Gilmore College celebrating R U OK? Day A national day of action in September, dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues ...

Gilmore College celebrating R U OK? Day A national day of action in September, dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues ...
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                            llege                           TERM 4 ISSUE 1 2018
The Newsletter of Gilmore Co

                                 Gilmore College
                            celebrating R U OK? Day
                             A national day of action
                             in September, dedicated
                              to reminding people to
                              ask family, friends and
                             colleagues the question,
                                    “R U OK?”

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Gilmore College celebrating R U OK? Day A national day of action in September, dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues ...
From The Principal
It seems incredible that we are already farewelling              Our College Board has grown enormously over the
our Year 12 students at their Valedictory Ceremony.              past three years, as we seek together to improve our
On Tuesday 23 October we truly celebrated the                    school results and performance across a range of
achievements of our largest Gilmore College                      indicators. My thanks to the parents who attended
graduating class – the Class of 2018.                            the recent Open Meeting on 25 October for their
                                                                 interest and contributions.
The ceremony was a brilliant and fitting end to 6 years
of secondary schooling and I would like to extend my             Finally, the election and nomination process for parent
thanks to Lauren McCaig, Dianne Walker and their                 positions on the College Board is still underway, but
cast of hundreds of our staff, who pulled together to            with certainty I can announce that we will be without
make the evening so memorable. Among all of our                  our wonderful chair Erica Jones in 2019, as she and
special awards and the presentation of 135 Year 12               her family leave Kwinana to support a whole new
graduation portfolios, I spoke to the students about             community through their work with the Salvation Army.
the important role that they play in continuing to
                                                                 While we will hold a farewell for Erica in December, I
positively contribute to their local community and the
                                                                 would like to publicly thank her for her support, effort,
wider world. I acknowledged the immense pressure
                                                                 commitment and vision in continuing to build a great
that many of them have endured to get to the final
                                                                 Gilmore College Board as our Chair over the past
days of their schooling and urged our parents/carers
                                                                 two years and as a member for three years.
and community members to “cut them some slack” -
just for a little, while as they breathe in just what they       Rohan Smith
have achieved over the last 14 years.                            Principal

Two other major recent events of note were the
launch of our Positive Behaviour School (PBS)
motto “SOAR” and our Open College Board meeting.
PBS, while still in its infancy, has already delivered
many positive outcomes for our school and its proud
culture. The recognition that we hold the four pillars of
Support, Organisation, Aspiration and Resilience as
important, is a major step in creating and maintaining
a school culture that aligned to our moral purpose
of improving young people’s lives through education.

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The KIC iDIVERSITY Project is a 6 day program for students with special learning needs. It explores the range
of careers available in the Kwinana Industrial Area and gives students the opportunity to get an insight into what
industry does and what industry expects of employees.

                                                                   Over 6 days in Term 4 (17, 18, 23, 24, 30 &
                                                                   31 October 2018), students visited a range
                                                                   of working environments within the KIA, met
                                                                   current employees in a range of roles and had
                                                                   the opportunity to reflect on their possible future
                                                                   involvement in the local workforce.
                                                                   They also had a day of work experience. Demi
                                                                   Milstead spent the day at Kwinana Industries
                                                                   Council working with Debbie Hoey preparing
                                                                   for this years iCONFERENCE and Lily Masters
                                                                   spent the day at The Sound Telegraph getting an
                                                                   understanding of how their business operates.
                                                                   Other activities during the program included
                                                                   teambuilding, improving confidence and self
                                                                   esteem, resume writing, social media, personal
                                                                   and presentation skills.
Rohan Smith, Demi Milstead, Lily Masters and
Jodi Gosztyla

Demi and Lily graduated the program on
31 October at the Presentation Ceremony
attended by school representatives and
proud parents of the students.
Debbie Hoey
Education Development Officer
Kwinana Industries Council

                                               KIC president Albert Romano, Dylan Hampshire of Kolbe Catholic
                                               College, Lily Masters and Tianqi Lithium general manager Phil Thick.

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Interschool Debate Competition –
Round 3
On 17 August our Year 9 Debating Team attended the third round of
debates for the Interschool Debating Competition which was held at
Lakeland Senior High School. Our ever-controversial topic, The World
Should Welcome Driverless Cars, was difficult to debate, especially being
on the affirmative side of the argument, however, we persisted with our

When we arrived at the school          The Year 9 Debating team
we were buzzing with excitement,
having just come off the back of a      were confident and collected               Taryn Gibbs, Angela James, Keana Ireland,
                                                                                   Michaela Van Lit
win at our last Debate. We were        and a true representation of
ready, we were prepared and we
were ready to win again. The school        what we aspire to for
                                                                                   Our opposition, Melville Senior
was welcoming to its competitors
and seeing familiar faces around
                                               our students.                       High school, who we had made
us in their library only made us                                                   an alliance with over the last few
more determined to give it our best                                                debates, tried their very best to
shot.                                                                              defeat us and shut our arguments
                                                                                   down. After a nerve-wracking few
With the chairperson, Michaela
                                                                                   minutes, the adjudicator told us
Van Lit, ready to set the pace
                                                                                   our results, with only one point
of the debate, our first speaker,
                                                                                   separating the teams... We had
Angela James, set us up for a
good argument, clearly defining
the topic, no matter how much the                                                  A bitter sweet victory, celebrated
opposing team tried to dispute this.                                               by both teams, with the alliance
Our second speaker, Taryn Gibbs,                                                   barely shaken. The preparation
made even clearer our perspective                                                  and rehearsing had paid off and
and drove statistical facts into our                                               we were now officially back to back
adjudicators mind, setting us up                                                   winners.
for a good competition. Thirdly,                                                   Hannah Carter
our closing speaker, Keana             Keana Ireland, Taryn Gibbs, Angela James,
                                       Michaela Van Lit
                                                                                   Pre-Service Teacher - English
Ireland, concluded our argument
powerfully, giving the opposition
little to justifiably rebut.

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Year 12 Mountain Biking Camp
                                     On 12-14 September the Year 12 Outdoor Education class completed a 3
                                     day camp, riding almost 60km through the Dwellingup jarrah forests and
                                     camping in tents with their peers.
                                     On day one we started the trek at Turner Hill Mountain Bike Trail just South
                                     of Dwellingup. It was very challenging with drops, berms, log rides and many
                                     technical challenges that required patience and skill. From here we rode
                                     towards Marrinup Campsite via the Munda Biddi trail. After arriving in the
                                     afternoon we set up tents and had a feed and relaxed. Later that night we
                                     visited a WWII prisoner of war camp that housed German and Italian soldiers
                                     capture by the Allies. Students were amazed at this piece of history and
                                     enjoyed the torch light tour.

The next day we packed up and
got back in the saddle. Firstly
we completed the Marrinup
Mountain Biking Trail, which was
much more free flowing when
compared to Turner Hill. From
here a quick break and then we
started the main ride of the day
from Marrinup to Nanga.
It was a good challenge, but a lot
of fun due to the many downhill
sections as we descended into
the Murray River Valley. After
a very tiring ride we arrived in
Nanga and set up camp. The
weather was drizzly that evening
and unfortunately most students
retired early to stay away from
the rain.
On the final day, Friday, we
went to a high ropes course
which included ziplining, jumps,
climbing and balancing all at height amongst the trees. Many students had a ball challenging their fears and
speeding between trees in harnesses and jumping off platforms towards the ground. What great fun! We then
headed to town for a well deserved lunch of a pie and sauce. It was a good camp with fantastic endurance, skill
and bravery shown by our Year 12 students.
Well done.
Jeremy Ingram
Head of Learning Area - Health and Physical Education
and Jenna Websdale
Teacher - Health and Physical Education

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Interschool Athletics Carnival
On Thursday 11 October, Gilmore College sent a team of 40 students to compete in the School Sport Western
Australia Interschool Athletics Carnival at the WA State Athletics Stadium.

Our athletes showed outstanding skills, athleticism         Mena Abol Okech narrowly missed out on the Year
and courage to represent our school admirably.              10 boys A Division 200m with an impressive time of
Ultimately the overall result did reflect the quality       24:43 sec. Tara Garlett won the Year 11/12 200m
of our team, however there were many outstanding            event and narrowly missed the sprint double, placing
results during the day and a number of our senior           2nd in the 100m A Division. Congratulation also to
school students, Tara Garlett                                                    Denzil Thorne, Mena Abol
and Tyson Headland, were                                                         Okech, Shaun Pereyra and
both recognised as runner up                                                     Shannon Beaman for winning
champions in the Year 11/12                                                      the Year 10, 4 x100m relay.
age group.
                                                                                As previously mentioned,
Some outstanding individual                                                     Tyson Headland had a
results   included     Morgan                                                   dominant day, winning the
Bropho and Dylan Van                                                            A Division 200m, 400m,
Zuydam combining in the Year                                                    1500m and placing 2nd in
11/12 boys 800m to win both                                                     the 100m. In his final race in
A and B division respectively.                                                  Gilmore colours he anchored
Kirralee Vollmann won the                                                       the 4x100m team (Tyson,
Year 10, A Division discus and                                                  Matthew Beaman, Morgan
shot putt events - is that 3 years in a row Kirralee?       Bropho and Dylan Van Zuydam), to victory,
Tyler Piazzola was dominant in the Year 9 boys 200m         powering away on the home straight.
and continued this great form placing in multiple
events throughout the day placing 2nd in the 100m.

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Tyson has now represented Gilmore College in                                     Winners
every year from 7 to Year 12 and has improved
                                                         Morgan Bropho         Year 11/12     A Division 800m
every year. Congratulations Tyson, you sure
have made us proud with your commitment to               Dylan Van Zuydam      Year 11/12     B Division 800m
representing the school.                                 Kirralee Vollman      Year 10        Discus
Although the above students had outstanding              Kirralee Vollman      Year 10        Shot Putt
results, it was the many students gaining multiple
places in many results that ultimately decides the       Tara Garlett          Year 11/12     200m
success of the Gilmore College team each year. I         Denzil Thorne         Year 10        4 x 100m relay
would like to thank all students who represented         Mena Abol Okech
the College so well on the day and congratulate          Shaun Pereyra
them on their efforts, school pride and excellent        Shannon Beaman
image that they project of our school.
                                                         Tyson Headland        Year 11/12     200m
Well done.
                                                         Tyson Headland        Year 11/12     400m
Jeremy Ingram, Adam Hammond & Natalie
Thomas                                                   Tyson Headland        Year 11/12     1500m
Teachers - Health and Physical Education                 Tyson Headland        Year 11/12     4 x 100m relay
                                                         Matthew Beaman
                                                         Morgan Bropho
                                                         Dylan Van Zuydam

  As the temperature rise, the best place to be
                is in the pool.
Year 8 Aquatics
                            Just reminding all Year 8
                                                                          For every 1 minute
                            students and their parent                    you’re in the shower
                            and guardians that the                       you’re using between
                            Year 8 aquatics module                       26-37 litres of water.
                            is currently running from
                                                                          So to help save water
                            Week 5 through to the                         pick a 4 minute song
                            end of the term.                             for when you’re in the
                                                                         shower and make sure
Students will need to return permission forms and                          you don’t go over!
equip themselves with bathers, towel and $2.20 for
each PE lesson. Classes will consist of some basic
swimming techniques and fitness, novelty relays and
games including volleyball and water polo. As the
temperature rise, the best place to be is in the pool,
so what are you waiting for, get yourself ready and
make sure you are organised each session.
Mr Ingram and the HPE Team

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Worm Farm incursion
                       On 23 October, students from Miss Brown’s 7.6 Humanities and
               Social Science class participated in an incursion about Worms and Worm Farms.
Kevin from The Worm Shed gave an exciting                  “The experience with the worms was weird, I have never really
presentation on the life of worms and how they are         touched or held a worm before. I was expecting them to have teeth or
                                                           climb up my shirt. But, overall, this experience was fun!” – Laurance
beneficial for reducing organic waste as they are          Francisco
able to turn it into fertiliser for the garden. Students
                                                           “Feeling the worms was really weird, they might even pee on you!
were then able to touch a worm and study it with a
                                                           This day made lots of memories come back from when I was little.
microscope. The class then made their own mini             Today was really fun!” – Haylee Orton
worm farms in bottles that they could take home.
                                                           “When we were doing the worm farm I got scared at first but when we
This year Gilmore College was successful in our had to pick them up I was okay with it.” – Peyton Houra-Tuwhangai
application for a Waste Wise grant and used this
money to host the incursion and install two recycled
fridge worm farms. As a part of the Gilmore College Sustainability
initiative, the school is reducing the amount of organic waste going
to landfill. After the incursion, students from the Green Team assisted
Kevin to install the two large scale worm farms at the side of the May
O’Brien Building Office (HASS office).
A massive thanks to Miss Brown’s 7.6 class for being excellent
participants, the Gilmore College Green Team and Kevin from The
Worm Shed.
Constance Chipper                                          “When I picked one of them up it was really fidgety and I screamed”
Teacher - Humanities and Social Science                    - Darsha Price
                                                           “Working with the worms was so fun because they wiggle and tickle
                                                           you” – Cody Salisbury
                                                           “It was very fun. Honestly the worms felt weird! Still fun though” –
                                                           Jeremy Roxas
                                                           “It was very fun, especially when we got to pick them up” - Ashlee
                                                           “It was fun because I did it with my friend who don’t like that!” - Emily
                                                           Jones Banks

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                                                  Gilmore and Orelia team up to
                                                  improve literacy and numeracy
                                                                  3.         In line with our whole school
                                                                             approach to improving literacy
                                                                             and numeracy, students from 9.5
                                        1.                                   have teamed up with buddies
                                                                             from Miss Barton’s Year 4/5
                                                                             class at Orelia Primary School.
                                                                              The aim of the activity is to
                                                                              not only improve literacy and
                                                                              numeracy skills in both groups,
                                                  but also to build positive relationships between our future
                                                  Year 12s and 7s. The Year 9s supported their buddies with
                                                  guided reading activities and a multiples/area game.
                                                  Students from both classes commented on how much they
                                                  enjoyed working together and that they couldn’t wait to
                                                  do it again, which is lucky because the collaboration will
                                                  continue throughout Term 4 and into 2019.
                                                  Thank you to Orelia Primary School, Miss Barton and Room
                                                  7 for having us. We are all looking forward to our next visit.
                                                  Lesley Brown
 4.                                               Teacher - Humanities and Social Science


1. Katrina De Oro
2. Fey Whitehead
3. Japhet Dela Pena, Holly Locke, Aidan Walden,
   Ian Ramos, Fey Whitehead, Jam Agnete and
   Katrina De Oro                                                                                    6.
4. Tyler Piazzola
5. Ian Ramos
6. Cyrus Vince

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Water Wise Recognition
                                                            On Wednesday 24 October we became a recognised Water
                                                            Wise School. We were visited by the Water Corporation who
                                                            acknowledged the College for all our efforts to try and reduce
                                                            our water usage and the implementation of water saving
                                                         The Year 8.1s, 8.2s and Year 11 ATAR Modern History classes
                                                        were there to receive the award and then they were treated to a
     *** Extra cute                                  surprise visit from Kep, the hardest working (and cutest) member
    fact - Kep’s tail                             of the water saving team. Kep is the only dog in Australia who is
 was bandaged due to
                                            trained with the sole purpose of sniffing out leaks and we were lucky
 her injuring it by over
                                     enough to be given a demonstration of Kep at work. We were all very impressed
wagging it because she
                                with Kep’s ability to find the leak in under 60 seconds and her overall adorableness.
    gets too happy!             Rachel Elsegood
                                Teacher - Humanities and Social Science

          8.1, 8.2 and Yr 11 ATAR Modern History- Certificate Presentation     Innocent Chikwama, Sam French, Wil
                                                                               Brown, Kep and her handler

None of your business
                                                On 1 November, Miss Brown and Miss Jere-Edward
                                                 escorted Year 10 students from 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4
                                                  on a walking tour of Fremantle’s businesses.
                                                      The aim of the excursion was to highlight the range of
                                                      small businesses within the Fremantle area, the goods
                                                       and services they provide and the image they portray
                                                       in order to attract consumers. However, we learned far
                                                       more than was expected.
                                                     Tour guide, Michael, drew links between Fremantle’s
                                                     rich history, geography and economics, making
                                                    for a very engaging experience. Students learned
                                                   that Fremantle was a free colony, until convicts were
                                                  requested to help in the building of the settlement. They
                                                also learned about old and new businesses, the convict
                                               and whaling history of the Round House and viewed a range
                                            of Street Art.
                                       Lesley Brown and Esther Jere-Edward
                                  Teachers - Humanities and Social Science

“I learned a lot about the history of Fremantle.”
                                          Jan IIlao
      “I really liked the art and I learned a lot.”
                                      Kurt Tamares
      “I liked learning the history of the place.”
                                  Vince Valenzuela

The time we did a rat dissection in
Year 11 General Human Biology
After finishing our exploration of the body systems, covering        While not for the faint of heart,
everything inside us from head to toe, we decided to conclude this   many brave students attempted and
unit of study by getting up close and personal with the insides of   completed the dissection whilst others
a rat.                                                               held onto their lunch at the back of the
With similarities between the insides of a human and rat, students
were easily able to identify organs and organ systems and follow     Lisa Doomen
the path of the digestive system and other systems with the use of   Teacher - Science
their dissecting kit tools and hands.

Nathan Beynon, Dillion Males, Diego Horvat and Brandon Matthews

                                                                              Lochlan Taylor, Diego Horvat,
                                                                              Nathan Beynon, Dillion Males, Sibyl
                                                                              Dostanovic, Miss Doomen, Brandon
                                                                              Matthews, Mauwa Kizenga, Beatrix
                                                                              Pool, Rico Luis Tobillo, Casey
                                                                              Murnane, and Lewraine Francis

Tahlea Eaton, Nathan Beynon and Dillion Males

Presentation to the Rotary Club of Kwinana
            Josh Semper, National World Skills Bronze Medal winner and Gilmore College super
            star, recently spoke at the Rotary Club of Kwinana as a thank you for their continued
            sponsorship through the Kwinana Industries Council (KIC).
            Cr Wendy Cooper wrote: “You would have been so proud of Josh tonight. He spoke well
            and with his usual quiet unassuming manner.”
            Well done, Josh. We wish you all the very best in your future endeavours.
            Patrice Kilpatrick
            Industry & Enterprise Coordinator

Resilient Friends Club Pledge: I am responsible for the safety and well-being of              myself and others
Over the past 15 weeks, our students have been part of the Resilient Friends Club Program (RFC).
RFC is a not for profit program that works in the community to raise
awareness to breakdown the stigma attached to mental health and
social issues. RFC pledge is ‘I am responsible for the safety and
well-being of myself and others’
15 students started the program and learned how to deal with
emotions in a safe and healthy manner. Part of this program was
to leave a message for future students. Gavin and Sharon worked
closely with students for 1 hour a week over a period of 15 weeks.
The students started the program with little confidence and have
grown into confident young adults, that are resilient, mentally
strong and now have the ability to face what comes at them in a
positive way.
Jodi Gosztyla
Youth Worker

Greyhounds at
      Sheldon’s First Day
     RU OK? Day – 14.09.18
   Today I went to school - high
 school to be exact. Wow, what an
adventure I had. I went to the office
and I signed in as a visitor and I got                                            and give me pats. I liked meeting
  my flash RU OK? Day bandana.                                                    them.
Ms Lobb then took Mum and I to the Library which              Next was a break that everyone calls Recess and I
is were I will be hanging out most of the time I am at        got to have some yummy snacks. Mum made sure
school. We got ourselves settled and then a small             that everyone knew my favourite was cheese, but
group of Year 12s popped in to have a pat and a chat.         then there were also chicken nuggets. We went for a
They had some tests coming up today and were                  walk to the Year 12s common room, which is a place
feeling a bit stressed until they came and hung out           they can hang out while on breaks. I played ping
with me. After that I had a group of Year 10s come            pong and met so many nice people. These kids have
and do some reading with me while I walked around             exams coming up and they all said how nice it was to
and got lots of pats.                                         have me there as it helped them chill out.
I then became an artist’s model!! I went into the Art         After Recess I got to spend a bit of time in Ms
room to be a life model while the Year 7s had a go at         Doomen’s Science class. This was my hooman,
drawing me. I think I did a great job and WOW, there          Travis’s class so I got to meet his friends and have a
were some amazing artist’s in the class. I loved all          rest while they worked.
the pictures and the pats. While there some of Ms
Dancer’s class and Ms Dancer popped in to say Hi

Mum and I would like to thank everyone at Gilmore College for how
                   welcoming they all are to me and I am super excited to be spending
                                   some time at the school next term.

Back to the Library now for some more reading with a big group of Year 9s. Again, they were amazing. Some of
the kids I met feared me at first and I must say the way their friends helped them with their fear was outstanding.
I might be very big, but I am a gentle giant. I had my toy white tiger with me and the kids all played with me which
was super fun.
Lunch time was next and we went outside with everyone else for the R U OK? Day activities. There was a
sausage sizzle as well, so I got two sausages because I was the best-behaved boy. Some of the kids and
teachers came past for pats and photos and I really loved that. We spoke to lots of people who were on the
school site for the activities and everyone asked questions about us Greyhounds. Mum did real good with all her
After lunch Travis stole me again to spend a little bit of time in his Humanities and Social Science class with Ms
Brown. I was pretty tired, so after walking around saying hello to everyone, I went up the front of the class and
had a nap. Mum woke me and we went back to the Library were I had a class of Year 7s again who were reading.
They just loved me! (and why wouldn’t they???). I stayed in the Library meeting people and hanging out with the
Year 7s until it was time to go home.
I was exhausted when I got home and hopped straight up onto Mum’s bed for a nap.
Love from Sheldon the Foundation Greyhound at Gilmore College

         In 2017 Kara Ratcliff had the opportunity to commence a Traineeship through SMYL
         Community College and CSBP, whilst still working towards her Western Australian Certificate
         of Education (WACE)..

                                                    During this time Kara went to work on site at CSBP
                                                    one day per week throughout the school year. Due
                                                    to Kara’s hard work and diligence, CSBP were able
                                                    to employ her throughout the holidays.
                                                    Kara completed her traineeship Term 3 and was
                                                    awarded a Certificate II in Business. CSBP held a
                                                    special morning tea for her last day and were more
                                                    than happy with her efforts over the past two years.
                                                    Well done Kara and thank you CSBP.
                                                    Jodi Gosztyla
                                                    Youth Worker

Most Industrious Award, 31 October 2018
The Arts                                                Health & Physical
Dance                                                   Education
Year 11               Danielle Martin
Year 10         Franzielle Palaganas  Year 11 Health                  Korina Lumapas
Year 9                  Georgia Gee   Year 11 Outdoor Ed              Mekayla   Jenkins
Year 7             Rozahlia Da Silva  Year 11 P.E                   Dylan Van Zuydam
Drama                                 Year 11 Sport Coaching            Grace Tinasau
Year 11 ATAR             Leah Carroll Year 10 Health                   Ryan  Alcantara
Year 11 General          Unnati Patel Year 10 P.E                     Stephen   Malekin
Year 10                  Emily Quinn  Year 9 Health                      Axis Woodall
Year 9             Lachlan Whitman    Year 9 P.E                      Shaniah Litimco
Year 8              Cheyanne Tarbin   Year 8 Health                    Jean Bermudez
Year 7            Phoebe Armstrong    Year 8 P.E                          Dylan Bauer
Media                                 Year 7 Health                 Dwayne Dinglasan
Year 11               Chloe Williams  Year 7 P.E                        Breanna Ware
Year 10               Callym Nugent
Year 9
Year 8
                     Amelia Santana
                    Christine Antonio                   Humanities and Social
Year 7
                          Ryan Rees
Year 10              Maliski Morales  Year 11 Business Management
Year 9              Joshua Comben     and Enterprise                   Casey Murnane
Year 8          Xandrhyllah Mercado   Year 11 Career and Enterprise        Rhys Jones
Year 7          Sebastian Maddigan    Year 11 Career and Enterprise    Jamee Fleming
Visual Arts                           Year 11 General History             Dillon Males
Year 11               Joshua Murray   Year 11 ATAR History              Shyniah Tether
Year 11 Cert II           RJ Caranay  Year 11 ATAR Geography          Almira Alimpolos
Year 10            Tatianna Claridge  Year 10                        Lara-Lee Golding
Year 9            Sophie Funneman     Year 10                            Kurt Tamares
Year 8                 Gypsy Fenner   Year 9                          Angelos Hughes
Year 7              Seamus Murphy     Year 9                             Axis Woodall
                                                        Year 8                         Vince Sayson
English                                                 Year 7                         Elenor Rivera

Year 11 General                     Rhys Jones
Year 11 General            Rylee de San Miguel
Year 11 ATAR                     Roselle Carino         Mathematics
Year 11 ATAR                           Ella Drew        Year 11 Application         Tanatswa Chafa
Year 10                              Ema Racic          Year 11 Essential                 Ethan Bott
Year 10                          Angelo Cadag           Year 11               MethodsRoselle Carino
Year 9                           Katrina De Oro         Year 10                       Kurt Tamares
Year 9\                        Hannah Mitchell          Year 9                       Katrina De Oro
Year 9                         Sarcha Simpson           Year 8                        Vince Sayson
Year 8                          Alison Freeman          Year 7                      Louanna Pickett
Year 8                            Grace Jeffree
Year 7                  Ranesch Maha kalithas
Year 7              Keith Vincent Dela Calzada

Year 11 ATAR Human Biology Abigail Del Carmen
Year 11 General Chemistry    Vincent De Luna
Year 11 General Human Biology Lachlan Taylor
Year 10                         Kurt Tamaras
Year 9                       Sarcha Simpson
Year 8                        Lachlan Mitchell
Year 7                    Sebastian Maddigan

Technology & Enterprise
Year 11 Children Family
and Community
Year 11 Engineering
                                    Ebony Drake
                                 Jake Bermudez
                                                            Mathematics Learning
Year 11 Food Science
Year 11 Hospitality Cert II
                                Russell Yambao
                                      Rhys Jones
Year 11 KIC                       Marcus Davies             In developing our whole school approach
Year 11 KIC                 Rylee De San Miguel            to improve numeracy, we are implementing
Year 11 Materials and Design     Vincent Deluna                        various strategies.
Year 11 Materials, Design                                 Our first and ongoing initiative is to develop
and Technology                  Mikael Peterson           “Conversion” skills of our students. On
Year 10                     Franzielle Palaganas          Connect, in the Library, under the Whole
Year 10                               Anna Sach           School Literacy and Numeracy folder, we have
Year 9                                Justin Kelly        placed a few resources.
Year 8                             Natalie Lance          We ask that parents/caregivers and staff
Year 8                           Alison Freeman           encourage and support our students in
Year 7                            Jazmine Delvo           completing these tasks. Fact sheets are
                                                          provided to further assist our students.
                                                          A second initiative is the Maths Monday
                                                          competition for our Y7 and Y8 cohort. In period
                                                          1 on a Monday all Y7 and Y8 students will be
                                                          given a maths problem to solve.
                                                                 Top girl and boy for each cohort with
                                                                 correct answers will be in line to win a
                                                                 prize. Our awesome Gilmore staff are
                                                                 participating in this competition. We
                                                                 are encouraging parents/caregivers to
                                                                 have a go as well. The question will be
                                                                 put up on Connect, in the Library, under
                                                                 Whole School Literacy and Numeracy.
                                                                 We look forward to receiving your
                                                                 feedback and are open to suggestions
                                                                 in promoting our whole school approach
                                                                 to Numeracy.

Year 8 Point Peron
A Year 8 excursion was organised to Point Peron Camp in Rockingham. The objective was to reward the Year 8
students who best represented the Good Standing Policy.

                                                                                  With this in mind, the criteria
                                                                                  were set at the very high
                                                                                  benchmark of 95% attendance
                                                                                  and perfect behavioural and
                                                                                  uniform records for Term 3.
                                                                                  There were 55 students in total
                                                                                  who achieved this and the first
                                                                                  32 to return their forms in time
                                                                                  accompanied Mr Patterson, the
                                                                                  Year 8/9 Manager and myself
                                                                                  on the day.
                                                                                 At Point Peron, the first
                                                                                 activity was a session of rock
                                                                                 climbing in the Indoor Arena.
                                                                                 Students were given an
                                                                                 instructional lesson followed by
                                                      the opportunity to test their abilities on the rock climbing
                                                      wall. Ryan Overton was the student volunteer to lead the
                                                      way and demonstrated to the others the positive attitude
                                                      required to overcome any self-doubt or nerves.
                                                      Standouts from this were Ryley Windon, Djai Hunter, Jai
                                                      Hanson, Lily Armarego and Christelle Asosa, who all
                                                      succeeded in reaching the top.
                                                      Next, we moved onto archery. With the wind getting stronger
                                                      the difficulty level increased. This meant the ability to hit a
                                                      target 25 metres away became increasingly challenging.
                                                      Despite this there were several students who excelled
                                                      including Jessica Freeman, Vince Sayson and Shante
                                                      Boullineau, who all demonstrated excellent skill with their
                                                      ability to hit the target.
                                                      There was an intense staff competition involving Mr
                                                      Patterson and myself to see who claimed bragging rights
                                                      on the day. Despite leading all day, I lost the battle as Mr
                                                      Patterson somehow managed to fluke a bullseye with his
                                                      final arrow.

The final part of the day was on the beach. The students took a large floatable water mat to the ocean where
they got to relax for an hour of fun activities. Diago Da Silva was a standout, while most students enjoyed the
opportunity to relax and have fun in the water.
Overall it was a fantastic day. It was enjoyable to get the opportunity to reward some well deserving students and
great to see everyone appreciate the experience.
Jamie Lee
Year 8 Coordinator

Guest Speaker: Gavin “Gracey”
                                                 In the first week of Term 4, the Year 7, 8 and 9 year groups had
                                                 the opportunity to listen to the knowledge and life experience of
                                                 guest speaker Gavin Grace, aka Gracey from the Arts vs Depression
                                               Each year group had their own assembly and they were granted
                                              unique access to his life story combined with his artistic talents to deliver
                                            a message to the students about many lessons learnt along his turbulent
         Allie Milstead, Gracey and       The objective was to communicate messages relating to resilience and how
          Sammy-Rose Pairama              success can be achieved through perseverance, hard work and by striving to
                                          achieve your goals.
Originating from South Auckland in New Zealand, he experienced a tough upbringing. Encountering hardship,
violence and tragedy while growing up he managed to achieve success in his life by rising above the adversity
and overcoming obstacles that were put in front of him. His story concludes in the present where he is now a
successful corporate speaker living in Perth, using his skills in art along with his insight to advise, motivate and
inspire people in all walks of life.
It was a fantastic experience to
listen to the life story of such an
inspiring individual. It was also
very rewarding to see how our
students listened and connected
with Gracey as he delivered his
powerful message. I now use
his speech as a reference point
when mentoring and advising
Jamie Lee
Year 8 Coordinator

          Gracey with the Year 8 Cohort

   Success can be achieved through
       perseverance, hard work
    and by striving to achieve your
           goals. Gavin Grace

World Teachers’ Day 2018
                 On Friday 26 October, Gilmore College celebrated World Teachers’ Day 2018.
 The English Learning Area and their students worked on special pieces, to say thank you to the staff who
                 work tirelessly to build a positive environment at school every day.

To emphasise the heroics of the
staff, each member was turned
into a Superhero. The participating
classes created costumes for each
hero and gave them super powers
to match. Students were able to
show how well they know their
teachers, highlighting our most
distinguishing traits, as well as
some traits we didn’t realise they
The end product was highly
entertaining and teachers greatly
appreciated the students’ effort to
make their World Teachers’ Day so
much more super.
Thank you to the English staff and
their students who gave up their
time, as well as the helpers who
put together the display in the Café.
Nicole Leslie
Teacher - English

2018 Term 4 - Homework Classes and Afterschool Activities
    Homework Classes and Before and After School Activities                                                                                                         Term 4 2018

                    Learning Area                                                       When                            Location                       Further Information
Badminton Club                                                                      Wednesday                                                Health & Physical Education
All years welcome                                                                3:00pm to 4:00pm                                            Mr Jeremy Ingram

Basketball Training                                                                   Every day                                              Student Services
Year 8                                                                                Recess 1                                               Mr Craig Davies

Board Game Club                                                                      Tuesday                                                 Humanities & Social Sciences
All years welcome                                                                2:50pm to 4:30pm                                            Mr Daniel Szewczak

                                                                                                                                             English Learning Area
Homework Classes                                                                     Thursday
                                                                                                                            BLZ 2            Mr Shaun Morris
OLNA Practice                                                                    2:50pm to 3:40pm
                                                                                                                                             Ms Nethia Duraisamy
ATAR Preparation

                                                                                 Monday, Tuesday
Fitness Centre                                                                                                             Fitness           Health & Physical Education
                                                                                   and Thursday
All years welcome                                                                                                          Centre            Mr Jordan Sciascia
                                                                                 2:40pm to 3:30pm

Follow the Dream                                                        Monday, Tuesday & Thursday                                           Follow the Dream Coordinator
Select students only                                                         2:40pm to 4:30pm                                                Mr Dave Smith

History                                                                                                                                      Humanities & Social Sciences
ATAR Geography                                                                       Thursday                                                Ms Marilyn Harris
ATAR Modern History                                                              7:30am to 8:15am
                                                                                                                                             Ms Rachel Elsegood
Year 11

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
                                                                             Every day during lunch
The Hive (Hub of Information and Vibrant                                                                                                     Head of Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                                                 1:11pm to 1:36pm                           CLZ 8
                                                                                                                                             Ms Cheryl Tate
    Homework Classes and Before and After School Activities
All years welcome
                                                                            (alternate HASS teachers)                                                               Term 4 2018

Learning    Club
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All years welcome                                                                3:00pm to 4:00pm

                                                                                   Monday                                   ALZ 4
                                                                         3:00pm to 4:00pm (Mrs Kaur)                                         Head of Learning Area
Homework classes and OLNA preparation
                                                                             Monday & Thursday                                               Mr Roneil Billimoria
All years welcome
                                                                       3:00pm to 4:00pm (Mr Billimoria)                     ALZ 5

Robotics Club                                                                        Thursday
                                                                                                                            ALZ 6            Mr German Panopio
All years welcome                                                                3:00pm to 4:00pm

Science                                                                              Tuesday
                                                                                                                             FSC1            Please check with your Science teachers
Homework Classes. All years welcome                                              3:00pm to 4:00pm

Volleyball Training                                                                 Wednesday
Years 7-9 welcome                                                                7:30am to 8:30am
                                                                                                                                             Student Services
Volleyball Training                                                                  Thursday
                                                                                                                            Courts           Mr Craig Davies
Years 7-9 welcome                                                                2:40pm to 4:00pm
                                                                                                                                             Mr Adam Hammond
Volleyball                                                                            Every day
Years 10-12                                                                           Lunchtime

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Connect is the Department of Education’s online environment which will provide teachers, students
and parents with secure access to a collaborative online learning environment via the internet.
The aim of Connect is to provide a secure internet service that will allow teachers to provide information about
the teaching and learning activities occurring in the classroom directly to the parents of students in this class.
Participation in Connect is optional for parents and if you would like to take part, you will require internet
access and a computer. No additional software is required. The Department of Education will issue you with a
unique user name and password which will provide you with access to Connect.
Initially, Connect will allow teachers to provide general class information to you about the teaching and learning
activities that his/her class are undertaking. In the future, the service may be further developed to allow more
flexible communication between parents and teachers, as well as providing personalised information about
your child’s learning activities and progress.
In order for you to take part in Connect, please see main Administration for a Connect Registration for Parents
form. Once completed and returned you will then be confidentially issued with your unique user name and
password as well as access details for Connect.

                                                         What is Skoolbag?
                                                         Skoolbag provides schools with an easy way to tell
                                                         parents/carers everything they need to know, and
                                                         it provides parents with the most convenient way to
                                                         receive school notifications.
                                                         No more lost paper in student school bags! School
                                                         newsletters, school notices and alerts are communicated
                                                         directly to the parent smartphone through the Skoolbag
                                                         school Mobile App.
                                                                              Skoolbag is a school Mobile
                                                                              App that communicates directly
                                                                              with iPhone, iPad, Android, and
                                                                              Windows Phones devices.
                                                                              How does it work?
                                                                              Parents add the School Mobile
                                                                              App to their phone, and can view
                                                                              the school’s documents and
                                                                              Skoolbag is a very flexible school
                                                                              mobile app and offers:

    Alerts   Events   News     Newsletters Links to website pages Embedded PDF documents Parent
                             eForms for Sick Note/Absent and Change of details.

Thank you to parents and caregivers who have paid their
2018 Contributions and Charges in full
Contributions and Charges are used by the College to fund the curriculum activities, by providing resources
to enhance the teaching and learning activities of classes and courses which are selected by students.

To recognise those families who pay their 2018 Contributions and Charges in full, we will be placing them in
a fantastic Prize Draw each term to say thank you for their assistance in improving educational facitlites and
resources at Gilmore College.

Term 3 the following prize winners were drawn:
Owen Bentley		        $500 Short Breaks Australia gift card   Dylan Irula		      $100 Red Balloon gift card
Alex Breznansky       $200 Short Breaks Australia gift card   Bella Rose Edwards $50 Movie gift card
Jam Nacario		         $100 Red Balloon gift card              William Baylis		   $50 Movie gift card

                                                                         College Tour
                                                                      Thursday 6 December
                                                               Our Principal Rohan Smith and members of
                                                               the College Board warmly welcome you to
                                                                attend a Tour of the College on Thursday
                                                                       6 December 9:00–10:30am.

  College Tours provide prospective and current families the opportunity to visit the school during a normal
  day, visiting the places where learning and engagement take place and to provide you and your family
  with a true sense of Gilmore College. The student leaders in particular are a great source of authentic
  information about what it means to be a Gilmore College student day to day.
  Morning tea and a Question & Answer session will follow the tour in the College staff room. We will answer
  your questions honestly, explain our ethos and our passions.
  RSVP Tour of the College is essential before Monday 3 December. Please contact the Administration office
  on 9411 1811 or

$150 per student
Program cost includes:                                               Other
• All training sessions                                              possibilities:
• A personalised uniform                                             Not included in program cost

• Scratch matches
• Entry to School Sports Volleyball Carnival                     WA Volleyball Junior League
• Entry to Volleyball Western Australia’s Schools Cup
                                                                 •     The possibility to partake in a
• Transport to and from venue’s                                        multi-round indoor volleyball
• End of year presentation
                                                                 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

Training days/times:                                             •     The possibility for our year
                                                                       10 male and female teams to
Senior School              Monday      2:40pm till 4pm                 participate against the best
                                                                       schools in the country at a
Year 10                    Tuesday     2:40pm till 4pm                 tournament in Melbourne.
Year 7                     Wednesday 7:30am till 8:30am          •     Fundraising will be required and
Strength & Conditioning    Thursday    7:30am till 8:30am              grant submissions to lower cost
(*Optional)                                                            to students and their families.

Year 8 and 9               Thursday    2:40pm till 4:00pm
Schedule subject to change.

                For more information please contact Craig Davies or Adam Hammond on 9411 1816.

                                               for EVERY PARENT

                                  Triple P – Teen Positive Parenting Program
                                               SEMINAR SERIES

Managing teenage children’s behaviour can be challenging at times for most parents.

Parents are invited to attend free parenting seminar being offered this term to learn practical, positive and
effective ways to manage common behavioural problems, and ways to help your child achieve their best at
school and in the future.

When:                23th November 2018          Seminar One: Raising Responsible Teenagers
Time:                9.00 – 11.00 am
Venue:               Gilmore College, Dargin Place, Orelia

Cost:                Free – however bookings are essential

For more information, or to register to attend a free parenting seminar please:

Complete the slip below and return to
Shannon Butler – Psychologist
Student Services – Gilmore College

OR contact Shannon Butler by ph: 9411 1805, e:

BY 19th November 2018

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------


Name of Parent(s) wishing to attend:
(1) Surname________________________ First Name____________________ Mobile (1) ____________________
(2) Surname _______________________ First Name____________________ Mobile (2)
Home Phone: ______________________ Email:_____________________________________________________
Postal Address: ______________________________________________ Suburb:______ Postcode:____________
Name of Child: _________________________________ DOB of Child:____ / _____/ ________
I / We wish to attend (please tick):

    Seminar One – 23.11.2018

                                                Please return your registration to
                                                         Shannon Butler
                                                        Gilmore College
                                                    By: 19 th November 2018


                                            Inspire in 5

                   Career Presentations from Women in STEM
                         Monday 12th November 6:00pm – 8:00pm

   Students in year 7-9, their parents & teachers welcome to this FREE event

                      brought to you by The Innovators’ Tea Party

  A unique opportunity for local high school students to engage with some of WA’s leaders in Science,
                                  Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Event details
Inspire in 5 aims to showcase STEM careers to middle school students.

This event is an interactive lecture-style experience, where students, teachers and parents will see 5
minute presentations from 12 different Women in STEM Mentors. After the 1.5hr presentation session,
there will be an opportunity for attendees to meet & greet presenters and ask any questions they might
have about their education, career and day-to-day role.

Date:                Monday 12th November
Time:                6:00pm – 8:00pm
                             (please arrive early, presentations will start on time)
Venue:               City of Perth Library Auditorium
Capacity:            80 attendees in total

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                   WAAPA Summer School 2018/2019
         This Summer WAAPA at ECU, Mt Lawley is offering an exciting performing arts
         program for students from Years 1 to 12. The Summer School includes classes in
         RAP, Acting, Dance, Drama, Screen Performance, Music Theatre and of course, how
         to perform Shakespeare. For information about the fantastic courses on offer please
         visit WAAPA Summer School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at

                                    MASTER MIND AUSTRALIA’S
                        JANUARY 2019 JUMP-START PROGRAMS
         OLNA – NAPLAN -- Study Skills – Essay Writing – Subject Revision & Preparation
                        For all students entering Year 7 – 12 in 2019

 The January Preparation Program aims to prepare students for Term 1 (2019) before the academic
year begins. The classes will revise those important components from the 2018 syllabus that are vital
for success in the new-year. The program will also preview what students can expect in their courses
                                               in 2019.

                                    Courses will be conducted at:

                          Christ Church Grammar School and Hale School

                             Sunday 20th to Friday 25th of January, 2019

                     Dr. Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377


                               UNIFORM CONCEPTS SHOP
                                   OPENING HOURS

                   Wednesday 30 January 2019                 9:00am – 4.00pm
                   Friday 1 February 2019                    9.00am – 4.00pm
                   Monday 4 February 2019                    8.00am – 11.00am
                   Tuesday 5 February 2019                   8.00am – 11.00am
                   Thursday 7 February 2019                  8.00am – 11.00am

                        from Week 2 normal opening times of the
                               uniform shop will resume
                        Tuesday and Thursday 8.00am – 11.00am
                           Thank you and have a nice day 

                     OPENING HOURS

        Wednesday 30 January 2019 8:00am – 4.00pm
        Thursday 31 January 2019  8.00am – 4.00pm
        Friday 1 February 2019    8.00am – 4.00 pm

        Office Hours from Monday 4 February 2019
        will be Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm

               Thank you and have a nice day 

                                   YEARS 7 TO 12
                           YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO:

                              towards school expenses


        Applications Open: Wednesday
                         Applications     4 February 2019
            Applications     12Friday
                         Close:   April 12
                                            April 2019

 Ask School Reception for More Information

              Gilmore College
              An Independent Public School
              Dargin Place, Orelia, Western Australia 6167   Important Numbers
              PO Box 86, Kwinana, Western Australia 6966     Attendance 		         9411 1823
              T. +61 8 9411 1811 F. +61 8 9419 2494          Library 			           9411 1842
              E.         Main Administration   9411 1811
              W.                Student Services 		   9411 1823

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