Students shine in language test

Well done: Margaret River Senior High School students Vanessa Ryan, Ella Keightley, Hannah Biddulph, Kelsey Quick, Casey Curtis and Harriet Leavesley with Amber Towndrow, front, have aced the national language test.
Well done: Margaret River Senior High School students Vanessa Ryan, Ella Keightley, Hannah Biddulph, Kelsey Quick, Casey Curtis and Harriet Leavesley with Amber Towndrow, front, have aced the national language test.

MARGARET River Sen ior High School students have passed their national Assessment Language Comp etency Test with flying colours.

The school has always grabbed a top 10 place for the annual test but Indo nesian teacher Angela McCoy said it now boasts seven first-place awards thanks to this year's students.

The Year 9 students got their results in October with all but one achieving high distinctions.

MRSHS overall results sit at a score of 93.3 in comparison to Australian schools' average score of 13.7.

Some students said they were a little surprised at how well they did. On the other hand, year 9 Casey Curtis has spent time living in Indo nesia and says the test was relatively easy for her.

Ms McCoy said students worked hard for their results.

"Some don't have confidence to speak the language, but this test is specific in listening skills," she said.

"You did not disappoint me," she told the girls.