2022 Year 12 Achievements

2022 Year 12 hat throw

Ultimately our girls want to perform well because they are motivated and inspired to do so.

Principal, Fiona Johnston

Every year our Year 12s excel across a range of academic and non-academic pursuits. We would like to congratulate each and every one of our graduates on the successful completion of their formal education and wish them all the best for their futures.

At the heart of St Hilda’s Reimagined is the importance of a holistic education, celebrating and recognising each girl’s strengths and achievements. St Hilda’s is exceptionally proud of our girls’ achievements and the work that our staff do to ensure that all girls achieve their personal best.  


Exhibitions and awards are granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) to senior secondary students studying Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses and vocational education and training (VET). The awards recognise individual excellence in both Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses and VET.

General Exhibitions
General Exhibitions are awarded to the 50 students with the highest score based on an average of five courses, with at least two from List A and two from List B.

Congratulations to:

  • Mia O’Dea
  • Isabelle Chen
  • Saskia Warner

General Exhibition (ATSI)
One award, known as the General Exhibition (ATSI), may be awarded to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student who is eligible and achieves the highest WACE award score among those students eligible for this award.

  • India Saunders

Subject Exhibition
A Subject Exhibition may be awarded to the eligible student obtaining the highest examination mark for each Year 12 ATAR course with an examination set by the Authority, provided that at least 100 candidates sat the examination. Only one exhibition is awarded in each subject.

Congratulations to:

  • Samantha Wippl – Geography
  • Zali Dale – Human Biology

Subject Certificate of Excellence
Subject Certificates of Excellence are awarded to students who are in the top 0.5 per cent in each ATAR course.

Congratulations to:

  • Matilda Stoddart – Biology, Chemistry & Literature
  • Mia O’Dea – Chemistry &  Mathematics Specialist
  • Saskia Warner – Human Biology & Mathematics Applications
  • Molly Chalmers – English & Health Studies
  • Samantha Wippl – Geography
  • Zali Dale – Human Biology
  • Sophie Alvaro – Mathematics Methods
  • Isabelle Chen – Politics and Law

Special Subject Certificate of Excellence
A Special Subject Certificate of Excellence is awarded to candidates not eligible for the award of a Subject Certificate of Excellence because they have not satisfied the general criteria for eligibility, but who have otherwise achieved the requirements for the award of a Subject Certificate of Excellence. It will be awarded only to candidates who are in the top 0.5 per cent of candidates who sit the ATAR course examination.

Congratulations to:

  • Rina Shi – Chemistry

Certificates of Distinction
Certificates of Distinction are awarded to students who accrue 190-200 points from 20 Year 11 and Year 12 units.

Congratulations to:

  • Sophie Alvaro
  • Rebecca Andrawes
  • Matilda Barrett
  • Jessica-Monique Bojanjac
  • Sasha Butterworth
  • Molly Chalmers
  • Isabelle Chen
  • Ashley Choi
  • Bronte Cleland
  • Zoe Colvin
  • Zali Dale
  • Isabella Davis
  • Pranavi Devata
  • Nina Fletcher-Harrison
  • Lara Hadi
  • Madeleine Hillbeck
  • Ophelia Keating
  • Hannah Keogh
  • Jana Kriek
  • Emma Lamond
  • Annie Lane
  • Sophie Lane
  • Sophia Lee
  • Breanna Morris
  • Bridie Moulds
  • Sophie Murray
  • Mia O’Dea
  • Caitlyn O’Neill
  • Charlotte Sharrin
  • Varna Shetty
  • Ella Sims
  • Matilda Stoddart
  • Caitlin Tang
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Yasmin Vijayasekaran
  • Saskia Warner
  • Mia Wilson
  • Samantha Wippl
  • Matilda Wittenoom
  • Cassidy Young

Certificates of Merit
Certificates of Merit are awarded to students who accrue 150 – 189 points from 20, Year 11 and Year 12 units.

Congratulations to:

  • Thais Aubault
  • Lily Cooke
  • Leyna Davies
  • Amelie Fick
  • Elektra Foti
  • Bridie Garlick
  • Lola Goldsworthy
  • Emma Granger
  • Jane Holmes a Court
  • Amelia Isbister
  • Madeline Kelly
  • Emma King
  • Taylor Latham
  • Taya Mascarenhas
  • Matilda Miller
  • Oluwadamilola Oyewopo
  • India Saunders
  • Dwija Trivedi

Vocational Educational Training 

We celebrate the following Year 12 students who successfully completed Vocational Education and Training Qualifications in addition to their school subjects this year.

  • Jorja Hooper – Certificate II in Community Pharmacy
  • Indyana Rosa – Certificate IV in Business

Congratulations to each and every one of our Year 12 graduates!

More than an ATAR

St Hilda’s will always be committed to each girl achieving their academic potential, however, the School shares a strong philosophy that our girls are more than an ATAR. 

Recent changes in tertiary entrance requirements now allow students wishing to access a university degree several entry options. UWA, for example, recently shared that they are now recognising different types of students, acknowledging new pathways to learning, accrediting more than just a student’s academic achievements, valuing the necessity for fast-paced skill and information acquisition and providing for early engagement and stackable credentials to enable a lifelong learning journey. This is common across many Australian universities and has been happening for years in northern hemisphere universities. 

Of interest, over 85% of St Hilda’s 2022 graduates were accepted into university through an early offer, prior to receiving their ATAR. 

If you would like to read more about why we have chosen to focus on our girls being more than an ATAR, our principal has published two opinion pieces which you can read below.

Finally, Year 12 graduates are more than an ATAR

Why league tables are outdated and irrelevant