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Welcome to Vermont Secondary College

Vermont Secondary College promotes the achievement of excellence in a learning environment that is safe and caring, and embraces diversity.

Our College is committed to the development of lifelong learning skills that motivate and enable all students to achieve their individual goals and make a positive contribution to the global community.

Vermont Secondary College's true worth lies in its ability
to help the children grow as people, not just as students" - parent

 

 

2019 Term dates:

 

Term 1: Tuesday 29 January to Thursday 5 April 2019 

 

Term 2: 23 April to 28 June 

 

Term 3: 15 July to 20 September 

 

Term 4: 07 October to 20 December

 

 

VERMONT SECONDARY COLLEGE YEAR 12, 2018 VCE HIGH PERFORMERS

On Thursday 21st February, at our first Senior and Junior college assembly for the year, we had great pleasure in celebrating and acknowledging the outstanding performance of students from the VCE class of 2018. It was a wonderful opportunity to present these outstanding students to the college community.

Learning Area Awards – These awards are presented to the student who has achieved the highest VCE study score, at 38 or above, at the college in a particular subject for 2018.

The following students received Learning Area Awards for individual excellence:

Arts and Materials Technology 
Lauren Nevard for Studio Art Mavis
Wong for Visual Communication & Design

Commerce Awards –
Daniel Kelly for Economics
Adorel Ng who received a perfect Study Score of 50 for Business Management
Kar Yee (Felice) Foh for Accounting

English Awards –
Clement Wong for English
Mavis Wong for English Language
Gloria Chen for EAL
Felicia Hendrianto for English Literature

Health and Human Development 
Joanna Anastasoglou for Health and Human Development

Humanities Awards -
Adam Rae for History: Revolutions
Phoebe Leeming for Geography

Information Technologies  
Sean Holshier for Computing: Software Development

Language Awards –
Jonathon Sayers for French
Annika Ahrens for German

Maths Awards –
Brandon Chen Tong Yeo who received a perfect Study Score of 50 for Further Maths
Gloria Chen who received a perfect Study Score of 50 for Specialist Maths
Preet Patel who received a perfect Study Score of 50 for Maths Methods

PERFORMANCE ARTS –
Maria Bitzios, Kiamba Briscoe and Spencer Macleod-Finke for Drama
Clement Wong for Music

Physical Education/Outdoor Education Awards –
Amelia Casey for Outdoor and Environment Studies
Heman Punithan for Physical Education

SCIENCES AWARD –
Adorel Ng for Psychology
Mindy Tay who received a perfect Study Score of 50 for Physics
Akira Dobson and Kar Yee (Felice) Foh for Chemistry
Phoebe Leeming and Megan Giblett for Biology

In addition to the subject awards at the assembly the college also recognised the exceptional academic achievements of students who received ATARs that place them in the top 4.0% of the state, a fantastic achievement by any standards.
These are:
Gloria Chen attained an ATAR of 99.85
Heman Punithan attained an ATAR of 98.65
Adorel Ng attained an ATAR of 98.4
Bethany Kerwin attained an ATAR of 98.2
Clement Wong attained an ATAR of 98.05
Quan (Kevin) Gao attained an ATAR of 97.9
Kar Yee (Felice) Foh attained an ATAR of 97.25
Maxwell Chan attained and ATAR of 97.05
Yifan Jin (Jack Fin) attained an ATAR of 96.95
Jonathon Sayers attained an ATAR of 96.7
Mavis Wong attained an ATAR of 96.7
Xuan Jhe-Low attained an ATAR of 96.65
Denzel Sim attained an ATAR of 96.6

Special Congratulations to the VSC Dux for 2018 Gloria Chen who achieved an exceptional ATAR of 99.85.

Well done to all award winners and we wish you and all 2018 VCE students every success in the future.

 

 

Success of a Vermont Secondary College Student

 

It is always with some trepidation that I respond when a student tells me that they will indulge in a ‘gap-year’ after Year 12. I have visions of students lolling on couches, playing video-games and generally failing to contribute to their personal growth or their community. Thus, when one of my students, whom I have had the pleasure of teaching in both History Revolutions and Australian Politics via Distance Education, told me that she was taking a ‘gap-year’ I was mildly alarmed.

This was clearly not the appropriate response in the case of Emma Muscatello (Year 12 2018). Emma has been offered an internship in the Office of the Secretary General of the European Union in Brussels for 2019. This is an extremely prestigious offer that will allow Emma to become exposed to the mechanics of high-level international relations, to shadow high-level policy makers and government officials and also to undergo expenses paid travel around member-states and potentially further afield.

Emma’s achievement is a fine example of the benefits of undertaking language study and engaging broadly with the world. Emma has studied German whilst at Vermont and previously won the Sagse Scholarship (2017) which allowed her to travel to Germany on a cultural exchange, an experience which included delivering a speech at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin entirely in German.

Whilst in Brussels, Emma will also undertake studies in French so she can further expand her knowledge base and better prepare herself for a future career in Law or Diplomacy. Emma is a fine example to all of us of the benefits of engaging fully with the opportunities that are presented, to working incredibly hard in pursuit of our goals and seeking to engage broadly with the world as an international citizen. All the best in the future Emma.

Aidan Message (History & Politics Teacher/ Head of Learning and Teaching)

 

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