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Girls Academy Official Opening

Girls Academy Opening
20 October 2017

The Girls Academy is an initiative of Role Models and Leaders Australia, a not-for-profit charitable organisation founded in 2004 by Olympian and champion basketballer Ricky Grace. The Girls Academy develops and empowers Aboriginal girls through leadership training, mentoring, sport and extra-curricular programs. The Academy's goal is to create an environment within schools where the girls receive the support and programs needed to help them realise their full potential.

The Esperance Girls Academy was officially opened by Esperance Deputy Shire President Natalie Bowman and Ricky Grace. Also in attendance for the Academy launch were Gail Adamson Reynolds and Joanne McDonald, Independence Group (IGO) Company Secretary.

Esperance SHS is very excited about this new program and we look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Infinity Awards 2017

Award Winner
21 September 2017

The students cleverly transformed pallets into recycled planter boxes as their waste wise production idea, which certainly impressed the judges. They pallets were sourced from around town. The students then had to design their own 'pallet buster' to break apart the pallets. The students then made planter boxes with a plastic insert, which was sourced from a local icecream shop. The end product was given away at the local 'Festival of the Wind'.

Tournament of Minds

Tournament of Minds
3 September 2017

The Language Literature team have won the State Final. They will now compete in the Australia-Pacific Finals in Adelaide!

Girls Academy Camp - Perth

Girls Academy Camp
22 August 2017

The camp began on Sunday night with cultural activities that included indigenous dance, rock painting, indigenous singing, artefact designs and mural painting. On Monday the girls started the morning with "A Walk Together" with all Academies and Staff visiting Kings Park Lookout. The Walk Together was to raise awareness about the gaps in educational outcomes for Aboriginal Women. ABC Radio and Channel Nine interviewed some of our girls.  The rest of the day was spent at  the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp participating in adventure and team building activities. A delightful lunch was had at a nearby Chinese restaurant. That night the girls went to Morley bowl for dinner and bowling. Tuesday was a full day of basketball competition at Curtin University. Our girls were fierce competitors and made it into the semi finals. The girls also indulged in free massages and strapping provided by the University students!  Wednesday was back to the university for a tour and cultural and employment activities with university representatives. The girls then watched the showcase grand final between Kalgoorlie and Clontarf. Presentations  were held and the All Star team was named - Zaleema Bourne from ESHS made the All Star team. Ricky Grace, the Girls Academy CEO, and various corporate sponsors presented awards. Dr Robert Isaacs conducted the Welcome to Country and a gave a speech that included some Girls Academy history. 

It was a tremendous camp and we look forward to the continued growth of our new Girls Academy.

School Surfing Titles

School Surfing Titles
14 August 2017

Students surfed at Nanarup Beach and were treated to breaching whales and dolphins.

Congratulations to Joe and Lewis Fitzpatrick who won the Senior Boys Surfing Title and Lewis and Harper Andrews who won the Junior Surfing Title of the Great Southern region.

Thank you to teachers Craig Snow, Bruce Fitzpatrick and Danny Smyth for making this trip happen.

Esperance Senior High School: A strong community, creating opportunities for personal excellence!

Country Week Fairest and Best

26 July 2017

Country Week Fairest and Best

AFL - Rhys Wood 
Boys Basketball - Trey Mackenzie 
Girls Basketball - Sofie Hawke 
Dance - Ashlee Parker 
Boys Hockey - Josh Harp 
Girls Hockey - Kate Johnston 
Netball - Rebecca Schutz 
Boys Soccer - Darcy Cull 
Girls Soccer - Emmeshe Bracken & Abby Freeman 
Touch - Brodie Ogle 
Boys Volleyball - Breez Pirangi 
Girls Volleyball - Hannah Turner

Country Week Results 2017

25 July 2017

Country Week Results

AFL 5th C Grade

Boys Basketball 8th B Grade

Girls Basketball 1st B Grade

Dance 2nd A Grade

Boys Hockey 3rd B Grade

Girls Hockey 3rd B Grade

Netball 2nd B Grade

Boys Soccer 4th B Grade

Girls Soccer 3rd B Grade

Touch 1st A Grade

Boys Volleyball 8th B Grade

Girls Volleyball 2nd B Grade

ESHS Recycling Action Group

Recycling Action Group
21 June 2017

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."

School Ball

School Ball
16 May 2017

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.

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