Statement of Aims
The aim of the Greek School of St. Nicholas is to strengthen the community by bringing children and adults together to teach them the Greek language, traditions, customs and faith.
The Greek school of St. Nicholas was established around 1968 by parents/members of the Greek and Greek - Cypriot community of Merseyside and North Wales and it is part of the group of schools under the Central Educational Council of Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. Their vision was to establish an educational setting that will support children and adults to learn the Greek language and heritage. Its name illustrates the fact that the school is an integral part of the Greek and Greek - Cypriot Community of Liverpool, Merseyside and North Wales.
The school changed various forms and locations and since September 2021 it takes place on Saturdays mornings and on Mondays afternoons , during term time, at Childwall Sports & Science Academy, Queen's Drive, L15 6XZ which is our main location. Classes are also available on Wednesdays afternoons at Chester. In our locations we hire classes and facilities from third parties.
The school is officially member of the Liverpool supplementary schools network, and the National Resource Centre of Supplementary Education. It is recognised and operates in partnership with the Greek and Cypriot Ministry of Education that set the curriculum. This is tailored to the students that learn Greek (in a 'parikiako' school) while they attend a full time English school and it is not an exact match of the full time educational system in Greece or Cyprus.
It accepts school age children mainly of Greek and Greek Cypriot origin. However children of any other background with an interest in Greek language and culture, as well as adults are welcome to join.
- Classes from Reception to GCSE and A-level, for children from 5 to 18 years old and
- 4 adults Greek language classes
We are proud to represent over 80 students and 30 adults that currently attend the school.
The school is a non-profit organisation (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) managed by committee members who volunteer their time to the school.
"If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought" Helen Keller