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ARENTS, guardians and friends play a huge role in the suc­cess of grad­u­at­ing stu­dents.

Sun­way Ed­u­ca­tion Group se­nior ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Dr El­iz­a­beth Lee said par­ents, guardians and friends had stood by the stu­dents and would con­tinue to stand by them.

“Do thank your lec­tur­ers, who have played a large part in shap­ing who you are to­day by im­part­ing knowl­edge and en­cour­ag­ing an in­sa­tiable hunger for suc­cess,” she said in ad­dress­ing stu­dents of the Aus­tralian Ma­tric­u­la­tion (AUSMAT) pro­gramme at the Sun­way Col­lege AUSMAT Achieve­ment and Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Awards cer­e­mony.

The cer­e­mony was held in Jan­uary to cel­e­brate and recog­nise the stu­dents’ achieve­ment in the Western Aus­tralian Cer­tifi­cate of Ed­u­ca­tion (WACE) 2016 ex­am­i­na­tion.

Of the co­hort, eight stu­dents — Adrian Wong Chee Seng, Gan Rachel, Chan Pei Harn, Ong Cyii Cheng, Mika Low Quan Wei, Ni­cholas Low Kah Yean, Cheah Huey Lee and Vi­lashini Sar­a­vanan — achieved ATAR 99 and above; 177 stu­dents achieved ATAR 90 and above, and 380 with ATAR 80 and above.

Wong, who achieved ATAR 99.85, is think­ing of con­tin­u­ing his stud­ies in elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing at Monash Univer­sity Malaysia.

He at­trib­uted his suc­cess to not skip­ping classes, pay­ing at­ten­tion in class, seek­ing help from lec­tur­ers, shar­ing knowl­edge with peers and par­tic­i­pat­ing in ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties.

Gan, who achieved ATAR 99.5, will be head­ing to Seoul Na­tional Univer­sity to pur­sue Com­puter Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy.

With an ATAR 99.15, Ni­cholas will pur­sue a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Chem­istry at the Univer­sity of Mel­bourne.

Mika, who achieved an ATAR 99.2, in ad­dress­ing his peers and new stu­dents, shared with them the im­por­tance of be­ing true to them­selves and work­ing hard for their dreams.

Nine stu­dents were awarded Spe­cial Cer­tifi­cates of Ex­cel­lence; one for Ac­count­ing & Fi­nance, two for Busi­ness Man­age­ment & En­ter­prise, five for English as an Ad­di­tional Lan­guage or Dialect, and one for Psy­chol­ogy.

The cer­tifi­cates are awarded to the top 0.5 per cent can­di­dates based on the ex­am­i­na­tion mark. This time, 96 per cent of the co­hort is el­i­gi­ble for en­try into some of the best uni­ver­si­ties world­wide.

Shar­ing double achieve­ments at the cer­e­mony were twin sis­ters Vi­lashini and Vanashri Sar­a­vanan.

Vi­lashini, who achieved ATAR 99, plans to pur­sue phar­macy at In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal Univer­sity while Vanashri, with an ATAR 98.6, is pur­su­ing den­tistry at Penang In­ter­na­tional Den­tal Col­lege.

Sun­way Col­lege AUSMAT pro­gramme di­rec­tor Vanitha Satchithanathan con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents on their achieve­ment and com­mended the aca­demic team for their pas­sion and in­spir­ing work.

Sun­way Col­lege Kuala Lumpur is the largest and long­est-run­ning provider of the AUSMAT (Aus­tralian Year 12) pro­gramme in Malaysia. With School Cur­ricu­lum and Stan­dards Au­thor­ity (SCSA) as its part­ner, it con­tin­u­ously en­sures that stan­dards of the AUSMAT pro­gramme is con­sis­tent with that of schools in Western Aus­tralia.

The pro­gramme of­fers a flex­i­ble com­bi­na­tion of di­verse sub­jects, en­com­pass­ing Sci­ence, Math­e­mat­ics, Psy­chol­ogy and Busi­ness Man­age­ment. It pre­pares stu­dents for WACE, which is recog­nised and widely ac­cepted by uni­ver­si­ties in Aus­tralia, New Zealand, the United King­dom, the United States, Canada, Rus­sia, Ger­many, Sin­ga­pore, South Korea, and pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties and univer­sity col­leges in Malaysia.

The Aus­tralian Ma­tric­u­la­tion pro­gramme is one of six pre-univer­sity pro­grammes of­fered at Sun­way Col­lege.

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