Our brief and wonderful history
Our college was founded in 2004 with 8 inaugural students and one teacher! The original students were parishioners of Saint Spyridon Parish and their families helped with the development of the college, the placement of the icons and assisted in the language and culture classes. Since our very humble beginning, we have continued to grow into a boutique school that caters for all, remembering that at the heart of a good school is a loving family.
The college was built on the understanding that it provided a positive, caring and nurturing learning environment, where the individual student developed as a whole person within a loving and supportive community.
Saint Spyridon College was designed to provide the foundations of the Christian Orthodox faith for the students as well as share the learning of Greek language and culture.
The college upholds its commitment to small class sizes across all year levels and that specific attention is given to each student’s individual needs and goals.
Why Christian Values are critical to our school.
We are a Christian school and as part of the Orthodox Church we are committed to educate our children with respect to Christian values. The Christian faith is at the centre of the school’s focus on enriching the minds, bodies and spirits of its students. Our school Chaplain leads our school in ensuring the wellbeing of our children is cared for.
We believe strong Christian values are necessary and important for successful growth; academically, spiritually and socially. The following attributes play strong roles in the education at Saint Spyridon College.
Students are empowered through development of character, social skills, personal excellence and community involvement.
Saint Spyridon College is supported by its Chaplain, Reverend Father John Psalios. He has a Bachelor of Theology from the Theological University of Athens and was ordained in 1985.
After a brief stay in Townsville Queensland, he returned to Adelaide in 1987 and has been a member of the Community since 1998.
Father Psalios has been an advocate and one of the principal drivers for the establishment of the College.
Who is Saint Spyridon?
Saint Spyridon was born at the end of the third century AD in Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. He was an uneducated shepherd with a wife and children. He had an immense love and faith in God. After the death of his wife, he was made Bishop and spent the remainder of his life on pastoral care and performing charitable acts. The Saint Spyridon Website has more information on Saint Spyridon.
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