Year 6 students from Dianella Primary College and Boyare Primary School attend Year 6 T&E Transition event. During the day, students participated in short “taster” classes of Woodwork, Textiles, Cooking , IT and STEM. This event allowed local Year 6 children to learn how high school works and experience firsthand what an innovative T&E program we have at Dianella Secondary College.
This Term, the Dianella Education Precinct celebrated NAIDOC Day, an important event in the school calendar to recognise Indigenous culture within our community. On the day, the DSC Education Support Centre hosted an assembly, where Community Member, Len Yarran, gave the key note address about the importance of Education. Dianella Secondary College students performed a traditional Indigenous Dance and Natasha Eldridge sang in Noongar language. The WA Reptile Park also held an information session about Australian Wildlife in the lecture theatre and students got up close and personal with Australian snakes.
In Week 9, Dianella Secondary College celebrated “R U OK?” Day. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the importance of talking about mental illness and checking up on your loved ones.
Students we treated to “R U OK? Day” wristbands. They also participated in fun form activities to discuss the importance of talking about mental health. The Senior School band also played at lunchtime.
Our Certificate II in Hospitality students baked delicious cupcakes to fund raise for the cause. They raised approximately $400! Well done!
On Wednesday 30th August, the Arts Department held their annual Arts Night to a packed out gym. The Arts Night allows students participating in Dance, Drama, Media, Music, Visual Art and Photography to showcase their work from throughout the year. This year 250 students participated in the event, an increase from 217 in 2016.
It was the first time students from the Design and Photography course, a new addition to the Arts Department, had displayed their work by producing posters for the night. These students also did the photography for the event.
Drama students performed their piece “Slices of Life” which they have been developing over a 5 week after school workshop run by the Western Australian Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCO). “Dianella Secondary College has been working closely with WAYTCO to form a strong partnership that will continue to provide optimal learning opportunities for performing arts students “says Eva Cicmirko, Head of Arts. Drama students also designed and coordinated the lighting on the night.
The DSC Senior School ensemble performed numerous pieces and also set up their new staging, as an assessment for their course. Mr Sinclair also included a combined band and choir who performed “Man in the Mirror”.
Media students showcased their videos from the year, including some from the Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre. Visual Arts students had an exhibition set up around the Gym to display their artwork.
Dance students performed many group and solo performance that they have learnt over the last two terms.
Overall, the DSC Arts Night recognised the hard work, including months of after school rehearsal and preparation. Dianella Secondary College Arts staff and students have been putting in during 2017.
“Well done Dianella SC and your Arts Department for a great show tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing former students display their talents and charisma. “ – Paul Johnston, former Music Teacher of Dianella Secondary College
Performing Arts students (Drama, Dance, Music) went to see the musical performance of Beauty and the Beast at the Regal Theatre, starring Year 12 Performing Arts student Chelsea Ioannidis. The show was fantastic and an excellent opportunity for students to experience live theatre at an iconic venue.