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Learn Ancient Greek at the Greek Community of Melbourne

 

The Creative Drama and Arts Centre

The Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to announce the creation of a new drama centre for young children.

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The Greek Project

Melbourne International Jazz Festival and The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture are honoured to present the legendary Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri in an ambitious and extraordinary festival event.

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Learn Ancient Greek and unlock the texts that form the basis of modern Democracy, Philosophy and Science

Ancient Greek for Adults, High School and VCE students.

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Win a Trip to Greece

Become a Premium Member of the Greek Community (sign-up or upgrade your existing membership) and Win a Trip to Greece and other great prizes.

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First Minutes (1897)

On the occasion of our 114th Anniversary we are proud to publicly release images of the first minutes of the G.O.C.M.V. (1897-1916). Read about the establishment of the first Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne, the contribution to the war efforts in Greece and the first constitution of the GOCMV.

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The Creative Drama and Arts Centre

The Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to announce the creation of a new drama centre for young children providing the unique opportunity for children to actively engage in the creative arts.

Aimed to attract children and adolescents who wish to cultivate their theatrical expression, the centre will provide students of a Greek background an avenue to express their feelings, emotions and character via their participation in theatrical experimentation and performances.

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2014 Ancient Greek I for Adults (Beginner level)

New course in 2014 term 2!

A 9 week Ancient Greek Language Course for adults who wish to acquire the fundamentals of Classical Greek, a world heritage language spoken by the Athenians in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. and used by the most famous ancient Greek writers, historians, philosophers and orators.

Students will be also introduced to Ancient Greek culture, which formed the basis of western civilisation.

No previous knowledge of the language is required.

This basic knowledge will be the necessary threshold for those who wish to continue to the next level where subsequent follow-up courses will be offered.

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2014 Modern Greek III (post-beginner level 2) - Term 2

New course in 2014 term 2!

A 9 week Modern Greek Language Course for adults with a foundational knowledge of Modern Greek.

Through this course students will develop their reading and listening skills as well as their accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing.

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2014 Modern Greek V (Intermediate level 2)

New course in 2014 term 2!

A 9 week Modern Greek Language Course for adults who wish to broaden and deepen their knowledge of Modern Greek.

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2014 Classical Greek for VCE (Units 1 and 2) Students

This course caters for High School students who wish to select Ancient Greek as a VCE subject.

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2014 Modern Greek I (Introductory course) - Term 2

A 9 week Introductory Modern Greek Language Course for adults with little or no prior knowledge of Modern Greek.

In this course students will acquire a basic knowledge of Modern Greek and by the end of the course they should be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions, ask and give information about daily and basic needs and communicate rudimentarily in Greek.

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2014 Modern Greek II (post-beginner level 1) - Term 2

A 9 week Modern Greek Language Course for adults with a rudimentary knowledge of Modern Greek.

Through this course students will develop their reading and listening skills as well as their accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing.

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2014 Modern Greek IV (Intermediate level 1) - Term 2

A 9 week Modern Greek Language Course for adults having already a basic knowledge of Modern Greek.

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2014 Ancient Greek I for High School students

A new Introductory Ancient Greek Language Course for High School Students in years 7, 8 and 9 - to be followed by Ancient Greek II, Ancient Greek III and (the existing) Ancient Greek IV (VCE Classical Greek, Units 1 and 2).

Date: Fridays 5:30 – 8:30 pm; Commencement date: Friday, February 7

Location: Alphington Grammar School (18 Old Heidelberg Rd, Alphington)

Cost: $ 500 + $55 for course book

Info: 03 9662 2722 – Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Greek Community VCE Students receive outstanding results in Greek

The Board of Management of the Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to announce the names of the seven students who received an outstanding academic achievement in Greek. All seven students, who attend the Community's Greek Language School & Alphington Grammar, received a 40+ score.

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Alphington Grammar School receives outstanding VCE results and is now ranked in the 50 best performing Schools in Victoria

The Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to announce that its day school Alphington Grammar is now placed number 43 in the VCE School Ranking for 2013, and according to daily Melbourne newspapers the school is now considered one of the most improved throughout Victoria over the last ten years.

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Classical Greek classes receive authorization from VCAA

Greek Community students currently enrolled in Ancient GreekThe Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) granted authorisation to the Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria to teach Classical Greek (Ancient Greek) Units 1-4 at VCE level, starting in 2014.

The Greek Community of Melbourne will be offering Ancient Greek to VCE students, as well as to students from Year 7-10. Those students wishing to complete Ancient Greek at VCE level are required to have studied the subject for two years prior to beginning Ancient Greek studies at VCE level. We wish to remind interested people that the subject of Ancient Greek is scaled up; for example in 2013 this meant an additional 16 marks for those students who received a score of 30.

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GOCMV condemns the closure of the Greek National Broadcaster (ERT)

ert opt2In an unprecedented move the Greek Government's spokesperson Mr Kedikoglou has announced the closure of its public radio and television station ERT. Sighting exorbitant costs, mismanagement and the unsustainable nature of the Public broadcaster, the Government, without consultation, shut down ERT and dismissed some 2700 staff within hours.

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria (GOCMV) in a letter sent to the Prime Minister Mr Antonis Samaras condemned the closure of ERT and highlighted the disappointment of the Greek diaspora in Australia. Additionally, many Greek Community representatives noted the need for responsible management of the Public Broadcaster however such decision defies rational explanation, in a statement issued by the organisation.

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First Minutes (1897)

Οn the occasion of the 114th Anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria we are proud to publicly release detailed images of the first minutes of the GOCMV (1897-1916).

The minutes contain hundreds of names of early Greek settlers and through its pages we observe the history of the organisation as it evolved through its first two decades: the establishment of the first Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne, the contribution of the founding members to the war efforts in Greece and the first constitution of a Greek organisation in Australia.

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