As the staff and students of Busselton Senior High School (BSHS) return for the 2019 school year on the 4th February, Principal Dainon Couzic is reflecting on what has been an outstanding 12 months for the school.
After being recognised at an awards ceremony in November 2018 in Sydney as the winner and leading school nationally in the design and delivery of VET programmes to high school students (Australian Training Awards – School Pathways to Vocational Education Training), BSHS has backed up this result with also being awarded the highest median ATAR school in the region, with a result of 78.95. The school also boasts 100% attainment rate for 2018, with all ATAR students being accepted in to their first preference at university.
Mr Couzic says ‘This result is testament to the individual programs that we tailor to each student at the school. The staff at BSHS have worked tirelessly to create programs to ensure each student can achieve individual success in their chosen field’. He goes on to say ‘I cannot convey enough to the wider community how proud we as a school of all our students and their achievements. The greatest reward as an educator is to see students leave the school having achieved their goals or be well on the way to doing so. It means we are doing our job, and doing it well.’
The formula for success is obviously working and being celebrated in our community, as the school is boasting the highest enrolment rate for its 2019 Year 7 cohort for the last ten years.
Buoyed by its recent achievements, the school will look to build on its success in 2019, by concentrating on improvements to ensure they support their successful students by continuing to refine their learning environments, providing quality teaching, ensuring they have the right resources for success and will work collaboratively with students and their families to work in partnership in their education.