This week, we celebrated the Cum Laude Award recipients from Junior and Senior Schools for Semester Two 2017. The Cum Laude Awards were introduced in 2009 to recognise those students who achieved at the highest level in at least half of their subjects.
It is wonderful to see the numbers of students excelling on a day to day basis and being rewarded for their efforts.
The achievements of our students in their internal assessments have direct correlation to any external assessments, a validation of the professional capabilities of our teachers and curriculum leaders.
It is no secret that our success year after year in QCE and NAPLAN is because of the culture of achievement and recognition we so cherish.
Our Academic Captains, Marc Eksteen and Grace Kennett, ran the Senior School Assembly in a timely fashion, negotiating the many names of the recipients superbly. It is a credit to all our students how quickly they settle to the New Year and its new tasks.
The Cum Laude Award recipients for Semester Two 2017 Years 6 to 11 are:
Nadia Von Pane
Bo-En (Vincent) Chen
Gwyneth Van Broekhuizen
The Class of 2018 had their Investiture today after their Investiture Dinner last night. The evening was enjoyed by the Senior Class who were presented with their ties by me and their Senior Jerseys by the Acting Year 12 Co-ordinator, Ms Jacinta Hyman (Class of 1998). Of course, the greatest gift was the presentation of the Year 12 badges to the Class of 2018 by the Class of 2030, the Preppies. A precious moment for both classes.
The Sport Facilities Precinct is hosting an Open Day – Your Spartan Experience on Saturday 3 February from 9.00am to 12.00pm. I hope you can join us at the Sports Precinct and learn more about the engagement opportunities available to students including:
• Somerset Spartans Basketball Club
• Spartan Cheer
• Somerset Performing Arts
• Mudgeeraba Spartans AFL
• Somerset Netball Academy
• Ignition Athletics Club
• Gardiner Chess
• Arakan Martial Arts
• City Coast Physio
Fitness Centre Orientations at 9.00am, 10.00am, and 11.00am
Activities will include a jumping castle, face painting, AFL speccy mat, BBQ, drink.