We are immensely proud to share that our Class of 2020 has achieved an outstanding result - our strongest in 15 years. All of the 168 Year 12 students successfully completed their VCE this year at Overnewton.
Dux of school this year is Neil Motiwalla with an ATAR of 99.15. Additionally, Neil was dux of Mathematical Methods, Physics and Specialist Mathematics. These are stunning achievements.
As an open entry school, Overnewton continues to offer pathways for all students to finish Year 12 and, whilst the ATAR score is one measure of a successful education, active participation in a range of co-curricular, leadership and service opportunities ensure the well-rounded development of the whole child.
Along with celebrating the successes of our dux of College and our 90+ achievers, equally we are delighted by the students who have received learning support in their time at the College, have worked incredibly hard and have attained their VCE certificate that will see them getting into the tertiary courses or work place of their choice.
In a year of extended Learning from Home, these results are even more exceptional.
This year, our students exhibited a terrific work ethic. We saw students really well involved in their studies, who applied themselves to practice GAT and subject exams and, most importantly, who worked impressively together in co-operative learning to encourage each other. Students have needed to be more resilient and independent as learners. The outcome for Overnewton students is that they are possibly better prepared for tertiary studies and/or the world of work than they have been before.
In helping to shape every student’s future this year, I believe that teachers have never been asked to work harder nor more creatively than they have before either. Their adaptability and genuine desire to provide what was best for every student they taught, whilst teaching in styles and through platforms that none of us were trained to do, have been phenomenal.
It is a great joy to teachers at Overnewton that we can watch a child grow from Prep to Year 12, achieve their goals and graduate as exceptional people. Every Overnewton staff member that has worked with any of the Class of 2020, across their time as students at the College, will be immensely proud of them too; each staff member having played their role in supporting these students’ development.
The future that the Class of 2020 shapes will be extraordinary; it will be a joy to hear about what they will go on to achieve as they embark on their life beyond the College.
*ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) scores are used for tertiary entrance and provide a percentile ranking for all students statewide.