Unique Opportunities Define Year 12

12th December 2019

Year 12 Girton Grammar School graduate, Thomas Millar, says that Year 12 has been his favourite year of school and that choosing subjects wisely helps the year to go smoothly.

“I chose to study subjects that I was passionate about, and it really helped with stress this year.

“It can be easy to lose sight of the reason we go to school, which is to learn, not just to produce grades, and choosing subjects that you and the teachers are passionate about creates a positive mindset which sustains you to do your best in VCE,” Thomas said.

This year, Thomas studied Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics Methods, Specialist Mathematics and last year he completed Unit 3 / 4 in History Revolutions. His favourite subject was Mathematics Methods, which he attributes to his teacher.

“Mr Evans created a class environment that allowed me to come to him with any problem I had, math-related or not, making it the subject I always looked forward to attending.

“My other favourite thing this year has been the little perks that we get in Year 12.

“I have loved having a dedicated space to study, as well as having access to the kitchen to make toasties,” Thomas said.

Thomas hopes to study a Bachelor of Science next year at Melbourne University and to go into the field of academic research. He believes that Girton has set him up well for the future and that he has been supported throughout his school journey by many people.

“The culture and atmosphere have easily been the best things about Girton. These things promote an inclusive environment to create friendships with both peers and teachers.

“Support for me this year has come from many sources, all of which deserve mentioning. My relationships with both my friends and teachers this year have provided unlimited encouragement allowing me to deal with any problem no matter how big or small.

“My advice to Year 11 students is to study hard and try your best, as well as maintaining a healthy social life, and participating in everything offered.

“Year 12 can easily seem scary and daunting, but it is the best year of schooling with plenty of unique and fun opportunities.

“The relationships you make and the culture that Girton promotes allows for some of the best memories in your life, so you need to take advantage of the opportunities that arise,” Thomas said.