Overcoming adversity with a great attitude and being happy are the keys to success. That was the advice from local entrepreneur, Theo Constanti, to students on Tuesday (19 June) at our annual Achievement Awards Evening.
Talking about his own and others’ experiences, the CEO of The Marble Group said: “A great attitude is the most singular important thing that will define you for the rest of your life. But you also need to be positive, happy and follow your passions. These are some of the keys to success in the face of adversity.”
Students from each year were awarded for their achievements in the various subject areas. Mr. Constanti encouraged them to read books about their interests to help them be good at them. He congratulated, teachers, staff and parents for all helping the students’ reach their potential.
Mr. Ahearn told parents that all the school’s students had done something really well over the past year and deserved recognition. However, this year’s recipients had demonstrated that they were not only prepared to work hard, they had persevered and shown a determination to put in extra effort to achieve their outstanding success.
During the evening, guests were entertained by winners of the recent St Andrew’s Talent show. Other students helped serve refreshments.
Mr. Ahearn commented: “We are now at the end of our third year and once again I am so proud of our students – not only for their academic achievements, but for the confident way in which they conduct themselves, helping and supporting each other and welcoming our guests. I’m looking forward to September knowing that our new Year 7 students will quickly settle in and enjoy being part of the St Andrew’s family.”
Photo: (L-R) Headteacher, Mr. Robert Ahearn, with Headteacher’s Award winners, Sevi Khandker (Yr9), Sachin George (Yr8), Thomas French (Yr7), and Marble Group CEO, Theo Constanti.