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Top NCEA Results in Canterbury

Date: 23rd March 2018

St Margaret’s College has topped the region’s NCEA results for 2017 with the highest pass rate in Canterbury and one of the highest pass rates in the country. St Margaret’s College students earned 100% pass rates in NCEA Levels 1 and 2 with 99% in Level 3 and 99% in University Entrance.

Nearly half the students at Level 1 (49%) received an Excellence Endorsement, more than double the national average, as did 52.5% in Level 2 (more than three times the national average) and 32.6% in Level 3, again, more than double the national average.

In addition, 46 domestic and three international university scholarships were offered to the Class of 2017 from St Margaret’s College. These include three Academic Excellence Scholarships from University of Otago to Kate Jenkins, Penny Chapman and Juliet Amandari. Lucy Adams and Caitlin Bonne both received College of Business & Law High Achievers Scholarships at University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland offered Top Achiever Scholarships to Abida Denny, Tigerlily Perry and Juliet Samandari.

Emma Clarke and Ilaria Earl are both heading to the USA, Emma on a full football scholarship at the University of Houston and Ilaria to the University of Alabama on a full rowing scholarship. Aimee Taylor was the only New Zealander to receive a scholarship to the International College of Hotel Management in Adelaide, Australia.

“Our wish is for every girl to grow and thrive at St Margaret’s, surrounded by people who care about her wellbeing and academic achievement,” said St Margaret’s College executive principal, Gillian Simpson. “After all, if you are not happy, you cannot learn. These results reflect the success of this culture and are a huge credit to the students themselves and the teachers who have supported them.”

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