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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby Zenon33 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:24 pm

Mustiejodu wrote:That school is in my catchment area but I won't be choosing that one although it has had a excellent offsted report . I want my children to grow up in a multi cultural society . I don't buy into this segregation business . Even though 50 % will be Greek that in itself is not right . Imagine if another school stated that they will take 50% English and the rest any other culture . I just can't believe the state would agree to this racist set up . However no doubt they will be monitored closely . A lot of my Greek friends do not want to send their kids to this school in fear of their children being brain washed . We really don't want any more people like island girl in this world which no doubt it happens in Cyprus .



Like Obama, you see racism everywhere.
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:28 pm

...indeed, the biggest advantage parents can offer their children is to expose them to different languages, and as such, different thinking, in that there are Universal Principals which exist, and within this context it finds a diversity of expression. indeed, in Cyprus, being the cross-road to three Continents, language as a means of communication is of great importance, since it is the motive for our social economy to be facilitators of exchange. Cyprus has three Official Languages, i don't believe that Great Britain has even one, if i recall correctly, but i suppose, in England, any school that teaches English, as well as another language would be welcome, for the same reasons. A mono-clonal society, either Turkish, or Greek, does no service to the people who live in Cyprus as Cypriots. In the scheme of things, if children learn well, two of the three Official Languages, they will have better opportunities to become net contributors in what has become a very mobile world. Similarly in England where Trade has an International component as important, one language, even if it is English, seems hardly enough.
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby kurupetos » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:08 pm

Still early for Merry Christmas...
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:59 pm

...personally, i believe that Christmas should start the day after St. Andrew; sort of like America where Christmas follows Thanksgiving.

Traditionally, St Nikolas Day, the 6 Dec., is considered the start of Christmas in the Orthodox Church, in any case, from the Day of Lights, when Holy water is made, 40 days before, would also be reasonably considered, as the start of Christmas' celebrations. Then there are those who define Christmas as Jan 6, who don't celebrate Dec 25 with much joy, but that is another story while it is one in the same.

...for you i wish no happiness during the Hanukkah season; i am afraid of what you would wish for that would make you happy. Otherwise i wish you health, which is the greatest gift of all.

still, why do you ask me about Christmas in this thread?

Cheers ! !! ! !!!
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