In this issue:
- Reconciliation Week activities
- Art work from our Year 11 & 12 students
- Update from Geographe Bay Music
Article Featured in Busselton Mail
Busselton Senior High School principal Dainon Couzic is on his way to Harvard University to take part in a leading development program.
Twenty independent public school principals will spend a week at the prestigious university in Boston to learn from the world's best at the Graduate School of Education.
Education Minister Peter Collier said once they have finished learning in the hallowed halls of Harvard, they go on to complete an online course through the famed university and then take on short-term change projects to reform aspects of their schools or the broader public education system.
"They, along with 20 principals currently in the program, will form a pool of highly skilled leaders who can be called on by the Department of Education for a range of roles, including acting as mentors to other principals and contributing to school leadership development programs."
Mr Couzic said while it was a surprise to be selected for the program it was recognition that the school was performing well and staff were doing a good job to make sure the students succeed.
“I am hoping to bring back some new ideas that I can bring back into the school and to improve the school even more,” he said.
“It should give me a bit of insight into high level leadership skills to make our school as best we can.
“It feels fantastic to be going to Harvard and to learn from some of the best people in the business I am excited about that.”
The 1st Cape Naturaliste Scout Group presented Chelsea Smith the Australian Scout Medallion, which is the highest recognition in Scouts.
Achieving this milestone represents years of work both locally and throughout the Southwest. Chelsea has worked very hard, representing Scouts in the community through undertaking of many activities such as volunteering with the aged, fund raising with the Red Shield appeal, Australia Day and ANZAC Day marches, Clean up Australia Days and participating in environmental projects such as tree planting days and stream restoration. This has been supported by educational presentations by many local environment groups.
Chelsea has participated in many hikes including her own which she planned, ran and succeeded in completing, covering more than 30km over two days. As part of her involvement with Scouts she has developed a healthy living lifestyle, a keen interest in outdoor activities and basic survival skills.
Chelsea represents Scouting at the highest level having consistently displayed values, leadership and qualities that make her a role model to other youth.
The Geographe Bay Music Group officially launched tonight! In a celebration of music and community, the concert showcased the talents of local schools who have come together to form this exciting collaboration.
Bringing together the music programs of Busselton Senior High School and Cape Naturaliste College, Geographe Bay Music Group also includes students from:
Read more in today's feature of the Busselton Dunsborough Times
We look forward to a great final quarter for 2016!
We are extremely proud of our students for embracing a worthy cause to support children in the slums of Africa and help provide them with a brighter future. BSHS students have been raising awareness for Tenderfeet Education Centre in Kenya. Driven by our Student Executive and Mr Holt, students participated in our annual 'Walk for Tenderfeet'.
Read more in the Busselton Dunsborough Times article
The Tenderfeet Education Center is a school for 125 orphans and other vulnerable children of pre-school through fifth grade age in Nairobi, Kenya.
Tenderfeet provides a warm learning environment for these extremely needy children. But it does more than just educate and teach the children to read and write. The children’s health is looked after and they get to eat twice a day. Almost all of these children are orphans or have only one caretaker. Many have lost parents to AIDS, while others were abandoned.
Learn more about Tenderfeet Education Centre
The last day for Term 3 is Friday 23 September.
School will be closed from
Saturday 24 September to Monday 10 October
Students return to school on Tuesday 11 October.
Busselton SHS wish to congratulate Ryan Godfrey (Graduating Class of 2016) for being recognised and awarded the Department of Fire and Emergency Service’s Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development.
His commitment to the community and passion to pursue his career is an inspiration!
Well done Ryan!
Read more of the article featured in Busselton Dunsborough Times