Nine students from Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) have received First in Course honours in the 2022 HSC. 

In a feat that highlights SCS’s comprehensive curriculum, the nine students placed first in a diverse range of subjects and represent seven schools from across the Sydney Archdiocese. 

Marist College Kogarah student Mario Baroud placed first Mathematics Standard 2, Mary MacKillop Catholic College Wakeley student Suzi Coates placed first in Studies of Religion I, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington student Otylia Pilat placed first in English Extension 1.

Clancy Catholic College West Hoxton student Daniel Michael placed first in Investigating Science, Good Samaritan Catholic College Hinchinbrook student Katarina Chalfa placed first in Food Technology, and Marist Catholic College Penshurst student Anna-Maria Parissis placed first in Modern Greek. 

St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove student Clara Medanic placed first in Croatian Continuers, while La Salle Catholic College Bankstown students Danny Nouseir and Verica Minovska placed first in Arabic Extension and Macedonian Continuers continuers respectively. 

The nine were among the 126 students from 83 schools in the state who topped their HSC courses.  

The students were acknowledged this morning in a ceremony with Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Education and Early Learning. 

“Congratulations to our students on what is truly an impressive accomplishment,” SCS Executive Director, Tony Farley, said. 

“We hope that together with their teachers and families, they see this achievement as a just reward for their hard work and dedication throughout a testing few years.”

Mr Farley said the success of the nine students is reflective of SCS’s excellence focussed approach to learning and the efforts of the system’s teachers and educators. 

“To have nine students, from schools right across the Archdiocese take first place in a wide variety of subjects speaks volumes about the strength of the shared resources across Sydney Catholic Schools,” Mr Farley said.  

“Our vision is to create thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning, and results such as these are encouraging reminders of the impact that our schools have.”