Student Achievements


Matthew Hosie has won a number of championships in heptathlon and decathlon. This year Matthew is aiming to join the Australian World Youth Championships team in Columbia.

Adam Dimsey visited Turkey for the 2015 Gallipoli service as part of his award as Tasmanian winner of the national History Challenge Simpson Prize in 2014. Adam was a year 10 student at Clarence High School when he entered this competition.

The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Outstanding Achievement Awards 2014 were presented at Government House on Wednesday February 4, 2015. Three Rosny College students won awards for outstanding achievement in Vocational Education and Training (VET); Richard Collis (Certificate 2 in Sport and REcreation) and Keegan Higgs and Amelia Griggs (Certificate 3 in Tourism).

Sharni Cox who won a Charles Darwin University scholarship to attend the 9th Asian Science Camp in Thailand from 2 to 8 August. Sharni is one of nine Australian students chosen to participate in the Asian Science Camp.

We congratulate the following 2014 Rosny College students who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or more:

  • Joshua McKay-Wilson
  • Aidan Cottuli
  • Emma Hall
  • Clare Gillie
  • Zachary Spinks
  • Freya Crocker
  • Julian Smith
  • Lauretta Flack
  • Michael Turvey
  • Elise Brown
  • Elif Stoneman
  • Eloise Wilson-Mayne
  • Callum Brown
  • Tristan Ross
  • Rebecca Pilgrim
  • Adam Hutchinson
  • Emilie Lewis
  • Sarah Perry
  • Grace Miller
  • Melanie Wright
  • Linda Fish
  • Blair Fazackerley
  • Caitlyn Munnings
  • Clare Cronly
  • Taylor-Skye Smith
  • Kaeli Krakowski
  • Claire Grainger
  • Zuleika Devereaux-McLean
  • Anna Dowling
  • Abbey Wynn
  • Lily Pitney
  • Hayley Blowfield
  • Stacie Hutchinson
  • James Warren
  • Lucy Eade

Read the Rosny College Achievers Ceremony 2015 program here (This is a PDF file and requiresAdobe Reader to open)


Georgia Stone was selected to attend the Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program at the University of Sydney during the summer holidays. This program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students wanting to explore university options. Rosny College Media students did exceptionally well at the MyState Film Awards in December -

  • Best Technical Achievement Award nomination - Jenae Hall
  • Inara Cruise - Most Engaging a Talent nomination - Sam Graudins
  • Orbet - Encouragement Award nomination - Andrew Walton
  • Premiers Award nomination - Jenae Hall
  • Winner of Post-Year 10 category - Jenae Hall
  • Overall MyState Award winner - Jenae Hall

Richard Collis was a finalist for the VET in Schools Student award in the 2014 Tasmanian Training Awards.

Freya Crocker, Sarah Allen, Luke Dimsey, and Claire Grainger represented Rosny College in the Maths Relay on Sunday August 24. The Rosny team came second equal with The Friends’ School, behind The Hutchins School. Overall in the state we finished 4th equal for Years 11 and 12.

Olivia Schmidt and Ryan Lange were successful in the Japanese speech competition held at The Friends' School on Monday August 25. Olivia and Ryan spoke for 2-3 minutes on the topic of self-introduction to a panel of three judges, including a native speaker of Japanese. Olivia was awarded first place in the senior beginners division and Ryan received an honourable mention.

Michael Turvey has won a Tuckwell Scholarship to study at the Australian National University in Canberra. This scholarship is worth $22,000 per annum and includes ongoing academic and career mentoring. Michael plans to study cognitive science and biochemistry.

Emily Kerslake, Grace Mitchell and Keeghan Smith have been selected in the Tasmanian U18 Girls Touch Football Team, and will be participating in the championships on the Gold Coast from September 15-23. Joshua Burgess and Toby Jackson have been selected for the U18 Boys team.

Zoe Lawrence, a student in the Art Production Foundation 2C class, has been awarded Highly Commended for her work ‘Atlantis’ by Kirsha Kaechelle in The Art of Silver Youth Jewellery Prize. The entries were outstanding, demonstrating amazing creative skill and design. An award presentation will take place ‘in store’ at The Art of Silver on Tuesday July 1, at 5:30pm. Zoe's work will be on display for the entire month of July.

Anna Dowling was selected in the Australian Junior Orienteering Team. The team travelled to Bulgaria in July to compete in the Junior World Orienteering Championships. Anna competed in the sprint, middle and long distance events and the relay. The Australian team finished 13th out of 38 teams, with the Scandinavian countries filling the top places.

Zach Spinks won the Sony Music Competition with his original composition 'Through the night'. Zach's prize included a $1000 voucher, some Sony head phones, and a Sony video and audio recorder. Zach's winning music can be heard here

Art student Harry Bowe appeared on Channel 7's House Rules, where he painted a mural in the bedroom of a Huonville house. His distinctive graffiti-style painting gained the highest score from the judges.

Brontie Birchall won first place (13-16 year old category) and the People's Choice Award in the Ag Art Wear competition at Agfest 2014. Her dress was made from bidim, bird netting, silage wrap and over 2300 can ring pulls.

Dan Booker competed in Cairnes in the Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup, under 19 division. This was Dan's first time competing for Australia and he came 13th in the race, ranking 3rd in his team of 12. In July Dan will be attending the Australian Institute of Sport for a training camp and he is the reserve rider for the trip to Norway in September.

Former student Aden Crocker was acknowledged in the UTAS Dean's Excellence of Arts Honour Roll of Excellence for 2013. This is for students who have a distinction average or higher for 100% of their course.

Taylor Mills has been chosen as one of 15 Tasmanian Senior Secondary students to take part in this year's Tasdance Education Project, Alter. Tasdance's annual education performance project will tour Tasmania from May 5-9, 2014.

Hugh McConnell (Year 11) competed in the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Canada during April and won a silver medal for Australia in synchronized trampoline with partner Dominic Clark from NSW.

Benjamin James (Year 11) was announced the winner of the Simpson Prize by The Federal Education Minister and Veterans’ Affairs Minister in Canberra on March 18. The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day. Ben entered this competition when he was in Year 10 at Rose Bay High School in 2013. As part of his prize, Ben will now travel to Gallipoli to attend the Anzac Day commemorations in April.

Year 12 students Nelly Iduteyiteka and Sam Youl represented Tasmania in the Australian Under 20 and Ivor Burge Basketball Championships held in Kalamunda, Western Australia, from February 16-22.

Liam Pickering was selected as one of sixteen Australian students to attend the 2014 National Summer Art School held in Canberra in January. This National Gallery of Australia scholarship gives students a week-long program of intensive arts related study.

2013 Object Design students Lauretta Flack and Mitchell Harpham were awarded scholarship places in the University of Tasmania 2014 Creative Arts Summer School Program. The summer school, held in January, was an intensive two-week workshop which took place at the UTAS Launceston arts campus.

The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Outstanding Achievement Awards 2013 were presented at Government House on Wednesday February 5, 2014. The TQA recognised Patrick Hennessy for his outstanding academic achievements at Rosny College in 2013. Sophie Griffiths and Lucy Clayton received awards for outstanding achievement in Vocational Education and Training (VET). Both students completed the VET Tourism program at Rosny in 2013.

Sharni Cox was selected to attend the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) held during December by the CSIRO. We congratulate the following 2013 Rosny College students who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or more:

  • Patrick Hennessy
  • Hannah Dilger
  • Heather Price
  • Megan Bird
  • Elwyn Payne
  • Laura Harle
  • Roma Xiong
  • Louisa Marmion
  • Daniel Barrett
  • Jacqueline Walker
  • Lachlan Tidey
  • Carly Hickman
  • Keziah Ortiz
  • Lisa Kluver
  • Madison Lyden
  • Nicola Marshall
  • Matthew Hutchinson
  • Frances Dudgeon
  • Torbin Partridge Madsen
  • Hayden Arnott
  • Rachel Berry
  • Brendon Watson
  • Maddison Parsons
  • David Scavone
  • Maddison Williams
  • Oliver Bailey
  • Catherine Foster
  • Kelsey O’Brien
  • George-Henry White
  • Alison Hay
  • Grace Lennox
  • Isobella Reid
  • Leah Askey-Dora
  • Jack Petersen
  • Qichong Dong
  • Demi Hope
  • Daniel Clark
  • Harriet Gladdish
  • Jenae Hall
  • Ashleigh Pearton


Janae Hall, Liam Pickering and Ashton Ferguson were selected for the 2013 ART Rage exhibition. The exhibition tours the state during 2014.

Ben Nelan won the Post Year 10 and the Most Engaging Talent awards in the 2013 MyState Student Film Festival, for his short film Control, about a young man's battle with a 'shadow creature'. Watch Ben's film here

George-Henry White has been awarded the Prix D'Entrecasteaux for French. He made the finals (conversation) after doing a reading, listening and writing test.

In the 2013 Whirlpool Cooking Competition the Rosny team of Elizabeth Bocchino, Sarah-Jayne Webley, Jasmine Hill and Kaitlyn Farrow took out first place for their degustation menu. Morgan Tambling took out second place in the individual section.

Jobelle Roscas won the Senior Secondary section of the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards annual national poetry competition with her poem 'Hiroshima'. The Dorothea Mackellar is the most prestegious school-aged poetry prize in Australia.

Congratulations to three Rosny students studying German through Flexible Learning.Rubie Gallagher, Jeremy Kunz and Sara Favarato all won prizes in the recent Goethe Competition for German poetry reading and conversation. In the Poetry section Rubie Gallagher won first prize in the Besondere Bewertung section (for those with a German background) Jeremy Kunz received an Honourable Mention in this section too.
In the Conversation section Sara Favarato received an Honourable Mention, Rubie Gallagher gained equal second place.

The Rosny Girls Water Polo team ended a perfect season by winning the Grand Final on August 30. They did not lose a game all season and have won the Grand Final for the second year in a row. The 2013 team members are Grace Mitchell, Megan Shadbolt, Brie Huxley, Brianna von Galen, Emma Newell, Dani Harris, Mia Johnson, Monique Carrick, Madelin Grace, Molly Dennis.

Deahnna Briggs, Freya Crocker and Emma Hall have been selected to play for the Tasmanian Futsal team which will be travelling to Sydney later this year. Jack Saville and Sam Anning have been selected as members of the Tasmanian U18 Table Tennis Team to compete in Melbourne from September 28 to October 5.

Two Rosny students are finalists in the 2013 Tasmanian Training Awards. They are Hannah Brooks(VET in Schools Student finalist) and Ebony Tyrrell (School-based Apprentice/Trainee finalist).

Jesse North competed, as a member of a Tasmanian team, Robosquad United, in the robotics RoboCup World Championship. The competition was held in late June in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The team won three awards: World Champions in Secondary Dance – Best Performance (First Place); World Champions in Secondary Dance – Technical Award; and Collegiality.

Mitchell Stevens and Callum Glancy competed in the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia National Junior Challenge. Both placed very strongly and Mitchell also broke the national junior record in standing post position.

b>Ella Bailey (Year 11) won the Tasmanian Year 11/12 section of the Whitlam Institute What Matters? Writing Competition 2013 in its inaugural year in Tasmania. The competition endeavours to advance community thinking on citizenship and democracy, and required students to write a 400-600 word opinion piece on what matters to them. Ella wrote a great piece on the role of media promoting a notion of what perfect appearance is and the impacts on individual self-esteem. Her English Writing teacher, Margaret Neilsen, praised Ella’s effort, commitment and attention to editing in crafting her piece.

Ben Covington won the U20 Men’s All Schools Cross Country event which will see him in good stead to represent Tasmania in the upcoming National Championships being held in Tasmania. Ben has represented Tasmania on multiple occasions but is more known for his 800m running on the track. If selected Ben will be required to run an 8km gruelling cross country course against some of Australia’s most talented 18 and 19 year olds.

Emma Hall has been selected as one of eight students nationwide to attend the 2013 International Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum and Home Stay Program in Lillehammer, Norway and Erfurt, Germany. Emma will be away from 8th to 24th August.

Emma Hall, Deahnna Briggs and Freya Crocker have been selected to play for the Tasmania Futsal team which will be travelling to Sydney later this year.

Zoe Cordwell, Dannielle Picken and Hannah McCullagh were selected to participate in the DRILL Dance Perforance Company's production of REBELLION. The dance was showcased at YouthARC from July 24-27.

Ashley Swan was awarded 2nd place in the Ag Artwear Competition which was part of Agfest 2013.

Tia McGrath was selected to be a part of Tasdance’s touring production of Bright Spark in May. Tia was one of only fifteen students selected to participate in the project, following state-wide workshops and auditions.

James Warren won the national grand final of Class Clowns. This stand-up comedy competition, which is part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, was held in the Melbourne Town Hall in front of an audience of several hundred people.

Tanner Krebs was selected to represent Australia at the U18 Nike All Asia Basketball Camp and travelled with Basketball Australia to Hong Kong in June.

Sharni Wylie was selected as a member of the Tasmanian netball team competing in the 17U and 18U National Championships, held in Darwin from April 8-13 2013.

Richard Cleary (Year 11) and Cameron Lewis (Year 12) were selected to be members of the Australian U/19 Underwater Hockey team. They competed in Hungary in September/October 2013. The team won the bronze award.

Rehn Bennett was selected as one of sixteen Year 11 Australian students to attend the 2013 National Summer Art School held in Canberra in January. This National Gallery of Australia scholarship gives students a week-long program of intensive arts related study.

The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Outstanding Achievement Awards 2012 were presented at Government House on Wednesday 6th February 2013. The TQA recognised Alice Foster for her outstanding academic achievements at Rosny College in 2012. Vocational Education and Training Award recipients were

  • Mikayla Baker Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • Joshua Devereaux Certificate II in Tourism
  • Terence Jansen Certificate I in Sport and Recreation; Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • Courtney Spence Certificate II in Tourism

2012 Springboard students in the Sheoak Point Landcare Group were nominated in the Young Citizen of the Year section for a 2013 City of Clarence Australia Day Citizen Award.

We congratulate the following 2012 Rosny College students who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or more:

    • Alice Foster
    • Liam Callaway
    • Robert Hennessy
    • Paul Thalaivasal
    • Jacqueline Lange
    • Nicholas Schade
    • Chau Wa Fu
    • Samantha Foster
    • Sarah Alexander
    • Aoife Nicklason
    • Patrick Yates
    • Colin Pettman
    • Anne Boothroyd
    • Rebecca Biggs
    • Alice Eade
    • Connor Eagling
    • Johnathon Robertson
    • Oliver Bowe
    • Sarah Skromanis
    • Edward Furst
    • Louis Coad
    • Oliver Briggs
    • Kate Martin
    • Ezara Ortiz
    • Michael Pears
    • Oliver Newcombe
    • Brooke Potter
    • Benjamin Richards
    • Kate Teders
    • Aasha Gurung
    • Yasmin Quelch
    • Madeline Worledge
    • Monique Williams
    • Christopher McManus
    • Jacob Foreman
    • Bram Harris
    • Caitlan O’Keefe
    • Simon Glover
    • Eleni Clark
    • Kieran Siedler
    • Aden Crocker
    • Andrew McManus
    • Jane Sutcliffe
    • Ashlea Schott


Congratulations to Emmanuel Kubwange who has gained a place on the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Student Leadership Program in 2013, at Monash University. This highly prestigious program is named in honour of Monash University's motto (Ancora Imparo - I am still learning) and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the visionary and inspirational principles that guide current leaders and have guided leaders in the past. Emmanuel, originally from Rwanda, and a student at Rosny from 2009-2011, was very highly regarded by both students and staff.

Mikhayla Moseley (year 12) & Louisa Marmion (year 11) are our most recent recipients of the Long Tan awards. These awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. Mikhayla is very involved with the Canteen organisation, is a Teen Linker in Canteen and was elected to the Tasmanian Divisional Committee for the past two years and in 2012 was divisional secretary. She lives independently and combines her community work with part time work and a full academic program. Louisa is Clarence Junior Citizen of the Year, a finalist in the Pride of Australia awards in the Young Leader category, group leader of the World Vision 40 hour famine for Rosny College. She also holds a National Training Centre Womens’ Football Scholarship, has achieved the Venturer Award in Scouting as well as undertaking a full and challenging academic program at Rosny College.

Louis Coad and Jack Rust were selected as members of the Tasmanian 18 years-and-under team to compete at the National Youth Touch Football Championships, in Port Macquarie, NSW, from September 18-22. Louis was also a member of the Tasmanian team which competed in the Australian Orienteering Championships held over nine day in September.

Roma Xiong won the Japanese Speech Competition Senior Division. As the Tasmanian winner she will now go to Sydney in October to compete in the National Speech Competition and be in the running to win trip to Japan.
Leo Creighton won the ‘Off the rocks’ competition and ‘best songwriter’ at the state finals of Rock Challenge in Launceston on August 16.

On August 16 Asta Binnie was announced the winner of Triple J's Unearthed High competition! Asta beat 860 entries from across Australia. As part of her prize, Asta will have her song professionally recorded in Sydney.

Rose Bowerman competed in the Australian National Clubs Trampolining Championship held in Brisbane in August. Rose won silver in the Women’s level 6 Trampoline. Achieving a national ranking as second in Australia is a fantastic achievement for this Year 11 gymnast.

Leo Creighton and Feeding Conor (band members Sean Delaney, Conor Bellears and Sebastian Pasanen) came first in their respective southern heats of Rock Challenge. They will travel to Launceston in August to take part in the finals for a chance to play at Breath of Life Festival in 2013.

Allie Berry received a Mention Honourable in Reading Comprehension in the Alliance Francaise French language competition held on July 30.

Patrick Yates was one of only five Australian students selected to attend the Euroscience Open Forum held in Dublin, Ireland, in July. The event brought together scientists to address major global challenges, including energy, climate change, food and health.

Matthew Young, Ashleigh Onaca and Josie Greenwood represented Tasmania in the inaugural under-19 three-on-three Australian Basketball Championship in Sydney in July. As a result of his performance, Matt was selected in a team of four to represent Australia in the World Championships in Spain in September.

Hannah McCullagh was selected to take part in the DRILL Performance Company's creative development dance project, REBELLION.

Katelyn Wilson was selected as one of only fifteen dance students state-wide to take part in this year's Tasdance student project - CrossCurrents.

Samantha Foster was one of only three students from Tasmania selected to attend the Youth ANZAAS Science Congress in July. This year the Congress was held in Dunedin, New Zealand. Along with twenty other talented science students, Sam had the opportunity to listen to and work with leading scientists and science researchers from throughout Australasia.

Teanji Brown attended the first National Indigenous Youth Parliament, held in Canberra in May. Indigenous youth from every state took part in debate on issues affecting their communities.

Asta Binnie was one of six finalists in Triple J's 'Unearthed High' Competition. Asta is on the Unearthed website here The Mercury filmed Asta performing "My Heart is on Fire" in May. Watch the video here.

Rosny Textiles student Ashley Swan won first place in the Grade 11/12 Ag Art Wear Competition at Agfest. The competition is for garments made by recycling farm yard junk into wearable art forms. After winning this competition in May, Ashley has been invited to enter her outfit in the National Ag Art Wear Competition in October at Elmore, Victoria. The winner of that competition will be flown to New Zealand to compete in the Ag Art Wear International finals in June 2013.

Jacqui Lange represented Rosny College at the recent UN Youth Tasmania 2012 State Conference. Jacqui had the opportunity to engage with other conference delegates in workshops and interactive problem solving activities learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and matters of global interest. A highlight of the conference was a Q&A panel discussion with panel members comprising high profile politicians and members of the community. As a result of her involvement, Jacqui has been selected to represent Tasmania at the 51st National UN Youth Conference in Melbourne in July.

We congratulate Abbie Crow who was selected to represent Tasmania in the Women’s Youth Eight (U21) at the 2012 Australian Rowing Championships. The Championships were held at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Armadale, Western Australia in early March.

In January 2012 Patrick Yates travelled to Perth, Western Australia, to attend the National Youth Science Forum. As follow-on from the NYSF, Patrick is hoping to be selected to attend the International Youth Science Forum later in the year.

We congratulate Cameron Lewis who was a member of the Tasmanian A team at the Australian Underwater Hockey Championships, held in January at Challenge Stadium, Perth, Western Australia.

We congratulate the following 2011 Rosny College students who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or more:

      • Aden Handasyde
      • Alexander Barnett
      • Alexander Finch
      • Alexander Hinds
      • Amelia Fazackerley
      • Amy Fiddaman
      • Andrew Phair
      • Audrey Driscoll
      • Bonnie Cowan
      • Brendan Lewis
      • Bridget Dickenson
      • Brittany Bailey
      • Cale Johnston
      • Christopher Freeman
      • Daniel Johnson
      • Dylan Hunt
      • Elizabeth Phillips
      • Emmanuel Kubwange
      • Georgina Hall
      • Harry Crowe
      • Jasmine Acuna
      • Joanna Mann
      • Laura Perry
      • Liam Hall
      • Lucy Wilkins
      • Nathaniel Martin
      • Patrick Fisher
      • Rachel Kingston
      • Rebecca Smith
      • Shaun McManus
      • Sophie Briggs
      • Sophie Warren
      • Thomas Butler
      • Tom Zhang
      • Virginia Toombs
      • William Scutt
      • Yvette Wierenga
      • Zachary Hardaker

The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Outstanding Achievement Awards 2011 were presented by His Excellency The Honourable Peter Underwood AC, at Government House on Wednesday 8th February 2012. The TQA recognised Aden Handasyde for his outstanding academic achievements at Rosny College in 2010. Vocational Education and Training Award recipients were Susan Dare and Rosie Griffiths (Certificate II in Tourism), and Hannah Eyles (Certificate II in Community Recreation).