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Class of 2023 HSC Results

Every December, we celebrate the culmination of 13 years of learning by our graduates when the NSW Higher School Certificate results and Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranks (ATARs) are released.

At Northern Beaches Christian School, we recognise that excellence and success look different for every student, and we are delighted for all who give it their best shot.

We know our students as individuals and want to celebrate them as that. We celebrate our students’ efforts as well as their results, their character as well as their achievements. We recognise the vital role and support of teachers and families, who support and cheer on our Year 12s to put in their best effort in order to have as many post-school opportunities as possible.

Our vision is Love Learning and our aim is that through this vision, our students will leave school ready and equipped to take their place in the world, to explore new opportunities, and to make a difference and contribution for good.

Our HSC results are also an indicator of the success of our teachers, leaders and support staff to provide the necessary learning and structures that ensure students can do their very best in the classroom. Our outstanding results are evidence that NBCS provides the pathways, activities and quality teaching that enable students to thrive and achieve at the highest level.

We invite you to read a summary of our most recent 2023 HSC results.




HSC Showcase Major Works

To view all the HSC Major Works and performances of our students in Textiles, Design & Technology, Industrial Technology, Drama, Music, Extension Science and Visual Art, please visit our Showcase page here:

"My journey at NBCS has shaped me into a well-rounded individual, ready to embrace the world with passion, compassion, and a drive to continue learning and reach future goals."

– Sienna, Year 12, 2023

"The statement 'Love Learning', core to the NBCS experience, is something that I have truly come to resonate with and will carry through the rest of my life."

– Chloe, Year 12, 2023

"NBCS has nurtured my problem-solving mindset and has propelled me into a passion for innovation. The combination of these have allowed me to pursue a passion in engineering."

– Oliver, Year 12, 2023

"NBCS has helped me find ways to communicate and collaborate with others, building great relationship skills that will help me throughout my adult and university life."

– Matthew, Year 12, 2023

"I have grown in compassion as I have listened to people sharing their stories. I respect all students and teachers, I have grown in courage as I've learnt to confront my fears and try to overcome them, and I have grown in commitment as I've learnt to set goals and follow through with them."

– Bridget, Year 12, 2023

"Being a student at NBCS has shaped me into a caring and resilient person who doesn’t lose hope when faced with a challenge."

– Tyler, Year 12, 2023

"I have broadened my worldviews and opinions as a result of open discussions and conversations with both my peers and teachers. I have become part of a strong community that relies on each other in times of need and lift each other up."

– Daisy, Year 12, 2023

A chat with 2023 Dux Kelsey Smit

Kelsey Smit was the 2022-23 School Captain, Sportsperson of the Year and HSC dux. Here, she shares her most memorable school experiences and how NBCS has helped shape her character and future.

Which co-curricular activities did you participate in?

I was involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities, particularly sport. These allowed me to form friendships and connections beyond my usual friend circle and across different grades. They have also been a helpful way to take a mental break from studying.

How has NBCS helped shape your thinking?

NBCS’ focus on community and welfare has influenced my personal convictions. The open and welcoming approach to faith has broadened my perspective, enabling me to consider non-Christian views and enhancing my ability to articulate and communicate effectively. It has taught me how to work independently and collaboratively, as well as to give my best effort.

How did you balance all your studies and co-curricular activities in Year 12? 

By understanding that there are points where you can’t do everything. I tried to avoid stress by allocating specific times for various tasks and ensuring I kept my activities separate within designated buckets.

If you could give your Year 11 self one piece of advice about the final two years of school, what would it be?  

I’d advise my Year 11 self to work hard from day one, ensuring a balance between studying and self-care. Prioritise sleep, proper nutrition and regular breaks and choose subjects that you are passionate about!

What would you say is the key to your various achievements? 

The key to my success lies in my perfectionist nature. I’m self-driven and hold myself to high standards, constantly pushing to meet and exceed my own expectations.

What was the most memorable thing you did at NBCS? 

There have been so many moments, like being a part of the NSW Parliament’s Student Leadership Program at Parliament House alongside Tom, where we met other school leaders and build lasting relationships. I have also really enjoyed being part of our school’s sports teams. NBCS encourages you to try out new things and there have been so many opportunities for me to explore my passions and interests.


Kelsey’s Textiles Major Work was selected for the Shape HSC exhibition.

Kelsey played football for her Wakehurst club and represented NBCS throughout her Secondary years.

Kelsey was awarded the Victor Chang School Science Award for excellence in Science.

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