The NSW state opposition claim that Greek Orthodox schools across New South Wales will be among the victims in the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion cuts to the education system. The schools, according to the opposition will face $116 million cuts that will come into effect on July 1, 2013. The cuts will impact government schools, non-government schools and TAFE colleges. “The cuts that Barry O’Farrell has announced will affect Greek Orthodox schools – just as they will affect every school,” John Robertson, NSW Labor Leader said. “Parents choose Greek Orthodox schools for the valuable cultural and religious education that they provide – and it is a tragedy the State Government will now withhold some of its funding contribution. “It is impossible to slash $116 million from religious and independent schools without affecting educational outcomes. The Greek community is entitled to feel badly let down.” The Greek Orthodox schools that are likely to be affected include St Spyridon College in Kingsford, St Euphemia College in Bankstown and All Saints Grammar in Belmore.