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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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SCEA students in ‘The West Australian’ Newspaper

24 Aug 2022

Friday 12 August was busy day for SCEA, with a number of staff and students travelling to the Governor’s Prayer...

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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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