St Narsai Assyrian Christian College officially opened its newly completed Stage Three project on Sunday 27 November 2019. The ceremony was officiated by His Eminence Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Chief Executive Officer of the Assyrian Christian Schools Limited, accompanied by members of the official party, staff, parents and students.
The official party accompanying His Eminence consisted of His Grace Bishop Haigazon Najarian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Reverend Father Nektarios Nemme representing His Eminence Archbishop Basilios Kodseie of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, along with Sydney’s Assyrian Church clergy. It was also with great honour that Members of Parliament and Local Council were in attendance, including the Honourables; Ms Tanya Davies MP representing the Premier Ms Gladys Berejekilian MP, Mr Kevin Conolly MP representing Ms Sarah Mitchell the Minister of Education, Mr Chris Bowen MP, Dr Hugh McDermott MP, Mr Nick Lalich MP and the Mayor of Fairfield City, Mr Frank Carbone. Not to mention all the Assyrian and Chaldean associations, organisations, charities and entities who were in attendance.
The newly opened Stage Three section of the campus encompasses the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area), the outdoor courtyard garden and Building D. The new building is specifically designed to teach the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) along with the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) in a state-of-the-art facility, whereby classes of Drama, Visuals Arts, Music, Sciences and other CAPA and TAS subjects will be offered.
The celebration was a sequel of the Grand Opening Ceremony of Stages One and Two back in January 2018, whereby the College has been functioning at its new campus for almost two years.
Future plans of Stages Four and Five are in order, adding a Multi-Purpose Centre (MPS) and more classrooms to the campus catering for 1200 students.
Photography courtesy of Andrew Mamo Photography