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SACE Merit Ceremony 2022

The SACE Merit Ceremony 2022 will be held as a physical, COVID-safe event at Government House. The event will run over 2 days, from Thursday 10 February to Friday 11 February 2022, in order to facilitate a safe environment for attendees and staff.

Invitations to the Merit Ceremony 2022 were emailed to Merit recipients using the email address registered in their Students Online account. This could have been either a school email address or a private email address.

For all Merit Ceremony enquires please email SACE.Events@sa.gov.au 

About the SACE Merit Ceremony

The outstanding academic achievements of South Australia's Year 12 students are recognised every year at the SACE Merit Ceremony. The event has been running annually since 1989 and is hosted by the Governor of South Australia. In 2022 the new Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency the Hon. Frances Adamson AC, will host the SACE Merit Ceremony at Government House for the first time. 

Learn about the types of commendations and awards presented at the Merit Ceremony.

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COVID-19 event safety

Our event format has changed to allow for physical distancing, and sanitiser stations will be available around the grounds of Government House.

Regular cleaning will be undertaken of high-traffic areas.

Please do not attend the Merit Ceremony if you are feeling unwell, or if, in the previous 14 days, you have returned from overseas, or have had close contact with a positive case of COVID-19.

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2022 sessions

The times below indicate the start times for each session.

Thursday 10 February 2022

9.00 am – Two merit recipients session
11.00 am – Health, physical education, humanities and social sciences session
1.00 pm – Mathematics session
2.30 pm – Sciences session

Friday 11 February 2022

9.00 am – Business, enterprise and technology session
10.30 am – English, languages and arts session
1.00 pm – Cross disciplinary group 1 session
2.30 pm – Cross disciplinary group 2 session
6.00 pm – Governor’s Commendation and multiple merits session

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Live stream

Our SACE Merit Ceremony live stream captures every single merit recipient on the main stage. This allows us to provide extended online coverage to school communities, family and friends who can not attend the event.

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Ceremony photography

Official photograph taken on stage at the Merit Ceremony will be made available to purchase after the event.

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