The Principal and staff acknowledge and congratulate all Year 12 award winners.

Academic Dux

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ATAR courses.

Joshua SoneJoshua Sone

Joshua has completed all of his senior schooling via the School of Isolated and Distance Education where he quickly adapted to online learning. He is a focused, diligent, well organised and enthusiastic student who always strives for excellence. Joshua’s ability to work independently has resulted in excellent achievement across all of his courses.

Interested in international politics, Joshua has applied to the University of Western Australia to study several disciplines including Economics, Politics, Environmental Biology and Psychology.

In addition to winning Academic Dux Joshua has also been nominated by SIDE for the UWA Excellence Award. The Principal and staff wish Joshua all the best in his future endeavours.

Vocational Dux

Awarded to the highest achieving student in a vocational pathway.

James HazellJames Hazell

James has completed all of his secondary education via the School of Isolated and Distance Education. He is a home-based student, living and studying independently in the remote location of Ajana; about an hour’s drive east of Kalbarri. He achieved high grades in all his courses and excelled in the Workplace Learning Program where he participated in on-the-job training in the family business (Eden Springs farm) and at Abrolhos Electrics (in Kalbarri). James’s teachers describe him as a hardworking, conscientious and committed student.

As a Vocational Education & Training student James has demonstrated an aptitude for technology, digital, and work force skills. He successfully completed the Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology achieving competency in the 14 units. James, at this point of his life was planning to secure an electrical apprenticeship post school, however, is keeping his options open and exploring other avenues such as applying for a university preparation course at Edith Cowan University. Computer Science is of interest as well as small business operations.

Having completed five years of online study James has honed his independent study and thinking skills, is self-motivated and communicates confidently with peers and adults. The Principal and staff wish James well with his future endeavours.

ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award

Awarded by the Australian Defence Force to Daniel Downey who demonstrates leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community and who displays strong values.

Australian Super Award for Excellence in VET

Awarded to VET student Sethen Sheehan-Lee who has demonstrated energy and integrity in his chosen VET study and shown commitment to his personal and skills development.

Caltex Best All Rounder Award

Awarded to Luca Bonini who excels in a range of categories including academic, personal conduct and leadership.

Certificate of Merit

Awarded to Brearley Mitchell, Fleur de Lys Robinson and Joshua Sone.

This School Curriculum and Standards Authority award is based on grades achieved by students in their schools. Points are accumulated over the senior schooling years.

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Certificate

The Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand Certificate is presented to

Jemma Hallett for an outstanding result in ATAR Economics.
Sena Lefroy for an outstanding result in ATAR Accounting.

Curtin Principal’s Recommendation

Awarded to Fleur de Lys Robinson and Charlotte Spraggs the two highest achieving Year 12 students who have selected Curtin University as their first or second preference.

NMERO Commitment To Excellence Award

Awarded to Tawpojita Das Sarker who has achieved well academically and contributed to school and community life.

Principal's Art Award

Repercussions by Alyssa BushAwarded to Alyssa Bush who has produced an outstanding studio piece, as determined by the Principal.

Alyssa is a thoughtful and industrious student from Mount Barker Community College. Her family have lived in that area for many years and she was moved by the devastating bushfires that razed the land around her.

In her words:

"Despite being warned not to, locals lit up fires in this storm which lead to three days of about 27 massive bush fires raging… they left behind nothing but people and ashes… and the occasional burnt out tree stump."

This unique ‘stump’ idea was her symbolic response to this devastation. Through paperbark collected from the environment around her, wire mesh, string lights and spray-paint, she has created a visual representation of the pain and suffering that occurs to both people and nature. Alyssa’s work stands one-metre-tall and is a worthy winner of the SIDE Principal’s Art Award 2018.

Student Leadership Award Patrick Gorman: Federal Member for Perth

Awarded to Stephanie Stockbauer who has demonstrated leadership in the community. Stephanie has achieved well academically and made a positive contribution to the lives of others.

The Couch TV Award for Media Production

Awarded to George Farrugia for an outstanding result in ATAR Media Production and Analysis.

UWA Excellence Award

Awarded by UWA to Joshua Sone as the most likely to succeed at university and who has chosen to study at UWA.

Student Services Awards


Awarded to the following home-based students who have studied in difficult circumstances and achieved commendable results.

Kloe Ams Taniayah Phillips
Jetiya Sukprasert Bronwyn Veer

Awarded to the following full-time SIDE students from partner schools who have studied in difficult circumstances and achieved commendable results.

Elrika Roux Kimberly Ryder Sethen Sheehan-Lee
Jingyun (Fiona) Su Candice Treasure Cynthia White

Endeavour Award

Awarded to Darcie Watts who performs to the best of her capability in her schooling. Darcie is recognised for her persistence and positive attitude in overcoming difficulties.

ATAR Course Awards

Business Studies Accounting and Finance Sena Lefroy
English English Jessica Lines
Literature Kiana Ralph
HPE Health Studies Anna McBride
HASS Economics Jemma Hallett
Geography Pei Ling (Natalia) Tan
Modern History Ava Breton
Politics and Law Frances Mazzarolo
Languages French: Second Language Jordan Bacon
Indonesian: Second Language Cleye Jensen
Italian: Second Language Luca Bonini
Japanese: Second Language Bohemia Crawford
Mathematics Mathematics: Applications Lena Ngo
Mathematics: Methods Steven Foster
Mathematics: Specialist Joseph Surin
Science Biology Tessa MacNish
Chemistry Mikayla Moolman
Human Biology Fleur de Lys Robinson
Physics Alexander Blogg
Technologies Applied Information Tech Sena Lefroy
The Arts Media Production and Analysis George Farrugia
Visual Arts Keely Flanagan

General Course Awards

Business Studies Business Management and Enterprise Tawpojita Das Sarkar
Career Education Career and Enterprise Nikita Butler
English English Lucy Kotzas
HPE Health Studies Lucy Kotzas
HASS Geography Bronwyn Veer
Modern History Lucy Kotzas
Languages Japanese: Second Language Haleemah Choolun
Mathematics Mathematics: Essential Lucy Kotzas
Science Human Biology Cooper Sims
Technologies Applied Information Technologies Tyron Sullivan
Automotive Engineering and Technologies Skye Gilbert
Children, Family and Community Hannah Salkilld-Campbell
Design: Photography Jingyun (Fiona) Su
Design: Technical Graphics Kristy Perkusich
The Arts Visual Arts Bronwyn Veer

Foundation Course Awards

English English Raymond Binsiar
Kimberly Ryder
Mathematics Mathematics Trevor Hayden

Preliminary Units

English Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 Taniayah Phillips
Mathematics Units 1, 3 and 4 Taniayah Phillips
The Arts Visual Arts Units 3 and 4 Alexandra Nicolae

Certificates/Endorsed Programs

Business Studies Cert II Business Kimberly Ryder
Cert II Financial Services Jettson Brown
Career Education ASDAN Workright Taniayah Phillips
Authority Developed Workplace Learning Sethen Sheehan-Lee
School Based Traineeship Lauren Rutherford
Languages Certificate II Applied Languages (Japanese) Ingrid Young
Learning Support ASDAN - Short Courses:
 - Animal Care
 - Hair and Beauty
 - Hospitality
Darcie Watts
ASDAN - Towards Independence:
 - Horticulture
 - Independent Living
 - Making Pictures
Lewis Davies
Technologies Cert II Information, Digital Media and Technologies James Hazell
The Arts Cert II Creative Industries Sethen Sheehan-Lee
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