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Day 2 – Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School

Damper making: students learnt about Aboriginal Bush tucker, then had a go at making their own more modern version. Students worked in small groups to make damper that was flavoured with a choice of cheese, carrot, chocolate or sultanas. Students had to mix and kneed the dough by hand which was a brand new experience for some. Lots of fun for all!

Day 1 – Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School

Learning about Australia and its identity is an important lesson for all students and when our 19 eager students from Chongwen school in China visited recently they were lucky enough to get an insight into this identity through their discovery of Indigenous peoples and their art work, namely dot painting.

The students firstly learnt about the history of dot painting and the meaning behind the symbols then they were thrown head first into their own dot painting experience. Students had the opportunity to dot paint on a boomerang which will be a great souvenir to remember Australia and St George College by. All of the dot paintings were fantastic and it was great to see the smiles on their faces as they were able to experience throwing their boomerangs adorned by their meticulous art work. The students were also able to interact and form a buddy relationship with three of our Year 10 students Jiyoung, Alicia and Jasmine who helped out on the day.

All in all the students had a great time and will have fond memories of their experience.

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Day 5 – South Australian Museum

IMG_0511Museums play an important role in nurturing quality learning for children.

The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum and research institution. Founded in 1856, the museum contains the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world.

The Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance.

Click below to read more and see some wonderful photos of our final day…

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Day 4 – meeting South Australia’s beautiful wildlife – up close !!!

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The majority of animals at Cleland Wildlife Park live in their natural habitat. The animals are fully adapted to the park environment and accustomed to interactions with people.

This not only allows great photos to be taken but also means you can actually pet and feed most of them!

Click the link below to see more photos!

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Day 3 – Physical education lesson with Michael Rodas – Scooter Board Activities !!!

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Regular Physical Activity…..

It helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles in children. It helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases later in life, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It also reduces feelings of depression and anxiety and promotes psychological well-being.

Most importantly, it is a fun way for us to bond with our visitors!

Check out the photos of our students and guest students having fun by joining in with the scooter board activities!

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Welcome to our visitors from Guangdong Country Garden School in China!!!

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欢迎来自中国广东碧桂园学校师生来我校参观

A huge welcome to our visitors from Guangdong Country Garden School in China! Everyone here at St George College has been eagerly awaiting your arrival – and now you have arrived it is an absolute pleasure to finally have you with us.
热烈欢迎来自中国广东碧桂园师生来校参观。 圣乔治学院的每一位师生因你们的到来倍感荣幸。

Although we have an exciting week planned for you, we would also like to ensure that you relax and unwind so that you can enjoy the beautiful sights and natural attractions that South Australia has to offer.

我们在为你们的学习周做了充分准备的同时也会保证带你们领略美丽的南澳风光,希望你们能度过轻松愉快有意义的一周。中澳文化交流活动给了学生机会去体验不同的文化, 宗教和地域背景。 这充分的给了学生们机会更好的体验多元文化。

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Neos Kosmos Article – Kourkoulis funds new music association

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Last Friday 27 November was a day to remember for the students of St George College, Thebarton, with an unscheduled visit from Nikos Kourkoulis.

The Greek singer, who currently lives in Darwin, made a detour to the college before his special guest appearance at the annual Glendi Festival, held at Bonython Park on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November.

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What just happened ?! Nikos Kourkoulis performs at St George College!

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Nikos Kourkoulis visits our College!

Our children received a special treat yesterday – a live performance from singer Nikos Kourkoulis!
Nikos has visited South Australia especially to put on performances at the Glendi Greek Festival this weekend (check out the program here).

Nikos Kourkoulis was kind enough to visit St George College in the early afternoon yesterday.

He put on a breath taking performance for our students!

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Gina & Stephanie meet with Matt Williams MP – Federal Member for Hindmarsh

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Our Principal, Gina Kadis, and our Head of School, Stephanie Kosmetos, today met with Matt Williams MP – Federal Member for Hindmarsh. Discussions included the future planning & development of both the College and the local area – plus Matt Williams also spoke about his educational background – reading economics and law at Flinders and Adelaide University.

 

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Republic of Korea Students, Welcome! Thanks Tony Choi of StudySA !!

uniform3St George College is proud of its diverse cultural and linguistic student composition and welcomes international students in search of educational excellence.

St George College recently reached out to one of Australia’s international partners – the Republic of Korea (more commonly referred to as South Korea).

Education has been a major export for South Australia with South Korea being one of the largest sources of international enrolments. South Australia provides a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment at a reasonable cost and hence is one of the most popular destinations for Korean students.

AIEN APIΣTEYEIN – FOREVER EXCELLING – 영원히 뛰어난

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Advertiser Article: St George forges a bond with Chinese

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Advertiser Article: St George forges a bond with Chinese

ST George College students were busy making new friends from China’s Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School last week.

The 29 visiting Chinese students from Years 4­-6 were matched up with students from the Mile End school to share lessons and activities that included cooking, Greek dancing, physical education and a trip to Cleland Wildlife Park.

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Day 5 – South Australian Museum & Greek Dancing

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Museums play an important role in nurturing quality learning for children.

The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum and research institution. Founded in 1856, the museum contains the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world.

The Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance.

Click below to read more and see some wonderful photos of our final day…

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Day 3 photographs of our visitors – cooking classes!

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We are delighted to provide Day 3 photos of our visitors – cooking!

It is common for children to be apprehensive when sampling unfamiliar dishes and new tastes. An excellent way to overcome this is to involve them in the preparation of meals. After all, great food transcends all cultural boundaries, and sharing the food of your host country is the best way to connect with different people, cultures and the land.

 

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Day 2 photographs of our visitors from Hangzhou Chongwen School in China!

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We are proud to present Day 2 photos of our visitors and friends from Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School in China!

The initial day one introductions were over and any apprehension had now well and truly been melted away. With the ice broken, our visitors were feeling more relaxed in their new environments.

This was the perfect opportunity for our Physical Education and Sports Coordinator, Michael Rodas, to ensure our students received an energetic and fun packed lesson….

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History & Background to Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School in China 崇文实验学校简介

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Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School 崇文实验学校简介 is a school within the Zhejiang province. The School is designed to educate students within smaller class sizes. It has attracted much attention with its unique design, the advanced level of education and its people-orientated management.

HangZhou Chongwen Experimental School’s predecessor is Hangzhou Chongwen Academy which was founded in 1599. It was one of the four greatest colleges in late Qing Dynasty.

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A huge welcome to students from Chongwen Primary School!

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St George College welcomes our young exchange students who have bravely stepped outside of their comfort zones to learn more about the world and themselves.

Being an exchange student is challenging but it is also a rewarding and fun experience. Living like a local and becoming immersed in the culture provides a great opportunity for learning a new language and building self confidence.

Click below to see photos of the day one introductions! 

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A big thank you to St Basil’s

GOAAWe would like to express our sincere gratitude to our proud sponsors, St Basil’s, who kindly donated $5,000 towards the students recent trip to Greece (click here for the article).

It gives the College great pride to add St Basil’s to our current online list of sponsors (click here for the page).

St Basil’s Homes (SA) believes that all people regardless of ethnicity, race, gender and age are entitled to high quality aged care. Staff work individually with each resident and family, in concert with health professionals, to ensure that needs are defined, understood and met.

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Cooking and learning to write procedures!

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Cooking Skills and Procedure Writing in Year  2!

Our students in Year 2 have been learning how to write procedures.

Cooking is an excellent way to learn procedure writing – by designing and planning our own pizza bread and funny face biscuits, we learned the skills required to write a detailed procedure. Plus, it’s great fun too!

We focused on the verbs needed to write a procedure and the correct layout, including ingredients and method. We also go to work on our food skills and preparation The best part of the lesson was definitely making and eating our creations!

Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to come and help us.

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High School Musical Jr – 5, 6 & 7 August 2015 at 7.30 pm

High School Musical Jr – 5, 6 & 7 August 2015 at 7.30 pm

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Tickets are $10 and available at the Front Office of both the Senior and Junior Schools, or at lunch time from the Drama Room.

Tickets are selling fast!!!!

We look forward to seeing you there!

History Teacher David Albano – Looking back: Heading forward

Our history teacher David Albano was invited to present at the History Teachers Association of Victoria Annual Conference held in Melbourne on the 23th and 24th of July.

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David in action!

David presented two sessions:

  • how to engage students in a dynamic and relevant way, and
  • the design and use of games to meet the history requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

Both were well received – congratulations to David!

 

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Junior School lunch time disco!

We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are refreshed for a new school term.

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Here are some photos from the Junior School lunch time disco that was held in the last week of Term 2.

A special thank you to Jacky Bougessis from The Enchanted Palace who kindly gave up her time to be an awesome DJ, the SRC Representatives and the Parents and Friends Committee for their continuous help and support.

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“A challenging but rewarding journey”

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Ever since it first opened its doors back in 1984, St George College has changed quite a bit…

Established as an independent, faith-based co-educational institution, St George College was the first Greek College in South Australia, therefore we were delighted when director the Very Rev. Diogenis Patsouris OAM JP invited us to have a closer look around the premises, just as the new school year begins.

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As we are celebrating just over 30 years since operation, Father Diogenis explains that the college first opened its doors back in 1984, when the parish of St George decided it was time Greek families in South Australia had a school where they could send their children and trust their families could stay connected with their Greek religion, culture and language.

“The real turning point for our college was when we decided to take over Thebarton Primary School in 1994, as well as the Thebarton Girls High School, and although it has been a tough journey and a risky project at times, we have felt so rewarded and proud along the way,” Father Patsouris explains. Continue reading ““A challenging but rewarding journey”” »

Ambassador of Greece visits St George College!

On Wednesday 24 June 2015, the Ambassador of Greece, Mr Haralambos Darafanos, visited our proud College.cons

He spoke eloquently to our College Prefects, Anthony Nicola and Eleni Skoumbourdis; Year 12 SRC, Dimitra Papadopoulos and Dimitri Lyrtzis and Year 11 student Victoria Papanikolaou.

His Excellency spoke to the students about the importance of maintaining a sense of Hellenism in their lives.   Continue reading “Ambassador of Greece visits St George College!” »

A modern Greek odyssey

A Modern Greek OdysseyAdvertiser Article: A modern Greek odyssey

TRIP to Greece and vis­it­ing his­tor­i­cal and re­li­gious sites for three weeks will be a high­light of the school year for a group of Year 11 and 12 stu­dents from St Ge­orge Col­legewho are un­der­tak­ing mod­ern Greek stud­ies.

The school has forged ties with uni­ver­si­ties in Thes­sa­loniki and Rhodes and twice a year, Greek lec­tur­ers pro­vide video con­fer­enc­ing ses­sions to aid stu­dents’ de­vel­op­ment in their lan­guage stud­ies.

The study tour aims to … im­merse them in the Greek lan­guage and cul­ture by at­tend­ing classes in schools in Thes­sa­loniki and Rhodes.

On April 13, the stu­dents fly to Athens and will be ac­com­pa­nied by the head of the ju­nior school, Stephanie Kos­me­tos, and mod­ern Greek teacher An­gela Drakopou­los.

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