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From the Director of Curriculum

29.07.20

Research Project Results

Last week, Semester 1 2020 Research Project results were released. Of the 59 Research Project B Students, six A+ grades were awarded

Congratulations to Mia, Gurleen, Jasmine, Emily, Grace, and Julia on their excellent achievement.

The girls explored an interesting range of questions.

  • Mia investigated "What educational strategies best support mainstream ASD primary school students and their learning?"
  • Gurleen looked to answer "How valuable is the role of Artificial Intelligence in the Marketing Industry and what are the limitations (social and ethical) associated with the use of Artificial Intelligence within this industry?” 
  • Jasmine researched “How valuable will skills and qualifications in at least one area of STEM be to Australia’s future workforce in the next decade?"
  • Emily questioned “How does genetic predisposition influence an adolescent’s risk of substance use disorder and how can this risk be reduced?"
  • Grace studied "How has the internet become a master force in journalism, and what measures need to be put in place to ensure print media survives?"
  • Julia explored "Is Art Therapy a Valid Form of treatment for Children with Poor Mental Health?”

71.2% of the cohort received a grade in the A band and 28.8% of the cohort received a grade in the B band. Outstanding results from our students.

 

Principal’s Academic Excellence Awards

At our recent Awards Assembly, the Term 2 Principal’s Academic Awards were presented to students who achieved outstanding results for their Term 2 studies.

We congratulate the following students on receiving the Principal’s Academic Awards.

From Year 7: Eliza, Chiara, Kelsey, Jasmine, Anisa, Allegra and Zarah.

From Year 8: Erin, Madeline, Alessia, Nikita, Emilie, Piper, Jaymie, Caitlyn, Eloise, Ivy, Kahlea, and Alexandra.

From Year 9: Sofia, Estella, Sabrina, Gracy, Naaz, Katia, Vanessa, Jessica, and Elysse.

From Year 10: Tahlia, Stella, Carla, Tara, Anida, Daniella, Sophia, Junyi, Georgia, Amelia, Alyssa, Jamie, Alisha and Charlie-ann.

From Year 11: Ebony, Isabella, Chloe, Tess, Danielle, Nicola, and Nivetha.

Well done to these award recipients and I wish all students good luck with their learning goals for Term 3.

 

Subject Selection for 2021

Term 3 marks the begining of preparing for 2021, student subject selections. Students entering Year 10 and 11 in 2021 have received a letter inviting you to attend the SACE information sessions on Monday 3 August. In these sessions, I will discuss the way forward for Year 11 and 12 students, outline the SACE requirements, ATAR calculations and the subject counselling process available to your daughter to enable her to make the best subject choices in her senior years at the College. Please consider attending this important information session and return the RSVP slip attached to the letter that was sent home last Friday.

The information evening will be followed by Course/Subject Counselling Sessions, available for all students entering Year 10, 11 and 12 in 2021. After Monday 3 August you will receive an email inviting you to book in for a one-on-one discussion with our experienced staff to talk about your daughter’s subject selection. I recommend that all students entering Year 12 book one of these sessions and highly encourage the 2021 Year 11 students to attend also. Bookings for these sessions will be completed via our Edval Interview site. If you haven’t received this email with your unique booking webcode please contact my office via email: curriculum@marymackillop.sa.edu.au.

Students entering Year 8, 9 and 10 in 2021 will receive subject selection forms during the next two weeks. A copy of the College Curriculum Handbook is available on the SEQTA portal, Subject Selection 2021. All students will need to complete their online subject selections and return a copy of the print out by Friday 21 August. If you have any questions about subject selections or the College curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Cathy Swain
Director of Curriculum