Executive Team Address – Term 2 Week 8

TERM 2 WEEK 8 REFLECTIONS 

Lessons from Geese – Part I

FACT: As each goose flaps its wings it creates ‘uplift’ for the birds that follow. By flying in V formation, the flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

LESSON: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are travelling on the thrust of one another. 

EACS APPLICATION: Students who are invested in their school, their own education and working in a collaborative manner in support of their friends are most economical and efficient with their time, most considered in their thought processes and decision making and most productive in their engagement with others.  

The applications are many and varied. Whether it be in a sporting context, co and extra-curricular activities context, collaborative group task context or pastoral/social context, students who are conscious of the importance of their role in fostering goodwill and striving for excellence, both individually and collectively will be most effective. 

Thus, in realising that team objectives can be enhanced by 71% with all students obliging and working together in pursuit of common goals, we can expect our school community to flourish into the future. 

Student Achievements 

Kyra Morris 

Congratulations to Kyra Morris who has been offered an Early Entry position at Murdoch University to study a ‘Bachelor of Conservation and Wildlife Biology’. Kyra will begin her study in February 2021.

Kyra is the first of a number of Year 12 Early Entry positions that we expect to be offered in coming weeks and months. 

Notices 

Year 10 Careers and Subject Selection Agenda

Making decisions about Year 11 can be a complicated and challenging process as students are faced with moving into a phase of schooling which is quite different from that which they have previously experienced. To assist in this process, students have commenced a 4-week intensive Career Education unit within the Big Picture program, which will focus on our course selection process.

This week, the following main points were discussed during Advisory.

  • Structure of Year 11, including senior secondary expectations
  • Course of Study options at EACS in 2021
  • External assessment and the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

A power point has been sent to all parents, which outlines the subject selection process. Parents are encouraged to watch it with their children so as to be familiar with the sequence of events and the corresponding timelines involved.

Year 11 and 12 WACE Review meetings

Now that semester one exams are completed an important review process is underway, which will involve analysing the data gleamed from the exams and coursework across the semester and having one on one interviews with each student in year 11 and 12. These tracking interviews are an important part of the school’s monitoring of each student’s progress towards achieving their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

Universities Presentation

Virtual university presentation to students across years 9-12 from all 5 of Perth's universities will take place this Friday 19 June. Students will receive specific information and participate in discussions about courses on offer, entry pathways and requirements, accommodation options and university life.

Event details as follows:

Year 9/10:   11.40am - 12.30pm

Year 11/12: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

There will also be a parent’s ‘Universities Information Evening’, held in the ESHS Library this Thursday 18 June from 6.00-7.00pm. If you have questions about courses, alternative entry pathways, application processes, how much it will cost, and what to expect, you are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Maths Pathway Parents Information Evening

We will be holding a Maths Pathway Parent Information Evening at the school on Wednesday 1st of July from 5.30-6.30pm. This will be a good opportunity for year 7-9 parents to learn more about the different components of the learning and teaching model. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions it is essential that we have a clear idea of numbers, hence parents are kindly requested to RSVP to the school by Friday 26th June.

WA Child Safety Services Workshops

Below are upcoming FREE ‘Parents only’ workshops that the PCWA is offering the Goldfields Esperance community via zoom, facilitated by WA Child Safety Services:

Cyber Safety

Wednesday 17 June 6:30-9:00pm (Bookings: GoldfieldsEsperance.PCWA@anglicarewa.org.au)

Impacts of Pornography

Wednesday 24 June 6:30-9:00pm (Bookings: GoldfieldsEsperance.PCWA@anglicarewa.org.au)

For further information on the content of these sessions please view the school’s Facebook page or email Mr Clark (iclark@eacs.wa.edu.au)

What's on this week (Week 8)

Tuesday           Prefect meeting

Thursday         Virtual Universities Presentation for parents 6.00-7.00pm (ESHS library)

Friday              Virtual Universities Presentation for students (9-12)

Friday              Student Representative Council (SRC) meeting

Externally Set Task Schedule – Year 12 General students

16 June              PE Studies

17 June              Childcare, Computer Science, Outdoor Education, Visual Arts

18 June              English, Career and Enterprise

Best wishes for the week ahead.

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Jason Bartell
EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL
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Iain Clark
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
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Lisa Marquis
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL