Year 12 student, Curtis White, will be among 120 Year 11 and 12 students from around Australia attending the 19th National Schools Constitutional Convention (NSCC), being held at Old Parliament House in Canberra.
In becoming a national delegate, Curtis was selected from around 4,000 students from government, independent and Catholic schools.
Curtis and the other delegates will spend two days exploring Australian Federalism; States' Rights and National Priorities. Students will participate in a mock referendum to determine the outcome of their deliberations.
Decisions made at the Convention will be incorporated into a communiqué that will be presented to the President of the Senate.
Nagle Catholic College would like to congratulate Curtis and wish him all the best with this outstanding opportunity.
Current Yr 8 students Abbey Davies, Zoe DeLuca, Olivia Higgs, Caitlin Moulds and Claire Sherwood are the winners of the '60 Second Science' online Challenge for WA.
This is an international challenge open to any age in any country and aims to celebrate the ability to understand the world around us.
All year 7 students were encouraged to produce, in class, a short video that explains an invention, an experiment, a science concept or idea. The students entered a video called “The Pull of Gravity” which can be seen on the following link:
These students will receive award certificates and a $400 cheque to share.
A number of students at Nagle Catholic have been celebrating achievements over recent weeks.
Sophie Coffin has won this year’s Outstanding Female Aboriginal Student Award which was presented to her at a special function in Perth in September. The award acknowledges Sophie’s academic achievements and leadership qualities as well as her, community involvement and active citizenship. Sophie is a positive role model amongst youth in the broader Geraldton community as well as at Nagle Catholic College where she is considered by her peers to be respectful and hard working. The College is very proud of Sophie and extends its congratulations to Sophie and her family.
Year 9 student, Allison Morgan, has won a 1st place prize in the Chevron Focus Environment Photography competition. Allison's image of 'The Lonely Jellyfish' won the top prize for the Year 7-10 age groups in the category 'Respecting Biodiversity'.
Allison was presented with her award at a ceremony in Perth and has had her image printed in the West Australian newspaper. The full sized image and the other winners can be viewed here:
This year Nathan Oakley one of our Year 11 students won a Future Leaders – Indigenous Award for 2014. The awards are made to students from around Australia who show leadership and academic potential. Future Leaders is a “philanthropic initiative about leadership and the future of Australia which seeks to involve, inform and inspire Australians”.
Casey Sweeney, Year 10, won an intra-school Rotary Public speaking competition. The competition was held in the College’s Edmund Rice Library.
The public speaking competition is organised by the College and Geraldton-Greenough Rotary Club and uses the Rotary Four Way Test as the structure for the speech with the student’s choice of topic.Casey will now represent the College at the regional competition and from there the winner will compete at the Rotary State Conference.
The prize winners in subjects from Years 7 to 11 are now available via the documents below.
These prizes will be presented at the Presentation Ceremony on Monday 2 December at the Queens Park Theatre, at 5.30pm. Parents and families of all students are welcome to attend the Presentation Ceremony – you do not have to be a prize winner to attend.
Tickets can be obtained from the Queens Park Theatre free of charge.
Prize winners do not need to obtain a ticket, the College will reserve seating for the recipients of prizes.