SOCIETY & ENVIRONMENT Western Australian Monitoring Standards in Education (WAMSE). WAMSE results provide information about Year 9 student performance in Science and Society & Environment (S&E). Number of students with a Test Score School Year 9 Society & Environment 2009 2010 Total Students 302 315 In 2010, in Society & Environment 81% of RossmoyneSeniorHighSchool Year 9 students achieved at or above the WAMSE Test Standard. This result compares very favourably against like schools. Percentage of students at each State Proficiency Band (Top, Middle and Bottom). Year 9 Society & Environment State School Like School 2009 2010 2009 2010 Top 20% 55% 44% 36% 31% Middle 60% 41% 51% 56% 61% Bottom 20% 4% 4% 8% 7% • John Forrest Awards (Geography) This competition emphasises the use of research skills, observation and the identification of relationships in Geography. First Prize: Emily Hamley (Year 10), First Prize Ida Lee (Year 9) Third Prize: Kirtika Kayarat (Year 9) • ANZAC Day Brittany Fergusson and Ben Donaldson (Year 12) laid a wreath at the Cannington War Memorial on ANZAC Day • Premier’s ANZAC Student Tour Aheli Guha (Year 10) selected to travel to Gallipoli, Turkey • WA Petroleum Club Competition Working in groups of six, the students in the Petroleum Club created web pages, an interactive storyboard models, games and displays encompassing safety, environmental impact and careers in the petroleum industry. Only one project can be selected for the competition. The Black Gold Team won second place and a trip to Coral Bay: Anita Kumar, Ananya Chaturuedi, Nandini Erande, Joe Paul, Afira Tahmali, Yun Yew Yong. • National Geographic Competition 149 students competed across three divisions 28 High Distinctions, 28 Distinctions, 40 Credits • Healthy Rivers, Healthy Dolphins Poster Competition Winners: Arymamaan Malik, Alvin Goh and Daniel Kamarndin Runner Up: 2 posters Highly Commended: 8 posters
• Economics Forum at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Invited to attend: Jasmine Chen, Jia Min Lim, Caryn Tan and May Yan (Year 12s) • National History Challenge Aheli Guha: Winner in Asian and Australia category Kelly Stephen and Aheli Guha (Year 10): Highly Commended in WA Young Historian category. Shan Li: Highly commended in The Life and Terms of John Curtin category. Kelly Stephen: Highly commended in Australian Prime Ministers category • Keys for Life Year 10 Active Citizenship Program – encouraging students to be socially responsible and involved in the community. All Year 10 students participated in a 10 hour pre driver education program designed to develop road awareness and positive attitudes towards other road uses. • Paraplegic Talks Year 10 Active Citizenship Program – encouraging students to be socially responsible and involved in the community. 350 students listen to talks from members of the Paraplegic Benefit Fund. These talks are designed to develop sensible decision making. All speakers are paraplegics and gave the students the opportunity to ask questions about how they became paraplegics and the challengers they face each day. • RAC Road Safety Seminar Year 10 Active Citizenship Program – an endeavour to encourage students to be socially responsible and involved in the community. Over 180 parents and Year 10 students attended the road safety seminar • ASX Share Market Game 59 students from Years 9 to 12 participated in the ASX Share Market Game developing their knowledge on the workings of the Stock Exchange. The game simulates real share market conditions uses live prices and charges brokerage fees. • Francis Burt Law Education Centre 30 Year 9 students visited Fremantle Prison and the Fremantle Magistrates Court to listen to real court cases • Piney Lakes Sustainability Education Centre. Year 8 Active Citizenship Program - an endeavour to encourage students to be socially responsible and involved in the community. 110 students – emphasis on homes and habitats looking at environmental sustainability looking threats to local flora and fauna. • Constitutional Centre Year 9 Active Citizenship Program - an endeavour to encourage students to be socially responsible and involved in the community. Talks outlining structure of the three levels of Australian Government their roles, responsibilities and basic organisation • Electoral Commission Year 9 Active Citizenship Program – an endeavour to encourage students to be socially responsible and involved in the community. Organised talks on Australian Electoral process and ran elections in every Year 9 class.