HSC Results 2018
Dux of the College: Joumana Quinn
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!
We are very proud of all of our Graduates and we hope they feel that they have achieved their personal best, or even exceeded their expectations. Our congratulations go to:
- Dux of the College: Joumana Quinn. A very well-earned result!
- Some of our other top ATAR achievers: Bridgette Boydell, Emily Whitefield, Anna Brain, Sherry Chen, Ashley Torrington, Aiden Burke, Kiara Donlevy, Alicia Mardones, Jamie Dale, Kristine Li, Amy Layton, Ella Dopper, Adela You, Jingjing Zhang, Charlotte Briggs.
- Our Distinguished Achievers and all our high achievers in subjects across the spectrum
- Kristine Li, who came 2nd in the state for Korean Beginners
- Ariel Leung for her Encore (Music) nomination
- OnStage (Drama) nominees: Charlotte Briggs, Maddy Lee, Taylah Bruce, Lara Curley
- Shape (Design and Technology) nominees: Emily Whitefield, Ashleigh Broe, Chloe Fraser, Isabella Huggins
- Isabella Gollan for her ArtExpress nomination
- The students who were nominated for Express Yourself at Manly Art Gallery: Emily Schwarz, Isabella Gollan, Stacey Wei and Alexandra Andrews Bromage
- The work of staff and students in the 85% of subjects that achieved above State average
- The 87% of girls who achieved nothing lower than a Band 4
- Every student who did her best, who worked hard, who desired to learn and grow.
- The 71% of Biology students who achieved a Band 5 or greater (compared to 37% in the state)
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.