About Kevindu De Silva

Kevindu graduated from Haileybury College in 2018 with an ATAR of 99.90. Kevindu’s results earned him the top scholarship offers from both The University of Melbourne (Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship) and Monash University (Monash Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement). He is currently studying medicine at Monash University. Click here for the University of Melbourne Scholarships media release.

  Subject Scaled Study Score (Raw score in brackets) Year
Top 4 English 49.11 (49) 2018
Specialist Mathematics 52.99 (44) 2018
Latin 50.19 (36) 2017
Mathematical Methods 49.77 (47) 2018
5th Subject Biology 4.83 (48) 2017
6th Subject Chemistry 4.60 (43) 2018
    Aggregate = 211.49  

In addition to his academic success, Kevindu has excelled in the leadership and extra-curricular domains. He was School Vice-Captain of Haileybury College, as well as the Captain of the Social Justice Club. He is a keen hockey player and received the Stuart Alastair and Nigel Strong Trophy for his contribution to 2nd XI Hockey.

During 2017 and 2018, Kevindu was part of the Haileybury Team that worked with Swinburne University to design and construct an experiment for the International Space Station.

Kevindu was taught by Derrick during his Year 12 studies, and was selected to join the team at Derrick Ha Student Coaching Services because of his excellent aptitude for teaching and his exceptional academic talents. Since then, he has established himself as an excellent mathematics tutor and currently teaches Maths Methods 1&2 and Maths Methods 3&4.

Kevindu’s other achievements include:

  • ATAR Dux Proximus of Haileybury College (2018)
  • High Distinction in Biology in the Australian Science Olympiad (2017)
  • Represented Haileybury College in the Youth in Philanthropy Program for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (2017)
  • Monash Scholars Program (2016-2018)
  • Vice-Captain of the Haileybury Heritage & Archives Club (2018)
  • Participated in Speakfest in Canberra (2016)