On Sunday 12th March, some 50 pupils and 5 teaching staff (pictured) from the A' Larnaca Technical School visited our community and were welcomed by, among others, our Chair Ms. Ridi Stakis Christie (pictured) and the Priest in Charge, Fr. Constantinos Papageorgiou. The group are on a 3-week visit to Glasgow University's Mechanical Engineering Department, their visit supported by the ERASMUS+ mobility program.
Sunday 15th January 2017 at 13:30
The traditional community vasilopita event took place on above date and the picture below is from that event. Winners of the lucky coins were the Church itself, Mrs. Maria Pitticas and Mr. George Ladas.
The probability to meet someone speaking Greek walking around Glasgow, has increased in recent years. While accurate figures are not available, the table below may serve as a good indicator of what has happened in the last few years. It shows the number of Greek nationals that obtained a National Insurance Number; it was compiled by the Embassy of Greece in London (c) and was published at the newspaper To Vima on Sunday 14th August 2016.
An interesting comparison can also be seen on the following table, that shows similar applications from other countries, for the years 2014 and 2015.
The Greek Community and Greek School of Glasgow mourn the passing away of our long standing member and foundation stone of our School, Kaiti Theohari, who passed peacefully away on Saturday 28th May 2016. Kaiti and her older sister Georgia McCann (who passed away on 16th September 2011) had been teaching, most of the times single-handedly, at our School since the late 60s. It was not until the late 90s that the Greek Ministry of Education recognized their efforts and started seconding teachers from the mainland for 3-year periods to help the two sisters' work. The community is heavily indebted to Kaiti's and Georgia's work and Kaiti's jovial character will be sorely missed by the younger generations. She is survived by her younger sister, Dimitra.
Kaiti on the right and Georgia on the left, are pictured below with two of their pupils in an event that took place on 17th April 2007.
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