Edition 1 March 2006 THREE QUARTERS OF OUR TEE STUDENTS IN TOP THIRD OF STATE The standards at Lesmurdie SHS are so high that in 2005 over three quarters of our TEE students were ranked in the top third of the state based on their TER score. TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre) ranked Les- murdie SHS as the 5th best public school in the state based on median TER scores. The bulk of our Year 12 TEE students were top performers, in fact for a Year 12 student at Lesmurdie SHS last year you could say it was a lot easier being in the top third of the state than being in the top third of Lesmurdie SHS students. The staff at Lesmurdie SHS are very pleased with the re- sults. For most of last years TEE students this great personal achievement resulted from a rigorous approach towards their studies and from the support of their families and teachers. For the 2006 TEE students the message is hard work brings results. Mr Keenan (Upper school co-ordinator) and Ms Hyde (Year 12 co-ordinator) will be seeking out students in TEE courses, non TEE courses and VET (Vocational Education TOP 10% STATEWIDE CLUB Training) courses who may not be coping and may need extra assistance. In 2005 twenty three Lesmurdie SHS students made it into Mr Keenan arranged for ex Lesmurdie students Leah Van the top 10% of the TEE based on their TER score (Tertiary der Meulen (top 1% of state) and Danielle Lewis (top 3% of Entrance Rank). state) to come back to school and speak to the current year 12 It is with great pride that the Principal and Staff of Les- students. Leah and Danielle presented the secrets to their suc- murdie SHS acknowledge the 2005 entrants into the ‘Top 10% cess and their own study techniques. Statewide Club’. Photographed above—front row is Robert Misleading Newspaper Article Welsh and Kyla Mattner, second row—Melissa Williams, Dan- A major newspaper printed a very misleading article in Janu- ielle Lewis, Grace Morley and Sarah Johnson, third row—Brie ary that stated Lesmurdie SHS had only 30.88% in the top third Elson, James Rowland, Luke Walker and James Curry. Also in of TEE students. Their misleading statistic included all the the Top 10% Statewide club but unable to be in the group pho- Lesmurdie students not enrolled in a TEE course. Even the tograph are; Kate Campbell, Matthew Witham, Dean Van der students that did not sit the TEE exam were included. A staff Woude, Luke Juniper, Timothy Laferia, Emily Everett, Re- member at Lesmurdie SHS is seeking an apology from this becca Hudson, Michael Fitzgerald, Belinda Radford and Laura newspaper. Davis. A special mention is made for three exceptional stu- dents that made the top 1% statewide: Leah Van der Meulen, Matthew Cole and Katherine Hegarty. Well done to all of UPCOMING DATES these students. 21st March—Year 8 Parent BBQ This is an excellent achievement considering Lesmurdie 27th March—School Photos SHS had 81 students enrolled in TEE courses. In other words 29th March—School Council Meeting 28% of Lesmurdie SHS TEE students made the top 10% of the 12th April—Students last day state. 5th May—Year 12 Ball All of our top 23 students had a TER score of 90% or better meaning they in the top 10% of TEE students. UNIFORM SHOP & ABSENTEE LINE Every year Lesmurdie SHS has a considerable number of Uniform Shop: The uniform shop is open every Tuesday and students who rank in the top 10% and it has been decided to Thursday mornings strictly from 8.15am until 10am honour these students and their achievement within the school. Absentee Notification: Parents wishing to advise the school of Starting from the class of 2005, Lesmurdie SHS will have a student absences should phone the absentee line on 9291 1215 ‘Top 10% Statewide Club’. Each year a new group of Les- and leave a message on the answer machine or alternatively murdie SHS students will enter the club by performing in the send a note with the child on their return to school. If parents top 10% of the state. need to get an urgent message to a student regarding appoint- ments etc please phone Student Services on 9291-1250. Lesmurdie Senior High School is an educational facility that offers services which meets the needs of students education- ally, emotionally and socially so that when our young people leave us they are prepared to engage positively in the world they live in. Please feel free to contact the school on 9291 1200 with any enquiries or arrange for a visit and tour to see first hand what a great place we have here at Lesmurdie Senior High School. THE 100% EFFORT CLUB We are implementing a new initiative to reward students at Lesmurdie SHS. In addition to already acknowledging stu- dents who are achieving great results we are creating the 100% Effort Club. The Effort 100% Club will commence this year to acknowledge those students who continually give 100% effort each day. Those students who are working to the best of their ability, are positive contributors to the school community, have excel- lent attendance at school and generally give their ‘best shot’ every day will be inducted into the 100% Effort Club. PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Each term, learning areas will be asked to nominate two students who give 100% at all times to join the 100 Club. We Welcome to Lesmurdie Senior High School for 2006. will have a special morning tea, invite parents, have a guest Lesmurdie Senior High School is a grand State Govern- speaker and present certificates and ‘goodies’ to these special ment School with a fine history. The thousands of students students. who have travelled its corridors and graced its classrooms have Keep an eye out for articles about these wonderful students gone on to do many wondrous things across the world. I wel- at Lesmurdie Senior High School! come new students and parents to our school and believe that it Keith Svendsen will be enjoyable and rewarding experience. Principal Lesmurdie Senior High School demands of its students and staff the very best of their abilities. As such we deliver excel- lence in Secondary Education. The teamwork and camaraderie 25 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT AND in the school community creates an atmosphere of enjoyment MEMORIES and pride in our day-to-day journey. The rich diverse culture Lesmurdie SHS has been serving the local community for together with our academic and sporting record attracts stu- 25 years. This year we celebrate 25 years of memories. In dents from across the area. A special program in Science and 1981 our founding year, Lesmurdie had only year 8’s. Mathematics as well as raft of other projects and programs In 1982 we had years 8 and 9 and so on. In 1983 our first helps to create a vibrant and unique senior high school. A year book/magazine was produced by the year 10’s. Amaz- sense of fun and enjoyment in our learning is important. ingly this 1983 magazine featured two current teachers of Les- Our school motto is ‘Quality and Excellence’. We encour- murdie SHS, Ray Stevens and Dennis Wills. age our students to make tough decisions and to be accountable While many students and staff have left Lesmurdie SHS for them in their own quest for quality and excellence. We ask over the years, some long standing staff members remain; Ray our students to be all they can be and to have the courage to Stevens 25 years, Dennis Wills 24 years, Hilda Beale 24 years, accept all the challenges that life presents to them and tackle Neil George 22 years, Colin Contos 22 years, Juliette Page 21 them to the very best of their ability and strive for quality and years, Brad Robinson 20 years and Chris Brown 20 years. excellence in all that they do. Staff also demand of each other both quality and excellence in their efforts to create the best educational experience for our students. I am indeed fortunate MEMORIES SOUGHT to have been placed here at Lesmurdie SHS and look forward to furthering the very positive reputation we have and add fur- Over the short time of 25 years, Lesmurdie Senior High ther value to the experience students receive at Lesmurdie School has wasted no time in making a name for itself as being SHS. one of the top high schools. As a teacher who came to Les- I had the honour and privilege to meet with the Premier and murdie SHS in 1999, I recall I knew nothing about this school the Minister for Education recently to receive a plaque on be- but other teachers were telling me that Lesmurdie SHS was one half of the school. We were one of the top public schools with of the best schools in the state. our results for Year 12’s in 2005. A great result demanding If you were an ex-student or know any ex-students/teachers that we do the same or better in 2006. who played a part in building the reputation of Lesmurdie SHS Our teaching and non-teaching staff is a very dedicated or have interesting memories or photos, we would like to hear group of dynamic people who are committed to making Les- your story. In our 25th Anniversary we would like to share murdie Senior High School an outstanding school. Their dedi- some of these achievements or memorable stories. cation and the willingness of our students creates more than Contact the school either by phone on 9291 1200 or email just a school. I’d like to welcome new staff to this great team. firstname.lastname@example.org Dean Parton - Teacher VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING ROCK EISTEDDFOD 2006 (VET) What is happening in 2006? This year we have introduced an innovative Year 11 Job Link Vocational Program (JLVP), designed to cater for students who want to make an immediate transition from school to work and/or further education. Students who complete all require- ments will receive a nationally recognised TAFE Certificate, a Duke of Edinburgh Award, a Senior First Aid Certificate, SWL Stage 1 and a school report outlining Curriculum Council sub- jects achieved. Welcome and good luck to Mr Neville who is looking after this special group. Mr Robinson and Mrs Smith will continue their excellent work with the Year 11 & 12 General Vocational Program (GVP) that has been the flagship of our VET courses for the last six years. Mrs Smith will continue to deliver a full Certifi- cate II in Business to GVP students over two years on site as a stand-alone unit of study, under an auspice agreement with SWAN TAFE. Students will continue accessing (many thanks Jill Hocking) a mock office. As well, students will be released for SWL one day per week ‘on-the-job’ to gain invaluable in- dustry skills. Certificate I in Business is also now available to students entering the program at Year 12 avoiding students leaving with only half of Certificate II. Our Year 11 Work Studies Vocational Program (WSVP) has Jekyll and Pride – A Modern Musical Thriller… proved popular and successful (special thanks goes to Mr This years Rock Eisteddfod has started with a bang! After Miller). This program will continue to see all students do Vo- almost 2 weeks of auditions 76 lucky students from Years 8 to cational English, Work Studies, Mathematics in Practice and 12 were selected to perform on stage. We also have around 35 SWL as their core subjects. All students will attend TAFE one- students who will be involved in either backstage or support day a week to complete a Certificate in an industry area of their crew and an opportunity to perhaps include more students in choice. This will be provided under the new Profile Funding the actual performance. The theme this year has a moral mes- arrangements that give schools access to courses at TAFE for sage – that Pride has gone to the extreme and plastic surgery upper school students only. Finally, these students will do a and botox seems to be acceptable in today’s society. We are two-week SWL work placement during the mid-year exam using the original story of Jekyll and Hyde as the basis for our break. I am also pleased to announce that we have a group of production. Our intention is to mix modern day music with Year 12’s participating in this program this year. Mr Francis music from the musical version of Jekyll and Hyde and put has taken on the challenge of getting this group ‘job ready’. together a dance extravaganza that will hopefully impress and In total in upper school we have 88 students doing a TAFE get us through to the Grand Final and perhaps even in the top 5 Certificate this year, 51 students attending TAFE off campus schools again. We plan to aim high! one day per week and 37 doing their TAFE Certificate on-site We are looking for two businesses to help with sponsor- as part of their GVP. In addition, 50 of these students attend a ship in return for their business logos on our team T– shirt and Workplace one day per week (SWL); the remaining 38 will do other advertising throughout the year. The idea behind Rock their Work Experience as a two-week block, mid-year during Eisteddfod is that it is a community project involving students, exams. We have one student in the new School Apprenticeship staff and parents. Thankyou to Coastal Stump Grinding and Link program and will continue to, where possible, convert West Coast Automotives for their donations – it is much appre- some of our SWL placements to School Based Traineeships. ciated. Unfortunately, our Mining partnership with Gold Fields Aus- Rehearsals are every Wednesday after school in the gym tralia, St Ives Gold Mining Company in Kambalda has been and a small group of students from Year 10, 11 and 12 are in discontinued after five years. charge of the choreography. Over the next few weeks we will If new guidelines and procedures can be met, selected Year start thinking about our fundraising and may call on the local 10 students at educational risk will continue to be released by community to help and support this wonderful opportunity for Student Services to Hillside Farm (Rural Skills Program), the students here at Lesmurdie SHS. Rock Eisteddfod is a PCYC (Certificate I in Auto & Community Rec.) and possibly chance for students to socialise with different year groups, ex- even Work Experience. ercise the brain and the body with dance, have fun and illus- We are actively being encouraged by both the Minister and trate our school motto of ‘Quality and Excellence’. Watch this the Department to offer VET programs that will help retain space for details and photos as we go on our Rock Eisteddfod students at school and/or in some form of training. Unfortu- Journey for 2006… nately, very few additional resources are provided to schools to Emma Dolley — Dance Coordinator do this and this limits what we can offer and deliver. Max Borsei — Vet Co-ordiantor A NOTE FROM THE DRAMA QUEEN P & C SCHOLARSHIPS The following students were the recipients of Scholarships awarded by the P&C for 2006. Selection was based on: • Academic Record • Teacher References • Involvement in school and community activities Year 8—Two General Scholarships: Dylan Romeo—Lesmurdie Primary School Uzmah Samnakay—Wattle Grove Primary School Two Special Science / Maths Program Scholarships: Buster Aamot—Pickering Brook Primary School Callan Bosley—Roleystone District High School Year 11— Scholarships Nando Collela Bianca Owen Amanda Woodhams James Fletcher Rachel Chung Fantastic News Candice Wilson Year 11 student Amanda Woodhams recently auditioned School Scholarships to the value of $400 were won by: for the West Australian Youth Theatre Company’s next pro- Mathew Bye duction of “Cloudstreet” based on the novel by Nick Enright Mathew Curry and didn’t just get in she gained the LEAD ROLE. Rehearsals have commenced and Amanda will be very busy learning her SWIMMING CARNIVAL lines for the five hour marathon play. Performance dates are the 24th March through to the 8th April, tickets are through The Inter-house swimming carnival was held on the 24th Bocs and the venue is at the Rechabites Hall in Northbridge. February at the Belmont Oasis. Lets show her our support. The individual swimmers results are used to select our team Meanwhile another Year 11 student is currently shooting for the Inter-school carnival in early March. Individual prepa- the second series of ‘Streetsmart’ airing on channel 9 in March. ration for this carnival started almost at the start of the school Nando Collela was in the first series of the TV show but has year with regular morning training sessions at 6am followed by taken on a far greater role in the second series. We wish them a breakfast for swimmers. all the best. The house results were; Wallis 1st on 889, Owen 2nd on Amanda Huntley — Drama Department 685, Weston 3rd on 643 and Sanderson 4th on 451 points. Our champion swimmers were: 17 year old champions; Craig HARD WORK PAYS OFF IN THE TEE Groves and Lisa Finch. 16 year old champions, Ashley Marley and Chloe Escott. 15 year old champions, Ben Horn and All the hard work of 2005 school leaver Matthew Cole from Stephanie Webb. 14 year old champions, Douglas Proctor and Lesmurdie SHS has been rewarded with a scholarship from Jade Dyson. 13 year old champions were Tahni Macara and Curtin University of technology that will cover the full cost of Caitlin Webb. his chosen university course. Friendly Carnival Over $4 million worth of scholarships have been awarded This year was a friendly carnival as Lesmurdie SHS invited under Curtin’s new undergraduate scholarship program, which Roleystone DHS to bring a team and swim alongside our is one of the most comprehensive and generous programs of its school house groups. Many Roleystone DHS students move to kind in Australia. Lesmurdie SHS to complete upper school. Currently there are More than 160 students from across Western Australia will 76 ex Roleystone students at Lesmurdie. Roleystone was quite attend a presentation ceremony at Curtin on Monday 20 Febru- competitive as without any upper school students they still ary as recognition of their achievements and to celebrate their gained enough points to beat one of our house groups. Roley- success. stone finished on 638 points. This is the first year of the Scholarship Program has been running at Curtin and is set to continue and be developed fur- ther for 2007. SPORTING REPRESENTATIVES Congratulations to yr 9 student Tamara Blowers on being selected in the Perth Allstars Under 15 Softball Team and also to Year 10 student Thomas Martin for being selected into the under 15 Baseball Team. Last but not least ex student Lee Wisby was selected into the under 19 Baseball Team for the second year. These three will be travelling to Bangkok on the 26th March 2006 to represent Western Australia and play against people from all over the world. Good luck and have a safe trip from everyone at Lesmurdie S.H.S. ITALIAN EXCHANGE DIARY NEWSLETTER HELPERS th Friday November 25 , myself and 18 other stu- dents from across the Perth districts, met at the Perth International Air- port to begin our two month Italian exchange programme. On arrival in Rome, we attended meetings and then ventured off to meet our host families, in dif- ferent cities. Naples was my city of This year the Small Business Class of just 17 pupils from learning. While I was year 11 and 12 are helping to produce the newsletter, by con- there I met a lot of people, tributing to the design of the front cover and articles presented I also was given the op- in the newsletter. portunity to experience the culture, history and attend school as This helps prepare the pupils for the real world. For exam- well as trying as much of the food possible. ple we have to meet deadlines, talk to people to retrieve infor- The family I stayed with was very giving and warm. I got mation, work together and prepare information in an agreed along with them really well. On the weekends they would take arrangement for publishing. Students are able to build up the me to visit all the different places, my favourite places were the essential skills that are used in their future employment. stony beach and the snow. We hope you will enjoy what is presented in the first issue, School was very confusing to begin with, but as I heard more keeping in mind this is our first issue; it is a work in progress! of the language and got to know the people better I began to If there are any suggestions over the newsletter and how to pick up things and feel more comfortable. Everyone in the improve it, we hope they will be put forward. Positive criticism town was so helpful and very interested to have a foreign stu- is just another stage of learning, and I hope you will be apart of dent in their midst. it! The Italian culture is one of the most interesting cultures and We hope you have and enjoyable year at Lesmurdie SHS, the ancient history is fascinating. I am so grateful to have been work hard and play harder! chosen for this exchange experience, it is one that I have learnt Natasha Nathoo and Toshiff Nathoo from and one that I will never forget. I would most definitely Class Managers of the Newsletter Project recommend this exchange programme for anyone interested in Italian. LUNCH TIME MUSIC PERFORMANCES Narrelle Zagami — Year 11 Leading into Term 2, we have the privilege to experience the ITALIAN EXCHANGE DIARY musical talent that is W.A.M.I (West Australian Music Indus- try). A local band from Perth will be selected to perform at a My name is Katrina Lane and I’ve just been to Italy for 2 lunch time during week 3 of Term 2. months. I stayed in the city of Trento which is about an hour The band will play all original material in the hope to build North of Verona - the city of Romeo and Juliet! In Trento, up a bigger repertoire and to create more local fans in the hills school was about a ten minute walk from where I was staying area. The band will be supported by a group of upper-school and the city was about a 15 minute walk! In Italy the shops students at Lesmurdie Senior High School; they are Paul Mo- close at about 12:30 and open again at 3:15 so if you get bored rellini, Troy Blackman, Evan Morton, Lynden Baskin and An- after lunch you can only sleep, watch TV or do homework as drew Eidam. you can’t go shopping or anything like that. This particular performance will be held during a “special” While in Italy I have not only made life long friends but I extended lunch time, giving both bands the chance to showcase now have a family in both Italy and Australia. their extraordinary talents on their particular musical instru- I went to ‘Antonio Rosmini’ which is a Language school, ments. but unlike here students can’t We hope all who are interested in this area of the arts to choose their subjects so I had flock to the P.A at the start of lunch to support all W.A has to to study: Italian, English, offer. German, French, Maths, Paul Morellini and Troy Blackman Economics, Physical Educa- tion, and many more… AFTER SCHOOL ARTS Going to Italy was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I After School Arts is an independent co-operative run by encourage any students who local artists offering creative courses for young people .Our have the opportunity in Year activities enable children to be creative, to socialise and de- 10 or 11 to do this trip if pos- velop new talents. sible. It gives you something After School Arts classes started on February 13. Classes to work towards and it is a include drawing and Painting, Pottery, Hooked on Hessian, chance to meet new and ex- Craft and Cooking are held at Kalamunda Learning Centre and citing people and see a and Mundaring Sharing, Weekdays From 4pm – 6pm different country! For more information please phone: Katrina Lane — Year 12 Barbara Ph: 9454 5186 Margie Ph: 9291 1909 or Norma Ph: 9293 4486 CHAPLAINS CORNER HOME ECONOMICS Welcome back to another excit- Donations Please ing year at Lesmurdie SHS. Home economics department is asking for donations of toys Throughout the year I hope to for children from 0-5years of age. bring you some articles of inter- We are also running a year 9 personal management course est and always welcome feedback (Caring For Kids and Me) this year and require unused cosmet- or requests for further informa- ics (i.e. make-up, skin care, nail polish, lotions etc) and any tion or help. This year we are working foot spas. having several visiting groups The home economics department would particularly like to coming to the school to encour- thank Avon for donating sample cosmetics for this course. age and equip our students and to Free Playgroup help make their life at school We will be running two playgroup sessions a week from much more fruitful, enrich their Tuesday 2nd May to Friday 7th July. Playgroup days are as learning and help them with their follows: relationships. These will take Session 1: Thursday from 8.45—9.35am in Textiles 4 place in term one and term three more information will be Session 2: Friday from 8.45—9.35am in Textiles 4 forthcoming at a later date. Please contact Lisa Taaffe on 9291 1256 to register your inter- I also have many resources in my office which are available est. to you to assist you as you live with your adolescent. We have planned activities, fruit time (fruit supplied), out- Last year I was blessed to travel to China (Shanghai) and door activities and morning tea for parents. Japan (Osaka) and once again realised just how fortunate we Parents must be present at all times and must advise us of are in Australia to have all the facilities we enjoy in our school any allergies or medical problems. Please bring a change of and our community. Even a glance at the history of those two clothes for your child. countries reinforces how thankful we can be to live in Australia Danica Hocken — Home Economics Department and enjoy the benefits offered here. During the second week of term we had a visit from a trades- PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS man, Adam, from Budget Glass, who came to fix our window in Student Services, he did a great job. On completion of the Tanieth Brien graduated from Lesmurdie S.H.S. in 2004 and job he advised me of an injured bobtail goanna in the school was this year awarded membership to the Vice Chancellors grounds and asked if he could rescue it and place it safely back List at Curtin University for being in the top 1% of students in in the bush. He then had to use his tracking skills as the bobtail her course.Congratulations Tanieth! had moved on looking for a hiding place. He soon located it Leah Withnell earned a distinction in the 2005 RACI (Royal and carried it to the safety of the bush where it had a much bet- Australian Chemical Institute) quiz. Unfortunately, Leah's feat ter chance of survival. A very kind and thoughtful thing to do was not recorded in the 2005 Year Book. Well done Leah, in his busy day. sorry for the omission. Glynis Turpin — Chaplain WIND IN THE WILLOWS FROM THE NURSE Greetings from the nurse! I would like to raise awareness about a few health issues in this article. Health Record cards – Thank you to those parents of Year 8 students, who have returned the health record cards, which were distributed on enrolment last year. Some new students may not have received this card. If this applies to your child please ask them to come to my office and pick one up. Students with Asthma and Allergies – Students with medical conditions may need a health care plan which informs the school about the condition and what action the parents would like to follow. Please give me a call if you would like to organise a care plan or emergency medication for your child. Our upcoming production ‘Wind in the Willows’ will be Tai Chi classes are on again this year. The class is held on performed at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on May Wednesdays in the school performing arts room from 4pm to 18th and 19th. Matinees will commence at 1pm and evening 5pm. The cost is $10 per lesson. We have a friendly and re- shows at 7pm. laxed group and new members are very welcome. The cost for children under 5 will be $2.50, students $8.00 I wish you all a happy school year and adults $10. Jill Higgins — School Health Nurse Bookings may be made through the school by phoning 9291 1221. Be quick tickets are selling fast. FAMILIAR FACES AT UNIVERSITIES Often when students go onto University studies they take a path not taken by many of their friends. However, recently when taking the group photo for the “Top 10% State-wide” club (front cover) the ex students were talking about just how Talking with your children many ex year 12’s were accepted into Curtin. if they are bullying others A quick enquiry was made with Curtin University regarding the exact number of enrolments from Lesmurdie SHS this year. It seems an large group of 22 students from Lesmurdie have All children are capable of bullying at some time and it is enrolled this year into Curtin University and five more have important for parents to respond in a calm and helpful been accepted into courses but have opted to defer for a year or manner. semester. Shortly, Lesmurdie SHS will have a full report on all students who have enrolled in TAFE’s and Universities Encouraging your children not to bully others around Australia. This group of Lesmurdie SHS students will obviously see Parents can: each other around Curtin University from time to time. The Talk with your children about what is acceptable behaviour next article confirms Lesmurdie SHS students are admitted into and what is not, e.g. “we should not tease people to make University and TAFE Courses in large numbers. them feel bad”; Work together with your family to establish simple rules and expectations about how to treat each other amongst the CHAMBER OF MINERALS AND ENERGY family members; SUPPORTS LESMURDIE SHS Encourage and provide opportunities for your children to For the second year running the Chamber of Minerals and openly discuss bullying issues with the family; Energy has indicated it will supply educational resources to Discuss friendship and help your children make friends by assist Lesmurdie SHS because our school is in the top 5 public encouraging them to play with other children at school, at schools when it comes to having the most students take up home or in the neighbourhood; courses at University and TAFE in the field of Engineering, Invite other children over for visits and help your children Energy and Recourses. make their guests feel welcome; Encourage your children to share their things with other children they feel would enjoy them too; and Improve your children’s self-esteem by encouraging them to have a go at new activities and thinking about their abili- ties in a realistic way. D 2005 CA R Amanda Huntley Student Services RT l E PO choo TEER i gh S or H die Seni R R - TE Les mur n TE he state edia of t l-m ord scho p thi A NOTE FROM THE REGISTRAR blic nts in to ER t pu tude - TE R th bes T 5 s % - top 10% Thank you to those parents who have paid or made arrange- TEE top 1 in ¾ of dents in t of 81 ments to pay school fees and contributions. There are various 3 stu ents ou methods available for payments. You may pay direct on line tud 23 s (Internet Banking) our bank is Bankwest, Account No: is BSB 306075 Account No:4173680, If you use this method of pay- ment please make sure the name of the student is added, other- wise we will not know which family to credit. It is also possi- ble to make credit card payment over the phone, pay at the school front office from 8am until 3.30pm or send money or- ders or cheques. WELCOME TO NEW STAFF If you are a holder of a Centrelink Family Health Care/ Centerlink Pensioner Concession/Veterans’ Affairs Card you A warm welcome is extended to the following new staff to are entitled to a discount on your school contributions Lesmurdie SHS. (Secondary Assistance Scheme) and a Clothing Allowance. Keith Svendsen Principal You must fill out the necessary claim form before 13th April Maria De Bellis L.O.T.E. Teacher 2006. Joanne Ladiges L.O.T.E. Teacher If you are having difficulties in paying these fees and Glenn Carroll Science Teacher charges please do not hesitate to contact me on 9291 1212. Jackie Nicoletto Science Teacher Bronwyn Jacobson—Registrar Richard Provis Design & Technology Teacher Damien Uren Design & Technology Teacher Tanya Dunkley Education Assistant Lesley Smith Education Assistant Katherine Harrington Education Assistant LONG STANDING STAFF ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE At a staff meeting on the last school day of 2005 long standing staff were acknowledged and given a medallion for their valued contribution to Lesmurdie SHS. Ray Stevens was also given a special award for being the only founding member of the staff. Seated: Neil George, Hilda Beale, Ray Stevens. Back row from left to right: Colin Contos, Ursula Cum- mings, Dennis Wills, Chris Brown, Juliette Page, Brad Robinson, Nick Neates, Rod Freckelton and Greg Taylor. The Lesmurdie Link Postage Paid Perth If not claimed within 7 days please return to Lesmurdie Senior High School Reid Road, LESMURDIE 6076 The Lesmurdie Link “Print Post Approved” PP.636180/0016 Telephone: 9291 1200 Principal: Mr Keith Svendsen Fax: 9291 9521 Web Site: www.lesmurdie.wa.edu.au CHEERLEADING CLUB KICKBOXING Fit 2 Cheer—Cheer Gym Junior Muay Thai Kickboxing classes have now commenced Fit 2 Cheer is a cheerleading club based in the hills and is for female and male students aged 12-17 years. No experience in the biggest and most successful club in W.A. martial arts is necessary as all training is ongoing and tailored to Cheerleading is a fun, spectacular team sport for both girls each individual student. and guys. At Fit 2 Cheer, we combine elements of dance, ac- The classes provide a balanced mixture of fitness and self de- robatics, gymnastics and stunting into routines which we per- fence, incorporating self defence, kicking, punching and super- form at displays and competitions throughout the year. We vised sparring. Fully qualified instructors with over a decade of run programmes for both recreational and elite members and combined experience in kickboxing supervise the training. cater for all ages, from Kindy Cheer (3+) through to our 18+ All classes are run continuously throughout the year, and be- squads. ginners are welcome to start any time. Classes run on Monday Cheerleading is a sport that encourages self-esteem and and Wednesday evenings from 5-6pm. pride, in a fun, non-threatening environment. Cheerleading is If you or your son/daughter is interested in training, please con- a sport for everyone—all shapes and sizes and ability levels. tact: - To enrol in a 2006 squad or for more information, please Cannington: Lee Blackman 9291 0774 - 0417504366 contact Bri at Fit 2 Cheer on 9257-3512. Kalamunda: Murray McKechnie 6293 1633—0419942318 Fit to Cheer operates from the Lesmurdie S.H.S. Gym. for more information and to book your two free classes or visit: www.kalamundakickboxing.com.au for further information.