Se­nior high ex­cels with top ATAR rank

Broome Advertiser - - Advertiser | News - Jakeb Wad­dell

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

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

Joris Geux, 17, achieved the high­est ATAR score in Broome with 97.45.

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