The Grammar School moved to its own premises in the exclusive area of Panthea Hill in 1992. These premises overlook the city of Limassol and are easily accessible by public or private transport. They consist of attractive lecture rooms with proper lighting, central heating, and fans, all for the comfort of the students.
The Grammar School recognises the need to provide an education in Art andDesign preparing students for Fine Art degree courses as well other relevant courses such as Architecture. The school has two well-resourced Art rooms with large studio spaces, a life studio, and studio easels. Both Art rooms are well-equipped for a variety of work including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and mosaic, modelling illustration, advertising, and 3-dimensional design.
The Biology laboratory, equipped with the appropriate apparatus and materials (microscopes, biochemicals etc.) provides the experimental skills necessary to carry out investigations, illustrative practical work and other aspects of experimental biology and fieldwork.
The Chemistry lab comprises all the facilities that are needed for acquiring basic practical skills such as the manipulation of apparatus, observation skills, and the planning of simple qualitative and quantitative experiments. Student health and safety are of primary importance and all the necessary precautions are taken to ensure that students work in a safe environment with adequate ventilation. A fume cupboard and a separate preparation room are also included.
The Grammar School in its effort to offer quality education to its students introduced the subject of Information Technology and Computer Studies in 1984. During their lessons, students learn about basic and advanced features of applications like Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheet, etc. They also learn to solve various problems and develop their own projects. Today the school has two fully equipped Computer Labs, one seating thirty students, and the other twenty-four students. Each student has access to a Computer which is connected to the school network and has access to the Internet. Each room is equipped with printers and scanners connected wirelessly to the computers offering the students easier access.
Information Technology is taught in the lower school so that students choosing the subject at IGCSE and Advanced Level are fully prepared to attend the courses and succeed in the relevant examinations. Other departments also have access to the computer lab in order to use specific software related to their subjects. In particular students selecting to study the Graphic Communication GCE course use the computer labs for their lessons.
Physics has something to offer every student, whatever their aspirations. Physicists explore the fundamental nature of almost everything we know of. Physics is one of the facilitating subjects that allows access to many courses at leading universities. Like all sciences, physics is a practical subject. Throughout the course students will carry out a number of required practical activities. These will give students the skills and confidence needed to investigate the way things behave and work. It will also ensure that those students choosing to study a Physics-based subject at university will have the practical skills needed to carry out successful experiments in their degree. At the Grammar School a fully equipped laboratory supports the teaching and learning of GCSE and A-Level Physics. In 2015 the laboratory has been re-equipped to satisfy fully the requirements and expectations of the new GCSE and A-Level qualifications.
The Grammar School has a library with a volume of twelve thousand books and periodicals to which the students have access for reading and research purposes. The library can seat over forty students comfortably.
The students are also able to use computers for access to the Internet, which can enhance and quicken their research.
The library is available to the students during and after school hours, both as a lending library or a study room facility, with a qualified Librarian to provide assistance and supervision.
The library has facilities for visual presentations, lectures by guest speakers and cultural events.
The Grammar School believes that Physical Education is an intricate part of everyone’s education and that young people need to exercise their bodies as well as their minds. The current premises include outdoor courts for basketball, volleyball and football.
True to its pursue of excellence and the continuing improvement of its existing facilities, the school is now rapidly proceeding to a further expansion.
This will include an indoor basketball court that can be easily converted to volleyball, handball and tennis courts and will have handicap acces. As the new building will be constructed on the existing football pitch, the roof of the building will be a mini-football pitch so that football is not excluded. Surrounding the court the school plans to include individual exercise machines, such as stationary bicycles and treadmills. There will also be modern changing rooms and showers for student use after their workouts. All sporting contests can be viewed by the student body as the new building will have retractable stands that seat up to 700.
The school now offers two canteens where students can purchase snacks and refreshments. The larger canteen also offers a seating area where students can sit and relax in between lessons and during free periods.
Once again in recognition that more spaces are required, the new building complex will include a modern canteen and covered seating area for the use of the students. The canteen will expand its capabilities in order to meet students’ demands and will provide some hot snacks and refreshments as well.