Students receive early offers to the university courses of their choice.

 

Bright Futures

With the recent announcement of the WACE results, thousands of school graduates across the state are now preparing for what’s next. While some students have decided to gain experience in the workforce or take a gap year to explore the world, many have applied to university or other tertiary providers to further their education in a specialised field. Those who have applied to these institutions eagerly anticipate the arrival of their acceptance letters, due in late January.

However, for some exceptional All Saints’ College students the waiting game is over and the future is looking bright. Shannae Carnell, Jimi Rankin and Grace Whitney are part of a small group of students across WA who have received early offers to the university courses of their choice. Shannae was thrilled to receive an assured pathway to study medicine at The University of Western Australia. This comes as no surprise, with a long list of academic awards and achievements already under her belt. Most notably, Shannae was awarded a General Exhibition, recognising her as one of the top 40 students in WA. She also received Certificates of Distinction in Chemistry, Human Biological Science and Politics and Law, as well as the prestigious All Saints’ College Dux Prize.

Jimi was recently notified of his acceptance into the highly-competitive full-time acting course at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Jimi is the only 2015 school graduate to receive a place in this program, which has an international reputation for excellence, built on the success of graduates such as Hugh Jackman. It is a rarity for school leavers to be accepted into this course, which speaks volumes about Jimi’s passion, talent and commitment to the arts.

Grace will join Jimi at WAAPA, completing a Certificate in Musical Theatre. Grace embraced the College’s strong Arts program and was a consistent performer in the various Drama, Dance and Music productions each year. Grace’s commitment to the arts and her studies, also saw her placed in the top 0.5 per cent of the state in Dance.

The announcement of the WACE results and these early offers showcases the breadth of talent, interests and skills of All Saints’ College’s 2015 cohort. “At All Saints’ College, we recognise that there is no one measure of success: there are as many definitions of success as there are students at our College,” said Principal, Belinda Provis. “Proudly a non-selective school, All Saints’ values diversity and we therefore celebrate the varied interests, abilities, aspirations and achievements of our student population.”

Other notable All Saints’ achievements in the WACE results include two students recognised as top-of-the-state in Italian and Politics and Law, and nine Certificates of Distinction (top 0.5 per cent of the state) awarded to students in Chemistry, Dance, English, Human Biological Science, Italian, Politics and Law, and Visual Arts.

“We are proud that our students, regardless of abilities and interests, have the courage to strive to be their best selves, whether that be, for instance, on the sports field, on the stage or in the classroom,” Ms Provis said.