1. SCHOOL SCHEDULES 

  • GREECE 7 hours per day- 35 hours per week
  • ITALY 6/7 hours per day- 32 per week
  • POLAND 6/7 hours per day- 30/32 hours per week
  • PORTUGAL 3/4:30 per day- Or 6 hours per day
  • TURKEY 8 hours per day- 40 hours per week

2. SCHOOL FACILITIES 

  • GREECE There’s a canteen, a well-equipped gym and a science lab
  • ITALY It's comfortable and modern.- there are many laboratories but there is no canteen
  • POLAND comfortable- IT classes (classroom has internet access), canteen, - 2 gyms, swimming pool
  • PORTUGAL Medium comfort and conditions, Labs, Canteen, Library, 2 gyms
  • TURKEY Our school is quite modern and well equipped. It has physics, biology and chemistry laboratories; an indoor facility, separate classrooms for art and music lessons and a library. It has also a canteen and a dining room.

3. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

  • GREECE Football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis , handball, drama club , environmental club
  • ITALY volleyball, tennis-table, football, drama 
  • POLAND dance classroom, art Club, sports club, science club, drama club, classes for students having learning difficulties etc.
  • PORTUGAL Gymnastics, archery, volleyball, basketball, football, school newspaper, dance workshops, drama, volunteer work, arts.
  • TURKEY 
    • Sports: Football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, cycling, etc
    • Arts and Music: Various activities in art and music clubs
    • Chess: We have a chess team attending to competitions
    • Debate: We have a debating team attending to tournaments
    • Other Clubs i.e. Science & Technology, Environment, Aviation, Philosophy, Librarianship, Culture & Literature, Social Aid
    • Projects (National and European) 

4. METHODS/ MATERIALS

  • GREECE Computers, power points presentations, books, group work, white boards, interactive boards, projectors in all classes
  • ITALY Front lesson, group work. We use textbook, computers, interactive boards, Projectors in all classrooms 
  • POLAND We’re visiting museums, watching films and performance, lectures and workshops (business, law, ecology, education-career)
  • PORTUGAL PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, lectures, group work, project work, lots of homework ,blackboards, a few computers 
  • TURKEY There are both white boards and interactive boards in all classes. All materials i.e. textbooks, computers and boards are used in lessons. 

5. STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES 

  • GREECE Students with learning difficulties are examined orally but there is actually no provision for their needs. 
  • ITALY We haven't any extra lessons for students- With learning difficulties but we have support teachers for them
  • POLAND We have special classes for students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. They help students to catch up in their lessons.
  • PORTUGAL Adapted contents and evaluation tools if necessary..
  • TURKEY We don't have any students with learning difficulties. We have individual education programs for the students having intelligence. 

6. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE 

  • GREECE Students come to school regularly because teachers constantly monitor students.
  • ITALY 10% fail or leave school before the 5th year.
  • POLAND Students come to school regularly because teachers constantly monitor students.
  • PORTUGAL Usually students attend all classes. However, some of them miss a lot and eventually drop out
  • TURKEY Students fail for 30 days lack of attendance in one education year. Students come to school regularly because teachers constantly monitor students.

7. ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

  • GREECE Written and oral tests. Exams at the end of each year 
  • ITALY Written and oral tests. National Exam at the end of the fifth year
  • POLAND We do some tests and group work.
  • PORTUGAL written and oral tests: Test at the end primary school- test at the end lower secondary school- test at the end upper secondary education
  • TURKEY Min two exams, two grades of performance work, and a project work in the lessons that the students choose (either individually or in a group) are all added to calculate the average grade. 

8. ATMOSPHERE AT SCHOOL AMONG STUDENTS AND TEACHERS 

  • GREECE Friendly- Students feel like home
  • ITALY It depends on the situations and on the relationship among students and their teachers.
  • POLAND In our school atmosphere is very friendly and nice because we have good teachers and classmates
  • PORTUGAL It depends, usually we have a nice environment, but some groups are a bit problematic.
  • TURKEY The atmosphere in our school is very friendly and nice. We have good students and qualified teachers. 

9. FAMILIES’ PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL LIFE

  • GREECE Parents don’t really get involved with school. They just come to school to get the students’ reports twice a year.
  • ITALY Our families don't take part in school life, their participation is just at meetings.
  • POLAND Parents usually participate in school life. They are always present at school performances.
  • PORTUGAL There’s still a significant number of parents who don’t participate in school life.
  • TURKEY Some of our families take part in school life. Some of the families’ participation in school life is just at meetings which take place 2-3 times in one education year. Some are present at school performances. However, significant number of families doesn’t attend any of them.