The first instalment of the Kooyar Carnival, a joint swimming and Earth Carnival, was a huge success, despite the scorching sun and intense humidity of the hottest day in 2018.
Over 400 Dianella Secondary College students participated in the Swimming and tabloid sports events, including swimming races, Tunnel Ball, Leader Ball, Tug-O-War, egg and spoon races, Flag Relays, Chariot Relays, Gheeta Relay and Niagara Falls. We were also lucky enough to have the Royal Life Saving Society WA run events such as: the Duck Scramble, Noodle Relay and the Life Jack Relay.
All students embraced their house spirit represented in the hilarious and colourful outfits they wore on the day. It will be interesting to see who wins the “Best Dressed” award.
A big thank you to Ms Blake and The Smash Crew Sports Team from Noongar Radio for being the poolside MC’s. Thank you and Congratulations to Mr Thompson, Ms Rudrum and the Phys Ed Department for a successful event. The winners of the house cups and Champions of each year group will be announced at the next assembly.
This term, Year 7 – 10 students have been participating in swimming lessons in their Phys Ed classes. These swimming lessons are run by the Royal Lifesaving Society WA (RLSSWA) who has provided two swimming instructors daily. They also incorporated girls only and lifesaving sessions into their program for our students and will be running lifesaving events the Kooyar Carnival.
In addition to this they have been conducting sessions for Dianella Primary College and Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre, teaching over 400 students within the Dianella Education Precinct this year alone. There has been a significant increase in the overall swimming abilities of our students and we are very grateful to RLSSWA for supporting our schools.
Read about our partnership with RLSSWA here
On Wednesday 7th March, Dianella Secondary College launched the 2018 ECU Pathway Scholarship program. Year 7 and 8 students in the program, along with their parents, were invited to the Afternoon Tea to celebrate their achievement of becoming scholarship recipients. They also heard from guest speakers such as Mrs Paola Pastorelli, Mr Daniel Fortini and Ms Julie Boston (ECU engagement Officer) on what they will learn, the excursions they will go on to ECU and the skills they will attain for future employment. The student also go to meet their mentors from ECU, who will be supporting the recipients this year. A big Thank you to Ahadu and Hamza for sharing their experiences of the program in 2017.
For Semester One, the Year 9 class will be studying sea creatures and will be learning advanced drawing and design skills. Their first activity was a Sea horse design where students completed pen and ink patterns. Mrs Gardiner believed the designs were of an excellent standard! Students in this class will complete activities which will be developed into ceramic and printmaking art pieces.
The first KOOYAR CARNIVAL will be run at Dianella Secondary College on the 13th March.
It is a combination of many of the Earth Carnival activities and annual Swimming carnival.