High School Academic Awards Assembly
On Friday 13 November, High School held their Awards Assembly. 2020 has certainly been a different year, yet there is still so much to be celebrated. We are very proud of the achievement of all of our students during what has been a trying and testing year on many levels.
The ceremony commenced with the Sports Awards and recognised our most valuable players for our inter-school sporting competition this year. Sportsperson of the 15 Years and Under category was presented to Emily Clark and Sportsperson of the 12 Years and Under category went to Leilani Ngaoire. Congratulations to all of the students who received sports awards this year.
Academic Honours awards were next to be presented. It was so pleasing to see the number of students who were recognised for their hard work and dedication to their studies throughout Semester 1 this year. 27 students received either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Honour. With restrictions in place for much of Semester 1, limiting what was on offer to students, there were no Cultural, Service or Sporting Honours for the Semester. It has been pleasing to see these opportunities starting to open up to students throughout Semester 2 and we are looking forward to seeing our students get recognised for their commitments in these areas next year.
Lastly, we recognised the students who received awards from our Celebration Evening earlier this term. Students were awarded with a variety of awards including Outstanding, Consistent Commitment to Academic Studies, Outstanding Service, Excellence in Music and The Michael Crandon Dedicated Commitment Award. I would like to congratulate Nisa Ahsani Iravani, Dux of Year 7, and Taylyn Birch, Dux of Year 8.
Our most prestigious award winners for Christian Character from Year 7 went to Naomi Sweeney and Louis Emmanuel Mina Montalvo Wu, and from Year 8, Amelia Keeley and Samuel Moonen.
I am pleased that we were able to recognise our students for their efforts this year. The only element that was missing was being able to celebrate with our families. Thank you parents, guardians and caregivers for your endless support of your students through what really has been a tough year for them. We took plenty of photos on the day and look forward to being able to share these with you in this article.
Mrs Pepeita Hamilton
High School Coordinator
A word of encouragement for all of our students: Strive for excellence.