Academic Achievements

Pittwater House is a small school with a strong focus on each student’s academic growth. We routinely produce strong results in the HSC and NAPLAN and our HSC students consistently rank in the Distinguished Achievers List.

We are proud of all our students for their excellent results, as they repeatedly outperform many public and independent schools. We believe the true measure of success is the value added to each student’s results as they progress through their education.

Academic Growth

As a non-selective school, our students exhibit a range of interests, strengths and goals for their future. Whilst outcomes are important, we also strive for and celebrate academic growth.

To this end we use data at all stages to check that our students are reaching their academic potential and to direct our efforts where they are most needed. At the end of the student’s journey with us, we look back over time, with the help of independent experts in educational analysis, to reflect on our students’ progress.

NAPLAN results

In Years 3, 5, 7 and 9, our students perform strongly in the NAPLAN, demonstrating advancement year after year. In 2023, our grade averages for each of the tests were extremely good, with all of them being well above the National Average and most of them being in the top 25% of the state. These results show not only the dedicated professionalism of our teachers, but the determination, effort and persistence of our students. We are so very proud of them.

HSC Results

2023 HSC results

We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2023 and accelerated Year 11 students, along with their teachers, who have achieved great success this HSC year. 83 of our students were Distinguished Achievers across 24 subjects. Moreover, one quarter attained an ATAR of 90 or over, with an exceptional 6% exceeding 98 and 10% exceeding 95. In the state, the median ATAR was 71.05 - significantly less than our median ATAR of 83.5.

Read about our student's 2023 HSC Achievements here.

2022 HSC results

Commendations go to all 39 students - an impressive 44% of those that sat the HSC - who collectively achieved a remarkable 68 Band 6 results (a mark of 90+) across 23 subjects, including 15 accelerated Year 11 students who achieved Band 6 results in Dance, Swedish, Mathematics Advanced and Studies of Religion.

Read more about our Class of 2022 and their results here.

2021 HSC results

We are thrilled to report that ninety precent of our Class of 2021 had pre-entry to their university course of choice before they had started their exams.

Read more about their experience of our School, their achievements and their next steps in our Class of 2021 brochure.

“The final HSC result and culmination of 13 years of formal schooling reflects the hard work and dedication of the students, and also the encouragement, commitment and drive of all their teachers, and, of course, the support of their families.”

Dr Nancy Hillier, Principal