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Go For Gold Basketball Carnival

15 August 2019

On Wednesday the 14th of August 8 Esperance Girls Academy members competed in the Go For Gold 2019 Basketball Carnival in Kalgoorlie. Sarah May Douglas, Quawsian Thompson, Lucretia George, Taliah Lewis, Adriana Graham, Ivey Nievaart and Mikayla Lawrence were our players supported by Team Manager and Coach, Alidea Stack. The girls were undefeated throughout the day and had an exciting grand final with John Paul College who were the grand final winners by four points. The girls played a fierce game and worked beautifully together as a team and will be a force to be reckoned with this coming basketball season.

Congratulations to Mikayla Lawrence who won the Three Point Shoot Out Competition and Lucretia George who won All Star Player. We are so very proud of all our girls who represented Esperance Girls Academy and would like to thank Kalgoorlie Girls Academy for hosting such a fantastic event. A big thank you to all our parents and family members who came on the day to cheer the girls on.

WA Education Awards

Women in STEM Forum
7 August 2019

Julie does an amazing job at looking after students at our school. She coaches the Diamonds netball team, runs the Girls Leadership Program and assists our Student Services team. She thoroughly deserves this nomination!

Two panel members from the judging team in Perth visited school yesterday to conduct interviews. Throughout the day they spoke to a range of staff and students. Winners are announced on Monday 28th October at a breakfast in Perth.

Quiet Lion Tour

Quiet Lion Tour
6 August 2019

The Quiet Lion Tour journeys on the Thai Burma Railroad in the footsteps of the  prisoners of war during World War Two.  Many Australians, British, Dutch, and Thai prisoners faced horrendous conditions to build the Thai Burma Railway under Japanese control. The Quiet Lion Tour recognises these endeavours by attending many sites of POW camps and the ANZAC Day Ceremony at Hellfire Pass every year. Esperance Senior High School students take part in the wreath laying ceremony, visit the POW cemeteries and the war memorials along the route.  An unforgettably experience. 

Women in STEM Forum

Women in STEM Forum
2 July 2019

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Maths. The Forum's aim was to encourage women to enter the STEM fields of work.

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, Australia's first Women in STEM ambassador, was one of the guest speakers at the 'Women in STEM forum'. Lisa was particularly excited to have arrived in Esperance at the same time as 40th Anniversary celebrations for Skylab. Lisa made her way to the museum and was super excited to see the exhibition.

Lisa shared her career journey with students from Esperance SHS and other leaders in the STEM fields in Esperance.

Other speakers were local agronomist Holly Meiklejohn and boilermaker Tenique Adams.

The event was run and organised by members of the school's Girls Leadership Project, a program which focuses on addressing health, wellbeing, leadership and resilience with young women.

Women's Leadership Forum

Women's Leadership Forum
2 April 2019

The theme was gender equity and innovative ways to close some of those gaps. Guest speakers Vicky Williams, Leanne Cassam and Casey Rowe all provided insight into where their inspiration comes from and what their passions are. All three are strong supporters of women in education and women in leadership, particularly young women.

“If I can leave you with one important thing, it is to be true to you. Do what you enjoy and you will be awesome at it.” - Leanne Cassam

“All women should support other women, every chance we get we must help, support or promote another girl or another woman.” - Vicky Williams

Tea Johnston and Alanna Foster, event emcees, said the day was a huge success. Alanna said “I was really nervous to speak but I did very well. Now that it is over I feel really proud of myself because I have not done public speaking like that before. All of the girls did a really good job.”

The Girls Leadership Project will be running a schoolgirls conference all about leadership and body image as well as a leadership camp by the end of the year.

France Trip

France Trip
17 October 2018

ESHS staff and students travelled to France from the 21st September to 3rd October. We spent 4 days in Paris touring museums and significant cultural sites, and then the remainder of the time was spent in Esperance’s Twin Town Saint Martin de Ré. Students were hosted with French families and attended school in both Saint Martin and La Rochelle. The school goes normally every two years, and this year coincided with the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Twin Town Association.

Music Camp

Music Camp
12 September 2018

Highlights included a tour of WAAPA including its “behind the scenes” courses, a trip to Crown to watch Aladdin and a very successful concert for friends and families.

Music Festival

Music Festival
30 August 2018

Results:

1st places to: Jazz Band, Lyrical Ladies (Chloe Lawrence, Jessica Robinson, Megan Kelman and Soveryn Dickinson), Ysabel Villamayor, Sam Jefferies (Guitar), Chelsea Ryan-Galloway, Caitlin Oversby, Keely Johnston, ESHS Brass Students (Shelby Kennedy, Chelsea Ryan-Galloway, Manaia Hiku, Jack Harris, Cherry Rickerby, Lachlan Warren), Year 7 Flute duet (Greta Lauritsen, Chloe Matthews), Year 8 Guitars (Amellia Graham, Holly Goodwin)

2nd Places to: Senior Band, Junior Band, Guitar Ensemble, Macenzie Clare, Greta Lauritsen, Caitlin Hindley, Sam Jefferies (sax), Jessica Robinson, Year 7 Guitars (Hayden Ryan, Lucy Gray, Keanu Ngapo. Normally George McCrea would be in the group, but he was absent following a hockey injury)

Highly commended: Chloe Mathews, Jessica Smith, ESHS Flutes (Marissa Dattani, Livinia Florisson, Raila Coxall, Jessica Smith)

Major Prizes

Highest Points in Woodwind u/18: Ysabel Villamayor

Most Promising u/18: Keely Johnston

Highest points in Guitar: James Dwyer

Highest points in piano (Junior): Olivia Pokela

Most Outstanding Item: The Full Cacophony (Music teacher Brad Oversby, Robyn McIntrye, Ilka McKewon, Sharyn Pratt and Genevive Redding)

Peter Pan - School Production

The Peter Pan Cast
30 August 2018

Many thanks to Director Liz Elliott, Music Director Brad Oversby and Music and Choreographer Fiona Lemon for their outstanding efforts with this year's school production of Peter Pan.

The cast and crew performed six admiral shows. Audiences were delighted with the incredible high standard of the show. The final night sell-out was testament to the word-of-mouth message that "you must see this show!".

Science Fair

Science Fair
30 August 2018
  • Year seven students produced a poster on a science question of their choice. 
  • All of their hard work was showcased at the annual Science Fair on Tuesday 21st August.
  • A total of 60 projects including two submissions from our Ed support students were displayed.
  • Teachers, parents as well as year 5&6 students from Castletown, Esperance, Nulsen, OLSOTS and Esperance Christian Primary had the opportunity to view our student’s fantastic projects and ask them questions about their experiment design or results. 
  • Winners were announced on the day with the following students taking out the top 3 prizes.
  • 1st  place = Soaring Soccer Balls (Jack Harris, Jack Riley and Joshua Burge - shown in the photo)
  • 2nd place  =   Soap Duds ( Greta Lauritzen, Ella Smith and Chelsea Ryan-Galloway)     
  • 3rd  place = The Best Shopping Bag ( Trent Osis-Slade, Cameron Carter and Mitchell van Beek)
  • Well done to all our Year seven students who took part, we were very impressed and proud of all your efforts!

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