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Outstanding Results for Holmes High School Class of 2012


Holmes Secondary College enjoyed some outstanding results which saw many of its students receive their first choice into University. There were particularly strong results out of our Melbourne campus and all scholarship recipients acquitted themselves in a reflection of both their ability and commitment to their study.

Xu Zhao (James) was one of four High School Scholarship recipients in 2012. He went on to be awarded DUX of the School for the Melbourne campus and received an ATAR of 97.00 making him eligible for a first round offer from the University of Melbourne into Commerce/Engineering which he accepted. James also received a perfect score in Further Maths making him eligible for the Premiers Award,  an award recognising the very best students across the whole of the state in this area of study.

Xu Zhao receiving his ATAR Result Certificate from High School Principal, Mr David Mustafa.

In a series of ATAR scores ranging from 70.00 into the high 90’s,Holmes Secondary College has been able to give each of its students the opportunity to realise their desired pathway moving directly into some of the best University course available throughout Australia.

Students from both our Melbourne and Sydney campus received offers into courses from universities both in NSW and Victoria including the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Latrobe University, the University of Western Sydney and the Australian Catholic University. Students chose from a range study areas including Engineering, Commerce, Environmental Science, Nursing, Business, Film and Digital Media.

The school has been recognised as an outstanding provider for its students by the Independent Schools of Victoria and recently received a letter of congratulations recognising the efforts of Xu Zhao as well as the school:

‘I’d like to offer my congratulations to  Xu Zhao for his outstanding achievement on obtaining a perfect study score of 50 from the VCAA in VCE subjects offered in 2012. Xu’s dedication to his studies is an indication of your school’s commitment to quality education’ Michelle Green – Independent Schools Victoria.

Holmes Secondary College continues to build on its results from previous years and is committed to improving the quality of its educational programmes, either through its traditional academic courses as well as its vocational programme. 

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