Congratulations to our Major Award Winners who were presented at the Graduation on Wednesday 23rd September, 2020.
Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award
This award began in 2006, awarded to students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork in both their school and their local community.
It recognises those recipients who display strong values such as doing one’s best, respect for others
and mateship, characteristics that are integral to Australia society.
This year’s recipient has excelled as a member of many small groups within the College, working on
projects collaboratively to ensure that all students are heard, valued and respected.
Presented to Cooper Hill
Bishop of Parramatta Award for Student Excellence
The ‘Bishop of Parramatta Award for Student Excellence’ for 2020 is awarded to a Year 12 student in each Catholic school in the Parramatta Diocese.
The award seeks to recognise outstanding young people who are witnesses to their faith and achieve well in their academic,
co-curricular, sporting, creative, vocational or community endeavours
Presented to: Matthew Farrell
Graham Kennedy Award for Six Years Contribution to Sport
Recognises a student/s who has made a commitment to St Dominic’s sport over their 6 years enrolled at the College.
The criteria for the Award are:
Representing the College over a 6 year period in many different sports
Contributing to the College sports program in a non-playing capacity
Willingness to encourage, lead and provide example to others through performance, encouragement and participation.
Awards and accolades received whilst playing College sports. This includes premierships, College carnival success, best and fairest awards and special awards.
Presented to: Isaac Coldicott and Cameron Gill
Sportsman of the Year
Presented annually to a Year 12 student to recognise the most outstanding athlete within the graduating group.
The award focuses on student sporting achievements during their senior education (Years 11 and 12) and is judged by the following criteria:
Representation of the College in a range of sports
Representation at higher levels including MCS, NSWCCC, NSW All Schools and Australian
Leadership and Responsibility
Presented to: Cameron Gill
Edmund Rice Award for Service to the College Community
This is a prestigious award as it recognises the young man in our Graduating class who has demonstrated
outstanding Christian service in our community & beyond.
Presented to: Finnian Kennedy
Dominic Savio Award for Christian Leadership
The Dominic Savio Christian Leadership Award recognises a student with significant actions demonstrating a commitment
to the liturgical life of the College as well as excellence in other areas such as Social Justice, Prayer and Catechesis.
The recipient of this award has clearly demonstrated the EREA touchstones:
Justice and Solidarity
Most importantly the recipient of this award is seen by the College to embody the core principles
and values of Christianity upon which our community is based.
Presented to: Trent Whitbread
College Leadership Award
St Dominic’s College has a broad range of leaders, which means there are many students
to be considered for this Award. We see students who lead in the classroom,
on a sporting field and in the area of social justice within the community.
Presented to: Cooper Hill
Academic Excellence Award
Not to be confused with the title of College Dux – which is awarded once the ATAR’s have been received; this award is calculated using a points
system based upon the student’s rankings in across the suite of HSC courses studied.
The recipient of this award is to be commended, especially throughout this year due to the enforcement of online learning
where he continually displayed an exemplary work ethic, positive attitude, resilience and exceptional
application to his studies which have obviously led to outstanding results thus far. We have already witnessed this
level of commitment this evening as he has been awarded first in course for five out of his six courses studied.
Presented to: Cooper Hill
Spirit of St Dominic’s Awards
For those students who have particularly demonstrated the spirit of and commitment
to St Dominic’s College
Liam Tuner Kassem Khanafer Riley Ginger
Isaac Coldicott Riley Ashmore
Dominus Lux Mea Award
For outstanding commitment and achievement in the areas of study, leadership and
co-curricular activities of the College.
Cooper Hill and Isaac Coldicott