Last week, two of our Class of 2016 were presented with QCAA Achievement Awards for their Year 12 Outcomes. Lokman Lo and Marina Hou were two (2) of only 35 students from a State cohort of 30,000 eligible students to be presented with these awards that recognise academic achievement above and beyond the usual parameters.
Lokman will study Bio-Medical courses at the University of Queensland, while Marina has been accepted to read Law at Oxford University later this year.
We are very proud of these graduates, who were the first Somerset College students to be thus recognised in the three years of the award.
Another outstanding effort came in the pool as CJ Licuanan (Year 12) anchored our Open Boys 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, alongside Cal Moloney, Luke Lee, Miles Park, at the annual APS Championships. In a fairy-tale finish to his swim career representing Somerset, CJ entered the water a body length behind and proceeded to thrill the grandstand by swimming down his opponent over a breath-taking 50m. Congratulations, CJ, and the many other Somerset swimmers who distinguished themselves over the Senior and Junior Carnivals.
This week we hosted the launch of the Salvation Army 2017 Red Shield Appeal and Schools Programme Breakfast. We are delighted to be associated with this charity group and our Meals That Make a Difference programme is going strong after many years. If you can cook a meal to be served to those in need, please contact us and be of service.