A wonderful day!
International Women's Day was a fantastic success at Dapto High School today!
Bianca Dye from the i98fm breakfast show and Robyn te Velde from the International Women’s Day committee in the Illawarra were at our school to promote and speak about this important day.
These successful people gave our students the opportunity to ask questions about the significance of this day as well as questions relating to their personal experiences and their roles as women in our community. It was wonderful to have these great women celebrating this symbolic event with the young women at our school.
Many thanks Bianca Dye and Robyn te Velde for their generosity towards our school.
A special thanks to Ms Naydovska who organised the event and Ms Robinson who made some great posters.
Last Updated (Friday, 07 March 2014 16:00)
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
This great poster is courtesy of Ms Robinson (in English).
Last Updated (Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:58)
What were Keith, Matthew, Tyrone, Scott and Riley doing at WIN Stadium?
On the weekend the Top Blokes Foundation hosted these five of students and their families at the Charity Shield match between the Dragons and Souths. Check out the video:
Last Updated (Monday, 24 February 2014 09:49)
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS STUDENT AROUND OUR SCHOOL?
Name: Merrit Vahtra
From: Chicago , USA
Staying: In Dapto, with the Shepstone’s, for 10 months.
Subjects: Advanced English, Maths, Physics, Modern History, PE
Interests: I play the piano, I enjoy cooking and baking, I enjoy exercising.
Goals: go to university to major in the medical field and minor in the criminal justice field.
Things you would like to do while here in Australia?
Go to the beaches, see Kangaroos and Koalas, learn to surf, shop and visit the Great Barrier Reef.
We would like to formally introduce to you, our year 11 exchange student, Merrit Vahtra. We are very happy to have her as part of our year group, and hope that she thoroughly enjoys her stay here in Australia. If you see her around the school, go up and say ‘ Gday”.
Last Updated (Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:45)
Another Great Red Room Poetry Workshop
Our school is focused on learning in 2014 by consciously providing diverse opportudents for students to nurture their creativity.
That certainly happened today as some of our budding poets participated in an inspiring workshop with the Australian 2012 Slam Poetry Champion, Zohab Zee Khan and Dr Tamryn Bennett.
Students enjoyed a range of practical activities, including that of transforming spaces around the school with their poems. Ms Robinson, one of our new English teachers, snapped some great pics of the event, especially in the corridor outside English where some great lines and sentiments were scribed on windows.
The highlight of the workshop was watching Zohab perfom his inspiring and passionate poems. The students showed their appreciation in a range of ways, especially with their own high level of participation, inspired by the excellence of Zohab's poetry. Dr Bennett said some kind words about our school:
"The engagement and participation of Dapto students is unlike anything I've seen in other workshops, a sign of really supportive school culture."
Students participating in this workshop have the opportunity to get their own pieces published at the Red Room Company website. You can read a newspaper article including video performance here.
Last Updated (Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:49)