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CHARACTER AND SCHOLARSHIP
The annual Primary and Secondary School Speech Nights were held on
28 and 29 November respectively. Students, staff, family and friends
gathered to celebrate the academic, boarding, service, pastoral and co-
curricular achievements of RGS students throughout 2012. Dr Phillip Moulds,
Headmaster, and Mr Brad Beasley, Chairman of the Board, addressed
attendees with their annual reports before presenting the students with
trophies and certificates in recognition of their achievements. Music,
vocal and signing ensembles provided entertainment with a variety of
performances at both events. Congratulations to the following students
who were awarded Dux: Jeremy Bonisch (Primary School, pictured left),
Peter Li (Middle School, middle ) and Raqeeb Rasul (Highest Average in
the Senior School and Dux of the School, right). Also congratulations to First
in Year 9 Dasuni Ralapanawa and The Rockhampton Grammar School
Past Students’ Association Prize for First in Year 8 Nerida Kelland.
PAST STUDENT INFORMATION
OP-portunities abound for high achieving Y12s
Year 12 Rockhampton Grammar
School students performing to the best
of their abilities have done Central
Queensland proud with one-third
of OP eligible students achieving
an OP result of 1-5, placing RGS
well ahead of the state average and
among the highest in Queensland.
Overall, 32% of RGS students in
2012 received OPs of 1-5. The state
average was 20%. Furthermore, 45%
received and OP-1-7, compared to the
state’s 31%. 90% received OPs1-15
compared to Queensland’s 79%.
Two students, Raqeeb Rasul and
Maggie Shelton received OP1s.
They were the School’s Dux and
Runner-Up Dux, respectively.
Raqeeb, who plans to study
medicine, and hopeful law student
Maggie Shelton, were pleased to
see their classmates do so well.
“There really was a team
atmosphere and we encouraged
each other,” s aid Maggie.
Among the School’s OP3 recipients
was Thomas Brady, who wants to study
Engineering at UQ or CQUniversity.
“I’m really proud of everyone,” he said.
“Every year’s results are different but
what’s important is that these results
demonstrate, year after year, our
students’ commitment to scholarship
and desire to do their best,” says
Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds.
118 of the School’s 156 Year 12
students were OP eligible. 139 VET
qualifications were achieved. 98% of
students were awarded Queensland
Certificates of Education.
“Excellent results such as these
only come about when you have good
relations and strong partnerships
among parents and teachers. Together,
they provide the support students
require to achieve,” said Dr Moulds.
OPs results are important but
they are not solely what The
Rockhampton Grammar School is
about according to the Headmaster.
“A ll of Year 12s have strongly lived
our values ... and their selfless and
enthusiastic efforts have benefitted
the entire student body,” Dr Moulds
told guests at the School’s Annual
Speech Night in November.
Most of the 38 students who received
an OP1-5 will be heading off to university
in 2013. Here are some of their plans:
Rhett Thorne, who just spent a
week kayaking and fishing at Fraser
Island, expects to study Engineering at
CQUniversity. Musician Moniqua Lowth
heads to the Queensland Conser vatorium
at Griffith. Angus Campbell, who wants
to play representative Rugby, is also
planning on Engineering studies. Dream
Big Scholarship (Brown Consulting)
recipient Jessica Kahl has Civil
Engineering at CQUniversity in her sights
as well. Stephanie Wehmeier will attend
CQUniversity, too, to study Teaching.
Stephanie Jarvis wants to do Psychology
at CQUniversity. A shlee Upton will study
Podiatry at CQUniversity. Briony Gray-
Ganter is planning to study Health and
Medicine. Jordan Du Rieu’s interests in
Urban Development and Sustainability will
likely take him to Brisbane to study. Daniel
Bridgeman is hoping to study a dual
degree in Engineering and Science at UQ.
RGS Students Thomas Brady (OP3),
Stephanie Jar vis (OP 5), Jessica Kahl (OP 3),
Raqeeb Rasul (OP 1), Maggie Shelton (OP 1),
Ashlee Upton (OP 3), Briony Gray-Ganter (OP 3)
and Stephanie Wehmeier (OP 4).
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