Scone Grammar School wraps up 2018 with speech day and presentation of awards from Years 3 to 12

CONGRATULATIONS: Scone Grammar School 2017 Dux and recipient of The John Hayman Shield) Shannon Nichols with Junior Dux of 2018 (The Kestel Shield) Jessika Pickett.

CONGRATULATIONS: Scone Grammar School 2017 Dux and recipient of The John Hayman Shield) Shannon Nichols with Junior Dux of 2018 (The Kestel Shield) Jessika Pickett.

The Scone Grammar School community gathered on Wednesday for their annual Speech and Presentation Day, marking another year of success both inside and outside the classroom.

Merit certificates and special prizes were presented to students from Years 3 to 12 while the stage was brought to life by a number of musical performances including the Senior Choir and Voiceworx.

Principal Mr Paul Smart gave his annual report, congratulating the school for going above and beyond in every way.

NEXT CHAPTER: 2017 secondary school captains Tristen Taylor and Anna Atkinson (left) with the 2018 school captains Alexander Catzikiris and Tegan Ferries.

NEXT CHAPTER: 2017 secondary school captains Tristen Taylor and Anna Atkinson (left) with the 2018 school captains Alexander Catzikiris and Tegan Ferries.

He listed some of their recent accolades, including debating success, music performances, theatre and arts, giving special mention to the school production Seussical Jr. directed by Mrs Tori Saunders.

He went on to list recent sporting achievements, including the Primary Rugby Sevens making it through to the state finals with the league team following them – and of course incredible individual performances.

“The list goes on,” he added. 

“In 2019, we will launch an elite performance program after school time, spearheaded by Mr Jason Crouch.”

He also spoke of the focus on wellbeing in the school community and its role in creating a positive education environment.

“Wellbeing and learning are integraly linked,” he said. 

“Watch this space for 2019.”

The 2018 school captains Tristen Taylor and Anna Atkinson gave their final address in the lead role, before 2019 captains Tegan Ferries and Alexander Catzikiris were introduced.

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