Young achievers recognised at Lower Junior Awards Night

On 6 November, we celebrated the diverse and extensive achievements of our youngest learners at the 2018 Lower Junior Awards Night. This ceremony was attended by Ms Crystal Lane representing Dr Jim Chalmers, Federal Member for Rankin, and Councillor Angela Owen, Councillor of Calamvale Ward. Family and friends in the audience were treated to three special performances by the Piccolo Choir – “I’m a Little Robot”, “Zoom Zoom Zoom”, and “Our Little Song”.

This year, our foundation Immersion class completed their 3-year intensive Mandarin language programme. As such, we recognised our 17 participating students in this cohort for their enthusiastic and diligent foray into language acquisition.

We also congratulated those students who attained the highest academic achievement within each of the Key Learning Areas. These students have worked tremendously hard all year, and they serve as excellent role models for their peers. Congratulations to our recipients of Academic Awards:

Year 1

Anya Gulati English
Micah Dean Mathematics
Emily Loo Inquiry

LOTE – First Language

Prabhleen Kaur Class Music
Vanessa Sinclair LOTE – Second Language
Nooruddin Shah Health & Physical Education


Year 2

Cameron Sander English
Sienna Crawford Mathematics
Derick Zeng Inquiry
Isabella Chakly Class Music
Youchen (Yolanda) Zhang LOTE – First Language
Carene Lewis LOTE – Second Language

Health & Physical Education


Merit Awards were conferred to those students who demonstrated commitment to personal growth and achievement, and displayed exemplary behaviour towards learning. Congratulations to:


Braithan Gunn Possum
Amber Hunt Possum
Jake Van Der Hoeven Gecko
Bethania Fisseha Gecko
Juan-Zhu Pan Gecko
Ridha Kanaani Gecko


Year 1

Tyler Cabrera Echidna
Olivah Ashton Echidna
Vuziga Yanga Echidna
Prabhleen Kaur Echidna
Atonio Hunt Platypus
Dominique Gillis Platypus


Year 2

Charles Yu Koala
Harrison Lilly Koala
Chloe Zhao Koala
Tsi-Ti (Tiffany) Chou Koala





Congratulations to Naveed Qurbanzadah, our recipient of the Bean Faulkner Community Award. Naveed willingly promoted College activities and volunteered services within and beyond the classroom.



The Spirit of Brisbane Award went to Jayden Johnstone, who was congratulated for his quiet achiever approach to volunteering, mentoring, or supporting other students, the community, or persons in need.


We also congratulate Demari Schelkis – our recipient of the Work Ethic Award for a student with diverse learning needs – for his commendable work ethic and improved social skills on display this year.


This year, our Academic Excellence Awards were conferred to Cameron Sander and Derick Zeng, for attaining the highest academic achievement within Lower Junior. Cameron and Derick demonstrated the attributes of great learners across all areas of the curriculum. They have been exemplary inquirers, thinkers, and communicators – they displayed sincere commitment to their learning which has enabled them to achieve such great success this year.

Thank you to our parents, teachers, and the many staff members who have contributed to Lower Junior this year. We will continue to work hard to ensure that our young learners succeed in 2019 and beyond.