I want to send my congratulations and best wishes to all of the Year 12 students across Victoria who attended their final days of school over the past week.

The VCE cohort are in the final stretch and after an extremely difficult year, I’m sure there’s plenty of nerves and some cramming to try and make every moment count as they head into exams.

It will have been a unique year, too, for VCAL students who would usually have so many hands on projects integrated into their learning, and for teachers across Victoria this was very difficult to deliver this year, with so many of those normal activities not able to occur.

I want to thank the students for trying your best in the most disjointed circumstances, to your families who supported you along the way and to the teachers that tried to make the journey as smooth as possible.

I congratulate all students and wish you a bright future.