It has been an action packed term 3 at our College! It has been pleasing to see how focussed students are on achieving their OLNA which they must do to qualify for TAFE and the workplace to demonstrate a satisfactory literacy and numeracy level for future employment. Thanks to Mr Morton for smooth organisation and Mrs Jones for coaching students to get them across the line.
Our Performing Arts students have been active with two performances this term.
From 8-10 August, our Performing Arts students, led by Ms Underhill, performed the musical comedy “Into The Woods”. The show was thoroughly entertaining, the students were passionate, professional and committed! The sets were incredible and all students behaved as a professional team and collaborated on stage and behind the scenes. They all gave their very best and I couldn’t be prouder of their performance! I would like to congratulate Ms Underhill on directing a major production and together with Ms Fowler, Mr Ghouse and the Performing Arts team, they all worked together to do an excellent job in combining the arts to have such a high quality performance.
On 28 August, Performing Arts students presented a performance titled “Grow”. This was a showcase of student choreography investigating the concepts of growth and this was led by Mr Ghouse. Students demonstrated their creativity and commitment with some marvellous performances.
On 21-22 August I attended a conference, “Planet P-TECH” in New York. This was a global education summit for P-TECH schools, colleges and industry leaders. I now have a global network to advance our P-TECH model and some key learnings for career development and workplace pathways.
On 5 September the National Career Education Strategy was launched in WA and Steven Dimech and I attended. Year 12 student, Ali Alyassin and I participated in a panel discussion to elaborate on and provide information about what is currently happening in schools. Ali spoke very well and represented Cecil Andrews College to a high standard. The FYA launch event introduced toolkits for educators, employers and parents to better prepare students for work. These toolkits align perfectly with our P-TECH model at Cecil Andrews College.
Our NAIDOC Assembly was held on 6 September. This was a significant event for our school and it was incredible to see how focussed and respectful our students were! The Assembly featured our very own Cecil Andrews Clontarf Academy Traditional Dancers making their debut performance with special guest Ryan Humphries playing the didgeridoo. I would like to thank Linda Little, Wayne Ninyette and all of the staff who helped to make this Assembly so special for the school.
I would like to congratulate one of our very talented Specialist AFL Program teachers, Ms Bowey, who finished third in the West Australian Women’s Football League Fairest and Best Award on 9 September with only 1 vote separating her from the dual winners. Ms Bowey is a role model for our aspiring female AFL students and has worked tirelessly to promote women’s AFL in our school. Kim has had an excellent season for East Fremantle Sharks.
Cecil Andrews College have been working closely with the Pilbara network schools to discuss innovative practises. We hosted a group of teachers from the Pilbara on Thursday 5 September. Members of the STEAM team discussed the engaging programs and resources that are embedded into our everyday lessons. Many of these programs enhance the 21st century skills that our partnered industries require our students to exhibit.
On Thursday 26 September our Anniversary Assembly was held. This is always a great event at our school. We had many of our Year 12 parents attend as this is their last school assembly.
Our Year 12 students finish on Friday 27 September, the last day of Term 3. On this day there will be a Year 12 Breakfast to celebrate and say goodbye.
Our annual Athletics Carnival will also be held on Friday 27 September 2019. The Carnival was postponed from 30 August due to severe weather.