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15 December 2020

Class of 2020 Preliminary SACE Results

I am very pleased to share our preliminary 2020 South Australian Certificate of Education…

I am very pleased to share our preliminary 2020 South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) results, and to congratulate each student on their achievements. We are still awaiting the final incorporation of Certificate III VET studies into students’ results, so as yet are unable to publish final Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATARs) for this cohort.

We can share that our three highest-ranking students are (in no particular order) Francis Snelling, Trung Nguyen and Cornas Ling. These boys have worked incredibly hard throughout both Stage One (Year 11) and Stage Two (Year 12) and should be enormously proud of their efforts. We look forward to sharing their final scores with you when they are finalised.

We can also share that over 15% of the graduating class of 2020 received ATARs of 90 or more, placing them in the top 10% of Australian Year 12 students nationwide. Meanwhile, there were 10 Merits achieved by this cohort, across a wide range of subjects. This includes two Merits awarded in Biology (Trung Nguyen; Brandon Truong) and one each in Digital Technologies (Daniel Bui), English (Peter Le), Chemistry (Cornas Ling), Physics (Cornas Ling), Health (Ali Mohammadi), Religion Studies (Ali Mohammadi), Essential English (Ryan Ponte) and Specialist Mathematics (Francis Snelling).

While we await more results, I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the effort and endeavour of all students and the way they have collaborated with their teachers to achieve their results in this particularly challenging year. Supported by parents and families, Blackfriars promotes a holistic vision of education with a balance of effort, participation and achievement in spiritual, academic, co-curricular activities and social justice pursuits. The engagement of our students in broader school life, including leadership of younger students in the Four Pillars of Prayer, Study, Service and Community has been commendable and is the hallmark of a Dominican education.

Congratulations to the teaching and education support staff who have taught, inspired and nurtured our senior students, not only in 2020, but throughout their time at Blackfriars. The contributions of all staff is recognised and appreciated.

On behalf of our Dominican community, I wish the graduating students of 2020 a faith inspired and successful future beyond the gates of Blackfriars Priory School. We will be sharing more results as they are finalised by SACE and received by Blackfriars.

Simon Cobiac