Impressive VCE results for the Class of 2019

Impressive VCE results for the Class of 2019

Trinity Grammar School, Kew congratulates the Class of 2019 on their remarkable VCE results – among the best in the School’s 117 year history.

Duces Ned Grimsey and Daniel Gu both achieved perfect ATARs of 99.95.

A total of 17 boys (11%), including the following 15, achieved ATARs of 99.00 or above, placing them in the top 1% in the state.

Kyle Wang – 99.85 Ben Fox – 99.15
Nethum Devendra – 99.80 Anson So – 99.15
Matthew Solazzo – 99.80 Hao Xu – 99.15
Sam Gollings – 99.70 Michael Zhou – 99.10
Peter Roberts – 99.65 Tom Mullins – 99.00
Andy Kim – 99.55 Charlie Song – 99.00
Samuel Li – 99.50 George Yu – 99.00
Victor Guo – 99.35

Impressively, 53% of all boys achieved ATARs over 90.00, and the median ATAR was 91.30.

Nine perfect scores of 50 were achieved across a range of subjects including Biology, English, Business Management, Physical Education, Maths Methods and Further Maths. The median study score was 36.

Rishov Doloi
Further Maths
Alex Kerr
Business Management
Ned Grimsey
Maths Methods
Victor Shen
Hadyn Tang (Year 10)
Kyle Wang
Sam Gollings
Daniel Gu
Physical Education
Jack Hindson

Speaking about the results on Thursday morning, Headmaster, Phil De Young said:

By any measure, this is an outstanding set of VCE results, and the boys have been rewarded for their hard work throughout the year. Whether there has been elation or disappointment, I hope the boys will not let a ranking define their time at school.

Trinity’s educational philosophy focuses on whole-student development, encouraging involvement across the academic, cocurricular and pastoral domains. The academic achievements of this year’s graduating class are outstanding, and their contributions across all aspects of school life have left an indelible mark on the School’s culture and history. They led the School with great distinction and integrity during their final year.

Phil reserved particular praise for Trinity’s staff and the integral role they have played in these results by caring for and nurturing the boys throughout their academic journey.

I thank all of our academic and support staff for their unwavering commitment to ensuring each boy has received the guidance and assistance they have required to achieve their personal best.

The whole Trinity community is immensely proud of the Class of 2019, and congratulates them on an outstanding set of results. We wish them all the very best in whatever life brings next, and hope they remain closely connected with the School, sharing their successes with us as Old Trinity Grammarians.


  • Duces: Daniel Gu and Ned Grimsey both achieved 99.95
  • 17 boys (11%) achieved ATARs of 99.00 or above
  • An impressive 53% of boys achieved ATARs of 90.00 or above
  • Nine perfect study scores of 50 across a range of subjects
  • Median ATAR: 91.30
  • Median Study Score: 36

Click here to view a full summary of our 2019 VCE results.


Ned Grimsey – ATAR of 99.95

Ned started at Trinity in Year 5 in 2012. As well as being an exceptional scholar, he is a talented young man with a broad range of interests. This year, Ned received a Headmaster’s Award for representing the School in Firsts Rowing and competed in the National Championships. As Vice-Captain of Roberts House, he led by example and was always willing to get involved with his peers and younger students. Ned was a keen participant in the School’s cross-age mentoring programs, leading Year 7 and Year 8 students on Outdoor Education camps, and training the next generation of leaders on the Somers Program. It is not surprising that in his last year at the School, Ned was appointed a School Prefect and received Triple School Colours in recognition of his breadth of involvement across the cocurricular program. At Presentation Night, he was awarded The National Bank of Australia Prize for Business Management, and a Prize for Distinctions and Merits – the third time he has reached this notable achievement.

Daniel Gu – ATAR of 99.95

Daniel started at Trinity as Year 7 student in 2014. He is a gifted musician and an exceptional scholar. Daniel was a member of many school ensembles during his time at Trinity. He was an outstanding leader of the flute section in Symphonic Wind and Symphony Orchestra, and regularly achieved first prizes in external flute competitions. Daniel achieved the Licentiate in Music Diploma (LMusA) in both piano and flute. In 2019, he was Symphonic Wind Concert Master at the Victorian Schools Music Festival. This year, Daniel was Co-Captain of Music, a role he undertook with enthusiasm and commitment. He was an excellent mentor to younger students and often led performances at assemblies, school musicals, Year 12 colloquia and the House Performing Arts Festival. As a school community, we were also fortunate to witness Daniel’s exquisite performances at the Concerto and Chamber Concerts. Daniel received Triple School Colours in recognition of his breadth of involvement across the cocurricular program and at Presentation Night this year, he was awarded the Prize for Contribution to School Music and the Prize for French.

Click here to view our 2018 VCE Results