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Yorketown Area School
2012 presentation night
AT the Yorketown Area School pres-
entation night held at the end of last
term, students were awarded for
their efforts during 2012.
Student of the year awards for
junior, middle and secondary levels
were given to outstanding students
who has participated in school life,
provided leadership to fellow stu-
dents and shown commitment to
their own studies.
This year, Red House was tri-
umphant in the YAS house points
competition with 4642 points, Blue
House ended the year with 4265
points and Yellow House had 3356.5
points. Award recipients
Senior school student of the year,
Emily Pritchard; middle school stu-
dent of the year, Lucy Taheny; junior
school student of the year, Ben
Year 12 academic award,
Senior school sportsperson of the
year, Tom Taheny; middle school
sportsperson of the year, Lucy
Taheny; junior school sportsperson
of the year, Lachlan Hoile.
Music award, Sherida Borghouts.
Agriculture award, Jake Sandric.
Yorke Youth Services middle
school award, Max Sanderson.
Middle and senior school award
winners: year 7 academic excellence,
Taylor Wallace, Alexandra
Thompson; year 7 excellence and
endeavour, Josie Rudduck, Sam
Haylock; year 8 academic excellence,
Isabelle Dick; year 8 excellence and
endeavour, Dayenera Murdock,
Ashleigh Lee; year 9 academic excel-
lence, Jasmin Picot, Brooke Webb;
year 9 excellence and endeavour,
David Sara; year 10 academic excel-
lence, Jordan Hull, Alex Luke;
year 10 excellence and endeavour
Ryan Parker, Elizabeth South; year
11 academic excellence, Liam Luke,
Luke Ramsay; year 11 excellence and
endeavour, Keyara Tucker, Tom
Junior school encouragement
awards: reception, Charlotte Barlow,
Xavier Smith; year 1, Alana Woods,
Cooper Bennett-Rachwal; year 2,
Georgia Sherriff, Darcy Collins; year
3, Daniel Michelmore, Amber
Carroll; year 4, Max Gutsche, Tyson
Luke; year 5, Hope Kessell, Grace
Collins; year 6, Ebbony Peter,
Steven Griffiths Community
Award, Tony and Joanne Woods.
Australian Defence Force
Awards: Emily Pritchard, year 12;
Keyara Tucker, year 11; Alex Luke,
MIDDLE AND SENIOR SCHOOL AWARD WINNERS... Jordan Hull, Luke
Ramsay, Elizabeth South, Isabelle Dick, Tom Cadd, Josie Rudduck, Alex
Luke, Ashleigh Lee, Dayenera Murdock, David Sara, Alexandra
Thompson, Keyara Tucker, Taylor Wallace, Ryan Parker, Liam Luke and
YEAR 12 ACADEMIC
SPECIAL AWARDS... Agriculture award win-
ner, Jake Sandric; music award winner,
Sherida Borghouts; Yorke Youth Services mid-
dle school award winner, Max Sanderson.
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS...
Tom Taheny, senior school; Lucy Taheny, mid-
dle school; Lachlan Hoile, junior school.
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE AWARDS...
Emily Pritchard, Keyara Tucker and Alex
Yorketown Area School captains
Tom Taheny and Keyara Tucker
were awarded certificates for
their efforts in 2012.
JUNIOR SCHOOL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS... Tyson Luke,
Mitchell McIntosh-Whitehouse, Alana Woods, Grace Collins,
Charlotte Barlow, Hope Kessell, Daniel Michelmore, Darry
Collins and Amber Carroll. (Absent: Xavier Smith, Georgia
Sherriff, Max Gutsche, Ebbony Peter, Cooper Bennett-Rachwal.)
STUDENTS OF THE YEAR... Winners with
Stansbury/Dalrymple Lions Club representa-
tive Murray Thompson, Emily Pritchard, sen-
ior school; Lucy Taheny, middle school; and
Ben Stuart, junior school.
CURRAMULKA Primary School's
motto of 'small school, strong team' has
proven accurate with a string of sport-
ing successes during 2012.
The school's volleyball skills shone
through when the years 6/7 boys' team
won the SAPSASA Indoor Volleyball
Championship in August.
Five teams also made it to the finals
of the Copper Coast Schools Beach
Volleyball Festival in November.
Curramulka dominated the festival
with the years 6/7 boys and the years
4/5 girls taking home gold, and the
years 6/7 girls and the other years 4/5
girls' team winning silver.
But volleyball is not the only sport in
which Curramulka Primary School
students have excelled.
Upper primary teacher Jenny
Hansen led the years 6/7 girls to a silver
medal in the SAPSASA Knockout
Softball Championship in the small
More knockout success came when
the years 6/7 boys' team won the SAP-
SASA Knockout Cricket Competition
in the small schools division in
The boys combined with Port
Vincent Primary School to fill a team
and battled through four minor rounds
against Minlaton, Maitland Lutheran,
North Haven and Clapham to reach the
grand final at Adelaide High School.
After an exciting match, including a
hat-trick from captain Murphy Short,
the team defeated Murraylands
Christian College by 17 runs.
"It's excellent to see the kids doing so
well, particularly as softball and volley-
ball are only played at a school level,"
Ms Hansen said.
Sporting success at Curry PS
KNOCKOUT CRICKET STATE PREMIERS... Back: Bodie
Warwick, Patrick Way, Murphy Short, Tyler Kimber, Michael
Short, Robbie Thompson, Tobias Short (coach); front: Ashley
Pulling, Angus Pointon, Jack Cockington, Lachlan Pointon, Tom
Hams, Harry Germein.
ST Columba's Memorial
opened its Indigenous
Reconciliation Garden at
the end of last term.
Achieved through suc-
cessful grant applications
Reconciliation SA and
Catholic Education South
Australia, the garden fea-
tures native plants and was
largely the work of the
school's indigenous trainee
At the opening celebra-
tion, Deborah Furbank,
representative from Innes
National Park, presented a
Templetonia seedling (a
species prevalent in the
park) to the school.
Deborah plant the seedling
which represents a link
between the school and
Innes National Park.
Quenten Agius, from
Point Pearce, also attended
the opening and told
Aboriginal stories to the
children with the accom-
paniment of a didgeridoo.
planted at St Columba's
SPECIAL SEED... St Columba's Memorial School, Yorketown, stu-
dents Ellen Lombladt and Blake Warren help Deborah Furbank plant a
Templetonia seedling in the school's new Indigenous Reconciliation
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