From the Principal
From the Principal
It has been a chilly start to school for our 18 new Reception students and their families. The transition program in Term 2 has given them confidence and they have settled into the routines of school life very quickly. We look forward to our partnership with these new families, which will support the children to embrace opportunities and flourish here at SAC.
tHEY ARE Settling in very quickly!
Year 3 and Year 12 students were on camp last week, Year 3’s at Narnu Farm and Year 12’s on Retreat at Mylor. These are some of the most exciting and memorable experiences of our school years and we are grateful to the staff who make these activities possible. The restrictions around curriculum extension activities over the last couple of years have made us even more appreciative of the value of camps and retreats in promoting student wellbeing and building relationships.
a chance to slow down and get a taste of the simple life
In addition to year level camps, 36 Year 8 students participated in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award camp at Kuitpo Forest. The large numbers taking up Dukes in the secondary years indicates that students value and enjoy outdoor education and community service, key features of the Dukes program. In a few weeks, I will attend a reception at Government House for five students who have completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at SAC. We are proud of the many students who participate in this award alongside their studies and know that this achievement will be an asset to them in their lives beyond school.
GREAT MEMORIES OF OUR ADVENTURE SEEKERS!
Students in Years 9 to 11 will be attending Subject Selection Information Sessions this term. Making well-informed subject choices in the senior years is central to the success of our students, not only in excellent ATAR results but in identifying future pathways that they can pursue with passion. Following these sessions, we encourage students to engage with their peers, teachers and families to explore their thinking and reflect on their strengths and interests. As parents and carers, your voice matters in these conversations, and we thank you for the wisdom and guidance you provide in this decision-making period.
Year 9 students participated in Languages Day this week. At SAC, we are proud to offer four secondary languages through to Stage 2 (Year 12) level, and strong enrolments in the senior years reflects the value students place on developing their intercultural understanding. The last few years have interrupted our program of Study Tours to China, Italy and Indonesia and Exchanges to France, but we look forward to embarking on more of these adventures as travel becomes possible again. In the meantime, we thank our creative and inspiring Languages teachers for their continued commitment to bringing language and culture to life for our students.
This term we once again welcomed a group of students and staff from St Capitanio High School in Japan. Our friendship with St Capitanio has been strong and constant for over 25 years and it is a joy to have them back in 2022, after a brief hiatus. They have spent their first fortnight in intensive language classes and visiting some of the sights around Adelaide. Next week our visitors will join Year 10 classes and their buddies will accompany them on their immersion experience at the College. We know that this will be a memorable time for both the visiting students and their buddies here at SAC.
Wishing everyone all the best for Term 3!
Ms Paddy McEvoy