Transcript of speech by our school captain, Kyle Richardson. This was delivered to the Lions Club Youth of the Year event.
“To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.” This famous quote by author and poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox was the opening to Oliver Stone’s film JFK, after the assassination of the 36th President of the United States of America.
Team Motion Racing, Megan, Laura, Evan, Chris and Josh returned from the toughest Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics competition in the world to a hero’s welcome. Over 9 million students from over 40 nations are involved in this program and this year, 38 teams competed at the World Titles in Austin, Texas.
23 Year 12 Geography students have just returned from a fieldwork trip to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, as part of their Higher School Certificate study on ‘Ecosystems at Risk’. The Higher School Certificate Geography course requires students to learn about TWO ecosystems at risk, in addition to conducting mandatory primary fieldwork. This was an incredible experience for these students to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world and Australia’s most famous World Heritage Site.
The achievements of the ‘Class of Year 12, 2013’ were commemorated in a moving morning graduation ceremony and celebratory luncheon with parents, staff and peers on the last day of Term 3. Year 12 is a respectful, fun-loving, generous and articulate group of students who will be greatly missed by staff. It is difficult to believe how quickly their time at Engadine High has passed.
It takes enormous commitment and courage to be the best in the world. Amy Cook, a Year 9 student at Engadine High, can proudly assume her rightful place as a world champion swimmer after she represented Australia at the World Inas Championships in New Caledonia.
Four evening performances showcasing the talents of students in dance, vocal, drama and ensembles exemplified the Engadine High School's ‘Festival of Sound and Movement’. In truly spectacular fashion, students studying Entertainment VET, also supported enhanced the festival with expert use of our new lighting and sound system.
Approximately one hundred members from Engadine PROBUS attended the annual EHS/PROBUS presentation and concert event on Tuesday. This fantastic example of positive community relationships with our more elderly and wise citizens has become an annual event.
Engadine High’s well-deserved reputation for excellence in performing arts took centre stage in the past few weeks with a multitude of talented students ‘breaking a leg’ in dance, choir and band. We believe that nurturing the talents of students in music and creative arts is a vital part of a child’s education because they draw upon the entire range of intellectual and emotional skills of students.
Student leaders, motivated by a desire to make a difference, and inspired by the many opportunities to engage with real world programs, have injected warmth, compassion and humanity into our school community.
Congratulations to Amy Cook for her selection in the Australian swim team for the disability games to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia. Amy is a conscientious student in our Support Unit who still manages to find time to train six days per week! We wish her every success. She is an inspiration to us all.