Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett


    Top Awards to Hale School and Narrogin's Agriculture College

    5/01/2001 5:19 PM

      Hale School student Anthony Phillips has won the Beazley Medal, awarded to the student who achieved the highest Curriculum Council Award Score in the 2000 Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE).

      Anthony, who had just turned 16 when he sat for the TEE in November, is one of the youngest students to win the Beazley Medal.

      Anthony sat eight exams - Applicable Mathematics, Ancient History, Calculus, History, English Literature, French, Japanese as a Second Language and Physics - and scored in the eighties or nineties for each. A typical TEE load is six subjects.

      He also sat TEE music and political and legal studies when he was in Year 11.

      Anthony’s Curriculum Council Award Score was a very impressive 98.97.

      The Curriculum Council Award Score is based on a student’s performance in five TEE subjects with at least two subjects from each of the humanities and maths/science TEE study areas.

      Anthony’s decision to sit eight TEE subjects reflects his large range of interests. He wanted to continue to pursue as many of them as possible in Year 12. He plans to take a year off study in 2001 before commencing an Arts/Science degree in 2002.

      During his year off he hopes to spend time on his music. Anthony plays the cello and composes for it - a passion he has not had a lot of time to pursue during his busy TEE year.

      The inaugural winner of the Excellence in Vocational Studies Award is Darren Chapman from the WA College of Agriculture - Narrogin. Darren lives in Boyup Brook and attended Boyup Brook District High School until Year 10.

      This award, the equivalent of the Beazley Medal, is presented to the student who has achieved the best results in a vocational program.

      The award was established on the recommendations of a 1999-2000 working party charged with responsibility for considering a more equitable and inclusive system for recognising excellence in post-compulsory schooling.

      Education Minister Colin Barnett congratulated the winners and said he was pleased to see the numbers of students pursuing vocationally oriented studies.

      “Over the past four years, the number of students pursuing vocationally oriented studies has steadily increased,” he said.

      “The courses are increasingly rigorous with most students graduating from Year 12 with significant progress towards a nationally recognised training qualification.”

      Mr Barnett said he strongly supported the recommendations of the working party.

      “It is vitally important that students who choose to focus their energies on vocational education and training programs are given the recognition they deserve,” he said.

      Darren is a very worthy winner of this award achieving A standard for each of his subjects, a Certificate of Distinction in Farm Practice and a Certificate of Excellence for having achieved at least ten ‘A’ grades in Years 11 and 12.

      Narrogin Agricultural College Principal Alan Castle said that Darren was a very intelligent and hard-working student, who would have achieved excellent results in any program of study he had pursued.

      Darren has already completed Certificate 2 in Agriculture as well as all theoretical units towards Certificate 3. He is currently completing the work experience hours he needs to complete Certificate 3.

      Darren said that he then plans to go to Curtin University’s Muresk Institute of Agriculture to study the four-year Bachelor of Agribusiness degree then work in research. He hopes to take over the family farm when his parents retire.

      Another country student, Samuel Bennett of Northam Senior High School came second in the Beazley Medal. Samuel did extremely well to achieve a TEE score of 97.814 - a score higher than many previous medal winners.

      A General Exhibition to Richard Whitehead from North Albany Senior High School and a Subject Exhibition in Business Information Technology to Alison Prior from Esperance Senior High School continued the good results for the year for country schools.

      While male students took out the top awards, female students have edged out the boys on numbers. Females achieved 21 of the 40 General Exhibitions and a remarkable 37 of the 44 Subject Exhibitions.

      St Mary’s Anglican Girls School in Karrinyup achieved the highest number of General Exhibition winners with five students finishing in the State’s top 40. They are Kate Wellington, Amanda Whitley and Rachael Young from Carine; Emily Poole from Wembley; and Gabrielle de Vietri from Karrinyup.

      Gabrielle also won a Subject Exhibition for French and Art, and Kate for Human Biology. Their classmates Jade Glensiter and Melissa Romano also took out Subject Exhibitions for Physical Science and Small Business Management and Enterprise respectively.

      The top female student was Sheryn Cheah from All Saints College who achieved a Curriculum Council Award Score of 94.57 to come in fifth overall.

      Other schools to do well were Christ Church Grammar School, Hale School and Methodist Ladies’ College which all had four students awarded General Exhibitions.

      Rossmoyne Senior High School students took out three Subject Exhibitions and Willetton Senior High School, two.

      All awards and exhibitions will be presented at the Curriculum Council Award Ceremony at Curtin University of Technology on Monday, February 19, 2001.

      Media contacts:
      Caroline Lacy 9220 5010
      Jenny Morup, Curriculum Council, 08 9273 6300


      Beazley Medal
      Anthony Phillips, Hale School
      Excellence in Vocational Studies Medal
      Darren Chapman, WA College of Agriculture - Narrogin

      General Exhibitions
      Anthony PhillipsHale School
      Samuel BennettNortham Senior High School
      Bryn DodsonWinthrop Baptist College
      Paul ChiaChrist Church Grammar School
      Sheryn CheahAll Saints College
      Tristen Huupponen Hale School
      Timothy TayRossmoyne Senior High School
      Constance TsangMethodist Ladies’ College
      Ashwini ArumugaswamyMethodist Ladies’ College
      Dinusha ChandratillekeChrist Church Grammar School
      Kate WellingtonSt Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Sarah OngMethodist Ladies’ College
      James SippeWesley College
      Eu-Jinn TehChrist Church Grammar School
      Li-Sen Sandra NeohPenrhos College
      Marlene JohnsonPerth College
      Nik DingChrist Church Grammar School
      Louise CarterRossmoyne Senior High School
      Joanna ButchartPresbyterian Ladies’ College
      Winston AlmeidaWilletton Senior High School
      Christopher BaileyHale School
      Lisa BaetsenRossmoyne Senior High School
      Richard WhiteheadNorth Albany Senior High School
      Amanda WhiteleySt Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Emily PooleSt Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Thao PhamChisholm Catholic College
      John BuiWilletton Senior High School
      Huei Lin ChanSt Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
      Victoria PearceSt Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
      Chong-Heong KwahChurchlands Senior High School
      Lucas Joynt Hale School
      Wen-Yew LeeDuncraig Senior High School
      Gabrielle de VietriSt Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Sally HaakPenrhos College
      Nicholas DuffJohn XXIII College
      Tegan RourkeMethodist Ladies’ College
      Michael CleaverLeeming Senior High School
      Jane LockApplecross Senior High School
      Lauren BurwoodSanta Maria College
      Rachael YoungSt Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

      Special General Exhibition
      Jian Chan, Wesley College (Jian Chan is not eligible for a General Exhibition as he is not a permanent resident).

      Subject Exhibitions
      For Tertiary Entrance Score subjects these exhibitions are awarded to the eligible student who obtains the highest raw examination marks. For wholly school-assessed subjects, the Subject Exhibition is awarded to the top eligible Certificate of Distinction student.

      AccountingLisa Tassone, Mt Lawley Senior High School
      Ancient HistoryNFP, Hollywood Senior High School
      Applicable MathematicsJane Lock, Applecross Senior High School
      ArtGabrielle de Vientri, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Aspects of the Tourism IndustryClaire Murphy, Kelmscott Senior High School
      Automotive WorkshopLisa Jenner, Carine Senior High School
      Beliefs and ValuesAisha Novakovich, Australian Islamic College
      BiologyLisa Baetsen, Rossmoyne Senior High School
      Business Information TechnologyAlison Prior, Esperance Senior High School
      ChemistrySarah Ong, Methodist Ladies College
      CalculusChong-Heong Kwah, Churchlands Senior High School
      Dance StudiesGillian McLaughlin, John Curtin College of the Arts
      Discrete MathematicsChristopher Paull, Newman College
      Drama StudiesPippa Bainbridge, Kalamunda Senior High School
      Early Childhood StudiesKathryn Evans, Methodist Ladies’ College
      EconomicsLucas Joynt, Hale School
      EnglishTaya Reid, Applecross Senior High School
      English LiteratureRebecca Johnson, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
      English as a Second LanguageYee-Khuan Teoh, Willetton Senior High School
      Food ProductionZoe Campbell, Perth College
      FrenchGabrielle de Vietri, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Furniture Design and Technology Rachael Ord, Wanneroo Senior High School
      GeographyWinston Almeida, Willetton Senior High School
      GermanClare Mein, Penrhos College
      Health StudiesCrystal Lilly, Coodanup Senior High School
      HistoryStephen Keating, Corpus Christi College
      Human BiologyKate Wellington, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Indonesian:Second LanguageAmanda Zarrop, Perth College
      Information SystemsEmily Pryce, Lumen Christi College
      ItalianBreony Allen, All Saints College
      Japanese: Second LanguageNataly Matthews, Churchlands Senior High School
      Media StudiesDanica Van De Velde, Presbyterian Ladies’ College
      Modelling with MathematicsTiffany Hawkins, Ballajura Community College
      MusicHuei Lin Chan, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
      Outdoor EducationMegan Allan, Newman College
      Physical ScienceJade Glensiter, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      PhysicsChristopher Bailey, Hale School
      Political and Legal StudiesAnn-Maree Mathison, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
      Senior EnglishKelly-Anne Antonio, Iona Presentation College
      Senior ScienceNikki Houston, Methodist Ladies’ College
      Small Business Management and EnterpriseMelissa Romano, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      SWL Tourism and TravelNFP, North Lake Senior Campus
      Visual Communication – PhotographyScott Farris, St Mark’s Anglican Community College
      Work StudiesMichelle Ledwith, Willetton Senior High School

      Special Subject Awards

      Indonesian AdvancedAndiana Winarto, Tuart College
      Chinese AdvancedDai Fang, Murdoch College
      Malay AdvancedLi Ting Aik, Sunway College

      Certificates of Distinction
      399 Certificates of Distinction were awarded to eligible students in the top 0.5 per cent of candidates sitting the examinations or the top two candidates (whichever was the greater) in a Tertiary Entrance Score subject and in year 12 wholly school-assessed subjects with an enrolment greater than 100.

      Certifcates of Excellence
      550 Certificates of Excellence were awarded to students who achieved at least term ‘A’ grades in their year 11 and 12 studies.