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ZENON GREEK KINDER & PLAYGROUP

Greek Language Pre-School Program

SESSIONS

WEEKDAYS

Friday: 9.00 – 11.00 am (Phoenix Park)
Location: Phoenix Park Childrens Hub, 25 Quentin Rd, Malvern East

SATURDAY

Saturday morning: 9.30 – 12.15 noon (Chadstone)
Location: Malvern Valley Primary, (Abbotsford Ave., Malvern East)

ENROLMENT FORM

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PROGRAM OUTLINE

AIM: Our aim is to develop a Greek identity within children of Greek background
and help them gain confidence in using the Greek language in their family
environment.

Our objectives are:

  • to develop skills that will enhance second-language learning
  • to enable children gain consciousness about their Greek identity
  • to gain knowledge in areas related to Greek language and culture in a bilingual environment.

We believe that children benefit the most if they are immersed in the Greek language and culture. Therefore, we speak to them mainly in Greek, using simple language to ensure that the children feel comfortable and that they understand instructions (especially at the early stage). We provide a fun-filled bilingual learning environment where children become involved in a range learning experiences.

The Greek language is introduced gradually and children are encouraged to use Greek words and phrases in their speaking. The progress depends on the individual children but we believe that the more Greek children listen to, the easier it is for them to learn the language.

OUR METHODOLOGY

Educational approach:

  • Listening to stories in Greek and participating in discussions using question and answer
  • Learning about the Greek alphabet, letters, sounds, phonics
  • Singing Greek songs
  • Role-plays (children recite lines in Greek and then act them out)
  • Tracing/writing letters and words
  • Matching letters/words with pictures
  • Exploring themes and topics related to the children’s world (Eg. Myself and my family, My grandparents, My friends, Greetings, Numbers, Colours, Days of the week, Birthdays, Name days, Special Celebrations, Food, Pets/Animals, My house etc)
  • Playing Greek educational games
  • Colouring in appropriate pictures and letters
  • Cutting and pasting letters, words and pictures
  • Watching puppet shows

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Andrea (Mob: 0401208013 -Email: zenon.education@gmail.com)

 

Kinder Playground

Zenon Yasou Kidskybous

The kinder playground for the Zenon Yasou kids is a modern facility where parents can stay with their offsprings as long as they like.

The idea is to introduce 3 and 4 year olds to the schooling environment where they can discover, learn and participate.

Here we have some photos for you to see the actual premises and playground where children spend all of their time.