Years 7-11 Awards Ceremony 2020

Today we celebrated the Years 7-11 Awards for the Academic, Cultural and Sporting pursuits of students.

Over two assemblies, we heard a number of musical items by the Newman Voices, along with an item from our upcoming college production Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical.

In his Principal’s Address, Mr Finneran reflected on how lucky we are to be living in Western Australia and to be able to gather together.  He asked our students to view their education as a precious gift and to embrace the opportunities afforded to them to enhance their Newman College experience.



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.


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 Isabella O’Rourke, Year 10.

ADF Future Innovators Award

In July 2020, The Australian Defence Force Recruiting introduced an inaugural ‘ADF Future Innovators Award.’ This award was designed to recognise recipients’ science and mathematical abilities while highlighting the value the Navy, Army and Air Force place on STEM skills and STEM career opportunities within Defence. We are delighted to present the ADF Future Innovators Award to Max Hobson.

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 Keenan Botteon and Sarena Kriletich , Year 11.

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.

Proxime Accessit Year 7 – Leonardo Mason
Dux Year 7 – Amelia Ng

Proxime Accessit Year 8 – Olivia Rubens
Dux Year 8 – Ariana Mason

Proxime Accessit Year 9 – Zack Chambers
Dux Year 9 – Benjamin Borgas

Proxime Accessit Year 10 – Jackson Kallawk
Dux Year 10 – Jacob Iannantuoni

Proxime Accessit Year 11 – Phoebe Finlayson
Dux Year 11 – Jemima Paterson