Year 2018 Beazley Medal Award Winners Announced

Year 2018 Beazley Medal Award Winners Announced

Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Beazley Medals For Most Outstanding Students

Victor P Taffa

  • Beazley Medals awarded to Perth Modern School and Swan Valley Anglican Community School students
  • Today’s awards include 50 General Exhibitions and 41 Subject Exhibitions

Western Australia’s peak secondary education awards were today awarded to Pooja Ramesh from Perth Modern School and Jess Haydon from Swan Valley Anglican Community School.

Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery was joined by the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia to present the winners with their medals in Kings Park this morning.

“A Beazley Medal is the greatest honour a senior secondary student could receive and is the best possible outcome of their dedication and a lot of hard work.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“Pooja and Jess have achieved excellent results and should be very proud of their performance.”

Beazley Medal is named after the Governor’s father, Kim Edward Beazley, a former teacher and Federal Minister for Education.

Pooja Ramesh

Pooja won the Beazley Medal: Western Australia Certificate of Education for the highest examination marks across 5 ATAR courses in Year 12.

Pooja has also won a General Exhibition, Subject Exhibition and Subject Certificate of Excellence: Economics, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Literature, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Mathematics Methods and a Certificate of Distinction.

Jess Haydon

Jess has been awarded the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his strong Year 12 performance in a VET program.

In addition to a significant number of hours in the workplace, Jess also received a VET Exhibition and VET Certificate of Excellence: Construction Industries, a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, Certificate II in Civil Construction and a Certificate II in Visual Arts.

4,298 awards were won in 2018, including 50 General Exhibitions and 41 Subject Exhibitions.

“I also acknowledge the support of Pooja and Jess’ families, friends, teachers and school staff.” Minister Ellery said.

“I congratulate all the award winners for their efforts.”

A presentation was held at Kings Park for the Beazley Medal recipients, their families and school principals.

A formal ceremony will be held at Government House in February 2019 where all students will be presented with their awards.



ATAR             Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank