A luncheon was held in James King Hall today for students interested in the Student Excellence Program.

The program aims to give students in both Year 11 and 12—who have high academic aspirations and the ability to do well—the support they need to be the best they can.

Today’s luncheon was an opportunity for students to meet others with high aspirations, to be inspired, and to provide some input as to what they’d like to see the program provide.

BSSC principal, Dale Pearce, said that time management, both in and out of school, was a proven key to success. He encouraged students to do everything they could to make their time count.

“Having friends who are willing to make the same commitment is really important,” he said. “Support one another along the way and honour the study you’re doing by putting in time outside of class.”

2020 graduate, Jack Meade spoke to the students via video about his experiences of Year 11 and 12.

“Take Year 11 seriously,” he said, “and use the year to establish a well-balanced study routine.”

Jack told students how proud he was of his 93.7 ATAR score and urged them to work hard.

“The most important think in Year 12 is to work consistently throughout the whole year,” he stressed. “Hard work does pay off in the end.”

Over lunch, students mingled and discussed the question: ‘How can BSSC support you to thrive and feel supported and connected in your learning?’

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