Year 12 Graduation and Awards Ceremony



On Wednesday evening, 20 October, our Year 12 students celebrated their final chapter at the College. Students, family, and friends gathered at the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the Graduation Liturgy, Awards Presentations and Graduation Ceremony.


The liturgy commenced with Father Con and a selection of the students leading in prayer. They asked God to guide them and their peers to use their gifts and talents to achieve their goals, and to have the strength to overcome any obstacles that they may face in the future. The liturgy concluded with Father Con blessing all of the Year 12 students.



Our Lady of Mercy College Choir, led by Mrs Sinead Forster, sang An African Blessing, arrangement by Andrew Chihn, after which the official Presentation of Awards Ceremony commenced.




Please find here an overview of the awards presented during the evening and their recipients:


Year 12 Awards


Daniel Godwin Mercy Values Award

Joshua Jacob Christian Service Award

Emily Coutts Long Tan



Academic Excellence Awards


Emily Coutts Certificate II Sport and Recreation

Human Biology General


Jack Cross Chemistry ATAR

Literature ATAR

Mathematics Methods

Modern History ATAR

Religion and Life General


Sophie Hart Psychology General


Lewis Italiano Building and Construction General

English General

Materials Design and Technology – Metals General

Materials Design and Technology – Woods General

Mathematics Essentials General


Joshua Jacob Drama ATAR

Human Biology ATAR

Psychology ATAR


Quinn Kenyon Certificate II Outdoor Education


Xiaomeng Liu Physics ATAR


Nicola Mberi Certificate II Creative Industries


Clara O’Donovan English ATAR


Jenna Shields Certificate II Hospitality


Maddison Thackray Physical Education Studies ATAR


Mary Whiteley Religion and Life ATAR


Thomas Zappia Biology ATAR

Economics ATAR

Mathematics Applications ATAR



Major College Awards


Academic Distinction

Presented to Year 12 students who have achieved 14 or more A grades across Year 11 and 12 or their equivalent in General Courses.


The recipients of Academic Distinctions are:

Jack Cross

Lewis Italiano

Joshua Jacob

Thomas Zappia


Proxime Accessit

Awarded to the student who has achieved the second highest academic result in

Year 12, in the General and ATAR pathways.


The student receiving the Proxime Accessit for the General Pathway is:

Emily Coutts


The student receiving the Proxime Accessit for the ATAR Pathway is:

Joshua Jacob


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