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100% SACE......Again!

Posted by Thomas More College on 18 December 2018
100% SACE......Again!

Dear friends of the Thomas More College Community,
As a community we celebrate the outstanding success achieved by the students at Thomas More College in their
SACE Stage 2 results for 2018. These are the result of 13 years of education and therefore should be something
that we all celebrate.
A snapshot of our 2018 Stage 2 results are as follows:
We would like to celebrate the significant achievement of 100% SACE Completion. This follows the success of
100% SACE completion in 2017. This means that every student that completed Year 12 also achieved their Year 12
SACE Certificate. By way of comparison the State Average was 97.4%. We also note a positive improvement in
grade distribution with a 1.4% increase in A- and above.
We are pleased to announce that Stalin Saji Eattimoottil is Dux for 2018. He obtained an ATAR of 98.90. This is an
outstanding achievement.
Unique achievements include:
Matthew Rumley, our runner-up DUX with an ATAR of 98.40 as a 16 year-old Year 11 student. Matthew has
been part of an individualized program that has supported his early graduation and outstanding
We also celebrate the success of Sam Byrne and Joshua Richardson who achieved their SACE supported
by our Vanier Program.
2018 Merit List
Abolfazl Hassani A+ with Merit Integrated Learning Religious Education
Alyssa Manocchio A+ with Merit Scientific Studies
Stalin Saji Eattimoottil Saji A+ with Merit Biology
Students with A+ Achievements
Christie Gilbert A+ Outdoor Education
Kimberly Le A+ Chemistry
Stalin Eattimoottil Saji A+ Intergrated Learning Religious Education
Albert Martinez A+ Research Project B
Jasmin Nguyen A+ Research Project B
Matthew Rumley A+ Mathematics Methods & A+ Composing & Arranging (Music)
Eden Tedder-Collard A+ General Mathematics
We congratulate these students and their subject teachers.
15 students achieved an ATAR in excess of 90+.
118 of our Stage Two students gained an ATAR.
The median ATAR was 70.35
ATAR 90-99 15 students (10.1%)
ATAR 80-89 24 students (16.2%)
30 students who were not eligible for an ATAR gained their SACE certificate.
39 Stage 2 students with Cert 3 or higher (26.35% students) used VET qualifications to achieve the SACE.
2 Students Completed their SACE through accessing our Vanier Program
In Brief,
In 2018 our College's overall SACE results have improved again and with a number of key celebrations:
Consistent achievement with 100% of our students receiving their SACE
46.6% of students achieved an A- or better for at least one of their subjects
We can see a significant shift in the attainment of our students with a larger percentage of students achieving a B grade or better.
Engagement in VET studies is growing in its contribution to our students' successful completion of SACE
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018 as well as all of those who supported them, we the staff and wider community wish you every success in the future as you Learn More, Be More and Live More.

Andrew Balkwill

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