2023 Awards

2023 Awards

2023 Awards 

We congratulate the following award recipients:


The ADF Long Tan - Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognise a Year 10 and 12 student who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community They also 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 2023 Year 10 Long Tan Award and cheque for $250 is awarded to Maria. The Year 12 Long Tan Award and cheque for $550 is awarded to our College Vice Captain, Trisha.


The Australian Defence Force Future Innovators STEM Award has been designed to recognise recipients’ science and mathematics abilities highlighting the value the Navy, Army, and Air Force place on STEM skills. The award recognises students who demonstrate innovation and motivation in the learning areas of STEM within their school and who display strong personal values such as doing ones’ best. The recipients of this inaugural award are Lauren (Year 10) and Kalaivani (Year 12).


The Ampol Best All Rounder Award has earned a reputation for being one of Australia’s most respected secondary education recognition programs. It 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 Ampol Best All Rounder Award is Kalaivani.


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, the Christian values that are relevant and applicable to our daily lives.
The 2023 Domina Nostra Award recipients are:
Domina Nostra Year 7 - Simranjit
Domina Nostra Year 8 - Jennifer
Domina Nostra Year 9 - Mara
Domina Nostra Year 10 - Megan
Domina Nostra Year 11 - Madison


This award is given in recognition of the service senior students have given to others. They have demonstrated a genuine commitment to helping students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 improve their numeracy and literacy skills. Peer tutors are wonderful mentors who have shown boundless energy, dedication, support and care by giving up their time to support the learning needs of others. The Peer Tutor of the Year is awarded to Maxine.


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 Maxine, recipient of the Peggi Williams Award.


The Principal’s Art Choice Award is given to a Year 12 student of the Visual Arts. OLSH College Principal, Ms Maria Urbano selects a work that the school purchases as part of its permanent collection. Congratulations to Kalaivani who is the recipient of this award.


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 award is the highest honour and is awarded to the Year 12 student who has lived out our college ethos to the fullest. She has consistently shown active involvement in all aspects of college life, striving for social justice, participating in the wider community, being a role model for us all, and ultimately, living out Jesus’ message. The 2023 recipient of this award is Shinepreet.


The OLSH Spirit of Community Award is presented to a student in the Senior Campus who participates in all OLSH events and shows great initiative to contribute beyond what is expected. The recipient of this award offers service to others, consistently demonstrates a positive attitude towards staff and students, and takes an active role in senior campus events and initiatives. The Spirit of Community Award for 2023 goes to Haylee-Ann.