Secondary Campus Co-Curricular Achievements

Secondary students have been actively engaged in a wide range of co-curricular activities, from gaining real world work experience to excelling in debating, chess, and diplomatic endeavours. Their dedication and accomplishments in these activities are indeed commendable.

Year 10 Work Experience
Year 10 Work Experience took place during Term 3, from 18 to 22 September. It was a productive week with teachers overseeing site visits, offering students valuable learning opportunities. Students were located across Sydney, with some even proactively securing their own work placements. They diligently maintained daily reflection journals to enhance their work-based skills.

School Careers Expo
The Careers Expo held on 2 June at Royal Randwick racecourse, saw participation from Year 10, 11, and 12 students. The event featured a wide array of universities, colleges, and career information services. For Year 10 students, this was a chance to explore potential subject choices for the upcoming year, while Year 11 and 12 students gained insights into post Year 12 career options and the necessary steps to achieve their goals.

Debating was a significant highlight for ASG this year. Our school fielded four teams, spanning different year levels, in the HICES debating competition. These teams participated in three rounds, featuring both face-to-face and virtual debates. Impressively, our middle and opens teams secured third place in their respective debating groups. Even more remarkable, our two senior teams remained mostly undefeated and advanced to the Sydney quarter finals, (top 8 HICES team) marking one of the strongest performances by ASG in the past six years.

Chess, a sport that offers numerous cognitive benefits, was another area of focus for ASG. We actively participated in the 2023 Inter-schools NSW Chess League Competition, competing against various Independent, Catholic, and Government Schools. Matches were held after school every Friday during term 2, allowing our students to hone their skills through face-to-face encounters in the ASG library and at other schools. ASG competed against numerous schools including; De LaSalle, Waverley College, Fort St High School, Marist Catholic School Kogarah, Tempe, Peakhurst, Reddam, Newington, Sydney Tech, Sydney Grammar, Sydney Girls, and Scots Boys.

Mock UN
ASG entered the UN Youth Australia Evatt Competition. This Model United Nations Security Council diplomacy competition targeted students in Year 9 to 12. The competition aimed to educate young minds about Australia’s role on the global stage and empower them with public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, and diplomatic skills.

Students participating in this event represented various countries and debated UN topics. While all students performed admirably, our Year 11 team reached the semi-finals held at UTS on 14 June, representing the USA. Congratulations to Sam and Marianna on this achievement.

I am incredibly proud of our students’ remarkable achievements, as they have tirelessly pushed themselves beyond their comfort zones to reach new heights.

Mr Clinton Barra
Administration Coordinator