Senior high excels with top ATAR rank
Broome Senior High School has cemented its reputation as one of the best public schools in the State after its graduating class delivered tremendous exam scores.
The high school ranked No.1 in northern WA and achieved an average ATAR of 80.05, up from 73.1 in the previous year.
According to the Department of Education, BSHS was the third highest performing public school in the State after scores were scaled in proportion with socio-economic disadvantage.
The school ranked 63rd in the State out of the 146 that were given a Better Education Ranking, based on an average ATAR.
BSHS student Joris Guex achieved an ATAR of 97.45, the highest in Broome.
The 17-year-old from 12 Mile said he was proud of his hard work over the year and was looking forward to the future.
“I put so much focus into my studies and if it didn’t pay off it would have been a real bummer,” he said.
“I was aiming for a score of 92 to assure the best possible pathway into university so was really happy when I got my results.” Joris will move to Perth soon to begin his engineering degree at the University of Western Australia.
Sarah Hill was the highest scoring student at St Mary’s College with 83.05 and has enrolled in a Diploma of Nursing course at the University of Notre Dame Broome campus.
Sarah said balance was the key to success and encouraged Year 12 students, who began the new school year last week, to try their very best.
“Studying is important and should be done routinely every day,” she said.
“But make sure you allow time to exercise, sleep and spend time with family and friends.
“Studying too much so that you neglect everything else is not the way to achieve your best, so make sure you balance it out with other activities.”
I put so much focus into my studies and if it didn’t pay off it would have been a real bummer. Joris Guex
Joris Geux, 17, achieved the highest ATAR score in Broome with 97.45.