Premier’s Awards 2017

On Thursday 27 April, the 23nd Premier’s VCE Awards were held at Palladium at Crown.

Minister Merlino

The main presenter was the Minister for Education and Deputy Premier, James Merlino. The aim of these annual awards is ‘to recognise some of Victoria’s best and brightest students’.



Annabelle Lim – Indonesian



A total of 49,801 students completed their VCE in 2016 and 287 students received 320 Premier’s Awards across 83 subjects.

For the third year in a row, the Victorian School of Languages was by far the best performing school in Victoria in the individual awards. The top eight performing schools were:

  • Victorian School of Languages -14 awards
  • MacRobertson Girls’ High school -8 awards
  • Melbourne Girls College – 7 awards
  • Scotch College -7 awards
  • Haileybury Girls’ College – 6 awards
  • Methodist Ladies College – 6 awards
  • Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School – 5 awards
  • Balwyn High School -5 awards

Maria Hincapie-Gallego (Spanish)

Alicja Orlowska – Polish

Alessia Hysa – Italian

This is a great team effort and we would like to thank all of the teachers of the Victorian School of Languages, not just the VCE, who have worked with the students over the past thirteen years to improve their skills and prepare them for their individual careers. Thank you also to the parents who have encouraged their children to make a great effort and to all of the school principals who direct their students to the classes of the Victorian School of Languages.  And, of course, congratulations to the students themselves who have performed at an exceptionally high level. The students are:

  1. Alessia Hysa  – Italian – Brunswick
  2. Gracia Arwi – Indonesian 2nd Language – Glen Waverley
  3. Annabelle Lim – Indonesian 2nd Language – Glen Waverley
  4. Tayebeh Ahmadi – Persian – Dandenong
  5. Diana Avel – Romanian –Dandenong
  6. Victor Dobre – Romanian –Dandenong
  7. Ayse  Bozdag – Turkish – Dandenong
  8. Alicja Orlowska – Polish – Dandenong
  9. Sandeli Loku Narangoda – Sinhala – Brentwood
  10. Maria Hincapie-Gallego – Spanish – Haileybury
  11. Elsin Tchaba – ArabicRoxburgh
  12. Tien Phan -  Vietnamese -  Westall
  13. Seo Yeon Sohn – Korean 2nd Language – Blackburn
  14. Patricia Sumargo – Indonesian 2nd language – Distance Education

    Gracie Arwi – Indonesian

    Diana Arwell – Romanian

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