Early offers to Notre Dame for nominated high school graduates

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Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 5-12-2011

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

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“The students here today have been singled out by their schools and selected by Notre Dame because they have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their school years, in addition to demonstrating leadership and service to their communities, church or school,” Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond.

Year 12 students from across the State, recognised for their academic ability, leadership and commitment to service, were officially welcomed into the Notre Dame community at the 2012 Early Offer Function held at the University’s Fremantle Campus.

Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond and University staff gathered with prospective students and their families to formally celebrate the achievements of Notre Dame’s early offer recipients.

Covering a vast array of courses and disciplines, Notre Dame’s new students were excited to meet and interact with University academics who will play a significant role throughout the duration of their degrees.

Gabriella Slattery, a Newman College graduate, will begin her Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree next year. She said she was attracted to Notre Dame for its personalised approach to education.

“I am excited to meet new people and expand my knowledge in Health and Physical Education within Notre Dame’s beautiful surroundings here in Fremantle,” Miss Slattery said.

“I chose the course because I have always enjoyed sport and I want to spread this enjoyment to others.”

Michael Collins, a future Law student from John XXIII College, said he was looking forward to experiencing Notre Dame’s “unique atmosphere”.

“Everyone that I know who has studied at Notre Dame says it is a great, friendly environment to learn in,” Mr Collins said.

“I’d like to see myself as a lawyer, but I’m also thinking of adding on another degree with a possible goal of entering the mining industry.”

The Early Offer Program was introduced by Notre Dame to give secondary schools the opportunity to nominate their students for tertiary studies at the University. Nominations are received from private and government secondary schools throughout Western Australia and New South Wales.

“Your schools have nominated you because they can see what you are capable of – not just academically, but as a well-rounded individual in the world today,” Professor Hammond said during the Early Offer Function.

“We want to educate you, we want to help you grow and develop – intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We want to help you become the best you can be.”

For more information about the courses on offer at Notre Dame, contact the Prospective Students Office on (08) 9433 0533.

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