St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

Русская Версия

Parish School

Russian books

Students in our school have various levels of knowledge of Russian language: some are native speakers, and the others have other language backgrounds. Our aim is to give students instructions in Russian language (written and oral), and to introduce them to some aspects of Russian culture, literature, history and art. Particular attention is given to oral communication skills, singing, dancing and drama. These activities and the Foundations of Christian Orthodox Religion are parts of our curriculum.

The school operates from 9.30am – 1.30pm on Saturdays. Students are accepted from 4 years of age and are grouped by age and knowledge.

This year we are also offering adult classes geared for everyone: for ex-students who would like to practice their Russian, and for those intending to travel to Russia. Both Russian speakers and non Russian speakers are welcome.

Adult classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. Class numbers fluctuate according to the level of demand.

Our teachers either have teaching experience or background in education areas who dedicate their time to the Russian school without remuneration. The school is an established member of ACT Community Language Schools Association and receives grants from the association to maintain the teaching process. Our teachers regularly attend training workshops for teachers of ethnic schools.

School Principal and Religious Instructor Rev. Archpriest Alexander Morozow Phone: (02) 6295 7798 (H)
Vice Principal Tamara Vasilevna Makeeva

For student’s enrolment or any other enquiries, please ring mobile 0411 078 866 or email:

School Chronicle



School Year Starts February 16, 2013.

Round table invitation.

School Life


21/10/2012 - Students perform a play.


A selection of photographs from the school is also available, as is an archive of older photographs.