By Ms Cate Knowles | Posted: Wednesday December 13, 2017
Last Friday the Junior Prize Giving was held. It was a great occasion that celebrated the success of our Year 7 - 10 students. Over 150 students were acknowledged for their achievements in a wide range of areas encompassing, sporting, cultural and academic pursuits. It was great to see the continued parent and community support of this event. Those who attended were entertained by musical numbers from our orchestra as well as Year 10 soloist, Brooke Dwyer and a Woodwind Duet featuring Year 10 girls Greta Calvert and Poppy Dodd. Our thanks to Mrs Shirley Lindross and Sylvia Watson for their direction and accompaniment of these items.
The major award winners from last week are as listed below.
The PTA Book Prizes For Excellence
These students receive book prizes as the top overall academic achievers in their homeroom class or in their year level.
7Cm = Olivia Chapman
7Ro = Meg Johnston
7Sa = Faith Manzanillo
7Wi = Rebekah Skinner
8Li = Saskia Finlayson-Hood
8Sk = Brianna Howell
8Wm = Isabella Keeley
The Academic Excellence Cups Years 8 and 10
The students who received these awards have achieved at the highest level across all of their subjects and are the top achieving students in their year level.
The winner of the Year 8 Academic Excellence cup for 2017 is:
Saskia has gained the Year 8 Academic Excellence Cup for 2017 for Excellence in:
English, Maths, Social Studies, Science, Art, Food, Technology Hard Materials and Te Reo
The winner of the Year 10 Academic Excellence cup for 2017 is:
Lydia has gained the Year 10 Academic Excellence Cup for 2017 for Excellence in: English, Maths, Social Studies, Science, Health, Economics, Food and French
THE RODGERS CUP was presented to the school by Mr Tim Rodgers, who was Dean of Year 7 and 8 for many years, is a Year 8 award for the student who displays all round involvement in school life and sound citizenship. The winner of the Rogers Cup for 2017 is Saskia Finlayson-Hood
THE KENNY CUP, was presented to the school by Ms Linda Kenny, who was Year 10 Dean when she finished teaching here, is a Year 10 award for all round involvement in school life and sound citizenship. This year the cup is awarded to Lydia Burnett. Lydia also receives the GERALDINE HIGH SCHOOL CUP for the Best All Round Junior Sportsperson.
THE ACLAND CUP, was presented to the school by Mrs Ro Acland, who was Geraldine High School Chaplin from 2000-2009. It is awarded to a student who has, on an ongoing basis, related well to others in a respectful manner, who has shown empathy for the needs of others and who is inclusive of all. The Acland Cup winner for 2017 is James Rowley.
Congratulations to all of the prize winners.