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First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:51 pm

Anna Davis, Education Correspondent
Published: 28 August 2013

England's first state-funded Greek Orthodox secondary school is set to open next week in Barnet.


St Andrew the Apostle School is one of more than 100 free schools launching this academic year.

The school, whose ethos will be influenced by the Greek Orthodox church, will be based in a building at North London Business Park.

It will eventually take pupils aged between 11 and 19, but will open with only children in year seven.

The pupils — half of whom are expected to come from Greek Orthodox backgrounds — will be taught Greek and Latin, alongside the mainstream curriculum.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/f ... rnalSearch
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby kurupetos » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:06 pm

Too bad Zonk and Bill the goblin are too old to attend classes. :cry: :mrgreen:
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby Flying Horse » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:37 pm

I like this. However, its about three hundred miles too far away :!:

Barnet, town twinned with Morphou :wink:
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:01 pm

I can imagine this school being very popular as Greek is having something of a revival in (hefty) fee paying schools (e.g. Eton).

Good luck. God bless. :D
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby Flying Horse » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:52 pm

My other half finds it quite exciting.

Bearing in mind there are Greek schools which are fee paying and part time, its fabulous to see one come into mainstream teaching.
If I lived closer, I wouldnt hesitate to apply for our children to go.
We don't even have the luxury of a close by Greek Sunday school.
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby Jerry » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:40 am

And yet another Greek school opened here, http://www.todayszaman.com/news-324979- ... dents.html by our "friends" on Imbros. Note the statue and flag that the pupils have to pass each time they enter the school.

The whole project was ,no doubt, a scam to provide employment for the locals and a propaganda exercise to impress God knows who.
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby Lordo » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:03 pm

they have opened up a greek school and you still find things to complain, bloomin heck there is no pleasing some peebol.
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby kurupetos » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:23 am

Lordo wrote:they have opened up a greek school and you still find things to complain, bloomin heck there is no pleasing some peebol.

wots peebol?
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby Mustiejodu » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:00 am

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 .
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Re: First Greek Orthodox free school

Postby Paphitis » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:21 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:I can imagine this school being very popular as Greek is having something of a revival in (hefty) fee paying schools (e.g. Eton).

Good luck. God bless. :D


Ha!

Mandarin and Japanese are having a major revival. Many children of Greek parents are adopting these languages instead! :lol:

Why waste your time with anything else other than these 2 languages, English, German and maybe French? :lol:
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