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All Saints Grammar’s primary campus playground officially opened today

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The official opening and blessing of All Saints Grammar’s primary campus playground was a huge success today, with special Greek dancing and choir performances from young school children.

The event started with a warm welcome from school captains, Michaela Margiankakos and John Vardakas, and was followed by the official unveiling and blessing of the space by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios.

In a speech after the blessing, Head of School, Elfa Lillis, said the new space will be used to practice and preserve the faith and values of All Saints.

According to Ms Lillis, the new extension cost $1.7 million and was funded by numerous donors.

Donors included The All Saints Parents Association with $90,000, Peter and Stuart Englezos from Brobrik, Angelo Candalepas from Candalepas Associates, George Giannaros from Carrington Electrical Services, Nick Georgopoulos from Compass Certifications, and John Rafeletos from Rafeletos & Zanuttini Engineering.

The event finished with a beautiful Greek dancing performance of the ‘Karagouna’ and ‘Kalamatiano.’ Students held handkerchiefs between them due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The primary choir also gave a special rendition of ‘Brave’ by Sara Bareilles, and His Eminence was gifted a special hand-drawn portrait by a student of All Saints, Perry Anastasopoulos, which His Eminence was extremely pleased with.

Other officials in attendance included Member for Canterbury, Sophie Cotsis MP, Mayor of Canterbury Bankstown, Khal Asfour, President of the Board of Directors, Steve Rafeletos, members of the Board of Directors, and President of All Saints Parents Association, Helen Karavitis.

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All Saints Grammar School officially opened its primary campus playground today with a special choir performance from school students!

Posted by The Greek Herald on Wednesday, 22 July 2020

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