2016 SACE Merit Ceremony (Issue 1 2016)
Written on the 11 February 2016
On Tuesday 9 February, I had the privilege of attending the 2016 SACE Merit Ceremony at Government House. Special guests of this event included Dr Neil McGoran, Chief Executive of the SACE Board, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia, and the Honourable Susan Close, Minister for Education and Child Development.
Of course, the most "special" of special guests were the group of Sacred Heart students being recognised for their outstanding achievement and relentless work ethic in 2015. Students were presented in the following categories:
The Governor of South Australia Commendation
Each school in South Australia was invited to nominate only one student whom they considered would be a most worthy recipient of the award.
Out of more than 14,500 students who received the SACE in 2015, only 26 were selected to receive this prestigious award from the Governor of South Australia. Students were presented individually to the Governor to receive their Commendation.
Sacred Heart student, Brandon Le was nominated for this award. We are very proud of Brandon, and congratulate him on being awarded the Governor's Commendation.
Multiple Subject Merits
Individual Subject Merits
The Merit Ceremony was a wonderful celebration of the outstanding achievement of a terrific group of young men and women.
The Year 12 students of 2015 performed at an exceptional level with 78 students achieving an ATAR over 90 which places them in the top 10% of students in the State and also situates them in the top 10% of the nation. 9 students secured scores in excess of 99.0 which places them in the top 1% of the SACE cohort. This is truly outstanding!
Of the 304 students eligible for an ATAR, 25.7% achieved an ATAR over 90. In total, 126 of these students (41.4%) students secured an ATAR in excess of 80. I am sure you will agree, these are SACE results that we should all be very proud of!
We look forward to celebrating these achievements as a community at the annual Laureate Assembly, on Wednesday 17 February.