Opportunities

Awards

The Ian Smyth Memorial Trophy for Student Sporting Excellence: This award is in recognition of Ian Smyth’s service to the college in the late seventies and early eighties, as a member of the Sports Committee and as president. The aim of this committee was to raise funds for the further development of the Physical Education and Sports Programs. Illness prevented Ian from continuing in his involvement and he passed away in 1982. This Sportsperson’s Award is given each year to the outstanding sportsman and sportswoman in memory of Ian Smyth’s contribution to the sporting life of the college.

 

The Jean Carter Memorial Award: This award is in recognition of Jean Carter’s outstanding contribution to music in the Frankston area over a long period. The recipient of this award has shown outstanding commitment and talent in his or her contribution to the musical life of the college.

 

The Marcelle Casamento Memorial Award: Marcelle Casamento completed HSC in 1988 and was tragically killed in a car accident some twelve months later. Marcelle’s presence lives on in the college through this award which recognizes those very qualities which made her an inspiration for so many others. Marcelle was sincere, kind, friendly and caring; her spirituality enlivened all those with whom she came in contact. For this reason the Marcelle Casamento Award is presented to a student whose faith and values have enabled him/her to contribute to the spiritual life of the college through fidelity to Jesus Christ.

 

Marianist Award for Leadership: This award was made possible by the establishment of an Endowment Fund by the Marianist Province of Cincinnati, one of the aims of which was to recognise outstanding leadership, dedicated service and academic and professional excellence in both staff and students. Each year the college recognises a student or group of students who have exemplified the qualities of leadership in their role in the college community.

 

The Simon Ball Memorial Award: Simon Ball is also a past student of the college who was tragically killed whilst riding his bicycle in 1984. Simon’s dedication and sense of purpose, despite some obstacles, were admirable. He had a broad smile which reflected his positive approach to life. The college remembers Simon by conferring this award on a student who has worked to the fullest in order to achieve his or her potential, whatever that potential may be. This award recognises perseverance and commitment to studies.

 

Monash Prize Award: The Monash Prize is awarded to a Year 11 student nominated by the school as having achieved at an outstanding academic level as well as having made significant contributions to the life of the school.