The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has developed an evidence-based certificate program in Mathematics and Reading. This enrichment program aims to challenge higher performing students to set goals for their own achievement, reinforce a growth mindset and foster a self-directed learning approach. The ACER Certificate Program is internationally recognised and provides five certificate levels. Each certificate level has a series of detailed and explicit learning activities which students progress through at their own pace. When students feel that they have mastered the material in each certificate level, they sit the graded assessment under examination conditions at school. In 2020 there are thirty-two students from Years 7 to 9 at SMGS who have undertaken the certificate program. Sixteen of these students sat their ACER examination in the final week of this term, with outstanding results. Sincere congratulations to all participating students who successfully achieved their certificate level.


Student Name Year ACER Level Achieved
Paisley Coulson 8 Level 1
Gabriella Forman 8 Level 1
Emily Willsmer 8 Level 1
Jimmy Batson 9 Level 1
Ely Frize 9 Level 1


Student Name Year ACER Level Achieved
Tulli Oayda 7 Level 1
Alexandria Quinn 7 Level 1
Lottie Lodge 8 Level 1
Jessica Dawson 9 Level 1
Clancy Bell 9 Level 1
Piper Harding 8 Level 2
Jesse Paske 8 Level 2
Elise Philpott 8 Level 2
Sarah McCabe 8 Level 2
Jessica Dawson 9 Level 2
Nat Cunninghame 9 Level 3
Abbey Evans 9 Level 3

Students will receive a certificate and badge in the near future, along with a detailed report of their learning. These certificates will be presented at school, with results also featured on the ACER website for students to access when making applications for higher educational opportunities.