The Afternoon Greek School at St Nicholas Church Marrickville has demonstrated a commitment and tradition of service toward the wider community by providing high quality education of the Modern Greek language and culture.
One of the primary objectives of the Afternoon Greek School at St Nicholas Parish is to provide a high standard of language education, in a safe and caring environment, which is complimentary to all members of the community.
Over the years, there has been a constant effort to improve the quality of the education program by developing teaching materials relevant to students' learning needs and staff's teaching methodology in order to attain a high standard of professional performance and student achievement.
The School's dedicated teacher Mrs. Jenny Rennie is responsible for the 70 children who attend the school throughout the year. She is ably supported by a member of the Education Department from the Consulate General of Greece.
The school operates on a six day basis. The primary school students attend classes twice a week starting on Monday and concluding on Friday. The classes run from 4–6pm. The high school students attend classes on Saturday morning through to the afternoon.
A component of the students' education is their involvement in a number of important extra-curricular activities during the year. These include participation in community events such as the annual Panigiri, as well as religious and national commemorative celebrations of Greek Independence Day (25th March) and Greek National Day (28th October).
To ensure that education is provided at a minimal cost to every student, financial support is obtained from the Department of Education and Training as well as government funding.
Efforts to strengthen the teaching material have resulted in the recent acquisition of publications, colourful readers,
charts, cards, CDs, Radio-Cassette/CD players, laptops and DVD's. This has been successful with the help of fund-raising
and the generous efforts of parents and benefactors of the community.
Photographs of our Greek School students