Announcements

Please see the latest XTMPI updates below:

French classes offered at XTMPI

August 29, 2017

See the attached PDF file for all French classes currently available at our school!

Καινούργιο τμήμα ΙELTS / New IELTS course

August 29, 2017

Καινούργιο τμήμα ΙELTS ξεκινά στις 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. Τα μαθήματα θα γίνονται κάθε Δευτέρα 17:30-20:00. Σας περιμένουμε!!!

New IELTS course begins on the 4th of September. Lessons every Monday at 17:30-20:00.

Καλοκαιρινές Διακοπές / Summer Holidays

July 31, 2017

Το σχολείο μας θα παραμείνει κλειστό για τις θερινές διακοπές από την 1η Αυγούστου μέχρι την 24η Αυγούστου. Ανοίγουμε στις 25 Αυγούστου. Το σχολείο θα είναι επίσης ανοιχτό στις 23 Αυγούστου μεταξύ 4:00μμ και 7:00μμ για την εξυπηρέτησή σας.
Ευχαριστούμε!

Our school will be closed from the 1st of August until the 24th of August. We open on the 25th of August. The school will also be open on the 23rd of August at 4pm-7pm.
Thank you!

French Language Exams 2017 – 100% SUCCESS

July 12, 2017

Congratulations to our students for their amazing results in their French Language exams, Delf A1, A2, B1.
100% Success!

GCELE Examinations

June 22, 2017

GCELE Examinations will be conducted on the 28th of June 2017:

– GCELE Level 1 : 3:00pm – 4:00pm
GCELE Level 2 : 1:00pm – 2:00pm
GCELE Level 3 : 3:00pm – 4:30pm
GCELE Level 4 : 9:00am – 10:30am
GCELE Level 5 : 2:30pm – 4:30pm
GCELE Level 6 : 11:00am – 1:00pm
GCELE Level 7 : 8:00am – 10:30am
GCELE Level 8 : 8:30am – 11:30am

FREE LESSONS FOR FRENCH & RUSSIAN!

June 22, 2017

XTMPI Summer Party

June 22, 2017

Dear XTMPI & SKYWALKERS friends,

Join us in a summer celebration, a day filled with fun, games, presentations from our English, French and Russian departments.
Be there at 6pm, for a fierce “SURVIVOR” battle: through a series of GAMES for kids and adults! Food & Drinks available. Surprise SINGING & DANCE performances by:
XTMPI and by the amazing ‘CharACTer Acting Studio‘!

~—This year WE ARE GRATEFUL SURVIVORS of life!—~

*All proceeds from our fun-day will be donated to Sagapo CHILDREN’s Foundation, in an effort to support children in pursuing higher education

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XTMPI Art & Design Campus – Exhibition of GCSE & A Level Students’ Artworks

May 31, 2017

XTMPI invites you to the exhibition of GCSE & A Level Students’ Artworks!

Date: Friday, 9th of June 2017
Time: 07:00 – 10:30
Location: NeMe Arts Centre
Address: Corner of Ellados and Enoseos streets (Opposite Katholiki Church)

For more details contact us at:

XTMPI Front Desk: +357 25 879119
XTMPI Art & Design Campus: +357 25 343229

Fair Exhibition – Elias Beach Hotel, Limassol 29th of May 2017 at 18:00 pm

May 23, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to our FUNECOLE SKYWALKERS for their recent research on “Screen Addiction” and for being invited to present their work at the Hilton Conference in Nicosia and now at the Elias hotel in Limassol!

Dear parents & friends,

Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa Private Institute is among the few innovative schools that are involved in the FUNecole program in Cyprus.

Our FUNecole students, after presenting their work at the Hilton FUNecole exhibition in Nicosia on the 3rd of April, have been invited to present their projects at the Elias hotel in Limassol on Monday the 29th of May at 6:00pm.

This experience is, for our Skywalkers, one of the many activities organised by our school which enable them to be among the active 21st century citizens!

Also, for the new academic year 2017-2018, we offer a 20% discount to the yearly fees of all new FUNecole classes registrations for 6 & 7 year olds in the first year program!

For more information about the exhibition please see the attached file.

Exhibition – Mothers & Children of the World

May 18, 2017

A journey of images and words by Christina Drakos and Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa.


Opening: Sunday, 11/06/2017
Time: 18:00
Open until: 18/06/2017
Where: At Beat Pazar, Chatziloizi Michailide 20, a side road off Saripolou Square, opposite Mallon Glikis traditional coffee shop, Limassol.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by Ms. Andri Anastasiades, spouse of the President of the Republic of Cyprus.

Two mothers, an artist and an educator, capture the light of the soul through a photographic camera and a pen.
Christina Drakos, a renowned photographer and Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa, an awarded educator, researcher and writer, explore the universal relationship between a mother and her child.

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Photographer Christina Drakos chooses to only collect Light with her camera: “This exhibition is devoted to maternal love and universal tenderness, and explores the light that emanates from the depth of the human soul.” This was Christina’s major motivation: to capture the sincere joy that emanates from certain people, whatever the vagaries in their life. Each image tells a story: “Even though some people live in very difficult, often precarious conditions, they never lose their genuine smile and good energy.” she concludes. It is only when she looked through her past projects that she realised that a pattern of a universal idea was formed: that of motherhood and the relationship between a mother and her child. When the twelve-year-old Christina found herself with a camera in her hands, she begun searching for the Light. Since then, this eternal humanist continues to capture light through her camera and her travels in more than sixty countries around the world.

From 2001 until today Christina has presented twenty solo exhibitions with her works featured in Limassol, Nicosia, Brussels, Istanbul, Athens, Paris, Isle-sur-la-Sorge (Avignon) and Bologna. All proceeds from the sales of her photographs are given to several charity organisations.

This is the mission of SAGAPO Children’s Foundation: to support children with reduced financial resources and help them grow physically, intellectually and emotionally. In January 2013, following her heart and inspiration, Christina founded SAGAPO Children’s Foundation (www.sagapo.org), which actively works towards fulfilling its mission – to help provide children worldwide with the necessary learning environment in order for them to thrive in their communities.

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Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa complements the light of Drakos’ lens with essays and poems that capture moments from her personal journey of motherhood and her encounters with children during the last 30 years of her life. As a mother, an educator, a writer and the founder of XTMPI Private Institute www.xtmpi.ac.cy and SkyWalkers Charity Club, she feels that mothers are blessed to be holding the future of this world in their hands.

“Mothers around the world must be aware of the light that motherhood places upon them; the light that Christina so artfully manages to capture with her camera. It is our duty to urge mothers to become aware of this instinctive almost growth—the initial absolute attachment, the dependency, the laughs the conflicts and the innate love that always lands.

“The decision to combine the world of photography and the world of writing was spontaneous,” Xenia says. “It just felt that it was time to integrate our arts. The beauty of the written word, intertwined with the immediacy of photography could come together to aesthetically please, but above all to sensitise an audience towards the contribution to a grand humanitarian cause”.

Following her studies in the U.S., Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa, holder of the Ward Medal in Literature by CCNY New York and a PhD in Education, came back to her homeland determined to make a difference in the educational arena. Acting upon her vision, she founded a school which children of all social backgrounds could attend with joy, feeling that this was their second home. Love for education and the joy of learning made children, parents and teachers enter Xenia’s magic circle of learning, a research project which led to the motto of her school ‘where learning becomes an art’.

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This journey of images and words is put together by two artists and mothers, for the children of the ‘Free Hands’ program in the city of Limassol; a program supported by SAGAPO Children’s Foundation. Therefore, all proceeds from this project will be contributed to the creation of a scholarship fund for the children.

“A mother is like the sea, I need only to tell you this; and when she sees the rain, the storm, the beasts and «gifts» of life, one thing and only one she thinks of: the sun that blossoms through the clouds, swift, to brighten up her life. This, my child, is enough to keep her strong and brave, when tough times come, this will keep her safe.”
A mother is like the sea, Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa, 2017

Special thanks to all the sponsors who support this vision.

Δωρεάν Βιωματική βιβλιοπαρουσίαση Μη Βίαιης Επικοινωνίας Για Γονείς και Δασκάλους

April 19, 2017

Παρασκευή 21/4/17 4:30-7:30 – Μην το χάσετε! Μόνο με τηλεφωνική κράτηση στο 25879119.


Dear Friends,

On Friday the 21st April, from 4:30 -7:00pm, Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa Private Institute has opened the Seminar Room to Giorgos Tsitsiringos who is in Cyprus from Thessaloniki. What a beautiful opportunity for us to be able to share with him a Life work of translating into Greek, Marshall Rosenberg’s book on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), bringing to the Greek-speaking world tools to nurture compassionate relationships.

At the heart of Marshall’s work is Empathy and Giorgos will run an interactive workshop on his book at our Institute. The workshop will be in Greek (translation if needed). Below is a summary of his work.

You are welcome to join us for this FREE workshop! Please register at 25316015 / 25879119 by Thursday 20/4/17.

Thank you Giorgos for giving us the opportunity…



Βιωματική βιβλιοπαρουσίαση Μη Βίαιης Επικοινωνίας:

«Δεν επικοινωνώ με το παιδί μου όπως θα ήθελα. Πολλές φορές δεν μπορώ να καταλάβω γιατί συμπεριφέρεται έτσι και, όταν το ρωτάω, δεν μου απαντάει…»
«Ο άντρας μου δεν με ακούει. Όταν πάω να του μιλήσω για το πώς νιώθω, παραμένει βουβός ή αλλάζει θέμα…»
«Είμαι αυστηρός με τον εαυτό μου. Όποτε κάνω λάθος, με τιμωρώ με αυστηρά λόγια και δεν ξέρω κάποιο τρόπο να το σταματήσω αυτό…»
Η ζωή μας στην οικογένεια, τη δουλειά και τις κοινωνικές μας συναναστροφές χρωματίζεται από τον τρόπο που σχετιζόμαστε με τους άλλους. Πολλές φορές, η δυσκολίες στην επικοινωνία μάς οδηγούν στο να αναλώνουμε την ενέργειά μας σε αχρείαστες συγκρούσεις. Άλλες πάλι φορές, δεν ξέρουμε τον τρόπο να εκφράσουμε τόσο αυτά που μας ενοχλούν όσο και αυτά που εκτιμούμε στη συμπεριφορά των ανθρώπων μας.

H Μη Βίαιη Επικοινωνία (Nonviolent Communication) είναι μια διαδικασία που μας βοηθά να αντιληφθούμε, να εντοπίσουμε και να διαχειριστούμε τη βία που δεχόμαστε και ασκούμε καθημερινά, τόσο από και προς τους άλλους όσο και προς τον εαυτό μας. Ο σκοπός της είναι σταδιακά να μας απελευθερώσει συναισθηματικά, έτσι ώστε να μπορούμε να ζήσουμε πέρα από την ενοχή, τη ντροπή και το φόβο.
Η διαδικασία αυτή εστιάζει στις βαθύτερες ανάγκες μας και τα συναισθήματα που βιώνουμε ανά πάσα στιγμή κι έτσι μας βοηθά να συνυπάρχουμε με τους άλλους με τρόπο που κάνει τη ζωή πιο όμορφη για όλους.

Πού μπορεί να μας βοηθήσει;
Σε κάθε είδους σχέση.
Η Μη Βίαιη Επικοινωνία μας βοηθά να εκφράσουμε πλήρως όσα έχουμε μέσα μας με έναν τρόπο που διευκολύνει τους αποδέκτες να ακούσουν όχι μόνο όσα μας δυσαρεστούν αλλά και όσα μας κάνουν χαρούμενους.
Ταυτόχρονα, μας διδάσκει έναν τρόπο να ακούμε τους άλλους πραγματικά, με την καρδιά μας και όχι μόνο με τα αυτιά ή το μυαλό. Μαθαίνουμε να είμαστε εκεί για τους άλλους χωρίς να παίρνουμε προσωπικά αυτά που λένε και χωρίς να μπερδεύουμε τα δικά μας συναισθήματα με τα δικά τους.
Η πιο σημαντική όμως υπηρεσία της Μη Βίαιης Επικοινωνίας ίσως είναι στη σχέση μας με τον εαυτό μας. Αργά αλλά σταθερά, όσο μιλάμε αυτή τη γλώσσα, αποκαλύπτουμε όλο και περισσότερο την καρδιά μας, όχι μόνο στους άλλους αλλά και στον ίδιο μας τον εαυτό. Οι επικρίσεις και η τιμωρητέα διάθεση που δείχνουμε προς εμάς τους ίδιους μειώνεται, ενώ εκπαιδευόμαστε ξανά στο πώς να συμπεριφερόμαστε στον εαυτό μας με όση αγάπη και τρυφερότητα δείχνουμε στους πιο αγαπητούς μας ανθρώπους.

Σε ποιους απευθύνεται;
Σε γονείς, συντρόφους, εκπαιδευτικούς, στελέχη επιχειρήσεων, διαμεσολαβητές, θεραπευτές, μέλη συλλογικοτήτων, ειρηνοποιούς, συντονιστές ομάδων.
Στην πράξη απευθύνεται σε οποιονδήποτε θέλει να απελευθερώσει τις σχέσεις του από το κουραστικό παιχνίδι του «Ποιος έχει δίκιο» και να βιώσει τη ζωή μέσα από την οπτική της αρμονικής συνύπαρξης και της αφθονίας.

Στη βιωματική αυτή παρουσίαση θα μιλήσουμε για την μέθοδο της Μη Βίαιης Επικοινωνίας, θα παρουσιάσουμε το βασικό βιβλίο του Μάρσαλ Ρόζενμπεργκ, δημιουργού αυτής της προσέγγισης, Μη Βίαιη Επικοινωνία, Η γλώσσα της καρδιάς (εκδ. Κοντύλι, μετάφραση Γ. Τσιτσιρίγκου) και θα κάνουμε ασκήσεις, ώστε να πάρουμε μια πραγματική γεύση του τι είναι αυτή η προσέγγιση και πού μπορεί να μας ωφελήσει.
O Γιώργος Τσιτσιρίγκος συντονίζει εκπαιδεύσεις στη Μη Βίαιη Επικοινωνία εδώ και 6 χρόνια. Βρίσκεται στο τελικό στάδιο της επίσημης πιστοποίησης στο Nonviolent Communication από το διεθνές Κέντρο Μη Βίαιης Επικοινωνίας (CNVC).

Δείτε μια συνέντευξη του Γιώργου εδώ:


Διαβάστε περισσότερα για τη Μη Βίαιη Επικοινωνία στο http://non-violence.gr/ και στο http://www.cnvc.org/

Teacher Development Day in TESOL 2017

April 4, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Languages and Literature, University of Nicosia is once again delighted to invite you to Teacher Development Day in TESOL on Saturday 29th April 2017. We have an exciting programme of workshops and seminars led by our faculty and guest speakers, all experienced educators and researchers in TESOL (see programme attached).

Registration is free and certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants who RSVP savvidou.c@unic.ac.cy.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who might be interested. 

Mrs Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa is among the guest speakers.

Exams Schedule for May/June 2017

April 4, 2017

Dear all, please find attached the XTMPI Exams Schedule for May / June 2017.

Invitation to Performance (27/03/2017)

March 17, 2017

Who said that the young generation does not care? Join us for a FREE performance on CHOICE, CHANCE, CHANGE! Children and teenagers show us that the power is in their hands! Because, one life was given to us… Just one life! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH IT?

YOUR CHOICES DEFINE YOU!
Be grateful for your life and honor it with the best choices!

Where: Mitropolis Church Hall (next to Katholiki church)
When: Monday, 27th of March 2017, 18:00-20:00

Don’t miss it!

Invitation to Parents-Teachers Meeting (2017)

March 17, 2017

When: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017
Where: Our Institute’s Main Building (Cafeteria)

Dear parents, join us for our 2nd parents-teachers meeting on Wednesday 22nd March, 2017. Be informed personally about your child’s progress by our teachers and also enjoy a presentation titled:


‘Self-Esteem & a Positive Approach for us and our children’
by Mrs. Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa.


PROGRAM:
14:00 – 18:00: Parents-Teachers meeting (please refer to the hours stated on your child’s invitation)
18:00 – 19:00: Presentation: ‘Self-Esteem & a Positive Approach for you and your children’
19:00 – 19:30: Parents-Teachers meeting

To avoid long queues, please follow the hours that have been allocated for your child. If you have more than one child, please choose one of the hours.

To gain time please remember the name of your child’s teacher. Also, complete the attached form and return it back to us as soon as possible.