Every child should learn to swim in order to equip them with vital survival skills that will stay with them for life. A recent study from Griffith University NSW has revealed that there may be advantages to starting this process early. The study suggests that children under five who have swimming lessons develop better language, literacy and numeracy skills, and are likely to be better prepared for school. The four year study surveyed almost 7000 parents and students from Australia, New Zealand, and the US and involved an independent assessment of 177 children aged between 3-5 years. Professor Robyn Jorgensen lead author, said that children who had swimming lessons prior to commencement of school, were found to have performed better in tests of some physical skills although not ball handling, and scored significantly better in literacy, mathematics, visual motor skills and oral expression. It’s never too early or too late to encourage consistent participation in swimming lessons, especially when the program is organised during school hours for our primary students. The above mentioned report can be found at here Other useful websites include: www.austswim.com.au www.royallifesaving.com.au www.swimaustralia.org.au
2005 Official opening of the Technology Wing
Official opening of the Technology Wing Senior School Campus
The Yellow Gloves
St Spyridon College Presents The Yellow Gloves on Sunday 30th August.
Entrance and Honours Class Exams Year 7 – Round 2
Entrance Exams (Round 2) for Year 7 Class 2021 for new students.
Junior School Open Day – Festival of Learning
Welcome to our Festival of Learning! Parents who are visiting our College for the first time, need to register on arrival. The Registration Desk will be set up in the Quadrangle. Estelle will be there to take care of you.
Welcome to the National Schools Event 2014
St Spyridon College proud host of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event 2014 looks forward to hosting some 400 students across all the Greek Orthodox schools around…
St Spyridon College Student Voices
One of St Spyridon College’s 2008 school leaders speak about their life at St Spyridon College. Natasha Diasinos, College Dux and College Captain 2008 says. “I would like to make…