Pythagoras Greek School

Greek Community Language School

Melbourne, Australia

Year Prep to 12 

 

The latest from Pythagoras Greek School... 

2024 Parent VCE Information Session - Online

 

Thursday 15 February @ 6.30pm

Google Meets Link: https://meet.google.com/vgf-jozv-cma

 

For all parents of students in Secondary School,

especially those in Years 9 to 12.

 

  

2024 School Blessing (Αγιασμός) 

 

South Melbourne Campus

Friday 16 February

to be conducted by Rev. Fr. Kyrillos Zisis from the South Melbourne Parish

@4.30 pm in Hall 1, South Melbourne Community Centre,

1 Ferrars Place, South Melbourne

 

Elwood Campus

Saturday 24 February Elwood

to be conducted by Rev. Fr. Panagiotis Zoumboulis from the Parkdale Parish

@9.30 am in the grounds of Elwood College, 

101 Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood 

 

All parents, relatives & friends are welcome to attend. 

Pythagoras Greek School returns to South Melbourne in 2024

 

A very warm Happy New Year to you all! We would like to share some exciting news for our Friday night campus families. Our Friday night classes will be returning to South Melbourne! Starting Friday 2 February, our lessons will be held in two outstanding venues:

 

South Melbourne Community Centre

1 Ferrars Place South Melbourne

Years Prep to 9

 

https://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/council-services/events-venues-and-performers/hire-a-venue/find-a-venue/south-melbourne-community-centre 

 

Hellenic RSL - Memorial Hall 

14A Ferrars Place South Melbourne 

Years 10 - 12 (VCE)

 

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=355607537931746 

 

The two venues are metres apart and will serve our school needs exceptionally well. Our lessons will revert back to the original times of 4.30pm to 7.30pm. We are thrilled to return to South Melbourne on Friday evenings so please spread the word! 

 

Our Saturday classes will be continuing at Elwood College, 101 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood. Morning sessions (Preps to Year 12) times are 9.30am to 12.30pm and there will be classes for secondary students only in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. 

 

Christmas Concert 2023

 

Thank you to all our wonderful students who with their teachers' assistance put on an incredible end of year concert. The feedback from the parents, grandparents and friends in the audience has been so positive. A special thank you also must go out to Con Kouskouris, parent of alumni of the school who took the videos below. We wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy and Healthy 2024! 

Term 4 2023

Important Dates

 

As we head towards our final day of the year, we would like to point out some changes of dates.  These changes are required to ensure we have plenty of time for students from both our Betty Day and Elwood College campuses to rehearse and prepare for our end of year concert which will take place on the 9th of December.

  

Friday 17 November

4.45pm - 7.45pm

Normal class times for Friday afternoon at the Betty Day Centre

Saturday 18 November

9.30am - 12.30pm

Elwood Saturday Morning & Afternoon Campuses Combine

There will be no afternoon class at Elwood. 

 

Friday 24 November

4.45pm - 7.45pm

End of Year Concert Combined Campuses First Rehearsal

Betty Day Community Centre Hall 

67 Argyle St St Kilda 

(No classes at Elwood College on Saturday 25 November this week)

 

Saturday 2 December

9.30am - 12.30am

End of Year Concert Combined Campuses Second Rehearsal

Elwood College 

101 Glenhuntly Rd Elwood

(No classes on Friday 1 December at the Betty Day Centre this week)

 

Saturday 9 December

10.00am - 12.00pm

End of Year Concert for all campuses

Phoenix Theatre

 

101 Glenhuntly Rd Elwood

 

Term 4 School Assembly

 

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of October our Greek School announced the September and October name days and celebrated our second National Day of the year, 'OXI' Day. Our two Dimitri's & Stavros who celebrated their name days these last two months can be seen lighting the kandilaki and together with others who celebrated their name days led the school in prayer. After a talk from the principal, Dr Constantine Roubos, Mrs Alaveras led the school in keeping one minute silence and singing the National Anthem to honour the heroes and heroines of the 28th of October campaign. 

Term 4 2023

Starting Dates

 

Looking forward to seeing all our wonderful students this week for the start of Term 4!

 

Friday 6 October 2023

Betty Day Community Centre

67 Argyle Street St Kilda

4.45pm - 7.45pm

 

Saturday 7 October 2023

Elwood College

101 Glenhuntly Rd Elwood

Morning Campus: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Afternoon Campus: 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Term 3 2023

Ancient Greek Mythological Creatures & Characters Exhibition
A huge highlight on the Pythagoras Greek School calendar is the end of Term 3 Ancient Greek Mythology Exhibition. This year, after studying Theseus and the Minotaur, our primary students were encouraged to research other mythological creatures and characters. Following their research they were asked to prepare a project which included a poster, a model and a short oral presentation on their character or creature. It was great to see so many parents and friends on the last day of term to admire all their hard work and listen to their presentations. Our students exceeded all our expectations. Please check our little slideshow below. Μπράβο παιδιά! Συγχαρητήρια! 
Dormition of the Virgin Mary
On Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of August we celebrated 'η Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου' (Dormition of the Virgin Mary) or as we also say in Greek, 'της Παναγίας.' After Easter and Christmas, this is the most significant feast day on the Greek Christian Orthodox Calendar. We lit the 'καντηλάκι' (vigil lamp) and explained how this day is celebrated in different parts of Greece. Χρόνια Πολλά again to all the Penny's, Peter's, Maria's, Despina's and all the other variations of these names. Enjoy our little slide show.

Term 3 2023

 

Looking forward to seeing all our wonderful students this week for the start of Term 3!

 

Friday 14 July 2023

Betty Day Community Centre

67 Argyle Street St Kilda

4.45pm - 7.45pm

 

Saturday 15 July 2023

Elwood College

101 Glenhuntly Rd Elwood

Morning Campus: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Afternoon Campus: 1.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Friday Night Campus Location Change in Semester 2 2023

Exciting move to a fantastic new location for our Friday night campus.

Betty Day Community Centre

67 Argyle Street St Kilda

4.45pm - 7.40pm

Online Parent/Teacher Interviews 2023

Friday 23 June - South Melbourne Campus

Saturday 24 June - Elwood Campus 

 

Semester One Revision & Assessment Dates 2023

Time to hit the books!

Semester 1 Revision Weeks

Friday 26 May & 2 June - South Melbourne Campus

 Saturday 27 May & 3 June - Elwood Campus

Semester 1 Assessments

Friday 9 June - South Melbourne Campus

Saturday 10 June - Elwood Campus 

 

Oakleigh Greek Cultural Experience 2023

Some of our secondary Elwood afternoon campus students spent a cultural day in Oakleigh last Saturday, the 19th of May, which of course ended up at at one of the local eateries for a tasty souvlaki. 

Mother's Day Student Competition 2023

Congratulations to this year's winners of our Mother's Day Student Competition: Nicholas Bardnanis (Prep), Ellie Ziskos (Year 1), Aliki Burke (Year 2), Annika Chrysafis (Year 3), Melina Sakallarios, (Year 4), Iliana Moshoulis (Year 5), Alexander Varthalis (Year 6), George Kouroupis (Year 7), John Roubos (Year 8), John Hall (Year 9), Steven Sotiropoulos (Year 10), Stephen Anagiannis (Year 11) & Annie Roubos (Year 12).

RECC 2023

Congratulations to Sunday Carew, Nephelie Tzanetou and Nicolette Vosnidis for being our RECC (Red Egg Crack-off Competition Champions for 2023. Thank you to all the students who remembered to bring in their red eggs and as they say, there's always next year! Χριστός Ανέστη!

Χριστός Ανέστη!

Christ has Risen!

Ευχόμαστε σε όλους μια ημέρα λαμπρινή,

γιορτινή και λουλουδιασμένη!

Greek Easter 2023

We hope all our families are enjoying their Easter Week.

Please enjoy this short educational video about Easter with your children. Wishing you all

Καλή Ανάσταση!

Greek School Teacher Wanted

Greek School Teacher required for a casual replacement position with the possibility for ongoing employment. The applicant must be able to speak both Greek and English fluently, have prior teaching experience, and they must have a WWCC or be registered with the VIT. Those interested, please call the principal, Con, on 0417 393049.

25th of March 1821

Student Presentations 2023

What a way to finish off the term. We thank all those wonderful parents, relatives and friends who attended our 25th of March Concerts. Our students, with the help of their devoted teachers, did a wonderful job, performing poems, songs, plays and dances, all connected to our Greek National Day. We now look forward to enjoying Easter with our family and friends. Our lessons will resume on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of April. We remind students to bring their strongest red egg for our annual RECC - Red Egg Crack-off Competition and their Mother's Day Competition entries on the first day of Term 2. We wish all our students, staff and their families: Καλό Πάσχα and Καλή Ανάσταση!

25th of March 

Greek National Day Parade 2023 

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.

 

School Blessing 2023 

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

Thank you to all our wonderful students who with their teachers' assistance put on an incredible end of year concert. The feedback from the parents, grandparents and friends in the audience has been so positive. A special thank you also must go out to Con Kouskouris, parent of alumni of the school who took the video below. We wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy and Healthy 2023!  

28 October 1940

"OHI" Day

 

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)

Kandilaki Assembly

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

 

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Easter 2022 

 

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.  

 

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ!

 

 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

Established 1969

Principal: Dr Con Roubos

BDSc (Melbourne University)

BEd (Deakin Univeristy)

 

 

Locations, Days & Times

  

SOUTH MELBOURNE

Friday

4.30pm to 7.30pm

 

South Melbourne Community Centre

1 Ferrars Place South Melbourne

Years Prep - 9

 

Hellenic RSL Club - Memorial Hall 

14A Ferrars Place South Melbourne

Years 10 - 12 (VCE)

 

ELWOOD

Elwood College 

101 Glenhuntly Rd Elwood

 

Saturday

9.30am to 12.30pm

Years Prep - 12

1.00pm to 4.00pm

Years 7 - 12

 

 

At Pythagoras Greek School we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our school. Pythagoras Greek School have a moral, legal and mission-driven responsibility to create nurturing school environments where children and young people are respected, their voices are heard, and they are safe and feel safe.


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Email: info@pythagorasgreekschool.org

 Mobiles: 0417 393 025  or 0417393049