Local Catholic schools among the top in the region for HSC results

184 students from the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese Secondary Schools have featured in this year’s Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) distinguished achievers list, each scoring a Band 6 mark of between 90-100 for their course.

St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton had over 70 students listed as distinguished achievers, the highest number in the region of all non-selective schools.

Director of Schools, Ray Collins said the results were a testament to the hard work and effort throughout the entire school year of both students and staff:

“I congratulate our students on their excellent results in this year’s higher school certificate; we are pleased to see our school’s focus on academic excellence once again be demonstrated with exceptional results”

“With strong achievements in a wide range of subjects including traditional subjects as well as areas such as the creative and performing arts, health sciences, languages and vocational education courses our schools provide an extensive array of options for students with a focus on a well-rounded education. It’s important for us to challenge our students with new ways of thinking to prepare them for their next steps into the adult world.” Mr Collins said.

Overview of Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle secondary school results

  • Five students from St Francis Xavier’s College and one student from All Saints College (St Mary’s Campus) made the top achievers list
  • 184 students across the Diocese made the distinguished achievers list
    • St Francis Xavier’s College – 71 (133 band six results)
    • All Saints College (St Mary’s Campus) – 60 (96 band six results)
    • St Clare’s Taree – 19 (36 band six results)
    • St Paul’s Booragul – 14 (24 band six results)
    • St Catherine’s College – 9 (16 band six results)
    • St Joseph’s Aberdeen – 9 (12 band six results)
  • Catholic school students on the distinguished achievers list were recognised for a wide range of subjects
  • St Francis Xavier’s College and All Saints College (St Mary’s Campus) had two students each included on the all rounders list (achieving band six results in 10 or more units of study)

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