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Jess Haydon - Beazley Medal: VET 2018 winner

Swan Valley Anglican Community School student Jess Haydon has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Beazley Medal: VET, the State’s top honour in student achievement in vocational education and training.


Jess received his medal from the Governor of Western Australia, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC.


Jess was recognised for demonstrating the most outstanding overall performance for a Year 12 student in a VET Certificate ll or higher, as well as his other WACE achievements. During Year 12, Jess juggled four days a week at school with one day a week spent off campus completing a Certificate II in Civil Construction with his host employer Ertech. He also studied English, Maths, Career and Enterprise, as well as completing a Certificate ll in Engineering Pathways and a Certificate ll in Visual Arts.


This caps off a fantastic year for Jess who was the Swan Valley Anglican Community School Year 12 Dux: VET and was also the youngest and only school-based finalist for the 2018 Vocational Student of the Year at the WA Training Awards.

Jess is one of Swan Valley Anglican School's Foundation students from 2006 and the ASC congratulates him on his achievements.



2018 WA ATAR Results


Congratulations to the ASC’s 2018 Year 12 graduates

Our WA students received excellent ATAR results overall, with both John Wollaston Anglican Community School and St Mark's Anglican Community School listed in the top 30 schools in the State.


Swan Valley Anglican Community School student Jess Haydon was the ASC’s highest individual performer, winning the 2018 Beazley Medal: VET, the State’s top honour in student achievement in vocational education and training.

Jess also won the VET Subject Exhibition for Construction Industries, as well as a VET Certificate of Excellence: Construction Industries.


Subject Certificates of Excellence

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

Our congratulations go to:

  • Kate Leekong (Chemistry and Physics) from St Mark's Anglican Community School
  • Aariyana Rashed (Biology) from Swan Valley Anglican Community School
  • Benjamin Swadling (Chemistry) from Frederick Irwin Anglican School
  • Lauren Gibson (English) from Frederick Irwin Anglican School
  • Martha Dodge (Geography) from John Wollaston Anglican Community School
  • Liam Downey (Psychology) from St Mark's Anglican Community School
  • A student (not for publication) (English) from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School
  • A student (not for publication) (Human Biology) from St Mark's Anglican Community School


Certificates of Distinction and Certificates of Merit

In other awards, 45 students received Certificates of Distinction (for students who receive 190-200 points from 20 Year 11 and 12 units), and a further 124 students earned Certificates of Merit, for students who receive 150-189 points. 

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

  • St Mark’s Anglican Community School – 14 Certificates of Distinction, 27 Certificates of Merit
  • John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School – 11 Certificates of Distinction, 17 Certificates of Merit
  • Frederick Irwin Anglican School - 5 Certificates of Distinction, 19 Certificates of Merit
  • Peter Moyes Anglican Community School – 5 Certificates of Distinction, 20 Certificates of Merit
  • Georgiana Molloy Anglican School – 4 Certificates of Distinction, 11 Certificates of Merit
  • John Wollaston Anglican Community School – 3 Certificates of Distinction, 10 Certificates of Merit
  • St George’s Anglican Grammar School – 2 Certificates of Distinction, 7 Certificates of Merit
  • Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 1 Certificate of Distinction, 10 Certificates of Merit
  • Peter Carnley Anglican Community School - 2 Certificates of Merit
  • Esperance Anglican Community School - 1 Certificate of Merit

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




Congratulations Caitlin

Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year, Australian Training Awards


Swan Valley Anglican Community School Year 12 student Caitlin Whittle topped off a year of achievement by winning the Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year at the Australian Training Awards. Caitlin attended the national awards at the Sydney International Convention Centre in November. Over 750 people gathered to celebrate the nation’s best in vocational education and training (VET) sector.


Caitlin qualified for the national awards after taking out the WA School-Based Apprentice award earlier in the year at the WA Training Awards. As part of her award, Caitlin received a $3,000 study grant. Caitlin has juggled studying five ATAR subjects with a Certificate II in Hospitality and credits the experience with increasing her confidence and dedication, and has seen her grades improve as a result. She is a strong advocate for Swan Valley Anglican Community School's hospitality program.


Swan Valley Anglican Community School was strongly represented at the WA Awards with Year 12 student Jess Haydon also shortlisted as a finalist for Vocational Student of the Year. Although Jess didn't win his category, to have been shortlisted as a finalist was outstanding, particularly given that other finalists in his category were not all school-based. The ceremony was held at Crown Perth with over 600 guests in attendance.


ASC Newsletter

The latest edition of ASC News is now available.


Issue 63, April 2019


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




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!




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.