Executive Team Address – Term 2 Week 4

The ‘ETA’ Executive Team Address



At EACS our elective program is a great way of introducing students to a diverse range of subjects, often previously unexplored. They provide an opportunity for studentsto acquire new knowledge and skills and in doing so have some fun whilst developing an interest (perhaps even a passion) for a particular aspect of the curriculum which can lead to a rewarding senior secondary and post school study pathway.

Furthermore, the co-curricular opportunities that present to students through their engagement in electives gives them the confidence and wherewithal to showcase their talents and abilities, in a variety of curricular and extra-curricular contexts and forums throughout the year such as competitions, festivals and trips away.

In Year 7&8 students participate in 13 week ‘taster’ electives, which then transitions into students making their own electives ‘choices’ in years 9&10. All electives have the potential (subject to demand and viability) to be studied at a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) level across years 11 and 12.

Over the years there have been numerous examples of students commencing taster electives in Year 7 and then successfully transitioning into senior secondary courses of study at both ATAR and GENERAL levels.

The following table provides a flowchart of feasible study options tracking through the 7-10 elective structure and into year 11 and 12 WACE pathways:


EACS in Action

Great to see Year 8 D&T students making the most of their elective last week in building their Billy Carts.


Hamish Miller and Ashton Davies


Ingrid Greene and Mr Grobler


Oliver Creedon and Jake Budrey


Chelsea Green and Emma Smith


NAPLAN Online 2021

This week Year 7 and 9 will sit NAPLAN Online testing (see attached schedule). Students have already sat two practice tests (writing and an omnibus test) and these have enabled students to familiarise themselves with the test environment and gain some exposure and rehearsal for the types of questions that they can expect to be asked in the various tests. Can parents please ensure that the NAPLAN Locked Down Browser has been successfully installed on student devices. They may require your password to successfully download the app.

What's on this week (Week 4)

Monday Whole school assembly/td>
Tuesday NAPLAN Online testing - Reading
Wednesday NAPLAN Online testing - Writing
Thursday NAPLAN Online testing – Language Conventions
Thursday UWA Health and Medical Sciences presentation (Year 11&12)
Friday NAPLAN Online testing - Numeracy
Friday 10-12 Chapel

Upcoming calendar events

17-21 May NAPLAN Online catch-up testing
17 May Rotation 2 electives commence (Year 7&8)
19 May Rick Wilson MP (Federal Member for O’Connor) talk to Year 9
19-20 May Anglicare 'Poverty and Inequality' workshops
21 May 7-9 Chapel
26 May Inter-house Cross-Country Championships
28 May 10-12 Chapel
31 May - 04 June 01-03 June Executive Principal in Sch
01-03 June Executive Principal in School
04 June 11 June 10-12 Chapel
17 June Inter-school Cross-Country Championships
18 June 7-9 Chapel
22-24 June Executive Principal in School
24-25 June Advanced Standing Reward luncheon
27 June – 02 July Country Week (Perth)
02 July Term 2 ends
06 July Semester 1 Reports released

Best wishes for the week ahead.

Jason Bartell
Iain Clark
Lisa Marquis