The Port Lincoln Clontarf Academy staged its fourth annual awards ceremony earlier this week, to celebrate the success of our 51 Clontarf Foundation members for 2022. For the first time, the event was held at the Port Lincoln Yacht Club, a larger venue than our Academy Room at PLHS, but one that could barely cater for the large crowd of special guests, program partners, families, school staff and students in attendance.
The evening commenced with guests enjoying a tasty supper provided by Clontarf staff and volunteers. Two Year 9 students – Lucas Retallick and Hudson Saunders – performed admirably throughout the night as the ceremony’s MC’s, with Year 10 student Dre Vlassco delivering an Acknowledgement of Country.
The special awards (listed below) were then announced by a range of presenters, including invited guests, program partners and PLHS staff; they all recognised the boys’ achievements in the fields of attendance, leadership, well-being, sport, education and employment. Each recipient diligently delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech after receiving their certificate/prize.
Congratulations to all award-winners and their families on this wonderful recognition. Special mentions must go to Academy Director Jack Yeoman and Operations Officer Derick Wanganeen for organising and delivering another brilliant ceremony, and for their passionate efforts managing our Clontarf Academy throughout 2022.
2022 Clontarf Academy Award Winners:
Blake Wells (Junior) & Dre Vlassco (Senior) (pictured with Miss Nicole Carter, PLHS)
Jesse Retallick (pictured with Mr. Callum Buller, Bunnings)
Year 12 Portfolio
Charlie Clements (pictured with Mr. Matthew Stokes, former Academy Director)
Connor Kropinyeri (Junior) & Brodie Carbine (Senior)
Jefferey Coleman (pictured with Mr. Eddie Hocking, Clontarf Foundation)
Good Bloke Awards
Lucas Retallick (Junior) & Kailan White (Senior) (pictured with Ms. Diana Mislov, Mayor of Port Lincoln)
Sportsman of the Year Awards
Kale Miller-Dorrizie (Junior) & Tristan Edwards (Senior) (pictured with Mr. John Hirschausen, PLHS)
Clontarf Spirit Awards
Hudson Saunders (Junior) & Nathaniel Hirschausen-Burk (Senior) (pictured with Mr. Todd George, PLHS)