Nearly 100 Year 6 students received their Graduation Diplomas at a special ceremony held at Blockhouse Bay School in December. A large group of parents, family members, staff and Year 5 students joined the children for their big day which recognised this group for their effort and achievement over the past 6 years. Invited speakers Board of Trustees Chairperson Stephen Dallow and local businessman and scholarship sponsor Michael Cassidy both encouraged the children to take their opportunities in the future and not be put off by setbacks or disappointments.
Then, it was on to the class awards for academic, sporting, arts, effort, citizenship, leadership and service. The teachers had spent a large amount of time looking at evidence and discussing who should be recognised in these ways and this group certainly deserved their special certificates.
Lastly, the winners of the prestigious trophies were awarded to students who were adjudged to have been the stand-out performers across the year. Each of these pupils received a $160 scholarship to their 2017 school and a $50 Warehouse voucher, both sponsored by Mr Cassidy. This very generous gesture provides the children and families with tangible proof and recognition of their success and future potential.
The Board and staff would like to congratulate all of the Year 6 children who made the most of their learning year, and especially the following overall winners:
John Davies (Excellence in the Arts) - Coco-Sabine Meikle/ Lia McKay
Jack Cooper (Service to the School) - Charlotte Smith
Walbran-Oakley First Class (All Rounder) - Katya Blong
Sportsperson of the year: - Otis Wilson
Leadership Award - Janae Robinson
Dux (academic excellence) - Hazel Fleming