Fintona Girls’ School has a longstanding reputation as one of Australia’s leading schools, with consistently high VCE results.
In a year with a difference, Fintona’s Class of 2020 led with great energy, passion and an ability to embrace the challenge of change, garnering House spirit, presenting, performing and turning their creative minds to reimagining numerous events.
For much of the year, this was accomplished alongside their regular classes and academic requirements which they successfully navigated from home. Throughout their time at the school we have celebrated their achievements in many domains but today we congratulate and celebrate their achievements in their studies.
2018 VCE Results Highlights
We congratulate the Year 12 Class of 2018 for their excellent academic achievements which affirm Fitnona’s long-held position of being one of the State’s highest performing girls’ schools.
The Class of 2018 is also to be commended for not only performing at the highest academic level but also for the rich contribution they made in so many areas to our community and for upholding the School’s values with integrity and honour.
Median ATAR over 10 years94
Students achieving an ATAR of 99+ (top 1%)20%
Students achieving an ATAR of 95+ (top 5%)43%
Students achieving an ATAR of 90+ (top 10%)60%
2019 VCE Results Highlights
The Class of 2019 is commended for doing what they do well and making so many contributions to the School community and beyond.
Our girls once again led with distinction, balancing their full engagement in sport, music performance and a myriad of other co-curricular pursuits with their academic studies to great success.
2019 Median ATAR91.3
Median ATAR over 10 years94
Students achieving an ATAR of 99+ (top 1%)9%
Students achieving an ATAR of 95+ (top 5%)30%
Students achieving an ATAR of 90+ (top 10%)51%
2020 VCE Results Highlights
We congratulate the Class of 2020 for their excellent academic achievements, with a 2020 Median ATAR of 91.1. A ten year median ATAR of 94 reflects continuing academic excellence and confirms Fintona’s place as one of Melbourne’s leading schools.
Fintona’s VCE success would not be possible without the dedication and guidance of expert staff who have supported our students throughout their time at Fintona. We especially congratulate the Dux of the School for 2020, Ellen Sampsonidis with an ATAR of 99.7, and the Proxime Accessit, Anya Latti with an ATAR of 99.2.
Ellen joined Fintona as a Year 10 student and quickly immersed herself in the music program as well as numerous service and community events. An accomplished violinist, Ellen was first violin in the School’s Orchestra, also performing as lead violinist in Tourmont Strings and assisting with the development of our more junior violin students in Buick Strings.
An all-rounder, Ellen received awards and recognition in the areas of Economics, English, French and Music, participated in Shakespeare Day, Economics debate and performed on numerous occasions such as soirees, concerts and tour mornings. Complementing these achievements and engagement, Ellen represented her House in cross country, music, summer sport, drama, netball and athletics, as well as representing the School in Soccer. In the area of community service, Ellen was a regular participant in Relay for Life and the Junior School Buddy program. External to the school Ellen has spent a number of years as a member of the Melbourne Strings Ensemble, leading and supporting. Having studied Unit 3&4 Accounting in Year 11, Ellen pursued Chemistry, Economics, English, French, and Mathematical Methods in her final year, as well as being Captain of Music.
Proxime Accessit 2020
Anya commenced her education at Fintona in Year 5 and was also very much engaged in the life of the school. During her Middle School years Anya was elected as a Tutor Group Representative and SRC Representative and demonstrated her breath of involvement over the course of her eight years, representing the School in debating (both intermediate and senior school teams) and through her involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, United Nations Youth Association program, Superhack, World Challenge (Costa Rica), Relay for Life community program and taking part in School performances including the production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Anya has also represented the School and her House in numerous sports, including AFL, cross country, rowing, softball, hockey, athletics and cricket.
Anya demonstrates quiet and strong leadership skills, this year being appointed as the School’s Debating Captain. She has also been awarded House Colours, an Intermediate Sport Service Award and Debating Colours. With Mathematical Methods completed in Year 11, Anya studied Chemistry, English, French, Japanese and Specialist Mathematics in Year 12.