The outstanding achievements of St. Peter’s College students were celebrated at the College’s 2018 Awards Presentation Night which took place on the evening of November 28.
The City of Casey’s stunning new venue, Bunjil Place, was a fitting location to recognise the dedication and commitment of our students. The College recognised achievements in not only academic excellence, but in the visual and performing arts, sport, leadership and community. In total, 211 awards were presented.
In order to recognise academic excellence in the most effective way, the College adopted a new approach to the allocation of academic awards. Each faculty at both the East and West Campuses gave an Academic Award for a student in each year level. This saw a greater diversity of learners being recognised for excellence. In addition to this, an Academic Dux was awarded for each year level across the College.
At this year’s Presentation Night, two students at St. Peter’s College were presented as Kwong Lee Dow Scholars. This prestigious programme, run by the University of Melbourne, allows high-achieving students to take part in events and activities, designed to expand their academic and personal horizons. This year’s Kwong Lee Dow Scholars are Ruby Smith from West Campus, and Mariel Garcia from East Campus.
Two students were also presented with Monash Scholars Awards. Monash University aims to give high potential students a unique head start into university life. The program provides opportunities for personal and academic development and enables students to build a strong network. This year’s Monash Scholars are Sophie Allen and Mariel Garcia.
The College’s emphasis on Service as a foundation was evident throughout the night. In particular, it is important to recognise a student who has exemplified this virtue throughout her time at St. Peter’s College. The CEO Living Witness Award for 2018 was awarded to Emma Pocock. The College is proud to acknowledge Emma and her fellow award recipients for their achievements throughout the year.
A highlight of the evening was the quality of the performing arts presentations. Several outstanding musical numbers were performed by the VET Music Band, the Year Ten East Band and the Combined East and West Campus Choir, including an elegantly staged version of “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”. Elizabeth Lupeamanu and Natalie Angus from the 2018 VCE Dance class presented two stunning dance performances, choreographed by the girls themselves. A special mention must also be made of our pre-show performers: Joshua Bartlett, Timothy Miller and Mia Raso.
We thank the students, families and community members who attended the Awards Presentation Night. We also acknowledge and thank Mrs April Hampson, Ms Kelley Cooper, Mr Brian Wallwork, Ms Emma Lloyd Smith and her diligent office staff for all their assistance in making this event such a success. Finally, thank you to Mrs Christina Burton, Mrs Mady Bolch, Mrs Laura Appleby and Mr David Lawrence for their work backstage.