Year 3-11 Award Recipients

End-of-Year Award Recipients

Friday 8 December 2023

Congratulations to the following students in Years 3-11 for achieving the noted end-of-year awards. Your success is testament to your commitment and hard work. We are proud of you.

YEARS 3-7

Name
Year
Award
Name
Year
Award
Lucy McNeil
3
Academic Effort Throughout Year 3
Ethan Small
3
Academic Effort Throughout Year 3
Alexanda Niven
3
Academic Excellence & Outstanding Achievement in Indonesian
Matilda Brumby
3
Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts & Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts
Donovan Elbers
3
Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education
Gabriella Osuji
3
Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education
Nate Roberts
3
Citizenship
Vincent Musiaw
3
Citizenship
Ryder Krokosz
3
Academic Excellence & DUX OF YEAR 3
Lily Sobey
4
Academic Effort Throughout Year 4
Fynn Adams
4
Academic Effort Throughout Year 4
Leneike Badenhorst
4
Academic Excellence
Samantha Dowes
4
Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts
Manasa Mohan Kumar
4
Academic Excellence & Outstanding Achievement in Indonesian
Flynn Schmid
4
Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education
Stella Conrad
4
Academic Excellence, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Art & Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education
Isaac Vincent
4
Citizenship
Hayden Locker
4
Academic Excellence & Citizenship
Jai Saieesh
4
Academic Excellence & DUX OF YEAR 4
Mali Caruana
5
Academic Effort Throughout Year 5
Samuel Kenny
5
Academic Effort Throughout Year 5
Norrapat Noppasin
5
Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts
Ansuri Badenhorst
5
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Art
Jobie Martin
5
Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education
Helena Kamran
5
Academic Effort Throughout Year 5 & Outstanding Achievement in Indonesian
Izna Kaushal
5
Citizenship
Bailey Boston-Greenhouse
5
Citizenship
Oliver Downham
5
Citizenship
Olivia King
5
Academic Excellence, Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education & DUX OF YEAR 5
Naomi Patu
6
Academic Effort Throughout Year 6
Joel McMillan
6
Academic Effort Throughout Year 6
Skylar McGovern
6
Academic Effort Throughout Year 6
Layla Do Lallo
6
Academic Excellence
Mackenzie Dunne
6
Academic Excellence
Jasper Horton
6
Academic Excellence
Jack Wiltshire
6
Academic Excellence
Joshua Stewart
6
Academic Excellence
Ava Steward
6
Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts
Jesse Diamanti
6
Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education
Emma Upchurch
6
Citizenship
Patrick Anderson
6
Citizenship
Heidi White
6
Academic Excellence, Outstanding Achievement in Indonesian, Academic Achievement in Physical Education & Citizenship
Rivka Napitupulu
6
Academic Excellence & Madeleine King MP Determination and Achievement Award
Isabella Locker
6
City of Rockingham Respect Award
Alexander Buchanan
6
City of Rockingham Endeavour Award
Alayla Schmid
6
Academic Excellence, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Art & City of Rockingham Leadership Award
Japveer Aulakh
6
Academic Excellence & City of Rockingham Leadership Award
Brandon Fearn-Wannan
6
Tranby Award for Making a Positive Contribution to the College, Maintaining a Consistently High Standard of Conduct and Striving for Excellence.
Maya Peters
6
Academic Excellence, DUX OF YEAR 6

YEARS 7-11

Name
Year
Award
Name
Year
Award
Daina Grant
7
Academic Excellence Dance
Tyson Musiwa
7
Academic Excellence Design & Technologies
Kaelan Krivda-Jones
7
Citizenship – Bilu
Reece Parker
7
Academic Excellence Media
Jessie Stubbs-Denny
7
Academic Excellence Health
Elijah Ugle
7
Excellence High Performance Cricket
Sarah Varghese-Kunnathu
7
Academic Excellence Drama
William Hughes
7
Academic Excellence Physical Education and Citizenship – Budjar
Michaela Kirby
7
Citizenship – Karla and Academic Excellence Mathematics
Nicole Ferentsev
7
Citizenship – Marra, Academic Excellence Digital Technologies, English, French and Science
Rahel Napitupulu
7
Humanities & Social Sciences, Indonesian, Music, Visual Arts and Dux of Year 7
Imogen McRae
8
Citizenship – Karla
Portia Nagle
8
Academic Excellence Textiles
Alfie Parker
8
Academic Excellence Music
Emily Rackstraw
8
Academic Excellence Digital Technologies
Eloise Richardson
8
Academic Excellence Humanities & Social Sciences
Olivia Belshaw
8
Citizenship – Bilu and Academic Excellence Dance
Kayla Fairman
8
Academic Excellence Drama and Visual Arts
Jade Rackstraw
8
Academic Excellence Design and Media Arts
Eva Lowe
8
Citizenship – Marra and Academic Excellence Indonesian
Luca Diamanti
Excellence High Performance Cricket, Academic Excellence Physical Education & Woodwork
Matilda White
8
Academic Excellence French, English, Food, Science and Citizenship – Budjar
Laylah Cuvalo
8
Academic Excellence Health, Mathematics and Dux of Year 8
Luca Brown
9
Academic Excellence Physical Education
Sophie-Mae Duffy
9
Academic Excellence Childcare Semester Two
Leah Fryer
9
Citizenship – Marra
Samuel Haskell
9
Citizenship – Bilu
Lewis Hanson
9
Academic Excellence Digital Technologies Semester One
Toby Hughes
9
Citizenship – Budjar
Aaron Schewtschenko
9
Academic Excellence Digital Technologies Semester Two
Zoe Farrell
9
Academic Excellence French Semester One and French Semester Two
Charis Maggs
9
Academic Excellence Dance Semester One and Dance Semester Two
Isaac Diamanti
9
Excellence High Performance Cricket, Academic Excellence Physical Education Studies Semester One and Physical Education Studies Semester Two
Abigail Vaughan
9
Academic Excellence Indonesian Semester One, Indonesian Semester Two, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science
Zac Harvey
9
Academic Excellence Game Design Semester One, English, Health, Mathematics, Outdoor Education Semester Two, Citizenship – Karla and Dux of Year 9
Adam Cass
10
Citizenship – Karla
Brock Claffey
10
City of Rockingham Scholarship Award
Corbin Conway-Mortimer
10
Citizenship – Budjar
Ella Fairman
10
Academic Excellence Graphic Design Semester Two
Ava Grubelich
10
Academic Excellence Food Semester Two
Ethan Izzard
10
Citizenship – Bilu
Lucy Kenyon
10
Citizenship – Marra
Makaidee Leach
10
Academic Excellence Drama Semester Two
Tapiwanashe Masiye
10
Academic Excellence Media Semester One
James Palmer
10
Academic Excellence Commerce Semester One
Riya Roy
10
Academic Excellence Digital Technologies Semester Two
Lexie Clark
10
Academic Excellence English and Food Semester One
Lucas Helwig
10
Academic Excellence Physical Education and Outdoor Education Semester One
Savannah Walkley
10
Academic Excellence Humanities & Social Sciences and Stage Make-Up Semester Two
Scarlett Melrose
10
Academic Excellence Commerce Semester Two, Creative Writing Semester One and French Academic
Jolie Nyugen
10
City of Rockingham Leadership Award, Academic Excellence Music Semester One and Music Semester Two
Adam Pannett
10
Academic Excellence Mathematics, Science and Media Semester Two
Kobi Turvey
10
Academic Excellence Art Semester One, Art Semester Two, Stage Make-Up Semester One and Years 7-10 Art Exhibition – People’s Choice Award
Bevan Hackett
10
Academic Excellence Health, ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Award and Dux of Year 10
Zavier Burrows
11
Citizenship – Karla
Narridy Edwards
11
Academic Excellence Outdoor Education General
Meisha Garrod
11
Academic Excellence Outdoor Education ATAR
Matthew Gaskell
11
Citizenship – Budjar
Sebastian Grizich
11
Academic Excellence Media Production & Analysis General
Abbie Machin
11
Citizenship – Marra
Grace Woods
11
Academic Excellence Certificate II Community Services
Isabella Thomas
11
Academic Excellence Careers & Enterprise General, English General, Food Science & Technology General and Citizenship – Bilu
Hannah Awang
11
Academic Excellence Visual Arts ATAR, Modern History ATAR and Year 11/12 Art Exhibition – People’s Choice Award
Lauren Healey
11
Academic Excellence Human Biology ATAR, Mathematics Methods, Mathematics Specialist, Chemistry ATAR and Psychology General
Chloe Buchanan
11
Academic Excellence French ATAR, Psychology ATAR and Dux of Year 11

Congratulations to our Year 12 Cohort

2022 Year 12 Results Summary

Our 2022 Year 12 cohort comprised of a small group of 52 students with diverse skills and interests. We commend each one of them for all that they achieved, not only academically but also with the co-curricular activities and service-learning opportunities they have undertaken. Over the course of their final year, their learning was once again interrupted by COVID-19 challenges, but even so, they adapted and showed their resilience and determination in achieving their personal best. Below is a summary of their successes:

  • Our 2022 Dux,  Adam Mattiasson, achieved the highest ATAR rank in the cohort with an ATAR of 96.5.
  • He was closely followed by Benjamin Lochbuehler with an ATAR of 95.15 and Alexander Cilia with an ATAR of 94.2. 
  • 5 students received a SCSA Certificate of Merit.
  • 100% of our UniReady cohort, 21 students, were successful and are now eligible for entry to university.
  • Three students completed Year 12 as either a qualified childcare worker or and education assistant. 
  • One of our students, Tom Leo, secured a scholarship in a prestigious performing arts program commencing in 2023. 
  • Many of our Year 12 students received early offers, including some for interstate universities. 
  • 31 (61% of our students) achieved AT LEAST one VET Certificate.
  • A total of 56 VET Certificates were achieved including three Cert III and one Cert IV.
  • 23 endorsed units were achieved. These programs are extracurricular activities undertaken by students alongside their regular WACE studies. Two students achieved three units. This means they completed more than 165 extra hours each on top of their schoolwork. 

We wish all our students the very best in their future endeavours. Know that we are proud of you all and we look forward to hearing of your future successes.

Tranby Recognised as a Gold School for Microsoft Surface

We are proud and excited to share news that Tranby College has been recognised by Microsoft as a Surface Gold School – a status which endorses the College’s outstanding level of excellence in digital teaching and learning. This accreditation is thanks to the work of Mr Anthony Britza, Director of Learning and Innovation, and our ICT Team, in preparing for roll-out of Microsoft devices across the College in the next three years. (See below for full details on our change to Microsoft Surface and the planned roll-out.)

For Tranby students and families, being a Surface Gold School means that:

  • Tranby is recognised by one of the world’s leading companies as a truly progressive school that is driving successful 21st century teaching and learning practices nationally. 
  • We innovatively use technology to drive positive impact and student success with future-ready skills in computational thinking, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
  • Teachers are trained and confident in using best-practice technology to transform and enhance student learning.
  • Tranby can share, learn from and network with other teachers, students, and industry experts.
  • We can prepare our students for the future world of lifelong learning and work by helping them to develop future-ready skills.
  • Students, parents, and staff can have access to Microsoft experts for our careers program. 
  • We can drive personalised learning to meet the individual student’s academic, emotional, and social needs, helping every student realise their full potential.
  • Tranby fosters a culture of learning and growth by committing to creating sustainable change in teaching and learning practices.
  • We have a genuine commitment to using technology to value-add to the student’s experience and education at Tranby.
 In preparation for the roll-out, staff across the College have undertaken training and we are looking forward to seeing the benefits in 2023.
 

Moving to Microsoft Surface devices from 2023

Over the course of Term 3, 2022, Tranby undertook a review of our learning devices and systems. Current research into the use of computers in education identified three key factors we needed to consider:

  • Portability – allowing the learner to take their learning out of the classroom and using technology to support teaching and learning in different ways;
  • Flexibility – providing students with a mix of devices from a desktop or laptop to a tablet offers them the best possible options that allow for personalisation of their learning experiences; and
  • Digital Ink – being able to ‘write’ with a pen-like object helps the learner with deeper knowledge processing. People who type notes or documents have the same level of recall of facts and figures as a person who writes, but a person who writes can process the information at a deeper level, making their learning richer.

Based on the above, we decided that a tablet or a 2-in-1 device would best suit the needs of our students. Google Chromebooks, iPads, Microsoft tablets, and 2-in-1 devices were evaluated. It was apparent that the Chromebooks would not meet our immediate or future needs. Upon comparing iPads and Microsoft, we felt that the Microsoft option would allow our middle-primary to Years 11 and 12 students the best of a tablet and desktop experience. Due to its application-based system, the iPad would not suffice all our needs. Upon evaluation, as a school, we selected Microsoft Surface as our new device (and this is being rolled out as per the table below).

From 2023, students in Early Learning (K – 2), will still have access to Apple iPads as we feel that the application-based platform works well for our younger students. Students in Years 3 – 6 will transition to a Surface Go with a keyboard, digital pen and bumper cover. Students in Years 7 – 12 will transition to a Surface Pro with a keyboard, digital pen, and bumper cover. Roll out of these devices are detailed in the below table. 

YEAR
2023
2024
2025
K – 2
iPad
iPad
iPad
3-5
Surface Go
Surface Go
Surface Go
6
MacBook Air
Surface Go
Surface Go
7
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
8
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
9
MacBook Air
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
10
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
11
MacBook Air
Surface Pro
Surface Pro
12
MacBook Air
MacBook Air
Surface Pro

Strategic Plan Update and Master Plan Workshop

Parents attending a workshop run by Principal, Peggy Mahy

INFORMING AND INVOLVING KEY STAKEHOLDERS

At the end of August and during early September, a number of workshops were held with students, parents and staff. At the workshops, College Principal, Ms Mahy:

  • Presented an update on strategic activities and initiatives, and
  • Sought input into Master Planning for the College.

A summary of what was presented and the outputs of these workshops are detailed below.

UPDATE ON STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Since the launch of the Strategic Plan in 2021, the College has implemented an extensive number of initiatives to support the direction and growth of the College. A summary of key activities is detailed below (although it should be noted that this does not capture everything that has been undertaken).

Learning and Wellbeing

  • Implementation of Personal Education Plans.
  • Restructure of learning processes and systems.
  • Co-curricular programs expanded.
  • Broadened music program and elective offering (return of Woodwork, new elite Cricket Program for 2023).
  • Specialist Wellbeing Team established.
  • Survey data used in decision making.
  • Partnership with Prof. Donna Cross (wellbeing expert from UWA).
  • Review and update of technology (new devices, displays and systems).

Culture

  • Staff Professional Learning – enriched and targeted.
  • Professional conversations and reporting.
  • Improved communications and facilitated input into decision making.
  • Principal visibility and care of staff – strong priority.
  • Engagement of students in values and events.
  • Feel Good Fridays and wellbeing initiatives.

Community Engagement

  • More community social events, forums and information sessions undertaken.
  • Stakeholder engagement in Strategic Plan.
  • Regular presence of Principal and Deputy Principal at assemblies and events.
  • Advisory committees established.
  • Implementation of a social media strategy.
  • Closer connection to Junior School Parent Liaisons.

Sustaining our Future

  • Successful completion of registration.
  • Personal Education Plans in development for staff.
  • Increased student retention and enrolments.
  • Campus renovations:
    • Overhaul of Junior School Central Activity Area,
    • Update to Junior School Staff Areas.
  • Master Planning under way:
    • Planning of a new Childcare Centre,
    • Refurbishment of Kindy areas.

Master Planning Workshops – FEEDBACK CAPTURED 

When considering plans for our College and Campus, workshop participants were asked to think about what opportunities and improvements should be considered as part of Master Planning. Below is a summary of the common themes that came through across all groups that met:

Wellbeing and Learning Spaces

  • Design spaces that connect with nature.
  • Provide open spaces for formal, informal and independent learning.
  • Consider air quality, noise and colour.
  • Provide choice in options and style of seating.
  • Encourage a sense of wellbeing for students and staff and provide them with a voice in decision-making.

Personalising Learning Spaces

  • Be intentional about types of furniture – seating options, fabrics, groupings and single desks/spaces.
  • Individualise access and usage of technology.
  • Provide flexible learning areas.
  • Create indoor and outdoor learning and play spaces allow for differentiation and discovery.
  • Allow for student choice, voice and differences.

FACILITIES AND CAMPUS

  • Better places/space for students to eat – maybe even a café?
  • More outdoor seating.
  • Our Childcare Centre and Out of School Hours Care facilities require updating/modernisation. 
  • Our toilets need updating.
  • Landscaping should include fruit trees.
  • Consider a meditation room.
  • Lockers/locker rooms need improvement.
  • Update more classes, adding white board walls.
  • There’s opportunity to extend the Junior School library.

PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Cadets is highly valued and should continue.
  • Co-curricular clubs and activities are in demand – do more!
  • Subject offering has been limited – expand the offering.
  • COVID-19 has impacted clubs and camp opportunities for two years – these were missed. Please do more, ideally for every year group.
  • Whilst COVID-19 impact availability of uniform stock, the rules and standards still need to be applied consistently.
  • The range and quality of food in the canteen could be increased. 

What Happens with the Feedback?

Further to undertaking the workshops, the following has occurred:

  • Consistent feedback (as noted above) has been shared with our architects to consider and adopt as part of the Master Plan development process.
  • The Senior Leadership Team actively reviewed and considered the feedback, making plans to address various opportunities for 2023 and beyond.
  • The number of Senior School subject electives for 2023 has expanded to over 30 opportunities.
  • The College has appointed a new Director of Outdoor Education to oversee and implement an improved offering of experiential learning opportunities and camps in 2023 (and beyond).
  • A new Uniform Guidelines document is in production to better present information pertaining to uniforms. This has been supported with a reinforcement of uniform standards amongst staff.
  • We are in the process of installing digital screens to update the in-class learning facilities in more classes.

Over and above this, the College will shortly be reviewing the data received from the recent MMG survey in order to identify additional priorities and opportunities. An update on survey data responses and further plans will be provided in early Term 1 2023.

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the workshops and survey.