Topic: Education

St Joseph's outshines some of NZ's best

By Aroha Treacher
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Catholic boarding school, St Joseph's Māori Girls College, is bucking national trends with its NCEA results, and they're outshining some of the top private schools in the country, with all their senior students achieving a 100% pass rate.

St Joseph's Māori Girls College, a decile three school in Taradale, is renowned for having the singing voices of angels.

However, it's their NCEA results that are getting them attention, considering they are better than some private schools and far higher than the national average.

Figures show that 100% of all Year 11 right through to Year 13 students passed NCEA, the school's best result in five years.

The results show that the students who passed with merit were sitting well above the national average for Year 11 to Year 13.

When it came to passing NCEA in the higher bracket of excellence, the average marks were still higher than the rest of the country.

Although decile ratings are set to be reviewed next year, with changes to be implemented in 2015, St Joseph's aren't fussed, and say they will keep striving for excellence regardless.