Dedication, optimism and resilience leads to outstanding OLMC HSC results

26 December 2020
OLMC Parramatta College Dux Josie Wehbe (left) and Principal (Acting) Marie Wood. Image: OLMC Parramatta/Supplied.


Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC) Parramatta Class of 2020 has achieved outstanding HSC results, demonstrating their dedication, optimism and resilience in what was a challenging year.

  • OLMC Parramatta ranked 81 in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 100 Schools List
  • Highest ATAR 99.05 – Josie Wehbe
  • 20 students achieved an ATAR of 95.00 or above with 3 students achieving an ATAR of 99.00 or above
  • 8th in the State in Studies of Religion II – Chloe D’Lima
  • Four students on the All-Rounders List
  • 65 Distinguished Achievers with 150 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List
  • In 6 subjects, 100% of candidates achieved Band 5 or 6
  • Every HSC course was above the State Average
  • Four students were nominated for creative showcases including Encore (Music) Onstage (Drama) 

Principal (Acting) Marie Wood said the OLMC community congratulates the HSC Class of 2020 for their outstanding results.

“Their dedication, optimism and resilience, supported by their teachers and families, enabled this success. This year, more than any other, the HSC class lived the motto ‘expanding beyond what we know we can be’ through their unwavering commitment to each other and their pursuit of personal excellence. I have complete confidence in the Class of 2020’s capacity to make a difference in the world and we look forward to sharing their journey with them, as they move beyond College life.

“Their HSC results reflect more than just their academic success. They are also sportswomen, artists, advocates for social justice, musicians, designers and speechmakers. They are sisters, daughters, friends and companions. They are young women of integrity, and their success is a result of their Mercy spirit,” said Ms Wood. 

College Dux Josie Wehbe achieved an ATAR of 99.05 and was also the Clare House Leader for 2019/2020. She said the teachers at OLMC and the students played a major role in her achieving such wonderful results.

“The students here at OLMC are all like-minded – we all have the same goals. We study together at lunchtime and are supportive of each other,” she said. Josie is planning to study Optometry at UNSW next year. 

Established in 1889, OLMC Parramatta is a leading independent Catholic girls’ school which provides contemporary and innovative learning in the rich Mercy tradition. As one of the oldest Catholic Girls’ schools in NSW, our rich history of excellence inspires our young Mercy women to expand beyond what they know they can be and to lead with courage and act justly, making a difference in an ever-changing world.

With thanks to Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC) Parramatta.


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