Tweed students' HSC results celebrated
TWEED students yesterday celebrated the end of an era after receiving their Higher School Certificate results. And though it may not be all good news for the 5166 North Coast students who sat the exam, for the eight top scorers pictured at Mt St Patrick College it was definitely a time to party. This year 67,189 students from as far as Singapore and Hong Kong sat the NSW HSC exam. For many, yesterday's result marked the end of two years of hard work. Today the University Admissions Index or UAI will be released by the Universities Admissions Centre. Mt St Patrick College Captain Daniel Maynes received a Band 6 - a mark of 90 or above - in every subject he sat. Fellow student Jayme Cooper was one of the six in NSW to be selected to perform in ONStage, a production showcasing the best of HSC drama performances in the state. "I studied four to five hours a day," Daniel said. Mt St Patrick College principal Tony Daly said he was very pleased with the results. "This is the final year of a four year program which aims to give students an early opportunity to experience the demands of HSC so they can cope with Year 12," Mr Daly said. Kingscliff High School principal Alan Tolley also congratulated his school's achievers. The public school has seen its Distinguished Achievers or Band 6 students list rise from 12 in Year 2006 to 29 in 2007. "In personal development health and physical education, 53 per cent of the students attained Band 6," Mr Tolley said. REGIONAL RESULTS Band 6: A mark of 90 to 100. * Kingscliff High School: HSC students, 136, Band 6 - 38 * Mt St Patrick College: HSC students 72, Band 6 - 64. * Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School: HSC students 50, Band 6 - 14. * Lakeside Christian College: HSC students 19, Band 6 - 1. * Wollumbin High School: HSC students 58, Band 6 - 11.