GREEK SCHOOL OF DARWIN
The Greek Orthodox School of Darwin was established by the Greek Orthodox Community of Northern Australia in 1982 at its present location in Rapid Creek. Weekly classes took place each Saturday from year 1 to 7.
We also offer innovative programs such as the world-unknown Ellinopoula educational platform for students of all ages. This program also allows both teachers and parents to monitor a child’s learning of the greek language from start to the end of the year. Another feature of this program is that it allows the parents and their children to access the content and history anywhere.
In the next few years, it is our vision to register our school as an everyday school and offer both the Australian Curriculum and Greek language classes to students of the NT.
HISTORY OF GREEK SCHOOL OF DARWIN
Greek School in Darwin began as early as the early 60’s, under the priest’s elevated house with a small number of children and the priest as their teacher. In 1968 the one-class school moved into the newly built Greek hall next to the church, as student numbers started increasing more teachers were appointed and broken into classes.
In 1981 the cyclone damaged former private school on Chapman Road Nightcliff, was being sold by the Government. The then president Tony Papandonakis purchased it for $1.00. He and his committee renovated the school and cleared the grounds, so that the children had a well set up Saturday Greek School to attend. It was then called the Pan Hellenic Cultural Centre.
The third stage of the school renovations took place in 1986 to 1988 by the then Greek committee under the presidency of Liliane Gomatos.