On Tuesday 12 December we held our end of year assemblies, where we celebrated the numerous achievements of our students. Each assembly recognised an array of academic achievements, acknowledging their efforts and outstanding results. Other awards included our Mutual Agreements (respect, responsibility, appreciation and perseverance), Year Coordinator, Attendance and other external awards. The assembly was a fabulous way to see our students shine, congratulations to our award winners.
On Monday 11 December the Year 10 students attended their River Cruise. The night was a great success with all students enjoying themselves sharing food, soft drink and breaking it down on the dancefloor. Students were invited to attend the river cruise as a reward for meeting the requirements of good standing, attendance or making a solid commitment to improve their behaviour/attendance.
We look forward to seeing them all in the new year excited for the start of Year 11.
Year 7 Indonesian students were treated to an intercultural dance experience, developing their understanding of Indonesia and how cultures express their art and histories through various types of dancing.
Suara Indonesia taught a workshop including various body percussion dances where students learnt how to dance in unison, alternating patterns and even groups of three. The most exciting part of the lesson was when the students were able to try on the special pants that dancers use to drum using only their clothing.
The Sports Elite Program recently celebrated the year’s achievements with the Annual Awards night. With over 180 students and parents attending it was a great moment to recognise the students who have represented teams outside the school at district, state and national level, and the top student in the program in each year group. The theme this year was “better people make better athletes”. Our guest speaker, Tom Wickham (Olympic Gold Medallist with the Kookaburras) spoke about the importance of being a good team player and was an inspiration to the SEP students.
Congratulations on all of your hard work, dedication and perseverance this year!
An African Food Fest sounds delicious, doesn’t it? This was the experience at the College this term as a community of parents, staff and students joined together to cook up some delicious African cuisine. This included the famous West African jollof rice, sauced chicken and mandazi. A massive crowd of students waited patiently for a chance to sample these cultural and culinary delights and it was easy to see the sense of belonging, excitement, teamwork, and pride in culture on display.
On Tuesday 21 November Year 10 STEM Extension students visited Curtin University and the University of Western Australia accompanied by Ms Sorgiovanni and Mr Sandy. Students toured the campuses (UWA peacocks included), interacted with the new cube satellite lab at Curtin, created their very own LED Christmas ornaments in the Mechatronics Lab, experimented with gyroscopes and got a taste of the life of a university student.
Year 10 HASS students attended an eye-opening incursion conducted by the Red Cross about the perceptions surrounding refugees and asylum seekers. After a brief presentation, students participated in a thought provoking simulation activity where they made choices, such as should they go to a refugee camp or seek asylum in another country, and then heard real life stories about the outcomes from each choice. This gave them a greater understanding of the lives, motivations and circumstances of people seeking asylum.
Congratulations to Year 10 Allanah Baker who has been selected to play softball for WA Under 18’s National Championships, which will be held here in Perth in January. This will be her second national tournament after competing for WA in the Under 16’s national softball championship which was held in Victoria last year.
We are exceptionally proud of Allanah’s hard work and dedication to a sport she loves and knows she will demonstrate the four ASC agreements of Respect, Responsibility, Appreciation and Perseverance. Good luck at Nationals Allanah!
Several Year 9 students recently attended a Career Taster to experience how health and associated industries connect with the community and contribute to people’s lives. They attended campus tours and presentations about the wide range of job outcomes to gain an overview of this industry area and experienced simulated training and hospital practices. We were pleased to receive wonderful feedback about our students’ behaviour and hope they found this excursion insightful.
This term two Year 10 HASS Business Elective classes ran Doughnut Shops at lunchtime as part of a key assessment. Students submitted a business plan, which included marketing, recipes and financial information. Doughnuts were sold to an eager crowd of students (and staff!) keen to get their hands on a doughy delight. The two classes raised over $200 to be donated to The Smith Family charity.