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Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:30:22 pm »
ATARNotes' brilliant team of volunteer moderators has been specially picked to lead and support this community!  We're always here to help and support you, so don't hesitate to contact any of us with any issues or questions. :D

The hierarchy:

1. Administrators can create boards, appoint moderators, do everything moderators can, and more.

2. National moderators can moderate posts across the whole forum, warn/ban users, edit users' profiles, see emails and IP addresses, and more.

3. State moderators can moderate (edit, delete, split, merge or sticky) posts in the specific areas they've been picked for.

All moderators also have access to a secret section where we discuss all sorts of forum issues. 8)

AN's Leaders


brenden (Chief Operating Officer)

Slydev (Chief Technical Officer)

jamonwindeyer (Admin - NSW)
Introducing Jamon
I completed my HSC in 2014 and am currently studying Electrical Engineering at UNSW. I did an eclectic mix of subjects in my HSC, so I tend to do a little bit of everything on the forums. My goal is to make sure that everyone feels welcome, and to foster a supportive environment where anyone can ask any question, chat about anything that has them stressed out, or just chill out and take a break from the stress of study ;D
Joseph41 (Admin - VIC)
Introducing Joseph/Nick
Hello, friends. :)

My name IRL is Nick, so I thought Joseph41 would make the most logical username. I both joined AN and graduated from high school in 2012. I've since completed a Bachelor of Arts at Monash with Honours in Linguistics; my thesis considered the gendered media portrayal (linguistically) of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard throughout their respective Prime Ministerships.

My major passions in life - aside from AN, of course - are language, education, mental health, sport, travel, design and poetry. And coffee, which was a pretty nifty invention. Like, probably up there with the wheel. And I don't really need to consume wheels on a daily basis to live headache-free, so, thinking about it, one might actually contend that coffee is the niftiest invention of all time.

Please stick around on ATAR Notes, because it's such a fantastic community! :D
literally lauren (Admin - VIC)
Introducing Lauren
Hi! I'm Lauren - a 2013 grad who's been hanging around to try and make your VCE English Studies a bit more bearable. My subjects (in no particular order, unless you count alphabetical) were Art, English, Indonesian, Literature, and Methods.

I've since gone on to attain an Arts degree from Melbourne Uni with a double major of Literature and Linguistics. Now I am old and weary. My bones are grey and my hair is arthritic. You may not see me on the forums much nowadays as I do a lot of behind-the-scenes work for the ATAR Notes publications, but I'll still rear my bookish head up on the English and Lit boards occasionally  ;)

National Moderators 

beatroot (NSW)
Introducing Bea
Hey what's up you guys, yes. I'm Bea and I completed the HSC in 2017. I currently study a Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production (film) at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). After attending Susie's Ancient History trial lecture in July 2017 (and being showered by her amazing Pompeii and Herculaneum memes), I've been on the forums ever since. I've made heaps of friends from this site and developed a newly found self confidence that I will forever treasure in my heart.

I did the following subjects during my HSC; Standard English, Mathematics, Visual Arts, Society & Culture and Ancient History. Quite a mixture of subjects, don't you reckon? ;) I really enjoyed my HSC year because I loved learning content and being able to put that knowledge into practice. My favourite subject had to be Visual Arts because I loved how I was able to artistically express myself and send out a message out there through the form of an artwork. I'm a firm believer that creative subjects are just as important as STEM subjects.

Outside of uni and HSC, I do freelance photography & videography, am a huge fan of High School Musical and I'm working my way to get my red P's. Feel free to message me anytime about anything!
Calebark (VIC)
Introducing Caleb
Hello there!

My name's Caleb, and I've been on ATAR Notes since 2016, active since 2017, and attending the lectures since the very first series! I've become addicted to the vibe (and the friendships!) around here, so I hope I can do all I possibly can to help improve the experience.

I completed VCE in 2017, where I studied Biology, Physics, English, Chemistry, and Further Mathematics. I'll be studying Science at Monash after my 2018 gap year, after which I hope to enter education, medicine, or research. I'm unsure, but I have plenty of time to figure it out!

Outside of school and work I enjoy petting dogs, swimming, attending metal gigs, and the most heinous of puns :)
heids (VIC)
Introducing Heidi
I completed VCE, mostly online, in 2014, doing HHD, Bio, English, Texts&Traditions and Methods (I've since written guides and answered lots of questions on these subjects).  I'm passionate about making ATARNotes super supportive, helpful, friendly, compassionate and welcoming!  I love getting to know you and watching (and hopefully listening and helping) you conquer every stressful challenge school throws at you. :)
K888 (VIC)
Introducing K888
Hey guys! My name's Kate and I completed VCE in 2016, having studied Revolutions (my favourite subject!), English, French, Biology, Chemistry and Maths Methods (please don't ever ask me any questions about Maths, though). I'm now in my second year of Physiotherapy at Monash Uni. :)
My first ATAR Notes experience was listening to Brenden introduce Lauren for a 3/4 English lecture at the headstart lectures in 2016, and just like that, I was sold - I started posting on ATAR Notes a few weeks later. However, I didn't become properly active until 2017. In the short time since then, I've made some amazing friendships and have become part of an awesome community. The ATAR Notes forum is a truly phenomenal place, and I hope that in my role as a natmod, I can help all of you to find AN to be as welcoming as I have!
Outside of AN, some of my interests include: soccer, health and drinking tea. I also like cats (dogs are great, too).
miniturtle (VIC)
Introducing Bri

Hey! I'm miniturtle, known as Bri irl, and I completed VCE in 2017. I barely knew what an ATAR was, but somehow I stumbled across this community and learnt that regardless of your school there's a wealth of experiences, opportunities and resources you can tap into. I'm passionate about making science accessible regardless of location and SES, and studied English Language, Math Methods, Psych, Chem, Bio and Physics in year 12. Atm, I'm studying the Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours) at Monash, which I usually call "science" or "gc" to avoid sounding pretentious. Within my course and atarnotes I've found brilliant people and communities that I'm keen to keep contributing to and learning with - on AN, this officially started with modding Psych, but no one needs a title to help out 

Aside from that, I love the great outdoors, like public speaking (I'm weird, I know), and occasionally escape into a book.
spectroscopy (VIC)
Introducing Spec
Hello guys I am spectroscopy and i started using atarnotes around 5 years ago, getting pretty active in 2012.
I finished VCE in 2014 and now doing Commerce at the University of Melbourne. I spend alot of time on atarnotes, reading more than posting, and I'm quite passionate and fond of the community that we've developed on here over the years.
in general im a pretty hands-off mod that likes to leave the forum ecosystem to naturally plod along without much intervention, mostly posting to give advice or in the chat threads. however if i see something that i think takes away from this place then i am not afraid to do something about it :P

Originally I became a moderator for psychology which is one of the less popular subjects on AN, but is ridiculously popular when compared to my favourite (and probably best) subject, history:revolutions.
Im also pretty well developed professionally having done alot of internships & working, and  ive been involved in the hiring of a few people including some professional roles, so people find more use for me with career advice than "how do i solve x". I also spent way too much time in VCE worrying about study scores, applying for SEAS and changing my subjects (i did 11 different VCE subjects! not to completion of course :P )
PM me if you need any help with things like picking uni courses, job help, general advice, and that sort of thing. i would really love someone to ask revs questions about something other than the french revolution, but i think that will stay a dream..
I also got a 40 for further and english & tutored a little bit,  and have done some economics at uni + vce so you can ask me about those too !
otherwise keep doing ur thing on the forums, ill be watching  ;D
sudodds (NSW)
Introducing sudodds
Heya! I'm Susie :)
I completed my HSC in 2016 (which means I'm still young, cool and hip  8)), and I am now studying a Bachelor of Communications: Media Arts an Production at UTS! Not going to lie - I joined ATARNotes because I went to one of the HSC trial lectures (holla elyse!) and wanted to capitalise of the free essay marking and notes. Well, now look at me! In just over a year, I've accumulated 1500 posts (as of December 2017), a solid group of both internet and real life friends, and now a position as a National Moderator! Really goes to show the power of the extremely supportive, kindhearted, welcoming and helpful community that is ATARNotes, and I hope it can become/continue to be a place of fun, laughter, comfort, and good ol' educational help for you too!

From taking a quick look at my HSC subjects: Modern History, Ancient History, History Extension, English Advanced, Drama, Studies of Religion I and Economics, I think its pretty clear that I'm very much a humanities girl. I find history extremely fascinating (particularly the history of the Russian Revolution), and through helping out on ATARNotes, I hope that I can help students achieve this same passion and appreciation for the past as well, and continue to help foster the growth of the HSC history fam and beyond! Very proud to be a part of this amazing, supportive, kind and quirky community that is ATARNotes <3 The only thing that comes close to rivalling my passion for history is my passion for dogs - I have one of my own (Joni, yes, named after Joni Mitchell), and she is the sweetest little nutcase you ever could meet. I talk about her a lot. Get used to it.

Keen to virtually hang out with everyone! If you ever need anything, feel free to shoot me a PM :)
vox nihili (VIC)
Introducing vox/Trav
Hi there!

I'm vox and you can normally find me cruising around the Biology board. I initially started of as a moderator on the science boards and slowly made my way here :))

irl I'm a Med student at Melbourne. Before that I did Biomed at Melbourne, with a major in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. And before that, I finished high school in 2012 studying Biology, Chemistry, English Language, French, Methods and Psychology.

Education is a really big passion of mine. I've spent quite a lot of time working in schools the past through years, mainly as a public speaking and debating coach, but have also been really lucky to be involved in a couple of volunteering programmes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, namely SWOT and VCESS. You should really get involved (as a tutor or a student!).
I also really enjoy learning languages. I did French at high school and Spanish at Uni (which was awesome fun). I'm planning on starting a new language really soon now that I've settled into med school a bit.

My inbox is always open :D 

State Moderators 


AngelWings: VTAC, Universities

Alter: English, Universities

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insanipi: Forum Games and Casual Chat, Chemistry, Physics, OGD, Uni Journal, Victorian Education, Year 9/10

Orb: Maths, Science

PhoenixxFire: Biology, Environmental Science

secretly_a_poet: Accountability & Motivation, Creative Corner, Forum Games, Legal Studies, Physical Education

Sine: Maths, Science


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blasonduo: Physics, University of New South Wales

fantasticbeasts3: Modern History, HSC Journey Journal, University of New South Wales

katie,rinos: Ancient/Extension History, Music

owidjaja: English Advanced, History, Society & Culture, Journey Journal

Potatohater: Drama, Geography

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The former administrators launched and led the site from 2007-2014.

Former Administrators
enwiabe (founder and former CEO)
ninwa (former Chief Operating Officer)
DavidB3ck (former Chief Technical Officer)

Honorary moderators are old national moderators who contributed massively to ATAR Notes, we hold them in the highest regard!

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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 12:41:07 am »
would happily be an accounting moderator :D
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 02:00:20 pm »
How do you become a moderator? Do you need to accumulate a certain number of posts? :)
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 02:03:02 pm »
How do you become a moderator? Do you need to accumulate a certain number of posts? :)

Near the end of every year, there's an announcement for applications so you'll have to submit that. In other cases you may be approached by the admins with an offer to become a moderator as well.
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 09:05:18 pm »
I'd like to welcome Kingpomba to the moderation team. He will be taking care of General National Education Discussion, Tertiary Admissions, and the Higher Education (University) forums.
vce: english, methods, spesh, chemistry, physics, geography.

tutoring in any vce maths.

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If you guys have any concerns/suggestions for making ATARNotes a better place, don't hesitate to PM me.


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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 09:14:17 pm »
Please welcome paulsterio, the author of the ATARNotes Physics Unit 4 Study Guide, as the newest moderator for Physics.
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 09:17:11 pm »
Any more moderator position for LOTE? 
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 09:19:45 pm »
It's a very very quiet board, I think one moderator might be enough for now :)
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 11:22:15 pm »
VegemitePi is now a national mod, in recognition of all the tireless moderation work that he's been doing behind the scenes :)
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 11:59:18 pm »
VegemitePi is now a national mod, in recognition of all the tireless moderation work that he's been doing behind the scenes :)

Congrats Vegemite :D You are deserved it


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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 04:18:25 am »
Good on you Veg!
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 09:58:09 pm »
good job Vegemite, helped me alot ;p


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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2012, 06:23:22 pm »
VegemitePi is now a national mod, in recognition of all the tireless moderation work that he's been doing behind the scenes :)

Awesoms Vege, thanks a lot for your infinite clarification

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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 10:59:01 pm »
Congrats thushan, the latest national mod. I don't think I need to justify this decision except that I'm sorry I didn't do this earlier!
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Re: Meet the ATAR Notes Leadership Team
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 11:01:26 pm »
woo congrats Thushan \o/