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Please see below for a message from the Consulate, for the attention of all Greeks in Perth, regarding declaration of ownership of land in certain parts of Greece.
There is also a website that you may visit:
To download the flyer, please click here.Monday, 28 January 2019 20:34
All interested persons are now invited to register for this year’s Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) Examinations to be held in May at St. Andrew’s Grammar (officially-recognised CGL Examination Centre).
Prospective candidates of Greek and also non-Greek background are invited to test their written and spoken Greek language competency skills through these annual examinations. Successful candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Attainment in Greek from Greece’s Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, and the Centre for the Greek Language: Division for the Support and Promotion of the Greek Language (Thessaloniki, Greece).
There are 7 levels on offer, catering to a full spectrum of Greek language competencies. These include a level for children aged 8-12 years old (children who are over 8 years and below 12 years old on the 31st of May, 2019); a level for beginner adolescents and adults, through to a level for persons with excellent knowledge of the Greek language. Candidates younger than 16 are strongly advised to avoid taking the examinations for levels B2, C1 and C2 as the examination content for these levels may require general knowledge and experience beyond their years.
The full complement of levels on offer is as follows:
- A1 for children 8-12 years old (Elementary knowledge)
- A1 for adolescents and adults (Elementary knowledge)
- A2 (Basic knowledge)
- B1 (Intermediate knowledge)
- B2 (Good knowledge)
- C1 (Very good knowledge)
- C2 (Excellent knowledge)
The 2019 CGL Examinations will be held on the following days:
- Tuesday 21 May for levels A1 (for children 8-12 years & adolescents and adults), A2 and B1
- Wednesday 22 May for levels B2 and C1
- Thursday 23 May for level C2
Fees have been set by Greece and are as follows:
- $130 for levels A1(for children 8-12 years & adolescents and adults), A2 and B1
- $150 for levels B2, C1 and C2
For more information regarding registration and payment, please contact the following CGL Committee members:
Registration commences on Friday 1 February and closes on Friday 22 March, 2019.
The CGL Committee and I look forward to your participation in this year’s CGL Examinations.
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Director of the CGL at St. Andrew’s Grammar
28 January 2019Monday, 21 January 2019 20:51
The West Australian Modern Greek
Language Teachers’ Association Inc.
Notice & Agenda of the Annual General Meeting of
The West Australian Modern Greek Language Teachers’
Association Inc. (WAMGLTA)
Saturday 9 March 2019
Commencing 1.30pm at The Evangelismos Greek Language School
(Cnr Carr and Charles Streets, WEST PERTH)
Light Refreshments Provided
- Welcome and Opening of Meeting
- Minutes of Previous AGM
- Confirmation of Minutes
- Annual Report
- Financial Report
- Election of Office Holders and other Committee Members
- Deputy Chairperson
- Committee Members
- General Business
- CGL Examinations 2019
- Speak Greek in March Campaign 2019
- WAMGLTA Initiatives 2019
DOCUMENT DOWNLOADSTuesday, 18 December 2018 06:19
The St Tabitha 2019 Bi-lingual (Greek and English) Calendar is now available.
It is a great reference tool for the whole year and is a must for every orthodox household.
The calendar includes:
- All the Feast Days and Fasting Days of the year
- The days that Divine Liturgies are conducted in the Greek and English languages
- Contact details of the local Archdiocesan offices, Monastery and the Parishes in Perth
- Selected passages from the various saints of our church
- Outstanding colourful photos
The proceeds from the Calendars will assist the Philoptohos of St Tabitha with its charitable works within our community.
If you would like one, they can be purchased after the service outside the church and at our bookshop.Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:29
If you came to our Lenten BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday, which supported the missionary work of Father Themi in Africa, then you will no doubt have had one of these burgers.
In fact, due to the large number of requests we have received, we decided to share the recipe with you all!
A special thanks goes to Maria Oliver for providing the recipe and allowing us to post it.
Please find the recipe as follows.[...]Tuesday, 30 October 2018 20:30
We are fortunate in Perth to regularly receive visits from speakers, foreign dignitaries and scholars who address the local Greek community about issues and topics pertaining to Greece – modern and ancient. In the last few months a few such presentations have been delivered. Most recently, Professor Andrew M Chugg delivered an informative and well attended lecture at Leederville TAFE about the death of Alexander the Great. (Professor Chugg’s visit, hosted by the Hellenic Community of WA, the Hellenic Council of WA and the Pan-Macedonian Association of WA, was highlighted in the HCWA e-News.) Such visitations were rare in the pre-1970s era, but not unheard of. Here is an example of an early (maybe earliest) presentation by a visiting academic to the local Greek community.
During May and June 1909 Professor Darnley Naylor of Adelaide University visited Perth and Kalgoorlie for a series of lectures. He was principally here to advocate for the WA University Movement prosecuting their case for a university to be established in Perth. Professor Naylor would appear before a State Royal Commission advocating for a local university. He was lecturer and tutor at Ormond College University of Melbourne, from 1895 to 1906, and was appointed to the Chair of Classics at Adelaide University in February 1907. While here, Professor Naylor presented several public lectures about ancient Greece and Rome. One of these lectures involved a reception organised for him by the local Greek community. The June 12, 1909, Western Mail newspaper article below further explains the event.[...]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 2018