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Quinn House End of Term Report

Head of Quinn House and HSIE Teacher, Ms Olivia Kite

Farewell Head of Quinn House, Ms Olivia Kite

From Head of Quinn House, Ms Olivia Kite

Farewell Year 12, Class of 2020

2020 is not the year we wanted for our Year 12 students. Yet, despite the challenges they faced, they have shown extraordinary resilience, success, friendship, maturity and leadership.

Year 12 have shown their strong characters through their involvement in a number of College initiatives, including Wear it Purple Day, R U OK? Day, Indigenous Literacy Day and inter-House competitions.

Thank you to Quinn House mentors for supporting our Year 12 students throughout their final year at the College. Your support, guidance and encouragement has not gone unnoticed and is invaluable to each boy’s success.

Quinn House would like to wish all of its Year 12 students every success in their HSC exams, and the best of luck in their future endeavours.

Social Justice

Despite a term that posed many challenges for the College, we still managed to celebrate and raise awareness around significant social justice issues.

On 28 August, the College celebrated Wear it Purple Day. The day was used to raise awareness of the importance of fostering supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for young people who identify with the LGBTIQA+ community.

Indigenous Literacy Day was celebrated on 2 September, where Quinn House and the College raised funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to buy books for remote communities in English and First Language.

Indigenous Literacy Day

Finally, R U OK? Day was celebrated by the College on 10 September. College Old Boys Patrick Clifton, Lachlan Drew-Morris and Luca Moretti broadcast their podcast live from the College with Wendell Sailor and Maryanne Larkin. The group discussed what we can do to follow up with family and friends after we ask, “R U OK?”

Inter-House Competitions

Inter-House Touch Football Team

Inter-House Dodgeball Team

Year 11 and 12 students also ensured that our younger boys were involved in COVID-19 safe physical activities throughout the day to replace our missed swimming and athletics carnival. Years11 and 12 organised Touch Football, Dodgeball, a Strong Man competition and a tug-o-war challenge between the Houses. These inter-House competitions enabled our boys to showcase their House Spirit and sportsmanship, and collect House points for the coveted House Cup.

Academic Award Winners

Congratulations to our Quinn House Academic Award Winners for Semester One:

Tomas Crosson – Equal Third in Year Mathematics
Alexander Holveck – First in Class Drama
Taj Lymm- First in Class PDHPE
Max Sheehy – First in Class Drama, English, Music, Religion and Technology & Equal Third in Year Mathematics
Harrison Thorpe – First in Class Drama, English, Geography, Religion, Science and Technology, Equal First in Year Mathematics and First in Year Science
Oscar Wilson – First in Class Drama
William Hodgson – First in Class Religion
Lachlan Korpar – First in Class English, Science and Visual Arts
Lachlan Miranda – First in Class History, PDHPE, Science, Spanish and Visual Arts, First in Year English, Spanish and Visual Arts and Equal First in Year History and PDHPE
Chalres Hely-Hammond – First in Commerce and Geography & Equal First in English and Religion
Samuel Stewart – First in Drama
Thomas Walker – First in Mathematics Level 1
Jackson Cunningham – Equal First in Mathematics Level 2
Kayton Lee – Equal First in Photographic and Digital Media
Giulian D’Ettorre – First in Business Studies and English Extension
Mark Gaponov – First in Mathematics Extension 1 and Physics
Andrea Bonanni – First in English Advanced
Thomas Lynch – First in Business Studies
James McMahon – First in Biology
Kai Moonen-Narita – First in Hospitality
Leo Shanahan – Equal First in Ancient History and Modern History
Jake Toresellini – First in Mathematics Extension 1

Winter Co-Curricular

COVID-19 saw our winter co-curricular season modified to ensure that our players were as safe as possible but still getting to experience some normality. Congratulations to the following Quinn House winter co-curricular winners.

2nd IV Best and Fairest – Ronnie Roth
Most Improved – Aidan Trovato

Cross Country
Opens Cross Country Championship – Thomas Clothier
Most Improved – Joseph Simonella

3rd XI Best and Fairest – Finley Leaver
4th XI Coach’s Award – Jake Torsellini
6th XI Best and Fairest – Sebastian Baldwin
10A Best and Fairest – Christopher Kallo
10B Coach’s Award – Andrew Custodio

1st XV Captain’s Award – William Baker
Paul Cornish Award for Contribution to Rugby – William Baker
4th XV Best and Fairest – Leo Shanahan
4th XV Coach’s Award – Connor O’Neill
16B Coach’s Award – Vin Torsellini
16C Best and Fairest-  Axel Jefferies
14A Best and Fairest – Moey Moussa
14B Coach’s Award – King Manu
13C Best and Fairest – Jamie Granger
13D Coach’s Award – Dom Rutter
13F Coach’s Award – Tomas Crosson

1st XVIII Best Defender – Matthew Higgins-Titsha
1st XVIII Best Midfielder – Zac Murphy
2nd XVIII Best and Fairest – Dylan Brown

Year 8 Most Consistent Performance in Debating – Lachlan Miranda

Media Group
Best Video Editor – Joseph Simonella

Matthew Coorey Band – Max Sheehy
Guitar Ensemble – Dylan Purbrick


Sunday 20 September saw the College host the Passing Out Parade for the outgoing Cadet class of 2020. Congratulations to our graduating Cadets for 2020: Christopher Salem, Joseph Simonella, Aidan Korpar and Kai Moonen-Narita.

The following Quinn students were also recognised for their efforts and contributions to the Waverley Cadet Unit:

8PL Lachlan Miranda – Most Efficient Recruit Awards

SPT COY LCPL Harrison Cox-Nugent – Most Efficient LCPL Awards

Commanding Officer’s Efficiency Awards
WO2 Mark Gapanov
SGT Dane Perica

CUO Kai Moonen-Narita – The Commanding Officer’s Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to the Unit

Quartermaster Platoon, Joseph Simonella – The General Cosgrove Shield for the Most Efficient Senior Speciality Platoon

7 PL, Kai Moonen-Narita – The Major F D Marzorini Shield for the Most Efficient Platoon

CUO Christopher Salem – The Maj General J A Chapman Cane for the Best Cadet in the Unit

Congratulations to all of the Quinn House award winners.

School Holidays

On behalf of Quinn House, I wish you and your families a safe and relaxing break!