Warnbro CHS have just had a wheelchair ramp installed in their grassed area outside the school canteen!
Our students are very excited, as it means they can all now join in with their friends at lunch and recess.
In year 8 the students are learning that “Every bird needs a home” as part of the STEM Learning Project students created bird friendly habitats to support their investigation understanding of how habitat loss affects wildlife. These two well considered habitats were created based on the knowledge they gained through the Project.
Senior School Mural
Artist Paul Deej worked with students early in the term and has created a vibrant mural in the undercover area of the Endeavour Building.
National Day of Action
Warnbro CHS ESC students supported National Action Day against Bullying and Violence last week. Students took a stance against bullying with each class designing their own class message.
As a school we are passionately committed to creating a safe, caring and respectful school community. We know that when students feel a strong sense of safety, acceptance and belonging they are able to learn, achieve and be their best.
Swimming Carnival 2019
Congratulations to our students that won awards in this years Swimming Carnival! Well done!
We are grateful to crew who donated some backpacks to the school for students.
Crew is a local Charity based in Rockingham that aims to improve the lives of the homeless and people struggling in their homes.
C.R.E.W donated back backs to the school in appreciation for the funds raised by the school in 2018 by our Christmas Markets and donated to C.R.E.W.
Staff School Development Days
As part of our commitment to ongoing staff learning and development, our staff participated in 2 valuable days of learning prior to the commencement of school at Point Peron camp school. Staff engaged in a range of workshops including team building, Aboriginal cultural Awareness and curriculum, teaching and learning workshops.
Start of Term 2019
Students had a fantastic start to the year settling into classrooms, building relationships and learning new routines on day 1.
We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead in 2019.
Christmas Markets 2018
On Tuesday 4th December, Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre held their very first Christmas Market. Each classroom spent time during the term making special gifts to sell at the markets. The entire day was a very special occasion for Students, Staff and Parents.
Celebrate Abilities Day
Celebrate Ability is an inclusion focused event that aims to increase community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the contribution people with disability make to the community.
This year’s celebration was the eighth annual event that Rockingham City has hosted to acknowledge International Day of People with Disability.
Congratulations! Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre were recent winners of the School of The Year Award at WAESPAA Education Awards. This is a fantastic achievement and acknowledgement of the whole school community and the hard work and dedication of our staff to ensuring the very best programs and education possible for our students.
Two of our Year 10 students completed the Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) iDiversity Program which involved a range of leadership and career activities over a period of three weeks. Congratulations to the students who were chosen to represent our school in this important community engagement program. We are very proud of your achievements!
The school would like to recognise the high quality work of the Middle School students who completed presentations for the Bendigo Bank competition on the topic of Improving our Community. Congratulations to Nikkeah and Tasha who were the school’s winners and went on to present their idea at the final presentation night at Murdoch University. These students have been shining stars, representing our school at a very prestigious event. Well done to you both and let’s hope this is the start of many amazing success stories.
Student Excellence at Abilities Expo
WCHS Education Support Centre students demonstrated their outstanding abilities at the Abilities Expo at Crown recently demonstrating their Manufacturing, Retail and Hospitality enterprises as well as a performance by our “Warnbro All-Stars” rock band. Our baristas made incredible coffee. Our Directions students made raw balls giving away 400 in total and our Manufacturing students displayed numerous wooden products produced over the year. There was much to celebrate.
Students have been volunteering with Chorus volunteer organisation engaging in Gardening within their local area, students have been building skills and doing an excellent job as mentioned by one of our local residents:
“Please thank your wonderful students for their help and support in maintaining my garden.
Wishing you a great day – Florance”
Congratulations to Truin for gaining employment at Woolworths after a successful work placement. What a great achievement!
Congratulations Eryn for being offered a school based traineeship in Retail. This is an exciting opportunity, well done!
On Tuesday the 11th September, our school held it’s first “Mathematics Day”, which was our way of partaking in national Numeracy Week celebrations. Our students participated in ten, fun and engaging, 25 minute activities across ten curriculum areas of math, as organised by our epic teaching staff. At lunch, they were also invited to make their own healthy sandwich – ‘twas a fabulous day!
Warnbro Cell Awards
We would like to acknowledge the efforts of all of the Senior School students who were involved in catering for the Warnbro Cell Awards last Friday. The students demonstrated outstanding professionalism, perseverance and teamwork in preparing and serving a range of sweet and savoury foods for 70 special guests. We are very proud of how these students represented the school at such an important community event.
Congratulations to our school’s award winners at the Warnbro Cell Awards including Hannah Stoneham, Belinda Tomlins, and Kirsty Lazzari.
Warnbro All Stars Rock Band Performance
Our fantastic Warnbro Allstars Rock Band did an amazing performance for principals and administrators at the WAESPAA Conference. Our students demonstrated the character strength of Courage, Zest and team work and enjoyed warm applause from the audience.
Warnbro CHS ESC took part in the WAESPAA showcase where once again the school shared information and expertise around teaching and learning and approaches to developing a whole school approach to wellbeing. It was wonderful to interact with principals and administrators from a range of schools and exchange information and ideas around best practice.
WA Education Support Principals and Administrators (WAESPAA)
Conference Country Tour
On Wednesday 23rd August, the school hosted approximately 20 principals from various Western Australian Education Support schools as well as principals from Victoria, Queensland and NSW as part of the WA Education Support Principals and Administrators (WAESPAA) Conference Country Tour. The visit provided an opportunity to share our passion and dedication to providing the highest quality education for our students and to share information about our innovative curriculum individualised learning programs as well as our approach to building a culture of optimum health and wellbeing. We also shared information about our Senior School BELIEVE program and whole school transition planning process, My Future My Life.
Some of the comments from our visitors included:
“This is one of the best schools I have ever seen. It’s impressive.”
“The students have a voice”
“We can see that staff listen to students”
“Your senior school programs are really good”
“Your school looks beautiful”
Kim McCollum, principal of Warnbro CHS ESC has graduated as a Department of Education Principal Fellow along with 20 other West Australian Department of Education Principals. The Minister Of Education, Sue Ellery presented principals with their graduation certifications at a special ceremony last week. The 18 month program involved an extensive body of learning, mentoring and development. It included two intensive Harvard University Graduate School of Education courses, one delivered in Boston, Massachusetts and one online. Principals also participated in executive mentoring and active engagement in an area of system improvement.
ANZAC Service 2018
On Friday 4th May 2018 WCHS & WCHS ESC held their ANZAC Service to commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking one hundred years since the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli during the First World War.
The Service consisted of guest speakers; Cr. Chris Elliot & Leading Seaman Lesa Arthurson, a poem by WCHS students, Wreath Laying and the New Zealand National Anthem & the Australian National Anthem sung by WCHS students.
We are so lucky to live in this wonderful country. We are thankful to the men and women that sacrificed their lives for us.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
More photos of the ceremony can be viewed in the gallery:
Kwinana Industries Council Youth Art Awards
The Kwinana Industries Youth Art Awards provides a fantastic opportunity to feature student artwork from a number of secondary schools in the region.
“The KIC Art Awards is just one of the many ways that industry works with young people to help encourage the development of the talents of our local youth to realise their potential, which is key as we will be relying on them in the future to provide the lifeblood which keeps our business and our communities healthy.”
Photo of WCHS ESC Student Aidan with his artwork at the 2018 KIC awards.