This is the best time of every year, when we get to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our Stars!
But it is particularly wonderful this year to recognise our young women, who have continued to do their very best despite all the upheaval, fear and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last night Haileybury Rendall School in Darwin held its Awards Night to recognise the resilience and determination of our Stars, 80 per cent of whom are boarders at the school.
These young women come from remote communities across the Northern Territory, including Limmen River, Bulman, Pidgeon Hole, Daly River, Groote Eylandt, Tiwi, Jabiru, Pine Creek, Elco Island, Santa Teresa and many more.
Boarding so far from home, community and country is hard enough, but this year the pandemic meant that their learning was significantly disrupted, as they had to return to their remote communities to learn from home for more than a Term.
Despite all the difficulties and challenges, our girls and young women showed extraordinary commitment towards their learning. Stars was able to deliver the program remotely – and our girls and young women to continue to shine throughout the year!
For the very first time we were able to share our HRS Awards Night online. We had families from several remote communities connected in, along with our CEO Andrea Goddard, Stars staff, and some of our wonderful partners as well.
Despite the COVID disruptions, two of our Stars were able to achieve stellar attendance:
- Shereece King (99 per cent)
- Sami Fitzgerald (100 per cent)
These recognise girls who worked hard and made significant academic progress during the year, as well as always displaying the Stars values of Respect, Honesty, Commitment and Pride:
- Caitlyn Mawson
- Jessica Karpany-Pracy
- Sharelle Lalara
- Babylon Williams
- Esha Warramarrba
- Emma-Leah Lewis-Alum
- Iman Evans
Celebrating hard work and academic achievement:
- Jayla Thorne
- Lilly Hopkins
- Teleisha Cubillo
- Sami Fitzgerald
Stars of the Year
Our top awards went to two young women who have consistently showed commitment to their learning, demonstrated the qualities of a leader, and displayed the Stars values throughout the year:
- Makayla Hopkins (Middle School)
- Faith Stevens (Senior School).
Everyone at Stars is extremely proud of all the award winners and of Babylon and Caitlyn, who were our MCs for the evening.
We’re also super proud of all the girls who have taken enthusiastic part in the Stars program and worked so hard all year to do their best, despite all the challenges of the pandemic. Well done!