VCE Excellence | Fintona Girls' School

VCE Excellence

Another year of outstanding results.

Fintona Girls' School is renowned for consistently achieving outstanding VCE results, placing Fintona among the best performing girls' schools in Victoria. The VCE results from the Class of 2018 once again affirm our strong position.

We congratulate the Year 12 Class of 2018 for their excellent academic achievements. The consistency of our results is worth noting, with our seven year median ATAR sitting at 95.1.

The Class of 2018 is also to be commended for the rich contribution they made in so many areas to our community and for upholding the School's values with integrity and honour.

Principal, Rachael Falloon said: " The Year 12 cohort embraced the full range of opportunities afforded to them at Fintona, and leave with an outstanding education and set of skills that will no doubt carry them throughout life, whatever path they may travel."

Our VCE success would not be possible without the unwavering dedication and guidance of our teaching staff who have supported our students not just in Year 12 but throughout their time at Fintona.

We especially congratulate our three Duxes, Zhihan (Lily) Cao, Rachel Lang and Anastasia Patralis who all achieved an ATAR of 99.75.

We wish all our girls the best of luck in the future and we hope they enjoy the next, exciting chapter in their lives.

2018 VCE Highlights 

Median ATAR is 93.9

Median ATAR over seven years is 95.1

20% of students achieved an ATAR of 99+ placing them in the top 1% of the state

43% of students achieved an ATAR of 95+ placing them in the top 5% of the state

60% of students achieved an ATAR of 90+ placing them in the top 10% of the state

98% of students placed in the top thirty percent of the state

Median VCE Study Score is 36

30% of students achieved a Study Score of 40 and above

Two perfect study scores of 50 (both in English) 

Tertiary Courses and Destinations 

Fintona continues to have a very high placement of students in tertiary education. 100% of our students received a university offer with 80% receiving their first or second preference. The most popular university choice was the University of Melbourne closely followed by Monash University both of which account for 71% of the total offers received.


Chart data based off second round offers.


Meet our high achievers

Zhihan (Lily) Cao, DUX – ATAR 99.75

Lily began her Fintona education as a Year 8 student and involved herself in the life of the school as a member of the guitar ensemble, School Hockey team, DAV debating, and a range of National and International competitions, including competing in the Science Olympiad. As a Year 11 student, Lily studied Unit 3&4 Mathematical Methods and Chinese First Language, achieving study scores of 47 and 50, respectively. As a Year 12 student, along with taking on the role of STEM Captain, Lily completed studies in Chemistry, achieving a study score of 43, 46 in Economics and 42 in both English (EAL) and Specialist Mathematics.

Rachel Lang, DUX - ATAR 99.75

Rachel joined Fintona in Year 5 and embraced the co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, representing the School in Swimming and Badminton, DAV debating, National and International competitions, including participation in the Science Olympiad. Rachel received House Colours for her extensive commitment to her House, was a regular stage presence in Shakespeare Day performances and played in Tourmont Strings. As a Year 11 student, Rachel achieved study scores of 41 for Biology and 40 for Mathematical Methods. In Year 12, Rachel was House Captain of Clarke, and in her studies achieved 50 in English, 45 in both Chemistry and Geography, and 40 in both Japanese and Specialist Mathematics.

Anastasia Petralis, DUX – ATAR 99.75

Anastasia is a more recent member of our community, joining as a Year 11 student. Despite only being at the School for two years, Anastasia immersed herself in the life of the School, representing the School in Badminton and DAV debating, as well as participating in the 2017 production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and as a member of the Fintonian Committee and participant in our annual Shakespeare Day. In 2017 Anastasia studied History Revolutions achieving a perfect study score of 50. As a Year 12 student she studied English, Legal Studies, Literature, French and Mathematical Methods, achieving scores of 50, 47, 39, 39 and 32, respectively.

More information

Contact the Registrar on (03) 9830 1388 or email [email protected]