We wish to our pass on our congratulations and Best Wishes to all our Graduands for 2018.
112 students received their Year 12 ACT Senior Secondary Certificate. 97 students completed a Tertiary Package and received an ATAR. 15 students completed Accredited Packages, which included Vocational qualifications.
Merici College Dux
Highest Achieving Year 12 student at Merici College who completed a Tertiary Package Lauren Paterson
Runner up to the Dux is Tahlia Rajic
ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) Awards
• Lauren Paterson – Academic Excellence and Highest ATAR Award
• Tennyson Wheeler – Vocational Studies Award
• Maddison Green – Community Service Award
• Antonia Sergi – Performing/Visual Arts Award
• Hannah Mason – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award
Our median ATAR was 77.1 and our average ATAR was 75.7.
Nine (11%) students received an ATAR of 90 or higher. Twenty eight (35%) students received an ATAR of 80 or higher. 87% of students who sat for the AST and completed a T Package received an ATAR of 65+.
University Early Offers
Approximately 50% of our students applied for either an Early Offer/Early Achiever’s Offer/ Spirit of Excellence Scheme or a School’s Recommendation to the following institutions:
• Australian National University
• University of Wollongong
• University of Canberra
• Australian Catholic University
Breaking it down…
• 46 offers to UC through the School’s Recommendation Scheme – 10 students who completed a very good Accredited package and 36 students who completed a Tertiary package. Of these 36 students, ALL would have received an offer in the December Round due to their positive ATAR results.
• 4 students received conditional offers to ACU in Nursing and Teaching. Once again, ALL of the Tertiary students would have received an offer in the December Round due to their positive ATAR results
• 2 students received an early entry offer into UOW based on their ATAR and interview application
• 4 students awaiting offers to University of Sydney for Engineering, Design and Liberal Arts.
• 2 students hoping to receive offers in mid-January for University of Melbourne and Deakin University.
Students also gained offers at:
• Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
• Australian Defence Force Academy
• Canberra Institute of Technology
VET (Vocational Education and Training) Achievements
• In this cohort of 112 students, we had 98% of students receive a Vocational Qualification and this was well above all other Colleges in the ACT.
• Many of the Year 12 students have already received recognition of Vocational Qualifications in Year 10 and these are included in the percentages.
• A number of our students received multiple qualifications.
• The qualifications the girls achieved in Year 12 were:
• Certificate II in Business
• Certificate III in Business
• Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)
• Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
• Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
• Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology
• Certificate II in Hospitality & Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
• Certificate III in Hospitality
(ASBA) Australian School Based Apprenticeships and Additional Study
- 6 students have secured Traineeships and full-time employment from their ASBA/Vocational training into Information Technology, Business Administration, Beauty and Hospitality
- 2 students received full time employment in the Department of Finance Career Starter program in 2019
Quite a number of our students are planning to defer their university offer in 2019 with plans to travel overseas and gain employment and experience life outside of the classroom.
We encourage all students to keep in touch and let us know where their future journey of learning and adventure may take them. A destination survey will be sent out after main round offers are made; we look forward to their response.
Thank you to all our dedicated teachers for inspiring our girls to reach their potential.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Love life, have hope, be faithful and go out there and build futures more wondrous than you could dare to dream. We are very proud of you!
Mrs Loretta Wholley and the staff at Merici College.