achieved a top ATAR of 99.95 of only 37 students in Victoria
scored an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of students in Australia.
scored an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of students in Australia.
scored an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of students in Australia.
scored an ATAR of 80 or above, placing them in the top 20% of students in Australia.
Congratulations to James Kelly (Mitchell) on his perfect ATAR of 99.95 and the five boys who achieved a perfect Study Score of 50: Joshua Clyne (English), James Kelly (Mitchell) (English Language), Michael Kantounatakis (History Revolutions), Leo Kouskouris (Further Mathematics) and Harrison Kirkham (Physical Education).
James Kelly (Mitchell)
James was a keen Mathematician from the time he arrived at Brighton Grammar and also earned numerous Distinction awards and Prizes for French, Software Development, English and Physics. He was a member of the Student Council, played Chess and took part in Debating. He played Football and Touch Football for the School. James studied in America in 2018 before returning to complete his VCE in 2019 with great success. At Speech Night, he was awarded the English Language Prize, the French Prize, the R W Tovell Memorial Prize for Mathematical Methods, the Norman F Perrier Memorial Prize for Physics, the R W Tovell Memorial Prize for Specialist Mathematics and the H V Mitchell Essay Prize.
Leo has been a leading academic and scholar throughout his time at Brighton Grammar. Leo earned numerous Distinction Awards as well as prizes for academic achievement from Years 7 to 11. In Year 11, he was awarded the Caltex Best All Rounder Award. In Year 12, he achieved the Latin and Chemistry Prizes as well as the R F Waring Prize for placing third best in Year 12. Leo played Soccer and Futsal for the School, as well as trying Rowing and Badminton. He achieved Full Colours for Soccer, Futsal, Debating and Public Speaking and for Rofe House.
Josh commenced at Brighton Grammar in Year 8 and shone academically, earning Distinction and Merit Certificates, especially in English and History. These culminated in Year 12 when he won the H.A. Glover Prize for English and the Unit 3/4 Economics Prize. Josh played Cricket and Football and earned Full Service Colours for Cricket. Josh was a debater in Year 11 and was a keen student of French completing this subject in Year 12.
David was a keen scholar right from the start, earning numerous Effort Award cards in the Junior School. This continued in the then Middle School, where he won the Year 7 Music and Extension Studies Prizes. This culminated in David being awarded the Jim Fraser Memorial Prize for placing second best in the Class of 2019. David played Badminton and Hockey for the School as well as Water Polo. He was also heavily involved in the Music program, Debating, and Public Speaking. David earned Full Colours for Badminton, Debating and Public Speaking, Hockey, Music and for Rofe House throughout his time at the school.
Dennis worked with great dedication to his studies, earning numerous Distinction and Merit Awards, throughout his years at Brighton Grammar. He was also heavily involved in Music as a key member of the Corelli Strings and Senior Symphony Orchestra, earning Full Service Colours as a result. Dennis also received Full House Colours for his involvement with Crowther House throughout the years. Dennis was also a keen player of Tennis and Soccer and gave a memorable speech at the Valedictory Dinner.
Josh was a great academic throughout his years at Brighton Grammar. He was Dux of Year 9 and 10 and earned numerous Distinction Certificates and prizes across a variety of subjects. Josh earned Full Academic Colours in Year 11. Josh studied University Mathematics as part of his Year 12 program. He was also active outside of the classroom and was a key member of the production crew in School productions, including Legally Blonde, Chicago and Anything Goes. Josh was also a keen Basketballer, Debater and member of Armstrong House, earning Full House Colours.
David was particularly strong in Mathematics and the Sciences, earning numerous Distinctions and prizes during his schooling, He also won the English prize in Year 10. David played Hockey and Tennis for the School and received Full House Colours for house activities. David was involved in Chess and Debating during his time in the Secondary School
Congratulations to the following boys who received an ATAR of 90 or higher
(in alphabetical order, not by ATAR achieved):
A note of explanation: The purpose of the ATAR rankings is to provide a mechanism for placement in tertiary institutions. In a community such as ours, where most boys are aspiring to gain entry to tertiary courses, it is the ATAR that is important rather than individual Study Scores. The ATAR is a rank ordering of all students, rather than a percentage mark; hence, an ATAR of 50 would place a candidate at the halfway point of the population.