Parkes Christian School Year 12 students have received their HSC results, with the school branding their efforts as a success. In just their third year of delivering the HSC, the 2017 cohort has produced some of the best results seen at the school so far. Greg Ballantyne, High School Head of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum, was very pleased with the performance of the students. “The students can all be very proud of their efforts,” Greg said.
“The HSC is a massive undertaking and competing against every student in the state can be very tough. But some of our students have really stepped up this year. While some of the results are great, it is the overall achievements of our students that we are most proud of,” said Greg.
Mr Ballantyne said “Every student who wants to study a University Course next year has already gained early entry. This maintains our 100% record of students gaining early entry.” “Our school is very focused on developing the overall skills and abilities of each student, and this really shows when students apply for early entry, traineeships, apprenticeships and jobs.
In terms of results, School Dux, Rachel Thorncroft, performed extremely well in all her subjects with the highlight being her Music result in which she achieved a Band 5. She also ranked highly in Advanced English and Business Studies.
Emma Greenland and Elly Collins are both accelerated students who completed Advanced English as Year 11 students. Both performed exceptionally well in this verytough course, finishing among the top third of the state, while Emma had a similar result in Extension 1 English.
“We are really proud of our students who achieved Band 5s and Emma for receiving an E3 in Extension English,” Greg said. “But our focus is on much more than the marks. As a small school we can work really closely with all our students on achieving their goals, no matter how big or small,” said Greg.
By Greg Ballantyne