Yagan – UR Strong
In the Yagan Year 9 class we have integrated our URStrong Friendship skills and our PATHS learning into a numeracy lesson filled with maths & fun games to practice these skills. We arranged teams and allocated jobs to different team members while we practice some friendship skills such as positive encouragement, patiently waiting for turns and supporting each other even if we are not the winner of a game. This is a fun way to practice all these skills in a safe, fun way.
2020 Swimming Carnival
Students from both WCHS & WCHS ESC participated in the 2020 Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 26th February. Well done to all involved in a fantastic day of swimming!
Testing & training for the new Coffee Cart is underway! All students & staff are excited for this new enterprise to be up and running.
Stay tuned for the official naming and opening of the Coffee Cart at our Flourishing Festival in Week 10!
What a great start to 2020 for the Directions Class.
The year 13 boys started their Work Place Learning at Chorus’s large car depot detailing cars inside & out.
The large fleet of cars and busses are used to transport Community Members to and from much needed appointments.
Welcome Year 7’s!
The year 7’s have had a wonderful start to high school and the new school year.
Students have participated in activities to build a sense of belonging and collaboration within the classrooms and as a whole year 7 group.
Some of the highlights of the first week were starting new options classes such as PE and Food Technology and also having our photos taken for our brand new smart riders and library cards.
The year 7 students and teachers are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!
Term 1 2020
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust
What a great start to the year we have had with two rich days of learning and opportunities to ‘sharpen our focus’ on our own and the school’s development.
Having ‘new eyes’ for how we can keep improving learning and progress for students is our ongoing commitment .
Staff engaged in Professional Learning related to Mathematics with Dr Paul Swan as well as social and emotional learning curriculum. Our teachers participated in a one day Visible learning workshop focussed on improving practice and empowering students to have ownership of their own learning and progress.
Visible Learning: When teachers see learning through the eyes of the student and students see themselves as their own teachers
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.