Pythagoras Greek School
Greek Community Language School
Year Prep to 12
The latest from Pythagoras Greek School...
25th of March
Greek National Day
We must thank all those wonderful students, parents and staff who attended last Sunday's Greek National Day Parade. Next week will be our last day of term and we invite all parents, relatives and friends to come and watch our students perform poems, plays and songs all connected to the Greek National Day of the 25th of March. The days and times of these little concerts are as follows:
South Melbourne, Friday 31 March at 7.00pm
Elwood, Saturday 1 April at 12.00pm
National Day Parade 2023
The Greek National Day Parade will take place on Sunday 19th of March inside Lakeside Stadium, 33 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, commencing at 1:00pm sharp.
We would love to see all our wonderful students there on the day dressed in our Greek school uniform which is comprised of the Pythagoras Greek School white polo top, dark blue or black shorts, pants or skirts, white socks and black shoes. The polo top can be purchased from Ms Mary Alaveras at the end of the lesson over the next two weeks at a cost of $25. Students who have Greek National Costumes may wish to wear these on the day instead of our Greek school uniform.
Students are to arrive by 12.15pm outside the Stadium at Palms Lawn and look for Number 25 which is the official number our school has been allocated for the parade.
The parade should conclude by 2.30pm.
Last month our South Melbourne Campus was visited by Father Emmanuel, from the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Richmond, to perform the mystery of the Blessing of the Water. The Blessing of the Water at the Elwood Campus took place on Saturday 25 February at 12.30pm and was conducted by Father Panagiotis (from the Archangels Greek Orthodox Parish, Mentone).
We sincerely thank both fathers for performing the blessing this year.
Highlights from 2022
Christmas 2022 Concert
Saturday 3 December
28 October 1940
Last weekend Greeks all around the world celebrated the national holiday know as 'OHI" day. OHI Day commemorates the rejection of Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on 28 October 1940 and the subsequent Hellenic counterattack against the invading Italian forces on the mountains of Pindus. At school, the students were shown a very historic piece of cinematography. It was the first ever Greek animation made in honour of the fighters of October 28. It is a satire of the situation at the time, wanting to cheer up the Greeks and give hope to the army that was fighting in the difficult conditions up on the Pindus mountains. Please enjoy the video which we have attached below...
Ancient Gods and Goddesses Exhibition
On Friday 16 September and Saturday 17 September the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses came alive at a wonderful exhibition presented by the Year 3 to 6 students. During the term, the students studied about the 12 Olympian Gods and Goddesses and on the last day of term they came dressed as their favourite and presented wonderful research projects to their parents. Μπράβο παιδιά!
Dormition of Theotokos (15 August)
On Friday 19 August and Saturday 20 August we held a Kandilaki Assembly to celebrate one of the biggest feast days of the Greek Orthodox calendar, the Dormition of Mary or as we know it in Greek, η Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου. Children and staff celebrating their nameday helped light the vigil lamp before the principal of the school explained the history and significance of this day to the student body.
Cultural Days / Events 2022
Mother's Day Competition 2022
In Week 2 of Term 2, the winners of our Mother's Day Student Competition were announced and presented with a certificate and a little gift to give to their mothers on Mother's Day. The 2022 student winners were: Ellie Ziskou (Prep), Alice Bourke (Year 1), Annika Chrisafis (Year 2), Stavros Karpathakis (Year 3), Anastasia Kalogeropoulos (Year 4), Henrik Chrisafis (Year 5), Christine Souvlis (Year 6), John Roubos (Year 7), George Karpathakis (Year 8), John Hall (Year 8), Stavros Sotiropoulos (Year 9), Annie Roubos (Year 10). To all these students we say Μπράβο! You can see all their winning entries in the attachment below. We hope all the mothers, grandmothers and special women in our students' lives had a lovely Mother's Day.
It was great to see all the children back on the first day of Term 2. More importantly, most students remembered to bring in their red eggs to take part in this year's RECC (Red Egg Crack-off Competition) Competition.
Congratulations to Katerina Mirabella from our South Melbourne Campus and Anastasia Tsikaris from our Elwood Campus for being the 2022 RECC Champions.
Carnival 2022 (Απόκριες)
Great to see the students and teachers dress up and the parents turn up to our End of Term Carnival at both our Elwood and South Melbourne Campuses. Our students did an amazing job presenting poems, songs and dances all around the theme of Apokries, which is also known as the Carnival Season in Greece.
Reminding students to bring in their strongest red eggs on the first day back in Term 2 for our annual Red Egg Crack-off Competition. And last, but not least, all Mother's Day entries are due on the first day of Term 2 as well. Wishing all our lovely students, parents and staff a Safe and Happy Easter break. ΚΑΛΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ!
Pythagoras Greek School
Principal: Dr Con Roubos
BDSc (Melbourne University)
BEd (Deakin Univeristy)
Locations, Days & Times
100 Montague St Sth Melbourne
Year Prep - 12
4.30pm to 7.30pm
101 Glenhuntly Rd Elwood
Years Prep - 12
9.30am to 12.30pm
Years 7 - 12
1.00pm to 4.00pm
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