Orthodox Church Of Our Lady's Dormition

Parish of Russian Orthodox Church

Our parish school is welcoming students in 2018!


We have lessons on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

School address:  164 Kirkham rd, Dandenong





The parish school in Dandenong

(part of the Victorian Deanery Russian School)


Your children will learn not just to speak and write in their native Russian, but will also learn songs, poems, get acquainted with Russian literature and other school subjects.

School program: Russian (using modern teaching methods), literature, geography, history, God's law, mathematics, music.

The school regularly organizes children's concerts for parents (see photo gallery)

To enroll your children and obtain additional information, please contact the head teacher Valentina Alexandrovna Tretyakova on Saturdays, directly at the school, or call 9795-9814. You can also write to school methodologist Svetlana Anatolyevna Moroz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Additionally for all classes:

Music lessons 
Mathematics and integrated study -  "Getting to know the world around you" 
Craft activities

Annual events

Christmas Tree, Celebration of Maslenitsa, Skating eggs on Easter, Mother's Day (concert), Pushkin Competition, Dad's Day (sports festival), End of school year concert 


Children's choir

Classes are held after the lessons (13.40 - 15.00)

The school process and programs are managed by the head teacher of the school and the methodologist.



History of School

The Dandenong Parish School was established in 1963 and serves the Russian Community in the Eastern, South Eastern and Bayside suburbs of Melbourne.


The Dandenong Parish School is an integral part of the Dandenong Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad which is registered under the Religious and Successory Trusts Act, 1958, and it is from this Act that the School derives its legal status.


For many years the school operated on Saturdays out of premises including; the Parish Hall, Dandenong South Primary School and Dandenong AMES Centre. In February 1998 the Dandenong Parish School moved into its own premises at the Russian Community Centre in Kirkham Road, Dandenong South.

All lessons are conducted in Russian in an atmosphere which is designed to encourage the students to respect and enhance their knowledge of their cultural heritage. During the past five years a number of new teachers have joined the school with teaching experience from both Russia and the Ukraine. This has enhanced the quality of service provision and complimented the work done by émigré teachers in the past. The school operates in close harmony with the local Russian Orthodox parish and the families of all students, to ensure meaningful and harmonious learning experiences.

In addition to its core curriculum, the Dandenong Parish School has provided from time to time, such extra curricula programmes as: adult Russian classes, Catechisms, Russian history and geography studies and national dancing and choral workshops. Families interested in these activities should discuss the matter with the School Principal.

In January 1999, the Dandenong Parish School joined with the Russian Orthodox parish schools in Melbourne and Geelong to form the Victorian Deanery Russian School. Today the Deanery School operates from three campuses.


Very Reverend,
Fr Michael Protopopov OAM
(03) 9706 3122


Dandenong Campus
Mrs Valentina Tretiakov
164 Kirkham Rd
Dandenong South 3175
(03) 9795 9814


Melbourne Campus
Very Reverend,
Fr Nicholas Karipoff
Cnr Harrison and Albion Roads, Brunswick East, 3057