Campus News

This year, Haileybury Rendall School (HRS) enters its fifth year and we are looking forward to further successes. We continue to grow and maintain a firm focus on student wellbeing and academic excellence. In 2022, our enrolment numbers are set to climb to well over 800 and we are seeing strong demand at all year levels.

Our 2021 NAPLAN and Year 12 results were outstanding. Our NAPLAN data showed growth at all year levels across all components of testing. Our Year 12 students achieved excellent outcomes with our dux, Peter Susanto, achieving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.60 that ranked him second across the entire Northern Territory.

Dux Peter Susanto (Left) Adam Koirala (Right)

Pleasingly, 20 per cent of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) students achieved an ATAR over 95, placing them in the top five per cent in Australia. Our median ATAR of 80.2 was our best result yet and over 50 per cent of our students achieved an ATAR above 80, placing them in the top 20 per cent of students nationally. We look forward to finding out where our students will continue their studies next.

Our further development as a Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Education was another highlight of 2021. We were thrilled that eight Indigenous students completed their Year 12 VCE or VCAL certification. They have been powerful role models in our School as we do our part to help Close the Gap. About 14 per cent of our students from Transition to Year 12 are Indigenous and, this year, the number of boarders from remote communities attending HRS will be close to 100.

The excellent academic results are also a credit to the diligence, professionalism and skill of our teachers who are strongly supported by our professional staff. Our staff numbers continue to increase as enrolments grow and we have been delighted by the quality of applicants from across Australia who want to be part of our School.

Our students have thrived in and out of the classroom, participating in a range of extra-curricular activities including Sport, Music and the Performing Arts. Our House Program has also been a highlight for students and staff and reflects our positive culture and focus on engagement and belonging.

We are ready for all that 2022 will bring.

Andrew McGregor

Principal, Haileybury Rendall School