Water on Tap

After hearing from their peers that a chilled water fountain would be an ideal addition to the Library, the Year 12 School Captains decided to collaborate with the School Finance Department and Property Services to put a plan into action. A group of 25 Year 12s took it upon themselves to conduct some Saturday morning garden work at School, with a new water fountain then being installed as a gesture of thanks!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9

 

Information for Year 12s

Academic Group is pleased to offer both ATAR revision and ATAR enrichment programs in the April school holidays to help support your student’s academic goals.

Programs Available in the April School Holidays:

  • Year 11 & 12 ATAR Revision Program – Ideal for students looking for structured revision and Semester 1 exam preparation
  • Year 12 ATAR Enrichment Program – Ideal for students looking for academic extension with advanced content insight and practise.

Academic Task Force ATAR Revision Program

ATAR revision courses will help your students consolidate their subject knowledge and help them boost their marks by applying what they have learnt at school in their Semester One exams. Taught by excellent teachers, your students will receive structured revision and targeted exam preparation. Study Skills and Essay Writing courses also available.

Course duration – 6 hours over 2 days
Venues: Churchlands Senior High School, Rossmoyne Senior High School and Perth Modern School.

Find out more information here

*NEW in 2018

Academic Associate April ATAR Enrichment Program for Year 12 Students

ATAR Enrichment Courses are available to Year 12 students looking to maximise their ATAR exam marks. Your students’ will receive Academic extension with advanced content insight and practise in higher level exam questions. Taught by top ATAR subject specialists with proven results in boosting students’ marks. Students receive personal help in a small, interactive class.

Course duration – 10 hours over 5 days
Venues: University of Western Australia (UWA)

Find out more information here

Sarah Cooke

Careers Advisor

 

Inspiring Reading Environment

Duncraig Secondary library has a new reading room.  We are pleased to have created an extra space in our library to accommodate students who want to read in a quiet area, in comfortable seating. The students love it!

“Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.” – Timothy 2:7

Technology Troubleshooting Online

Please visit the Collinson library online to find information on troubleshooting technology issues, email connection, downloading educational apps, accessing the portal and SEQTA.

This is a helpful reminder of the information was covered in the year 7 Technology Orientation at the beginning of the year.

Log into the library (password is ‘serve’), navigate to ‘Libguides’ / Technology and Enterprise / Year 7 / Year 7 Orientation

Access the tabs at the top of the page for information. The troubleshooting information is under the ‘Email and Printing’ tab.

The quick link for your convenience is:  http://library.ststephens.wa.edu.au/digitalhelp

Duncraig Collinson Secondary Library

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The Collinson Secondary Library are looking for parent/grandparent/aunty & uncle  volunteers who would like to assist staff in the library.

This would involve general shelving, shelf checking and straightening, replacing stickers etc…(don’t worry, no book covering)

If you think you would like to volunteer for perhaps 1 hour a week, fortnight or just every now and then please call either Jenni Seddon or Sue Durrant in the Secondary Library on 9243 2448.

Thank you

Secondary Library Staff

Library Lifeline

With the increased reliance on devices, it is more important than ever for us to offer charging amenities for our students. Devices like laptops, iPads and phones have become important educational tools that facilitate a productive learning environment. As the popularity of such devices continues to grow, keeping a device charged can be an issue. A dead battery limits student productivity.

The Secondary Library has installed a Charging Station with a multitude of different chargers.  Charging stations are fixed units that feature separate locking compartments where a student can leave their device to charge safely.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” – Thessalonians 5:11

 

Tables as Whiteboards

Students love our whiteboard tables, and use them in all kinds of ways.  They are perfect for problem solving.  Before beginning writing tasks, students can quickly draw a mind map of ideas, then get to work.

Working on the table means it is easy to share thinking and ideas which spurs conversations. Using the whiteboard tables encourages students to be creative. Students who are reluctant to begin pen and paper tasks don’t seem to have that hesitation with the dry erase pens.

Pictured below are some Year 11 Marine and Maritime students using the table.

Tucker’s first day at school

Mrs Mills Year 8’s were joined by Tucker today in their reading lesson. It was his first day at school but he is no stranger to fame Tucker has appeared in an RAC television commercial, We’ll do the right thing, where he is covered in yellow paint!

Dogs can be clever creatures: many respond to a variety of commands, and some perform fun tricks, but even the cleverest canines can’t read. Instead they are a loving listeners.

I think we will be seeing a lot more of Tucker over the coming term.

“In His hand is the life of every creature…” – Job 12:10