Senior School Awards

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Senior School Awards and Prizes

St Spyridon College Dux


ΑΡΙΣΤΕΥΕΙΝ” Awards

For First in Year, from Year 7 to 11

Sponsored by AHEPA NSW


Athena Pallas Awards

Athena Pallas was the Greek goddess of wisdom. She embodies intelligence and strategic thought. As a warrior goddess she is also the protector of heroes.


 For the study of English literature at the Highest Level

Sponsored by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, University of Sydney


 For the study English in Year 10

Sponsored by Dr Thomas Savoulis


 For the study Modern Greek Literature at the Highest Level

In memory of Georgia Polydor


 For the Study of Modern Greek in Years 7, 8, 9 and 11

sponsored by The Pan Arcadian Association Foundation


 For the study Modern Greek in Year 10

In memory of Georgia Polydor


 For the study of Classical Greek in Years 9 and 10

sponsored by The Pan Arcadian Association Foundation


 For Reading in English in three categories

Sponsored by AHEPA NSW


 For Reading in Modern Greek in three categories

Sponsored by Bank of Sydney Bank


 Pythagoras Awards

The Pythagoras Awards are named after the great pre-Socratic mathematician, philosopher and mystic. Born in Samos in 570 BC, he made important developments in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music. A characteristic quote attributed to Pythagoras: “Number is the within of all things”.


 For the study of Mathematics at the Highest Level

Sponsored by the Lianos Family


 For the study of Mathematics in Year 10

Sponsored by the Bank of Sydney Bank


 Archimedes Awards

Born in 287 BC Archimedes is regarded as the greatest mathematician and scientist of antiquity and one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time. A famous quote from him is: “Do not disturb my circles!”


 For Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Year 11

In memory of Angelica Stavropoulos


 For Science in Year 10

Sponsored by the Delphi Bank


 Herodotus Prize

Herodotus (484-ca. 425 BCE), the ‘Father of History’, is one of the primary sources for information on ancient lands and peoples, including anthropological, geographical, and other information. His pre-eminence as the inventor of the methodology and philosophy of history are undisputed.


 For the Study of Ancient History at the Highest Level

Sponsored by The Cyprus Hellene Club


 For the study of Modern History at the Highest level

Sponsored by The Cyprus Hellene Club


 Phidias Prize

Phidias (born 500 B.C) is one of the greatest sculptors the world has ever seen. His recognition has been guaranteed by the praise of ancient writers, as well as his profound impact on the development of Roman, Renaissance and contemporary art. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.


 For the Study of Visual Arts at the Highest Level

Sponsored by the Tsaconas family


 Xenios Award

As Xenios, the god Zeus was patron of travellers. The word “Xenos” denotes both stranger and guest. The offer of hospitality was a sacred obligation to the Greeks. Ritual forms of hospitality are central themes in Greek literature, and include the exchange of gifts.


 For the study of Hospitality at the highest level

Sponsored by the St Spyridon Ladies Auxiliary Committee


 Agora Award

In Ancient Greek cities, the Agora was a space where citizens gathered to conduct business for commercial, political and even religious and military purposes. As such it was the centre of city life and a distinctive feature of Greek and Hellenic cities across the ancient world.


 For Business Studies at the Highest Level

Sponsored by Nicholas Simitzis


 Orthodox Studies Award

For Orthodox Studies in Years 7 – 10

In memory of the Very Reverend John Evangelinidis and

Presvitera Lefkothea Evangelinides


Goldstein Award

For Leadership by Example

In memory of the late George N. Pappas AM, MBE and Marina Pappas


Peter Garrett Award

For Excellence in Music in Year 12


Prizes

First in each subject for Years 7 to 12

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