Greek Australian students in NSW top the state in HSC results


The Higher School Certificate (HSC) ‘First in Course’ awards for Year 12 students in New South Wales have been revealed and on the merit list are at least five young Australians of Greek heritage.

  • Modern Greek Beginners: Ianna Fatouros from the NSW School of Languages.
  • Modern Greek Continuers: Elpida Getsiou from the NSW School of Languages.
  • Modern Greek Extension: Ariane Moisidis from the Secondary College of Languages, Ashfield Boys Campus.
  • Chinese Extension: Mietta Paipetis from SCEGGS Darlinghurst; and
  • Studies of Religion I: Gabriella Michalopoulos from Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich.

Elpida from the NSW School of Languages told The Greek Herald she’s really happy with her result.

“I’m beyond proud of myself and pleased to see how all of my hard work has paid off. I’m very excited to see what the future holds for me,” Elpida said.

Elpida. Photo supplied.

Mietta, who came first in the state in Chinese Extension said she’s grateful to her teachers and classmates for their support and commitment the past few years.

“I worked incredibly hard and I know everyone else did too, so I am so honoured to have taken first in course,” Mietta added.

mietta paipetis
Mietta Paipetis. Photo supplied.

These students will gather in Western Sydney to celebrate today as 128 students from 89 schools are awarded for achieving first or equal first place in a 2023 HSC course.

Among those top performers are 59 students from 37 NSW public schools, who achieved First in Course for HSC courses including Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies, Society and Culture, and English Extension 2.

All 67,234 students will receive their much-anticipated HSC results by SMS, email and online from 6am on Thursday, December 14.

*Please Note: The above students are those The Greek Herald could identify by their Greek name. If you believe you should be on this list, please send an email to




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