HSC ACHIEVEMENTS 2020
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020 Kinross Wolaroi School maintained a place in the top 20% of schools in NSW and as the top ranked school in the Central West in the 2020 Higher School Certificate.
It is my great pleasure to share with you the wonderful achievements of the Kinross Wolaroi Class of 2020. I warmly congratulate the Class of 2020 on their exemplary HSC results as well as on their substantial achievements throughout their time at Kinross Wolaroi School. We are exceptionally proud of every one of our graduates and the fine young adults they have become. Part of our Mission at Kinross Wolaroi is to provide a challenging holistic education that equips our students to live meaningful lives and make positive contributions to society. I believe our curriculum and the experience and actions of our current and past students provide clear evidence that our mission is real and lived. Throughout their schooling this Year 12 have demonstrated a genuine depth of talent and an eagerness to engage and contribute in a vast array of activities. We have seen so many outstanding performances in music, drama, in the classroom, in industrial and creative arts, in the domain of social justice and on the sports field. What has stood out to me are their outstanding qualities as young people. This year - in the face of such disruption and disappointment, of lost opportunity and of social dislocation and periods of remote learning - their individual and community spirit was not diminished. The Class of 2020 have conducted themselves with maturity, grace and good humour: For that we are extremely proud of them and I have no doubt their example will leave a lasting imprint on other year groups within the School. One of the important goals of education is preparing young people for the many challenges that life presents. The tests of life this year have enabled our students to demonstrate qualities that will establish a tremendously strong foundation for the wonderful futures they have before them. To our graduating Class of 2020, thank you for your example and contribution to Kinross Wolaroi School. I wish you every success along your journey in the future, wherever it may take you.
Highest ATAR in 2020. There were two All Round Achievers (top band results in 10 or more units) and one Top Achiever (one of the Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highes places in an HSC Course).
6 students achieved an ATAR over 95.
19 students (15%) achieved an ATAR over 90.
Over 25% of students achieved ATARs over 85
33% of all students featured on the Distinguished Achievers list. There were 48 students who achieved 78 mentions by achieving Band 6/E4 rankings.
83% of all students achieved at least one Band 5 or above. 48.2% of all results were Band 5 or above.
Good luck and God bless. Dr Andrew Parry Principal
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HSC HIGH ACHIEVERS EDWARD TAYLOR | ATAR 99.6
Edward was a day student from Millthorpe, who excelled at the highest level in all aspects of the opportunities afforded to him at KWS. Whether it was on the sporting field, playing rugby and cricket at first grade level, or in the classroom, achieving Dux of his year, Edwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contribution to the school has been enormous. Starting at KWS in 2015, it quickly became evident that Edward has immense talents and skills, with many awards recognising these throughout his high school years. He is a young man of high integrity who thoroughly deserves the great results he has achieved.
JAMES DENOVAN | ATAR 98.00
James Denovan has been a day student from Bathurst who started at Kinross Wolaroi School in 2017. His diligence and hard work have been notable in several subjects, with first place awards being thoroughly deserved. James has pursued his interested in software development and data analytics through work experience placements and computer science camp attendance during school holiday periods. As a member of the Kinross Wolaroi School Orchestra he has been able to display his talents playing the trumpet. He has worked hard to achieve his great results.
CAITLIN EDMONSTONE | ATAR 97.40
Caitlin has been very much the quiet achiever in her 6 years at KWS. Caitlin has not only gone about achieving an enviable academic track record in a variety of challenging subject areas, but she has also demonstrated her enthusiasm and determination in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical productions, sporting program and Peer Support program. Caitlin is an impressive, thoughtful young lady that has earned the respect and admiration of both students and teachers alike.
EDWINA REILLY | ATAR 97.05
Edwina is from Forbes and has been a boarder at KWS for four years. She has exceptional academic ability which is backed by an excellent work ethic. At the recent Graduation Ceremony Edwina received prizes for Economics, Business Studies, English, Legal Studies and was the Proxime Accessit to the Dux of KWS. Edwina has always managed to balance her academic workload with good humour and a smile. Edwina is a natural leader who was a great role model for younger students as a Cadet Under Officer and Vice-Captain of Loader House.
EMMA WRIGHT | ATAR 96.20
Emma has been a student at Kinross Wolaroi School since 2015. She was a wonderfully effervescent student who always had a smile on her face. She was an integral member of the Ladies 1st XI Football and was a recipient of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award in 2020. She was a dedicated student who applied herself magnificently to her studies.
SAM ARCHER | ATAR 95.80
Sam has been a day student at KWS since Year 7. He has excelled academically throughout his schooling always displaying an outstanding work ethic and intrinsic drive to achieve his potential in all areas. At the Graduation Ceremony, Sam received prizes for Academic Excellence, Outstanding Effort and the award for Industrial Technology. Sam is also a highly talented swimmer who set many records at KWS and higher representative levels. Sam has worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserves his results in the academic arena and in the pool.
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ISAAC LEISK | ATAR 94.50 Isaac, Captain of Richards House in 2020, is a mature and reflective young man. He is the epitome of service as demonstrated as CUO in the KWS Cadet Unit and as a leader in the Cambodia service mission in 2019. Isaac represented the school in Football and Triathlon and was respected by his peers for his willingness to support them in their academic pursuits.
LIAM CHOI | ATAR 94.25
Liam served the school community well in the capacity of Charity Prefect. Well-liked by his peers, Liam had much success on the Rugby field and the Water Polo pool. Liam’s dedication to his sporting pursuits was matched by his impressive academic accomplishments and by the friendships he forged over his many years at Kinross Wolaroi School. We congratulate Liam on his outstanding achievement in the HSC.
JACK PENGILLY | ATAR 92.20
Jack has all the qualities of the complete all-rounder. He has regularly achieved excellent results in a range of subjects including Economics, History, Chemistry and advanced Mathematics. Jack is also a talented sportsman who took the opportunity to compete in track and field and swimming each year. Jack’s quiet determination to succeed and his genuine care and concern for others have made him a valued and well respected member of our school community.
CHELSEA WHITE | ATAR 91.90
Chelsea, Head Girl for 2020, is a mature and impressive young lady who embraced all facets of school life. Through a difficult year, Chelsea modelled dedication, resilience and compassion which held her in high regard amongst her peers. Chelsea was Captain of the school’s Equestrian team and led service missions to Cambodia. She was a proud representative of the school in many domains. Chelsea’s success is reflective of her dedication, maturity and conscientious approach to all that she does.
INEKA HART | ATAR 91.90
Ineka has made an enormous contribution to the school. She has excelled in her academic program, especially in Hospitality, PDHPE and Earth and Environmental Science. Ineka has competed at a high level in Football and AFL and she has been active in a range of Community Service activities. As Captain of McLachlan House Eneka has demonstrated outstanding leadership. She has participated whole-heartedly in all House activities and competitions and she has shown kindness and support to all. We congratulate Eneka on her many successes and wish her well for the future.
LAUREN LYONS | ATAR 91.85
Lauren was a quiet achiever who has been at Kinross Wolaroi School since 2017. Her studiousness was only one of her gifts. She was an immensely talented Swimmer and Triathlete who competed at a National level. She excelled in Visual Arts and Business Studies. Her academic achievement is due to her hard work.
GEORGINA BENNETT | ATAR 91.80
Georgina was an immensely likable student who has been at Kinross Wolaroi School for 9 years. She excelled in the humanities with History, English and Visual Arts being her favourite subjects. She was a gifted musician but was most at home on the Hockey field. It was a joy to se her blossom into a wonderful, caring young woman. She is to be commended on her results.
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LUCINDA HORNE | ATAR 91.60
Lucinda is a quiet achiever known for her dedication to her studies. Lucinda served the school as a CUO in the KWS Cadet Unit demonstrating her commitment to leadership of junior students. She has embraced her opportunities at KWS in sport and in music.
JACK WAKEM | ATAR 91.35
Jack has demonstrated outstanding commitment and he has performed very well in his academic program, especially in Design and Technology and Mathematics Extension 1. Jack has made valuable contributions in sport where he has represented KWS at a high level in Swimming and Rugby. As Captain of McLachlan House Jack has led by example, immersing himself in all activities and encouraging and supporting his peers to do the same. Jack has set a fine example for others to follow. We thank Jack for his enormous contribution to the school and wish him well for the future.
HARRY KERMODE | ATAR 90.70
During his 6 years at KWS Harry has demonstrated exceptional academic and athletic abilities. Harry did an excellent job of leading Dean House and was always conscious of the role he played in supporting a positive and productive culture within the House. Harry excelled in a range of subjects areas from Economics and Physics to an amazing Industrial Technology project. His determination and diligence have been an inspiration for younger students in the school.
LUCY JENKINS | ATAR 90.60
Lucy strives to make the most of the opportunities afforded her through dedication and hard-work. A talented athlete in Rowing, Lucy managed to maintain her rigourous training regime with high achievements in her academic subjects as well. She also had much success in textiles where she was able to demonstrate practical prowess. This accomplished young lady has much to offer and we congratulate her on her excellent HSC results.
LARA CLARKE | ATAR 90.40
Lara is extremely conscientious and hardworking, having the respect of both her peers and teaching staff. A talented sportswoman, Lara was appointed Captain of the Touch Football team, for which she was awarded Honours, and went on to represent the school at the Australian Youth Championships as well as ISA in both Touch Football and Swimming. Volunteering for the Red Shield Appeal and Riding for the Disabled are also notable achievements. As vice-captain of Gordon House and School Prefect for Mission, Lara has made a conscientious effort to support and lead her younger peers.
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HSC DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVERS The following students achieved Band 6 or E4 results in 2020: Sam Archer Biology, Industrial Technology, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Fergus Baldwin Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 Georgina Bennett Ancient History, Visual Arts, History Extension Eliza Biddulph Textiles and Design
Erin Bracks Mathematics Standard 2 Sophie Brunner Drama
Peter Byrne Geography, Mathematics Standard 2 William Byrnes Mathematics Standard 2 Sarah Chamberlain Textiles and Design
Emma Choi Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 Liam Choi Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Lara Clarke Mathematics Standard 2
Laura Cockerill Agriculture, Drama, Geography
George Cumming Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 Sophie Davidson Textiles and Design, Hospitality Examination (Kitchen Operations and Cookery)
James Denovan Chemistry, Physics, Software Design and Development, Mathematics Extension 2 Caitlin Edmonstone Biology, Physics, Studies of Religion I
Ebony Fisher Visual Arts
Rosanna Flatau Textiles and Design Adelaide Gavin Business Studies
Hugh Gillham Mathematics Advanced Holly Gutterson Agriculture
Ineka Hart Earth and Environmental Science, Hospitality Examination (Kitchen Operations and Cookery)
Lucinda Horne Business Studies, Mathematics Standard 2
William Rawson Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1
Lucy Jenkins Geography, Textiles and Design
Edwina Reilly Business Studies, English Advanced, Legal Studies, English Extension 1
Samuel Houghton Mathematics Extension 1
Mackenzie Jones Mathematics Advanced Harry Kermode Industrial Technology
Hannah Leisk Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 Isaac Leisk Mathematics Extension 1 William Luelf Agriculture
Lauren Lyons Mathematics Advanced, Visual Arts
Brooke Martin Mathematics Advanced Sarah McCaskie Textiles and Design Niamh McPhee English Advanced, English Extension 1
Eliza Mitchell Textiles and Design Jack Pengilly History Extension
Eliza Prince Mathematics Advanced
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Dominic Reilly Design and Technology
Ondine Slack-Smith Drama Sophie Starr Drama
Edward Taylor Chemistry, English Advanced, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Physics, Mathematics Extension 2
Emily Turnbull Mathematics Advanced
Jack Wakem Design and Technology Chelsea White Geography Emma Wright Geography
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EXCEPTIONAL SUBJECTS Subjects with 100% of candidates with a Band 5 or 6 (Includes E3 and E4): • Extension 2 English (State average 82.5%) • Latin Extension (State average 100%) • Music 1 (State average 64.5%) • Textiles and Design (State average 56.8%) • Visual Arts (State average 65%) Other exceptional subjects:
• Drama – 83.3% of students achieved a Band 5 or 6 compared to the State average of 47.4% • Earth and Environmental Science – 80% of students achieved a Band 5 or 6 compared to the State average of 29.6%
• Industrial Technology – 75% of students achieved a Band 5 or 6 compared to the State average of 23.8% • Community and Family Studies – 68.8% of students achieved a Band 5 or 6 compared to the State average of 34% • Ancient History – 66.7% of students achieved a Band 5 or 6 compared to the State average of 33.4% • French Continuers – 66.7% of students achieved a Band 5 or 6 compared to the State average of 63.6% • Other subjects with 60% or more students in Band 5 or 6 (or E4/E3) include: English Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, History Extension, Mathematics Extension 1
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INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS All Round Achiever
Students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or E4) in 10 or more units of courses: • •
Edward Taylor James Denovan
Students who achieved one of the state’s highest places in a HSC course and also achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or E4): •
Individual Success • William Rawson - 97% in Mathematics Advanced • Sarah Chamberlain - 96% in Textiles and Design • Emma Choi - 96% in Mathematics Advanced • George Cumming - 96% in Mathematics Advanced • Brooke Martin - 96% in Mathematics Advanced • Edward Taylor - 96% in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education • Edwina Reilly - 47/50 English Extension 1 • Fergus Baldwin - 46/50 Mathematics Extension 1 • Jack Pengilly - 46/50 History Extension
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HSC NOMINATIONS: ONSTAGE
This year, five of our Year 12 Drama students were nominated for inclusion in OnSTAGE, NESA’s showcase of exemplary work in HSC Drama.
Laura Cockerill performing ‘Fool for Love’
Congratulations to Xanthe Booth for ‘I Tonya’; Laura Cockerill for ‘Fool for Love’; Ondine SlackSmith for ‘Dog Eat Dog’; Sophie Starr for ‘D.I.D. He Do It?’; and Harrison Straw for ‘Ze Rats’. Xanthe Booth performing ‘I Tonya’
Sophie Starr performing ‘D.I.D. He Do It?’
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Harrison Straw performing ‘Ze Rats’
Ondine Slack-Smith performing ‘Dog Eat Dog’
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HSC NOMINATIONS: TEXSTYLE & SHAPE Congratulations to Year 12 students Sarah Chamberlain, Sophie Davidson, Rosanna Flatau, Amy Hall, Lucy Jenkins, Sarah McCaskie and Eliza Mitchell who have all been nominated for Texstyle, the annual exhibition of outstanding Major Textiles Projects developed by HSC Textiles and Design students. The exhibition is coordinated by the Technology Educators Association NSW (TEANSW) and will be held in March 2021. These students are also nominated for Shape 2020, the combined exhibition of HSC Technology projects at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Eliza Mitchell (right) with model and sister Josie Mitchell
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Sophie Davidson (right) with model Freya Neville
Rosanna Flatau (right) with model Hilary Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor
Lucy Jenkins (left) with model Maddy Hook
Sarah McCaskie with model Logan McKenzie
Sarah Chamberlain (left) with model Angel Newham
Amy Hall (left) with model Kate Dowd
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HSC NOMINATIONS: INTECH & SHAPE This year, seven of our students were nominated for possible inclusion in InTech, the annual exhibition of outstanding major projects developed by HSC Industrial Technology students. • • • • • • •
Sam Archer | Clock Digby Cooper | Writing desk Jack Davison | Tandem axle trailer Lachlan Donnelly | Triple axle tipping trailer Hamish Donnelly | Refueling trailer Harry Kermode | Remote mini loader Thomas Richardson | Tipping trailer
These students were also nominated for Shape 2020, an exhibition of outstanding Major Projects developed by HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design students. Congratulations to Sam Archer and Harry Kermode whose works have been selected to be part of the Shape 2020 exhibition, which will be held at the Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Ultimo, from 26 February to 9 May 2021.
Harry Kermode with his remote controlled mini loader
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Sam Archer with his ultra modern grandfather clock
Digby Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industrial writing desk
Lachlan Donnelly agricultural plant refuelling trailer
Hamish Donnellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agricultural plant refuelling trailer
Thomas Richardson with his three way tipping trailer
Jack Davison with his table top tandem axle trailer
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EARLY OFFERS & SCHOLARSHIPS Georgie Bennett • Health Science & John XXIII College, ANU • Pre-Medicine, Science & Health, UOW • Arts & Medical Science, MQ • Medical Radiation Science (Honours), UON Darcie Campbell • Science & Arts, UOW • Politics & International Relations/Media & Communications, UC Sarah McCaskie • Political Science, ANU Lara Clarke • Occupational Therapy, CSU • Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, UON James Denovan • Engineering (Dalyell Scholars) USYD & Sydney Scholars Award Adelaide Gavin • Science and Arts, ANU • Psychology (Honours), UOW
• Psychology (Honours) & Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, MQ • Development Studies & Social Science, UON Jennifer Ponder • Zoology/ Sports Science, UNE • Marine Biology, JCU • Marine Biology, SCU Thomas Richardson • Agribusiness, UNE • Agriculture/Agriculture Management, CSU Tom Tudor • ANU (Burgmann College) and UON Chelsea White • Development Studies/Business, UON • Agricultural and Resource Economics, UNE • Traineeship – Cert. III Business Administration (Legal) at Silkman Hockey Lawyers, Dubbo Emma Wright • Medical Science and Law/Science at MQ, UOW, USYD, UTAS, ANU
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS DUX OF YEAR 12: EDWARD TAYLOR
Edward was a day student from Millthorpe, who excelled at the highest level in all aspects of the opportunities afforded to him at KWS. Whether it was on the sporting field, playing rugby and cricket at first grade level, or in the classroom, achieving Dux of his year, Edward’s contribution to the school has been enormous. Starting at KWS in 2015, it quickly became evident that Edward has immense talents and skills, with many awards recognising these throughout his high school years. He is a young man of high integrity who thoroughly deserves the great results he has achieved.
DUX OF YEAR 11: ALEX WILLIAMS
Alex is exactly the type of student we love at Kinross Wolaroi School. Out of class she participates in a plethora of music ensembles, The Duke of Edinburgh program, Netball, Water Polo and the School Musical. She is a Music Captain as Band Leader. In class, she is a dedicated student who is keenly interested in her subjects and sees the value in learning to improve herself. She is rarely without a smile and always has a friendly word in the playground on and off the handball court. We congratulate her on this wonderful achievement.
DUX OF YEAR 10: WILLIAM ENGLUND
William’s pursuit for academic excellence is admirable. This year, William undertook accelerated Mathematics and Mathematics Extension, placing 1st in each course. He also participated in the National Latin exam where he received a gold medal, placing his result in the top 1% of the participants. He has been a member of the Stage and Senior Concert Band playing the piano and saxophone. William is also a member of the Senior KWS Centenary Cup Blue. This is William’s second year as Dux of the year. We congratulate William on this outstanding result.
DUX OF YEAR 9: STEPHANIE WONG
Stephanie is vibrant and dedicated young lady who has excelled in all aspects of school life. This year, her achievement in English, Mathematics (accelerated), Commerce and Music was admirable. Stephanie was also offered a place in a program run through the Australia Maths Trust called Curious Minds. This is an outstanding opportunity for Stephanie. She is also a talented musician and a member of the Chamber Choir, Orchestra and Chamber Strings. Stephanie has made the most of all opportunities afforded to her at KWS and she should be congratulated on this achievement.
DUX OF YEAR 8: TESSA LAWSON
A boarder from Book Book (near Wagga Wagga), Tessa is a quiet, caring and conscientious student who is always willing to give her best. She thoroughly enjoys the opportunities available to her at KWS, particularly Netball and Rowing throughout the year. Tessa is to be congratulated on her outstanding efforts across all her schooling, ranked first in her year for Mathematics, English, History, Technology and Science. This is the second time Tessa has been awarded Dux of her year at KWS and it could not go to a more deserving young student.
DUX OF YEAR 7: ISABEL WONG
Isabel’s dedication to her academics has been outstanding. She has achieved some outstanding results in her subjects including 100% in Religious Education and Technology during Semester 2 and Mathematic 5.3 Pathways and History in Semester 1. Isabel has received 26 Academic Merits this year including 12 for Academic Excellence, an outstanding achievement. Isabel is also a talented musician and a member of the Chamber Strings, Orchestra and Koristers. Isabel is to be commended on this outstanding achievement in her first year at Kinross Wolaroi School.
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HONOUR ROLL Sam Archer
Lucia Marquez Varallo
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