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Top 9% gain in Qld by 2018 Seniors recognises focus on boys’ learning

St Brendan’s College Principal Mr Robert Corboy has today congratulated the 2018 Senior cohort for their efforts and achievement and made special mention of the College’s dedicated teaching staff after an announcement that the gains made by St Brendan’s College’s 2018 Year 12 class showed they were in the top 9 per cent of 370 Queensland high schools.

Mr Corboy said the advice from the Federal Government’s Mr Andrew Laming should be taken as an absolute pat on the back for all staff at the College who go above and beyond to guide and support students in their learning and development.

“The advice from the Federal Government advised that the methodology of gain took two independent datasets from the same cohort – our 2015 Year 9 NAPLAN results and assessed that against our 2018 OP results, which showed a ‘far more powerful metric’ than independent snapshots,” Mr Corboy said.

“We are proud of the fact that our pedagogical framework A.S.P.I.R.E. is designed on research from noted boys’ educators, and proud that the work of our teachers, using techniques from this framework to suit our all boy environment, has shown such positive, tangible results for our 2018 Seniors,” Mr Corboy said.

“QCAA data showed that 20 per cent of our 2018 Year 12’s achieved an OP 5 or better, almost 50 achieved an OP 10 or better and 250 Vocational Education and Training certificates were attained across engineering, construction, industrial technology, tourism and physical education.”

“Above all though, we celebrate each St Brendan's graduate for their individual journey and wish them well as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

“We are pleased to hear of the different pathways of our graduates from those studying Engineering, Physiotherapy and Accounting in 2019 to those who have secured apprenticeships or are following their passion in other pursuits, such as rodeo or radio as the case may be,” he said.

“We trust they will continue to take advantage of every opportunity afforded to them, we urge them to look out for each other and hope they will remain proud St Brendan's College men into the future.”

“As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition we are proud that we offer an education students to students from the Capricorn Coast, those from rural and regional Australia, the Torres Strait and beyond: with access to the best teaching and learning, but also a rounded education to become St Brendan’s men with a strong sense of justice and a brotherhood for life,” he said.

Read Mr Andrew Laming's advice to St Brendan's College Principal Mr Corboy here - Letter from Andrew Laming MP

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