St Andrew’s Grammar open new gym


St Andrew’s school headboy and headgirl and St Andrew’s School Board chairman Paul Kotsoglo escort Premier Colin Barnett to the gymnasium.
St Andrew’s school headboy and headgirl and St Andrew’s School Board chairman Paul Kotsoglo escort Premier Colin Barnett to the gymnasium.

ST Andrew’s Grammar School’s new $2 million gym will allow students to play badminton and volleyball on campus for the first time.

The facility, opened late last month, to a crowd of about 500 people, is the first of its kind at the school.

Principal Simon Midson said students were excited about having more sporting opportunities.

“The students have always been able to play basketball and netball because we had the courts,” Mr Midson said.

“Now they will be able to play badminton, volleyball and indoor soccer.”

Premier Colin Barnett and Federal Senator Linda Reynolds opened the George & Despina Berbatis Gymnasium.

Special guests Perth MLA Eleni Evangel, who was the first teacher appointed at the school, and 1992 Olympic Gold Medallist Paraskevi Patoulidou also attended the opening ceremony.

Mr Midson thanked the Federal and State governments, the Hellenic Community of WA and the Berbatis family for co-funding the gymnasium.

“This state of the art gymnasium is a gift to the current and future generations of St Andrew’s Grammar students,” he said.

“The gymnasium will stimulate their interest in sport and encourage them to embrace the mantra of a healthy mind in a healthy body”

The gymnasium complex can host indoor activities including basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton, and includes a multi-purpose classroom for dance and physical education programs, along with showers and change room facilities.