Welcome to the
Smith’s Hill High School
Presentation Ceremony
2012
Chairpersons 2012
Paul Counsell
Jenna Owen
Captain
Captain
Jack Simmons
Vice Captain
Andrea Fernando
Vice Captain
Welcome to Country
National Anthem
Vocal Ensemble
The Year in Review
Music by James Pivovarski
‘Meditations in Maroon’
Principal’s Address
Mrs Rae Mitchell
Musical Performance
Vocal Ensemble
Safe and Sound
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Year 7
Mr Mitchell Comans
&
Mr Paul Trickett
YEAR 7
Rutkay Alici
Helenna Barone-Peters
Olivia Bertolla
Joshua Cornford
Gerry Kennedy
Elliot Mattiske
Casey Mireylees
Siobhan O’Sullivan
Keira Takacs
Cassandra Tsokos
Emma Turner
Alice Lei Yang
Emily Barclay
Connor Bellhouse
Phoebe Callow
Ashlynn Davies
Stephanie Lam
Michael McClelland
Dimity Nikolovski
Natasha Sewell
Arin Tornyi-Aydin
Caitlin Turner
Hailey Van Vreumingen
Year 8
Ms Courtney Dennelly
&
Mr Narinder Parmar
YEAR 8
Ruby Adams
Chloe Atkinson
Harriet Crawshaw
Corey Gibson
Liam Hedges
Samuel Jakes
Tenaya King
Jordan Lide
Megan Moss
Meara O’Brien
Elisa Sanjurjo
Justin Takacs
Aurora Upitis
Lucy Xu
Zara Anastas
Thomas Condon
Matthew Di Giorgio
Tayla He
Claudia Hodge
Haydin Kaynak
Christopher Lavilles
Joy Liu
Anabelle Naumovski
Aaron Rodwell
Cushla Scanlan
Adam Tarrant
Gyan Wijekulasuriya
Year 9
Mr Andrew Weekes
&
Mr Dean Jones
YEAR 9
Olivia Chan
Gianna Cheung
Mahalia Crawshaw
Thomas Doyle
Bryce Fairweather
Hannah Grant
Callum Harvey
Bede Jansens
Dominic Lui
Sameer Murthy
Shane Oosthuizen
Sophie Peterson
Joshua Then
Marnie Van Loon
Grace Welsby
Veronica Xu
Emma Charles
Grace Chin
Ramali De Zoysa
Louise Ellsmore
Lara Fitton
Zoe Grew
Elizabeth Heffernan
Lily Klasson
Emma Meredith
Elizabeth Newton
Joshua Paduch
Katelin Schelks
Lucinda Thompson
Shion Watabe
William Wilson
York Yu
Musical Performance
String Orchestra
‘Spring’ by Vivaldi
YEAR 10
Mrs Kerry Doyle, Mr Jonathon Dallimore
&
Mrs Jann Rojas
Year 10
Patrick Bell
Keiden Cheung
Hugh Cooney
Rachel Dowavic
Henry Foster
Natassja Grew
Isabella Hanley
Aaron Healey
Harrison Low
Scott Martin
Katrina Perera
Andrew Ross
Hayden Smith
Timothy Talbot
Courtney Tuxford
Lachlan Cassar
Daisy Clarke
Mimi Dawson
Andrea Farrugia
Patrick Gould
Laura Hallam
Dimitrious Havadjia
Rianna Ledwos
Rachel Madigan
Nicholas Orr
Connor Pontarolo
Michelle Royters
Robert Spinks
Anna Tomlin
Adrian Wright
Year 11
Mrs Michelle Royle
&
Ms Sharon Mearing
Year 11
Zelie Appel
Maddison Beevors
James Brodnik
Long-Yin Felicina Chau
Lee Crinnion
Andrea Fernando
Bethany Grew
Blake Jurmann
Naomi McKinnon
Cordelia Ongerth
Joshua Pratt
Cameron Rouse
Nicholas Stacey
Elizabeth Tolhurst
Johnny Chung Hin Wong
Evangeline Armstrong-Gordon
Mitchum Bezzina
Elizabeth Blomfield
Emma Brophy
Thomas Chapple
Wing Lam Cheng
Naomi Chin
Margaret Dunleavy
Thomas Farrar
Keersten Fitzgerald
Madeleine Gagan
Joshua Hayward
Jayne Hoschke
Johanna Kennard
Ricky Le
Isabelle McNeill
Kimberley Murphy
Jenna Owen
Vanja Pjevalica
Kiara Robinson
Mikaela Romelingh
Thomas Searle
Parinda Shah
Matthew Staraj
Matthew Starr
Christian Tozer
Shengkai Xie
Juliette Younger
Ellen Ziegelaar
Debating & Public Speaking
Awards by Mrs Kerry Doyle
Junior Debating
Dimitrious Havadjia
Junior Public Speaking Award
Helenna Barone-Peters
Emily Campbell
Musical Performance
Jack Xu and Nick Zengovski
‘Three grand concert Duets’ no. 2
by H Lazarus
Year Adviser’s Awards
2012
Year 7 Advisers’ Awards
2012
Helenna Barone-Peters
Brendan Harris
Year 8 Adviser’s Awards
2012
Isaac Dunstan
Harriet Crawshaw
Avery Jackel-Fitzgerald
Natasha Kaul Award
Gyan Wijekulasuriya
Year 9 Adviser’s Awards
2012
Benjamin Marks
Jamie Serifovski
Year 10 Adviser’s Awards
2012
Dimitrious Havadjia
Thea Stephenson
Courtney Tuxford
Year 11 Adviser’s Awards
2012
Thomas Searle
Ruidi Liu
Sapphire Loebler
Musical Performance
York Yu
‘Moments of Plastic Jubilation’
By Matthew Hindson
Sports Awards
Mrs Michelle Royle, Mr David Meredith
&
Mr Rodney Zabell
Sports Awards
Luke Batistuzo-Hale Emily Fraser
Robert Gaudiosi
Matthew Green
Liam Hedges
Bradley Holland
Patrick Li
Emma Meredith
Elizabeth Newton
Henry Ongerth
Alice O'Toole
Vladimir Pan
Aaron Rodwell
Michelle Royters
Karri Ryan
Thomas Searle
Natasha Sewell
Keira Spencer
Kiah Taylor
Mali Taylor
Liisa Ups
Brad Van Vreumingen
Shion Watabe
Emma Wolfe
Johnny Chung Hin Wong
Sportsperson of the Year 2012
Liisa Ups
- South Coast Schools Sports Association Mal Mow Award
- Premier’s Sporting Medal
Induction of House Captains
Mr David Meredith
&
Mr Zabell
Induction of House Captains
Campbell (Blue)
Captains –Lachlan Cassar, Mimi Dawson
Vice Captains – Hunter del Solar, Meg Behl Shanks
Crown (Green)
Captains – Mitchell Jones, Amy Jones
Vice Captains – Riley Jones, Rachel Jones
Gipps (Red)
Captains – Alice O’Toole, Simon Lee
Vice Captains – Nicola Lombardi, Scott Martin
Keira (Yellow)
Captains – Ayden Skourlis, Keira Spencer
Vice Captains – Otis Wishart, Thea Stephenson
Induction of SRC by
School Captains 2013 & Ms Sue Jones-Sweeting
Paul Counsell
Jenna Owen
Captain
Captain
Jack Simmons
Vice Captain
Andrea Fernando
Vice Captain
Student Representative Council
2013
Zara Anastas
Lucca Barone-Peters
Helenna Barone-Peters
Paul Counsell
Wilson Farrar
Andrea Fernando
Alex Fitton
Brendan Harris
Zachary Havadjia
Bradley Holland
Liam McAneny
Isabelle McNeill
Alice O’Toole
Clare O’Toole
Jenna Owen
Jack Simmons
Rosie Simmons
Kayla Smithers
Thea Stephenson
Emma Turner
Courtney Tuxford
Adrian Wright
Gyan Wijekulasuriya
Public Relations Team
introduced by Ms Sue Jones-Sweeting
&
Mr Basil Simmons (P&C President)
Jim Braicovic
Jaya Ryan
Juan Gonzalez Petrozzino
Danika Adamski
Janaye Sloot
Patrick Gould
Kai Dreyfus-Ballesi
Kira Freeman
Rachel McCumstie
Zoe Grew
Lucca Barone-Peters
Laura Hallam
Musical Performance
Heather Rodgers
‘Airtap’ by Erik Mongrain
The Brenda Miller Award for
Academic Commitment
Presented by Mr Ian Walker
Nina Blazeska
Lauren Madigan
Year 12 Recognition Awards
Presented by Mr Ian Walker
Jesse Martin-Allan
Jamaya Masters
Emily Serifovski
SCHOOL MEDALISTS
Presentation of Medals by
Mrs Rae Mitchell
&
Mr Ian Walker
Bronze Medalists 2012
Presentation of School Medals
Bronze Award – Audi Li
SCHOOL ROLES:
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Peer Support Leader
State and National Competitions:
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Year 7: Science (HD), Computer Skills (HD), Geography (HD), Mathematics (D), Chemistry (D), English (Cr)
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Year 8: Mathematics (HD), Chemistry (HD), German Listening (D), Science (D), Big Science (D), Computer Skills (D),
Geography (D), English (D).
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Year 9: Computer Skills (HD), Mathematics (D), German Reading (D), German Listening (D), Science (D), Chemistry
(D), English (Cr).
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Year 10: English (HD), Computer Skills (HD), German Reading (HD), German Listening (HD), Mathematics (D), Science
(D), Chemistry (D).
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Year 11: Chemistry (HD), Science (D), German Reading (D), German Listening (Cr), Mathematics (Cr)
SPORT:
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Year 9: Zone Athletics for Discus, Triple Jump and 100m Hurdles.
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Year 10: Zone Cross Country.
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Year 11: Zone Cross Country.
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Year 12: Zone Cross Country.
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Year 7: Rock Eisteddfod – RAW Division, 40 Hour Famine, performer at Smith’s Hill Expo Night.
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Year 8: Rock Eisteddfod – RAW Division, “Music 2” Performance Night, “Performance Skills” Performance Night.
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Year 9: Rock Eisteddfod – RAW Division, Southern Stars, performer and volunteer at Smith’s Hill Expo Night, Talented
Maths Students Day.
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Year 10: Talent Storm; Southern Stars; Bush School lifesaving leader; guide, performer and volunteer at Smith’s Hill
Expo Night; Science Engineering Challenge; assisted in Year 6 Information Night, assisted at Year 6 Orientation Day,
NSW Premier’s Student Volunteering Challenge Bronze Award, Bronze Medallist in NZALT Language Olympics.
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Year 11: Lead role in Rock Eisteddfod – Premier Division, Peer Support leader, assisted at Year 7 Barbeque Night,
assisted at Peer Support Barbeque, performer and volunteer at Smith’s Hill Expo Night.
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Year 12: Rock Eisteddfod – Premier Division, Australian Titration Competition, volunteer at Smith’s Hill Expo Night,
speaker for prospective Year 11 German students, assisted in Smith’s Hill Working Bee.
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE:
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Year 10: Helped organise Jeans for Genes Day
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Year 12: Breast Cancer/Prostate Cancer Charity Committee
Presentation of School Medals Bronze Award – Dane McKeen
SCHOOL ROLES:
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Student Representative Council (Year 8 and 12), elected Events Coordinator within SRC, Peer Support Leader, Year 12
charity fundraising, and regularly attends school working bees.
State and National Competitions:
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Year 8: University of NSW English Competition, University of NSW Science Competition, MLTA of NSW 2008 Short Film
Competition, Australian Mathematics Competition.
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Year 10: University of NSW Science Competition.
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Year 11: Australian Mathematics Competition.
SPORT:
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Year 7: U15 Water polo Team, U14 Indoor Futsal Soccer Team, CHS State Flat Water Kayaking.
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Year 8: U16 Australian Football League Team, CHS State Flat Water Kayaking.
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Year 9: Representing SHHS at Northern Illawarra Zone Swimming Carnival, Representing Illawarra Zone at South Coast
Swimming Championships, Representing South Coast at NSW CHS Swimming, Representing SHHS at Northern
Illawarra Zone Cross Country, U16 Australian Football League Team.
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Year 10: Representing SHHS at Northern Illawarra Zone Swimming Carnival, Representing Illawarra Zone at South
Coast Swimming Championships, Representing South Coast at NSW CHS Swimming, Representing SHHS at Northern
Illawarra Zone Cross Country, OPENS SHHS Water Polo Team, U16 Australian Football League Team
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Year 11: U18 AFL Round Robin Tournament, OPENS AFL team, Representing SHHS at Northern Illawarra Zone
Swimming Carnival, Representing Illawarra Zone at South Coast Swimming Championships.
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Year 12: OPENS Smiths Hill Men’s Netball Team (competed at zone).
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Year 7 -12 Southern Stars (featured vocalist), Year 7-12 Illawarra South East Regional Performing Company, U15
Water Polo Team, U14 Futsal Indoor Soccer Team, Education Week Performances, Illawarra South East Regional
Junior Music Camp, Music Ensemble, music 1 performance, Rock Eisteddfod Challenge RAW Division, Student
Representative Council, MLTA of NSW 2008 Short Film Competition, School Music Camp, U16 Australian Football
League (AFL) Team, Expo Night volunteer and performances, music night performance. Altitude Leadership Day, Zone
Cross Country, South Coast Regional Swimming, Illawarra Zone Swimming, Combined High Schools State Swimming,
music from the stage performances, Illawarra Surf Carnival, Wollongong Entertainment Centre 10th Anniversary
Celebration Performance with ISER Performing Company, Music From The Stage concert. formal committee, NRMA
Design a Car competition, Legacy Week Volunteer, Expo Night volunteer, Illawarra Surf Carnival, ABBAmania
Performance with ISER Company. Attended a Question and Answer session with the American Ambassador to
Australia, Writer for disabled HSC students as a voluntary service to school, Peer Support, vocal group, Smith’s Hill
High School move-for-mark team, re-opening of Wollongong Town Hall performance. Halogen National Youth
Leadership Conference, key role in organisation of: soccer day, values day, mufti days, Valentines day, Shave-4-a-Cure,
Environment committee, Year 12 Breast Cancer/ Prostate Cancer Fundraising Committee, Presentation Night
Performance, AusIMM Australian Coal Operators Conference Performance, key role in directing school review of
culture/ uniform, NAIDOC week presenter and selected as a Featured Artist in the 2012 Schools Spectacular.
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE:
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Student Representative Council, Year 10 formal committee, year 12 charity fundraising committee, environment
committee
Presentation of School Medals
Bronze Award – Heather Rodgers
SCHOOL ROLES & COMMITTEES
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School Captain (2012)
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Peer Support Leader (2011)
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Student Representative Council 2010 – 2012 (SRC) Secretary (2012), Deputy Chairman (2010)
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SRC Values Day Workshop Leader (2011-2012), Valentines Day, Variety Night & Shave for a Cure Committee
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40 Hour Famine Coordinator (2011)
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Expo Night (2008 - 2011)
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Team Tibet, Oxfam, SHHS Japanese Club
CERTIFICATES OF ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT
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School based awards:
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“Go for Gold” Award, Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence - First in Year 8 for Japanese, Excellence in
Academic Achievement for German, Science, English ,Japanese, Introduction to Drama, First in Year 9 for
Japanese, First in Year 9 for Music, Japanese, Music, Mathematics, ‘Public Image’ ,Japanese, Principal’s Award for
Academic Excellence - Second in Year 10 for Japanese, First in Year 10 for Music
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School Certificate Results: English-Band 6, Mathematics-Band 6, Science-Band 6, Geography-Band 6, History-Band 6,
Computer studies- Highly Competent
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Year 11: Second in Japanese,Year 12: First in Japanese, Second in Japanese Extension
State and National Competitions:
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UNSW Science Competition, UNSW Computer Skills Competition, RioTinto Big Science Competition, Participation in
MLTA Languages Matter! Short Film Competition, Australian National Chemistry Quiz, Participation in the Illawarra and
South East Region Science and Engineering Challenge, Australian National Chemistry Quiz, UNSW Japanese
Certificate II, Finalist in MLTA Languages Matter! Short Film Competition, Award for Best Editing in the MLTA Short
Film CompetitionYear 11: Participation in OzCLO Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad
SPORT:
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Attendance and participation: Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals, Sports Award for Representing
S.H.H.S at Northern Illawarra Zone Cross Country, Rock Eisteddfod RAW Division, Talent Storm, Rock Eisteddfod
Premier Division
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Ensemble member, Music Performance Nights, Korean Exchange Student Guide, Senior & Junior Jazz Combo,
Concert Band, Vocal Ensemble member, Music Performance Night, Rock Eisteddfod RAW Division, SRC Guitar
Competition (Winner), Performed in the Music from the Stage class production, Rock Eisteddfod RAW Division
Performer, Designed RAW T-Shirt, Jazz Ensemble Christmas Performance at Aspect South Coast School, Tadpole
Productions Play Cast Member, Illawarra Schools’ Shakespeare Festival (Winners), Talent Storm team, Band for the
School Musical “The Pajama Game”, Student Representative Council (SRC), Participation in Leukaemia Foundation’s
World’s Greatest Shave, Ribbit Up Productions Set Design/Painter, Hosted Japanese Exchange Students
(Takarazuka, Kitazono), MC for the Music from the Stage class production, Participation in Opera Australia’s
‘WotOpera’ program and performance at IPAC, Rock Eisteddfod Premier Division Backstage Team member,
Participant in Halogen Leadership Conference 2012
Presentation of School Medals Bronze Award – Karri Ryan
SCHOOL ROLES:
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2010 Public Relations Team
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2011: Peer Support Leader
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Schools Sports Captain in Year 11
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SRC 2011
State and National Competitions:
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Year 7: Science Competition and the Australian Mathematics Competition (Distinction).
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Year 8: Australian Mathematics Competition (Credit), Australian Chemistry Quiz (High Distinction) and the Science Competition
(Distinction).
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Year 9: Science Competition and the Australian Mathematics Competition (Credit).
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Year 10: Australian Geography Competition (High Distinction), Science Competition (Credit) and the Australian Mathematics
Competition (Credit).
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Year 12: Australian Business Studies Competition.
SPORT:
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Year 7: CHS Swimming, South Coast Regional Cross Country, South Coast Regional Athletics, SHHS Girls Water Polo Team, Year
7 Dragon Tag gala day, SHHS 13 year age champion – swimming.
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Year 8: CHS Swimming, South Coast Regional Cross Country, South Coast Regional Athletics. SHHS 14 years age champion –
swimming, Year 8 Sports Person of the Year.
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Year 9: CHS Swimming, NSW All Schools Cross Country, South Coast Regional Athletics, SHHS Girls U/15 basketball team, SHHS
Water Polo Team, SHHS 15 year age champion – swimming, SHHS 15 years age champion – cross country and Year 9 Sports
Person of the Year.
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Year 10: CHS Swimming, NSW All Schools State Cross Country, CHS Athletics, SHHS 16 years age champion – swimming, 16
years age champion – cross country, Year 10 Sportsperson of the Year.
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Year 11: CHS Swimming, Zone Cross Country, Zone Athletics, SHHS Netball team, SHHS 17 years age champion – swimming, 17
years age champion – cross country, Year 11 Sportsperson of the Year. Year 12: CHS Swimming, SHHS Netball team, SHHS Water
polo team, SHHS 18 years age champion – swimming, 18 year girls zone cross country champion, 18 year girls South Coast region
cross country champion and NSW All Schools State Cross Country.
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Year 7: Rock Eisteddfod (RAW division) and Expo night volunteer.
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Year 8: Rock Eisteddfod (RAW division), Southern Stars, Drama – junior school play and Expo night volunteer.
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Year 9: Rock Eisteddfod (RAW division) Southern Stars, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and Expo night volunteer.
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Year 10: Talent Storm, Southern Stars and Expo night volunteer student guide.
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Year 11: Rock Eisteddfod (Premier Division) and Expo night volunteer.
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Year 12: Rock Eisteddfod (Premier Division).
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE:
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2007 – 2012 Fellowship in Smith’s Hill member
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2007 – 2008 Amnesty Group member
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2010: Bush School First Aid Leader, SHHS Oxfam Club committee member and Formal Committee member.
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2011: Student Representative Council, Peer Support Leader, SHHS Oxfam club committee member, 40 Hour Famine Leader and
2012: Year 12 Charities Committee, SHHS Oxfam club committee member
Presentation of School Medals
Bronze Award – Julian Nikolovski
SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT
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Julian has been involved in the following activities offered at the school including: School Camps, SRC Camps, Sports Carnivals, Year
Lectures, Cross Roads, Working Bees
SCHOOL ROLES:
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School Captain, Chairperson of the Student Representative Council (Year 12), Treasurer of the Student Representative Council (Year
11), Peer Support Leader, School Council Member, Member of the Public Relations Team
CERTIFICATES OF ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT
School based awards:
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Year 7: Science, Mathematics, German, Information Technology. Year 8: Mathematics 4, World War II. Year 9: Conflict and Terrorism,
Food for Celebration. Year 10: English 6, Mandatory History 3, Science 7, Mandatory Geography 3, International Cuisine, English 7,
Mandatory Geography 4, Mandatory History 4, Mathematics 8, Science 8, Photo Art School Certificate Results: English - Band 5 (89),
Mathematics - Band 6 (92), Science-Band 6 (97), Geography-Band 6 (96), History - Band 6 (97), Computer Studies - Highly Competent
(94) Year 11: Legal Studies Year 12: Captain’s Award, School Bronze Medal Award
State and National Competitions:
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Year 7: English Language and Literacy Assessment (High Achievement), University of New South Wales Science Competition
(Distinction), Australian Mathematics Competition (Distinction), Australian National Chemistry Quiz (Distinction), Australian Geography
Competition (Credit), University of New South Wales English Competition (Credit), University of New South Wales Computer Skills
Competition (Credit). Year 8: Essential Secondary Science Assessment (Level 5), National Chemistry Quiz (Distinction), Assessment of
Language Competence – German Certificate 1 (Distinction), University of New South Wales Computing Skills (Credit), University of New
South Wales English Competition (Credit), University of New South Wales Mathematics Competition (Credit).
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Year 9: National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (Reading: Band 9, Writing: Band 10, Language Conventions: Band 10,
Numeracy: Band 10). Year 10: Australian Geography Competition (High Distinction).
SPORT:
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Year 7: Zone Athletics Carnival, School Futsal Team Year 8: School Futsal Team
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Year 7: Debating Training Program. Year 8: Mandatory Music 2 Performance Night, Cast Member in School Play (The Big Box), Rock
Eisteddfod Challenge (RAW Division). Year 9: Cast Member in School Play (Noughts and Crosses), Shakespeare Festival (Second
Place), Arcadians Theatre Group – Inter-School Drama Competition, City of Wollongong Eisteddfod – Improvisation (Third Place),
Theatresports, Rock Eisteddfod Challenge (RAW Division). Year 10: Public Relations Team, Involvement in Legacy Week, Peer
Support Training Program, Student Assistance at School Expo Night, Theatresports, Jeans for Genes Day. Year 11: Student
Representative Council (Treasurer), Director General For A Day (Director of Human Resources), New South Wales Parliament Student
Leaders Forum, Work Experience Placement (Clayton Utz Lawyers), Peer Support Leader, Student Assistance at School Expo Night,
Shave For A Cure, Theatresports, School Values Project, School Soccer Day Year 12: School Captain, Student Representative Council
(Chairperson), Lions Youth of the Year Competition, Halogen National Young Leaders Day, Mooting Team, Student Assistance at
School Expo Night, Theatresports, Shave for a Cure, School Values Project, School Soccer Day
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE:
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Student Representative Council (Chairperson), Student Representative Council (Treasurer), School Council Member, Member of the
Public Relations Team, School Expo Nights (Year 10-12), Legacy, Shave For a Cure, Jeans for Genes Day
Silver Medalists 2012
Presentation of School Medals Silver Award – Nina Blazeska
SCHOOL ROLES:
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School Vice-Captain
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Student Representative Council – School Communications Leader
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Public Relations Team
State and National Competitions:
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Year 8: Distinction in Science UNSW Competition, Credit in Australian Mathematics Competition, Credit in the Rio Tinto Big Science
Competition
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Year 9: Distinction in Science UNSW Competition
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Year 10: Credit in Nzalt Language Olympics 2010, Credit in English UNSW Competition, German Certificate 2 Distinction in
Listening/Reading, Distinction in the National Geographic Channel Australian Geography Competition
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Year 11: German Certificate 3 Distinction in Reading Credit in Listening, Arthur Phillip Award Highly Commended (Dr Don Biddle
Issues in Australian Environments Fieldwork Competition)
SPORT:
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Year 7: Athletics Carnival Runner-up Age Champion, Zone Athletics for 100m, 200m, Hurdles, Long Jump and the Relay Team
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Year 8: Athletics Carnival Runner-up Age Champion, Zone Athletics for 100m, 200m, Long Jump and the Relay Team
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Year 11: Soccer Day Champions
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Year 12: Zone Cross Country
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Year 7: 40 Hour Famine
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Year 8: Student Representative Council/SRC Camp, Rock Eisteddfod/Raw, Welcomed Guests to the Regional Awards Held at
Smith’s Hill, Mufti Day Money Collections, Music 2 Performance, Performed for RAW at Expo, Helped in Smith’s Hill’s 50th
Anniversary SRC Stall
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Year 9: Rock Eisteddfod/Raw, Helped Run Expo for Language Faculty, Southern Stars, Performed for RAW at Expo, Tadpole
Productions School Play (Attained Arcadians Theatre Group Encouragement Certificate), Shakespeare Festival
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Year 10: Talent Storm, Public Relations Team, Expo Night, Ribbit-Up Productions School Play, Southern Stars, Tournament of
Minds Regional/State Champions, Tournament of Minds Australasian Pacific Finalists, Assisted in The New South Wales Principal’s
Conference, Helped Run Soccer Day, Wrote for the School Newsletter (International Studies Excursion), Year 6 Information Night,
Science and Engineering Challenge, Regional Drama Festival
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Year 11: Rock Eisteddfod, Student Representative Council/Camp, Peer Support, Year 7 Barbeque, Expo Night for SRC, Ran the
School Anzac Day Ceremony, Welcomed New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell, Collected Money for Jeans for Genes Day,
‘Respect’ Leader at Year 7 Values Day, Attended Social Justice Meeting as SRC Representative, Helped Set Up for Variety Night,
Helped at School Working Bees (2), Regional Drama Festival, State Drama Festival, Regional Shakespeare Festival, Attended
National Young Leaders Conference, Helped Run Year 12 Graduation
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Year 12: School Vice-Captain, Running Year 7 Camp, Helped Run Full School Assemblies, Helped Run Award Assemblies, RibbitUp Productions School Play, Student Representative Council Communications Leader, ‘Respect’ Leader at Year 7 Values Day,
Welcomed the US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, Attended Monthly Council Meetings, 40 Hour Famine Leader, Working Bee, Expo
Night, Titraion Competition, Speaker for prospective year 11 German Students.
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE:
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Year 8 Soccer Day Committee
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Year 10 Formal Committee
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Year 11 Get Juiced Committee
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Year 11 / Year 12 Valentine’s Day Committee
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Year 12 Breast Cancer/Prostate Cancer Charity Committee
Presentation of School Medals
Silver Award – Lauren Madigan
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SCHOOL ROLES:
Public Relations Team Member 2009
Formal Committee 2010
Peer Support Leader 2011
Mathematics Peer Tutor 2011
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State and National Competitions:
Year 7: Science (C), Chemistry (D), Mathematics (D).
Year 8: Science (D), Rio Tinto Big Science Competition (D).
Year 9: Science (D), English (D), French Certificate 2 Reading (D), French Certificate 2 Listening (D).
Year 10: Science (C).
Year 11: Science (C), English(C).
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SPORT:
Year 7: Zone Cross Country, Zone Swimming, Zone Athletics, Regional Cross Country, NSW CHS Cross Country, Winner
of South Coast Regional Cross Country Teams event.
Year 8: Zone Cross Country, Zone Athletics, South Coast Regional Cross Country, South Coast Mixed Doubles Tennis.
Year 9: Zone Cross Country, Zone Athletics, South Coast Regional Cross Country, South Coast Regional Tennis Trials,
NSW CHS Under 15’s Tennis.
Year 10: Zone Cross Country, Zone Athletics, South Coast Regional Cross Country.
Year 11: Zone Cross Country, Zone Athletics.
Year 12: South Coast Mixed Doubles Tennis Winner, Zone Cross Country, South Coast Regional Cross Country, NSW CHS
Cross Country Championship, Zone Athletics.
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EXTRA CURRICULAR:
Year 7: Study Skills and Strategies Seminar.
Year 8: School Play ‘Earth Watch’ performer, South Coast Regional Drama Festival, Team Tibet Member.
Year 9: Southern Stars Dance Performer, Rock Eisteddfod Challenge ‘RAW’ Division Dancer, RYDA Road Safety Program,
Public Relations Team Member, Team Tibet Member, 40 Hour Famine Participant.
Year 10: Illawarra and South East Science and Engineering Challenge, Royal Life Saving Resuscitation Program, Expo
Night Performer and Student Guide, Year 6 Information Night Guide, Formal Committee Member, 40 Hour Famine
Participant.
Year 11: Expo Night Performer and Student Guide, Rock Eisteddfod Challenge Premier Division dancer, Peer Support
Leader, Mathematics Peer Tutor.
Year 12: Mathematics Peer Tutor, Rock Eisteddfod Challenge Premier Division Dancer, Titration Competition, Advanced
Driving Course.
Presentation of School Medals Silver Award – Alexander Polden
SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT
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ALEXANDER POLDEN has been involved in the following activities offered at the school including:
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Camps, year lectures, and sports carnivals
SCHOOL ROLES:
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SHHS Student Representative Council in year 9, Regional Student Representative Council in year 9, SHHS debating coach in year 11
and 12, SHHS Band Saxophone, in years 8 to year 10, SHHS Jazz ensemble Saxophone 2009 / 2010 and Wollongong assistant for UN
Youth NSW years 9 to 12.
CERTIFICATES OF ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT
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School based awards: Year 7: Science, Religious studies, English semesters 1 & 2 Year 8: English accelerated semesters 1 and 2,
Commerce semesters 1 and 2 Year 9: English accelerated, Geography, SHHS Junior Debating Award and the SHHS Drama Award.
School Certificate results: English (accelerated)-band 5, Science (accelerated)-band 6. Year 10: School Certificate results: Mathematicsband 5, Geography-band 5, History-band 6, Junior Debating Award and Computer studies-highly competent. Year 11: Business Studies.
Higher School Certificate: English Advanced (accelerated)-band 6, English Extension (accelerated)-band 5 and Chemistry (accelerated)band 4. Year 12: Debating Award; Academic Achievement Award; School Silver Medal Award
STATE AND NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
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Year 7: Australian Chemistry Quiz (High Distinction), UNSW EAA, English (High Distinction), UNSW EAA, Computer skills (Distinction)
and Australian Mathematics competition (Credit). Year 8: Rio Tinto Big Science Competition (High Distinction - perfect score), Australian
Chemistry Quiz (High Distinction), UNSW EAA, English (Distinction), UNSW EAA Computer skills (Distinction), UNSW EAA, Science
(Distinction), Australian Mathematics competition (Credit), Language competence, German (Credit). Year 9: Australian Chemistry Quiz
(High Distinction), Rio Tinto Big Science Competition (Distinction), UNSW EAA, English (High Distinction), UNSW EAA, Science
(Distinction). Year 10: Australian Chemistry Quiz (High Distinction), Australian Geography Competition (High Distinction), UNSW EAA
English (Distinction), UNSW EAA Science (Distinction). Year 11: UNSW EAA, English (Distinction). Year 12: Australian Business Studies
Competition (High Distinction Award – First in State).
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Tournament of Minds, Debating , UN Youth Association Junior Public speaking competition , Public speaking Michael Kent Golden Page
Award winner and Rock Eisteddfod RAW division backstage assistant , Science and Engineering challenge, Theatresport , Asia Pacific
Conf. on Education Integrity, Voice of Youth competition, South Coast Public Speaking, Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award
(Candidate), UN Youth Association National conference and Rock Eisteddfod RAW division Co-Host. Pacific Model UN program, NZ &
East Timor , SHHS Senior LOUD Challenge , Tournament of Minds Regional final (Honours), NSW DET Premiers Debating Challenge
(Winner quarter final), Pyjama Game (SHHS musical), NSW DET Illawarra and South East region Junior State Debating Championships
(Representative). UOW ACON debate guest debating team, Lions Youth of the Year Public Speaking (Local winner), Model UN Assembly
(Delegate), NSW DET Premier’s Debating Challenge (Winning team), NSW DET Combined High Schools State debating team, Division A
and the NSW Debating Union (State squad). NSW Debating Union, State squad, RSL & Schools Remember ANZAC ceremony (Speaker,
representing NSW Schools), Voice of Youth competition Regional winner, Metropolitan regional final, Safe Driver Training Course, UOW
Schools Debating Tournament (2nd place), UOW Schools Debating Tournament (Best Speaker in the final), The Great Debate,
Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW DET Premier’s Debating Challenge State Semi-finalist team, Lions Youth of the Year (Regional Finalist),
NSW Education & Communities, Illawarra and S/E Region Excellence in Student Achievement Award and NSW Education and
Communities Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE:
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Years 8 – 10 MC at music performance evenings and talent nights at SHHS , Year 10-12 Community Radio Youth Presenter , Years 1012 School Debating Coach, Year 12 Adjudicator Sea Cliff Community of Schools Public Speaking Competition
Gold Medalist 2011
Presentation of School Medals Gold Award – Isabel Crawford
Sport:
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Year 7: 12 years Age Champion – Swimming, Represented SHHS at District level Swimming and Zone level Cross Country,
Girls Junior Dragon Tag team
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Year 8: & Year 9 District Swimming Representative
Extra Curricular:
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Year 7: State Runner-Up - United Nations Youth Association Public Speaking Competition, 1st Place in the South Coast
Public Speaking Competition, Dancer in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge RAW Division, Jazz Ensemble, Southern Stars
featured dancer, Junior Public Speaking Award, Volunteer at Expo Night, Member of SHHS Amnesty International,
Participant in the 40 Hour Famine
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Year 8: State Finalist - The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award, State Semi-Finalist - The Premier’s Junior Debating
Competition, State Runner-Up - The United Nations Youth Association Public Speaking Competition, State Semi-Finalist Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition, 1st Place in the South Coast Public Speaking Competition, Member of
the cast of school play, Earth Watch, Winner - SHHS Junior Theatresports Competition, Jazz Ensemble Member, Dancer and
Student Representative in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge RAW Division, Participant in the anniversary memorial of the
Mount Kembla Mine Disaster with SHHS RAW dancers, Southern Stars Featured Dancer, Member of the Illawarra and South
East Regional Performing Company, Junior Public Speaking Award, Volunteer at Expo Night, Regional Drama Festival
representative
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Year 9: State Winner - United Nations Youth Association Public Speaking Competition, State Semi-Finalist - The Legacy
Junior Public Speaking Award, Regional Winner - Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition, 1st Place - South
Coast Public Speaking Competition, Member of the cast of school play, The Big Box, Dancer in the Rock Eisteddfod
Challenge RAW Division, Delegate at the UN Youth Conference, Southern Stars Featured Dancer, Member of the Illawarra
and South East Regional Performing Company, Junior Public Speaking Award
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Volunteer at Expo Night, Winner - SHHS Junior Theatresports Competition
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Year 10: State Semi-Finalist in Premier’s Debating Competition for Years 9 & 10, Member of the Illawarra/South Coast
JSDC (Junior State Debating Competition) Debating Squad, 1st Place - South Coast Public Speaking Competition, Winner of
the Smith’s Hill High School ‘Loud’ Public Speaking Competition, Member of the cast of school play, Overbelly, Member of
the cast of the school musical, The Pajama Game, Arcadians Award for role as ‘Gladys’ in The Pajama Game, State SemiFinalist in Theatresports, Regional Winner of the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition, Youth Theatre,
Theatresports, Volunteer at Expo Night
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Year 11: Winner - State Final of the Premier’s Debating Challenge for Years 11 & 12 – Hume Barbour Trophy, Winner of the
Club Final of the Lion’s Youth of the Year Quest – unable to attend regional competition due to involvement in school play,
The Magic Mountain, Member of the cast of school play, Hamlet, Arcadians Award for role as Ophelia in Hamlet, 1st Place in
the South Coast Public Speaking Competition, State Semi-Finalist - University of Sydney Debating Tournament, ACON:
Debate for community audience at Wollongong Art Gallery, Delegate at the Rotary Model United Nations Assembly,
Shakespeare Festival, Regional Drama Festival Representative, Regional Winner - Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking
Competition, Volunteer Expo Night, Theatresports, Coach of winners of the Premier’s Debating Competition for Years 9 & 10
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Year 12: Winner - State Final of the Sydney Morning Herald Plain English Speaking Award, National Finalist - Sydney
Morning Herald Plain English Speaking Award, Lead role in school play, The Magic Mountain, Attained Department of
Education debating and public speaking adjudicator qualifications, Facilitator of Smith’s Hill’s debating and public speaking
training day, State Semi-Finalist – The Premier’s Debating Challenge for Years 11 & 12, Participant in and winner of ‘The
Great Debate’ – Debate for Youth Week with community audience at the Wollongong Art Gallery, Delegate at the UN Youth
Conference, State Semi-Finalist of the UN Youth Evatt Trophy, Mock Security Council Competition, Runner-Up – University
of Wollongong Debating Tournament, West Illawarra Youth Achievement Awards nominee, Winner of an Illawarra and South
East Region Excellence in Education Award
Presentation of School Medals
Gold Award – Matthew Harrington
SCHOOL ROLES:
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School Vice-Captain 2012
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Schools Sports Vice-Captain 2011
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Peer Support Leader 2011
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SRC 2012
State and National Competitions:
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Year 7: English (D) Mathematics (D) Science (Cr)
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Year 8: Science (D), looking for others…
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Year 9: Science (Cr), Mathematics (D), French Certificate 2 (Listening – D, Reading – D)
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Year 10: English (Cr), Mathematics (D), Science (Cr), Computer Skills (Cr), Geography (D)
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Year 11: English (HD), Mathematics (D), Science (Cr)
SPORT: (Need to look for Yr7/8 stuff)
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Year 9: Zone Cross Country, South Coast Tennis Team and CHS Tennis, Member of Boys Knockout Tennis Team, Tennis Mixed
Doubles Gala Day runners up
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Year 10: Zone Cross Country, South Coast Tennis Team and CHS Tennis, Member of Boys Knockout Tennis Team, Tennis Mixed
Doubles Gala Day runners up
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Year 11: Zone Cross Country, South Coast Tennis Team and CHS Tennis
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Year 12: Zone Cross Country, South Coast Tennis Team and CHS Tennis, Tennis Mixed Doubles Gala Day Winners
EXTRA CURRICULAR:
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Year 7: RAW, Music 2 Performance Night
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Year 8: RAW and Performer at Mount Kembla Festival/Parade, Member of School Play ‘Earth Watch’, School Theatresports
Competition champions, Performer in Southern Stars, Music Performance Nights,
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Year 9: RAW, Member of School Play ‘Noughts and Crosses’ and Arcadians Theatre Group Encouragement Award, School
Theatresports Competition champions, Theatresports State Finalists, Regional Drama Festival, participant in Illawarra Coal Regional
Science Fair, Shakespeare Festival – First in Scene Inspired by Shakespeare, Performer in Southern Stars
Year 10: Talent Storm, Member of School Play ‘Overbelly’, Crew member of School Play ‘A Spark in the Dark’, Tournament of Minds
Regional Champions and State finalists, Theatresports State Semi-Finalists, Winners of Section in Science and Engineering
Challenge, Performer in Southern Stars and member of the ‘Square Division Michael Jackson Flash mob’, Performer in Youth Theatre
Production ‘The Remark-full Forest’
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Year 11: Rock Eisteddfod, Member of School Play ‘Hamlet – This is Thy Life’ and Arcadians Theatre Group Encouragement Award,
State Shakespeare Festival, State Drama Festival, Coach/Helper for Tournament of Minds 2011, attended 2011 National Young
Leaders Day
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Year 12: Rock Eisteddfod, Member of School Play ‘The Magic Mountain’,
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT AND ASSISTANCE:
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Attend school council meetings
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Environment Working Bees
YEAR 12 AWARDS
Mrs Rae Mitchell,
Mr Ian Walker,
Mrs Elaine Bennett
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Mr Bruce Hayes
Third in Year 12:
Audi Li
Dux
Bowen Ding
Dux:
Lauren Madigan
Musical Performance
Anjali Iyer
‘O mio babbino caro’
By Puccini
Closing remarks
Smith’s Hill High School
Presentation Ceremony
2012
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