THE Jewish schools have done it again, ranking as the top non-selective schools in Victoria.
Beth Rivkah Ladies College, Bialik College and Mount Scopus Memorial College all topped the list of private schools in the state, with 35 per cent of students’ VCE scores being 40 or over out of 50.
The three schools were trumped only by selective secondary schools Mac.Robertson Girls High School, John Monash Science School and Melbourne High School. John Monash – Victoria’s first specialist school that focuses on science, mathematics and associated technologies – opened this year at Monash University.
“We are delighted with the ranking, however, VCE results are not the only criteria for excellence,” Beth Rivkah principal Samuel Gurewicz said. “We have to educate and nurture the whole child and bring out the best in every student, including their academic abilities and Torah observance, so that they will become confident, contributing members of the Jewish and wider community.”
Mount Scopus principal Rabbi James Kennard agreed.
“We are thrilled that, yet again, Scopus is ranked as the highest-achieving non-selective school, together with some of the other Jewish schools,” he said.
Bialik principal Joseph Gerassi said: “This shows us that Jewish schools are able to fulfill their missions of achieving high academic results, while at the same time
providing their students with a well-rounded, Jewish education.”
Leibler Yavneh College closely followed the top three Jewish schools. The King David School and Yeshivah College finished outside the state’s top-10 achievers.
Photo: Beth Rivkah Ladies College principal Samuel Gurewicz.