MLC School Girls Achieve

MLC School girls achieve at the highest level in academia, sport and the arts. In sport we have national, regional and competition champions. Our musicians dazzle audiences with concerts at the Sydney Opera House and the Town Hall. Our co-curricular programs continue to thrive and grow exponentially every year. MLC School alumnae are pioneers and frontrunners in fields as diverse as science, the arts, politics, sport, medicine, the media, academia, business and the law, and they have continued their studies at prestigious educational institutions such as the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, The Juilliard School, Harvard and Princeton University.

MLC School is non-selective providing our students with an opportunity to select either the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) for their final years of High School.

In line with our tradition of being leaders and innovators in girls education, MLC School was one of the earliest in NSW to offer the IB to all students in Year 11 and Year 12 as an alternative to the HSC.

Both provide an academic pathway to tertiary education around Australia and internationally. The IB Diploma programme is suitable for those who enjoy a broad range of subjects, while the HSC suits those who wish to specialise in a particular field of study (science for example).

MLC School provides an extensive subject selection process for all students in Year 10. This assists families to make the choice that is right for their daughter and her future.


HSC at MLC School

Congratulations Year 12 HSC students of 2019

Congratulations to our Year 12 HSC girls for their effort, commitment and diligence during 2019. Completing Year 12 is no easy feat. Our girls showed great character and resilience; and were always willing to support one another throughout the roller coaster ride that is Year 12. These girls immersed themselves in a full range of co-curricular activities, served the wider community, demonstrated great leadership and dedicated themselves to their academic studies.

A little over 60% of our Year 12 students sat for the Higher School Certificate and received their final results on Tuesday 17 December 2019. We are proud to call them women of MLC School and have full confidence that they are destined to make a real impact in whatever endeavours they pursue in the future. Many of the highlights that we report here do little to showcase the true growth in our girls, and it is to these unheralded students that we send our equal and heartfelt congratulations. Our aim is to ensure every single girl is stretched to achieve beyond her expectations and grows through the process and our analysis of all the results shows solid evidence that this occurred.

As we offer both HSC and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, it is difficult to compare our results with Schools which focus only on the HSC, and which are reported in the media. Our IB students’ results will be published on 3 January 2020 and we will provide you with a further update on the achievements of the Class of 2019.

I know you will join us in congratulating and celebrating the HSC Class of 2019 for their achievements this year.

Class of 2019 Results Booklet

HSC Class of 2019 Achievements

Two girls placed on the HSC All-Rounders list for those who achieve Band 6 in 10 units of studies. Congratulations to Alyssa Nguyen (ATAR 98.7) and Zoe Lindhout (ATAR 98). Congratulations also to Charlotte Seales (ATAR 98.85) the Dux of MLC School HSC Candidature, Eleni Charalambidis, Imogen Greenslade, Jessica Pizzinga, and Matilda Swann.

State Rankings

  • 2nd in Indonesian Extension Gabrielle Giannakos
  • 5th in Japanese Beginners  Amanda Yu
  • 6th in Industrial Technology  Zoe Lindhout
  • 9th in Textiles and Design  Matilda Swann

HSC Distinguished Achievers

  • 64% of the 2019 cohort achieved a Band 6 in at least one subject.
  • There were 96 instances of students awarded a Band 6 or E4.

HSC Highlights

Percentage of MLC School candidates who achieved at the highest levels.

Band 5/6 Achievements

  • 100% Drama 
  • 100% Entertainment Industry Examination
  • 100% Geography
  • 100% Indonesian Continuers 
  • 100% Japanese Beginners
  • 100% Music 1 
  • 100% Music 2 
  • 100% Textiles and Design 
  • 100% Visual Arts 
  • 83% Dance 
  • 83% Design and Technology 
  • 78% Industrial Technology 
  • 75% Modern History 
  • 70% English Advanced* (* All MLC School students sat the English Advanced examination

E3 and E4 Achievements

  • 100% English Extension 2
  • 100% History Extension
  • 100% Indonesian Extension
  • 100% Music Extension
  • 100% Science Extension
  • 95% English Extension 1
  • 86% Mathematics Extension 1
  • 75% Mathematics Extension 2

Works Nominated for Showcase

A number of performances and major works from MLC School girls were nominated for recognition as part of the HSC showcase events. To be nominated for any of these showcases is a significant achievement as it acknowledges these projects as best in the State.

  • Callback (Dance)  Desiree Miller, Georgia Softsis, Georgia Ventouris
  • Shape (Design and Technology)  Madeline Bide, Elizabeth Liu, Nese Siricki
  • ARTEXPRESS (Visual Arts)  Eleni Charalambidis
  • Texstyle (Textile and Design)  Eleni Charalambidis
  • InTech (Industrial Technology)  Eleni Charalambidis, Zoe Lindhout, Sashira Mulholland, Hanna Nash, Bethany Xue
  • OnStage (Drama)  Christina Catania, Imogen Greenslade, Eleni Kaloterakis, Sophie Newby, Jessica Pizzinga, Crystal Warner
Leadership 2019

IB at MLC School  IBYB-Button-Med

Students undertaking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in their final two years at school select one subject from each of six core study areas, ensuring a breadth of subject choice through humanities, experimental sciences, mathematics, arts and compulsory language study. The IB Diploma also requires a CAS component (hours dedicated to creativity, action and service), Theory of Knowledge classes and an Extended (5,000 word) Essay in a subject area of the student's choice. 

Once again MLC School girls have achieved at the highest level internationally in the IB. More than 40% of our Year 12 girls in 2019 studied the International Baccalaureate.

Over 64% of our IB candidates achieved an ATAR of 95 or over, an excellent outcome.

Over 76.5% of our IB candidates achieved an ATAR of 90 or over.

We congratulate the following 2019 International Baccalaureate students for their excellent achievements

Vicky Feng (2019 Student Representative Council (SRC) Captain), Annike Lindhout, Olivia Wu (2019 Debating Captain) and Rachel Wang (2019 Vice-Captain), all received a perfect score of 45 (ATAR 99.95), an amazing result, which places them among the top academic achievers worldwide. Forty-five MLC School girls have now received perfect scores over the last ten years.

Congratulations also to Nicole Lin, Capri Maher (2019 Creative Art and Design Captain), Lydia Todoroska (2019 Abbeythorpe House Captain, and Yijun Cui (2019 Badminton Captain) who achieved a score of 44 (ATAR 99.85).  

Congratulations to the 2019 MLC School IB girls achieving an ATAR equivalent of 95 and over

Rasika Bains
Charis Chiu
Yijun Cui
Sarah Day
Cassandra Economides             
Natashja Eyles
Vicky Feng
Aleksia Grbic
Emily Huynh
Tiara Huynh
Clara Janssen
Jessica Kuo
Nicole Lin
Annike Lindhout
Capri Maher 
Katrina Marshall
Diya Mehta
Madeleine Murphy
Emily Osborne
Lauren Phelps
Olivia Russell
Julia Spiker
Laura Sutherland
Eliza Swann
Lydia Todoroska
Tess Tsoi
Rachel Wang
Victoria Workman
Olivia Wu
Sabrine Yassine 


MLC School is very proud of the Class of 2019. Some of our girls were offered early entry into University - Vicky Feng has accepted early entry into Princeton University, Annike Lindhout has been Awarded Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry for Bachelor of Speech and Hearing/Bachelor of Psych Honours, and Charis Chiu has applied to Kings College London and University of Cambridge (Law). Capri Maher has been offered both the UNSW Commerce/Accounting and Commerce/Marketing Co-op Scholarships.

*The above lists may not be a full representation of these achievements. MLC School is reliant on the Year 12 2019 cohort to provide their ATAR result or other information. Details are not made public or provided to the School. In some instances, the UniScore has been used as the ATAR was not available.

Class of 2019 Results Booklet

Subject Selection

Subject selection for senior years is given careful consideration for each student at MLC School. When a student reaches Year 10 she will begin to refine her subject selection and Year 12 pathway, in consultation with our academic and careers staff and her family. Our understanding is that a student is more likely to achieve academically when she is studying subjects she enjoys and is well supported in her choices. MLC School works assiduously to build up a comprehensive and well-rounded picture of each student to assist this decision-making process.

In addition to individual interviews with all Year 10 Families, the school offers a number of other opportunities for parents and students to consult with academic and pastoral care staff.

Parent Information Nights

Parent information nights and parent teacher nights are held regularly throughout the high school years. Parents are also encouraged to contact relevant academic staff about subject selection at any time.


Post School Destinations 2019



University of Sydney  27 
University of Technology Sydney 24 
Macquarie University 19 
University of New South Wales  17 
Australian Catholic University  11
Australian National University 3
University of Wollongong  3
Western Sydney University 3
University of New England  2
Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) 1
International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) 1
Torrens University 1
University of Melbourne 1
University of Notre Dame 1
International 1
Arizona State University, USA 1
Berklee School of Music, USA 1
Pomona College, USA 1
Princeton University, USA
St Francis College, Brooklyn, USA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA  1
King's College London, UK  1 
University of the Arts London, UK 1


Science/Engineering/Data Science 18 
Law/Business/Commerce 15
Sports Science/Physio/Occupational Therapy 13 
Arts/Politics/International Studies
Design/Architecture/Built Environment  12 
Psychology/Criminology/Social Work 11
Media/Communications  6
Nursing/Midwifery  6
Clinical/Medical Science  5
Education  5
Data Science/Cyber Security/IT 3
Agriculture/Animal Studies
Fine Arts  2
Music 2
Speech and Hearing  2
Defence 1
Medicine 1
Optometry  1
Tourism/Events/Hospitality   1
Number taken as Combined Degrees 47
Scholarships Awarded 21