KOLBE Catholic College celebrated its highest ever ATAR achievement when it welcomed back 20 Year 12 students who achieved scores of 90 per cent or higher in 2016 at an assembly last week.
The students returned to Kolbe to be congratulated by the whole school community on their outstanding efforts before embarking on a new chapter in their lives when most of them start university next month.
Principal Robyn Miller attributed the student’s success on their determination and pursuit of excellence.
“Our staff are just very dedicated and give a lot of their own time in support of our students,” Ms Miller said.
“We also have a big push for peer mentoring, tutoring and learning from one another.
“A number of them studied all sorts of things and they were very self motivated young people.”
Ms Miller said it was the first time the school had had more than 20 students achieving 90 or more in the ATAR results.
She said parents also played an important support role to help their children excel.
Deputy principal Giovanna Fiume was very excited at the student’s achievement.
“Their commitment to excellence has been the key factor of their success,” Ms Fiume said.
“It was an amazing year group without a doubt and the 20 we saw was only a very small indication of the hard work of a lot of kids.”
The student with the highest score was Ricky Amos (98.05) who will be attending UWA to study architecture.
Some of the other careers the students will be pursuing include secondary education, screen arts and journalism, commerce, science, philosophy, animal health, pharmacy and biomedicine.