- Fri Oct 26, 7:30 AM
Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer - Divine LiturgyFri Oct 26, 9:30 AM
Supplicatory Canon to the TheotokosSat Oct 27, 8:00 AM
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Other News (48)Friday, 05 October 2018 09:00
A Greek beginners course will be commencing on October 16 at North Metropolitan TAFE for any adults wanting to learn a base‐level understanding of conversational Greek.
The course is designed for learners with little or no knowledge of the Greek language. Whilst oral communication will be emphasized, students will develop skills in reading and writing also.
For more information, to submit an enquiry or to enroll, please see at https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/short-courses/greek-beginners-stage-1Tuesday, 25 September 2018 16:35
The Hellenic Association Club of WA is 100! Founded in 1918, the Hellenic Association (Enosis) was the first pan-Hellenic association in WA and is one of the oldest such organisations in Australia. A history has been written by Dr John N Yiannakis celebrating the Club’s milestone.
While examining the growth of this major association, this book also provides a broad outline about Greek migration, settlement and adaptation to Western Australia. The Hellenic Club’s unique evolution is a microcosm of the changing role and identity of Hellenism within this state. A wide range of sources have been used to assist put together this insightful and interesting history.
The West Australian Modern Greek Language Teachers’ Association Inc. (WAMGLTA) held its inaugural Professional Learning (PL) session on Saturday 25 August at The Evangelismos Greek Language School in West Perth. The event was hosted by the school, inclusive of a delicious lunch, which was blessed by Reverend Father Emmanuel Stamatiou.
The formal part of the PL session began promptly at 1.15 pm with a brief welcome address by the Chair the WAMGLTA Committee, Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis. It included a brief history of the Association, with particular reference to the fact that it was established on 24 August 2016 and exactly two years later, it was holding its first PL session, achieving one of its constitutional objectives.
The PL, aptly named ‘Best Practice’ in the Greek Language Classroom, drew on the existing local expertise of Greek Language Teachers from the various Greek Education Providers here in WA. With the firm belief that the collective expertise of our existing practitioners is as good as any ‘imported product’, an agenda was prepared that included four presenters with their nominated ‘best practice’ item:
- Ms Fay Giannaris: ‘Souvlaki’ Language Game and Tic Tac Toe Programming for Differentiation
- Mrs Christina Panovrakou: Dictation and Vocabulary (handy hints for teachers to help their students remember Greek orthography and lexicon)
- Mr George Anastassiadis: ‘What’s in the bag?’ Role Play
- Ms Catherine Papanastasiou: Using Music to reinforce Language
The presentations were well prepared and hands-on in their approach, with the use of IT and other resources to complement the content being delivered. The participants not only gained insight and some ‘best practice’ ideas from each of the presenters, they also enjoyed themselves whilst doing so, volunteering for activities, role play, and even singing along with Catherine!
A humble start to WAMGLTA’s PL initiatives, the 15 participants were impressed with the event. Sincere thanks are extended to Father Emmanuel for his blessing; to Mrs Irene Starr, Principal of The Evangelismos Greek Language School, for generously hosting the event in a warm and friendly environment; to each of the four presenters for their willingness to share their ‘best practice’ ideas with other teachers and for the effort that went into their inspirational presentations; and to all the participants for being part of this historic event.
A particular highlight was witnessing the first WAMGLTA PL come to fruition and seeing representation from the following Greek Education Providers; St. Andrew’s Grammar, The Centre for Hellenic Studies (Saturday School and After-hours Greek School), The Evangelismos Greek Language School, and Immaculate Heart College. This is one of the key objectives of WAMGLTA; to be an Association for all Greek Language Teachers from all Greek Education Providers in WA.
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
28 August 2018Monday, 27 August 2018 18:35
The following extract describes the first OXI Day memorial service held at Kings Park by the Perth Greek community for the 28 October 1940.
GREEK REMEMBRANCE DAY
Observance in Perth.
Members of the Greek ex-Servicemen’s League of WA laid a wreath on the State War Memorial yesterday in honour of Australian and Greek comrades. The occasion was the second anniversary of the invasion of Greece. A parade of Greek veterans of the last war and Greek nationals now serving in the Australian Forces took place. The wreath was placed by the State president of the league (Mr D. G. Joannides), a detachment of St Paul’s boy scouts forming a guard of honour.
At the service at the War Memorial Major H. M. Pullin represented the Commander, WA L of C Area, and Capt A. Symonds led the parade. Others present were Mr E. Needham, MLA. Colonel WO Mansbridge, representing the State executive of the RSL, Mr D. Reed, secretary of the Perth sub-branch, the Rev J. Chauvel, of St Paul’s Church of England, Mr P. Michelides, representing the Greek Community, Mr N. Marich, Consul for Yugoslavia, Mr A. Papadopoulos, late Consul for Greece in Japan, Mrs W. Aston, superintendent of the Winston Churchill Club with a group of the CIS, Mr C. Demetriades, late president of the Greek Community in Shanghai, Mr N. Papastatis, president of the Hellenic Union, and officers of a Greek ship.
At 11:30 am a memorial service was conducted by the Rev C. Mannessis at the Greek Orthodox Church, Parker-street. In the evening the annual reunion of Greek ex-servicemen was held.
Reference: West Australian (Perth, WA: 1879 – 1954), Monday 2 November 1942, page 2
Sourced by: Dr John N Yiannakis OAMSunday, 12 August 2018 22:49
Eleven CGL Examination candidates are currently celebrating their impressive results, after learning the outcome of their candidature. Six scored a grade of ‘Very Good’ and five scored a grade of ‘Excellent’! Congratulations are extended to the below candidates who achieved the level for which they sat in May of this year:
Level A1 (for children 8-12)
- KERR Yiannis
Level A1 (for adolescents and adults)
- LAMPROPOULOS Melina
- CRISTOPOULOS Lucas
- MITAROS Tas
- SARANTELLOS Panagiotis-Eleftherios
- KERR Tryphon
- KERR Vasilis
- STERGIOU Konstantinos
- LAMPROPOULOS Natalea
- MARGARIS TARESIS Kyriaki
- ANTONIADOU SMILOVITI Anna
Together with regular use of spoken Greek, both at home and at school, it is clear that continued formal education in the Greek language is paramount to success. On this, all Greek Language Teachers and Greek Education Providers in WA are to be commended for the outstanding results achieved by these candidates! Accolades are also due to the adults and family members who make the effort to speak Greek to each other and/or to their children at home. The positive outcomes of such collective efforts are fruitful and long lasting
Next year’s CGL Examinations will be held on the following dates:
Level A1 (for children 8-12) Tuesday 21 May 2019 Level A1 (for adolescents and adults) Tuesday 21 May 2019 Level A2 Tuesday 21 May 2019 Level B1 Tuesday 21 May 2019 Level B2 Wednesday 22 May 2019 Level C1 Wednesday 22 May 2019 Level C2 Thursday 23 May 2019
On behalf of the CGL Committee, I congratulate the above-listed candidates one more time, and look forward to their candidature in 2019!
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Director of the CGL at St. Andrew’s Grammar (61002)
10 August 2018Monday, 02 July 2018 20:22
The Hellenic Association Club of WA celebrates its 100thanniversary this year. Founded in 1918, the Hellenic Association (Enosis) was the first pan-Hellenic association in WA and is one of the oldest such organisations in Australia. The Association first had its headquarters at 507 Wellington Street. It then re-located to 407 Wellington Street, before moving to its current Stirling Street premises in 1967. As part of the celebratory events planned for the year, a book launch for the commemorative history, written by Dr John N Yiannakis, recording the Association’s history and contribution to the state’s Hellenism, will be held later in the year. The long and significant role played by the Hellenic Association Club to our Greek community is worthy of recognition and celebration.Monday, 21 May 2018 21:46
For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) Examinations have been sat, completed, and sent to Greece for marking! This year, a total of 17 candidates, including candidates from St. Andrew’s Grammar, other schools and workplaces, sat for one of the 7 levels on offer. The examinations were held on the 15th, 16th and 17th of May respectively.
Levels: A1 (8-12 year olds), A1 (Adolescents & Adults), A2, and B1, with Examination Invigilators (Left: Mrs Eva Tsapazi and Mrs Katina Maounis; Right: Mrs Katerina Reklitis and Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis)
The examinations were held in the Harmanis Block of St. Andrew’s Grammar, starting after midday on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), which involved a number of CGL candidates. On Thursday, the two candidates who sat the highest level (C2) commenced their examinations at 8.45am.