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Student Awards

Awards at Emmaus College celebrate excellence in the many facets of school life and recognise and showcase the talents of our student population.

Year 12 Awards
Year 11 Awards
Year 10 Awards
Year 9 Award
Year 8 Award
Year 7 Award
Other Awards
Commendations and Awards Scheme

Student Awards


YEAR 12 AWARDS

AWARDS PRESENTED AT THE VALEDICTORY DINNER

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Dux and top ten ATAR students each year are acknowledged at the Opening College Mass/ Investiture each year.

ACADEMIC ENDEAVOUR AWARDS

The Academic Endeavour Award acknowledges students who have performed exceptionally well in SACs, SATs and internal exams over a variety of subjects. They recognise students who have achieved a consistently high academic standard, as identified by their teachers who nominated them for the awards.

SENIOR VCAL AWARD

This Award is presented to the student who has demonstrated perseverance in and commitment to all facets of the VCAL Program and has worked to maximise their potential.

FATHER DILLON SPORTS AWARD

Father B.J. Dillon was the Parish Priest at St. Benedict’s and a driving force behind the development of the college at Burwood. This award is presented to the student who has consistently shown a positive attitude to, and enthusiastic participation in, House and representative sports, and has performed to a level of excellence over a number of events and sports during the year.

THE CALTEX ALL-ROUNDER  AWARD

Caltex Best All Rounder Award winners are characterised by their overall commitment to doing their best in all their pursuits. Typically, they excel across a number of areas including their studies, sport, community involvement, conduct and leadership.

LONG TAN AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE

This award is an important initiative by the Australian Government in conjunction with the Australian Defence Force. The ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award aims to recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, that are integral to Australian society.

KEITH HENRY AWARD

This award is named after Keith Henry, a much loved staff member of many years standing. Keith Henry’s perseverance and devotion are models of manner that are encouraged in Emmaus students. This award is presented to the student who has demonstrated perseverance with their studies throughout the year, achieving consistently and working to maximise their potential.

CHRISTIAN WITNESS AWARD

This award is presented to the student who affirmed the presence and worth of all-tolerant of others’ ideas and opinions and willing to forgive. This student is seen by the College community to be inclusive, co-operative and committed to making a difference. The student has been prepared to help others and be supportive of and involved in social justice activities within and outside the school. The student has been involved positively in the liturgical life of the community as well as demonstrating an involvement in the Religious Education class.

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

This prestigious award is presented each year to the Year 12 student who has made an outstanding contribution to Emmaus College during their time at the school. They have willingly and actively participated in school events, been an excellent role model to fellow students, enriched school traditions and have been a worthy ambassador for the College.


YEAR 11 AWARDS

ADF LONG TAN LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK AWARD

This award is an important initiative by the Australian Government in conjunction with the Australian Defence Force. The ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award aims to recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, that are integral to Australian society.

MONASH PRIZE

This award is sponsored by Monash University and is made to the Year 11 student deemed the most outstanding from an academic perspective. The recipient receives a letter of congratulations from the Vice Chancellor, a certificate from Monash University and a cheque.

THE CLARKE-McNALLY AWARD

This award is named in honour of two Chavoin College students ( Janine Clarke and Patricia McNally)  who were tragically killed at Stevenson’s Falls, Marysville in 1968 when a large broken section of a tree rolled down a hill and struck them.

The Clarke-McNally Award is in the “all-rounder” category with one awarded to a female student each year.  This award is based on the following criteria:

  • participation and contribution to the life of the school
  • leadership – both formal and informal
  • always representing the values/philosophy of the College
  • high level of academic achievement
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THE MARIST SISTERS AWARD

The Marist Sisters founded Chavoin College Burwood in 1966. This Award is in recognition of their service to the foundations of Emmaus College. The award is in the “all-rounder” category with one awarded to a male student each year.  This award is based on the following criteria:

  • participation and contribution to the life of the school
  • leadership – both formal and informal;
  • always representing the values/philosophy of the College
  • high level of academic achievement
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INTERMEDIATE VCAL AWARD

The Intermediate Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Award is presented annually to the student in the VCAL Program who has:

  • demonstrated a consistent commitment to the course
  • shown maturity and initiative
  • been able to develop sound working relationships with both the staff and fellow students
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THE BURWOOD ELECTORATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Burwood Electorate Student Achievement Award is presented annually to the student who has demonstrated a consistently high level of commitment to their studies and excellent academic results.

THE SHEELY ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD  

The Sheely Encouragement Award recognises the service given to the College by a former long-serving teacher and Year 11 Co-ordinator, Mr John Sheely.  It is made to the boy or girl who has:

  • shown perseverance ALL year with studies
  • maintained or improved academic performance throughout the year
  • always been co-operative, conscientious and diligent in class
  • always represented well the values of the College
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CHRISTIAN WITNESS AWARD

This award is presented to the student who affirmed the presence and worth of all-tolerant of others’ ideas and opinions and willing to forgive. This student is seen by the college community to be inclusive, cooperative and committed to making a difference. The student has been prepared to help others and be supportive of and involved in social justice activities within and outside the school. The student has been involved positively in the liturgical life of the community as well as demonstrating an involvement in the Religious Education class.


Year 10 Awards

THE CALTEX ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

Caltex Best All Rounder Award winners are characterised by their overall commitment to doing their best in all their pursuits. Typically, they excel across a number of areas including their studies, sport, community involvement, conduct and leadership.

The Caltex All-Rounder Award recognises participation and excellence from a Year 10 student in academic, sporting and College and community service activities.

ADF LONG TAN LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK AWARD

This award is an important initiative by the Australian Government in conjunction with the Australian Defence Force. The ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award aims to recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, that are integral to Australian society.

CHRISTIAN WITNESS AWARD

This award is presented to the student who affirmed the presence and worth of all-tolerant of others’ ideas and opinions and willing to forgive. This student is seen by the college Community to be inclusive, co-operative and committed to making a difference. The student has been prepared to help others and be supportive of and involved in social justice activities within and outside the school. The student has been involved positively in the liturgical life of the community as well as demonstrating an involvement in the Religious Education class.

FATHER ARNOLD AWARD 

Father Arnold had a very long and supportive association with Emmaus College from 1980-2010 as a Canonical Administrator, Chair of the College Board and President of the Association of Canonical Administrators. He was Parish Priest of St. Phillip’s North Blackburn from 1975-2011.

This award is presented to a Year 10 student on Presentation Evening each year who demonstrates the following characteristics that are indicative of the person that award is named after:

Conscientious, persistent, humble and living the Gospel message in service of the College motto and yearly theme

The award is in the form of an Emmaus Plaque and a cheque to be used to assist with educational expenses.


Year 9 Award

CHRISTIAN WITNESS AWARD

This award is presented to the student who affirmed the presence and worth of all-tolerant of others’ ideas and opinions and willing to forgive. This student is seen by the College community to be inclusive, co-operative and committed to making a difference. The student has been prepared to help others and be supportive of and involved in social justice activities within and outside the school. The student has been involved positively in the liturgical life of the community as well as demonstrating an involvement in the Religious Education class.


Year 8 Award

CHRISTIAN WITNESS AWARD

This award is presented to the student who affirmed the presence and worth of all-tolerant of others’ ideas and opinions and willing to forgive. This student is seen by the College community to be inclusive, co-operative and committed to making a difference. The student has been prepared to help others and be supportive of and involved in social justice activities within and outside the school. The student has been involved positively in the liturgical life of the community as well as demonstrating an involvement in the Religious Education class.


Year 7 Award

CHRISTIAN WITNESS AWARD

This award is presented to the student who affirmed the presence and worth of all-tolerant of others’ ideas and opinions and willing to forgive. This student is seen by the College community to be inclusive, co-operative and committed to making a difference. The student has been prepared to help others and be supportive of and involved in social justice activities within and outside the school. The student has been involved positively in the liturgical life of the community as well as demonstrating an involvement in the Religious Education class.


Other Awards 

THE SUSAN RANDALL LITERATURE AWARDS

Susan Randall was librarian at the College from 1988-2005. This award recognises her contribution to Emmaus College and her love of literature.

A selection of subject specific competitions include:

  • THE AUSTRALIAN MATHS COMPETITION
  • THE AUSTRALIAN COMPUTER COMPETITION
  • THE AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHY COMPETITION
  • THE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY COMPETITION
  • THE ASX SHAREMARKET GAME
  • THE DANTE ALIGHIERI COMPETITION
  • SWINBURNE JUNIOR ITALIAN COMPETITION
  • DEBATING ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA
  • ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW
  • TOURNAMENT OF THE MINDS

It should also be noted that students have numerous sporting opportunities to compete in representing Emmaus College.


COMMENDATIONS AND AWARDS SCHEME (YEARS 7-11)

The scheme represents the College’s method of congratulating and acknowledging the achievements and endeavours of our students. 

Commendations for Academic Achievement and Academic Effort are cumulative throughout the year with Certificates awarded to students on the achievement of certain milestones. These include:

Bronze Award Certificate Academic Excellence or Academic Effort
Silver Award Certificate Academic Excellence or Academic Effort
Gold Award Certificate and badge Academic Excellence or Academic Effort
Titanium Award Certificate and badge Academic Excellence or Academic Effort

The top 15% of students in each year level are acknowledged at Presentation Evening each year at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.