St. Andrews Grammar
2 Hellenic Drive, Dianella

Ages 4-18 & Adults
Saturdays 9am - 12:30pm

Hellenic Community Centre 
20 Parker Street, Northbridge

Aged 4-18
Saturdays 3pm - 4:30pm

School Curiculum

Our school curriculum content is designed and tailored to enable all students to engage, strengthen their understanding and respect of the nature and culture of our language, of the processes of communication and an openness to different experiences and perspectives.

Our focus is on both language and culture, guiding the students to learn to communicate meaningfully across linguistic and cultural systems and different contexts. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, responding, grammar, history, geography and religion are our core subjects.

Whilst the more traditional methods of education will always be in hand we must recognise that a more progressive, engaging and hands-on approach will also be tailored to assist our educators in the classroom. Changing perspectives, enhancing collaboration, preparing life-long learners. 


We are very proud to announce that in 2022 for the very first time ever our school is in the position to offer Modern Greek ATAR courses as part of the WACE in conjunction with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. 

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Translation Competition

Since 2016, students at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, W.A. have been participating in the AUSIT's WA annual Greek translation competition, with great success.


Our student's success over the years in the CGL exams has been immense. The CGL is the only international, officially recognised by the Greek Ministry of Education that confirms the knowledge of Greek as a foreign/second language at 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

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Our innovative and modern extracurricular activities include dance, music, drama, cooking, sports, excursions, incursions and various cultural activities which make Greek school fun and exciting.

School Board

Paul Afkos OAM

President Hellenic Community WA / Chair

Savvas Papasavvas


Peter Katsambanis

Vice President Hellenic Community WA

Christina Panovrakou

Staff Representative / Deputy Principal



Kim White

P & F Representative

Meet Our Staff

Savvas Papasavvas


Born in Paphos, Cyprus

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) from the National University of Athens, a Master of Arts from La Trobe University.

Savvas has worked at Edith Cowan University, as a coordinator of Greek Studies at the Notre Dame University from 2001 to 2017, as a Greek language lecturer at TAFE. He has been with St. Andrews Grammar for 3 years.

Savvas was the Director of Education of the Greek Orthodox Community of WA and the Principal of the Saturday Greek School of the Hellenic Community of WA. He introduced Greek language classes in government schools and served as a curriculum advisor.

Savvas Papasavvas has served as Secretary General and President of the Hellenic Community WA and the Cypriot Community of WA. President of the Australian Institute for Macedonian Studies Incorporated in WA and the President for the Society and Friends of the National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research, La Trobe University.

His continued commitment and drive to maintain and expand our Greek language, culture and heritage, through the education of the youth, culture awareness and a vast number of organised events and lectures that promote Hellenism in WA show exactly the determination that empowers him.

Christina Panovrakou

Deputy Principal

Christina is a hard working and commited teacher with extensive experience in teaching, interpreting and translating. Her reputation for professionalism, integrity and commitment to quality and continuous improvement proceeds her.

She attended the University of Sydney where she qualified for a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) and a Bachelor of Arts in English as a Second Language / Modern Greek Language & Literature. Christina attains a Teacher's Certificate from the NSW Department of Education & Training.

Christina has a vast experience in education with proven planning and coordination skills both in schools in Australia as well as in Greece. Christina is an asset to our school, she has been with us for many years and is a major contributor to our continued success.

Her excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and immense experience have made her an accredited interpreter/translator with international recognition.

In 2021, Christina was presented with a Certificate of Merit for her outstanding work and was nominated for the Outstanding Community Languages Teacher of the Year Award. 

Garyfalia (Renae) Lampropoulos

Was born in Crete and migrated from Greece to Perth in 1996.

Garyfalia is a passionate, professional and experienced staff member of our school. She loves working with children and enjoys helping them appreciate their Greek heritage.

She holds a Certificate III in Education Support. In 2017, she completed a Certificate IV in Education Support which enabled her to work as a Special Needs Assistant, helping children with learning difficulties such as autism in both Secondary and Primary school. She has been working at St. Andrews Grammar for 9 years.

Garyfalia has been working for over 10 years as a Greek teacher on Saturdays for the Centre of Hellenic Studies, where she helps children learn the Greek language, culture, cuisine and traditions.