREME VOLLEY BALL, IN EXTREMELY NICE CONDITIONS AND HAD AN EX- TREMELY GREAT TIME! NEEDLESS TO SAY, THERE WERE SOME PUPILS WHO OPTED NOT TO TAKE PART (COULDN T HANDLE IT) IN SOME OF THESE SESSIONS. PERHAPS BOARD GAMES WOULD BE MORE FITTING FOR THEM, IF THERE WAS A NEXT TIME. THOSE THAT WERE WILLING AND THOSE THAT WERE GAME, WILL HAVE MANY MOMENTS TO REMEMBER. IN ANY CASE, WE WISH THE GRADUATES OF 011 THE VERY BEST IN THEIR POST PASCAL ENDEAV- OURS. CLUB LEADERS: PETROS KIMITRS, GREGORIS DEMETRIOU, ELPIDOFOROS ANASTASIOU, DEMOS KAOULLAS, PANAGIOTA ATHANASIOU
23 Fitness Name of club: Fitness Explosion Aim of the club: The aim of the fitness explosion club was to combine sports activities along with music entertainment. Students joining us, came in their Pascal PE kit and chose between gym, step aerobics classes (assisted by Mrs Andri Louca), or even futsal games. Club Leaders: Andri Louca and Maria Kkimitri Members: students Description of club s activities: During club days we visited a local gym in Larnaca, where students used the facilities for about an hour, and then anyone interested joined Mrs Andri with her step aerobics session, which usually lasted for about minutes. A lunch break was mandatory, so after exhausting exercise we relaxed at the stadium s cafeteria! Feedback from students: There has been very positive and encouraging feedback from the students involved in the fitness club, as they had the opportunity this year to take part in activities that were not offered in previous years. Most of the members of the club are well into sports and gym practices so for them it was really something they enjoyed doing.
24 We wanted to teach students to appreciate nature and cultural historical sites so we took to the outdoors. These are some of the outstanding sites we took in. Places we Visited: Stavrovouni Seacaves Nature reserve in Germasogia Chirokitia & The Old Serai Spilia Tis Athasias...sometimes, words just aren t enough...
25 This year the horse-riding was under the guidance of Ms. Angela Apostolou and Ms. Christina Karaviotou. The club s aim was to introduce students to the grace and beauty of the equestrian sport. All club days were spent at the Salt Lake Stables i n Dromolaxia where the staff not only guided and taught our students how to ride but also how to groom and care for the horses. The highlight of the year was the Gymkhana organized by the staff on our last club day where the students competed in many fun activities. The Jamming club was created to assemble both school choir and school band in to one ensemble. In order for a student to become a member of this club, they had to pass an audition where his/her talent was presented. Each member has a musical talent and the whole club consists of 14 members: singers, guitarists, violinists, bouzouki players, drummers and pianists. The aim of the club was to prepare for upcoming school events such as national celebrations, Christmas, Valentine s Day etc. Besides preparing for school events, students had the opportunity to perform their own music choices as a group and exchange musical ideas regarding different musical genres. They have learned how to improvise music and realised how much work needs to be dedicated in order for a musical group to be successful. They also had the opportunity to visit a local radio station allowing them to talk on the air about their club activities and their school. According to some club members the Jamming club has motivated and encouraged them to expand their musical interests. New ideas have been proposed for future club activities on and off school grounds which are going to be considered. Club leaders: Andreas Avraam Andrea Andreou
26 Jewellery Mosaic The Jewellery Making Club was formed mainly for girls. We wanted to show the students simple, clever and cheap ways to make their own jewellery by using different techniques, tools and material. Students who chose the club gained not only knowledge on how to create trendy, cheap and beautiful jewellery for themselves or friends, but also enjoyed every minute of it. Irene Petrou was the leader of the Club and Elina Zervou and Maria Anastasiou were the teachers who offered their valuable help. Our Club accommodated wonderful ladies. This year, the Mosaics Club students worked with Ms. Varvara Kounnas and Ms. Denise Evgeniou on various projects where they decorated artifacts like mirrors, photo frames, tissue boxes and coasters to create some lovely work for their personal use. The first club day involved students visiting Helen s Art Studio where they were shown how to cut tiles with the special cutters, how to glue and create designs on wood. The following club days were spent working on projects, grouting and shining the finished products
27 The aim of the photography club was to teach students the basics of photographic composition, lightning, photographing people, a s well as e s - sentials of im- age manipulation lessons The first a n d correction were about using A d o b e learning P h o - toshop. the theory and applying it in M r. E l i a s Kamara- swimming pools. tos, Ms Andri Pendari and Ms Constantia Papamarkou ran the club and they much enjoyed the opposrtunity of working with the students and showing eachother the ins and outs of digital photography. There were approximately 15 students who took an interest in this club and as well as taking pictures around the school on the five club days they also went on a trip to Faros when the weather improved in April. At Faros students took pictures of the lighthouse and the sea while at the same time enjoyed the sunny day on the beach. Our club was not only entertaining but also very productive as each and every student has managed to get a PADI certificate for open water. Later on we went diving at sea in Protara. On the last club Everyb o d y d a y students worked on Photoshop stitching enjoyed it and their photos had fun! t o - gether to form a c o l l a g e of their photos of t h e previous club days. Included are some these collages created by the Photography club of