Warwick Senior High School celebrates best ATAR results in 15 years

Warwick Senior High School student Caleb McKenna, who attended the Harry Messel International Science School in 2017.
Warwick Senior High School student Caleb McKenna, who attended the Harry Messel International Science School in 2017.

THE achievements just kept coming for Warwick Senior High School student Caleb McKenna.

After graduating as the school’s dux last year, he was then told he received an ATAR score of 99.55.

Adding to his excitement was the news he had secured a place in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program majoring in engineering and had been awarded UWA’s prestigious Fogarty Scholarship.

“I was surprised – the score exceeded my own expectations,” Mr McKenna said.

“I couldn’t be happier.”

Mr McKenna was among a third of the Warwick school’s ATAR students who gained a score above 90, with 42 per cent scoring above 80.

This marked the school’s best ATAR results for the past 15 years.

Principal Lesley Wintle said the school focused on supporting all students to achieve their “post-school goals”.

“We partner with Curtin University’s Curtin AHEAD program where students are encouraged to consider a university pathway and are then supported to achieve to their potential,” she said.

The ATAR results also follow the school winning the WA Governor’s School STEM Leadership Award in 2018, as well as the best STEM Program at the Australian Education Awards.