St Patrick's College Strathfield

Celebrating Our High Achievers


Following the celebration of community and unity in our Opening Mass, the College held its annual High Achievers’ Assembly. A gathering designed to promote the distinguished academic achievements of the 2023 Graduating Class. As a community, we welcomed back graduates who had all achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 90 and above. Each was presented with their Academic Excellence Award for Distinguished Achievement in the State. In all, a total of thirty-four students or 22% of the cohort achieved an ATAR above 90; these young men represent the top echelon of HSC candidates in the State.

In particular, we congratulate James Bellamy who was named College Dux for 2023. He achieved an ATAR of 99.25, and Angus Reen as Proxime Accessit with an ATAR of 98.65 This year, we were proud to announce that fourteen students of the Class of 2023, had achieved an ATAR above 95. In addition, three students were placed on the State’s All-Round Achievers’ List, James Bellamy, Angus Reen and Matthew Younan. Two students, James Bellamy and Lachlan Macher were placed on the Top Achievers’ List having received a State Ranking for Modern History and Information and Digital Technology respectively.

Adding to the gravitas of the occasion was the announcement and presentation of the 2024 Br McGlade Scholarship recipients: Christopher Costa and Isaac Tannous recipients of the McGlade Organ Scholarships; and Andreas Blatsos, George Lahoud and Jules Renel are the recipients of the McGlade Academic Scholarships. The Br McGlade Scholarship was named in honour of Br James Athanasius McGlade and is awarded to prospective senior students who have achieved the highest scores in the McGlade Scholarship examinations supported by an excellent academic record and active contribution to, and involvement in, College life.

These young men have done themselves, their Class, their College, and their families proud by their outstanding achievements. We share in their pride and congratulate each and every one of them for their hard work and determination in their academic pursuits.

A comprehensive publication of the HSC Class of 2023 High Achievers is available here.