Mrs Goddard and Mr Cave with Vanishka Das, who received the Elise Goddard Cup, and Joshua Radcliffe, who received the Greg Cave Cup.
Junior Prizegivings on December 6 wrapped up the school year, with Cameron Lai and Ava Poynter being named our Junior Boy and Girl Dux at Year 10 Prizegiving in the morning.
In our Centenary year, this prizegiving also saw the inaugural presentation of the CC Lamb Award.
CC Lamb was our first Head Prefect in 1922, and this financial award honours his legacy while also looking to the future by identifying Juniors with leadership potential who strive for personal excellence. Tim Goulding and Geoff Lamb, relatives of CC Lamb, were on hand to present the award to Nina Chalmers and Daniel Dorrian.
The Junior Victor and Victrix Ludorum for 2022 are Hiro Tau and Nina Chalmers respectively.
Our Junior Arts Duces are Paige Barnes-Kilgour and Hugo Le Cren, while the Best All-Round Year 10s are Sneha Mandadi and Jarom Rowell.
Tyler Yare won the Neville Watson Memorial Prize for the Year 10 Student Who Best Typifies the Spirit of Mount Albert Grammar School, while Paige Barnes-Kilgour and Tammina Harshavardhan were awarded the Paul Gardener Cup for Service.
At Year 9 Prizegiving in the afternoon, Eva Yarrow and Bailey Hamilton were named Best All-Round Year 9 Girl and Boy respectively.
For the first year, cups – named after long-standing staff members – were awarded for Year 9 academic achievement. Vanishka Das received the Elise Goddard Cup, while Joshua Radcliffe received the Greg Cave Cup.
Ailsa Taylor was awarded the Neville Watson Memorial Prize for the Year 9 Student Who Best Typifies the Spirit of Mount Albert Grammar School.
Mr Drumm spoke to both gatherings about this Centenary year when MAGS celebrated its past but continues to look to the future with a building programme that will add 50 classrooms in multi-storey buildings and remove prefabs from the school grounds, thus reclaiming land for playing fields.
He said it was fantastic to be able to celebrate our Academic pillar – the school’s most important one – back in the F.W. Gamble Hall with full gatherings of students, staff and parents.
MCs for the Year 10 Prizegiving were Sasha Tobin and Campbell Buchanan, while Shamla Marikkar and Luca Cartwright ran proceedings for the Year 9 event. Our Junior Jazz Band performed at both events, playing Ek Se for the Year 10s and Jean Pierre for the Year 9s.
You can see all the Year 9 awards here and all the Year 10 awards here