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2016 Laureate Assembly (Issue 2 2016)

Written on the 26 February 2016

Last Wednesday, 17 February the College held its annual Laureate Assembly. We welcomed special guests, the recent graduates from 2015, and their parents and families including Ms Lucy Cornes (Old Collegian and Guest Speaker); Br Paul Gilchrist (Marist Brother and Headmaster of Aquinas College); Br Greg McCrystal (Marist Brother from our Somerton Park Community); Mrs Cathy Sires (Deputy Chair of Sacred Heart College Council); Ms Maria Canala (Principal of Marymount College); Abby Thorne and Emily Clarke (Student Leaders representing Marymount College); Mr Tim Mullin (Head of the Middle School); Ms Natasha Williams (Director of Teaching and Learning at the Middle School); Blake Flanagan and Jack Downey (Student Leaders representing the Middle School) and Marist Brothers from the Somerton Park Community.

Laureate Assembly (the term Laureate is used to signify an association with academic glory) acknowledged the significant academic achievements of the Year 12 students from 2015.

We acknowledged the 40 students (who between them achieved 54 merits) who achieved the result "A+ Merit" in one or more of their Year 12 subjects. We also acknowledged the 78 students who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) over 90 - which placed them in the top 10% of students in the State and also situated them in the top 10% of the nation. It was noted that 25.7% of our ATAR ranked students last year achieved an ATAR over 90. It was also significant that 126 students (41.4%) secured an ATAR in excess of 80, which signifies a commendable level of achievement.

In addition, we celebrated the results of a further 9 students whose ATAR which exceeded 99 placed them in the top 1% of the SACE cohort, and therefore in the top 1% of the nation. Their achievements were simply outstanding and are listed below:

Michael Pivato (ATAR of 99.00) Michael's ATAR was based on the following subjects:

  • Specialist Mathematics: A+ Merit
  • Physics: A
  • Systems & Control Products: A
  • Mathematical Studies: A-
  • Chemistry: A-

Bianca Tramaglino (ATAR of 99.35) Bianca's ATAR was based on the following subjects:

  • Visual Arts Art: A+ Merit
  • Research Project B: A+ Merit
  • Accounting: A
  • English Studies: A
  • Legal Studies: A

Amber Flamank (99.45) Amber's ATAR was based on the following subjects:

  • Research Project B: A+ Merit
  • Mathematical Methods: A+
  • Nutrition: A
  • Psychology: A
  • Biology: A

Jordan Wagner (ATAR of 99.60) Jordan's ATAR was based on the following subjects:

  • Chemistry: A+ Merit
  • Biology: A+ Merit
  • Mathematical Studies: A+
  • Physics: A
  • Research Project B:   A

Zoe Martini (ATAR of 99.65) Zoe's ATAR was based on the following subjects:

  • Modern History: A+ Merit
  • Research Project B: A+ Merit
  • Chemistry: A
  • Biology: A
  • Mathematical Methods: A

Matthew Camacho (ATAR of 99.65) Matthew's ATAR was based on the following subjects:

  • Chemistry: A+ Merit
  • Mathematical Studies: A+
  • Biology: A+ Merit (2014)
  • Physics: A
  • Specialist Mathematics: A

Two DUX Proxime Accessit (Latin for: "he or she came next") recipients were also congratulated.

Mason Crossman (ATAR of 99.70) Mason's ATAR was based on the following results:

  • Chemistry: A+ Merit
  • Biology: A+ Merit (2014)
  • University of Adelaide (Human Biology 1A):
  • High Distinction
  • University of Adelaide (Human Biology 1B):
  • High Distinction
  • Mathematical Studies: A
  • Research Project B: A


Phillip Amos (ATAR of 99.70) Phillip's ATAR was based on the following results:

  • Business & Enterprise: A+ Merit
  • Economics: A+ Merit
  • Mathematical Applications: A+ Merit
  • Research Project B: A+ Merit
  • Modern History: A (2014)

The Dux of the College, Tyler Kelly, achieved the outstanding ATAR of 99.80. Tyler's ATAR was based on the following results:

  • Chemistry: A+ Merit
  • Accounting: A+ Merit (2014)
  • University of Adelaide (Accounting for Decision Makers semester 1): High Distinction
  • Nutrition: A
  • Mathematical Studies: A

After receiving a framed certificate and glass trophy from our guest speaker, Tyler delivered a spectacular speech to the large gathering. This was followed by an equally impressive speech from our guest speaker, Lucy Cornes. Lucy is no stranger to Sacred Heart College, having been a student here between 1997 and 1999 when she excelled in both academic and sporting achievements much like our Dux of the school, Tyler Kelly.

Gail Morgan
Assistant Principal Curriculum

 

 

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