The strong tradition and culture of creative arts achievement at Bulli High School shone through during this year’s HSC.
The school’s entire cohort of visual arts students finished with at least a Band 4 result in the HSC subject.
Ten creative students actually achieved a Band 6, the highest band possible.
Thirteen others scored a Band 5, while the other 10 Bulli HS Visual Arts students finished with a Band 4 result.
This successful showing pleased school principal Christine Gregory ‘’immensely’’.
‘’I’m very proud of the students and my talented team of visual arts teachers,’’ she said.
‘’To have all our students achieve extremely high results in the HSC is the icing on the cake.
‘’It comes on the back of more ARTEXPRESS success for our students.’’
Bulli students Brooke Kjestrup and Luke Serio have been selected to exhibit works in the annual exhibition program featuring outstanding works from the NSW HSC Visual Arts examination.
Student works are nominated by HSC markers.
‘’We had five students from Bulli High School nominated for ARTEXPRESS this year,’’ Mrs Gregory said.
‘’To have Brooke and Luke progress is fantastic.
‘’It’s a very prestigious honor to be selected for ARTXPRESS and they join 29 other students from our school that have been selected over the last 20 years.
‘’The work is of such a high standard and it is an absolute credit to the talent and the hard work of the students as well as the passion, experience and the technical knowledge of my teachers.’’
Creative and Performing Arts head teacher Louise Manks said there was a strong tradition of culture and achievement at Bulli High in creative arts.
‘’This is supported by the community and the students but most importantly the absolute passion and commitment of the staff,’’ Mrs Manks said.
Visual arts and photography teacher Tony Cabassi added the teachers worked well as a team.
‘’I think that’s part of the strength of visual arts at our school,’’ he said.
‘’We’ve got four full-time arts teachers. That makes ours one of the biggest visual arts departments in the state.
‘’That probably reflects why art is so popular at our school. We encourage art collaborations and student exhibitions.’’