Whyalla High School presentation night 2013 | PHOTOS

Whyalla High School held its 71st annual presentation night last week to recognise the individual achievements of it students across a range of subjects.

The evening saw the presentation of certificates for year eight, nine and 10 students for consistent application and effort as well as outstanding academic achievement in their school subjects throughout the year.

A number of special awards were also presented including the introduction of two new awards – the Mind Matters Award and the School Leaders Awards.

Students Kate Deakin and Ford King each received a School Leader award for their commitment as school captains throughout the year as well as actively representing their fellow students in regular meetings with school principal Graham Clark and the school’s governing council.

The school was proud to share the success of the Mind Matters program and being recognised as one of less than a dozen schools nationally that are a Mind Matters school.

The program focuses on improving students’ mental well-being and has seen a reduction in bullying as well as in the number of reported incidents around bullying and harassment at Whyalla High School since its inception early last year.

Six year 10 students that make up the school’s core Mind Matters team received the Mind Matters Award for their active contribution to the success of the program and helping to ensure the program is sustained into the future.

SCHOOL LEADERS: The school's student leaders Kate Deakin and Ford King were presented with new recognition awards by principal Graham Clark. Buy a copy of this photo at the Whyalla News office, 29-31 Moran Street.

SCHOOL LEADERS: The school's student leaders Kate Deakin and Ford King were presented with new recognition awards by principal Graham Clark. Buy a copy of this photo at the Whyalla News office, 29-31 Moran Street.

DRAMATIC ARTS: Emerson Crowley was awarded the Pro Co Stage and Sound Award for Excellence in Dramatic Arts presented by teacher Leanne Twigger. Photo available to purchase in a range of sizes from the Whyalla News.

DRAMATIC ARTS: Emerson Crowley was awarded the Pro Co Stage and Sound Award for Excellence in Dramatic Arts presented by teacher Leanne Twigger. Photo available to purchase in a range of sizes from the Whyalla News.

MATHS AND SCIENCE: OneSteel and Arrium Mining representative Nathan Ramsey presented students Ethan Judge and Nicola Tonkin with the best male and female OneSteel and Arrium Mining Excellence in Maths and Science awards. Photo available for purchase.

MATHS AND SCIENCE: OneSteel and Arrium Mining representative Nathan Ramsey presented students Ethan Judge and Nicola Tonkin with the best male and female OneSteel and Arrium Mining Excellence in Maths and Science awards. Photo available for purchase.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK: Department of Education and Child Development assistant regional director Ian May presented student Isabella Leersen with the Long Tan Australian Defence Force Award for Leadership and Teamwork. Photo available for purchase.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK: Department of Education and Child Development assistant regional director Ian May presented student Isabella Leersen with the Long Tan Australian Defence Force Award for Leadership and Teamwork. Photo available for purchase.

SACE: Jackson Kerr was award the Governing Council Award for SACE and Personal Learning Plan by governing council chairperson Anette McKay. Photo available for purchase.

SACE: Jackson Kerr was award the Governing Council Award for SACE and Personal Learning Plan by governing council chairperson Anette McKay. Photo available for purchase.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Physical education coordinator Rhys Lacey presented student Kimberly Simmonds with the GT's Premier Sports Excellence in Sports Award. Photo available for purchase from the Whyalla News

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Physical education coordinator Rhys Lacey presented student Kimberly Simmonds with the GT's Premier Sports Excellence in Sports Award. Photo available for purchase from the Whyalla News

ARTS: Member for Giles Lyn Breuer presented students Leing Reupana and Codi Martens with Lyn Breuer Excellence in Arts awards. Photo available for purchase thought the Whyalla News.

ARTS: Member for Giles Lyn Breuer presented students Leing Reupana and Codi Martens with Lyn Breuer Excellence in Arts awards. Photo available for purchase thought the Whyalla News.

ROTARY CLUB: Department of Education and Child Development assistant regional director Ian May presented Lewis Cabban with the Rotary Club of Whyalla Most Improved Award. Photo available for purchase.

ROTARY CLUB: Department of Education and Child Development assistant regional director Ian May presented Lewis Cabban with the Rotary Club of Whyalla Most Improved Award. Photo available for purchase.

ENGLISH/LITERACY: Rachel Clark received the Governing Council Award for English/Literacy presented by governing council chairperson Anette McKay. Buy this photo through the Whyalla News, 29-31 Moran Street.

ENGLISH/LITERACY: Rachel Clark received the Governing Council Award for English/Literacy presented by governing council chairperson Anette McKay. Buy this photo through the Whyalla News, 29-31 Moran Street.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: Rebecca Paterson was awarded the Design and Technology Award by school governing chairperson Anette McKay. Photo available for purchase.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: Rebecca Paterson was awarded the Design and Technology Award by school governing chairperson Anette McKay. Photo available for purchase.

MIND MATTERS: Abby Jenkins was presented with the Mind Matters Award by author Glen Edwards. Photo available from purchase from the Whyalla News.

MIND MATTERS: Abby Jenkins was presented with the Mind Matters Award by author Glen Edwards. Photo available from purchase from the Whyalla News.

APPRENTICE AWARD: Career Employment Group apprenticeship and traineeship consultant Paul Templer presented Aiden Hermes/Chudleigh with the Career Employment Group Apprentice Award. Photo available for purchase.

APPRENTICE AWARD: Career Employment Group apprenticeship and traineeship consultant Paul Templer presented Aiden Hermes/Chudleigh with the Career Employment Group Apprentice Award. Photo available for purchase.

TAFE SA: Aiden Nichol was presented with the Tafe SA Award for Consistency by principal Graham Clark. Photo available for photo.

TAFE SA: Aiden Nichol was presented with the Tafe SA Award for Consistency by principal Graham Clark. Photo available for photo.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: Governing council chairperson Anette McKay presented Alicia Sherry with the Governing Council Award for Humanities and Social Sciences. Alicia also received the Pro Co Stage and Sound Award for Service to Music. Photo available for purchase.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES: Governing council chairperson Anette McKay presented Alicia Sherry with the Governing Council Award for Humanities and Social Sciences. Alicia also received the Pro Co Stage and Sound Award for Service to Music. Photo available for purchase.

COMMUNITY-MINDED: Governing council chairperson Anette McKay was presented with the Rowan Ramsey School Community Service Award by principal Graham Clark.

COMMUNITY-MINDED: Governing council chairperson Anette McKay was presented with the Rowan Ramsey School Community Service Award by principal Graham Clark.

SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY LINK: UniSA marketing officer Tracey Watson awarded student Ashlee Ellis with the School-University Link Scholarship. Photo available for purchase through the Whyalla News.

SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY LINK: UniSA marketing officer Tracey Watson awarded student Ashlee Ellis with the School-University Link Scholarship. Photo available for purchase through the Whyalla News.

APEX: Ben Pengelley was presented with the Apex-Bob Messenger Award by Apex representative Damien Trenwith. Photo available for purchase.

APEX: Ben Pengelley was presented with the Apex-Bob Messenger Award by Apex representative Damien Trenwith. Photo available for purchase.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Bryden Atkinson was presented with the Whyalla City Council Community Service Award by mayor Jim Pollock. Photo available for purchase.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Bryden Atkinson was presented with the Whyalla City Council Community Service Award by mayor Jim Pollock. Photo available for purchase.

ALL-ROUNDER: Department of Education and Child Development assistant regional director Ian May presented Demi Cole with the Caltex Best All-Rounder Award. Buy this photo from the Whyalla News, 29-31 Moran Street.

ALL-ROUNDER: Department of Education and Child Development assistant regional director Ian May presented Demi Cole with the Caltex Best All-Rounder Award. Buy this photo from the Whyalla News, 29-31 Moran Street.