Magnificent backdrop for Halls Head graduating students | PHOTOS

Due to the numbers attending, Halls Head College decided to relocate its graduation to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre this year.

The idea was to allow for family, friends and special guests to attend and support students throughout the ceremony.

"The [Centre] provided magnificent theatre and convention facilities, with a picturesque backdrop," college spokeswoman Chantal Brewersaid.

"It was a little indulgence for our graduates after what has been a difficult year for graduates all over the world.

"Our Year 12s didn't miss a beat throughout 2020. They simply stepped through their challenges and kept focused on their studies."

This year's graduates were the inaugural Year 7s of the college.

"Throughout the six years spent at the College they have been pro-active Halls Head College advocates who have contributed considerably throughout our wider community," Ms Brewer said.

"The Riverside Theatre at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre facilitated our students and their enormous support squad, who all cheered from their seats in pride."

Principal Bronwyn White said the Valedictory Ceremony was her favourite event of the year and that it was an honour to share with students, parents, staff and special guests the celebration of this important milestone.

Caillen Paynter (2020 Head Student) took the Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award ($550) and Ella Stephenson (2020 Head Student) was the recipient of the Learning for Life Dux Award. Both students have had key roles in youth development groups and have represented our wider community with pride over their six years at Halls Head College.

Yesterday SCSA released the results for all Year 12 students. Ella, the Dux recipient, received 94.8 which has placed her in a great position for her application to university studying Medicine.

Excited, Ella explained that the offer for a placement into Medicine would be dependent on both her ATAR, UCAT scores and then an interview.

She was looking forward to January 15 when offers are sent out.

Ella has joined a steady flow of successful HHC students who have received a 90+ ATAR score each year.

Students who gain a 90+ result are invited to meet with Mayor Rhys Williams for a congratulatory celebration in 2021. Halls Head College will receive information on any further 2020 students who have entered this category, in January 2021.

Halls Head College would like to wish our Year 12s the brightest of futures as they head into the next stage of their life journey. It has been a true privilege.

AWARDS

Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award - CAILLEN PAYNTER

Learning for Life DUX Award - ELLA STEPHENSON

Premier Student General - TAYA T

Premier Student Vocational Studies - DANIELLE STONE

Mayor Rhys Williams Patron Award for Communities - ELLA STEPHENSON

Professor Lyn Beazley Patron Award for STEM - STEFANOS MACKINNON

Caltex All Rounder - TAYLOR D

Inaugural Aureate Club, (students who achieve above 150 Award Points for SCSA - TAYLOR D, ETHAN D,

STEFANOS MACKINNON, HANNAH O'MAHONY, ELLA STEPHENSON, TAYA T.

Alumni Service Award went to - JOSEPH NOTLEY

Endeavour Award (General) - JOSHUA GATES

Endeavour Awards (ATAR) - MAXIME MORAD

Citizenship Award - ALYSHIA JOHNSON

Senior School Transition Program Excellence Award - ISEBELLE DREWITT

Big Picture Excellence Award - BROOKE S

Art Excellence Award - MONIQUE WILLS

Neil Taylor Sport Person of the Year - MALACHY WATSON