Dianella Secondary College students were invited to attend an exclusive musical theatre work shop run by Perform, Act, Dance WA (PADWA) with Australian actress, Rachael Beck.
The focus of the after school work shop was “Empowerment through performance” and students participated in drama, self-esteem games and script reading from various movies and plays. These activities allowed students to learn how to perform using a script and develop their confidence while performing.
During the two hour workshop, students were coached in singing and performed skits to demonstrate the new skills they have learnt.
Rachael Beck has featured in many Australian and global productions such as Home & Away, Beauty & the Beast: The Musical with Hugh Jackman and Hey Dad. She was a mentor on Australia’s “It Takes 2” and is an adjudicator for the Sydney Eisteddfod and a Wakkikiri judge.
Dianella Secondary College Principal, Mr Wayne Austin, was delighted by the event. ”It’s great that we can offer our students extra-curricular opportunities like these, especially considering many of our students come from diverse backgrounds.” He says.
Dianella Secondary College would like to thank PADWA for the excellent opportunity and looks forward to working with them in the future.
Congratulations to our Year 8 Science Team on advancing to the grand final of the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge. Daniya, Monika, Sara, and John were required to build a Kite Magic Solar Car and race it along a 20m track.
The team faced other schools such as Carmel School, Servite College, Shenton College and St Andrews Grammar School.
They used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) principles and Problem Based Learning to build the car and ensure it was competitive throughout the semi-finals. The skills they have learnt through this project are essential for their future learning and potential career opportunities.
Unfortunately, they had to use batteries instead of solar power due to the rainy weather.
The team will be competing in the grand final at Kings Park on Wednesday 5 April 2017 against the other schools from around Western Australia. We wish them the best of luck!
Mrs Gardiner's Year 11 Visual Arts students and Miss Becker's Year 12 Visual Arts students went to "Sculptures by the Sea" at Cottesloe Beach. Students viewed, drew and photographed some of the sculptures. The excursion will be the inspiration for the next unit of work in Mrs Gardiner's class titled "The Sea". Students will design and create their own sculptures based on sea forms.