From the Principal's Desk

Term 1, Week 2: From the Principal’s Desk

Prescott College warmly welcomes all students, parents, families and friends to the new school year.
It is our hope that you have all had a relaxed and blessed end of year break, and are now refreshed and ready to participate in a new round of learning. I want to encourage you all to make 2016 the year for full engagement in school programs and activities, so that all students are able to develop strong, positive and Christ-centred characters, which will help them achieve their full potential.

The graduating class of 2015 grew into incredibly Christ-centred individuals during the time they spent at Prescott College. I would like to briefly report to you a snapshot of our 2015 Year 12 results, as these indicate how much our students grew in these few short years. Thirty percent of our Year 12 class received an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) above 90. The highest rank possible is 99.95. Amy Dohrman, our 2015 Year 12 DUX student achieved an ATAR of 99.1. On behalf of our school community, I would like to congratulate Amy and the entire graduating class of 2015 on an excellent achievement. Of the 26 students who applied to South Australian Universities, 25 received placement offers of their first or second choice.

When I reflect on these results, I feel justifiably proud; not only of the high achievers, but all of our students who have engaged with their learning and worked tirelessly with their teachers to achieve their academic aspirations. Academic results are only one indicator of many which contribute to a complete education, however, our success academically does confirm that Prescott College is a school of which we all can be proud. Finally, I would like to acknowledge Jesus Christ at the centre of all learning in this school, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3 (NIV)

Mr Peter Charleson (Principal and Science Teacher)
12 February, 2016

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