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Wagin Woolorama

Wagin Woolorama
15 March 2017

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

Year 7 and 8 Swimming Carnival

Year 7 and 8 Swimming Carnival
15 March 2017

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 Womens Day

IWD - Renee Passell and Michell de Lacey
9 March 2017

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.

Year 7 Peer Support

Year 7 Peer Support
16 February 2017

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:

Newspaper Costumes

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.

 

Lower School Awards 2016

Year 7 and 8 Duxes 2016
15 December 2016

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.

Try a Trade Day

Try a trade day
21 November 2016

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!!!

VET students nominated for State Awards

VET Award Nominee - Abby Andrews
1 November 2016

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.

Tournament of Minds - National Finals

Tournament of Minds - National Finals
17 October 2016

Congratulations to the Social Sciences team who were awarded Honours at the Australia Pacific Finals on the Gold Coast on Saturday 15th October. Students had a great trip that included visits to some of the Gold Coast attractions.

Esperance Farm Training Centre

Dylan Molloy with sheep
17 October 2016

Students attended the Perth Royal Show and the Esperance Show. The students prepare throughout the year, practising building fences, learning how to judge wool and sheep and learning how to lead cattle.

The first part of the Royal Show for students is farm skills held on the Thursday before the show opens. It is like the Olympics for farming! The students draft and drench sheep, weld, build a fence, use a GPS, identify and weeds and more. The students took part in the Grand Parade every day.

Students were judged in Junior Parading competitions and our cattle and sheep were judged in a variety of categories. We were awarded Champion Ewe for the British Breeds at the Perth Royal Show.

Many thanks to the staff and students who made this all possible.

Tournament of Minds

Engineering Maths Team
16 September 2016

TOM is a problem solving competition. This year we had four teams: Language Literature, Social Sciences, Maths Engineering and Science Technology. There are seven students per team. The teams are given a problem six weeks before the regional finals. Teams have 10 minutes to present their solution for the problem to a team of judges.

The judges mark the solution based on:

  • Answering the question (this is broken down into different components and different points are allocated for each section)
  • Presentation skills – a choice of two from a long list including sound-scapes, rhyme, creative movement
  • Two forms that are submitted outlining their solution and a costing list.

Teams are only allowed to use hand-made props created from a list of allowable materials and recycled products for their presentation.

Teams are also given a “Spontaneous” problem and have between three and five minutes to solve  the problem and usually only one minute to present. For the spontaneous section teams are judged on:

  • Solving the problem; and
  • Working together as a team (everyone must contribute)

This year the Social Sciences and Language Literature teams went through to State finals. The Language Literature team were awarded honours (runner-up).

The Social Sciences team won and are now funding-raising for the Australian Pacific Finals on the Gold Coast! 

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