St John's Woodlawn students, from left, Genevieve Maladay, Georgia Sullivan, and Daniel Sironen.
St John's Woodlawn students, from left, Genevieve Maladay, Georgia Sullivan, and Daniel Sironen. Cathy Adams

Long wait is over for local HSC kids

YESTERDAY the excitement was brimming across the region with HSC results released and local schools reporting great results from their students.

St John's College Wood-lawn was over the moon with their HSC results - they had 34 students on the Distinguished Achievers list - meaning each student had gained a mark of more than 90 in one or more subjects and, in total, meaning 30% of their students achieved one or more Band Six mark.

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In addition, Woodlawn students Georgia Sullivan, 18 of Modanville, Daniel Sironen, 18, of Lennox Head and Genevieve Maladay, 18 of Bangalow all gained places on the HSC All-Round Achievers list, meaning they gained marks of more than 90 for all of their subjects.

All three said they were shocked to have received the news, but after a hard two years through the HSC, they were relieved it was over and that they'd managed to do so well.

Georgia said she hoped to go on to study a double degree of Arts and Law in the coming years, Daniel was hoping to study Human Rights Laws and Genevieve International Relations.

Trinity Catholic College, Alstonville High School and Xavier Catholic College also reported great news, with students from their schools making the HSC All-Round Achievers list and the Distinguished Achievers list.

In addition, Summerland Christian College, Byron Bay High School, St Mary's Catholic College Casino, and Casino High School all proudly noted the achievement of many Band Six marks among their students.

Southern Cross K-12, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School, Emmanuel Anglican College, Mullumbimby High School, Richmond River High School and Southern Cross K-12 also reported some great results to The Northern Star, with the latter finding that one of their Distance Education Centre students was named first in the state in French Beginners.

Alexander Dimmock is based in Inverell but his French teacher Rosa Pascoe was very proud of the achievement and the distance education school itself.



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