School’s success on its own terms

Principal Gary Anderson  with students Tyler Coombs, Jacinta Thompson, Corey Brown and Mel Guest. Picture: Elle Borgward
Principal Gary Anderson with students Tyler Coombs, Jacinta Thompson, Corey Brown and Mel Guest. Picture: Elle Borgward

The independent public school had a 100 per cent graduation rate, ranking the school sixth out of 55 metropolitan public schools.

Mr Anderson said the school did a fabulous job with its resources.

‘We cater for anyone who walks through the door,’ he said.

‘We’re committed to the care and success of every student.’

Of the Lynwood students who sat their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) last year, 12 per cent received a scaled score of 75 per cent or more. Its students received the second highest median ATAR results of Lower Socio-economic Index schools.

The school’s Vocational Education and Training program was also successful, with 56 students achieving two qualifications.

Mr Anderson said the school was working on the continued success of all its 1330 students.

‘We hope for the continued success of all of our students, continued happiness and commitment by all the staff, and we’d love an upgrade,’ Mr Anderson said. ‘We’d like to think we aren’t forgotten; we’re a diamond in the rough.

The high school has an Intensive English Centre (IEC). Established four years ago, the IEC caters for students aged 12 to 16 years from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

There are about 105 students enrolled in the IEC with about 50 nationalities and 30 dialects represented within the centre.

Two specialist programs are also offered at Lynwood, including an approved soccer specialist program and an environment and life science program.