Fri, February 26, 2021

At this morning’s Academic Scholars’ Ceremony, held in the Sheldon Event Centre, staff and students from Preparatory through to Year 12 recognised the outstanding academic successes of recent graduates, as well as current students.

Throughout the event, special attention was paid to recognising the many successes achieved by the graduating class of 2020. More than 30% of the previous Year 12 cohort earned themselves a score of 90 or higher, equivalent to an OP 1-5, and 2020 Sheldon College Dux, Harry Towner, received an ATAR of 99.60.

These students will shortly be commencing their university studies covering a range of degrees such as Science, Games and Interactive Environments, Psychology, Paramedicine, Law, Engineering, Film and Screen Media Production, Economics and Criminology and Criminal Justice to name but a few.

When recognising these recent Alumni successes, past students were invited on stage and awarded a Certificate of Congratulations.

Additionally, during the morning’s events, four of the College’s high achieving Alumni students – Georgia Lane, Sigrid Mather, Harry Towner and Ella Rhodes formed an informative panel discussion hosted by former Year 12 Head of Year, Mr Matthew Gammie. During this panel discussion, Alumni students shared with the College their secrets to success, detailing all things such as time management, hard work and the importance of maintaining a balanced life.

Also, during the Ceremony, students from Years 5 to 10 who significantly improved their level of academic achievement during Term 4 last year, and therefore qualified for an academic upgrade to their previous Celebration of Excellence Certificate, were presented with their certificates. These certificates reminded students that their hard work pays dividends.

Sheldon College is incredibly thankful to have so many students dedicated to their studies and committed to achieving highly. The College extends a hand to each of these deserving current and Alumni students. An additional message of thanks goes to teachers, for enriching the children’s learning experiences on a daily basis and also to parents, for encouraging their children to succeed.