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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 24 December 2016
NEWS 4 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 24 DECEMBER 2016 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Sydney students who excelled in Greek awarded by the Education Minister “I started studying Greek in Year 11. At first I found it challenging and different to studying other languages, especially because of the alphabet but then I got used to it. My Greek has improved so much and I can hold a conversation in Greek now. I may even pick it up at university, depending on which course I do,” says Stephanie Kritikos. Last week the top students who came first in their course for HSC 2016 subjects were named and awarded a certificate by Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. - Stephanie Kritikos from Open High School received an award for Modern Greek Beginners - Panagiota Naya Damigou from Saturday School of Community Languages St George Girls HS Centre received a certificate for Modern Greek Continuers - Maxwell Glanville from “I wasn’t expecting this at all. I was born in Greece and came to Australia four years ago. At first it was very hard and different to the Greek education system but I slowly got the hang of it. I have to say a very big thank you to my teacher Kostas Hatzigiannis for making this possible. I hope to continue with International Tourism Management in the future and yes I believe learning a variety of languages is important,” says Panagiota Naya Damigou. “I began Classical Greek studies in Year 8 and I loved it from then. I think it’s one of the most beautiful cultures in the world and I want to continue learning about the Greek language and culture. I actually hope to learn the Modern Greek language and eventually go to Greece and experience and see some of what I’ve learnt over the years. I loved learning about Greek history, mythology, the historical events- all the wonderful stories that are so interconnected. There was never a dull moment, I felt there was always something interesting to learn, I loved it all. I play soccer with lots of mates of Greek background and I hope they are proud of me!” says Maxwell Glanville. Sydney Grammar School excelled in the Classical Greek Continuers category - Fotina Bouranta from Saturday School of Community Languages Ashfield Boys HS Centre received a Modern Greek Extension distinction - Mark Henry Rothery from St Ignatius’ College was awarded for his performance in Classical Greek Extension. VEHICLE SAFETY RECALL Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited is recalling immediately SZ Territory and PX Ranger models as described below. Applicable Vehicle Application / Affected Dates SZ Territory built from September 19, 2011 through February 5, 2013 and PX Ranger built from November 5, 2011 through November 7, 2012. Note: The Build Date (month and year) can be found on the Vehicle Identifi cation Label which is located on the A-pillar above the Driver’s door hinges on Territory and on the Driver Side B-Pillar on Ranger. Condition In some of the affected vehicles, an intermittent Output Shaft Speed Sensor failure may result in an unintended downshift into fi rst gear. Depending on vehicle speed at the time of the downshift, an abrupt wheel speed reduction may occur which could cause the rear tyres to slide or lock up until the vehicle speed slows. This condition could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Action Required by Owners An owner of a recalled vehicle should, as soon as possible, arrange with an Authorised Ford Dealer to have their vehicle rectifi ed. This service will be performed free of charge by any Authorised Ford Dealer. If an owner does not already have a servicing Ford Dealer, the nearest Authorised Ford Dealer can be located at www.ford.com.au Each registered owner will be notifi ed by letter from Ford of the actions to be taken to arrange for this service. Until the Safety Recall Service is completed it is recommended that the vehicle be driven with caution and at moderate speed. Further Information can be obtained from any Authorised Ford Dealer or from Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, Customer Relationship Centre on toll free number 1800 503 672. Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited A.B.N. 30 004 116 223 Registered Offi ce: 1735 Sydney Road, Campbellfi eld, Victoria 3061. for Australian Product Recall Information See www.recalls.gov.au GCM awards students who excelled in their VCE exams More than two hundred people including students, parents, supporters, and benefactors joined in the celebrations at the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Christmas party at the Greek Centre on Thursday evening. Presentations of the annual VCE Awards were made to students who had excelled in Modern and Ancient Greek. The GCM’s President Mr Bill Papastergiadis welcomed the audience and congratulated all students who were studying VCE. He also thanked teaching staff for their contribution and made mention of all of the key activities undertaken by the Greek community throughout the year. The Vice President and Education Convenor of the GCM, Theo Markos, thanked all the teachers and coordinators of the GCM schools for their efforts during the year. Ms Georgia Botsios attended the function on behalf of Consul General Ms Christina Simantiraki and the Education Coordinator of the Greek Consulate of Melbourne Ms Georgia Nikolaidou was present to congratulate students on their performances in the VCE exams. Finally, the principal of the GCM Language Schools Manos Tzimpragos congratulated students on their successes, and all the teachers for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. The GCM awarded a total of 13 students who studied at its Community Language and Culture school, six who studied at Alphington Grammar, eight who studied Ancient Greek and two from other secondary schools. GCM Community Language and Culture school: 1. Tsentikopoulou Theofanou 2. Ioannou Eleni 3. Haidemenou Despina 4. Roubos Nikolaos 5. Giavris Harrison Nicholas 6. Skaltsa Ioanna 7. Kallergis Eirini 8. Mantamadiotis Georgia 9. Skourlettos Raffaela 10. Patros Mikaela 11. Argyris Maria 12. Lomvardos Maria - Irene 13. Kouliadelis KalliopiKelly Alphington Grammar 1. Lydia Baoustanos 2. Andromachi Tosouni 3. Dimitra Lazarakis 4. Xenophon Papailiadis 5. Malvina Tosouni 6. Stephanie Houdalakis Public schools Saltas Konstantinos Laladakis Konstantinos Ancient Greek 1. Wong Jason 2. Douros Caryacos 3. Gabriel George 4. Chin David 5. Phan Winston 6. Li Yiying 7. Choy Git 8. Douros Tiffany A reception and music program with the popular band Rebetiki followed the award ceremony and those who attended the Christmas party had the opportunity to talk and exchange wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
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