The ‘ETA’ Executive Team Address
TERM 3 WEEK 2 REFLECTIONS
Sports Bar Award
A new award commencing this term is the Esperance Anglican Community School “Sports Bar” Award, which is a challenge that is available to all students across all year levels.
The challenges are designed so that every student has the opportunity to practise in their own time before attempting to complete an activity, under supervision, once the required standard is within reach.
Each challenge is designed to be fun, encourage an active and healthy lifestyle and motivate students to aspire to achieve something that they can feel extremely proud of.
Each student that meets the criteria will be presented with their Sports Bar Award during assembly. Recipients will be able to wear their badges proudly on their school blazers, an award recognising a milestone reached through consistent effort and commitment over time.
Furthermore, students will have their name etched into the annals of history on the Esperance Anglican Community School ‘Sports Bar Honour Board’ on display in Doug Murray Place for generations of family and friends to see.
Sports Bar Award Criteria: Successfully complete 18 /24 challenges
To ensure accuracy of records and quality oversight of all Sports Bar achievements official testing can only be carried out by a supervising Teacher, approved by the PE Department, who is familiar with the award standards and testing protocols.
Mr and Mrs Castelli will be discussing the merits of this award with students during their PE lessons. Wishing students every success on their Sports Badge journey.
SPORTS BAR AWARD CHALLENGES
Congratulations to Mia Johnson and Jett Nelson who have been offered Early Entry positions to university. EACS can now proudly boast seven Year 12 early entry university positions.
- Mia Johnson has received early entry to Curtin University to study a Uniprep course facilitating entry into a Bachelor Education (Primary)
- Jett Nelson has received early entry to the University of Western Australia (UWA) to study a Bachelor of Commerce.
Anglicare 'WA Schools Sleepout' 2020
On Friday 07 August EACS students and staff will be supporting the Anglicare ‘WA Schools Sleepout’ community fundraising initiative. All funds raised go directly to Anglicare ‘WA's Street Connect’ service - Perth's only mobile youth homelessness service - helping young people get their lives back on track. In supporting this event students will be throwing their support behind the 3,000 young Western Australians who go to sleep homeless every night.
The following students will be participating: K. Baker, A. Burnside, L. Burnside, C. Crawford, B. Fiegert, Z. Fiegert, S. Garvey, L. Greatrex, M. Johnson, M. McGrinder, K. Morris, J. Nelson, E. Rossiter, M. Scott, I. Stone, R. Symonds, G. Viviers, C. Walter, C. Warner, T. Wynne
If you would like to donate funds in support of our students’ fundraising effort, please follow these instructions:
- Go to the fundraising site: https://anglicarewaschoolsleepout.org.au/
- Click on ‘Donate’
- Search for and select ‘Team Esperance’
- Enter donation amount (any amount great or small is gratefully received)
- Enter donation details (firstname, lastname, email address – or click ‘Keep anonymous’)
- Enter credit card details
- Click ‘Donate’
Australian Mathematics Challenge (AMC)
Both this week and next 62 students (one third of the school) will be participating in this internationally recognised annual mathematics event. The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives. Best of luck to all students in advance of their efforts.
We are grateful to be continuing our association with registered Psychologist Sharon Southall this semester. Sharon has been employed by the school one day each fortnight for the past 12 months, building up a strong rapport with the students entrusted in her care.
Sharon’s next visit to the school is tomorrow (Tuesday 28 July). Students can have an appointment scheduled, completely free of charge, by appointment. All that is required is a Consent form to be completed, which can be obtained by contacting the front office.
From week 4 appointments will be conducted remotely via a secure web-based telehealth platform, which will ensure that we maintain a quality Psychology service ongoing with Sharon, who knows our students well. This is a valuable support service for families, which you are encouraged to access as and when the need arises.
Year 11 and 12 Parent Teacher Interviews
Please make a note of this calendar event, which has been re-scheduled from earlier in the year. The date of these important interviews is Wednesday 05 August from 3.30 – 6.00pm. At this halfway point in the year and post receiving Semester 1 Reports and Statements of Achievement, this is a valuable opportunity for parents to attend with their children to speak with subject teachers about participation, progress and attainment. Appointments should be made online via the ‘School Interviews’ link, which families can expect to receive shortly.
What's on this week (Week 2)
- Friday Australian Mathematics Competition (Year 7&8)
- Friday Trinity College (UWA) student presentation (Year 12)
What's coming up
- 03 August Australian Mathematics Competition (Year 9&10)
- 4-6 August Executive Principal in school
- 05 August Australian Mathematics Competition (Year 11&12)
- 05 August Year 11/12 Parent Teacher meetings
- 07 August Free Dress Day fundraiser – Pyjama Day
- 07 August Anglicare WA Schools Sleepout (years 9-12)
- 10 August Year 9 OLNA Pre-qualification (Writing)
- 12 August Year 9/10 Parent Teacher meetings
- 12 August Year 9 OLNA Pre-qualification (Reading)
- 13 August Year 9 OLNA Pre-qualification (Numeracy)
- 19 August School Photographs day
- 21 August Albany Inter-school Surfing
- 21 August Specialist Netball and Tennis Scholarship testing
- 22 August Academic Scholarship testing
Best wishes for the week ahead.