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18 December 2020

Class of 2020 Dux and final SACE results

Following the recalculation of SACE results incorporating the grades of those boys of the…

Following the recalculation of SACE results incorporating the grades of those boys of the Class of 2020 who completed Vocational Education & Training qualifications in Business and Fitness at Blackfriars, I am delighted to share with you our final Year 12 results for this year.

In addition to another year of 100% SACE completion, we acknowledge the outstanding individual performances of a number the following students.


Achieving an ATAR of 99.90, including merits in Chemistry and Physics and A+ grades in Japanese and Mathematical Methods (achieved in Year 11, 2019), is Cornas Ling. Cornas’ SACE program also included completion of the Certificate III in Business.

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Achieving an ATAR of 99.45, including merits in Specialist Mathematics and Mathematical Methods (achieved in Year 11, 2019) and an A+ in Physics, is Frank Snelling.

11 boys in Australia’s top 10%

Joining Cornas and Frank with an ATAR over 99 is Trung Nguyen (99.25) including a merit in Biology and A+ grades in English Literary Studies and Physics.

A further 8 boys attained ATARs above 90; Minh Khoi Peter Le (97.80), Ali Mohammadi (96.65), Ryan Ponte (94.45), Armon Houshmand (93.35), Harrison Catley (92.90), Julian Cornish (92.10), Ryan Hanson (91.85) and David Nguyen (90.95).

Merit Awards

Ten merit awards across 9 subjects were awarded to 8 boys in 2020:

I wish to reiterate my words from earlier in the week and again take the opportunity to recognise the effort and endeavour of all students and the way they have collaborated with their teachers to achieve their results in this particularly challenging year. Supported by parents and families, Blackfriars promotes a holistic vision of education with a balance of effort, participation and achievement in spiritual, academic, co-curricular activities and social justice pursuits. The engagement of our students in broader school life, including leadership of younger students in the Four Pillars of Prayer, Study, Service and Community has been commendable and is the hallmark of a Dominican education.

Congratulations to the teaching and education support staff who have taught, inspired and nurtured our senior students, not only in 2020, but throughout their time at Blackfriars. The contributions of all staff is recognised and appreciated.

On behalf of our Dominican community, I wish the graduating students of 2020 a faith inspired and successful future beyond the gates of Blackfriars Priory School. We will be sharing more results as they are finalised by SACE and received by Blackfriars.