It is with immense pride that we congratulate our graduating class of 2021.

We congratulate our Dux of 2021, Aidan M who achieved an ATAR of 99.75, one of two Carmel students who achieved a score in the top 0.5% of the State. We also congratulate two Carmel graduates who achieved a perfect score of 100%, one for the combined moderated subject mark in Human Biology and another for the raw Drama Performance exam mark.

In summary, our Class of 2021 attained:

  • 21% of students achieved an ATAR over 97
  • 39% of students achieved an ATAR over 90
  • 74% of students achieved an ATAR over 80

Carmel’s median ATAR was 87.95

While our marks and ATARs scores are nothing short of stellar, they are but one component of what makes this cohort of young adults so special.

Like many of our cohorts, the class of 2021 found just the right mix of academic determination and joie de vivre – they embraced all that Carmel School life had to offer. Many of our Year 12 students performed leading roles in our brilliant school musical The Addams Family, a demonstration of the varied talent in this year group. These students were runners-up in the ACC Senior Basketball championships and reached the finals of both the State debating and Mock Trial competitions.

While slogging away at WACE, many still found time to volunteer for Green Sunday, collect food for Oz Harvest, volunteer for Bnei and Habonim and even raise thousands of dollars through ‘Mullets for Mental Health’. I have named only a few charity and volunteering initiatives these students committed to, demonstrating their desire to give to the Jewish and wider communities.

But what we will miss most about this class is their support for each other and their love for Carmel School. These students are graduating Carmel as a cohesive unit, as devoted to each other as they are diverse. They have respect for and revel in each other’s differences, celebrating the wins and taking care of each other through the challenges. Their love for Carmel is palpable; they worked tirelessly to create one of the best Purim’s ever and they travelled to dance, sing and bring their ‘ruach’ to the other students Judaica camps. They brought joy and fun to assemblies and took the time to speak with and care for the younger students. They are a group of true ‘menschen’.

Carmel School’s pride and joy is found in our ‘final product’ – the students who graduate our School with a strong sense of pride in their Judaism, ready and able to succeed in the post-school adventure. And this group, the graduating class of 2021, have given us, and will continue to give us, intense nachas for years to come.

Mazal Tov to all our graduating students and a huge thank you to their parents and teachers for their role in producing these exceptional young adults.

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