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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


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!

Minister for Education Visits ESHS

Head Girl and Boy with Minister for Education and Training
30 August 2018

The Minister met with the P&C President, School Board Chair, parents, staff and students. The Minister also visited some classrooms in action and noted "the classroom visits that followed augmented what I had heard and furnished me with a strong sense of the sound work you and your staff are doing."

Poet visit

Poet Anne Pettit visits
5 June 2018

Students enjoyed working with Poet Anne Pettit and themes of "Found". Anne is in Esperance as part of an "Act Belong Commit - Writing to Performance" program.

Anne is an experienced sustainability educator and creative writing workshop presenter. Students created short free form poetry and were encouraged to attend the presentation evening.