Senior School Presentation Afternoon
On Wednesday afternoon, students, staff and parents gathered at Costa Hall to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful achievements of students during 2016. It was an opportunity for students to be recognised in front of their peers for their successes, not only with regards to their academic studies, but also in the music and sporting arenas and, significantly, in recognition of those students who have displayed outstanding character and leadership.
Students who had achieved Academic Excellence in multiple subjects were acknowledged, as were those who had displayed commendable Endeavour in their studies – continually striving to improve and excel despite facing challenges. In conjunction with the Academic Excellence awards, the Dux of Year 10 and 11 were also announced; Ruby Schapp and Cameron Chandler respectively. As well as recognising the academic successes of students, our outstanding musicians and sportspersons were also celebrated for their accomplishments in 2016, along with those who had offered exceptional service to their House. The much anticipated DC Riddle Cup for 2016’s most successful House was awarded to the Flynn Falcons for the second year running, and the win was poignantly dedicated to Jacob Marsden in the acceptance speech.
The afternoon was also an opportunity to recognise and celebrate students for their outstanding contributions to the College community through exemplary character and leadership across all three year levels, with Naomi Caulfield being awarded the prestigious Irene Butterfield Award for Outstanding Citizenship, and outgoing school captain Katie Rowe being awarded the esteemed David Cleminson Award for Christian Character. Students also heard from the 2017 School Captains, Briella Egberts and Cameron Chandler, who encouraged their peers to embrace the opportunities ahead next year.
In all, the afternoon was a fitting celebration of what has been another wonderful year in the life of our senior students and showcased the exceptional efforts, achievements, and enjoyable moments of 2016.
Damian Stephenson, Director of Teaching and Learning - English