OLMC Parramatta Class of 2018 Achieves HSC Excellence

The OLMC community proudly celebrates the outstanding achievements of the HSC Class of 2018.

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The OLMC community proudly celebrates the outstanding achievements of the Class of 2018

• 80th school in the State in the Sydney Morning Herald's Top 100 Schools List
• 8th top Catholic Independent Girls' School in the State
 • 6th in State for Community and Family Studies
 • 28% of cohort achieved an ATAR above 90
• 53 Distinguished Achievers

 Principal Stephen Walsh said that the OLMC community is very proud that, as a non-selective school, the College ranked in the top 100 schools in the Sydney Morning Herald: “At OLMC the growth mindset is central to all learning and this is undeniably reflected in this great result. Learning at OLMC is characterised by high expectations, motivation and a growth mindset. Students embrace challenge as an opportunity to learn in a well-supported environment. The 2018 cohort's outstanding HSC results reflect the growth these young women have made over six years at OLMC.”

Cassidy Kealy-Ashby came sixth in the State in Community and Family Studies, achieved an ATAR of 99.15 and was named on the All Rounders List. Cassidy says she learned early that she needed to work very hard to achieve her goals: “I feel hard work beats talent. I handed in practice papers and essays to my teachers almost every day because seeking feedback is really important.” Cassidy plans to study a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education in order to become a high school PDHPE teacher. Her advice to Mercy Girls about to undertake the HSC is to be consistent with study and to schedule time accordingly. “The HSC is not a test of your intelligence but of your work ethic. For this reason I would advise those in the junior years to extend themselves where possible in order to really test their capability.”

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