Hennessy Catholic College principal, Dr Peter Webster, recently accepted two awards for the college’s outstanding School Certificate and Higher School Certificate results.
The awards were presented by Chief Officer: Leadership and School Governance – Catholic Education Office Canberra/Goulburn Patrick McGrath.
Hennessy’s assistant principal (Curriculum) Mrs Kathy Holding said she was overwhelmed at the results of the school certificate.
“These results are amazing and reflect a culture of quality teaching and learning within the college,” she said.
All six areas were significantly above NSW state averages.
Hennessy was the top performing Catholic College in regional NSW for the 2011 Higher School Certificate.
The school’s assistant principal (Welfare) Gerard Simms said he was proud to say the Higher School Certificate results Hennessy achieved were a result of commitment and dedication of everyone involved.
“It is through the commitment of our teachers, the dedication of our students to their study and the support of our regional and parish communities that we are able to produce results of this calibre,” Mr Simms said.
An enormous 75 per cent of subjects were above the state average with 52 per cent of students receiving Bands 5 and 6, 49 per cent reaching an ATAR above 80 and 86 per cent gaining university placements,” he said.
“The awards are testimony to the outstanding staff at Hennessy who provide teaching and learning environments that allow students to achieve their dreams,” Dr Webster said.