Congratulations to our Principal Kim McCollum who won the WAESPAA School Leader of the year award and our staff member Jacqui Jones winning the Non Teaching Secondary Award. What an amazing achievement!
WCHS ESC Reunion
On Wednesday 27th November, Warnbro CHS ESC held a reunion for ex-students and staff to attend. The reunion was a massive success with over 30 students, from as far back as 2004, attending and sharing where they are up to in their lives. We heard stories of jobs and promotions, listened to recounts of travels all over the world, celebrated engagements, marriages and children, and reminisced about the best memories we shared together. Thank you to all the ex-students who came along.
On Tuesday 26th November our Student Councillors held a fundraiser car wash. The councillors voted proceeds be donated to a charity that would benefit children in need. Staff members of Warnbro ESC had their cars professionally cleaned with all moneys raised going to Variety Children’s Charity.
Thank you to those who participated and provided assistance.
Our final Year 12 event was held recently with a beautiful dinner at Peel Manor House in Karnup. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our Year 12s and all of their accomplishments throughout their schooling. In addition to a three-course meal, the students and families were treated to some fantastic speeches, reminiscing over some special memories, before taking to the dancefloor to finish off the night. Thank you to all our students, families and staff who attended to make this event successful.
Year 10 Transport & Logistics
As part of the Transport & Logistics course the class went to IKEA to experience a working warehouse. The students were able to walk around the store and choose 2-3 large items to pretend to buy. They wrote down the code and name of the item, then went down to the warehouse and had to find their items on the warehouse shelves.
Remembrance Day Assembly 2019
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. We will remember them.
2019 Ability Expo
Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre’s Hospitality Class was showcased this year at the Abilities Expo, our students made a staggering 220 coffee’s.
Information on next years Ability Expo will be coming out in Term 1 of 2020.
Hope to see you there!
Year 8 visit to the Rockingham Council Chambers
Recently the Year 8 students had the chance to visit the Rockingham Council Chambers as part of the HASS program. Students were welcomed into the Chambers where they met the Mayor before learning a little bit about the history of Rockingham and what the job entails.
Bendigo Bank “How would you improve your community”
On Wednesday evening our staff had the pleasure of attending the Bendigo Bank Gala night to support one of our students, a finalist in the Len Sheedy ‘How would you improve your community’ competition. The student confidently shared his idea of ‘Care Packages for School Kids in Need,’ demonstrating his consideration for those less fortunate. He proudly represented Warnbro CHS ESC and was commended by all of the judges for his idea and his effective presentation skills.
Congratulations Year 12’s
Well done to our year 12’s who had their Valedictory Ceremony on Monday 28th October!
Point Peron Adventures
Across Term Three, students in Year 8 participated in a program at Point Peron Camp School. They engaged in activities such as archery, abseiling, rope climbing, paddle boarding, raft building, rope courses, orienteering and kayaking.
Yagan Year 9
The Year 9 students have been working hard on creating a series of scenes to make a movie by taking individual photos and connecting them to make a movie out of them.
Term 4 School Development Day
Term 4 began with another fantastic day of learning together. Staff immersed themselves in workshops about: Personal and Social Capabilities, Digital Technologies, Lesson Design and we started the brain-storming process for our 2020/2022 School Business Plan.
Directions @ Gracehaven
Since the beginning of Term 2 students from the Directions classroom have been at Gracehaven Aged Care Facility refurbishing furniture. They have stripped and re varnished a coffee table and two television units to an exceptionally high standard. This has given our students a great opportunity to do something for the benefit of others and build skills in decorating.
Students Donate to Charity
On Monday 16th Sept, our wonderful student councillors presented the Salvation Army with food and clothing which had been kindly donated. This awesome gesture provided the councillors an opportunity to demonstrate character strengths of gratitude and kindness. Well done Student Councillors and our Youth Worker Amanda for organizing this charity collection.
Thanks to Woolworths Waikiki for their donation and Tamara for her generous time spent with the student councillors.
Camp Quality – Children’s Cancer Charity
On the 10th September, our students were fortunate to have Camp Quality perform an Education Program at our school. The performance was designed to help students understand what cancer is and how they can support someone dealing with it. The students thoroughly enjoyed the interactive experience and appreciated the opportunity to ask the puppeteers questions in regards to cancer. If you did not have an opportunity to donate to such a worthy cause below is a link to their website where you can donate any amount you choose.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz spent time with our middle school students this term. Year eights generated fantastic catapults to launch their LEGO figurines across the room discussing the effects of gravity, and potential and kinetic energy. Some students had the opportunity to make cars that zoomed around the room and they experimented with the tension of elastic bands and discovered the impact this had on the car’s speed.
R U OK? Day
“a conversation can change a life”
On Thursday the 12th of September 2019 students & staff celebrated R U OK? Day.
R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
Warnbro Day 2019
Well done to all our students who participated in the 2019 Warnbro Day. What a fantastic day!
Good “Thymes” in the garden – August 2019
The Horticulture class have been working flat out to produce a new herb bed in Senior School. They have been developing skills in building, as well as growing herbs for use in their business enterprise. In addition to this, the students have been working on their T.A.F.E. skills as they learn to grow plants and plant seedlings during the correct season.
Congratulations to Christine, Bonita & Natasha on their nomination for the Warnbro Cell Excellence in Education Awards.
Warnbro CHS ESC Exemplary Practice Showcase and Conference Presentation
WCHS ESC presented a workshop about leading a whole school approach to wellbeing at the West Australian Principals and Administrators Conference. We also took part in the Schools’ Showcase. The showcase was a chance to highlight our work and expertise in providing high quality educational programs for our students. We shared information on Literacy development, Transitional Planning, the Senior School BELIEVE program and Health and wellbeing . The response and feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive.
Congratulations to our year 10’s first time out in the community on workplace learning!!
Students worked hard this week at:
Chorus, Red Dot, Coles, Bunnings, IGA, Yappy Days Doggy Day Care and Modular Masonry
NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Workshop
On Tuesday 6th August and Wednesday 7th August our senior school students participated in a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workshop, presented by Senior Consultant, Team Leader of the Local Area Coordinators and two Rockingham-based Local Area Coordinators.
This workshop supported our students to think about their future lives and also allowed them to recognise how they can achieve their goals, this may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improve their wellbeing.
Many thanks to Leighton, Jane, Cara and Scott for a great workshop.
Big Plan – Year 9 Students
Our year 9 students and parents attended their first session of Big Plan on Wednesday morning to explore “What would it take for the young man or woman to have an interesting and fulfilling life where they can get to know people who would become their friends and are able to make their contribution to their local community?” Students created a Family Crest unpacking their identity of what is important and significant to them.
Students proudly shared their crests with the whole group, with everyone gaining an awareness of each student’s family spirit.
Welcome to our new Youth Worker Joining the Wellbeing Team
We would like to welcome Amanda Bake to Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre. Amanda will work as Youth Worker in our Wellbeing Team. In her new role Amanda will work with our Student Councillors, monitor attendance, provide wellbeing support to students and families.
Amanda’s objective is to ‘build relationships and support students to build confidence, resilience and sense of belonging within the school’
Amanda has a background in Disability Services and was previously a Local Coordinator with WA DNIS.
Term 3 School Development Day- A Great Day of Learning
Our highly skilled and dedicated staff commenced Term 3 with a fantastic day of learning together. Staff engaged in both theoretical and practical workshops including: Information Technology; Growth Mindset; Positive Behaviour Support and the development of both Engaging and Reinforcing practice. We look forward to an exciting term working together to support our students’ wellbeing and academic development.
Distinguished Positive Psychologist Professor Martin Seligman, Founder of Positive Education
“Wellbeing is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment” Martin Seligman.
This week our School psychologist and Principal had the opportunity to attend an Education Department event to hear Martin Seligman speak, a world renowned Positive Psychologist and founder of Positive Education.
Professor Martin Seligman’s message reinforced the importance of schools supporting student wellbeing as well as academic development.
As a Positive Education school, we have developed a whole school social and emotional learning framework using a Positive Education Model, HAPEER. The HAPEER model is based on the premise that the key elements that enable an individual to flourish can be taught.
The aim of Positive Education is to promote flourishing lives that help facilitate both individual and organisational wellbeing.
The HAPEER Model aligns with the 6 wellbeing domains through which an individual can maximise their potential and flourish:
Warnbro CHS have 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.
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.
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.