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USC’s 2014 Proximae Accessit is Phoebe Smith

Phoebe Smith (pictured right) is one of 2014’s high achievers with 6 A’s for her SACE subjects including 3 merits in Chemistry, Biology and the Research Project giving her a university entrance score of 99.75. Subject merits are awarded to students who gain an overall grade of A+ for a subject; less than 1% of […]

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Kate Walsh – 2014 Dux of School

Congratulations Kate Walsh, who has scored one of the highest university entrance scores in the state securing an ATAR of 99.8. Kate was awarded a total of four merits – in Australian and International Politics, Mathematical Applications, Modern History and the Research Project.   Subject merits are awarded to students who gain an overall grade of A+ […]

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Change of Preference Event – The University of Adelaide

The Change of Preference event provides an opportunity for Year 12 students and their parents to gain one on one academic advice about programs and pathways at The University of Adelaide in order to “lock in” their preferences or to consider changing preferences for next year. Tuesday 23 December 2014 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm […]

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From the Vault: Class of 2012 – Year 12 English Communications Exposition Piece

“School sports distract students from the academic focus of their Year 12 studies.” To what extent do you agree or disagree? Explain with reasoned evidence. Have you ever felt so stressed and overwhelmed by the amount of schoolwork you had that you contemplated giving up? For most Year 12 students, stress is an everyday struggle. […]

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USC Academic Staff 2014 Update

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) A number of USC academic staff were engaged by the University of Adelaide during 2014 to serve as sessional lecturers in the School of Education. Kate Cutts (Psychology), Maurie Wetherall (Biology), Glen Arthur and […]

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Farewell Brian Bates

  It is with mixed emotions that I formally announce the retirement of Brian Bates who commenced teaching English at USC in 2002, our foundation year. With his broad experience in education and many years in leadership roles as a subject consultant, Brian brought knowledge, insight and skills that were invaluable during our formative years. […]

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Class of 2014 Graduation – Valedictory Speech

  University Senior College’s Council and staff were delighted to witness the eloquent delivery of Phoebe’s valedictory speech for the graduating class of 2014. Phoebe has kindly let us share her speech with you. ================================================================ Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, family and friends, staff and students, For those who don’t know me, I’d like to […]

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Year 11 Legal Studies Students Helping Out

Article written by: Juliana Kittel Law Student, The University of Adelaide The Magistrates Court Legal Advice Service (MCLAS) is a free legal advice service staffed by final year Law students from The University of Adelaide. As part of this service, a group of students from the University have been developing a series of instructional videos to assist members of the public […]

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Chrispha’s dual success is a first for South Australia

National History Challenge University Senior College congratulates year 12 student, Chrispha, on winning the dual prizes for all students in South Australia in the sections entitled ‘Australian Democracy’and also in the ‘Broader Category Year 11/12 History’ in the National History Challenge. This dual success is a first for the competition at state level and indeed Chrispha created […]

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USC Class of 2013 – the year after graduation

Several of our 2013 graduates recently spent some social time with University Senior College’s Economics Teacher, Di Averis. The students in the accompanying photo, Zoe, Kateryna and Rachael, were overwhelmingly positive when asked how USC had prepared them for tertiary study. Rachael felt that her experiences at USC helped her hit the ground running in her double-degree course, encouraging her to […]

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