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The Honours Assembly

Recognising achievement in 2023

The College held its annual Honours Assembly on Tuesday 27 February at the St Peter’s Campus.

This special assembly acknowledges the achievements of MacKillop’s senior students from the previous year. 

The Assembly commenced with an address from Principal Michael Lee and the presentation of the 2023 College Dux, Ari Gilchrist. Since graduating from MacKillop with an ATAR of 99.65, Ari has commenced a PhB at the Australian National University in Computer Science and Mathematics.

A range of academic, community, and leadership certificates were also presented, as well as the Year 11 2023 Perpetual Awards:

  • MacKillop Medal for Witness to the College Vision: Jessica Lubinski
  • Penola Award for Academic Excellence: Milly McCabe
  • St Mary MacKillop Award for Christian Leadership: Charlie Vandenberg
  • Sportswoman of the Year: Avari Petersen
  • Sportsman of the Year: Alexander Parnell

This year’s Honours Assembly introduced a new award – the Academic Growth Award – which acknowledges student improvement across their subjects. 

The College congratulates all recipients on their achievements in 2023!


29 February, 2024

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Acknowledgement of Country

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: “We are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.”

With this in mind, the College respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which we gather each day. The College also pays its respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working in the MacKillop community.

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