Humanities and Social Sciences classes have been exploring issues relating to recycling. An action group of interested students has been formed to promote recycling within the school community. Students recently visited the Shire council meeting to put their case forward for a total ban on plastic bags in Esperance. Their speech concluded with a quote from the Lorax - "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
The Winter Wonderland Ball was held at the Civic Centre on Saturday May 6th. The ball committee did an amazing job of decorating the Civic Centre in only four hours on the day of the ball.
Belle and Beau of the Ball - Sage Robb and Chloe Jackson.
Cutest Couple of the night were Jesse Rowe and Bec Schutz.
Best dressed were Caiti Staer and James Staunton.
Photos from the night are now available to students from the school's network.
Results for the 2017 Athletics Carnival:
2nd : Flinders
|Year 7 Boys Champion||Koden Cooper||Dempster||62|
|Year 7 Boys Runner-up||Olyver Shaw||Flinders||48|
|Year 7 Girls Champion||Brianna Timms||Rossiter||72|
|Year 7 Girls Runner-up||Molly Hodges||Eyre||61|
|Year 8 Boys Champion||Ryan Quinlivan||Flinders||54|
|Year 8 Boys Runner-up||Ruben Wakeham||Rossiter||51|
|Year 8 Girls Champion||Jordan Major||Eyre||54|
|Year 8 Girls Runner-up||Tina Barz||Dempster||37|
|Year 9 Boys Champion||Jevan Tholstrup||Rossiter||67|
|Year 9 Boys Runner-up||Bryce McDonald||Eyre||47|
|Year 9 Girls Champion||Layla Johnson||Eyre||76|
|Year 9 Girls Runner-up||Rachelle Jones||Eyre||49|
|Year 10 Boys Champion||Riley Krul||Eyre||88|
|Year 10 Boys Runner-up||Niall Jan||Eyre||47|
|Year 10 Girls Champion||Kia Buckley||Dempster||83|
|Year 10 Girls Runner-up||Ruby Hodges||Eyre||68|
|Upper School Boys Champion||Joe Quinlivan||Flinders||67|
|Upper School Boys Runner-up||Dean Bonnett||Dempster||55|
|Upper School Girls Champion||Sophie Hawke||Eyre||75|
|Upper School Girls Runner-up||Monique Nicoll||Flinders||52|
We travelled to Wagin on Thursday 9th , the students set the sheep up in their pens then we travelled to Narrogin Agricultural College to set up our dorm.
It was an early start on the Friday as the students cared for and prepared the sheep from our new Suffolk Stud for showing, we had a lot of nervous students, with many attending their first agricultural show . We were very pleased with their performance and the school achieved a third place in the Interschool Competition.
The Saturday saw the start of the Junior Judging competition, the students had to judge wool quality as well as judge livestock in the Merino and Poll Dorset section of the competition, again we had some anxious first timers. The highlight from this day was when William Clements was announced as the second placegetter for the Poll Dorset judging section. We had some students step up and take on extra responsibility by helping other studs with the showing of their animals, this provided a great experience for our students to further develop their skills.
Overall it was a great four days away and a massive thank needs to go to Emily Mc Donald and Mick Harris for all their hard work they put in to provide our students with the opportunity to attend this event
Eyre were victorious at the Year 7 and 8 Swimming Carnival. Well done to the students who participated with such enthusiasm.
Champion Year 7 Boy: Jarvis MacDonald, Eyre, 48 points
Runner up Year 7 Boy: Fletcher Riggs, Flinders, 18 points
Champion Year 7 Girl: Shelby Kennedy, Eyre 48 points
Runner up Year 7 Girl: Hannah Lauritsen, Eyre, 32 points
Champion Year 8 Boys (tied): Oscar Griffiths, Eyre and Flynn Halliday, Dempster, both on 24 points
Runner up Year 8 Boy: Aiden Mayfield, Flinders, 22 points
Champion Year 8 Girl: Asha Pope, Rossiter, 33 points
Runner up Year 8 Girl: Elle Johnston, Eyre, 24 points
International Women's Day - Be Bold for Change! Students dressed up in their Op Shop finery and donated to the charity "Made by Survivors". The donations collected are enough to send a 15 yar old girl rescued from human trafficking to school in India. Students were entertained at lunchtime by musical performances from: Mary Leske and Bec Schutz, Marley Starcevich and first time performer Tahlia Polmear. Students can visit the International Women's Day display in the library to take a selfie with the Be Bold for Change signs.
The program is led by Year 10 and 11 student mentors. The program is designed to develop skills in teamwork, communication, leadership, and resilience through fun activities and discussion.
Here are the instructions for the Newspaper Costume challenge:
Rules: The group must make a costume out of old newspapers and sticky tape. The costume must be able to worn by a ‘model’. After time has finished other groups will try and guess what the costume is.
The ‘model’ must have something on their head, something in their hand, and their body costume.
Objective: Teamwork by dividing a larger task in to smaller chunks for people to work on.
Pictured here from left to right:
Year 7 Coordinator Jodie Falconbridge, Year 7 Dux Carla Harris, Year 8 Coordinator Lydia Thurston-Redpath and Year 8 Dux Vincent Newman.
Lower School reports have been issued to students.
The Trade Days ran over 3 days with 21 year 9 and 10 students taking part. It is the initiative of the Construction Training Fund. Part of their role is to help young people enter a career in construction, so there are skilled trade’s people for the future.
Over the 3 days students got to experience tiling, roof plumbing and electrical trades. Thanks to the lectures from South Regional TAFE, Rod Connell, Peter Sudran and Kath Brown for running the activities. Students got to tile a floor, cutting the tiles to form patterns. Students also leart how to wire and build small electric motors. Roof plumbing involved assembling/fabricating roof gutters. The students did extremely well, even enduring a 37 degree day. The lectures where very happy with the students on the day and they look forward to come back and run even more sessions next year!!!
Congratulations to Tate Bertola (Automotive), Breanna Hirt (Beauty), Abby Andrews and Brandi Lister-Buttle (Business), Kayla Bidulph (Children's Services), and Ali McArthur (Community Activities) who have been nominated and short listed for the State VET Awards. The students were nominated by Esperance SHS and had to submit a written application. The students have all been interviewed by an expert panel from Perth. The students are in line to win either a Certificate of Excellence, an Exhibition Award (top student from a particular industry area) or the very prestigious VET Beazley Medal for the TOP VET student in the state.
Pictured is Abby Andrews who has secured a Traineeship at GJ Gardner Homes. Abby will complete a Certificate IV while working full-time for GJ Gardner Homes. On the home page is Bree Hirt who will complete a Certificate IV Beauty Traineeship while working full time for Hair Picasso.