The Mass and Collegiate Dinner to mark the start of Semester 2 was an occasion to celebrate the highly pleasing results of Aquinas students in the first half of 2019.
At the Dinner, held on Sunday 11 August, Dr Sarah Moller spoke of just how outstanding the results were.
“These are possibly the strongest set of results ever achieved by Aquinas students,” said the Assistant Dean.
“In particular, we need to applaud the Freshers of whom more than 80% achieved a Credit average or better, many of those with Distinctions and High Distinctions.”
She added that, for the first time, there was a five-way tie for the Fr James McInerney Scholarship for the highest achieving first-year student, each of whom had High Distinction averages. (Pictured above L-R: Keely Venn, Ashleigh Heath, Benjamin Harvey, Courtney De Barro and Patrick Klingner) There was also a two-way tie for the Fr Michael Scott scholarship for the best overall students, with straight High Distinction students Larry Klingner and Mitchell Thompson sharing the honours.
In his address, Student President, Fletcher Thomas, expressed the gratitude of the students to Dr Moller and the Academic Team for all they are doing to build on the already-strong academic culture of the College.
The Rector highlighted the role of mutual support and shared expectation.
“The 44 tutors and the tutorial system, the ever-ready informal peer advice, the shared study times, the respecting of rules that make for developing a conducive study atmosphere – all these things are bearing fruit,” said Brother Michael. He thanked and congratulated students on a highly successful semester.