The Greek School of the Holy Trinity was founded by Greek Parish members over 30 years ago. It operates under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity and is governed by its own School Committee. Classes are held in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina and the House of St Theosevia on Canterbury Road, adjacent to the Orthodox Church in North Oxford. The School aims to promote Greek language and culture primarily for children’s education. Currently, we do not offer adult classes.

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.
Due to the high demand in our younger groups, please book early to avoid disappointment. 

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)

Saturday 9-11

Saturday 9-11

 

£90

£90

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

 

£90

£90

4 - 5 years old (Greek as a second language)

6 - 7 years old (Greek as a second language)

Saturday 13:30 - 15:30
  £90

10-12 years old

(Greek as a foreign language)

Friday 6-8pm   £90

 9-12 Years old

(Greek as a second language)

Friday 6-8pm

  £90

 13-15 Years old

(GCSE group)

Friday 6-8pm   £90
Families with two children pay a flat fee of £145 per term and families with three pay £160 per term. All teachers are DBS checked.

Dear parents,

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:

Bank: NatWest

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.

I am happy to help anyone who needs further assistance and answer any questions with regards to any of the above. Please feel free to email using my private email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.';document.getElementById('cloak187f0f9165eed69b0cc36a8cb9c98e8f').innerHTML += ''+addy_text187f0f9165eed69b0cc36a8cb9c98e8f+'<\/a>'; > or call me on: 07795620404.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the new school year.

Regards,

George Krasopoulos

GCSE

We offer GCSE and AS Modern Greek tuition and preparation to these exams.

Contact Details

Address The Greek School of the Holy Trinity, The House of St Gregory and St. Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU
Please contact Mrs Virginia Villioti
Tel: 01993 358075
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The Greek School of the Holy Trinity was founded by Greek Parish members over 25 years ago. It operates
under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity and is governed by its own School
Committee. Since 2010, the Cyprus Educational Mission (KEA) has been contributing to the school’s financial
support. The school is housed in the buildings adjacent to the Orthodox church in North Oxford and aims to
promote Greek language and culture primarily for children’s education. From 2011 an adult learning class is
also on offer.
All children are welcome, grouped according to age and level and class sizes are deliberately kept small
between 3 to 8 children. All tutors are native speakers. Children are encouraged to actively participate in
lessons at all levels. Emphasis is placed on oral communication in the younger groups through fun and varied
activities. All four language learning skills are taught and practised: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Short homework pieces are usually set each week. 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. Please do get in touch, should you require more information.