Welcome to 2016 – a year that will be filled with exciting teaching and learning, developments and challenges.
St Stephen’s School is proud of the achievements of the Class of 2015 and would like to acknowledge the strong result from this group of students in the recent WACE examinations, as well as the contribution the students made to the school community during their time at St Stephen’s School, Duncraig. We were delighted that the Year 12s of 2015 attained a median ATAR of 83.5: this means that half of our students were ranked in the top 16.5% of students in the entire state across 180 schools.
We congratulate our students on their achievements, and acknowledge our teachers for their commitment and dedication in assisting the students to reach their potential. We are particularly pleased with the number of students who worked incredibly hard to achieve an ATAR that gets them into the course of choice at university.
The unsung heroes are often those students who achieve the rank of 75 or 80 who would not have done so without the support and dedication of teachers and parents, and who have created possibilities for themselves through their hard work and persistent effort. Our congratulations also go to the students who followed a VET pathway, with all of our students achieving Certificates 2 or higher.
The students who entered Year 7 had a very smooth start to the year and have settled in, made friends and become secondary school students so easily. It is a delight to see the confidence and care that characterises this cohort who will contribute to and build School culture over the next six years.
The best way our School is empowered to care for, to encourage and motivate, and to set real standards of excellence for our students is through the relationship of teachers, parents and students. I would encourage all parents to feel welcome to have conversations with any member of staff, to know the teachers of their children and to feel really comfortable that any matter that is important to you in regard to your child at school is important to us. We love working with our families as we grow the young men and women entrusted to our care.
Mr Bruce Titlestad
Head of the Secondary School