2016 HSC All-rounder Michael Pahos, shares his experience

1 Feb 2017

2016 HSC All-rounder Michael Pahos, shares his experience

Excellent organisation pays off


The Trinity Grammar School student, who was dux of the school, found his HSC year challenging but his long hours of study paid off.

He earned an ATAR of 99.45 and the University of Sydney Business School Scholarship with Distinction for All-round Excellence.

“The HSC will reward anyone who works hard at it,” Michael said.

“Adopting a structured and systematic study plan from early in Year 11 and regular revision will reduce the stress and maximise marks.

“The workload was intense, especially towards the end of the year, however, it was not impossible. With continual time management, anything is possible.”

For the Strathfield resident, organisation was key.

“As a student who was actively involved in debating and cricket, it meant that my Friday nights and at least half of Saturdays were gone,” he said.

“Having a careful plan of what I wanted to achieve in a day or a weekend of study would help me stay on top of my work.”

Academic Dean Jason Cheers said Michael’s efforts and perseverance during Year 12 would stand him in good stead.

“Throughout his schooling, Michael showed an incredible work ethic, always striving to do his personal best,” Mr Cheers said.

“As well as achieving outstanding academic results, Michael was actively involved in many different cocurricular areas, including representing Trinity in cricket, rugby and debating in his final year.”


Published in the Inner West Courier 17 January 2017

Michael Pahos