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 Senior Celebration Evening

On Wednesday 29 October Xavier celebrated our annual Senior Celebration Evening. The Art display, video showreels from Drama, and Film & TV students were all very well received. We were also entertained by our magnificent Strings Ensemble, Choir and Concert Band.
A major focus of the evening was celebrating the achievements of our senior students throughout the year in areas of Spiritual and Community contributions, Co –Curricular Awards, Academic Excellence and Academic Application and Effort. Feedback on the whole night has been very positive. The major awards for the evening are the Principal’s Awards which are given to Yr 12 students who have demonstrated and sustained the Ignatian ideals of competence, conscience and compassion with an attitude of excellence and service throughout their time at the College.
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These were awarded to Matthew Allwood,  Alec Arnold, Katie Brown, Mitchell Cassell, Tayte Dixon, Matthew Hoole, Eloise Hopgood, Emily Jackson, Jonathan Jordan, Jenna McLean, Conor McMahon, Taryn Miles-Polit, Rachelle Moore, Alexander Newton, Anna Sullivan, Ryan Vagne and Daniel Willis.
From this group of students we award the Major Principal’s awards.
Recipients this year are:
Edmund Rice Sporting Excellence Award – Mitchell Cassell
Campion Cultural Excellence Award – Matthew Hoole
Ward/MacKillop Community Service Excellence Award – Anna Sullivan
Clavius Award for Vocational Excellence – Matthew Allwood
Clavius Award for Academic Excellence – Alexander Newton
Ignatian Spiritual Award – Jonathan Jordan
Xavier Medal –Daniel Willis

The Xavier Medal is recognized as the pinnacle of our student awards. It is perpetuated in the name of our College Patron, St Francis Xavier. Throughout their time at Xavier Catholic College, the recipient of the Xavier Medal has demonstrated sustained effort and excellence; an ongoing commitment to a range of College activities, including service, academic, culture and sport; exemplary attitude and conduct which supports College values and consistent, demonstrated involvement in leadership activities at the College. Daniel was a very worthy and popular winner.

We also made a special presentation of a Magis Medal to two people who are leaving our Xavier community at the end of this year.