Oakleigh Grammar dedicated the month of March to the Greek language and culture.
Throughout the month, the teachers of the Greek Department organized different activities where students of all grades had the opportunity to take part and enrich their knowledge of the Greek language and culture.
The students started the month by participating in a competition organized by Victoria’s Organizing Committee of the National Anniversary entitled “Ambassadors 200”. The students expressed what 1821 means to them and created bracelets for March with red and white thread.
Everyday young and old students learned from a word they use in English and it derives from Greek. The students of the High School were impressed that the thousands of words that they have in their vocabulary and use every day derive either from the Ancient or from the Modern Greek language.
On Shrove Monday, the elementary school students followed the custom and made colorful, kites learning about Apokries and Lent. Colorful kites filled the corridors of the building where the Primary school is housed.
The students of the first grades learned how to write their names and the alphabet, using clay.
On the day of the National Anniversary, the elementary school students went out in the schoolyard, where they played traditional Greek games, and also participated in Greek traditional dance lessons.
Finally, in the last week of the quarter, the students visited the photo exhibition of Evzones, which was hosted by Oakleigh Grammar School at the conference center for ten days. Everyone was excited about the exhibition while choosing their favorite photo.
The month of March, which is undoubtedly one of the most important for the Greeks of Melbourne, ended leaving the students of Oakleigh Grammar School with the best impressions and valuable knowledge.