PHOTO: Thirteen students from Year 12 at Gilroy Catholic College in Castle Hill have been offered early placements into undergraduate degrees at Macquarie University for 2019.
There are global leaders in the making at Gilroy Catholic College in Castle Hill with a number of students receiving early offers to commence their undergraduate degrees at Macquarie University in 2019.
Macquarie University’s award-winning Global Leadership program provides early offers for students who have made an active and significant contribution to society at large, as well as those who have shown initiative and commitment throughout their studies.
Liam Maher from Year 12 was among the students who applied for the program, receiving an offer to study a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). He described the offer as humbling and rewarding, and while he has secured an option for tertiary study, he noted he still “plans on making the most of the HSC and aiming for a high ATAR.”
"It is humbling to have received an early offer and to know I have secured an option for tertiary study, but also that my work as a part of the College’s various social justice initiatives has paid off.”
“Gilroy has always encouraged me to help others and to extend myself where possible, and I’m glad that this advice has been so beneficial for my post-school options,” he said.
A total of thirteen students have received early-entry offers from the university to study courses from psychology through to engineering.
|Student||Course accepted to|
|Liam Maher||Bachelor of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)|
|Benjamin Zadro||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Majoring in Software Engineering|
|Yehan Peiris||Bachelor of Commerce, Professional Accounting with a Bachelor of Business Analytics|
|Yali Peiris||Bachelor of Engineering and Commerce with a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Commerce (Professional Accounting)|
|Jonathan Derwin||Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Flynn Hume||Bachelor of Advanced Science|
|Justin Yu||Bachelor of Advanced Science|
|Jarryd Browne||Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Genevieve Lee||Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with a Bachelor of Law|
Students accepted into the Global Leadership Program at Macquarie University also have the opportunity to participate in special events which focus on leadership and making positive contributions to society while tackling global challenges.
Acting Principal Jaie Skinner said the College is extremely proud of these hard-working students, and is absolutely thrilled for the students themselves and their families. “Having such a large number of Gilroy students accepted into the Global Leadership Program at Macquarie University is a sign of the talents, values and dedication to the betterment of our broader community all Gilroy graduates posses. We cannot wait to see what their very bright futures hold.”
Those who successfully complete their undergraduate degrees through the Global Leadership Program also receive a reference letter and a notation on their academic transcript, providing a competitive edge in the global employment market.
This is an amazing achievement which recognises the academic, leadership and social justice efforts of students throughout their schooling journey and we wish all of these students the best of luck with their tertiary studies.