Mental Health Week 2015

Mental Health Week raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day (10th October). The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing amongst the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhance the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increase mental health recovery. WAAMH is using the ACT-Belong-Commit message as the official theme for 2015 Mental Health Week- Being active, having a sense of belonging and purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health.
Check out the college website for more information relating to Mental Wellbeing.

Lachlan McDermott Success

Congratulations to Lachlan McDermott of 12.13 !!

He has been selected to compete in Apia Samoa @ the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games!

The games will be held between the 5th and 11th of September. Lachlan has been training hard and is primed for a PB – he will run in the 100m sprint.

You can follow and support him via the following social media outlets

Twitter – @AUSComGames
Instagram – #AUSComGames
Facebook – facebook.com/AUSComGames

Goodluck and well done Lachlan!!

OUTSTANDING success for Music

On Saturday afternoon the Shenton College Guitar Ensemble performed at the 2015 Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival at Carine SHS.
This event is run in conjunction with the WA Classical Guitar Society and provides performance and adjudication for not only school students, but university level ensembles as well.
Shenton were one (if not the) largest ensemble to perform, and Robbie-Ann Rossi did a magnificent job! Students ranged from year 7-11 and their focus and presentation yesterday was amazing!
We were one of only a handful of ensembles to be given the award of OUTSTANDING on the day!

Sunday saw Shenton students perform at the choral festival….we did it again!!! X 2
Year 7/8 choir and the Senior Chorale/Barbershop.
Great work by the students, Dale Twycross and Lio Pierson.

Junior Debating Team Grand Finalists

Last night our Junior finalists Paris Javid, Xavier Hill Wilson and Natasha Tonga outperformed the famously strong Newman Juniors in a close Semi Final debate.
In a split decision, four out of the five adjudicators gave the debate to Shenton on the basis that their arguments stepped through the consequences of the proposed decision more effectively.
This excellent team will now progress to the Grand Final which will be held at the UWA Club on Tuesday 1st September. They will be debating against Perth Modern School and will take the affirmative side of the topic: that we should ban religious organisations from providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

2 Shenton Teams Through to the Basektball Finals

The Junior Inter-school Basketball Tournament was held today at the State Basketball Centre.
We had 4 teams involved including one 7/8 boys and one 7/8 girls team and then one 9 boys and one 9 girls team.
The students performed exceptionally well displaying great skill, sportsmanship and team work. Results were as follows after 6 round robin games,

7/8 Boys: 2 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw and unfortunately 1 forfeit – No Finals
7/8 Girls: 7 wins undefeated – Through to Northern Finals
9 Boys: 6 wins, 1 loss – Through to Northern Finals
9 Girls: 5 wins, 2 losses – No Finals (we think)

Senior Girls Soccer final match report

This afternoon saw the Senior School Girls soccer team go down 2-1 to Woodvale B in the last 16 of the knockout rounds. It was a disappointing defeat but the performance was one the girls can be really proud of.
After taking an early lead through Jess Butterworth the girls had a few chances to extend this but just could not find the net.
The game changed midway through the first half when Woodvale brought on a couple of U18 state players who would usually play in their A team but, due to injury, had not played so far this season making them eligible for the B team. Unfortunately for us these girls were superb players and changed the game completely allowing Woodvale to dominate possession.
Our girls defended resolutely but it was two errors that lead to the Woodvale goals either side of half time. At 2-1 down the girls pushed for an equaliser but had no luck and went down fighting. The turnaround in effort and skill from our previous round was fantastic and they put everything into this game, but just didn’t have the luck needed on this occasion.
As this was a season ending loss it will be the last time the Year 12’s represent Shenton College. Some of these girls were involved in the Junior Girls Soccer team that won the State School Cup in 2012 ( beating Woodvale A and Safety Bay A specialist soccer schools along the way) when they were in Year 9. They have always represented the school impeccably and I have been proud to coach them throughout their time at Shenton College. I think it is important we recognise their achievements before they graduate so please congratulate the following Year 12 girls for their services to Shenton College soccer over the last five years:

  • Isabel Rondoni
  • Niamh Swingler
  • Elizabeth Skotsch
  • Katie Saunders
  • Mikayla Denney
  • Laura O’ Sullivan
  • Neeka Khaksar
  • Russell Corr

Student Artwork Selected for the Young Originals Exhibition

Congratulations to Nadine Bakker, Louis Rogers and Laura O’Sullivan (Y12 Visual Art Students).
These 3 students have had their works selected for inclusion in the Young Originals Exhibition at Edith Cowan University from the 2nd Sept to the 16th of Sept.

Congratulations to all our musicians!

Results from the previous weekends of music at the ABODA Festivals are:

  • Symphony Orchestra EXCELLENT
  • String Orchestra EXCELLENT
  • Wind 4 EXCELLENT
  • Wind 3 EXCELLENT
  • Wind 2 OUTSTANDING
  • Wind 1 OUTSTANDING

Well done to all our brilliant musicians!