Gin Gin’s high stan­dards

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Robin Rayner Although our school is small, teach­ers are well qual­i­fied...

THE next co­hort of Gin Gin State High School lead­ers will be for­mally in­tro­duced this morn­ing.

Ini­tially sched­uled for last week, Gin Gin High’s Investiture Cer­e­mony was post­poned due to as­so­ci­ated flood­ing from ex-Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Mar­cia.

The stu­dents on show to­day will seek to repli­cate the ef­forts of last year’s suc­cess­ful se­niors, two of whom scored OP1s at the end of their sec­ondary school­ing lives.

The Gin Gin SHS com­mu­nity con­grat­u­lated Cas­san­dra Min­gin and Christine Walker for their ef­forts in the Queens­land Core Skills (QCS) test, and said both were school lead­ers as well as high achiev­ers.

Prin­ci­pal Robin Rayner said Cas­san­dra and Christine were ex­cel­lent role mod­els to stu­dents, and won­der­ful rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the com­mu­nity, while the school’s over­all re­sults con­firmed the com­mu­nity’s be­lief in Gin Gin State High.

“This con­firms the com­mu­nity’s be­lief in the ex­cel­lence of ed­u­ca­tion at Gin Gin State High School and the re­search in­di­cat­ing the high qual­ity of state school­ing,” she said.

“Although our school is small, teach­ers are well qual­i­fied, ex­pe­ri­enced and com­mit­ted to high stan­dards.

“The pos­i­tive cul­ture in the school and the process of study coach­ing for each se­nior stu­dent con­trib­utes to the high-qual­ity out­comes.”

The stu­dents’ ef­forts re­sulted in schol­ar­ships to sup­port their ter­tiary pathways. Cas­san­dra is study­ing a Bach­e­lor of Ex­er­cise and Sports Science (Honours) at the Uni­ver­sity of Queens­land, and re­ceived a UQ Ex­cel­lence Schol­ar­ship and Em­manuel Ac­com­mo­da­tion Schol­ar­ship.

Christine is en­rolled in a Bach­e­lor of Law (Honours) at the Uni­ver­sity of Queens­land and re­ceived an Aca­demic Ex­cel­lence schol­ar­ship from UQ and an Evo­lu­tion Min­ing Schol­ar­ship.

About 92% of se­nior OP-el­i­gi­ble stu­dents achieved an OP be­tween 1 and 15, with Hay­ley Fox achiev­ing OP3 and Zar­isha Bradley OP5. Ms Rayner said the se­nior stu­dents ex­celled and in keep­ing with the school’s motto Ever On­ward, pro­duced even bet­ter OP re­sults than the year be­fore.

The same num­ber of OP-el­i­gi­ble stu­dents re­ceived a ter­tiary of­fer in 2015, while 97% of all se­nior stu­dents achieved the Queens­land Cer­tifi­cate of Ed­u­ca­tion, a Vo­ca­tional Cer­tifi­cate or School Based Ap­pren­tice­ship or Trainee­ship.

“Our stu­dents are highly com­mit­ted to their aca­demic achieve­ments and this shows in the se­nior re­sult im­prove­ment trends,” Ms Rayner said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HIGH ACHIEV­ERS: Cas­san­dra Min­gin, Hay­ley Fox and Christine Walker scored high OP re­sults at Gin Gin State High School.

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