Posted on: Sunday 20 December 2020
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To all members of the St Hilda’s community,
I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to our St Hilda’s 2020 Graduates on their impressive and highly meritorious achievements during this, the first year of external exams and the new QCE system.
With results currently available to us, I am delighted to share that 41% of students achieved an ATAR 90 and above.
Phoebe Grosser, awarded Summa Cum Laude for Internal Assessment at the 2020 Graduation, achieved a perfect ATAR score of 99.95, and is reportedly amongst only 30 in Queensland achieving at this highest level. Phoebe’s accomplishments included a score of 100 in both English Literature Extension and English. Two of our Visual Arts students, whose works have received acclaim in state-wide competition, have also joined this select group scoring a perfect result.
I look forward to celebrating further results pertaining to QCE results, Vocational Education and Training Qualifications and Diplomas as these become available in coming weeks.
Parents of our Senior Graduates will be aware that students can decide whether to allow their school access to their ATAR; currently 82 per cent of students in the State have provided this permission. We look forward to celebrating our students’ significant achievements with the School community at our Scholars’ Assembly and thank girls who have already been in contact with us. I understand St Hilda’s students’ current preferences for university in 2021 will be as diverse as each of the girls and include Architecture and Building, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Health, Management and Commerce, Natural and Physical Science, and studies in Society and Culture.
In closing, I would like to extend my thanks to all staff and parents who have supported the girls throughout this extraordinary year of innumerable challenges. They have shown strength of character and resilience each time they have been beset by another test. I wish the girls every success in their future endeavours and look forward to reconnecting with them at the Scholars’ Assembly on 3 February, followed by the 2020 Graduates Afternoon Tea on 5 February.
Ms Wendy Lauman