- Schools are first and foremost, places of learning
We expect and support every senior student to apply himself diligently in every lesson and every activity every day! Indeed, we hope that they go home a little tired after a day of learning at Rostrevor because it means that they have been challenged, stretched in their thinking and developed new strengths.
Understanding that senior boys are still developing their social and emotional intelligence, we know that they are capable of accepting responsibility for their actions and committing to a rigorous academic program. We also know that most thrive in this environment of high expectations and high support; where they know that as they work hard, their teachers are right beside them helping them to achieve their goals. This is a feature of our graduates' valedictory statements how much they have enjoyed the challenge and the partnership with outstanding teachers who were equally committed to their success.
Rostrevor offers some of the State's finest specialist teachers who consistently guide their pupils to outstanding heights of academic success across all subject areas. The 31 Merits (perfect scores) awarded in 2019 across a wide range of subjects are testament to this success.
Recent academic highlights by our Senior students include:
More than 16% of 2019 graduates with an ATAR above 95.
Tennyson Medallist for the highest achieving English Literary Studies student in South Australia in 2018.
Winning the Senior State Secondary School Debating Championships in 2019.
Students selected in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for Adelaide University's prestigious Headstart program whereby Year 12s undertake university subjects while completing their SACE.
Governor's Commendation to 2019 Dux Archer Newton.
Rostrevor consistently achieves a 100% SACE completion rate with more than 45% of graduates scoring an ATAR above 80 in 2019.
Joint Duxes for 2019 Archer Newton and Jake Tatarelli both achieved outstanding ATARS of 99.90 ATARs and Proxime Accessit Luca Mazzeo scored 99.50.
See our SACE achievement flyer here