The public examination results of the 2016 graduating class were outstanding and deserve to be recognised as some of our best ever. These outcomes were led by very strong HSC results where 62% of the students were placed in the NSW BOSTES Distinguished Achievers list. The Sydney Morning Herald rankings placed AISHK at 54th in the state against all other schools; and we congratulate student Tracey Liu who placed 3rd in the state in Chinese Continuers.
For the IB outcomes we had 65% of the students scoring a top score of 7 points in one or more of their subjects and we congratulate Vivian Chui, who attained a perfect score of 45points.
The Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATAR), applicable only for Australian universities, were superior for a large number of candidates with 73% scoring a rank position of 90 or above; our highest number of student achievers to date. A report of university placements for our 2016 graduates and a more detailed results table will be represented in our forthcoming ‘Results and Pathways’ document. I will also share some of those details at our secondary parents’ cocktail gathering on Thursday 23 February.
We trust our school community has enjoyed keeping up-to-date with many of these facts through our results-related communications over the holiday period via our school website, correspondence of HSC results to parents, front page advertising in the SCMP and The Standard on January 26 and through our school’s social media platforms.
Our Graduates’ Scholars Assembly will be held next Wednesday at 11:45am to celebrate the most outstanding student outcomes and induct sixteen of the class of 2016 as AISHK scholars. We will report details of the program to our school family after the event. The Graduate Scholars’ Assembly is a formal school uniform occasion for all secondary students.
Howard West | Head of Secondary