St Stephen’s School enjoys superb academic year

St Stephen's students enjoyed success across all areas of learning in 2018.
St Stephen's students enjoyed success across all areas of learning in 2018.

ST Stephen’s School Year 12 students have topped off a stellar academic year with 30 students achieving ATAR scores above 90, which sees them ranked inside the top 10 per cent of academic performers in the state.

“Our students continue to amaze us in all areas of learning, and these results are proof of how hard the Year 12s have worked in 2018,” Principal Mrs Donella Beare said.

Of these 30 students, 10 achieved ATAR scores above 95.

Duncraig student Nick Hodgskin was the top performing student cross-campus scoring an ATAR of 99.80 and Hannah Legge topped the list of Carramar students with a score of 99.75.

“This year’s ATAR results reflect not only the outstanding effort of students, but the ongoing support and guidance provided by teachers and parents and we congratulate our community on another wonderful year of learning,” Mrs Beare said.

“I also want to acknowledge students from both the primary and secondary areas whose talents took them on various pathways to success throughout the year.

“Whether it be ATAR, VET or another pathway, our students have achieved wonderful things in 2018.”

Highlights include Carramar Year 11 student Naomi Velterop’s award for Most Outstanding School-Based Apprentice of the Year at the Hospitality Group Training WA Awards.

Year 11 Harman Heer’s creativity was celebrated with his win of Murdoch University’s Golden Mesh Award for his photography.

Duncraig Year 10s Laura de Silva-Beiter and Charlotte Beale were selected to go behind the scenes at the Big Ideas Forum in Sydney, sharing how their innovative ideas in the STEM arena could change the world.

Students also competed at state, national and international levels in a variety of sports.

“We also had two teams, primary and secondary, make it to the National FIRST Lego League Competition,” Mrs Beare said.

“Students travelled to the US to attend an exclusive Space Camp, a student was selected to attend Oxford University on a physics study trip and our mathematics fractions app Abydos, made in partnership with ECU, was named one of the best education innovations.

“In addition to these recognitions, our service learning arm has seen our St Stephen’s community help those less fortunate both close to home and abroad.

“Our care programs including the Rite Journey and Duke of Edinburgh have seen our younger secondary students enjoy a year of personal transformation, with camps, activities, projects and reflections seeing them grow into resilient and self-aware young adults.”

Mrs Beare said it has been a year of celebration, innovation and direction at St Stephen’s School.

“This year has seen our staff and students work hard, reflect and reconnect with the roots of St Stephen’s School as a Christ-centred, student-focused and community-based school.”