Years 7-11 Awards Ceremony

On Thursday 22 November, students, parents, invited guests and staff gathered in the College Gymnasium to recognise and celebrate the academic, sporting and community achievements of our students in 2018.

Throughout the afternoon, we heard a number of musical items from the Newman Choir, Newman Jazz and the Symphonic Winds.

The 2019 Year 11 Guild Representatives were also announced. Congratulations to these students, we look forward to witnessing your leadership.


The Awards presented were based on the four following categories:

Academic Excellence:
Presented to the student with the Highest Academic achievement in the year level or subject

Sport Awards:
Presented to outstanding representatives in College Sport.

Guild Awards:
Presented to students who have made an outstanding contribution to their Guild.

Community Awards:
Presented to students who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the College and the wider community.

Congratulations to all students who received an award. A full list of award recipients can be found here Years 7-11 Award Recipients

Major Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received a Major Award.

Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award

The Australian Defence Force proudly acknowledges students who have shown outstanding qualities in Leadership, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Resourcefulness, Communication, Cooperation and Community Involvement. On behalf of the Australian Defence Force we are proud to present this year’s award to Dylan O’Donoghue, Year 10.

James Stephen McNulty Mathematics Prize

James McNulty was the inaugural Dux of Newman College in its founding year in 1977. He had a particular love of and gift for Mathematics. While pursuing his Medical studies at the University of Western Australia, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and passed away in 1984. His family have awarded this prize in his memory.

This prize is awarded to the Highest Achieving Mathematics Student in Year 11. Congratulations Alexandra Cavanagh and Isabelle Pang

Dux & Proxime Accessit Award

These awards are determined by considering academic performance throughout the year in the five common curriculum subjects of Religious Education, English, Humanities, Maths and Science. These top academic students are a very talented group who, with the support of their teachers, have worked hard to achieve at the highest standard.

Dux Year 7 Benjamin Borgas and Zack Chambers

Proxime Accessit Year 8 Emily Burgess
Dux Year 8 Jacob Iannantuoni

Dux Year 9 Isabelle Hu and Jemima Paterson

Proxime Accessit Year 10 Madeline Dawson
Dux Year 10 Kate Broderick

Proxime Accessit Year 11 Isabelle Pang
Dux Year 11 Alexandra Cavanagh