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2010 Rossmoyne Senior High School Report (Web 2MB)

2010 Rossmoyne Senior High School Report (Web 2MB)

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ENGLISH (CONTINUED) Punctuation and Grammar Number of students with a Test Score School Year 9 Puctuation and Grammar 2009 2010 Total Students 303 324 Percentage of students in each Proficiency Band Year 9 Puctuation and Grammar Band School Like Schools State 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 10 17% 22% 8% 14% 2% 7% 9 21% 22% 15% 17% 9% 10% 8 32% 31% 25% 26% 20% 20% 7 20% 19% 32% 26% 29% 28% 6 6% 5% 13% 11% 23% 19% 1 to 5 4% 1% 6% 5% 15% 14% Above National Min. Standard National Min. Standard Below National Min. Standard ENGLISH ACHIEVEMENTS Creative Writing Competitions Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards Rebecca Wee (Year 10) received acknowledgement of her contribution. Tarryn Coward (Year 10) received a “Commended” award for her poem, “Yamaha RBX270”. Literature Festival Literature and English students attended the festival and took part in talks by authors Craig Silvey, Len Collard and Jon Doust. Royal Commonwealth Society’s Creative Writing Competition Florencia Mostacchio (Year 11) placed third in Class A Silver Award. Tim Winton Writing Competition Students entered this annual Writing Competition which is organised by the Subiaco Library. Write a Book in a Day 28 Extension English students participated in ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition and received certificates. Students made comic and picture books and presented these at a breakfast for an invited audience. Write4Fun Anthology Students participated in an online story and poetry writing competition. Several students had their creative work published in the anthology. Debating The Fremantle District Debating Competition. Three teams (Year 8 to 10) achieved greater consistency this year and all finished a creditable 2nd The Year 10 team won all but one round. The Year 8 team had their first win with the topic: “It doesn’t matter what the neighbours think!” The school teams hosted the windup for the competition. Team members organised the hospitality and displayed admirable citizenship skills. E-Learning MacBook trial In Semester One, English students trialled the use of MacBooks. Year 9 Extension students designed vodcasts of book reviews using applications such as GarageBand. MY ACCESS Year 8 English students participated in a trial of an online writing software program (MY ACCESS). One Year 8 class showcased applications of the software for an audience of English teachers. Extension and Challenge Accelerate English Over 70 Year 10 students participated in an extension and enrichment program, established for the first time for our Year 10 cohort. National Literacy Week Students from all years participated in the annual National Literacy Week. They entered spelling competitions, slogan competitions and vocabulary extension quizzes. Students also participated in book jacket and movie poster competitions. Our Alumni Former Rossmoyne Senior High School student and now Head of Department at Greendale Secondary School in Singapore, Ms Yu Ping Ten, joined the English Department on exchange for a fortnight in October. She participated in a press conference organised by the Extension class who then wrote a feature article for the school newsletter. A former Rossmoyne student, Ms Ten received a warm welcome and enjoyed classes in Science, Music and GATE English. Public Speaking Rotary 4 Way Speaking Competition Year 10 Accelerate English student Lina El Rakhawy won through to the semifinal of the Rotary 4 Way Speaking Competition. Kayleigh Scott and Rachael Ho were quarter finalists. English Literature: Movie Nights

LANGUAGES Chinese • State-wide Chinese Writing Competition Second Language Student Category: Year 8 - Jessica Jance - Third Prize Heritage student Category Levels 3-5 - Dorothy Luk - Third Prize Levels 3-5 - Gwendolyn Foo - Certificate of Excellence Levels 3-5 - Alvin Goh -Certificate of Excellence Levels 6-8 - Boying Chin - Certificate of Excellence Level 9 - Sherry Pu -Second Prize • Mandarin Speaking Competition Year 8 - Jessica Jance - Third prize Year 8 - Jonathan Solonec-Thomas - Fourth Prize Year 9 - Thuushai Prem Kumar - Second prize Year 9 - Andy Jeon - Fourth Prize Year 10 - Kathleen Blackburn - Third prize Year 10 - Amy Lee - Fifth prize • ‘Chinese Bridge’ Chinese Proficiency Competition. Confucius Institute Nadia Budihardjo (Year 10) placed third representing Western Australia in Adelaide. She was then selected to represent Australia as an observer to the international Hanyuqiao Competition in China. Kathleen Blackburn (Year 10) placed in the top six of the speech component representing Western Australia in Adelaide. French • French Exchange with Lyon Rossmoyne students hosted 22 students, 2 staff from Lyon. 20 (Year 10-12) Rossmoyne Senior High School students travelled to France in April holidays. • Alliance Francaise Exams Annis McTigue (Year 12) - First Place, Year 12 competition. Tilini Rajapaksa (Year 11) and Florencia Mostaccio (Year 11) gained places in last stage of Year 12 competition. Year 12: Seven High Distinctions Shelley Cable (Year 11) and Lidia Dokuchaeva (Year 10) gained places in Oral stage of Year 11 competition. Year 11: 16 High Distinctions Ruveena Kaliannan - First Place, Year 10 competition. Shreya Bhushan, Tara Losic, Chelsea Gibson and Jennet John Britto gained places in next stage of Year 10 Competition. Year 10: 16 High Distinctions • La Réunion Island Student Exchange Teacher Mrs Isabelle Thénot – exchange leader French/German • Language Olympics (Australia and New Zealand) 44 Year 8 students competed. 11th place in German, 62nd place in French overall German • German Exchange (Dec-Jan 2010) Beth Culverhouse and Aheli Guha on exchange to Germany. • Deutsch – Australischer Sprachverein (DAS) German Language Examinations Annis McTigue (Year 12): First Prize (95%) Hasini Dassanayake (Year 10): First in her division (97%) Aheli Guha (Year 10): Third in her division (89%) 34 students participated. Japanese • State-wide Japanese Speaking Competition Maria Lebedeva: Third in A Division (Year 11/12) Yo Zi Ngoo: Consulate’s Award in A Division (Year 11/12) Ky Lin Yeo: Consulate’s Award in B Division (Year 9/10) Amy Ge: First in C Division (Year 8) Ming Hui Luo: Third in C Division (Year 8) Student Exchanges, Cutlural Experiences

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