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ASC Newsletter

The latest edition of ASC News is now available.

 

Issue 62, November 2018

 

 

 

Combined Schools Concert 2018

 

More than 460 students from all 14 ASC Schools were the stars of the show at the Perth Concert Hall for the ASC Biennial Combined Schools Concert.

 

2018 was the first time all 14 schools had performers taking part in the Concert, which featured a Combined Choir, Stage Band, Rock Band, Concert Band, String Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. The tradition of student leaders from each school acting as MCs enabled the audience to hear about music in each school as well as learn of the piece they were about to hear.

 

Other features included a performance of Tarantella in A Minor by Chantelle Tran, the winner of this year’s ASC Piano Competition and a performance from the Combined Schools Percussion Ensemble during the Interval.

The standard of music was exceptional, with students only coming together for rehearsals in the week leading up to the Concert.

 

The ASC was privileged to have two Guest Conductors who engaged with our students in workshops and rehearsals in the week leading up to the Concert to ensure musicians from each school joined together as cohesive groups to produce wonderful music.

 

It was the fifth appearance from conductor Stephen Williams, who has taken part in each ASC Concert, and the first appearance from conductor Trevor Jones. Both conductors were an asset to the program, teaching and inspiring our young musicians.

 

With a diverse selection of music ranging from John Fogerty’s Proud Mary to Fauré’s Requiem, the concert played to an appreciative crowd of parents, as well as representatives from the ASC, the Diocese of Perth and from education, including the WA Minister for Education, The Honourable Sue Ellery MLC.

 

This was the fourth biennial concert for the ASC which began after the success of the ASC’s 25th Anniversary Concert and we now look to what 2020 might bring!

 

 

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Christian Purposes Day 2018

 

The ASC welcomed about 1000 staff from our schools to the annual Christian Purposes Day on Monday 30th April at HBF Stadium.

 

Our keynote speakers in 2018 were former UN Peacekeeper Matina Jewell and the Archbishop of Perth, The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy AO.

 

During Matina Jewell's 15-year military career she: earned eight war medals, completed the physically demanding Navy divers course, served with American Navy Seals, tracked militia leaders in the Solomons, boarded smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf and, was posted as a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Syria and Lebanon.

 

Medically retired, Matina served on the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council and continues to champion change for injured war veterans. Among many honorary roles, Matina is a founding Ambassador for ‘Project Thankful‘, a movement partnered with the United Nations to help empower women and children globally.

 

Matina has been featured on the ABC’s Australian Story, is a best-selling author and her life story is currently being made into a feature film. Matina shared her insights on leadership and resilience from some of the toughest environments on earth.

 

The Archbishop of Perth, The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy AO is the first female archbishop in the Anglican Church of Australia following her election in August last year. 

 

Born and called to ministry in the Diocese of Melbourne, she gave up a career in hospitality to study at Trinity College within the University of Melbourne. She was ordained Deaconess in 1984 and Deacon in 1986, before being appointed Chaplain to Perth College in 1988 where she was among the first women in Australia to be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Peter Carnley in 1992. 

 

Kay has served the Diocese of Perth as Rector of St David’s Applecross, and as Canon of St George’s Cathedral, Archdeacon of Fremantle, Archdeacon of Perth, Diocesan Registrar and Diocesan Administrator. She was appointed Assistant Bishop and was the first woman ordained to the episcopate in Australia in 2008. Kay was installed as the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Gippsland in 2015 before her election and installation as Archbishop of Perth.

 

In the Australian 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to religion through the Anglican Church of Australia, as a pioneer and role model for women, to church administration, and to pastoral care and equality". 

 

Archbishop Goldsworthy presided at the Christian Purposes Day Eucharist.

 

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2017 WA ATAR Results

Congratulations to the ASC’s 2017 Year 12 graduates

Our WA students received excellent ATAR results overall, with five of our schools listed in the top 50 schools in the State and John Wollaston Anglican Community School the biggest improver in the State, moving up 61 places to 56th.

 

St George’s Anglican Grammar School 2017 Head Boy Luke Thomas was the ASC’s highest individual performer. Luke earned an ATAR of 99.95, a perfect score and one of only 16 students in WA to do so. This gained Luke a General Exhibition Award as one of the top 50 students in the State. Congratulations Luke.

 

Subject Exhibition

Harriett Watt from Peter Moyes Anglican Community School was awarded a Subject Exhibition in Children, Family and the Community. This is awarded to the top eligible student with the highest examination mark in an ATAR course. Well done Harriett.

 

Certificates of Excellence

Eight of our WA students were awarded Certificates of Excellence for being in the top 0.5 per cent of examination marks in an ATAR course.

Our congratulations go to:

  • Jack Richardson (Media Production and Analysis) from Frederick Irwin Anglican School
  • Matthaus Atkins (Geography) from John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
  • Natalie Grassi (Visual Arts) from John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
  • Harriett Watt (Children, Family and the Community) from Peter Moyes Anglican Community School
  • Luke Thomas (Mathematics Methods) from St George’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Caleb Hendry (Human Biology) from St Mark’s Anglican Community School
  • Jackson Porter (Mathematics Methods) from St Mark’s Anglican Community School, and
  • Sarah Tucker (Human Biology) from Swan Valley Anglican Community School.

 

In other awards, 51 students received Certificates of Distinction (for students who receive 190-200 points from 20 Year 11 and 12 units).

These Awards were won by students at the following ASC schools:

  • St Mark’s Anglican Community School – 21 Certificates of Distinction
  • Frederick Irwin Anglican School - 8 Certificates of Distinction
  • John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School –6 Certificates of Distinction
  • Peter Moyes Anglican Community School – 4 Certificates of Distinction
  • St George’s Anglican Grammar School – 4 Certificates of Distinction
  • Georgiana Molloy Anglican School – 3 Certificates of Distinction
  • Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 3 Certificates of Distinction
  • John Wollaston Anglican Community School – 2 Certificates of Distinction

 

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate of students across WA ASC schools for 2017 was 95.2%.

 

Vocational Education and Training

Almost 500 students in ASC schools completed a VET qualification, with 30 per cent of students earning a Certificate II, and a further 13 per cent earning a Certificate III qualification by the end of Year 12. Additionally, there were 10 students who earned their Certificate IV and seven students who gained a Diploma.

 

Congratulations to all students, teachers and support staff. We wish our students well in the next phase of your life after school.

 

ASC Newsletter - Previous Editions

The ASC publishes a newsletter once a term. Each edition is based on a theme and features articles from each of the Commission's schools.

 

 

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Previous editions of ASC News are available by contacting the ASC at [email protected]

 

ASC International

ASC International is part of the Anglican Schools Commission dedicated to servicing international students wishing to study in our schools. With a specialised English Language School  and multiple school locations to service our students, ASC International is the only private schooling system in Australia to operate as a gateway to multiple school destinations with one application form, one set of entry criteria and one tuition fee structure.

 

ASC Internation offers multiple program options for students, including:

  • Short-term immersion programs for individual primary and secondary students (maximum 3 months)
  • Short-term study tour programs for groups of up to 20 students
  • Longer-term English as a Second Language, primary and secondary school programs for individual students entering Australia on a student visa.

ASC International is led by Ms Amanda Fritz, the Director of International Programs and her team: Ms Ariel Wee (International Marketing Manager), Mrs Dorothy He (Admissions Manager) and Mrs Bronwyn Claughton (Student Support and Welfare Coordinator). The team is now based at the ASC Office at Mt Claremont.

 

Click here for further information on ASC International and international study options.

 

 

Swan Valley Adventure Centre

The Swan Valley Adventure Centre is a joint venture of the ASC with the Perth Diocesan Trustees.

The ASC bought into the Swan Valley Adventure Centre so that each of our schools could access the first-rate outdoor education facilities on Perth's doorstep at a significantly reduced price to all other schools, groups and corporate bookings. A number of our schools have already taken advantage of what is on offer. Staff and students are always mightily impressed with the flying fox, the high ropes course, the commando course, the archery range and the bike adventure area.