Bilingual students have been found more able than their monolingual peers at focusing on a task while tuning out distractions. A similar enhanced ability to concentrate (signs of a well-functioning working memory) has been found in bilingual teenagers and adults, particularly those who became fluent in two languages at an early age. Studying film as text with Aliki Vougiouklaki and Kostas Voutsas while developing skills for the VCE Detailed Study studying the classic Greek writings of Kazantzakis is all in the normal delivery of innovative programs across all of our classes.

The main learning pathway from Year 7 at Protypo is VCE. However, we are finding an increasing number of students want to learn Greek for communication with an emphasis on speaking, learning history, mythology and staying connected with their heritage. These reasons have ensured we create a parallel pathway. All our high school classes engage with topics such as Philosophy, studying Socrates and Plato, Migration, Ancient Greek Tragedy (e.g. Medea), Greek History and Demotic Songs. The curriculum has an important emphasis on speaking, bi-literacy and formal grammar to support this skill. Students can conclude their Greek at Year 10 or continue to VCE. The articulation into VCE will only be offered after careful consideration of a student’s abilities, commitment and skills.

Please note that an entry exam is required for new students wanting to enrol at Protypo in Years 9 to VCE. Our Secondary School classes run on the following days and times throughout the school terms:

  Day Times
Years 7 – 9 Friday 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Year 10 Monday 5.30pm - 8.30pm