Greek Language School

The afternoon Greek Language School has been operating since April 1962 with the important goal of teaching the Greek language to children from years K to 11. Our Greek School aims to present all aspects of the Modern Greek language and culture to its students including vocabulary building, reading, writing and grammar with an emphasis on conversation.

We offer Greek classes where children can learn Greek while having fun, socialising with other students and making friendships.

St George Rose Bay Greek afternoon School is committed to ensuring that every child, including those with special educational needs, has access to Greek language learning, and as such we offer a separate class for these children.

We are now taking enrolments for our 2022 class. First Term begins on Monday 31st January. If you are interested in enrolling your child and you need more information, send us an email school@stgeorgerosebay.org.au or saintgeorgerosebay@gmail.com

School Location:

Lessons are held in the Church Hall under the church at 90-92 Newcastle St, Rose Bay. Sufficient, free parking is available along Newcastle St.

Weekly Class Schedule:

 

DAY 

TIME 

CLASS 

Monday 

3:30pm-5:00pm 

Pre-Junior/Kindy 

Monday 

3:30pm-5:30pm 

Junior 2 (Year 2 or older) 

Monday 

5.30pm-7.00pm 

Greek class for students with learning differences 

Monday 

5:00pm-7:00pm 

B1 Level (Year 8 or older) 

Tuesday 

3.30pm-5.30pm 

Junior 1 (Year 1 or complete beginners any primary school age group) 

Tuesday 

4:00pm-6:00pm 

A2 Level (Year 6 or older) 

Wednesday 

3.30pm-5.30pm 

Junior 3 (Year 3 or older) 

Thursday 

3:30pm-5:30pm 

A1 Level Class 2 (Year 5 or older) 

Friday 

3:30pm-5:30pm 

A1 Level class 1 (Year 4 or older) 

The school operates 4 terms in line with the NSW school term dates. Our school offers students aged 9 years or older, the opportunity to undertake the internationally recognised Certificate of Attainment in Greek. This is conducted annually by the Greek Consulate of Sydney

Greek Language Head Teacher: Mrs Marie Gerantonis.
Greek Kindy / Beginners 1 / Learning Differences Teacher: Ms Joanne Mayson

School Curriculum:

The school syllabus focuses on enhancing all language skills and incorporates textbooks such as ‘KLIK’ which has been developed in Greece for overseas students. We adopt a communicative approach and lessons are interactive through group/pair work, online activities and games. In the lower levels, the focus is on developing speaking, listening and reading skills with some writing.

The school uses an interactive whiteboard in the church hall, which further enhances the students’ learning experiences. The online Class Dojo tool is also used to create an online class community between the teacher, students and parents. It is used to set/complete homework, award student credits and also allows two-way communication between parents and teacher.

The hall stage has been completely re-purposed into a classroom, acting as a dedicated learning/teaching space for our Greek School. Sporting bright, fresh colours and new classroom furniture and a dedicated smart board, we are sure the children will come to feel this space as their own!

During Covid, lessons were adapted and conducted online through Zoom, with online activities and games.

 

Schedule of Fees:

$175 per term – Student (single child)

$131 per term – Student (for 2nd sibling)

$105 per term – Student (for 3rd or more sibling)

Fees are paid twice yearly: Term 1 and 2 fees are due in full in week 1,Term 1.

Term 2 and 3 fees are due in full in week 1,Term 3.

The School’s financial administration is performed by the Greek School Committee on a voluntary basis, and your co-operation and early payment makes this process much easier. We encourage all payments to be made by online by EFT to the St George Greek School Account:

Branch BSB: 062-275
Account No: 10008308
Payment Description: please include your child/children’s SURNAME and initial the payment reference field (e.g. SURNAME J)
Cash or cheque payment (made to St George Greek School) directly to Mrs Gerantonis remains an option should EFT payment not be possible for you.

Enquiries:
To enrol your child please register your intention by emailing the Church office at saintgeorgerosebay@gmail.com; or, alternatively, by calling on 9371 9929.

Download the Greek School Info Flyer Here

Download the Greek School Enrolment form here