Student Achievements & Results
Excellence on all fronts
Our results in external competitions and testing confirm that the commitment of both our students and staff to achieving excellence in all we do at. The College Art Show, Drama Performance Evening, Elective Music Student performance night, public performances by our Stage Two Choir, Voice Ensemble and College Bands all highlight that the arts are thriving at EAC and providing students with amazing learning opportunities and experiences. In 2016 we have strengthened our focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with further development of our coding and robotics programs. A highlight of the year was the Stage 3 Science Fair that took place as part of Science week. Students in Year 6 created a series of learning stations using an amazing array of technologies including beebots, spheros, sumobots, osmos and drones. Each station centred on a hands on experience and all students in the Primary school were given the opportunity to learn in an incredibly exciting and engaging way while being introduced to new technologies and the challenging and fun learning opportunities they provide.
A year of creative endeavour
Our students have excelled in many creative and extracurricular activities in 2016, with students performing at the HSC Drama Showcase Onstage in February this year, our secondary Tournament of Minds team were crowned regional Champions, EAC won the Primary Science and Engineering Challenge, for the third year in a row we had a student receive a Gold Certificate in the WriteOn competition, six students were state representatives in their chosen sports with one being crowned Australian champion and our Choir and bands won all six divisions they entered in the Lismore Eisteddfod and were crowned champion school. But it is not just about being the best, it is also about breaking new ground and setting the standard for others to follow. EAC’s International Students Program continues to prosper and grow as the stories and experiences of the wonderful hospitality and commitment to learning of our students spreads well beyond our borders. The great spirit of genuine welcome of our students for their overseas visitors is such a wonderful sign of their character.
Celebrating HSC Achievements
The Emmanuel Anglican College Community congratulates our 2016 HSC students on their outstanding achievements. There are many great individual performances and group achievements in terms of student learning and I commend all our students for their dedication to their studies and their desire to grow as learners. The class of 2016 has performed above State Average in 13 out of 24 courses undertaken including Ancient History, Business Studies, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English Standard, Food Technology, General Mathematics, Hospitality, Mathematics, Modern History, Music 1, and PDHPE. Scoring at least 4% above state average were Ancient History, General Mathematics, Music 1 and PDHPE. Of particular note is the high level of achievement in Ancient History which was greater than 8% above the State Average. Congratulations to Jake Davis, James Legg-Bagg, Kiran Rajaratnam, Georgina Thornton and Matthew Wiltshire for achieving at least one Band 6 result. Special mention goes to the 2016 College Dux, Kieran Rajaratnam. Kieran plans to attend the University of Sydney to undertake a double degree in Medical Science and Engineering. Students from the Class of 2016 received a total 23 early entry offers from a broad range of universities including Southern Cross University, Griffith University, SAE Melbourne and the University of New England. The university early entry offers related to variety of degrees including Science, Business, Psychology, Nursing, Media, Speech Pathology and the Arts. The diverse nature of courses and institutions to which students will be heading next year reflects the variety of talents and interests of the wonderful group of young men and women who made up the Class of 2016. Congratulations to all of the students on their excellent achievements and thank you to all the staff for their tireless efforts in supporting and guiding the students in order that they may achieve their best. The College is very proud of the efforts and achievements of the Year 12 Class of 2016 and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.
Mr Robert Tobias