2019 Brigidine College HSC Brochure

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2019 higher school certificate results

My sincere congratulations to the Class of 2019 whose perseverance and dedication have brought them thus far. May they take these qualities into their future endeavours knowing how proud the College is of their achievements. Jane Curran, Principal 2019 We inspire girls to value learning, to be true to themselves and to honour their spiritual heritage. We challenge young women to act in the world with strength and gentleness.

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HSC showcases & events selections and nominations Each year there are many Higher School Certificate showcases and exhibitions of exemplary student work. In 2019, a record number of students were nominated for a variety of events.

Selected for Callback (Dance): 1. Jemima Belger – Core Composition Nominations for Callback (Dance): 1. Jemima Belger – Core Performance, Core Composition 2. Jasmine Barbour – Core Composition, Major Study Performance 3. Juliette Brennan – Core Performance, Major Study Performance 4. Bianca Burmeister – Core Performance, Core Composition, Major Study Performance 5. Isabelle McLennan – Core Performance, Core Composition, Major Study Performance 6. Georgia Tindall – Core Performance, Major Study Performance Nominations for OnSTAGE (Drama): Group Performances 1. She – Jessica Atalla, Teresa Honeysett, Olivia McNamara, Abby Van Balkom 2. A Killer Collection – Victoria Biles, Penelope Godfrey, Sarah Lowry, Grace Mirabello 3. Ivan – Juliette Brennan, Jasmin High, Abby Johnson 4. A Living Nightmare – Georgia Douglas, Gabrielle Florance, Tegan Greig, Anja Kastowsky, Daniela Latouche 5. Big Top – Tara Ferreira, Laura Galoustian, Annabelle Judd, Poppy Koulouris, Ruby Rayner Individual Performances 1. Jessica Atalla – Get Happy 2. Corina Behrens – The Animal Whisperer 3. Juliette Brennan – Caught in the web 4. Penelope Godfrey – Calamity Jane 5. Jasmin High – St Joan

6. Abby Johnson – Times Three 7. Neena Karunakar – How to marry our daughters 8. Poppy Koulouris – The Dance Mum 9. Sarah Lowry – The Hormone Monster 10. Grace Mirabello – Fatal Beating 11. Abbey Tyler – The Lesson 12. Abby Van Balkom – Little Voice Selected for ENCORE (Music) 1. Ella Cooper – Viva Voce Nominated for ENCORE (Music) 1. Jessica Atalla – Vocal Performance 2. Georgia Byrne – Vocal Performance 3. Abby Van Balkom – Vocal Performance Selected for TexStyle (Textiles and Design) 1. Jasmine Amitzboell Nominated for Shape (Design Technology) 1. Jasmine Amitzboell – Textiles and Design 2. Charlotte Harry – Industrial Technology Nominated for InTech (Industrial Technology) 1. Charlotte Harry Nominated for ArtExpress (Visual Arts) 1. Bridget McKee – Enigma 2. Keira Paine – Bailey’s Journey

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2019 higher school certificate results Brigidine College St Ives prides itself on providing a holistic education for girls combining the spiritual, academic, physical and cultural dimensions of learning. Brigidine girls enjoy excellent academic results, a high level of achievement in the performing arts and sport, and a strong commitment to service. They are challenged to think and experience beyond their boundaries and have the courage to question their world. Completion of the Higher School Certificate and all the years of study leading up to Year 12 is the culmination of so many experiences and achievements. The College community congratulates all the girls from the Class of 2019. Some of the highlights from the results for the Class of 2019 are: Top Achievers in the State: • Evelyn Hatziioannou – 3rd in the state in Modern Greek (external) • Jemima Belger – 4th in the state in Dance • Ella Ward – 5th in the state in Textiles and Design • Sarah Lowry – 6th in the state in Drama Brigidine College ranked 5th in state for Drama, 6th for Mathematics Standard 2 and 10th for Studies of Religion 2

College Dux, Christina Chan

Brigidine ranked 50th in the state (non-selective school) and 5th Catholic girls’ school in the state Five students are All Rounders. An ‘all-rounder’ is a student who has achieved at least 10 units over 90%. These students have achieved this excellence across a breadth of subjects: • Jemima Belger – Dance, English Advanced, Mathematics (2018), Modern History, History Extension, Studies of Religion 2 (2018) • Christina Chan – Business Studies, Economics, English Advanced, Mathematics (2018), Studies of Religion 2 (2018) • Lauren Hocking – English Advanced, Geography, Mathematics (2018), Mathematics Extension 1, Visual Arts, Studies of Religion 2 (2018) • Rebekah Moore – English Standard, Food Technology, Mathematics Standard, PD/H/PE, Studies of Religion 2 • Abby Van Balkom – Drama, English Advanced, Legal Studies, Mathematics Standard, Music 1 106 students (75%) appear on the Distinguished Achievers List It is notable that there was depth to the academic success of the 140 eligible students: • An estimated 31 students (22%) achieved an ATAR of 95 and above • 57 students (40%) achieved an ATAR of 90 and above • 120 students (86%) achieved an ATAR of 70 and above.


Christina Chan ATAR 98.60

Lauren Hocking ATAR 98.55

College Dux

College Proxime

All Rounder

All Rounder

College Achievements

College Achievements

1st Business Studies

College Senior Captain

1st Chemistry

1st Geography

1st Economics

The Caltex Best All Rounder Award

3rd Studies of Religion II (HSC 2018)

Reuben F Scarf Award for Commitment to Studies

Recipient of NAB Business Studies Grant Academic Excellence Award

Recipient of Margaret Cook Geography Grant

Application to Studies

Application to Studies Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Abby Van Balkom ATAR 98.05

Rebekah Moore ATAR 95.25 All Rounder

All Rounder Nominated for OnSTAGE (Drama) – Individual Performance

College Achievements Netball Captain

Nominated for OnSTAGE (Drama) – Group Performance

Tildesley Tennis Captain Application to Studies

Nominated for ENCORE (Music) – Vocal Performance College Achievements 1st Music 1 College Blue for Academic Application Application to Studies Music Captain Musical Captain

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Pictured left: 1. Bridget McKee – HSC Visual Arts major work 2. Jasmine Amitzboell – HSC Textiles and Design 3. Abby Van Balkom – HSC Music 4. Jemima Belger – HSC Dance (Core Composition)


Lauren Stanaway ATAR 98.55

Jemima Belger ATAR 97.50

College Proxime

4th in state Dance

8th in state Studies of Religion II (HSC 2018)

All Rounder

College Achievements

Nominated for Callback (Dance) – Core Performance

Selected for Callback (Dance) – Core Composition

1st History Extension 2nd Economics 2nd English Advanced

College Achievements

3rd Studies of Religion II (HSC 2018)

1st Dance

Recipient of NAB Economics Grant College White for Academic Achievement

Trussell Family Award for History Extension Major Project Application to Studies Sports Aerobics Captain

Academic Excellence Award Application to Studies

Caitlin Cummins: offered B Sc/B Ed (Secondary), and Amy Skiffington: offered B Bus Anlys/B App Finance. Both were awarded Macquarie University Leaders and Achievers Scholarships for 2020 worth up to $50,000 each. The scholarships were awarded on the basis of their senior school results, leadership qualities and extra-curricular activities in their school and/or community. Kathryn Fung: invited to study at both NIDA (only 6 places offered a year) and WAPPA for costume design: these are opportunities rarely given to students straight out of school. Madeleine Reid: offered Civil and Environmental Engineering at UTS with Women in Engineering and IT Scholarship. Mei Tribolet-Ho: accepted into the prestigious National Art School, Sydney. Caitlin Cummins, Amy Skiffington

We proudly acknowledge and congratulate our Top Achievers in the state:

My sincere congratulations to theGreek Class(external) of 2019 whose perseverance and dedication have brought 3rd – Evelyn Hatziioannou for Modern 4th – Jemima forMay Dance themBelger thus far. they take these qualities into their future endeavours knowing how proud 5th – Ella Ward for Textiles and Design the College is of their achievements. 6th – Sarah Lowry for Drama Pictured right: Evelyn Hatziioannou and Jemima Belger

Jane Curran, Principal


It is with much pleasure and pride that we congratulate the Year 12 Cohort of 2019 on their outstanding HSC results. Every student’s learning journey was different, and they all made a unique contribution to the life of our College. As a school community, we are extremely proud of each student’s achievement. The girls frequently showcased their talents and efforts in a vast range of disciplines and will be remembered for generously sharing their creativity and passion with the school community. We acknowledge the commitment of the teachers and support staff who feel privileged to have worked with such an accomplished and impressive group of young women. Elizabeth Webster, Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning

325 Mona Vale Road, St Ives NSW 2075

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