Heathdale Christian College and Suzanne Cory High School students have been recognised alongside the state’s best performing VCE students in the Premier’s VCE Awards.

Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas congratulated Amy Birds, Hope Kaczynski, Jiayi Gu and Nidhi Anand, on their outstanding achievement.

  • Amy Birds, of Heathdale Christian College was recognised with an award in Music Performance.
  • Hope Kaczynski, of Suzanne Cory was recognised with an award in Ancient History.
  • Jiayi Gu, of Suzanne Cory was recognised with an award in Specialist Mathematics.
  • Nidhi Anand, of Suzanne Cory was recognised with an award in Health and Human Development.

These students were among Victoria’s top performing VCE students who received their Premier’s VCE Awards during a special ceremony at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

A total of 298 Victorian students received 324 awards across 90 subjects, including 296 Study Awards, 25 Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Awards and three Top International Student Awards.

The Top All-Round VCE High Achiever awards recognise those students who achieved study scores of 46 or higher out of 50 in at least five VCE subjects, while Study Awards recognise the best performers in individual VCE subjects.

The Andrews Labor Government’s $60.2 million Student Excellence Program investment is equipping schools with the resources, tools and professional learning opportunities needed to support high-ability students and make sure they have the tools they need to follow their passions and talents.

Every government school now has a high-ability practice leader to coordinate their school’s participation in these programs and to support their high-ability students.

A full list of the Premier’s VCE Awards recipients is available at vic.gov.au/premiers-vce-awards.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins

“Massive congratulations to our top-performing 2021 VCE students who worked incredibly hard to achieve these amazing results.”

“These award winners are testament to how well Victorian students, with support from their school communities, families and friends, adapted to the challenges of a global pandemic and still produced outstanding results.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“I congratulate the students from Heathdale Christian College and Suzanne Cory High School on these fantastic achievements. The success of these students is a credit to not only their hard work and abilities, but also to the support of their families, friends and school community.”