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Australian Geography Competition success for Trinity

This year over 70,000 students from more than 700 schools across Australia took part in the Australian Geography Competition. A joint initiative of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association and the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, the competition is run for Australian secondary school students and aims to encourage an ongoing interest in geography and reward student excellence. For the second year in a row, Trinity claimed first spot overall in Victoria, and a very impressive fourth place overall in Australia – improving one place from last year.

Six Trinity students placed within the top 1% in Australia:

Haydn Tang (Year 8 – joint highest in Victoria), Oliver Douglas (Year 9), Calvin Blair (Year 9), Nicholas Fewster (Year 9), Rhishov Doloi (Year 9) and Matthew Grover (Year 12).

Results across the year levels were as follows:

Year 8
Six High Distinctions, one Distinction and one Credit from the 13 students who sat the exam. Nicholas Fallaw finished in the top 2% in Australia, with Ethan Orr and Laurence Armstrong in the top 3%.

Year 9
25 High Distinctions, 15 Distinctions and 28 Credits. Joshua Harper and Terry Gu were in the top 2% in Australia, with Andrew Lim, Caleb Minehane, Dylan Andrews, Jordyn Entwisle and Charlie Debrotwir all in the top 4% in Australia.

Year 10
17 High Distinctions, 14 Distinctions and 32 Credits. Ved Jithoo was in the top 2% in Australia, with Oliver Smith, Benjamin Fox, Tom Mullins and Tom Dempsey in the top 4%.

Year 11
Two High Distinctions, three Distinctions and four Credits from the 19 students sitting the paper. One of our Coordinate Students from Ruyton was in the top 1% in Australia.

Year 12
Five High Distinctions, four Distinctions and six Credits from the 27 students who sat the paper. Harry Blackburn was in the top 4% in Australia.

We congratulate all of the students who participated in the competition on these outstanding results.

Paul McAuley
Head of Geography