All Faithful are invited to attend the Feast Day of St John the Theologian in Prevelly. This service will be officiated by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyaneon on Monday 27th September commencing from 9:30am to 12.30pm at the Chapel of St John the Theologian in Prevelly. Transport to Prevelly is available, please contact Presvytera Mary Stamatiou on 0438 660 545 for more details.
NAPLAN is an annual assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It tests the types of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. The tests cover skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy which provides the measure through which governments, education authorities and schools can determine whether or not young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes.
All St. Andrew's Grammar students in years 3, 5, 7, and 9 sat the NAPLAN assessments recently and exceeded the state and national average results in all learning modes. This is an extraordinary achievement, one which all students, staff and parents should be very proud of.
Well done to all students who participated in and achieved outstanding results in NAPLAN 2021.
Mrs Dawn Clements
2021 NAPLAN Results for St. Andrew's Grammar
It has been an amazingly busy time at St. Andrew’s Grammar with lots of exciting and new developments. Please see below some highlights from both Primary and Secondary classes this week.
St. Andrews Grammar Secondary School Leadership elections for 2022
This Tuesday students participated in voting for candidates for School Captain, Vice Captain, Sports Captain and Academic Prefect following the leadership speeches that were held last Tuesday. The Education Electoral Commission (EEC) came to our school to conduct the voting process.
This was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience the actual process involved in casting your vote for an official election. The votes are now being counted and the results will be released after the holidays.
Measuring in Year 1.1
The Year 1.1 class have been learning all about measuring length and height. In particular, using one metre lengths to determine the length and height of objects.
Today the children used their one metre rulers to draw object of the same length.
Miss Pitsonis asked the children if a house could be one metre high? Who has caught a one metre fish? Finally, what would a one metre long car look like?
The children enjoyed drawing these in the sun, with chalk on the pavement.
Last week, students from Year 6 were involved in making seed bombs. They are a mixture of clay, potting mix, water and native seeds. Seed Bombs are designed to be thrown about and/or planted to revegetate barren areas and increase the amount of native plants and flowers to support native flora and fauna and bees.
Our Year 6s were supported in this endeavour by members of our Secondary H.O.P.E (Help Our Plant Earth) Club and our Year 11 Cert2 Active Volunteering class. It is always great to see collaboration between our Primary and Secondary School students.
We would like to thank Bunnings Warehouse Australia in Bayswater for their generous donations of potting mix and seeds.
The Centre For Hellenic Studies is holding an End of Term Souvla Lunch for all current and prospective students and families on Saturday 25th September at 11.30am. An extended invitation goes out to all Hellenic Community members who wish to attend this event and engage with Centre For Hellenic Studies families. Tickets are on sale now, please contact the numbers listed below to secure your tickets.
On Sunday the 19th of September, the Hellenic Community of WA and the Parish of Sts Constantine and Helene held their annual luncheon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
The morning commenced with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea in which the faithful were given again the opportunity to venerate the Holy Cross at the end of the service. His Grace gave a brief homily focusing on the historical finding of the Holy Cross by St Helene and reminded the congregation that the feast of the Exaltation gives the faithful the opportunity to pause and focus on Christ’s sacrifice outside of the Lenten Period. In addition His Grace also spoke about the miracles of The Holy Cross emphasising how from an instrument of death the Cross became the cause of our salvation.
Following the completion of the Divine Liturgy, the Holy Cross Feast Day luncheon of the Parish was held, in the presence of His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea, at Alexander the Great Hall in Inglewood. The luncheon was well attended by over 200 people, including the Consul of Greece in Perth, Mrs Georgia Karasiotou, as well as many representatives from the various local Greek community organisations.
Parish Priest, Fr Terry Gerovasilis, welcomed His Grace to the luncheon and thanked him for his presence during the festal celebrations. In addition, Fr Terry asked His Grace to convey to His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia the warm and joyous congratulations of the Parish on the recent elections of the four new Australian born Assistant Bishops for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. His Grace was also warmly welcomed and thanked by the new President of the Hellenic Community of WA, Mr Paul Afkos OAM. Fr Terry conveyed great appreciation to the many generous donors and volunteers that helped bring the event together.
During the Luncheon, entertainment was provided by the children of the Pontian Dance Group, many of whom attend St Andrew’s Grammar, the only Greek Orthodox Day School in WA which is owned by the Hellenic Community of WA. At the end of their dancing performance, the children formed a single line and received a blessing from His Grace Bishop Elpidios. Additionally, as a thank you from the Parish, Fr Terry presented the dance group with a donation towards the purchase of their new costumes.
The luncheon was praised as a huge success by all who attended with wonderful delicious food, dancing and company enjoyed by all.
In total, over $15,000 was raised by the luncheon, which will go towards important maintenance projects at the Church of Sts Constantine and Helene.