Monthly Archives: January 2014

VCE 002: Charlotte McDonald from Yarra Valley Grammar

Charlotte completed VCE at Yarra Valley Grammar in 2013. She chooses to be busy and kept involved in many co-curricular activities during her VCE years. Charlotte provides some great insight into her study environment, the value of connecting with teachers and the importance of keeping balance. She found her iPad to be a most valuable tool. Listen to this Conversation That Counts – Today!

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VCE 003: Emily McEwen from Ivanhoe Grammar

‘Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts.’ (Winston Churchill)

Emily McEwen completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) at Ivanhoe Grammar in 2012. In this episode she shares with us her experience over the 2 years of the IB course. Emily found it helpful to talk with students in the year ahead of her, and found her teachers to be a great resource and support. She kept busy throughout the course and found that an ‘early to bed, early to rise’ routine worked for her.

Useful tools mentioned: Evernote, Flashcards (iPhone app)

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VCE Conversations That Count Today

We’re super excited about launching the new podcast called ‘VCE Conversations That Count Today’. Each episode will be a conversation between Paul Joy as host with some kind of VCE expert. These experts could be current students, recent graduates (1 year, 3 year, 5 year out, etc) or VCE co-ordinators, School Principals and so on. Check it out when we go live on 31 January 2014.