On Friday 28thSeptember 2018, the Foundation Blessing Ceremony of the St Spyridon College new State of the Art Infants School building was held at the Junior School. This milestone event was attended by parents and extended family members, Parish Members and Parish Benefactors, all students of the Junior School and members of the College Student Representative Council.
The Blessing Service was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis, representing His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, together with Father Steven Scoutas and Father Sotiri Drapaniotis. It was followed by speeches by His Grace, the Honourable Consul General of Greece Mr Christos Karras, Dr Thomas Savoulis President of St Spyridon Parish, and Mrs Stefanou Head of College. Students of Year 3 sang the «Αγνή Παρθένε Δέσποινα» του Αγίου Νεκταρίου and Bianca Frazis Year 12 student sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.
Other distinguished guests present included the Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite Australian Senator and Member for Kingsford Smith, Hon. Michael Daley Deputy Leader of the Opposition in NSW and Member for Maroubra, Hon. Ron Hoenig Member for Heffron, Cr Anthony Andrews, Cr Harry Stavrinos of Randwick City Council, Board Members Con Pavlou, James Phillips, Sue Mayson, Con Livissianis, Anna Stamoulis, Christina Tsaconas Parish Executive Officer/Bursar, Mrs Katsogiannis Deputy Head and Principal Senior School, Mrs Synesios Principal Junior School, Mr Dookie Deputy Principal, Angela Kasmas P & F, President, Elsie Tsangaris President Ladies Auxiliary, Mr Michaelas CEO Bank of Sydney and Mr & Mrs Achilleos Cyprus Hellene Club.
Following the official proceedings, everyone was invited to share in refreshments served in the Church Hall.
"We thank His Grace Bishop Iakovos for His blessings and everyone who assisted in making the Foundation Blessing a memorable occasion," said officials from the College.
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