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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 18 October 2014
8 SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014 AUSTRALIA Primary, years 3 - 6 1st Prize Evanthia Katsoulis (GOCMV) 2nd Prize Zafira Tsangarais (GOCMV) 2nd Prize Gianna Velves (St Johns) 3rd Prize Kostantinos Shinas (St Nicholas) Secondary, years 7 - 9 1st Prize Efstathia Lambas (Bentleigh VSL) 2nd Prize Georgia Giatrakos (Albert Park) 3rd Prize Eleftheria Franes (Albert Park) Secondary, years 10 - 12 1st Prize Chrysoula Gianniou (Doncaster VSL) 2nd Prize Emmanouela Giolitis (St Vasilios) 3rd Prize Kalliopi Georgiadis (PAIDEIA) Primary (from Greece) 1st Prize Frederiki Vaia Tsiara (Alphington Grammar) 2nd Prize Cleopatra Ginis (St Johns) 3rd Prize Dimitris Kallergis (St Johns) Secondary, years 7 - 9 (from Greece) 1st Prize Kostas Laladakis (St Johns) 2nd Prize Andromache Tosounis (Alphington Grammar) Secondary, years 10 - 12 (from Greece) 1st Prize Chrysa Koukladzis (St Johns) 2nd Prize Malvina Tosounis (Alphington Grammar) Harking back to the varie- ty shows of yesteryear, the National Union of Greek Australian Students (NU- GAS) of Victoria will be showcasing their best tal- ents in their first ever tal- ent show, entitled Nugas- vision. Taking its name from the popular European song con- test, Eurovision, the Nu- gasvision event will work a little differently, with participants able to show- case anything they deem as a talent. The event is de- signed to show a number of disciplines, so participants are encouraged to show off any artwork, videos or mu- sic they've been working on. Bonus points will be giv- en for using the Greek lan- guage or referencing all things Greek. Those truly talented go into the running to win a variety of prizes, with $100 going to first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. All those who participate don't leave empty handed, as they get a free drink on arrival. Organisers will also have special presentations and surprises on the night. Those wishing to partici- pate will need to fill out a registration form detail- ing their talent and any requirements on the night. The event will be held at the Fitzroy Beer Garden, 243 Gertrude St, Fitzroy on 23 October at 6.30 pm. To register for the event or for more information, visit www.facebook.com/ events/1587115528178746/ NUGAS to host talent show Inaugural Greek Poetry Recital Competition held A successful first Greek Po- etry Recital Competition was hosted recently at the Pon- tian Hall, in Brunswick, by the Modern Greek Teachers' Asso- ciation of Victoria (MGTAV). The event was organised by Frederiki Pertile and Dionysia Diakodimitriou, who wanted to create a competitive event that encouraged students to develop their spoken skills in the Greek language, as well as their appreciation for Greek literature. Over 100 students who took part from community schools, private schools and govern- ment schools, from year 3 to year 12, presented their chosen poems before a pan- el of judges. Two categories of competence included one for students born in Australia, and one for students newly ar- rived from Greece. The president of the MGTAV, Mr Costas Dimaras, and the panel of judges were unani- mous in their praise of the students who participated and their teachers who took the time to prepare them for the task. Mrs Venetia Kefalianos, area manager of the Bentleigh branch of the Victorian School of Languages, was delighted that two VSL students, Tia Lambas and Chrysoula Gian- niou, won in their particular sections. She said the compe- tition was a significant initi- ative and that it deserved to become a permanent feature of Greek studies in Victoria. The competition comes a after VCE workshop for oral and written external exams in Modern Greek was recent- ly held by the Modern Greek Teachers' Association for Year 12 students. For another consecutive year, the VCE Student Semi- nar 2014 was a great success, with over 300 students and teachers attending the event. The VCE workshop attracted numerous Modern Greek students. The winning students of the inaugural Greek Poetry Recital Competition are: The Advanced Greek Lan- guage School of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) has implement- ed a series of experimental activities to help enrich the students' learning experi- ence. Opened in February this year, the school, catering to newly arrived migrants, is aiming to help further stu- dents' knowledge of Greek language and culture, and to have a better understanding of the subject matters they are studying. By including cooking and drama lessons, the additional activities are meant to complement the current curriculum and have been a great success so far. Community schools' new approach to learning Children having fun in the classroom. Students performing for their classmates.
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