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CaSPA School gets top English marks

Posted on 20 August 2018
CaSPA School gets top English marks
From: Geelong Advertiser, Geelong VIC  by jaimee wilkens.   11 Aug 2018

THE students of St Ignatius like to think they know their ABCs.

The Drysdale-based college is celebrating a tremendous win in the Education Perfect English World Challenge, coming in at No.1 in Victoria, No.6 in Australia and No.10 in the world.

The students were judged against more than 1300 schools from across the globe.

English and humanities teacher Ashley Latchford organised the school's involvement in the language competition and is incredibly proud of her students' achievement.

"The English competition is important because it encourages the students to hone their English skills in all aspects of the study," Ms Latchford said.

They are encouraged to think about the conventions of the language and it reinforces what they know and, more importantly, what they need to learn.

"Our college educates the whole person and it is important that our students are able to articulate their views," Ms Latchford said.

In addition, Year 12 student Will Bakker is celebrating a second place in Concern Australia's Design a Tshirt for Youth Homelessness competition.

Will said he was careful to make a design that would both convey a message about youth homelessness but be "mainstream" enough to appeal to a wide audience.

"The phrase I used (on my design), 'Never hopeless', directly references the struggles that these youths must go through, and how they cannot give up, even for a second," he said.
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