Picture Perfect!

Travel writing has been described as the best job in the world — and The West Australian will give two lucky teenagers the opportunity to take on the coveted role. Read more about the competition Click here

Year 9 student Emma Charteris has been chosen as one of only 10 finalists in The West Australian’s Young Travel Writer competition! Emma captured the towering trees of the Karri forest in her depiction of the beautiful South West. She’s already received a Canon SX60 HS camera for her achievement, and is now in the running to take part in an expedition to Dirk Hartog Island.

Well done Emma!

All Stars!

Following on from our outstanding performance in the recent A Division Carnival, the following have been selected in the ACC All Stars Swim Team:

Crystal Edwards

Eliza Hodder

Lauren Gastevich

Tenzin Pepper

Tom Anderson

Zachary Anderson

The Swimming All Stars Team is an “All ACC” honorary team consisting of the best two performers in each event across all divisions of carnival. In relay events the best four indvidual 50m performers are selected. All students selected in the All Stars team are presented with a badge and certificate of acknowledgment from the ACC. Age champions and record breakers are also acknowledged with a certificate from the ACC. Outstanding students that achieve the feat of All Star selection in the same sport for four years will be eligible to receive ACC Letters.

Matt Richmond

HOLA Health & Physical Education & Teacher of Psychology


A Busy Summer of CAS

I would like to thank Anna Pargeter, our CAS sport organiser, for her efforts and hard work in regard to Inter-School Sport. We have more teams and more sports represented than ever before.  I would also like to commend the swimming team and the staff who coached them. We came third in A Division – and when results across all divisions (A through to I) were combined – we came 3rd out of 80 schools and were only 7 points off second place! Well done to all students, parents and teachers for their support.

Next term the winter CAS season starts. While we are not entering a Year 7 AFL team (we have never managed to sustain a Year 7 team in the past) we are entering a Junior and a Senior Team as always and Year 7 boys can still attend School trials for the Junior Boys AFL team (Years 7,8,9).  A Year 7 Boys Football team has been entered into the North Metro Cup (Dockers Shield), which takes place on Tuesday 12th June in Week 7 of Term 2.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a blessed Easter and a safe holiday in a few weeks’ time. Our annual Thanksgiving Service, to which our entire community is invited, takes place in the last week of Term. Please previous correspondence regarding booking a place for your family.

Bruce Titlestad

Head of Duncraig Secondary

Important dates

8 APRIL UWA Health Campus Open Day 10am – 2 pm

The UWA Health Campus will open to the community for the first time in 2018.

Future students and their families can explore our laboratories, e-learning suites and WA’s most comprehensive pathology museum. This is also your chance to learn about the many health-related courses available at UWA, in areas such as medicine, biomedical engineering, genetics, sports science, pharmacology and dentistry.

For more details go HERE.


11 APRIL Murdoch Teaching and Education Information Evening 7.30 – 9.00pm

This information session is ideal for students from Years 10 – 12 and for mature age students. It will focus on primary, secondary and health and physical education teaching.

Register HERE.


Looking to go to WAAPA? Or ECU Mount Lawley?
17 APRIL 11am- 12 noon ECU Campus Tour Mt Lawley

Mt Lawley Campus is the one with WAAPA as well as a host of other courses. Register for the Campus Tour HERE.


17 – 19 APRIL UWA Student Advisory Sessions

These school holiday sessions are designed to help answer questions you have about future study, including:

  • UWA courses
  • Entry requirements
  • Subject selection advice
  • The ATAR process
  • The UWA student experience

For more information and to make a booking go HERE.


26 APRIL Curtin Getting into Medicine Information Session

Hear from the Dean of Curtin Medical School, Professor William Hart about entry and application requirements, as well as a future in medicine.

If you can’t attend in-person, you can join our webinar.

It is on in the Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre.

Arrive early.

Last year this event was the most popular show in town. You can register HERE


30 APRIL Fogarty Foundation Scholarships Close

The Fogarty Foundation Scholarships are for the brightest students.

There are 10 UWA scholarships per year and they are granted to students who have significant academic ability, together with a strong sense of community involvement and leadership responsibility in year 11 and 12.

You can find out more HERE.


3 MAY  6pm ECU Psych, Counselling, Criminology Info Evening Joondalup

If you have a passion for communication and for understanding the human condition, our School of Arts and Humanities offers courses with exciting employment or self-employment opportunities. To register go HERE.

Short Courses for Credit Program

ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities invites you to join our Short Courses for Credit Program. These FREE courses are designed to introduce high school students to university life, offer an engaging, hands-on experience in a discipline of their choice and give them a head start at university. Our short courses are aimed at motivated year 11 and 12 students who have an existing interest and passion for the Arts and/or Media. These week-long specialist courses cover areas of study offered at ECU, promoting aspirations for tertiary education. Students gain a deeper understanding of the way university works, helping them to overcome any anxiety they might have about higher education.

Students develop self-confidence and public speaking skills, team work and group collaboration techniques and produce high quality written and digital works. They expand on skills that support their school work and come to discover that university is an option they might not have considered before. Importantly, students who pass the requirements of these courses will receive Advanced Standing (credit transfer) for a first/second year unit, once gaining successful admission to an applicable ECU undergraduate course. This means students will save time and money before even commencing their university studies.

The School of Arts and Humanities offers the following Short Courses for Credit:

Mount Lawley Campus

  • Broadcasting
  • Comics
  • Events Management (PR)
  • Fashion
  • Film and Video (Scriptwriting)
  • Journalism
  • Photomedia
  • Visual Arts (Drawing)


Registrations for our Term 2, 2018 Short Courses for Credit Program are now open.

Please register online using the in-page form: http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/community-activity/services-and-initiatives/short-courses-for-credit-program


Registration can be done via this link http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/community-activity/services-and-initiatives/short-courses-for-credit-program

FIRST Robotics South Pacific Championships

More than 40 teams fronted up for the FIRST Robotics South Pacific Championships in Sydney recently, with Year 12 student Cale Davies at the heart of the action. Cale was part of Curtin University’s team that took out the title and are now headed for the World Championships in Houston, Texas.

Bethany Home 2018 Fundraiser

On Friday, 23 March the Bethany Home 2018 Tour Team participated in a sausage sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings, Joondalup. The money raised will support the work at Bethany Home for disabled children in Malaysia. The lovely Bethany Home teachers & staff, who are visiting Australia for professional development, came to sample the Aussie hot dogs.

Nicola Kirby

Science & Human Biology Teacher

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – Second Corinthians 9:7


UMAT & Undergraduate Pathways into Medicine Information Sessio

An invaluable event recommended to students considering a career in Medicine or Dentistry, and especially for those who already know that they will be sitting the UMAT.

Don’t miss out! Admission is FREE

Click HERE to register and secure your spot


Friday, 20 April 2018   /   6:00pm – 7:30pm


Canning Vale College    |   26 Dumbarton Rd   |    Canning Vale WA 6155


The National Institute of Education

Sarah Cooke

Careers Advisor/Teacher


Going Live

LIVE IN 3… 2… 1…
Our Year 10-12 Media students from Carramar and Duncraig took a trip to the newsroom recently, getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Channel 9 studios. As well as seeing how the magic happens behind the camera, students took turns reading the news in front of it too!

Take a look at their awesome experience.