Early uni entry for half of St Mark’s Year 12 cohort


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PHOTO: St Mark’s Catholic College students who received early entry into the University of their choice included: Harleen Thind, Melodie Grafton, Aphieu Thon, Georgia Aloi and Kris Deang

The Year 12 students of St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens have had a very successful year which has seen more than half the cohort gaining early university offers even before completing their HSC exams.

47 students were granted the Global Leadership Entry Program (GLEP) at Macquarie University. Degrees offered included Law, Marine Science, Mechatronics, Education and Engineering.

St Mark’s College Principal Dr Peter Webster said one student, Harleen Thind, was awarded the 2018 Macquarie University Global Leadership Entry Program prize.

“This award recognises an outstanding application for Macquarie’s early entry program. The criteria acknowledges students with a strong academic record who show initiative and have made an active and significant contribution to their community,’’ Dr Webster said.

“St Mark’s was the highest single high school application for the Macquarie GLEP program,’’ Dr Webster said.

A number of Year 12 students also gained early entry offers from Australian Catholic University, Western Sydney University and University of Notre Dame. This included Georgia Aloi, whose artwork has been nominated for entry into ArtExpress. Georgia was given an early offer from Western Sydney University for a degree in Visual Arts.

“One of our students Aphieu Thon, who arrived in Australia in 2015 from South Sudan, was offered a nursing degree with the University of Notre Dame,’’ Dr Webster said.

Melodie Grafton received an unconditional early for a Bachelor of Law at Notre Dame, and Kris Deang who was accepted at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan to undertake a degree in Japanese Language Studies.

“The remainder of the Year 12 cohort awaits main round offers in December. Many of our Year 12 students also have pathways leading to apprenticeships and TAFE,” Dr Webster said.


Posted By CathEd Parra at 26/11/2018 9:22:15 AM

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