YR 12 Graduation: Academic Excellence Coming Soon Edition 11 November 2014

Edition 11 November 2014
69 Frederick Street PO Box 1316 WA 6725
Phone: (+61) 08 9192 2502
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.broomeshs.wa.edu.au
Coming Soon
YR 12 Graduation: Academic Excellence
Term 4
Week 6
Mon 17— Fri 21 November
Yr 11 Exams
YR 12 WKA Reward Trip
Friday 21 November
The Choreography Night
BSHS Arts Centre, 6pm
49 Yr 12 students graduated from BSHS this year. As the half-cohort, technically this is the biggest number
of graduates ever—an amazing achievement by the students and the school. Suzanne Temple, Principal of
Cable Beach Primary School, addressed the students at the morning assembly. A number of the students
were in Yr 1 at Cable Beach when Suzanne started there. The evening ceremony, with over 300 family and
friends, was at the Civic Centre. A fabulous evening with student performances and guest speakers Melissa
Price, Tony Lee and Andy Smyth speaking of their educational experience and offering words of wisdom.
Thank you to all who attended and we wish the class of 2014 all the best for the future.
John Clark—Yr 12 Year Leader
Week 7
Monday 24—Friday 28 Nov
Yr 10 ARC and Transition
Proud parents, Mrs Ogalyn Tigulu with
her graduating daughter Tanisha Tigulu.
Mrs Karen Morgan and her graduating
daughter Jade Morgan at morning tea at
Wednesday 26 November
Yr 11 Last Day of School
Thursday 27 November
Clontarf Awards Night
Cable Beach Primary
Principal Suzanne
Temple addresses Year
12 graduating students
at BSHS’s final
Graduation Assembly
BSHS Principal Saeed Amin congratulating Award Winning Year
12 graduating students: Left to right: Joe Handscombe, Saeed
Amin, James Mead (rear) Lucas Ahchee, Lillian Tait
Week 8
Tuesday 2 December
Cluster Board Meeting, 6pm
Final steps for graduating students. A
standing ovation for graduating Year 12
students is led by Principal Saeed Amin,
invited guests, parents, staff, and
students of BSHS.
Wednesday 3 December
P & C Meeting, 6pm
Wed 3—Friday 5 December
Yr 8—10 WKA Reward Trip
Dux Wholly School Assessed (VET)
Caterina Bongiorno and Saeed Amin
Dux ATAR (Tertiary)
Joe Handscombe and Saeed Amin
Sunday 7 December
Yr 9 Coral Bay Camp Begins
Broome Senior High School
Broome Senior High School – A Culture of Success
Graduating CLASS OF 2014
WA Secondary School of the Year 2012
Independent Public School – Broome
Principal’s Say
Year 12s
Year 12s – what an amazing group achieving incredible success this year. It is a remarkable
effort to finish 12 years of schooling so well done to all our 12s. Thanks to all involved in the
organisation of the graduation ceremonies, and a special thanks of course to all the teachers
this year and over the past five years. The 12s have been an outstanding group of students
who have represented the school and their preceding Cluster primary schools with pride and
distinction. Congratulations to all the graduates, You deserve everything that comes your
way and remember – “be the best you can be”.
School Board 2014
Recently at the final School Board meeting of the year the Board reflected on our student
targets and endorsed the school to be a very high performing school. My sincere thanks to
the Board members for their commitment and time to the Board this year. Board tenures
have been extended to the end of semester one next year in light of the Department of
Education School Review in May 2015.
This newsletter highlights the tremendous success the school has achieved recently in a
range of areas. Along with the Board’s endorsement we continue to be a remarkable school
demonstrating that your children are receiving an outstanding education right here in
Saeed Amin
It always seems impossible, until it’s done.
Nelson Mandela
Staff Profile
Introducing: Brett Winfield
Role in the School
Deputy Principal
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor of Education (Industrial Arts)
About Me (inc how long at BSHS)
Have taught at South Fremantle SHS, Morawa Ag DHS, Carnarvon SHS & have been the
Deputy Principal at Broome SHS since 1998. Interests include sailing, surfing anywhere but
especially Gnaraloo & Indonesia, Volunteer Marine Rescue and catching up with friends.
Best thing about BSHS:
The quality of the teachers is amazing. Both our sons graduated from BSHS with fantastic
ATAR scores & could not have got a better education anywhere else in the state.
Most enjoyable part of the job
Seeing students succeed, especially those who have to overcome adversity.
Eagles or Dockers
Dockers & San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
Favourite Book/Movie
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Advice to Students:
Always respect yourself & others
Broome Senior High School – A Culture of Success
WA Secondary School of the Year 2012
Independent Public School – Broome
BSHS YOHFest Winners: Arts Excellence
The school’s outstanding dance program has again won the WA State YOHFest Dance competition beating all WA country, metropolitan and
private schools (second time in 4 years). Congratulations to dance teacher Jen Lanigan and her amazing dancers. The students were
outstanding and winning the contest was a massive achievement. There is a special dance showcase evening The Choreography Night being
held in the BSHS Arts Centre, 6pm, Friday 21 November, tickets $5 from the school.
WA State Athletics Championship Perth—Sporting Excellence
Broome Senior High School Special Athletics Academy which started this year with the support of Athletics WA recently sent six students to the
WA All Schools Athletics Championships. Accompanied by teacher Michael Lorraine, coach Edwina Kelsch and parents as supporters, all flew to
Perth for the three day meet.
The six students (Year 8 - Jettson Brown & Jaymee Park, Year 9 - Joshua Marshall, Year 10 - Damon Enosa & Vaughn Ogden, Year 11 - Sandy
Cole-Manolis) were entered into range of track and field events and for most it was their first ever athletics carnival not held on a grassy school
oval, instead on a world class athletics track at the WA Athletics Stadium. The students conducted themselves impeccably over the three days
of competition, both on and off the track and gained the attention of many Perth based coaches who commented on their high level of natural
athletic ability.
All the students set personal bests (PBs) with 14 PBs in total. In addition Damon achieved a silver medal in the u/16 boys Triple Jump, fourth in
the u/16 boys 100m final, as well running sixth in the u/16 200m final (by less than a second) against the very best competitors in the state.
Outstanding effort by Damon and by all the students.
The school thanks Edwina Kelsch and David Marion for their coaching during the year, Athletics WA and Athletics Australia for their continued
sponsorship of the Academy. Students interested in joining the Academy for 2015 please contact the school.
Michael Lorraine—Health, Physical Education and Outdoor Education Teacher
L-R: Jaymee Park, Joshua Marshall, Jettson Brown, Michael Lorraine, Vaughn Ogden, Damon Enosa,
Sandy Cole-Manolis & Edwina Kelsch
Broome Senior High School – A Culture of Success
WA Secondary School of the Year 2012
Damon Enosa competing in Triple Jump
Independent Public School – Broome
PEAC Science Week—Science Excellence
At the end of last term we welcomed a team
of bright Year 7’s from three of the cluster
primary schools – Cable Beach, Roebuck and
Broome - to engage in a science week
challenge with some of our year 8 students.
The challenge, in line with this year’s topic of
Feeding Our Future, saw students use only
food based materials to create a landing pad
for the next Mission to Mars. By analysing the
properties of food stuffs in their original
condition, students then pondered how
changing their physical properties might alter
their ability to be useful such as boiling pasta
or making glue from milk.
Of the six groups, only one lost its pilot on
landing. The future for space travel looks
promising if these bright young individuals are
responsible for the engineering behind the
next landing!
Special Olympics Australia National Games
From 20-25 October 2014,
Special Olympics Australia, the
leading provider of regular
s ports par ti ci pa ti on an d
competition for people with an
intellectual disability hosted the
tenth Special Olympics Australia
National Games in Melbourne,
The event featured almost
1,000 athletes of all abilities
competing in 16 sports in
Australia's sporting capital.
Congratulations to BSHS
Student Sami Savu, who
competed in 200m, 100m and
50m Freestyle and 50m
Backstroke. Sammy won the bronze medal in 50m Backstroke and
achieved personal bests in the other events. Well done Sami.
Tamara Olds—Science Teacher
Academic Extension Program—Big History Project
2015 Personal Items & Calculator Forms
Broome SHS is establishing an Academic Extension Program for gifted
and talented students in both Year 7 and Year 8 2015. The Extension
Program includes an optional overseas trip to Japan in the October
school holidays.
Students must sit the Broome SHS on-line test to gain a place.
Second Round of Testing
Saturday 22 November
Location: All Candidates to meet at the BSHS library prior to
the testing.
Please note students who sat the test in round one are NOT eligible to
re-sit the test.
For more information or to RSVP please contact:
Hayden Brown: BSHS Extension Program Coordinator, 9192 2502
Cath Winfield: BSHS Deputy or Carolyn Davies: Student Services
Year 7/8 on 9192 2502
Erica Rowley: PEAC Coordinator, 9192 3377
Order forms were distributed to students on Friday 31 October
2014. These ordering facilities have been set up for the convenience of
families however there is no obligation to purchase from these
suppliers. If students are unsure of which calculator they require, they
will need to check with their maths teacher.
Additional forms can be obtained from the school administration office
if required.
Yr 11 Integrated Science—Finding Nemo
Year 11 Integrated Science students are currently learning how to
operate a commercial fish hatchery. Designing biofilters and setting up
appropriate breeding pairs, the class has been armed with the task of
successfully breeding the next generation of clownfish. Each day
consists of cleaning tanks, checking water quality, diagnosing illnesses
and feeding the fish their very own, and very smelly, seafood
smorgasbord. The project has been an exciting way to learn about
Biology and Chemistry of water while understanding how to care for
living creatures. Not to mention how to fillet, scale and fin fish, dequill
squid and shuck mussels!
A visit to the Kimberley Training Institutes Aquaculture facility gave the
students a good insight into how to set the operation up, and has also
been our ongoing source of fresh saltwater, and of course, of our
clownfish! Tamara Olds—Science Teacher
Fundraiser - Special Olympic Team
Lovo: A Traditional Fijian Feast
Fundraiser for Special Olympics team
& Broome Senior High School Bush Rangers
Date: 15th November 2014
Time: From 5 - 8 pm
Venue: Broome Senior High School
The Broome Bush Rangers and the Savu family have come together to
make a night no one will ever forget. It’s a night of support for our
fellow student Samisoni Savu who represented us in Special Olympics.
Tickets: $25 for adults
& kids under 16 free
(live music, dinner, dessert,
coffee, tea, and cake)
Pre-ordered take away
available on the night
A committee to encourage people
with disabilities to take part in
sport has been set up in Broome.
Sami was the first ever
representative from Broome in the
Special Olympics National Games
in Melbourne in October 2014
P & C BSHS Canteen Manager 2015
25—27.5 hours per week. School holidays + 4 weeks additional annual
leave. Job share available.
Please contact Tui Savu, P & C President on 0417 451 770 or Laurel
Sutcliffe on 9192 2502.
Broome Cluster of Independent Schools
Five Schools - One Community
Broome Senior High School – A Culture of Success
WA Secondary School of the Year 2012
Independent Public School – Broome