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Executive Team Address – Term 2 Week 5

The ‘ETA’ Executive Team Address

TERM 2 WEEK 5 REFLECTIONS

Servant Leadership

During a recent Prefect meeting Mr Bartell spoke to the Student Leadership Group about what it means to be a Leader focussing on the principles of ‘Servant Leadership’.

Servant leadership traces its origins to Robert Greenleaf’s 1970 essay, “The Servant as a Leader,” where Greenleaf describes servant leadership as:

“The servant-leader is servant first.

Executive Team Address – Term 2 Week 4

The ‘ETA’ Executive Team Address

TERM 2 WEEK 4 REFLECTIONS

ELECTIVES AT EACS

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.

Executive Team Address – Term 2 Week 1

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What's on this week (Week 1)

Tuesday
Whole school assembly

Tuesday
ANZAC Exhibition excursion (Year 7,9,11 History)

Wednesday
ANZAC Exhibition excursion (Year 8,10)

Wednesday
Omnibus NAPLAN Practice test (Year 7&9)

Thursday
Anglicare 'Healthy Relationships' workshops

Friday
Anglicare 'Healthy Relationships' workshops

Friday
7-9 Chapel

Further ahead

26 April
Anzac Day public holiday

29 April
Netball Cup, Albany

30 April
10-12 Chapel

3-7 May
Year 12 Outdoor Education Camp

4-6 May
Executive Principal in School

7 May
7-9 Chapel

10 May
Full changeover into Winter School Uniform

11-14 May
NAPLAN Online testing

13 May
UWA Health and Medical Sciences presentation

14 May
10-12 Chapel

17-21 May
NAPLAN Online catch-up testing

17 May
Rotation 2 electives commence (Year 7&8)

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
10-12 Semester Exams

01-03 June
Executive Principal in School

04 June
7-9 Chapel

TERM 2 WEEK 1 REFLECTIONS

What defines an EACS student?

Whilst on our annual year 7&8 Metricup Camp this year we were lucky to benefit from the guidance and expertise of one of the Instructors (Pete), a man with whom EACS has had a strong association with over several years.

Executive Team Address – Term 1 Week 8

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What's on this week (Week 8)

Monday
Pop-up Parliament Civics and Citizenship workshops (Year 7&8)

Tuesday-Thursday
Executive Principal in School

Tuesday
Education Perfect Languages Championships concludes

Tuesday
World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser (12.30-1.00pm in DMP)

Tuesday
Inter-school Swimming Squad departs EACS (11.30am)

Wednesday
Inter-school Swimming Carnival in Katanning (return pm)

Wednesday
Open morning (9.00-11.00am)

Wednesday
Year 11/12 Parent Teacher meetings (3.15-6.00pm)

Wednesday
WACE Parents Evening (6.15-7.00pm)

Thursday
Staff & Prefects Commissioning Service at the Civic Centre (10.30-11.30am)

Sunday
Year 7-8 Metricup Camp departs (Margaret River)

Sunday
Year 10-12 Careers Camp departs (Perth)

Further ahead

01 April
Last day of term 1 (all students)

02-19 April
School holidays

20 April
Term 2 commences (all students)

TERM 1 WEEK 8 REFLECTIONS

Parents views on The Role of School Education

A nationwide poll carried out by the Australian National University in November 2020 asked parents and carers on their views on what should and should not be the responsibility of schools.

Executive Team Address – Term 1 Week 7

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What's on this week (week 7)

Monday
Homework Club 3.15-4.15pm in D1 (after school)

Tuesday
Year 7 vaccinations

Wednesday
Homework Club 3.15-4.15pm in D1 (after school)

Thursday
Homework Club 3.15-4.15pm in D1 (after school)

Friday
Chapel 7-9

Further ahead

23-25 March
Executive Principal in School

23 March
World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser

23 March
WACE Parents Evening (5.30pm)

24 March
Inter-school Swimming Carnival (Katanning)

24 March
Open Morning (9.00-11.00am)

24 March
Year 11/12 Parent Teacher evening (3.15-6.15pm)

25 March
New Staff and Prefects Commissioning Service (Civic Centre)

27 March – 01 April
Year 10-11 Careers Camp (Perth)

28 March – 01 April
Year 7-8 Metricup Camp (Margaret River)

01 April
Last day of term 1 (all students)

02-19 April
School holidays

20 April
Term 2 commences (all students)

TERM 1 WEEK 6 REFLECTIONS

“Reputation matters”

At the commencement of the new school year students and staff were each given their respective goals for the year.

Executive Team Address – Term 1 Week 6

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What's on this week (week 6)

Monday – Friday
Online Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Testing (OLNA) 10-12

Monday
Homework Club 3.15-4.15pm in D1 (after school)

Tuesday
Year 9/10 Parent Teacher evening

Wednesday
Inter-house Swimming Carnival

Wednesday
Homework Club 3.15-4.15pm in D1 (after school)

Thursday
Homework Club 3.15-4.15pm in D1 (after school)

Friday
Epilepsy Australia fundraiser Free Dress Day (gold coin donation)

Friday
Chapel 10-12

Further ahead

16 March
Year 7 vaccinations

23-25 March
Executive Principal in School

23 March
World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser

23 March
WACE Parents Evening

24 March
Inter-school Swimming Carnival (venue TBC)

24 March
Open Morning

24 March
Year 11/12 Parent Teacher evening

25 March
New Staff and Prefects Commissioning Service

27 March – 01 April
Year 10-11 Careers Camp (Perth)

27 March – 01 April
Year 7-8 Metricup Camp (Margaret River)

01 April
Last day of term 1 (all students)

02-19 April
School holidays

20 April
Term 2 commences (all students)

TERM 1 WEEK 6 REFLECTIONS

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”

The analogy of trying to make a 500kg horse take a drink of water is an amusing one, but the phrase itself has interesting connotations when we reflect on the relationship between Teachers and their students within the paradigm of education.

Executive Team Address – Term 1 Week 5

The ‘ETA’ Executive Team Address

What's on this week (week 5)

Tuesday – Friday
Online Literacy and Numeracy Testing (OLNA) 10-12

Tuesday – Friday
Year 11/12 Outdoor Education Camp

Thursday
Executive Principal and Executive Chair in School

Friday
Chapel 10-12

Further ahead

09 March
Year 9/10 Parent Teacher evening (note date change)

10 March
Inter-house Swimming Carnival

16 March
Year 7 vaccinations

23 March
World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser

23 March
WACE Parents Evening

24 March
Inter-school Swimming Carnival (venue TBC)

24 March
Open Morning

24 March
Year 11/12 Parent Teacher evening

25 March
New staff and Prefects Commissioning Service

23-25 March
Executive Principal in School

27 March – 01 April
Year 10-11 Careers Camp (Perth)

28 March – 01 April
Year 7-8 Metricup Camp (Margaret River)

01 April
Last day of term 1 (all students)

02-19 April
School holidays

20 April
Term 2 commences (all students)

TERM 1 WEEK 4 REFLECTIONS

Education in the Great Outdoors

A recent article written in Teacher Magazine explored the everyday relationships we develop through surfing, swimming and other outdoor educational pursuits.

Executive Team Address – Term 1 Week 4

The ‘ETA’ Executive Team Address

What's on this week (week 4)

Monday
Assembly

Monday
Elevate ‘Study Skills’ Parents Presentation

Tuesday
Elevate ‘Study Skills’ Students Presentation

Wednesday
Year 7 and 8 Parent Teacher Interviews

Thursday
Voting for Student Representative Council

Friday
Chapel 10-12

Further ahead (week 5)

01 March
Public holiday (school closed)

02-05 March
Online Literacy and Numeracy Testing (OLNA) 10-12

02-05 March
Year 11/12 Outdoor Education Camp

04 March
Executive Principal and Executive Chair in School

TERM 1 WEEK 4 REFLECTIONS

A Growth Mindset – developing leadership and enterprise skills

A Growth Mindset is a school of thought that suggests a person's intelligence and ability are not fixed; and that with effort, dedication and resilience, their skills can be grown and improved.