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From the Principal

Dear St Michael’s College Community,

Welcome back to Term 3.

As we commence a busy Term, particularly for Year 10 and 11 students who will shortly be considering their subject choices for next year, we welcome the 20 new Reception students who joined us at the Primary Campus for the mid-year intake.

We also remember Br Geoff Kennewell, De La Salle Brother and former staff member who passed away peacefully on Tuesday 12 July, surrounded by his loving family and the Brothers of the Cronulla community. Br Geoff had a long association with St Michael’s College, starting as an early lay teacher in the 1960s along with Br John Pill. Both Br Geoff and Br John entered the De La Salle Brothers at the same time. Br Geoff taught and lived in the SMC Brothers community on several occasions over the years. In 2001, he was essential in helping establish Camp La Salle and the South Australian Lasallian Team (SALT) and remained connected to old scholars and members of the SMC community.

May Geoffrey Rest in Peace.

Research Project 2022 Results Release

Ms Bron Kemp, Acting Deputy Principal – Curriculum announced this week that the much anticipated results for the first round of SACE grades for the Year 12 Research Project were released on Tuesday.

“This is an extremely important subject for Year 12 students as it is a compulsory requirement that all students across South Australia undertake and, to achieve their SACE, it must be passed at “C” grade level or better. It is a one-semester subject that is very much student-directed and designed to refine students’ research skills, analytical ability, and creativity resulting in research topics that are wide-ranging and highly interesting.

Yet again, our students have shown just how capable they are in this subject. Twenty-eight students earned an “A+” with 64.4% of the cohort achieving in the “A” band. This is greater than the combined total percentage of the remaining “B” and “C” grades:

RESEARCH PROJECT
B GRADE
SMC %STATE %
A+14.97.4
A27.716.3
A-21.816.0
B+16.014.9
B14.414.7
B-3.711.4
C+1.610.1
C6.7
C-1.4
D+0.1
D0.1
D-0.0

These excellent results are reflective of the dedication and commitment of our students to their final year of secondary study, and I know that they will continue to work hard to ensure similar results in their remaining full-year subjects. I also proudly acknowledge the role of their Research Project teachers who worked tirelessly to ensure all students achieved their very best.”

Australian Education Act: School Performance Report 2021

In line with the Australian Education Act 2013 requirements, the College’s School Performance Report for 2021 has been completed and can be viewed on the College website via this link: School Performance Report 2021 or via SEQTA School Performance Report 2021 SEQTA

Kind regards,

Mr Damian Patton
Acting Principal