Rich Cultural Heritage
Passing on a Rich 4,000 Year Old Language and Culture
All students from the Reception class to Year 10 are engaged in the College Armenian Studies Program.
Classes in Infant and Primary school include language, cultural activities, traditional music, poetry, dance and drama. From Transition to Year 4, there are separate classes for Eastern and Western dialects. From Year 5 onwards, both dialects are taught in the one class in preparation for the HSC. From Year 9 onwards, students are offered an Accelerated Armenian Language Program, which enables them to sit their HSC in Armenian in Year 11, allowing them to focus on fewer subjects in their final year.
Students who enter Galstaun College later in their school career, who have not previously studied Armenian, are offered the opportunity to learn Armenian as a Second Language. With extremely small groups and individual attention, these students usually progress very quickly and are soon able to join their mainstream classmates.
The College offers an Armenian History and Culture Course. This subject has been especially written for our school and covers over 4,000 years of Armenia’s history, tracing the early civilizations and cultural advances that have formed the social construction of our students’ rich traditional heritage. Students use the Armenian Virtual College to support their classroom learning.
In addition to class-based activities, the whole College Community gathers to commemorate events such as Vartananz, Independence Day, Tarkmanchats, and the Genocide, while more light-hearted activities such as dressing up for Paregentan and painting Easter eggs teach students some of the older cultural traditions.
Galstaun College held its Official Opening Ceremony and School Leaders Commissioning Service on Wednesday 12 February. His Eminence Archbishop Haigazoun Najarian presided the ceremony and blessed the badges which were awarded to our new leaders. The ceremony...
On Wednesday 5 February, our Primary students celebrated the Big Veggie Crunch as part of an attempt by NSW Primary Schools to break the record for the highest number of children eating vegetables simultaneously. Whilst the students crunched away on their lettuce, the...
Welcome to the 2020 school year! Wishing all of our teachers and students a successful year. A special welcome to our Reception class and all our new families. Բարի Վերամուտ Ամրան արձակուրդէն ետք, Գօլստըն Ճեմարանը այս տարի եւս իր դռները բացաւ ընդունելու Աւստրալահայ...