The St Spyridon College Affiliations And Memberships
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) represents the interests of the independent school sector on a national basis such as in relation to Commonwealth funding and representation on national policy making bodies. Its eight member State and Territory Associations of Independent Schools represent a sector with 1,007 schools and 441,455 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, 13 percent of all school enrolments in Australia. Mrs Stefanou-Haag, Head of College, and Mrs Christina Tsaconas, Parish Executive Officer, are members of this prestigious National Council.
The AIS is the umbrella organisation which serves the interests of all independent schools in the State. It guards the rights of member schools to expound their particular philosophy and also protects the rights of parents to choose the kind of education they want for their children. The Association renders advice to member schools on all legal and administrative matters related to education, and ensures that our school’s voice is heard on significant issues affecting the education of our students. Mrs. Katsogiannis, Principal Senior School, is a member of the AIS Secondary Professional Development Advisory Group.
Mrs. Stefanou-Haag, Head of College is a member of AHISA. This is the peak body of Independent Schools Heads in Australia. The N.S.W. Branch meets four times per year. There is no contact between students of AHISA Schools. The Association exists as a means by which Heads may meet for the exchange of information.
4. H.I.C.E.S. (Heads of Co-educational Independent Schools)
Mrs. Stefanou-Haag, Head of College is a member of HICES. This body provides a medium for providing opportunities for school participation in leadership training and the organisation of such events as athletics, swimming, diving, cross-country, music and special ability events.
Mrs. Hamer is a member of H.I.C.E.S Junior Schools. Mrs. Katsogiannis is a member of H.I.C.E.S. Senior Schools.
5. I.P.S.H.A. (Independent Primary Schools Heads Association)
Mrs. Hamer, Principal Junior School is a member of J.S.H.A.A. This is a forum which avails the Junior School Heads with opportunities to interact with at the State and National levels. Benefits for our College include: access to travelling art displays, participation in music festivals, sharing in sporting and cultural activities, and development of professional fellowship. Mr. Gikas is a member of the JSHAA Deputies Group.
The I.S.A is strictly a sporting body, made up of the following member schools:
Full Member Schools:
|St. Pius X College||St. Paul’s Grammar||Chevalier College|
|St. Stanislaus College||Oxley College||Blue Mountains Grammar|
|SCECGS Redlands||St. Patrick’s College||St. Andrew’s Cathedral School|
|St. Spyridon College||Central Coast Grammar|
Associate Member Schools:
|All Saints Bathurst||Barker College||Kinross Wolaroi|
|Oakhill College||Scots Bathurst||Snowy Mountains Grammar|
|St Augustines School|
Weekly competitive games are played on a Saturday.
Mr. P. Meintanis is the ISA Soccer Convenor.
7. ASISSA (All Suburbs Independent Schools Sports Association)
ASSISA is strictly a sporting body that includes Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals as well as competitive sport for the Year 6 students.
Member Schools include:
International Grammar School
Macquarie Anglican Grammar School
Mt Sinai College
Redeemer Baptist School
St Andrew’s Cathedral School
St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox College
‘St Spyridon’ is a canonical Orthodox Church serving the spiritual and community needs of South East Sydney. It functions through the authority of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.