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Celebrating Academic Excellence: Highlights from the First Academic Assemblies of 2024

Updated: Feb 8

The McKeague Hall was filled with excitement and anticipation as we gathered for the first academic assemblies of the year. It was a momentous occasion where we acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding achievements of our students during Semester 2 of 2023. With great pride, we also welcomed new girls into our school community, setting the stage for a year filled with academic growth, camaraderie, and success.

Welcoming New Faces:

A warm welcome to the new additions to our school family! We are thrilled to have you with us and look forward to witnessing your unique talents and contributions to our academic community. Your presence enriches our school, and we hope you find inspiration and encouragement in the achievements of your fellow students.

Acknowledging Achievements in Year 4:

The Year 4 category was brimming with talent, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the award recipients:

- Amity Johnson – First in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Harper Spencer - Second in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Penny Chivers Reynolds – Academic Merit

- Isabella Findlay – Academic Merit

- Sophia Wall – Academic Merit

Year 5 and Year 6 Excellence:

The accomplishments of our Year 5 and Year 6 students were truly commendable. Special recognition goes to:

Year 5:

- Belle Brandon – First in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Alyssa Anderson – Academic Merit

Year 6:

- Katherine Hawkswood - First in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Ella Lewis - Second in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Emily Schafer – Academic Excellence

- Ava Chivers Reynolds – Academic Merit

- Mya Moyes – Academic Improvement

Year 7 and Year 8 Triumphs:

Year 7 students displayed exemplary dedication and effort, earning Full and Half Colours:

Full Colours:

- Ella Williams, Sierra Wyga, Skyla Abbott, Laine Kelly, Olivia Watson

- Jessica Davison, Janey Gao, Grace Lauder, Tailah Lynch

Half Colours:

- Ruby Bell, Matilda Chapman, Niamh Goldman, Amy Goodwin

- Maya Graham-Hohn, Isabella Grant, Rebecca Griessel, Abigail Hood, Abby Pitt, Matilda Wyatt

Year 8 showcased remarkable achievements, with special mention to:

- Umna Umer - First in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Mackenzie Lawn - Second in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Porsha Lowien - Second in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Several students achieving Full Colours for their outstanding efforts

Year 9 and Year 10 Triumphs:

Year 9 celebrated the accomplishments of:

- Catherine Wiltshire – First in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Lydia Johnstone – Second in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Full Colours recipients showcased incredible dedication

Year 10 was marked by exceptional achievements, with notable awards for:

- Alessandra Williams – First in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Paige Donaldson – Second in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Full Colours recipients demonstrated outstanding commitment to their studies

Year 11: A Display of Excellence:

Year 11 students showcased their commitment to academic excellence, with special mention to:

- Olivia Waardyk – First in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Dale Lewis – Second in Year (Awarded at Speech Night)

- Tylah Mitchell and Matilda Peff earned Full Colours for their outstanding accomplishments

A Special Thanks to Parents and Caregivers:

We express our sincere gratitude to the parents and caregivers who attended the assemblies, showing unwavering support for their daughters' academic endeavors. Your encouragement plays a vital role in the success of our students, and we appreciate your commitment to their education.

As we reflect on the achievements celebrated in our first academic assemblies of 2024, it is evident that our school community is thriving. We look forward to a year filled with continued growth, collaboration, and success. Congratulations to all our award recipients, and may this year be a testament to the limitless potential within each and every student.

Please note, all year groups mentioned above were as at 2023.


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