GREEK LANGUAGE SCHOOL – PARISH OF ST VASILIOS, BRUNSWICK
• LANGUAGE • RELIGION • CULTURE •
St Vasilios Greek Language School was established in 1962, hence it boasts a strong history in delivering lessons in the Greek language. Classes are held in the large two-storey building located at 15 Blyth St, Brunswick (also accessible via Staley St from rear of Church).
St Vasilios Greek Language School fosters a love for the Greek language and for the Orthodox faith through our priests, and an appreciation of the culture and history of the Greek people.
We create students who are bilingual global citizens.
We encourage students to become independent learners.
We cater for different language abilities and needs.
Our Primary School (Years Prep – 6) operates on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm and our Secondary School (Years 7 – 12) operates on Mondays from 5pm – 8.45pm, with the exception of public & school holidays. Recess is 30 minutes and dancing classes are approx. 20 minutes.
STAFF and CURRICULUM
Our highly qualified and experienced teaching staff provides learners with knowledge of their heritage and the Greek language. Our curriculum is in compliance with the Victorian Curriculum and consists of conversational skills, reading, writing, religion, culture and dance. In addition, primary school students also attend some major feast day church services during the year.
ICT and EDUCATION PERFECT
ICT features strongly in our Curriculum with the use of school laptops. Students regularly engage in various electronic language activities including Education Perfect. Our students learn in a fun and exciting way also through film and song.
Drama and performance plays an important role in our classrooms (re-enacting poetry, short story, history, mythology), particularly in preparation of official school events such as ‘Apokries’, Independence Day and the annual Christmas concert.
Over the years our VCE students have achieved high results in the Greek language. Our VCE curriculum is interesting and challenging, enabling students to achieve their very best. Former students often return to offer their services to the school and to do volunteer work. Our students remain affiliated with the school for many years.
“To Fanaraki” is an annual school publication, which features much of our students’ wonderful work, and we proudly share it with our school community.
St Vasilios Greek Language School embraces many initiatives promoted by the wider community. We encourage our learners to take part in many of these:
The Poetry Competition and The Demosthenes Greek Public Speaking Competition organised by the Modern Greek Teachers’ Association of Victoria
Speak Greek in March campaign, which our school extends for every month of the school year
Certificate of Attainment in Greek organised by the Greek Consulate of Melbourne