MHNYMA TOY ΧΑΡΗ ΝΑΥΡΟΖΙΔΗ ΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΝΤΙΑΚΗΣ
ΑΔΕΛΦΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΔΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑΣ
ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΓΕΝΟΚΤΟΝΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΠΟΝΤΙΩΝ
Αγαπητοί ομογενείς, ως πρόεδρος της Ποντιακής Αδελφότητας Δυτικής Αυστραλίας νιώθω υποχρεωμένος να ενώσω τη φωνή μου μαζί σας για να καταδικάσουμε απερίφραστα τη Γενοκτονία των Ποντίων αδελφών μας που διαπράχτηκε στις 19 Μαϊου 1919 πό τους τούρκους εθνικιστές του Μουσταφά Κεμάλ
Το πρωτογενές αυτό έγκλημα ξερίζωσε κι αφάνισε βάναυσα εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες αδελφούς μας από τις πατρογονικές τους εστίες.
Όσοι κατάφεραν να διασωθούν εγκαταστάθηκαν στη ΜΗΤΕΡΑ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΑ χωρίς να ξεχάσουν την προέλευσή τους και περιμένουν τη μέρα της δικαίωσης της αλησμόνητης πατρίδας τους.
Οι εκδηλώσεις για τη Γενοκτονία είναι ένας ελάχιστος φόρος τιμής στη μνήμη των αδικοχαμένων Ποντίων αδελφών μας που η ιστορία τους είναι γραμμένη με θυσίες εξορίες, βασανισμούς κι αίμα.
Η ανείπωτη αυτή τραγωδία δυνάμωσε τον αστείρευτο πατριωτισμό μας και με τον δικό μας μαχητικό τρόπο αγωνίζόμαστε όχι μόνο για το παρελθόν αλλά κυρίως για το παρόν και το μέλλον για να υπάρξει επιτέλους ιστορική δικαίωση.
Ο απανταχού Ελληνισμός έχει συστρατευτεί στον αγώνα μας για διεθνή αναγνώριση της Γενοκτονίας για να επικρατήσει επιτέλους η ιστορική αλήθεια και η διατήρηση της εθνικής μνήμης όχι μόνο για την περιοχή του Πόντου αλλά για όλες τις αλησμόνητες πατρίδες.
The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) in Thessaloniki, Greece, has announced the new dates for this year’s CGL Examinations, which were postponed from May as a result of COVID-19. The Examinations will take place in October and will be spread over 4 days to allow for social distancing in the examination rooms.
A1 (8-12 year olds) Tuesday 13 October 2020
A1 (adolescents & adults) Tuesday 13 October 2020
C2 Tuesday 13 October 2020
A2 Wednesday 14 October 2020
C1 Wednesday 14 October 2020
B1 Thursday 15 October 2020
B2 Friday 16 October 2020
The CGL Examinations will take place at St. Andrew’s Grammar, with details to be provided closer to the date.
Candidates who have already registered and paid for these examinations are in the system; however, a new window for other candidates has been offered. Interested candidates can now apply from 1 June to 28 June 2020, by completing the attached forms and providing photographic ID.
Fees have been set by Greece and are as follows:
- $130 for Levels A1(for children 8-12 years), A1 (adolescents & adults), A2 and B1
- $150 for levels B2, C1 and C2
Electronic transfer of payment is preferred and the details are as follows:
BSB: 06 6157
Account Number: 1034 5709
Please read the Terms and Conditions of the Application 2020 document and sign and date the relevant page; then complete in full the application form that follows, and the relevant Questionnaire document. The Examination Centre's number is 61002, already included in the form. You do not supply your own code; the CGL does that. Once completed, you can post the forms to:
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
3A Northgate Street
KARRINYUP WA 6018
Your completed forms (signed and dated Terms and Conditions, Application form, and relevant Questionnaire), as well as your fee payment, must be received by Sunday 28 June 2020. Please include photo ID; i.e., Student ID, Passport, Driver’s License, etc. Scanned documents are acceptable. If you are a previous candidate of the CGL, your ID forms are already in the system. Thank you.
For enquiries regarding registration and payment, please contact the following CGL Committee members:
Registration commences on Monday 1 June and closes on Sunday 28 June 2020.
The CGL Committee and I look forward to your participation in this year’s CGL Examinations.
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Director of the CGL at St. Andrew’s Grammar (61002)
Too often, language materials for young Greek language learners abroad, are designed for younger learners and are simplistic for the maturity levels of the students. The workbooks appear dated and fail to keep the interest of the learners.
StaEllnika, a new platform created by the General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad, hopes to change all that. This new tool for learning and teaching Greek language, mythology and elements of the Greek culture in the Greek Diaspora will be tested at a selection of schools of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The educational app was developed by a team of young people based in Greece and also provides additional teaching resources and support to teachers who work exclusively in an online environment, in line with COVID-19 restrictions.
Created by the Greek Foreign Affairs and Education Ministries, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University it is hoped that the new platform will keep young learners more engaged in the learning.
According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad (GSGA), the platform StaEllinika will be launched at schools in California, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey under the supervision of Dr Anastasios Koularmanis, director of the Archdiocese’s department of education.
The GSGA’s official tool for learning and teaching the Greek language, mythology and elements of Greek culture in the Greek Diaspora was released in a beta version at the end of April. It currently reaches an impressive 7,000 registered students from 106 countries.
The final version of the platform will be available in the fall of 2020 after the pilot application feedback is reviewed.
On Wednesday the 20th of May, at St. Andrew's Grammar, the Year 9 students organised and attended a modest and informal Wreath Laying Ceremony to honour the 79th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete.
Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, it was a closed event.