WA Health – School Based Immunisation Program
Year 8 Vaccination Program
The Department of Health is offering a free immunisation program for year 8 students in 2018. The program offers a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus & whooping cough (dTpa) vaccine, and a vaccine for protection against human papillomavirus (HPV). The new vaccine provides better protection against infectious diseases and some cancers in just two doses. Students in year 8 will receive an information pack in Term 1 containing details of the program and a consent form for parents to sign. Parents must sign and return the consent form for their children to participate in this free program. For more information visit: healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation
Year 10 Vaccination Program
The Department of Health is offering a free, one dose, meningococcal ACWY immunisation program for year 10 students in 2018. Students in year 10 will receive an information pack in Term 1 containing details of the program and a consent form for parents to sign. Parents must sign and return the consent form for their children to participate in this free program. For more information visit: healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation
Warnbro ESC student wins City of Rockingham award for improving lives of homeless
EMPATHETIC Port Kennedy teen Aidan won the City of Rockingham Community Citizen Award Youth category on Australia Day for his outstanding work to improve the lives of the homeless.
The 15-year-old organised bathroom care packages consisting of soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, wet wipes along with a few other bits and bobs to give them a basic dignity most of us take for granted.
Aidan is a student at Warnbro Senior High School Education Support Centre and after being inspired to enter a competition run by Bendigo Bank last year titled ‘How would you improve your community,’ he came up with the idea.
“I thought it was a really good idea, something that had not been implemented in the area at the time,” he said.
“It gives people high esteem and pride of being clean.”
He said research and asking others for help was key to his idea’s success.
“Do researching at the library and ask lots of people for help,” he said.
He enlisted the help of others and soon had people donating items not just from his own school but surrounding ones as well.
After receiving the donations his class made up the packages and took them to the City of Rockingham from where they were then distributed to the homeless in September 2017.
He said he was quite surprised to win the community citizen award.
“It was a surprise but it made me feel proud…ultra proud,” he said.
His mum, Nicola said she too was proud of Aidan.
“I could say so many things but I am exceptionally proud of him,” she said.
“It just proves, especially with young people if you put your mind to it you can help others.”
Aidan said he was hoping to do the care packages as an annual event and was already planning his next community improvement venture.
“I have the idea of bringing Fresh Food Markets to the area, like the Kalamunda Markets – and the fruit and vegies are usually a lot better from markets,” he said.
Dear Parents & Guardians
Easter occurs during Term 1 this year.
Warnbro CHS ESC will be closed on Friday 30 March, Monday 2 April and Tuesday 3 April.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school on 9553 0122
What an exciting start to the year…
Students enjoyed a great first day . There were lots of smiling faces as students settled into classes, connecting with others, and getting into the swing of the new year. Staff have been working hard in preparation for return of our students through participating in two days of Professional Learning. Staff participated in Tribes activities and a range of workshops including: wellbeing, explicit teaching, differentiation and parent/school partnership building.
Save the Date!
Warnbro CHS ESC Flourishing Festival
March 27th 2018
More Information to follow
Family Support Lunch
Supporting links between parents and the school
On Wednesday 15th November 2017 we invited all Parents and Guardians to attend a Family Support Lunch. We had a fantastic turn-out and parents spent the afternoon creating links between themselves and the school & with other parents whilst enjoying a sausage sizzle and fresh coffee.
We hope to continue these meetings and supporting links into the 2018 new year!
“How Can We Improve Our Community?”
This year we had 12 students compete in the Bendigo Bank high school competition, “how would you improve your community.” The Bendigo Bank competition provides an opportunity for us to hear students perspectives in how we can make a positive change to the community.
Eight different ideas were presented that really helped us to understand how our students would like our community shaped. All ideas were valued and we identified the underlying wants, such as: connecting with friends after school, resources for engagement at recess and lunch, and a connection with animals. We are hoping to address them all. As always it was difficult to choose a winner however, Nikkeah, David and Sara were our winners with their idea of having a Lego Library at Warnbro Community Library to support in developing friendships with like minded peers.
Aidan’s Care Packages for the Homeless
Care packs ready for the community
A Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre student is addressing homelessness as a way of making the community a better place.
Year 9 student Aidan won the Bendigo Make My Community Better Competition with his idea of creating care packages for the homeless.
The competition, conducted by the Bendigo Bank in Rockingham, is open to all students in Years 8-10 across the Rockingham area.
The competition aims to engage students with their community and through hearing the voice of youth generate quality and innovative proposals for community improvement.
Aidan sent letters and emails to schools in the area to encourage donations of goods, such as toothpaste, hats, beanies and shampoo.
“I spent a lot of time thinking about how I can make the community a better place,” he said.
“A small idea can make a big difference.”
Aidan also organised a collection of the goods, which were packaged on Monday with the help of his fellow students.
“I feel very proud,” he said.
The packages will be distributed by the Rockingham Street Chaplains.
Teacher Ailie James said Aidan had put a lot of effort and hard work into the project.
“We’re very proud of him and all the students who have helped put the packages together,” she said.
Warnbro Cell Excellence in Education Awards for Teachers and Support staff
This year for the first time Warnbro Cell Excellence in Education Awards for Teachers and Support staff have been introduced. The awards have been introduced to encourage and recognise some of the outstanding teachers and support staff in our schools.
- Congratulations to Jacqui Jones and Laura Brown for their nominations for Excellence In Education Awards for Support Staff.
- Congratulations Vicky Worswick for her Warnbro Cell Excellence in Education Award for Support staff.
- Congratulations to Charlotte Gardiner for her Warnbro Cell Excellence in Education Awards for a Teacher