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SSC Newspaper : February 2014
ADVERTISEMENT When inspiration meets opportunity anything is possible Newington’s top performing student, Theodore Iannuzzi, who scored an ATAR of 99.95 with his perfect 45 for the IB Diploma said of his final two years at Newington, “It’s important to have people around you that not only encourage you to reach your full potential but with whom you can also share your academic and emotional difficulties.” Zubin Nanavati discovered a personal passion that led to his selection in DesignTECH, the showcase for exemplary works in HSC Design and Technology held at the Powerhouse Museum. “‘Gaming’ the HSC is not something that Newington does. They offer every subject to every student because they recognise that a passion for something is more important than the final result. Rather than teaching students how to gain the maximum amount of points possible, they teach an appreciation of the subject, letting us gain a deeper insight.” said Zubin. Anthony Hrysanthos maintained a punishing training schedule for Australian representative Water Polo throughout high school, and had to make some tough decisions in Year 12. “Halfway through the year I was ranked 38th in English. I realised I had to devote more time to this subject and I reaped the rewards of this by coming 2nd in the trial and improving my rank by over 20 places. My results were higher than I was expecting and they additionally exceeded the goals I had set myself at the beginning of Year 12”. Anthony’s ATAR of 97.8 is extraordinary for an athlete of his stature. Cameron Reddin took on the demanding English Extension 2 course. “The old adage of ‘give it a go’ turned out to be my huge success story of the HSC. Despite originally being unsure as to whether I would be capable of achieving a decent result, the course proved to be my most successful subject, culminating in a score of 49/50 and a shortlisting for publication in the Young Writer’s Showcase 2013. The final years of school should lead to discovering much more than academic content. While Year 12, 2013 Newington College boys, from both the NSW HSC course and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, celebrated great results, they also discovered potential, support for their mates, and relished possibilities that had seemed unthinkable just a few years ago. One last cheer! Newington’s Year 12 2013 celebrate great results in the College quadrangle Tour Days LINDFIELD K–6 Thursday 27 March 2014 STANMORE K–12 Saturday 29 March 2014 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: google Newington to book online Scholarships for 2015 ACADEMIC • MUSIC • ALL-ROUNDER • TARGETED BURSARIES • BOARDING Applications now open for: Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 Year 11 scholarships are available for either the HSC or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Applications close: Friday 7 February 2014 Call 9568 9347 or google Newington to find out more ROUND OF APPLAUSE HSC and IB Diploma Classes 2013 • A PERFECT IB DIPLOMA SCORE OF 99.95 • 8 BOYS ACHIEVE AN ATAR OF 99+ placing them in the top 1% of the State, 16 boys score over 98 and 27 boys score over 97 • MORETHAN1IN3BOYSOVER90 • 1IN4BOYSOVER95 • 8IN10BOYSOVER70 • 10 HSC SHOWCASE NOMINATIONS Exemplary HSC Body of Works nominated for showcase in: 3 DesignTECH, 2 ARTEXPRESS, 2 Young Writers Showcase, 2 ENCORE, 1 OnSTAGE • 4TH IN STATE IN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY • 132 MENTIONS IN THE HSC DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVERS’ LIST Call 9568 9337 or google Newington to find out more Not only is this an example of how important it is to ‘have a go’, but also how there can be unexpected rewards which come from it,” said Cameron. Stephen Chalkias could sense his increasing confidence: “My expectations were constantly changing as my knowledge of the HSC course grew. With each assessment I was able to discover what I was capable of and I am sure that my result in the end reached above my expectations. Receiving my trial marks was an indication of how far I’d come since starting at Newington. I was well prepared for the HSC exams ahead.” Clearly, for these boys, the capacity to take a risk and follow through with 100% commitment delivered one of the most important lessons their proud teachers could have taught them. Newington Year 12 boys achieve great results Theodore Iannuzzi, Newington’s top performer with 99.95 for his IB Diploma