Senior Sub-School (Years 11 & 12)

Introducing the Team:

Students in the Senior School are supported by a team of Student Managers and Educational Support staff that can be contacted any time.

Lauren Waters

Head of Senior School

Hindi Zarkovic

Senior School Assistant (VCE)

Tiina Hatherall

Attendance (VCE)


The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is awarded on behalf of the State Government of Victoria to students upon successful completion of Years 11 and 12 and allows entry to tertiary institutions. Students in Year 12 are assessed using school coursework and external examinations. Outstanding students can extend their studies by undertaking a university subject within the VCE. Students can also complete a VET program as part of their VCE studies.

The minimum requirements for obtaining the VCE is satisfactory completion of 16 units including:

  • At least 3 units of English or English Literature
  • At least 3 sequences of units 3-4, other than English


  • A unit is equal to a semester and approximately 100 hours duration
  • VET in Schools programs can contribute to the completion of VCE
  • VTAC advises that for the calculation of the ENTER, satisfactory completion of both Units 3 & 4 English is required

Further information about the VCE can also be found at:


In accordance with the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements, Fountain Gate Secondary College believes students should attend all timetabled and pre-arranged classes. We believe that this will allow students sufficient class time to successfully complete set class work, School Assessed Tasks (SAT’s) and School Assessed Coursework (SAC’s).

You can view your child(ren)s attendance by logging into Compass.

Student travellers, please advise both schools if absent on a travelling day.

Magazine Report (2018)

Please see the 2018 Magazine Report for an overview of last years activities.

Tutorial Program

Our Tutorial Program is designed to provide extra support to our Year 11 and 12 students completing their VCE. Throughout the year subject teachers will hold after school tutorial sessions where students are able to reinforce their learning and gather extra support. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend the Tutorial Program for their subjects, the dates of which have been distributed with the SAC calendar this year. The VCE team highly recommend that all students attend these sessions where possible.

VCE Support Program

The VCE Support Program is designed to help Year 11 students settling into the new challenges of VCE. The program occurs once weekly and provides students with guidance regarding their study skills, habits and how to balance school and life. This program encourages students to work to the best of their ability and show them how organisation can greatly assist in their journey to receiving a Victorian Certificate of Education.

Academic Intervention Program

The Academic Intervention program allows the Senior School Student Managers to carefully examine students’ learning habits and acknowledge students who are currently sitting below the school’s expectations. These students are able to take part in our Intervention Program where they will receive ongoing support on how to set goals, stay organise, motivated and take ownership over their studies to complete VCE to their best ability.