Doral Traineeship

Doral Mineral Sands (Doral) has partnered with the South Regional TAFE, together with Dalyellup College and Newton Moore Senior High School to initiate a new school-based training program for students interested in a career in the resources sector. 

The Student to Workforce Pathways Program is a supported education pathway that enables students to complete the Certificate II in Resource Processing via a school-based traineeship over an 18-month period. Following an application and interview process, the successful students are Kydan Bagby-Brown from Dalyellup College and Rhys Rangihaeta from Newton Moore Senior High School who will undertake work experience one day per week on site throughout the school terms. 

Doral’s General Manager, Mr Andrew Templeman said the joint initiative will enable students to gain practical skills and experience in the mineral sands industry.

“Students will learn real skills in a real work environment while undertaking a VET Pathway to complete their WACE graduation. This program is the first of its kind in the Southwest and we look forward to welcoming both Kydan and Rhys to the Doral team, whilst working closely with both schools and South Regional TAFE”.

“We hope the success of this program will help develop our workforce of the future” added Mr Templeman. South Regional TAFE Managing Director Darshi Ganeson said the program was an excellent initiative for young people to forge solid career pathways.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for keen high school students to gain an intrinsic understanding of the sector as well as a valuable head start towards employment”.

“The college is pleased to work with Doral and local high schools by delivering the training to give young people real skills in this vital area and help industry to connect to its future workforce,” said Ms Ganeson.  

Left to Right: Mark Seaward (South Regional TAFE), Kydan Bagby- Brown (Student), Brad Skinner (Doral)

Published on: 18 Nov 2021
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Year 7 English

Our Year 7 English classes have embarked on a Choose Your Own Adventure book unit! Students are enjoying reading different stories and discussing the adventures ‘they’ are going on in the books. Choose Your Own Adventure books are unique because you, the reader, are the main character and the plot of the story is determined by the various decisions you make as you read.

Students have been practicing writing their own stories and so far, there have been many fabulous ideas – including stories about greedy magicians, brave explorers, and professional race-car drivers. Miss Phillips’ class got the chance to split into reading circles and read each other their favourite books. Next week students will begin writing their own Choose Your Own Adventure stories.

Rachael Phillips, English Teacher

Published on: 17 Nov 2021
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Premier's ANZAC Student Tour

Earlier this year Matilda Miller (pictured, Yearr 9) and Max Troy (Year 10) were selected as finalists for the Premier's ANZAC Student Tour. They each attended an interview with the selection panel in the October school holidays. Ten participants are selected as ambassadors of Western Australia and will tour major sites of military significance in Albany and Darwin next year and share their experiences with their school community when they return. On Thursday 11 November the Minister for Education and Training, Hon Sue Ellery announced that Matilda is one of those final ten! Dalyellup College offers their sincere congratulations to Matilda and commend Max for his efforts in getting to the final stage.

Published on: 12 Nov 2021
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Uniform Concepts

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Year 6 Orientation Days

The Year 6 Orientation Days for students commencing Year 7 in 2022 will be taking place on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 November. All students who are enrolled in Year 7 for 2022 are required to attend. However please be reminded that enrolment forms need to be completed in order for students to participate.  If you have not enrolled your child at Dalyellup College, please contact the school as soon as possible to complete your child’s enrolment.  We look forward to seeing all of our prospective 2022 Year 7 students.

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)

There has been some excellent laser cut Jigsaw Puzzles produced from the Year 7s in Computer Aided Design.  Congratulations to Tristan Ingram for going the "extra mile" in the Year 9 CAD class to design and produce an awesome LED clock. The year 9s have also printed a 3D LED torch. The Year 10 desktop lamps will also be finished soon. We look forward to seeing these.

Dale Chatman, Head of Learning Area - Technogologies

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Dalyellup Cricket Academy

Year 9 Cricket Camp

On Tuesday 2 November, Year 9 students played against 3 different Perth cricket specialist schools, and won all of their matches. This is a great achievement, considering the competing Perth schools have many more students to choose from in their area. 

There were some outstanding individual performances including:

Ben Cherry - 130 runs against Kent St Senior High School

Zahkiya La Motte - 112 runs against Belridge Secondary College

Congratulations to all students for their efforts.  A special thank you to Monique Delpech who drove the bus and assisted with the camp.

Year 7 & 8 Intra Match

Year 7 and 8 students competed in an Intra-School Match at Dalyellup College on Wednesday 10 November. Well done to the 7 and 8 students involved in what was a competitive intra-school match. The students had a great opportunity to showcase some of their skills, and learn more about the game.  Great effort to all of these students.

Tim Bowen, Cricket Coordinator

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Year 8 - Tech X Solar Powered Success

Year 8 Tech-X students have been working towards achieving a successful design solution for their solar powered phone chargers.

Students were given the challenge of designing and creating a solar powered phone charger to be used outdoors in remote areas by a specified intended user. These included someone who enjoyed camping, someone who was concerned about the environment, someone who worked in a remote area or someone who enjoyed outdoor activities.

After completion of the production process students tested the function and success of their designs, measuring charging times and useability of their product.

Some solar powered phone charger stands were extremely complex in their designs with multiple components drawn in AutoCAD and cut out on the laser-cutter. A lot of time was spent on the assembly and construction.

Students learned new skills with electronic soldering equipment and connected electronic components to store solar energy in a battery that could be used to charge a phone later.

Alison Burton, Teacher of Technologies

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Save the Date for the DC 2022 Senior School Ball!

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Community News

Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor offers local employment opportunities for Year 12 graduates.  They provide personalised, one to one, at home tutoring to students of all ages and in all subjects. Tudor Doctor strive to make tutoring a positive experience and match the student and tutor on both academic needs and personality/interests.

The Tutoring Model allows tutors to:

  • Set their own schedule (fit around your university requirements)

  • Provide one-to-one lessons in a student’s pre-screened home

  • Work within your local area

Advantages for the tutor:

  • Flexible hours

  • No need to find students – we do that for you

  • Families are vetted prior to engagement

  • On-going support throughout your employment

  • Experience working for a highly regarded, international tutoring organization

Ideal tutors have:

  • A strong educational background

  • Excellent subject matter/curriculum knowledge

  • Strong communication and presentation skills


Interested Year 12 graduates are invited to send their resume to perth@tutordoctor.com.au along with a completed application form via the link below.

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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P & C News

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Principal's Report

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Though we are rapidly approaching the end of the 2021 school year, the pace at the school certainly has not slowed.  Across the school, amidst the business of teaching and learning, staff across the school have been planning for end of year events including the Year 12 graduation and Year 6 transition days.  In addition, we have been exceptionally busy planning the ongoing strengthening of our college for next year and beyond to ensure that our students thrive and achieve their great potential.  We are nearing the completion of our new strategic improvement plan, which will consolidate and strengthen our investments in the quality of teaching and learning, and the improvements we have made to our school culture and leadership.  There are some exciting developments that are planned, some of which has already been commenced by our inspired and committed initiative owners.  Our plans continue to be firmly based upon the needs of our school and what evidence informs us will make the difference we are seeking to achieve.  I firmly believe this new plan will embed our aspiration to have high quality teaching and learning in every classroom, every day.  The capacity we have built within our school and the strategies in our next plan will ensure greater than year-on-year progress and high levels of success for our students.  

In this newsletter, you will read about some of the success we have supported our students achieve.  Two of our students who were shortlisted and interviewed for the Premier’s Anzac Tour.  This is a remarkable accomplishment and I congratulate both students, their families and the Dalyellup College staff who were involved in making this possible.  But it didn’t end there!  For the second tour running, a Dalyellup College student was selected as one of ten students for the tour.  An exceptional achievement given that students from all schools across Western Australia complete for a place in this prestigious event.  Our cricket program continues to go from strength to strength under the expert teaching of Mr Tim Bowen . . . our Year 9 team recently won in a competition with other specialist cricket school in Perth!  What a fantastic accomplishment, well done Year 9’s!

Later this term, we will be hosting the open school board meeting.  The meeting will be held in the college staffroom at 6:00pm on Thursday 9 December.  It will include a ‘show and tell’ from staff across the college about the improvements that have been made at the college.  All parents in our community are invited and welcome to attend.  This will be a great opportunity to hear about the work of the college and also speak with members of the board.  Please schedule the date on your calendar . .  . it would be great to see you there!

On Friday 3 December, in partnership with the Shire of Capel, Bendigo Bank and Disability WA, we will be hosting Cory Crombie and Paralympian Bent Garvey as we raise awareness of people with disabilities.  Students will be attending workshops and have the opportunity to interact and participate in wheelchair basketball.  From 3:00-4:30pm, parents and siblings are welcome to attend and participate.

Our P&C have been very proactive this year and have been involved in supporting the school in so many ways.  I extend a massive thankyou to this small, but dedicated group of parents for their efforts.  The P&C works hard to ensure the college canteen continues to operate every day for our students to provide a healthy food and drink service.  This year required a good deal of additional work in the recruitment and employment of new canteen personnel, whilst ensuring seamless continued operation.  We have also recently taken ownership of a new enclosed trailer, made possible through the fundraising efforts of the P&C and the generous donation by the Bendigo Bank.  The trailer has already been put to good use for Outdoor Education camps.  It is a most welcome addition to our resources in support of the breadth of educational activities provided by the College.  Again, thank you to the P&C for this work.  More parent support for this organisation would be most welcome to share the great initiatives for all students.

Take care,

Kolin van der Wal

Principal, Dalyellup College

Published on: 09 Nov 2021
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Published on: 29 Oct 2021
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ASX Results

After investing $50,000 in the stock market game on the ASX for the last ten weeks the top investors at Dalyellup College are tabled below.  “Rice Bubbles” (Seth Drew and Brock Moran) have taken out the top prize at Dalyellup with Tayessa Walters in second place.  Our top staff investor was the astute Penny Starr.

Karen Parker, Teacher

Published on: 28 Oct 2021
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Library News

The library will be conducting its annual Stock take in Week 5.  There will be no borrowing from 11 to 12 November.

If you have any books on loan they must be returned by Tuesday 9 November.

Published on: 28 Oct 2021
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Language Incursion

On Friday 17 September, the Year 7 and 8 cohort participated in a Language and Culture Incursion at the College. The day consisted of a variety of linguistic and cultural activities which provided a cross-section of all things Chinese and French, but also encouraged students to celebrate and value all languages and cultures. Students could choose to participate in fun and creative activities of lantern painting, Eiffel Tower making, calligraphy, cookie decorating, French and Chinese cuisine and paper cutting. 

Maria Rooney, Language Teacher

Published on: 28 Oct 2021
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Year 8 Perth Cricket Tour

Despite the weather conditions, the Year 8 students were able to participate in an indoor cricket tournament (Go Team Bowen), play a match against Belridge SC, visit the WACA and watch WA vs Tasmania and give the pro batter cricket simulation a go at Southern Cricket Centre. Although the students did not get a win, they all had a great time and learnt heaps!

A big thank you to Monique Delpech and Braeden Burton who assisted throughout the 3 days. 

Tim Bowen, Cricket Coordinator

Published on: 28 Oct 2021
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Year 11 Career & Enterprise

Year 11 Career and Enterprise students put their problem solving and team work skills to use during a recent visit to the Time’s Up Escape Room Bunbury.  Students worked together to find and use the clues around the room to complete the tasks and escape the room.  Both teachers and students had lots of fun solving the riddles and discovering each other’s strengths. 

Maria Rooney, Language Teacher

Published on: 22 Oct 2021
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Published on: 20 Oct 2021
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