Month: March 2022

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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Duke of Edinburgh Award recipients mark historic first for Mundaring Christian College

Loyal monarchists may have seen the Queen on display this week paying her respects to her late husband Prince Philip who passed away in 2021 in the United Kingdom. One of his lasting legacies is the eponymous Duke of Edinburgh Awards (founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 and then expanded to 144 nations globally). …

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COVID conditions cannot dampen the ‘Night Of The Notables’ for Year 4 students at Kalamunda Christian School

The concept of the ‘Night Of A Notables’ is now an entrenched tradition for the community of Kalamunda Christian School (KCS), who pride themselves on their love for history and discovery. Dr Gregg Weaver has continued to empower his teachers to continue this endeavour despite social distancing and the absence of parents at this year’s …

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Irish-Canadian-Australian Of The Week : Southern Hills’ Kindergarten teacher Mrs Rebecca McCready

The shrill sounds of four-year-olds dancing and singing songs at the top of their lungs may not be everybody’s ‘cup of tea’, but for new Kindergarten teacher Mrs Rebecca McCready the gospel tunes are exactly her way of showing what God’s love can look like for children of a young and tender age: “We can …

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Support Staff Professional Support & Accountability booklet is on its way!

Savvy SCEA staff will be aware that some new literature informs the way we teach in our schools – courtesy of our Chief Education Officer, Dr Thelma Perso. You may remember that back in November 2021, we reported on two new documents circulating amongst our staff. The ‘Gospel-Inspired Teaching & Learning’ (purple cover) was distributed …

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Southern Hills enrolments continue to rise despite staff shortages in administration

SCEA’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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