January 28, 2022

Hale School graduates have again reaped the rewards for their hard work and commitment to their studies with extraordinary results in the 2021 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) examinations.

Hale Year 12 students achieved a median ATAR of 91.85 – more than 10 points higher than the state average of 81.75.

100% of eligible students achieved the WACE.


  • Oliver Cheng achieved the ‘perfect score’ of 99.95 (one of only 15 students).
  • Oliver Cheng, Song Chen, Bailey Errey and Harry Tozawa received General Exhibitions, awarded to the top 50 ATAR students.
  • 10 Subject Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the top 0.5% of the State in a subject.
  • 92 or 55% of our ATAR students are in the top 10% of the nation with an ATAR of 90 or above.
  • 61 or 37% of our ATAR students are in the top 5% of the nation with an ATAR of 95 or above.
  • 14 or 8% of our ATAR students are in the top 1% of the nation with an ATAR of 99 or above.

Hale had the top performing students in 14 subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Engineering Studies
  • French: Second Language
  • Literature
  • Materials Design and Technology
  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Physical Education Studies
  • Physics

“This has been an incredibly strong group of boys,” said Headmaster, Dean Dell’Oro. “It is commendable that they have achieved the outcomes they have on top of all the other commitments they made to the wider co-curricular programme of the School. I am full of admiration for each boy and his determination to keep working hard, even when many had early university offers and other assured pathway options.

“These final results are a testament to the strong learning culture that exists at Hale. Once again, our outstanding staff have supported these boys to gain some of the best results in the State and this country.”

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