The evening was the first occasion where Years 7 to 11 were together as one. This, in itself, is of great significance for future generations of All Saints’ College as we work to unite our junior and senior campuses as one learning community under our new motto “Christus Inspirati”.
Of special mention was the attendance of our Director of Schools, Gerard Mowbray along with Assistant Director, John Tobin, as well as members of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese Executive, Bernadette Gibson and Suzanne Fern who joined us in the presentation of special awards.
It was with great anticipation that the community celebrated the inauguration of the All Saints’ award.
The All Saints’ Award is the major award of the evening. The winner of this award lives out on a daily basis the College motto of Christus Inspirati (Inspired by Christ). The recipient encapsulates the following qualities:
- An active member of both the College and in the broader community
- Upholds the values of the College in words and action
- Displays respect in how they treat others and how they present themselves
- A positive role model for all other students on a daily basis
- Exemplifies a positive attitude and in relationships
- Lives out the scriptural passage: “Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together … but encouraging one another’ (Hebrews 10:24-25).
The recipient of this award has been nominated in recognition of their outstanding dedication to the betterment of All Saints’ College. As a College leader, they have shown their true potential for organisation and diligence by initiating consistent communication between the student leadership team and staff, organising the Year 12 jerseys, updating the Student Coordinators on College affairs and being a part of the organisation of the recent Bushfire Appeal. This person does not shy away from responsibility and gives selflessly to the community to achieve the best they can for those around them.
As well as being a diligent and effective school leader, academically, this person demonstrates great dedication to their studies by managing their time effectively outside of their leadership responsibilities by seeking feedback to continually improve upon their work and achieving pleasing results across all learning areas. They embody all that is admirable about a role model- humility, compassion and consistency.
The recipient of the 2019 All Saints’ Award is Mackenzie Smith.
Other awards on the night included Marcellin Champagnat Award, St Dominic de Guzman Award, Leadership Awards, Citizenship Awards, Academic Excellence Awards – Gold, All Saints' College Awards, Norma Venables Award, Aub O'Hearn Memorial Award, Emeritus Professor Mark Rowe Memorial Award, Harry Boyle Memorial Award, Fuzzy Grzanka Memorial Award, Tim Chapman Memorial Award, John Bell Award, All Saints' College Overall Growth Award, Stage 4 & 5 Cultural Excellence, Year 11 Cultural Excellence, Stage 4 Sportswoman of the Year, Stage 4 Sportsman of the Year, Stage 5 Sportswoman of the Year, Dave Power Memorial Award - Senior Sportsman of the Year, Year 11 Sportswoman of the Year, Year 11 Sportsman of the Year, Long Tan Award, Reuben F Scarf Award, Lion’s Club of East Maitland, University of Newcastle Faculty of Science Award, VET Award, Contribution to Indigenous Culture and Education, Community Recognition Award, All Round Excellence Award, Dux, Proxime Accessit and Principal's Recognition Award.