On Thursday, 22nd June 2017, Dianella Secondary Year 9 students won the Aspire UWA Race Around Campus event.
The team consisted of 32 Year 9 students who competed in activities within the Medical, Engineering, Sports Science, Geology and Design faculties at UWA against other high schools in Western Australia.
Aspire UWA endeavours to provide students with the opportunity to see how much fun university can be and raise their aspirations for tertiary education.
The group had an enjoyable and engaging day learning about available courses and university life whilst also competing against other participating high schools to win the Race Around Campus Challenge.
Please visit UWA Aspire for more information about the program.
Term Two took the Dianella Secondary College STEM students back to the ECU Mount Lawley campus.
They were greeted by the university's robotics expert, Alistair Campbell, and some of his students. We were first introduced to Arduinos: small circuit boards that can be programmed to do anything from flashing lights in sequence to producing all the notes of a piano.
The Year Sevens enjoyed making musical masterpieces thanks to the keen ears of Jamal, Wendy, Maria, and Grace.
After lunch, Alistair showed us how to use some Lego EV3 robots to navigate the Martian terrain we have been exploring in STEM. The coding was quickly mastered by Dylan and Jayden with help from our Robotics expert, Mr. Grayden.
We will head to the Joondalup campus next term to meet the ECU Mentors.
Dianella Secondary College Indigenous students, with help from acclaimed Indigenous artist, Peter Farmer, have created a beautiful mural at Dianella Secondary College.
This project was started as part of the rebranding of Mirrabooka Senior High School to Dianella Secondary College.
It commenced with a consultation between Indigenous students, Dianella Secondary College's Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer, Mrs Rhonda Ronan and Mr Peter Farmer. They discussed what they wanted to put on the mural and why. As a result. they chose to include the six seasons (Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang) on the painting to represent change and growth. They also chose to use a variety of different animals and colours to represent the diversity within our school.
Dianella Secondary College Year eight Indigenous student, Sharmika Headland believes that this mural was very important to Dianella Secondary College "It was really fun doing the mural and I think it's important as it helps represent Aboriginal culture at our school".
The 2017 Dianella Secondary College Athletics carnival was a great and well enjoyed day. Everyone who participated seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed all the events, with lots of competitive, but positive vibes throughout. Speaking of competition, there were quite a few records broken with:
Thank you to all of the participants on the day, and a huge thank you to all of the helpers and teachers, as well as the Phys Ed staff and the event coordinator, Ms Rudrum. Without you, this day would not have been an all astounding success.
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You are invited to attend our Semester One Reporting to Parents Afternoon on Wednesday 28 June 2017, from 1pm-5:30pm.
School will be closing early at 12:30pm for this event.
Semester One Reports will be available on the day.
Download the event information here or visit School Interviews to book online.
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Would you like to know more about drugs and the impacts they have on our community?
Parents/carers, teachers and school staff have a crucial role to play in the prevention of young people’s risk of harm from alcohol and other drugs.
School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) invite you to attend a FREE Talking Drugs information session.
This session will help you understand the role you play in school drug education. It will expand your knowledge of drugs including methamphetamine, and explain ways to speak with your children about alcohol and other drugs.
Arabic, Karen and Vietnamese bi-cultural workers will be there to assist those who use English as a second language.
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To book this FREE event or for more information please contact Kelli Dawson at SDERA on 9402 6267 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by 26 June.
Spaces are limited. Book now!
For more than 19 years, SDERA have been supporting school communities with successful, evidence-based drug and road safety education programs. www.SDERA.wa.edu.au
Last week the Dianella Education Precinct celebrated Harmony Day. Harmony Day is a day to celebrate the inclusiveness we have in Australia. It is also a chance for everyone to learn something new about different cultures.
The day commenced with Dianella Primary College students participating in a range of activities from Soccer clinics, to dance classes and Aboriginal art classes.
At recess, local community agencies ran Harmony Day activities such as colouring in, photography, a guess the flag competitions, face painting and hair braiding.
Students were also able to pin the countries they are from on a map that will be displayed at Dianella Secondary College. The Dianella Secondary College Dance Club and Dianella A Cappella also performed. It was also good to have all students from the Dianella Education Precinct having morning tea together as one.
After recess, Dianella Secondary College ran a whole precinct assembly to recognise Harmony Day. We were lucky enough to have Adullahi Alim, a WA finalist for 2017 Young Australian of the Year speak. Alim talked about him homeland Somalia and the opportunities he has had since migrating to Australia.
Dianella Secondary College students, Negina Aziz and Claude Ishmwali, spoke about what Harmony Day means to them and how we are lucky enough to be a part of such an inclusive school community. Students from the Year 12 Dance course performed a dance they created called “African Fusion” which the audience loved.
To finish the assembly, student representatives from different nationalities carried flag in a flag procession to showcase the diversity of cultures within our school community. Many students were also dressed in their traditional clothes for the day.
In the afternoon, Dianella Secondary College students participated in cultural dance activities. AFL and basketball clinics and a team-building workshop were run by multiple agencies from the local community.
Students also participated in a African drumming workshop which sounded amazing, Overall, everyone within the Dianella Education Precinct had a great day celebrating our diverse and inclusive community, whilst learning about different cultures.
In Week 2, Dianella Secondary College held the 2017 Science Quest, a science competition for Year 6 students from local Primary Schools.
Students, in teams of four, from Warriapendi Primary School, Balga Primary School, Dryandra Primary School, Westminster Primary School, Dianella Primary College and Boyare Primary School competed in Science based activities such as pasta tower building, rock identification and chemistry and forensics investigations.
This event was highly beneficial as it showcased the excellent Science program we have at Dianella Secondary College. It was also great as it allowed primary school students to experience a high environment and to build their science knowledge and critical thinking skills.
Congratulation to Dianella Primary College who’s Pasta Tower was the strongest in the competition and was the difference for them to win!
Thank you to the Science department and the student volunteers for their assistance on the day.