Last Thursday we acknowledged and celebrated the achievements of our students in the academic, mission, sporting and cultural fields of life at MSM at our annual awards night “MSM Celebrates”.
Our evening opened with a stirring rendition of “Music for the Royal Fireworks” by George Frideric Handel performed by the String Orchestra, directed by Ms Alice Buckingham. This created a lovely sense of occasion as our staff and student award recipients processed into the Sophia Centre. During the course of the evening we were entertained by the College Choir who under the direction of Mrs Donna Langford performed a stunning rendition of “Clear Water”. The Year 10 Drama students also performed a delightfully humorous excerpt from “The Scams of Scapin” (adapted by Ms Statham). We also thoroughly enjoyed an energetic Dance performance, “Effervescence”, performed by Kim Frances, Ruby Magnussen, Emma McLauchlan and Molly Murphy. Congratulations and thank you to these students for enhancing the experience of MSM Celebrates by sharing your special talents with us.
Congratulations to our award recipients. It was fantastic to see so many students recognised. There have been many challenges to overcome this year in the pursuit of excellence and you have provided inspirational role modelling for all students.
Special congratulations to our Aikenhead Scholars (the student gaining the highest grade point average in their year level):
Year 7 Isabella Chaseling
Year 8 Phoebe Schweitzer
Year 9 Aisling Deady
Year 10 Madelyne Ting
Year 11 Alexandra Agnew.
Congratulations to our Year 12 Gold Medal Recipients (who have achieved an A+ across all General Subjects in Units 3 and 4): Alice Axten, Olivia Cavanagh, Lauren Deegan, Riley Ducie, Claire Grundy, Matilda Hockey, Mia McConnell, Neve Mines, Sophie Neighbour, Mia Prince and Christine Rowell.
There is a great deal of work which occurs behind the scenes to bring MSM Celebrates together. There are many, many staff who contributed to the success of the event. Thank you to everyone involved! I extend my thanks to Ms Ros Collier for her overall coordination of the ceremony. Thank you to the Curriculum Leaders, Pastoral Leaders and staff who were integral in the organisation of so many aspects of the event. We are also very grateful to our staff who organised the design and printing of the program, certificates and awards: Ms Fleur Kelly, Ms Danielle Ferris, Mrs Paula Ovenden and Ms Suellen Yung.
This year we were able to accommodate an audience as well as produce a live stream. This was possible due to the efforts of our amazing IT team (Mr Adam Watson, Mr John Hamilton, Mr Gabe Cooper and Ms Kelli Dick). Thank you! It has been a busy start to term with many events and I would like to thank our amazing Maintenance team who work so efficiently behind the scenes to set up and dismantle equipment after events.