Hennessy Catholic College Yearbook 2022

A total of 12 student results (including three accelerated students from Year 11) were placed in the Distinguished Achievers List for being awarded a Band 6 or E4 result (which is equivalent to an HSC score of 90 or more) and 2 students were awarded a notional Band 6 for Mathematics Extension 2. Furthermore 11 students were placed first in their subject across the Canberra Goulburn Diocese in 18 subjects and almost 35% of results were in the top 2 performance bands with just under 10% achieving Band 6/E4 results. Considering the challenges with COVID and a twice delayed HSC examination period, this is truly a testimony to the resilience of Year 12 and the dedication of the teachers. Congratulations to all the students who received early entry and main round university offers, continued their education at TAFE or who gained employment including apprenticeships and internships. Hennessy continues to have an amazing success rate for post school destinations that fit with the plans each student has. NAPLAN Our NAPLAN results showed encouraging trends. NAPLAN is best used to identify student growth but both Year 7 and Year 9 students did not sit NAPLAN in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore, growth data does not exist this year in any of the five testing areas: grammar and punctuation, spelling, reading, writing and numeracy. Year 9 Of this year’s Year 9 cohort, 10% of Hennessy students scored consistently in the top 2 bands on all five test domains. This is an exceptional achievement. Average NAPLAN scores for female students were particularly notable. Year 7 Year 7 results continue to reflect results from their last 18 months of primary school and the first term of high school. This year’s Year 7 cohort produced average NAPLAN scores equal or above that of similar schools. It is evident that there is quality teaching occurring that continues to challenge students and develop their skills in these fundamental areas. This year we welcomed Mrs Liz Igoe-Taylor (English), Mrs Helen Close (English), Mr Joe Kershaw (PE/Maths) and Mrs Mary Wright (Religion/Music) to our wonderful teaching staff and Mrs Mandy Hughes and Mrs Amy Mergard to our support staff.

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