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Start Date - 01 Jan 2020 End Date - 31 Jan 2020 Comments -

School communities need to go beyond, make the next step and start to really cultivate and encourage skills for the next century. Our teachers and our students need to belong into a learning community, sharing ideas, moving forward, being empowered. The activity “Debate Contest” started as a school activity within the framework of Greek Language subject in order to cultivate students’ communication skills. The activity was enthusiastically embraced from teachers and students and was evolved from within. The activity brings great advantages for students in various aspect of education. Debate Contest is a contest between 11-year-old student groups, who debate on issues related to scientific issues that influence our everyday life. The Debate Competition is not only about Competition itself, but an educational extended activity that includes, familiarization with scientific issues, issues of ethics, law, politics and science, cooperating with classmates, developing the ability of analyses and synthesize data and information to form arguments and take position, familiarizing self with exposure to audience, compete and take action in the school and local community proposing for a better world. The “Debating contest” activity will take place between 10 schools of the East Attica District this year. It is organized by Ellinogermaniki Agogi, the University of Athens and the State school advisor of East Attica. It will involve students from the sixth grade of primary school (11 year old) and will focus on issues of science influencing the quality of life. Through this activity, students are expected to:

  •  cultivate their communication skills, by analysing and composing views and arguments, conversing, disagreeing and resolving conflicts;
  •  cultivate their ability to effectively and creatively use the spoken language, so that they can actively participate in their school and wider community, by taking up different roles (debater, judge), and being actively involved in the process;
  • learn to collaborate, working in groups, sharing information and ideas acquire knowledge and skills on scientific issues;
  •  cultivate scientific thinking but also scientific research and study skills by being involved in scientific research on the issues they are required to debate about;
  • foster pupils’ wider skills, preparing their dynamic inclusion in school life and later in adult society, by proposing their ideas and taking action to the school and local community.

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My child's progress is amazing, she really enjoys coming to school.

Ashish Wagh 31 Jan 2020


1 RiverDale has been ranked among the top 5 best boarding schools in India for the past few years. It follows an excellent tradition of excellence in academics, supported by an array of approaches that help students in their conceptual and cognitive learning.

2 Students are helped to assume ownership for their own learning at RiverDale.

3 Training in sports and games is serious business at RiverDale! A team of trained coaches train students to become more proficient in their choice of sports and games.

4 A wide variety of extra-curricular activities ensure that students develop key skills that will place them on the cutting edge of success and excellence.

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6 The low teacher-student ratio ensures that all student receive one-to-one attention. No student is ever lost in the crowd at RiverDale. Students are cared for and supervised round the clock by a body of qualified, experienced and dedicated staff.

7 Assigned mentors provide additional emotional and personal support to students coming to a boarding school for the first time.

8 Every possible facility, be it in the field of academics, sports, extra-curricular activities and others, is put at the disposal of every student at RiverDale.

9 The school’s location, and the fact that it is a pure boarding school (no day-scholars are admitted) offer students a safe, controlled and distraction-free environment conducive to better learning.

10 The school’s Board of Governors and management recognize every child’s need to be heard and thus adopt an open-door policy where every student is free to approach anybody at the school to address their issues.

11 Reasoning with students is a culture at RiverDale where instead of adopting a ‘take it or leave it’ approach, students are helped to understand the reason behind every instruction, rule or norm at the school.

12 Students are constantly trained, helped and supported to develop good habits and pro-social traits.