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