Scholarship Success 2021
Scholarship is New Zealand’s premier educational qualification. Successful candidates are rewarded with funding towards their university studies and it is recognised by educational institutions and employers as a symbol of intellect and work ethic. Individual scholarships are awarded to the top 3% of candidates in each subject and approximately the top 0.5% are awarded an Outstanding Scholarship. Students who gain 3 or more scholarships in a year are awarded $2000 each year for three years of tertiary study and as a College we also recognize this by inscribing their names on our Scholars’ Honours board in the Auditorium.
Sacred Heart has a Scholarship programme for students with ability and interest in individual subjects. Teachers identify these boys and classes are either timetabled or in lunchtimes or outside of the school day. In 2022 we have seen the introduction of more timetabled scholarship classes. Many of these students are also part of a group who are mentored individually by the Assistant Headmaster Academics, and are given other opportunities including group sessions with guest speakers.
In 2021 we were extremely pleased with our scholarship results gaining 53 scholarships overall, an improvement of 18 over last year. Individual stand out performances from Year 13 were William Waters and Joshua Wilson with 4 scholarships each and Joshua Curtis, Caleb Hooper, Leo Farrell and Fergus Wood with 3 each. From Year 12, Liam Buyck gained 3 scholarships, Brandon Toh and Will Murphy 2 each, and Daniel Williamson and Nicholas Coetzee both gained one. Success also came from Year 11 this year with Anthony Hawke’s incredible results of 3 scholarships with one at outstanding, Joseph Bahoo with two scholarships and Daniel Concepcion with one.
Congratulations to each and every boy who gained scholarships last year, we are extremely proud of you and know the effort that went into this success.
Thanks go to all our teachers, particularly those who ran scholarship programmes last year. Your dedication, commitment and expertise are very much appreciated.