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Twelve Students Attempt Uni Study – No one received a pass grade and no one failed!

Students Attempt Uni Study

27 October 2011

In an incredible performance all 12 students from St John Paul II Catholic College and Wyndham College who undertook first year university study at Western Sydney University The College during Semester 2 received credit, distinction or high distinction grades. There were no failures and no pass grades. Each of these students is currently completing their Year 11 school studies.

The five students from St John Paul II Catholic College: Jasmin Baena; Sonyia Juarez; Tanyia Juarez; Esmerlyn Venturozo; and Jodie Borg and the seven Wyndham College students: Vicky Bryant; Shakiera Bowman; Ola Moucharrofie; Jarrod Husking; Kenza Kabi, Nathaniel Daines, and Clara Bedzo were all delighted with their results. Between them these students achieved 2 high distinctions, 5 distinctions and 5 credit passes.

Jasmin found the Western Sydney University The College experience both challenging and exciting. She attempted the Biodiversity unit which she hopes to pursue as her immediate post school ambition. The opportunity to study at tertiary level whilst still at school has confirmed in her mind her suitability for this career path.

Sonyia also successfully completed the Biodiversity unit at Western Sydney University The College. Sonyia is a conscientious and high achieving student who thrived in The College environment. She described it as a very challenging unit but was able to cope with its demands. Sonyia hopes to further her studies at university in the Medical Science /Research area.

Tanyia studied the Individual in Society unit. Her career ambition is to work in counselling/ psychology / welfare sectors. Tanyia found the university study extremely relevant and exciting. The experience has provided her with the confidence and competence to undertake higher education studies.

Esmerlyn studied the Principles of Economics Unit .Her career ambition is to secure employment in the world of Business /Finance /Management. Esmerlyn found the university experience rewarding and hopes to study economics/commerce degree at university on the completion of the HSC in 2012.

Jodie is described by her teachers as being a hard working student who enjoyed the Western Sydney University The College environment. Though she described it as a challenging, Jodie enjoyed the experience and was very pleased with her achievement.

Vicky achieved a high distinction in Marketing Principles and enjoyed meeting interesting people. In 2013, after her HSC, she would like to enrol in a Business course at Western Sydney University with a major in Marketing and/or Human Resources. She hopes to take up a scholarship offered by Western Sydney University to each of the students who achieved distinction or high distinction grades.

Shakiera Bowman enjoyed the mature learning environment, the fast pace of the course and the academic challenge to improve her skills. She successfully completed the Marketing Principles unit and in 2013 would like to enrol in a Business course at Western Sydney University with a major in Marketing.

Ola Moucharrofie really enjoyed the working atmosphere between students and teachers. She would like to take up the scholarship offered by Western Sydney University and continue her study in Accounting.

Jarrod Husking successfully completed the Engineering and Design Concepts unit and enjoyed getting a taste of what university is like; meeting new people and the challenges of the subject. He would like to continue his studies at Western Sydney University on completion of his HSC and eventually work as an engineer.

Kenza said that what she most enjoyed about the experience was the laboratory practicals. She said “attending The College has allowed me to experience what university is like and clarified my dreams and aspirations for the future” She plans to take up the offer of an early acceptance to university and study Biology at Western Sydney University. She then hopes to work in the field of Science as a career.

Nathaniel was one of the two students who achieved a high distinction. He hopes to take up the scholarship offer and study Mechatronic Engineering at Western Sydney University.

Clara successfully completed the Individual in Society unit. She found the adult learning environment comfortable and fun. The students and staff were very welcoming and great to work with. Clara is keen to take up the priority offer of study at Western Sydney University after she leaves school and hopes to become a psychologist.

The newly appointed principal of Wyndham College, Karen Smith, was impressed by the opportunities provided to students on the Nirimba Education Precinct. In congratulating the students and their families she also expressed her thanks to UWS and UWSCollege for this joint initiative. Jim Fanning, one of the two cooperating principals of St John Paul II Catholic College also expressed his congratulations to students and thanks to Western Sydney University. He also added that the success of the program is not only as a result of the hard work by students but also the work of the school coordinators of the program, Joe Evans and Joanne Cupac, and the care and effort offered to students by Western Sydney University The College staff. Jim said “It is not enough to have a wonderful program available to students. What really makes the difference is the great work and support of staff at Western Sydney University The College and also those at each of the schools.” He added “This is the most successful group to complete this wonderful program.

The students are pictured discussing their results on the shared Wyndham /St John Paul II Catholic College site.

For further information please contact:

John Hardgrove
Manager, Education Development and Coordination

Nirimba Education Precinct 9852 4037