News & Events

Celebrating Year 12 2020

We are delighted and proud to share some highlights of another year of outstanding VCE and VCAL achievements.

Highlights in summary:

17% of students attained an ATAR over 90
38% of students attained an ATAR over 80
Median ATAR of 74.5
Median Study Score of 32
35 study scores of 40 or higher
Study scores of 40 or higher in 13 different studies
30 students attained scores of 40 or higher
2 students attained Study Scores of 50
94% of applicants received offers for tertiary study
3 students shortlisted for the VCE Season of Excellence - Isabelle Hrubos & Gab Petersen (Dance) and Molly Paton (Drama). Isabelle Hrubos selected to perform.

A Christmas Message

“Christmas is the celebration of small things, particular things, barely noticeable things. It is Jesus in a manger—an animal byre—the child who will grow into the voice of God that is heard around the world……….. 

This was a refugee family.

Student Tribute to Mary Fitz-Gerald

December 3rd, 2020

The final assembly for 2020 was also the final assembly for Mary Fitz-Gerald, after 20 years as Principal.

Students spoke with insight, humour and appreciation of Mary’s leadership of our community and led a farewell blessing.

Below are some of the tributes from the students.

Principal’s Desk – 3 December 2020

After an exciting day spent at Gumbuya World, yesterday’s farewell liturgy, assembly and then Christmas Parade provided such a wonderful final day spent with students at school.  With so many days spent at home on remote learning, having students back physically present has been a total joy.

Education Perfect STEALTH Challenge

December 3rd, 2020

Education Perfect offered an interdisciplinary competition in Term 3, during remote learning. Students had the opportunity to work independently, in a group, with a partner or in pairs, on the STEALTH Challenge. This challenge was about researching the problem of plastics in our oceans and coming up with an innovative solution.

Senior VCAL Project – Beanies for Preemies

December 1st, 2020

Within the senior VCAL program, each student must complete a self-directed project reflecting on their TAFE or VET course or develop a project they are interested in.

This year I undertook a Certificate III in Allied Health and chose to develop my project linking with my TAFE course, at VFA Institute.

2021 Student Council & Middle School Captains


Congratulations to our Year 10 & 11 Student Council & Middle School Captains for 2021, announced yesterday.
Year 11 Council
Jasmine Andrews, Lily Calvert, Sienna Cross, Chelsea Green, Catalina Macfarlane, Allanah Major, Siann Thomas, Brianna Wilcox, Kaitlyn Wyborn, Madison Zapanta.

Term 4 Reports and Progress Meetings

November 29th, 2020

Progress Reports provide a detailed overview of a student’s level of achievement and work practices in each of their subjects in Semester 2. Each reporting period is supported by the opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers at Progress Meetings for more detailed conversations about student learning.

Personal Projects 2020

Congratulations to Year 10 students who successfully completed the MYP Personal Project amid the additional challenges of 2020.

The independent learning inquiry began in February when students researched a topic of interest and created a product to achieve a goal based on personal interests.

Where are they now? Kate Sherburn (Minns) (2002)

November 16th, 2020

Kate works in her 'dream job', using her years of legal experience to make a real difference to others and the planet.

After loving Legal Studies and Psychology in VCE, I went on to study Psychology/Law at Monash. I had planned to go into organisational psychology, but after taking a year off uni to work as a paralegal at Cadbury/Schweppes, I knew that in-house law was going to be my way forward.