Roseville College Leads the State in Food Technology

18 Dec 2020


Roseville College Year 12 graduates have dominated Food Technology in 2020 with Alexandra van der Laan de Vries and Catherine Ashworth placing 1st and 2nd in Course in NSW, respectively.

Alexandra, who is aiming to study a double degree in medical science and international studies at the University of Technology Sydney, met with Ms Deb Magill, Principal, and was congratulated warmly on behalf of the College community today.

“What a tremendous result for Alexandra and Catherine after such a solid effort in Food Technology over the past two years, which exemplifies the teaching excellence of Mrs Nada Burke, Head of Department, and colleague Mrs Jo Marshall, who have elevated the standard of Food Technology studies at Roseville College for more than a decade. The students and their teachers are to be congratulated for this remarkable outcome,” says Ms Magill.

“As a school, Roseville Colleges places a high value on wellbeing and health, as well as on academic excellence, therefore our Food Technology course is a rigorous course of study, too. I am extremely proud of the Class of 2020 during what was a very unpredictable and challenging year for HSC candidates,” Ms Magill adds.

Alexandra says that her studies in Food Technology taught her practical foundations for health and nutrition in every day life, and it enriched how she throughout about other, related subjects such as Biology and Chemistry.

“Long gone is the stereotype that Food Technology is ‘just cooking’. It is challenging, you need to work hard and be willing to cross-reference with so many other areas of learning such as Economics, Biology, Chemistry, PDHPE and Mathematics,” says Alexandra. “We are all really thankful for our teaching team, who are exceptional.”

In 2016, another Roseville College graduate, Ilana Bolinowsky, placed 1st in Course in NSW in Food Technology, and in the past four years the College has secured 15 Top 50 results, including four places in the Top 20 in 2019. The College releases its HSC Outcomes publication for 2020 at 4pm today, at its website.