Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook has been ranked 26 in NSW based on the 2017 HSC results. This is an outstanding achievement, given that most of the top ranking schools are selective schools.
From the class of 36 students, Michaela Munasinghe, Annabelle Woodbury, and Faith Limantono were named All-Round Achievers. They all achieved results in the highest band possible for at least 10 units of their HSC courses. Michaela also has the distinction of achieving 11th place in Business Studies, out of 17,773 students. She achieved an ATAR of 99.35 plans to study Commerce at UNSW.
“Tangara always encouraged me to aim high. My teachers were so supportive. All Tangara students have a personal mentor who helps with study skills and character development, so we can be our very best.”
In addition, Yiling McGregor’s outstanding HSC major work has been selected for ARTEXPRESS, and Sarah Kennaugh’s Drama performance was nominated for inclusion in OnSTAGE.
Tangara’s 36 students attempted 195 examinations and earned 67 listings on the Distinguished Achievers List for achieving a Band 6 or equivalent in their course. In addition, there were 93 Band 5 performances attained across all courses, achieving 80% or above.
Tangara’s Principal, Dr Katrina George, is very proud of the hard work that the Class of 2017 put into their preparations for the HSC.
“There are many individual success stories amongst the 2017 results. These girls have given their personal best and we congratulate all of them.”
Many of Tangara’s HSC students balanced community service projects and volunteer work during the past year as they studied for the HSC, with 14 girls spending two weeks serving in the Philippines, and another six students spending time with Indigenous students in Dubbo.