Greek Film Festival 2014

The Delphi Bank 21st Greek Film Festival opens on the 15th of October 2014 with Pantelis Voulgaris', Little England, winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

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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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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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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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Greek Film Festival 2014

The Delphi Bank 21st Greek Film Festival opens with the winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards, and Greece's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.

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Ancient and Modern Greek courses for Adults

Learn Ancient Greek or Modern Greek by attending our courses offered during the period October-December 2014.

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Latin I for Adults

Go Beyond Carpe Diem... learn Latin.

*NEW COURSE* - In this course students learn to read Latin and find their way into the history and culture of Ancient Rome. It covers the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary. The emphasis is on reading Latin.

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Ancient Greek 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) and Ancient Greek IV (VCE Classical Greek, Units 1 and 2).

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Greek Centre to be a generational bridge between the past and the future

By: Elly Agrotis Symons

Last Tuesday, the foundation benefactors of the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture came together in the shell of the new building to celebrate the achievement of this great milestone in the Greek Community. Building on the example set by our forefathers more than a century ago, the dream of what can be achieved by unity and vision has become a reality.

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Overwhelming Support for the Greek Community's Centre for Contemporary Culture

More than 150 people attended a Foundation Benefactors event on Tuesday evening, ahead of the opening of the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture at 168 Lonsdale Street scheduled for later this year. Conceived to not only thank the existing Principal Benefactors of the Greek Centre, the event provided an opportunity to encourage further financial support from members of the community as Foundation Benefactors. Almost $800,000 has been pledged, with further support continuing to come through.

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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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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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Alphington Grammar Koinotika Nea - the Greek Community newsletter Requirements for Greek Citizenship Information on Immigrating to Australia

 

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