St Euphemia College’s Year 12 cohort given touching graduation ceremony


Year 12 students from St Euphemia College marked the end of their HSC exams with a touching graduation ceremony, which included a church service and graduation dinner.

The church service was held in the early morning of November 12 at St Euphemia Greek Orthodox Church and was presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios.

During the service, Archbishop Makarios addressed the Year 12 students, congratulating them on reaching the end of their high school education despite the challenges they faced due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Despite the difficulties you encountered, you persevered without losing courage or hope…” Archbishop Makarios said in his speech.

“With young people like you entering and participating actively in society, I am convinced that we have a bright future.”

Archbishop Makarios then concluded the service by offering the graduates an icon of the Virgin Mary with Christ.

The church service was followed by a graduation dinner held at the Himalaya Emporium Function Centre in Bankstown.

The dinner was attended by the School Principal, Father Peter Mavrommatis, Father Panagiotis Protopsaltis, members of the board, teachers, parents and students.

Pastoral Care coordinator, Mrs Papastamatis, farewelled her Year 12 cohort with a heartfelt speech and students later received a mug and graduation teddy bear from the school and a cross necklace from Mrs Papastamatis.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Fasolada: Niki Louca shares recipe for baked beans with tuna salad

Fasolada is one of those comfort foods that reminds us of grandparents, Greece, cold days, warm houses, fresh homemade bread.

Hellenic Writers’ Association of Australia call for ‘O Logos’ magazine submissions

The Hellenic Writers’ Association has called on members and Greek Australians to submit original works to the 2024 edition of ‘O Logos.’

Indian Hellenism: Bactria and the Indo-Greek Kingdom

The Indo-Greek Kingdom is arguably the most fascinating of all the Hellenistic Kingdoms, initially emerging from the Greek-Bactrian Kingdom.

2035: The end of the Greek community of Australia as we know it (Part Three)

In his previous article professor A.Tamis, referred to the consequences that will follow the year 2035 for the Australian diaspora.

An invitation to all: The Antipodean Palette Art Exhibition 2024 and Poetry Afternoon

The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) will again proudly present the Antipodean Palette Group Art Exhibition 2024.

You May Also Like

George Petrou and his daughter travel around Australia capturing the stories of war veterans

Cypriot-Australian artist, George Petrou, and his daughter are currently travelling around Australia with his iconic portraits of Australian war veterans.

Joshua Gotsis applies for bail following drug possession charges

A 23-year-old plumber from southern Sydney, has applied for bail following a series of drug supply charges.

Anastasia and Dimitri Markakis share their secret to navigating long-distance love

Newlywed couple Anastasia and Dimitri Markakis have shared what they know about long-distance love, the joys, the sacrifices after 10 years.