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  • Valley Voice

    Website: www.yvg.vic.edu.au Telephone: +61 3 9262 7700 Email: reception@yvg.vic.edu.au

    Term 1 Week 3 11 February 2016

    Dr Merry with Dux of the School, Laila Halim

    FROM THE PRINCIPAL ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 REFLECTION ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 SENIOR SCHOOL ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6 CAREER NEWS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 UNIFORM SHOP .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 MIDDLE SCHOOL ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9 MUSIC ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 YARRA SPIRIT ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 SPORT ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 JUNIOR MUSIC NOTES ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE ....................................................................................................................................................................... 24 FLYERS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24

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  • FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dr Mark Merry On Tuesday the annual Dux Assembly was held to recognise those students who had achieved ATARs over 90 in the 2015 VCE year and to award the major academic prizes for the year. To continue the theme of commemorating the 50th year of the School all of the previous “Duces” were invited to return and join us at this assembly. Afterwards they were taken on a tour of the School. For some, this was the first time they had been back for decades and the tour proved to be quite an ‘eye opener’. One of the highlights of the assembly was the Occasional Address given by Mr David Robb, the first Dux of the School from the class of 1971. David, a Foundation Student, is the CEO of Iluka Mining, an ASX business and one of Australia’s largest mining companies. As David needed to attend a Board Meeting in Perth, he very kindly delivered his address on the big screen in the Performing Arts Centre. Our award winners were honoured with a certificate from the School and a number of prizes were presented by the Chair of Yarra Valley Grammar, Mrs Sarah Tipping. Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship: Finley Griffett of Year 11 Certificates of Exceptional Performance with Study Scores of 50: Accounting Prahn Nicholson of Year 11 Product Design & Technology Genevieve Underhill The following group of students achieved an ATAR from 90 to 94:

    David Adams Officer Cadet ADFA, Canberra

    Olivia Lewis Business Monash University

    Charles Wei Commerce University of Melbourne

    Christopher Stewart Accounting (Professional) RMIT University

    Georgia Hatton Commerce / Law Deakin University

    Madison Lacy Nursing / Psychological Science Deakin University

    Michael Roberts Commerce Monash University

    Genevieve Underhill Arts University of Melbourne

    Candice Fan Business / Arts Monash University

    Sarin Kulmanochawong Science University in Thailand

    Kevin Lu Engineering (Honours) Monash University

    Erin Upson Commerce Monash University

    Sarah Higgins Education (Honours) Sec / Arts Monash University

    Kirsten Beriman Commerce Monash University

  • Kyra Argyriou Commerce / Finance Monash University

    Jonathon Sesa-Ashton Information Technology / Arts Monash University

    Lachlan Glendenning Science / Computer Science Monash University

    Frank Li Arts University of Melbourne

    The following students achieved an ATAR from 95 to 97:

    Bronte Jordan Criminology / Law Deakin University

    Jessica Planner Science / Biomedical Science Monash University

    Georgia Rogers Arts University of Melbourne

    Jeremy Doupe Commerce University of Melbourne

    Abbey Thomas Science / Global Studies Monash University

    Lauren Davis Arts Monash University

    Aalishna Alag Officer Cadet ADFA, Canberra

    The following students achieved an ATAR over 98:

    Joshua Exley Law (Honours) / Commerce Monash University

    John Portwood Biomedicine University of Melbourne

    Nicola Anastasiou Engineering (Honours) / Science Monash University

    The following students achieved an ATAR over 99:

    Erin Thompson Law (Honours) / Arts Monash University

    Lachlan McRae Commerce / Science Monash University

    Laila Halim Science / Engineering (Honours) Monash University

    ACADEMIC PRIZES 2015

    Art & Design Prize Laura Pratt

    Business Studies Prize Kyra Argyriou

    English Prize Lachlan McRae

    Health & Physical Education Prize Lachlan McRae

  • Humanities Prize Lauren Davis

    The Ossy Greulich Memorial Award for LOTE Laila Halim

    Mathematics Prize Laila Halim

    Science Prize John Portwood

    Technology Prize Genevieve Underhill

    GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS Each year, when we consider the School’s top awards, our final considerations involve students whose contributions in their final year have been outstanding. The criteria used are superior academic performance, significant contribution to cultural activities and sporting activities and outstanding leadership. Each year, Certificates of General Excellence are awarded to a small number of students. Certificates of General Excellence to: MARGARET DENNISTON CLARKE AWARD This award is presented each year to the Year 12 student who best fulfills the conditions of the Rhodes scholarship, that is, superior scholastic achievement, exceptional contribution to cultural activities, exceptional contribution to sporting activities and outstanding leadership. Scholastic achievements are judged by performance in School work as shown by grades achieved and by results on the external VCE examinations as reflected by the ATAR score. The qualities of contributions in sporting and cultural activities are judged after consultation with teaching staff that are well placed to make such judgments. In a similar way, with regard to leadership, the opinion of senior staff members whose positions provide a suitable opportunity for judging leadership is sought. The recipient receives an award of $1,000 from the School Board. For the academic year 2015, the recipient of the Margaret Denniston Clarke Award is Laila Halim. PRESENTATION OF DUX The term ‘Dux’ refers to the most academically successful student in a School or a division of a School. Our Dux for the academic year 2015 achieved amongst the very top students in the State. They received a Certificate of General Excellence, two subject awards and the Margaret Denniston Clarke Award. The Dux at Yarra Valley Grammar for the academic year 2015 is Laila Halim. I take this opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the Class of 2015. Excellence is achieved partly through natural ability but largely through sustained hard work, motivation, persistence and a sense of purpose. This requires self-discipline, denial of short term gain to achieve long term goals. The Class of 2015 worked as a team, cooperating together to create a productive working environment. They ought to be proud of their abilities but more so proud of an achievement borne of purpose. Our Dux Assembly focuses on academic excellence both for our current students and in this our birthday year for the generations of students who have strived to: “Lift their eyes” and aspire to do great things. But I remember with great affection the contribution that the Class of 2015 made to the broader life of our school…the musicians, actors, sportsmen and women, debaters and friends. We celebrate their achievements