From Masada, Emanuel and Kesser Torah with Pride

December 16, 2011 by  
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Sydney’s Masada College, Emanuel School and Kesser Torah College have announced the highlights of their students’ successes in the HSC.

A spokesperson for the school has released the following statement.

Masada is thrilled to announce another year of excellent HSC results.

We have nine students on the All Round Achievers List:

Jonty De Klerk

Jonathan Felthun

Lori Gross

Monique Heller

Jessica Inbari

Ha Yong (John) Park

Zac Schwartz

Gabriella Shofer

Mark Velik


Ha Yong (John) Park (99.80)


Overall results:

  • 17th in NSW
  • 5th in Extension Classical Hebrew
  • Over 50% of ATARs over 90.00
  • Over 70% of ATARs over 80.00

Non-selective results

  • 1st co-ed school on North Shore
  • 6th overall in NSW
  •  7th in Maths
  • 14th in English


State Individual Achievements:

  • 1st in Modern Hebrew – Shir Dekel
  • 10th in Biology – Jonathan Felthun
  • 10th in Business Studies – Monique Heller, Lori Gross
  • 10th in Visual Arts – Gabriella Shofer

Wendy Barel, the College principal said: “Our outstanding success in the HSC reflects the benefits of our College’s unique Leading Learning Educational Package which encourages and nurtures each student to exceed their own and their family’s expectations. This is highlighted by the fact that despite being a non-selective school, 75% of our students consistently achieve ATARS over 80. We have so many reasons to feel extremely proud.”

From Emanuel this report:

We are delighted with our HSC results this year. Our Year 12 of 2011 achieved wonderful academic outcomes, on top of being involved in a wide range of activities and community service during the year. We are proud of their achievements and also those of our Year 11 Accelerants.

Very notable achievements

Daniel Altman, a Year 11 student, gained 1st place in the state for Extension 1 Mathematics and 3rd place in the state for Mathematics.

Anthony Small and Liat Busqila gained full marks in Extension 2 English.

100% of our students studying French Continuers and History Extension gained results in the top band.

In Drama, 64% of candidates gained a Band 6 and three performances were nominated for OnStage.

70% of Mathematics Extension 1 students gained a top band result.

In Modern History, 45% of students gained a Band 6.

We pay tribute to Anthony Small and Jean Kearney who are on the Premier’s List and gained ATARs over 99.

Our Mathematics and English results overall were very pleasing, with the School being placed in the top 40 schools across the state for each of these subjects.

I congratulate all of our students who achieved so well this year and thank their teachers for the dedication and commitment they have shown to ensuring that our students achieve their best possible results in the HSC.

…and from Kesser Torah College

Party time at Kesser Torah College


Kesser Torah Colleges wishes the Class of 2011 Mazal Tov and Hatzlacha Rabah.

Kesser Torah College was once again placed in the top 50 schools of New South Wales, moving from 82nd to 43rd on the SMH Top 100 schools list.

KTC Highlights:

Advanced English          100% in top 2 Bands

English Ext 1                 100% in top 2 Bands

English Ext 2                 100% in top 2 Bands
Maths 2 Unit                  100% in Top Band
Maths Ext 1                  100% in Top Band
Modern Hebrew              100% in Top 2 Bands
Classical Hebrew           Placed 2nd and 3rd in NSW
Visual Arts                    75% in Top 2 Bands
Dux for 2011Tali Diamond

•    All-Round Achievers List
•    Perfect Score English Extension 2
•    Shortlisted for Art-Express
•    3rd in NSW for Classical Hebrew

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