29 November 2018

As 2018 has come to an end, the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) students celebrated the completion of their Pre-University studies with their AUSMAT Night graduation ceremony held on the 8th of November 2018. After months of planning and preparation, it was a night to remember for both the lecturers and students.

It was an honour to have the presence of Mr. Michael Growder, the Deputy High Commissioner, Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur. He was joined by other distinguished guests, lecturers and about 500 AUSMAT graduates as we celebrated their graduation and achievements. The night started off with the welcoming address by Ms Vanitha Satchithanadan, Director of AUSMAT, encouraging speeches by Ms Gail Taylor, Principal Consultant – International Education of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, and Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director.

Before dinner was served, guests were entertained by an energetic dance performance by the winners of AUSMAT Talent Time 2018, Darren and Chin Mun. The dynamic duo sure know how to get the crowd ready for the night with their sleek moves! As dinner was served, Samantha Laura John performed “If I Ain’t Got You”. The specially chosen song was dedicated to everyone, lecturers and friends, who played pivotal roles in bringing out the best of every AUSMAT graduate.

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AUSMAT Lecturers together with Ms Vanitha, Ms Cheng Mien Wee, Ms Gail Taylor, Mr Michael Growder and Mr Teo Ee Sing

The night continued with a farewell video showcasing the numerous activities organised and participated by AUSMAT graduates throughout the year including our very successful I-Care Run. Yap Yi June, the President of Student Council 2018, also shared her valuable experience with everyone. It always warms the hearts of many to see how experiences, good or bad, helps one to grow to be an exceptional individual. Well done, Yi June

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Yap Yi June - President of AUSMAT Student Council 2018

A total of 109 awards were presented during the event. The first 94 awards in the following categories were presented.

Categories

Number of awards

Euclid Contest 2018

2 Distinction awards

Kangaroo Maths Competition 2018

5 Silver awards

6 Bronze awards

2018 Australia National Chemistry Quiz

1 High Distinction Excellence

3 High Distinction

3 Distinction

Harvard Book Prize

1 Winner

Best Subject Award for General Subject

3 recipients

Most Improved Award

2 recipients

Student Council

10 recipients

Emerging Trailblazer

60 recipients

 

The celebration continued with the presentation of the Best Subject Awards to acknowledge top scoring students in each ATAR subject, followed by two High Academic Achievement awards and the Shield of Excellence award. Awardees received their AUD200 worth of book prize sponsored by several Australian Universities. A summary of the AUSMAT awardees with the university sponsored book prize is as listed below.

Subject

Awardee

University

Accounting and Finance

Clarissa Wong Qi Wen

Victoria University

Business and Management

Koh Jia Wei

Deakin University

Chemistry

Liz Birdie Ong Shi Yun

Curtin University

EALD

Iknur Kaur Virik

Blue Mountains University

Economics

Koh Jia Wei

University of Queensland

English

Kho Jun Cheng

University of Melbourne

Human Biology

Ler Kay Voon

Edith Cowan University

Maths Application

Loy Yong Quam

University of New South Wales

Maths Methods

Liz Birdie Ong Shi Yun

Macquarie University

Maths Specialist

Lai Wei Sheng

Monash University Malaysia

Physics

Gregory Tan Wee Min

Flinders University

Psychology

Ng Qian Yun

Griffith University

 

Award

Awardee

University

High Academic Achievement

Ng Qian Yun

 

Koh Jia Wei

 

Blue Mountains University

 

Victoria University

 

Shield of Excellence

 

 

Sophie Tay Jia Hui

 

University of Melbourne

 

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Ng Qian Yun and Koh Jia Wei – Recipients of High Academic Achievement Award

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Sophie Tay Jia Hui – Receipient of Shield of Excellence Award

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Group photo with the recipients of Best Subject Award, High Academic Achievement and Shield of Excellent

With that, AUSMAT Night 2018 came to a memorable end. It was a delightful night that was enjoyed by all. As the proud AUSMAT graduates take their next important step in pursuing their dreams, AUSMAT SCKL will continue to grow as one of the prestigious Pre-University programmes in Malaysia; a programme which provides a pathway to a brighter future.