Indigenous STEM Awards Finalist

We’re delighted to share the news that Alana Dooley (Year 11) has been selected as a national finalist in the Indigenous STEM Awards for 2019.

Alana is one of six finalists in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Student STEM Achievement Award category. It has been a stellar 12-months for Alana with her selection to attend the Harry Messel International Science School (Sydney), the National Indigenous Summer School (Canberra) and in January, she will return to Canberra to participate in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF).

Winners of the Awards will be announced on 4 February 2020. To read more about the Awards, as well as Alana’s citation, click this link.

ECU Awards for Warwick Students

The Edith Cowan University Year 12 Achievement Award is a one-off award of $1,000 presented to only 20 Year 12 nominees from across Western Australia who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to ECU’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Enquiry and Personal Excellence. Congratulations to Jordon Murfitt (Leaver 2019) who has been selected as one of the worthy winners. Jordon is looking to commence university studies in Paramedicine in 2020 and is currently undertaking training with St John’s Ambulance

The Edith Cowan Year 11 Citizen Award is a one-off award of $100 presented, also only presented to just 20 WA students, who demonstrate leadership qualities and a commitment to ECU’s core values. Kelly Tat was recognised for her efforts on the Warwick SHS Student Council, and in supporting a number of environmental and social causes.

Bobbie Haworth, Future Students Coordinator at Edith Cowan University (ECU), visited the school recently to present Jordon and Kelly each with their award.

Top Award for Darcy Dhu

Congratulations to Darcy Dhu, who was recently awarded the Top Achieving Year 10 student in the Follow the Dream Outreach Program for 2019.

Follow the Dream is an aspirational program designed to support Aboriginal students to pursue university studies. An awesome effort Darcy!

Generosity and Kindness

Perth Homeless Support Group

Over the past few weeks Mr Pesce and the Year 7 cohort have been collecting donations for the Perth Homeless Support Group. Over 400 items have been donated, ranging from cans of baked beans and tuna to toothpaste and deodorant. These items will be given to the homeless people of Perth during the holiday period.

Many thanks to the Year 7 Student Representatives Taj, Sarah, Zada and Bethanee for helping coordinate the collection and to the students and teachers who donated items.

Smith Family Appeal

Miss Faletti recently delivered 95 books donated by WSHS staff and students to The Smith Family Book and Toy Appeal for 2019. These books will be distributed to children of families experiencing hardship this holiday period.

Many thanks to Year 8 students Bronte, Melissa, Georgia, Maggie, Falak, Het and Grace for giving up their PCG time over two weeks to spread awareness of the appeal. The kindness and generosity of the Warwick SHS community will benefit many in the coming weeks.

Julia Bound for Belgium!

In approximately one month’s time, Julia Pham (Leaver 2019) departs for Belgium on her 12-month Rotary Youth Exchange Program. The final briefing to outbound students has taken place and Julia is now preparing to exchange an Australian summer for a Belgium winter. An exciting adventure awaits!

Julia is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Karrinyup

Jasper Aims High

Congratulations to Jasper Scaife (Year 9) on being selected to represent Western Australia at the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships (AASC) in Perth in early December, 2019. His selection for this national championship event was gained after receiving a top placing at the WA All Schools Athletics Championships.

Well done to Jasper!

Indoor Netball Champions

Congratulations to Honey Harrington (Year 7) and Hunter-Jade Lawrence-Beatty (Year 8) who were selected to represent Western Australia in the National Indoor Netball Championships held in late November/early December in Toowoomba, Queensland. This competition saw all Australian states competing in four divisions.

Both students are members of the Specialist Netball Program here at Warwick SHS. Well done to both girls!

Warwick Students attend Bilang Bilang

Congratulations to Year 11 students Dallandra, Noelle, Maddi and Shadae, who gained selection to attend the Bilang Bilang Program at Edith Cowan University. This two-day residential program provided Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in Years 9, 10 and 11 a chance to learn more about university pathways.

Participating students engaged with robotics, cyber security, performing arts and exercise science and a bunch of other activities to get a taste of university life.