Students from Catholic schools have put in a stellar performance in this year’s Higher School Certificate exams, with 18 students taking first place in 19 subjects.
The subject-topping students are among 258,000 students enrolled in 591 Catholic schools throughout NSW.
Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney said it was particularly pleasing to see students from suburban and regional Catholic schools among the top performers.
“Students from the full range of NSW Catholic schools – urban and regional, systemic and congregational – ranked highly this year,” Mr McInerney said.
“It’s pleasing to see students top the state from Catholic schools in Lakemba, Westmead, Kogarah, Narellan, Hinchinbrook, Varroville, Lithgow, Ballina and Pambula.
“It’s testimony to the outstanding efforts of all students, their teachers and their families.”
The 19 subject areas are diverse, perhaps reflecting the comprehensive nature of Catholic education, ranging from Drama to Automotive Examination.
The subjects included Economics, Hospitality Examination, Studies of Religion, French Beginners, Chinese Continuers, Retails Services Examination, Business Services Examination, Food Technology and Construction Examination.