St. Andrew’s Grammar School hosted the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event from May 3rd to May 5th. Six schools from throughout Australia: All Saints Grammar, St. Spyridon College, St. Euphemia College, St. George College, Oakleigh Grammar and St. John’s College visited Perth in Western Australia for the annual sporting competition and spoken arts festival. The sports played included: soccer, indoor soccer, volleyball, basketball, netball and table tennis. St. Andrew’s Grammar won the national titles in Boys Indoor Soccer and Boys Table Tennis and finished runner-up in Soccer, Netball and Girls Basketball.
The National Schools Event began with a Church Service at Sts Constantine and Helene. The Spoken Arts Festival was held in the George and Despina Berbatis Gymnasium the following evening at St. Andrew’s Grammar. It was a very special occasion and a celebration of Hellenic culture, music, literature and dance.
According to St. Andrew’s Grammar Principal Simon Midson: ‘It was an honour for our school to host the national event for the first time. Students from all schools participated with good sportsmanship and created new friendships from the experience.’
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event has occurred annually over 20 years and the host school changes each year. Mr Midson was delighted with ‘the great team effort from staff, parents and students in preparing and coordinating the National Event.’