Powerful Learning

20 January 2020

2019 Kooyong Student Prize Winners

2019 Kooyong Student Prize Winners

Congratulations to Vanessa J and Maya W for being awarded the 2019 Kooyong Student Prize.

‘The Kooyong Student Prize is an annual award recognising local school students for excellence, leadership, and their contribution to the school community … Students are nominated by their school principal for meeting the following criteria:

  • excellence in academic and extra-curricular pursuits
  • leadership amongst peers
  • a strong commitment to upholding the school’s values
  • strengthening the community at large.’


Vanessa and Maya have demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving academic excellence. Maya has received citizenship awards, participates in School debating, drama productions, House activities and is a talented cross-country runner and sports allrounder. Maya belongs to the Senior Wind Ensemble, Flute Ensemble and as a student leader, she mentors our Year 7 girls. Vanessa has been involved in a diverse range of extra-curricular activities, including sport, House events, School debating and is a vital member of the Senior Wind Ensemble, Stage Band and Senior Choir.

Vanessa and Maya are confident leaders who have shown a willingness to step up and serve the Ruyton community in a generous and selfless manner. They are outstanding citizens who demonstrate and uphold our School values.

Dr Bernadette Nicholls
Student Leadership Co-ordinator