Greek School of Oxford
Pupils are grouped according to age and level and the classes are kept small to ensure optimal learning. All tutors are native speakers, qualified and with experience in teaching. Children are encouraged to participate actively in lessons. Emphasis is placed on oral communication in the younger groups through fun and varied activities. All four language skills are taught and practised: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Short homework pieces are set each week for most groups. Greek cultural elements are incorporated to enhance learning, through literature, history, drama, music and visits to museums/exhibitions according to the age group and special interests of the tutors. The curriculum includes learning about feasts, celebrations and important dates in the Greek calendar.
Term dates for the academic year 2017 - 2018
Start date 15/16 September 2017
Half term 27/28 October 2017
Finish date 15/16 December 2017
Start date 12/13 January 2018
Half term 17/18 February 2018
Finish date 24/25 March 2018
Start date 20/21 April 2018
Half term 01/02 June 2018
Finish date 06/07 July 2018
Greek Easter 8 April
|Age Groups||Times||Fees (per term)|
9 - 10 years old (Greek as a second language)
5 - 8 years old(Greek as a foreign language)
7 - 10 years old (Greek as a second language)
5 - 6 years old (Greek as a foreign language)
Saturday 11:15 - 13:15
Saturday 11:15 - 11:15
4 - 5 years old (Greek as a second language)
6 - 7 years old (Greek as a second language)
|Saturday 13:30 - 15:30
10-12 years old
(Greek as a foreign language)
9-12 Years old
(Greek as a second language)
13-15 Years old
Following recent discussions at AGM and school committee meetings we have agreed upon a number of changes to the fees for the forthcoming school year 2017-18 but also to the way the fees will be paid. The aim for these changes is to rationalise and align the fee structure with the duration of all classes (2 hours/class for all groups from next year), as well as simplify the payment process for both the parents and the school.
I would like to highlight here, that the fees paid by each family are helping to just cover the cost of running the school. Failure to pay the fees adds extra pressure to the volunteers that put themselves forward to run the school and parish committees, who if necessary, have to absorb all outstanding arrears using reserves, which are limited. The privilege to have a Greek School for our children in Oxford largely, depends on us to support it. A considerable amount of fees for the school year 2016-17 that just ended, remain still outstanding and this as you all agree, puts the sustainability of our children's school in jeopardy.
As the newly-elected Treasurer and on behalf of the Greek School Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to notify you of the agreed changes, which are summarized below.
• Fee structure: As all classes are moving to a 2-hour duration, fees will no longer vary according to the duration of classes and will be determined solely by the number of attending children per family. The agreed fees for the forthcoming year are as follows:
- Families with one child: 90 Pounds per term or 270 Pounds per year. - Families with two children: 145 Pounds per term or 435 Pounds per year
- Families with three children: 160 Pounds per term or 480 Pounds per year
• Fee payments: All fees will be paid electronically to the Greek School Bank Account by either:
– Three standing orders (one for each term)
– Single, one full year payment via bank transfer
• Cheques are no longer acceptable.
• All payments for every term should be completed before the start of each term (please see the term schedule communications by the School Headteacher for the term dates).
• Delayed payment will be charged with extra 10% per month (1 day after the deadline = 1 month or 10% increase).
• In the case of outstanding fees:
– The family with outstanding fees will be notified in writing/email by the Chairman and the Treasurer. The headteacher and/or the class teachers should not be engaged in fees-related discussions.
– The chairman with the treasurer and possibly a third member of the committee will make the effort to meet up with the family on the first day of the school term and try to resolve the issue and help the family, if need be.
– The fees for the following term and surcharges should be paid ahead of the next term.
– Failure to pay the fees for three consecutive terms, and provided that no declaration to the committee of “unable to Pay” is in place, will lead towards potentially stopping the family from using the school teaching sessions for the following year.
I would much appreciate if you could organise the relevant standing orders with your individual banks. The details of the school bank account are:
Name of the account: Greek School of Holly Trinity
Account number: 10689095
Short code: 60 10 28
There is an expectation that everyone will have their standing orders or yearly payments organized with your individual banks ahead of the start of the new school year. There will be no further reminder for you to arrange the electronic payments.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the new school year.
Please contact Mrs Virginia Villioti
Tel: 01993 358075