HSC: Emanuel exceeds expectations

January 24, 2022 by Michelle Favero
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Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Class of 2021 exceeded expectations under the shadow of the COVID pandemic.

Jordan Stein

Their resilience and perseverance throughout their remote learning journey and the extended build up to the HSC Examinations has been impressive. This ability to work independently under difficult conditions is a highly prized mindset and skill that they will carry with them into their futures.

Almost half of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 90 or more, 30% attained 95+ and 8% received an ATAR of 98 or more. Emanuel celebrated four All-Round Achievers – Lara King, Jessica Lowy, Ruben Mihalovich and Jordan Stein – and Liam Engler who ranked an impressive 4th in the State for Modern Hebrew Continuers. Guy Rein made Emanuel School history with his Music 2 Composition and Music Extension Performance being selected for ENCORE.

Emanuel School Dux, Jordan Stein provided insights into his HSC year and the mindset that underpinned his success: “Despite the many challenges faced in our senior years due to the pandemic, my teachers rose to the occasion and acted as resolute role models of determination, resilience and adaptability – always cheering us on from the sidelines of the race to our 13-year finish line. I was inspired to develop and cultivate these same qualities until the very end, culminating in results that I’m very proud of. I feel that my HSC results reflect my newfound understanding of the power of this mindset, and the potential it has to transform feats of strength into rewarding, character enhancing and educational experiences”.

The School ranked 36th in the State thanks to the cohort’s excellent results and 6th in the State for non-selective co-educational schools. Whilst many students excelled, it is equally important to acknowledge those who performed at their personal best, at whatever level that may have been.

Andrew Watt, Principal commented: “As the graduates of the Class of 2021 commence the next step of their life journey, they are reminded that whilst we celebrate their impressive ATAR results, it will be their character, personal values, and experience at Emanuel that will be their foundation, as they embark upon further studies or enter the workforce. As Emanuel alumni, they graduate equipped to be the best that they can be and to contribute to both our Jewish and broader communities, as informed and ethical changemakers”.

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