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Cyprus Educational System

  1. 1. “FOTIS PITTAS” PRIMARY SCHOOL
  2. 2. Aim: *The development of free and democratic citizens, who contribute to the promotion of cooperation, mutual understanding, respect, and love among individuals and people for the prevalence of freedom, justice and peace.
  3. 3. *Centralized under the authority of the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC). *MOEC is responsible for the administration of education, the enforcement of the education laws and the preparation for educational bills.
  4. 4. *1-year pre-primary education is compulsory for children between 4 years and 8 months to 5 years and 8 months. *It’s part of basic education. *1-year pre-primary education for children 3 to 4 years and 8 months may enroll in public or community kindergartens, where there are sufficient vacant places.
  5. 5. *Day nurseries (private) for children aged less than 3 years. *Public or community kindergartens are under the MOEC registration. *Private nurseries are under the authority of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance.
  6. 6. *6-year programme (grades 1 to 6) for children aged from 6 years old to 5 years and 8 months old *Compulsory *Pupils mainly attend public primary schools and some attend private schools *Public schools are free of charge *No final examinations at the end of primary education *Leaving certificate at the end of 6 years.
  7. 7. *Public or private high schools *Public: 6-year programme divided into two 3-year cycles (lower secondary - gymnasium and upper secondary - lyceum). *Private: 7-year programme. *Gymnasium is the last stage of compulsory education. *Lyceum or technical school (3 years). *A school-leaving certificate (Apolyterion), granting access to tertiary and higher education. *Teachers of secondary education have subject specializations.
  8. 8. *Higher education institutions: public and private universities *Access to public higher education (Greece and Cyprus) is subject to the results of the Pancyprian pre - entrance examinations. *Undergraduate programmes are offered in a variety of fields (4-year programmes) leading to the award of a bachelor’s degree.
  9. 9. *Teachers of primary schools have to be university graduates *They are appointed by the Education Service Committee. *They are included in the official register (waiting list of the Education Service Committee) for appointment. *An appointment comes according to his/her order on the waiting list. *Newly-appointed teachers are on probation (2 first years) and then they become permanent public education servants. *A teacher is evaluated on the 12th and 13th year of service and then every 2 years.
  10. 10. *In-service training for upgrading the skills of teachers. *Pedagogical Institute has become the official provider of in-service teacher training. *They teach every subject. Some teachers are specialized in some subjects but this is not obligatory.
  11. 11. SUBJECTS A B C D E St Language and Civilization 10 5 10 5 8 5 8 5 7 5 7 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Mathematics History Religion Getting to know the world 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Natural Sciences and Technology 2 2 2 2 Natural Sciences Art Music Physical Education English Design and Technology / Life Education Life Ed./ Environmental Education 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 4 2 2 2 2 Environmental Education Consolidation – Digestion 5 5 4 4
  12. 12. *Primary school teachers work from 7:30 a.m. 1:05 p.m. *They attend staff meeting once a week. *Weekly load: 29 periods for teacher with 1-14 years of service 27 periods for those with 15-20 years of service 25 periods for those with more than 21 years of service or over 50 years old. to
  13. 13. A school day’s program time Monday 7:45 – 8:25 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 8:25 – 9:05 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 9:05 – 9:25 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday BREAK 20’ 9:25 – 10:05 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 10:05 – 10:45 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK 15’ 11:00 – 11:40 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 11:40 – 12:20 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 40’ t. period 12:20 – 12:30 12:30 – 13:05 BREAK 10’ 35’ t. period 35’ t. period 35’ t. period 35’ t. period 35’ t. period
  14. 14. *Headmaster *Deputy Headmaster *Teachers *Special education teacher *Speech therapist
  15. 15. Every school has a parents association Cooperates with the school teachers It aims To help the schools’ work To improve the learning, living, health, security conditions of pupils at school

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