Geographical Data. A few things about where we are in Europe, in Greece (Hellas), in Attica. Presentation of our flag and of what it symbolizes . Some data about weather and population. Some information about Athens, our town, Helioupolis and our school.
A few things about where we are
in Greece (Hellas),
Presentation of our flag and
of what it symbolizes.
Some data about weather and population.
Some information about Athens,
our town, Helioupolis and our school.
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The stripes represent the number of the
syllables in the phrase: Eleftheria i Thanatos (Liberty or Death). Liberty or Death was the motto during the years of the Hellenic Revolution against the Ottoman Empire in the 19nth century.
The striped pattern was chosen because of its similarity with the wavy sea that surrounds the shores of Greece. The interchange of blue and white colours makes the Greek Flag on a windy day to look like the Aegean Pelagos (sea).
Blue and White. These two colours symbolize the blue of the Hellenic Sea and the Whiteness of its restless waves! In addition, it reflects the blue of the Hellenic Sky and the White of the few clouds in it.
The Hellenic Square Cross that rests on the upper left-side of the flag demonstrates the respect and the devotion the Hellenic people have for the Greek Orthodox Church.
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There aren’t many of us!
(5,431,816 men; 5,532,204 women)
(828,585 male, 779,902 female)
(3,580,079 male; 3,574,788 female)
the Academy (below), Lycabetos hill, Plaka, Zapeo.
Syntagma (Constitution) Square
The Panathenean Stadium
We live in Helioupolis. Helioupolis is a suburb of Athens. It is 6 kilometres away from the center of Athens.
It is built at the feet of mountain Ymetos. Helioupolis was named after the sun(=helios in Greek) which rises behind the mountain Ymetos. Polis means city in Greek. Therefore, Helioupolis is “the City of the Sun”!
At the beginning of the 20th century Paul Dranakis came to Greece from Egypt. He built Helioupolis using the urban plan of ancient Helioupolis.
In 1929 569 people lived in Helioupolis
In February 1964 Helioupolis became a municipality.
Founder and ‘Godfather’ of Helioupolis was a Cretan Pavlos Dandrakis who named it after Helioupolis in Cairo, where he lived as a young man.
Our school is a nice building near a park with a playground. It is in Myconos Street, in Helioupolis.
It has got three floors. There are twelve classrooms on the first and second floors. On the ground floor there are the teachers' office, the headmistress’s office, the library, the canteen, boys’ and girls’ restrooms, two storerooms for P.E. material, the dining room and the ‘Internet’ room. Near the entrance, there is a big hall where all school celebrations take place.
There are 17 teachers for 209 students in our school. The fifth grade has got 41 students and there are 20 students in our class.