2021 Faction Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to all participants and staff for making our annual faction athletics carnival one of the best yet. The competition was fierce all day with Norton Rays coming out on top!
Norton Rays – 709 Pts
Oxley Sharks – 660 Pts
Dampier Roos – 656 Pts
Hartog Falcons – 578 Pts
In accordance with the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink Policy and Procedures, Dalyellup College promotes healthy eating within our school community. We encourage students to follow the healthy eating guidelines by bringing a variety of nutritious foods and drinks to school.
Campion Booklist Winners
2021 Charges and Voluntary Contributions Prize Results
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2021 Charges and Voluntary Contributions prize draw.
A very big thank you to all those who paid the Charges and Voluntary Contributions in full by the due date of 26 March 2021. Funds received are used to provide educational resources to enhance the learning environment for our students.
If you have not yet paid and would like to discuss payment options or negotiate a payment plan, please contact the school office on 9797 9200.
Modern History Teacher Visit
Imagine learning a whole year’s worth of school content… without a teacher! Well that’s exactly what these students are in for every day. The School of Isolated and Distance Education is a school located in Leederville Perth that provides online teaching and learning across Australia for students that don’t have access to a teacher in front of them.
Throughout this term Year 11 and 12 SIDE students have been receiving visits from their teachers and tutors. Roslyn Keron visited the Modern History students in week seven to give them a masterclass lesson on 20th Century China.
This year there are ten different SIDE subjects, spread across twenty eight students. These students work incredibly hard to achieve good marks in their online subjects, reliant on their own skills and dedication to pull them through. Unlike most school in the South West, these lads and ladies still had classwork in the first week, so have had one of the trickiest starts to the 2021 school year. They epitomize of the unofficial Dalyellup College motto - Get Around It! Please congratulate them all for the efforts they have put in this term.
Wrap Around Professional Learning
School Nurse Valinda Sabourne and School Chaplain Natasha Lay attended the Wrap Around Professional Learning in Vasse. Wrap Around is a philosophy, a process, an approach, an intensive, holistic method of engaging with young people who are experiencing issues related to alcohol or other drug use. We have come back from this professional learning equipped with resources, including the intervention toolkit which assists staff to work with greater confidence within their role for intervention and support for students using alcohol and other substances. It also provides strategies to support students to consider change as well as supporting the whole school community in a targeted approach to reduce risk and provide safe and useful procedures when managing incidences.
We both walked away with new knowledge and ways we can better support the students at Dalyellup College.
Valinda and Natasha
What is Compass?
What is Connect?
Students attend the United Nations Youth WA State Conference
Earlier this term, students Kyla Hay (Year 12) and Nicholas Henneberg (Year 10) attended the United Nations Youth WA State Conference in Perth. This is a three day event where students get to participate in workshops, undertake United Nations style debates and engage with high profile academics and like-minded students on global politics and international affairs. The conference was only open to ninety WA students so Kyla and Nicholas were very fortunate to be chosen.
This year’s theme was Globalism vs Nationalism, which is an exciting topic for ATAR Economics student, Kyla Hay. When asked what the best thing was about the event, she said she really enjoyed meeting new people who she could talk to about common interests.
Both students said they would definitely recommend the conference to other students.
Well done to both Kyla and Nicholas for representing Dalyellup College at such as prestigious and empowering event. We are extremely proud of you!
Harmony Week Celebrations
During Week 7 of this term, Dalyellup College celebrated Harmony Week. The theme for this year’s Harmony Week was ‘Everyone Belongs’ which is a close message to our hearts, with many of our students and staff coming from different cultural backgrounds.
The week culminated in a mass of activities including free cultural food tastings (fried rice, sushi, damper and French-style chocolate bread!), face painting in Maori and Indigenous designs, cultural costume dress-ups and a T-shirt design competition.
A huge thanks goes to some of our Year 11 and 12 students who were inspired by the wonderful Ms Chan in making the fried rice and sushi. 59 entries were also received for the T-Shirt Design Competition making it a difficult job for students to decide when voting on their favourite!!
A huge thank you goes out to all of the students and staff who helped organise these activities. It was wonderful to see everyone participate on the day, showing mutual respect for each other and the philosophy that everyone belongs at Dalyellup Collge! What an awesome school we have! #onedc
P & C Canteen
Kim Hughes Shield Final
Congratulations to the Dalyellup College 1st XI who made it to the Kim Hughes Shield Final. This is the first time Dalyellup College has made the Grand-Final since the program launched, making DC the top two Government Cricket Schools in the State for 2021. This is a massive achievement.
Although the boys did not get the win, they all showed great determination and learnt a lot throughout the match. Well done on a fantastic campaign and bring on 2022!
Miss Versluis’ classes have been creating digital artwork based on “The Seasons” and producing stickers for the upcoming Capel Makers Trail. All of the Dalyellup community will be able to see these artworks plus performers at the Dalyellup Community Centre from 21 to 23 May.
Dear Parents / Carers,
The last day of term has certainly arrived quickly! In many ways, it did not feel like an 8-week term, given the recurring impact of COVID-19. The loss of the first week served to compact the usual term one activities, making it rather busy!
Much has again occurred at the whole school level. The initiatives in our strategic plan continue to march on, with another cohort of 16 teachers engaging in the Teach Well program since the start of term. We continue our focus on positive behaviour support and strengthening our provision of student and family support through Student Services. For students too, we have seen significant team and personal achievements. For example, the Dalyellup Cricket Academy created school history by winning the semi-final in the Kim Hughes Shield, an extremely competitive state-wide competition. This is the first time Dalyellup College has progressed to the grand final. Our Cricket Academy program is now ranked 2nd within Western Australia schools. This is a significant achievement and reflects the excellent standards structured by Tim Bowen, our specialist cricket teacher. I extend a massive congratulations to Tim and the team. Our newsletter today shares additional information about this, and other happenings within the College during the latter part of this term including the faction carnival and our Harmony Day event. I trust you will enjoy the edition.
On another topic, our student attendance is improved this term compared with previous years and I thank you for your efforts in endeavouring to ensure your teenagers attend every day. Having said that, I believe we can continue to improve. I believe that, working together, we can continue to increase the current regular attendance rate (those students who attend at least 9 days a fortnight) from 62.1%. Please continue to actively work with us to ensure the highest possible outcomes for your child.
I wish you all a very enjoyable and safe Easter holiday period with your children and look forward to yet another very productive term.
Kolin van der Wal
Principal, Dalyellup College