Anxious wait is over

THE wait is over for more than 82,000 students who received their Victorian Certificate of Education subject results from 7am yesterday.

Gippsland Grammar dux for 2012 is Matisse Valette, from Maffra. Matisse obtained an ATAR score of 99.25, with 4 scores over 40, including a 47 in French, which Matisse obtained in 2011.

Executive principal Mike Clapper said this year’s results were another strong performance

for the school.

The school’s mean Australian Tertiary Admission Rank score was 78.5, well up with the average over the past 10 years, while the median was 81.65.24 per cent of students obtained an ATAR score of over 90 putting them in the top 10 per cent of the state.

With an ATAR score of 94.65, Rebecca Copper was Sale College’s dux.

The dux at Catholic College Sale was Ashleigh Whitehill with an ATAR of 97.35.

The dux at Maffra Secondary College was Patrick Elliott with 97.5.

Education Minister Martin Dixon said it was an exciting time for students and their families who could now celebrate their achievements after a challenging year.

“Congratulations to all the students who have received their results today – whether they are getting single subjects scores or graduating with their VCE – they should be very proud of what they have accomplished,” Mr Dixon said.

“Completing the VCE requires dedication and sacrifice, and students should now take the time to relax and reflect on this huge achievement.

“VCE is a collective effort and I’d also like to thank the parents, teachers and school staff who have guided, encouraged and supported students throughout their journey.”

Mr Dixon said it was important for students to seek advice if their results were not what they expected.

Students have until noon on December 24 to change their university and TAFE course preferences.

VCE and VCAL results will arrive in the mail from today.

Students have been able to access their results via the internet or by SMS if they pre-registered.

Eligible students could also access their ATAR via the internet and SMS from 7am yesterday.

Students with questions can phone the Post Results and ATAR Service on 9651 4640 or 1800 653 080 from 9am to 5pm today and tomorrow.

For more in the release of VCE results read Tuesday’s Gippsland Times.