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HSC results demonstrate
depth and breadth
BY GERARD MOWBRAY
Higher School Certificate
students from across the
Catholic Diocese of Maitland-
Newcastle have maintained the
standards of excellence Catholic
schools annually demonstrate.
Not mentioned in HSC honour rolls is
each and every Year 12 student who was
able to persevere with senior studies and
complete this highly rigorous credential. It
is important to congratulate all students
who gave of their best in these demanding
final two years of study.
Students complete an internal assessment
program as well as examinations in each
of their courses. In a range of subjects --
Design and Technology, Textiles and Design,
Society and Culture, Electrotechnology,
Music and Visual Arts -- there are also major
projects or performances to be prepared.
Vocational Education and Training courses,
such as Hospitality and Building and
Construction, require work placement as
well as course completion.
As the results are reviewed, the breadth of
subjects students have excelled in, as well
as the depth of results across each of the
schools, are apparent.
Outstanding subject performances
included students placed 'diocesan
first in course': from St Catherine's
Catholic College, Singleton, Cassie
Gould (Design and Technology); from
St Clare's High School, Taree, Michael
Grisold and Courtney Dunn (Drama),
Gemma Larkin and Matthew Larkin
(Personal Development, Health and
Physical Education) and Tahlea Rowsell
(Hospitality). Students from St Francis
Xavier's College, Hamilton, who excelled
included Abbey Campbell (Community and
Family Studies) Marcus Cherry and Alex
Madafiglio (Studies of Religion), Mickaela
Mate (French Beginners) and Nadia Kerr-
Fonseca (Business Studies). Sam Cone
and Alexander Field from St Joseph's High
School, Aberdeen, excelled in Chemistry,
while St Paul's, Booragul student,
Emma Woodward, attained an
outstanding result in German
Beginners. From St Mary's
Campus, All Saints College,
Maitland, individual excellence
was attained by Josiah Tweed
(Mathematics), Matthew Rudge
(Information Processes and
Technology) and Kate Bernardino
(Textiles and Design).
The Catholic Schools Office confers
academic awards each year and for
2012 the students attaining the highest
ATARs (university entry scores) were from
St Francis Xavier's College: Dux of the
Diocese Belinda Serafin (99.4), Mickaela
Mate (99.25) and Maighan Hassett (98.95).
To these individual outstanding
performers and to each HSC student,
as well as to their dedicated teachers
and supportive families, we offer our
congratulations and hope that the next
stage in life is happily underway.
May I sound a cautionary note to those
who may be disappointed with their
results? A story by Josephine Tovey in the
Sydney Morning Herald late last year cited
the example of Sally Dowling, who left
school after Year 11 because her results
were declining. Now a successful Crown
Prosecutor, Sally said, ''I do advise people
not to feel that the die is cast by what they
have and haven't achieved when they're 15
and 16 and even 17.
"There are many, many second chances".
Gerard Mowbray is Assistant Director,
Catholic Schools Office. Parents of Year 12
students may be interested to read our first
CareTalk column on page 8.
Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle www.mn.catholic.org.au
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