Kinder – VCE


Delivering Greek language and culture classes
to school-age children and adults

 
Zenon Language School is Accredited by the Department of Education and Training

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Our aim is to develop a Greek Australian identity within children, helping them gain confidence in using the Greek language in their family environment and prepare them for further study in Greek.

Our objectives are to enable children to:

  • be immersed in the Greek language and culture
  • develop skills that will enhance second-language learning
  • to enjoy learning the Greek language and culture in a bilingual environment
  • develop an appreciation of their cultural heritage

We aim to meet our objectives with all our classes, from Kinder through to VCE.

Greek Kinder

Greek Kinder targets the pre-school years, where children begin to learn skills that will influence their whole lives. At this age, children learn both socially and emotionally. That is why Greek Kinder at Zenon focuses on:

  • Play in small groups
  • Participation in educational games to reinforce language
  • Listen to stories and myths
  • Engaging in art & craft activities
  • Develop basic writing skills – tracing/forming letters/simple words

For 3-5 yr old children

Tuesday: 4:00 – 6:30, Friday: 5.00-8.00 pm & Saturday:  9.30-12.30 pm
 – Location: Malvern Valley Primary School, Abbotsford Ave, E. Malvern/Chadstone

Monday: 5.00-8.00 pm
 – Location: Wesley College, Gladstone Pd, Elsternwick

 

Primary School

At Zenon we offer all classes, from Prep to Year 6. Students focus on Greek literacy, in the areas of listening/speaking, reading and writing, and Greek Culture, through dance and Greek Drama/theatre.

Specifically, during the weekly lessons the students participate in the following activities:

  • Listening/Viewing: Listening to native Greek language through conversations, discussions, songs, recitations, and viewing of films, documentaries and other children’s programs through the use of audio-visual materials.
  • Speaking: Participating in conversations, discussing topics, rehearsing poems, and proverbs, and singing songs. Also, performing role plays, and giving short speeches and presentations on selected topics.
  • Reading: Reading a wide range of texts, short stories, poems, book extracts, and articles.
  • Writing: Writing simple and complex texts, diary journals, letters, essays, responding to questions, assignments, projects, etc.
  • Dance: Students learn traditional Greek dances from all parts of Greece
  • Theater & Drama: Through theater and drama, students develop their speaking and communication skills, whilst also learning about Ancient Greek drama, myth, and culture.

Tuesday: 4:00 – 6:30, Friday: 5.00-8.00 pm, & Saturday:  9.30-12.30 pm
 – Location: Malvern Valley Primary School, Abbotsford Ave, E. Malvern/Chadstone

Monday: 5.00-8.00 pm
 – Location: Wesley College, Gladstone Pd, Elsternwick

 

Secondary School

High school classes are offered to students in Years 7 and 10, before entering VCE. At this level, students extend their knowledge and skills in language, and are further immersed in the Greek culture. They begin preparation for VCE.

VCE

High school classes are offered to students in Year 7 to Year 12, with the final two years covering the VCE study and Zenon Program.  During the secondary years, students extend their knowledge and skills in language and are further immersed in the Greek culture.

Students are offered a program that incorporates language and culture that enables them to interact in the Greek language, using their individual skills and capabilities to increase knowledge and skills. They participate in conversations and role plays, reading and text understanding, writing for language practice and text construction, practical grammar, exploring Greek life and culture through dancing, drama and creative activities (Greek cuisine, traditions etc), listening to songs and stories, and taking opportunities to establish friendships and socialize with peers.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • continue and study for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and sit the Year 12 exam which will lead to a score that will count towards their ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) University Entrance Score; or
  • complete the Zenon program that enables them to explore language and culture on a more personal and social level and receive the ZENON Certificate.

Zenon students have had 100% success in their VCE examinations so far, with many of them being among the first 10% top-scorers of Victoria.

Friday: 5.00-8.00 pm, & Saturday:  9.30-12.30 pm
 – Location: Malvern Valley Primary School, Abbotsford Ave, E. Malvern/Chadstone

Monday: 5.00-8.00 pm
 – Location: Wesley College, Gladstone Pd, Elsternwick

 

For information on any of the above levels, please contact Andrea Garivaldis, on 0401208013. For Enrolments, please click here.