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Dedication to study and courage in adversity gets results


Today we are celebrating the excellent results of our 2020 Catherine McAuley College (CMC) graduates. Despite the challenges of COVID, these are some of our best results in recent years and demonstrate the dedication and commitment of this cohort throughout the year.

The students have been rewarded for their endeavours with some outstanding collective and individual performances in both the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) studies.

We are delighted to announce that the Catherine McAuley College Dux for 2020 is Joshua Prowse with an ATAR of 99.35.

The Dux Proximus is Joseph Sidhom with an ATAR of 98.15, followed by Clare McCarthy, with an ATAR of 98.10

Speaking about their achievements, Brian Turner, Principal, said “Congratulations to Joshua, Joseph and Clare. 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. They have all modelled our College’s Mercy Values over the past six years. Their praxis has been evident in all aspects of College life and I thank Joshua, Joseph and Clare for their contributions to College life beyond their studies and wish them the very best for their future endeavours.”

“Congratulations also to our Year 12 Class of 2020. They have faced many challenges and great uncertainty in their final year, including a total of eighteen weeks in remote learning. I commend their courage and the perseverance they have shown, supporting one another right through to the end. I am sure their efforts this year and their capacity to thrive in the face of adversity will serve them well. I wish them every success in the future.”

Thank you to all staff, parents and carers who have supported and guided our Year 12 students throughout their years at CMC and especially this year.

In our commitment to service in the Mercy tradition, we offer a range of pathways, and the students’ results will open doors to many opportunities beyond school. With today’s release of VCE and VCAL results, our Year 12 students can plan their next step, regardless of whether it involves further education or employment.

Joseph Sidhom, Joshua Prowse and Clare McCarthy
Joshua Prowse, College Dux 2020
Joseph Sidhom, Joshua Prowse and Clare McCarthy with parents