Years 7-11 Awards Ceremony

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 Chamber Choir and Symphonic Winds, along with photo slideshows highlighting all of the amazing experiences our students have enjoyed this year.

In his Principal’s Address, Mr Finneran reflected on the recent Philippines Immersion where he visited children who do not have the same rights and privileges as those who live in the Western Suburbs of Perth. 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.

Download Principal’s Years 7-12 Awards Speech


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.

Download 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 Alessandro Tartaglia, 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 Jack Towie, 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 – Harper Gamble
Dux Year 7 – Ariana Mason

Proxime Accessit Year 8 – Zack Chambers
Dux Year 8 – Benjamin Borgas

Proxime Accessit Year 9 – Owen Karamfiles and Jackson Kallawk
Dux Year 9 – Jacob Iannantuoni

Proxime Accessit Year 10 – Molly Grant
Dux Year 10 – Jemima Paterson

Proxime Accessit Year 11 – Jack Towie
Dux Year 11 – Kate Broderick