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SWAN Reach Area School
student Shae Grieger's
dedication to study has been
rewarded, earning her the
school's highest year 12 score
Ms Grieger, 18, received an Aus-
tralian Tertiary Admission Rank of
89, and is having a gap year before
going to university next year.
She said she was surprised with
her high score.
"Throughout year 12 I aimed to do
the very best I could," she said.
"In the end it paid off and I'm
really happy with my results.
"This year I'm taking a year off
study and hopefully getting a job and
earning a little money.
"Next year I will be going on
to uni where I will be studying to
become an optometrist."
Ms Grieger's year 12 subjects in-
cluded mathematical applications,
physical education, creative arts,
music ensemble and music indi-
Meanwhile, more than one in
five people living and studying in
regional Australia are choosing to
upskill by studying online, stemming
the brain drain that has hit many of
Australia's rural communities.
Federal Government statistics also
show that over the past five years,
regional-based online enrolment has
grown by more than 40 per cent.
South Australians have been
slower to embrace the opportu-
nity of career advancement though
online study with just over one in 10
regional students choosing online
study versus on-campus.
Eyeing off bright future, Shae style
IN February 2014 one of the nation's
largest commercial-scale methamphetamine
labs was found at Walker Flat.
At the time, a specialist detective said the
state's problem with the drug was not improving.
Detective Superintendent Stephen Taylor,
officer-in-charge of the Drug and Organised Crime
Taskforce in Adelaide, said while arrests were
made following the Walker Flat bust -- reportedly
worth $30 million -- investigations were still ongo-
"That was a lab that was capable of producing
MDMA, which is ecstasy, and methamphetamine
and it was a really huge commercial scale," he
"I think it's fair to say that methamphetamine
use has certainly increased over the last few years,
and the prevalence of high quality drugs has in-
"Statistically, if you look at the financial year
of 2012/13 we had 49 illicit drug labs in South
Australia, and in 2013/14 we had 80, so there's cer-
tainly been an increase."
Supt Taylor said several smaller 'backyard labs'
were also increasingly popular.
"You might have a user who's got some knowl-
edge and might produce some methamphetamine
in a backyard lab, where they might be only pro-
ducing small quantities," he said.
"Cannabis is still the most popular drug in
South Australia, it's the most prevalent and it's the
easiest to get hold of, but methamphetamine has
certainly risen up over the last few years.
"But it's not just methamphetamine, there's a
whole variety of other synthetic drugs."
Supt Taylor said country areas, like the River-
land, were far from immune to experience with
illicit drugs such as methamphetamine.
"Illicit drug use, and methamphetamine in par-
ticular, it knows no boundaries," he said.
"If you went back a decade ago, some of your
country areas were less likely to have prevalence
of meth, but that's different now.
"Wherever you find people you find illicit
FOR MORE OF OUR SPECIAL REPORT ON
THE EFFECTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE, SEE
HIGH ACHIEVER: Swan Reach Area School student Shae
Grieger received the school's highest Australian Tertiary
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
THE SA Certificate of Education (SACE)
board has upgraded its website to more effec-
tively meet the online needs of Riverland and
Mallee students, families and teachers.
The website - www.sace.sa.edu.au - is
now more responsive to mobile devices with
touch-friendly menus and layouts to make it
accessible anywhere, anytime.
SACE board chief executive Neil McGoran
said the upgrade kept pace with current and
future demand in smartphone and tablet
"The uptrend in people using mobile de-
vices to access online information was clearly
illustrated during the release of SACE results
last month," Dr McGoran said.
On the day Year 12 results were released,
13,740 people accessed the SACE website via
a smartphone or tablet - compared to 3167 in
2011 - an increase of more than 300 per cent.
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