McGarry Bursaries

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Following the Mass, we presented the McGarry Bursaries. A bequest by the late Miss Joan McGarry has established perpetual bursaries to be presented each year to St Patrick’s College students. The trust is established in honour of Miss McGarry’s parents, the late Fred and Rose McGarry and her brother, the late Jim McGarry. As per the guidelines of the bequest, bursaries were awarded in the areas of Academic Achievement, Sporting and Cultural Excellence and Social Justice. As well, in recognition of Joan McGarry’s lifelong dedication to her profession of nursing, the student with the highest OP entering Nursing also receives a bursary. The intention of the bequest is that students receive the bursary once properly enrolled in a tertiary course after Year 12, with study to commence in the year of the bequest.

 These bursaries are not about money – although the money is substantial – the bursaries are about a gift to the future, a belief in young people, a hope to make things better for young people. An extraordinary gift to our whole community.

 Every year when we celebrate these bursaries, it is important that we reflect on the fact that we have a debt of gratitude and a responsibility to all those who have gone before us at St Patrick’s. There is a proud tradition of spreading and sharing the good news at this college and we become part of that tradition and we continue to create that tradition this year.

It was wonderful to see the McGarry Bursary recipients so excited as they were all about to embark on studies for their various careers. This year saw $22,000 available to be distributed to successful students. The amount available for bursaries is advised to the College by Perpetual Trustees, who are the trustees of Joan McGarry’s estate. Bursaries are awarded according to a formula devised by the College Board in 2009 to meet the available money and number of eligible recipients each year.

McGARRY BURSARY AWARDEES

Award winners were:

JunHong Liu

Academic Excellence for OP 1

Bachelor of Science (Data Science)

Isaac Lange

Academic Excellence for OP 1

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Alice Climpson

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Ashley Gall

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical)

Zachary Hunt

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Caroline Jacob

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Thomas Lando

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering

Riley Nicholas

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Jessica Norton

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)

Gabrielle Perkins

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science

Mariska Pretorius

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of IT

Kara Daniel

Academic Excellence for OP 3

Bachelor of Engineering

Cameron Larcombe

Academic Excellence for OP 3

Bachelor of Engineering

Annie Van Lint

Academic Excellence for OP 3

Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Psychology

Aiden Chapman

Academic Excellence for OP 4

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Mason Clifford

Academic Excellence for OP 4

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Annabelle Morgan

Academic Excellence for OP 4

Bachelor of Building Design

Livanna Turner

Academic Excellence for OP 4

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)/ Dip Professional Practice

Kiralee Welsh

Academic Excellence for OP 4

Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Hayden Brownsey

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Engineering

Tahlia Camilleri

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce

Kye Gaviglio

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Computer Science

Kahel Hoban

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Engineering

Hannah Jorgensen

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Education

Zane Monteith

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business

Ciara Murphy

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Law (Hons)

Brittany Pattemore

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Nursing

Sophie Osborne

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Engineering / B Science

Bryce Thompson

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Law

Tom Vella

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Engineering

Khobe Weller

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Science (Vet and Animal Bioscience)

Cheyenne White

Academic Excellence for OP 5

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business

Erin McCartney

Student with highest OP enrolled in Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing Science/B Midwifery

Noah Hayes

Cultural Award

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Eligible students who deferred this year until 2020:

Hithyshini Prasad

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Leia Brook

Academic Excellence for OP 4

Taylor Purcell

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Tyler North

Academic Excellence for OP 4

Bianca Van Vuren

Academic Excellence for OP 2

Madonna Tomerini

Academic Excellence for OP 5

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The Adrian Smith Memorial Bursary was also awarded at the Opening and Investiture Mass. This award is for a graduating student selected by the Principal and Staff of St Patrick’s College, who best reflects the nature and values of Adrian Smith in his time as a student and staff member of the College. Adrian was a person who had great integrity, a friendly nature and a great passion for Information Technology, Aerospace and Business. The successful awardee will be continuing with their education at the tertiary level and the bursary is both an acknowledgement of their involvement at the College and to assist with future studies.

 Samuel Andersen (Year 12 in 2018) was awarded the $200 bursary at the Mass.Saved photos 2

Samuel is about to begin studies in Bachelor of Arts / Animation at QUT. Adrian’s mother Sharon Smith was in attendance to present this bursary to Samuel.

The Christian Brothers Vocational Education and Training Encouragement Bursary provides a cash prize of $250 which is intended to assist the student with the pursuit of their vocational goals. The bursary is for a student in Year 12 who has been identified by the College as striving for excellence in their vocational studies.

 he bursary winner for 2019 was Evan Keating. The bursary was presented by Mr Simon Korneliussen, our VET Coordinator.Saved photos 3

 The Class of 1974 Bursary is sponsored by members of the Class of 1974, who have collectively made an outstanding contribution to the Mackay community and beyond – in the clergy, politics, business, law, trades and other fields. Through their generosity, a bursary which provides a rebate from the student’s college fees, has been made available to a current St Patrick’s College Year 12 student. This student will have demonstrated great dedication and commitment throughout Year 11 in overcoming adversity, or disability or circumstances to achieve academic success.Saved photos 4

 

The recipient of the Class of 1974 Bursary was Josh Crawley. Mr Damian Carroll, who was a member of this class, presented the Bursary to Josh on behalf of the class of 1974.

The Macrossan & Amiet Charitable Foundation: The bursary is presented to a Year 11 student who is considered to be of merit, shows sufficient promise and who is consider worthy of the bursary, especially taking into account that the student shows sufficient promise and whose education will benefit from the bursary.

 The recipient of The Macrossan & Amiet Charitable Foundation Bursary is Bridie Fenech.

 Aspire to Teach Awards: The Aspire to Teach Awards are a Catholic Education Award and the purpose of the award is to promote the career of teaching for students in the Senior Phase of Learning. This award is presented to a male and female student.

These students will have demonstrated the following:

  • Witnesses to his/her Christian faith;
  • Displays qualities of a good teacher eg. Care, compassion, positivity, collaborative, helpful, supportive and mentoring peers;
  • Good academic and behaviour record;
  • Broad involvement in college and cocurricular activities;
  • Evident student leadership

The recipients of the Aspire to Teach Awards are Jael Mezieres and Cale DuRietz. The students are pictures with Bishop Michael McCarthy and Ms Leesa Jeffcoat, Diocesan Director.Saved photos 5