The students and teachers of the Hellenic Academia were determined to pay tribute to the heroes of 1821 despite the pandemic. On March 25th, 2021, we played this video for our families and now it is available for all to share with their friends and loved ones on youtube! Thank you to everyone for their […]
Today February 9th has been declared the World Day of Greek Language!! Greece’s Ministry of Culture has put together a touching video compiling Greek learners from around the world answering the question “Why do you learn Greek?” We are so proud to have taken part in this initiative. Please see our students starting at minute […]
During the pandemic, we have found ways to ensure our students continue to meet their milestones in Greek language learning. Here, our students write a unit test and show their diligence!
To all those interested in high quality learning in the Greek language and culture, we would like to announce our plan to start our lessons online for the first part of the school year. Recognizing the anxiety around the unknown trajectory of Covid 19 this fall, we had to do our part to keep our […]
It is getting to that time where we have to plan our fall schedules! Join us at the Hellenic Academia and keep your weekends free while experiencing the Greek culture on weeknights. From infants with our parented program to our credit courses or even adult classes, we have something for everyone. Enrich your lives with […]
We would like to wish all of our parents, students, teachers and followers a wonderful summer! Thank you all for your support during our first year of operation, a year full of success and wonderful memories. The video says it all! We welcome you all again in September to continue our GREEK journey! Θα θέλαμε […]
As we continue our online learning, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our students and their parents for their participation. This is new for all of us but the ongoing connection between us has been worth it at this unprecedented time! We would also like to thank our teachers, who have invested their […]
Dear students and families, we must take the threat of the pandemic COVID-19 seriously in order to protect vulnerable populations like the elderly (as we know many of us have a yiayia and/or pappou in our lives). Many extracurricular activities have been cancelled and recreation centers closed. Gatherings of more than 50 people with potentially […]
Our cultural study for February revolved around the element of the Greek village, “to xorio”, a cultural feature so ingrained in those that have experienced either visiting or being raised in one that they actually may not realize how closely it is linked to the Greek experience, culture and identity! Using this opportunity, our students […]
Lavredia Ntitsou has finally arrived! After a few months of helping us from afar, we are so fortunate to have her arrive in Edmonton and physically join the Hellenic Academia! Lavredia has a degree in Greek Philology and a Masters in teaching Greek as a Second Language. Her career focus is teaching Greek to adults […]
Our music instructor, Mr. Pantelis Neofotis is sharing his talents in Greek music with our students and their families. At the end of class each week we are focusing on a different Greek composer. Last week we studied the music of Markos Vamvakaris and Vasilis Tsitsanis and this week our students rejoiced with the music […]
Our Greek school staff thoroughly enjoyed an interesting seminar by the award winning professor of Educational Psychology at the U of A, Dr. George Georgiou! We thank him so much for his insight on reading strategies. It was also important to note that there is research to suggest that engaging in phonological activities in Greek school […]
In November our students enjoyed a tribute to Mediterranean cuisine, Greek food and the Olive. They cycled through 5 stations where they had experiences to use all 5 senses in learning about the importance of the olive to Greek culture from ancient times to today. Older students received reinforcement on the importance of the Mediterranean […]
We would like to welcome Marie Fe Turiano and Anita Gumeni who have joined our team as teaching assistants! Both Marie Fe and Anita are newcomers that have spent many years in Greece and will be a valuable addition to giving our students they attention they deserve for success!
Maria Zaphiropoulou, our IT Director trained our parents in navigating the fantastic new e-learning platform from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University. We are proud to be 1 of only 4 Greek schools in North America to be piloting Rebooting Greek We have also introduced the platform Odysseus to […]