HSC Results 2017
Dux of the College: Olivia-James McKeown
The academic focus at Stella Maris is on each girl achieving her personal best. The personal striving of each Stella Girl is certainly reflected in her State-recognised results but even more importantly in the growth in character that comes from diligence, application, academic risk-taking, resilience and the desire to grow. When girls learn to strive and celebrate their successes we see a measurable increase in wellbeing that ensures an upward spiral of continued success in future studies and in later life generally. Education at Stella is focused on the long game!
In accordance with basic privacy principles, Stella Maris has reviewed its practice of making specific ATARs public. In keeping with our educational philosophy, we acknowledge the following:
- Dux of the College: Olivia-James McKeown. We’re very proud of your hard work and passion, OJ!
- Some of our other top ATAR achievers: Alison Godbier, Emily Simpson, Shana Yang, Natalie Gillespie, Karis Peng, Grace Kendall, Christine Nefodov, Molly Marr, Cici Liu, Charlotte Carr, Emily Lennon, Amy Hicks and Gloria Chen.
- Our Distinguished Achievers and all our high achievers in subjects across the spectrum
- Callback (Dance) Nominations: Elisha Maguire, Manon Poirier, Natasha Beatham, Elle Preece and Claire Busse
- Amy Hicks for her Encore (Music) nomination
- Shape (Design and Technology) nominations: Caitlin Bruce, Charlotte Carr, Olivia Hay and Lucy McIntyre
- Elyse Jenkins and Sophia Tobin for their ArtExpress nominations
- All the girls who gained entry into the course or career path of their choosing
- Girls who attained results above their expectations and those who made it through in the face of significant personal challenges
- The work of staff and students in so many subjects significantly above State average – a continuing upward trend at Stella!
- Teachers and girls who worked together, supporting each other academically and emotionally to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone
- Girls who leave Stella the best version of themselves!
A community that values education
How we value education as a local community is reflected not only in test scores and school rankings, which are arguably poor indicators in and of themselves, but in how our students achieve their educational goals, have the privilege of options for their future, and are growing a positive disposition towards lifelong learning – a key indicator of human happiness. Stella exists within a local context where education is highly valued and we are very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such a community.