CONGRATULATIONS: Coffs Harbour Senior College students celebrate their strong ATAR and HSC results at Boronia Park.
CONGRATULATIONS: Coffs Harbour Senior College students celebrate their strong ATAR and HSC results at Boronia Park. Trevor Veale

The Coffs Coast’s HSC Distinguished Achievers

IT'S the end of a very long road of 13 years of schooling for Year 12 students on the Coffs Coast this week as the HSC results and Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank are released.

Our schools performed exceptionally well, with 53% of Coffs Harbour Senior College students receiving band five and six, and 27% of Bishop Druitt College students earning band six.

St John Paul College students Keiran O'Sullivan and Liam Ogbuen and Coffs Harbour Senior College student Lachlan Lugg all made the prestigious HSC all-round achievers list of NSW students who received the highest band - more than 90% - in all their subjects.

Strong HSC results put many local students in a strong position to receive a high ATAR score to enable them to apply to their desired courses.

After earning a high 97.2 ATAR, the world is Lachlan's oyster after being offered early entry into University of NSW and Macquarie University.

"I definitely want to go to university at some stage so I might defer a course and have a gap year," he said.

"But then my parents said it was the best time of their lives going to uni, so I'm at a 60-40 split whether I'll go or not."

Other graduates, like Kyrstina Parker of Coffs Harbour Senior College, will be going an alternative route and getting straight into the workforce.

Kyrstina is moving to the Gold Coast with her boyfriend.

Some students have been invited to show their artistry with the best in the state, including Bishop Druitt College student Jesse Robinson, whose textile and design piece is nominated for the Texstyle HSC exhibit.

Also from Bishop Druitt, music student Hamish Stuart has been nominated to perform a piece from his music major work performance at Encore at the Sydney Opera House, while Stephanie Egan and Connor Schumer-Caldwell have been nominated to perform their music major work pieces at Bravissimo in Port Macquarie.  


Bishop Druitt College

Ira Abraham

Joel Anderson

Lily Batley

Sophie Caitlin Beavon-Collin

Ellie Bishop

Clare Brauer

Ursula Cooper

Kate Dorman

Zac Freuden

Dominic Jonathan Gardner

Nicholas Greed

Naomi Howe

Kira Lindsay

Lara Martyn-France

Jack Nesbitt

Phoebe O'Meara

Alice O'Shea

Sanpreet Rai

Courtney Robinson

Jesse Robinson

Isobel Rose

Elizabeth Ryan

Connor Schumer-Caldwell

Shaul Yaniv

Connor Spokes

Hamish Stuart

Giles Tennant


Coffs Harbour Christian Community School

Olivia-Jayne Eve Babbage

Joshua Atawhie Burrows

Cameron Luke Duncan

Amelia Kaye Elliott

Isaac James Govan

Lachlan Ross McDowall

Tobias Radford Pratley

Asher Zane Roberts

Lachlan James Sambrook

Sereseini Seitata Sauliga

Anthony James Swanborough

Claudia Kiama West

Dean Samuel Williams


Coffs Harbour High School

Thomas Capell-Hattam

Kayla De Wit

Laura Driscoll

Emma Knight

Chelsea Rose

Tiffany Skewes


Coffs Harbour Senior College

Taylor Dennis Anderson

Joshua Luke Barden

Ossian Ari Barker

Bonnie Lee Birchall

Charlotte Grace Chaffe

Sunny Commandeur

Lachlan Robert Condie

Olivia Mary Cooke

Zackary John Cowled

Grace Rosemary Cullen-Ward

Sophie Davis

Alicia Nicole Eggleston

Tommy Phoenix Gatti

Jack Alexander Gaynor

Jorgie Florence Hackfath

Laura May Hankinson

Avali Brooke Henderson

Lilly Mire Henderson

Nicholas Anthony Jarvis

Claire Maree Jordan

Emily Charlotte Keers

Nathan William Kendall

Jaymie Eve King

Hayoung Ko

Hebbin Koo

James Thomas Langfield

Lachlan Bryant Lugg

Ellanie Emanuelle Marinucci

Kate Elizabeth McRae

Matilda Bess Murdoch

Georgia Rose Neef

Hanne Hansen Newman

Koby Jai O'Brien

Freya Kelly Pollard

Phillip Ranieri

Bonnie Madeleine Renwick

Stella Cate Robinson

Katharine Elisabeth Ryan

Billie Rose Shone

Niamh Vanessa Short

Bree Emma Watters-Campbell


Orara High School

Reed Crossman

Lachlan Donaldson

Joshua Hyson

Talia Manuel


St John Paul College

Isabelle Adams

Tara Ainsworth

Jassan Atwal

Lachlan Bishop

Remy Bordignon

Julia Butler

Giuliana Carniato

Joanna Charles

Sophie Cross

Liam Dougherty

Samuel Dowden

Taide Foggiato

Thalia Goode

Mitchell Gourlay

Michaela Greisel

Troy Hardaker

James Hartsuyker

Talise Hoza

Mikayla Hutchinson

Sandra Lin

Samantha Lovett

Dominic Machatsch

Dougal McFarlane

Daniel Medley

Lachlan Morrison

Genevieve Muschal-Rooney

Caleb Niethe

Liam O'Connor

Destiny O'Dea

Liam Ogburn

Toby Olabarriaga

Keiran O'Sullivan

Mackenzie Pierpoint

Amos Potter

Daniel Radford

Alyce Reid

Isabelle Scott

Jack Veale


Toormina High School

Justin Evan Pryce

Elizabeth Grace Ross


Woolgoolga High School

Shai Allan Bargwanna

Joshua John Murray

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