‘The Greatest Story is the One We Write Together’

The Class of 2018 continued the record of outstanding HSC results at Mount St Benedict College. Guided by their motto ‘The Greatest Story is the One We Write Together’, Year 12 students distinguished themselves through their commitment to their studies, joy of learning and excellent relationships with dedicated and professional staff at the College.

The College was ranked as the 11th best performing of all Catholic schools in NSW, overall 67th best performing school in NSW* and the top performing girls school in the Hills District.

Four students were named on the All Rounders List, recognising the achievement of a Band 6 [or its equivalent] in ten HSC units. The girls were Alexandra Maher, Kathleen Notohamiprodjo, Emma Slee and Julia Zubak.

Alexandra Maher achieved the highest known ATAR at the College of 99.25.

The College Principal Maria Pearson congratulated students on excellent results.

“Our academic results continue to give us every reason to be so proud of our girls,” Mrs Pearson said.

“We have enjoyed the leadership of our Class of 2018 who have been excellent role models. These are young women who will be leaders of the future - articulate, confident and intelligent decision-makers.”

There were five students with Top Placements in the State:

  • Kate Breytenbach 1st place in Tourism, Travel and Events Examination
    [VET course studied at Northern Sydney Institute – Hornsby College]
  • Paige Phelan 3rd Place in Business Services Examination
  • Hanieh Ebrahimi 4th place in Persian Background Speakers [external tutor]
  • Hannah Stephens 9th place in Senior Science
  • Gabrielle George 10th place in Hospitality Examination

Six students were nominated for exemplary HSC Major Projects or Performances:

Callback (Dance) - Vivienne Lee and Laura Windass

Shape 2018 - Lucy Koelmeyer (Design & Technology) Zali Levy (Design & Technology), Aoife Twamley (Industrial Technology)

SELECTED Shape 2018 - Ella Lehmann (Design and Technology) wearable UV exposure indicator and warning device

Of particular note was the significant achievement of the Mount St Benedict College cohort in Mathematics across all courses.

This year the College had 169 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List.

An estimated 26% of the eligible cohort achieved an ATAR over 90.

*Source: Sydney Morning Herald, December 14 2018


Please read the Class of 2018 HSC Results Overview here.