Welcome to Viewbank College.
‘Caring for Excellence’
We invite you to browse through our website to gain a better understanding of the College: its values, ethos, curriculum and the opportunities for rich learning. The College is proud of its strong academic standing which comes from highly motivated, committed staff encouraging students to achieve their best possible outcomes.
During 2017, the College will undertake rigorous self-analysis as part of a College Review to set a clear vision for the next four years. The College is committed to developing quality teaching and learning to challenge each student, no matter their starting point. Our aim is to produce students who can apply knowledge and think for themselves to problem solve. The College has at its forefront, the need to provide relevant learning that gives our students a competitive edge in taking their place as the global citizens of tomorrow. The College is focussed on a 'growth mindset', ensuring all students feel they are growing as learners. The focus of our teacher learning teams is on differentiation, enquiry based learning, higher order thinking and problem solving.
As well as offering students diverse learning opportunities in the classroom, students have opportunities to develop and explore their talents through the Enhanced Acceleration Program; the two strand LOTE Program; STEM enhancements; the Debating and Public Speaking Programs; the vibrant Music and Performing and Visual Arts Programs and the extensive Sports Program. Students are actively encouraged to be involved in the extensive range of co-curricular activities which provide enhancement opportunities. The strong Student Leadership Program dynamically promotes an ethos of involvement in the greater life of the College. As such, this builds student connections across the College and with staff. Students need to enjoy learning, through strong academic challenges and the co-curricular activities.
Viewbank College actively encourages parents to be involved through the College Council or the five parents support groups: Friends of Music, Friends of Viewbank, Friends of STEM, Friends of Health and Well-Being and Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts. When parents feel comfortable coming into the College and have a voice then what we offer is a powerful alignment of high expectations.
‘Caring for Excellence’
2017 VCE Results
A very big congratulations to the Class of 2017
The College is proud of the achievements of our VCE class, 179 who have scored ATAR's have proved that hard work has resulted in creditable results. The grid below gives the breakdown:
|ATAR Score||Number||Percentage of the Cohort|
The 2017 College VCE Data:
- the average of all scores was 70.92
- the median scores was 32
- the percentage of Study Scores for 40 and above was 9.8%
- 23 students qualified for the Victorian Baccalaureate
A hearty congratulations to the four top achieving students:
- Dux for 2017 - Hannah Nugent 99.3. Hannah is planning to do Biomedicine at Melbourne University
- Second Top student - Jody Liu 99.25. Jody is planning to do Commerce at Melbourne University
- Third Top student - Justin Nieuwhof 98.65. Justin is planning to do Science at Melbourne University
- Fourth Top student - Praveen Kusaladarma. Praveen is planning to do Biomedicine at Melbourne University
The two following students achieved perfect scores of 50:
- Hannah Nugent - Maths. Further
- Tianle (Jessica) Wang - Maths. Methods (Tianle is a Year 11 student)
To get the perfect score is rare so we are proud to have two students achieve this feat of scholarship.
The College is delighted with these results. Success at VCE depends on the effort and capacity of students to be organised, meet deadlines and always work closely with their teachers.
When we further analyse these results, we are particularly proud that:
- 87% of this cohort achieved ATAR Scores 50 and above
- 55% of the cohort achieved ATAR Scores 70 and above
- 38% of the cohort were 80 and above
- 16 students were in the top 1% of the State and 27 were in the top 2% of the State.
VCE ATAR scores are about opening up opportunities for defnite tertiary pathways and we are delighted that our students have worked hard to create for themselves those pathways. I wish to acknowledge the hard work of our teachers, not only their VCE teachers but those of previous years who have contributed and helped set students up. Well done Class of 2017!