Congratulations Class of 2017

Congratulations! Anna Sing – Dux 2017 (99.95)

“Not only is Anna an extraordinarily bright student, but all her teachers are struck by her kindness and warmth in and out of the classroom. Dr Toni E. Meath

Anna’s Story

“I needed a 96 or a 97 for Biomed but was cautiously hoping for a Melbourne Chancellor's scholarship which requires 99.90...

“My upbringing really influenced my hard work. My childhood was full of music, and it was through all the practising, the performing and the wonderfully encouraging musical environment, that I learnt the values of discipline and perseverance while striving for perfection wherever possible.“

“My mother, always patient, constantly read books to me so I became quite advanced in literacy from an early age, played (educational) games with me to pique my interest in learning, and supported my curiosities, allowing me to try many different extracurricular activities including dance (which I have always been terrible at!), chess, and debating.”

“As I grew older, I focussed on specific interests such as music and biology, becoming the youngest in my year to achieve the Licentiate Diploma in violin from the Australian Music Examinations Board at the age of 14, and one of four students to represent Australia at the International Biology Olympiad, achieving a bronze medal.“

“My time at MacRob has been an absolute joy throughout. I give all my gratitude to my teachers for their guidance and their enthusiasm supporting, encouraging, and extending me far beyond what I thought I was capable of. I love the inclusive social environment here, the driven academic atmosphere, and the way Macrob nurtures our independent voices and thoughts, allowing us to speak out. “

“I'm not sure about major highlights - I guess my feelings about Macrob derive from all the smaller interactions and experiences that have made my years here so amazing and inspiring.”

“Some memorable times would be competing in the International Biology Olympiad (and definitely the training camps in the lead-up to it), receiving a Premier's VCE Award in Biology, attending the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science at Parliament House in Canberra (as a guest), and participating in the Australian Brain Bee Neuroscience Challenge in Year 10, where our Macrob team placed first in the state.”