Greek School of Potters Bar

Greek Language Educational Establishment of Hertfordshire

 

Term Dates

School calendar for the Academic Year 2015-16

Winter Term

12 September 2015 to 19 December 2015 (inclusive)

 

12 September 2015 to 24 October 2015 (inclusive) - Open

Mon 26 October 2015 (Half Term) - Closed

Sat 31 October 2015 (Half Term) - Closed

02 November 2015 - 19 December 2015 (inclusive) - Open

 

 

Spring

09 January 2016 to 26 March 2016 (inclusive)

 

09 January 2016 to 13 February 2016 (inclusive) - Open

Mon 15 February 2016 (Half Term) - Closed

Sat 20 February 2016 (Half Term) - Closed

22 February 2016 to 26 March 2016 (inclusive) - Open

 

 

Summer Term

16 April 2016 to 09 July 2016 (inclusive)

 

16 April 2016 to 25 April 2016 (inclusive) - Open

30 April 2016 (Greek Easter) - Closed

02 May 2016 to 28 May 2016 (inclusive) - Open

Mon 30 May 2016 (Half Term) - Closed

Sat 04 June 2016 (Half Term) - Closed

06 June 2016 to 09 July 2016 (inclusive) - Open

 

New Academic Year 2016-17

begins on

10 September 2016

Social Events

Christmas Fayre

Christmas gifts, a variety of stalls, Santa's grotto, tombola, fun games and activities, face painting, cake stall, raffle prizes, popcorn, burger and hot dog stalls and much much more.

Greece lndependence Day

& Cyprus Independence Day

 

As a member of AESA our school celebrates the anniversary of the Greek Independence Day on 25 March and the Cypriot Independence Day on 01 April. The AESA schools put on a variety of performances including speeches, traditional songs, folk dancing and drama. The celebrations are sometimes held collectively with other member schools at a joint venue and sometimes separately at our own school.

Summer Concert

The summer concert (yiorti) is held during the last week of the summer term and is an opportunity for the children to show everybody what they have achieved throughout the year and for parents to mingle with the teachers and other parents afterwards. The involvement of children at the end of year yiorti is considered compulsory.

Carnavalia

At the start of Greek Lent the tradition of carnival often inspires us to have a fancy dress party.

Christmas Performance

All classes participate in the Christmas Performance by performing in a play, reading poems or singing Christmas songs. There is a sumptuous Christmas party afterwards with a visit from St Nicholas bearing gifts for the children.

Coffee Afternoons

These are held throughout the year with a variety of delicious cakes and treats to endulge in.

Annual Dinner & Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The school's annual Dinner & Dance is our largest social gathering and biggest fundraising event. It is held in Spring, in a function room at a prestigious local hotel. The evening is thoroughly enjoyed by the children, their families, extended families and friends. The highlight of the evening is always the children's performance dressed in national costume. The atmosphere is exciting, emotional and warm as everyone admires the children's dances, good food, great company and super Greek music.

Sports Day & BBQ

During the summer term our sports day and barbecue is great fun and includes races, traditional Greek BBQ and sometimes impromptu music sessions.

Open Days

Parents are informed about the progress of their children during Open Days, which are held every term. Outside of these times parents are able and welcome to discuss any issue concerning their child with the child's teacher. The best time for this is after class on Saturdays, preferably with some advance notice being given to the teacher.

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