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Recognising excellence in our schools

We acknowledge our 2013 graduating Year 12 students and recognise those who have achieved excellent results in their senior secondary studies.

To achieve these results, students put in an exceptional amount of hard work and are committed into their studies. We wish them all the best as they start the next stage of their lives.

These results would not be possible without the motivation and support of principals, teachers, students’ families and their school communities.

Leading the way in 2013

Congratulations to the principals, teachers and support staff for the outstanding successes of Year 12 students and their schools in 2013.

Our schools continued to shine in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) performance tables with 17 public schools in the top 50 based on the number of students who score 75 or higher in Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) stage 3 courses.

Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) students also excelled with more 5,600 completing Year 12 with at least one Certificate II or higher qualification.

These achievements are the result of the excellent education offered at public schools, and the commitment of staff in ensuring every student achieves their potential.

To discover more visit our latest news, view the video on You Tube or read the lists of public schools with the highest performing Year 12 students in Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses for university entry (list by school or list by courses).

For more details on the school performance tables visit the SCSA website.

School Curriculum and Standards Authority Award winners

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority Awards recognise excellence across academic and vocational senior secondary school courses.

Public school students won an impressive 36 Exhibitions and 421 Certificates and Course Awards in 2013.

The awards include:

  • General Exhibition winner (ATSI)
  • General Exhibition winner (ESL/ESD)
  • 11 General Exhibitions
  • 20 Course Exhibitions
  • Three VET Exhibitions
  • Special Course Award winner
  • 114 Certificates of Distinction
  • Seven Special Certificates of Distinction
  • 299 Certificates of Commendation

Rob Riley Memorial Prizes

Congratulations to Sarah Munns from Albany Senior High School and Mitchell Collard from the Western Australian College of Agriculture – Cunderdin who were awarded the 2013 Rob Riley Memorial Prizes.

The Rob Riley Memorial Prizes recognises the leading Aboriginal Year 12 academic and vocational students in Western Australian public schools. It honours the legacy of Mr Riley’s contribution to Western Australia and the national community through his advocacy of Aboriginal human rights. The Rob Riley Memorial Prizes reward and contribute to the further education and training of outstanding Aboriginal students.

In recognition of their achievements, these students have each been awarded $5000.

99 Club

Congratulations to our Year 12 students who achieved Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATAR) of 99 and above. This places them in the top 1% of the State.

2013 saw 114 public school students achieve ATARs of 99 and above, with two exemplary students receiving perfect ATARs of 99.95.

In recognition of their achievements, these students have become honorary members of our exclusive public school 99 Club. Discover more about some of their successes on our news site.

Dux of Public Schools

The Dux of Public Schools are the top Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) examinations and Vocational Education and Training (VET) students in each school.

This year, 186 students have been recognised as the best in their schools.

In recognition of their achievements, these students will receive a $1000 Best and Brightest Award in January 2014. To win this award, students need to meet specific eligibility criteria.

Year 12 award winners in 2012

Dux of Public Schools

Best and Brightest Award winners 

99 Club

School Curriculum and Standards Authority Award winners:

Beazley Medal: VET

  • Maddisen Scott from Woodvale Secondary College

Rob Riley Memorial Prizes: 

  • Tamika Michie from Carine Senior High School
  • Thomas Parker from WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin

Secondary school achievements:


 

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