The generosity of the SAC community never ceases to amaze us!
The success of our annual Can Drive, held in Term 1 this year for the first time, was a tribute to all the students and families who have been sending in cans over the last three weeks. With over 10 000 cans donated to the Adelaide Day Centre, it was clear that families dug deep in the interests of helping people in crisis, knowing that the number of people reaching out for help has escalated in recent years. Thanks to the Year 11 student leaders, whose vibrant leadership ensured that the whole student body participated in a display of colour and energy.
Congratulations to 6jn & YEAR 9 FOR COLLECTING THE MOST NUMBER OF CANS!
Dreaming with Eyes Open! An extraordinary effort by our awesome community!
Two of our Year 10 students have been selected to participate in the Youth Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program this year. This program helps teenagers develop into confident and empowered young people who will be socially responsible change agents, primed to make a difference in the community. The four-month program involves an overnight camp, small group work and interactive sessions through fortnightly face to face or online workshops with Year 10 students from across the state. We congratulate Momina and Bridget on their selection for this program and look forward to seeing them grow and develop as young leaders throughout the year.
This term, the Leadership Team has been conducting enrolment interviews for new students. These conversations provide insights into the factors influencing families around school choice. Undoubtedly, the most influential factor is the testimony of our current and former students and their families. That authentic voice of personal experience speaks volumes about the power of an education at SAC. The amazing young women who graduate, move out into the world and make an impact are our best ambassadors. We are grateful for our students and their families, who share their positive experiences with others and ensure that the College continues to flourish.
On Monday we will welcome some of our most recent graduates back to the College to celebrate a postponed Dux Assembly. These young people remind us of the reason we are here – to open up new worlds for them and enable them to graduate with choice and confidence. When we look at the broad range of pathways they are pursuing beyond school, we know that their education has truly empowered them to take on the world. Amongst the Merit Award winners were five of our current students: Year 12’s Lynelle, Sienna, Mia and Alisha and Year 10 student, Sydney. We congratulate them and the Class of 2021, who achieved their outstanding results despite the challenges of the pandemic.
Congratulations to five of our current students who were amongst the 2021 Merit Award winners
“I would like to acknowledge the exceptional commitment of the staff of the College, who have continued to prioritise student learning and wellbeing.”
The last few weeks have certainly been the most challenging we have faced as a school during the pandemic, with students, their families and staff dealing with unprecedented levels of family illness and absences. I would like to acknowledge the exceptional commitment of the staff of the College, who have continued to prioritise student learning and wellbeing and to respond with flexibility and understanding. Thanks also to the many Temporary Relief Teachers who have stepped in daily to enable the school to keep running smoothly. Our Reliefs Coordinator, Brian Davey, and Deputy Principal (Administration), Nick Tattoli, deserve medals for their calm and capable leadership throughout this period. The additional workload this has created is substantial and we are so grateful to them for their generosity and commitment.
The recent experience of COVID-19 in schools has confronted us with the fragility of life and the challenge of supporting one another through difficult times. Perhaps the upcoming celebration of Easter can keep our focus on the transforming power of love. Jesus’ final weeks were tumultuous; he was threatened, even betrayed. Yet his sole question was: how to be faithful to the Father’s love? And that love was ultimately redeeming; the Father raised him up. Amid the challenge of COVID-19, may the Easter season be a blessed one for you and your families. Happy Easter.
Ms Paddy McEvoy