Jake Bennett, year 7, Danyelle
Williams, year 8, and Daniel Murphy, year 9, have been named students of the
month for September by St. Ignatius Catholic School.
The competition has been going on
for two years. It’s an idea that came from the student body.
“The students who sit on the school
council suggested it as a motivational tool for them,” said Bernadette Devlin,
the Head of Lower School at St. Ignatius.
Jake joined St. Ignatius from John
A. Cumber primary school. He was commended
by staff for his caring and mature attitude.
Danyelle joined St. Ignatius in
January and was been commended for her consistent excellent effort.
Daniel is in his third year at St.
Ignatius. He was commended for demonstrating
a willingness to participate in class and for being an example to others in his
“The students are encouraged by the
scheme as it recognizes other aspects of their school life and it is not always
linked to academic success,” said Ms Devlin.
“They all feel that they have a chance to be recognised for their hard
work and good citizenship.”
The students are recognised for
making consistent excellent effort in all assignments, making an improvement in
the quality of work produced, demonstrating a positive attitude, showing great
commitment to extracurricular activities and demonstrating concern for others.
The winners’ photos are displayed
in the school reception area for the month.
“This gives them a great sense of
pride and achievement.”