We have warmly welcomed parents and friends back to the College in the past week to celebrate the excellence of our Year 7-11 students in their Year Level Awards ceremonies. The first of these special occasions was the Year 9 awards, held on Friday 26 November, then the Year 10 and 11 awards on Wednesday 1 December. The Year 11 top achievers are pictured above.
These were followed by awards ceremonies for Year 7 yesterday and Year 8 students this morning. These cohorts for the first time were able to take part in such an event with their families present.
Each year level gathered in Centennial Hall to congratulate students’ achievement in academic excellence and their contributions to the community, their spirituality and learning.
College Colour commendations were also presented as staff and students gathered to pray and celebrate the school year together. It was great to have students from each year level being able to celebrate their achievements together and also share the occasion with their families.
Academic awards were presented to students who have achieved academic excellence which included a weighted average of 85% or above in that subject, demonstrated personal organisation, creativity and originality, enthusiasm for the subject and a positive contribution to the learning environment.
Merit awards were presented for excellence in relation to enthusiasm for study, completion of work, punctuality and meeting task due dates, a cooperative approach to others and consistency in effort.
In Year 7, Samuel Drummond earned an Academic Award in all 11 subjects, which is an amazing achievement. Lilka Faulkner (one Merit and ten Academic Awards) and Emlyn Turriff (one Merit and 10 Academic Awards).
Top achievers in Year 8 were
Mackenzie Strachan (10 Academic Awards) and Rachael Roper (one Merit and nine Academic Awards).
In Year 9, Jordyn Kelly, Neve O’Brien, Alannah Rudan, Sienna Finger and Sienna Symons each earned eight Academic Awards.
Year 10 students Louisa Inglese, Riley Spencer and Alice Vardy received eight Academic Awards each and Sixten Franz received one Merit and eight Academic Awards.
Four Year 11 students each received seven awards. Our 2022 College Captains Ellie Inglese and Baxter Lill each received seven 7 Academic Awards, while Jack Drummond (one Merit and six Academic Awards) and Nicola Bryce (three Merit and four Academic Awards) also excelled.
Congratulations to all our students who have shown perseverance and tenacity again during 2021.