Lakatamia Municipality

Municipal Partners

OPEN SCHOOL

Center of creativity, co-operation and learning for children, teenagers and adults Healthy activities, learning, dancing, singing, exercising

The “Οpen School” is an institution, which was experimentally applied for the first time during the school year 2005-2006 in some Municipalities. Four years later, after its operation was evaluated and considered successful, the organizations involved decided to expand it in five more Municipalities (Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Aglantzia and Lakatamia).

The Open School is applied in co-operation with the Ministry of Education, the Municipalities, the Local School Boards and the parents, and it gives the opportunity to the residents of each Municipality, despite gender and age, to participate in training programs in the morning, in the afternoon and at night.

Through the Open School, the citizens can develop their capabilities, their talents and use their free time efficiently.

This activity can also constitute as a protective factor against school violence, law breaking and the use of addictive substances, mainly amongst teenagers.

The aims and the objectives of the Open School are:

  1. The use of school facilities in the afternoons as Culture, Sports and Creativity Centres.
  2. The active involvement of the citizens of each Municipality or Community in the participating in social life, and improvement of the quality of life.
  3. The development of the cultural and athletic levels of our society.
  4. Giving the opportunity to organizations, associations and individuals that are involved in intellectual, artistic and athletic activities, to demonstrate their skills and accomplishments to the general public.
  5. The enforcement of relations between the residents of the Municipality or the Community.

The above aims and objectives of the “Open School” are achieved through:

  1. The organization of athletic, theatrical, cinematographic, dancing, music and other cultural activities.
  2. The organization of fairs
  3.  The organization of informative lectures for social, educational, economic, scientific matters etc.
  4. The organization of programs for the environmental protection.
  5. The organization of computer training programs.
  6. The proclamation of various competitions, and
  7. The use of school libraries by the citizens for studying and book lending.
  8. The publication, printing and circulating of bulletins, booklets, magazines or books.
  9. The utilization/exploitation of European programs and exchange programs with other European countries.
  10. The development of co-operation between Public Authorities, Semi Governmental Authorities or Private Organizations.
  11. The establishment of special committees for specialized work, research, studies etc.
  12. Fund raising for the stable operation of the “Open School” and for reaching its objectives and competencies.
  13. The recruiting of personnel for implementing “Open School’s” aims.

The Open School of Lakatamia Municipality operates as a Union in which organized institutions and individuals can participate. It is managed by an Administrative Committee under the Presidency of the Mayor of Lakatamia. Open School’s coordinator is Miss Maria Argyridou who was employed specifically for this reason.

Its operation will start in the Fall of 2009 and the analytic program of courses will be formed according to the number of applications that will be submitted. The schedules will be agreed between the instructors and the persons that are interested in participating in each course.

The courses will be conducted at Ayios Georgios Lyceum.

The annual subscription will be €25 for each course.

municipality@lakatamia.org.cy

  • Aerobics
  • Women Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Archery
  • Futsal (mini football)
  • Hip hop
  • Greek language lessons for foreign language speakers
  • Computers for Adults and Seniors
  • Theater
  • Music Group
  • Painting
  • Jewellery making

The above classes will be offered only if the number of applicants for each course is adequate.

For more information you can contact the coordinator of “Open School”, Maria Argyridou, at 22364084, 99695533.

Apply by clicking here and fill out the related form. Then send your application to the offices of Lakatamia’s Municipality either by mail at the following address: Mail Box 12012, 2340 Lakatamia or by Fax at 22380688. You can also apply by sending email with all the information requested on the form to the following address municipality@lakatamia.org.cy