Mt St Patrick College has a history of academic excellence. 2017 was no exception with the College listed for the 10th time in 12 years on the Top 200 Schools list. The school was ranked number 135 with 78 Band 6 (a mark 90 or above out of 100) results.
91 students received an ATAR with 15% of these students achieving an ATAR which placed them in the Top 10% of NSW students. Conor Brett was named the Dux of Mt St Patrick College with an exceptional ATAR of 98.75. He received Band 6 results in English Advanced, Chemistry, Mathematics, Extension 1 Mathematics and Studies of Religion.
Other exceptional results included; Nitara Broughton, Nicole Dorfer, Lilly McDonald and Stella Wilson all receiving five Band 6 results; Dominic Morosini – 96% in PDHPE; Nicole Dorfer – 94% in Biology; 94% in Earth and Environmental Science; Georgia Freier- 94% in Standard English; Aidan Donald 94% in Business Studies and 98% in Studies of Religion; Millie Keogh – 95% in Mathematics General 2; Sylvie Kettle – 95% in Visual Art, Tom Fitzgerald – 94% in Music and 96% in Extension 1 Mathematics.
Georgia Freier was listed as 7th in the State in Standard English which was an amazing effort. Three students: Sylvie Kettle, Rose Bradfield and Madeleine Cahill were nominated for ARTEXPRESS for their Visual Arts body of work.
The College offers a very successful Acceleration Program which allows Year 11 students to sit for one or two HSC Exams in Year 11 thus reducing their workload in Year 12 and acquainting them with the demands of the HSC Course.
Year 11 students Jesse Wright, Hamish Brett, Sean McCaughey and David Macartney received Band 6 results in Chemistry as accelerated students. Jesse and Hamish also received a Band 6 in Mathematics Extension 1. Jesse’s Mark of 98% in Mathematics Extension 1 was exceptional.
27 students completed a Non-ATAR program focusing on attaining VET qualifications and work ready certificates. This program included TAFE courses and social justice activities designed to develop the whole student. Malayna Fletcher was awarded the Nano Nagle Award for Non-ATAR Students for her commitment and work ethic.