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Twins double success with their ATAR results

USC Twin brothers Tyler & Riley Groome have both topped the state with their South Australian ATAR results, landing them both in the top 1% of the state. Riley secured an ATAR of 99.80 and Tyler secured an ATAR of 99.20. Riley also received merits in Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, and Physics in addition to […]

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Class of 2018 Valedictory Speech – Ian Ng

Printed with approval from Ian Ng. Two years ago an old friend of mine, whose name isn’t worth mentioning once told me, “Don’t go to USC, it’s just a school for a bunch of try-hards and nerds.” It’s funny how wrong people can be sometimes. Today, I shake my head as I stand before the […]

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USC – A Year in Review

From the Principal Anita Zocchi 2018 has been another productive year at University Senior College. Staff and Council began the year by reflecting on education today and where it may lead in the future. As a consequence of that discussion, time was spent considering possible leadership structures for 2019 and beyond. As a result, a […]

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USC Council Report – Brian Cunningham, Chairperson

The Council continues to have high aspirations for USC and over the past 12 months has worked closely with Anita and her senior leadership team in making key strategic decisions to secure the future of the school in consolidating the recent trend of growth in school enrolments. In making these decisions, the Council have considered […]

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2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards

Lead Chemistry teacher, Glen Arthur is to be congratulated for being named one of the 25 State and Territory recipients of the 2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA), there were two recipients in South Australia. The NEiTA received more than 2,000 nominations for the awards this year, so this is truly an achievement. Glen […]

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Australian Science Olympiads Results

Congratulations to University Senior College Year 11 students who participated in the 2018 Australian Science Olympiads. The Australian Science Olympiads are a national program for top performing secondary science students that culminate in the International Science Olympiads.  The program is a rewarding opportunity for year 10 and 11 students to extend themselves way beyond school science […]

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USC Community Donate to South Pacific School Aid

On Tuesday 27 November, Di Averis, USC Economics Teacher, organised the donated contributions of books from the USC community for the South Pacific School Aid (SPSA). We delivered over 30 boxes and saw some pallets already stacked and labelled ready for shipping to Tonga, Samoa, and Myanmar. Science and Maths books are in big demand […]

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Chemistry Teacher awarded an NGS Scholarship

Congratulations USC Lead Chemistry Teacher, Glen Arthur who has been awarded an NGS Super Scholarship. Glen was one of three teachers nationally to be awarded the scholarship. The NGS Super Scholarship Awards support the professional development of those in the independent education sector who strive to make a difference. Glen has been committed to progressing […]

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Australia Day Council – In Conversation with Change Makers

On Tuesday 16 October, students and staff had an early morning start for the Australia Day Council ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’. With close 500 people in attendance, many were touched deeply by the personal stories shared by keynote speakers Corey White and Taryn Brumfitt and Australia Day Council award-winners Arman Abrahimzadeh and Sarah Gun. The inspiration and insight these advocates […]

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SA Secondary Schools State Constitutional Convention

Recently, USC Year 11 Legal Studies students, Mikayla Venning, Olivia Christie and Reuben Fernee, were privileged to attend the South Australian Secondary Schools State Constitutional Convention held at Parliament House, North Terrace. This year’s convention focused on the topic “Should the Commonwealth Parliament have specific powers to legislate for the environment?” Participants heard perspectives on […]

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