Outstanding Year 12 results for Cardijn College

I am delighted to report on the outstanding results of the Class of 2017. Congratulations to all our students on their fine achievements. 30.2% of our students achieved A grades with 74% of our students achieving a B grade or better in their subjects. 19 (A+) merits were achieved across a range of subjects including (Research Project, Classical Studies, Biology, English, Italian, Physical Education, Physics, Music Individual Study, Sport and Recreation and Religious Education.

Congratulations to 18 students who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 95+. 29 students who scored an excellent ATAR of 90+.

Anja Bancevic is our Dux for 2017 with an ATAR of 99.35 and four merits (A+) in the Research Project, English, Biology and Religious Education. Sebastian Macaspac has been awarded the Governor of SA Commendation in the SACE, the highest award in the SACE which acknowledges excellence in the SACE and development and demonstration of outstanding capabilities as he undertook the SACE. Congratulations to Sebastian on this achievement and the recipient of a Merit (A+) in Music Individual Study and the Research Project as well as straight A’s in all his other subjects.

Congratulations also to Nathaniel Gradisar (98.65)Proxime Accessit and Raquel Calderer-Benitez (98.2). We are very proud of all our students who have achieved their SACE certificate and their personal best. We are equally proud of all teachers who have nurtured and supported our students brilliantly.

On Friday 9 February 2018, we will acknowledge all students who achieved outstanding results at the Dux of the School assembly with our special guest Dr Helen Riekie, Principal of Cabra Dominican College who was the Head of the Senior School at Cardijn College when our 2017 cohort were in Year 10.

Dr Paul Rijken is principal of Cardijn College, an R-12 co-educational Catholic school in the Marist tradition, deeply inspired by the method of College patron Joseph Cardijn with a foundation built on the three pillars of his teachings; to See, Judge and Act. Educating and inspiring students in the beautiful Southern Vales region of Adelaide since 1984, Cardijn has grown to encompass three schools, each with distinct offerings. Cardijn College Galilee at Aldinga offers Reception to Year 7, expanding to include Year 8 in 2022 and Year 9 in 2023. Cardijn College at Noarlunga Downs offers Years 7-12 and is renowned for academic excellence and a vibrant extra-curricular program. Cardijn College Marcellin at Christie Downs provides a wide variety of vocational education and training opportunities for students in Years 10 – 12 and beyond, with relationships that extend well into their careers. With a current enrolment of 1750 students and 240 staff, Cardijn College is an institution which strives to be a beacon of faith in the community, with students who have enormous influence and impact on both a local and global level. Paul has been the principal at Cardijn College since 2005. He has a Ph.D. from Curtin University in Science and Mathematics Education. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educational Leaders.

2 comments on “Outstanding Year 12 results for Cardijn College

  1. Well done to the Year 12 students. Those results are brilliant!


  2. David Galbraith.

    Great College with great dedicated Staff.Congratulations to all the year 12 Students on thier achievements.

    Liked by 1 person

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