News & Events Blog

The impact of boarding in regional areas

The impact of boarding in regional areas

Regional families with children at Esperance Anglican Community School (EACS) often comment on the value their children yield from our Boarding programme – citing our structured routine, access to curricular and co-curricular activities, and the lifelong skills which enable their children to lead successful adult lives.

Principal’s Comment – 6th April 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

I trust that you had an enjoyable Easter and that the long weekend provided a good opportunity for some time together. It certainly allowed us a pause for breath before the busy final two weeks.

Sport

Our swimmers participated in the Great Southern Schools Swimming Carnival at Mount Barker and came away with several medals and a third place overall.

The importance of expressive arts in education

The importance of expressive arts in education

Research conducted by the University of Sydney, involving primary and high school students from 15 Australian schools, examined their academic and personal wellbeing outcomes over two years.

It found that students who actively engage with the arts at school were more likely to experience academic and social success than those who didn’t.

It is only in recent times that the importance of expressive arts in education has been highlighted.

Principal’s Comment – 30th March 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We approach the long weekend having had another enjoyable and productive week, with a Chapel address by our erstwhile Chaplain, Revd. Sally Buckley, setting the scene for the celebration of Easter.

Sport

We have had cause to celebrate on the sporting front as embryonic teams in tennis and beach volleyball travelled to Perth to take part in competitions there.

EACS offers affordable boarding for regional families

EACS offers affordable boarding for regional families

Esperance Anglican Community School (EACS) is offering affordable boarding for regional families following the WA Government’s abolition of the Royalties for Regions subsidy that had been helping regional families with education costs since 2008.

By 2021, it is thought that regional families will have to pay an extra $628 a year per child due to the Government’s decision.

Principal’s Comment – 23rd March 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

A slightly shorter ‘comment’ than usual, given my one from earlier in the week but one or two pieces of information need to be shared.

Chamber of Commerce Lunch

We hosted members of the Esperance Chamber of Commerce yesterday to give them an insight into the Big Picture programme and to encourage the role of employers as mentors for our students as they complete their projects.

Principal’s Comment – 20th March 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Good morning and I hope you will not mind me writing with another comment so soon after my last one; however I did want to share some further positive news.

Beach Carnival - Results 2018

Although I have already provided some details of this wonderful event I thought you might like to have some more detail on the actual results which have now been made available.

Principal’s Comment – 14th March 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have just returned from one of those unique and defining EACS events – the Beach Carnival – which was such a joy to be part of and showed the School at its best.

The Beach Carnival

Hearty thanks and congratulations are due to Mr Blair Castelli and Mrs Laura Thompson for their impeccable and unassuming organisation of this event.