On Tuesday 26 June, Dianella Secondary College opened the Mila Kaadadjiny STEM Centre located in the school's library.
The centre will be used by students from Dianella Secondary College, Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre and Dianella Primary College.
The centre was funded by the state government and is equipped with interactive whiteboards, 3D printers, laptops, iPads and robotics equipment.
The centre will be used to prepare students, such as our ECU Pathway Scholarship students, for future employment opportunities.
“I guess we wanted to create something that was unique and not replicate what other schools had,” Says Mr Wayne Austin.
“It is called Mila Kaadadjiny, it is an Aboriginal word and it means future thinking and learning.
“We talk about technology and we talk about one of our oldest cultures in the world.”
On the day, student created an augmented reality (digital image enhanced) tour of the centre that guest could follow with ipads. The tour showed all the projects students in STEM have been working on this Semester.
The Centre was officially opened by the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA and Mr Wayne Austin. Mr Neil Coyne and Herbert Bropho led a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony to mark the occasion.
Students at Dianella Secondary College have been reminded “This is YOUR Library” and invited to play a key role in guiding their library’s direction.
Running with this year’s Book Week theme, a Suggestions Chest has been established at the library entrance. A Suggestions Form is available for students to provide feedback on the book genres they enjoy, specific book requests and other general feedback. A Genres Poster, with visual book examples, was developed to assist students choose their favourite genres.
The opportunity to win some amazing books at Book Week provides extra incentive for students to have their say and complete feedback forms.
The Suggestions Chest has been promoted via the school newsletter, daily notices, assembly, school Facebook and Instagram. However, one only needs to enter the library to stumble across the eye-catching display!
Feedback has been enthusiastic and plentiful, with early trends logging Adventure, Crime/Mystery, Horror and Graphic Novel popularity with some great new book requests.
Thanks to the students’ involvement Dianella Secondary College Library is set to remain rich with treasure!
The Certificate II in Music Industry students produced a show in our Lecture Theatre on Tuesday evening. “Back 2 the 2000s” highlighted the biggest and best songs from the decade, performed by all of the school’s ensembles.
All units of competency for the certificate course are assessed during the lead up and performance of these productions. Keep an eye out for our 80s show coming up in the second half of the year.
Our Family Reporting Afternoon will be held on Wednesday 27 June 2018 from 1:15pm - 5:30pm. Please book interviews with your child's teachers to discuss your child's progress at school.
Interviews can be booked here : https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code?code=mazut
Please call our reception, on (08) 9345 9200, if you would like a translator.
School will be closing at 12:33pm (end of session 3) and reports will be available for collection.
For more information, download the information pack below.