Head of senior school/VCE coordinator
St John’s College (West Preston, Vic)
John Savopoulos was appointed to his current role in 2013. Responding to the school’s desire to lift its VCE results, he introduced a three-year ‘Strategic Directions’ program designed to achieve that goal. Over the past three years, St John’s has improved its median study score by eight points (from 25/50 to 33/50), improved its percentage of study scores of 40 or more out of 50 by 11.1% in 2015, and improved its ranking from 424th out of 528 schools in 2011 to 66th out of 528 schools in 2015. Additionally, 27.2% of its students achieved an ATAR score above 90 in 2015.