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Looking back on the 2022 school year and the most-read articles from News this year…

The graph above shows the News readership each fortnight this year. Some stories are popular across all of our staff, some stories don’t attract quite the same amount of attention.  Here are the ten most-read stories of 2022… 10. Grand Final Rivals In Schools This story pitted two of the most ardent footy …

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ECC Combats Social Distancing With Open-Air Worship

No staff meetings? No problem! ‘What are we without our worship?’ says Ellenbrook Science teacher Mr Joel Pitman. Thursday mornings have changed for the staff at Ellenbrook Christian College. The customary staff meetings have converted to worship songs under the covered verandah as early-bird students arriving around 8am see their teachers singing songs of praise …

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Who is reading my emails?

Have you ever heard of the word ‘malicious’? – characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. (Oxford Dictionary, 2021 Edition) It used to be listed on Year 9 Spelling Tests and would occasionally crop up in short stories when students were looking for outstanding adjectives to spice up their rather tedious crime narratives. …

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Southern Hills enrolments continue to rise despite staff shortages in administration

’s school in Bedfordale has started the year with a record year of new enrolments and enrolment enquiries.  Planning and grant applications are underway for additional classrooms to accommodate the substantial growth in the college. Despite the continued growth (in 2018, Southern Hills had just over 200 students) the Administration of the College has reduced …

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2022 marks new milestone for Ellenbrook Christian College

Despite Perth being in the midst of COVID cases and school being highly disrupted this term, Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) paused this week to celebrate an enrolment milestone –  600 students! College Principal Mr Mike Pitman was deferential this week, attributing the pleasing results to his hard-working enrolments team and educators: “It’s encouraging to know …

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The hills are alive at Kalamunda Christian School!

You may remember the News article a few weeks back about air purifiers in schools and Dr Gregg Weaver’s comments that “Kalamunda is a pristine environment, akin to an Alpine forest in its purity and exquisite cleansing properties!” This week Kalamunda students moved their instrumental practice outside to enjoy their “pristine environment” as …

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Christian Living PD celebrates Swan/Ellenbrook collaboration

Can staff from across work together and achieve success? A recent initiative involving young men from Swan Christian College and Ellenbrook Christian College may be a good demonstration of the ‘interdependence’ that schools are working towards. Mr Lewis McKerney (Ellenbrook Christian College) and Mr Nathan Schepemaker (Swan Christian College) have taken the opportunity …

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Swan’s Clive Smith – Thirty-four years and counting….

Can you remember 1988 ? Some of us were not born yet, some of us were celebrating Australia’s bicentenary (1788-1998) and there was no internet, social media or selfies to capture these moments. Thirty four years ago, in 1988, Clive Smith began teaching at Swan Christian College. “There has been a lot of water under …

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