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2018 Awards Ceremony

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Everyone is invited!

Please join us for our 2018 Awards Ceremony! This is our biggest face to face event of the school year. At the Ceremony, we celebrate the exceptional achievements of our year 7-12 and VET students. Awards are given for outstanding academic and personal achievement.

As well as celebrating the achievements of our students, we will be listening to guest speakers and seeing some talented students perform. We'll end the ceremony with an afternoon tea at the venue. It will be a great day, please join us!

Award winners have been notified by mail and email. Please note Award winners must RSVP to receive their award on the day. RSVPs must be submitted by 22 November (Thursday week 6)

RSVP Here

Download Awards Ceremony flyer (Pdf - 850Kb)


Where & When

Norwood Concert Hall
175 The Parade, Norwood

Thursday 6 December 2018

12.30pm for a 1pm start
Concluding with an afternoon tea from around 2.45pm.

About the Awards

The exact nature of most awards will not be revealed until the day. The awards presented will include:

  • Academic Achievement Awards - for academic achievement in year 7-12 and VET subjects.
  • Personal Achievement Awards - awarded for year 7-12 and VET subjects. Students have displayed effort, or a commitment to development in that subject.
  • Special Awards - including Premier's Reading Challenge awards
  • Major Awards - including Outstanding Year Level Awards years 10-12, the Caltex Best All Rounder Award and Long Tan Awards
  • Graduation Certificates - in recognition of year 12 studies toward the South Australian Certificate of Education

Venue Information

The Ceremony and afternoon tea will be held in the main hall at Norwood Concert Hall, upstairs at 175 The Parade, Norwood.

Enter via George Street and take the lift or stairs to the first floor.

There are various parking options in the area, including:

  1. The Parade Central Car Park (cinema carpark). Fees are payable, however parking is free if you have a docket validated by a participating trader in the Parade Central shops.
  2. Webbe Street Car Park. Time limit is only 2 hours on the ground floor, however some unrestricted spaces are available on second level.
  3. Norwood Place carpark. First 2 hours are free for shoppers at Norwood Place.

For a map of all major car parks in the area, please visit The Parade Norwood website.

Media Consent

Our photographer will be taking photos at the ceremony. All students attending must complete a media consent form (Pdf-132Kb). You can bring this form on the day, or fill one in when you arrive.

If you do not wish to have photos taken of you, you will be asked to wear a small "no photos" badge so our photographer can identify you.

Dress code

Neat casual attire. Open Access College students are both home-based and school-based. Most school-based students prefer not to wear their school uniform, however it is your choice.

Special thanks

A special thank you to Hayley Hadges, year 12, for providing the artwork used in this year's Awards Ceremony design.

Thank you to Pegi Williams Book Shop, Workspace Commercial Furniture and Eckersley's for donating prizes for this year's ceremony!

Help us reward our students!

Donate a prize or monetary gift on behalf of a business and we will feature your business details in our Awards Ceremony communications. Read more here.


Last updated: 12 November 2018