Hayden Bellingham received the inaugural Academic Leader Award after providing to student an exemplary model of diligence and academic excellence.
Key criteria included Gold Behaviour Standard, A's in all subjects, achievements at an A+ level in a number of his assessments, support of others in their learning including tutoring, success in extra-curricular activities and competitions and selection by external authorities for high level academic extension activities.
Hayden was selected for the week long QUT Vice-Chancellor's STEM Camp in September 2018 on the basis of his excellence in maths and assigned to a group solving an international problem related to global warming and ice-melt.
He is a UQ YAP scholar but is also part of the QUT Scholar's program as a result of his STEM Camp selection. Senior School HOD, Margaret Miller spoke not only of his high achievements, but of his willingness to help others. "He provides an example to others as a dedicated and committed student bent on success who maximises his available study time to effect. He is well organised and begins assessments well in advance of draft dates."
Principal, Lou Oberholzer praised all students in his opening speech, "Today, we are celebrating the good efforts of our students and setting examples for others."