Kingsgrove High School students kickstart their futures with new Future Links initiative

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Students at Kingsgrove High School have taken part in the new Future Links initiative to observe their options and dreams post-school. 

Mayor of Bayside Council, Joe Awada, and Member for Canterbury, Sophie Cotsis, were in attendance and parted their wisdom onto the students. 

“It’s fantastic to be back at my old school, I was here many, many years ago,” Sophie Cotsis, a Kingsgrove High School alumni, said at the event.

“You’ve come a long way from when I was here thirty years ago and I’m very proud to be speaking to all of you here today.

“Whatever you choose now, or if you don’t know what you want to do, it doesn’t matter.”

Mayor of Bayside Council Joe Awada (left), Member for Canterbury Sophie Cotsis (right) Photos: John Voutos/The Greek Herald.

Mr Awada echoed a similar sentiment.  

“Rapid developments in technology, innovation and globalisation mean the career choice you make today might not be the career you have in twenty years time,” he said.

“There are close to twenty-five exhibitors here today, don’t be afraid to ask questions. They are here to help.”

Artemis Theodoris, Kingsgrove High School’s career advisor, organised the event to encourage students from all year groups to initiate their various post-school career options. 

Students flocked to the pop-up stores. Photo: John Voutos/The Greek Herald.

Kingsgrove High School principal Olga Sofo also says the event is about being aspirational for the students. 

The students flocked to stores set up by tertiary education institutions, as well as options for military training and trade apprenticeships. 

Chrysanthos ‘Chris’ Michas is a year 12 student at Kingsgrove High School and said his career aspiration has changed over the past two years. 

Chrysanthos Michas is a Yr. 12 student at Kingsgrove High School. Photo: John Voutos/The Greek Herald.

“…especially with how different my subjects are now,” he told The Greek Herald on the day.

Kingsgrove High School offers modern Greek as one of the three language options for young learners and boasts a large part of Sydney’s Greek community. 

“I would say about 70 percent of our staff are Greek,” Paul Witherly, deputy principal at Kingsgrove High School, told The Greek Herald.

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