From the Principal:
Today we celebrate a group of students who have shown the grit and determination to achieve their very best in VCE and VET studies.
The significance of today is the recognition of effort and the importance of academic achievement.
I take great pleasure in announcing the following achievements:
2018 Award for Academic Excellence – General Excellence VCE
2018 Award for Academic Excellence – Subject Awards
|Olivia Coghlan||Visual Communication Design|
|Katrina Deidun||Languages Maltese|
|Jessica Ewert||Health and Human Development|
|Rachel Jackson||Outdoor and Environmental Studies|
|Dorothy Quinal||Music Performance (VCE VET)|
|Chloe Woolley||Outdoor and Environmental Studies|
2018 Award for Perfect Score
|Stuart Campbell||Award of Perfect Score: Systems Engineering|
Dux of School 2018
Today we also celebrate those who have agreed to and been offered leadership positions.
Leadership at Bacchus Marsh Grammar is about service. That is it starts from the basic premise that leadership is about asking a simple question, “What can I do for others?”
This can be expanded out to, “How can I use my talents in the service of others?”
In selecting leaders and looking at the roles for those selected we are wanting people who ultimately want to help others and have capacity to organise to assist others.
Leadership is not something that is necessarily initiated, the skills and process can be taught and the programs at this school are designed to do that.
What is important in those programs is the way in which you as students approach them.
It is my hope that everyone in this room has the desire to be of service. I believe that you all have the capacity. The trick is to ensure that you start by putting others first.
In our world it is the character traits that are driven by service that are becoming more and more significant.
Developing character alongside academic results are the two core activities of any good school and they certainly are the two major pillars on which we develop our education.
I congratulate those who through their efforts have been recognised with formal positions.
|Elexis Chapman||School Captain|
|Ben Campey||School Captain|
|Rachel Jackson||School Vice Captain|
|Chloe Woolley||School Vice Captain|
|Stevan Deris||School Vice Captain|
|Carla Rubino||School Vice Captain|
|Jamiele Cabato||Academic Prefect|
|Abbey Richmond||Academic Prefect|
|Natalie Kotoski||SRC Prefect|
|Kayla Clemente||SRC Prefect|
|Gemma Dangerfield||Braeside House Captain|
|Caleb Noonan||Hilton House Captain|
|Charlie Scotson||Bacchus House Captain|
|Jamie Patterson||Pentland House Captain|