Smashers crowned champions!!

The Smashers have recorded an historic victory over specialist soccer school John Curtin College of the Arts last Monday. In the first year that the competition has included Year 7’s Shenton College has been crowned the champion team of the Junior Boys Soccer Shield Competition. We defeated JCCA 7 goals to nil.

Long story short, after our defeat to Joseph Banks in the quarter final round of the Champion Schools Cup, the Smashers qualified for the Shield Competition draw. On Thursday the 10th Sept we defeated Prendiville Catholic College in trying conditions and qualified for the final.

From the first kick off in the final our boys were hungry, pressing the JCCA boys hard and placed them under incredible pressure. Daniel Walsh opened the scoring with an absolute bullet from outside the box and filled the team full of confidence. They maintained their relentless pressure throughout the half, winning the contests and causing JCCA to turn the ball over and over and the flood gates opens as we scored another 3 goals. The second half was much like the first and the boys netted another 3 goals.

Football talent is plentiful in Middle School .The really scary thing is that some of our strongest players are only in Year 7 and Daniel Walsh, Nic Walsh and Samim Fattahi have all been selected to represent WA in the state comp held in Coffs Harbour during the break. Future success for Shenton football is looking promising!

Young Scientist of the Year Award (secondary)

This event proudly supported by CSIRO recognises students of excellence in the field of scientific research.

Alex Pogson (Yr 9) is the winner of not only his year prize but the overall prize (Yr 7-12) of Young Scientist Award (Secondary) in the 2015 Science Talent Search.

Alex has worked very hard on top of his other studies conducting scientific investigations into sport science and his research has enabled him to win the overall prize.

Co2 Dragster State Results 2015

The State Co2 races were held at Swan Christian College last weekend. We are proud to announce that result as follows:

Category A

  • Alan John Binesh – Second
  • Hui Wen – Fourth
  • (we also received a fifth placing)

This is an excellent result for these year 9 students to have 3 places in the top 5. For the second year running we have a second place winner in this category.

Category Outlaw

  • Asher Copland – First Place
  • Corey Heron – Second Place

If you see these year 9 students please give them a pat on the back for a fantastic job.

All cars are now off to the nationals. We wish them all the best.

History Finalists!

Three of our Year 12 Modern History students have just been announced as national finalists in the National History Challenge.

  • Laura Gunning (History Teachers’ Association Prize for Indigenous History)
  • Sacha Pulsford (Women’s History)
  • Zoe Waters (Australia’s Heritage)

These students are to be congratulated on their outstanding papers, which will be judged in the national final in early October.

Shenton British Parliamentary Debating Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to the Shenton College students who participated in the 2015 British Parliamentary Debating Competition this weekend.

The student teams were:

  • Saskia Willinge & Georgia Ngo,
  • Natasha Tonga & Paris Javid,
  • Xavier Hill Wilson & Keisha Hewitt,
  • Morgan Crockett & Michelle Lam

and Laura Gunning as coach.

Particular congratulations to Morgan, Michelle, Xavier and Keisha who achieved strong results and have progressed to the Semi Finals as two of the top 8 teams from over 60 teams across Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury and Albany.

The Semi Finals will be held at UWA on the evening of Tuesday 22nd September. Natasha and Paris were also highly commended and are reserves for the Semi Finals. Well done to all teams and best wishes for the Semi Finals!

Congratulations to our Junior Basketball Finalists

Earlier this term our junior girls and boys teams earned the right to participate in the all schools junior basketball finals.

This week we played against the winners from other regional divisions.

Both our teams represented Shenton with distinction both on and off the court.

The only team that got the better of our girls was the basketball specialist school Woodvale SHS and our boys finished a very creditable 3rd – both competitions were of an extremely high standard.

The Shenton Basketball dynasty is in safe hands as the juniors coming through are awesome.

Drama on Display at the Youth on Health Competition

Fantastic work by the Year 10 and 11 Drama students yesterday at the Youth on Health Competition at the Subiaco Arts Centre.

The students presented three original (and very different) plays on the theme of Equality.
We received certificates of merit for:

  • audience appeal
  • play structure
  • costuming and characterisation.

Now fingers crossed to see if we get into the Grand Final!