College hails student achievement
St Luke’s College celebrated the range of achievements accomplished by its students over the course of the school year at its annual presentation night last week.
Hundreds of school staff, parents, board members and award sponsors attended St Luke’s College gymnasium on Monday, October 24, to acknowledge student achievement across all year groups, though the spotlight was firmly on Year 12 leavers and the Year 11s soon to step into their shoes.
Year 12 student Robert Patterson was the main winner of the night, announced as college dux as well as taking home a series of subject and service gongs, including for best all-round achievement.
He said his final year of high school had been “exciting” and attributed his success to making the most of every opportunity.
“It has been exciting to do as many different things as possible, and I think it’s kind of great to win dux with (good friend) Kishan (Pathak) as proxime,” he said.
Robert plans to study engineering at Curtin University next year, while Kishan intends to take on a commerce degree interstate.
The Year 12 excellence in VET award was won by Kodie Bickler, while college head girl Carrie Watkins was the recipient of both the principal’s award and Long Tan leadership award.
The meaningful spirit of youth award, sponsored by the family of past student Michael Lewandowski, went to Amelia Greensill.
Jack Beeson took home the citizenship award and Paige Malek and Owen Cross won sports girl and boy of the year respectively.
St Luke’s principal Alanna Otway said the night was an important opportunity to celebrate achievements across the whole range of areas of school life, not only academic.
“It’s always important to ensure that as a college you are truly developing the whole person, so to recognise academic achievement, sporting success and community service is extremely important to us,” she said.
Year 7 to 10 learning area awards were also given out on the night.
St Luke's College principal Alanna Otway with Year 12 award winners Robert Patterson, Carrie Watkins, Kishan Pathak and Kodie Bickler, all 17.