On Tuesday 25 July, SMGS held their mid-year Principal’s Merit Assembly. The assembly recognises students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional) and Academic Endeavour (Provisional) across Stages 4, 5 and 6 in Term 2. During the assembly students who represented SMGS at this year’s da Vinci Decathlon were also recognised for their achievements in the competition (for a recap on how the team did, please click here (this is a Facebook post): SMGS 7/8 da Vinci Decathlon results)

To receive an Academic Endeavour Award, a student must maintain a Commendable average across the five domains on which teachers report each term. These domains are:

  1. All RELTs items submitted on time and attempted to a high standard.
  2. Arrives to class on time and is organised with materials required for effective learning.
  3. Maintains a high standard of classwork, including written work.
  4. Displays appropriate classroom behaviour.
  5. Maintains engagement in classroom learning.

Students are given one of the following ratings for each of the domains:

Excellent    Students at this level meet the criteria almost always or on virtually all occasions.
Commendable    Students at this level meet the criteria on the majority of occasions or on most occasions.
Satisfactory    Students at this level meet the criteria most of the time.
Inconsistent    Students at this level are sporadic with their application, which is detrimental to consistent learning.
Unsatisfactory    Students at this level are performing well under expectations.

Academic Endeavour (Provisional)

Students who received a Grade Point Average of 4.5 (maximum is 5.0) or higher across all of their subjects for their academic effort:

Year 7

Lawson Bell
Sophie Goninan
April Wynn

Year 8

Zac Corcoran
Bode Townend
Jessica Dickson
Matthew Hansen
Ben Wynn

Year 9

Sam Bylett
Cameron Maclean
Winsome Ogilvie
Eli Wilkinson

Year 10

Yvonne Watson
Cole Bulluss
Jessica Cross
Joshua McMahon
Bentley Walker-Broose

Year 11

Cora McCloskey
Sophie Pidcock
Ehlana Wright
Lachlan Buckley
Lara Fairfield-Smith
Tom Hansen
Aidan Machin
Declan Burke
Jeremy Davies
Antonia Murphy
Jackson Quinn
Tom Tugwell
Hannah Wood

Academic Honours (Provisional)

For students who received a Grade Point Average of 80 or above out of 100 across all of their subjects.

Year 7

Ayumi Bailey

Academic Endeavour (Provisional) and Academic Honours (Provisional)

For students who received a Grade Point Average of 80 (maximum is 100) or above across all of their subjects AND a Grade Point Average of 4.5 (maximum is 5.0) across all of their effort ratings:

Year 7

Jasmine Zollinger
Harry Deacon
Hannah Jones
Memphis Forrest
Sam Roche
Lucy Cross
Alexi Cross
Evelyn Redfern
Olivia Weston
Alexandra Fairfield-Smith
Sophie Paske
Charlotte Wilson

Year 8

Ethan Cantle
Daniel Ternes-Dixon
Brooke Burns
Sam Rumball
Mackenzie Harding

Year 9

Amy Hobbs
Felix Zylinski
Laura Hobbs
Willem Baldwinson

Year 10

Ambrose Hansen
Bronte Hely
Jack Machin
Anastasia Bradshaw
Eve Donnelly

Year 11

Heidi Nicholson
Sarah Ryan
Sebastian Zylinski
Cooper de Pagter
Austin Beck
Isabelle Beaton
Rebekah Batson
Rebecca Matthes

House Standings – Academic Honours (Provisional) and Academic Endeavour (Provisional)

These results are kept and collated across the next two terms to be used in both our House Shield and Speech Day awards. The results for all students in each tutor group count towards a GPA in academic and endeavour results. It is an extremely prestigious honour for the tutor group to be awarded the overall highest academic and endeavour certificates.

It is pleasing to see the improved effort all students have put into their academic work. Congratulations to all students for their personal best efforts.

Academic Honours results:

House Academic Rank
Mowamba 1 69.460 9.0
Mowamba 2 67.570 11.0
Mowamba 3 73.120 4.0
Kiandra 1 73.500 3.0
Kiandra 2 73.570 2.0
Kiandra 3 62.320 12.0
Twynam 1 71.730 8.0
Twynam 2 73.734 1.0
Twynam 3 71.860 7.0
Cascades 1 72.696 5.0
Cascades 2 68.653 10.0
Cascades 3 72.545 6.0



Academic Endeavour results:

House Effort Rank
Mowamba 1 4.325 6
Mowamba 2 4.198 11
Mowamba 3 4.400 4
Kiandra 1 4.330 7
Kiandra 2 4.510 1
Kiandra 3 3.940 12
Twynam 1 4.490 2
Twynam 2 4.210 10
Twynam 3 4.260 8
Cascades 1 4.402 3
Cascades 2 4.395 5
Cascades 3 4.243 9


The overall results for Term 2 are:

Twynam 1 72.44
Cascades 2 71.3
Mowamba 3 70.05
Kiandra 4 69.78
Cascades 1 4.35
Tywnam 2 4.32
Mowamba 3 4.31
Kiandra 4 4.26