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September 2007
Seeking Excellence in Education
2007 Languages Week
Volume 35 Issue 6
Special Commendations
Eben De Klerk has been selected to play in the WA State
U15s Rugby Union team. This team is playing three matches
in Sydney and undergoing intensive further training.
Steffi Hutchinson (Year 10) has
been selected to represent Western
Australia in the 2007 State Schools
Touch Team. This team will be
competing at the National Schools
Championships in Melbourne in late
Carly Gray (Year 12) has had her painting accepted for
the Young Originals Exhibition. See the article on Page 11
“Preparation for Art Review ‘07”.
Eben has been playing rugby for Wanneroo Junior Rugby
Union Club since last year, and their U15s team won the
Junior Premiership this year and got through to the finals
against Associates. They were runners up by eight points.
Simon Gray and Jai Nathwani
(both of Year 12) recently
participated in the State School
Boys’ doubles championship
for Eight Ball and went through
undefeated to the finals.
Earlier this season Eben was also selected into the Northern
District U15s team which won the championship played
out over three games against Central and Southern District.
Eben was awarded Best and Fairest for the Wanneroo Junior
Rugby Union Club U15s 2007.
Past Student Excels
Carine SHS
(Year 11) and
Candice Farac
(Year 8) are
part of a three
girl Sports Acro
Team. They were invited to perform their routines and
be mentors for a Schoolgirls’ Breakfast held at Challenge
Stadium. They talked about their experiences and what they
have and still gain from continuing with their sport.
Khan Chittenden (Year 12, 2000) is
making his name in the acting world.
Khan graduated from the Western
Australian Academy of Performing Arts
in 2004 and has appeared in several
television series both before, and
since, including Blue Water High and
Dangerous. He appeared in the recently
screened Caterpillar Wish and Clubland
which received acclaim at the Sundance
Film Festival in America earlier this year. He also appears
in West which is yet to be screened in Perth and Endless
Bummer which will be released in 2008.
They competed this month at the State Championships and
won first for both their routines and came first overall.
All student records (including reports) from before the
Year 2000 will now be stored off-site. If parents or
students need to access these records there will be a
cost involved, depending on the urgency. Please keep a
copy of all school reports as these are required for TAFE
entry and for the armed forces, regardless of whether
application is made directly from school or in later years.
Their team (from Northern Districts Gymnastics Club) has
been selected to represent Western Australia at the Sports
Acro Championships which will be held at Homebush
Stadium, Sydney in the October school holidays.
Calendar - Term 4
From The Principal’s Desk
I wish to send a huge thank you to every member of the
school community for what can only be regarded as an
outstanding term’s effort. The number of events and
activities has been incredible ranging across the entire
spectrum of social, civic, academic and sporting. The
effort of staff to make these the success they all have been
is most greatly appreciated. Thank you one and all.
Mock TEE,
Year 12 SWL Block Release
Staff PD Day
Students Commence
Year 11 Outdoor Ed. Camp A
Mega-life Week is worthy of separate mention due to the
array of important values laden messages sent out through the various speakers,
presenters and promotions. Healthy living and a healthy life-style is the theme
for the week’s activities with the focus on Reflection. To this end, and to be part
of the school’s 35th anniversary, photographs and a DVD have been collected
and are now on display at the school. Our chaplain, Josh Gitsham, has been
responsible for preparing the display and it is great to look back on the progress
of the school over these years. A new badge has been struck for the anniversary,
with contributors to the week’s events being presented with one. A series of
clocks have been designed and made by the Year 8 students utilizing recycled
jarrah from old work benches.
Art Exhibition
Year 8 English - Barking Gecko
“B” Division Athletics Carnival
Year 12 Presentation Night
Year 11 History Camp
Year 12 Last Day
Year 11 Outdoor Ed. Camp B
Year 11 SWL Finishes
Talking about our chaplain, Josh will be reducing his time in part next term and
we will be welcoming Mrs Deb McIntyre who will be sharing the chaplaincy
duties. Deb comes to us from Queensland most recently with a background in
the hospitality area. She has a young family and will bring to the position skills
and experiences which will greatly complement Josh’s skills. We are looking to
having Deb start with us next term.
P&C Meeting
Year 8 Art Excursion
TEE Exams
Newsletter Distributed
Year 7 Parent Information Night
Christmas Appeal Free Dress
School Council Meeting
Year 11 Exams
Year 11 SWL Block Release
Year 7 Orientation Day
P & C Annual General Meeting
Year 11 Leadership Camp
The out going prefect body completed their duties on Friday, 21 September
with the handing over to the incoming group. The prefects of 2007 have been
outstanding ambassadors for the school and I thank them for their contribution
and participation in school decision making. I especially thank Jasmine Angelev
and Brent Eales, our Head Girl and Head Boy for their outstanding efforts
throughout the year representing, greeting and promoting Carine Senior High
School and all we stand for. For the incoming prefects, I congratulate you on
your election and look forward to working closely with you all over the next
twelve months. Congratulations to Melanie Still and Jack Milton who are the
new Head Girl and Head Boy. You have an exciting year ahead and I look
forward very much to you making your mark on Carine Senior High School.
Some of the Year 12s are very close to their final examinations after completing
their preparations this week. I was very impressed with the take up rate of the
TEE students with the seminars run after school and the quality of the presenters
and their efforts. I thank Mr Rob Lawson for the huge effort in organising these
and overseeing the entire program. I believe from student comments, these were
an outstanding success. The remainder of the Year 12 group are completing
their final assessments and I wish you all the very best in the lead up to the end
of your secondary schooling. Your achievements have been well documented
throughout the year and you have all been a credit to the school.
Carols by Candlelight
Year 10 Leadership Camp
Upper School Reports Posted
Year 9 Rottnest Excursion
Years 8, 9, 10, 11
Presentation Assemblies
Newsletter Distributed
Lower School Reports Posted
Last Day Students
Staff PD Day
I would like to make mention of Kassie Oliver (Year 12) for coming third in the
state finals of the Fashion Awards in the evening wear section gaining a place in
the national finals to be held in Geelong in October. This is a fantastic achievement for both Kassie and Mrs Yvonne Strack,
her very proud teacher.
Finally, I wish everyone a safe and relaxing term break, especially the staff, who have again made a considerable and
memorable contribution to the term.
Paul Ganderton
Sandakan Day Commemorative Service
Service is an integral part of our school, and it is with great pride that we accepted the responsibility of becoming custodians of
the Sandakan Memorial in Kings Park three years ago. On Sunday 26 August a large group of staff and students attended the
ceremony in Kings Park to pay respect to the brave servicemen who lost their lives as prisoners of war at Sandakan, and on the
death marches to Ranau.
The Sandakan death marches remain the single largest atrocity ever encountered by Australian servicemen. When Singapore
fell to the Japanese in 1942, Australian and British servicemen were captured and shipped to Sandakan, North Borneo to build
a military airstrip. They were starved, beaten and forced to work hard at gunpoint. When Allied landings in the area appeared
increasingly likely, the camp commandant, Captain Susumi Hoshijima decided to move the remaining prisoners inland to
Ranau, a distance of approximately 250 kilometres. The prisoners were forced to walk the distance, often through treacherous
landscapes and climates. Anyone unfit enough to complete the journey was left behind in the jungle to die. Those who did
make it to Ranau were no luckier than those who didn’t. They were crowded into small huts, where the majority of them died
due to the bad hygiene and malnutrition. At the end of the war only 40 prisoners of war were still alive. The guards massacred
them despite the war having ended. Around 2800 Australian and British servicemen lost their lives at and between Sandakan
and Ranau. Six Australian servicemen were lucky enough to escape, only three of whom lived to give evidence at the war
crime trials that followed. Hoshijima was found guilty of war crime and hanged on 6 April, 1946 for the suffering he had
A big thank you especially to the band and choir whose musical talent contributed so much to the service. Thank you to
everyone else who played a part in the service, and to those of you who came to pay your respects.
Daniel Harrop
Year 11 Student
Worrying About Living Costs While Doing Tertiary Study?
In 2008 the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is offering financial assistance for up to 75 students under
many different scholarship schemes. All schemes help the selected children of the Australian veteran community with the
costs of tertiary education. Applicants are considered for all schemes for which they are eligible.
Applications opened on 18 August. To apply you must be:
within the means test. That is eligible on assets and income grounds for Youth Allowance benefits for full-time education.
enrolled, or planning to enrol in a full-time course of tertiary education in Australia by attendance at a university, TAFE or
college. The course must be of one or more academic years length and at undergraduate level.
the child or grandchild of a person who has operational service with the Australian Army, Navy or Air Force, or if not has
three or more years continuous full-time service as a member of the Australian Defence Force.
under the age of 25 when applying, unless exceptional circumstances related to veteran’s service exist.
The largest scheme is the Long Tan Bursary funded by the Australian Government. As part of the Commemoration Program
for the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the number of bursaries has been increased from 30 to 50 each year from
2007 and the value of each bursary from $6000 to $9000 paid at $3000 per year for three years. Currently, to apply you must
be the child of an Australian Vietnam Veteran, be resident in Australia, be planning to enter your first year of tertiary study, and
not have previously received a Long Tan Bursary.
The other schemes vary between $3000 and $6000 per year each. Some schemes are national and others are restricted to
location of residence or studies. Most grants require veteran service in Vietnam but others are broader. Most schemes continue
payments for later years of study. All schemes but one pay monthly instalments. That scheme helps with tuition costs for
courses in commerce, economics and accountancy. One scheme is for indigenous students doing substance abuse or related
studies. For this scheme there is no upper age limit nor a need to be related to a veteran.
The Long Tan Bursary is a national scheme with quotas for each State and Territory. The other national schemes are the RSL
Scholarship, (two grants) and the RSL Reg Saunders Memorial Scholarship (one grant), the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of
Australia Scholarships (two grants per year, plus the George Quinsey) and the AVCAT Bursary (one grant). To receive an
application form register interest on 1800 620 361. Children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans should do so now, as
should any others who believe that they are eligible. Applications close on 31 October each year.
Sandakan Day Commemorative Service
40 Hour Famine
It is amazing to think that forty dollars can feed and fully care for up to eight children in the less fortunate countries such
as Laos for one whole month. That is equal to buying three DVD’s in our mass consumption world, something that is not a
necessity to live. Eighty dollars can feed and fully care for eight children for two months, that’s another pair of shoes that we
don’t need in our lives. World Vision runs something known to us as the 40-Hour Famine each year from 17-19 August, which
helps to raise funds to help those children.
This year when the opportunity to participate in the 40-Hour Famine came around I said to myself “right this year is it, I am
going to do it, and I am going to complete the 40 hours!”
Friday 17-08-2007 - 7:40pm
Dear Diary - it all began at 7:40pm on Friday 17 August 2007, my friends and I were all participating in the 40-Hour
Famine, most of my friends went without food however others chose to famine technology or furniture. At this particular point
nothing seemed too hard, we were cruising through and, ok ok, we had only just started and we had also just eaten dinner. We
all went to the School Production “An Evening in the Woods”. It was absolutely amazing and a good way to keep our minds
off food, although a bag of lollies would not have gone astray.
Saturday 18-08-2007 - 9:30 am
Dear Diary - I woke up and reluctantly arose from bed. Surprisingly, I was not hungry! I was almost fourteen hours into
my famine and still holding up strong. The day ahead would be long and I was sure that it would get more difficult.
Saturday 18-08-2007 - 11:05am
Dear Diary - The morning progressed and as it did I began to feel peckish. Sitting at home doing homework on an empty
stomach is not the easiest thing to do. Barley sugar to the rescue! It was at this time I had my first allowed sugar fix.
Saturday 18-08-2007 - 12:20 pm
Dear Diary- I am off to calisthenics training for four hours now! I tried to keep my focus on the starving children in Laos
and reaching my 40-hour goal, which I had set, and promised not to break. So with my water bottle and more barley sugars I
headed off to training.
Saturday 18-08-2007 - 5:00pm
Dear Diary - by the end of training I was hungry, real, reeeaaall hungry and if this is what hunger is I never want to have
to deal with it like those who do everyday. It has not even been 24 hours, but it feels like an eternity without food. When I
arrived at the football I could smell the deep fried golden chips, the lingering aroma of hot chicken rolls, and the greasy Subi
Burgers (it was a real shame I was not allowed to eat any of the greasy sensations).
Saturday 18-08-2007 - 9:00 pm
Dear Diary - I have to say the worst part of today was being at the football without food. I mean it was just not the same.
Nevertheless the Eagles won so that was a highlight and all was not lost as my focus was kept on surviving the next 15 hours.
Saturday 18-08-2007
Dear Diary - When I got home, my bed was calling. My philosophy was, the longer I stayed up, the longer my thoughts
would be on food. So with a grumbling stomach I went and got some much needed shut eye.
Sunday 19-08-2007 - 9:30am
Dear Diary- Rise and shine came around on Sunday morning! I headed straight for the fridge as soon as I got out of bed…
it was then that I remembered my famine, I had forgotten and I would have to wait a few hours more before I could eat.
Sunday 19-08-2007 - 11:45am
Dear Diary- 15 minutes to go, the count down was on and yes, my taste buds were jumping, hmmm what would I choose
to eat first???
Sunday 19-08-2007 - 12:00pm
Dear Diary - YAY!!! I made it, I was finished (finally) a wave of relief rushed through me, as I had finished and
accomplished a milestone I thought that I would never achieve.
The 40-Hour famine was a lot harder than I imagined it would be, Saturday was the worst. To think that my taste buds were
burning and my mouth drooling after less then 24 hours without food, stunned me. I hated the thought that this is what the
people of Laos experience on a day-to-day basis. To help a number of these less fortunate people is a small sacrifice and it is
for this reason I participated in the 40-Hour Famine and/or plan to do so again.
Tarryn Kluge
Year 10 Student - Press Club
Step to the Future Foundation
The Step to the Future Foundation forum was an excellent experience for the youth of Perth because it produced a positive
attitude about how we can make our future the best it can be, and how we shouldn’t base our future on all the bad things that
have happened in our past.
This forum really made us (the students!) believe that we all have a special talent, and that we are all champions in a unique
way. I think that this forum really benefited our life and mind-set about our future because of the inspirational speeches and
stories told by the four speakers, Brett Murray, Armondo Hurley, Shelley Taylor-Smith and Eric Bailey.
These speakers talked to us about the complications in their lives, helped us become more confident, live life to the full and
become higher achieving, happier students. They also told us to go for our goals, whatever they might be, and not to quit
or put yourself down because that will make us “dive” instead of “rise” in our lives. The forum taught us that whatever bad
experiences you are going through they can always be turned up to become great and good experiences instead.
I think that this day was excellent, and I learnt quite a lot about self esteem, confidence, and working hard to achieve my goals.
This has made me a better person in that I have become happier, I am taking more risks than I used to, and I have a better self
The day was a real success and I think that every single person that attended this forum got a life changing experience out of
it! Well done to all the Cariners who participated in the very fun activities. Jonathon Hopkins, Mauricio De Rocha, Peri
Hawks, K-Leanne Burger and Sarah Lynch.
Jessica Sanders
Year 9 Student
Bookshop 2008
Attention Students, Years 11 and 12 - Do you want to sell
Attention Students Years 10 and 11 - You can buy secondyour text-books at the end of the year?
hand textbooks (for Years 11 and 12).
As in previous years, a second-hand bookshop will be
operated, collecting books in the last two weeks of school
and offering them for sale on consignment, in January, 2008.
Dates for receival:
3-7 December and 10-13 December
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-9am
Tuesday and Thursday, 8am-11am at the Bookshop
(opposite the staff room) - through the external window
Dates for sale:
Two days only: Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 January,
2008. Times open will be the same as for the new-books
bookshop, i.e.
Monday 9am-12 noon and 1pm-6pm
Tuesday 9am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm in O Block, Room 1.2
Note: Cash sales only. No second-hand books will be sold
after these two days.
Each year commission from the sale of books has supported
the Chaplaincy at Carine Senior High School. Enquiries
can be directed to Denise Hoar (Phone 9448 3047) or to the
Registrar, Mr King, at the High School.
Dates to collect cheque for books sold and retrieve
unsold books, if any:
11, 12 and 13 February, 2008 at the Bookshop (opposite
the staff room) - through the external window, 8am-9am.
Uncollected cheques will be posted, for a $2 fee.
Denise Hoar
on behalf of Carine Uniting Church, which operates the
Second-Hand Bookshop.
Academic Extension Program News
Project Free the Bears
Ever thought of being a global citizen? Well Mr
Ritchie’s Year 8 Society and Environment Academic
Extension Class has.
Over the past term the students have fundraised
money towards the “Free the Bears” organisation.
Undertaking a couple of different activities including
a sausage sizzle and a guest speaker from the
organisation has helped in raising a total of $323.
On Tuesday 11 September, volunteer representative,
Donelle Gadenne from the organisation came to Carine
and gratefully received a cheque from two of the
class members, Jake Howman and Emily Kluge. The
money raised will be used in the near future towards
infrastructure for a new sanctuary which will house
what are known as the Indian “dancing” bears. The
overall goal is to stop the trade in the “dancing” bears
throughout Asia and keep the bears protected and healthy.
If you are interested in learning more about the endangered animals, or wish to make a donation visit Perth Zoo or www.
Evian Katanich
Year 10 Student - Press Club
Subject News
In June, 110 students from Year 8 through to Year 11
participated in the Australian Schools Writing Competition
which attracted more than 100 000 students from Australia,
New Zealand and the Pacific region. Carine students
demonstrated high level writing skills and a number of
students received certificates for outstanding achievement. A
High Distinction was awarded to the top 1% of entrants in
the State, a Distinction to the top 10% and a Credit to the top
Year 9 Students
Credit - Emily Allen, Mitchell Bennett,
Lauren Carmody, Georgina Cramond, William Host, Emma
Luplau, Sally Luplau, Aaron Tan, Gabrielle Widdeson,
Astaysha McGann
Year 10 Students
High Distinction - Claire Dearle, Henry Brean
Distinction - Tracy Avery, Michael Breeze, Mitchell Kendall,
Sean Wells
Credit - Amanda Barbour, Amy Blitvich, Aaron Cowper,
Karleah Olson, Kerran Olson
Congratulations to all students who entered.
Year 8 Students
High Distinction - Daniel Ortlepp
Distinction - Sean Morrell, Rachel McCormick, Kelly
Credit - Emily Swinton, Nicholas Hardy, Layne Wilson,
Courtney Read, Jake Howman, Samuel Browne, Eloise Valli
Year 11 Students
High Distinction - Clayton Lin
Distinction - Kunj Mehta
Credit - Eunice Ong
Mrs E Harris
English Learning Area
now. As I went to step again, my foot hit empty air and I
began to pitch forward, feeling the rushing adrenalin of fear.
Suddenly someone grabbed me from behind and pulled me
back to safety.
“Hola, mi amigo! You were going to fall off the dock!” said a
friendly voice rolling his ‘rs’ with a Spanish accent.
“I am Pablo Zeno, and very pleased to make your
acquaintance.” I grumbled and tried to move away but only
succeeded in knocking over more of the barrels which were
being loaded onto the ship.
“Sir, for my assistance on your journey, will you help me
board this ship? I am anxious to get to my homeland and
my familia, but I was too late to buy a ticket. If you take me
with you as your guide, I will be allowed passage.” I nodded,
wondering if that was his real reason.
“Curran Laird, and…my guide,” I said bitterly to the sailor
asking my name for boarding. I hated the sound of my own
The following extracts are taken from the first page of each
book produced by the four teams who competed in the Write
a Book in a Day competition this year. Students had just 12
hours to produce and illustrate a novel for teenagers with a
minimum of 4000 words. The novels are available in the
school library for students from Carine SHS to read and a
copy of each novel will be placed in the Princess Margaret
Hospital Library - one of the beneficiaries of the funds raised
by the competition organisers, The Katherine Susannah
Pritchard Centre.
The Circus Con
Written By:
Natalie Akili, Narissa Cullen, Phoebe Edgeworth, Sammy
Gardiner, Kahli Masini, Elisha Rayner, Sarah Rice,
Melanie Still
I felt my way towards the merchant ship and boarded
carefully, testing each step with my stick before walking
forward. The ship Captain’s heavy tread ahead of me led me
to my cabin.
Chapter One
The excited rumble of the crowd could be heard from the
outside of the gigantic, red striped Big Top. Music was just
audible, the bouncy familiar tune of the circus. A small
boy was running, keeping as low as possible to the ground
and skirting the perimeter of the tent attempting to locate a
way into the vibrant arena. He could see quite clearly, the
moon casting just enough light for him to see, but not be
seen. His smooth chocolate brown skin skimmed the rough
tent material as he slid past. His tough bare feet were being
placed delicately on the weathered soil, hardly making a
sound, his breathing quick, adrenalin taking over his body.
Light was escaping where the tent met the ground in only one
place he had seen. After taking one last look around to make
sure the coast was clear, he dived under the small opening
hoping that no one was waiting for him on the other side.
The Wake Up Call
Written and Illustrated by:
Lauren de Courtenay, Aaron Cowper, Georgia Evans,
Amie Johnstone, Karleah Olson, Kerran Olson, Cassia
Piper, Jessica Simmons, Madeline Speers, Ella Strickland
The royal dining hall was alive with chatter. Fires glowed,
giving off a warmth that enveloped the castle’s occupants. A
cold, fierce wind howled outside, as yet another snow storm
brewed. The dark skies were quickly descending over the
castle. The only light for miles was coming from a single
glinting star, which shone dimly to the north of the castle.
A booming voice welcomed his entrance. The crowd was
silent. The boy’s heart beat heavily against his chest as he
thought he had been discovered. The voice continued. It
spoke with such volume that the entire crowd looked at
him with awe, all completely silent. The boy looked around
noticing that he was in fact beneath the...........
A solitary figure crept down a flight of stairs, keeping to
the shadows to avoid recognition. Laughter erupted from
the great hall below. Peering over the parapet, the figure
narrowed his eyes as he once again witnessed a sight which
had torn at his heart for the past year. A tiny polar bear was
being hauled out of a cage; it was so tiny; it could fit in a
pocket of a coat. Its huge eyes took in the crowd gathered
around it. The crowd’s laughter grew louder, as the little
bear was caught up in a haze of blue magic and was forced
to perform tricks for the cruel king and his court. Even from
the parapet, the bear’s squeaks could be heard, a pained,
frightened sound that caused anger to boil up inside the figure
that watched on.
Strange Companions
Written and Illustrated by:
Amber Bennett, Giovanna Bishop, Astrid Black, Rachel
Bowman, Annaleise Bryant, Michelle Ezzy, Eunice Ong,
Louise Rolley, Natasha Rubie, Joel Valli
I shuffled along the dock, banging my walking stick in front
of me trying not to run into anything. My damaged eyes were
twinging again, reminding me of battles past.
“Hey!” someone shouted as I banged into a barrel knocking
it to the ground. I continued on unperturbed, this was normal
Once the bear’s act was over, the figure knew that he would
save the bear from this cruelty. The figure planned to strike at
Plucking the Strings
Written By:
Claire Dearle, Jack Penniket, Kyle Saltmarsh, Amy
Blitvich, Henry Brean, Lindsey Kenyon,
Michelle Whyte
After a few minutes of solitary strumming Chris was joined
by a large majestic eagle. It sat with him for a moment,
seemingly enjoying the music he was making, occasionally
coming closer and closer until its beak was almost touching
his knee. The presence he had felt earlier was stronger, and
now he was certain it was his mother, somewhere in this
peaceful retreat looking down on him and smiling. Chris
smiled back, turning to face the eagle. However the eagle
had begun to back away and it cocked its head as if to ask
a question. “Don’t go!” Chris exclaimed, his voice more
alarmed than he had meant it to be. Upon hearing this, the
eagle took off, soaring into the air, gaining altitude until it
was hardly visible against the brilliant blue sky. Chris got
up, throwing down his guitar, and chased the magnificent
bird. He followed underneath it for what seemed like hours.
He passed the same repetitive scenery, which would usually
agitate him, but nothing about this jungle could get to him.
While he ran he thought of nothing, just his goal to find the
eagle. Chris didn’t know why, but something urged him
forward as if he was chasing after a friend, not that he had
any of those. His legs began to ache and he grew tired of
the fruitless pursuit, but when Chris felt the presence of his
mother slip it only persuaded him to run faster, harder.
Chapter 1
Ahead Chris saw a winding path cutting its way through a
canopied haven of trees and emerald ferns. He turned behind
him, but no path could be seen, the only way to move was
forward. Underfoot were spindly roots, an assortment of
small twigs and woodchips that created a comfortable home
for the small insects burrowing into the edges of the path. He
kept walking, taking in the calm serenity of the mysterious
location Chris had found himself in for the third night in
a row. The presence of someone close to him, somebody
familiar could be felt in the air, but he couldn’t quite place
it. Finding a comfortable spot leaning against the giant trunk
of a tree he found he was holding his guitar. Chris smiled
as the face of his mother appeared in his mind. Everyday he
thought of her, how she bought him his guitar, how her smile
would light up a room… He missed her more and more as
time passed him by.
A new competition was launched by the English Teachers’ Association this year and Carine SHS entered four teams from Year
8. The competition took place over three consecutive Tuesdays and teams of four had to solve a set of ten questions within
a time limit of one hour. The teams were able to make use of library resources and the internet in their search for answers
and best results were achieved by a collaborative approach. Our lowest score on any round was seven, with teams generally
scoring eight or nine, however best of all was that the competition was fun and all students were keen to continue after the first
week. The following students took part: From
Mr Tyler’s class: Nicholas Hardy, Caitlin Graham, Bethany Johnson, Shereza Davies
Mrs Harris’ class: Angelique Leggo, Daniel Keil, Jake Kempton, Candice Farac
Mrs Jasper’s class: Daniel Baker, Christian Angelev, Tonielle Dempers, Indiah Brockett
Mrs McCormick’s class: Jamie Kelsey, Jordan Hartig, Jenny Scales, Kirsten Le Corre
Mrs B Bryant
English Teacher
The Arts
Students in all years are preparing for this year’s Art Review.
The exhibition is part of the compulsory assessment for the
Year 12 TEE Art course. It is also the opportunity for all our
talented students from Years 8 to 12 to display their hard
Jasmine Angelev
Highlights for this year’s event will be some excellent work
by the TEE students, examples of which are displayed on
this page. There will also be some strong sculptural work
from the Year 9 Fantasy class and Year 11 TEE students.
An excellent standard of work has been maintained by the
Year 12 Art and Design students and the print making and
drawings from Mrs Jasek’s class are always strong. Ms
Bilchuris’ and Mrs Nell’s classes have developed strong
paintings amongst other works.
We are hoping to display another selection of photography
this year as the quality was very well received. Several of
the Year 11 TEE students have been studying fashion and we
hope to have their works on display as well.
Robbie Reid
The exhibition runs during school hours for three days
during Term 4, from Monday 22 October until Wednesday 24
October and supervised classes are welcome.
The official opening commences at 6pm on the Monday night
and we look forward to parents and friends being able to
appreciate our students’ creativity and hard work.
Year 11 TEE students work on
ceramic busts
Carly Gray
Ms J Beardman
Teacher in Charge - Art
Steph Ross
Emily Morant
Cassie Thorburn
The 2007 Carine SHS Dance Concert was
truly a night that both the audience and the
entertainers won’t forget.
Students from Years 8-12 put in a lot of time
and effort into making this year’s Annual
Dance Concert, held on 4-5 September, an
outstanding success. The dance production
which was held in the Cesare Di Giulio
Performing Arts Theatre would not have been
the same without the generous helpers that
gave up their time to assist on the night. We
would like to thank all staff and parents for
their support, along with Ashlee Poole, Carly
Gray, Asha Bolton, Jana Young, Vienna
Young and Kate Roberts. This year’s Dance
Concert wouldn’t have been the same without
Part of the curriculum for the Year 11 and 12 Drama Studies course is to prepare and
present a scripted performance.
On 15-18 August the Year 11 and 12 Drama students at Carine put on a performance
night entitled, “An Evening in the Woods”. The Year 11 students, both TEE and nonTEE performed William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” under the direction of Year 11 students
Melissa Barker and Rhiannon Betts. This performance was followed by Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Into the
Woods”, which was directed by Year 12 student Courtney Rawlings and performed by both the Year 12 Drama
class along with Conrad Liveris and Brody Stracke, two Year 10 Drama students.
All the dancers would also like to extend a big
thank you to our Dance teacher Ms Johnstone.
Every year, without fail, Ms Johnstone puts
together this incredible production that takes
a lot of time and effort out of her already
busy schedule to produce one of the most
entertaining productions each year. Ms
Johnstone has done an amazing job and
should be congratulated on all her hard work!
Thank you Jono!
Each of the students took on a production role which meant that the entire production was run by Carine students.
Students designed and constructed sets and props under the direction of teacher Mr Laurie Cook. They made,
hired and organised the costumes and a
special thank you goes to Jo Shoobert who
made almost all the Year 11 costumes.
The students designed tickets, posters
and programs. They stage-managed their
production and operated the sound and
lighting for each show.
All the performers on the night did an
amazing job and should be congratulated
for all their hard work! Some students
from Years 10 to 12 choreographed their
own pieces to perform and each one was
such a success. Well done! We were also
lucky enough to have several class dances
choreographed by Mel Davies and Aisling
Donovan. Ellie Haines, an ex-student from
Carine also took time and effort out of her
day to choreograph a dance for the Year 10s.
Along with these people we would also like
to thank Peter Rubie our sound and lighting
technician and Robbie Reid our MC for their
great contribution.
On top of everything the students did in
the lead up, they performed with skill and
excellence four nights consecutively making
me a very proud teacher indeed. I would
like to congratulate my students on their
outstanding performances.
Ms T Bremner
Drama Teacher
All performers and helpers for the night
should be proud of their efforts for all
feedback has been positive. Sadly for
the Year 12s it is their last Carine dance
production. Congratulations to all the girls in
Year 12, you truly made it a production that
won’t be forgotten! Well done everyone!
Kassie-Lee Oliver
Year 12 Student
Once again Carine SHS has enjoyed a busy Languages Week with a variety of activities on offer.
The Languages Week quiz proved popular. Thirty questions about France, Japan and Germany saw many students scurrying
for answers from resources at school and the Internet. Congratulations go to the winners. Movie passes were won by Rachel
McCormick (Year 8), Michelle Whyte (Year 10) and Alana Drummond (Year 11). Ms Joanna Kagi
from the library won the teacher’s prize.
Academically, state and national language exams were a focus. German students sat the DAS exam, Year 11 and 12 French
students sat the Alliance Française exams and Year 10 Japanese, German and French students contested the Australian
Language Certificate Exams.
We were fortunate to have two groups of exchange students with us at this time. The Japanese group came from Takaishi High
School in Osaka and consisted of nine female students and their principal. In the mornings they received English lessons from
the co-ordinator of the trip, Carine parent Victoria Ashton, and in the afternoons they mingled with Japanese classes teaching
origami and doing self introductions. They also sang the school and traditional songs for the classes.
The French exchange students came from all over France and were hosted by Carine students and in the wider community.
Many thanks go to Annaleise Bryant, Louise Rolley, Luke Kennedy, Catinca Hozoc, Sally Hozoc and the McDonald
family of Gemma, Sean and Callum, who all assisted by hosting. The French students followed a partial immersion program,
joining lessons some days and attending excursions on others. All found the experience rewarding linguistically, culturally
and, of course, socially. Thanks to all students who acted as “buddies” for our French visitors, taking them to their classes and
looking after them during recess and lunch.
The LOTE staff wish to thank canteen manageress Mrs Chris Davin for once again being so amenable as to change her
canteen menu for the entire week in order to reflect international cuisines. The canteen offered pizza, French and German
cakes (éclairs au chocolat, bienenstich, croissants, apfel strudel), German hotdogs , quiche and pasta. The premises were well
patronised with all foods selling out.
French students participated in pétanque, or French bowling, on the lawns. Many exhibited quite a competitive streak as they
vied to see who could bowl closest to the “cochonnet”. (Yes, the “jack” is called a “little pig”!)
Thanks to everyone in the Carine SHS community who contributed to a successful Languages Week, 2007.
Mrs F Mitchell
Head of Learning Area - Languages
Congratulations to the following students on
achieving outstanding results in the recent DAS
Examinations in German.
Jenny Mayor (Year 12) Stefanie Ross (Year 12) Ciara Keenaghan (Year 8) Eloise Valli (Year 8)
High Distinction
High Distinction
Ciara is also to be congratulated for attaining a
place in the top ten of all Year 8 entrants, a superb
Mrs S Khor
German Teaacher
These past holidays I have had the privilege to take part in the WA/La Réunion student exchange program to
Reunion Island, called l’Île de la Réunion. Now, from what I know, most people don’t even know where this island
is located. So, to put you out of your misery, let me enlighten you. La Réunion is a small island, approximately the
size of Perth, just off the east coast of Africa, and south-west of Mauritius.
Knowing that I would be staying with a host family I had never met before was actually rather exciting for me,
because I love meeting new people. So, when I arrived at the airport of St-Denis, I was curious to meet Aurélien,
my correspondent, and his family. When they told me that it would be a very long drive from the airport to their
house, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. Knowing that La Réunion isn’t much bigger than Perth, I didn’t think it
would be as long a drive as they suggested. Not surprisingly, as it turned out, the trip home took only about one
hour, which is what the people at La Réunion refer to as “a very long drive”.
That experience not only suggests that the island is extremely small, but also that Aurélien most likely will be in for
a big surprise when he sees the size of Australia. Aurélien will be staying with us in December.
As time passed, I was taken to pretty much every single mountain on the island. Also, I was introduced to black
sand, called “le sable noir” on the west coast of La Réunion – a special experience. Generally, the island is
beautiful with lots of mountain ranges, a volcano and beautiful beaches.
The towns were also nice and most of them were called something with Saint, so it was easy to remember.
However, the name of one town was just unforgettable and therefore deserves special mention here. Once I saw it,
I just couldn’t get it out of my head. Why? It’s called “Le Tampon” (!). I don’t doubt that you can see why I will
never forget the name of this particular town. Every time we drove past a road sign saying “Le Tampon” I couldn’t
help but laugh. Unfortunately, I was not able to take a picture, and even though my French wasn’t too good at the
beginning of my stay, it was good enough to understand the phrase “il est non mûr” which means, “he is immature”.
I don’t know how much I matured during the four weeks at La Reunion, but my French has definitely improved.
Also, to live with a family, being their guest, and experiencing their hospitality and kindness has given me many
memories that I will treasure for a long time.
Patrick Guggisberg
Year 12 Student
Technology and Enterprise
This year has seen the largest number of
Carine Students enter the Apex Teenage
Fashion Awards. We had 11 students
enter with two students entering two
garments. The Apex Teenage Fashion
Awards are held every year by the Apex
organisation. School students have the
opportunity to design and make original
fashion garments in three categories
– Casual Day Wear, Evening Wear and
Fantasy Wear. The garments were all
designed and made by the students
as part of the Fabrics, Design and
Technology Course in Years 11 and
12. The Year 11 students entered their
outfits in the Casual Day Wear category
and are currently designing and making
Ball Dresses which they plan to wear to
the School Ball next year and to enter in
next year’s Apex Fashion Awards. The
Year 11 students are Narissa Cullen,
Phoebe Edgeworth, Sammy Gardiner
and Aimee-Cherie Kendall.
The Year 12 students with entries in
Casual Day Wear were Hannah Morey
and Jennifer Piccoli. The Year 12
students in the Evening Wear category
were Asha Bolton, Larissa-Lee
Boshart, Kassie Oliver (with two Ball
dresses), Lirsi Soontiens and Kiara
Walters-Hales. Asha, Kassie and
Kiara entered their Ball dresses which
they made at the end of Year 11 and
wore to the School Ball in February
this year. Asha Bolton also entered a
dance costume she made this year in the
Fantasy Wear category.
All the students are to be commended
for their creativity and fabulous
construction skills. Congratulations go
to Asha Bolton, Larissa-Lee Boshart
and Kassie Oliver on winning through
to the State Final of the Evening Wear
Category which was held on Sunday 16
September. Kassie Oliver came third in
this category and will now be going to
the Australian final which will be held
in Victoria in October. The first three
place getters in each category will be
competing in this final.
Mrs Y Strack
Fabrics, Design and TechnologyTeacher
Society and Environment
Four Year 12 Carine Economics students were selected to attend the 2007 Student
Economics Forum. Courtney Smith, Sharon Eow, Veronica Chan and Ana
Krstevska attended the forum on Friday 17 August.
This event, organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA and the
Economic Teachers’ Association, takes the form of an interactive forum, providing
the students with an opportunity to test their knowledge and critical thinking skills to
determine possible solutions to economic issues impacting on society. The students
were presented with a range of scenarios and worked in groups to determine possible
In addition to the group discussion session the
students were provided with a presentation on
the current state of the Australian economy by
John Nicolaou, Chief Economist with the CCI
and a session on tackling the 2007 Economics
TEE from the chief Examiner Steven Kemp.
The students participated well in the forum
and obtained some excellent background
information for preparation for the final
Economics exams.
Mr G O’Brien
Head of Learning Area - Society and
On Saturday 15 September a music event for students took place at Craigie Leisure
Centre headlined by Kisschasy. Students from the School’s Amnesty International
group were there informing music goers about human rights issues. They also
collected money for the local RSPCA. A very big thank you to those students who
attended. You make a big difference in our community.
Zac Gagliardi (Year 12)
with his finished trailer,
which was built in the
Design and Technology
Miss R Passell
Society and Environment Teacher
Carine Year 11 Economics students recently headed into the wheatbelt to visit the
Dowerin Field Day, Western Australia’s biggest farm machinery exhibition. This
annual event features the latest in technology in cropping, livestock, horticulture,
forestry and mining.
students are
a unit on
and the
them with the
to see first hand the latest developments in this sector.
On the journey to Dowerin we travelled through
green fields of the developing wheat crop and the
bright yellow fields of canola (yes canola Victor, not
daffodils). Victor Cha did however manage to redeem
himself later on the trip when he put on the rural look
checked shirt and blended into the Dowerin farming
community to such an extent that he was asked for
directions at the field day. For our recently arrived
Irish student, Kevin Keenaghan from County Cork,
it was a chance to venture further east than the Perth
International Airport for the first time.
In addition to completing the mandatory worksheet
and obtaining information on specified agricultural
economics topics the students managed to find time to
collect a wide range of show giveaways, ranging from
personally autographed Glen McGrath caps to National
Party anti-daylight saving tee shirts.
Mr G O’Brien
Head of Learning Area - Society & Environment
Michelle Ezzy and Annaleise Bryant applied and won positions with the CSIRO and the International Science Conference at
Sydney University. Being selected in either of these programs was a great credit to them.
During the July holidays I went to Curtin University for a week to do a research project as part of the Student Research
program run by CSIRO. Associate Professor Jim Low supervised my experiment. I worked with another student on a project
about the effects of carbonated drinks on teeth.
I researched the effects of Sprite Zero on the amount of Calcium ions lost from the tooth and also weight lost from a tooth left
in Coke. The Sprite experiment worked but we had problems with the Coke experiment, as it didn’t go quite as planned. For
example the results fluctuated all the time. This was due to the gain and loss of sugar build up on the tooth. Even though the
results were variable we gathered some important information. First the Coke ate away at the enamel exposing the dentine
layer in the tooth. We found that only after the dentine layer was exposed the sugar in the coke was able to stick to the tooth.
The second experiment worked perfectly. The tooth lost calcium ions into the Sprite solution at a fairly constant rate. So
basically, our research proved that soft drink damages your teeth, as if you didn’t know that already, but it also showed us some
of the reasons why.
We were required to write a report of the experiment and produce a poster. The posters were displayed at UWA. Our posters
attracted a lot of attention from students and teachers at the University, who commended us on our efforts. The whole course
was a great experience and I would encourage people in Year 11 and 12 to apply next year.
I was one of five students from Western Australia
selected to attend the 34th Professor Harry Messel
International Science School. This is a school run
every two years by the University of Sydney for two
weeks and offers scholarships to 140 students from
nine different countries around the world such as
China, Japan, India, the UK, and New Zealand. The
theme this year was based on eco science, a topic
that was chosen by the previous year’s students.
Each day there were two lectures and several
challenges or presentations. One of the most popular
lectures was given by Lord Robert Winston, who is
currently hosting a program on the human mind on
ABC Television. He spoke to us about manipulating
genetics and the ethics associated with this particular
branch of science. Lectures on shaping a sustainable
future and biodiversity affected by climate change
were also extremely engaging and informative.
These presentations were broken up by activities
such as a GPS race around the city, science challenges that worked our brains and many social activities such as ice skating,
rock climbing and a harbour cruise. A highlight for me was being selected to go with the English students to the British
consulate , whilst others visited the Kitty Hawk as the American students were welcomed to Australia. I had a fantastic time
with an exceptional group of students. We all enjoyed learning about climate change and the effects on our planet. I was
extremely fortunate to be offered such an opportunity and I found it to be one of the best experiences throughout my high
school studies.
Since the mid 1980s the Royal Australian Chemical
Institute’s Education Group has conducted a
volumetric analysis competition for Year 12 Chemistry
students. The state qualifying round saw 72 teams
assembled in the labs at Curtin University and, as
already reported in the last newsletter, two of our
three teams performed well enough to qualify for the
National final. The 15 WA teams met at Murdoch
University in the first week of September. In this
competition, each member of the three person team
has to work on the titration analysis individually
and then a team score is calculated by adding the
individual scores. The team with the lowest score
wins. Gold or silver medals are also awarded to
individual students for their effort.
Both our teams improved their ranking in the state and
overall Carine scored five gold and one silver medal
for accuracy. A gold medal indicates an accuracy of
L-R: Veronica Chan, Matthew James, Sharon Eow, Josh Embury,
better than 99%.
Ashley Cridland, Celia Seah
The teams were
Matthew James, Joshua Embury and Ashley Cridland (ranked 6th in qualifying and third in the final) and Celia Seah,
Veronica Chan and Sharon Eow (ranked 12th in qualifying and 6th in the final).
Many thanks to the students who put in a lot of effort in their own time to achieve such wonderful results, to Mr Tomczak for
the extra work he did in preparing practice samples and cleaning all the glassware to the standard required for such an exacting
analysis and to Mr Hammond for his help in instructing the students and transporting them to and from the event.
Mr G Strack
Chemistry Teacher
Year 8 (1978)-Year 12 (1982)
School Reunion - 25 Years On
Saturday 3 November 2007
The Breakwater Tavern
Hillarys Boat Harbour
$25 (includes cocktail nibbles
Tickets can be purchased by phoning
Deb Scanlon (nee Sandilands)
0421 450325/9243 3683 or
Chemaine Epps (nee Bowler)
0438 729118/9448 4072
[email protected]
[email protected]
This organisation is seeking volunteer
families to host high school students
from overseas who will be arriving
early February 2008. Please contact
Jenny Hanson
(08) 8323 9563
(08) 8323 9564
Toll Free 1800 500 501
October School Holiday program
Learn to Sail and Power Boat Courses.
Contact Jacqui on 9246 2833 to book.
Holiday clinics, all levels
welcome. Courses commence
15 October. Phone Glen
Popovsky 9203 9285 or
0414 755561.
Mount Claremont Primary School
is fundraising and are offering car
parking on their school grounds.
Cost $8 all day.
The address is
Cnr Alfred Road and
Montgomery Ave
Mount Claremont
Presented by Chrysalis Montessori School. Finals 20 October 2007. Entry $25 per band. Phone 0409 433 037 or
email [email protected]
Physical Education
The popularity of surfing and bodyboarding was again evident this year with many boys participating in trials to select teams
to compete in the WA School Surfing Titles. Carine’s teams were:
Team 1 - Mitchell Taylor and Eric Hay
Team 2 - Zach Sampson and Felix Joensson
Team 1 - Chris Mead and Matt Baker
Team 2 - Scott Kimber and Chris Reid
Team 1 - Tim Landgren and Pablo Kilgren
Team 2 - Adam Marsh and Nathan Hoar
Team 1 - Darcy Boyle and Joe Milton
Team 2 - Sim Mayhew and Tom Hankin
The titles were held at Trigg on 20 August. The head-high waves were perfect for the competition and hence the surfing
was of a very high standard. Four of our teams progressed through the heats and into the finals. In the U/18 Surfing, both
of our teams made it to the final. Mitchell and Eric finished a very close second and Zach and Felix came third. In the U/16
Surfing, Chris and Matt finished second.
In the U/18 Bodyboarding, Tim and Pablo came 5th in the final.
I know all the boys enjoyed the experience and look forward to next year’s competition.
Rachel Barbour and Lindsey Kenyon teamed up in the girls surfing competition on Friday 24 August. Unfortunately the
weather conditions and waves were very difficult but the girls did very well to win their first heat. Many thanks to Mr
Barbour for his assistance on the day.
Mr S Underwood
Physical Education Teacher
After the initial notice went out that the soccer season
was about to start again, an avalanche of Year 8 and
9 students registered their interest. Some represented
the school last year, some were new, but all were
eager. Initially with enough players to field two teams,
a core group was identified who went on to play
four games against other schools in the area. Each
game was a close affair, with Carine doing enough to
advance to the finals round. Here we came up against
a disciplined Morley SHS, and despite a valiant full
game effort we went down in another narrow result.
The successes on the scoreboard were matched by the
dedication, fairness, and great humour of all the girls
involved. The players trained in the rain and in the
heat, did drills and played scratchies, and all the time
with high spirits and solid friendship. Thanks to the
parents who gave their time to support at games, and to
the students and parents who refereed. Congratulations
to those girls who represented the junior team for two
years, and to those who made an impact in their first
season. Hopefully you can all now go on to play with
the same enthusiasm in the senior team. Well done on
another great season!
Team members are pictured above.
Back Row (L-R): Mr A Ritchie (Coach), Nichola Reynolds, Jamaica
Sommer, Kelsey Waring, Jessica Christie, Peri Hawks
Front Row (L-R): Hayley Jackson, Nikki Ellis, Rachel Watson,
Nadine Smith, Kayla Jackson, Megan Williams
Absent: AJ McGann, Harmony Sutton, Samantha Sinclair, Hamsa
Kasiram, Emily Allen, Brookelyn Woodward, Lexie Campbell, Jessica
Murphy, Dulguun Dashdongdog
Mr A Ritchie
Contact Athletics Carnival
19 September 2007
Carine Senior High School
Everingham Street
Carine WA 6020
Year 12 Farewell Concert
On Friday 7 September, the Farewell Concert celebrated the contribution
of our Year 12 music students. They leave our ensembles to focus on
their studies. While there is always a touch of sadness about this time
of year, the concert was a celebration and recognition of their outstanding
contribution to the music
program over many years.
Their commitment over this
time has been an inspiration
and a fine example to the
other music students at
Carine to strive for greater
results. Throughout their
journey they have shared
many experiences and
performances in a range
of situations.
With the
support of our parents they
have toured Sydney and
Singapore, and I know that
these memories will be
lasting. We hope that they will continue to use the skills
acquired at school to bring enjoyment wherever they play
their instrument. Without their long term commitment,
our music students in Years 8-11 would never enjoy the rich opportunities provided by the program.
Their parents have made many sacrifices to get them to rehearsals and financed their tours. We thank
their parents for their outstanding contribution and support. Finally we wish each of our Year 12 music
students the best of luck for their TEE and graduation, and the music staff and students thank you all
for your outstanding contribution.
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