St Spyridon College hosts 2024 National Schools Event

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On Tuesday, May 7, Greek Orthodox schools from around the country descended on host school St Spyridon College for the 2024 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event (GOAANSE).

The event commenced with a Doxology Service and Blessing at St Spyridon Church, presided over by Archbishop Makarios of Australia.

Since 1998, Greek Orthodox schools across Australia have each taken a turn in hosting the GOAANSE, which features competitions in sport as well as a creative arts festival and Orthodox Christian Studies Forum.

The schools that are taking part are: St Spyridon College (host, NSW), Oakleigh Grammar (VIC), All Saints Grammar (NSW), St Andrew’s Grammar (WA), St Euphemia College (NSW), St George College (SA), and St John’s College (VIC).

Over three days, students will compete in Boys and Girls Futsal, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Boy Football, Girls Netball, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Boys and Girls Table Tennis.

A highlight of the event will be the Performing Arts Festival that will see each school present a song, dance, poem, presentation or play. The event will be followed by a dinner dance where students and teachers will come together in celebration.

The presentation and closing ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10 from 4pm before students return to their home states.

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