Four teachers and 12 students attended the 2016 Quiet Lion Tour to Thailand. The tour is named in honour of Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop. The students visited cultural icons of Thailand. The students on the tour were accompanied by former Prisoners of War of the Thai-Burma Railway. Students honoured the war dead by attending the dawn service at Hellfire Pass on ANZAC Day. Students also attended the morning service at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where they laid a wreath on behalf of Esperance SHS and the Esperance RSL in honour of Ernie Redman OAM. Ernie was an honorary Esperance SHS staff member. Ernie was a former Prisoner of War. He accompanied numerous students on the Quiet Lion Tour and is remembered with great fondness.
Students had a great day at the pool competing in both competitive swimming races and fun novelty events.
Full results for the day:
YEAR 7 BOYS
EQUAL CHAMPIONS: OSCAR GRIFFITHS & FLYNN HALLIDAY
YEAR 7 GIRLS
CHAMPION: FELICITY SLEE
R/UP CHAMPION: PAIGE SCALARO
YEAR 8 BOYS
EQUAL CHAMPIONS: MAX CAMPBELL & BRYCE MCDONALD
YEAR 8 GIRLS
EQUAL CHAMPIONS: INDHI MCDONALD & HAYLEY KARGER
What a glamorous night! Student arrivals at the ball in an amazing variety of cars were enjoyed by the public. Emma Bailye arrived on her horse! The theme of this year's ball was "The Great Gatsby". The school ball committee worked hard to provide an elegant backdrop for the ball. Students were treated to beautiful singing performances by fellow students Leila Ben and Rachel Vibart. Many thanks to the committee and staff for their hard work to make the ball a great night. Students who attended the ball can now access copies of their photos from the school.
Office 365 ProPlus is available for free to students. The software includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. It is licenced for up to 5 PCs or Macs and 5 tablets or smartphones. Students will need to use their school log in details to access the software. Instructions for the download are available on the Student Information page of this website. Copies of the Instructions are also available from the Front Office. Please note that students will NOT be able to download the software at school.
Athletics Carnival 2016 Results:
1st: Flinders, 1912 points
2nd: Eyre, 1791 points
3rd: Dempster, 1670 points
4th: Rossiter, 1324 points
|Year 7 Boys||Ryan Quinlivan||Flinders||74||Kaden Brown||Dempster||57|
|Year 7 Girls||Jordan Major||Eyre||55||Tina Barz||Dempster||51|
|Year 8 Boys||Cameron Brown||Dempster||40||Taiepa King||Eyre||38|
|Year 8 Girls||Layla Johnson||Eyre||76||Willow Spicer||Rossiter||66|
|Year 9 Boys||Ryley Krul||Eyre||78||Matt Rogers||Rossiter||56|
|Year 9 Girls||Ruby Hodges||Eyre||52||Nataeia Smith-Reynolds||Dempster||43|
|Year 10 Boys||Lachlan McLeod||Flinders||72||Dean Bonnet||Dempster||60|
|Year 10 Girls||Monique Nicoll||Flinders||70||Ashlee Parker||Rossiter||69|
|Upper School Boys||Vinnie Graham||Flinders||55||Jaymon Butterworth||Flinders||48|
|Upper School Girls||Sofie Hawke||Eyre||68||Ashley Blyth||Dempster||33|
The George Alexander Foundation was established by Mr Alexander AM in 1972 to provide grants for public charitable purposes in Australia. The George Alexander Foundation has an emphasis on helping talented young people, especially those from rural and regional areas, to achieve their academic potential. The scholarship is awarded to students intending to study at Murdoch University. Ashlee clearing demonstrates the selection criteria that includes: "have a history of high academic achievement" and "Can demonstrate examples of personal leadership and/or contributions to the community". Congratulations Ashlee.
Sarah Callow won the UWA Diversity and Merit Award/Scholarship for the top ATAR Aboriginal student. The award is valued at $2000. Sarah ended up with an ATAR score of just over 94 after adjustments for being a rural/remote student.
Sarah also received her Rob Reilly Award for the Top Government School ATAR Aboriginal student on Friday at Parliament House.
Saturday 10th September will be a day of celebration. An Open Day is planned with displays, food stalls and tours included. Visit the school's Facebook 50th Birthday page:
The library has undergone a transformation! The highlight of the revamp is a new mural painted by Perth artist Esti Nagy.
New features also include:
- a new lab space for the 32 computers
- bright new chairs
- re-upholstered arm chairs
- new lounge furniture.
- some funky new curved shelving and seating
- lots of other features to brighten the space
Come and check us out!
Congratulations to Ashlee Clare, top ATAR student with a score of 98.65. Melissa Schutz and Connor Flanagan also achieved an ATAR greater than 98.
In total there were 12 students who achieved 90+ scores. Esperance SHS placed in the top 50 schools in the state for students with a score of 75 or above.
Connor Flanagan was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Exhibition and Award Winners 2015.
Congratulations also to Certificate of Distinction award winners in VET:
- Olivia Keevil - Business Services and Information and Communication
- Brayden Barker - Construction
- Gabrielle Paker - Tourism, Hospitality and Events