VCE Excellence 2020 | Fintona Girls' School

VCE Excellence 2020

Fintona Girls’ School confirms place as one of Australia’s leading schools

Fintona Girls’ School confirms place as one of Australia’s leading schools,
with consistently high VCE results, once again.

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.


Fintona Girls' School 2020 VCE Highlights 

Median ATAR is 91.1

Median ATAR over ten years is 94

4% of students achieved an ATAR of 99+ placing them in the top 1% of the state

24% of students achieved an ATAR of 97+ placing them in the top 3% of the state

35% of students achieved an ATAR of 95+ placing them in the top 5% of the state

54% of students achieved an ATAR of 90+ placing them in the top 10% of the state

15% of students received early, unconditional offers, to ANU and UTAS.

Three perfect study scores of 50 


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.

"These results and the girls’ study scores that sit behind these results are but one measure of their success in their education to date.  For each girl and each score, there is a story of growth, of achievement, personal development, challenges overcome, and of success.  They have all worked in a manner that reflects our School motto – Age Quod Agis - do what you do well and will now look toward the next stage of their life journey, whether that be a tertiary course, employment or a gap year." - Rachael Falloon, Fintona Principal

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.  

We wish all our girls the very best as they embark on their tertiary studies and explore their career paths, continuing to do what they do well.  Age Quod Agis.


Meet our high achievers

Ellen Sampsonidis

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.

Anya Latti

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.

More information

Contact the Registrar on (03) 9830 1388 or email [email protected]