All Saints Grammar School
All Saints Grammar School is a co-educational Orthodox Christian School from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, run under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. This young and vibrant school founded in 1990 by the Parish and Community of Belmore and District to provide academic excellence built on a foundation of sound Christian ethics and Hellenic heritage.
The School encourages and nurtures success to be an intrinsic part of all students and promotes a caring and safe environment which allows the student to remain focused and on task. This is achieved with the assistance of a dedicated, experienced and friendly teaching staff whose prime goal is to establish each child’s learning and personal potential.
The Secondary Campus has wonderful new facilities catering to the needs of our students and the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies. The comfortable modern campus nestled around the historical “Towers” building offers the students specialised learning facilities including Visual Art Workrooms, Science Laboratories, Metal Work and Wood Work teaching Areas, Food Technology Facilities and Computer Laboratories to name a few.
The Primary Campus is a dynamic and stimulating environment, guiding young children to grow and develop into confident, life-long learners. The teaching programs cultivate the curiosity and enthusiasm children bring to school. Each area of the curriculum offers rich learning experiences along with a variety of co-curricular activities.
All Saints Grammar School is a school that encourages and nurtures spiritual, academic and physical excellence, in a safe and caring environment.
Pre–Kindergarten Preparatory Learning Centre
35 Isabel St,
Belmore, NSW, 2192
Age: 3 – 6 yrs
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm during All Saints Grammar school term time with supervision available from 8:00am to 3:30pm
Telephone: (02) 9718 7715
Primary Campus (PK to Year 6)
13-17 Cecilia Street,
Belmore, NSW 2192
Tel: (02) 9704 6400
Fax: (02) 9789 2260
Secondary Campus (Year 7 to 12)
31 Forsyth St.,
Belmore, NSW 2192
Tel: (02) 9718 7715
Fax: (02) 9718 7392
St Euphemia College
The College was established to foster as appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the Greek Orthodox Faith, Greek Orthodox and Australian heritage, identity, language and culture within the Australian multicultural society. The High School has only been established since 1993. In those few short years, the students and staff have achieved a great deal. In less than a decade, St. Euphemia College High School has established an excellent reputation as a school that offers the highest standards of education.
Many of the students have achieved outstanding HSC results and are now completing University and TAFE courses. Our dedicated, highly qualified, experienced and friendly staff work closely with the community to provide unique educational opportunities for our students.
The modern specialist facilities at St. Euphemia include Computer Laboratories, Science Laboratories, Design and Technology Workshop, Art room, Music room, Library and multipurpose hall. All students are encouraged to attain excellence in education in a disciplined, supportive, Christian and caring environment that is conducive to their needs.
St. Euphemia College is a response to the educational, spiritual and cultural challenges facing our youth.
202 Stacey St.,
Bankstown, N.S.W. 2200
P.O.Box 747, Bankstown, N.S.W. 1885
Tel: (02) 9796 8240, 9796 3691
Fax: (02) 9790 7354
202 Stacey St.,
Bankstown, N.S.W. 2200
P.O.Box 747, Bankstown, N.S.W. 2200
Tel: (02) 9796 8240, 9796 3691
Fax: (02) 9790 7354
St Spyridon College
The purpose of schooling is to prepare students to manage futures that, due to rapid technological and social advances, we can neither pre-empt nor predict. At St. Spyridon College, we do this by encouraging students to excel in all that they attempt. We provide an education that is academically rigorous and challenging. We believe that a strong sense of identity and self-worth are the basis for managing the challenges of life with confidence and success. Our pastoral care instills values that inspire our students to make a positive contribution to their school and the wider community.
The most distinctive aspect of Hellenic thought is the desire to solve the mysteries of the universe through a logical and innovative search for knowledge. As a Greek Orthodox school, we believe that we have a responsibility to promote the concept of a Thinking School. We give our students every support to fulfill their potential in their Learning Journey K-12.
Our programs explicitly address the four pillars of education as identified by the UNESCO International Report on Education for the 21 st century, “Learning; the Treasure Within’:
- Learning to Know;
- Learning to Do;
- Learning to Live Together;
- Learning to Be.
It is these four pillars that in turn support what we believe is the essential platform for a fulfilling life and ultimate purpose of our endeavours here at St Spyridon College – Learning to Love.
Students need to have a sense of belonging in order to embark on an “inner voyage” where they develop faith, resilience, sense of purpose and responsibility. In partnership with parents, we endeavour to make their journey both challenging and joyous.
Head of College: Mrs Efrosini Stefanou
80-88 Gardeners Road,
Kingsford, N.S.W. 2032
P.O. Box 149,Kingsford, NSW 2032
Tel: (02) 9663 5363
Fax: (02) 9663 5365
St Anargiri College
The College seeks through the teaching and practice of the Greek Orthodox Faith, to create a caring and learning environment; one which tolerates and supports individual differences, values equity and justice and aims for all students to reach their full potential.
Each student is encouraged to participate fully in the school community in order to grow in knowledge, understanding and self – confidence; to become socially disciplined and responsible and tolerant of people with other beliefs and customs and thus acquire self – worth as an individual.
The pursuit of excellence is recognised as integral to the development of the “whole person” spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and academically.
St John’s College
The aims of St. John’s College are to identify and teach Christian principles of living by implementing the five pillars of St. John’s College:
• Provision of a seamless P-12 Education
• Valuing the Arts – Music, Dance and Drama
• Committed to the Pastoral Care of our students
• Celebrating Language and Culture
• Learning for a Global future
St. John’s College – a college that values Culture, Faith and Learning. A college that seeks to build on traditions so as to shape a future.
St John’s College is a co-educational Greek Orthodox College in the northern Melbourne suburb of Preston. It offers education to students from Preparatory to Year 12. The College prides itself on providing a caring environment together with a challenging and broad-based curriculum. The College has been established since 1979, previously on a site in North Carlton, and since 1984 at its present Preston location.
St. John’s sees the function and role of the school as the academic, social and spiritual nurturing of the child. Throughout its history St. John’s has maintained Australia’s foremost bilingual independent co-educational program. Whilst St John’s aims for high academic standards, the curriculum offers all students the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The educational program enables students to proceed to tertiary studies as well as to more specific vocational training. Highly experienced staff cater for students with special needs.
St George College
St George College, the first Greek Orthodox College in South Australia, is an independent, co-educational school catering for students from Pre-entry to Year 12. The College provides high quality education that is premised on the values, the ethos, the culture and beliefs that derive from the Orthodox faith.
Established in 1983, St George College operates under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and overall responsibility for the College rests with the Greek Orthodox Community-Parish of St George Thebarton and Western Suburbs Inc in Adelaide, South Australia.
Governance of the College
A Board of Governors appointed by His Eminence, Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia on the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Community-Parish of St George Thebarton and Western Suburbs Inc has responsibility for the governance of the College, including:
• The determination of its mission, purpose, ethos and culture.
• The selection, support for and performance assessment of the Principal.
• The determination of its goals and objectives, including the development of strategic planning for their achievement.
• Effective financial, capital and human resource planning that ensures the achievement of the mission and priorities of the College.
• The development of policies and practices that ensure legal and ethical compliance with a focus on transparent accountability.
Since its establishment St George College has increased both its enrolments and the range of year levels offered. In 1984, 31 students in Years 1 to 3 attended the College while in 2005 some 670 students from Pre-entry to Year 12 attend St George College. Similarly the College has expanded its facilities to include:
• Two campuses with all the required facilities for effective curriculum delivery appropriate to the teaching and learning needs and interests of students who are being prepared for further study and/or the world of work in ways that are appropriate to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
• A Pre-entry to Year 2 Junior School Campus that was officially opened in July 2001 and has state-of-the-art classrooms, library, information technology centre, arts facilities and dedicated spaces for small group teaching and learning activities for students with particular learning needs and interests.
• A recently completed Performing Arts and Sports Centre equipped to accommodate the learning and teaching needs of our drama curriculum including our school drama productions as well as meeting the needs for the delivery of a comprehensive physical education curriculum.
• Information Technology Centres specifically dedicated to meet the learning needs of students in the primary and middle years of schooling and the needs of students in the senior years of schooling.
• A newly refurbished Science Laboratory and a new Music Suite.
The substantial growth in enrolments and year levels experienced by the College over its relatively short yet impressive history is also mirrored in the expansion of the areas from which parents choose to enrol their children at the College. The College has students who come from the whole of the Adelaide metropolitan area with approximately 37% of students living in suburbs that may easily be classified as being outside the immediate catchment areas of the College.
The Greek Orthodox identification of the College continues to predominately attract students from Greek background. A noticeable increase has been achieved in the number of students who come from families where only one parent is of Greek background. A smaller but yet encouraging increase has been achieved in the number of students who come from Orthodox families but not necessarily of Greek background.
This growth in the number of students, the diversity of their background, the expansion of the College’s catchment areas as well as the confidence of the Board of Governors to wisely invest in the expansion of the facilities of the College can be attributed to the following factors:
• The ever increasing confidence of parents in the quality, relevance and appropriateness of education that the College offers and its potential to successfully meet the future needs and aspirations of their children.
• The desire of parents to educate their children in an environment that values, affirms, nurtures and supports their linguistic, cultural and religious identity especially as bilingual Orthodox Australians.
• The strong commitment of parents to maintain and further develop the Modern Greek language particularly within the context of an ever-increasing number of marriages between Greek and non-Greek background Australians.
• The substantial capital expenditure undertaken by the Board of Governors that has led to improved teaching and learning facilities has increased parental confidence in the capacity of the College to plan for and provide high quality education within a safe, supportive and aesthetically pleasing environment.
• The impressive academic achievements of our Year 12 students has affirmed the College’s ability to plan for and provide excellence in education and has increased parental confidence in the effectiveness of the teaching and learning programs offered by the College.
The increased social, cultural and linguistic diversity of our College community remains an important goal of St George College as it is an additional critical indicator of our commitment to the principles and dynamism of a multicultural Australia.
The planned and sustained efforts of the Board of Governors together with the quality partnership that exists with our parent Community and Parish of St George Thebarton and Western Suburbs, the staff and the parents of our College have provided the most appropriate foundations upon which the College can continue to build its future with confidence and success.
73 Rose Street,
Mile End, S.A. 5031
P.O.Box 29, Torrensville Plaza, S.A. 5031
Tel: (08) 8159 8100
Fax: (08) 8234 5942
St Spyridon Primary
Happy students learn best in a nurturing environment which promotes working with others and striving for personal excellence. Saint Spyridon College is a community based, family oriented primary school whose values are underpinned by Christian principles and a commitment to valuing the diversity within our multicultural society.
We believe that the empowerment of the individual is through character development and that it is only through embracing learning that one finds wisdom. We actively support our students’ social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual development.
We are autonomous but are a school of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
Our vision is that Saint Spyridon College graduates will have the personal strength of character to accept new challenges, achieve personal goals and become proactive, responsible members of society. Our key values are to incorporate a diverse curriculum in the children’s learning and we are committed to nurturing and enhancing the social, intellectual, physical and emotional development of each child.
To provide a high quality education for children from Reception to Year 7. Our key values are to incorporate a diverse curriculum within eight areas of learning. We are committed to nurturing and enhancing the social, intellectual, physical and emotional development of each child.
Saint Spyridon College is proud to embrace to following key values:
Students are empowered through development of character, social skills, personal excellence and community involvement.
Small Class Sizes
Saint Spyridon College has small class sizes that create greater individual benefits for each child, including positive effects on behaviour and achievement.
Each child will have their specific needs assessed in a carefully tailored and regularly reviewed environment.
Learning and Teaching
Saint Spyridon College’s broad and comprehensive curriculum provides eight areas of learning developed along the SACSA Frameworks to ensure students receive and experience a holistic education.
- Technology Studies
- Society and Environment
- LOTE (Languages other than English)
Saint Spyridon College supplements the curriculum with extra-curricular lessons in pottery and outdoor education. A dynamic Arts program includes music classes from Reception to Year 7, individual instrumental tuition and performance.
Saint Spyridon College is proud to provide the latest in IT and other educational facilities to maximise student learning opportunities.
Modern facilities ensure that our school is accessible to students with disabilities through the provision of hearing loops and ramp access into all areas of the building. Computer infrastructure that supports visual aids such as large screens is state of the art.
Fit for Life
At Saint Spyridon College, we aim to make exercise fun.
Through outdoor education that abides by the School Sunsafe Hat Policy and a combination of daily fitness, skills focus lessons and team games, our students are likely to develop a lifelong commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle. Students are encouraged to actively participate in inter-collegiate sports including athletics, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
St Andrew’s Grammar
The mission of St. Andrew’s Grammar is to educate children academically, culturally, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually, thereby enabling each child to fulfill his/her potential and contribute to the development of our community and society.
A Brief History
At a Special General Meeting of the members of the Hellenic Community of WA Inc. held in August 1990, a Deed of Agreement for the establishment of St. Andrew’s College was authorised and subsequently signed by the Hellenic Community of WA Inc. and the Greek P & C Association of WA.
The inaugural School Board was formed in September 1990 and the School was commenced in January 1991 with 7 pupils in temporary school accommodation made available by the State Ministry of Education at the North Morley Primary School.
The construction of the first module of St. Andrew’s College (later renamed Grammar) building on the 27-acre site acquired from the State Government at Meadowbrook Boulevard, Dianella was completed at the end of April 1991. The students were moved from their temporary accommodation into the new School building from the beginning of the second school term on 29 April 1991. At this stage the student number had increased to 22.
The inaugural Chairman of the School Board was Mr Emmanuel Petrelis and the inaugural Principal, Mr Roy Browning. The School grew steadily over the next few years prompting the development of Stage 2, being three extra classrooms and one room purposely designed as an art/craft room. This block was completed in July 1994.
At the end of that year enrolments were 112 and the Principal Mr Roy Browning retired. He was
succeeded by Mr Graham Badge who came to the School with many years’ experience of leadership in independent schools.
In 1995 the School flourished with ever increasing enrolments. The introduction of the four houses and inaugural house captains and establishing close links with the independent sector heralded a “new look” St. Andrew’s Grammar. By the end of 1995 numbers had swelled to 197 confirmed enrolments. Plans for a new Pre-primary Centre were well advanced and discussions for the introduction of secondary education also high on the agenda.
1999 and 2000 heralded years of consolidation. Numbers continued to grow rapidly. The School re-registered as an institution accepting overseas students and ten children entered the School under this category. The long-awaited Basketball/Tennis Courts were completed and in use by Term 3, 1999.
The planning, approval and building of Stage 1 of the Middle School was achieved through the raising of over $800,000 in pledges and by the close of the 2000 School year the population had swelled to 222 students. Nearly 100% growth in the short space of two years!
The year 2000 was celebrated as the School’s 10th Anniversary with a “Fair” which saw strong community support and a growing acceptance of the School as a quality educational institution.
Dr John Kennard took over the reigns as the School’s third principal in January 2002 and the year started with an enrolment of 267. Dr Kennard brought to the School many years experience in independent schools in Australia and overseas. Dr Kennard has the mission to consolidate enrolments across all years and to build the School through to Year 12.
The construction of Stage 2 of the Middle School in 2003 brought new facilities for Art & Design, Computing, Home Economics and additional classroom space.
St. Andrew’s Grammar commenced 2004 with an enrolment of 360. The first group of Year 11s have commenced studies Plans are currently being drawn up for Stage 3 of the building program with the construction of a new Kindergarten, additional classrooms in the Junior School, and the commencement of teaching spaces in the Senior School.