Congratulations to the class of 2018!
“The Class of 2018 championed our mantra of ‘sisterhood’ in this our 125th year. They were compassionate, inclusive and encouraging big sisters, deepening the wonderful connections that make being a student at Melbourne Girls Grammar so very special.
We are very proud of them, young women with the substance to make a difference in the world. In acknowledging the Class of 2018, we look far beyond their results: an education for life is anchored on values and inspires the confidence to seize opportunities. We celebrate the breadth of accomplishments of our 2018 graduates.
These wonderful results demonstrate our School community’s capacity to support all girls to achieve their personal best: outstanding teachers collaborating and guiding highly committed students within an environment that promotes confidence, humility and optimism.
To our Year 12 class of 2018: you are strong minded and strong hearted and I have so enjoyed seeing you mature into the women you are. You are ready for the world of opportunities before you. Embrace the future, relish the challenges, be kind to yourselves when the stretch is difficult, and know that we are always here for you.”
Catherine Misson, Principal
2018 VCE Results
2018 High Achievers
The following students received an ATAR of 95 or higher:
|Sarah Gigante (99.95)||Hannah Hains (98.85)||Cleo Faulks (96.75)|
|Isobel Nicholls (99.95)||Miranda Hoffman (98.85)||Jessica Gough (96.70)|
|Alexandria Un (99.95)||Annabel Nelson (98.65)||Edwina Carr (96.35)|
|Yen Sim (99.90)||Amelia Chipperfield (98.60)||Eliza Clunies-Ross (96.30)|
|Alana Komesaroff (99.85)||Millicent Perkins (98.60)||Kathryn Morgan (96.15)|
|Dawon (Dawn) Lee (99.85)||Emma McRobert (98.50)||Name Withheld (96.15)|
|Sophie Butcher (99.75)||Stephanie (Annie) Burgess (98.25)||Eliza Cornelissen (96.05)|
|Yunfei (Margaret) Chen (99.65)||Nicola Jerkovic (98.25)||Evangeline Mullins (96.00)|
|Ella Best (99.60)||Stavroula (Star) Zographos (98.20)||Anastasia (Stacey) Parker (95.50)|
|Name Withheld (99.20)||Isabella Barclay (98.15)||Olivia Fairchild (95.45)|
|Esmé Muller (99.15)||Sophie Smith (97.55)||Name Withheld (95.20)|
|Alexandra Bortolussi (99.05)||Felicity Irwin (97.50)||Olivia Ripani (95.15)|
|Matilda (Tildy) Longbottom (99.05)||Name Withheld (97.00)||Emma Beaumont (95.10)|
|Lucia Stockdale (98.90)||Georgia Mercuri (96.90)|
The following girls received the outstanding news of a perfect Study Score during their Year 11 and Year 12 VCE studies:
|YEAR 12||Isabella Barclay||Physical Education|
|Ella Best||Physical Education in 2017|
|Olivia Fairchild||Business Management|
|Matilda (Tildy) Longbottom||Geography|
|Isobel Nicholls||Chemistry and Specialist Mathematics and Biology in 2017|
|Yen Sim||Psychology and Biology in 2017|
|Alexandria Un||Biology and Mathematical Methods in 2017|
|YEAR 11||Madeleine Ouvrier||Further Mathematics|
|Jessica Wu||Chinese Second Language|
Meet our 2018 School Duces
We congratulate Sarah Gigante, Isobel Nicholls and Alexandria Un on receiving the maximum possible ATAR of 99.95, making up 25% of the state’s females to receive a perfect score.
Sarah is a highly respected member of the Melbourne Girls Grammar community. She is a compassionate person, who is always inclusive of her peers and is determined to overcome obstacles in order to pursue her dreams. An outstanding student who is organised, driven and committed, Sarah challenged herself to study both Algorithmics and Mathematical Methods during Year 11. In Year 12 Sarah completed a balanced program of VCE subjects, including Chemistry, Latin, French and English Language.
“I’m very grateful for my wonderful teachers, classmates and my supportive family, who believed in me, especially when I chose to chase my cycling dreams in Europe on top of my studies.”
Sarah is proud of her ability to balance academic success with a variety of other activities, maintaining her stellar academic achievements with an extraordinary career in cycling. Currently the six-time National Champion, this year Sarah also won the Silver Medal in the Women’s Point Race at the Junior Track World Championships in Switzerland.
Isobel is a confident, enthusiastic and determined young woman, made evident by the genuine concern she shows for others and her ability to persevere with her studies and overcome obstacles in her pathway towards success. A highly able scholar, Isobel embraced the challenge to undertake both Biology and Mathematics Methods as a Year 11 student, and received a perfect score in biology. During her Year 12 studies, Isobel studied Chemistry, Latin, Specialist Mathematics and English Language.
“I believe that this school has provided me with guidance, room to grow and independence that has allowed me to develop in my own individual ways while embracing all my peers and teachers around me.”
Isobel’s highly impressive display of academic achievement is complemented by immense community involvement in sport, including cricket, cross country and swimming. She has a strong sense of justice and is prepared to advocate for others, illustrated through her leadership in organising various fundraising initiatives as well as her position as School Vice Captain 2018.
Alexandria is an independent, outgoing and determined young woman who stands up for what she believes in. Her peers and mentors believe her exemplary work ethic will hold her in good stead for all that she hopes to achieve in her future. Always willing to challenge herself, Alexandria studied both Biology and Mathematical Methods in Year 11, receiving perfect scores in both subjects. In Year 12, she studied English, Latin, Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry.
Alexandria successfully balanced her academic pursuits with her extensive involvement in the co-curricular life of the School, in particular making a significant contribution to music and debating. Her community mindedness has also led Alexandria to partake in community service programs, including supporting EAL students through a reading club.
2018 Student Reflections