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08:30PM 04 December
Scotch Film Fest
09:15AM 09 February
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Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W3...
09:15AM 18 February
Week 4
Junior School Tour (T1W04 2021)
09:00AM 25 February
Week 5
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
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Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W6...
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Junior School Tour (T1W08 2021)
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Academic Matters: Week 2


8 May 2020

Academic Matters: Week 2

Academic Matters: Week 2

We are almost getting back to the new normal with 90% attendance back on campus and our boarding students gradually returning to us.

We still have some students who are overseas, and they are joining classrooms using a variety of platforms, with the help from staff and our new International Students Coordinator, Ashley Wang.



Over the last few weeks members of the SACE Board have been working with teachers to ensure that fair and equitable processes are being put in place for students studying the SACE. Our teachers have been participating in many conferences, as well as being involved in decision making processes – if they are part of the examining bodies. We have over twenty staff who are directly involved with planning, writing and developing curriculum materials for SACE. Here is the latest news from the SACE Board. There are currently 22 subject areas that have looked at since April ensuring that subject guidelines in line with making fair for students across the state.

As every student in the state is affected by covid-19 then there are no special provisions. An individual student may be eligible for special provisions if they have an illness, impairment, or experience an unforeseen incident beyond their control that affects their ability to participate in an assessment task.

There are no changes to examination procedures, moderation, scaling or special provisions.


University entrance

Universities have been looking at their entrance requirements for 2021. Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra was the first to say that they will admit domestic undergraduate students for 2021 on the basis of their Year 11 results, giving thousands of school-leavers greater certainty in uncertain times. Students are able to apply to ANU undergraduate programs based on their Year 11 results from now until 25 May, with offers made in August.

Yesterday Adelaide University introduced an alternative entry pathway based on Year 11 results. This alternative pathway will enable your 2020 Year 12 students to apply for entry into the vast majority of our undergraduate degrees based predominantly on their 2019 Year 11 subject results. 

Should students be successful, they could receive an offer of admission as early as this September—just one month after SATAC applications for this new alternative entry pathway close. The traditional ATAR and subject-based entry pathways are still available, and we certainly still encourage all Year 12 students to give their full effort throughout the year. Please visit to view more details about this exciting new pathway. 


Preparing for Semester 2 2020

I have sent reminders to students in Year 9, 10 and 11 outlining their subject choices for semester 2. If a student wishes to change choices for semester 2 then they can let me know, but I need to remind them that I can’t guarantee that I can accommodate all students changes as our timetable grid was based on choices made by students in 2019.

Any questions then please ask.


Teresa Hanel
Deputy Principal - Teaching and Learning