HSC ‘First in Course’

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Students from Sydney Catholic schools were awarded ‘First in Course’ certificates for the 2016 HSC by the NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli at a ceremony at Australian Technology Park, Redfern on 14 December.

‘First in Course’ students included:

  • Patrick Ha, Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood, equal first in Business Studies

Minister Piccoli said it was a great privilege to present the ‘First in Course’ certificates to 110 students in the 50th year of the HSC in its current form.

He congratulated the students and told them this was the ultimate achievement to be first in course in the highly credentialed HSC.

Sydney Catholic schools are characterised by high expectations so that students will achieve their potential.

– Dr Dan White

Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) congratulated the students on their outstanding results and acknowledged the role of their teachers and parents.

He said Sydney Catholic schools are characterised by high expectations so that students will achieve their potential.

“We have a priority for innovation where it enhances learning and teaching. We also support and challenge teachers to improve their practice against professional standards to enhance student outcomes.”

Matthew Ryan, acting Principal of Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood said the school community was very proud of Patrick Ha.

“Patrick approached the HSC in a very collaborative fashion, and while focusing on his HSC, he still helped the younger students with their learning. This generosity of spirit was a strong trait of his particularly in Business Studies where he achieved first in course.”

Patrick Ha said his first in Business Studies was the result of a lot of hard work and consistent effort. In 2017 he hopes to study Commerce or Business Studies.