With great enthusiasm the students and teachers of the Greek School of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia “Saint Kosmas the Aetolian” (Aetolian College), at the School Campus of St. Andrew, in the Melbourne suburbs of East Burwood and Vermont South, organised impressive celebrations to bid farewell to this school year.
Specifically, on Friday, 1 December 2023, the students of the Primary School of Saint Andrew’s School Campus in the suburb of East Burwood presented a special program with songs, poems and dances that were taught throughout this school year. The hall was crowded with parents, grandmothers and grandfathers who had come to support their children and grandchildren. It should be noted that this particular school is the largest of the Greek Schools of the Holy Archdiocese, with over 150 students attending every Friday evening.
The concert was presented by graduating students Maria Christofellis and Anastasia Tsantis.
The School Concert was opened with a special prayer, dedicated to students and their school life, which was prayed by the Parish Priest of the Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Father Kyprianos Nerouppos.
The end of year celebration was rich in songs and dances, with the students stirring up the audience with much enthusiasm, who in turn applauded them for their impeccable preparation.
On Saturday, 2 December 2023, again, the Saint Andrew’s School, but this time in the suburb of Vermont South, organised a Christmas celebration with the primary and secondary students presenting a program full of excitement.
The Masters of ceremony for the school concert were the highschool students, Nicholas Kyriakoulis, Hercules Marantis and Nicholas Technopoulos.
The concert consisted of two parts. In the first part, the students of each class presented songs and dances they learned during the 2023 school year.
The second part of the concert involved the entire school together, where they sang various Christmas carols spreading the Christmas spirit of the days leading up to the nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The celebration ended with Santa Claus arriving and giving lots of smiles and spreading the Christmas joy to the little students!
The two concerts were honoured with her presence of the Coordinator of the Greek School of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia “Saint Kosmas the Aetolian” (Aetolian College), Ms. Natasa Spanou, who emphasised that the Greek School brings students closer not only to the language but also to the Orthodox faith and Greek culture.
Ms. Spanou thanked the Director of Greek School of Saint Andrew’s Parish, Ms. Helen Lambris, for her remarkable work, as well as the teaching staff for their great contribution to Greek studies in Melbourne.