We feel privileged to have such a supporting community around us.
The Hungarian Teachers Association and the Community Schools of Victoria provide us high quality professional development opportunities for our teachers.
Hungarian Reformed Church gives us facility and spiritual directions.
The State Secretariat for National Policy of the Prime Minister’s Office and Bethlen Gabor Fund provides financial support through an annual grant opportunity for special projects student scholarship programs, professional development in Hungary.
Bethlen Gabor Fund has helped us purchase new computers, projector and educational programs and also funded our new website in 2018.
Also helped us update the audio system in Bocskai Hall for our school performances and funded the Bocskai Family Camp Queenscliff in 2019.
We thank our partners for their generosity!
In 2016 we celebrated becoming an accredited community language school with our first themed School Fundraising Ball. The event was received with such joy and popularity that it has become an annual celebration for our school community. Apart from enjoying a night of dancing and beautiful Hungarian dishes the ball serves as a charity event too. By purchasing their tickets all guests support a specific project planned for that year.
Besides our annual ball, we occasionally have other fundraising events initiated by the friends and families of the Bocskai Hungarian School community.
In 2017 Gábor Zsámbok baked hundreds of kürtöskalács to raise money for adding a new set of books to our children’s school library collection and having the kindergarten classroom redecorated with some original Hungarian artwork.
In 2016 a Hungarian small business fair was organised, which covered costs for revamping our children’s school library.
We thank and welcome everyone who would like to donate their time and talent to raise funds for our school!
If you have completed the Working with Children Check and would like to donate your time as a volunteer helping at our school we would love to hear from you. Are you wondering with what tasks you could contribute?
- Teacher assistant (printing, photocopying, laminating etc.)
- Event assistant (school and community events)
- Library assistant (inventory of books)
- Helping at the büfé during school days
The story of our school started with receiving support from pastor Csaba Dézsi and the community of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Fitzroy North (link). They have not only backed the idea of forming a Hungarian school but also facilitated the process with providing financial aid and even the space where the lessons could start. Since 2011, the establishment of the school, the Bocskai Community Centre has served as a home to our main campus.
The mutual understanding, cooperation and support between the church, the school and the communities have been growing ever since. Since the Bocskai Hungarian School shares the values of Christianity, apart from the Hungarian language and culture classes, our curriculum also includes short religious lessons. The school community welcomes all families regardless of their religion, faith or cultural ethnicity.