In December 2012, the achievement of the highest Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) in the Australia Capital Territory was awarded to Rongkai, an international Chinese student who completed his year 12 Certificate at a government school. Rongkai originates from Hohehot, Inner Mongolia, China and had experienced Australian culture when his parents toured the country in January 2008. His one-off tour of Australia would be the beginning of a long and highly successful academic career starting with his study in a government school in July 2010, and continuing with a scholarship to university in March 2013.
Rongkai’s parents decision to send him to Australia to undertake a study program finishing with the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), has provided Rongkai with the skills, the competencies and the language proficiency to compete not only with his fellow international students, but also with his Australian peers both in terms of the university entrance options available to him and his future career opportunities. The achievement of an ATAR of 99.95 is testimony to Rongkai’s industrious nature, his determination and his dedication to making the most of every opportunity afforded him.