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Poetry in Action

On Tuesday this week, many of our students were treated to a performance from the “Poetry in Action” group. The first session: ‘Words of War’ was presented to the Year 11 and 12 English Literary Studies students, the second session: ”Words that Changed the World”  to the Year 10 and 11 students and finally the third session: “The Citizenship Test” to the Year 8 and 9 students. The students thoroughly enjoyed the live performance as did the performance troupe who were very impressed with the behaviour and involvement of the very large student groups.

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Caitlin headed for US exchange

Congratulations to Caitlin Ducaine (Yr 11) who has been accepted to participate on a student exchange to the United States with Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd. Caitlin departs in August 2017 for 5 months to a destination yet to be confirmed. Caitlin is to be commended for her efforts with the application process which involved 52 pages of questions, 2 phone interviews, 1 face-to-face interview and two interstate pre-departure orientations. We wish you an amazing time in the US Caitlin and look forward to hearing all about your adventures.

For more information on this Student Exchange Program click here
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Bike Education for JP students

Ride-a-Bike Right

Our junior primary students are enjoying the ‘Ride-a-Bike Right’ bike education program here at school. Over terms 2 and 3 all JP classes will experience 4 x 1 hour sessions learning to go from training wheels to two wheels on a bikes. The students pictured with instructor Lee-Anne are learning to balance a bike (without pedals) before they move on to bike with pedals. Now watch their confidence soar at home on their own bikes!
For more information about the ‘Ride-a-Bike Right’ program see here

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2pm Dismissal 7/7/17

Early Dismissal T2

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Year 12 Production – SKOOL Daze



During week 8 the Year 12 Drama students are presenting “SKOOL DAZE” a performance based on the 80’s play “All Stops Out”. The play is about the challenges of sitting the HSC, and its role as a rite of passage for young Australians. Our performance has been modernised to incorporate a South Australian setting, with added scenes sourced from other plays and scenes based on social media.

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Quiz Night 12/8/17

Once again the EASTS Volleyball Program will be running the annual Quiz Night fundraiser on Saturday 12th August, from 6.30pm

Table bookings are available from our Finance Office. $120 per table of 10.

General enquries : Alex Moncrieff

2017 Quiz Night Flyer

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Arts Showcase – a stand-out performance


Last Thursday 1st June, our 2017 Arts Showcase was presented to the community at the Hopgood Theatre. Highlights were the wonderful dance on display from primary and secondary students, our beautiful choirs and polished band, stunning vocal soloists including Year 6 Jayden P who has confidence beyond his years and Year 7 drummer Noah M who is performing at Year 12 standard. We also saw some innovation with hip hop dancer Vipop C interacting with a robot on stage, thought provoking short films and vibrant art works on display.

We were incredibly proud of how our students and staff all worked together to put on a great show. Thank you for the feedback from our audience sharing that they “felt humbled to be a part of the experience”.

Julie D’Lima – Arts Coordinator

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Reconciliation Festival

Today we took the next steps towards Reconciliation with a wonderful festival held in the Rob Mutton courtyard. Students from Preschool to Year 12 had the opportunity to share in the experience, whilst having a wonderfully fun day in the sun.

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Aboriginal Shelters : a lesson in Science, History and Technology

In Science our Year 2/3 students have learnt about shelter; a basic need for all living things, and in History we have discussed how the Aboriginal people lived in Australia hundreds of years ago and connected closely with the environment. In our Technology lessons, students worked in pairs to design, built and test their own models of Aboriginal shelters, that were made from natural materials found in the environment.

J. Patterson and S. Lawrence – Year 2/3 Teachers

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May Newsletter out now

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