Dear St Michael’s College Community,
The Year 12 Graduation Mass was held last night, 22 October, as our traditional farewell to the graduating class. Families and staff gathered to celebrate and pray for our Year 12 students as they prepare for their final secondary schooling commitments and transition to life after school. The Graduation Mass is a significant event and perhaps our most special, as it is a time when we openly celebrate St Michael’s College as a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition, and recognise the unique gifts of the 2020 graduands. The mass theme for this year was “Be the Light” which recognises that as an expression of immense love for each one of us, God gives us special gifts which are unique to every individual. In the Mass we celebrated the gifts of each Year 12 student and the nurturing of those gifts by family and the College.
This year we also incorporated a number of award presentations, including the esteemed De La Salle Award. The students recognised with awards, whilst very worthy in their own right, also represent the many St Michael’s students who have contributed to the richness which is College life. Their commitment to personal excellence becomes part of the history and tradition of St Michael’s College.
We acknowledge and congratulate the following students:
Female Athlete of the Year: Charlotte Dolan
Male Athlete of the Year: Wil Foley
Mary Colton Award: James De Bono
Outstanding Contribution to the College: Jenny Roberts, Mia Stevens-Toomey, Harry Dundon, Leah Seager
Mary MacKillop Award for Excellence: James Choimes
Student Citizenship Award: Emily Haller
Mark Butler School Award: James Dimas
ADF Leadership and Teamwork Award: Kaitlyn Burns
Caltex Best All Rounder: Ellie Sparrow
Service to the College: Olivia Higgins
De La Salle Award: Amelia Charles
Next week I would like to share with the community some of the reflections from the evening, including those from our 2020 College Captains, Olivia Higgins and James Dimas.
Thank you to all involved in this very special College event. We wish our Year 12s every success as they complete final assessments and undertake exams in coming weeks.