Tenterfield High School has been recognised by the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education for its outstanding improvements in the HSC over 2020 and 2021.
Georgina Harrisson sent a letter to Principal Stephanie Scott, congratulating the school on its effort.
Tenterfield High improved its results more than 25 per cent in 2020, and then improved even further in 2021.
"I attribute it to our dedicated teaching staff who are amongst the most committed, experienced and capable teachers that you will find anywhere," Ms Scott said.
"As a small school we offer small class sizes and are able to give students that individualised attention and support that can really make the difference."
These improvements represent one of the largest improvements in NSW.
In 2021 the school achieved above state average results in Agriculture, Biology, Mathematics Advanced, Primary Industries, Business Studies, English Standard and Hospitality.
"We also work very closely with students and parents and carers to ensure that students are doing subjects that are the best fit for their interests and abilities," Ms Scott said.
"Even though we are a small school we work really hard to offer as wide a choice of subjects that we can."
Tenterfield High School also has an excellent track-record of supporting post school opportunities, with nearly all Year 12 students leaving school to go on to further study or paid employment.
The school's career advisor, Helen Clothier, was awarded NSW's Career's Advisor of the Year in 2019, and works tirelessly to liaise with students, universities, TAFE, and potential employers to ensure this.
This extends to students in Year 10 and Year 11, with many supported into apprenticeships or school-based apprenticeships, an initiative where students can continue with their schooling while undertaking an apprenticeship at the same time.
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