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Results and achievements


In all 23% of students achieved an ATAR over 95 and 41% of students achieved an ATAR over 90.

The School is incredibly proud of the way our class of 2020 managed the complexities of a COVID year.  Their focused approach to their studies never wavered and they managed online learning, internet reliability issues and personal circumstances with maturity, good humour and a distinct care for one another throughout the entire year.

The percentage of students who achieved an ATAR of over 80 was an outstanding 67%, placing them in the top 20% of the state. 97% of students achieved an ATAR over 50.  The fact that St Paul’s does not stream students out of Year 12, or offer a VCAL stream, means that these results are truly indicative of the quality environment of learning and teaching that St Paul’s offers.

The 2020 cohort plan to study a diverse range of courses from medicine and allied health to interior design and commerce.

St Paul’s also has students regularly achieving outstanding results and hence selection into the VCE Season of Excellence that is run by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Only the most outstanding VCE students from the previous year, are invited to exhibit or perform.


In addition to success in their core subjects, our students are consistently provided with opportunities to demonstrate their skills and achievements in a wide variety of other areas.

Some of the many areas in which our students have excelled in the last few years are:

  • RoboCup Regional and State Competitions
  • Tournament of Minds (Winners of the 2019 International Finals – STEM and Language Literature)
  • DAV Debating
  • Australian Mathematics Olympiad selection


The School’s 2019 NAPLAN results were also very positive and the growth rate between levels is very strong, with most cohorts beginning and ending the two-year period of testing well above state means. The School’s mean score exceeds that of the state in virtually all areas of testing and most year levels.

Numeracy growth is also particularly strong across the School and literacy continues to be an area of student strength.

We know that each year group is different and some are stronger than others. Hence, we believe it is important to be catering appropriately for each and every student at their level of development; providing the right level of challenge and opportunity to achieve and progress.

A more detailed analysis of the School’s NAPLAN results is provided in the School’s Annual Report.  NAPLAN results are also available on the My School website www.myschool.edu.au.