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Semester Dates

Semester A

08.09.22 Classes Begin
14.11.22-18.11.22 Mid-Semester Break
22.12.22 End of Semester A

Semester B

09.01.23 Classes Begin
27.02.23- 01.03.23 Mid-Semester Break
08.04.23 Easter Holidays Begin
24.04.23Classes Begin
26.05.23 End of Semester B
TBA Final Examinations

Office Hours

School Administration

September – June
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm
July & August
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm

Christmas – Closed
Easter – Closed

Educational Counsellor

If you wish to speak to Ms Maria Photiades, you may call her during school hours or arrange an appointment between 8.30 am – 1.50 pm, Monday – Friday.


Click here to print the list of all Teachers’ Office Hours.

Lectures & Speakers

The Grammar School’s philosophy on education not only emphasizes the active involvement of students and teachers, but also parents.  This approach focuses on the need for a holistic approach to education stressing the importance of a student’s health and well being in combination with their academic development.

As part of practicing this philosophy, both The Grammar School and The Grammar Junior School annually organize a series of lectures focusing on the well being of the child or adolescent within the family and wider social setting.  Guest speakers are all specialists in the professions of psychology, psychotherapy and child psychiatry.  These lectures are organized and facilitated by Ms Maria Photiades, the Educational Counsellor of The Grammar School, and Mrs Agni Photiou, the Educational Psychologist of The Grammar Junior School.

In addition, a variety of other informative lectures are organised throughout the year in connection with events and functions held at the school.  The range of topics includes important issues such as road safety, blood donation, civil defence and military service, environmental and health issues, anti-racism, and anti-bullying just to name a few.  Visiting speakers from a number of universities also address students on both higher education in general and their specific institutions.

Attendance and Absences

  • Absences are recorded by periods, the maximum total of absences accepted by the School is 120 for an academic year.
  • Excused absences are those which are certified by a statement from parents/guardians/doctors/authority explaining the nature of the absence and approved by the Academic Committee.  All other absences are recorded as unexcused.
  • Parents/Guardians should call and inform the secretary or the school nurse by 9:00 am if their child is not coming to school.
  • Upon return of the student to school, a Doctor’s note or the parent’s note is required so that the absence is explained and / or excused.
  • In situations where a student has to leave school for any reason the parent should inform the school in writing or by telephone call prior to collecting their child.
  • If the student is late coming to school they should go to the Headmaster or a Deputy Headmaster or the Nurse for a “Late Entry Permission Slip”.
  • Students who enter the class towards the end of a period will be recorded as absent for that period as well.
  • Persistent absentees are reported to the Academic Committee.

Code of Conduct

Students are expected to:
  • Behave in a polite and friendly manner, showing respect and tolerance for the opinions and beliefs of their teachers and fellow students.
  • Address their teachers by their title and surname.
  • Attend lessons punctually and regularly.
  • Avoid missing school apart from in cases of illness or unavoidable circumstances.
  • Wear the correct school uniform and comply with the rules regarding haircuts, shaving and jewellery.
  • Leave valuables items at home.
  • Not to damage school property. Stealing will not be tolerated

Disciplinary Actions

Disciplinary cases are dealt with by the Deputy Headmaster in charge of discipline after referral by a teacher.  According to the severity of the case, the Deputy Headmaster may deal with the case himself or convene a Discipline Committee comprised of the teacher in charge of the student, three other teachers and/or two students from the Students Committee (if the case does not jeopardise the disclosure of personal information).

The Discipline Committee may impose disciplinary actions ranging from guidance to suspension at home (five days maximum), depending both on the severity of the case and the frequency of misbehavior of the particular student. Total expulsion from the School may be imposed only by the Teachers’ Council after referral by the Discipline Committee.

The Parents/Guardians involved are informed immediately by the Deputy Headmaster both about the incident and the imposed penalty.  In case of disagreement, the case is referred to the Academic Committee and their decision is final and binding.

Students who misbehave are offered guidance and counselling.

Choice of Elective Subjects

The Higher Education Advisory Team provides guidance to students on choosing their elective subjects. Guidance is given through presentations to both students and parents, class activities on the Unifrog platform and the Elective Choice Booklets students receive in order for them to choose the appropriate combination of subjects for their studies.


Textbooks and e-books for all classes may be purchased from The Grammar School Bookstore. The bookstore also stocks the required school uniform and PE kit.  Grey skirts and trousers may be purchased from local retailers.

Opening Hours – August/September 2022

Monday 29th August – Wednesday 7th September

8.30am – 1.00pm
2.45pm – 5.00pm


Regular Opening Hours:

During the academic year the bookstore is open 1st and 2nd breaks.

For further information, contact the bookstore.
Tel. 22695695

School Uniform

Official Uniform

  • Jacket (Blazer) – Specially designed for The Grammar School.

  • Shirt – White, plain, long sleeves with white buttons and the embroidered Grammar School pocket badge.

  • For Boys – Trousers – Grey with school badge. Specially designed for The Grammar School

  • For Girls – Skirts – (A line), Grey with school badge, specially designed for The Grammar School, up to 4 fingers above knee level.

  • Tie – Specially designed for the school and only available at the School Bookstore.

  • Shoes – Plain Black.

Casual Uniform

  • Anorak – Specially designed for The Grammar School, and available only at the School Bookstore.

  • Sweater – Grey with school badge, specially designed for The Grammar School.

  • Polo shirt – White, with short sleeves for the summer or with long sleeves for the winter and embroidered with The Grammar School badge. Available only at the School Bookstore.

  • Zip-up Jersey Jacket – Black sports top with a zip. Specially designed for The Grammar School with the school’s name. Available only at the School Bookstore.

  • Trousers – Grey with school badge, specially designed for the Grammar School. Girls may wear grey trousers too but not during official functions. Jeans, tight trousers, and leggings are NOT allowed.

  • Girls – Skirts – Grey with school badge, specially designed for The Grammar School, up to 4 fingers above knee level.

  • Scarf: black, grey, dark blue.

  • Shoes – Plain black or black based.

Physical Education uniform

  • Tracksuit, T-Shirt and Shorts – Specially designed for The Grammar School and available only at the School Bookstore.

  • Training Shoes – No bright colours.

General Points

  • Current class 7 students are allowed a black jersey (their own design)

  • During hot weather, boys may wear grey shorts with school badge, specially designed for The Grammar School, available only at “victuar” clothing shop. The permissible time window will be announced by the School.

  • Nails/Makeup: Girls are allowed to have nails of pale colors (grey, pink, beige) of reasonable length. No excessive makeup is allowed.

  • Boys must be clean shaven. Only a single day’s growth of hair will be tolerated. All boys in Years 6 and 7 are expected to be clean-shaven at the beginning of any school week.

  • Boys are required to have tidy hair with no shaven designs or spikes. Longer hair should be above the collar at the back, above the eyebrow in the front and not worn in a ponytail.

  • Girls: Modest jewelry is permitted. No excessive facial or visible body piercings are allowed, this includes tongue piercings.

  • Non-natural hair colours or highlighted hair, extensions and beaded additions are not permitted.

  • Jeans, leggings, tight trousers, and boots are not allowed.

  • Skirts and pants must be worn above the hipbone.

  • During extremely cold weather conditions, an additional layer of clothing is allowed provided it is plain black, dark grey or dark blue and without logos. This must be worn under the school’s jacket/hoodie. A coat is also allowed provided it is plain black or dark blue and without logos.

Tuition Fees for the Academic Year 2022-2023


Set out below are the details for the insurance cover for students of the Grammar School, on a twenty four hour basis, according to the policy with Universal Life Insurance Company:

  1. Death €2.000
  2. Permanent total disability €20.000
  3. Permanent partial disability (percentage according to disability table) €20.000
  4. Medical and other expenses (hospitalization, blood tests, X-rays, surgery etc) €2.000

For dental treatment necessitated by an accident the coverage for medical and other expenses may not exceed the amount of €200.

In case of an accident the company must be notified in time (within fifteen days from the date of accident), the appropriate form must completed and the necessary documents provided.

For further clarifications and information please contact our insurance agent Mr Yiannos Charilaou at tel. 99663828.

Parents must be informed that, upon the occurrence of a Force Majeure event, the School will use all reasonable ways to lessen the effects by providing education remotely where and if possible. Force Majeure means causes which are unpredictable and beyond the control of the School and which could not have been avoided or prevented. These cases could be war, industrial action, floods, Act of God, epidemic, pandemic or plague, statutory provisions, acts of Government bodies or authorities.

School Trips

Activities outside the classroom have significant benefits for young people and help to bring learning to life. They encourage students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills beyond the classroom, through educational activities. The Grammar School recognises the importance of these experiences, making regular educational and recreational trips within Cyprus and to other countries a valued part of the school curriculum. Students visit archaeological sites and museums broadening their historical knowledge. In addition, visits to areas of natural beauty promote a sense of community as students participate in class picnics and on such trips, students are encouraged to respect the environment.  Group visits are also organised to various local manufacturing concerns to give students an insight into the business sector.




Field trips are arranged by individual academic departments in order to fulfil the educational requirements of their curriculum. On such trips students are assigned appropriate tasks which are closely monitored by their teachers. A number of clubs organise trips periodically during the year to give students the opportunity to further their sporting skills and practical skills in a range of activities, from tree planting to photography.


Final Examination Dates

  • TBA