St Leonard’s College congratulates our 2015 Duces, Kate Garrow and Lihini Jayathillake, who achieved perfect International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) scores of 45 out of 45 and therefore received notional ATARs of 99.95. A further two students – Jaeger Konidaris and Sabre Konidaris – achieved an IBDP score of 44 (ATAR 99.85).
In 2015 30% of our senior students chose to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) as their pathway to national and international university entrance. A perfect IBDP score of 45/45 is highly sought after and an extremely significant achievement on the world stage.
- Kate Garrow and Lihini Jayathillake achieved perfect scores of 45/45 (ATAR 99.95*), placing them in the top 0.02% of IB Diploma graduates in the world
- Jaeger Konidaris and Sabre Konidaris achieved scores of 44/45 (ATAR 99.85*)
- Median ATAR of 95.80
- 23% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state
- 49% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state
- 72% of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state
- 65 perfect IBDP subject scores achieved
- 63% of IBDP subject scores were equivalent to a VCE subject score of 40 or above
*IBDP students are provided with a notional Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
IBDP Duces 2015 – Kate Garrow and Lihini Jayathillake
IBDP score 45/45, ATAR 99.95
Kate joined the College in year 7 and quickly established herself as an outstanding student in and out of the classroom. Her evident leadership potential saw her serve on several student committees, before being appointed as College Captain in 2015. Her well-rounded abilities saw her awarded College Full Colours as well as Full Colours in Academics, Debating, Drama and House, and Half Colours in Music and Volleyball. Kate’s prowess on the stage saw her play the lead in the Senior School Play in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and her outstanding talents in debating and public speaking are undeniable. As well as being a member of the College’s Debaters of Association of Victoria A Grade grand-final-winning team, Kate twice represented Australia at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships, and in 2015 was champion of the Australian competition. Her abilities in this pursuit were recognised by the College when Kate received the Dr Norman G Fary Debating and Public Speaking Award three years in a row.
Lihini is a bright student who began her St Leonard’s education in 2013. She studied Chemistry, Economics, History, Literature, Mathematics and Spanish towards her IB Diploma. When asked about her outstanding IB result she attributed her success to a well-balanced study program and not locking herself away – an approach, which saw her involved in a number of house and cocurricular activities during years 11 and 12. She also praised her teachers as having played an important role by never being too busy to help and always being willing to make time for one-on-one meetings.
In 2016 she plans to take a gap year before commencing a nursing degree in 2017.
Kate and Lihini’s outstanding IBDP results are testament to their hard work and dedication, and the College is exceedingly proud of their achievements.
Combined VCE and IB Diploma Results
The results of the class of 2015 reaffirm our position as Bayside’s leading independent school.
The College is very proud of the class of 2015 and wishes them every success for the future. In particular it is our hope that they will remain active and engaged members of our College community for many years to come.
- 10% of students gained an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state
- 21% of students gained an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state
- 33% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state
- Median ATAR of 82.00
- 71 perfect subject scores
- 28% of study scores 40* or above
* Includes IBDP study score conversion