St John's Woodlawn students, from left, Sam Conte, Joe Reidy, Cooper Wakefield, Maddi Gamble, Nikkila Goulding, and Katelyn Burns, have all received early entry offers to universities.
St John's Woodlawn students, from left, Sam Conte, Joe Reidy, Cooper Wakefield, Maddi Gamble, Nikkila Goulding, and Katelyn Burns, have all received early entry offers to universities. Cathy Adams

Uni offers already for 41 Woodlawn graduates

WHILE today marks the release of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank for the 54,000-plus students across NSW who have completed their HSC, 41 students at St John's College Woodlawn won't be sweating too much as they've already received uni offers.

That's right, 41 students out of the 118 in the graduating year at Woodlawn have received offers of early entry to universities such as the Australian Catholic University, the University of New England, Griffith University and Southern Cross University.

Principal Chris Comerford said he was proud of the students for how they've taken on the HSC this year.

He said after watching the students over the past few years, it "wasn't a surprise" to find they'd done so well.

"They're a great bunch of kids, they've been a nice group (and) academically ambitious," he said.

Many students have done way beyond their own expectations - while they may not have made any golden lists, they've blown the marks out of the water when it came to what they expected of themselves and that's what matters most.

Maddi Gamble, 18, of Bangalow, had been accepted into law and psychology at Griffith University, but had already received an offer and 50% scholarship for the same course at her dream school, Bond University.

Nikkila Goulding, 18, of Modanville, had received an offer to study international business at Griffith University, but said she was also looking into a double degree in business and creative industries at the Queensland University of Technology - it all depended on what ATAR she received today, she said.

Katelyn Burns, 18, of Clunes, said she was happy, excited and surprised to find she'd been accepted into law at Griffith University, and couldn't wait to start.

Receiving an offer to study biomedical science at Griffith was Joe Reidy, 18, of Alstonville, who said he and his family were very happy with the news, while Sam Conte, 17, of Ballina had been happily offered a place in engineering (mechanical) at Griffith as well.



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