From the Headmaster
By Craig Bassingthwaighte, Headmaster
Welcome back! I trust you have all had a restful and refreshing break and are ready for the demands of the final term of the year.
Craig Bassingthwaighte, Headmaster
A very warm welcome and welcome back to 2017 for the Somerset Community. Over this week we had 200 new students begin their journey at the College and we certainly hope theirs will be as rewarding as ours. We started the year with a record enrolment of 1,510 from Pre-Prep to Year 12.
On behalf of the College Board, I thank you for your continuing support of Somerset as we enter our 35th year.
We welcomed the following new staff:
Welcome back to Mrs Karen Mackie, Ms Marie Morel, Miss Tracey Payne, Mr Dion Solihin, Mrs Kerrie-Anne Neary and Miss Tracy Williams.
There have been a number of changes to responsibilities this year:
A complete summary of their outstanding results are available at www.somerset.qld.edu.au but the highlights are as follows:
OP, Cohort of 118
IB Diploma, Cohort of 13
An average of OP7 equivalent
This changes the key statistics for Year 12 Outcomes to:
As part of the changes we made three years ago to find alternative pathways, we had 28 students complete an external Business Diploma. This enabled them to be given a rank score equivalent to an OP 9 for tertiary entrance purposes.
I look forward to meeting all parents at the Parents' and Friends' Celebration of the New School Year - Welcome to 2017 on Friday 3 February 2016 from 6.30pm to 9.00pm in Towers Quad. This function is a wonderful opportunity for parents new to the College and those returning to meet each other and the staff.
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