Greek School of Potters Bar
Greek Language Educational Establishment of Hertfordshire
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.
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.
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.
At the start of Greek Lent the tradition of carnival often inspires us to have a fancy dress party.
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.
These are held throughout the year with a variety of delicious cakes and treats to endulge in.
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.
During the summer term our sports day and barbecue is great fun and includes races, traditional Greek BBQ and sometimes impromptu music sessions.
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.