15 December 2023

Marian Catholic student comes fourth in NSW for human services, 35 students gain Band 6 results

| Oliver Jacques
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Sienna Andreazza in front of cross

Sienna Andreazza wants to become an occupational therapist in Griffith. Photos: Supplied.

Griffith’s Marian Catholic College student Sienna Andreazza has finished fourth in the state in human services, while another 35 students at her school scored 90 per cent-plus A grade results in one subject or more.

Sienna’s beloved hometown will benefit directly from her skills in a field that desperately needs more professionals.

“I want to go to the University of Canberra and study occupational therapy (OT) and then return to Griffith and work as an OT here,” she said.

Griffith has been suffering from a chronic shortage of occupational therapists for several years. Her hard work will be much appreciated, while her motivation is simple.

“I just want to help people and make their life easier.”

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The human services subject teaches students how to care for people in aged care and other health facilities.

Overall, it was an excellent year for Marian Catholic College, as the school performed above the statewide average in each single subject area.

“Marian Catholic College this year achieved its highest results ever, placing 174 in the top 200 secondary schools of the state for HSC and is the highest performing school for HSC in our system of schools,” principal Penny Ludicke said.

Two students, Jhaanavi Karunapalan and Lauren Ippoliti, received an incredible five Band 6 results, meaning they achieved scores of between 90 and 100 per cent in five different subjects.

“Marian Catholic College warmly congratulates all of our 2023 HSC students receiving their awards and results this morning,” Ms Ludicke said.

“Well done also to your teachers, your families and the staff and friends who have supported you throughout a challenging year to once again excel in your work.

“This is a wonderful testament to the hard work, support, talents and dedication of all.

“To all of our Year 12 students, your work and efforts have come to an amazing harvest. To all teachers, parents and carers and staff, thank you. We are delighted for you and so very proud of all.”

Year 12 graduates cutting cake

Marian Catholic College leadership group Jess Moraschi, Lachlan Chant, Elizabeth Romeo and Charlie O’Sullivan were all distinguished achievers as well.

Marian Catholic College distinguished achievers – number of Band 6 results


Jhaanavi Karunapalan

Lauren Ippoliti


Jess Moraschi


Elizabeth Romeo

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Samantha Tam

Lachlan Chant

Sienna Andreazza


Katrina Catanzariti

Eva Catanzariti

Alex Terrazas

Takshveer Chugha

Kemul Dela Rosa

Anne Docherty

Reuben Donadel

Riley Gatto

Charles O’Sullivan

Hardi Patel

Role Potgieter

Harrison Smith

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