St Rita’s celebrates another outstanding year of ATAR results St Rita’s celebrates another outstanding year of ATAR results

St Rita’s graduating class of 2021 has good reason to celebrate following the release of Queensland’s ATAR results.

Nine students received an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the State. Annabelle Hazelton, awarded as College Dux, was among just 32 students across the State to receive the highest ATAR score of 99.95.

23% of the graduating class received an ATAR of 95 or above, 40% of students received 90 or above, and six students received a perfect score of 100% across five subjects. Vocational studies results were equally outstanding.

Notably, 10 students received the highest Subject score in the State, with two of these students being Year 11 students – another testament to the outstanding education provided at St Rita’s.

College Principal Mrs Dale Morrow said she was extremely proud of these results.

“In another year of unavoidable disruption to the way of life for our Year 12 students, they coped exceptionally well with the challenges that came their way throughout the year and we commend them on their acknowledgment of the importance of their studies and their perseverance”, Mrs Morrow said.

“The girls showed great tenacity throughout the year. They were willing to work hard and go the extra steps beyond to secure outcomes they can all be proud of.”

Dux of the College, Annabelle Hazelton, also an Academic Captain, has her dream of becoming a Doctor now even more in sight. Annabelle considered herself fortunate to have been educated at St Rita’s, “I was so lucky because my teachers were always very supportive and would answer any questions I had.  They gave me advice about things I needed to work on but never added pressure.”

Olivia Martini, whose long-term plan is to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Drama and Journalism, commented “I am very proud of my ATAR as it is a brilliant reflection of my hard work and directly juxtaposes the notion that a student must do science/stem subjects for a high result.”

Fellow high achieving student, Mia Mercurio, said that “the College has helped me become more determined and has instilled in me the confidence to persevere through challenges.” “The teachers at St Rita’s helped me tremendously to achieve high academic results. They were always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I thoroughly understood the content and felt well prepared for my assessment.” Mia hopes to pursue a career in Engineering specialising in medical or civil engineering.