2023 Premier’s VCE Awards

From left: Jerry Hui, Chris Glynn, Roddy Dong, Oscar Allen, Michael Liu Absent: Tom Carne

Six Melbourne Grammar School 2022 VCE students have been recognised for their exceptional academic achievements last year through the 2023 Premier’s VCE Awards.

Congratulations to:

  • Roddy Dong – Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Award; Study Award for Latin
  • Oscar Allen – Study Award for Physical Education
  • Tom Carne – Study Award for Philosophy
  • Chris Glynn – Study Award for Philosophy
  • Jerry Hui – Study Award for Mathematical Methods
  • Michael Liu – Study Award for Music Performance

The Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Award recognises students who have achieved study scores of 46 or higher in at least five VCE Unit 3|4 subjects. Around 50,000 students completed their VCE in 2022. Only 34 of these were recognised through this Award.

Study Awards recognise outstanding achievement in a VCE Unit 3|4 subject. Around 90,000 students studied at least one Unit 3|4 subject in 2022. Only 300 of these were recognised through a Study Award.

Outstanding Award Recipients

Roddy Dong (OM 2022)

Roddy Dong achieved the maximum ATAR of 99.95 and was awarded Academic Head of School (Dux) at Melbourne Grammar School for 2022. Roddy is currently studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. “I can now confidently say that I didn’t neglect the subjects I found difficult,” says Roddy. “I’m proud that I didn’t give up when things got hard and that I didn’t shy away from a challenge.”

Oscar Allen (OM 2022)

Oscar Allen is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne. “I am very grateful to receive a Premier’s Award for PE, which I think is a testament to not only my teacher, Mr Hamilton, but the entire PE cohort of boys,” says Oscar.

Tom Carne (OM 2022)

Following his outstanding performance in Year 12, Tom Carne is currently studying Law/Arts at Monash University, with aspirations to practise law. “It is especially indicative of the collaborative classroom energy that my classmate Chris Glynne (see below) also received a perfect score for the subject,” says Tom.

Chris Glynn (OM 2022)

Chris Glynne recently embarked on his study of Philosophy at University College London. “Winning the Premier’s Award was a nice reminder of the year I’d spent working alongside my friends in Philosophy class, something I have fond memories of,” says Chris.

Jerry Hui, Year 12

Studying and excelling in Unit 3|4 Mathematical Methods when in Year 11, Jerry Hui’s current subjects include first year university mathematics units, offered through the University of Melbourne Extension Program. He received a First-Class Honours result for the Semester 1 unit. “At university I’d like to explore the wide range of interests that I have, including Physics and possibly Philosophy and a language,” says Jerry.

Michael Liu, Year 12

Michael Liu is an exceptional musician. Michael was the recipient of the Hone Scholarship for Music when entering the School in Year 7 in recognition of his talent in music.

He has been offered a scholarship at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig (HMT) and will commence his undergraduate studies there next year. You can hear Michael talk about his passion for music here.

Talent, hard work and commitment

“These awards reflect the students’ talents, hard work and commitment to their studies,” says Philip Grutzner, Headmaster.

“While congratulating our students, we also must recognise the hard work of their teachers, who have contributed to their academic and personal growth,” he says. “These achievements reflect our staff’s expertise and dedication to their students. We wish the students well for the future and are excited to see what they achieve.”