Congratulations to our 2014 Year 12 students on their HSC results. We are so proud of your achievements!
Our students achieved Band 6 results in Hospitality, Business Studies, English (Advanced), Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Music 1 and Mathematics General 2. Over half of all students achieved at least one Band 5 result or higher.
Emma Schulz and Sophie Howard achieved particularly outstanding results. Emma was awarded the Dux of the College at our Year 12 Graduation Ball. Emma was merit listed for her results in Business Studies, English (Advanced), Mathematics General 2 and PDHPE—and achieved high band 5 scores in Biology and Studies of Religion 1. Sophie achieved Band 6 results in Business Studies, English (Advanced) and PDHPE, and high band 5 results in Biology and Studies of Religion 1. Melinda Senior (Mathematics General 2) and Rebecca Haines (Hospitality) also achieved band 6 results.
Lara Rayner, a Year 11 student, should also be commended on her results. Lara completed two HSC subjects this year, Mathematics and Music 1, and earned outstanding results in both; 96 in Music and 94 in Mathematics. She will continue her HSC in 2015.
Many of our students have accepted early entry University offers from a range of universities in NSW and Victoria, including Macquarie University in Sydney, Wollongong University, Charles Sturt University and the University of New England. These offers are based on academic results in Year 11 and 12, as well as the Principal’s recommendation. Our students traditionally receive many offers such as these. The universities we work with report that receive such offers because of the quality of student St Paul’s produces!
In addition to university offers, many of our students have already obtained employment, including apprenticeships and traineeships and secured places for further study at TAFE and other private institutions.
Congratulations to all of our students who completed their HSC this year. At our Year 12 retreat in February this year, I urged our students to work hard, focus and prioritise their learning—so that when they finished Year 12 they could back and be proud of what you had achieved.
Our Year 12 students can certainly look back and be very proud of their achievements!
I wish the St Paul’s HSC Class of 2014 every success for the future.
Director of Senior School