From the Principal – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019

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I am pleased to report that the results of our Graduating Class of 2019 are strong and overall our students performed to their potential.  The results show that during the course of their education the majority of our 2019 students have reached new personal heights as evidenced by their commitment and efforts across many learning areas.

We are delighted with our students’ results and on behalf of our teaching staff, I congratulate all our students, not only on their achievements but also on their contribution to School life during this toughest of academic years.

This year we announce a record number of high achieving VCE results for the School.  The strong work ethic and diligent approach to study has provided an excellent role model for our younger students who follow in the class of 2019’s footsteps.

Special congratulations to our Dux John Lelekakis who commenced his studies at Oakleigh Grammar in 2005 in the ELC.  John has a deep interest and love for Physics and Maths and is interested in Engineering and Theoretical Physics.  John is hoping to study a double degree in Engineering Honours and Science at Monash University.

Our high achieving students also include: Yijing Yang (92.7) our first high scoring International student who is hoping to pursue Design or Architecture and Melbourne University; Alexandra Fasoulis (89.65) with two over 40 scores and she hopes to pursue studies in Psychology; William Athanasakis (88.6) was our 2019 School Captain with 40 in English and he hopes to study Commerce or Global International studies; Yi Miao (86.55) is an international student who is interested in studying Science or Arts; Antonis Stamatakos (84.75) follows on from his good results in LOTE last year and hopes to study Fine Arts or Criminology; and Zacharias Smynis (84.55) is a talented and gifted artist which is reflected in the achievement of two over 40 scores for Media and Studio Arts.

Over 17% of the Year 12 cohort achieved study scores in a number of subjects greater than or equal to 40. The VCE teaching staff at Oakleigh Grammar have worked closely with each and every student to support and assist them, not only in acquiring the necessary knowledge but also to grow as individuals. They have been integral to helping our students achieve such successful results.

I commend our students who should feel very proud, and I thank all parents for their enormous support of their sons and daughters.  It is also important to note the care, focus and priority given to our Year 12 students from our academic staff to help them achieve their best.

Although we tend to focus on students who obtain high ATAR scores I wish to recognise all of our VCE students who achieved, or exceeded, their own goals throughout the year.  As an open-entry school of Christian Orthodox Faith, our objective is to provide a learning environment that will allow our students to follow pathways of their choice to reflect their aptitudes and skills.

Congratulations to all our 2019 VCE students and their families and I look forward to our new Alumni members joining with us in support of our great School in the future.

From Principal,

Mark Robertson

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