St Leo's College


We celebrated our Valete Dinner last Friday, October 14, with a look back at the year and awards for a number of Leonians.

The evening began with our highest achieving sportsmen. Half Blues were given to those residents who represented St. Leo's in three ICC sports. This was followed by Full-Blues for those who represented in five sports or more. We had a couple of residents who managed seven sports!

The best and fairest in many sports along with the best supporter followed and we finished with our Rookie Sportsman and Sportsman of the year.

After all that sport there was a change of pace as Salvatore Leo played 'October' by Tchaikovsky.

Next up were the cultural awards for public speaking, chess, art, music vocal, music instrumental and overal cultural contribution.

We have a committee of residents who take part in charitable events and they were awarded Social Justice Commendations.

The final awards of the evening are given to residents who have gone above and beyond for the College and have actively involved  themselves in the improvement of life at St. Leo's. We gave out  a College Involvement Award, The Hon. Bob Katter Senior Award, an Old Boys' Award and an Ignatian Award.

Following the awards Mrs Karen Morris who is the mum of this year's Student Club President, Everett, spoke about the phases of boys and leaving them at College.

Everett finished the evening with his final joke of the year: Having children is a lot like living at a College. There is a lot of noise, you have no money and there is vomit everywhere!

A full list of award winners:

Half Blues

  • Lachlan Baxter
  • Alex Binks
  • Josh Curti
  • Pat Evans
  • John Gillett
  • Matt Hoffman
  • Jordan Huggett
  • Luke Marnane
  • Sean Melbin
  • Harry Murphy
  • John O'Shannessy
  • Rhys Parker
  • Henry Schaumburg
  • Ryan Wagner
  • Sean Willmett

Full Blues

  • Elliott Avashai
  • Hayden D'Addona
  • Max Ellis
  • Ieuan Fuller
  • Saxon Kettle
  • Pat Lynch
  • Henry McIntosh
  • Everett Morris
  • Tom Price
  • Triston Vincent
  • Scott Williams

Sporting Best and Fairest

AFL: Morgan Welch
Athletics: Triston Vincent
Basketball: Scott Williams
Cricket: Henry McIntosh
Cross country: Hayden D’Addona
First Year Rugby: Luke Marnane
Open Rugby: Jordan Huggett
Rowing: Pat Lynch
Soccer: Ryan Wagner
Swimming: Jeremy Walsh
Table tennis Everett Morris
Tennis: Darcy Wright
Touch football: Harry Murphy
Water polo: Max Ellis

Best sporting supporter: Tyler Kiernan

Rookie Sportsman of the year: Harry Murphy

Sportsman of the year: Hayden D’Addona

Cultural Awards

Public speaking Michael Effeney
Chess Nick Kang
Art Max Ellis
Music Vocal Joe Collins
Music Instrumental Pierce Leahy

Overall cultural contribution: Pierce Leahy

Social Justice Commendations

  • Tim Boniface
  • Clint Caldicott
  • Jack Elphinstone
  • Tyler Kiernan
  • Liam Nebe
  • Dan O’ Sullivan
  • Tim O’ Sullivan
  • Henry Schaumburg
  • Scott Williams

College Involvement Award

  • Actively involved in a broad range of College activities such as sporting, cultural, social, and religious events.
  • Noticeably generous with their time during occasions when assistance was sought in and around the College. 
  • Committed to academic excellence and successful with his studies. 

Winner: Everett Morris

The Hon. Bob Katter Snr. Award

  • Has served St Leo’s College in an outstanding manner
  • Has visibly demonstrated concern and goodwill towards his fellow residents, and
  • Has displayed leadership qualities within the College community.

Winner: Henry Schaumburg

Old Boys’ Award

  • Has been an effective member of, or has supported the work of a charity organisation
  • Has visibly demonstrated concern and goodwill towards his fellow residents and
  • Has displayed leadership qualities within the College community

Winner: Scott Williams

Ignatian Award

  • This award for leadership is decided by the College administration.
  • The winner is presented with a plaque and his name is added to the Honour Board in the Duhig Dining Hall.
  • He needs to show leadership qualities within the College community and demonstrated concern and goodwill towards his fellow residents.

Winner: Jack Elphinstone


2016 Valete Dinner


Newsletter Subscribe

Subscribe to the St Leos Newsletter to receive the latest news and upcoming events information.


Address: College Road St Lucia Queensland 4067, Australia.
>> Location Map

Office: 07 3878 0600
Fax: 07 3878 0620
International: +61 7 3878 0600

Email: Contact St Leos


Follow St Leo's College and keep up to date with the latest news and information.

Facebook IconFacebook Twitter IconWikipedia
Google plus IconGoogle + Youtube IconYoutube


St Leos aerial view map


St Leos aerial view map

You are here: Home Main Scroll Bar News on Left Valete Dinner 2016