​VCE News – End of VCE Exams and Valedictory Service

The final VCE Examination for the 2019 year, Indonesian was held on Wednesday 20 November. The following night, Thursday 21 November, we celebrated the conclusion to VCE at our Annual Valedictory presentation and dinner. This was a delightful evening - a fitting tribute and celebration of the diverse range of student achievements.

Every graduating student had a citation read summarising their involvement and they were also presented with a reference written by their Tutor teacher.

Amongst this group we have many fine young citizens. There were a number who received special recognition in the form of Faculty Prizes and/or Principal’s Awards/ the Woodleigh Prize. I would like to sincerely congratulate:

Woodleigh Prize Winners 

(shared 3 ways for only the second time ever):

LtoR: Alice Bertram, Dylan Bolch and Quincy Seagren Hughes

Principal’s Awards

LtoR: Maybel Gardner, Georgie Cooney, Ainsley Barwise, Bonnie Daniello and Luca Mellor

The VCE Faculty Prizes this year were awarded to:


Year 12 Prize winner


Amber Engwerda


Jesse Butland


Christian Hodder-Packer

Personal Development

Alice Bertram


Jesse Butland


Bonnie Daniello and Bianca Julicher


Quincy Seagren Hughes

Early offers

We have heard from a number of students that they have been made Early offers on the basis of Interviews and/or Auditions and/or Folios. Congratulations to all of these students.

VCAA Top Arts / Top Screen

We have received the exciting news that three of our Studio Arts students had their work short-listed for the prestigious Top Arts Exhibition and one also for the Media Top Screen Exhibition.

There are several thousand students who apply for Top Arts / Top Screen and only a select few are shortlisted so this is an incredible achievement in itself. We will find out the final students selected (usually around 25-30) in early 2020.

Congratulations to Bianca Julicher, Ainsley Barwise and Ned Johnson on their short-listing for Top Arts.

Congratulations to Griffin O’Neill for his shortlisting to Top Screen.

2019 Results

Results for all students who have studied at least one Unit 3 and 4 subject this year will be available via internet, mobile app, student email (VCE results only) and mail (from 7am) Thursday 12 December.  (A detailed version of the following information is on the rear cover of the VCE Exams Navigator 2019 booklet – link above)

The free internet service is 

Mobile app: A new mobile app is available

Student email: All students were offered the opportunity to record an email address on their Student Details forms earlier this year. These addresses have recently been verified.

Mail: All results will be posted hardcopy and will start to arrive in mailboxes from Thursday 12 December.

VCAA is operating a Post Results and ATAR Enquiry Service (PRAS). Phone 90321717 or freecall 1800 653 080 or from 7am-5.00pm on Thursday 12 December and then from 13-16 December.

All VCE students must be in the habit of regularly checking emails as this is the way that universities will be corresponding with you.


Change of preference and December offers

VCAA and VTAC have made changes to the previous year’s arrangements with regards results and offerings. 

  • Results will be released at 7am on Thursday 12 December.
  • Change of preference is open from release of results until 4pm on Saturday 14 December.
  • A first round of December offers will be released on Wednesday 18 December (not all courses will make offers at this time).
  • Change of preference is open again from today until 4pm on Friday 20 December.
  • These dates fall after teaching staff have finished for the year.

There will be limited staff onsite (Gina Bolch, Pak and I included) on the following dates/times to assist students with results and change of preference:

12 and 13 December: 9.00am - 4.00pm: We always endeavour to make phone contact with every Year 12 student on results release day; our aim is to check in and see if they would like any support. We ring mobiles multiple times, if needed, and leave phone and email messages if we cannot make contact.

18 December: 9.00am – 3.00pm: This is the first year that offers have been made in Victoria in December. We imagine that there will be very few, students needing support on this day. Hopefully all students will have already followed through with suggestions from previous course counselling / change of preference meetings.

VCE 2020 Orientation Week and First Day 2020

This week, 25-29 November our Year 10 and 11 students move into their 2020 Year 11 and 12 classes. This week is vital preparation for 2020 and all studies will set some holiday homework tasks to be completed over the break.

Thursday 30 January 2020: Day 1 for Unit 3 and 4 Studies 2020

On Thursday 30 January the school year will begin for both our Year 7 and also our VCE Unit 3 and 4 students (note that this does include all Year 11s doing a Unit 3 and 4 subject). A special 6 lesson program will operate on this day whereby all Unit 3 and 4 classes will run one class each. The timetable for the day will be emailed as soon as it is finalised – it is expected that all Unit 3 and 4 students attend on this day.

Year 11 Faculty Awards 2019

During the final O Week Homestead session, Tuesday 26 November, we celebrated the academic achievements of many Year 11 through the awarding of Certificates of Achievement. We also recognised the outstanding achievement of the following students who were awarded Faculty Prizes:


Year 11 Prize winner


Justine Poyser


Justine Poyser 


Tom Goldsmith

Personal Development

Gretel Friedlander


Justine Poyser


Jasmine Evenden


Kyle Smith

My very best wishes to you all for a safe and joyous holiday season. Also, for a brilliant 2020, with Bryn Bowen as Acting VCE Coordinator during my year-long Long Service Leave in 2020.

Deb Agar
VCE Coordinator