St-Mary's-Cathedral-College-SydneyHSC-2017The St Mary’s Cathedral College Class of 2017 continued the tradition of achieving outstanding HSC results. From a cohort of 96 students, 34 candidates appeared at least once on the Premier’s Distinguished Achievers list, which requires students to achieve a Band 6 (a mark above 90) in an individual subject. Students from the College recorded a total of 70 appearances on the list, with a further four notional Band 6 results. When expressed as a percentage of courses examined, this result placed the College in 118th position in the state, and among the state’s best performing non-selective boys’ schools.

Boys who received results in the highest band were:

Students Name
Terence Au Jonathan Green Matthew Mallos Daniel Roth
Sergio Barca Seth Gripton Joel Marks Michael Salem
Ryan Beetson Damien Ha Angus McGregor Ivan Siljeg
Harrison Carr William Hack Conor McLynsky Thomas Sweeney
Thomas Cherian Jonathan Harris Juan Simon Mendoza Daniel Tedjasendjaja
Leonard Chung Jarrod Houbert Nicholas Mooney Billy Vasiliou
Will Devenish Nicholas Jacobs Benjamin Morrison Edward Wong
Paulo Franks Daniel Jajcevic Markus Nasser
Max Furby Christopher Kartsiotis Conor Nastasi

Furthermore, the College received two mentions on NESA’s Top Achievers list for students who have gained one of the top places in a HSC course. Congratulations to Daniel Jajcevic for his seventh place in Industrial technology and Billy Vasiliou for his fifth place in Construction.

We are also proud of the following students who achieved the highest HSC mark within the Sydney diocese for their respective course:

  • Daniel Jajcevic (Industrial Technology)
  • Sergio Barca (Music 2 and Music Extension)
  • Paolo Franks (Music Extension)
  • Thomas Sweeney (PDHPE)
  • Billy Vasiliou (Construction)

Cathedral students scored an average mark above the state average in 24 of the 25 courses offered. Courses with notable above-state-averages included:

  • Biology (5.8)
  • Industrial Technology (15.13)
  • Mathematics (5.58)
  • Mathematics General (5.99)
  • Music 1 (5.05)
  • PDHPE (6.57)
  • Studies of Religion (9.02)
  • Visual Arts (5.31)

The College is equally proud of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) achieved by many of our students. This rank is used by students to attain places in universities. Eighteen students received an ATAR over 90. We congratulate all these students.  Special mention is due to:

Students Name
Angus McGregor,
– College Dux of 2016,
– received an ATAR of 97.40
Conor Nastasi (95.45) Ivan Siljeg (93.6)
Terence Au (97.2) William Hack (95.1) Damian Ha (93.25)
Thomas Sweeney (97.15) Edward Wong (94.7) Nicholas Jacobs (92.95)
Joel Marks (96.5) Romani Mikhail (94.6) William Devenish (92.6)
Daniel Jajcevic (96.35) Nicholas Mooney (94.1) Conor McLynskey (92.45)
Markus Nasser (96.25) Thomas Cherian (94.05) Harrison Carr (91.25)

InTech and Shape

Congratulations are also due to Sergio Barca who received a nomination for Encore, which is a program which acknowledges outstanding performances, compositions and musicology by students from their HSC Music examinations; and to Matthew Mallos (Multimedia), Kevin Al-Haddad (Graphics), Daniel Jajcevic (Graphic), Christopher Kartsiotis (Timber), Daniel Roth (Graphics), and Michael Salem (Graphics) whose works were nominated for InTech and Shape, showcases celebrating the elite major works in Industrial Technology. Nicholas Mooney (Multimedia) was not only nominated but will present his work at Shape.

Once again, I wish to congratulate the class of 2017 on their hard work and commendable results. It is worth noting that these results would not have been achieved without the excellent guidance from the Cathedral staff.

Mr Jason Marks
Leader of Learning, Curriculum