The College assemblies held earlier today, offered not only entertainment, but education as well. The Year 4 students were the hosts for the primary event, and shared all kinds of interesting facts about Antarctica before dramatising the adventures of the explorer, Douglas Mawson. The students acted out the parts of adventurers, rescuers, blizzards and even dog teams. It was well presented, costumed and narrated. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Today’s assemblies held all the expected elements, such as the Striving for Excellence Award presentations, the tidy classroom awards and a power-point presentation of the events that have been occurring around the College in recent days. The one big event that occured and has been highly anticipated, was the announcement and presentation of the Athletics Champion boys and girls from recent events and carnivals. Mr Murphy (primary) and Mr Spencer (secondary) aided Mr Cross and Mr Cameron in announcing these award recipients.
Only students who participated in the recent inter-school carnivals are recognised in this award, as so the results are as follows:
Year 4: Champion -Ethan Beatty, R/Up – Diwan Ackerman
Champion—Niamh Collie, R/Up—Caitlin Lucas
Year 5 : Champion—Joshua Mason, R/Up—Conner Hanson
Champion—Cortnee Lamp, R/Up—Eleanor Hartill
Year 6 : Champion—Brodie Harrison, R/Up—Callum Ferrity
Champion—Gabrielle Stinton, R/Up—Elizabeth Stinton
Year 7/8 : Champion—Jozef Meyer, R/Up—Sam Hunt
Champion—Rhiannon McCauley, R/Up—Johaline Enslin
Year 9/10 : Champion—Cedric Akinkwuye, R/Up—Hendrik Enslin
Champion—Shenae Dykstra, R/Up—Hannah Blennerhassett
Year 11/12 : Champion—Travis Dykstra, R/Up—Michael Rudge
Champion—Miriam Cawley, R/Up—Barbara Matthewson
Congratulations to each of these very deserving award winners.
Mr Cross’s address also held a sporting theme. He spoke of a recent event at the Commonwealth Games, where a rider named Alan Davis won a gold medal for Australia in the road race in cycling. What was heroic however, was the sacrifice one of his team-mates made. Chris Sutton provided critical support to Alan Davis which allowed him to finish in first place. Without Chris Sutton’s involvement, the gold medal would not have been Australia’s. His willingness to put his team and his country ahead of his own glory, may have lost him a medal, but gained the immense respect of a nation. Mr Cross likened this story to Jesus and his actions for us. At His own personal cost, He made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit. He gave up His life, in order to gain our freedom and eternity.
Also announced today, were the students who recently performed extremely well in the Big Science Competition. A separate story has been posted on the success of our students in this event.
Well done to the Year 4 students and the Year 7′s in the hosting of today’s events. A thoroughly enjoyable event.