Ne letter 2010 Term 3
P rinciPal’s say
20th September: Staff vs. I invite all parents to
Students Soccer our end of term assembly
which will be in the school gym
20th-24th September: Year starting at 8.05am on Thursday
11/12 Workplace Learning 23rd September. Please come
along and support those who
24th September: End of Term 3 are performing and those who
7th-15th October: Mock TEE
Our assemblies are an opportunity to celebrate our
11th October: Staff School students’ successes and achievements during the
Development Day term. There is a lot of competition for the certificates
as most of our students are taking responsibility
12th October: Beginning of for their education and engaging in their learning
Term 4 program.
This year’s Year 12 students will basically complete
their learning at the end of this term with the WACE
examinations students (TEE) doing mock exams over
the holidays and the first week of next term. They
will then return to school to put the finishing touches
to their education.
“Our assemblies are an They should be very
focussed and working
opportunity to celebrate
with each other to
help achieve as high
a result as possible.
our students’ successes This is a fairly strong
group who should do
and achievements during
our school proud.
the term.” students will return
next term to make
sure they have
completed all their requirements for graduation.
We wish our WACE examination students all the best
Broome Senior High School with their mock exams.
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A hot few days were spent in Fitzroy valley by our
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athletics team. Congratulations to all students who
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Continued from page 1 Concern Over Rise in
attended and represented
our school with pride. Special
mentions go to Cheyne Cream
Teenage Hearing Loss
in Year 8 and Dylan Fitzpatrick A recent US report indicated that headphones for portable music
in year 12 who both broke over the past 15 years there has devices & many suspect they are
records. Also well done to been the prime cause of hearing loss in
Dylan for showing amazing • a 30 % increase in the number teenagers.
leadership and fostering of US teenagers with slight Damaged hearing does not repair
younger students to do their hearing loss itself. It is permanent damage.
best. • a 77% increase in the number • When you use your ipod etc,
with mild or worse hearing loss don’t play it loud.
• The US survey also found one • When using your ipod, if others
in five teenagers now has slight can hear it, it is too loud &
hearing loss and one in every damaging your hearing.
20 has a more severe loss. • If you can hear your friends
This would affect teenagers ipod, be a true friend & tell
learning, employment, social them to turn it down
skills & self image. The report • Damage to hearing is can be
eliminated ear infection or done quickly. Don’t risk it
loud environmental noise as • You should not have ipods on
the cause of the damage. in class - focus your hearing
A recent Australian study found on your class activity, not your
a 70 % increased risk of hearing music.
loss associated with the use of
Girls Footy Team
On Friday the 3rd September Mary’s and the dominant Port dominant force up forward. It
the Smarter Than Smoking Girls Hedland side. The skills were all came down to the second half
Football carnival took place at St remarkably high for a fairly and unfortunately Port Hedland
Mary’s oval. The Broome SHS team new sport to the girls. The day had the experience to run out on
were confident that they could started with Port Hedland being a top. Final score 51 points to 44
put up a strong team against St convincing winner over St Mary’s. points.
The second game gave us the Although Broome SHS once again
opportunity to display our skills. went down to Port Hedland in
Plugger (Alana) Pindan snapping the final, the girls were amazing
FIVE goals in the first half against all day displaying sportsmanship
St Mary’s saw us way too strong and a real determination to
for St Mary’s final score 63 points succeed. Congratulations to
to 8 points. all the girls especially Captain
The third and final game would Seewna who led by example all
also be the Grand final with the day well supported by MVP Marcia
two winning teams playing off Augustine-Green, Tarnee Taylor
to take out the carnival. It was and Alana Pindan who ended the
a nail biting affair for Coach day with eight goals.
Lafferty with the lead changing It was a great day for all and I was
hands with each goal scored. proud of the whole team and I am
At half time Broome SHS was up sure we will come back bigger and
by 2 points with multiple goal stronger next year. Many thanks
scorers contributing to the team to Michael Farmer the Junior
effort. Captain Seewana Edgar Football Development officer for
was bringing the ball down from the Kimberley, who organised and
the centre, Pippa Thorsby added umpired the day.
to the score but Alana was the Bridgid Lafferty
Visitors to the school at lunch using a 25 minute timeline under
time on Wednesday 1st September gruelling, or should I say, grilling
were startled to see 30 people in conditions! Behind the scenes the
a furious flurry of cooking outside senior Life Skills class applied
the gym in what appeared to be a their practical numeracy skills
barbecue “kitchen arena!” Closer by weighing, measuring, dividing
inspection revealed that they and labelling all the ingredients
were all racing against the clock for each team, making sure
to produce the most sensational everything was in place for the
burger they could with a given start of the race.
array of ingredients. It was Master
Chef in real life - BSHS style! A hungry team of judges awaited of Emerald McCormack, Talara-
And why all this cooking mania? the finished products which Jade Dixon and Dayna Dicks
We were celebrating National were assessed for visual appeal, whose delicious Crabby Patty also
Literacy and Numeracy Week! inclusion of a healthy balance of pulled a prize.
ingredients, aroma, texture and
The Best Burger Cook-Off was a taste. School staff, including Mr Teams were encouraged to
project designed to give students Downsborough; two students; follow-up their cooking successes
the opportunity to use numeracy and three visitors from TAFE’s with the creation of either a
and literacy skills in a fun, friendly Hospitality faculty officiated in poster or a digital presentation
and competitive way. Students this serious process. There was that explained how to make their
who nominated to form teams some degree of consternation burger and would appeal to a
and compete began their work over Ms McDermott’s haggis teenage audience. The outright
three weeks before the cook-off. burger that had been stealthily winning team was Maxi Burgers,
First, they had to select their prepared earlier and snuck into who for their efforts also carry
ingredients, work out the price the arena – but we had our spies home the Grand Prize! Well done
of everything they wanted to the out! Mr Platten and Mr Smyth to Maxi Burgers for snaring three
gram, ensure that their shopping tried their best with a Racing big prizes through their diligence
list fitted within the $10 budget, Guantanamo soccer-inspired and self-motivation.
create a recipe and then use creation that featured slices of
their team work skills to divide orange, and Ms Cilia’s Awesome I would like to take this
the labour efficiently during the Aussie Burger drew lots of opportunity to thank all the
cook-off. Finally, they admiration from the panel but students who involved themselves
needed to the stand-out burger of the day in this event. I couldn’t believe
make it all was the Meaticus Beeficus burger the number of different ways you
happen designed by Sam Bibby, Mathew can make a burger! The judges
Aristei and Declan Mulheron who loved all of them! You conducted
formed The Steakhouse team. yourselves professionally at the
The highly commended burger same time as entering into the
was the Ninja Burger made by spirit of fun!
the Maxi Burgers team: Billie
McInerney, Max Duthie and Sam Ms Maley
Williams. Neck-to-neck with
them was Spongerick comprised
On the 1st September, an informal their personal insights on their
visit by Ms Christine Simpson- academic/sporting achievements
Stokes and former Premier of and how the Academy has
Western Australia, Mr Richard assisted. They also discussed their
Court was made to the Broome expectations of what they would
Girls Academy. like to transpire as well as initiated
into the Broome Girls Academy to
This year, Ms Christine Simpson- become an ongoing success in the
Stokes and Mr Richard Court whom future. The guests also answered
are trustees of Telethon, sponsored questions directed to them from
the program at Broome Senior High students and staff.
School. Their visit corresponded to
the sponsorship between the Girls Following the discussions, a tour
Academies and Telethon. It was was arranged of the school site,
their desire to meet with the girls the new Girls Academy room and
involved in the Academy. the Football Academy room.
Several Yr 12 students and staff It was a privilege for the Broome
had the privilege to sit and Girls Academy and the selected
engage with Ms Simpson-Stokes students to host our honoured
and Mr Court. The girls provided guests.
In National Mathletics Challenge
Recently our students participated in Brandon Stainton was a star, coming
the Commonwealth Bank Mathletics in 42nd place on the first day
Challenge for Literacy and Numeracy (Curriculum Day) with 6 420 points
Week. Held over two days, the and 42nd place on the second day
challenge was Australia wide. (Live Mathletics Day) with 6 643
points. Brandon’s combined score
Broome Senior High of 13 063 points over the two days
School ranked 12th meant he was placed in 29th position
overall, and two of our overall. Brandon earned two Target
Year 8 students earned vouchers for his efforts.
a place in the Challenge
Top 100 “Hall of Fame”. Well done to all our students who
With over 3 800 schools participated and gained more
and more than 252 000 understanding of Maths, and
students participating, especially to Brandon and Tyra
this is a fantastic effort. (pictured left with Maths Teacher
in Charge Ken Goatley) for their
Tyra Curley came in at efforts.
78th position on the first
day (Curriculum Day) Ms McGillivray
with a score of 4 250 points, earning
herself a JJs voucher.
Serial Killer On
Loose at BSHS?
A week of intensive film- Inglis and Year 12s Brad had they enjoyed
making saw a group of Everett and Haylea Paul the week but several
our students improve spent a week in pre were seriously looking
their skills, work production, production at further study and
together and produce a and post production and working in the media
fabulous short thriller showed their movie to an industry.
called Triptych. appreciative audience
on Friday 3/9. The group leaders said
The beautiful garden they were impressed
built by the Boys and They were part of a Film with the existing skills
Girls Club and the and Television Institute and understanding of
metalwork room took initiative called Movie the group and that they
on a sinister mood as a Roadshow which aims had continually had to
serial killer was on the to give regional and raise their expectations
loose. remote students access of what they could
to the skills of a group of achieve.
Year 10s Chloe Lockyer, professional film-makers
Brad Albert and Mia and industry- standard Jill Zanetti
Powell, Year 11s Jason equipment.
Duffin, Joshua Lappan, All the participants
Ramala Chrystal, Shae agreed that not only
Girls Academy In Close Netball Final
The Netball season has come to an On Saturday, 10th September to come off best for the season.
end for the Broome Girls Academy the Broome Netball Association
Under 15s. hosted the Grand Final for the Sub- The Broome Girls Academy
Juniors/Juniors competition. The netball team were pleased with
Under 15s was played between St themselves and the season and
Mary’s 2 and the Broome Girls positively reflected on their hard
Academy. work and commitment.
Although the result was On behalf of Miss Carolyn and
unfortunate for Broome Miss Vanessa, we would like to
Girls Academy, the thank the Broome Girls Academy
game was fast and very Netball team for your efforts in
exciting. Each quarter the Grand Final and throughout the
ended very close with a Netball season. Your teamwork and
point distinguishing the leadership is an asset to yourselves
difference. Both teams and the Girls Academy.
played hard, resulting in a
lot of turnovers and missed Well Done!
goals. In the final quarter St
Mary’s showed the determination
La ng Wit
ize st E
This week’s edition of the
language corner features the
Afrikaans language from South
Africa. There are 11 official
languages spoken in South Africa,
these include: English, Ndebele,
Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi,
Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa
and Zulu. Most South Africans can
speak more than one language.
• Language: Afrikaans
• Country: South Africa
• “Hello”: Goeiedag (Qwe’er-dag)
• “Goodbye”: Totsiens (tot-sins)
• “Yes”: Ja (Yar)
• “No” Nee (Nee-a)
• “How are you”: Hoe gaan dit met jou (who harn dit met jyo)
• “I’m good”: Dit gaan goed met my (det harn hoot met my)
• “Thank you”: Dankie (dan-key)
• This edition has been made with the help of Nelize Pretorius
The country of South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa.
‘To the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east
are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent
country wholly surrounded by South African territory’.
There are a number people in our school and community who are
from South Africa and speak Afrikaans, so why not have-a-go at
practising some of your new language skills with them!
If you speak or know another language and would like it featured
in the newsletter, please contact Miss Claire (Education Assistant)
personally or via email: email@example.com
Broome Sports Awards Thank You!
The upcoming Broome Sports success attracting over 50
Broome SHS P&C Association
sincerely thank the following
Awards will be held on the nominations, and we look sponsors
19th November, 2010, in the forward to event growth in IGA-Broome
Sam Male Room, at the Cable 2010. Kimberley Distributors
Beach Club Resort.
Please ensure this
This is a fantastic opportunity information is well Roebuck Bay Cleaning
for sports to recognize the distributed throughout your North Aussie Ice
achievements of outstanding sports & club....... and Norbake
sports persons & valuable nominate now!! for their generous donations towards
volunteers, who contribute the Athletics Carnival held on the
to making your sport a Forms are available from the
great success. Last years Broome Shire.
event was an overwhelming
Year 7 PEAC Vouchers and
Intro to BSHS deposit in the
A group of year sevens
from three Broome primary
processes of critical
partnerships to construct
box at the
schools embarked on an
eight week PEAC course
last term. The group of 33
fact from fiction with Miss
Jordan and Mrs Banks. Mrs
Banks said that, “PEAC
students were split into students are proving that
two groups and attended a fact is just as strange as
Science course or an English fiction, if not more so.
course. Using peer group work they
Term three saw the two are creating short fictional
groups switch over with stories based on newspaper
Group B working through articles.”
a broad science program PEAC co-ordinator Susanne
including Laws of Physics, Bowles said that students
Anatomy and organic thoroughly enjoy their time
Chemistry with Miss at BSHS and rave about their
McDermott. Group A have activities on the bus trip
been working through back to primary school.
BROOME JUNIOR CRICKET CLUB
NOTICE OF WEEKEND JUNIOR CRICKET MUSTER
A REGISTRATION DAY WILL BE HELD AT 8:00AM –
10:30AM ON SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2010 AT ROEBUCK
PRIMARY SCHOOL NORTHERN CARPARK (NEAR OVAL).
AGES ARE EFFECTIVE ON 31st AUGUST 2010.
GIRLS AND BOYS ARE WELCOME IN ALL GRADES AND
GIRLS HAVE THE OPTION OF A 2 YEAR CONCESSION
REGISTRATIONS ARE FOR;
A) In2CRICKET - AGES 6 TO 10 YEARS OLD [ $55
REGISTRATION PER PLAYER] ,
B) U/13’s JUNIOR CRICKET – AGES 11 TO 12 YEARS OLD
C) U/16’s JUNIOR CRICKET – AGES 13 TO 15 YEARS OLD
[ JUNIOR REGISTRATION $60 FOR ONE PLAYER AND
$40 FOR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS]
NOTE: THE In2CRICKET PROGRAM REQUIRES ONE OR
MORE PARENT VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT CO-ORDINATORS.
ALSO PARENT COACHES ARE NEEDED FOR JUNIOR
CRICKET AGE GROUPS.
BE EARLY, AS PLACES WILL BE LIMITED TO TEAMS
BASED ON MUSTER NUMBERS AS AT 18 SEPTEMBER.
LES MAINWARING – PRESIDENT 0427 572 472
EARLY REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AT SPORTSPOWER
The Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Fisheries present ‘Kimberley Coastal Capers’ – School Holiday Program
Monday 27 Sept Tuesday 28th Sept Wednesday 29th Sept Thursday 30th Sept Friday 1st Oct
PUBLIC HOLIDAY 9 – 11am 9 – 11.30am 10 – 2pm 9 – 11am
Kids Nature Photography Whales Ahoy!! Birds of the Bay Discovery Marine Critters Face Painting
School holiday program 2010
Workshop Whale Watching Tour Tour!
Come and get your face painted
Guided photography workshop Meet face to face the amazing Learn about the importance of as a bright, colourful marine
focusing on capturing coastal whales of the Kimberley right Roebuck Bay for migratory birds critter! Lots of critters to choose
nature. Your favourite pieces here in Broome!! & how to collect important global from or create your own design!!
taken during the week will then data!
be added to a community display 11am
for everyone to see (and great
Tuesday 28 September prizes to be won)! Judging of the Kids Nature
Great prizes to be won!!!
Meet: Reddell Beach (First turn Meet: departing Gantheaume
to off to the left after Aquaculture
Point with Broome Whale
Watching (Sentosa Charters)
Meet: at the Broome Bird
Observatory, Crab Ck Rd.
Winners will be announced and
photos will stay on display until
Bring: your camera (with empty Bring: your camera (with empty (Please allow 30 minutes driving Saturday afternoon
memory card)! Enclosed shoes, memory card)! Water, hat, time from Broome, 4wd
Friday 8 October water, hat, sunscreen
Meet: Broome Boulevard, outside
Bring: your camera (with empty Woolworths
Bookings essential! Bookings essential! memory card)! Lunch, enclosed Cost: FREE!!
1 – 3pm 1 – 3pm shoes, water, hat, sunscreen
Community Marine Mural Sea shirts for Sea Squirts! Cost: FREE!!
Week 1 Week 2
“Healthy oceans, healthy us!” Come and create a fun & crazy
Mon 27 Sept Mon 4 Oct underwater design on your own t- Bookings essential!
Drop into Broome Boulevard to shirt to spread ‘clean ocean’
Public holiday 9–12pm Great Sand Sculpting Competition add your own creative touch to messages!
what’s sure to be an amazing and
‘Creatures of the Sea’ inspiring community mural for all
of Broome to see!
Tues 28 Sept Tues 5 Oct
9–11am Kids Nature Photography 9–11am Japanese Fish Kites Meet: Broome Boulevard, outside Meet: Broome Boulevard, outside
Workshop Bring: your fun and creative Bring: a t-shirt and creative
1–3pm Mangroves and Mud ideas!! ideas!
1–3pm Community Matine Art Mural
Cost: FREE!! Cost: FREE!!
Wed 29 Sept Wed 6 Oct
9–11.30am ‘Whales Ahoy’ Whale Watching 9–11am Reptiles of the Kimberley
1–3pm Marine Theme Kids Movie
1–3pm Sea Shirts for Sea Squirts
Monday 4th October Tuesday 5th Oct Wednesday 6th Oct Thursday 7th Oct Friday 8th Oct
9 – 12pm 9 – 11am 9 – 11am 9 – 11am 9 – 11am
Thurs 30 Sept Thurs 7 Oct
Sand Sculpting Competition!! Japanese Fish Kites Reptiles of the Kimberley
Sea shirts for Sea Squirts! Family Fun Fishing Clinic
10–2pm Birds of the Bay Discovery Tour 9–11am Sea Shirts for Sea Squirts ‘Creatures of the Sea’
Come and create a fun & crazy Discover the challenges &
The ever popular sand sculpting Create an amazing Japanese fish Meet them up close and underwater design on your own t- excitement of fishing!
1–3pm Coastal Explorer Discovery Walk competition for kids & big kids kite to take home! Make yours as personal! shirt to spread ‘clean ocean’
alike! Get a team and some colourful and adventurous as you messages!
Fri 1 Oct Fri 8 Oct creative ideas together…and get like!!
digging for some great prizes!
9–11am Marine Critters Face Painting 9–11am Family Fun Fishing Clinic
Meet: at the Broome Port car
11am Kids Natures Photography Meet: On Cable Beach directly in Meet: under the Gazebo near the Meet: DEC office, 111 Herbert St Meet: under the Gazebo near the park, next to Fisheries
front of ‘Zanders’ cafe Bring: you camera, sun Surf Club, Cable Beach Bring: your fishing gear if you
(Competition-judging) Bring: beach umbrella, sun
Surf Club, overlooking Cable
protection, enclosed shoes Bring: a t-shirt and creative have some (can be provided),
protection, water, buckets and Bring: fishy ideas and designs! Cost: FREE!! ideas! water, hat, sunscreen
spades! Cost: FREE!! Cost: FREE!! Cost: FREE!!
For full activity details and bookings please contact Teresa on 9195 5503 Bookings essential! Bookings essential! Bookings essential!
or drop into the DEC office 111 Herbert Street, Broome.
1 – 3pm 1 – 3pm 1 – 3pm
Many thanks to Mangroves and mud! Kids Movie Coastal Explorer Discovery
Marine Theme!! Walk
A guided walk along the lands
Shire of Broome, Broome Boulevard, Broome Whale Watching, Greg Quicke’s Astro Tours, Willie Creek Pearl Farm edge to discover the plants and Join us on a treasure hunt,
animals that rely on the walking Demco Beach to see
and Broome Adventure Company for their support and generosity! mangroves & mudflats of what the tide has brought in, what
Roebuck Bay…get ready to get stories it tells and contribute to an
OV N OV N muddy! important National Marine Debris
Meet: at Town Beach, on the Meet: DEC office, 111 Herbert St Meet: Demco car park
grass by the bay Bring: water, snacks Bring: your cameras! Sun
Bring: footwear that can get protection, water, enclosed shoes
muddy, sun protection, water Cost: FREE!! Cost: FREE!!
Bookings essential! Bookings essential! Bookings essential!