2020 Awards

2020 Awards

2020 Awards 

Congratulations to our 2020 award recipients.


The ADF Long Tan Awards Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognises a Year 10 and 12 student who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community and who displays strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, that are integral to Australian society. The establishment of the ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards is an initiative of the Australian Government designed to encourage senior students, tomorrow’s leaders, to actively participate in the life of their school and local community. The Year 10 Long Tan Award and cheque for $250 was awarded to Nikita. The Year 12 Long Tan Award and cheque for $550 was awarded to Kirilly.


Every year, teachers are invited to nominate two students from Year 12 to receive an Adelaide Festival Centre Arts Award for their demonstrated passion and interest in the arts. Winners of an Arts Award receive a GreenRoom membership, which gives year-long access to amazing arts benefits and backstage opportunities. We congratulate Jacinta and Natalie who were recipients of this award.


The Caltex Best All Rounder Award is presented to a final year student, acknowledging their all-round contributions to their school and community. Recipients excel in six key categories Academic, Attitude, Personal, Leadership, Service and Sport. The recipient of the Caltex Best All Rounder Award was Alessandra.


The Domina Nostra Award, from the Latin translation of “Our Lady”, has been awarded since 2007 to the student from Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 who most demonstrates the OLSH Spirit in their daily actions and interactions. The students encourage the community to reflect on the Sacred Heart goals of the school and more, broadly speaking, Christian values are relevant and applicable to our daily lives.

The 2020 Domina Nostra Award recipients are:
Domina Nostra Year 7 - Ann Maria 
Domina Nostra Year 8 - Eman
Domina Nostra Year 9 - Amelia
Domina Nostra Year 10 - Laura
Domina Nostra Year 11- Joseline


Soroptimists work on many levels of civil society, local, national and international in projects that advance human rights and the status of women. They work together in a spirit of friendship and fun to make the world a better place for all. Peggi Williams was a member of the SI Torrens Group. She was a woman who believed in working with the community to raise the status of young people and to advance human rights for all. Peggi Williams died tragically in a road accident in 1998. Her compassion and tireless efforts towards social justice are acknowledged through this award. This award is presented to a student who has worked at developing her leadership skills. 
She has a shared vision for justice in the world by being a positive role model at school, being an ambassador in the local community and assisting in global projects. She has supported different organisations and raised awareness of these through fundraising initiatives. She has always conducted herself with grace and has never hesitated to assist in any capacity possible. She has developed into an informed citizen who will continue to make a difference in the world in which we live. We congratulate Lajpreet (Laj) recipient of the Peggi Williams Award.


The Principal’s Choice Art Award was awarded to a student of the Visual Arts, Tamana. Each year the Year 12 students of Art, Design and Creative Arts hold an exhibition of their final works as part of their final assessment. At this exhibition, the Principal, Ms Maria Urbano selects a work that the school purchases as part of their art collection. We congratulate Tamana, a deserving recipient of this award for her series of illustrations.


Pro Regno Christi is the College motto, meaning May Christ Reign. This award is very important as it is given to the student who lives out this College motto. This student has shown active involvement at the College, striving for social justice, participating in the wider community, being a role model for others and, ultimately, living out Jesus’ message. The recipient of this award was Shruthika.
Shruthika’s personable qualities and her positive outlook make her a truly deserving recipient of this award.


The OLSH Spirit of Community Award was awarded to Natalie. Natalie participated in many OLSH events and showed great initiative to contributing beyond what is expected. Natalie offered service to others in the OLSH and wider community and took an active role in Senior Campus events and initiatives. Natalie consistently demonstrated a positive attitude towards all staff and students, her academic studies and the OLSH Spirit as well as being a positive role model to younger students.


The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student of the Year Award recognises outstanding achievement by a student in a course of study leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Ellise received this award in recognition for her studies in Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care. As part of her course Ellise is required to complete 120 hours of work placement to build and demonstrate practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. She has managed admirably during a difficult year and adapted to online learning with diligence and care, always submitting work on time and meeting all requirements. Well done Ellise, fantastic recognition of your hard work which will support you well moving forward with work and study.


The parents of International Students often make great sacrifices to provide an overseas education for their children. Our International scholarship provides some assistance towards the completion of an international student’s high school education. Being a recipient is the acknowledgment that active involvement, persistence, commitment and hard work does pay off.
International students who come to OLSH College are truly global citizens, making international connections through their learning, participation and contribution to the community. The Scholarship recognises the achievement and contribution of a Year 11 International student who has achieved academically but is also involved in the College and activities.
Our winner this year has worked very hard and has achieved wonderful academic results in her subjects. She is committed to her studies demonstrating an excellent attitude and tries to do her best. She has also been involved in other aspects of college life including co-curricular activities.  This student is an excellent role model for OLSH students, both International and local. The International Scholarship this year is awarded to Nhi.


We congratulate Sienna from Year 8 for winning 1st prize in the Scientific Inquiry category at the Oliphant Science Award ceremony. Additionally, Sienna won the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Prize for the most outstanding entry with a biochemistry or molecular biology theme. Sienna’s entry was also one of ten entries nominated in South Australia for the prestigious BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards.


We congratulate Shinepreet in Year 9 who was a recipient of the inaugural Drama South Australia, Middle School Student Award. This award acknowledges student dedication to Drama. Shine will receive a certificate from DSA, and tickets for herself and her family to see a performance at the 2021 ‘dream BIG’ Festival.