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Chen Is Xavier College’s Top Student

Donna Chen was all smiles yesterday after receiving the Award for being Xavier College’s top student for 2016. Her immediate aim is to become one of the country’s top graduates
04 Feb 2017 11:00
Chen Is Xavier College’s Top Student
Donna Chen receives the Top Student award from Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy Photo: Charles Chambers

Donna Chen was all smiles yesterday after receiving the Award for being Xavier College’s top student for 2016.

Her immediate aim is to become one of the country’s top graduates in medical science.

In Year 13, the Ba lass scored 374, out of 400. Chen said her two highest subjects were 97 for Biology and 96 for Chemistry – her two favourite subjects.

“I will be travelling to Sydney this year to pursue studies in Bachelor of Medical Science,” Chen said.

She is the daughter of Ba businessman, Chen Jin Shan.

Meanwhile, prefects of Xavier College were reminded that their roles also included looking out for fellow students who had symptoms of distress.

Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy made the comments during the school’s prefects induction and Awards ceremony yesterday.

Mr Reddy said there were students who came to school carrying with them the worries and problems from their homes.

He said the onus were on these prefects to bring to the attention of the form teacher and thereafter to the vice principal and if need be to the principal if students were having problems.

“You must be there to listen to their problems. You must spend your time with them and help them with their problems,” Mr Reddy said.

He told the prefects that their roles went far beyond their normal duties in school, and their responsibilities also included after school hours.

“You are ambassadors of the school and you should monitor the behaviour of other students outside the school.”

He said the primary roles of the teachers were to develop students to become responsible citizens.

Mr Reddy was impressed with Xavier College’s academic achievement for 2016.

The school is renowned for its high pass rate in external exams.

Ashutosh Kumar and Shruti Shama were inducted as the school’s headboy and headgirl respectively.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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