19 Dec 2017
Minister for Education
1430 Northern Territory Year 12 students have received their Northern Territory
Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) the highest number of students in
the history of the NTCET.
Minister for Education Eva Lawler today announced the top 20 Year 12 students to complete their NTCET.
“Today marks an important milestone in young Territorians’ lives as they receive their Year 12 results. Congratulations to all of our graduates, whatever your results, remember that today is just the beginning of the next adventure in your life,” Ms Lawler said.
“The Territory Labor Government has the vision to become the most improved education system in Australia and these fantastic results from our Year 12 students highlight the positive work our schools, students and teachers are doing.”
The top NT student for 2017 is Nisangi Wijesinghe from Darwin High School with an ATAR of 99.80 and university aggregate of 88.30. The top Aboriginal student for 2017 was Johvan Miles from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College in Alice Springs.
Eight students in the Northern Territory achieved an ATAR in the top 1% in Australia.
“These results are an indication of the hard work, dedication and focus of our year 12 students,” Ms Lawler said.
“They are also testament to the huge effort of our high quality teachers and support staff and families who work tirelessly to help Territory students to achieve the best results.
“Our vision is for every child to have the opportunity to engage, grow and achieve. I wish the NT Year 12 class of 2017 all the best as they embark on the next chapter in their life journey.”
The number of Aboriginal Year 12 students to complete the NTCET has increased this year from 222 in 2016 to 226 in 2017.
For the first time in a decade, Maningrida School had seven students completing their NTCET in 2017, compared to three in 2016.
NT students from seven schools received a total of 54 A+ Merit awards for performance in individual subjects.
Darwin High School students received more than 51% of the A+ Merit awards with a total of 28 out of 54.
In 2017, 47 students scored university aggregates in the 90th percentile, compared to 41 in 2016.
A full list of the top 20 and NTCET information sheet are attached.
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