This year, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event (GOOANSE) was hosted by All Saints Grammar, here in Sydney. It was an outstanding tournament, where 54 students from St Euphemia College competed in 10 sporting events against students from the 7 Greek Orthodox Schools across Australia.
The carnival took place from Wednesday 3 May to Friday 5 May 2017. St Euphemia finished champion school, on 49 points overall, 3 ahead of 2nd place, Oakleigh Grammar from Melbourne. This was by far our best result ever. One we should all be extremely proud of. Our students played with such enthusiasm, heart and in great spirit. It would be impossible to list all the highlights but there are a few that definitely need special mention.
Our boys outdoor soccer team, girls netball and girls indoor soccer teams finished champions. What amazing results for the students and coaches. It's been over 10 years since our boys outdoor soccer team finished champions and this result is tribute to the hard work of Mr Vardouniotis and Mr Theodoulou. Congratulations to all involved.
Our other teams performed exceptionally well also. Our boys volleyball, table tennis and girls basketball teams just missed out on the trophy, finishing in second place. Our boys indoor soccer, boys basketball and girls volleyball teams finished third. These are phenomenal achievements. Out of the 10 events in which we competed, we placed either 1st, 2nd or 3rd in nine of them.
In addition to the sporting events, 11 of our students participated in a Performing Arts exhibition, in which they completed a speech and traditional Greek dancing in front of all competing schools and Heads of Colleges during the Championship Dinner on Thursday night. Congratulations to these students also.
St. Euphemia College was founded as a co-educational school in February 1989 from a small beginning of just two classes and two teachers
We have grown to a regional
K-12 school of over 680 students.
That within a dynamic Orthodox, Christian framework, a student may strive to achieve academic excellence, love of learning, social responsibility, spiritual growth and respect.