High School term ends on a high note!

It was an eventful end of term assembly for our High School students who showed recognition for the efforts of their peers and gratitude for a beloved staff member.

The term couldn’t have ended on a higher note. 

2021 Head Boy Orlando Read and Head Girl Grace Truman kicked off the assembly by inviting their fellow leaders to the stage for a leaders’ conversation about how students can stand up and speak out, and how the student leaders and staff alike are there to help. 

“We all have a choice in what we do and what impact it will make on others. We all have a voice. So how will you stand up?” said Grace.

Following this presentation, Head of High School Anthony Dennehy along with the Heads of Year presented the Principal’s Outstanding Effort Awards. These awards are given to students in Years 7 to 12 who have achieved an Effort Grade of 1 in all of their subjects throughout a full semester.

“Today we have the largest number of recipients across the High School, especially in Years 11 and 12,” said Mr Dennehy.

To continue this showcase of great student achievement Mr Carmelo Fedele was invited to the stage to present the ASX Stock Exchange Award to Year 9 student Finn Walsh who finished first in New South Wales and third in Australia in the competition.

The ASX online competition is a national competition involving students from all over Australia. They are given $50,000 in virtual money to invest on the ASX in any company they choose over a ten-week period. This year we had our very best result,” said Mr Fedele.

Following this presentation, Mr Dennehy took a moment to recognise and thank Mr Paul Galea for his many contributions on his final day as Deputy Head of High School.

Mr Galea has decided to step back into the classroom and focus on his teaching. This prompted a very well-earned and emotional standing ovation from students and staff.

To conclude the assembly students were treated to a magical musical performance by Year 12 students Esha Patel and Joe Manning.