Honours Award for Service - St Andrew's College

Honours Award for Service

Balloon Week Cricket Action
October 9, 2023
Honours Award for First Aid
October 10, 2023
Balloon Week Cricket Action
October 9, 2023
Honours Award for First Aid
October 10, 2023

Honours Award for Service

HONOURS AWARD FOR SERVICE
Sauvan Sewsunker
Sauvan has been broadly and meaningfully involved in the cultural sphere throughout his time at College. He has involved himself in First Aid, the Library and achieved the Gold Standard of the President’s Award and his Proficiency Tie, to give an indication of the breadth of his involvement. He has been an outstanding Culture and Ceremonies prefect this year and has organised smooth-running activities and impactful events with self-effacing and professional efficiency. His attention to detail and proactive approach have ensured top-quality, well-supported cultural events.
Interhouse Music was the best it has been in years, thanks to Sauvan’s input and quiet leadership behind the scenes, expecting high standards and thorough preparation from all performers – and his peers rose to the challenge of his expectations. He has been pivotally involved in organising various concerts including the Over the Rainbow concert, a significant farewell event for Mr Smith and the Youth Day Celebrations. Sauvan has taken responsibility for organising the music for a number of chapel services and ceremonies and he organised two Sunset Concerts. His initiative for the most recent Sunset Concert to have a junior performer from each house was forward-thinking and reflects his inclusive approach.
As Chapel Prefect, Sauvan assisted in the planning of the OA Tide, Carol Service and New Boys’ Induction Service. He served as Chapel Leader for Merriman for an exceptional two-year period and has taken leadership roles in various prayer and Bible study groups, demonstrating grace and dignity in his responsibilities. Furthermore, his faith shines through every aspect of his College life, making him a source of inspiration and a role model for his peers.
Sauvan has been an exemplary leader as Concert Master of the String Orchestra, motivating and inspiring his peers not only by his exceptional standard of playing on the violin, but also by his personal example and initiative. He has served the Music School faithfully for many years in orchestras and ensembles. While this award recognised Sauvan’s service to culture, his musical talent is noteworthy: he achieved his Grade 8 violin in 2019 when he was only in Grade 8, which is a remarkable and rare achievement.
Sauvan’s meticulous organisation has meant that he has been in the background this year and rarely on stage himself, instead creating platforms for others to perform. He has consistently shown that titles have never been his primary concern and his focus has always been on serving others to the best of his ability. He has championed culture, sought fair recognition of others, and shown initiative in improving events and systems. The seamless unfolding of each cultural occasion or ceremony this year is testimony to the many hours of thoughtful planning and time invested in preparation by Sauvan, who arrives well before anyone else and is the last to leave.
Sauvan’s genuine servant-heartedness is an inspiration, and he has set a remarkable example for others to follow. He is a deserving recipient of Honours for Service.