Year 11 Geography

The Year 11 General Geography class as part of their course, engaged in fieldwork along the coast from Trigg Beach to Bennion Beach and down to Sorrento Beach.  During the study of the coastline, students observed the process of erosion and the resulting landforms i.e. stacks and wave cut platforms.  There are some very interesting examples of coastal geomorphology in the Trigg area.

Students were also studying the impact that humans have had on the natural coastal environment and the resulting measures that have been taken to conserve the dunes and the natural flora and fauna. We were fortunate meet a volunteer coastal group that works in conjunction with the City of Stirling, to help eradicate the invading (grass and weeds), in an effort to preserve the natural flora.

This is the first year that the General Geography course has been studied at Warwick in Year 11 and 12. This is an excellent addition to the upper school subject list, as it builds on the extensive geographical knowledge that students have gained in lower school. Geography is studied by all students from Year 7 to 10 in HASS.

Sharon Reid

Harmony Week

The Warwick Senior High School community came together a few weeks ago to celebrate Harmony Week with a range of activities, challenges and initiatives led by the HASS department.

From a selfie challenge with the Welcome to Perth sign in Yagan Square to the daily enjoyment of music from around the world blasting out in the amphitheatre, staff and students joined in to celebrate the diversity of our community. The canteen did an amazing job in providing cuisine from different cultures and the House Captains and Student Council organised a Harmony Day Kahoot, a series of different sports every day and ensured the Science Department became familiar with the latest K-Pop offerings.

From quizzes to flag design, dressing in orange to enjoying chicken teriyaki and Thai noodle salad,  the whole school community ensured the week was an overwhelming success and planning has already begun to make sure 2020 is even better. A massive thanks to the HASS Department, Student Council, House Captains and all others who helped make Harmony Week 2019 a success.

Chris Chatterton