Premier’s VCE Awards

The Premier’s Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Awards for 2019, have been announced. Each year the Victorian Department of Education and Training recognises excellence in learning achievement demonstrated by students undertaking the VCE in the previous year through the Premier’s VCE Awards.

There were 276 Study Awards announced based on the outstanding efforts of students in their 2019 VCE study scores. Because of Coronavirus, the Department of Education and Training has decided to postpone the presentation ceremony until further notice. ​

Premier’s VCE Awards are presented to the students achieving the highest results in each VCE study in a given year. Over the years, a significant number of GVGS students have achieved this outstanding distinction. This year was a particularly significant one for our School with a total of four Premier’s VCE Awards won by three students.

Premier’s VCE Award Recipients VCE Study Teacher
Meg Eishold Industry & Enterprise Mrs Judy Grace
Farhan Islam Mathematical Methods Mr Gary Warner
Farhan Islam Specialist Mathematics Mrs Cheryl Garratt
Eliza York Industry & Enterprise Mrs Judy Grace

We congratulate each of these students on their dedication to learning and the organisation and discipline they demonstrated throughout their studies. They have seized the opportunities presented and made the very most of them. I am sure they can take confidence from this recognition in their continuing efforts in 2020 and beyond. Their examples are certainly ones that inspire students and staff alike.

These exceptional achievements also reflect the outstanding quality of teaching provided by our staff. On behalf of the School community, I congratulate teachers Mrs Cheryl Garratt, Mrs Judy Grace and Mr Gary Warner. This is a very exciting year for our Mathematics teachers being the first time a GVGS student has achieved a Premier’s VCE Award in either Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. I note the outstanding effort of Mrs Judy Grace, who in her 36th year of service to GVGS and taking Unit 3&4 Industry and Enterprise for the first time, having two students achieve Premier’s VCE Awards. This continued the fine achievements of Mrs Mary Bayly, who has a long history of teaching recipients of the Premier’s VCE Award and was on long service leave in 2019.

The school officially congratulated the students and staff on this achievement during a recent Virtual Assembly.

Mark Torriero