From the Headmaster's blog...
Posted 31 January, 2019
Welcome and Welcome BackContinued Record Growth: Once again, day 1 finds us facing unexpected and unprecedented growth. Kindergarten has doubled in size (from two classes to four classes and limited vacancies) There are 167 new smiling student faces, and 12 nervous new staff and existing staff with broader responsibilities who started on day one here in 2019. Again, this is partly on the strength of extraordinary academic results but life success is more than just a set of numbers; more than just success in sporting and cultural activities; it is being a privileged part of helping little boys and girls develop into young men and women who will be the leaders of the next generation.Great 2018 HSC Results10 Students on the media’s “Distinguished Achievers’ List”17 Band 6 Results and 88 Band 5 Results from 47 students eligible for ATARCongratulations to the Year 12 class of 2018 for their hard work and dedication in the achievement of commendable HSC results. The College community was thrilled to learn that 10 students were placed in the highest result band for at least one subject. All received honourable mention on the prestigious list of distinguished HSC achievers for 2018.Distinguished Achievers’ Merit list for NSW - extract -
Roy Bramich-Wilson Jacob Hall Fergus Hayes-Sant James Hornery Alex Kosednar Courtney Lange Elkie McCormick Samuel Napier Timothy Ryan Haydn Urqhart"We are very proud of our class of 2018 who produced 17 Band 6 results and 88 Band 5 results as a product of their hard work and dedication. We are also proud of their leadership and character"Congratulations - Students with ATAR 80+ Samuel Napier (Dux) 96.4 Fergus Hayes-Sant 89.1 Tyler Birman 84.4 Haydn Urquhart 94.1 Roy Bramich-Wilson 89.0 Courtney Lange 84.4 James Hornery 93.5 Alex Kosednar 88.3 Bella Creswick 84.0 Jacob Hall 90.3 Elkie McCormick 87.95 Georgia Beddow 83.7 Timothy Ryan 89.7 Noah Sarkis 84.55 Dylan Hyslop 80.35Of course, great results measured against external bench marks are important and worthy of celebration, but the wider story for all students is that our externally measured “value added” benchmarked results between Year 10 and Year 12 show the conversion of a variety of students’ academic results through the hard work of staff and a positive learning tone for students into expanded career and course options. The smiles on the faces of each of these students are no less broad.In the words of one 2018 HSC Cohort parent - “We have just received our boy’s results and I amenormously proud. You have to remember he was a little boy that could not sit still or read until Year 3. Academically he has struggled to maintain interest but he has worked very hard. He is immenselyhappy”.Congratulations, Class of 2018.