Home' The Loxton News : February 17th 2016 Contents The Loxton News, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
by Pamela Perre
Two are better than one.
Three sets of Loxton High
twins are set to test that theory,
as they take on their final year of
Fraternal twins Holly and
Rachel Rohrlach, along with
identical twins Zach and Josh
Albrecht, and Shania and Brianna
Mullins, will each have their
brother or sister to lean on as they
complete year 12.
Holly and Rachel moved into
separate bedrooms last year, but
say that won’t stop them from
Even if one of their last
study session ended with Holly
sticky-taping Rachel to a chair.
“That was only because we were
doing physics,” Holly explained.
“We have maths together this
year. We’ve already got it all
(studying together) worked out.”
Shania and Brianna share the
same subjects, bar one, and said
they got along well and plan to
“We’ve got English, food and
hospitality and we’ve got TAFE on
Thursdays as well,” said Shania.
“And we (share a bedroom) so
we’ve got not no choice (but to
Zach and Josh said they would
“take it as it comes” with year
12 and plan to keep their stress
“We’re just going to see what
happens,” Josh said.
Meanwhile, the SouthAustralian
Certificate of Education (SACE)
Board has encouraged all students
just starting year 12 to remain
“positive and focused”.
SACE Board chief executive
Dr Neil McGoran said students
should also pay close attention to
their health and well-being.
“It is vital to remain pos-
itive and focused – as there
will inevitably be setbacks –
and to continue with the study
habits that have worked best,” he
“Importantly, students need to
(maintain) adequate sleep and
a healthy diet, and utilise their
network of family, friends and
teachers to help support and guide
‘Twinning’ as study buddies
TWIN STUDY TIME: Three sets of twins at Loxton High are preparing to tackle year 12, they are pictured: Holly (left) and Rachel Rohrlach, 17, Zach and Josh Albrecht, 17, and Shania
and Brianna Mullins, 16.
PHOTO: Pamela Perre
Tips to get on top of year 12
High achieving year 12
students from last year
have shared their secrets to
Last year’s students who
received the Governor of South
Australian Commendations for
excellence provided the following
Maintain a healthy study-life
balance, such as taking breaks
to play sport or catch-up with
Draw on your support net-
work of family and friends when
things get tough.
Stay determined and resilient
when aiming to meet your person-
Keep the lines of communi-
cation open with your teachers
draw on their experience and
knowledge to help you succeed.
Develop a greater under-
standing of your subjects and the
concepts behind them.
Don’t let your study time
get derailed by your social media
A host of support materials
about the South Australian
Certificate of Education are avail-
able on the website
A group of Loxton
High School’s 2015
graduates were awarded
for outstanding final-
year results at a special
ceremony last week.
Nine local students were
among those at Government
House in Adelaide last week
to be recognised for achieving
merits while completing their
South Australian Certificate of
Students achieve merit
grades by finishing within the
pupils in each subject.
High achiever Jonah Hansen
was one of only 28 students
in the state to receive the
Award, which recognises
outstanding achievement in
SACE studies. Jonah also
achieved merits in specialist
mathematics and physics.
Loxton High’s other mer-
it recipients were: Brianna
Schaefer (chemistry, physics,
Anabel Van Der Hoek (busi-
ness and enterprise, biology),
Cie-ayn Wild (visual arts – art,
biology and research project),
Christian Biele (workplace
practices), Lewanna Hampel
(research project), Annabel
O’Malley (business and
enterprise), Hamish Peberdy
(business and enterprise), and
Isabelle Swanbury (child stud-
SACE Board chief execu-
tive Dr Neil McGoran con-
gratulated the students on their
“These results are cause for
all of us to be proud and con-
fident about the future of our
state, and the prospects of our
young people,” he said.
“They have been achieved
through not only the hard work
and dedication of students, but
also the support provided by
families, schools and teachers
in helping them achieve their
Loxton High students commended
A group of former Loxton High School students were presented with merit certificates, in the Governor’s Marquee at
Government House in Adelaide. The merit students are pictured (from left) Isabelle Swanbury, Cie-Ayn Wild, Anabel van der
Hoek, Hamish Peberdy, Brianna Schaefer, Lewanna Hampel, and Jonah Hansen’s father Mark, who accepted the certificate
on behalf of his son. Jonah had already left to tend to his Australian National University commitments.
Local parents are warned to make sure
their child’s immunisations are up to date
with school returning recently.
The warning comes after whooping cough cases
doubled in South Australia last year, along with an
increase in mumps cases.
“These diseases are highly infectious, very dif-
ficult to treat and can have severe complications
particularly in children, but they are vaccine pre-
ventable,” said State Health Minister Jack Snelling.
“Vaccination is the best way to protect children
from a number of preventable diseases.”
Mr Snelling said the warning also applied to
parents of older children who, in year 8, receive
immunisations against human papillomavirus and
chickenpox, along with a booster shot for diphtheria,
tetanus and whooping cough.
“If you find your child is not up to date, book an
appointment with your GP, visit your local coun-
cil immunisation provider or phone SA Health’s
Immunisation Section on 1300 232 272 for more
information,” he added.
Vaccine reminder for school
Locals are encouraged to ‘speak up’ about
proposed changes to recreational fishing
management – including new size, bag and
boat limits – as part of a State Government
State Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said the fol-
lowing three papers, which outlined the proposals,
would be released for community consultation:
Draft management plan for recreational fishing
in South Australia.
Review of size, bag and boat limits in South
Australia’s recreational fishing sector, marine and
Management options for King George Whiting
in South Australia (commercial and recreational).
To view the documents, community meeting dates
and details on how to provide feedback before the
close off date of Friday, April 29, visit the website
A fishy survey released
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