Laureate Assembly celebrates excellence21/02/2019
We celebrated a very special Laureate Assembly this week. Traditionally, the Laureate Assembly is an opportunity for the school to acknowledge and showcase the achievements of the graduating class from the previous academic year. However, because our Presentation Evening was washed out in 2018, this year’s Laureate Assembly combined the presentation of all awards from Years 7 – 12.
Over 250 students were recognised for their achievements in front of the entire student body and families. We believe there is great power in our younger students looking to their older peers, and in aspiring to achieve as they did in a wide range of disciplines. The awards present the opportunity to recognise the diversity of talents across the cohort. Subject Dux awards were presented in recognition of outstanding achievements in Units 3 & 4 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) classes, to those who achieved a study score of 35 and above and received the highest score in their course. Subject Dux awards were also presented to students who achieved outstanding results in their Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) classes.
All in attendance were challenged by the inspired speech of our 2018 College Dux, Matthew McDonald. Matthew spoke about the value of working on your strengths and passions, and that success comes in many forms. He was humble in his own success but offered advice to students that success comes from intense focus and paying attention to what you can improve, rather than stressing over the number of hours of study you undertake outside school on any particular piece of work. His messages were well-received by our students who recognised the significance of hearing these words from their peer. Click here to read the full speech by College Dux, Matthew McDonald.
The assembly was fittingly concluded with a stunning performance on saxophone by Year 12 student and winner of the 2018 Musician of the Year Blaze Houlden.
Our students are commended for their attendance at the Laureate Assembly, Opening Mass and the shared morning tea. Their participation and conduct throughout the day of celebration was outstanding. Well done to all.
Mr Matthew Angove & Mr Nicholas Melaisis, Directors of Learning and Teaching