HSC results hit an all-time high
By LEE McDOUGALL
YESTERDAY, 66,185 HSC students across the State awoke to face the results of two years hard slog, and for the thousands of Year 12 students on the Coffs Coast, the day couldn't have been brighter.
Students from Macksville to Woolgoolga in the region's 12 public and private high school shone with principals describing this year's results as 'exceptional', 'spectacular', 'above expectations' and 'high performing'.
While the school's won't know until today what the University Admission Index (UAI) results are, thus indicating the region's top performers, individual subject results were known to students yesterday.
One-third of Bellingen High School's 52 students achieved a band six result, with the school expecting Jessica Gaite to achieve a UAI of 98 or 99. Best results were achieved in industrial arts and society and culture.
The Christian Community High School was 'very happy' with their student results, with 15 students achieving over 90 in once of their subjects. Michael Davis achieved a 99 in music and was named dux.
Coffs Harbour Senior College principal Peter Cameron said this year's results were very strong, with 250 band fives and band sixes achieved by the 170 students.
Dorrigo High School achieved 'solid' results. While not achieving any band sixes, acting principal Ian Willis said he was very pleased for the students who all achieved their potential.
John Paul College achieved 28 students on the distinguished achievers list, with 51 band sixes across 20 courses. Special mention went to Clare Abbotts and Michelle Hughes, with good results achieved across the student body in French, PDHPE, music and industrial technology.
Macksville High School achieved 62 band fives and 24 band sixes, with more than 40 early offers made for university entry. Special mention went to Kate Worrall and Chris Campling who both received university scholarships.
Nambucca High School had 'spectacular' results in food technology where all four students sitting the exam achieved band six results. Band sixes were also achieved in senior science, biology and textiles. Of the 22 students who required a UAI, 12 had received early entry.
Orara High School deputy principal Michael Bleakley said students had performed exceptionally well in ancient history, PDHPE, engineering and German, with Lamai Long, Jasdeep Singh and Luke Turner all achieving good results.
Toormina High School principal Liz Donnan said the school was 'absolutely thrilled' with this year's results which saw students performing 'above expectation'. Special mention went to Kylie Farrell, Kate McClellan, Vanessa Mallinson, Stephen Vaughan and Katelyn Joseps.
Woolgoolga High School achieved 24 mentions on the distinguished achievers list with students achieving band sixes, with Amy Noakes being the stand-out, achieving a band six result in all her subjects.
Results from Coffs Harbour High School and Bishop Druitt College were not available at the time of going to press.
If you achieved a UAI result over 90 today, the Coffs Coast Advocate would like to hear from you. Please contact Lee McDougall on 6650 2945. Results will be published in tomorrow's edition of the Coffs Coast Advocate.