Gymnasio Gennadiou (Secondary School of Gennadi) is a public General Secondary school at a rural area at the south part of Rhodes island. It offers lower and upper general secondary education. The school has 27 teachers and 310 students, aged 12-18.
Although rural, the area has rapid tourism developed in recent years and has attracted many families who settle in the area in order to get a job in the hotel industry. As a result the school has learners from different social, financial and cultural backgrounds and has a percentage of 60% of learners coming from different nationalities.
The priorities of the school are
- Improvement for all students in both school performance and social development. The school aims at improvement of academic performance, personal, social and professional skills of students, intercultural education and support to individual needs of all learners.
- The school aims at providing a happy school environment for all students, while supporting special talents. The teachers organise extra curricular activities that enrich school curriculum, encourage student motivation and follow different pedagogical approaches.
- Close cooperation with families and community. The school considers that educational work cannot be improved if the status of the students’ families is not improved in a way. The school aims at close cooperation with parents and guardians and organises frequent meetings in order to support communication of all different groups.
- European projects to support European cooperation and citizenship. The school aims at participating in Erasmus plus projects in order to offer the chance to its students and teachers to work together and learn more about other European schools. It is expected that through teacher and students mobilities, through shared work with peers from other countries and through cooperation amongst schools, European identity is reinforced and best practices are exploited.
- Professional development of teachers for the upgrade of educational work at school. The school encourages training of teachers through Erasmus KA1 and KA2 projects