The results are in and the wait is over for the 2018 Class of Year 12 at Investigator College. Investigator College is pleased to confirm that our Year 12 students have once again achieved outstanding results – representing the culmination of 13 years of schooling.
College Principal Mr Don Grimmett declared that the results are a direct reflection of the consistent and tireless effort of the staff, parents and students. “At Investigator College we are committed to bringing out the best in our students – as the logo says – ‘Your Best Self’.”
The completion of Secondary schooling is a great achievement and an important first stage in a lifelong learning journey. The opportunities that are available to our students following their successful completion are vast in range and critical to access doors of further study, training and the workforce.
Investigator College has a fine reputation for excellence in academic, cultural, sporting and extra-curricular activities. Dean of Senior Students Mrs Belinda Delyster is proud of the 100% pass rate that the College maintains. ‘Together with our 100% pass rate, the College is equally proud of many students for whom a traditional academic program does not suit. Many of these utilise the flexibly of the SACE and complete their senior secondary schooling over three years while studying many ‘non-traditional’ and vocationally orientated studies. Vocational courses such as our Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management provide an equally valid pathway for our students.’
The majority of our graduates apply for university entrance and, given our results are comparable with those of any Independent School in the state, our students are perfectly placed to transition into their next phase of life – whether that be work or further education.
The Dux of the College is Georgie Daish with a total ATAR of 98.7 – one of 8 students who achieved 90 or above. Our Runner Up Dux is Lucinda Watts with an ATAR score of 98.6.
Mrs Delyster added: “The workplace context into which students move today is rapidly changing. ‘Softer’ skills such as flexibility, entrepreneurship, the ability to make and communicate clear decisions, global competitiveness, leadership and emotional intelligence [amongst many others] are skills that our students develop and which stand them in good stead in an increasingly competitive society.”
Key to the success of the College is its commitment to a broad range of subjects [some 40 SACE and VET programs] taught by expert teaching practitioners in a face-to face learning context.
Mr Grimmett insists that, while the academic success of our students is important, the College is ever mindful that academic results form only part of the total picture of a successful 21st century graduate.
“My prayer is that students graduating from our College also have compassion, a servant’s heart and a burning desire to make the world a better place – one day at a time.”
Investigator College’s results at a glance:
100% of eligible students achieved their SACE.
The majority of graduates (84%) applied for university. Of these:
17% of graduates scored an ATAR of 90 or above
37% of graduates scored an ATAR of 80 or above
50% of graduates scored an ATAR of 70 or above
SACE Merits: 4 = Two in Biology, one in Chemistry and one in General Mathematics
MERIT WINNERS: Georgie Daish – Biology, Chemistry and General Mathematics and Lucinda Watts – Biology