Redlands Students Celebrate HSC Success

Posted on December 18, 2017

Redlands students who completed their Higher School Certificate (HSC) have received the excellent results of their hard work – with students expressing pride, joy, and excitement for what lies ahead.

34 Redlands HSC students were listed on the HSC Honour Roll, and 10 students were nominated for HSC Showcases for their major works: five for Dance, two for Drama, two for Visual Arts and one for Music.

Redlands students took out the top two places in Japanese and Literature – with Satoko Masutani placing 1st in the state, and Ayami Takahashi placing 2nd.

This year, 81 Redlands students undertook the HSC, while the remaining 46% of the cohort studied the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Top achieving HSC students included:

  • Macallister (Mac) Middleton who achieved Band 6/E4 results in nine of his units, with exceptional results in Visual Arts and Modern History. Mac, who has been at Redlands since preschool, hopes to study Architecture at the University of Sydney. He was a School Prefect, House Captain and Captain of Waterpolo, and represented Redlands in Waterpolo and Swimming. At the beginning of last year, Mac was one of only 15 students chosen from across Australia to attend the Summer Scholarship program at the National Art Gallery in Canberra. 
  • Ayami Takahashi, who placed 2nd in the state for Japanese and Literature, and also performed particularly well English as a Second Language. Ayami also studied Extension Mathematics and Chemistry. She has been accepted into Keio University in Tokyo, Japan to study Commerce. During her time at Redlands, Ayami participated in Choir, Dance and the School Musical and represented the School in Tennis.

Dr Peter Lennox, Principal of Redlands, congratulated the HSC students.

“Our HSC students’ fine performances are a result of their diligence and application to their studies, with strong support from their teachers and families,” Dr Lennox said.

“While no exam defines their future, it is indeed an important achievement and milestone – I congratulate all our HSC students, and wish them all the best for their future.”

For IB students, it will be another three weeks until their results are released, on 4 January 2018.