On Tuesday, eleven students from Northern Adelaide Senior College received their merit awards in Essential Maths, English, Psychology and Biology at 2019 SACE Merit Ceremony held at Government House.
Students Scarlotte, Saujas, Dion, David, Maia, Amy, Royston, Niki, Hoang and Shubham received their merits beside 892 students from across the state.
Hosted by His Excellency the Hon. Hieu Van Le AC., merits are awarded to students who obtain a perfect score in a Stage 2 subject.
“It is so inspiring to see so many young people who have excelled and are about to launch themselves into the next exciting phase of their lives,” says Hon. Hieu Van Le AC. at the event.
“You have shown commitment to your studies and individual development. You have set goals, planned how to get there and excelled.”
Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive of the SACE Board, says that the SACE is a qualification that’s preparing students for life.
“Of course the SACE is many things but it’s not a competition, it allows every student to shape their own learning and to show us and the world who they are,” says Mr. Westwell.
“We’ve seen through the SACE we have a qualification for everyone and it allows all students to succeed in whatever pathway they choose.
“The SACE is a qualification that’s preparing students for life. How to be agile and innovative thinkers, how they can apply the knowledge and solve problems and how through the SACE they can develop the capabilities and the skills that they need to be successful in the 21st century.”
Hon. Hieu Van Le AC. says that it’s this generation that has the exciting opportunity to help build our society into the future.
“I firmly believe that education is a solid bedrock for the future, not only for an individual, but also for the nation and indeed for the world at large,” says Hon. Hieu Van Le AC.
“Your school success has provided you with a firm foundation for you to become the leaders and shapers of our community.
“As you go about your lives and take a big step, never forget to always value life and humanity. Live your lives with a purpose and a passion and treat others in a spirit of friendship, respect, fairness and compassion.”
If you’d like a chance to earn a merit or two, Northern Adelaide Senior College is still accepting 2020 enrolments. Please call (08) 7285 1600 to set up an appointment.