Well known for its all round excellence, Oakhill College once again excels academically, achieving excellent HSC results.
Adam Taras will be awarded College Dux along with all 52 High Achievers at a ceremony at the College in February 2018 for achieving the highest ATAR score for 2017, 99.35. Adam will go on to study Mechatronics, Physics and Mathematics at Sydney University.
Five boys received ‘All-Rounder Awards’ in the 2017 HSC. This is the best-ever number of All-Rounder awards, surpassed only by the 6 achieved in 2008.
Peter Obeid (99.25), Daniel Antoun (98.75), Stephen Morris (98.45), Lachlan MacMahon (96.75), and Daniel Magee (95.95) all received Band 6’s in every subject.
“I am relieved and happy that I achieved this result. Being surrounded by positive people at Oakhill motivated me to constantly aim higher and do better,” said Peter Obeid. “I would like to study a double degree in Economics and Maths at University of New South Wales next year.”
Lachlan MacMahon will go on to study Media and Arts Production at University of Technology, Sydney. “Oakhill provided me with so many opportunities for musical and drama production. This was a great social outlet and enabled me to meet so many people.”
Michael Pizzardello (98.4) achieved 2nd place in the State in Italian Continuers.
“I never thought I was that great at writing or art, but with support from the teachers I discovered I had potential in these areas. I was encouraged to follow my passion and I am so glad I did. I am looking forward to studying Economics and Languages at Sydney University.”
Principal of Oakhill, Brother Steve Hogan said the College community is proud of the outstanding achievements of the Class of 2017.
“The HSC results are a product of our 2017 ‘aim for the stars’ motto. They can be attributed to hard work, dedication and motivation.”
“Our graduates are not only academically successful, but also are community and service driven. This year the graduating class demonstrates a breadth and depth of talent with outstanding results in multiple subjects.”
“Our ranking amongst other NSW secondary schools improved dramatically by over 70 places to 123 in 2017 – the best result since 2000. A testament to the hardworking students and dedicated teachers at Oakhill.”
Oakhill College also achieved the following results:
- 4 students in the Top 10 in their course in NSW
- 2nd in Italian Continuers (Michael Pizzardello)
- 3rd in Hospitality (Emily Towers)
- 4th in Financial Services (Angus Cox)
- 8th in Information, Processes and Technology (Nathan Attard)
- 52 students achieved an ATAR above 90
- 266 Band 6’s a 50% increase on the number of Band 6’s in 2016