Congratulations, Class of 2017!
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on an outstanding set of VCE results.
The results and achievements we celebrate today are merely a snapshot of these boys’ journey at Trinity – throughout their time with us they have become accomplished actors, debaters, musicians, and sportsmen. They have led, encouraged, supported and contributed in ways that cannot be measured, and we are confident that they leave us ready to become leaders who will serve their communities with integrity, humility and courage.
Our dedicated and highly qualified teaching staff go above and beyond for our boys. They work tirelessly to ensure each boy is supported to achieve his personal best, and has every opportunity to pursue his preferred pathway after school. They are diligent, intelligent and devoted educators who develop magnificent rapport with the boys, and contribute greatly to their individual and combined successes. Mr Fred Brown-Greaves and Mrs Susan Hill deserve particular praise and gratitude for the integral role they play as the Heads of Year 12.
We are immensely proud of the achievements of all of the Class of 2017. We look forward to them maintaining and growing their connection with us as they embark on the next phase of their lives.
Click here to download a full report of the Class of 2017’s Academic Achievements.
RESULTS IN SUMMARY
Fourteen boys scored an ATAR of 99 or better, placing them in the top 1% of students in the state:
- Anand Bharadwaj (Year 11) – 99.95
- David Lin – 99.90
- Zachary Tuttle – 99.90
- Charlie Dixon – 99.75
- Jack Petereit – 99.75
- Jonathan Vu – 99.55
- Benjamin Logan – 99.50
- David Youings – 99.50
- Rishabh Mishra – 99.40
- Andrew Bithavas – 99.15
- Luke Hill-Smith – 99.15
- Jack Polis – 99.10
- Nicholas Galbraith – 99.05
- Jim Chen – 99.00
These boys were congratulated by the Headmaster, Dr Michael Davies, and Heads of Year 12, Mr Fred Brown-Greaves, and Mrs Susan Hill earlier this morning, and are pictured above. Charlie Dixon, Luke Hill-Smith, Jim Chen and Nicholas Galbraith were unable to attend due to prior commitments, however all boys will be recognised at our annual High Achievers Assembly in early 2018.
Outstanding results came across an impressive breadth of subjects. Trinity boys benefit from our Coordinate Program, run in partnership with Ruyton Girls’ School, which enables them to access an extensive selection of VCE and VET subjects.
24.3% of all study scores were above 40, and a total of 10 perfect scores of 50 were achieved by the following boys:
- Peter Gavralas – Business Management
- Jack Carroll – Business Management
- Victor Yan – Business Management
- Anand Bharadwaj – English
- David Lin – English
- Jack Petereit – English
- David Lin – Further Mathematics
- Charlie Dixon – Product Design and Technology
- Luke Hill-Smith – Drama (taught at Ruyton)
- Jack Polis – History Revolutions
OUR TOP STUDENTS
ANAND BHARADWAJ (Year 11)
By any measure, Anand is an exceptional student. He commenced his Trinity education in 2011 in Year 5, and was a World Youth Scrabble Champion at age 11. He is a highly gifted writer, public speaker and debater, and was part of the School’s victorious Year 11 Debaters’ Association of Victoria B Grade team.
He has been a strong supporter of the School’s outreach programs, and regularly spends his Friday afternoons participating in the African Reading Club – an outreach program assisting new migrants to build literacy skills. In Term 4, Anand was invited to attend the Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee School of Excellence at Burgmann College in Canberra. He has won Gold Medals in mathematics and informatics competitions and Olympiads at the national level, and he was reserve member of the Australian Informatics Team.
Anand undertook his first Unit 3 and 4 VCE Study of Mathematical Methods in Year 8. In Year 9, he completed Specialist Mathematics, and last year he achieved perfect scores in both Biology and French; in the latter he was awarded the VCE Premier’s Prize in April this year, recognising him as one of the top performing students in the State. In 2017, Anand was awarded the J.D. Levick Prize for Physics, as well as a Prize for Distinctions and Merits.
His ATAR of 99.95 makes him the Dux of the School, and is all the more exceptional for the fact that he will complete his Year 12 studies in 2018.
His standing among his peers and staff has seen him appointed as School Ambassador for the 2018 academic year.
ZACHARY TUTTLE (YEAR 12) – ATAR OF 99.90
Zachary started at Trinity in 2010 in Grade 5. He is a gifted musician, a talented athlete and an exceptional scholar. He was a member of many bands, orchestras and ensembles during his time at school, as well as being heavily involved in the School’s cross-age mentoring and outreach programs. Zachary achieved Triple School Colours in recognition of his breadth of involvement across the cocurricular program, and this year he was Merritt House Captain and a School Prefect.
In 2017, Zachary was awarded the R.M. Begg Prize for English, the David Orford Prize for Specialist Mathematics, the Prize for History: Revolutions, the Prize for Further Mathematics and a Prize for Distinctions and Merits – the sixth such occasion he received such recognition.
DAVID LIN (YEAR 12) – ATAR OF 99.90
David commenced his schooling at Trinity as a Year 9 student in 2014. During his time at the School, he has been involved in a broad array of cocurricular activities, including being a member of the tennis and basketball teams, as well as Cross Country running. He was also a member of the premiership winning Athletics Team in his first year at the School.
In 2017, David was awarded the J.K. Merritt Prize for Dux of Mathematics and Science, as well as a Prize for Distinctions and Merits – a most impressive achievement in such a short period.