NZ Scholarship 2017
NZ Scholarship Results from Wellington College 2017
The results from 2017 again demonstrated the top academic calibre of our senior students. In 2016, three of our students were among the ten top scholars in the country and this was repeated in 2017 when Roman Dunford, Michael O’Brien and Barnard Patel were all ‘Premier Scholars’. To have two successive years with three of the top ten scholars in New Zealand from Wellington College is a noteworthy attainment and a tribute to the dedication of both our students and staff.
Also, one of our International Students – Louis (Haojun) Lu was among the next 50 top students in New Zealand, termed ‘Outstanding Scholars’ – those who are immediately below the ten Premier Scholars.
A further exceptional outcome for Michael O’Brien was his award as the ‘Top Subject Scholarship’ winner in Classical Studies.
For 2017, in total, 135 scholarships were gained by the College, with 20 of these being Outstanding Scholarships, and 67 different students gained scholarships in 21 different subjects. These subjects were: Accounting, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Design, Earth and Space Science, Economics, English, French, Geography, History, Japanese, Latin, Media Studies, Painting, Physical Education, Physics, Statistics and Technology. Outstanding scholarships were secured in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, Media Studies, Physical Education, Physics and Statistics.
Apart from these significant national academic achievements, the students are eligible to receive financial remuneration towards their tertiary studies. In the ten years, since the initiation of the current NZ Scholarship examination, Wellington College has been at the forefront of top success among the secondary schools in New Zealand. This ongoing accomplishment can be attributed to the persistent commitment of the students and staff, for which they are warmly congratulated.
Roger Moses, ONZM Headmaster