This morning College students from every year group were treated to some very special assemblies.
The Primary Assembly was hosted by the Year 1 students, who sang and danced, and then performed a poem. The packed house thoroughly enjoyed the performance, which was especially cute to watch with such adorable hosts. Special thanks must go to Miss Veitch and her team of budding actors.
Following their special performance, a number of students were acknowledged with Striving for Excellence Awards. Melat, Bianca, and Billy were the recipients this assembly. Well done to them for their hard work in every area of their education.
A large number of students were then acknowledged for their contributions to the community in the Cornerstone Ambassador Awards. Hockey Players, Colouring competition winners and participants in the Regional Eisteddfod were amongst those recognised. The high performance mathematicians in a recent international maths competition were also formally introduced.
A group of students also had the chance to showcase their musical and singing talents during the morning. After the guitarists and pianists had performed, Mrs Ali and her Cornerstone Choir, sang to the audience which was a delight to hear.
A new initiative was introduced at this assembly, whereby College staff will be acknowledged for the wonderful work they do on campus. The first recipient was Mrs Lynn Chapman, whose commitment to her students is widely acknowledged. Her work with every year group within the Primary School is so deeply appreciated and she is a worthy winner of this award. Mrs Mandy French won the non-teaching staff award, with her delightful manner and efficiencies in the Uniform Shop recognised - and her sense of humour appreciated.
At the Secondary Assembly, the Year 10 students hosted the morning. As with the Primary Assembly, a number of musical items were performed, and Ambassador Awards presented. Josef, Celeste, Gabriel, Thomas, Ben and Caleb were honoured with Striving for Excellence Awards. The international mathematicians were also acknowledged, with Hendrik and WJ both being honoured with a special commendation for their exceptional results by Federal Policitian, Nola Marino.
Mr Will Meyer was the secondary teacher acknowledged for his tremendous work and commitment to his students and the College. His abilities in the Science and Maths streams are widely known, and today they were celebrated.
Mr Cross spoke on the need to encourage one another during his address at both assemblies, and gave particular focus to a verse in Romans which reminds us that God gives us encouragement and we are to behave in the same manner with each other.
As always, Mr van der Tang’s visual presentations were widely appreciated, and Mrs Jordaan’s Tidy Classroom Awards anticipated.
Each Assembly was packed with performances and presentations. A wonderful morning of celebration.