Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been a busy week with a variety of ‘things’ going on.
This has certainly been true for our Year 10 students, many of whom were busy with final preparations for their Big Picture exhibitions, which were a resounding success. The Wednesday evening’s event was very enjoyable and informative, revealing a genuine enthusiasm for the learning that had been accomplished and an ability to convey this to others. The parent-student-teacher meetings also provided a further opportunity to provide valuable feedback, and Mrs Lisa Marquis has been conducting individual interviews with families about choices for Year 11. And then the final indignity – needles!
Students who have reached this point in the year without a disciplinary ‘strike’ and who have committed fully to their community service hours, enjoyed a lunch as gesture of our appreciation for their approach. They also received an ‘Advance Standing’ pen. That well over half of the school was involved is a real testament to the healthy and constructive attitudes that pervade our School.
Aussie of the Month
I was pleased to present awards as follows, apologising for the delay in making an official announcement.
Year 7 - Mieka Watkins
Year 8 - Sophie Garvey
Year 9 - Codee Walter
Year 10 - Hannah Ietto
Years 11/12 - Imogen Stone
Commissioning of Reverend Brett Guthrie
Several members of staff and the Head Girl and Head Boy attended this service to show our support of Revd. Guthrie, who will serve as our part-time Chaplain from Term 3.
I am in the process of finalising the details for counselling with a new counsellor and will let you have final arrangements as soon as I can. In the meantime, I can say that this service is expected to begin on Tuesday 30th July and every second Tuesday thereafter (as before). Appointments can be made, also as before, through Reception.
Our teams depart on Sunday for this cornucopia of sport which takes place in Week 10 in Perth. We
wish all our teams safe travels, and an enjoyable and successful week.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Students in all years – other than Year 7 (age restrictions apply) – have heard from the local representative about the Scheme and its possibilities, which included a free registration for the Bronze Award. This is an amazing opportunity and if you would like further information please contact Mr Blair Castelli.
Following the useful visit by representatives of the Perth universities, Max Bosworth (a former EACS student now studying at UWA) spoke to our Year 11 and 12 students about life at university; he also spoke to Year 9s about the St. George’s Camp which takes place in Term 4 (details will follow nearer the time).
The School has a substantial amount of second-hand uniform which will be sold-off during the school holidays. Please call in to Reception to see what is available at knock-down prices. School Office Opening in Holidays Advance notice that the School office will be open during the holidays from 0900-1500 daily.
The final week is nearly upon us so just an update about the goings-on in it.
Normal school for those not attending Country Week
Monday 1st to Friday 5th July - Country Week (Perth)
Tuesday 2nd – Scholarship tests and interviews
Friday 5th - Last day of term for all students. All students not on Country Week expected to attend
for an activity day - students wear sports uniform
Monday 8th – Reports released on SEQTA
Sunday 21st to Tuesday 30th - Year 9 Canberra Camp
Monday 22nd July Staff professional development day STUDENT FREE DAY
Tuesday 23rd July 0840 School resumes for all students
I do hope that you have an enjoyable (and less stormy) weekend.
P. Kerr Fulton-Peebles