McCormack congratulates ‘outstanding’ HSC results

RIVERINA MP Michael McCormack has congratulated the region’s Year 12 students on the release of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores today.

"The Riverina has had some terrific results again this year," Mr McCormack said. 

"Right across the region, students are performing exceptionally well in a number of subjects and remaining competitive against their metropolitan counterparts. 

"I was particularly proud to hear that Jade Culbert of Wade High School in Griffith topped the state in German Beginners and Tanisha Shields of Narrandera High School won an All Rounders’ award for Band 6 results in ten or more units," Mr McCormack said. 

"Wagga Wagga’s Mater Dei Catholic College had 62 per cent of students receive a Band 6 in 2 Unit Mathematics, compared with the state average of 18 per cent, which is outstanding." 

While there are many success stories, Mr McCormack reminded students their final results do not determine their success in the future. 

"The final mark students get today will not determine the rest of their lives. There are many alternate pathways students can take to pursue their dreams," Mr McCormack said. 

Mr McCormack also encouraged students to pursue further education in the region. 

"The Riverina is very fortunate to have a great local university in Charles Sturt University as well as the Riverina Institute of TAFE, where students can study for a degree or trade qualification and continue living and working in the region," Mr McCormack said. 

"I congratulate all the region’s Year 12 students and wish them well with their futures. Now is the time for them to relax and enjoy the break over the Christmas season with their families."

Cristy Houghton