The class of 2021 has achieved phenomenal success and has much to be proud of well before the release of official HSC results.
Holy Cross College prides itself on offering a holistic education which provides opportunities for all students, regardless of their post-school pathway. These pathways include university pathways which provide students with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) and non-ATAR pathways which can help students work towards their post-school pathway whilst completing their HSC.
In addition we have a multitude of special programs which allow students to find and explore passions. For example the College Cadet Unit has inspired students to apply for the Royal Military College of Duntroon in addition to our exceptional STEM and Engineering Program that has inspired students into the jobs of the future via Engineering and Technology degrees.
The class of 2021 is to be commended on their achievements to date in what have been very challenging circumstances. In particular they are to be commended for the extraordinary number of students who applied and gained pre-acceptance into university courses (87%), including 10 students who received pre-acceptance for courses with a required ATAR of above 90. It is important to note that early offers are made not because of chance, but because of commendable leadership, academic achievements and / or school ratings of their aptitudes and abilities. This is an outstanding achievement for our students and teachers. As a result of their hard work, diligence and ability to manage adversity the young men are the heroes of their own story.
Success looks different for every student and data and statistics pale in comparison to the importance of ensuring student success is at the forefront of everything we do. It is for this reason that the College continues to develop options for students to pursue a range of career possibilities through the provision of various programs. For example, the College offers a fast growing school-based apprenticeship program and access to courses such as Construction (Carpentry Specialisation) which provides the same competencies as the first year of a carpentry apprenticeship.
Special mention to Mr Baird (Careers Counsellor) and Ms Jreige (Year 12 Coordinator) who have guided the next generation towards the start of their next chapter of life after school.
To highlight just a few of the outstanding offers we would like to congratulate the following 11 students in particular. These students have been accepted into ‘blue-chip’ courses that are ultra-competitive.
- Dylan Bentancur – Bachelor of Marketing and Media
- Stefano Cincotta – Bachelor of Policing (Leadership Program) / Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking
- Lachlan Dick – Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of International Studies
- Luke Dunston – Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Psychology
- Michael Geddes – Bachelor of Marketing and Media
- Pablo Montekio Brunet – Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
- Harrison Papadimitriou – Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
- Samuel Pheeny – Bachelor of Advanced Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
- Nathan Rodda – Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
- Ryan Swain – Bachelor of Clinical Science
- Minjun Jo – Bachelor of Design in Product Design Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
The college is very much looking forward to the HSC results published in January. High standards are very important and integral to the professional working relationships between teachers, students and parents. We all have one thing in common – we want the best for the young men that wear the Holy Cross College uniform each day.