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Aspiration becomes excellence

Rossmoyne Senior High School quickly gained a reputation of excellence after the school first opened its doors in 1968. The school has educated three Rhodes Scholars, two Beazley Medalists, and a Rob Riley Memorial Prize winner, as well as eight Olympians and Paralympians and many other notable alumni.
In 2001, Rossmoyne won the inaugural The Australian School of the Year Award for its academic excellence, outstanding educational outcomes, and strong pastoral care emphasis.

Annual academic achievements

Each year Rossmoyne Senior High School students uphold the school’s reputation for excellence.

  • 2022
    Within the Class of 2022, 48 percent of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher, and fifteen students achieved an ATAR of 99
  • 2021
    Within the Class of 2021, 97 percent of students achieved their WA Certificate of Education and 38 percent achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher. Four students achieved an ATAR of 99.80, and the school achieved a median ATAR of 88.65. VET students achieved a combined 183 qualifications, including 52 students who achieved an equivalent ATAR of 70 or higher through Certificate, Diplomas or University Fast Track programs. Based on median ATAR scores, Rossmoyne was the 3rd highest performing public school in Western Australia.
  • 2020
    Within the Class of 2020, 96 percent of students achieved their WA Certificate of Education and 46 percent achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher. Two students achieved an ATAR of 99.85, 18 students achieved an ATAR of 99+ and the school achieved a median ATAR of 88.4. VET students achieved a combined 181 qualifications, including 63 students who achieved an equivalent ATAR of 70 or higher through Certificate, Diplomas or University Fast Track programs. Based on median ATAR scores, Rossmoyne was the 2nd highest performing public school in Western Australia.
  • 2019
    Within the Class of 2020, 96.4 percent of students achieved their WA Certificate of Education and 45.2 percent achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher. An ATAR of 99+ was achieved by 19 students and the school achieved a median ATAR of 88.05. VET students were awarded five Certificates of Excellence for topping their qualification courses in Automotive Engineering and Logistics, Business and Financial Services, Community Services and Construction. Based on median ATAR scores, Rossmoyne was the 2nd highest performing non-selective public school in Western Australia.

Beazley Medals

The Beazley Medals are awarded to the student attaining the highest aggregate score in Western Australia each year. One Beazley Medal is awarded to the highest performing WA Certificate of Education (WACE) student, and another is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the most outstanding overall performance in a Vocational Education and Training program (VET).

Rossmoyne Senior High School’s Beazley Medalists is:

  • 2017 Beazley Medalist: WACE – Isabel Rose Longbottom.

Rob Riley Memorial Prize

The Rob Riley Memorial Prize is named in honour of the late Aboriginal human rights advocate and recognises the top-performing Year 12 Aboriginal students in public schools.
Rossmoyne Senior High Rob Riley Memorial Prize recipients include:

  • 2021 Rob Riley Memorial Prize recipient – Myka Richards-Matters
  • 2011 Rob Riley Memorial Prize recipient – Shelley Cable

WACE Achievements

In 2009 Rossmoyne Senior High School had the highest number of students with the highest possible tertiary entrance rank (99.95) than any other school in the state.

Rhodes Scholars

The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rossmoyne’s three Rhodes Scholars are:

  • 1999 – Craig Wood
  • 1988 – Ian Reid
  • 1985 – Grant Donaldson

Olympians and Paralympians (Volleyball)

Rossmoyne Senior High School’s specialist Volleyball program has taught Olympic volleyballers:

  • 2004 Olympian for Indoor Volleyball – David Ferguson
  • 2004, 2000, 1996 Olympian for Beach Volleyball – Julien Prosser

Olympians and Paralympians

Rossmoyne Senior High School’s strong Health and Physical Education team has taught Olympians and Paralympians:

  • 2008, 2004 Paralympian for Wheelchair Rugby – Grant Boxall
  • 2004 Olympian for Archery – Jo-Ann Galbraith
  • 1996, 1992, 1988 Olympian for Hockey – Jackie Pereira
  • 1996 Olympian for Rowing – Robert Scott
  • 1992, 1988 Paralympian for Swimming – Jason Diederich
  • 1988, 1984 Olympian for Athletics – Vanessa Ward