St John’s 2017 graduates to realise their dreams
We proudly congratulate our 2017 Year 12 students who have achieved significant success in their Queensland Certificate of Education results. The College Senior Pathways Program has seen all our Graduates achieve the results they needed to pursue further study beyond school in the field of their choice. This, after all, is our purpose. The graduate class of 2017 have achieved the best overall OP results in the history of the College with 27 of the 73 OP eligible students achieving an OP between 1 and 5. In total 37% achieved an OP between 1 and 5 while 73% achieved an OP between 1 and 10. The exciting news of their achievement followed on from the outstanding QCS results announced earlier with 64% of Year 12 students achieved either an A or a B on the QCS tests which shows the quality and depth of our senior school teaching programs and approaches preparing them well for their future.
While percentages such as these are based only on part of the graduating cohort it is important to recognise that a significant number of students took the alternative pathway into TAFE or University with a combination of subjects through our private providers Axiom College and Binnacle College, providing them with direct entry into Diplomas or Degree Courses at university.
More important than these excellent final year results, however, is their placement into tertiary courses of first choice to facilitate a smooth transition into their continuous learning post schooling. At St John’s our Old Collegians network has taken an active role in preparing our 2017 graduates for this transition through presentations and workshops and even breakfast on the final day of school. We know that their academic achievements and their support networks place them in a good position for 2018.
Looking to the year ahead, I am happy to announce that St John’s will be celebrating its 25th Birthday in 2018, acknowledging this significant milestone in its history. The establishment of a new school is not for the faint hearted, rather it is an extraordinary undertaking requiring the commitment and persistence of many people over many years. Building a successful learning community with character and depth, which is able to produce graduates of high quality with relentless consistency, takes another level of diligence and acumen from the education professionals, together with the unstinting support of the local and wider community. We thank all our teachers, supporters and friends of St John’s and look forward to your participation the 25th Birthday Celebrations in 2018.