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Top A Level student in New Zealand receives three ‘Outstanding’ NZ Scholarships

Congratulations to ACG Parnell College graduate Caleb Probine who was the top A Level student in NZ following November’s Cambridge A Level examinations.


Caleb gained a Top in NZ award for A Level Chemistry, High Achievement for A Level Further Mathematics and first place in the Best Across Three award.

Following the New Zealand scholarship examinations, he has been awarded scholarships in Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Calculus. Three were at ‘Outstanding’ level.

As a Year 13 prefect Caleb Probine was shortlisted for the inaugural ACG Founders Scholarship, worth up to $75,000.

This year Caleb plans to study Engineering at an Australian university, and aims eventually to work in the field of robotics and technology.

Associate Principal Ed Coup said Caleb had been an outstanding student from the age of 12, throughout his years at the school, both academically and in extracurricular activities.

“This is the third year that Caleb has been recognised at the Cambridge learner Awards and in 2016 he was awarded Top in the World in IGCSE Music,” Mr Coup said.

“In his final year of school, as part of the prefect team, he led the organisation of several big music events, such as the Solo Music Competition and the Open Mic Nights. He has also represented the school at the KBB Music Competition every year since 2012. He received the 2018 Service to Music award at last year’s prizegiving and was described by Performing Arts Coordinator Dr Julie Garner as ‘an inspirational figure who leaves a lasting legacy of excellence and commitment to music.’”

Congratulations, Caleb! Thank you for your contribution at ACG Parnell College and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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