News & Events Blog

Netball Specialist Program

Dear Student/Carer

Esperance Anglican Community School, in conjunction with Netball WA, are pleased to announce that we are offering a Netball Specialist Program for Years 7 – 10 in 2018.

Students involved in the program will be exposed to both practical and theory lessons during allocated class time, and compete in carnivals and interschool games during the netball season.

Comment from the Principal – 24th July 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that you all managed to enjoy some of the recent vacation and that the return to the School has been as smooth as it appears to have been from our perspective.

Canberra Camp

Students in Year 9 who attended this camp will be returning to School today after what was, by all accounts – verbal and via the SEQTA portal – a most enjoyable and successful week.

The benefits of global connections for teenagers

Australia’s excellent reputation for high quality university education, our proximity to Asia and a favourable dollar have boosted education to become Australia’s third biggest export, behind only iron ore and coal. While these statistics relate to tertiary education, as educators our role is to prepare students to succeed in a competitive, globalised world.

The place of technology in the classroom

Technology is all around us. It has become a part of every day life. When we consider the place of technology in the classroom we must think about how we incorporate technology into learning to prepare young people for the future.

In the Future of Jobs report it is said that developments in fields such as artificial intelligence, machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology and biotechnology will cause disruption to business models and labour markets within the next five years.

Comment from the Principal – 26th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Another busy week has gone by and we are now, incredibly it seems, into the final week of term. The School is relatively quiet with about a quarter of the School, and accompanying staff, away on Country Week.

Country Week

We wish our teams – touch-rugby (for the first time), volleyball, basketball, netball and dance – every success in this incredible week of sport and look forward to hearing how they have fared.

7 benefits of participating in sport

The benefits of participating in sport are widely documented. The health and physical gains are clear but there is good evidence to suggest that physical activity can also improve mental wellbeing and academic performance.

The human brain is like a muscle and just like all of our other muscles, it grows with exercise.

Comment from the Principal – 16th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been a busy week as the term moves into its final stages but with much that is favourable on which to report.

Cross Country

We were blessed with fine conditions for the inter-house cross country races held, again, over the iconic Twilight Beach course.

Why the creative arts are important in education

According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report, ‘creativity’ will be one of the top three skills required to thrive in 2020. This is a profound prediction when understanding why the creative arts are important in education.

We need to equip the next generation with the skills required to succeed in a workforce that experts are predicting will look startlingly different to today’s job market.