SWISSA Success in CIS Athletics

Harris Kontobassis (SEC) is the fastest 12 year old boy across all independent schools in NSW. At the NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Athletics Championships, Harris came first in both the 100m (12.61 seconds) and 200m (26.04 seconds) events. What remarkable achievements. Well done Harris.

Chris Christodoulou (SEC) placed 3rd for 13 boys Shot Put (3kg) with a throw of 12.75m and James Vourtsanis (SEC) placed 7th for 14 years boys Shot Put (4kg) with a throw of 10.74m.

Elvice Ikuo (RBS) placed 3rd in the 18-19 girls 100m with a time of 14.10 and Junior Savaiko (RBS) placed 4th in the 18-19 boys Shot Put (6kg) with a throw of 9.45m and 4th in the 18-19 boys Javelin with a throw of 40.20m.

Congratulations to all SWISSA athletes on their outstanding achievements in this high level competition.

Harris Kontobassis - 1st in 12 years 100m and 200m.

Harris Kontobassis - 1st in 12 years 100m and 200m.

AICES Athletics Carnival 2018

Congratulations to the SWISSA Athletics team on an outstanding carnival. Overall SWISSA finished 5th out of the 8 associations. Congratulations to Redeemer Baptist School who finished 1st on the Schools points score. SWISSA have 10 athletes who have won selection through to the CIS Carnival:

  1. Sienna Kassabalis (All Saints) – 12 yrs Girls Shot Put

  2. Chris Christodoulou (St Euphemia) – 13 yrs Boys Shot Put

  3. Harris Kontobassis (St Euphemia) – 12 yrs Boys 100m and 200m

  4. Dimitrios Vourtsanis (St Euphemia) – 14 yrs Boys Shot Put

  5. Okiemute Albert-Ikolo (Redeemer Baptist) - 14 yrs Boys 100m and 200m

  6. Anthony Bolton (Redeemer Baptist) - 17 yrs Boys Javelin

  7. Elvice Ikuo (Redeemer Baptist) - 17 yrs Girls 100m

  8. Junior Savaiko (Redeemer Baptist) - 18 yrs Javelin and Shot Put

  9. Ethan Tjhin (Redeemer Baptist) - 15 yrs Long Jump

  10. Carla Zammit (Redeemer Baptist) - 17 yrs 800m and 400m

 Some other noteworthy efforts include:

  • Harris Kontobassis (St Euphemia) who broke the records for the 12yrs 100m and 200m

  • Carla Zammit (Redeemer Baptist) who finished 9th for the Overall Athlete of the Meet, 3rd for the Girls Athlete of the Meet and 2nd place for the 17yrs Girls Age Champion

  • Elvice Ikuo (Redeemer Baptist) who finished in 3rd place for the 18yrs Girls Age Champion

  • Junior Savaiko (Redeemer Baptist) who finished 8th for the Boys Athlete of the Meet and 2nd place for the 18yrs Boys Age Champion

  • Okiemute Albert-Ikolo (Redeemer Baptist) who finished in 2nd place for 14yrs Boys Age Champion

  • Edward Garth (Redeemer Baptist) who finished in 1st place for 15yrs Boys Age Champion

 Congratulations to all SWISSA competitors on an outstanding carnival!

SWISSA success at CIS Touch Football Gala Day

Yesterday, Krystian Papadopoulos (Year 12, St Euphemia College) represented our SWISSA and AICES regions at the NSW CIS Touch Football competition in Penrith. There were 5 associations and AICES, under Krystian's guidance, finished in 2nd place.

In cold, wet, windy and horrible conditions, Krystian's performance was remarkable and he has now been selected to represent the NSW CIS team at the National Youth Touch Football competition in Queensland in September. In this competition, Krystian will compete against state teams from Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT.

What an outstanding achievement for Krystian. His brother Nikolas (Year 10) was also instrumental in yesterday's result for AICES and his performance and support would have had a huge influence in Krystian's selection into the NSW CIS team. We wish Krystian the very best for September.

Krystian Papadopoulos (Left) with his brother Nikolas Papadopoulos (RIght).

Krystian Papadopoulos (Left) with his brother Nikolas Papadopoulos (RIght).


SWISSA wins AICES Touch Football

Our SWISSA Open Boys Touch Football team has made SWISSA history by winning the AICES Touch Football Gala Day. This is the first time SWISSA has won an AICES Gala Day and we are so proud of the effort shown by our SWISSA representatives:

SWISSA Touch Football - AICES Champions
  • Krystian Papadopoulos (St. Euphemia College)

  • Nikolas Papadopoulos (St. Euphemia College)

  • Callum Bailey (Redeemer Baptist School)

  • Anthony Bolton (Redeemer Baptist School)

  • Junior Savaiko (Redeemer Baptist School)

  • Jordan Ebert (Redeemer Baptist School)

  • Edward Garth (Redeemer Baptist School)

SWISSA would like to extend its thanks to Jack Kable and James Donato (both Reddam House) would joined our team as adopted SWISSA students for the day from ISD. Their contribution to the team was pivotal to our success.

SWISSA would also like to recognise the effort of coach Dimitri Verghios (St. Euphemia College) for his guidance of the team to victory.

In further great news, brothers Krystian and Nikolas Papadopoulos (St. Euphemia College) have both been selected to represent AICES in the CIS Touch Football competition along with team mate Jack Kable. SWISSA would like to congratulate all three boys and wish them all the best in the coming tournaments.

2018 SWISSA Swimming Carnival Results

The 2018 SWISSA Swimming Carnival was held on the 9th of March. Congratulations to all competitors for their efforts.

Congratulations to Redeemer Baptist for winning the carnival. The final points score was:

1st - Redeemer Baptist 480
2nd - St Euphemia College 321
3rd - All Saints Grammar 198
4th - St Marouns College 187
5th - St Marks College 133
6th - St Mary & St Minas College 73

Congratulations to the SWISSA 2018 Age Champions:

Girls:Amelia Zammit RBS (12 yrs), Cynthia Harb STM (13 yrs), Illiana Uzelac SEC (14yrs), Evelyn Poyitt RBS (15 yrs), Andriana Aceski SEC (16 yrs), Carla Zammit RBS (17 yrs), Jessica Kulasuriya RBS (Opens)

Boys: Doro Christou ASG (12 yrs),  Alex Choi RBS (13 yrs), Leon YangDong RBS (14yrs), Jayden Kwak RBS (15 yrs), Aleksandar Uzelac SEC (16 yrs), Hassan Salloum STM (17 yrs), Constandinos Melas SEC (Opens)

Congratulations to our 5 new record holders:

  • Constandinos Melas (Opens 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestroke, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley)

  • Andriana Aceski SEC (16 yrs 50m Backstroke)

  • Jayden Kwak RBS (15 yrs 50m Breaststroke)

  • Mikalah Zammit RBS (16 yrs 50m Breaststroke)

  • Anthony Flevaras SEC (17 yrs 50m Breaststroke)

Click here for the swimming team to represent SWISSA at the 2018 AICES Swimming Carnival on 27th of March at Homebush Aquatic Centre.

Click here for a full set of results for the 2018 Carnival.



SWISSA Boys Basketball compete in the AICES Competition

SWISSA would like to congratulate the following students on their contribution in the AICES Boys Basketball Gala Day:

Redemeer Baptist: Alpay Filizkok, Anthony Bolton, Roy Yi Lo, Ivan Wallace

St Marks College - Marcus Nada, Peter Draca, Stefan Gagic, Matthew Georgi and Anthony Aziz

St Marouns College - Gerrard Koorey

All 10 boys who turned up played in great spirit,sportsmanship and definitely did our region proud. There was a real sense of team spirit throughout the day which was awesome to see.

Special congratulations to Peter Draca (St Marks College) who has been named as a AICES shadow.


SWISSA Student selected in NSW Touch Football team

Krystian Papadopoulos (St Euphemia College) has been selected to represent NSW at the National Touch Championships from March 7th to March 10th. We wish Krystian all the best in this tournament.