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Trial of new policy

25 November 2019

Students will need to have their mobile phones "Off and away all day" for weeks 8, 9 and 10 of this term.

A letter with detailed information has been sent to all parents.

Esperance Farm Training Centre - Royal Show

Esperance Farm Training Centre - Royal Show
21 October 2019

Perth Royal Show 2019.

It was that time of the year again when a group of staff and students from Esperance Farm Training Centre travelled up to Perth to compete and show animals over ten days during the school holidays.

We had six staff members, a dozen students, nine cattle and a dozen sheep.  We left early in the morning (5:30am on Wednesday the 25th of September), we returned 10 days later, weary but proud.

The students were excellent and represented themselves and the school with aplomb. 

The first competitions were RSA Farm Skills; think the Olympics for farmers.  Students had to complete a variety of tasks; wool classing, ram judging, drafting, steer appraisal, tractor driving, first aid, GPS and weed identification just to name a few.   In total, there were 14 events to show case the varied skills of young farmers.

The rest of the show revolved around preparing the cattle and the sheep for showing.   This meant lots of early starts and long days, but our students handled this well and achieved some great results.  There is a summary listed below.  Special mention needs to be made of very own Henco Maree and Jasmine Vincent; our yr 10 Farm students who were competing in their first show, Henco  achieved a 3rd place for his age group.  In addition, our AWI team with Jordan Forbes, Jade Challinger, Lily Daw and Taia Farnham-Offer for their excellent efforts.

2019 Perth Royal Show results 

Cattle (Red Angus) 

  • Reserve Champion Heifer 
  • Reserve Champion Bull 
  • Grand Champion heavy weight led steer 
  • Reserve Grand Champion led Steer 
  • 2nd Pairs  
  • 1st Breeders  group of 3 
  • 2nd bull over 15 months 
  • 1st bull over 18 months 
  • 2nd Heifer over 18 months 
  • 3rd Heifer over 18 months 


Students Paraders

Braydon Kulker State parader’s 

Hendrik Maree 3rd   Student paraders 

Jasmine Vincent   Student paraders 


  • AWI Future Sheep Breeders Challenge –merino wether preparation): 1st  
  • AWI Future Sheep Breeders Challenge –Merino Wether Measurements- 3rd place 
  • AWI Young Sheep Producers Challenge–Ewe Selection Lily Daw received 3rd place 
  • AWI Young Sheep Producers Challenge –Wool Handling- Lily Daw and Jade Challinger received 3rd place 

A big thank to  Crystal Henderson, Vicky Hempsell, Mick Harris and  Chris Vibart who all put in extra hours to make the show such a successful event for our students.  It is great to have staff who are willing to do extra so our students don’t miss out on such amazing opportunities. 

A special thanks to Jan O’Connell who gave up her holidays, and volunteered  to support our students.     

Principal, Cathy Bamblett Retires

Principal Cathy Bamblett
25 September 2019

Ms Bamblett has been the Principal at Esperance Senior High School since 1998 (near 22 years of service).

Ms Bamblett was acknowledged at the Year 12's final assembly on Tuesday. Students presented Ms Bamblett with a donation made on her behalf for helping teachers in Cambodia.

The staff, students and parents would like to thank Ms Bamblett for her dedication to our school. She has been an amazing Principal and we will miss her.

An official farewell for Ms Bamblett will be held in the school library on Thursday at 3.15pm.

We wish her well in her retirement!

Esperance Express article

TOM State Finals

TOM State Finals
17 September 2019

Congratulations to both STEM and Language Literature Teams.  Both achieved Honours in the the competition. STEM brought home the trophy for the Highest Creativity award for Spontaneous in a Regional final.  

QLT students visit Rotary Bay

QLT students visit Rotary Bay Club
6 September 2019

The students spoke about their trip earlier this year to the Thai Burma Railway on the Quiet Lion Tour. They presented photos and talked about their emotional and inspiring tour retracing Allied forces experiences. 

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.