Year 12 students from St Patricks College, Murwillumbah.
Year 12 students from St Patricks College, Murwillumbah. John Gass

St Pats students score well

ST PATRICKS College Murwillumbah principal, Tony Daly and his teaching staff have got it down pretty pat in producing high-achieving students.

72 students sat for the 2011 Higher School Certificate and once again St Pats students did their college proud with the school named on 47 occasions in the Board of Studies Distinguished Achievers List for students obtaining a Band 6 - scoring a mark of 90 or above in a subject.

Georgina Harbottle received Band 6 across six subjects - Religion, Extension 1 English, Extension 2 English, Advanced English, Chemistry and Biology.

"A deserving reward for a model student," Mr Daly said.

"We are very pleased and of course extremely proud of what all of our HSC students have achieved through their hard work and diligence during their time at the college."

Unfortunately Georgina is currently overseas and missed a special morning tea for the departing Year 12 students at the college today.

Mr Daly and members of the teaching staff were "mother" to their very special guests.

In other outstanding HSC results, Melanie Taylor-Dams was placed 8th in the state in Earth and Environmental Science, scoring 95, Marcus Brincat 98 in General Mathematics, Craig Barnham 97 in Industrial technology, Toby Griffiths 95 in Senior Science and Brittany Peate 95 in Drama.

Another five students received a Band 6 in Chemistry.

Those lamingtons, cup-cakes and cups of tea were thoroughly deserved by this band of brothers and sisters.



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