St Mary MacKillop College’s 2020 graduates have produced some excellent results in what was a challenging year for everyone involved.
With 100% VET graduation, the College handed out 79 nationally recognized qualifications to students in Certificate II, III or IV across a wide range of industries, from Music Performance and Sports Coaching to Hospitality, Furnishing and Engineering.
Four students – Kyia Allan, Indiana Jennings Hopkins, Holly Kearns and Kristen Parker – were all awarded Certificates of Distinction for obtaining at least 190 out of a possible 200 points across their course units in achieving the WACE. Another twelve students obtained between 150-189 points.
|Misticia Campbell||Lilliana Conti-O'Donohue|
|Archie Culnane||Jaymee Dahlenburg|
|Ella du Preez||Emily Hearn|
|Angus Johnston-Walker||Makenzi Prince|
|Katie Shepherd||Calie Szczypior|
|Lindsay Ward||Kayla Wright|
Ella du Preez also earned a Certificate of Excellence in English for her ATAR exam result, which was in the top half a percent of all candidates. And Mel De Francesco’s Chemistry class was recognized for the highest percentage of students with combined course and exam scores in the top 15 percent of all Chemistry students in the state.
About half of our Year 12 graduates from 2020 achieved an ATAR, with 23 students getting over 80. Eleven of those had a TER over 90, and Archie Culnane received our highest TER of 97.55.
|Archie Culnane||Kristen Parker|
|AElla du Preez||Angus Johnston-Walker|
|Kyia Allan||Indiana Jennings Hopkins|
|Lilliana Conti-O'Donohue||Pablo Naydenov|
|Holly Kearns||Ryan van den Berg|
Of those ATAR students who applied, 40 students were offered a place at a public university, with 34 of these students offered their first preference. Six of our graduates have also accepted places at Notre Dame.