Greek language will continue being taught within the standard curriculum programme at Northcote High School in 2018. This was confirmed by the school’s principal, Kate Morris, in a meeting with the vice-president of the Greek Community of Melbourne (and co-ordinator of the GCM education programme) Theo Markos.

The meeting was also attended by Chris Thompson, the Executive Director of the North East Melbourne Area, at the Victorian Department Education and Training; representatives of the NUGAS board, and interested parents of Northcote High School students.

Ms Morris acknowledged a plan to phase out Greek and Italian language classes over the next five years was no longer active, and she reaffirmed the school’s commitment to continuing the current language programme. The principal said she is very pleased with this year’s enrolments and praised the teachers for the quality of education they offer. Joining her in offering praise to the teachers, Mr Markos suggested that a special committee could be created to follow the progress of the language programme at Northcote High School.