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“ARISTOTELIS” GREEK LANGUAGE EDUCATION

We are back at school for TERM 4

In accordance with the Directives from DoE,
we are now conducting classes on a face to face basis.

Whilst back at the physical location, we must ensure that we comply with all requirements.

Hand washing or using sanitiser, keeping physical distancing where possible and adhering to the four-square metre rule, if classroom space permits.

For additional information please email us at admin@aristotelis.nsw.edu.au


28 Oct 1940: The Nemesis of the Axis

The 28th October 1940, known to most English speakers as "OHI DAY", marks the involvement of the Greek people in the Second World War. On this day, the then Italian dictator Mussolini commenced hostilities against Greece in order to occupy the Balkans and provide military support and access to the Balkan areas for Germany and Hitler. On Saturday 28th October, Greece and Greeks celebrate one of the most important events in their contemporary history.

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Enrolment Dates

Welcome to the 2020 school year, and thank you for entrusting Aristotelis Community Greek Language School with your child’s Greek education. We are pleased to advise that enrolments will take place on the following dates at each location (times TBC via email) and on this website closer to the dates of enrolment.

Roselea - 5th February 2020
Manly (Balgowlah) – 30th January 2020
North Strathfield - 31st January 2020
West Ryde - 1st February 2020

   

Dekapentavgoustos

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The month of August, is considered the Month of Our lady Virgin Mary, by Greeks all over the world. Almost the whole month is dedicated to various celebrations, both in Greece and abroad for the Dormition of Virgin Mary. At the same time, August brings to memory a series of other events, such as the sinking of the Greek vessel "Elli" by the Italians during WW2, in the harbour of the Tinos Island, the island dedicated almost exclusively for worshiping the Mother of Jesus.

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Mother's Day

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The history of Mother's Day is centuries old and goes back to the times of ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. The early Christians celebrated the Mother's festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Interestingly, later on a religious order stretched the holiday to include all mothers, and named it as the Mothering Sunday. The English colonists settled in America discontinued the tradition of Mothering Sunday because of lack of time. In 1872 Julia Ward Howe organized a day for mothers dedicated to peace. It is a landmark in the history of Mother's Day.

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