Greek Schools and students excel in HSC exams

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2020 was a challenging year, followed by 2021, that felt as if it needed to ‘one-up’ its predecessor. Year 12s were prime victims of these cyclonic years; their education whipped into a whirlpool of uncertainty.

These students were the first to endure COVID lockdowns during Year 11 and Year 12. They missed out on face-to-face learning in 2021 during Term 3 and Term 4 and even had trial examinations online. The November HSC exams were delayed by a month and the HSC results, plus the ATAR, were consequently also delayed. Many of the students were overburdened with stress and anticipation to complete the arduous school year. Students had to overcome many hurdles, suffer much hardship and give up so much.

St Spyridon College

Despite all this, the St. Spyridon Year 12 Class of 2021 results were phenomenal. St. Spyridon College ranked 79th in New South Wales (top 12%), with 23 students obtaining at least one Band 6 and 71 Band 6s altogether. As a first for Saint Spyridon College, 17 students got a Band 6 throughout all levels of English, and the school’s first-ever 99.95 ATAR was achieved by Vice-Captain Billy Bourdaniotis (which was achieved by only 47 other students out of 70,000). Furthermore, College Captain, Mary Diamond came first in the entire state for Music 1, and Year 11 student Stephen Koutoulogenis placed fourth in the state for Modern Greek Extension. We all congratulate them on such astronomical achievements.   

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We congratulate these three astounding St Spyridon HSC All-Rounders (Band 6 in 10 or more units):

Teoni Antonopoulos (99.20 ATAR)
· Biology
· English Advanced
· English Extension 1
· Legal Studies
· Mathematics Advanced
· Mathematics Extension 1

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Billy Bourdaniotis (99.95 ATAR)
· Economics
· English Advanced
· Mathematics Extension 1
· Mathematics Extension 2
· Physics

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Taylor Marinos (99.40 ATAR)
· Economics
· English Advanced
· English Extension 1
· Legal Studies
· Mathematics Advanced
· Modern History

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We also congratulate other Mary Diamond, who topped the state in Music 1.
Mary Diamond (97.60 ATAR)
· Biology
· English Advanced
· English Extension 1
· Mathematics Advanced
· Music 1 (FIRST IN COURSE)

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St Euphemia College

Moreover, St Euphemia College in Bankstown also produced outstanding results as the school attained a rank of 134th. Their highest ATAR of 98.75 was achieved by HSC All-rounder Pheobe Divanis, who achieved top marks in:
· Business Studies
· Economics
· English Advanced
· Mathematics Extension 1
· Mathematics Advanced
· Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

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Further, Year 11 students who have accelerated their studies at St Euphemia have shined in the Modern Greek courses. Styliani Koliris and Konstantinos Zisopoulos have received a First in the State rank for Modern Greek Continuers and Modern Greek Extension. Congratulations, Styliani and Konstantinos!

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The College also attained a slew of additional state ranks:

  • Andjela Trazivuk (second in Serbian Continuers)
  • Konstantinos Zisopoulos (second in Modern Greek Continuers)
  • Styliani Koliris (second in Modern Greek Extension)
  • Zoe Anastasia Janes (fifth in Modern Greek Continuers)

Congratulations to all these students!

All Saints Grammar

Additionally, All Saints Grammar in Belmore performed spectacularly, with their highest achieving student, Gina Zhang, achieving an ATAR of 98.10 and reaching top marks in:
· English Advanced
· English Extension 1
· Mathematics Advanced

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Sydney Grammar School

Isander Mesimeris of Sydney Grammar School also performed exceptionally, receiving an ATAR of 99.95 alongside 47 other students in NSW, along with four state ranks:

  • First in Classical Greek Continuers
  • First in Classical Greek Extension
  • Fifth in French Continuers
  • Sixth in History Extension

He also achieved top marks in 14 units of study.

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We at Greek City Times applaud all those who completed their HSC in such a tumultuous year and wish everyone the best of luck in their future endeavours.

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