Sydney Greek schools hold special graduation ceremonies for Year 12 students

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Sydney’s three Greek schools – All Saints Grammar, St Spyridon College and St Euphemia College – have all held special graduation ceremonies for their Year 12 students this past week.

All Saints Grammar:

Year 12 students at All Saints Grammar in Belmore in Sydney’s inner south west officially concluded 13 years of schooling on Thursday, 15 September with a Valedictory Doxology and Awards Presentation Ceremony.

The Doxology Service, held at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, was officiated by His Grace Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia representing His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia.

Following the service, Academic and Special Awards were presented to high achieving Year 12 students by the Head of School, Mrs Elfa Lillis and Head of Secondary, Mr Jaime Rodriguez.

Mrs Lillis, in her message to the Year 12 students, spoke about the role of All Saints Grammar in shaping the students ‘into the fine young people you are today’. 

“On behalf of the entire All Saints Grammar community, we wish you every success in the upcoming HSC examinations.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers”, Mrs Lillis said.

This was followed by messages from Year 12 School Captains, Olga-Liana Athanasatos and George Gregory.

Official proceedings concluded with the presentation of graduation certificates and the Graduation Oath of Thanksgiving followed by a morning tea.

In 2021, offers for university placement were received by 100% of the students that applied based on their ATAR scores.

All Saints Grammar has been helping shape the lives of students and partnering with families since 1990. Founded by the Parish and Community of Belmore and District, the School was established to support families in their quest to introduce and instil Hellenic values and the Orthodox Christian faith to the next generation of Greek Australians. Today, our School attracts students from many different faiths and backgrounds. ASG is now accepting enrolments for all entry years for 2023.

St Spyridon College:

There were three main events to celebrate the HSC Class 2022 at St Spyridon College in the Sydney suburb of Kensington.

The Farewell Assembly was held on Friday, September 16 for Year 12 students together with their parents and extended family.

On Monday, September 19 the Doxology Service was held for Year 12 students and their parents and extended family, together with Years 6 – 11 students and senior staff.

The Thanksgiving Service was presided over by the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne, Very Reverend Father Christophoros Krikelis, who represented Archbishop Makarios of Australia. The Chancellor was joined by the Very Reverend Father Steven Scoutas, Father Irenaeus Triantis and our Head of College Mrs Amelia Katsogiannis. 

The Year 12 students were presented with Greek Orthodox Studies Bible.

Celebrations for the HSC Class of 2022 concluded with a Graduation Dinner for Year 12 students and their parents.

St Euphemia College:

Year 12 students at St Euphemia College in Bankstown in Sydney’s south west were farewelled last week with a number of special events.

Photo: St Euphemia College / Facebook.

Celebrations began with a Doxology officiated by His Grace Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia representing Archbishop Makarios of Australia.

This was followed by a small breakfast for staff and students, as well as an official school assembly where some Year 12s were presented with awards for their academic achievements.

Photo: St Euphemia College / Facebook.

To conclude the celebrations, the College organised a Graduation Dinner for the Year 12 students at the Himalaya Emporium Function Centre in Bankstown.

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