All Saints Grammar provides a holistic education, where students can flourish, grow and serve their community with a worldview shaped by Hellenic culture and the Orthodox Christian faith. This was clearly evident in our recent commemoration of the 200 year anniversary of 25 March 1821. Students presented a narrative of story, poetry, history and dance to mark this special occasion. Students then had the opportunity to join together with the wider community to celebrate Holy Week, Greek Orthodox Easter and commemorate ANZAC day with a memorial service and tribute.

At All Saints Grammar, learning is not limited to the classroom, it is consolidated with a wide range of incursions and excursions. Throughout Term 1, students were able to enjoy a plethora of learning opportunities across key learning areas.

PreKinder were excited to welcome the Police and the Fire Brigade as they enhanced their learning of “Helpers in our Community and How to Stay Safe.”

Years 1 and 2 visited Elizabeth Farm as part of their History unit. Year 1 compared living in the present to life in the past and Year 2 investigated changes in technology over the years.

The School has acquired a ‘Bee Hotel,’ housing over 2000 native stingless bees. The bees will help to pollinate our surrounds and will provide a real-world learning experience for our students. While students in Years 4 to 6 attended a three day camp in Shoalhaven, an outdoor education setting, where they challenged themselves, worked collaboratively with their peers, problem-solved and, most importantly, had lots of fun.

During the Term, the School also celebrated Harmony Week. During this Week, the Student Leaders coordinated events that highlighted and celebrated the diversity of our student community. Students were fortunate to listen to a speaker from the Children’s Variety Charity as a part of the “Just Like You” program that educates students on the acceptance and inclusion of people living with a disability.

In addition to all these activities, our students also competed at our Annual Swimming Championships and represented the school at both the IPSHA Swimming Carnival and the Combined Greek Orthodox Schools’ Swimming Carnivals. Representing All Saints Grammar instils a sense of pride and achievement for our students.

In Term 2, our students will take part in the Annual Athletics Championships and participate in Futsal competitions. Term 2 promises to be just as busy, with a variety of opportunities to look forward to. During the first week of Term, all our students were amazed with the incursion “Backflips against Bullying”, which taught our students practical skills. Our co-curricular groups will commence this Term, with students being involved in Chess, Art Club, Cooking Club and Photography Club. And of course, our Debating Teams will eagerly be participating in the IPSHA Debating Competition against other Independent Schools.

All Saints Grammar continues to provide countless opportunities for our students to receive a balanced and well-rounded education. Our diverse incursion and excursion opportunities beyond the classroom reinforce traditional learning, developing a Better Person and Better Learner.

Thomas Psomas, Head of Primary