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Australia's First Greek Bilingual School Announces Master Plan

Australia's initial bilingual Greek school, St. John's, is enhancing its infrastructure to evolve with the times.

The Greek-Australian school confirmed its ten-year plan, during its 35th Anniversary Gala this fall. St. John's College board delegate Stavroula Zoumboulis described to Neos Kosmos, "Feeling proud of our past, but connected to the future and being more inclusive - that's what we're aiming to achieve by doing this; actually putting St. John's on the map."

The Hellenic institution has secured revenues by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to revamp its facilities, which has suffered enrollment losses in recent years. St. John's College Principle Charalampos Ladopoulos commented to the Greek-Australian news portal, "The last couple of years we had stabilised enrolment. The school unfortunately in previous years had lost students."

The Principle added, "From the time I came on board we stabilised this and have seen a small increase every year. We want to make this much bigger and we believe that now with this infrastructure we are proposing and will have soon, it will help us to promote the school and bring more enrollments."

Zamboulis described the plan, "To put it in a nutshell, what the master plan's about is trying to develop partnerships with the community around us to try and maximize the opportunities afforded to our students and create a bit of a community hub." St. John's was founded in 1979.