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Intensive English Program Overnight Camp

This past week our newest group of International students (July intake of the USC Intensive English Program) had a 2-day overnight camp. It started on Tuesday afternoon with a 90-minute session at Latitude (Greenacres) where the students and 3 adventurous staff climbed walls (rock-climbing style!), played trampoline basketball, did somersaults and bounced on the vast […]

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Announcement of New Deputy Principal at University Senior College

The Council of University Senior College is delighted to announce Mr Tim Agnew, currently Deputy Principal at Hume Anglican College in Victoria has been appointed as Deputy Principal for the College, beginning in 2019. Tim will replace Dr Murray Thompson in 2019, who signalled to the Council earlier this year his intention to retire at […]

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Australian Youth Representative to the UN visits USC

Today marked the 88th consultation that Australian Youth Representative to the UN, Amos Washington, has made since commencing his role in March this year.  The Youth Representative is the only role of its kind in Australia. The Youth Rep tours the country, collecting the views of young Australians on issues that are important to them. In […]

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2018 Winners of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

  The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award Daniel Thorpe – represented by Travis Ranson (R) and Renee Tamblyn (R) – was announced as winner of The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award by Director of The Coffee Club, John Lazarou (L). Daniel Thorpe, 26 of Bowden is a composer and performer who is influenced by everything […]

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Intensive English Program Overnight Camping Trip

On Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 of February USC International students in our Intensive English Program went on an overnight camping trip. On the Tuesday we left school at midday and headed straight to Mount Compass Country Bakery for some delicious lunch. Following lunch we went to Urimbirra Wildlife Park to see many native Australian […]

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Adelaide Fringe Event “The USC Showcase” Performs to a Sold Out Crowd

On Thursday 8 March, students and old scholars performed in the sold out show: USC Showcase.  Eighty guests filled the Charles Street Drama Theatre, which had been transformed into a cabaret theatre for the evening. The USC Showcase was a musical and dramatic exhibition of Year 11 and Year 12 University Senior College Music and Drama […]

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Royal Australian Chemical Institute Medal Recipients

Earlier this month, University Senior College graduates attended the Science Innovation Learning Centre (SILC) at Flinders University with USC’s lead Chemistry teacher, Glen Arthur, where the Royal Australian Chemical Institute provided recognition through medals for those students who received a Merit in Chemistry in 2017.  In addition to receiving medals, the students had the opportunity to […]

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2017 Student Highlights

  The following snapshots of student learning opportunities and achievements are evidence that learning takes place in varied locations and is not restricted to the classroom. Ruby Preece distinguished herself when her Research Project was published at the request of the Chief Justice, Chris Kourakis. Her work is now referred to as the Ruby Preece […]

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2017 Valedictory Address – Revania Pillay

  There is an old Indian adage that has been told to me multiple times throughout my life.  It outlines the order for giving reverence and goes “Matha, Pitha, Guru, Deivam,” which literally translates to “Mother, Father, Teacher, God.” It is to these four that we owe our existence.  Our mother gives birth to us […]

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Trauma Teddies – USC Community Knit for Red Cross

Staff, parents, friends and students of University Senior College have collectively knitted 72 Trauma Teddies for the Red Cross charity.  On Wednesday 15 November, a few members of our Trauma Teddy knitting community were treated to afternoon tea and presented with certificates of appreciation.  Also attending were representatives from the South Australian Red Cross to personally […]

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