Adelaide Lithuanian School

Adelaide Lithuanian School
A common theme among the newly arrived Lithuanians was that the Lithuanian culture and language should be preserved. It was this thought that probably inspired Father Povilas Jatulis to initiate a school that would serve to keep the Lithuanian language and culture alive. The school formerly opened on December 3rd 1949. Twenty-one students enrolled and seven teachers offered their assistance.
In 1954 the school was reorganised and renamed the Adelaide Lithuanian Weekend School, (Adelaidės Lietuvių Savaitgalio Mokyklą). In 1978 the school was incorporated in The Ethnic school Association of South Australia.
The school prepares for performances throughout the year at such times as Lithuanian festival days, Mother’s Day and Christmas and end of year performance. The school would often participate in Australian Lithuanian festivals around the country.
Members of the St Casmir’s Lithuanian Catholic Centre, initiated a separate school in 1960. The school was run on very similar lines to the weekend school held at Lithuanian house. In 1989, it became logical to merge the two schools. Smaller class numbers, teachers growing older and rising costs justified such a move.
The school continues to this day; with second and third generation Lithuanian Australians still seeing value in providing their children with a link to their heritage.

Contact:
School times: Saturday during school terms 11:30 – 2:30
Location: Lithuanian Catholic Centre

Adult language classes Kursai
Adult classes run as per school term for those who would like to learn some of the language or practice and refresh what you know.
Run by professional teachers it is a fun way to learn more about the language and culture.

Contact: Irena Anderson
School times: Saturday during school terms 11:30 – 2:30
Location: Lithuanian Catholic Centre