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27/9/2017
Xavier students have gained early entry into Western Sydney University
Xavier students have gained early entry into Western Sydney University

Five exceptional Aboriginal Xavier Catholic College students have gained early entry into Western Sydney University through a alternative testing program that does not include the HSC or ATAR scores.

Jemma Farley, Ray Woods, Mitchell Manning, Liam Cooney and Emily Biordi aced the tests in July this year and were offered entry into the courses of their choice.

Jemma will study Bachelor of Education-Primary Teaching, Ray will tackle a Bachelor of Policing and Criminology, and Mitchell has been offered a place in the Bachelor of Medical Science.

Meanwhile, Liam will take up an offer in a Bachelor of Forensic Science and Emily will study either Policy, Physiotherapy or a BA in Teaching/Primary Education.

“These exceptional young men and women graduated with pride from Xavier College on 20 September and leave a legacy of cultural pride and wonderful leadership,” said specialist teacher Julie Waddell, who works with the Jarara Aboriginal Education Unit.

Western Sydney University says providing alternative higher education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is a key to national reconciliation.
 
Posted By Patrick Whiteley at 27/09/2017 10:01:55 AM
 
   
  
 

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