Leah Ayres was the inaugural award winner of the Mary MacKillop Medal at Irene McCormack Catholic College (IMCC).
The school’s principal Robert Marshall explained that the award was “To help our community learn more about the spirit and vision of St Mary MacKillop embodied in people like Irene McCormack; as well as to promote her strong commitment to education.”
The Mary MacKillop Medal will be awarded annually to Year 12 students at their Mass for Graduation and Ceremony. These awards are for exceptional student achievement, requiring excellence and consistency in every course, for years 7 to 12.
There are two categories for the medal. The Mary MacKillop Medal for Achievement is for the Year 12 students who achieve or closest to all “A” grades for all courses from Year 7 to Year 12. The Mary MacKillop Medal for Excellence is for the development of personal life skills, and is awarded to Year 12 students who achieve consistently for the learning attributes in all, or closest to all, courses in Year 7 to Year 12 and excellent for the Care Group Teachers criteria.
Both medals – the 2017 Mary MacKillop Medal for Excellence and the Mary MacKillop Medal for Achievement – were awarded to Leah Ayres.
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