Posted on January 27, 2022

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 and their teachers for their hard work and dedication. In another challenging year of upheaval and disruption, they have all responded with maturity, integrity and respect for each other, exemplifying our HEROIC values.

Ninety percent of the cohort received early entry to their chosen university course even before they had sat their first exam, with one quarter of those in receipt of multiple university offers.

Of the six students that had not received early entry, four applied to courses at universities that do not offer early entry, and two have chosen to pursue opportunities outside of university education.

Individually, we wish to celebrate our Dux of Boys’ Grammar, Jeremy Southwell and Dux of Girls’ Grammar, Anfisa Matsak for their fine results, hard work and diligence over the past years.

Commendations go to the 25% of students who achieved an ATAR over 90 and the 41% of students who reached the Distinguished Achievers list, achieving Band 6 or a mark of 90+ across 36 subject mentions, including two Year 11 students who achieved Band 6 results in Studies of Religion.

Notable results were achieved by students in specific subjects, with 100% of students achieving the top two Bands in English Extension 1 (state average 93.63), English Extension 2 (83.86), Mathematics Extension 1 (74.11), Mathematics Extension 2 (86.48), Science Extension 1 (71.96), Modern History (37.59), Dance (54.63), Music 1 (64.24), Music 2 (88.19), and Community and Family Studies (31.53).

HSC results alone do not demonstrate the individual academic growth of each of our students, or the care and support provided by staff to ensure each student fulfils their academic potential, particularly following the extended period of remote learning and the delayed exam conditions this year.

Increasingly, universities are selecting students with a more holistic view – certainly including their aptitude to learn, but also their interests and strengths. I commend this cohort for their dedication to community service work, their broad range of interests and pursuits, and the strong leadership skills they have shown. It will place them in good stead for their bright and evolving futures.

We wish them every success in whatever post-school pathway they choose to take.

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