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Flowerdale Autumn 2023

Across Generations
Flowerdale Autumn 2023: reflects on strong beginnings and the importance of knowing where you have come from to appreciate where you are.

With each new academic year there is much hope and optimism that fills the air. After the last few years there is a growing determination to continue to rebuild our lives, school community, and evaluate our curriculum and learning opportunities. There is much excitement across the school as experiential opportunities are back on the agenda. Camps, excursions, incursions, and international travel is once more a reality for our all of our students, and the excitement is especially palpable for our Years 9 and 10 students.

This edition of Flowerdale looks at change over time and “Across Generations”, with some wonderful contributions from various generations within our school community.

This edition also looks at the leadership opportunities and aspirations of our current school captains across both Primary and Secondary Years: Aristea Papax, Rudra Sekhri, Keppel Gordon, Sia Kerasiotis, and Jonathan Karambelas.

We share five truly unique stories from alumni and staff; Elena Tsioukis nee Groutas (Class of 2006) and Evan Tsioukis (Class of 2001), Maria Koutrouzas (Class of 2001), Nicole Kitsakis (Class of 1997), and Stephanie Atwa (Class of 2015). The journeys of these alumni began here at Alphington Grammar, and The School has played a key role in their lives ever since. Some of these alumni are just now bringing through the next generation of Alphington Grammar students to join our community, while others have since returned to join us as staff.

We are also very proud to be able to share the stories of two families brought together within Alphington Grammar’s walls, Amy Papamarkou nee Tsaboukas and Alex Papamarkou (Class of 2012), as well as John Savopoulos and Helen Theodoropoulos, better known as Mr Sav and Ms T.

This edition also features many happy events in our growing community, with Engagements, Weddings, and the arrival of new babies to celebrate. This happy news can all be found in our Community News segment.

I hope you enjoy reading this autumn edition of Flowerdale

Dr Vivianne Nikou