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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 14th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 15, 2009 33 IB Diploma + HSC = MLC Excellence ADVERTISEMENT 18 MLC Girls Achieve UAI Rankings of 99+ An amazing 18 girls from MLC School Burwood opened their HSC and International Baccalaureate Diploma results to find they had achieved a UAI ranking of 99.00 or above. Spread across both the HSC and the IB Diploma, the girls demonstrated that choice and excellence is a culture within the school that benefits everyone. HSC student, Aditi Mahajan (UAI 99.95) summed it up: "The freedom of subject choices allows everyone to do subjects they enjoy and are good at." Whether as a candidate for the HSC, or the IB Diploma, girls at the non-selective MLC School demonstrate that, with the right learning environment, intellectual stimulation and personal commitment across all subjects, there is every potential for maximum reward. Introducing the IB Diploma to MLC ten years ago has made a significant difference to the MLC girls' performance and attitude to learning across the school. "The IB learner profile that develops knowledgeable inquirers, balanced thinkers, open-minded communicators and principled, reflective, caring risk-takers is something we nurture and value for all MLC girls," said Principal, Mrs Barbara Stone. Alexia Attwood, IB Diploma student (UAI 99.65) gave, "the group admiration and trust that built up among my friends," as a reason for her cohort's success. "We supported each other emotionally and academically -- history note swapping, practising orals, explaining math problems, testing each other on science facts -- the group solidarity gets you through." Nearly fifty percent of MLC's Year 12 achieved a UAI of over 90 and 65 percent appeared in the merit lists. The cohort had depth of performance across the disciplines and courses of study rather than an elite level of performance for just a few. While more commonly associated with "stress" and "survival", Year 12 at MLC for Lydia Lee (UAI 99.85) was a very positive experience. "I guess it wasn't just about the content but the environment in which we learned. With my classmates and teachers that actually talked to you like a friend, Year 12 was just a great learning experience, something to cherish for a lifetime." You can't get better than a perfect score -- unless it is a perfect score, four times! In the results for MLC's Year 12, 2008 candidates, Jessica Tong scored a maximum UAI of 100 for her HSC. Three weeks later Alyssa Glass, Claire Ripley and Christina Song all scored a "perfect 45" in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The brilliant quartet proved that, no matter which final qualification is chosen at MLC, perfection is achievable. Jessica gained first place in NSW in English Advanced and English Extension 1 and scored 100 in Mathematics Extension 1. Alyssa, Claire and Christina scored the maximum "Grade 7" in all their IB Diploma subjects and the three bonus points available for their compulsory 4000 word essays and Theory of Knowledge course. Their three perfect scores were reported by the SMH, Jan 5, as "the highest number from any one school in the last eight years." Contact Mrs Michele Timmins, Director of Admissions for further information or a tour on 02 8741 3165 or email@example.com At MLC School we help girls to fly MLC SCHOOL Rowley Street Burwood NSW 2134 www.mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au A Uniting Church Day School for Girls Pre-Kinder to Year 12 Transforming Learning Tina Zafiropoulos, third in the state in 2 Unit Ancient History, thanked her "genius" teachers. "Pure Geniuses!" Tina Zafiropoulos, who joined MLC in Year 11 and placed third in the state in 2 Unit Ancient History said, "I exceeded any expectation that I might have had before I came to MLC. I credit my results to my History teachers, who transformed the last two years of my academic and personal school life -- pure geniuses!" Seven students from MLC School were mentioned on the NSW Board of Studies 'Best in Subject List' covering courses from English, Ancient History, Business Services, Chemistry, Hospitality and Japanese. MLC also had eight 'all-rounders', students achieving a Band 6, the highest band, across 10 units of study. These students will each receive a Premier's Award. Some of the 18 students at MLC School who achieved a UAI of 99.00 and above celebrate with their friends and mentors. Seated l-r: Carmella Gunasingam, Alyssa Glass, Claire Ripley, Christina Song, Leah Kim. Standing l-r: Head of Senior School, Ms Maree Herrett, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Ms Briony Morath, Katherine Garmon-Jones, Hilary Starr, Lucie Reeves Smith, Rebecca Wilkins, MLC School Principal Mrs Barbara Stone AM. Perfect in every way! They scored maximum marks in the HSC and IB Diploma -- MLC 2008 graduates Christina Song, Claire Ripley, Jessica Tong and Alyssa Glass. Our World's Best
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