Little Burrawang Primary School is developing a reputation as a nursery for brains following this year’s HSC results.
At least three former students – who now attend Bowral and Moss Vale high schools – achieved a UAI of 95 or more.
One of those, Robertson’s Leah Mauger, who returned a near perfect 99.00, said it’s proof smaller government schools can educate just as well as their larger private counterparts.
“There’s not much emphasis placed on private schools,” the 17 year old said.
“It’s about time government schools are given a wrap. If children want to learn, they will learn in any environment.”
Leah phoned for her results during the week, as did most of her friends.
However, one who didn’t, was her pal from nearby Wildes Meadow Vikki Muller, 18, who gets her results by post today.
Vikki, who wants to study Graphic Design at Wollongong University, said she preferred to wait and “get everything at once”.
“I think it’s more exciting this way,” she said.
Leah, who wants to study Commerce/Law at Wollongong also, said she “worked her bum off” to achieve her exemplary UAI.
“I think for all students, the hardest thing was trying to motivate yourself in between exams. It was hard to keep studying during those days off,” she said.
Leah and Vikki plan to do some part time work while awaiting final round uni offers.
Leah also praised her former Burrawang Primary School teacher Neil Henderson “for such a great start”.
Bowral High School principal Kathryn Brennan yesterday praised Leah and all her “class of 2000” for their efforts.
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