Parramatta Catholic schools achieve outstanding HSC results

17/12/2010

HSC Results News Story
NSW Education Minister Verity Firth presents Caroline Chisholm College Glenmore Park student Vicki Stanojevic with First in Subject Visual Arts in the 2010 HSC.

The 2,567 Year 12 Catholic school students in the Diocese of Parramatta have achieved outstanding results in the 2010 Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams.

Result highlights from Catholic school students in the Diocese included:

  • First in Subject in Visual Art 2U - Caroline Chisholm College Glenmore Park student, Vicki Stanojevic
  • Twenty students in the All Round Achievers List, achieving Band 6 (90 or above) or equivalent in 10 or more units
  • Twelve students named in the Top Achievers in Course List
  • Five hundred and forty-nine students across all secondary schools in the Distinguished Achievers List, receiving at least one Band 6 or the equivalent in extension courses
  • Parramatta Diocese achieved 836 Band 6 or equivalent results

Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby said he was extremely pleased with the hard work and achievements of the students and their teachers.

"These outstanding achievements are the result of a lot of hard work and commitment by the students," Greg said.

"Our teachers also deserve recognition for their own commitment to providing quality learning and teaching for the students in their care.

"Congratulations to all students who sat the HSC this year. We trust that you have not only learned a lot academically in your 13 years of schooling, but also grown spiritually and personally. I know you will leave our schools with a strong foundation for whatever endeavours you undertake in your lives."

Caroline Chisholm College Glenmore Park student Vicki Adrienne Stanojevic received First in Course for Visual Arts and was named in the All Round Achievement List and received an ATAR of 99.9. The major works of five Caroline Chisholm students, including Vicki’s, were selected for Art Express at the Gallery of NSW early in 2011.

Caroline Chisholm’s Principal Christine Howe said the college’s art teachers have played a key role in the strong performance in Visual Art over a number of years.

"I wish to congratulate our leader of arts, Karen King, who taught Vicki in her senior years and all our visual arts teachers who have created a centre of excellence in the subject at our school," Christine said.

Top honours for Parramatta Marist

Parramatta Marist High, Westmead had 58 students included on the Distinguished Achievers List.

These students achieved 179 Band 6 or equivalent results, up from 150 in 2009. Five students were also named in the All Round Achievement List. The school was above state average in all but two HSC subjects and was listed in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Honour Roll of top 100 schools.  

Three Parramatta Marist students were also placed in the top 10 of the state in the subjects of Business Studies, Industrial Technology and Studies of Religion I.

The school also performed well in Mathematics and Religious Education. Seventy per cent of students in Extension 2 Mathematics received a Band 6 equivalent mark; 76 per cent in Extension 1; and 43 per of Mathematics students received a Band 6. Forty three per cent of Religious Education students received a Band 6 and 16 of these were Year 11 students who completed the course a year early.

"Our approach is to focus on the relationship between the student, the teacher and the content," Parramatta Marist Principal Br Patrick Howlett said.

"We have a high standard of teaching, high expectation of students and a solid approach to the curriculum that delivers content in a way that challenges and engages students.

"I am extremely proud of our students and their achievements and thank the Parramatta Marist staff for their outstanding work."

Cerdon College Merrylands had four students in the All Round Achievers List and 75 students on the Distinguished Achievers List. These students achieved 176 Band 6 or equivalent results. Student, Rhonda Itaoui, was placed 10th in the state for Community and Family Studies.

This year, 84 per cent of Cerdon’s results were Band 4 or above and all students who completed the English Advanced course and 91 per cent of students who studied 2 Unit Mathematics achieved a Band 4 or higher. The college also ranked in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Honour Roll of top 100 schools.  

Cerdon’s Principal Patricia Baker said the college’s achievements are the result of a strong student work ethic, and the skills and enthusiasm of the college’s teaching staff.

"The results are outstanding and a testament to the hard work of the students and their teachers," Patricia said. "We had a number of teachers teaching HSC subjects for the first time and we are very proud that those classes have all achieved above the state average.

"This is the result of our strong focus on mentoring teachers and providing good professional learning programs. Our staff have high expectations of themselves and their students in striving to do their best in all aspects of school life."

Catherine McAuley Westmead also had outstanding results in 2010. The school had three students in the All Round Achievers List and 44 students on the Distinguished Achievers List. These students achieved 94 Band 6 or equivalent results.

"I am extremely proud of our students and their hard work," Principal Margery Jackman said.

"I am particularly proud because many of our high performing students have made a contribution in other areas of the schools including social justice, creative and performing arts and sport and have been very generous in their commitment to service within the community."

St Patrick’s Marist College Dundas had two students in the All Round Achievers List and had 73 students included in the Distinguished Achievers List. Together, these students achieved 158 Band 6 or equivalent results. The school was also above state average in all subjects offered and had one student who placed 13th in the state in Business Studies. St Patrick’s Marist also ranked in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Honour Roll of top 100 schools.  

St Columba’s High School Springwood had 24 students in the Distinguished Achievers List and two on the All Round Achievers List. St Columba’s students achieved 64 Band 6 results. The school was also well above the state average in Drama, Legal Studies, Ancient History, English (Standard), English (Extension 2), Society and Culture, PDHPE, Japanese Continuers and Visual Arts.

Blessed with dedicated staff and supportive parents

HSC Results News Story
Patrician Brothers’ College Blacktown student Aninda Antar receives the DUX trophy from Principal Santo Passarello.
Patrician Brothers’ College Blacktown student Aninda Akash Antar made the All Round Achievers list and achieved an ATAR of 98.65. The college also had excellent results in English and Music with both of the school’s English Extension 2 students achieving Band 6s and nine out of 11 English Extention 1 students receiving a Band 5 or 6.

Principal Santo Passarello said the school community was extremely proud of the 2010 HSC students.

"They have worked hard to achieve these results and I am delighted that their efforts have been rewarded," Santo said.

"We are blessed at Patrician Brothers’ College with a dedicated staff, supportive parents and a wonderful spirit of trust and cooperation within the community. This has created an ideal environment for the students to excel."

Nagle College Blacktown student Stefanie Marie Car was not only named in the All Round Achievers List but placed third in the state in English Extension 2 and fifth in Studies of Religion 2. She received an ATAR of 99.7. The school received 38 Band 6 or equivalent results and was well above the state average in Studies of Religion 2, Community and Family Studies and Ancient History.

At McCarthy Catholic College Emu Plains, 100 per cent of students in the Music 2 Unit course achieved in the top two Bands (5 and 6) compared to only 60.2 per cent who achieved these bands across the state.

Principal Robyn Meddows said the school has a history of strong performance in Music.

"The college's outstanding result in Music is the result of the college's culture of excellence in creative and performing arts," Robyn said.

According to the NSW Board of Studies, there was a record number of 71,310 students who completed one or more HSC exams in 2010.

All-round Achievers List

The All-round Achievers List contains the names of students who have been placed on the Distinguished Achievers List for courses totalling 10 or more units.

Student name

School name

Vicki Stanojevic

Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park

Natalie Acret

Catherine McAuley Westmead

Ana-Maria Cindric

Catherine McAuley Westmead

Krizia Forde

Catherine McAuley Westmead

Ashleigh Chandra

Cerdon College, Merrylands

Katie Davern

Cerdon College, Merrylands

Kezia De Costa

Cerdon College, Merrylands

Jessica Orap

Cerdon College, Merrylands

Michael Matosin

Marian College, Kenthurst

Stefanie Car

Nagle College, Blacktown

Ameet Nand

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Rishabh Patel

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Rammy Sader

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Michael Soud

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Anthony Zeater

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Aninda Akash Antar

Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown

Scott Newton

St Columba's High, Springwood

Celia Sullohern

St Columba's High, Springwood

Sahand Farzaneh

St Patrick's Marist College, Dundas

Kimberley West

St Patrick's Marist College, Dundas

 

Top Achievers in Course List

The Top Achievers in Course List shows the students in the top places in each course in the state, provided they have also achieved Band 6 or Band E4, as appropriate. Students are ranked by their HSC mark. The list shows the student's name and teaching school, and their place in the course.

Student name

School name

Subject

Place

hristina Lindop

Bede Polding College, Windsor

Earth and Environmental Science

9

Vicki Stanojevic

Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park

Visual Arts

1

Rhonda Itaoui

Cerdon College, Merrylands

Community and Family Studies

10

Gabrielle Marcel

Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek

Business Services Examination

6

Stefanie Car

Nagle College, Blacktown

English Extension 2

3

Stefanie Car

Nagle College, Blacktown

Studies of Religion II

5

Ameet Nand

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Business Studies

10

Thomas McCreanor

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Industrial Technology

2

Alessandro Cowley

Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead

Studies of Religion I

8

Scott Newton

St Columba's High, Springwood

English Extension 2

7

Sahand Farzaneh

St Patrick’s Marist College, Dundas

Business Studies

13

Benjamin Hanssen

Terra Sancta College, Quakers Hill

Mathematics

6


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