ATWELL COLLEGE NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016 201 BRENCHLEY DRIVE, ATWELL WA 6164 Email: atwell .college@education.wa.edu.au. Phone: 08 9414 4300 Fax: 08 9414 4355

PRINCIPAL'S PEN

Farewell Events - Class of 2016

The college thanks the community for their continued support of the Farewell events at the college. The events provide the students with an opportunity to be presented to the college for the last time and allow the families and friends to see the students as part of the college as a lasting memory. It is fantastic to see the students in the events presented to fellow students, staff and parents and carers. Most of the college’s students achieved their WACE (WA Certificate of Education) and all students received a statement of their results. Students considering further education through university are now completing their external exams.

Memorial Garden

New construction is evident at the front of the college adjacent to the administration entry. The college in partnership with the P&C and City of Cockburn is establishing a memorial garden supporting families in the memory of their sons and daughters whom have passed away whilst enrolled at Atwell College. The garden will also be a focal point for the remembrance by friends and colleagues of these memories. I thank all members of the community whom have contributed to the establishment of the memorial garden.

Enrolments for 2017

Enrolments are progressing rapidly at the college for the new intake of Year 6 into Year 7 students. The summer break will see some movement of families as new arrivals establish themselves in the Atwell community and other families leave for employment and family reasons. At this stage the college is accommodating an annual growth rate of about 5% per year. I urge people considering enrolling their son or daughter at the college to do so as soon as possible to support opportunities for course selection and the like. Please direct your inquiries to the college.

Exams

Formal exams will soon be underway for students in Year 11, Year 10 and Year 9. I wish the students well in their exams and encourage all students to be well prepared. Exam stress is best managed through adequate preparation and good communication with parents and teachers.

Kind Regards, Noel Woodley, Principal

YEAR 12 BREAKFAST AND FAREWELL CEREMONY
YEAR 12 GRADUATING STUDENTS
Year 12 FAREWELL EVENTS

A Farewell Breakfast for students and staff was held in the Performing Arts Theatre. The year 11 students catered the event. Mr Hoyland Year 12 Coordinator facilitated a fun morning and presented an audio visual memory for the students. Awards were presented to some appreciated teachers. Year 12 Parents were invited for a Coffee and Morning tea in the Performing Arts Theatre prior to the assembly. The Farewell Assembly was held for the whole College Community and Year 12 parents where Awards were issued for top student achievement in each course or certificate. Award winners are listed below. Students who leave Atwell with Full Atwell Honours were also recognised.

On Wednesday, 19th October at 6pm there was a Farewell Ceremony. Celebration cake, Coffee and Tea were served on the Lawn area of Winthrop Hall at the University of WA prior to the awarding of special awards, and all students were presented with their Atwell College Folder. Sue Martinovich, Senior School Co ordinator.

ATAR exams commence on October 31st. Good Luck to all candidates.

YEAR 12 AWARDS 2016

YEAR 12 SPECIAL AWARDS

Kim Beasley Learning Community Award:Chelsea Forbes, South Metroplitan MLC Awards: Domenic Staltari, Federal Labour Member for Fremantle Award: Jordon Berry, Sports Achievement Award: Brittany GranthamCity of Cockburn Community Service Award: Jana Ungerer, City of Cockburn Aboriginal And Torres strait Islander Graduate Award: Jorja Ratcliffe, Long Tam Award: Aimee – Lee Dowsett, Caltex All Rounder Award: Shaun Fitzpatrick

VET Pathway Dux: Premiers Best and Brightest Award: Kayla Ferreira
VET DUX AWARD: Kayla Ferreira
Dux Award Premiers Best and Brightest Award: Angela Goh
DUX AWARD: Angela Goh
LEARNING AREA AWARD WINNERS

The Arts General Design: Nica Cenon, Cert II D Media: Jordan Curtis, Cert II V Art: Tiara, Soulsby, Cert III D Media: Domenic Staltari, Education Support, Alterative Vocational Award: Jayden Minervini, Education Support Achievement Award: Chelsea Forbes, English: Atar English: Pheobe Lipcar, General English: Aidin Bandic, Health and Physical Education: Atar Health: Samantha Wade, Atar Phys Ed: Brittany Grantham, General PhysEd: Cody Martin, Cert II O Rec: Brittany Grantham, Cert II S & Rec: Cody Martin, General Health: George Beasley, General Out Ed: Bryana Rolfe-Toko, Humanities and Social Sciences: Atar Geography: Rhiannon Cook, Atar History: Rhiannon Cook, LOTE& EALD Atar Japanese: Xin Yu Ye, ATAR English Alternate Language or dialect: Nathan Lai, General English Alternate Language or dialect: Shang Pedro, Mathematics: Atar Math Specialist: Angela Goh, Atar Math Applications: Rhianon Cook, Atar Math Methods: Angela Goh, General Maths Essentials: Aaron Whittaker, ScienceAtar Chemistry: Angela Goh, Atar Human Biology: Amy Temperley, Atar Physics: Angela Goh, General Integrated Science: Mickalah Scenini, Technology and Enterprise: General Engineering: Jarod Royer, Cert II Hosptality: Teigan Donnelly, Cert II Business: Emily Thompson, Cert II Community Services: Ashleigh Genovese, General Child Family and Community Natasha Harwood, General Food: Mickalah Scenini, General Metals: Connor Pegrum, General Textiles: Chelsea Forbes, General Wood: Connor Pegrum, General Applied Information Technolgy: Ma. Imagen Alapide, Vocational Education and Training: Eleanor Potter-Brown, ADWorkplace Learning: Lucille Condro, Westscheme VET Excellence Award: Zara Hobson.

HONOURS AWARD WINNERS

Atwell College recognises the achievements of students in a number of areas both in Academics and the value adding activities students engage within the community. Recognition is given for outstanding achievement in the form of honours in Academic, Sporting, Community and the ARTS Students can gain Full Honours if they achieve honours in 2 of these fields.

Joel Beches, Honours in Academic Achievement & Sporting Achievement. Juliet Black, Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service. Ivona Chokljat, Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service. Aimee-Lee Dowsett, Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service. Astrid Grov, Honours in Sporting Achievement & Community Service. Angela Goh,. Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service, Brittney Grantham, Honours in Academic Achievement & Sporting Achievement. Paton Lacey, Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service.  Mitchell Rudd, Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service. Emily Thompson, Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service.  Jana Ungerer,  Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service.  Aaron Whittaker. Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service. Xin Yu Ye, Honours in Academic Achievement & Community Service.

WINNER OF THE SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIP AWARD: BREANNA BIAMONTE
SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIP AWARD

Year 12 student Breanna Biamonte was awarded the South Metropolitan Link School Based Trainee of the Year Award. In 2016, Breanna completed a Business Traineeship with Hydramet in Jandakot Whilst completing her WACE. The award was presented by the Hon Peter Collier MLC – Minister for Education at the South Fremantle Football Club function rooms on 21 October 2016. Pippa Ralston, VET Coordinator

YEAR 12 CHILDREN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY STUDENTS
YEAR 12 CHILDREN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY STUDENTS

The Year 12 Children, Family and Community - General students completed the course by working on two Advocacy tasks this semester. They researched and brainstormed numerous ideas aimed at making a difference to the lives of others. The students went on to design, produce and arrange delivery of a care package for homeless women who have been affected by domestic violence as well as a variety of matinee jackets, bibs and rugs for premature babies in the neo-natal ward at King Edward Memorial Hospital. The girls experienced compassion and a real sense of accomplishment producing these items for those less fortunate in our community. Narelle MillerTechnology & Enterprise teacher.

TED-Ed INNOVATIVE EDUCATION HITS ATWELL
TED-Ed INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS

With over 25 million teachers around the world, it’s no mean feat to be deemed one of the top 30 in innovation.TED-Ed Innovative Educators are those top 30 teachers leading the world in innovative education and Atwell College’s very own Christie Simpson was cherry picked to join this incredible team.

“To be honest, I was stunned,” Simpson said. “I thought they’d made a mistake. It’s such an incredible honour to be selected and I can’t wait to represent Atwell College at the TED-Ed Weekend in New York.” As leaders within TED’s global network of over 250,000 teachers, these outstanding educators are dedicated to making the world better for learners everywhere by coming together over a weekend in New York to discuss, innovate and create engaging programs for the students in their schools. Simpson said the details of her innovation project – which she had to pitch as part of the interview process – are still being finalised. “I want to undertake a project-based engagement program with some of our disengaged students. But I want to tie the work we do to supporting the local community, most likely through our feeder primary schools.”Throughout the year-long professional development program, this small but mighty group will connect regularly across time zones and national borders to explore, create and share idea-based innovations that spark student curiosity. They will come together in person to collaborate on their innovation projects at the TED-Ed Weekend from the 2 - 4 of December this year at TED HQ in New York City. To follow Simpson’s journey as she takes on New York, follow her on Twitter at @CASimpson and for more information about TED-Ed and the Innovative Educators, visit http://blog.ed.ted.com/category/ted-ed-innovative-educators/

SCHOOL SPORT WA 2016 ATHLETICS CARNIVAL COMPETITORS
SCHOOL SPORT WA 2016 ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
  • On Friday 14th October 77 students (from Years 7-12) and a team of HPE Staff from Atwell College produced an exemplary performance at the School Sport W.A 2016 Athletics Carnival, held at the W.A Athletics Stadium in Floreat. We managed to exceed all expectations coming from D division again to challenge in C division! Atwell College achieved 2nd place in this division by only 50 points!
  • 1. Applecross -1530:
  • 2. Atwell College - 1480

Special mention and achievements are as follows:

  • INDIVIDUAL OVERALL CHAMPIONS-WINNER: Lochlan Bloomer ( Yr 7 ),
  • WINNER: Brandon Hodges ( Yr 9 )
  • WINNER: Madison Copeland ( Yr 9 )
  • (3rd): Brandon Wilman (Yr 10)
  • (RUNNER-UP): Jake Penny (Yr 11 and over)

The whole ladder can be viewed on SSWA website). Click link to view: http://www.schoolsportwa.com.au/. Atwell College achieved its best result in the schools history. For the first time we have been promoted into the B division schools carnival for 2017. Special mention and achievements are as follows:

Sharon Dawson, Health & Physical Education Teacher.

ROTTNES ISLAND EXCURSION
DAVID SORENSON AVET STUDENT WITH HIS CATCH
2016 GENERAL OUTDOOR EDUCATION ROTTNEST EXCURSION

Year 11 students recently ventured over to Rottnest Island to put in practise some of the skills they have learnt over this year in Snorkelling, Fishing, and Cycling. Students were out of school for the three days, camping and exploring the island in the warm weather. A big thanks to Jake Doubikin and Emily Holmes who were involved, which allowed our AVET students to attend. David Winter, Outdoor Education Teacher.

(PBS) POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT UPDATE WEEKS 3 AND 4

After such a positive PBS assembly the students were recognised for their achievements and took advantage of the VIVO points they had earned. The students earn points for demonstrating positive behaviour around the college. There were a number of prizes that could be purchased in our VIVO shop. Some of the Year 12 students took advantage of buying the Principal’s car park for a day and the canteen vouchers were also highly sought after. The PBS team are currently polling the teachers and the students for the next behaviour on which the college will focus. The four behaviours are; respectful, considerate, responsible and self-motivated. The students are voting by placing a marble in one of four plastic tubes that are individually labelled with one of these four behaviours. The tubes are located in the library and it would seem that "respectful " may be the next focus as a majority of students have put their marble in that tube.

The college looks forward to community support with these positive initiatives as the college and the community work together to create a positive environment for learning and socializing. The college has a dedicated team that are continually looking for innovative ways to support positive student behaviour. The college will conduct another PBS assembly later in term four to recognise students for their positive contribution to the college. Mike Ciccotosto, Deputy Principal.

LIBRARY UPDATE TERM 4

Library to host big Professional Development day – 14 November

Atwell College Resource and Technology Centre will be hosting a professional development day for library officers from all over the Perth metropolitan area on Monday, 14 November. The day is run by LIFT Committee, who provide quality library and information focused training. This means that the library will be unavailable to students before school and at lunchtime.

Ebook Collection Expanded. Get your summer reading started early with our expanded ebook collection, ePlatform One, open 24/7. You can choose from 1271 titles that can be downloaded to your digital device, including a wide range of bestselling and popular titles. Go to http://atwellcollege.wheelers.co. Students sign in using your student number located on your smartrider card. The password is Pass. You can borrow up to 2 books simultaneously, the loan period is 14 days, and the book will automatically return. You can also download the app to your digital device through the App Store or Google Play. The app is called Eplatform.

End of Year Approaching. As it gets closer to the end of the school year can you please return all of your library books for a clean start to 2017. Mrs Nicole McDonagh and Mrs Maree de Haas, Library Officers.

AIME STUDENTS
2016 AIME PROGRAM

In 2016 there were 4 students involved in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME ), Tasha Blanket, Anais Yasso and Dorian Hayden from year 10 and James Blanket from year 9. Later this term the year 7 and 8 students will be introduced to the program. All students found the program incredibly rewarding and we are proud of what they have achieved through this experience. Below is one of the student’s accounts of the program this year. Noel Woodley, Principal.

"The 2016 AIME program was really beneficial this year, as we learnt how many young Indigenous students barely make it past year 10, let alone to year 12. Every month all Indigenous students come together and meet up in Fremantle at Notre Dame University. The people who run AIME teach us about the different pathways to get to where we want to go, or achieve what we want to do. Some of the fun things we did were learning about ourselves and our culture. We had guest speakers that would come and speak to us about the past and present. Some of the guest speakers were famous football players and singers. At the end of the 2016 year we were given certificates for our achievements in the AIME program and I was awarded Atwell College 2017 Ambassador for the AIME program". Tasha Blanket, Year 10 student

..............................BYOD @ Atwell

Atwell College is encouraging "Bring your own device" (BYOD) to school to enhance classroom learning. Students can now use their personal laptop computers in the classroom and connect to the College wireless network to support their studies. BYOD is a worldwide trend that is providing a better environment and experience for people in the work place, but more importantly, within the school environment. Technology is an important part of education and Atwell College is supporting this by encouraging students to use a computer that is familiar to them. You can connect to the school network (EDUPOD) using your school login. To get your device connected or for any ongoing connectivity issues please speak to your teacher or contact the school by phone 9414 4300 or email atwell.college@det.wa.edu.au

Cassidy and Skye with nurses at Work Experience
GET REAL EXPERIENCE AND TRY (GReAT) - NURSING AND MIDWIFERY WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

The Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT) Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program has been developed to encourage high school students to experience nursing. The program has been developed for Year 10 high school students to experience the many aspects of nursing and midwifery in a clinical setting while observing the team in action. In 2016, Atwell College had 4 students who were accepted into the program. Kjersti Grov who completed her experience at Armadale Hospital and Cassidy Igglesdon, Sky McGiffin and Heidi Spain who completed their experience at Fremantle Hospital. Throughout their time at the hospitals the girls had the opportunity to observe nurses and midwives and rotate through several areas such as critical care, maternity, emergency, ICU, mental health and general wards. Some of the highlights for the girls were; the opportunity to attend theatre, getting to know the nurses and their experiences, the interaction with the patients on the wards and the emergency department which proved to be an interesting and highly entertaining component of the program. Kjersti, Casssidy, Skye and Heidi found the program incredibly enjoyable and rewarding and highly recommend the program for anyone interested in a career in nursing. Brooke Hughes, Year 9 & 10 Co ordinator

ATWELL COLLEGE OLNA RESULTS
WEBSITE
THE CHILDREN'S eSAFETY COMMISSIONER WEBSITE

The Children’s eSafety Commissioner has a website that provides useful information on cyberbulling. This includes:

  • keeping yourself safe on social media, apps and games
  • reporting threatening, harassing, intimidating and humiliating online behaviour
  • tips for parents
  • plus much much more!!

Here are some links that you may find useful:

Brooke Hughes, Year 9 & 10 Student Services Coordinator

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! ATWELL COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP RE-LOCATION FROM MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2016
CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR ATWELL UNIFORM SHOP
KIDSPORT ONLINE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 14TH NOVEMBER

Department of Sport and Recreation click on link to view: www.dsr.wa.gov.au

COCKBURN CITY COUNCIL

Coming up in Cockburn - events, financial assistance, programs, equipment etc. Click link to view: http://cockburn.wa.gov.au

School Calendar. Click link to view: http://www.atwellcollege.wa.edu.au/view/atwell-portal/calendar:

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