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Class of 2017 VCE results

Kingswood College is celebrating the Class of 2017 VCE results with Oliver Crutchley Dux with an ATAR of 97.25.

Dear Families

I am delighted to share with you the next piece of news about the Class of 2017: their VCE results.

As we saw at Celebration 2017, they have been a close group whose involvement in our holistic program throughout their schooling has brought many benefits to them, and to us. We add their success in their studies into a much broader canvas – the education of their mind, body, heart and spirit.

In particular, their passion and talent in the performing and visual arts has been exemplary, as has their involvement and dedication to life in the College community and beyond. 

In the Class of 2017 students who sat for VCE exams:

  • ten students achieved an ATAR above 90
  • a top study score of 49 in Software Development
  • particularly strong results in Art, Legal Studies and Software Development

Oliver Crutchley joined Kingswood College as a Year 7 student in 2012, and I am pleased to announce that he is the Dux of the College in 2017 achieving an ATAR of 97.25.

Throughout his time at the College Oliver has been involved in all aspects of College life including debating, athletics, House performing arts and academic challenges as well as holding a range of leadership roles.

In 2016, Oliver was Dux of Year 11, and most recently received the Annette Bennet Science award for excellence in Science at Celebration 2017. Oliver was the top student in three of his subjects: Physics, where he achieved 46; Chemistry with 43; and Health and Human Development with 40.

Since joining the College in Year 9, Rebecca Muller has shown an impressive determination and commitment to achieving her personal best with an ATAR of 96.40. Rebecca achieved the highest study score of 47 in Business Management. She received the academic prizes at Celebration 2017 for Business Management, English, French and Further Mathematics. In addition to her studies, Rebecca participated in a range of cocurricular activities including hockey, netball and soccer as well as representing the College at the Alliance Francaise Berthe Mouchette competitions in 2016 and 2017. 

Charlie Steer achieved an ATAR of 96.3. Charlie joined the College in Year 7 and has always strived to achieve his personal best. He is a committed and passionate student who achieved the top study score of 49 for Software Development. Charlie is a highly respected team player who has actively participated in academic competitions, as well as cricket, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, House performing arts, debating and social justice activities.

Tiffany Kong also joined the College in Year 9 and achieved an ATAR of 95.85. Tiffany is an ambitious student who achieved the top study score in Mathematical Methods of 41. She also received the academic prize for Mathematical Methods at Celebration in 2016 and 2017. Tiffany has participated in Science, Mathematics and French competitions as well as in a range of cocurricular activities including badminton, soccer, table tennis, House performing arts and tournament of the minds.

Other students who achieved an ATAR above 90 include:

  • Thomas Pritchard                    94.6
  • David Hook                             92.85
  • Ellie Cleland                           92.6
  • Tori Huggins                           91.15
  • Virginia Cashmere                  90.7
  • Nicholas Dun                           90.3

Proud as we are of our coeducation, it is heartening to see that there are five boys and five girls in our top ten academic achievers.

Personal bests come in a range of contexts, and we salute every student who committed to achieving theirs and who can look back feeling pride and satisfaction with their achievements and contributions across a range of endeavours.

On behalf of the Class of 2017 I thank families who have provided them with strong support, and staff for their tireless commitment not only this year, but throughout their schooling journey.

We look forward to remaining connected with these students via our alumni, the Wyvernian Association, and we are pleased that a number have agreed to work with us to further support student learning at the College in 2018: they will continue to be worthy role models.

Finally, to the Class of 2017 – congratulations and thank you – you will always belong.


Elisabeth Lenders