Term three is set to be another exciting time at the ASMS. Our Year 12 students have been supported to explore a range of post-secondary school options and application processes including support to apply for tertiary study using the ASMS Portfolio Accreditation for Tertiary Entrance (PATE) process, Flinders University Assessment Centre and SATAC, so now is the time for them to put their plans into action! It will be a busy term for them as they start their sprint towards the end of Year 12.
25 of our students have already commenced their tertiary study and the results for their Semester 1 have been very impressive. 100% have passed their first semester of university study and 24 students have achieved High Distinction, Distinction or Credit for their 1st year university extension subject at Flinders. Congratulations to all and your support teachers for managing during what has been a challenging time to be learning in a university environment! If all goes well in SA we hope to be able to celebrate the 2020 Year 12 Formal in September.
Our year 11 students will dig into career planning, a great follow on for their work in Semester 1 when they looked at careers of the future. LSG teachers will guide students through a series of activities aimed at providing more information on options and assisting in deciding which year 12 subjects to choose for 2021.
We welcomed several new students into the ASMS at the start of Semester 2, Cat Stone and our fabulous LSG students and teachers have been great mentors for these students as they got to know how we do things at the ASMS. By now our Year 10 students know the ropes fairly well and have certainly been offering strong guidance and support.
With changes in the SA Dept of Health protocols (see ASMS Portal) re gatherings in schools we are able to once again host events including our Open Night and Parent information sessions. We can also run interschool sport, excursions and hopefully some camps!!
Current global circumstances did not stop four of our students participating in an international program, SPARC! ASMS students met online each Saturday afternoon for 5 weeks to collaborate with young people in countries across Asia and Australia to gather perspectives from a range of cultures in relation to a global issue of common interest. Their presentations clearly showed the depth of thinking and careful consideration students had given to complex problems with a rich intercultural awareness. Our students provided some feedback on this program and we are hoping to be able to participate in another later in the year.