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Dear families,

Year 12 ‘Big Day Out’

In trying times, we must find solutions!  Such is the push to provide as many experiences within a new normal, for our students. The Senior Class of 2022 began their final year of secondary school in very strange circumstances, limiting access to extra-curricular and traditional College events. One event that we had to forego was the Year 12 Retreat, traditionally held in the first week of the school year.

Last week we were able to right the wrong and take our Senior Class to the Adelaide CBD for a day of touring, teambuilding and tasting! Although just one day, we were able to pack many experiences in and provide the seniors with a much-deserved day for themselves, focussing on life beyond school.

Beginning at Adelaide University the students were treated to a campus tour that showed the institution at its best, as it buzzed with students and activities of the beginning of semester.  This experience of seeing a tertiary institution in full operation was also evident at the City West campus of Uni SA, toured later in the day. Students were able to see classes and special resources and spaces in action giving them a good insight to what life at university can be like.

Following lunch, team work was tested at the Adventure Rooms, as students challenged themselves and put their problem-solving skills to the test, with several teams cracking the puzzles and beating the clock. After dinner on Rundle Street, students were treated to a brief stroll along North Terrace taking in the beauty of Illuminate Adelaide. The bus road home was relaxed and very quiet, with over 14 kilometres walked, two university campuses toured, problem solving games, sight-seeing and lunch and dinner enjoyed, having taken their toll on the local ‘tourists’.

Generation 2022 Survey

Our Year 10 students have been invited to participate in the first year of a new longitudinal study of young people in Australia.  In 2022, the GENERATION study will focus on the activities and aspirations of Year 10 students – what they are doing now and what they think they would like to do in the future with study, training and employment.

Each student who completes the survey will receive an individual summary of their career interests, while the College will receive a summary report of the plans of Year 10 students as a group.  No individual student will be identified in the report.

There are plans for another 10 years of surveys in this longitudinal study.  Students will be asked if they are interested in participating in later years of the study.  If students agree to participate in later years, they will be asked to provide their contact details. Please note that it is not a requirement for students to participate in later years, and all questions in the survey are voluntary.

Further information about the study will provided to all Year 10 families along with a consent form.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me, bdelyster@investigator.sa.edu

All data will be kept strictly confidential and no individual student or school will be identified in published data or reports.

Kind regards,

Belinda Delyster
Head of Senior School

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