Thursday, 5 December 2013


This was the warm welcome given on Wednesday (27/11/13) to a special group of visitors from Armenia headed by Greta Mnatsakanyan, Head of Division of Culture, Sport and Youth Programs from RA Ministry of Diaspora.

The internationally renowned Armenian singers and musicians - Sona Shahgeldyan, Leyla Saribekyan, Tatevik Ayrumyan, Garik Saribekyan & Arsen Grigoryan were joined by the Australian Representative of the Diaspora Minister Mr Edvart Tarpinian and other committee members. The guests were greeted and welcomed by our Captain after being led into the hall. A special program was presented with songs, recitals and a brief outline of life at the school. The presentation encompassed different aspects of school life and was complemented with a showcase of slides on the big screen.

The guests were pleasantly surprised by the unique presentation and impressed by the student performance. In her return address, Greta Mnatsakanyan praising the students and the school in keeping the Armenian language and culture alive in a community far away from the homeland. She also presented the school a collection of resources that can be used in the Armenian Language and Culture lessons. The warm feelings that were generated inspired renowned singer Lelya Saribekyan to sing for the children. This was followed by Arsen Grigoryan who got everyone onto a ‘shourtchbar’ (circle dance)! The students also joined in the singing with Sona Shahgeldyan…. As a result, for a brief moment a ‘Little Armenia’ was created as we all proclaimed ‘Good Morning Armenia!’