WAAPA Explore Summer School

WAAPA’s Summer School offers fun-filled courses providing intense, creative training for anyone in upper primary school and older. The courses build confidence, teamwork and self-esteem while developing the skills necessary to be a successful performer on the stage and screen. Workshops run from Monday, 17 December 2018 until Thursday, 24 January 2019. All workshops are run by professionally trained WAAPA staff.

Please see flyer for full details of courses and costs.


Helping Hand

Secondary students have been visiting their local libraries as part of ECU Enactus, a program providing assistance to local residents with computer problems. It’s a great opportunity for the students to meet members of our community and share their tech knowledge! We hear community members have been impressed with the kindness and helpfulness displayed by our students.



The Abydos app, developed by St Stephen’s School and Edith Cowan University, has been named a finalist in the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunication Awards (WAITTA) INCITE Awards for the Most Transformative Impact on Education.
The gamification app uses the theme of ancient Egypt to teach primary students about fractions, and research has shown a group of Year 6 students who used the app scored 10.5 per cent higher than those who didn’t after just two sessions a week for four weeks using the app.

Abydos has been integrated into classroom teaching for Year 6s at St Stephen’s.

The finalists were announced on Friday, with the winners to be named in June.

Congrats to all involved – such a coup for our innovative School! Best of luck for the June announcement.

ECU Upcoming Events


Year 11 and 12 Parent Information Evening and Pizza Night
Are you currently in Year 11 or 12 and looking at applying for University? If so then grab your parents and join us for our Year 11 & 12 Parent Information Evening and Pizza Night!

Whether you’re an ATAR or Non-ATAR student, ECU offers pathway options for the courses you wish to study. We’ll explain what these pathway options to ECU are and outline the variety of courses we offer – all the whilst you enjoy the free pizza and refreshments on us!

Where: ECU Joondalup Campus
 Tuesday, 1 May at 6.00pm

Year 10 Parent Information Evening and Pizza Night

Are you currently in Year 10 and trying to choose subjects for next year? Well grab your parents and come along to our Year 10 Pizza Night!


If you don’t know what subjects to pick next year or you just want to find out about uni and the courses we offer, this is a great opportunity to have a chat with our friendly Student Recruitment Team over pizza!


Mount Lawley Campus
Thursday, 24 May at 6:00pm

Joondalup Campus
 Tuesday, 5 June at 6:00pm


You can register your attendance at this event by visiting our Future Student Events page. A registration confirmation will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

Sarah Cooke

Careers Advisor

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

Courage to Care

St Stephen’s students showed their Courage to Care by attending an exhibition at ECU.  Students were instructed how a closed mind and a closed society led to the Holocaust and the murder of six million Jews and 5 million ‘undesirables’.  Students completed practical and engaging activities which challenged their concept of being an upstander instead of a bystander. The concept of being an upstanding citizen is an idea which Australian’s have often expressed as many believe everyone should get a ‘fair go’. Student realised that by becoming a bystander, horrible and irreversible damage can be caused within a society. As Edmund Burke stated ‘the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’.

Leeanne Shanks

Humanities and Social Sciences

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

ECU Upcoming Events

ECU is excited to invite you to some of our upcoming events!!

Teacher Education Information Evening
ECU’s Teacher Education Information Evening gives you the opportunity to learn more about our well-established yet practical courses, delivered in state-of-the-art facilities by passionate lecturers and we outline the various entry pathways we offer.

Where: ECU Joondalup Campus
 Wednesday 13 September at 6.00pm

Please register here.

Business and Law Information Evening
At our Business and Law information evening you will find out all about these courses and more, plus receive information about admission requirements, entry pathways and other details on ECU’s student support services – all presented by our expert academic staff who are more than happy to answer your queries and help you to take the next step in your professional career.

Where: ECU Joondalup Campus
 Thursday, 14 September at 6.00pm

Please register here.

WAAPA Arts Management and Live Production Information Evening
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University is one of the world’s leading performing arts academies. WAAPA is recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates. WAAPA offers the only full-time, undergraduate Arts Management course in Australasia and our production and design programs prepare students for a range of technical live production disciplines, including:
  • Sound
  • Lighting
  • Stage Management
  • Costume
  • Design
  • Props and Scenery

To find out more about these exciting courses, come along to our WAAPA Arts Management and Live Production Information Evening.

Where: ECU Mount Lawley Campus
When: Thursday, 14 September at 6.00pm

Please register here.

Security and Computing Information Evening
Please join us at this session to learn about opportunities to study abroad and work with international partners such as Emirates, ECU’s partner institution in Dubai, all while completing your course.

With world class technology and teaching, plus study supported by close links with industry as well as Work Integrated Learning, you’ll graduate with infinite career possibilities within Australia, as well as internationally.

Where: ECU Joondalup Campus
Wednesday, 20 September at 6.00pm

Please register here.

For a full list of our upcoming events please visit Future Student Events.


Stephen Kernutt

Careers Advisor