Kildare College student achievement was recognised at the bi-annual Kildare College Awards Ceremony on Monday 14 August, when the whole community gathered to acknowledge and celebrate the great gifts, talent and successes of the students and the College.
Attended by Mayor of the City of Tea Tree Gully, Mr Kevin Knight and Member of the South Australian Parliament for Torrens, Ms Dana Wortley MP, and other College dignitaries, guests were entertained by angelic choral voices and extraordinary dance displays from the College’s performing arts students.
Mrs Judith Ratican, Chair of the Kildare College Stewardship Council, presented the Academic Achievement Awards to the 36 students across Years 8 to 12, who achieved excellent results in all or most of their subjects in Semester 1, 2017.
The College’s Principal Endeavour Awards, presented by Ms Dana Wortley MP, acknowledged the students who were recognised for their consistent effort and positive attitude towards their learning. There were 46 students across Year 8 to 12 who received this award.
Dana Wortley said “It’s always a great pleasure to attend Kildare College and share in the community’s special occasions, meeting and presenting awards to the many confident, dedicated students. I have no doubt among them are leaders of tomorrow in a diversity of fields.”
It was also an opportunity to recognise and honour the 2017 Peer Support Leaders, who led the Year 8 students, new to not only Kildare College but secondary education, through their transition from Primary School, assisting to make them feel welcome, settled and valued within the Kildare College school community.
Kildare College invited Jenny Paradiso, Old Scholar of the College and accomplished businesswoman as the Keynote speaker of the event. As Managing Director of award-winning solar company Suntrix, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, South Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2016 and Telstra Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Tear 2016, Jenny spoke to the community about their business core values, and what drives her and the company’s continued success, applying these examples to the school environment.
Tina Neate, Deputy Principal, said “The students at Kildare College are creative, independent and collaborative learners who continuously seek excellence and success. Our Awards Ceremony reflected the commitment, resilience and confidence that is continuously displayed from their learning. It was an incredible celebration of the students' achievements.”