Margaret River student selected to follow ANZAC path

Margaret River Senior High School student India Stanley has knocked the socks off the judges and won a place on the 2015 12 day Premier’s ANZAC tour to Turkey.

After writing an essay on the links between the ANZAC legend to WA and West Australians today, India was placed into the finals with 57 other students.

Selected from more than 1000 year 8-11 students from across WA, India then participated in a variety of activities and a panel interview to be selected as one of the final 32 students.

These 32 students will be accompanied by five teachers from across WA to commemorate the 100 year anniversary.

Travelling through Turkey from April 16 to 27, students will study the Gallipoli Peninsula and Istanbul before attending the commemorative services on April 25.

Upon arrival home, India will act as a youth ambassador and share her experiences through out her school and community.

The school wishes to thank Martin Keen, the school’s ANZAC day coordinator, Patrick and Mishka Marzohl for helping India with interview techniques, Jason Nelson, India’s Society and Environment teacher and English teacher Heather Sharpe for their support of India throughout the process.

Augusta-Margaret River Mail



Margs' students carve a creative niche

Margaret River Senior High School’s Year 11 and 12 students will showcase creative art pieces at Jahroc Galleries for the Creating Identity exhibition this weekend.

The 19th annual exhibition showcases fine art, photography, woodwork, textiles, and metalwork as well as catering produced by students.

Visual arts teacher Caroline Juniper told the Times the aim of the exhibition was to expose students to the realities of preparing works and catering for an art exhibition.

Jahroc Galleries co-owner Jo Paris said the exhibition always showed an amazing standard of work. “The teachers manage an incredibly varied program, ” she said.

“The students get such a buzz from seeing their work in a commercial gallery.

“And they sell well, which is really great.”

The Creating Identity exhibition runs from 6.30pm tonight and will be open until 3pm on Sunday.

Augusta-Margaret River Times



Big plans for Outdoor Education Week in Margs

Local schools and businesses in the Margaret River region will be celebrating Outdoor Education Week with a variety of events to encourage all to venture outside.

Margaret River Senior High School outdoor education teacher Stuart Kupfer Hollis said the school would be promoting the benefits of active participation in the outdoors with all classes, both lower and upper school.

Mr Kupfer Hollis said outdoor education was prevalent at this time as it addressed the growing obesity issue in society by encouraging children to be physically active.

He said it also encouraged students to try something new, develop personal skills and allow students to better understand their local environment.

Kupfer Hollis said the children clearly loved learning outdoors.

"You can see what it fosters - teamwork and self-management," he said.

The outdoor industry in the region is heavily linked according to Mr Kupfer Hollis, with strong relationships existing between the school, the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Explorus Adventure Learning and the Margaret River Climbing Co who all provide educational resources for students.

Augusta-Margaret River Mail


Margaret River soap star Nic Westaway shines at home

It's surely the stuff of teenage dreams: one of Home and Away's hottest stars popping in to Margaret River Senior High School's drama class with a TV crew in tow.
But Nic Westaway isn't just any visitor from the stratosphere of soapie super-stardom - he was once a member of this very drama class and head boy of this very school.
"It was really cool seeing someone successful come and film our school and inspire us, to see where we can get to," said year 11 student Tabitha Dowding.
Fellow drama student Jordan O'Dea was equally struck by Westaway's visit.
"He was really cute and really polite and didn't have an ego like you expect famous people to," Jordan said.

Augusta- Margaret River Mail



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