January 3, 2020

The hard work and commitment of Hale’s 2019 graduates have well and truly paid off with their remarkable success in the WACE exams.

Hale students achieved an exceptionally high median ATAR of 92.85, well above the state median of 81.00.

Yale Cheng achieved the ‘perfect score’ of 99.95, one of only 15 students across the State to do so. He and Jeremy Pearson-Lemme were awarded General Exhibitions as two of the 50 students with the highest WACE award scores.

Fourteen Hale students received Subject Certificates of Excellence, with examination marks in the top 0.5% of the State.

Our boys were also awarded 45 Certificates of Distinction and 53 Certificates of Merit for excellent results over Years 11 and 12.


  • 58% of our ATAR students were in the top 10% of the nation with an ATAR of 90 or above.
  • 36% of our ATAR students were in the top 5% of the nation with an ATAR of 95 or above.
  • 6.8% of our ATAR students were in the top 1% of the nation with an ATAR of 99 or above.

Hale School had the highest-performing students in 16 courses: Accounting & Finance; Applied Information Technology; Chemistry; Economics; Engineering Studies; Geography; Literature; Materials, Design & Technology; Mathematics Applications; Mathematics Methods; Mathematics Specialist; Music; Philosophy & Ethics; Physical Education Studies; Physics; Visual Arts.

The School is also exceptionally proud of the achievements of the 25 Hale students who undertook the CareerLink programme rather than an ATAR pathway. All 25 students received the WA Certificate of Education. Thirteen students completed the Certificate IV in Business which, combined with completion of the WACE, allows students alternate pathway entry to a variety of university courses. Seven students completed the Certificate II in Electrotechnology and one completed the Cert II in Building. All CareerLink students undertook work placements linked to their planned future training and work vocations.

Congratulations to all the boys on their outstanding achievements.

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