Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) has once again achieved outstanding results in the 2023 Higher School Certificate (HSC) with nine of its 33 secondary schools ranked among the top 100 high schools in NSW.

A total of 18 schools ranked among the top 150 high schools—one more than last year—strengthening SCS’s position as one of the top performing systems in Australia.

SCS recorded an impressive 2780 Distinguished Achievers, 47 Top Achievers and 67 All Rounders.

Notably, eight SCS students also received HSC First in Course honours.

SCS Executive Director, Tony Farley, said the results were a testament to the dedication and hard work of students together with the expertise and support of teachers and staff.

“The Class of 2023 should be immensely proud of not only their results but also of the way they applied themselves so diligently throughout their senior years of school,” Mr Farley said.

“We hope that the determination, resilience and ability that they have shown during the HSC stays with them as they enter the next phase of their lives.

“These fantastic results also speak to the value of our educators, who together with our parents and carers, have helped our students realise their potential. Congratulations to all.”


Nine schools ranked in the top 100 high schools in NSW and 18 schools ranked in the top 150 in The Sydney Morning Herald rankings:

  • Brigidine College Randwick: 50th
  • St Clare’s College Waverley: 70th
  • Marist College Kogarah: 73rd
  • St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove: 76th
  • Marcellin College Randwick: 90th
  • Marist College Eastwood: 93rd
  • Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich: 96th
  • Bethany College Hurstville: 99th
  • St John Bosco College Engadine: 100th
  • Domremy Catholic College Five Dock: 103rd
  • Freeman Catholic College Bonnyrigg Heights: 106th
  • Aquinas Catholic College Menai: 108th
  • Marist Catholic College North Shore: 118th
  • De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla: 126th
  • St Mary’s Cathedral College:135th
  • Clancy Catholic College West Hoxton: 143rd
  • Marist Catholic College Penshurst Mortdale: 145th
  • Bethlehem College Ashfield: 148th

Eight students placed first in the state in their HSC exam:

  • Yasmeen Janschek, Brigidine College Randwick: Studies of Religion II
  • Paula Karoglan, Marist Catholic College Penshurst: Croatian Continuers
  • Sylvia Veljancevski, Marist Catholic College Penshurst: Macedonian Continuers
  • Gabriella Michalopoulos, Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich: Studies of Religion I
  • Nicole Joanna Tapang, Casimir Catholic College Marrickville: Filipino Continuers
  • Adam Schon, All Saints Catholic College Liverpool: Information and Digital Technology Examination
  • Ivona Ristevski, La Salle Catholic College Bankstown: Macedonian Continuers
  • Jaquelyn Loria, Good Samaritan Catholic College Hinchinbrook: Tourism, Travel and Events Examination

– Distinguished Achievers: Brigidine College Randwick had the highest number of Distinguished Achievers (197), followed by St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove (189), Freeman Catholic College Bonnyrigg Heights (182) and Bethany College Hurstville (145)

– All Rounders: Freeman Catholic College Bonnyrigg Heights had the highest number of All Rounders (11), followed by Brigidine College Randwick (8), Clancy Catholic College West Hoxton (6) and St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove (5)

– Top Achievers: Brigidine College Randwick had the highest number of Top Achievers (7), followed by All Saints Catholic College Liverpool (6)