Notre Dame hosts Curriculum Council Awards

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 14-2-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

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The University of Notre Dame Australia’s (UNDA) Fremantle Campus was the location for this year’s awards ceremony for the Curriculum Council of Western Australia.

Approximately 1500 people gathered at Notre Dame to celebrate the achievements of 2007’s top students in the Tertiary Entrance Examinations and the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses.

Students from the private and public sector were awarded certificates of excellence and subject awards in recognition of their consistent high scores over their last two years of secondary school.

Neil Thomas from Wesley College received this year’s Beazley Medal: TEE for the highest academic achievement in Tertiary Entrance Rank subjects. Michelle Kite from Corpus Christi College received the Beazley Medal: VET for the highest achievement in a vocational program.

Professor Kim Beazley, the former federal leader of the Labor Party and his mother, Mrs Betty Beazley were present for the prestigious awards. The Beazley Medal is named in honour of the late Kim Beazley Senior, who made a significant contribution to education in both Western Australia and Australia.

UNDA’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock said the evening was an opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements by the students. He congratulated them all, commending them and their families and wished them well for their future.

The Honourable Mark McGowan, Minister for Education and Training presented the awards. In his address to the audience, he spoke about the high educational standing Western Australian students have consistently achieved at a national level and also at an international level.

Satellite ceremonies were held throughout the campus where 500 graduates were presented with certificates of distinction and excellence.

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