North Rockhampton High principal Judi Newman with students Thomas Illott and Alisha Weber. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
North Rockhampton High principal Judi Newman with students Thomas Illott and Alisha Weber. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

North Rocky students are prepared for work or university

NORTH Rockhampton State High School principal Judi Newman says it's her job to get students "work ready".

Her school is one of many around the region ticking all the right boxes when it comes to getting the region's youth on the right track.

Ms Newman yesterday said she was pleased with the latest Year 12 report from the Queensland Studies Authority, which showed an impressive 99% of last year's graduates had a great outcome.

See full results for region here.

"We improved with our OPs and QCEs," she said.

The North Rocky school has plenty of opportunities for their students, with traineeships and apprenticeships available.

"We aim to assist our students towards their chosen pathway of university or prepare them with a strong work ethic for industry," she said.

"It is important our young people are 'work ready' and transition well for their next step."

North Rockhampton High student Thomas Illot is keen to go to university next year.

The straight-A student is hoping to go to the University of Queensland and study engineering and physics.

The Year 12 student said he'd always enjoyed school and could see himself going down the university path next year.

While Thomas has his sights set on uni, Year 11 student Alisha Weber is getting a head start on her career.

The 15-year-old is taking a Certificate II in hospitality, through a traineeship, to become a chef.

Alisha still takes school subjects, but gets to test her skills with part-time work at a restaurant during school hours.

The QSA report saw the school receive a great outcome with 99% of last year's Year 12 students gaining a school-based apprenticeship, vocational education and training qualification or a Queensland Certificate of Education.

Nearly the same was seen at Rockhampton Girls Grammar with 98%, and 92% at Rockhampton State School.

 

North Rockhampton State High School

Students with a QCE, VET, SAT or IBD - 99%

QTAC applicants with a tertiary offer - 96%

Number of students who received an Overall Position - 36

Number of students who received a Queensland Certificate of Education - 99



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