Riverside Christian College students (from left) Lucy Kinbacher, Jesse Shilvock-Lutze, Kiandra Sobczaz and Felicity Holder plan to go to university.
Riverside Christian College students (from left) Lucy Kinbacher, Jesse Shilvock-Lutze, Kiandra Sobczaz and Felicity Holder plan to go to university. Robyne Cuerel

Successful pathways are paving bright futures for teenagers

YEAR 12 students at Riverside Christian College have high hopes of following in the footsteps of their predecessors.

Based on statistics of teenagers who completed Year 12 in 2012, the college boasts a 100% success rate for those who apply to go on to further studies.

Deputy principal Anne O'Brien said the secret was a personal approach.

"Students get a lot of guidance - their classroom teachers as well as the career guidance they receive helps us to understand each individual," she said.

"All of their abilities are statistically recorded and worked on so we get the best out of our students.

Fraser Coast schools are collectively achieving education success, preparing a high percentage of students who gain entry into university or TAFE.

The Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) released information showing the outcomes for students who finished Year 12 in 2012.

It demonstrated a high percentage of students who apply for tertiary studies are getting into the courses they apply for.

Click here to see the full results for the region's schools. 

Figures were also positive for Year 12 students who finished with training, high school certificates, apprenticeships and diplomas.

Almost all Fraser Coast schools had more than 90% of students finish with one or more of these.

QSA reported that based on the data: Queensland's Year 12 students are graduating from high school with the skills and qualifications to follow a range of rewarding work, further education and training pathways.

Riverside Christian College deputy principal Anne O'Brien said students were being made aware of which pathways were available to them and encouraged to pursue their interests.

She said modern schools did not just encourage students to pursue tertiary studies but also to undertake other training options.

"We have quite a few students who do traineeships and the school is more than happy to set up traineeships for them where they go to the workplace and also do tafe qualifications, so that's available to them," she said.



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