During Term 2 in Global Connections, each student in Year 7 wrote a poem that was inspired by a special object.  

Written Competition 

Teachers selected three poems from each class to form a shortlist for a final round of judging.  

All staff at Marist Regional College were invited to read the poems and submit their votes. These votes formed the ‘Teacher’s Choice’ Awards.  

In addition to this category, we had the ‘Poet’s Choice’ Awards, judged by local poets, Dr Mary Kille and Ms Veronica Mullins. 

The following students were awarded prizes.  

Written Competition Shortlist Prize: 

Campbell Dobbie – “Memories” 

Carly Weston – “OJ” 

Louis Shelton – “Light Bulb” 

James Reilly – “My Last Song” 

Aerin de Haan – “Snowflake” 

Harper McIntyre – “My Tree” 

Rose Welsh – “Feathers” 

Keaton Cook – “The Perfect Piano” 

Sarah Spencer – “The Shining Sunflower” 

Eliza Fleer – “Lucky Cat” 


Teacher’s Choice Awards: 

Runner’s Up 

Ineka Beaumont – “Message in a Bottle” 

Campbell Jones – “Soccer Ball” 

2nd Place 

Triston Crawford – “Spitfire” 

Equal 1st Place 

Sana Shrestha – “Pearl Necklace” 

George Weeks – “Typewriter” 

Poet’s Choice Awards  

2nd Place 

Veronica Mullins Award 

Liam Tassicker – “Dainty Dandelions” 

Mary Kille Award 

Finnegan Type-Farrell – “Netsuke” 

Overall 1st Place 

Both Poets  

Jesse Turner – “Crash Dummy” 

Poetry Presentation Challenge 

The following students volunteered to present their poem as an extra challenge in the Year Level Assembly on Thursday 30 June. 


Cam Dobbie 

Sophie Holmstrom 

Sanuli Karunaratne 

Charlotte Bugg 

Indi King 

Toby Loring 

Rose Welsh 

Nate Kingston 

Neo Yennakula 


There were some great performances which were judged by a random selection of students and Deputy Principal of Learning and Teaching, Mrs Emily Sass. Congratulations to the following students on their success in this competition: 

Runners Up 

Toby Loring – “The Hike” 

Sanuli Karunaratne – “My Brother’s Telescope” 

2nd Place 

Neo Yennakula – “Plants” 

1st Place  

Sophie Holmstrom – “Ode to Schmackos” 


Mrs Carolyn Winchcombe 

Middle Years Learning Area Leader: Global Connections