The Class of 2018 continued the record of outstanding HSC results at Mount St Benedict College, Pennant Hills. Guided by their motto ‘The Greatest Story is the One We Write Together’, Year 12 students distinguished themselves through their commitment to their studies, joy of learning and excellent relationships with dedicated and professional staff at the College.
The College was ranked as the 11 th best performing of all Catholic schools in NSW, overall 67 th best performing school in NSW* and the top performing girls school in the Hills District.
Four students were named on the All Rounders List, recognising the achievement of a Band 6 [or its equivalent] in ten HSC units [including English]. The girls were Alexandra Maher, Kathleen Notohamiprodjo, Emma Slee and Julia Zubak.
Alexandra Maher achieved the highest known ATAR at the College of 99.25.
The College Principal Maria Pearson congratulated students on excellent results.
“Our academic results continue to give us every reason to be so proud of our girls,” Mrs Pearson said.
“We have enjoyed the leadership of our Class of 2018 who have been excellent role models. These are young women who will be leaders of the future – articulate, confident and intelligent decision-makers.”
There were five students with Top Placements in the State:
Kate Breytenbach 1 st place in Tourism, Travel and Events Examination
[VET course studied at Northern Sydney Institute – Hornsby College]
Paige Phelan 3 rd Place in Business Services Examination
Hanieh Ebrahimi 4 th place in Persian Background Speakers [external tutor]
Hannah Stephens 9 th place in Senior Science
Gabrielle George 10 th place in Hospitality Examination
Six students were nominated for exemplary HSC Major Projects or Performances:
Callback (Dance) – Vivienne Lee and Laura Windass
Shape 2018 – Lucy Koelmeyer (Design & Technology) Zali Levy (Design & Technology), Aoife Twamley (Industrial Technology)
SELECTED Shape 2018 – Ella Lehmann (Design and Technology) wearable UV exposure indicator and warning device
Of particular note was the significant achievement of the Mount St Benedict College cohort in Mathematics across all courses.
The College had 169 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List. An estimated 26% of the eligible cohort achieved an ATAR over 90.
Mount St Benedict College invites the local community to the upcoming Open Day on Sunday 3 March 10am – 2pm. Additionally families with a daughter in Year 5 2019 are invited to attend a Year 7 2021 Information Session (which is straight after Open Day concludes, Sunday 3 March 2pm-3pm). Open Day Bookings: www.msb.nsw.edu.au