2022 VCE success

Dec 12, 2022 | Principal's News

Students at Gippsland Grammar celebrated this year’s VCE results on Monday with 20 per cent of the cohort achieving an ATAR above 90, placing them in the top 10 per cent of students in the state.

The School’s median ATAR for 2022 is 76.55, which is significantly higher than Victoria’s median ATAR of 70.33. A total of 65 per cent of Gippsland Grammar’s 89 Year 12 students achieved an ATAR above 70, placing them above the state’s average.

Gippsland Grammar’s DUX was Sarah Husodo with an ATAR of 98.55. Sarah is from Sale and is deciding between studying Dentistry or Medicine in 2023.


Gippsland Grammar’s 2022 DUX is Sarah Husodo with an ATAR of 98.55. Sarah is pictured with her parents Jemima and Oscar.

Gippsland Grammar Principal Michele Wakeham was thrilled to celebrate the results of all the School’s graduating students who had persevered with their studies through the pandemic years and that today (Monday) was a day to celebrate that achievement.

“Our entire School Community congratulates the Class of 2022,” Mrs Wakeham said. “This cohort has endured, and indeed flourished, through a rollercoaster of teaching and learning throughout their senior years of schooling and our students handled themselves with aplomb. They are a truly inspiring group of young people and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

Students joining DUX Sarah Husodo as the School’s highest achievers with an ATAR above 95 include Camille Japhary with an ATAR of 97.25; Charlotte Runciman with an ATAR of 96.9; Pearl O’Connor with an ATAR of 95.55; Jessica McLindin with an ATAR of 95.5; Katie Waller with an ATAR of 95.45; Jessica Ingle with an ATAR of 95.15 and Nikolas Valette with an ATAR of 95.05. An ATAR score determines a student’s position relative to all the other students in the state and is one of the key factors used to grant students a tertiary place in the first round of offers, which take place on December 21 this year.

Gippsland Grammar’s ‘Class of 2022’ Year 12 cohort received their VCE results on Monday December 12.

Gippsland Grammar is also proud to acknowledge the students from this year’s cohort who made a successful transition into the workforce through an apprenticeship or traineeship this year.

“We are incredibly proud of all students at Gippsland Grammar, including those that have taken the opportunity to secure traineeships and apprenticeships throughout 2022,” Mrs Wakeham said. “Our VCE results are a  reflection of the hard work and dedication of our excellent staff and testament to the persistence and resilience students have shown over the course of the last three years.

“We extend our thanks and gratitude to the families of our Year 12 cohort who have all positively contributed to the results we see today.

“Our Careers team will be working with our students over the next two days to ensure all students applying to universities have full support throughout this important process.”

Gippsland Grammar’s 2022 DUX Sarah Husodo with Gippsland Grammar Principal Michele Wakeham at the School’s Year 12 Valedictory in November.

DUX Sarah Husodo returned to Gippsland Grammar on Monday to celebrate with her peers and teachers and said she was surprised but thrilled at her results.

“I found out my results just before 7am when I got a message from one of my best friends saying they were out,” Sarah said. “I felt a lot of excitement and relief (as) I was quite nervous about getting the results. My parents were very excited for me and that made my day. They have always been supportive and I’m very grateful for their support. Then I spoke to (Acting Deputy Principal) Mr Henderson who told me I was DUX. I was very surprised at that, but it was quite special.”

Sarah said studying VCE during the pandemic years had been challenging but there were some silver linings.

“It was hard to stay focussed and learning during the Zoom environment,” she said. “But it was also beneficial in a way as it made me ease back on a lot of the extra-curricular stuff and just concentrate on studying.

“I think we also formed stronger connections with our cohort after what we went through together. We missed out on a lot which made us do a lot of different things to build connections so by the time we got to Year 12 I think we were a much more connected cohort.”

“I miss school already, as I really enjoyed being at school with my friends, and studying and the teachers and school environment. It’s been a big part of my life.”

Gippsland Grammar’s 2022 Year 12 cohort included 89 students from across Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and far East Gippsland. More than 25 of these students were either full-time or part-time boarders at the School’s Blackwood House.

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Gippsland Grammar background:
Gippsland Grammar is one of Australia’s leading co-educational Anglican schools, with a tradition of excellence in education extending almost 100 years. Located in the heart of Gippsland, the School has more than 1100 students across three campuses including St Anne’s junior campus and the Garnsey senior campus, both at Sale, and the Bairnsdale junior campus in East Gippsland. Enrolments at both junior campuses begin with a 3s and 4s kindergarten program at their respective Early Learning Centres (ELC) and Garnsey caters for students from Years 7-12. Gippsland Grammar is also the only boarding school east of Melbourne’s suburban fringe and is a home-away-from-home for students from far East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Victoria’s High Country and the Latrobe Valley as well as for a cohort of international students.

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