Student Learning Accelerated 2022
22 February 2022

As Acting Head of Senior School it gives me great pleasure to announce that a group of our Year 12 students have been accepted into accelerated programs through both the University of Melbourne and Deakin University. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to challenge and extend themselves as learners, pursue subjects they are passionate about, and become familiar with university life, expectations and learning styles. Students will be studying a diverse range of subjects ranging from Criminology, Construction Management, Law, University Maths and Disability, Diversity and Inclusion.

Students who complete the University of Melbourne Extension Program, may receive credit for their undergraduate degree should they later proceed to enrol at Melbourne. This could mean they finish their degree faster or take a lighter study load in first year. An initiative of Deakin University, the distinctive VCE extension program, Deakin Accelerate, provides opportunities for students to get a taste of what tertiary studies involve, while being challenged intellectually through a year-long experience of academic study run by Deakin’s teaching staff

VCE student Tegan Goldie is excited to have been accepted into Deakin and is looking forward to commencing her studies in ‘Disability, Diversity and Inclusion’. With ambitions begin an arts degree next year, Tegan says ‘I know the acceleration program will encourage me to think more deeply about my learning, while providing me with new skills and ways of thinking about how best to approach life at uni.’

Westbourne warmly congratulates the following students who have been accepted into accelerated studies: Dasula Dharmakeerthi, Marcus Frost, Dia Gerard, Tegan Goldie, Binadie Muthucumarana, Emily Nascarella, Mia Nelson, Ermioni Pitliangas, Kathleen Pitliangas, Jack Vincent.

Amrita Ahuja

Deputy Head of Senior School