Greek Orthodox Parish St George Rose Bay Greek Language School

Our Greek Language School has been operating since April 1962 with the important goal of teaching the Greek language to children from Pre-Kindy to Year 12 and separate adult classes. 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 and adults can learn Greek while having fun, socialising with other students and making friendships.

The school operates four 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.

 

Basic Information

Term dates 2024

Term 1  – Monday 5 February to Friday 12 April

Term 2 – Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July

Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday 13 December

 

Timetable

MON 11:00am – 1.00pm   Pre-Kindy (3-4 year olds)

WED 11:00am – 1.00pm   Pre-Kindy (3-4 year olds)

 

MON 3:45pm – 5:15pm   Kindy

MON 3:45pm – 5:45pm   Junior 1 (Year 1 or Beginners)

TUE 3:45pm – 5:45pm    Junior 2 (Year 2 or older) 

WED 3:45pm – 5:45pm   Primary (Yrs 3 & 4)

WED 3:45pm – 5:45pm    Primary (Yrs 5 & 6)

THU 4:00pm – 6:00pm    High School (Senior)

FRI 4:00pm – 6:00pm    High School (Yrs 7-9)

 

MON 1:30pm – 3:00pm   Adults Advanced

MON 5:30pm – 7:00pm   Adults Intermediate

WED 6:00pm – 7:30pm   Adults Beginners

MON 7:00pm -8.00pm   Adults Beginners Online

 

Enrolment

Enrol here!

If you are enrolling your child for the first time, our teachers will determine the most appropriate class for your child based on their skill/ proficiency level in Greek in the first fortnight of Term 1. Parents will subsequently be advised and the children placed into the respective Afternoon Lesson/Day.

School Guidelines

Lessons are held in the Church Hall 

90-92 Newcastle St, Rose Bay

In order to optimise the classroom learning experience, please take note of the following: 

Mobile telephones are to be switched off during the lesson. 

No consumption of food or drink is allowed during the lesson. Please ensure your child has had a snack prior to start of class. 

Pupils are expected to attend all scheduled lessons, as the teaching program’s success depends on all children progressing to a defined standard.

Compulsory Attendance at the Greek Parade (31/03/2024) and End of Year Presentation Day (15/12/2024). Please diarise.

Communication

The teachers are available for short discussions after the lessons. For any issues that need to be discussed with the teacher that are of a confidential or serious nature, an e-mail should be sent initially to the teacher via: school@stgeorgerosebay.org.au

Parents may communicate with the Greek School Committee by emailing office@stgeorgerosebay.org.au or phoning the Parish Office Secretary on 9371 9929. Under no circumstance is any parent to reprimand or interrogate another child. Any issues in regards to children other than their own should be raised with the teachers.

Fees

The annual fee (for all four terms) will be invoiced upfront at the beginning of Term 1

Annual Fee for single child – $900, for each other sibling – $780

Creative Kids vouchers are accepted.

The School’s financial administration is performed by the Committee on a voluntary basis. Your co-operation in paying school fees on time makes this process much easier. 

EFT Payments only. 

Branch BSB: 062-275 

Account No: 10008308 

Payment Description: please include your child/ children’s SURNAME and INITIAL, in the payment reference field (e.g. SURNAME J)