Principal Jeremy Stowe-Lindner mentioned his faculty’s spectacular outcomes had been as a result of its balanced method to the VCE.
“Whenever you have a look at the excessive achievers, they’re all youngsters who’re concerned in sport, performing arts and the management crew,” he mentioned. “They aren’t youngsters locked in a room.”
He mentioned this “ethos of steadiness” filtered all the way down to the best way the varsity communicated with mother and father and college students.
As an example, in his current VCE letter to the varsity neighborhood, Mr Stowe-Lindner particulars how a lot cash college students have raised for charity, what number of hours they’ve volunteered and their participation charges in sport and artwork. And that is earlier than VCE outcomes are even talked about.
“We see a correlation between the extra you do outdoors your research and the higher you do,” he mentioned.
VCE topics are marked out of 50 and attaining a rating of 40 or above locations college students within the prime 9 per cent of the state.
Selective-entry state faculty Melbourne Excessive Faculty was the second greatest VCE performer, with a median research rating of 37, and 34.2 per cent of research scores 40 or above.
It was adopted by Huntingtower Faculty, Mac.Robertson Women’ Excessive Faculty and Ruyton Women’ Faculty, that are all celebrating median research scores of 37.
Ruyton Women’ Faculty jumped from 16th to fifth spot this yr, with 29.9 per cent of its research scores 40 or above.
Principal Linda Douglas mentioned she was thrilled with the result.
She mentioned the Kew unbiased faculty helped college students succeed by specializing in their wellbeing.
“We have now put a number of effort and time into their wellbeing and the way we assist them handle their very own expectations and the expectations of others,” she mentioned.
Lecturers additionally inform college students that there are a number of methods of attaining their objectives.
“Though we do not need it to be in regards to the mark, the mark will decide what they do subsequent,” Ms Douglas mentioned.
“And if the mark wasn’t what they needed you’ve got different choices.”
The highest three authorities colleges – Melbourne Excessive Faculty, Mac.Robertson Women’ Excessive Faculty and Nossal Excessive Faculty – are all selective establishments.
The highest non-selective authorities colleges had been Balwyn Excessive Faculty, McKinnon Excessive Faculty and Field Hill Excessive Faculty, all of which recorded median research scores of 34.
They had been adopted by Melbourne Women’ Faculty, Glen Waverley Secondary Faculty and the College Excessive Faculty, which all achieved medians of 33.
Twelve non-government colleges achieved a median research rating of 36: Presbyterian Girls’ Faculty, St Kevin’s Faculty, Haileybury Women Faculty, Fintona Women Faculty, Mount Scopus Memorial Faculty, Melbourne Grammar Faculty, Korowa Anglican Women’ Faculty, Ballarat Clarendon Faculty, Camberwell Anglican Women Grammar Faculty, Loreto Mandeville Corridor, Sacre Coeur and Methodist Girls Faculty.
Melbourne Grammar recorded its strongest ends in nearly a decade this yr, attaining a median research rating of 36 for the primary time since 2010.
The highest Catholic faculty was St Kevin’s Faculty in Toorak, whereas the highest faculty outdoors the metropolitan area was Ballarat Clarendon Faculty.
Faculties with fewer than 30 college students had been excluded from this evaluation.
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Craig Butt joined The Age in 2011 and specialises in data-driven journalism. As well as, he helms the favored Melbourne Specific weblog on Thursdays and Fridays.