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Outstanding Academic Achievements

Rector's Comment // Friday 21 September 2018

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Congratulations to the following students on their respective successes:

Strong results have been achieved in the Australian Mathematics competition, with Toby Harvie (Year 9) receiving a prize for being in the top 0.3%, 12 students received High Distinction for top 3% and 36 Distinction for top 20%.

At the 2018 Casio Victoria University Senior Mathematics Competition, five Year 13 students finished in the top 100 out of 1100 students, and two students in the top 100–200.
Click here to view the results.

Phoenix Sinclair (Year 10) won the Lois Middlemiss Memorial Award Poetry competition with her poem 1848 Woke the Nation. Phoenix was invited to read it in front of an audience at the Kate Sheppard Memorial on Wednesday. “I felt very lucky to share my thoughts. I feel really inspired by all the women who were behind the suffragette movement.”

Phoenix Sinclair1848 woke the nation

1848 woke the nation
The new leader was born
Kate Sheppard our leader
Woman suffrage
How to provide
Something for us to hold tight
Her words spoke with pride
Spoke with meaning
Spoke with hope
Breaking the long silence that was cursed
To make a difference to the new generation’s woman.
“Do not think your single vote does not matter much”.
It matters
“The rain that refreshes the parched ground”.
It matters
“Is made up of single drops”
It matters
1848 woke the nation
1934 she left with purpose
For you, for me, for us
32,000 signatures of freedom
But, it doesn’t matter much
Oh, but it does
Each signature for you
She helped to prove
A Point That Needed To Be Made.

Phoenix Sinclair
St Andrew’s College


From Rector's Comment // Friday 21 September 2018