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60 Seconds With The SCEA Board Chair

15 Feb 2024

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Introducing Mr Nick Wood – SCEA’s new Chief Operating Officer

15 Feb 2024

In late 2023, after more than two years of planning and praying, SCEA’s Board and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) created...

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SCEA welcomes 5,000 students across its schools

15 Feb 2024

It was fitting that the newest SCEA school, Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) should welcome student number 5,000 this week –...

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Everything you need to know about the SCEA Commissioning Service – Friday 1 March 2024

14 Feb 2024

The opportunity to come together as a SCEA community becomes a reality in just two weeks’ time, with new and...

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Former SCEA alumni Jordon Prince-Wright to release new film ‘Before Dawn’ next month!

14 Feb 2024

One of the most highly-anticipated Australian films of the year is to be released next month, with Belmont’s Reading Cinemas...

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SCEA Calendar 2025 Release

14 Feb 2024

The 2025 SCEA Calendar is now available to assist with planning. Click on the link below for the official SCEA...

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Northshore Trio Swims For ‘Pink Elephants’ Charity 

14 Feb 2024

The last time we reported on Northshore Design & Technology teacher Nathan Perrett, he was setting long-distance swimming records during...

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SCC’s heat-beating measures bring the Channel 7 cameras to Middle Swan

01 Feb 2024

The lunchtime crowds across the Swan Christian College (SCC) campus may have spotted the presence of a news crew from...

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First Day of School Across SCEA for 2024

01 Feb 2024

On Monday, our SCEA schools returned to ‘fully operational status’ with parents and students enjoying Day 1 across our eight...

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Optus Stadium hosts the ECC/NCGS School Ball for 2024

01 Feb 2024

Students from two different SCEA schools chose a gala venue to begin the 2024 school year, with the ECC/NCGS School...

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2024 SCEA Induction Day allows new staff to grow together in readiness for the new school year

23 Jan 2024

A group of more than 100 new SCEA employees spent time at Swan Christian College’s Maalia Mia Theatre on Friday...

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Graduate Certificate – Christian Heritage College (CHC) Professional Development Opportunity

07 Dec 2023

For SCEA staff who are keen to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Leadership through Christian Heritage College (CHC), there is...

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December / January Updates

06 Dec 2023

Salaries and Payments over the Christmas PeriodThe 3% pay increase taking effect on 1 December 2023 applies to teachers and...

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Northshore’s Brave Little Girl : Maddie from Year 3

05 Dec 2023

When young Maddie discovered a problem in her knee some months ago, the doctors gave her the bad news first...

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The Legacy of Mr Rod McNeill: Celebrating MCC’s outgoing Principal

05 Dec 2023

This week we catch up with Mr Rod McNeill, who has spent more than two decades with SCEA after a...

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Oh – What a beautiful…..production! MCC’s drama students put on spectacular Oklahoma shows over two nights

04 Dec 2023

Music and Drama students performed on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December 2023, with students from Year 7 to...

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Looking back on the 2023 school year and the most-read articles from SCEA News this year…

04 Dec 2023

The graph above shows the SCEA News readership each fortnight this year. Here are the ten most-read stories of 2023…...

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Northshore hits the news – for all the right reasons!

23 Nov 2023

Devoted readers of SCEA News will know that Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) is enrolling new students and families every...

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SCC hosts local Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with fast cars and TikTok influencers!

22 Nov 2023

A visit to the SCEA Office by Mr Michael Matich (Crooked Spire Coffee House owner and President of the Swan...

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SCEA’s Interdependence Groups continue to seek joint solutions across our schools

21 Nov 2023

Remember the wonderful staff member who piped up many years ago and asked the question: ‘Wouldn’t SCEA schools be more...

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Q&A with Mr Doug Holtam, incoming MCC College Principal

21 Nov 2023

This week we thought it would be helpful to ask a few questions that might cross your mind when a...

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Without ‘Software Updates’, our world would still be in the dark ages!

13 Nov 2023

Whether we like it or not, computers are everywhere Our mobile phones, laptops, TV’s, doorbells, cars… they all have computers...

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SCEA schools will come together for Commissioning Service in Week 5 of Term 1, 2024

13 Nov 2023

The opportunity to come together as a SCEA community will become a reality in early 2024, with new and existing...

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LMS working group for SCEA schools plans for the future

09 Nov 2023

Earlier in the year, it was decided by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to pursue a shared Learning Management System...

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Fantastique! French first prize at ECC!

09 Nov 2023

How many French words do you know? Eiffel Tower? Baguette? Ballet? Café? Restaurant? Did you know that there are 321...

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EnrolHQ rollout continues across SCEA schools

09 Nov 2023

The admissions software that is now being utilised across SCEA schools is assisting our teams in enrolment procedures, with all...

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Brand-new playground facilities give students the best possible start to life at KCS

08 Nov 2023

This week saw the unveiling of the recently-completed Early Learning Centre playground at Kalamunda Christian School (KCS). The Mayor of...

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Answering the call – NCGS’s Mr Steve Pivetta

08 Nov 2023

One of SCEA’s shining stars will finish up at Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) at the end of this year,...

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New EAP provider allows more options for SCEA staff

08 Nov 2023

The addition of a new provider for SCEA’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will help to serve SCEA staff further when...

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Northshore opens new building with politicians and pastors present

01 Nov 2023

Wednesday 1 November 2023 marked the first day of the new month but also allowed all secondary students at Northshore...

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Risk King Rhys Vallance has a new baby boy

26 Oct 2023

Mr Rhys Vallance (Risk & Compliance Manager – SCEA) is back on deck after some time off with his wonderful...

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World Teachers Day 2023

26 Oct 2023

Today, we celebrate World Teachers Day across Australia, with more than 500 teaching staff gracing our classrooms in SCEA schools...

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What is my SCEA password? Why do I need one?

26 Oct 2023

Every time you log into your SCEA device within the SCEA network, you will need to enter your user name...

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SCEA Marketers welcome Master Class from CSA’s Dianne Fraser

25 Oct 2023

The opportunity to learn from one of the all-time greats in Christian school marketing was too good to miss for...

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Valedictory celebrations across SCEA schools this week

24 Oct 2023

Valedictory (or ‘farewell’) marks the end of formal schooling for our Year 12 students, with many of them now pursuing...

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Swan unveils its new website with a view to the future

23 Oct 2023

What does it take to create a website for the largest SCEA school? When you consider the rigours of a...

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A new position for SCEA

12 Oct 2023

Today, we look at the reasons for the creation of a new position within the SCEA Head Office – the...

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‘Data Day’ plans the way forward for SCEA Schools

12 Oct 2023

Monday’s Data Day across SCEA was busy for our school staff, with each school choosing specific areas to focus on...

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Commemorative Bench highlights the strong bonds of friendship at SCC

12 Oct 2023

The Swan Christian College (SCC) Executive unveiled a commemorative bench seat this week, built by a staff member in memory...

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Cybersecurity at SCEA – Phishing!

11 Oct 2023

Technology has become an essential part of our everyday work life, providing us with the tools and data needed to...

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News from SCEA’s Staff Committee

10 Oct 2023

The SCEA Staff Committee meets each term to ensure open communication and representation around the working conditions for our staff...

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SCEA’s Golf Day brings staff together

09 Oct 2023

The SCEA Social Golf Day was held on Thursday, 5 October 2023 at the Maylands Golf Club, with four teams...

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School holiday training equips SCEA staff for future success

28 Sep 2023

For many of us, the Term 3 break was an opportunity to travel, read a good book or catch up...

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Northshore’s Inaugural Yr 12 Graduation caps perfect end to Term 3 

21 Sep 2023

When Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) opened its doors in 2017 to 52 students, no one would have expected the...

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Association Meeting outlines strategic gains and future goals for 2023

21 Sep 2023

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 was a big day for SCEA’s Board members, with the new team spending the day at...

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BCS demountable buildings are ‘up in the air’ as transition to new site takes shape this week!

21 Sep 2023

It was a case of ‘onwards and upwards’ as the giant cranes came onto the Marshall Road site of Beechboro...

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Staff Profile: SCEA Alumni and champion Ironwoman Elle Hughes

18 Sep 2023

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to burn 10,000 calories in one day?What about the thought of running a...

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KCS team wins ‘Tournament of Minds’ WA state final to progress to International Competition in Melbourne in October

18 Sep 2023

Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) Year 6 students have won the Primary section of the Western Australian Tournament of Minds (TOM)...

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SCC’s new Head of Junior School named for 2024

15 Sep 2023

Last week, the Swan Christian College (SCC) community announced the appointment of Ms Katie Greenhalgh as their Head of Junior...

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Governor’s Prayer Breakfast 2023

15 Sep 2023

More than 1,200 people came together early on 8 September 2023 at the Crown Resort Ballroom to offer prayers for...

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BCS opens its doors for Day 1 on its new campus!

07 Sep 2023

Beechboro Christian Schoool (BCS) Principal, Mr Mike Bolan, was all smiles as he led students, staff, and parents around the...

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New ECC team welcomes MetroNET developments for school community

07 Sep 2023

Way back in 2018, the MetroNET plans to run an electric train line through the road reserve on the grounds...

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Father’s Day across SCEA schools

07 Sep 2023

All of the SCEA schools celebrated Father’s Day recently, with the different communities adding their own flavour to the proceedings....

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ICT Strategy Day 2 allows SCEA schools to edge closer to system-wide solutions

06 Sep 2023

You will remember the ICT Strategy Day that brought together representatives from SCEA schools back in early June. A second...

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‘Alice’ production showcases KCS performing arts talent!

05 Sep 2023

The Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) production of Lewis Caroll’s ‘Alice’ was a hit for Mrs Kate Rimmer and her devoted...

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New life at SHCC – Baby chicks in the Pre-Primary class!

24 Aug 2023

The semi-rural surrounds of Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) allow for numerous outdoor activities to be undertaken by students and...

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Book Week 2023 across SCEA schools

23 Aug 2023

“Ideally, we should like to define a good book as one which ‘permits, invites, or compels’ good reading.”– C. S....

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SCC welcomes new parents with home-grown dinner and educational masterclass

23 Aug 2023

In 2022, Dr Darnelle Pretorius, Principal – Swan Christian College (SCC), began a tradition of welcoming new Kindergarten families to...

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Beechboro’s new home – revealed!

23 Aug 2023

SCEA staff, past and present, would be aware that the long wait for a permanent home for SCEA’s growing school...

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Commissioning Service for Mrs Gigi Thiele brings community to Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC)

17 Aug 2023

The Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) staff gathered with SCEA representatives on Thursday 17 August 2023 to commission Mrs Gigi Thiele...

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SCEA Staff Social Golf Day

10 Aug 2023

All SCEA staff members are invited to play in the annual SCEA Staff Social Golf Day at Maylands Golf Club...

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SCEA research trip visits Victorian schools and takes in CSA Conference in Hobart

10 Aug 2023

A travelling group of ten SCEA staff visited two Christian school systems in and around Melbourne this week and then...

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Trade shortages in WA’s construction sector puts the spotlight on STTC Open Day

10 Aug 2023

If you know a Year 10 student interested in pursuing a trade career, then there has never been a better...

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SCEA Social Media campaign aims to recruit future Christian staff for our schools

10 Aug 2023

This week, you may have seen a new SCEA video popping up on your Facebook page, your ‘vertical reel of...

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Athletics season for SCEA schools!

09 Aug 2023

Term 3 has traditionally been the term for athletics carnivals, cross-country running and track and field events in SCEA schools....

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TASScon allows SCEA staff to collaborate with other professionals across Australia

09 Aug 2023

While many of us in SCEA may see TASS (The Alpha School System) as a tool used by SCEA staff...

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SCEA Celebration Day 2023: Feedback Form & Resources

25 Jul 2023

The link below leads to an evaluation form that can be completed online. Evaluation Form Link Feedback from SCEA staff...

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SCEA Celebration Day 2023: Photo Booth Snaps!

25 Jul 2023

Are you in the photos below? Special thanks to Kirsten Page for making the Photo Booth a success on SCEA...

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SCEA Celebration Day 2023: Fellowship & Food!

25 Jul 2023

Chef Rob and his team were at their best this year, with numerous choices of wonderful food for all of...

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SCEA Celebration Day 2023: Worship & Wisdom

25 Jul 2023

Monday’s Celebration Day for SCEA staff saw more than 600 participants fellowshipping together.Keynote speeches from Governor Chris Dawson and Mrs...

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Annual General Meeting welcomes new Directors and celebrates the significant contribution of outgoing leaders

29 Jun 2023

Four new directors were voted in at last night’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for SCEA, with four existing Directors closing...

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Final Instructions for SCEA’s Celebration Day on July 24!

29 Jun 2023

As the holidays approach, keep these details handy for Celebration Day on Monday July 24. Where will the event be...

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Dr Tony Buti MLA visits Southern Hills to celebrate ‘Student 500’ – an all-time high for student enrolments!

28 Jun 2023

On Wednesday, 28 June 2023, the WA Education Minister, Dr Tony Buti MLA, visited Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) to...

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BCS construction edges closer to completion!

27 Jun 2023

There has been some great news this week, with Beechboro Christian School (BCS) Principal Mr Mike Bolan and his staff...

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SCC hosts Educate Plus members and academics for Marketing Masterclass

27 Jun 2023

A group of 50 of Perth’s best school marketers were hosted by Swan Christian College (SCC) on Friday 23 June...

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Final day to register for SCEA Celebration Day!

22 Jun 2023

We have almost 300 Equipping Session responses, with today being the last day to choose your afternoon elective classes! You...

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Full-Day ICT Services Shutdown – Friday 14 July 2023

22 Jun 2023

During the mid-term holidays, there is a need for the SCEA ICT team to ‘shutdown’ all ICT machines and services...

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  Mr Rob Edkins concludes an epic run on the SCEA Board

22 Jun 2023

Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) celebrates 41 years of operation in 2023, with more lives being positively affected by SCEA...

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NCCD Audit Success For SCC

22 Jun 2023

Education is full of acronyms, but even teachers and administrators who have served for decades in Christian schools may be...

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A busy fortnight for KCS as Mr Hunter hosts External Validation Panel and The Weaver Cup!

22 Jun 2023

Mr Hunter’s first semester at the helm of the Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) reached a climax this week, with dual...

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Mike Pitman Farewells Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) In Style!

16 Jun 2023

Mr Mike Pitman’s farewell ceremony at ECC brought together a diverse crowd: SCEA ‘Pioneers’ who have served as colleagues with...

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ICT Strategy Planning Session for SCEA representatives paves the way for a joint future across our schools

08 Jun 2023

The opportunity for SCEA schools to work more closely together with regards to their ICT system-wide collaboration took place on...

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ECC’s ‘Bugsy Malone’ production combines 1920’s New York gangsters with comical gags for kids!

08 Jun 2023

Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) staff member Ms Caitlin Easton is leading the charge in creating the ‘Bugsy Malone’ production –...

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Q&A with Mrs Gigi Thiele, incoming ECC College Principal

08 Jun 2023

When Mrs Thiele begins her role as College Principal at Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) in Term Three, the business of...

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Northshore’s New Buildings Are Ready For Term 3 Opening!

08 Jun 2023

Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) College Principal Mr Stuart Chisholm took a number of his staff through the newest building...

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CRU West Teachers’ Conference @ SCC allows teachers to gather and discuss the role of faith in Christian schools

31 May 2023

Swan Christian College (SCC) played host on 30 May, 2023 to the CRU West Teachers’ Conference, which is aimed at...

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Dr Ian Lambert visits Swan Christian College

29 May 2023

On Thursday, 25 May 2023, Dr Ian Lambert returned to visit the Swan Christian College (SCC) campus, taking time to...

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Celebrating Our Departing Board Members: Mr Don Warner

29 May 2023

Mr Warner was initially co-opted onto the SCEA Board in December 2017 and served for more than five years as...

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STTC’s ‘Try-A-Trade’ Day allows young tradies to learn from the best!

25 May 2023

Students in Year 10 from Swan Christian College (SCC) and nearby schools recently tried their hand at Electrotechnology, Construction and...

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Register for SCEA Celebration Day!

25 May 2023

SCEA Celebration Day is approaching, and the 60-minute sessions (known as the ‘Equipping for Mission’ sessions) are now available for...

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SCEA Research Trip attends National Policy Forum in Canberra and visits Christian school systems in NSW

25 May 2023

The Christian Schools Australia (CSA) National Policy Forum is a two-day event that provides member school representatives with the opportunity...

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Celebrating Our Departing Board Members: Mr Steve McAlpine

25 May 2023

Mr McAlpine was originally co-opted onto the SCEA Board in December 2017 and served with distinction for more than five...

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Obituary: Mrs Mariel Howard

25 May 2023

For many of us in SCEA, Mrs Mariel Howard was a household name who was incredibly intelligent, hard-working and very...

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Speaker Spotlight: Former World Vision Chair Donna Shepherd AM

25 May 2023

This week we continue our series which profiles each of the keynote speakers for 2023 SCEA Celebration Day. Today we...

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Celebrating Our Departing Board Members: Mrs Shelley Forbes

11 May 2023

This week, we take the opportunity to profile Mrs Shelley Forbes who concluded her time on the SCEA Board at...

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Speaker Spotlight: Riverview Church’s Senior Pastor Dr Steve McCready!

11 May 2023

Some of you may know of Steve from his ‘pulpit work’ at Riverview Church following his commencement to the role...

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SCEA staff attend World Edu-Lead to learn from Dr Hattie

11 May 2023

A postcard from Dr Gregg Weaver, who attended the conference as SCEA’s Chief Education Officer, gives us a first-hand account...

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Remembering Anthony Ramsden

10 May 2023

This week, we pause to remember the life of Mr Anthony Ramsden, who passed away recently after serving as part...

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Online enrolments at Swan are LIVE !

09 May 2023

After more than 12 months of project management from Ms Lize Janse van Rensburg, the online enrolment system across SCEA...

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Safety First! Mr Rhys Vallance is everywhere in his new role at SCEA

09 May 2023

When Mr Rhys Vallance joined SCEA in October 2022 as the Risk & Compliance Manager, he was keen to learn...

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SCEA schools take time out to remember ANZAC Day

27 Apr 2023

SCEA schools celebrated ANZAC (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) Day in different ways this year. Some schools attended their...

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SCC celebrates ’40 Year Anniversary’ in style!

27 Apr 2023

On Thursday April 27, 2023 a group of approximately 200 people came together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Swan...

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Temporary Leadership changes across SCEA

27 Apr 2023

As this term begins, several personnel changes across SCEA have kept the SCEA Human Resources (HR) team busy over the...

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ECC’s Mr Mike Pitman to retire at mid-year break

27 Apr 2023

As per the CEO’s Update earlier this week, Mr Mike Pitman will conclude his time at Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) at...

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Celebration Day 2023 – the countdown begins!

27 Apr 2023

SCEA Celebration Day is coming – Monday, 24 July 2023. Term 3, Day 1. In the leadup to this day...

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Harmony Day 2023 across SCEA schools

29 Mar 2023

This year’s Harmony Day (held on Tuesday, 21 March 2023) allowed our schools to showcase the different heritages, cultures and...

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Capturing College life: Southern Hills Christian College marketer extraordinaire Mrs Letitia Sawyer

29 Mar 2023

With Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) enrolments at an all-time high and the College eagerly awaiting the construction of six...

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Enterprise Agreements ‘roadshows’ allow SCEA staff to hear directly about proposed changes for 2023

29 Mar 2023

The Enterprise Agreements for both Teachers and Support Staff are reaching a climax in the coming weeks as the voting...

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SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! SCC’s ‘High School Musical’ is a hit with theatre-goers this week!

28 Mar 2023

Six consecutive shows could not dampen the enthusiasm for Swan Christian College’s latest theatre production, ‘High School Musical’ – featuring...

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CSA Marketers gather at SCEA Head Office to learn how to measure their value in Christian education

28 Mar 2023

With the Christian Schools Australia (CSA) office for Western Australia now based at the SCEA Head Office site in Midland,...

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Three New Members Join The SCEA Board

28 Mar 2023

Back in 2021, the Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) Membership agreed to create a Board Recruitment Committee (BRC) that included...

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SCEA Calendar 2024 Release

16 Mar 2023

The 2024 SCEA Calendar is now available to assist with planning. Of particular note is that the mid-year three-week break...

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SCC’s Musical offers free tickets to SCEA students as final rehearsals approach

15 Mar 2023

With rehearsals now in full swing, Swan Christian College (SCC) has decided to gift complimentary tickets for their matinee shows...

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Staff Profile: Mr Long Nguyen, SCEA’s ICT Purchasing and Asset Officer

15 Mar 2023

This month, we welcome Mr Long Nguyen to the SCEA Head Office team – and no one is more relieved...

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MCC’s Basketball Program Reaps Results as Boys & Girls Teams Dominate ACC Competition

15 Mar 2023

You may remember the 2021 SCEA News article, which mentioned the outstanding contribution that Mr Phil Croot is making to...

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Minister Saffioti officially opens ECC Underpass

14 Mar 2023

WA’s Minister for Transport, the Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA visited Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) on Friday 10 March 2023 to...

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SCC hosts ‘Global Leadership Summit’ for 300 senior schools students from SCEA schools

14 Mar 2023

In a first for our seven schools, Swan Christian College (SCC) hosted a combined Global Leadership Summit (GLS) on Thursday...

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New KCS Principal is given a warm welcome by friends and colleagues at Commissioning Service

13 Mar 2023

A gathered group of approximately 50 colleagues and invited guests joined the new Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) Principal, Mr Craig...

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Swan Christian College (SCC) seeks resolution to traffic issues

09 Mar 2023

Anyone who has visited SCC between 7:30-8:30 am or 3:30-4:30 pm on school days will have witnessed the significant traffic...

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Temporary Change To SCEA Board Chair Position

01 Mar 2023

Our SCEA Board Chair is temporarily changing – and here’s the reason why… In our last edition of SCEA News,...

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Swan Christian College turns 40 – All Welcome!

01 Mar 2023

The 40th Anniversary of the Swan Christian College (originally known as Swan Christian High School) is turning 40 in April...

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BCS opening batsmen to fly out and join the Australian squad for the Third test in India

01 Mar 2023

With the Australian National Cricket Team on the ropes over in India, Beechboro Christian School (BCS) has been putting together...

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Staff Profile: MCC’s Head of Primary – Mrs Maura Killalea

01 Mar 2023

This week we find out a little about the new Head of Primary at Mundaring Christian College (MCC), Mrs Maura...

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Obituary: Mrs Carol Smith

01 Mar 2023

Mrs Carol Smith was employed for twenty years at Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) from 2003 until 2023. Her funeral on...

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Obituary: Mrs Daina Trew

01 Mar 2023

Mrs Daina Trew was known to the wider SCEA community as a supportive parent of Swan Christian College (SCC), an...

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Staff Profile: Northshore’s Mr Jarrod Heglund

16 Feb 2023

Jarrod Heglund is now a household name in SCEA schools, having served for fifteen years at Swan Christian College (SCC)...

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SCC’s High School Musical on stage in late March!

16 Feb 2023

Students from Year 5 to Year 12 at Swan Christian College (SCC) are already rehearsing for their upcoming production of...

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ChatGPT creates news for SCEA

16 Feb 2023

You may be aware of the discussion taking place regarding ChatGPT across our schools and in the wider community. ChatGPT...

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 New KCS Principal making a splash on the airwaves!

16 Feb 2023

Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) Principal Mr Craig Hunter has been out and about this week, speaking on Sonshine (formerly 98.5...

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SCEA Association Members gather to open the 2023 school year

06 Feb 2023

Thursday, 2 February brought the Association Members together for the first time in 2023, with Board Chair Mr Robert Edkins...

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Swan Christian College (SCC) undertakes major summer renovations

02 Feb 2023

As the 2022 school year drew to a close for teachers across Swan Christian College (SCC), the renovations team ramped...

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SCEA Couple Of The Week: Louis & Maddie McWhirter!

02 Feb 2023

This is a tale that any romance writer would be proud of – particularly because the role of ‘Cupid’ (i.e....

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Swan Christian College Ball at Fraser’s in Kings Park

02 Feb 2023

The Swan Christian College (SCC) 2023 School Ball took place at Fraser’s Restaurant in Kings Park on Tuesday, 24 January...

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First Day of School Across SCEA for 2023

01 Feb 2023

On Monday, our SCEA schools returned to ‘fully operational status’ with parents and students enjoying Day 1 across our eight...

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Inaugral Northshore/Ellenbrook School Ball starts new tradition for two SCEA schools

01 Feb 2023

Year 12 students and staff from Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) and Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) gathered together at the...

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New Staff Induction for SCEA employees begins the 2023 year in style!

01 Feb 2023

A group of 100 new SCEA employees spent time at the SCEA Office (Padbury Terrace in Midland) to learn about...

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2022 BACK-PAY AND ‘COST OF LIVING’ PAYMENT DETAILS

08 Dec 2022

On 22 November 2022, a communication was sent out by Dr Graeme Cross (Chief Executive Officer, SCEA), which outlined the...

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Crazy Christmas Costumes Across SCEA this week!

07 Dec 2022

Outrageous Christmas outfits were on display across SCEA schools this week, with reindeer antlers and ill-fitting sweaters just the beginning...

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Year 11 students from two SCEA schools unite for the Headstart Program this week!

07 Dec 2022

Year 11 students from Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) and Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) have joined together to begin their...

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Southern Hills to build Middle School Learning Centre

07 Dec 2022

After months of planning from architects and consultation with key stakeholders, Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) is preparing to welcome...

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

07 Dec 2022

The graph above shows the SCEA News readership each fortnight this year. Some stories are popular across all of our...

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The KCS Welcome for Mr Hunter

06 Dec 2022

This week marked the passing of the leadership baton at Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) with Dr Gregg Weaver making way...

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BCS Kindy teacher Zoe Bode is now a Koori Ambassador!

06 Dec 2022

Beechboro Christian School (BCS) Kindergarten teacher Ms Zoe Bode has now been recognised as a Koori educator in a recent...

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From SCEA’s ICT Evangelist

06 Dec 2022

Earlier this week, our resident ICT Network Architect, Mr Jon-Paul Bullard shared a devotion with the Head Office team which...

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Northshore’s new Head of Secondary: Mr Jethro Sobejko

06 Dec 2022

Jethro Sobejko will begin his new role at Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) in 2023 after travelling the length and...

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Swanonline moves to SCEA Head Office as part of growth strategy

02 Dec 2022

SCEA’s online and distance education service, Swanonline (SOL), has now moved from the grounds of Swan Christian College (381 Great...

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Change my SCEA password? Why?

24 Nov 2022

The recent news media reports outlining ‘hacks’ or online breaches of system security in Australian companies Optus and Medicare have...

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2023 at SCC promises red-hot musicals and Roy Hill partnerships in the Pilbara

24 Nov 2022

Many of us may be winding down for the year and thinking about Christmas fun, but for the staff at...

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WA Parliamentarian drops into ECC to track the progress of Rail Project and STEM students!

24 Nov 2022

Yesterday (Thursday 24 November 2022) was a special day for a select group of Year 9 students at Ellenbrook Christian...

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Obituary: Mrs Marie Baird

15 Nov 2022

With a heavy heart, we share the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Mrs Marie Baird. Marie was an...

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‘Reunion Season’ at Swan Christian College

10 Nov 2022

October was marked by several Alumni reunions for Swan Christian College (SCC) which took the opportunity to show past students...

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in place for SCEA employees

10 Nov 2022

This time of year can be a busy and stressful time. The SCEA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to...

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Online Enrolment Process Warming Up At Northshore for the December Break

09 Nov 2022

In September, we reported on the EnrolHQ-SCEA contracts being signed. This week, we saw more school-based meetings and preparations for...

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World Teachers’ Day 2022

09 Nov 2022

On 28 October 2022 we celebrated World Teachers’ Day (WTD) across our SCEA schools! Students at Swan Christian College blessed...

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SCEA’s ICT Guru Says ‘I DO!’

07 Nov 2022

Many of us would know Mr Jonathan Bracegirdle as the ICT Asset Management Officer – or the chap who gives...

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SCEA Research Trip to Newcastle and Gosford unites Christian educators across Australia

27 Oct 2022

The opportunity to see two different types of Christian educational institutions in action across two action-packed days was an offer...

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Dr Thelma Perso Celebrates Retirement After 43 Years In Education!

27 Oct 2022

A group of approximately 50 people gathered together last week to celebrate the educational career of SCEA’s outgoing Chief Education...

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Staff Profile : Southern Hills Head of Primary School Mrs Laurelle Coto

20 Oct 2022

Mrs Laurelle Coto was born in Essendon and worked in Geelong – however, she is not the ardent AFL football...

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Beechboro’s New Home Is Taking Shape!

20 Oct 2022

After more than thirty years of operating their school on rented premises at The Cracovia Club on Marshall Road in...

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SCEA’s Data Analysis Workshop Emphasises Collaboration and Development

20 Oct 2022

On Wednesday 19 October 2022, a group of approximately 50 staff and school leaders came together from across SCEA schools...

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SCEA Association Meeting Celebrates Achievements and signals ‘Governance 2.0’ in 2023

18 Oct 2022

A small, committed group of SCEA employees and Association members gathered at Swan Christian College on the evening of Monday...

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Southern Hills new website is a fitting tribute to five years of enrolment growth

13 Oct 2022

This week’s release of the new-look Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) website demonstrates the approach that SCEA’s campus in Bedfordale...

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WA Politicians descend on ECC to commence MetroNET project

13 Oct 2022

Yesterday was a wonderful day for Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC), with Principal Mr Mike Pitman welcoming Western Australian Premier Mr...

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In Memorium – Mr Steve Watts (former SCC staff member)

13 Oct 2022

It is with sadness that we report this week the passing of Mr Steve Watts – former Swan Christian College...

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Northshore’s new buildings are classy, contemporary learning spaces

12 Oct 2022

I know what you’re thinking – Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) Principal Mr Stuart Chisholm has gone to IKEA and...

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Staff Profile: New KCS Principal for 2023 – Mr Craig Hunter

12 Oct 2022

Kalamunda Christian School’s new Principal for 2023 is Mr Craig Hunter, a man who has spent as much of his...

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SCC Team Gets Busy During The Holiday Break!

10 Oct 2022

While many of us were heading out of town on our recent holiday break, the men and women from the...

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Swan Students Display Talent And Poise In Art Exhibition  

21 Sep 2022

Swan Christian College has a secret that many of us in SCEA schools have not realised yet – they hold...

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Online Enrolments Solution For All SCEA Schools in 2023

21 Sep 2022

After months of due diligence and many meetings with suppliers and school enrolment officers, SCEA has now signed on the...

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Grand Final Rivals In SCEA Schools

21 Sep 2022

For those of us not familiar with these two motley football fans dressed in their club’s regalia, they are actually...

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Dean’s Commendation For Star Student Amongst Excellent Graduating Group

21 Sep 2022

Avid SCEA News readers will be aware that a number of our staff have been undertaking postgraduate studies through Christian...

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Staff Profile: Mr Rhys Vallance – SCEA’s new Risk & Compliance Manager

20 Sep 2022

In Term 4 of this year, Mr Rhys Vallance will join the SCEA Office in the newly-created Risk & Compliance...

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Celebrating Ms Valerie Gould’s fourteen years at AISWA

19 Sep 2022

Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA) Executive Director, Ms Valerie Gould, celebrated her tenure at the regulatory body last...

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Kalamunda Christian School Musical Hits All The Right Notes!

19 Sep 2022

Selected students from Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) played to large crowds across two nights (15 and 16 September 2022) at...

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Postgraduate success for SCEA staff

08 Sep 2022

SCEA’s partnership with Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and their postgraduate study initiative through Christian Heritage College (CHC) has been a...

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Enterprise Bargaining Meetings Begin at SCEA Head Office

08 Sep 2022

Over the past week, formal negotiations have commenced to formulate the new Enterprise Agreements for our teachers and support staff...

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Staff Profile: Ellenbrook’s Sporty Evangelist

08 Sep 2022

A recent audit in our TASS software revealed that approximately 20% of families across SCEA attend church on a regular...

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Father’s Day Across SCEA Schools

06 Sep 2022

“He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.”...

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Book Week Across SCEA schools

06 Sep 2022

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll...

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SCEA Research Trip Visits Christian Schools in Queensland

06 Sep 2022

Within our SCEA Strategic Plan, we have identified three priorities that are guiding all of our development initiatives; learning, leadership...

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SCEA Principals visit schools to learn and share

24 Aug 2022

One of the SCEA priorities is ‘interdependence’. The Oxford Dictionary defines this as: “the dependence of two or more things...

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Christian Schools Australia – Pastor Sam Allberry at Swan Christian College

24 Aug 2022

On Friday 12 August 2022, a group of 45 teachers, administrators and Board representatives from across Christian Schools Australia (CSA)...

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Staff Profile : Beechboro’s PA Extraordinaire Nicole Campbell

24 Aug 2022

Do you know the saying, behind every successful school Principal is a very organised Personal Assistant? Mrs Nicole Campbell is...

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Governor’s Prayer Breakfast 2022

23 Aug 2022

This year’s Prayer Breakfast saw Western Australia’s new governor, His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM address the group of...

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NAIDOC across SCEA schools

11 Aug 2022

For many of us, the acronym of ‘NAIDOC’ would be familiar to our vocabulary, but the six words associated with...

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Survey Time For SCEA Schools

11 Aug 2022

The SCEA Surveys are released across the SCEA communities today, with the aim of this process being the continual improvement...

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Swan Welcome New Families In Style!

11 Aug 2022

New parents who have enrolled in the Swan Christian College (SCC) Kindergarten program for 2023 were treated to a spectacular...

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Staff Profile : Swan’s Accounts Guru – Mrs Erin Vallance

10 Aug 2022

When Mrs Erin Vallance signed up to do a day’s work as a Receptionist at the front desk of Swan...

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SCEA Celebration Day: Photo Booth Snaps!

28 Jul 2022

Are you in the photos below? Special thanks to Kirsten Page for making the Photo Booth a success on SCEA...

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SCEA Celebration Day: Feedback Form & Resources

28 Jul 2022

The link below leads to an evaluation form that can be completed anonymously. Evaluation Form Link Feedback from SCEA staff...

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SCEA Celebration Day: Worship & Wisdom!

28 Jul 2022

The keynote speakers and the worship enjoyed by SCEA staff on Monday were something to behold. Here are a few...

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SCEA Celebration Day: Fellowship & Food!

27 Jul 2022

Here are some photos taken on SCEA Celebration Day, showcasing our staff enjoying fellowship and food together!

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Christian Schools Australia – Dr John Collier at Swan Christian College

27 Jul 2022

Following Monday’s SCEA Celebration event, Dr John Collier returned to Swan Christian College on Tuesday 26 July, to address school...

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Alumni achievements for Swan Christian College

21 Jul 2022

The holiday break gave us the opportunity to see how some of our past students are faring in ‘life after...

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SCEA Human Resources Team Works Together For Shared Outcomes

04 Jul 2022

For Mr Jordan Tai (SCEA Office – HR Payroll Administrator), the task is simple: enable our staff across SCEA schools...

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SCEA  Annual General Meeting combines with President’s Reception to celebrate the past and herald the future

01 Jul 2022

A group of more than fifty Association members gathered at the Swan Christian College (SCC) Conference Room on Thursday 30...

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SCEA Snap Of The Week: SCEA couple are the first of their kind!

23 Jun 2022

Earlier this month, Mr Jordan Broun (Ellenbrook Christian College graduate, class of 2019) proposed to Miss Madi Streeton (Swan Christian...

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Swan Students Make Dolls For Youngsters In South Africa

23 Jun 2022

With the pandemic limiting international travel and in-person mission trips, initiatives have begun across schools that seek to bridge the...

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Local Legends – Relief Teacher Coordinators Across SCEA Schools

23 Jun 2022

In our first instalment of ‘Local Legends’, we ventured to a number of SCEA schools to find those crucial staffers...

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Sign me up, Northshore!

23 Jun 2022

Travellers along Marmion Avenue will see the new sign for Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) today, as a raft of...

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Dr Thelma Perso to retire at year’s end

23 Jun 2022

After eight years of outstanding service as a staff member at SCEA, Dr Thelma Perso has decided it is time...

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Staff Profile: Swan Trade Training Centre’s ‘Chef Rob’

21 Jun 2022

Swan’s Rob Do Carmo began his professional career at the Hyatt Perth, moved to the Hyatt in Singapore, and opened...

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SCEA Celebration Speaker Spotlight – Dr Brian Harris

17 Jun 2022

Our final ‘spotlight’ for Celebration Day in 2022 is Dr Brian Harris – longtime Principal of Vose Seminary (now Morling...

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SCEA Snap Of The Week: STTC’s Mr Luke Norman whips up a trailer in his spare time!

08 Jun 2022

Swan Trade Training Centre (STTC) has been a hive of activity lately, with students bustling through for Try-A-Trade days and...

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SCEA Celebration Speaker Spotlight – Mr Jordan Thyer

08 Jun 2022

This week, we profile the third of our keynote speakers, Mr Jordan Thyer, who is a former SCEA student and...

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Postgraduate opportunity through SCEA’s partnership with Christian Heritage College

08 Jun 2022

For SCEA staff who are keen to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Leadership through Christian Heritage College (CHC), there is...

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Busy times at Beechboro Christian School

08 Jun 2022

You may have heard that Beechboro Christian School is growing in numbers (in March, we reported that they had 300...

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SCEA Calendar 2023 Changes

08 Jun 2022

Perhaps you haven’t even begun to think past the mid-year exams or the three-week break at the end of this...

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Staff Profile: Beechboro’s Dianne Pearce

08 Jun 2022

In 2022, Art students at Beechboro Christian School are taught by Dianne Pearce. The bright demountable classroom has students from...

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Staff Committee Meeting bring SCEA representatives together

07 Jun 2022

On Tuesday 7 June 2022, the Term 2 Staff Committee Meeting was held at the SCEA Head Office after school...

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Register for SCEA Celebration Day!

26 May 2022

Click the link below to open the SCEA Celebration Day information page (which outlines the speakers and the sessions available),...

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SCEA Celebration Speaker Spotlight – Dr John Collier

26 May 2022

This week we profile the second of our keynote speakers, Dr John Collier, who will be travelling from Sydney for...

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Students come from across Perth to Swan’s Trade Training Centre

26 May 2022

The Swan Trade Training Centre (STTC) campus is located on the grounds of Swan Christian College and offers students pre-apprenticeships...

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Obituary: Mr John Thornhill (SCEA Teacher 1991-2003)

26 May 2022

A thanksgiving service was held earlier this month at Woodvale Baptist Church for the life of Mr John Alfred Thornhill...

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SCEA’s first Association Meeting of the year allows Members to meet again

12 May 2022

On Wednesday 11 May 2022, a happy group of Association Members gathered in the Conference Room at Swan Christian College...

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Staff Profile: ECC’s Head of Secondary – Mr Matthew Dufty

12 May 2022

With a CV that boasts school postings that many of us could only dream about, and more letters after his...

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SCEA Celebration Day – the countdown begins!

12 May 2022

With the date for the SCEA Celebration Day now locked in for Monday, 25 July 2022, we can now begin...

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Commissioning Service for Dr Pretorius hits all the right notes

12 May 2022

A group of more than 100 staff from Swan Christian College (SCC) and representatives from other SCEA schools and the...

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Ellenbrook Christian College refreshes its website for a new era of community

12 May 2022

In recent editions of SCEA News, we have profiled the increased enrolments for Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) under the leadership...

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Depth of leadership across SCEA allows Mr Beacham to take Long Service Leave

11 May 2022

The communities of Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) and Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) received communication last week regarding some temporary...

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SCEA Alumni Karina Batterham serving God through education in Papua New Guinea

09 May 2022

“When you follow God’s leading, you never know where you will end up! It’s just about being willing for God...

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Q&A with Dr Darnelle Pretorius, SCC College Principal

28 Apr 2022

Dr Pretorius was born in Pretoria, one of South Africa’s largest cities. She has held senior positions at St Stephen’s...

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ANZAC Ceremonies across SCEA schools this week

28 Apr 2022

With students and staff returning to schools this week following the ANZAC Day long weekend, SCEA schools celebrated the opportunity...

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Commissioning Service for Swan Principal Dr Darnelle Pretorius

28 Apr 2022

The opportunity to formally welcome Dr Darnelle Pretorius to Swan Christian College (SCC) will take place on Thursday, May 12, with...

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Beechboro Christian School Breaks Ground for New School

28 Apr 2022

The dream of a permanent home for Beechboro Christian School (BCS) took another significant step forward over the Easter break,...

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Upcoming Association Meeting Dates

31 Mar 2022

This term’s COVID restrictions and social distancing has not allowed for the SCEA Association Members to meet. However, the forecast...

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ECC Combats Social Distancing With Open-Air Worship

31 Mar 2022

No staff meetings? No problem! ‘What are we without our worship?’ says Ellenbrook Science teacher Mr Joel Pitman. Thursday mornings...

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Who is reading my emails?

31 Mar 2022

Have you ever heard of the word ‘malicious’? – characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. (Oxford Dictionary,...

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

30 Mar 2022

Loyal monarchists may have seen the Queen on display this week paying her respects to her late husband Prince Philip...

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

30 Mar 2022

The concept of the ‘Night Of A Notables’ is now an entrenched tradition for the community of Kalamunda Christian School...

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

30 Mar 2022

The shrill sounds of four-year-olds dancing and singing songs at the top of their lungs may not be everybody’s ‘cup...

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

30 Mar 2022

Savvy SCEA staff will be aware that some new literature informs the way we teach in our schools – courtesy...

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Southern Hills enrolments continue to rise despite staff shortages in administration

17 Mar 2022

SCEA’s school in Bedfordale has started the year with a record year of new enrolments and enrolment enquiries.  Planning and...

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Staff Profile : Beechboro’s Mrs Shan Le Roux

17 Mar 2022

Being married to a South African husband with a very French surname, Mrs Shan Le Roux (pronounced Le-roo) hails from...

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2022 marks new milestone for Ellenbrook Christian College

17 Mar 2022

Despite Perth being in the midst of COVID cases and school being highly disrupted this term, Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC)...

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The hills are alive at Kalamunda Christian School!

17 Mar 2022

You may remember the SCEA News article a few weeks back about air purifiers in SCEA schools and Dr Gregg...

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Beechboro Christian School continues to grow!

03 Mar 2022

Beechboro Christian School has much to celebrate with enrolment numbers growing to over 300 students and the signing of the...

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Christian Living PD celebrates Swan/Ellenbrook collaboration

03 Mar 2022

Can staff from across SCEA work together and achieve success? A recent initiative involving young men from Swan Christian College...

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Busy Times At Northshore This Week

03 Mar 2022

Northshore’s busy week actually began last weekend, when Design & Technology specialist Nathan Perrett traded his tools for a pair...

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Swan Christian College recognises academic excellence

03 Mar 2022

The pending arrival of new College Principal Dr Darnelle Pretorius in Term Two has not stopped Acting Principal Mr Terry...

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

03 Mar 2022

Can you remember 1988 ? Some of us were not born yet, some of us were celebrating Australia’s bicentenary (1788-1998)...

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The long-awaited laptops have arrived!

03 Mar 2022

You may be aware that a number of our schools have been waiting on laptops for students and teachers. They...

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SCEA Snap Of The Week : KCS Heart Kids Go Red !

17 Feb 2022

Students saw red for all the right reasons at Kalamunda Christian School this week, with each class donning alternative clothing...

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From the Chief Human Resources Officer – Mr Sidney Rajanayagam

17 Feb 2022

It is wonderful that the school year has begun, and our students are able to enjoy learning experiences in relative...

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Steady enrolments continue growth for Northshore Christian Grammar School

17 Feb 2022

SCEA’s most northern school in the coastal suburb of Alkimos turns 6 this year, and Principal Mr Stuart Chisholm cannot...

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SCEA’s Senior Support Team go online to welcome new staff to SCEA schools

16 Feb 2022

Following the recent Health Guidelines laid out by the WA Government, several changes have had to take place across our...

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Farewell Darren Peakall – Ellenbrook’s Chaplain becomes Pastor to the Indigenous

16 Feb 2022

When Darren Peakall joined Ellenbrook in early 2015 as an ICT site representative, not many staff knew that he was...

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TASS-Mania! Introducing Lize Janse Van Rensburg, SCEA’s new TASS Application Support Officer

08 Feb 2022

Two hours drive south of the South African capital city of Pretoria lies the tiny town of Klerksdorp. Until today,...

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Air Quality Monitors in SCEA schools

03 Feb 2022

Our commitment to air quality in SCEA has gone to new lengths this week, with SCEA schools being supplied with...

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Day 1, 2022

03 Feb 2022

Our schools become vibrant communities when they are filled with students. On Thursday, 27 January 2022 our SCEA students began...

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Day 1, 1982

03 Feb 2022

Forty years ago, the first SCEA school opened in West Midland with 55 students. The uniforms were homemade, the demountable...

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Preparations for SCEA Celebration Day – Friday, 4 March 2022

03 Feb 2022

Plans for the SCEA Celebration Day (scheduled for Friday 4 March 2022) are well underway with workshop coordinators preparing their...

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ECC’s new face in Student Services – Sarah Berhanu

03 Feb 2022

There are a lot of attributes that could label Ellenbrook’s Sarah Berhanu. Ethiopian-Australian. Former Head Girl of Mercedes College. Qualified...

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Vaccination Mandate Update – Booster Required!

03 Feb 2022

You may remember that in our last SCEA News (21 January 2022), we highlighted the WA Premier Mark McGowan’s press...

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Postgraduate study options for SCEA staff in 2022

03 Feb 2022

Christian Schools Australia (CSA) is offering postgraduate study options to staff in Christian schools after the successful trial of the...

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Professional Boundaries in SCEA

28 Jan 2022

A recent article in The West Australian newspaper (below) highlighted the need for teachers to maintain professional boundaries at all...

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Staff return to SCEA schools with devotion and energy for the 2022 year!

20 Jan 2022

Yesterday saw the return of staff from their Christmas breaks across SCEA with many schools beginning their day with praise,...

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Christmas message from WA Premier reminds SCEA teachers to ‘roll up for their third shot’

20 Jan 2022

While many of us were away on a well-earned Christmas break, the WA Premier Mark McGowan held a press conference...

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Snap of the Week : Rebekah wins UWA award as the Newton family concludes twenty years at Swan Christian College

19 Jan 2022

As the new year begins for teachers and staff across our schools, one family will begin 2021 knowing that the...

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Introducing Anina Findling: Senior Office Administrator for the SCEA Office

19 Jan 2022

Finding a short-term replacement for Anna Guy in the SCEA Office was never going to be easy. Anna is known...

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SCEA’s first ‘Step Together’ Day brings out the runners, walkers and riders

15 Dec 2021

The sunny weather this morning (15 December 2021) greeted the small group that assembled at 7am for the SCEA’s first...

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Beechboro Christian School approved to build in 2022

13 Dec 2021

Precisely one year after securing the purchase of a three hectare site from the WA State government, Beechboro Christian School...

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‘Step Together’ – Wednesday 15 December 2021 – Where do we meet?

09 Dec 2021

For those that are keen to get out into God’s creation to begin Wednesday 15 December 2021, the link to...

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Term Four Holiday Travel Advice

08 Dec 2021

Many staff will now be aware of the different states and territory openings and closings, quarantines and regulations as a...

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The Principalship of Mr Adrian Scott: Swan Christian College (2015-2021)

07 Dec 2021

As students bid farewell to their teachers for the summer break and Year 12 graduates have their eyes facing forward...

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Forty years on and still going strong! SCEA’s Pioneers congregate in Midland to remember the founding of SCEA’s first school

06 Dec 2021

The amazing, yet elusive group known as the ‘SCEA Pioneers’ came together on Friday 3 December 2021 at the Old...

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Year 12 already? It’s only December!

02 Dec 2021

The Year 11 transition to Year 12 can be a daunting task for many of our students: ATAR exams, pathway...

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Christian Principals unite to celebrate their long-standing relationship

02 Dec 2021

The small community of Kurrawang would be unfamiliar to many of us.  It’s a seven-hour bus ride from Perth and...

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Snap Of The Week – Northshore’s Stuart Chisholm is as happy as a lark!

01 Dec 2021

This week’s SCEA Snap comes to us from Northshore’s fowl-faced Principal Mr Stuart Chisholm, who chose to have his face...

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SCEA Pioneers come together today!

01 Dec 2021

A number of SCEA staff have sent positive emails to us regarding the SCEA Pioneer profile stories that have been...

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SCEA Schools Celebrate Registration Success for 2021

01 Dec 2021

Many SCEA staff would be aware of the registration processes being carried out across SCEA schools this year. Some staff...

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Celebrating our Grandparents across SCEA schools

18 Nov 2021

“Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” – Joyce Alston Our communities are built around...

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Full STEAM ahead for selected Ellenbrook students

18 Nov 2021

Most of us are aware of the train line about to be built through the centre of Ellenbrook Christian College....

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‘Step Together’ – 15 December, 2021

18 Nov 2021

If you are keen to join a few of the SCEA Office staff in this fun activity out in God’s...

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SCEA In The Media

18 Nov 2021

The State Government’s mandatory vaccination edict has seen a number of opportunities for our staff to discuss differing viewpoints through...

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Snap Of The Week – Swan students ready to race

18 Nov 2021

With athletics carnivals recently taking place across each of our school sites, the flood of excellent photos being uploaded onto...

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SCEA adds new provider for its Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

18 Nov 2021

For those staff not familiar with the concept of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), it refers to the confidential and...

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SCEA Pioneers of the Week: John and Rosemary Munsel

17 Nov 2021

Some people will do anything in order for their children to receive a good education.  They might even build a...

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Mandatory Vaccination Information Session with Medical Experts

16 Nov 2021

With the State government mandating a large number of WA’s working public to be vaccinated for the start of the...

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Mundaring’s Great Hall officially opened by Mr Ken Wyatt this week

16 Nov 2021

While the six classrooms and large open space have been utilised by the secondary students at Mundaring Christian College for...

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National Prayer Breakfast invites SCEA students onto the biggest stage!

04 Nov 2021

This year’s National Prayer Breakfast will involve the participation of two SCEA students as they pray for our nation, our...

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Information Session Regarding COVID-19 and Vaccinations for SCEA staff

03 Nov 2021

A recent communication from the Chief Executive Officer, Dr Graeme Cross, outlined an upcoming opportunity to hear from two medical...

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Warmer weather prepares staff for ‘Step Together’ – 15 December, 2021

03 Nov 2021

Are you waking up each morning and thinking ‘Is it really Term Four, already?’ The answer is, of course, YES!...

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SCEA Snap of the Week: World Teachers Day at Swan

03 Nov 2021

This week’s photo comes from the students at Swan Christian College, who were so bright with their celebration for World...

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Leadership Arrangements for Term One at Swan Christian College (SCC)

03 Nov 2021

With Dr Darnelle Pretorius beginning her tenure at Swan Christian College in Term Two, 2022 the task of starting the...

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Mundaring’s basketball program wins All-Star status

02 Nov 2021

You may have heard that basketball is quite popular at Mundaring Christian College (MCC), thanks largely to gregarious coach Mr...

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Pioneer of the Week: Mr Fred Styants – SCEA’s first Chairman of the Board

02 Nov 2021

In 1981, Mr Fred Styants had a young family and was encouraged by a good friend (Mr Brian Goodchild) to...

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SCEA staff gather together to raise teaching standards across our schools

02 Nov 2021

Dr Thelma Perso (Chief Education Officer) has been busy over the last few months creating publications that will serve our...

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SCEA’s Celebration Day Moved to Friday 4 March for 2022

21 Oct 2021

While the New Year’s Celebration Day is always a great day for all SCEA staff to come together and fellowship...

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A Big Week for Ellenbrook Christian College!

21 Oct 2021

For most of us in SCEA, today is simply the end of Week 2 of the term and the countdown...

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Swan’s Junior School Raise Funds for The Philippines

21 Oct 2021

Term 4 may be upon us, but the efforts of Term 3 will be remembered by Filipinos who are benefitting...

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SCEA’s Sally Hopper: Teacher to 1000 students

21 Oct 2021

Since the early 1980’s, Mrs Sally Hopper has been a fixture in SCEA classrooms, teaching more than one thousand pupils...

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SCEA Snap of the Week: Mascots Make Everyone Smile

19 Oct 2021

With the athletics season upon us, a few of the departing Southern Hills Christian College Year 12 students took time...

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SCEA Association Members Meet to vote on Constitutional Changes and hear from Dr Darnelle Pretorius

14 Oct 2021

On Tuesday 12 October, the SCEA Association Members met at Swan Christian College (SCC) to vote on the proposed changes...

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SCEA Snap of the Week : ‘Logan for Logan’

23 Sep 2021

The story behind this photo is something to behold. Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) Pre-Primary student Logan Treasure has just...

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Swan staff celebrated by AISWA

21 Sep 2021

Selected staff at Swan Christian College (SCC) have been involved in two projects with the Association of Independent Schools of...

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Term Three Holiday Travel Advice

21 Sep 2021

While we continue to enjoy lockdown-free arrangements here in Western Australia, the case in other states of Australia is quite...

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Mundaring Year Eight students travel to Wooroloo to help the community

21 Sep 2021

Mundaring’s recent Year Eight Camp demonstrates what students are capable of when their energies are channelled in a positive direction....

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SCEA Pioneers of the Week: Alan & Valerie Campbell

20 Sep 2021

It has been sixteen years since the Campbell’s finished up at SCEA. Their children completed schooling through Midland Christian School...

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Kalamunda students shine in ‘Magpie Manor’ musical mystery!

20 Sep 2021

Selected students from Kalamunda Christian School (KCS) played to large crowds across two nights (September 16th and 17th 2021) at the Kalamunda...

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Olympic athletes visit Beechboro Christian School

09 Sep 2021

For all of the hockey aficionados out there who watched the Kookaburras (Australian Men’s National team) or the Hockeyroos (Australian...

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SCEA Snap of the Week – Father time in Swan’s Early Years

09 Sep 2021

The annual Father’s Night event at Swan Christian College: Junior Campus is a highlight for the Early Years students and...

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Swan Christian College: 2022 College Principal Update

09 Sep 2021

Interviews were conducted this week for the position of College Principal following a process of short-listing and discussions. The panel...

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KCS teacher Rachel Pendal published in ‘Teacher’ magazine

08 Sep 2021

The national education magazine Teacher recently featured Kalamunda Christian School’s Mrs Rachel Pendal (Year Four Teacher/Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator) in...

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SCEA Annual General Meeting welcomes two new Board Members

07 Sep 2021

Despite the low temperature outside, a group of approximately 35 Association Members and SCEA operational staff gathered at the Mundaring...

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SCEA Pioneer of the Week – Mrs June Sims

07 Sep 2021

You may have heard the incredible stories of the early 1980’s, when dedicated Christian families mortgaged their homes to make...

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Ellenbrook celebrates 20th Anniversary with songs of praise

06 Sep 2021

Friday, September 3rd marked a historic day for the Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) community as they celebrated 20 years of...

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Governor’s Prayer Breakfast 2021 unites SCEA schools in prayer

03 Sep 2021

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16b A group of nearly 1,000 people descended upon...

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Oliver Production Success for ECC

26 Aug 2021

Ellenbrook Christian College celebrates its 20 year anniversary this year and the ‘Oliver’ production gave the Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC)...

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SCEA Snap Of The Week – Southern Hills takes it UP a notch!

26 Aug 2021

Russell, the main character from the book and film ‘Up’, is keen to see the world and joins Carl as...

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FAMMM Fest is back at Mundaring!

26 Aug 2021

Mundaring Christian College will once again be putting on their ever-loved arts festival, FAMMM Fest! But what is the FAMMM...

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SCEA students go bananas for Book Week

26 Aug 2021

Where’s Wally? The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. Even ‘The Wiggles’ were represented at this year’s Book Week celebrations...

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Smiling Face of the Week – SCEA Office’s Simone Van Zuylen

25 Aug 2021

For the past couple of months, visitors to the SCEA Office have missed out on being greeted with a smile...

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Swan art students short-listed for prestigious ‘Lester Prize’ for portrait work

24 Aug 2021

For those of us who do not frequent the Western Australian Art Gallery each weekend, the Lester Prize may not...

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President’s Reception celebrates ‘40 Years of SCEA’ in Mundaring’s Great Hall

18 Aug 2021

Tuesday, 17th August 2021 may have seemed an odd time to bring more than one hundred SCEA staff, Association Members,...

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‘Oliver’ Production season begins at Ellenbrook Christian College

12 Aug 2021

There is a buzz of excitement around Ellenbrook Christian College as the Production of Oliver kicks off tonight! You may...

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SCEA’s Annual General Meeting celebrates 2020 achievements

12 Aug 2021

On Wednesday 11 August a group of approximately 50 people met at Swan Christian College for SCEA’s Annual General Meeting...

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New Business Managers for Ellenbrook and Swan Christian Colleges

12 Aug 2021

You may remember a previous SCEA News article which highlighted the achievements of both Mr Frank Bowyer and Mr David...

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ECC’s Primary students enjoy new upgrades in their playground

11 Aug 2021

Students in the Primary years at Ellenbrook Christian College can now enjoy their new playground and look forward to lunch...

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SCEA Snap Of The Week – Kalamunda’s Cross-Country Kids

11 Aug 2021

The Kalamunda Christian School property in Walliston backs onto pristine bushland which allows for students to undertake their cross-country running...

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Swan Takes Second Place in National Spelling Bee Competition

11 Aug 2021

“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.” — Mark Twain Education Perfect’s National...

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Sporty Spice Of The Week – Mundaring’s Jerilyn Chan

11 Aug 2021

04:30 am Wake Up 05:15 am Begin Body Fit Class 06:05 am Complete Class and return home as my family...

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Financier of the Week – Mrs Lizl Coetzee

29 Jul 2021

When Belinda Godfrey left the SCEA Human Resource team last term to pursue a career in consulting, a shuffle took...

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SCEA Snap Of The Week – Microscopes & Mini-Beasts at Swan!

29 Jul 2021

This week’s SCEA Snap comes from Swan Christian College where the Kindergarten students invited ladies from the South East Regional...

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2021 SCEA Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 11th August, 2021

29 Jul 2021

Due to the lockdown in late June, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for SCEA is now scheduled for Wednesday 11th...

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In Memory of Jen Green – SCEA teacher for 25 Years

29 Jul 2021

The mid-term school holidays marked the passing of Jen Green, a teacher of Mathematics at Mundaring Christian College (MCC) who...

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Swan’s Fenceline Theatre premieres ‘Twice’ this week with all-star cast

29 Jul 2021

SCEA staff will now be familiar with the award-winning exploits of Fenceline Theatre and their stellar writer/director Jane Hille. Jane’s...

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SCEA’s ‘Step Together’ gains momentum as the Tokyo Olympics begin

28 Jul 2021

You may remember the mention of ‘Step Together’ in last term’s SCEA News finale – this is a voluntary event...

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The Signs Are Good For Southern Hills

28 Jul 2021

What’s the big fuss about the new Southern Hills sign on Albany Highway? “According to Main Roads, this is one...

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Registration Success for KCS

01 Jul 2021

This week Kalamunda Christian School held a celebratory morning tea for passing registration with flying colours. As a result of...

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Constable Care video features Swan student actors

01 Jul 2021

Racism and racial profiling form the basis of the new short film featuring Constable Care (WA Police’s community-teaching device) and...

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SCEA Snap of the Week – Northshore’s Bee welcomes students

01 Jul 2021

This week’s ‘SCEA Snap’ is from Northshore Christian Grammar School (NCGS) and celebrates their new ‘Bee’ mascot welcoming students to...

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‘Step Together’ – a voluntary activity for SCEA staff on 15 December 2021

01 Jul 2021

As Term Two comes to a close, the concept of planning for the end of the year seems a long...

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Homemade Mask of the Week – Swan’s Marie Goodchild

01 Jul 2021

As a relatively new employee to SCEA (Marie began as the Community Engagement & Enrolments Officer at Swan Christian College...

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Superannuation Guarantee Increases to 10%

01 Jul 2021

Most of us are familiar with superannuation to some extent, and the ‘9.5% per annum’ figure that is paid by...

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Australian Business Week posts big win for MCC staff

30 Jun 2021

Mundaring Christian College’s (MCC) Head of Secondary, Mr David Elsing, completed this term by hosting the highly-successful Australian Business Week...

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Beechboro Year 2 Students are absolutely ‘Matific’ at winning Mathematics competitions!

29 Jun 2021

Online mathematics program ‘Matific’ (which aims to use integrated concepts to teach mathematics to primary students) held a national Olympiad...

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SCEA Snap of the Week – Swan’s Year 12 students lift off!

16 Jun 2021

Our SCEA ‘Snap’ of the week refers to a colourful or emotive post that one of our SCEA schools has...

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Swan student wins long-distance cycling prize

16 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Year 11 Swan student Nicholas B., a recipient of the Luke Durbridge Sports Scholarship, who won all three...

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KCS staff are busy – in and out of the classroom!

16 Jun 2021

Kalamunda’s Principal, Dr Gregg Weaver, is keeping his staff busy! Over the past fortnight, he has unveiled a new STEM...

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Linda Roney speaks at Mundaring Christian College

16 Jun 2021

Last week, Mundaring’s Secondary Campus in Parkerville hosted the “Distinctive Daughters Dessert Night” in their Great Hall. It brought together...

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ECC students raise thousands as part of World’s Greatest Shave

16 Jun 2021

Those of us familiar with the World’s Greatest Shave campaign may expect student participants to raise somewhere between $100 – $150 in...

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Librarian of the Week – Kalamunda’s Shona Minchington

15 Jun 2021

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire As...

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Secondary SCEA Information Evening @ Kalamunda Christian School

03 Jun 2021

Tuesday night was historic for Kalamunda Christian School (KCS). For the first time, three SCEA secondary schools sent staff to...

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Talking Stick of the Week – Mrs Jennifer Groom

03 Jun 2021

Even those of us familiar with the geography of South Africa and the southern province of KwaZulu Natal will not...

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SCEA Snap of the Week – Sign of the times for KCS students

03 Jun 2021

Dr Gregg Weaver took the opportunity to see his new ‘entry sign’ as the finishing touches were being put on...

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The Renae and Belinda Show – for a short time only!

03 Jun 2021

In our last edition of SCEA News, we profiled Belinda Godfrey, who was leaving SCEA after almost fifteen years of...

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Christian Education ‘Think Tank’ Discussion

03 Jun 2021

Recently, a group of Christian education leaders were able to come together for a ‘Think Tank’ session, discussing policy, theology...

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CSA/CHC guests visit SCEA schools and lead postgraduate lecture

03 Jun 2021

Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and Christian Heritage College (CHC) representatives travelled from Brisbane to visit a number of SCEA schools...

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Northshore save native trees as freeway extension continues

03 Jun 2021

The State Government is extending the freeway north past Hester Avenue, and this has resulted in land being cleared for...

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Netball trio set to represent state

02 Jun 2021

Three senior students at Swan Christian College (SCC) have been named in the Under 17 Western Australian State Team for...

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Students from SCEA schools join ‘Trade School’ for a day

02 Jun 2021

One of the greatest advantages of being part of a network of seven schools is the wealth of opportunities and...

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ECC’s Andrew Johnston wins award for Educational Leadership

20 May 2021

Ellenbrook Christian College Acting Deputy Principal, Mr Andrew Johnston, was honoured with a Certificate of Excellence in Educational Leadership Award...

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KCS Students join astronaut Dr Shannon Walker for giant storytime

19 May 2021

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an annual event in which a famous celebrity reads a picture book (via Zoom or...

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SCEA Enrolment Number 4001 – Ethan makes history!

19 May 2021

As SCEA enrolments tip over 4,000 for the first time in history, it seems fortuitous to profile the SCEA student...

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Mundaring’s STEM Team Wins Interschool Challenge This Week

19 May 2021

Mundaring’s Year 10’s demonstrated their excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) this week, winning an interschool competition at...

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SCAM emails on the rise

19 May 2021

This past fortnight has seen a significant increase in the number of SCAM emails being sent to staff, and whilst...

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KCS celebrates ‘Mums and Muffins’ with blueberry, double choc and a serve of sweetness

19 May 2021

Where would we be without our mums? And where would our mums be without muffins? Dr Gregg Weaver knows how...

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Song of the Week – Ellenbrook’s Mark Cicchini

19 May 2021

Ellenbrook Christian College’s Caity Stafford had a problem. As the Dean of Arts, Technology & Electives, she is directing the...

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SCEA Snap of the Week – Cross Country Buddies

19 May 2021

In our newest feature, we showcase a photo from the SCEA social media pages across our schools that captures one...

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Celebrating Belinda Godfrey – Padbury Terrace’s Longest-Serving Employee

19 May 2021

This week, we mark the end of an era for the SCEA Head Office, with Payroll Officer Ms Belinda Godfrey...

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Mundaring Christian College welcomes new Head of Secondary Mr Tim Oates

06 May 2021

Mundaring Christian College Principal Mr Rod McNeill announced this week that the new Head of Secondary for the Parkerville Campus...

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Morley to Ellenbrook’s Future Rail Project Allows Industry Connections for SCEA Students

06 May 2021

When the concept of a railway running through the grounds of Ellenbrook Christian College (ECC) became a reality in 2019,...

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Design Flair From Year 6 Students Wins Competition For Swan Jacket Design

05 May 2021

What were your drawings like in Year 6? Stick figures? Finger painting? Likewise… At Swan Christian College Junior School, Year...

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Lockdown Wedding of the Week – Beechboro’s Ben Harris

05 May 2021

Ten years in the making, numerous changes thanks to the lockdown restrictions and then a desperate race against time to...

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Southern Hills Snares Top Talent as COVID-19 Brings Missionaries Home

05 May 2021

Who are these masked bandits? Believe it or not, these two distinguished educators have both recently come home from two...

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ECC Student Shines at Equestrian State Championships

05 May 2021

The April school holidays saw Ellenbrook Christian College Year 12 student Sarah Little represent the College at the EWA 2021...

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Evergreen of the Week – Renée Melvin

22 Apr 2021

This week we celebrate a true SCEA Pioneer – Renée Melvin. Renée was a teacher during the very early years...

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Master Planning Begins Across SCEA Schools

22 Apr 2021

Remember that sage advice, ‘if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail?’ It seems to ring true in...

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Audit Success for SCEA’s Business and Finance Teams

22 Apr 2021

When referring to the key role that accountants and finance managers play across Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently remarked...

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‘Professor Maths’ Visits Swan Christian College Junior Campus

22 Apr 2021

Students from Year 3 and 5 recently took part in a Mathematics incursion which saw ‘Professor Maths’ challenge the students...

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Association Meeting Highlights SCEA Enrolment Growth and the Way Forward

22 Apr 2021

On Wednesday 31 March, approximately 40 Association members, SCEA staff and the SCEA Board met for the Quarterly Association Meeting....

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The Lilypad – Northshore’s Newest Classrooms Provide Space to Create and Expand Learning

22 Apr 2021

‘Hop into learning!’ is Principal Mr Stuart Chisholm’s catchcry to the assembled Primary students eager to get into the new...

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Northshore and Beechboro Welcome New Business Manager

22 Apr 2021

With the phenomenal growth of Northshore enrolments and a relocation and building project imminent at Beechboro, the search for a...

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Koala or Quokka: Swan Biology Students Conduct DNA Test To Find Out!

25 Mar 2021

On Thursday 25 February our Year 12 Biology students (those on-campus and through Swanonline) took part in the first-ever ‘Polymerase...

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High Vis of the Week: Robbie Pitman

25 Mar 2021

You may think you’ve met every Pitman in the SCEA solar system – but think again! If you stroll the...

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SCEA Vacancies Interviews are in Full Swing

25 Mar 2021

The SCEA Office has been busy over the last fortnight, recruiting a Business Manager due to enrolment growth and a...

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ELC Nature Playground now Growing at Ellenbrook

25 Mar 2021

As a College, Ellenbrook continuously strives to provide a solid foundation that enables their youngest students to thrive. The Early...

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SCEA Postgraduate Study Team in national Zoom meeting!

25 Mar 2021

On Monday 15 March the team of postgraduate students from across the SCEA schools (Ms. Kylie Smith – SCEA, Ms....

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Water Bottle of the Week: Anna Guy

11 Mar 2021

If you’re fortunate enough to see our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Graeme Cross, out and about around our SCEA schools,...

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‘See You Later’ Ceremony for Matthew Puzey at Southern Hills Christian College

11 Mar 2021

On Friday, 26 February, a very large crowd gathered at the Southern Hills Christian College Gymnasium, for a “See You...

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Dr Thelma teaches the Teachers

11 Mar 2021

On Wednesday 10 March, Dr Thelma Perso (SCEA’s Chief Education Officer) provided the first session of in-house Professional Learning for...

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SCEA students are ‘One and Free’ across campuses this week

11 Mar 2021

This week marked the beginning of a very special project for our SCEA schools. Australia’s National Anthem (Advance Australia Fair)...

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Mountain Bike of the Week: Levi Rosolin

10 Mar 2021

SCEA Staff and parents who drive into the picturesque surrounds of Mundaring Christian College’s Secondary Campus in Parkerville are greeted...

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Talking Sock of the Week: Jeff Grundy

10 Mar 2021

Some might wonder what it was that drew Jeff Grundy to his new role as Head of Secondary School for...

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Dave Pleysier: The Forgotten Man of SCEA

10 Mar 2021

Dave Pleysier is not one to draw attention to himself. Despite his rugged good looks (many Southern Hills students mistake...

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Lifeguard of the Week: Marcel Haughey

10 Mar 2021

When Groundsman extraordinaire Marcel Haughey began his SCEA career two years ago at Beechboro Christian School, he had travelled 15,000...

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Sock of the Week: New KCS Principal Dr Gregg Weaver

13 Nov 2020

It’s not every day that meet someone who hails from the small New Zealand town of Napier.  His life seems...

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Superwoman of the Week: Kylie Smith

11 Nov 2020

“Finance and Accounting are pretty much the same everywhere. The people in SCEA are the reason that I have stayed...

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Money Man of the Week: David White

30 Oct 2020

He’s the smiling face you come to when you need to book a camp venue, buy some textas for your...

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Akubra of the Week : Ainsley Brough

16 Oct 2020

Its 7am in Parkerville and only one man on campus is capable of managing one hundred acres of bushland, manage...

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Assistant Financier of the Week: Renae Matich

25 Sep 2020

“I remember being a teenager and sneaking out of my parent’s place to go and listen outside of the local...

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Banksia Dress of the Week – 3 Sisters in SCEA !

11 Sep 2020

Its not every day that you find three sisters who all pursue teaching in Christian education – and then find...

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Timepiece of the Week: Rob Devenish

28 Aug 2020

You would be hard pressed to find a more positively-minded person in the world than Rob Devenish.  “I have been...

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Graphics Calculator of the Week: David Hunter

14 Aug 2020

Mathematics is not everybody’s favourite subject. It can be challenging, dull or simply not interesting enough to engage today’s teenagers....

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Sock of the Week : SCEA’s Head of ICT, Wayne Fewster

03 Jul 2020

If your computer has been working well this term and your photocopier is not malfunctioning, the chances are Wayne Fewster...

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Hand Socks of the Week: Tamara Vicini

01 Jul 2020

There have been a few cold nights during these winter holidays, and those of us cuddled up on the couch...

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Sock of the Week: Marisa Streeton

26 Jun 2020

Who wears socks on their hands while typing an email? Anyone who has ever met Marisa Streeton will know that...

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Doctor of the Week – Dr Marike Du Plooy

12 Jun 2020

Students at Southern Hills who choose to pursue an academic pathway in senior years are enjoying a healthy outlook.  That’s...

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Sock of the Week : Richelle Schokman

29 May 2020

With all the wild and woolly weather we have been experiencing lately, you would be forgiven for thinking that most...

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Denim of the Week: Jacqui McKay

15 May 2020

When Jacquie Mackay’s husband came home that fateful day over a decade ago and suggested that they move from England...

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Sock of the Week: Peter Bolt

09 Apr 2020

With bicycles on his socks, a smile on his face and a long and decorated career in SCEA, Peter Bolt...

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Scarf of the Week – Belinda Godfrey

25 Mar 2020

There are countless people in our world who we may never meet personally, but their work is all around us...

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Shoe of the Week – Dr Owen Beck puts the ‘Doc’ in his white Dr Martens!

12 Mar 2020

Teaching the subject of Media Studies in a Christian school can be tricky: part film, part photography, part storytelling.  Now...

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Northshore’s Hot Dog – Steve Pivetta

27 Feb 2020

“For it is by grace you have been saved…” Students at Northshore’s new Middle School seem a little confused today....

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Scarf of the Week – Franci Liebenberg

13 Feb 2020

“Show Me The Monet!” Students who choose to study Art at Mundaring Christian’s Parkerville campus have many things to be...

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Interview with Anne Porter

16 Jan 2020

“I wanted a workplace that supported my Christian values. I found it at SCEA!” Ann Porter has been a household...

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Scarf of the Week: Dania Woermann

15 Nov 2019

Dania Woermann – Secondary Science Teacher at Ellenbrook Christian College “Europeans love scarves! I try to integrate it into my...

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Sock of the Week: Gray Blattman

01 Nov 2019

Gray Blattman from Swan Trade Training Centre “We do build stuff here – but the most important thing about teaching...

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Sock of the Week: David Elsing

18 Oct 2019

“Socks are the newest form of expression for men!”  My dashing young millennial colleague assures me as I head into...

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