Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

A first for WA as school performance data goes on-line

5/01/2006 1:00 AM

Public, Independent and Catholic high schools across Western Australia have achieved excellent results in the 2005 Year 12 performance data, released today by Education and Training Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich.

For the first time, the complete data will be publicly available on the Curriculum Council’s website.

Ms Ravlich congratulated all schools, students and teachers as she provided comprehensive details of how they fared in the Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE), Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Wholly School Assessed (WSA) subjects.

The Minister said schools from Broome to Belmont, Geraldton to Guildford and Mount Barker to the metropolitan area, all produced graduates with strong results.

“The 2005 statistics show that wherever people live around the State, they can be confident in their schools offering a world class education for their children,” she said.

“I am delighted there is such a diversity of schools that achieved good results. The figures show that size, remoteness, or demographics are no barrier to an outstanding secondary education in WA.

“There is no single model for school success. Public, Catholic and Independent schools - both co-educational and single sex - have achieved great outcomes.”

Ms Ravlich today released data on the performance of all Year 12 students in five categories using information from the Curriculum Council of WA.

Each table highlights a different aspect of school and student achievement and is consistent with the way the data has been published in the media in the past few years.

Based on data which shows the percentage of students who studied four or more TEE subjects and scored more than 75 per cent in at least one subject, Broome Senior High School headed the table, followed by St Hilda’s Anglican Girls’ School and Presbyterian Ladies’ College.

“It is fantastic that a small isolated high school in the Kimberley has done so well,” the Minister said.

“The team set up by the State Government to improve academic performance in public schools worked closely with the teachers in Broome.”

Ms Ravlich said it was important not to draw simplistic conclusions about a school based solely on this data.

“There are many ways of interpreting the data,” she said.

“Also, there are many other ways our schools contribute to the development of our young people, other than academic achievement.

“Schools build character, values and other qualities to make our young people into great citizens.”

The Year 12 school performance data is available on the web at: http://www.curriculum.wa.edu.au

Minister's office: 9213 6800

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