2020 VCE Excellence awards

Access to education is a privilege that is highly valued by the Vietnamese community. Each year the  VCA-VIC honours the VCE students with ATAR scores of 98 & above. The TET Team would like to acknowledge and congratulate the hard work of these very talented students for their exceptional academic results in very trying times!

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I would like to thank my parents for their unconditional support throughout the year and how they always stood by me through thick and thin. I am also very grateful for my teachers who have provided ceaseless assistance through such a tough year as well as my friends and peers who have given me much needed motivation.

Year 12 has been a weird year this year and the whole experience is definitely memorable but what I will remember most is the great mentality of the cohort as a whole. Without it, we couldn't have made it through the year

Impossible is

just an opinion


Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School




I would like to thank my parents wholeheartedly for bringing me into this world and moulding me into the person I have become today. My parents and my grandparents are always there for me with their love, support and guidance. I am always proud to be a Vietnamse-Australian and value our Vietnamese culture and tradition. To all my teachers, I owed them my deepest gratitude for facilitating my learning and inspiring me to grow and reach my full potential. In the near future, I hope that I will be able to give back to our community and make a difference in our society. My most memorable moment of Year 12 was the unprecedented new way of learning remotely that came with challenges as a result of COVID-19. In addition, I also recognized how COVID-19 had permanently changed the world and our way of living. A lesson that I learnt from these difficult circumstances was that to never give up, always try my best to achieve, be strong, persistent and resilient no matter whatever obstacles may confront us.

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" - Aristotle


Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School




Thank you to my parents for continually doing whatever they can to support me to succeed - whether it be saving up for the funds to allow me to take tutoring classes or driving me to school everyday even when they get tired and their lives get tough.

Work hard, your efforts will never betray you.

Suzanne Cory High School




I would like to thank my parents for graciously supporting my educational journey. They have provided me with a safe and comfortable space to grow in the last 18 years and they have instilled their incredibly resistant work ethic into me

You spend most of your life inside your head... make it a nice place to be

Presbyterian Ladies' College Melbourne


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I enjoyed sleeping in a bed instead of a chair during class.

Success is when you can live life without any regrets.



High School




I am most grateful for my family and their support.

Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you're donating blood.

John Monash Science School


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Thank you to my family, friends and teachers for supporting me every step of the way!

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end."

- John Lennon


High School


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I would like to thank my family, friends, school and the wider community for helping me to study right through my VCE and particularly difficult COVID time.

Don't put off until tomorrow what you

can do today

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School


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Thank you mum and dad for believing in my capabilities and for being there to support me. Thank you to my extended family for helping me along every step of the way and thank you to my friends and teachers who made 2020 possible.

Whilst you're dreaming, I'm working on my dreams.


Girls Grammar


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I would like to thank my parents, who provided for me and freed up time for me to study, and supported me all the way, as well as John Monash Science School for providing many opportunities and facillitating my study. I would also like to thank my great teachers for enthusiastically teaching and answering my countless questions!

Ideas, when entertained frequently, have a tendency to realise themselves.

John Monash Science School


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Thank you to my family, friends, and teachers for their support and guidance during 2020.

"We choose to do things not because they are easy, but because they are hard" - JFK




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I'd like to thank my friends and family for their constant support and acknowledge the hard work my teachers put into adapting to online learning.

Teamwork makes the dream work

The Mac.Robertson

Girls' High School


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I would like to be grateful and thank my parents for working tirelessly to allow me to attend a private school and at the same time provide private tutoring, which gave enormous opportunities during my school life, thus attending the course of my choice.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Camberwell Grammar School