Well the midyear solstice has come and gone, winter has definitely come and we are now heading into the final half of the year. The second half of the year brings the beginning of Semester 2 for the Year 11s and it means our Year 12s are now two thirds of the way through their academic year. It can be anxious, stressful, trying times but overall there is a sense of excitement and achievement for both Year 11s and 12s.


The Year 12 camp at the beginning of the term was a great success! All students participated in the organised activities, and based on their feedback all really enjoyed spending time with their peers outside of the College in a more relaxed and collaborative environment. The accommodation and staff at Nunyara Conference Centre were fantastic and we will be continuing this activity for our Year 12s next year! Thank you to our Deputy Principal, Lynne Grbin for organising it all and to all the teachers who helped out.


This seems to be the year of happy firsts, as our first involvement into the Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo in May was also a great success. Teachers manned the College stand over 2 days and spoke to hundreds of prospective students and parents/caregivers, some who will now be future Muirden Senior College students! A big thank you to Amber Clark who organised the event for the College.


This term we had a very successful cake day raising over $100 dollars for Breast Cancer Research. It was organised by Mia Rowe, a Year 12 student, who felt quiet strongly about fundraising for this cause. It was a great day, many students, staff and relatives baked, while many more others enjoyed eating the baked treats.


Semester 2 Subject Selection

Towards the end of the Semester there was a Subject Expo where students were given the opportunity to see what subjects were being offered for Semester 2. They had the chance to talk with subject teachers and, if necessary, review their SACE pattern. All students have since picked their subjects for the second semester and all have been allocated a compulsory Research Project class.

Monarto Zoo Excursion

There will be an excursion for Year 11s to Monarto Zoo on Friday 2nd August. Traditionally this has been a celebration of the changing of the semester and a good way for students commencing at the college in Semester 2 to get to know their peers. More information will be given to students in the first week of Term 3.


Term 3

Term 3 tends to be a very busy time for Year 12s as they come to the end of their schooling. Many subjects do have due dates for external assignments and some subjects finish entirely at the end of the term. A point to remember is that the due dates are often SACE due dates and therefore work must be submitted according to the teachers’ instructions as they are non-negotiable. It is also imperative to note that each subject has different due dates and expectations of students, therefore, it is especially important that students are aware of their subject requirements. Please talk to your teachers or Barbara and Lynne if you are confused about due dates or subject requirements.

Trial Exams

Due to last year’s success of having the Yr 12 Trial Exams in Term 4 rather than Term 3, to allow students more study time over the Term 3 holiday break, we will be doing the same again this year.

Trail Exams will be held in the first week of Term 4 for those students that have externally moderated exams. For students that do not have exams, this week will be spent on focusing on their final assessment items for their subjects.

Study Hall

The Study Halls are still being utilised by students wishing to have a quiet space to focus on finishing assignments. The Study Halls also provide an opportunity for students to ensure that they are on track in all subjects by updating and reviewing their study timetable with a teacher.


The reports will be sent to student’s parents/caregivers on Friday 5th July. Year 11’s will receive their final Semester 1 Report for their subjects. While the Year 12s will receive a progress report, providing insights into how students are going and, if necessary, ways in which they can improve upon their work.


Please let me know if you have any concerns.


Term 3 – Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September


There are no public holidays or school closures in Term 3.

Dr Barbara Harding, Principal