Headmaster Mr Patrick Drumm with the 2017 Junior Boy Dux Vaibhav Nayyar, and Junior Girl Dux Ayleigh Loomes.

MAGS’ top Junior academic, sports and arts students were celebrated at the Year 9 and 10 Prizegiving ceremonies on Wednesday, 6 December.

The Junior Girl Dux and Boy Dux for 2017 are Ayleigh Loomes and Vaibhav Nayyar. Click here for a summary of their academic achievements

The Paul Gardner Cup for Service in the Junior School was presented to Giles Paton-Simpson and Lauren Smith for their assistance on numerous committees and with arts groups and sports teams.

The Junior Victor Ludorum is Luke Clements for achievements in Athletics, Cross-Country, Duathlon, Hockey, Orienteering, Road Racing and Squash. Junior Victrix Ludorum is Theane van Zyl for her achievements in Athletics, Cross-Country, Duathlon, Hockey and Orienteering.

The Junior Duces Artium are Lara Chuo and Faolan Okan. Lara has excelled in Dance, Drama, with Cultural groups and is the Year 10 representative on the Drama Committee. Faolan has excelled in Music, Dance, Drama and Media Studies, won the Fred Free Memorial Reading Prize this year and represented New Zealand at the World Hip Hop Championships in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Best All-Round Boy and Girl in Year 10 are Vaibhav Nayyar and Tayla Bamber. The Best All-Round Year 9 students are Ollie Blyth and Venetia Wilson.

In his speech, Headmaster Mr Patrick Drumm said academic achievement was the ultimate measure by which the school judged its success. It was one of MAGS’ “four pillars” – the others being the Arts, Sport and Service – and students were encouraged to become involved in all four areas as their achievements in one gave them the confidence and work ethic to succeed in others.

“I thank our Junior students for approaching their schooling in such a positive way. You can take confidence from your success so far as you progress further next year.”

Click here for the full list of Year 9 Prizewinners

Click here for the full list of Year 10 Prizewinners