Western Australia’s School Curriculum and Standards Authority has ranked St Norbert College in the State’s Top 30 school placings in the annual Year 12 League Tables.
The College is proud to have been ranked 29th out of the 150 schools listed, based on the median ATAR scores for 2019.
In a list of the Top 50 schools published in today’s West Australian newspaper, St Norbert College was the 10th top-performing WA Catholic school. The College median ATAR was 83.4, up from 83.00 in 2018, compared to the State median ATAR of 81.
College Dux Aldric Ratnasekera achieved an ATAR result of 99.45 while College Proxime Accessit Dawn Saji achieved 98.45.
Last month Aldric accepted an offer for the direct pathway to study a Doctor of Medicine at the University of WA through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree – a career ambition hatched in Year 11 while he was participating in the 2018 College immersion to Kununurra in the State’s far north.
In a Page 1 story published in the Canning Examiner newspaper today (January 8), Aldric said his journey to Kununurra with teachers and school mates persuaded him to become a doctor.
“Ever since I went on the immersion to Kununurra and saw a great lack of medical support and hygience in rural areas, I wanted to be able to work rurally as a medical profession even just for a few years, to help the people who are being most neglected when it comes to medical attention,” Aldric said.
Principal Mr Simon Harvey said: “We are just enormously proud of Aldric, in fact proud of all of our students. We are delighted for him to achieve this amazing result – it is well deserved and great recognition for his tireless hard work.
“Aldric has been a wonderful ambassador for our College, not just in his academic pursuits. He has represented the College in a host of sporting teams, exhibited his talents in Creative Arts, an active participant in Student Ministry putting the needs of others before himself, as well as being a member of our Student Representative Council and a House Captain. He is a gifted student, an outstanding role model and a natural leader and we couldn’t be happier for him.’’
Six fellow Class of 2019 students were inducted into the 95 Club – St Norbert’ College’s honours board for graduates who achieve an ATAR result of 95 or above. Members of the 95 Club for 2019 also include Dawn Saji, (98.45); Millenium Paneru (96.75); Dylan Wemyss (96.40); Shanzae Jehangiri (96.00); Ethan Li Woon Chung (96.00) and Simran Shivnani (95.45).
Three St Norbert 2019 graduates were acknowledged for their exceptional performance in vocational training programs – achieving a VET Certificate of Excellence, which is awarded to the top 0.5% of students within that category across the State.
Kadijah Brown (pictured) received a VET Exhibition and VET Certificate of Excellence: Business and Financial Services, Information and Communications Technology, while Mikayla Farrelly received VET Certificate of Excellence: Community Services, Health and Education and Blake Jenkins a VET Certificate of Excellence: Creative Industries. Kadijah was also an Exhibition and Beazley Medal Finalist, the VET equivalent to a 99.9 ATAR – or top 0.1% in the State.
Congratulations also to Shanzae Jehangiri who achieved a Certificate of Excellence for ATAR Health Studies, placing her in the top 0.5% of students in the subject.