2019 Elizabeth College Prize Winners

2019 Elizabeth College Prize Winners

To our students, parents, staff and all the Elizabeth College Community

It is very unfortunate that we have not been able to hold our annual Prize Night this year due to Covid-19.   We still want to acknowledge and celebrate the success of our students from 2019.

I am so proud to be a Principal of a government school, proud of public education and proud of colleges.  There were 3 students across the state with perfect scores, all from government colleges and two of them from Elizabeth College.  Pretty amazing!

To students, after all your hard work, enjoy the recognition you have earned.  We encourage you to keep going, to keep aspiring to do your best; we are proud of you!

To parents/carers, the accolade your child has received is a tremendous endorsement of your efforts and your high expectations and aspiration for your child. Thank you for the faith you have shown and support you have given to Elizabeth College.

Our teachers are dedicated, hardworking and passionate about what they teach. They inspire students to achieve their very best day in and day out.   I wish to thank all the staff at Elizabeth College (teaching and support staff) for providing an enabling and inspiring learning environment for all our students.

I hope you find time to view our presentation which highlights the many learning and enrichment activities students participated in during 2019.

In 2019, once again the students at Elizabeth College have delighted me with their resilience, creativity, initiative, leadership and the care and respect they show for others.

I am sure you will all share my pride in last year’s external examination results with

  • 43 students with an ATAR of 90 and above. 20 of these students received an ATAR of 96 and above with two duxes obtaining perfect scores of 99.95; top in the State.
  • We had 6 students recognized by receiving the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for 2019 from the Governor at Government House.
  • We had 9 students in the top 100 in the State.
  • We had around 140 students receiving awards for their outstanding achievements in 2019, many of them winning multiple academic awards.

Please see our 2019 Prize Night Program that will allow you to see the awards students received.

Congratulations to our Year 11 Dux Ruby-Questa Collis who received EAs for all her subjects.

Two Year 12 students jointly share the Dux of Elizabeth College this year with perfect scores of 99.95, Charls Jibi and Harsheka Herath.  We are so proud of them as are their families and friends.  Please view a short video from each of them recognizing their achievement and accepting their Gold Medals.

Charls Jibi

Harshika Herath

To our students who have now left College, I wish you every success as you begin a new journey. There is a big world out there waiting for your talents.  Believe in yourself, you will create your own future, make it one you are passionate about.  You will experience the enormous joy in creating your own life, there will be challenges ahead but if you are determined to succeed you will meet these challenges.

A quote from Danny Kaye, an American performer.

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint at it you can.”  I encourage you to do so.

Let me wish you all the best for your future.  Please keep in touch with Elizabeth College, your classmates and your teachers.   We will always be glad to see you and hear where life has taken you.  Visit our website as a Past Scholar or visit us on Facebook.

Thankyou and all the best!

Dr Dianne Purnell