FCAC Leads Qld Country Schools in Latest Data
“Outstanding! A wonderful result for our the entire College Community,” was how Mrs Leisa Harper, Principal of Fraser Coast Anglican College greeted the latest survey of Australian’s best performing schools published in “The Australian” newspaper on the weekend.
Fraser Coast Anglican College has been ranked 13th across Australia in the best performing country school category and is the highest ranking country Queensland school.
In addition to this, the College has recently gained another prestigious ranking by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), having been awarded a Blue Level classification, which recognises schools that achieve three consecutive years where more than 90 per cent of the OP eligible cohort achieved an OP of 1-15.
In the last decade, a team of researchers led by Dr Judy Smeed from QUT’s Faculty of Education has developed several indices underpinned by socially just principles and an ethic of care, justice and critique to classify the academic achievements of individual schools. This data-based analysis tracking method developed by QUT helps measure student performance in senior schools and has recognised Fraser Coast Anglican College’s continued academic achievements.
In the world of heavyweight data analytics, it’s a wonderful honour and College principal Leisa Harper said she was proud of the collective effort behind both of these achievements. “I would like to pay tribute to the staff for their ongoing desire to improve their own practice as well as develop new and innovative ways of working with students at FCAC,” she said. “Our students play an integral role in this and other external results by the effort and determination they display to do the best that they can in all that they do.”
“I am very proud that FCAC is able to provide such high quality education in the Fraser Coast region. It is important for future growth that people who wish to move here, can be very confident that their children are going to be able to access a very high standard of education and these accolades prove that our Colleges achievements compare favourably with the best academic schools in Queensland and Australia.
“We are proud of our academic approach and the results the students have received in recent years, but our philosophy goes much deeper than that. This result reflect educational outcomes reflect the holistic nature of our teaching and learning provided from Kindergarten right through to Year 12, developing the students’ critical thinking and creative skills.
“Our mission is to provide a supportive Christian community and a high quality learning environment which enriches the body, mind and spirit, challenging each individual student to develop a love of learning, build confidence, serve others, have options for the future and to realise their potential,” Mrs Harper said.