Year 12 students from Marist College Eastwood have again excelled in the HSC – and they give most of the praise to their teachers!
The students clocked up an impressive 67 band six results – an improvement of 97 per cent from the previous year.
Overall, 86 per cent of all HSC courses at the school were above the State average.
The school performed strongly in the following course subjects, with the percentage of students achieving band five and six results (in order): History Extension 1 (100%); Mathematics Extension 1 (88%); Music 1 (78%); English Advanced (72%); Mathematics Extension 2 (67%); Ancient History (60%) and Hospitality (60%).
College Principal Daniel Delmage is delighted.
“Overall 86% of subjects were above state average with 4 subjects just falling short of the state average which could have yielded 96% result,” he said.
“I am so very proud of the Year 12 Class of 2014. They have achieved some significant personal bests in their HSC results. These students have certainly made their mark, as they were encouraged to do, with strong results by many students across all subject areas.”
Mr Delmage said that the college results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of both the students, and the excellent and committed teaching staff that have provided a supportive and nurturing community.
“We have raised the bar!” he added. “We congratulate our 2014 class for extending themselves, for developing a growth mindset to overcome the challenges and the challenges they will continue to face in their future.”
Among the school’s outstanding performances, three students were HSC All Rounders. Eric Gonzales, Jack Crossing and Anthony Wheeler all achieved scores over 90 in all their subjects.
Eric Gonzales finished Dux of the college, achieving an ATAR of 99.85. He also fininshed 2nd in the state in History Extension, 3rd in the state in English Extension 1 and 5th in the State in Visual Art.
Two other students also finished in the top 10 in the state in their respective subjects:
- Jack Crossing (Hospitality Examination – 2nd in the state)
- Damien Martelli (Software Design and Development – 7th in the state)