Confidence the key to VCE

14th December 2015


Jacob Waller, who today received his VCE results, believes that having a go at lots of things gives you confidence that can be useful during times of stress.Jacob Waller from Girton Grammar School in Bendigo balanced Year 12 studies with other activities

“I’m so glad I did a range of co-curricular activities, right through Year 12 at Girton Grammar.

“I think it provided an outlet but also helped to build confidence by mastering new things,” Jacob said.

Jacob studied Maths Methods, Japanese, Chemistry, English Language, Physical Education and Further Mathematics for VCE and hopes to go on to study Physiotherapy. Swimming and watching “G” rated movies provided him with the physical and mental down-time he needed to refresh.

“I think it’s really important to have a balance between study, exercise, down time, family and socialising with friends, during Year 12.

“I even watched kid’s movies as a way of completely switching off,” he said.

Jacob credits his Japanese teacher, Mrs Mo Watanabe with making him feel positive about Year 12.

“Mrs Watanabe’s ongoing support and care made me feel highly capable. She was particularly helpful in making sure I was always organised.

“Girton in general has provided all of us with the support and encouragement needed to have the confidence to put yourself out there and give everything a go.

“The whole cohort was given so much assistance throughout the year and I’m really grateful too, for the guidance that we received with regard to life after year 12.

“It helped us to stay motivated and focused and has given us a good idea of what to expect beyond school,” he said.