16 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 14 February, 2018 Education Invitational Chess Challenge at Holy Cross College Ryde HOSPITALITY and sportsmanship were the order of the day when Holy Cross College Ryde hosted its annual Primary and Secondary Chess Challenge. Some 325 students from sixteen Primary and Secondary schools throughout Sydney enjoyed a fun day of competitive chess at the College. The Primary division had a total of 68 teams competing from All Hallows Five Dock, Christian Brothers Primary (Lewisham), Holy Innocents’ (Croydon), Holy Spirit (North Ryde), Our Lady Queen of Peace (Gladesville), Ryde Public School, St Charles (Ryde), St Mark’s (Drummoyne) and West Ryde Public School. The Secondary divisions (Junior Years 7-8, Intermediate Years 9-10 and Senior 11-12) had a total of 40 teams competing from De La Salle (Ashfield), De LaSalle Catholic College (Bankstown), Patrician Brothers’ College (Blacktown), Patrician Brothers’ College (Fairfield), Marist College (North Shore) and Marist Sisters’ College (Woolwich). Holy Cross also fielded teams in this competition, welcoming in a number of new enthusiastic chess players from across Years 7 to 11. Students Darcy van der Zalm, Joshua Poole, Kevin Le, Oscar Mirow, Tyler Fuar and Thomas Smith performed with distinction. Both the Primary and Secondary divisions were led by experienced convenors Richard Gastineau- Hills and Charles Zworestine from the NSW Junior Chess League. All competitors across all divisions displayed excellent sportsmanship. Holy Cross Chess co-ordinator Benjamin Lum thanked staff members Cameron Baird, Philippa Harrington, Paul Sands, Nicholas Stanton and Jake Ward for their work in running the day. He also thanked the team of dedicated Year 8 students - Giorgio Anastasiadis, Taniel Betchakjian, Seamus Cronin, Daniel Gross, Joseph Kalachian, Michael Krslovic, Babak Nejati and Harrison Papadimitriou, who demonstrated Patrician hospitality and welcome to all visitors. “We look forward to seeing all our chess players come together for another exciting tournament in 2018,” said Benjamin.
Wednesday 14 February, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 17 Holy Cross College, Ryde 2017 HSC ACHIEVEMENTS Providing Outstanding Catholic Education for boys in Years 7 - 12 • Our students achieved 26 Band 6’s and 95 Band 5’s. • 70% of all HSC Courses ABOVE state average. • 80% of results in Bands 4, 5 and 6. • 100% of students studying English Extension I achieved a Band 5 or 6. • 100% of students studying Mathematics Extension 1 achieved a Band 5 or 6. • 100% of students studying Mathematics Extension 2 achieved a Band 5 or 6. All Rounders Achieved a band 6 in all 6 subjects • Eric Rodriguez • Christian Fernandez Distinguished Achievers Achieved a mark of 90 or above in specific subjects • George Balassis • Lawrence Cole • Jack Ecclestone • Morgan Fawzi • Marcus Indorato • Daniel Keeling • Simon Monhem • James Roulston • Luke Skrivanic Band 6 Recipients George Balassis: Business Studies; Lawrence Cole: Mathematics General 2; Jack Ecclestone: English (Standard), Mathematics General 2, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education; Morgan Fawzi: Industrial Technology, Construction; Christian Fernandez: Biology, English (Advanced), Information, Processes and Technology, Mathematics General 2, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Studies of Religion II; Marcus Indorato: Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Physics; Daniel Keeling: Economics; Simon Monhem: Mathematics General 2, Senior Science; Eric Rodriguez: Chemistry, English (Advanced), Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Physics, Studies of Religion 1; James Roulston: Industrial Technology; Luke Skrivanic: Industrial Technology. 2017 ATAR RESULTS 90 & OVER ERIC RODRIGUEZ ATAR 98.85 Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Dalyell Scholars) University of Sydney MARCUS INDORATO ATAR 96.1 Bachelor of Civil Engineering University of Sydney SIMON MONHEM ATAR 91.9 Bachelor of Chiropractic Science Macquarie University CHRISTIAN FERNANDEZ ATAR 98.35 Bachelor of Commerce University of Sydney DANIEL KEELING ATAR 94.9 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce Macquarie University ALEXANDER KENNEDY ATAR 90 Bachelor of Science Macquarie University 2017 ATAR RESULTS 80 & OVER GEORGE BALASSIS ATAR 89.7 Bachelor of Applied Finance & Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting) Macquarie University CURTIS WILSON ATAR 84.45 Bachelor of Project Management and Engineering University of Sydney LUKE SKRIVANIC ATAR 83.35 Bachelor of Information Technology Macquarie University JACK ECCLESTONE ATAR 88.2 Bachelor of Construction and Project Management University of Sydney DOMINIC ZAPPACOSTA ATAR 84.4 Bachelor of Commerce Macquarie University KA SHEUN MA ATAR 81.55 Bachelor of Computer Science UTS OTHER EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENTS BENJAMIN STEVANOVIC Represented Australia in U18 Mixed Trans Tasman Test Series for Touch Football. JAMES ROULSTON Had his Major Design Project selected for InTech, a major exhibition show for outstanding works of Industrial Technology. MORGAN FAWZI Had his laminated hallway table selected in the NSW Top 100 entries for the Australian Student Woodworking Competition. ALEXANDER KENNEDY ERIC RODRIGUEZ WILLIAM SHIELDS Part of the HCC team that came 1st in the NSW Schools Titration Competition. VICTOR CHAN ATAR 80.65 Bachelor of Commerce and Engineering Macquarie University Stay up to date by following our socials… @hccryde #hccryde W: www.holycrosscollege.org E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 02 9808 1033 OPEN DAY SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 10AM-2PM. PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS 11.30AM