Executive Team Address – Term 4 Week 1

The ‘ETA’ Executive Team Address

Biblical Thought for the Week

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
Mark 12:30 (c) GNB

Application: It's a tall order, but when you are totally committed to the All Mighty, you'll find He is totally committed to you.


Welcome back to Term 4 for what no doubt will be an extremely busy, but hopefully enjoyable and
rewarding nine weeks of school for all students.

Lessons from Geese – part III


FACT: When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the point position.

LESSON: It pays to take turns in doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership.

EACS APPLICATION: As with geese, students of EACS are interdependent of each other’s skills,
capabilities and unique arrangements of gifts, talents and resources. This notion of interdependence
and each student having a special ‘uniqueness’ about them is what we hope to embrace and foster at
EACS, guided by our mission:

"At Esperance Anglican Community School we aim to educate the whole person – in mind, body and spirit – as a unique individual each with their own talents and capabilities"

Whilst we understand that there are some students who are natural born leaders, leadership potential
is inherent in all of us, skills of which can be learnt and acquired over time. For learning and leadership is a lifelong journey, which can manifest in many forms. It is our hope that the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular and pastoral programs on offer will instil in all students an inner self-confidence and an inherent love of learning and leadership that will set them up for life.

A team or organisation is only as good as the sum of all its component parts. From a school perspective this includes staff, students and families all working together in pursuit of common goals – to see our students and our school thrive and prosper into the future. As with geese, it is vitally important that we are all prepared to step up to the mark as the lead goose at the front of the formation in support of one another. Quite simply when the going gets tough, we have each other’s back

University success

Congratulations to Rhys Symonds who has received early entry to the University of Western Australia (UWA) to study a ‘Bachelor of Philosophy’ (Honours program). EACS can now proudly boast nine Year 12 early entry university positions.


Student Achievements – Athletics Carnival

A fantastic Athletics Carnival. It really was a wonderful spectacle. All students are to be congratulated on the manner in which they conducted themselves on the day.

Final House standings as follows:

  • 1st Wood 1071pts
  • 2nd Jackman 654pts
  • 3rd Goldsworthy 641pts

Age Champions and medal winners as follows:

Year 7

  • Champion: Lola Clark / Jaxson Meyer
  • R/up Champion: Ingrid Greene / Luke Maloney

Year 8

  • Champion: Layne Varea & Stella Wildberger / Lachlan Mumme
  • R/up Champion: Mieka Watkins / James Powell

Year 9

  • Champion: Bianca Greene / Regan Mott
  • R/up Champion: Eloise Fels / Charlie Tate

Year 10

  • Champion: Lauren Ware / Joshua Holberton
  • R/up Champion: Bianca Hartley / Ben Murgatroyd

Year 11

  • Champion: Jerri Gaebler / Ethan Rossiter
  • R/up Champion: Kirsten McCrea / Jaxon Daw

Year 12

  • Champion: Kristyn Baker / Callum Crawford
  • R/up Champion: Zowie Fiegert / Rhys Symonds

Notable performances and new records created:

  • Year 7 Boys 400m Luke Maloney 1:09.06min
  • Year 7 Boys 800m Luke Maloney 2:49min
  • Year 8 Boys Discus Lachlan Mumme 28.53m
  • Year 9 Girls High Jump Olivia Peterson 1.39m
  • Year 9 Boys 200m Regan Mott 27:50sec
  • Year 9 Boys 800m Regan Mott 2:22min
  • Year 10 Girls 200m Lauren Ware 32:15sec
  • Year 10 Girls 400m Lauren Ware 1:13.15min
  • Year 10 Girls 800m Lauren Ware 3:13min
  • Year 10 Girls Shot Put Bianca Hartley 8.93m
  • Year 10 Boys 400m Keenan Royle 1:02.47min
  • Year 11 Girls Javelin Sarah Curnow 20.30m
  • Year 11 Boys Long Jump Ethan Rossiter 5.20m
  • Year 11 Boys High Jump Ethan Rossiter 1.60m
  • Year 12 Girls 400m Kristyn Baker 1:18.66min
  • Year 12 Girls Long Jump Kristyn Baker 4.26m
  • Year 12 Girls Triple Jump Kristyn Baker 7.96m
  • Year 12 Boys 400m Jett Nelson 1:06.90min
  • Year 12 Boys 800m Rhys Symonds 2:37min
  • Year 12 Boys Javelin Luke Greatrex 34.17m


Keeping families updated

The ETA provides an update to the EACS community on upcoming events each week. This is an important point of reference to keep families in the loop with much of what is happening in and around school. Other publications where important information is made available includes:

  • Daily Notices (accessed via Seqta)
  • Facebook / Instagram
  • Email / Seqta messaging

Of course, there is often no substitute for picking up the phone or dropping into the front office with any enquires that you may have.

What's on this week (Week 1)

  • Tuesday Term 4 commences
  • Friday Student Representative Council meeting

Further ahead

  • 20-22 October Executive Principal in School
  • 22 October EACS Inter-school Chess Congress
  • 23 October Year 12 Final day in School
  • 02-13 November Year 12 ATAR WACE Exams
  • 09-13 November Year 11 Outdoor Education Camp
  • 09-13 November Year 11 Exams
  • 10 November Year 7 Immunisations
  • 11 November Remembrance Day service
  • 16 November Boarders long weekend (boarders only)
  • 16-18 November Executive Principal in School
  • 20 November New Student Transition Day 2021
  • 23-27 November Year 7-10 Exams
  • 30 Nov – 01 Dec Executive Principal in School
  • 30 November Musical Soiree
  • 07 December Inter-school Athletics, Albany TBC
  • 08 December Executive Principal in School
  • 08 December Celebration and Awards Evening
  • 09 December Advanced Standing reward activity
  • 10 December Last day of the year for students
  • 14 December Semester Two Reports released

Best wishes for the week ahead.

Jason Bartell
Iain Clark
Lisa Marquis