Dear Parent / Caregivers / Guardians,

Welcome to the first edition of the 2023 Newsletters. I am very pleased to say that the year has started well, with a number of significant events taking place over the last 3 weeks.

School Improvement

Our school vision continues to be about the provision of quality education for all students and the creation of excellence in student 21st century learning, in a global context. We aim to provide a high quality education to all students so that they develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to be successful in life. We value a culture of respect and high achievement.

To enact our vision and ensure that our students are successful, over the last 3 years we had set ourselves 3 goals:

Although progress has been made in all three areas, our rigorous evaluation in 2022 illustrated that there are aspects of this work that need to continue. Hence in 2023 the whole school will continue to implement goal 1 and 2. The Mathematics Learning Area will be responsible for the implementation of goal 3.

2022 Year 12 Results

Congratulations to the 2022 Year 12 students who achieved excellent results. This cohort of students achieved 100% SACE completion, no failing grades and 72% A and B grades. Every student who applied for a university course have either received their first or second preference. Additionally, many students who applied for an apprenticeship were successful.

A very big thank you to all the teachers and parents for their support of the students.

Achievement Assembly

On Monday 13 February, we welcomed back the 2022 Year 12 High Achievers. A whole school assembly was held in their honour. Students who achieved an ATAR of 90 and above and those who achieved 3 or more A‘s were presented with a certificates commemorating their excellent work.  Hadeia Khwaja was named the 2022 Dux of the school with an ATAR of 96.65, which was upgraded to 99.9 based on the bonus points she acquired by studying English and Mathematics. In her speech to the students Hadeia encouraged them to work hard to aim high but still have time for fun. Following the assembly, parents, students, and special guests were invited to a morning tea.

International Program

A very warm welcome to our newly arrived International Students. After a 3 year pause in International Education due to Covid, this year we welcomed 19 international students to our school. Some are staying for 5 weeks, others for a term and some for at least 2 years. This is not only a great experience for the international students but also for our students who get to work closely with students from different cultures.

Parent Information Evenings

The week starting Monday 13 Feb we held our Parent Acquaintance Nights. It was pleasing to see so many parents attend each of the evenings. Year Level Leaders and Relevant Executives spoke to the parents and provided general information. Following their presentation parents had the opportunity to meet with their child’s homegroup teacher and the parents of their child’s classmates. Homegroup teachers spoke about a variety of topics such as attendance, uniform, Daymap, daily routines etc.

Thank you to all the parents who attended, it was great to see you there.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General meeting was held on Thursday 16 February. Governing Council Chair Martin Crabb welcomed all parents and spoke of the importance of the Council’s work. The Annual School report, Governing Council report and Finance report were tabled and presented.  Four positions were declared open and new nominations were sought. I am pleased that all positions were filled.

Elections for the Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Deputy Chair will take place at the first Governing Council meeting which will take place on Wednesday 22 February.

Ms Joanne Costa

High Achievers - From Year 12 2022 Cohort

Year 12 ‘Class of 2022’

48.1% of our students achieved an A in at least 1 subject, from those who completed SACE 

The students who achieved A+ with Merit, 90+ ATAR and/or 3 or more A grade results were formally recognised at the beginning of 2023 in a special Achievement Assembly. 

Outstanding Student Achievers for 2022

We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding results in 2022.

Students who achieved an A+ with Merit for their subjects: 

Amy Mykytyschyn – Research Project B

Daniel Piacquadio – Research Project B

Kendrick Rabe – Research Project B

Students who achieved three or more A grades for their subjects:  

NINA SUKACZ - Three A grades for Essential English, Material Solutions – Woodwork and Music Performance Ensemble. 

SHANAE HARGRAVE - Three A grades for Integrated Learning (Psychology), English and Research Project 

SHAELYN BRADTKE - Four A grades for Music Explorations, Music Performance Ensemble, Research Project and Visual Arts – Art. 

EMMY MURPHY - Five A grades for Psychology, Food & Hospitality, Research Project, English and General Mathematics 

The following students have achieved an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Acceptance Ranking) of 80+ out of a possible maximum 99.95. These students have achieved in the top 20% of the students across the state who also sought an ATAR. They have also met the compulsory requirements of the SACE. 

82.15 - Arry Sidhu

84.00Sara Flaifil

84.45Tamanna Yadav

85.85Andy Chong

86.30Andrew Wong

86.95Shaelyn Bradtke

87.50Mali Emery

88.40Kiran Singh

89.90Emmy Murphy

The next students not only received three or more A grades, but also an ATAR above 90, placing them in the top 10% of the state.

AMY MYKYTYSCHYN - Four A grades for Research Project, Psychology, English and General Mathematics and received an ATAR of 90.40 

ASHLEE MCLEOD - Three A grades for Research Project, English and Mathematical Methods and received an ATAR of 91.45 

ZODEE ZAWADZKI Five A grades for Food & Hospitality, Legal Studies, Psychology, Research Project and English and received an ATAR of 91.85 

HOLLY BENGER Four A grades for Psychology, Research Project, Visual Arts – Arts and General Mathematics and received an ATAR of 91.90 

EMMA SHEPPARD - Three A grades for English, Psychology and Research Project and received an ATAR of 92.10 

KENDRICK RABE Five A grades for Research Project, Physics, Biology, English and Mathematical Methods and received an ATAR of 93.20 

DANIEL PIACQUADIO Four A grades for Research Project, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Physics and received an ATAR of 94.40 

LILY DONSBERG Four A grades for Physical Education, Research Project, General Mathematics and Psychology and received an ATAR of 94.95 

Congratulations to our Dux of 2022 with an ATAR of 96.40 - Hadeia Khwaja

Hadeia receivedfive A grades for Research Project, Chemistry, English, Biology and Mathematical Methods.

Congratulations to our outstanding achievers for 2022 – we wish you all the best for your future pathways. 

Ms Louise Woolford
Assistant Principal for Year 11 & 12

Ms Madelin O'Brien-Dent
Year 11/12 Leader

Charlotte's Air Rifle Tour

The tour was made up of competitions in Innsbruck (Austria), Munich (Germany) and Pilsen (Czech Republic).

On the tour, I competed in 7 competitions across 3 weeks with competitors from all over the globe.

My best result was 9th place in Pilsen out of 32 competitors up to 21 years of age.

While on the tour we also had time to experience the European winter including tobogganing up in the mountains overlooking Innsbruck, a day trip into the centre of Munich and sightseeing in Prague.

My next goal is to qualify for the Australian team competing in the Junior World Cup in Suhl (Germany) and the Junior World Championships in Changwon (Korea) later in the year.

- Charlotte Bland

Japan Information meeting on Monday 27 February

Please RSVP to Ms Kampes

Join Modbury High School's STEM club and explore the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics! The club meets every Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and offers a range of exciting projects such as 3D Design and 3D printing, Robotics with Arduino, VR and Flight Simulation. In addition, the club is hosting a coding competition run by the National Computer Science School, offering a unique opportunity to showcase your coding skills. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced programmer, come along and be a part of this dynamic learning community. Sign up today and discover your potential in STEM!

Keep an eye on Daymap for the nomination link.

Mr Glen McKie
Maths/STEM Coordinator

Mr James Dundon
Science/Stem/Data Coordinator

Unlock your full potential in maths by attending “Maths..? Help!” sessions during lunchtime in the STEM building - with Mrs McKie on Tuesdays and Mr Krznaric on Wednesdays.  
(Yes, you can bring your lunch!) 
We believe in you and your ability to be successful in maths, so don’t hold back! Get expert support with maths homework, investigations, or test preparation. Stay for 5, 20 or 40 minutes – YOU choose.

All students from Years 7 to 12 are welcome. 

To book a tour click here

Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil - 2022

Jayden Stephens was successful with his artwork titled 'Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil' based on environmental destruction. The artwork consisted of 2 A3 individual pieces sitting side by side connected by 2 figures back to back, depicting environmental decay in black & white pen and ink juxtaposed with a vibrant colourful acrylic landscape of what nature can offer. 

Ms Amanda Lewis
Art Teacher

For more information on the SACE Art Show, click here

Year 12 Orientation Day

The Year 12 students had an engaging and memorable Orientation Day on January 30th. They started the day with a game of 'Werewords' to get to know their new Home Group peers and teachers, followed by a practical study skills session with Mr. Vu. During morning tea, they mingled with former scholars and received valuable advice for the upcoming year. The day also included informative presentations on UniSA and the National Careers Institute, as well as a well-being session run by Ms. Baulch. In the afternoon, students participated in friendly Home Group vs. Home Group games of Tunnel Ball and Golden Child, which brought them together and created a positive and energetic atmosphere. Overall, the Year 12 students had a successful and enjoyable Orientation Day.

Ms. O'Brien-Dent
Year 11/12 Year Level Leader


To view future events and important dates please see our calendar - here.

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