Term 1 2020 Newsletter Lynwood Senior High school

From the Principal

Lynwood's Got Talent!

Dance article

Dance Club with Miss Mac

Lower School Deputy


Change Your World Conference

Ten of our Year 7-9 EaLS students attended The Change Your World Conference at the City of Canning function centre. This was an event facilitated by Millennium Kids that promoted students to think about issues and challenges in their community and demonstrate how they can co-design solutions that can be implemented to make positive change.

Students first enjoyed presentations by Millennium Kids, such as Bella, who wrote her own picture book that is designed to help explain the United Nations Global Goals. Students also enjoyed a presentation of a project where Hoang and a team of students from his school created edible cutlery and pitched their ideas for funding to start a small business after finding the plastic cutlery used at the canteen ended up in landfill.

Our students then completed workshops as well as participated in planning sessions to pitch their ideas to Millennium kids for a $500 prize which was to go towards making positive change at their schools. Congratulations to Aimee Gubbles who got selected to pitch in this competition.

Throughout the day the student’s gained knowledge and their future vision statements were collated in the form of a Mural draw by the indigenous artist Seantelle Walsh. This is to be presented to the City of Canning to demonstrate what the youth would like to see their community look like in 2050.

Thank you to Kathy Anketell who came along as support and congratulations to all the students who attended and contributed.

Students Invited to Visit Parliament

Ten of our Year 10 EaLS Students have been selected to attend Student Parliament hosted by the United Nations of Association of Western Australia on the 8th of April at Parliament House. They will be competing in a debate where they will interact with students from other schools who are also interested in becoming Global Citizens. They will also be presenting Parliamentary Pitches in the legislative chamber about a UN related ‘mission’ relevant to their school community and enter it into the UNAAWA 2020 Global Goals Challenge.

Congratulations to Theo Steen, Simran Mundi, Brody Owen, Christian Tyler, Mitchell Darling, Brianna Snell and Kain Baker for being selected. Thank you to Mr Gordon Traynor for your continued support of this program.

E-Waste Incursion

Year 9 EaLS students will be participating in an Incursion on the 27th of March facilitated by the education support team at Total Green Recycling. This workshop is designed to educate students about e-waste, its impact on the environment and how we can be responsible users and disposers of our e-waste. I am looking forward to our Year 9 EaLS students becoming leaders in this space and sharing this knowledge with the rest of the school.

Kim Annear, EaLS Coordinator

Soccer Academy

Well after a cracking start to 2020 things have certainly slowed down for obvious reasons as Term 1 peters out. With the postponement of the Futsal titles, the Schools Cup up in the air and the Singapore trip cancelled, its not shaping up to be a great footballing year for anyone. But rest assured we will still be training hard and keeping everyone in tip top shape for when everything gets back underway.

Parents Committee

Any parents interested in joining the parents soccer committee please contact Mr Campbell. The committee got off to a great start last year and we are looking at bigger and bold things this year and in the future so any help would be appreciated.

Year 7 2019 Soccer Trials

The trial dates for 2020 Year 6 soccer players are:

  • Trial 2: 27 May
  • Trial 3: 13 August

Any interested student can try out for any of the trial dates. For further information and to be sent an application package, please contact the school on 9345 0600. Please register at least one week before your preferred trial date. It would be appreciated if current Soccer Academy parents could communicate this in the community.

House System

In 2019 we set up a House system with the Year 7 group. It’s a fledgling system that we hope to build up over the next couple of years. The winning House in 2019 was GIBBONS.

Health and Physical Education

Fremantle Dockers Visit Lynwood SHS

On Monday 9th March we were fortunate to receive a visit from the Fremantle Dockers who worked with our Year 8 students during their regular Health lessons. First choice players Bailey Banfield, Sean Darcy, Nathan Wilson and Ethan Hughes addressed all Year 8 students in the Gym. They talked about their pathways into the AFL and to the Dockers, life as an AFL player outlining their normal days and training schedules, nutrition and games. They then went on to discuss issues the Year 8 students are studying in their Health classes including social media, bullying, mental health, body image and resilience. It was an engaging presentation with a positive message for all the students. This was followed by a question and answer session with a few give aways. Post the presentation the Dockers players interacted with the students signing autographs and having photos taken, to end a great visit.

Swimming Carnival

On Friday 28th February Lynwood SHS conducted its annual school swimming carnival. With some unseasonal and unsettled weather, the school was vigilant to ensure no risks were taken hence contingency plans were in place in case of any lightening or dangerous weather eventuated. Fortunately, no adverse weather was experienced and the carnival progressed resulting in an outstanding day for all the students participating.

It was particularly pleasing to see a large group of Year 7 students embrace their first carnival at high school along with big numbers of other students, especially in Year 8, 9 and upper school. All students competed in a mix of traditional swimming events and some novelty team events. Congratulations to all students on their behavior, enthusiasm and energetical participation which resulted in such a fantastic carnival. Once again, we would like to make mention of the student helpers who ensure the smooth running of the carnival.

2020 Champions and Runners Up
  • YEAR 7 Champion - James Vogels
  • Runner Up - Sora Shibata
  • Champion - Mackenzie Bell
  • Runner Up - Indiana Burton Team
  • YEAR 8 Champion - Jhett Tranter
  • Runner Up - Zeik Edwards
  • Champion - Zahara Burton
  • Runners Up - Amelia Hilton, Joyce Lim
  • YEAR 9 Champion - Daniel Cos
  • Runner Up - Victor Gan
  • YEAR 10 Champion - Christian Tyler
  • Runner Up - Theo Steed
  • Champions - Farah Al Jaree, Ellin Kang
  • YEAR 11 & 12 Champion - Tobias Tyler
  • Runner Up - Cody Joyner
  • Champion - Lily-Rose Calautti
  • Runner Up - Rachel Lim

Ian Bycroft, HoLA Health and Physical Education