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#1 Ranked Regional School in Western Australia

Our Lady of Mercy College is amongst the top-performing schools in WA according to data released by School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) on Monday, 11 January 2021.

The College was ranked as the #1 Regional school in Western Australia and ranked #27 of all schools in the state. The list of top-performing schools is calculated using median ATAR scores. The College recorded a Median ATAR score of 85.2, which is well above the state average.

Principal, Mr Rob Crothers wrote to the 2020 Year 12 cohort acknowledging their outstanding achievements and congratulating each student on their personal success.

Dear Class of 2020,

I am writing to congratulate you upon the level of academic success experienced in the Foundation Year of Our Lady of Mercy College.

Collectively speaking, the 2020 Year 12 students have achieved outstanding results across a broad range of educational pathways including General Studies, Vocational Education and ATAR courses.

Success has many dimensions; for some, it is a high ATAR ranking. Others value the completion of a formal VET qualification or the offer of an apprenticeship. Some students feel they have been successful by merely completing Year 12 and seeing their studies through to the end.

The College challenged you and your classmates to focus upon the goal of ‘being the best you can be’. I am so proud of your efforts, your resilience and your response in getting to this point in time. Your dedication and diligence have helped create opportunities or ‘next steps’ in your journey as a lifelong learner.

It is my delight to share with you some of the highlights that your efforts have produced;

  • Ben McAtee has been offered an Electrical Apprenticeship with Go Electrical Contracting

  • Jacinta Tartaglia secured an employment/study opportunity to complete a Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care

  • Elysia Shields completed her Certificate in Early Education & Care and has commenced employment at Binningup Occasional Care

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority awarded the following students with Certificates:

  • Matthew Botica Certificate of Distinction (photo supplied)

  • Joel Cronin Certificate of Distinction (photo supplied)

  • Leila Dwyer Certificate of Merit

  • Erika Esquillo Certificate of Merit

  • Teagan Scaffidi Certificate of Merit

  • Maddison Stewart Certificate of Merit

  • Conor Tilbrook Certificate of Merit

- The College recorded a Median ATAR score of 85.2 (well above state average)

- 24% of ATAR students achieved scores above 90

- The College is ranked the #1 Regional School in Western Australia

- The College is ranked the #8 school within the Catholic system

- The College is ranked the #27 school within Western Australia

The College community joins me in congratulating you and your fellow classmates and wishes you all the best in your future endeavours.


Rob Crothers, Principal

Principal, Mr Rob Crothers with Certificate of Distinction recipients Joel Cronin and Matthew Botica.


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