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From the Acting Deputy Principal

06.02.20

Welcome to 2020! I would also like to wish a very special welcome to our new students and families. It has been a busy two weeks as we have welcomed the girls, participated in swimming carnival, celebrated our Beginning of Year Mass and, of course, begun our learning. We are looking forward to another exciting year of teaching and learning, along with many other College activities. If, during the year, you have any queries regarding the teaching and learning of your daughter, or subject selection please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

We are very proud of the achievements of the Class of 2019 and it is my pleasure to share the 2019 Year 12 SACE results.

SACE 2019 Stage 2 Academic Achievements

One hundred per cent of the cohort have been successful in achieving their SACE Certificate. Ninety-eight per cent of those who applied to SATAC have been offered a place at University, with 70% being accepted into their first preference. We warmly wish all the graduates of 2019 every success for the future.

The 2019 Dux of the College was Carla Ceravolo, who achieved an ATAR of 99.5. Our Proxime Accessit was Jacinta Fedele, who achieved 98.85. She was closely followed by Carla Russo, who achieved 97.1. Six Merits were achieved by the following students: Carla Ceravolo in Chemistry & Religion Studies, Giorgia Anastasi in Child Studies, Jacinta Fedele & Fiona Puccini for Religion Studies and Faith Taban for Essential English. These girls received their certificates on Tuesday 4 February at the SACE Merit ceremony at Government House.

The Class of 2019 achieved, twenty-six A+ grades and overall 43% of all grades attained were in the A band. Overall, eighty-nine per cent of all grades were As or Bs, which is an outstanding achievement.

Fourteen students, or 22% of the class of 2019 attained an ATAR above 90, which places them in the top 10% of the state. Fourty per cent of our students received an ATAR above 80, which places them in the top 20% of the state. While overall, seventy per cent attained an ATAR over 70, which places them in the top 30% of the state.

I would like to personally and publicly thank all our staff for their commitment and professionalism to our students, and to the families for their support and guidance, which has enabled our Year 12 students to achieve such outstanding results. Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2019 and, as a community, we wish them all the best in the future.

 

SEQTA Engage & Communication in the College

As you are aware SEQTA Engage is the parent portal of our College Learner Management system.

Through SEQTA Engage, you will be able to access your daughter’s timetable, receive her reports, view results for assessment tasks, direct message school staff and access school documents.

At Mary MacKillop College our main form of communication between home and school will be via emails and as such it is imperative that we have a current email address for you. If you change your email address please contact the school directly to have it updated. If you have any problems logging into SEQTA or if you have forgotten your log in credentials, please email my office curriculum@marymackillop.sa.edu.au

 

College Events - Save the Dates

This year we are trialling a new date for our annual College Open Day. 2020 Open Day will be on Sunday 3rd May and we hope you might attend and see the school in action, or invite any prospective families to visit us and find out what a MacKillop education is all about.

I look forward to meeting our new Year 7 parents at the upcoming parent evening on Monday 10 February and hope to see many at our Parent Evening on Tuesday 18 February. Our guest speaker for this event will Madonna King. Madonna King is an award-winning journalist, author and commentator. She has won several national ABC awards for her journalism. Madonna’s ninth book is called 'Fathers and Daughters' and it follows her award winning book, 'Being 14'.

She has been an in-demand speaker for school communities, focusing on the challenges faced by teen girls. I am sure as a parent of a teenage girl you will find her presentation enlightening and informative and I encourage you to attend.

Please R.S.V.P. to Lucy Levato via llevato@marymackillop.sa.edu.au by Friday 14 February.

Cathy Swain
Acting Deputy Principal