ACHIEVING A WELL–ROUNDED OP
Despite receiving an exceptional OP score herself, Fairholme’s Head Girl in 2018, Ellie Randall, says the College stands for much more than academic success.
“Obviously, the results are amazing at Fairholme, but I think that comes with the environment provided for girls there. Yes, we are well-supported to succeed in whatever path we choose, but I think the best thing about Fairholme is the all-round education it provides,” Ellie said.
“We are taught the importance of community through serving others. We are taught that everyone has a story, and everyone’s is different. We are taught that there is no reward without hard work, and at the end of our journey we become part of an extended family that always welcomes us home.”
Ellie will study Medicine next year, after receiving the ANU University Tuckwell scholarship.
She was one of only 25 students Australia wide to receive the scholarship, and the first Fairholme recipient.
The Tuckwell recognises academic excellence and leadership capability and seeks out future leaders who are already making valuable contributions to their community – even at such a young age.
Fairholme’s Head of Teaching and Learning, Stewart Peacock, says Ellie is an example of what happens when students receive consistent academic support, coupled with an extraordinary Pastoral Care system.
“Fairholme is consistently producing great results, and happy, world-ready students.
“We have built a school that produces exceptional young women,” he said.