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College Dux and VCE results 2019


The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) results, which were released on Thursday 12 December, gave the College reason to celebrate.

Our students have been rewarded for their endeavours, with some outstanding collective and individual performances in both the VCE and VCAL studies.

The Principal, Mr Brian Turner, is delighted to announce that the Catherine McAuley College Dux for 2019 is Samuel Angove, with an ATAR of 99.6.

The Dux Proximus is Blaze Houlden with an ATAR of 97.75, followed by Ruby Kane with an ATAR of 97.7.

Of the 182 students who registered for an ATAR at Catherine McAuley College, 14.2% received a score above 90, including 15 students over 95. This is a wonderful result and a significant increase on previous years, which reflects favourably on the efforts of both students and staff.

The percentage of Vocational Educational and Training (VET) units of competence completed remained steady at 91%.

Mr Brian Turner, Principal congratulated Samuel, Blaze and Ruby and commended them on their contribution to College life. “They have shown great dedication with their strong work ethic and thoroughness in their approach to all subjects. They have demonstrated a humble approach to their achievements and are highly-respected by their peers and staff.”

Samuel Angove has been an active member of the Debating and Public Speaking team, including representing Catherine McAuley College at the Frayne Speech Festival for several years. He also triumphed in the tightly contested chess competition to be named the CMC St Mary’s Chessmaster.

Blaze Holden was not only Arts Captain in 2019, he was also awarded second place for the prestigious Musician of the Year 2019 and was named Musician of the Year in 2018. He was always prominent in College Band performances and played at the recent Graduation Mass. In 2019, Blaze was a member of the Premier League State Championship Football Team. Blaze is also a recipient of the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program.

Ruby Kane took part in the Samoa Immersion in 2018 and received the Prize for Intellectual Engagement in English. Ruby, Blaze and Samuel, have all been recipients of the La Trobe University Infinity Award.

We also congratulate Samuel on achieving a perfect study score of 50 in Biology and Physics, as well as a raw score of 48 in Specialist Mathematics.

Whilst the focus is often on the high-achieving students, it is important to recognise the great work done by all students in Year 12. Mr Turner said “In our commitment to service in the Mercy tradition, we believe that our results offer a range of pathways, and we celebrate not only the excellent results achieved by our VCE students, but also the students who completed their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with an outstanding pass rate. This will open doors for them to many pathways.”

The College Careers Practitioners will be available for any students seeking advice about their study options, including changing their preferences. The Careers Office will be open:

  • 10.00am to 4.00pm on Thursday 12 December and Friday 13 December.
  • 10.00am – 4.00pm on Thursday 19 December.

Please note that change of Preference closes on Saturday 14 December at 4.00pm.

L-R: Blaze Houlden, Samuel Angove and Ruby Kane