The senior students of St. John’s Greek Orthodox College in Preston, Melbourne, took part in the traditional graduation ceremony on Thursday, the 29th of October.
As reported by vema.com.au, the ceremony took place in the gymnasium of the College, where Archimandrite Eumenios Vassilopoulos performed the Official Doxology along with priests from Melbourne.
During the ceremony, the seniors spoke and expressed their gratitude to the College and their professors for the love they had shown over all those years. They also thanked their parents who chose St John’s College for their education, which they deem as their “second home”.
The principal of the College, Anna Urban, congratulated the young people who completed their secondary education and expressed the hope that she would be able to see their children enrolling in the preparatory classes of the school in the future. Also during her speech, Anna Urban expressed her gratitude to the Holy Archdiocese of Australia and especially to Archbishop Makarios of Australia. “We will always be grateful to the Holy Archdiocese of Australia and the Patriarch for their love, support and dedication to the College,” she said.
Archimandrite Eumenios Vassilopoulos, after performing the Doxology, gave a short speech in which he congratulated the young people for completing their studies in an extremely difficult situation. He also thanked Principal Anna Urban and the professors of the school for the patience they showed over the last year because they managed to overcome many challenges and adversities.