Friends and guests of the Greek Orthodox Community of Oakleigh and District and Oakleigh Grammar gathered on Saturday night for a gala event celebrating 60 years since the founding of the community and the 40th anniversary of the school.

“It was a highly successful event and one of many to follow throughout 2023, as this is a milestone year for us,” said Chris Damatopoulos, Oakleigh Grammar’s School Board Chair.

Earlier in May, on the occasion of the anniversary of its flagship school, the community celebrated the official opening of its new N P Nikolakakis Centre for Academic Excellence, in the presence of Archbishop Makarios, Federal Minister Clare O’Neil, and Victorian MP Steve Dimopoulos among others.

Hosted by the Oakleigh Grammar Parents’ Association at Vogue Ballroom, the Saturday Gala event was sold-out within an hour after tickets were released in March.

Make sure to grab your copy of the Neos Kosmos upcoming Thursday 1 June print edition for more photos from the gala ball and reports on the Oakeligh Community’s dual anniversary.

Hosted at the Vogue Ballroom, the gala included a five course meal. Photo: K Deves
The event also featured DJ Nick Missailidis and entertainment with live bouzouki and percussions. Photo: K Deves
Chris Damatopoulous (third from right) said the Oakleigh Community were “grateful and humbled by the generosity of the Bank of Sydney and for their support in helping us mark the 60th anniversary of our community and 40th anniversary of our treasured Oakleigh Grammar.” Photo: K Deves
Photo: K Deves