Slovenian Club of Perth WA Inc

Slovenski klub v Perthu

There is a small Slovenian community in Western Australia, estimated at about 500. They began to congregate in 1955, led by Dr. Mikula, while he was the parish priest in Osborne Park.
Slovenian club was established on 29 July 1978 and the members began immediately with a dance in a rented hall., which was also the beginning of a collection. In 1983 they acquired their own premises with the hall.
They were most active in the period 1980 – 1992. Later the membership slowly diminished from 250 to 100, as the older generation became inactive and the younger disinterested. The premises are still maintained and are opened to a multicultural public.

Slovenian Club of Perth WA Inc
131 James Street, Guildford, WA 6055, Australia
Ph 08 9279 4688
Fax 08 9364 2716
President: Ferdinand Pestotnik

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Aleksandra Ceferin
Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.