Thirteen years of schooling officially came to an end for Immanuel’s Class of 2016 when they received their OP results on Saturday 17 December. The cohort achieved well above the State average, with 33% of the group receiving an OP 1-6 including 5% achieving OP1s. 66% of graduates achieved OP 10 or better.

OP 1 graduate and 2016 Dux Lauren Atkinson intends to pursue a degree in medicine at either the University of Queensland (UQ) or Griffith University after taking a gap year to study special effects in the United Kingdom before volunteering at an AIDS clinic in South Africa.

Fellow OP1 graduate Harrison (Harri) Jones is considering either medicine at Griffith or a dual engineering mathematics degree at UQ. However, first he’s planning a gap year to compete in the Australian Formula Ford Series (AFFS), one of the best known and most instantly recognised racing categories worldwide.

Congratulations also to 2016 College Captain Georgia Dean who also achieved the top accolade - an OP1 - for her outstanding dedication and effort throughout the year. She is considering either medicine or possibly physiotherapy as her tertiary pathway.

“We are very proud of the Class of 2016, not just for their academic success, but for the meaningful contribution they made to the wider community, from fundraising for local and national charitable organisations, to raising awareness and planning campaigns with DonateLife. Significant achievements by our vocational students also saw them rewarded in the completion of the QCE, an equivalent OP result and the attainment of a national qualification. These results are a clear indication of Immanuel’s high quality and robust academic program,” said Principal Colin Minke.

“We are delighted that our students continue to produce excellent results well above state averages. That said, we’re equally proud of those who choose to enter the workforce or embark on other pathways,” he said.

“Immanuel graduates are highly competent and are making a positive contribution to their community and the world. I applaud each of them for their hard work and dedication in achieving these results,” said Mr Minke.