A new Greek Centre on the Yarra

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is pleased to announce a plan that will not only contribute to the development of the site at Bulleen, but will financially strengthen the GCM and create new facilities and services for all Greeks in Melbourne.

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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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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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Στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο ο αναπληρωτής υπουργός Εξωτερικών Γ. Κατρούγκαλος

altΕπίσκεψη στη Μελβούρνη θα πραγματοποιήσει ο αναπληρωτής υπουργός Εξωτερικών κ. Γιώργος Κατρούγκαλος για να παρευρεθεί στα αποκαλυπτήρια αντιγράφου τμήματος της Ζωφόρου του Παρθενώνα, ενώ θα παρουσιάσει και ομιλία για τις επενδυτικές και εμπορικές ευκαιρίες μεταξύ Βικτώριας και Ελλάδας, στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο.

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Lecture: The turbulent decades of the 50s and 60s

altResearcher Juliana Charpantidou will present her second lecture on the history of the Greek Community of Melbourne, at the Greek Centre, on Thursday 23 November, this time looking at the turbulent decades of the 50s and 60s. Her lecture is part of the program of the 120th anniversary celebration of our historic organisation.

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Greek Health Tourism Conference at the Greek Centre

altA delegation of Greek Health industry professionals will conduct a conference and information sessions about the growing Health Tourism Industry, on 25 and 26 November, at the Greek Centre. Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Mr George Katrougalos will also visit Melbourne to attend the conference.

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Unveiling of the Panathenaic Replica

On Sunday 26 November at midday, the Greek Community of Melbourne will be unveiling at the front of the Greek Centre, the replica of part of the Panathenaic Frieze from the Parthenon.

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Διάλεξη για την 120η επέτειο της Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης

altΑναφορά στο μεγάλο κύμα μετανάστευσης από την Ελλάδα στην Αυστραλία μετά το Β’ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, το ρόλο της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης και τις σχέσεις της με την Ιερά Αρχιεπισκοπή Αυστραλίας, πρόκειται να κάνει η ερευνήτρια Τζουλιάνα Χαρπαντίδου, στη δεύτερη διάλεξή της για την ιστορία της Κοινότητας, στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος εορτασμού της 120ης επετείου του ιστορικού οργανισμού.

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Διάλεξη για την ιστορία της Κοινότητάς μας

altΜε μια ενδιαφέρουσα διάλεξη της ερευνήτριας Τζουλιάνας Χαρπαντίδου πρόκειται να εγκαινιασθεί η σειρά εκδηλώσεων για τον εορτασμό της επετείου των 120 χρόνων της Κοινότητάς μας. Η διάλεξη θα δοθεί στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο, την Πέμπτη 16 Νοεμβρίου και θα επικεντρωθεί στις πρώτες δεκαετίες της ιστορίας της Κοινότητας, περίοδος η οποία έπαιξε σημαντικό ρόλο στην διαμόρφωση και εξέλιξη του οργανισμού.

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Celebrating 120 years of οur organisation

altOur organisation marks it's 120 anniversary with a series of lectures and presentations that highlight its history in an attempt to find the way forward.

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A Latin language program for High School Students in 2018

After the great success of the Ancient Greek programme the Greek Community of Melbourne is pleased to offer a Latin programme for High School Students supporting thus the teaching of both classical languages.

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«Επεράσαμε όμορφα!» λένε οι μαθητές για το Πρόγραμμα σχολικών διακοπών

altΈνα πρωτοποριακό πρόγραμμα δημιουργικής απασχόλησης οργανώθηκε από την Ελληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης τις δύο βδομάδες των εαρινών διακοπών που πέρασαν. Σχέδια για επανάληψη του Προγράμματος το 2018.

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NK: A Kazantzakian Montage - A celebration of struggle, triumph, freedom and joy

altOn the 60th anniversary of his death, Q44 Theatre in agreement with the Kazantzakian Estate Athens, presents the world premiere of "NK: A Kazantzakian Montage" by Howard F Dosser (Stage version by Suzanne Heywood), based on the Life and Writings of Nikos Kazantzakis. "NK: A Kazantzakian Montage", is an exploration of the life and work of Crete’s most famous writer, poet and philosopher, Nikos Kazantzakis.

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Can Greece come out of the crisis, and how?

altDistinguished Professor Loukas Tsoukalis will present a lecture entitled “Can Greece come out of the crisis, and how?”, at the Greek Centre, on Monday 23 October 2017.

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La Trobe Uni and the GCM collaborate to offer a PhD scholarship on Greek language learning

The Department of Languages and Linguistics at La Trobe University seeks a candidate to pursue a PhD thesis investigating parental attitudes to language learning in the Greek community of Melbourne.

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Delphi Bank 24th Greek Film Festival to open with Roza of Smyrna

altThe The Delphi Bank 24th Greek Film Festival will open with George Kordellas' remarkable debut feature Roza of Smyrna.

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Hellenic Museum Summer School

Spend a week this summer at Melbourne's Hellenic Museum, learning about the fascinating and thought-provoking world of the ancient Greeks.

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GCM announces a ground-breaking agreement with the National Library of Greece

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is pleased to announce a historic agreement with the National Library of Greece.

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The President of the GCM met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

altThe President of the Greek Community of Melbourne Bill Papastergiadis and the General Secretary Costas Markos met with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos and the Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, as well as with the Minister for Culture, the Minister for Tourism, the Mayor of Athens and leaders of political parties, during their recent trip to Athens.

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The GCM welcomes Greek Government’s approval of the working holiday visa

The Greek Government passed the relevant legislation related to the approval and implementation of the working holiday visa. All relevant Ministers signed the legislation and the Ministry of Education is the responsible authority.

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Greek Community Schools E-Newsletter

See below the amazing new e-newsletter of the Greek Community Schools.

We say "Excellent work" to the kids, teachers, families and everyone else that contributed towards this jam-packed first semester of 2017.

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Unprecedented vote of confidence to the GCM Board

altFor the first time in the history of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), 92% of the organisation’s membership endorsed the Board’s motion to develop the Bulleen property, an unresolved issue plaguing the organisation for many years. The vote was considered by all present, as a vote of confidence to the GCM’s Board of Directors and its President Bill Papastergiadis.

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Argos Orestikon donates $1 million to GCM

altThe Victorian Association of Argos Orestikon and District (Orestias) proudly announced that donated the sum of One million dollars to the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria.

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A new Greek Centre on the Yarra

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is pleased to announce a plan that will not only contribute to the development of the site at Bulleen, but will financially strengthen the GCM and create new facilities and services for all Greeks in Melbourne. The Plan focuses on the Community’s core activities and services and brings together organizations from across Melbourne in a landmark development called “Greek Centre on the Yarra».

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GCM to facilitate a conference to promote the Greek medical tourism

altMembers of the Board of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) met with Dr Konstantinos Pantos, the world renowned Greek Australian fertility specialist and director of “Genesis”, Greece's largest fertility clinic, to discuss the possibility of organising a conference in Melbourne which would provide a forum for Greece to exhibit its many achievements in health, medicine and medical tourism to the broader Australian community.

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GCM awards students who excelled in their VCE exams

altMore than two hundred people including students, parents, supporters and benefactors joined in the celebrations at the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Christmas Party at the Greek Centre on Thursday evening. Presentations of the annual VCE Awards were made to students who had excelled in Modern and Ancient Greek.

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Top results of our students in the VCE exams

altOnce again the students of the Greek Community’s Language and Culture (GLC) school and Alphington Grammar School have excelled in their Classical and Modern Greek final VCE exams.

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GCM will restore Evangelismos to its past glory

altA fundraising campaign for the reinstatement of the first Greek Orthodox church in Melbourne, "The Annunciation of Our Lady", was announced by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV).

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Modern Greek Courses for Adults for 2017

Our Courses in 2017

Learn Modern Greek by attending our courses offered in 2017 and planned according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages *

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Ancient Greek Program for Adults 2017

Commencement dates and other relevant details on our Ancient Greek for Adults classes.

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President of Greece met with GCM’s Board members

altThe President of Greece Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the President of the Greek Community of Melbourne Mr Bill Papastergiadis and the General Secretary Mr Costas Markos, at the Presidential Mansion, on Saturday 1 October.

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Books for sale at the Greek Community

altAt the office of the Greek Community of Melbourne are available for sale the following books:

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Drama Workshops for Adults

altAs part of the 2016 program, the Creative Drama and Arts Centre (CDAC) of the Greek Community of Melbourne has scheduled a series of Drama workshops for adults.

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Historical decision by the Philanthropic Association of Kastorians "Grammos"

altAt their last Annual General Meeting, members of the Philanthropic Association of Kastorians "Grammos" unanimously approved to amend the Articles of Association in order to transfer part of their assets to the Greek Community once the organisation ceases to operate.

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Ancient (Classical) Greek Courses For Secondary Education Students In 2017

Ancient (Classical) Greek for High School students and VCE students in 2017

Catering for students who wish to increase their cultural literacy, investigate the origins of philosophy, science, politics, rhetoric, history and literature, be inspired from the moral insight and virtue of the classical world, read the architects of western civilization in their own words and finally increase their performance at the VCE Classical Greek examinations with a high score scaling. (see vtac link here, PDF)

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The Creative Drama and Arts Centre

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Aimed to attract children, adolescents and adults 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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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

 

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