|24 Jan 2022
Showcasing resilience and dedication to academic study during an extremely challenging year, the Loreto Normanhurst Class of 2021 includes 7 Top Achievers in Course (students who attained a place in NSW for a subject) including student Joanne Yi, who placed 1st in Course for Korean in Context studied through the Secondary College of Languages Chatswood Campus.
Celebrating the cohort’s achievements across various subjects and disciplines, a further 16 students were recognised as All-Round Achievers (students who achieved the highest band possible in 10 or more units studied). 112 students were recognised for their exceptional results on the Distinguished Achievers List.
In a cohort of 174 HSC students, eight students (5%) attained an ATAR of 99 and above. 36 students (21%) attained an ATAR of 95 and above; 64 students (37%) attained an ATAR of 90 and above; 119 students (68%) attained an ATAR of 80 and above and 144 students (83%) attained an ATAR of 70 and above. The School’s top ATAR of 99.7 was achieved by Erin Longney.
Twin Loreto Normanhurst students Georgia and Charlotte Cluff achieved near identical ATAR results of 99.30 and 99.65. Part of the Loreto boarding community since Year 7, the Cluff twins returned to their rural property in Dunedoo to study remotely during the COVID lockdown. They both plan to study arts and law at the University of Sydney next year.
Loreto Normanhurst Principal, Ms Marina Ugonotti, celebrates the achievements of the Class of 2021 and highlights their exceptional dedication to their final year of schooling:
“We are immensely proud to join the Class of 2021 in celebrating their impressive achievements in the HSC. These results are a testament to the cohort’s generous collaboration, hard work, grit, and balanced approach to their education in a year like no other. The Class of 2021 is a group of strong, intelligent and compassionate young women who will no doubt make their mark on the world as future leaders, thinkers, activists, creatives and people of service.”
Loreto Normanhurst ranked above state average in 34 out of the 41 subjects offered, with two subjects more than 15 marks over the State mean, 8 subjects more than 10 marks over the State mean and 26 subjects more than 5 marks over the State mean.
The School ranked 38th overall in NSW and 6th among Catholic schools, with the impressive results supported by the school’s award-winning Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM).
The Model emphasises student collaboration, creative and critical thinking, digital capabilities, adaptability, and independence through a diverse array of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Fostering the development of Loreto Normanhurst students into agile and resilient thinkers who are prepared to navigate an ever-changing global landscape.
“We are proud to see our Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model continue to encourage our students to achieve so highly across all areas of our FACE Curriculum. The FACE curriculum places equal importance on the holistic development of students across areas of Faith, Academic, Community and Extra-Curricular to empower the female leaders of tomorrow as women of strength, kindness and action,” says Ms Ugonotti.
Exemplifying the diverse nature of student achievement, Loreto Normanhurst is immensely proud to celebrate the 12 students who were nominated or selected for HSC showcases. Six students were selected for inclusion in OnSTAGE for outstanding HSC Drama performances. Two students were nominated for Shape 2021 for work in Design and Technology or Textiles, with one student selected for inclusion in TexStyle. Three students were nominated for ENCORE recognising their work in HSC Music, and two were nominated for ARTEXPRESS for their work in HSC Visual Arts.
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