La Salle College’s commitment to excellence and strong
sense of community was shown at the 2018 Presentation Evening held at the Perth
Convention and Exhibition Centre to 2500 guests on Sunday 2 December.
The College showcased the talents of 413 performers,
including Year 7 Massed Choir, Concert Band, Brass Band, Show Band, College
Choir, Liturgical Dance Ensemble, De La J and De La Dance. The 239 award recipients were acknowledged for their outstanding academic achievement
and special awards and 53 Student Representative Council members were
introduced for 2019.
Under the direction of Mr Christopher Milne, the La
Salle College Concert Band performed two pieces. The first piece was a medley from Disney’s Aladdin.
In 2014 Mrs Margaret Bull asked Mr Milne if the band knew the theme
from Star Trek Voyager – they performed this at the 2018 Catholic Performing
Arts Festival and received its ninth consecutive Outstanding Award. The second piece performed Star Trek Through The Years was
dedicated to the memory of Mrs Margaret Bull.
The College acknowledges these special awards and
their recipients from Year 12.
The Year 12 Coordinator’s Award was presented to Shanice Peploe for her genuine helpful nature and her commitment to caring for and helping others makes, which makes her a true Lasallian.
The Australian Super Awards for Excellence in
Vocational Education and Training acknowledging the achievements of the top
student in this area was presented to Emily Powell.
Proxime Accessit, awarded to the second highest ranked
student studying courses that lead to achieving an ATAR was presented to Ashleigh
The most prestigious academic award offered to a
student is the Dux of the College. This was presented to James Mavrick.
The Tom Campbell Trophy was awarded to McCormack House
as the Overall Champion House for 2018.
The St John Baptist de La Salle Medallion recognises a
student who has lived out the spirit of our Patron Saint and founder. The award recognises a student who epitomises
what it is to be Lasallian – to give selflessly, to reach out and touch the
hearts of other students and staff, to strive for excellence, to actively and
consciously live out a commitment to helping those who are “last, least and
lost” and to be an overt witness to Christ.
The 2018 St John Baptist de La Salle Award was presented to Jacob
The College congratulates all students for their
outstanding achievements and God given talents.
The College thanks the staff and
students for their dedication in preparing for this special evening.
In recognition of our retiring Principal, Mr Wayne
Bull, a presentation was made on behalf of the College community and presented
by College Board Chair, Mr Joe Marino. Firstly,
a suitcase filled with thank you notes, letters and cards handwritten by
members of the College community was presented. Secondly, the St John Baptist de La Salle
Medallion, the highest honour that the College can bestow was presented with
In recognition of his outstanding achievements and
visionary leadership as Principal of La Salle College 2006 – 2018.
At the conclusion of the evening it is tradition as a
mark of honour and respect, that those people who are about to leave an
organisation are piped out. At the conclusion of the evening, piper, Alex
Pagano commenced and Vice Principal, Mr Adrian Martino invited the Year 12
College Captains, Deputy Captains, retiring Principal, Mr Wayne Bull
accompanied by his grandchildren to lead the graduating Class of 2018 from the
Riverside Theatre at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for the final