The staff and students of Bethlehem College wish to congratulate the HSC Class of 2016 on their outstanding results.
We are incredibly proud of you girls!

Honour Roll


  • Top ATAR 99.6
  • NSW Premier’s List – HSC ALL-ROUND ACHIEVERS (Band 6s and E4s in 10 or more units
  • 3rd place in NSW in Studies of Religion I
  • 16 th place in NSW in Mathematics
  • 9th place in NSW in Textiles & Design
  • Distinguished Achievers List – 69 Band 6s

 1st place in the Archdiocese of Sydney (System schools)

  • Studies of Religion I, History Extension I, Modern History
  • 2 Unit Mathematics
  • Textiles & Design
  • Filipino Continuers
  • Ukrainian Continuers

English Results & Rankings


in NSW English Standard


In NSW for English Advanced, Extension 1, Extension 2


of English Extension 1 students achieved Band E4 (State = 35%)


of English Advanced students achieved Band 6 (State = 15%)


of English Standard students achieved Band 6 (State = 0.9%)

Mathematics Results & Rankings


for Mathematics, Extension 1, Extension 2


of Mathematics Extension 2 students achieved notational Band 6


of Mathematics Extension 1 students achieved Band E4 (State = 33%)

Other Outstanding 2016 Results

● 177th in overall school HSC rankings
● Accelerants achieved Band 6/E4s in each of their subjects :
– English Extension 1, English Advanced and Biology
– 2 Unit Mathematics
– (Y10) 2 Unit Mathematics

● 77% of subjects achieved above State average

● 69% of courses achieved a greater percentage in the top bands than the State average for top
bands (Students received a total of 69 Band 6s and 217 Band 5s )

● 100% of students achieved in the top bands in Music 1, History Extension, English Extension 1,
Maths Extension 2, Modern History and Drama

● 36% of Music 1 students achieved Band 6 (State = 18%)

● 19% of Information Processes & Technology students achieved Band 6 (State = 7%)

● 21% of Modern History students achieved Band 6 (State = 9%)

● 14% of Business Services students achieved Band 6 (State = 3%)

Past High Achievers


Rosina Burns – First female to be awarded a Masters in Education in Australia (1928)


Barbara Kearns – First woman to graduate as Professor of Music at Conservatorium of Music

Sylvia Trainor – Graduated from Bethlehem in 1928, Associate of the Sydney Conservatorium piano & Violin, associate, Licentiate & Fellowship of Trinity College London in Speech and Drama, Examiner Trinity College London

Kathleen Ann Gorham – (1928-1983), (also know as Ann Somers) Ballerina, co-director of the Kathleen Gorham-Rex Reid Ballet Academy. Performed with the National Theatre Ballet School, Melbourne, Borovansky Ballet, English Ballet Rambert, Roland Petit’s Ballet de Paris, and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet. A leading dancer with the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas in Paris and also worked in close association with (Sir) Robert Helpmann.

Lee Safar – Musician

Ana Maria Belo – Actor/Singer


Dr J Fotheringham – First woman doctor to win the Pasfield Prize for Proficiency and the Gordon Craig Prize for Surgery and Surgical Anatomy.


Justice Deirdre Frances O’Connor – Lawyer and former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, Past President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission

Zita Antonios – Lawyer, Former Race Discrimination Commissioner, Member of the Veterans Review Board


Geraldine Brooks – Pulitzer Prize Winner for her novel ‘March’, author of many books, previously political correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East

Debbie Spillane – Journalist / Presenter, ABC News Radio

Monica Attard – ABC News and Current affairs journalist, presenter of Media Watch and awarded an Order of Australia for Excellence in Journalism


Hon. Barbara Perry – Member of the Legislative Assembly, Member for Auburn, Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for Juvenile Justice, Minister for Assisting the Premier on Citizenship


Danielle Brogan – Member of the Young Matildas


Natalie McNamara – Director of Human Resources, Catholic Education Office Sydney, Member of the Order of Australia for Service to Catholic Education.

Rachel Neeson – Accomplished Sydney architect and joint winner of the Wilkinson award for the best house in NSW.