Congratulations to the Marist College Kogarah Class of 2023 on your outstanding Higher School Certificate (HSC) results! 

Our school climbed an astonishing 99 positions in the The Sydney Morning Herald rankings, placing 73rd in the state. 

This means Marist College Kogarah was the third best performing school across Sydney Catholic Schools, the highest ranking boys school and 2023’s most improved school. 

We also recorded 117 Distinguished Achievers, two All Rounders and one Top Achiever, together with a Band 6 rate of 19.8 per cent.  

One of the individual highlights among our students is Harrison Lee, who secured fourth place in the state for Information and Digital Technology Examination.

Marist College Kogarah Principal Simon Ghantous congratulated Year 12 on a fantastic effort. 

“Upon seeing our school’s results, I was extremely pleased for the young men who worked very hard” he said.  

“The key to our HSC success is embedded in the dedication of teachers to support the young men on their journey through the HSC and the commitment of students to reach their full potential. There are many factors that lead to good results –  too many to list comprehensively.”

“What strikes me most about the Class of 2023 is their unwavering dedication,” Mr Ghantous said.


Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) has once again achieved outstanding results in the 2023 Higher School Certificate (HSC) with nine of its 33 secondary schools ranked among the top 100 high schools in NSW.

A total of 18 schools ranked among the top 150 high schools—one more than last year—strengthening SCS’s position as one of the top performing systems in Australia.

SCS recorded an impressive 2780 Distinguished Achievers, 47 Top Achievers and 67 All Rounders.

Notably, eight SCS students also received HSC First in Course honours.


Here is a recap of our 2023 HSC highlights:

  • Ranked 73rd in the state  
  • 118 Distinguished Achievers – lists the students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) for one or more courses, not including results for courses studied external to their school
  • Two All Rounders – number of students scoring above 90 in at least 10 units
  • One Top Achievers – students who achieved one of the highest places in a HSC course or optional exam and also achieved a result in the highest band