Excellent HSC Results From the McAuley Class of 2022
17 Dec 2022
Congratulations to the Class of 2022 who have received outstanding HSC results!
Catherine McAuley has had seven students placed in the Top 10 of the State for their subject; had 77% of courses studied above the State average; and has had one student awarded a NSW Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence.
Students achieved a band 5 or 6 in 52% of all exams undertaken and a band 4, 5 or 6 in 84% of all exams undertaken. This is a wonderful achievement!
Ms Mary Refalo, School Principal, congratulated the Class of 2022 on these results. "This year's HSC results are excellent, with individual student growth evident for many students and the total numbers of bands 5 and 6 having increased from last year. Catherine McAuley Westmead is incredibly proud of the Class of 2022 who have persisted in striving for higher things in all that they do”.
“As always, student achievement is much about the work of teachers. I'd like to thank the dedicated teams of teachers at Catherine McAuley for their diligence and commitment to the wonderful young women at Catherine McAuley Westmead."
Victoria Carr, shown with School Principal Mary Refalo, was awarded a NSW Premier's Award for All-Round Excellence.
Jerica Macaraeg and Anita Mikhael both placed 5th in the State for Business Services. Shown with their teachers Poonam Relan and Taryn Grima.
Congratulations to Victoria Carr who was awarded a NSW Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence! Victoria achieved a band 6 in 10 or more units.
70 students have been named on the Distinguished Achievers list. These students have received a Band 6 in at least one course.
Outstanding results were achieved in Business Services with Catherine McAuley having two students place equal 2nd in the State (Christina Batti and Nishika Jain); two students place equal 5th (Jerica Macaraeg & Anita Mikhael) and one student place equal 9th (Sofia Falzon). Of the total 34 band 6’s achieved across the State for Business Services Catherine McAuley students were awarded nine of these! This means over a quarter of the band 6 results for this subject were achieved by Catherine McAuley! This is the 8th year in a row that Catherine McAuley has had a student place in the Top 10 for Business Services.
Other students who achieved in the Top 10 of the State for their subject included Molly Barker who placed 8th in English Standard and Taliah Scanlan who placed 3rd in Human Services.
Wonderful results were also achieved by students studying Creative and Performing Arts with 82% of students receiving a band 5 or 6!
Catherine McAuley had two students nominated for ARTEXPRESS (Yamonna Han Rose and Arabelle Remorozo); two students nominated for the Shape exhibition (Sheryn Lucas and Arabelle Remorozo); and one student who received full marks for their Society and Culture Personal Interest Project (PIP).
Well done to the Class of 2022!
26 Feb 2024
NEED HELP WITH SCHOOL WORK? 📚📝 Tutoring is again being offered on Monday and Tuesday afternoons straight after school until 5pm in the school library. This is a free service open to all students. In addition, there will be some specialist tutors in the library all day on Tuesdays and on Thursday mornings to assist senior students during their study breaks. These tutors will move to the BM Building on Thursday afternoons.
24 Feb 2024
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡️ Year 7 Religious Education students of Miss Radisavljevic are currently focusing on the unit ‘Initiation and Belonging’. Students have been recapping the Opening School Mass to fully understand the importance of initiating one into a group - in this case, the Catherine McAuley Westmead community. The class stumbled upon a solitary clay structure in the classroom and used this as an example of initiation and belonging. They warmly welcomed the figure and dubbed it Valentino, or 'Val' for short. Miss Radisavljevic said the class is committed to incorporating him into the class as they delve into learning about types of initiations and what it means to belong.
23 Feb 2024
APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 7 2025 CLOSING SOON ‼️ Catherine McAuley Westmead is enrolling now for Year 7 2025. The closing date to be considered in the first round is Thursday, 28th March 2024. Contact the school on 9849 9100 or visit our website for an enrolment pack. https://www.mcauleywestmead.catholic.edu.au/
23 Feb 2024
Find your reading ERA in the Catherine McAuley school library! 📖 In honour of the Taylor Swift Eras tour this weekend, the library staff have curated a selection of Taylor Swift-era-themed books. Ready for students to borrow now! 📖 💄 🎤
23 Feb 2024
NSW ALL SCHOOLS TRIATHLON 🏃♀️ Well done to the three Catherine McAuley students who represented the school as a senior team at the NSW All Schools Triathlon yesterday. This event was held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. Irene S., Samantha T. and Sophie S. competed for the last time in a school triathlon and teacher Miss Radisavljevic said that they all pushed to their absolute limits in what was a very hot day.
22 Feb 2024
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 7 English students with Ms Shipley are currently reading ‘Hilter’s Daughter’ by Jackie French. This week in class the students were discussing characters and what might help identify a character’s personality. The students were suggesting things like how they speak, how they act and what their role in the story is.
22 Feb 2024
This week Dr Prue Salter from Enhanced Learning Educational Services (www.enhanced-learning.net) presented a study skills session to Year 9 and Year 11 students. The sessions focused on helping students identify changes and improvements they could make to their approach to their studies in order to maximise their results while minimising stress.
22 Feb 2024
Claudia Nguyen, Dux for 2023, returned to Catherine McAuley Westmead on Wednesday 21st February for the High Achievers Assembly. Claudia achieved an ATAR of 98.9 and has accepted an offer from Sydney University to study a Bachelor of Law and Arts.
21 Feb 2024
In partnership with Western Sydney University a small number of Year 11 students participated in their orientation day for the 'Leadership in Complexity' university subject they will complete this year. Sophie, Fiona, Aurelia, Makayla, Annie, Joaquina, Isabella, Niamh, Jasmine and Brinda will have the opportunity to understand leadership styles and traits (including Indigenous leadership) and will learn about leadership in crisis. We commend these students for taking on the challenge of completing a university subject alongside their preliminary studies.
21 Feb 2024
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 and to the high achievers who returned to school today for the High Achievers Assembly and morning tea. It was lovely to see the students return proud of their achievements and so many proud parents as well! Congratulations to all. 🥰🥰
21 Feb 2024
The Catherine McAuley Westmead school community honoured the high achievers from the Class of 2023 at a special school assembly on Wednesday this week.