Each year Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June, it is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
On Friday, June 2 we held a Reconciliation Curriculum Day. Rooms 4, 5 and 8, along with staff, attended the Walk for Reconciliation at Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park), whilst the rest of the school participated in cultural activities such as damper making. It was a wonderful time for all students to learn more about Aboriginal culture, history and achievements and discuss ways in which we could contribute to achieving reconciliation.
On May 25th , we were proud to take part in the National Reconciliation Week Virtual Breakfast hosted by Reconciliation WA. The event, hosted by Dianella Secondary College, showcased the culinary talents of the Dookerniny Garbala Cooking Class from the Secondary College who used native ingredients such as lemon myrtle, wattle seed and finger limes to create a fantastic menu. A performance from students at the Secondary College was a wonderful opening before guests turned to the screens to watch the virtual presentations from Reconciliation WA.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) provides an opportunity for Australians to discover and appreciate our shared histories, cultures, and accomplishments. It encourages individuals to contemplate their role in fostering reconciliation in Australia. NRW takes place from 27 May to 3 June, marking two crucial milestones in the reconciliation process: the significant 1967 referendum and the influential High Court Mabo decision. As we progress, reconciliation should become ingrained in the thoughts, sentiments, and deeds of all Australians, building a nation fortified by respectful connections between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Our School Based Vaccination Program for Year 7 and 10 students will begin in Term 2.
Year 7 students are offered:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine:1 dose
- The HPV vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (dTpa) vaccine:1 dose
- The dTpa vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanusand whooping cough (pertussis).
Year 10 students are offered:
- Meningococcal ACWY (Men ACWY) vaccine: 1 dose
- The Men ACWY vaccine protects against 4 strains of the disease.
- Year 7: Round 1 on 26th May 2023, Round 2 on 1st December 2023
- Year 10: 23rd June 2023
Parents/Carers must provide consent prior to your student receiving their vaccination.
For more information on the school based vaccination program and how to provide consent online please visit: https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/…/School-based…
Dianella ESC’s Swimming Carnival began on March 16th with a splash! The day was simply amazing, with students from all years jumping into the pool and giving their best in every race. The level of participation was impressive, with each and every student showing determination and spirit.
The excitement in the air was palpable, with the cheers and encouragement from the teachers and fellow students driving everyone to do their best. Overall, it was a day of great achievements and fond memories. A big congratulations to all the students who participated and thank you to the staff who helped organise and make the event possible. We can’t wait to see what next year’s Swimming Carnival will bring!
On March 10th, the Kooyah Carnival was held, and it was a day filled with excitement, competition, and lots of house points! Students from different houses competed against each other in various events and activities, ranging from leaderball to tug-of-war and sandcastle building. The winners of each event were awarded valuable house points, which will go towards their respective houses’ overall scores.
The carnival was not just about winning though, and the students who participated should be proud of their efforts. Congratulations to all the students who participated and a big thank you to all the staff and volunteers who helped make the day such a great success! We can’t wait to see what next year’s carnival will bring.