High Achievers 2020

Today, our High Achievers of 2020 were celebrated during a ceremony in front of their parents and our current Year 12s. We acknowledged the outstanding achievement of students who studied at senior secondary certificates last year, in particular: students who received ATARs over 90 and those students who gained the top score in Unit 3/4 VCE subject areas and VCAL pathway.

We also presented the College DUX for 2020, Sidney Hoei, who scored an ATAR score of 99.8. Sidney as our Dux is so clearly a high achiever. Her results in the subjects that she studied last year are close to the best in the state. They are truly impressive. Congratulations, Sidney.

Sidney completed the following subjects: 

English 45  
Physics 43  
Specialist Mathematics 37
Mathematical Methods 41 
LOTE French 48  
LOTE Indonesian (2019) 48       

An excerpt from Sidney’s DUX speech:

I would like to offer some wisdom to the Class of 2021 and the rest of Clonard’s students, but it took me too long to realise that there is no ‘secret’ to a high ATAR or a good study score or even enjoying Year 12.

All I did was show up, choose subjects I enjoyed, spend time with my friends and work hard. For me, knowing I had done my best and seeing it pay off was the perfect close to my time at Clonard.

I am sure you will make your own memories, you will learn your own lessons, you will struggle to pick out a single piece of your own advice to leave behind when you have learnt so much more than you can say in a minute or two, but I wish you all the best here at Clonard. I hope you are as excited as I am for what is in front of us. 

Scores over 90

Sidney Hoei – 99.8
Monica Turcinov – 97.8
Saskia Frake – 93.95
Katie Gdak – 93.65
Chloe Grcic – 92.9
Gemma Arbuthnot – 91.65
Phillipa Taylor – 91.55
Amy Meade – 90.7

Highest Subject Scores  

Madeline Gregory – Accounting
Brooke Parsons – Biology
Tahnie-Jai King – Dance
Lucy Williams – Economics
Mina Ramzi – English (EAL)
Megan Perin – Environmental Science
Tiani Tomasovic – Food Studies
Charlotte Fogarty – Health & Human Development
Jessica Evans – Health Services (VCE Vet) 

Breanna Bosevski – History: Revolutions, Literature
Shania Romeyn – Languages: Indonesian
Violet Hurley – Maths: Further Mathematics
Emma Spasevski – Media
Jemma Monks – Physical Education
Jessica Ritchie – Psychology
Briar Stojcevski – Studio Arts
Nicolette Polyzos – Theatre Studies
Ingrid Houtsma – Visual Communication Design

VCAL Recipients

Meghan Gerardi – VCAL Intermediate 

Chloe Senkans – VCAL Senior 

For our 2021 Year 12s who were awarded today we wish you every success this year. You know what it takes and you know you can get there. For our high achievers of the Class of 2020, you have been wonderful ambassadors for our College and we wish you every blessing as you go forward to make your mark in the world. And to our current Year10 and 11 students who have commenced their senior pathways journey, be not afraid, aim high and dream great things. In our Year of Wonder, all things are possible.

High resolution photos from the ceremony can be obtained by emailing: andrea.power@clonard.vic.edu.au