VCE Excellence

Another year of outstanding results.

Fintona Girls' School is renowned for consistently achieving outstanding VCE results, placing Fintona among the best performing girls' schools in Victoria. The VCE results from the Class of 2017 once again affirm our strong position.

We congratulate the Year 12 Class of 2017 for their excellent academic achievements and are immensely proud of the young women they have become. These results are especially pleasing as we are a non-selective school that encourages all our students to achieve their highest aspirations, whatever they may be. 

The Class of 2017 is also to be commended for the rich contribution they made in so many areas to our community and for upholding the School's values with integrity and honour.

Our VCE success would not be possible without the unwavering dedication and guidance of our teaching staff who have supported our students not just in Year 12 but throughout their time at Fintona.

We especially congratulate Dux, Joanna Bleakley, who achieved an ATAR of 99.8.

We wish all our girls the best of luck in the future and we hope they enjoy the next, exciting chapter in their lives.

2017 VCE Highlights 

Median ATAR is 89.0

Median ATAR over six years is 95.1

16% of students achieved an ATAR of 98+ placing them in the top 2% of the state

22% of students achieved an ATAR of 97+ placing them in the top 3% of the state

26% of students achieved an ATAR of 95+ placing them in the top 5% of the state

Median VCE Study Score is 35

22% of students achieved a Study Score of 40 and above


Meet our high achievers

Joanna Bleakley, DUX – ATAR 99.8

Joanna began at Fintona in the ELC in 2004. A hardworking and focused student, she has exemplified the core values of what it means to be a Fintona girl. In 2017, she was awarded the Commerce Student of the Year for her enthusiastic participation in all aspects of the Commerce curriculum. In addition, she won the Senior Division of the Elizabeth M Butt Public Speaking Competition in Year 10 as well as the Intermediate Division in Year 8 and the Junior Division in Year 7. Alongside her academic studies, Joanna immensely enjoyed her role in 2017 as Boyne House Captain as she had a lot of fun engaging with students across all year levels in a variety of co-curricular activities. Coincidently, Joanna’s sister, Lauren, who was from the Class of 2013, also received the same ATAR.


Sophie Schwerkolt  - ATAR 99.6

Sophie began at Fintona in the Early Learning Centre in 2003 and typifies the classic ‘all rounder’, excelling at everything she puts her mind to. She was School Consul this year and found it to be a particularly rewarding experience. Not only was Sophie a dedicated student and leader but she was also a talented musician, adept on the piano, viola and trumpet; an accomplished athlete who competed in many athletics, cross-country and netball tournaments; and fluent in Japanese and French. At the Year 12 dinner, Sophie achieved the All-rounder award for excelling across academic and co-curricular activities.


Ayla Edwards – ATAR 99.35

As the Environment Captain, Ayla has had a long standing interest in environmental issues and science. She is passionate about the welfare of animals and has organised many school fundraisers to highlight the factors affecting the lives of animals such as elephants and orangutans. In 2017, she was also involved in organising the planting of trees to protect the Blue Bum bee, a native bee whose habitat is under threat.
Ayla always found time to mentor younger girls especially the 2018 Middle School Environment Captain as well as girls in her House and the Common Room.
In 2016, she achieved a perfect Study Score of 50 for Geography earning her a Premier’s VCE Award and in 2017 she was one of six Victorian students who were awarded an Indonesian Independence Day Scholarship to Canberra.


More information

Contact the Registrar on (03) 9830 1388 or email