DUX and school captain Amy Uren with a score of 99.1 was among the 19 per cent of students at Toorak College with ATARs over 95 in the 2021 VCE results.
The dux proximus (or next best) was international student Alina Xia, who has been unable to return home to see her family since the pandem-ic began. Her 98.65 is described as a “fitting reward for the hard work and sacrifices she has made to complete her VCE in Australia”.
Almost one third of Toorak students received ATARS above 90, placing them in the top 10 per cent in the state. However, the broader co-hort’s performance of median ATARs of 85 was described as the “standout”. This group featured students who were supported to complete their entire year 12 year studying online in China.
“This year, we celebrate every single student who completed their year 12 studies and sat their final exams,” principal Kristy Kendall said.
“While the 2021 cohort continued the school’s trend of achieving AT-ARs among the top in the nation, it was the courage, resilience and per-severance that was shown by this group that will be remembered in years to come.”
Ms Kendall said a third of the 2021 graduating class had already se-cured offers to some of Australia’s top universities.
“These young women are not just ready to take on the world, the world is calling to them,” she said.