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Deputy Lord Mayor officially opens the “Arman Building” at his old high school

Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Arman Abrahimzadeh, has officially opened the “Arman Building” at Valley View Secondary School.

City of Adelaide’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Arman Abrahimzadeh, has officially opened the “Arman Building” at his old high school, Valley View Secondary School.

Arman attended the school from 2002 and graduated in 2005. In 2019, he had one of the four houses within the school named after him.

Since then the Deputy Lord Mayor has attended the school on numerous occasions to speak to students about healthy relationships, leadership and other topics and has maintained a strong relationship with the school.

“I really enjoy speaking to school students about healthy relationships. They are at a crucial stage of their lives where they usually start to model their own relationships on what they have observed and experienced,” said the Deputy Lord Mayor.

The Arman House, whose mascot is the crocodile, is now accompanied with the Arman Building. This building was officially opened by Councillor Arman Abrahimzadeh with the Hon. Blair Boyer Minister for Education who also addressed the crowd, and Mr Adriano Stendardo, Consul of Italy for SA in attendance.

“It is an honour and a privilege beyond words to have a building named after me. I hope this is seen as a sign that we truly do live in a harmonious, inclusive and tolerant society.”

The school’s staff and some students, including co-captains of the Arman House, heard Arman reflect on his time at the school. He made a commitment to further strengthen his relationship with the school and flagged his interest to speak to senior students later in the year about life after school.

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