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Students have started semester 2 teaching and learning programs immediately after the completion of the semester 1 learning, assessment and reporting cycle.  Year 12 students have a short second semester so the importance of adherance to assessment schedules is very important.

Parent, Teacher Online (PTO)
As stated in an earlier newsletter the college is using a service called Parent Teacher Online to coordinate the bookings for the upcoming parents and students report night 24 July.  Families will receive their letter before the end of term with log in details to enable them to set appointments with teachers.

Atwell College International and National Trips
The college is starting to develop a series of trips to support student opportunities and development.  At the moment the college has students attending international college based trips to Ecuador and to Japan.  The college has also been supporting an annual Year 9 trip to Canberra and the snowfields.  These activities are expensive and families need time to plan for these events.  Please note at this stage: 

  • Year 9 Canberra trip occurs annually for Year 9 students.
  • Japan trip occurs biannually for students studying Japanese in Year 10, 11 and 12.
  • Proposed Netball and Rugby League enrichment programs for student in senior school participating in the programs 2014.

More opportunities for these styles of extra curriculum programs may occur in the future.  The college will keep the community informed of any developments.

Year 10 Course Counselling
Course counselling for Year 10 students has begun.  In choosing courses for Year 11 and eventually Year 12 the students and their families are being asked to attend interviews at Atwell College.  As explained to parents at the Year 10 parent night held 11 June an advantage of the growing population into the Atwell College Senior School is the number of courses available to students.  A wider profile of courses for both university bound students and training and employment students means a more likely match to student skills and abilities in Year 11 and 12.  As part of the counselling process I encourage parents to make as much contact as possible or as needed to seek advice and support enabling the best decisions made by students and their families.  Detailed information for Year 10 course counselling is active on the college web page.

Kind regards

Noel Woodley - Principal

Year 10 and 11 message re Laptops

We are about to undertake a significant e-learning program in English, and continue to use them in other classes as needed, such as the Career JOB GUIDE research.

As a reminder to all students, their laptop should be with them at school each day.  An agreement was signed by both parent and student, upon issue of the laptop, agreeing this would be brought each day to school for educational purposes.

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Atwell College Rugby League News

Results from the Year 10 Curtin Stadium Cup

The Year 10’s recently competed in the Curtin Stadium Cup. Seven schools participated in the competition. Atwell College made the finals, which are played early next term.

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Cadets Brave the Cold

Being told by the weather man that Saturday the 15th of June was the coldest night since July 2012 did not come as much of a surprise to 55 cadets who undertook their first camp of the year. With the mercury dropping we huddled around the fire pit, toasting our marshmallows and reflecting on who brought thermals and warm socks. Earlier that day the cadets undertook a long walk in the national park surrounding the Bickley area in order to find some Geocaches with their GPS and get a sense of what it is like to walk in the bush as a team, relying on each other for support and encouragement.

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Whole School Chess Tournament

The 31st of May saw yet another exciting chess tournament at Atwell College. Twenty nine students took part with students ranging from Year 7 to Year 9. The atmosphere in the library was electric as everyone tried to obtain a place in the finals. After two hours of intense playing, the tournament was finally taken out by our chess superstar, Jordan Berry. Well done Jordan.

Ms Linda Brown

Red Nose Day

The Year 12 Children, Family and the Community class will be holding a fundraising stall during recess on June 26th 2013 to help raise money for Red Nose Day promoted by the SIDS and Kids Organisation.

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P&C News

Atwell College P&C is happy to announce that should any student represent the State of WA by participating in a sport or academic way, we will provide the student with an Honorarium cheque of $100.

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Health Matters

What is electronic gaming doing to our children?

Free Parenting Matters Seminar presented by Department of Communities.

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Do you want to be a Pilot or Cabin Crew Member?

The world is currently experiencing a shortage of Aviation professionals with forecasted demand to sharply increase.  If you are a Year 12 student with an interest in the Aviation Industry this night is for you.

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