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On Monday I attended the presentation of the 2022 Premier's Anzac Spirit School Prize. This provides students in Years 9 and 10 with the opportunity to examine and empathise with the remarkable sacrifices of South Australian service personnel. Mr Steve Uren, Faculty Leader of Humanities and Cross-Disciplinary Studies, has been a great promoter of this. Next April Olivia De Angelis (Year 10) and Ned Uren (Year 10) will join a group of 15 students in a study tour to Darwin.

The Year 10 STEAM and Entrepreneurial Education Project teaches skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Year 10 Science classes worked on projects such as Aquaculture and Aquaponics, Bioplastics, Cheesemaking, Future Submarines, Moon Bases, and Safe Water Resources. Groups presented their ventures to an audience as young scientists and entrepreneurs at a Showcase Evening last Monday. We thank the Year 10 Science teachers, Faculty Leader Mr Andrew Dodson, and Curriculum Coordinator Mr Mark Stevens, for their guidance of our students in this experience.

The Year 8 World of Work was held on Friday. This provided Year 8 students with an experience for a day in a workplace or local business of family or friends. We are grateful for the work of Vocational Services Coordinator, Mrs Lisa McDonald, in coordinating this day.

Our Year 12s will attend the Graduation Ball on Saturday at the Convention Centre and their Valete Mass in the Kranewitter Hall on Sunday. The Valete Eucharist is very meaningful for our Valedictorians with their parents. Following the Mass, we will enjoy cocktails and refreshments on the Bellarmine Lawns and Undercroft areas. Since 1987, a large number of volunteer Year 11 parents and students have generously prepared and served the dinner. Their contribution helps keep costs more manageable and is a way of ‘paying it forward’ for those involved. We hope this is an enjoyable evening for the graduating class and their families.

Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School

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