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Principal’s Update

Thursday concluded the academic year with celebrations of student achievement. In the morning Year 12 results were released and the College Dux was announced. Later in the day, Presentation Evening celebrated achievements across all year levels. We thank each family for their support throughout the year and wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) results, which were released on Thursday 12 December, gave the College reason to celebrate.

Our students have been rewarded for their endeavours, with some outstanding collective and individual performances in both the VCE and VCAL studies.

I am delighted to announce that the Catherine McAuley College Dux for 2019 is Samuel Angove, with an ATAR of 99.6.

The Dux Proximus is Blaze Houlden with an ATAR of 97.75, followed by Ruby Kane with an ATAR of 97.7.

Whilst the focus is often on the high-achieving students, it is important to recognise the great work done by all students in Year 12. In our commitment to service in the Mercy tradition, we believe that our results offer a range of pathways, and we celebrate not only the excellent results achieved by our VCE students, but also the students who completed their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with an outstanding pass rate. This will open doors for them to many pathways.

Read more about Year 12 Results

Presentation Evening

At the annual Presentation Evening on Thursday, students from all year levels, their families and College staff gathered to celebrate academic achievements across all subjects as well as contributions to the College encompassed in the Spirit of Catherine Award.

Students who have achieved academic excellence were acknowledged across all subjects and year levels. There were also scholarships and special prizes in a range of categories which recognise high achievements or dedication by students.

Two of the most prestigious awards in our College were announced at the end of the evening. Congratulations to College Dux 2019, Samuel Angove, and to William Tobin who received the Bishop Noel Daly Memorial Award.

Congratulations to all the students who have achieved success in their academic studies and personal pursuits, as well as those who have represented Catherine McAuley College at high levels throughout 2019.

Read more about Presentation Evening

Thank you

On behalf of the College community, I thank our Governors, Mercy Education Limited and Catholic Education Sandhurst for their ongoing contributions and support. We also extend our thanks to the Advisory Committee members for generously volunteering their time and expertise.

Finally, on behalf of the College staff, I thank each family for their support and wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break.

Mr Brian Turner, Principal

May the love of God be born through us this Christmas, so that a bright star may once again emerge, bringing HOPE and PEACE into our fragile world.

The God of hope, who brought love into this world,

is the love that dwells between us.

The God of hope, who brought peace into this world,

is the peace that dwells between us.

The God of hope, who brought joy into this world,

is the joy that dwells between us.

The God of hope, the rock we stand upon, be the centre,

the focus of our lives always.

(From The Sisters of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy, G.B., via Mercy World)

Read reflection on the Mercy value of Hospitality from the Leadership Team of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) : A gift of Hospitality – Advent to Christmas