Greek Australian students excel in the NSW Minister’s Awards for community languages

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At least seven Greek Australian students have excelled in the NSW Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Languages this year.

The students were presented with their awards at a ceremony on Monday, September 5 in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium at the University of New South Wales in Kensington.

The students are from the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW (GOCNSW) Greek Afternoon and Saturday Schools, as well as the Cyprus Community of NSW Greek School.

Students from the GOCNSW Greek Afternoon and Saturday Schools with their teachers.

All of them were all awarded for the Greek language amongst all Community Languages taught in NSW.

The students were:

  • Anya Valsamis from Connells Point Public School Greek Afternoon school received a Commended Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.
  • Ekaterini Bozatzis from Panania Public School Greek Afternoon School received a Commended Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.
  • Alma Eliopoulos from Summer Hill Public School Greek Afternoon School.
  • Nefeli Iliopoulou from the Saturday Greek High School received a Highly Commended Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.
  • Lia Pappas from Beverly Hills Public School Greek Afternoon School received a Commended Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.
  • Nikolas Ceic-Miralis from the Saturday Greek High School received a Commended Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.
  • Spyros Boulougouris from the Cyprus Community of NSW Greek School received a Commended Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.
Spyros Boulougouris from the Cyprus Community of NSW Greek School.

In a statement to The Greek Herald, GOC Greek School Coordinator, Vicki Tomaras, congratulated all the students for their achievements.

“Community Language awards recognise accomplishment in the Greek language, achievement and fluency, appreciation of cultural background and the demonstration of intercultural understanding,” Ms Tomaras said.

“We are very proud of our students and wish them all the very best in their future accomplishments.”

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