CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN DRAMA
Congratulations to Year 12 Drama student, Sienna Bertram (12PC-05), for being awarded the Adelaide Festival Centre Arts Award. Throughout her time at St Michael’s College, Sienna has been an exemplary student of Drama who excels in both theory and practical work. She has been an integral member of performance ensembles and is a highly analytical and creative thinker. Sienna is a gifted writer who hopes to become a playwright and will commence tertiary study in this field next year. Sienna has been involved in numerous community theatre productions, firmly positioning herself as an important and respected member of the youth theatre community here in Adelaide. Sienna is a compassionate and intelligent emerging artist who will continue to contribute to the arts community through creating engaging and insightful work for years to come. Congratulations Sienna, we wish you all the best for your very bright future!
Ms Emily Burns, Drama Coordinator – Secondary
HELPMANN ACADEMY AWARD
Congratulations to old scholar Giacomo Guttilla (2017) who has recently been awarded the Helpmann Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Jazz Saxophone student at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
The award was presented by Jane MacFarlane, CEO of the Helpmann Academy. This is a fantastic achievement, the SMC Music Department and St Michael’s Community are very proud. Well done Giacomo!
Mr Tim Donovan, Director of Music
SACA STATE CRICKET
Congratulations to Liam Scheuffele (9BPC-06) who has been selected in the SACA State Cricket U15 team. Liam will play in the Prince Alfred Invitational tournament from 7 – 11 February 2021. Well done Liam!
Mr Jordan Young, Boys Co-curricular Coordinator – Secondary
NATIONAL HISTORY COMPETITION STATE WINNER
This year St Michael’s entered the National History Competition, which has run annually since its inception in 1995. The challenge asks students to take on a research task that explores some aspect of Australian history. In 2019 the focus of the research was on the theme “Contested Histories”, and students from Years 1 to 12 were invited to participate and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of History. I am very pleased to announce that Year 10 students, Madison Furnell (10PC-09) and Jessica Meade (10PC-05), have won the State prize for the category of ‘Museum Exhibit’. The girls created a museum exhibition on the history of ‘Australian’s Immigration Policies’. They utilised the computer simulation program called SIMS to guide their audience through an interactive tour of artifacts that related to their topic. They will be presented with their award and prize next year at an Academic Assembly held at the College. Congratulations Madison and Jessica!
Ms Stacey Moros, History Teacher – Secondary
Congratulations to Jennifer Roberts (12PC-01) who has picked up a $15,000 scholarship to the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM). Jennifer was encouraged to apply for the scholarship after attending ICHM’s Careers Week in 2019, which she says was the best decision she could have made. Jennifer explained that Careers Week ignited her with a strong passion for hospitality, daring her to dream about careers she had never considered previously.
Jennifer will join ICHM in February, studying for the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) and Master of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association). For every six months of study, ICHM students spend six months in the industry on paid work integrated learning placements in Australia for the first year, and anywhere in the world from the second year. Jennifer is looking for to the range of industry placements, the combination of academic and practical course structure and world-class facilities.’
In 2019 ICHM was voted Best Hotel and Hospitality School in Australia for the quality of its student experience. Close to 90% of students secure jobs in the industry immediately after graduating. Jennifer was one of eight ICHM scholarship winners in 2021, with success based on a written submission and video presentation.
Well done Jennifer!