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.