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Term 2 Year 12 Academic Citations, University of Adelaide Principal’s Scholarship, Mock Trial Competition, Focus on Law, UN Youth Conference, Sporting students in the spotlight, photos and more!


Year 12 Academic Citations


University of Adelaide Principal’s Scholarship


Mock Trial Competition


United Nations Youth SA


Teacher Feature - Fiona Thompson


Meningococcal ‘B Part of It’ Study


Women’s Football League


Skating to Success - Jocelyn Chan


2010 Federal Election Commentary - Eliza Bastian


Stage 1 Art


Meet the Business Leader Event 2017


Women in Leadership Defence Force Breakfast


Memorial Box Artefacts from Vietnam War


Social Justice Group Movie Afternoon


Fitness Focus


Burning ambition


Where are they now?


Photo Galleries


Term 3 Calendar


Government House Gardens


Welcome to the recap of Term 2 with the latest edition of the Eynesbury Times. Congratulations to our Year 12s who received a number of academic citations, in particular, our front cover stars, Eliza Bastian and Jim Teh, who received 6 citations each. Eynesbury is one of a number of schools in South Australia who offer Legal Studies as a subject. In Semester 1, many of our Legal Studies students participated in the Mock Trial Competition and gained a better understanding of the South Australian judicial system. We catch up with Old Scholar Sophie Dickinson who is studying a double degree in Law and International Studies at the University of Adelaide. Zidan Nguyen, is also studying at the University of Adelaide and was awarded a Principal’s Scholarship. Will Broderick represented Eynesbury at the Human Rights Summit organised by UN Youth South Australia and enjoyed debating 21st human rights issues.

A number of students attended leadership events, including the Women in Leadership Defence Force Breakfast and Meet the Business Leaders. These opportunities allowed students to learn from listening to speakers and have the opportunity to ask questions one to one to learn more about different pathway opportunities. Eynesbury is proud to be part of the Meningococcal ‘B Part of It’ Study. It was pleasing to see so many students taking up the opportunity to be immunised for free as part of this study. We shine a spotlight on a couple of our students pursuing sport, including Lauren Beck with women’s football and Jocelyn Chan, a figure skater. This edition features colourful photographs from campus activities, including the Social Justice Group movie afternoon, the transition morning, student creative writing and work of our talented Stage 1 Art students, teacher feature and more. Enjoy! Claire Flenley PRINCIPAL

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Eliza Bastian, Claire Flenley and Jim Teh



Well done to Year 12s on personal bests, academic achievements and service citations. Your hard work and dedication shine through. You should be proud of your efforts so far and we wish you all the best for your final Year 12 exams!






6 Citations

4 Citations

Eliza Bastian

Maria Han

Jim Teh

Freya Monteith


20 SUBJECTS Accounting, Australian & International Politics, Biology, Business and Enterprise, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Drama, Economics, English, Literary Studies, English as an Additional Language, French (Continuers), General Mathematics, Legal Studies, Mathematical Methods, Modern History, Physics, Psychology, Specialist Mathematics, Visual Arts - Art.


She is family. She is hot meals and advice, a bowl, immensely overfilled hot steam rising over the top goulash and gossip. She is a book. An open book that was once shut, tales spill from a mouth once taped, thriving off drama, living off sorrow her thick accent accentuating each tale. She is my babiÄ?ka. She is a thought, clinging to the back of your mind she lives alone so has time to dwell tending to pungent herbs overfilling her garden. She keeps us together.

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SCHOLARSHIP ACHIEVEMENT Dux of School 2016, Zidan Nguyen was awarded a Principal’s Scholarship for the University of Adelaide. Students are nominated by the principal of the school where they studied Year 12. It is based on outstanding academic merit and a significant contribution to their school and wider community. “Zidan was a very bright and highly committed student, and we wish him all the best with his tertiary studies,” said Claire Flenley. The scholarships provide an allowance of $5,000 to assist with education and living costs for the first year of the student’s study at the University of Adelaide. “Receiving the award took a massive weight off of my chest as I was able to worry less about the financial costs of university and also have some fun during the holidays,” said Zidan. “I felt like all the hard work in 2016 really paid off and was extremely grateful to have been nominated by the school.” “I am now studying Advanced Mathematical Sciences at Adelaide University which I am enjoying but I might look into other options.” “It’s very hard deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life, especially at such a young age. I know things will fall into place at some stage!” said Zidan.

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MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION The Law Society of South Australia Mock Trial Competition comprises a series of simulated court cases contested by students from Years 10, 11 or 12 and is designed to bring young South Australians closer to the workings of our State’s legal system while teaching them to present a persuasive argument.

The practice of law leading to the achievement of justice is a conviction that strongly motivates David. It is this way of thinking that has driven him to spend considerable energy representing not for profit associations, especially those assisting people with disabilities.

It brings the legal profession into closer communication with teachers and students in Secondary Schools and helps remove some of the mystique surrounding the law and the legal profession. The Competition encourages students to express themselves and to present an argument in a forum based on our adversarial legal system.

He was a Board Member of Paraquad SA (now PQSA) for nearly twenty years, of which he was President for twelve years.

Teams compete in a round robin competition for three rounds, with the four top scoring teams moving through to the semi-final. The two winning teams of this round go through to the Grand Final.

His work has also provided considerable legal support to other non-profit disability organisations such as the Brain Injury Network of SA (now Brain Injury SA). David accepts Legal Services funded briefs and represents clients in regional areas and interstate.

Who was the 2017 coach? “David Fabbro from Elliott Johnston Chambers was our couch this year. He has given the team members lots of advice about court etiquette, how to present strong arguments, how to cross-examine witnesses, and how to make objections,” said Janine Campbell, Legal Studies teacher. David has significant experience in a range of complex matters from major medical negligence claims (brain injury and spinal injury) through to more straightforward workers compensation and motor vehicle accident matters. He is highly regarded in his areas of practice.

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Who is involved this year? A range of students from Year 10, 11 and 12, including: Aileen Bourne, Annalise Delic, Georgia Cummins, Eliza Bastian, Emma Clements, Anna Rynes, Will Broderick, Dermott O’Dea, Matt Forrester, Jack Hislop and Samar Sharma. What is required of team members? “For each round of the competition there are two weeks to prepare. It is important that team members attend as many meetings as possible. Even if you don’t have a direct role in a particular round, you can contribute to case preparation. This will help you to prepare for other rounds where you may be playing a role such as barrister, witness, or solicitor,” said Legal Studies teacher Janine Campbell.

trial but have knowledge of the issues in the case. Magistrate’s Clerk - sits at the front of the court and is responsible for time-keeping and recording objections during the trial. They give this information to the judge at the end of the trial and keep control of the exhibits. Sheriff’s Officer - makes announcements to open and close the trial, and is responsible for escorting witnesses in and out of the court room. They also time-keep and record objections. What are the case basics? •

Criminal case is used as an example.

The client, the defendant, is accused of larceny (stealing), for example.

The prosecution have the burden to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the client is guilty.

It is the job of the defence to establish a reasonable doubt about the prosecution’s case.

What are the main roles in the competition? Barristers - have the main speaking role and must argue their case in the courtroom. Barristers are responsible for delivering an opening or closing address, and questioning witnesses. Barristers need to be able to think on their feet and make objections when appropriate. Barristers may refer to notes. Solicitors - support the barristers with case preparation and delivery at the trial. They are not required to present in the courtroom, but are there to support the barristers with the case to be argued. Witnesses - must learn their witness statement and be prepared to respond to questions. Witnesses cannot refer to notes during the

The case theory is the underlying thesis of the case. It is the theory of how the accused innocence is still reasonably possible. If that is so, the client is entitled to an acquittal. On the other hand, the plaintiff in a civil case only has to prove his or her case on the balance of probabilities. Tell us about the cases? “Round 1 was a criminal case. It was about shoplifting and Matt Forrester was the

accused. Unfortunately we lost Round 1, but it was very close. Matt was found guilty!” said Janine. “Rounds 2 and 3 saw our team achieve two victories. Round 2 was against Cabra dealing with a negligence claim in the District Court which was our biggest winning margin. We got exemplary feedback, particularly in regards to our preparedness and the delivery of our arguments,” said Janine.

An ability to problem solve and prepare for highly advanced situations.

An ability to liaise with and respond to feedback from a top professional.

Greater confidence in public speaking and networking with peers and members of the legal profession

For you, Janine, what has been a highlight through this competition?

“Round 3 against Henley High again saw us with a difficult case to argue about wrongful termination. We ‘lost’ the case, but won in terms of the competition. Annalise and Jack’s performance as our witnesses were particular highlights. Round 3 also saw us achieve our highest points score. We just missed out on the finals by half a point,” said Janine.

“Watching the team work together seamlessly has been enjoyable to watch. They have supported each other and worked very hard. Their preparation has been exemplary. Also, they were not afraid to seek and respond to feedback, especially from David Fabbro.”

Janine, have you noticed an improvement in student’s performances and their understanding of law?

What advice would you give to students wanting to join next year and what type of skills does it help students acquire?

“Absolutely! They are not only able to develop reasonable and well evidenced arguments. They are also constantly thinking about the alternative argument which brings greater depth and understanding.”

“To be in the team you need to be willing to work with others to a tight timeline and you need a good attendance record,” said Janine.

What skills do you believe participation in the mock trial competition gives them? It gives students: •

Strong organisational and team work skills.

“It’s also always a highlight having our objections upheld by the judge.”

Most meetings are held at lunch, so join the Facebook group or check the announcements page to keep up to date with meetings times and other info. To register your interest for the competition next year, speak with Janine and join the closed Facebook group - Eynesbury Mock Trial Team.

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UNITED NATIONS YOUTH SA Each year the Human Rights Summit (HRS) invites high school students from around South Australia to spend a day exploring the world of diplomacy and international affairs, and their relation to human rights. The topic of the summit was Unseen, Unheard, Underground. It explored the human rights abuses surrounding slavery and human trafficking. Students had the opportunity to discuss the murky waters surrounding modern day slavery, and hear from experts and academics who have spent their lives examining and fighting for the rights of victims of human trafficking. We catch up with Year 11 student, Will Broderick who attended the event. How did you get involved? My first UN Youth event was last year’s South Australian Conference and since then I’ve been involved in numerous UN Youth events. My involvement started from a recommendation by a friend. Since then, I have had many great experiences and gained new insights through meeting some fantastic and interesting people. Tell us about the event. The Human Rights Summit included students from about 12 different schools. The event included workshops, a speakers’ panel and an interactive problem solving session on the current crisis in Libya. There was an impressive line up of guest speakers which allowed us to tackle the big questions and broaden our knowledge.

Photo credits: HRS event, UN Youth SA.

In the workshops, we were mainly asked questions that spurred discussions between the delegates on issues around human trafficking in

the 21st century. These questions built on our prior knowledge and also gave us insight into issues of which many of us were previously unaware. The highlight of the day was definitely the interactive problem-solving session looking at the real-world developing situation in Venezuela. My role was to be part of the Egyptian government. My fellow cabinet members and I schemed our way into capitalising on Libya’s oil reserves, mounting convert operations and, overall, contributing to the general chaos in order to attain the best diplomatic outcome for Egypt. However, there were also numerous double-bluffs, terrorist attacks and assassinations perpetrated which complicated events. It was a great event and I would recommend any UN Youth event to other students. I learned so much from the process through the facilitators and other delegates. To keep up to date, ‘like’ the UN Youth on Facebook

DRAMA The Knowing of Mary Poppins Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 August at 7pm in the Library, Eynesbury Senior College. “P.L. Travers, as Helen Lyndon Goff of Allora, Queensland, comes to be known, is not the story – Mary Poppins is the story, and as such, she has always existed...” - Nymph/Crone. An old woman in a rocking chair is getting her papers in order. For the library. Posterity. Biography. Take an imaginative journey into the mind of a celebrated author and get to know Mary Poppins by the woman who gave her flight... Tickets $10. Book online via

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TEACHER FEATURE FIONA THOMPSON What is your role at Eynesbury? I am the Chemistry Course Coordinator, the Academic Administration & Events Manager and VET Pathways Coordinator. I manage the timetable to make it work for individual student needs, talk to students about issues and subjects, facilitate subjects outside of school, coordinate the Year 10/11 exams, liaise with parents, run the information nights and parent teacher interview nights and oversee the production of high quality reports each term. What do you teach and why? I am passionate about Chemistry, and this is the main subject I teach. I enjoy its structure and relevance to a range of careers, including medicine and health sciences. I have experience in its relevance outside a specific Chemistry pathway with my background in science and my PhD in immunology. I also teach Nutrition. I have worked and researched in the area of gastroenterology for 15 years. I love how the body and nutrition works together. There is also a lot of misinformation around nutrition and diets. I believe having an understanding of nutrition is important for everyone. Why Eynesbury? Eynesbury is about the relationships between teachers and students rather than a traditional hierarchal and conservative model that keeps a distinct distance between the two. I really enjoy working closely with our students and watching them succeed in both personal and academic goals.

CREATIVE POETRY Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow. Image: ©Popova-Valeriya/

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I enjoy going out for dinner and dancing. I look forward to hitting the dance floor at the Formal with Physics Teacher, Sandra. We are usually the first ones on the dance floor!

JESTER BY ALEXANDRA STEPHENSON Jests are joking, jovial, jolly. Jests are jesting, like a jester. Jesters are not just jests and jokes.

I also love going to festivals, particularly ones with a music and picnic atmosphere such as A Day on the Green.

But that is all we see.

Pop Quiz:

Maybe all jesters are trained with that phrase.

Favourite TV series – British crime and iView is my go to. It depends what is available but recently I have enjoyed Silent Witness and Call to Duty.

Jesters joke and play with words.

Favourite Food/Restaurant – Thai, Italian and steak sandwiches. I always enjoy Red Ochre Grill and Windy Point restaurant for special occasions.

do they talk of themselves.

Dream Holiday Destination – Ireland and visiting the underground stations in Moscow. They look absolutely stunning!

‘Never talk of yourself.’

Jester say words that talk of others. But never, ever,

EXTENDED SIMILES EXTENDED SMILES POEM BY ALEX NOLAN Sometimes I am like a camera, watching aware, taking in and remembering

Windy Point Restaurant. Image: Inside South Australia.

the memories as they drift by.

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Dr Fiona Thompson said, “Having a background in research, I believe all research studies should be supported if valid and viable to allow learning and to move forward to assist in protecting the community.” “Meningococcal has devastating effects which can’t be prepared for as it strikes so sporadically.” “I spoke personally with Associate Professor Marshall, as head of the study, to ensure that I felt the study was worthwhile before committing the school.” “Eighty Eynesbury students took up the opportunity to be involved in the B Part of It study, receiving two doses of the licensed Meningococcal B vaccine, given approximately eight weeks apart beginning in March 2017. In addition, two throat swabs will be collected. The first was at vaccination and the second will be a year later. As a reward, students receive two $20 iTunes gift cards,” said Dr Thompson. The meningococcus bacteria can be carried without causing harm in the nose and throat of around 10% of the population, and up to 25% of adolescents and young adults (‘carriers’). The bacteria are spread when a person carrying the bacteria coughs, sneezes or through close contact (kissing). Meningococcal disease can affect all age groups, but is most common in children under 5 years of age and in young adults (15 to 24 years). In 2016, there were 27 cases of meningococcal infection in South Australia of which 12 were adolescents. People with meningococcal disease can become extremely unwell very quickly. Septicaemia (infection of the blood) and meningitis (infection around the surface of the brain) can cause shock and death within hours of the onset of symptoms, or permanent disabilities such as brain injury and amputation of due to the lack of blood circulation to the limbs. In Australia, 5 to 10% of people with meningococcal disease die,

despite rapid treatment. All Year 10, 11 and 12 students in South Australia were offered the vaccine free of charge as part of the B Part of It study. The study is being conducted across participating schools in South Australia and is sponsored by the University of Adelaide and led by university researchers. Associate Professor Marshall, is leading the study, said the University of Adelaide and is working closely with local government councils, the Department of Education and Child Development, Catholic Education South Australia and the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia. The vaccines and funding to conduct the study have been provided by GlaxoSmithKline. We look forward to seeing the results of the study when they become available.

WOMEN’S AFL FOOTBALL Year 12 Student, Lauren Beck is part of the AFL Women’s Football League. This year she is juggling playing Division 1 football with Port Adelaide and her final SACE subjects, Psychology, Accounting, Australian and International Politics and Drama. What does training involved? I play for Port Adelaide Women’s Football Club in the Division 1 competition. We train Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Alberton Oval. At the start of training on Tuesdays we do game reviews. This essentially involves reviewing the weekend’s games and working out what we did well and what we can improve on. From this, the coaches will select specific drills that will target the areas that need improvement. On Thursdays we split into our Division 1 and 3 squads. Division 1 usually spends time working on game situations, e.g. stoppage work or ball movement from defence or into forward. Division 3 will spend time focusing on situational game play and improving their ball skills. How did you get involved and how long have you been playing? I tried getting involved a couple of years ago, however, women’s football was nowhere near as apparent and I struggled to find a team around my area. In 2015 my mum found out that Port Adelaide had signed with Port Power, and that they were redeveloping their women’s club. I went to one of their preseason training sessions and it all started from there. I am in my second season now.

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Have you met or do you play with any of the Crows Women AFL players? At the start of this season our Division 1 team had assigned to it three Adelaide Crows players, Erin Phillips, Sarah ‘Tex’ Perkins, and Jenna McCormick. Only Sarah and Jenna have been out to training as Erin was playing basketball in America. Recently Jenna played her first game with us. It was so amazing to have her on the team, as her ball skills, leadership, and fitness were such an asset to our team. What inspired you to play footy and what advice would give to someone considering playing football? I am into team sports. I believe they are more beneficial than individual sports because you learn to work with a variety of personalities, you improve your patience, and you make a great new bunch of friends. I have always played softball, however, in the off season I would become unfit and lazy. I didn’t really follow footy, and I am not sure why I got into it. I guess I thought it would be a good sport to improve my fitness. For anyone considering entering women’s football, I would say, just go for it. Footy is really different from any other sport I have ever played. Everyone is really inclusive and supportive of one another. You really learn to work with all different personalities. While it took a while to get used to it, I don’t regret playing, as I have improved my fitness, skills and made a great bunch of new friends. For more information visit Facebook Photos: Hannah Rex Photography

SKATING TO SUCCESSJOCELYN CHAN When did you join Eynesbury and why? I moved to Eynesbury earlier this year at the beginning of Year 11. Previously, I spent half a year studying through distance education as I was training in America. However, I found that studying through distance was definitely not for me. I decided a new environment would be helpful in terms of moving forward in my sport and education. I moved from Sydney to Adelaide. Before my distance education, my school in Sydney had lots of expectations which I didn’t enjoy and I started to really dislike going to school. Eynesbury was a good fit for my training schedule. I chose to come here as Eynesbury has a strong academic focus. How have you found the transition? I made friends easily as everyone is so welcoming and nice. I also find there is a lot less drama than my previous school. I am so grateful to study here because the teachers are the best. They make all my subjects interesting and put a lot of effort into giving us all the support we need. I love that the teachers don’t act superior to us; we are all on the same level. I feel comfortable to ask them for help. They do as much as possible to help us achieve the best we can, and they have helped me love learning. For me, I now look forward to going to school again. What subjects are you studying? I am studying English, which I used to dislike but Mel makes it engaging and I have found that assignments can actually be enjoyable. I also studied Maths methods, Psychology, PLP and Research Project in Semester 1.

How long have you been ice skating? I have figure skated since I was 8, and it has been a big part of my life. I have competed in four national championships and two international competitions, but my favourite thing about skating is the satisfaction of being

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able to finally do something I have worked so hard to do. I have also done lots of shows and was part of this year’s Disney on Ice preshow which I really enjoyed performing in. Where do you ice skate and what does training involve? I used to skate in Sydney at my local shopping centre, but now I train at the Thebarton Ice Arena with my very supportive coach, Richard. The difficulty of figure skating is often misunderstood by many. It is an incredibly tough sport. Training involves working on technique. It involves being able to rotate twice in the air in about 0.35 seconds. Every detail counts, especially when things happen so fast. Given this, strength and coordination are needed to jump high enough and rotate quickly. Choreography is another part of training where you use your creativity. Together with a coach you create a program which depicts emotion. It needs to look smooth with no apparent focus on what your feet are doing. The part of training I find most difficult is being able to execute my jumps consistently and land evenly, even though you are often you are out of breath and trying to make it look easy. We work on stamina and mental training. It can be very nerve racking to know years’ worth of training culminates in just a three minute program. During this time, I need to be able to think fast under pressure while not overthinking. This is vital to performing well.

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Have you got any upcoming competitions and what does the future hold for you? I am aiming to go to the Asian Open Trophy this year in August which will be in Hong Kong. It is very competitive and I hope to learn from this experience. While I put my focus into the sport and having trained in America, I now realise that I need to move on and try other things. This might be my final competition. I recognise competition has the potential to take away the joy of the sport through stress. I still love doing shows that are more easy going and where the audience enjoys the performance. I hope I will get more opportunities to this type of skating. Perhaps one day I might audition for a professional ice show where I can travel, such as Disney on Ice.

2010 Federal Election 2010 Federal Election Commentary Task by Year 12 student, Eliza Bastian. Lead up to the 2010 Federal Election Less than a month after Julia Gillard replaced former leader Kevin Rudd in the “leadership spill” on June 24 2010, Julia Gillard called a Federal Election to be held on August 21, 2010. Although Kevin Rudd enjoyed popular support in early 2010, his handling of the climate change policy, the Global Financial Crisis, the flawed home insulation scheme, and school building program resulted in his popularity falling dramatically. As Julia Gillard acknowledged she had not become Prime Minister by a general election, she wanted “a mandate from the Australian people to move Australia forward”. Minor parties Although Labor Leader Julia Gillard ‘won’ the 2010 Federal Election, she did not gain the 76 seats in the House of Representatives required to obtain a majority in the House of Representatives; rather she gained 72 seats. Gillard formed a minority government on alliances with four independents and minor party member, New South Wales regional independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, Hobart Independent Andrew Wilkie, and Melbourne Greens MP Adam Bandt. In order to create these alliances, Gillard and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) made a series of commitments to the independents and minor party members. To persuade Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, Labor committed a $9.9 billion funding package to regional areas and

to persuade Andrew Wilkie, Labor promised $100 million for the construction of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Hobart and a series of poker machine reforms. Furthermore, Windsor stated that he chose to side with Gillard because she was calm, honest and ready to negotiate. In contrast, Windsor stated that Abbott begged for the job of prime minister “and the only codicil [he] put on that was: ‘I will do anything, Tony, to get this job; the only thing I wouldn’t do is sell my arse.’” In a bid for his support, Abbott and the Coalition offered Andrew Wilkie $1 billion for the construction of the Royal Hobart Hospital, which Wilkie proclaimed was a ‘reckless’ offer. This irrational promise saw Andrew Wilkie siding with Labor as he saw them to be the more ethical, responsible and stable option. Further, for the support of Adam Bandt and the Greens, Labor granted many commitments, including the formation of a climate change committee, restrictions on political donations and the formation of a parliamentary integrity

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commissioner, amongst other promises. With the four alliances, Gillard gained the barest majority in the House of Representatives with 76 seats to the Coalition’s 74. Although these alliances won Gillard and the ALP Government in the 2010 election, the alliances did not guarantee the passage of all legislative Bills. The four MPs agreed to pass key bills including supply and the Green’s agreed to oppose any motions of a no-confidence vote. This highlights Gillard’s ability to negotiate with cross-benchers as the key factor that allowed her to secure the 2010 Federal election. Sexism and misogyny In the male dominated field of politics, Julia Gillard was the first female Prime Minister of Australia appointed. Due to this, in the 2010 election, women were strongly supporting Gillard in polling. Labor led 58% to 42% amongst women and was leading amongst women in preferred Prime Minister polling. However, the media and political opponents quickly became critical and played on Gillard’s appearance, relationship and child status, in what many described as being a horrific sexist ploy, including former Governorgeneral, Quentin Bryce who exclaimed that, “I’m appalled, shocked and even embarrassed by what is thrown at [her]”. This is further highlighted with the controversial misogynist

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and sexist comments by Bill Heffernan, labelling Gillard as ‘“deliberately barren,” suggesting her choice not to have children made her unfit for leadership. Qualities of leadership such as authority and decisiveness are generally considered to be masculine traits and criticism is often applied to women who possess them. As Julia Gillard had an ambitious and confident leadership style, she was criticised extensively. Alternatively, if Gillard had been seen more as support seeking she would have been viewed as too feminine and unfit for leadership. This is highlighted in the derogatory phrase, “Ditch the Witch!” that was used against Julia Gillard on protest placards on the lawns of Parliament House, which supported Tony Abbott’s anti-carbon tax campaign. Gillard conceded herself that women in politics are often “the subject of the stereotype that a powerful woman cannot be likable, that if she is commanding, then she must be incapable of empathy.” In response to the loss of female support in the lead up to the 2010 Federal Election, Abbott and the Coalition aimed to attract female voters, however, this was damaged by Abbott’s chequered history of questionable sexist and misogynistic remarks on topics relating to women. This includes the comments, “abortion is the easy way out” for women and that women were “physiologically unsuited to leadership,” thus alienating the female demographic. Despite the harsh and constant sexist and misogynistic comments thrown at Gillard, she stayed determined and didn’t let the comments affect her, which allowed her to secure the 2010 election.

Overall, Julia Gillard’s effective methods in negotiating with independents and minor party members allowed her to gain their support over the pleading Tony Abbott. This became a major factor in the Australian Labor Party securing the election with a minority government. Gillard’s resilient nature allowed her to stay above the constant rampage of slurs and sexist remarks aimed at her by the political opposition and the media. This persistence empowered women voters and evidently led to considerable differences in the gender gap approvals between her and Tony Abbott.

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Stage 1 Art Stage 2 student Jules Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Onofrio

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Huy Nguyen - City photograph

Mia Nguyen - The glamour of the windows coloured pencil on paper

Kiara Murphy - People in the City 1 digital image

Kiara Murphy - People in the City 2 digital image

MEET THE BUSINESS LEADERS EVENT 2017 Meet the Business Leader event was held Wednesday 24th May at the Adelaide Oval. Accounting Teacher, Tim Williams, and a group of Year 12 students attended. The event, hosted by Chartered Accountants Australia/New Zealand, helped students understand the opportunities and pathways into the industry. “Students were seated with professionals from the industry who had studied in a range of degrees, such as Law, Economics, Business, Accounting, Commerce and International Relations. The employer-student networking really unpacked the details around studying Commerce and Accounting, and gaining an entry into a business career,” said Tim. “Students had the opportunity to hear firsthand from their table host about their journey to becoming a Chartered Accountant. It was really helpful to have honest and detailed answers to questions about studying at university, working, and advice as students look forward to their post school lives.” During the panel discussions, the speakers stressed the importance of communication, technical skills, analysis and synthesis of information and emotional intelligence. Many myths about accountants were also quickly dispelled. “Being a chartered accountant allows you to work in an industry you are passionate about and not be trapped in a cubical, crunching numbers,” explained Tim. The work is interesting and varied, with

Kirsty Taylor, Annalise Delic, Olivia Wells, Eliza Bastian, Victor Luu & Dave Chan.

The work is interesting and varied, with options to travel and work overseas. The industry is young, with an average age of 30, as well as encouraging to women and men. options to travel and work overseas. The industry is young, with an average age of 30, as well as encouraging women and men. “One of the most useful aspects of the evening was to find out how employers recruit and what they look for. The presenters that spoke emphasised that they are looking for students who are all-rounders when recruiting. Highly desirable were students who played in a sporting team, worked part-time and had done some community work. This demonstrates that potential candidates possessed the ‘soft skills’ that were important to working within a team and with clients,” said Tim.

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP, DEFENCE FORCE BREAKFAST ESC was represented at the Women in Leadership, Defence Force Breakfast, held at Keswick Barracks this morning. Major Genevieve Reuger, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, shared a personal story about the opportunity that lies within failure and encouraged them to ‘Dare to Dream’. Leading Seaman Rhiannon Metcalf, an electronic warfare sailor (also known as ‘The Beast’ in the Adelaide Crows Football Club), said leadership aligned with attitude and deflecting negative self-talk. Flight Lieutenant Jenna Higgins, with the 10 squadron RAAF, reminded the girls that leadership involved teams and that everyone’s contribution is valued, regardless of their rank. Shania, Lauren, Jules, Georgia and Jenna left the breakfast feeling energised, encouraged and inspired by these incredible women. We speak with Year 12 student, Georgia Cummins about the day. What was the highlight of the day for you? The highlight of my day was meeting incredible women from the Defence Force who shared their positive stories with all of us. It was nice to meet other girls my age who were also interested in a career in the defence force and be able to discuss their goals.

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Shania Schmick, Georgia Cummins, Lauren Beck, Rhiannon Metcalf & Jule D’onofrio

Flight Lieutenant Jenna Higgins and Jenna Reed.

What was the major theme or inspiration you walked away with after attending this event? After this event I felt inspired by the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resilience when they were faced with challenging situations; they remained positive and passed on their optimism onto us through their stories.

Looking through the Memorial Box artefacts from the Vietnam War

Would you recommend attending this to other students? I would definitely recommend attending this event to anyone looking for options when they complete school. It was a great event and gave us the opportunity to hear first hand information from women already in the Defence Force. I am now considering this opportunity as a pathway after school.

Will Broderick

MEMORIAL BOX ARTEFACTS FROM VIETNAM WAR YEAR 11 MODERN HISTORY CLASS During Term 2, one of the highlight activities was looking through a Memorial Box which is part of an outreach program run by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. “The activity was part of a unit of study on the nature of the Vietnam war and focused on the involvement of Australian soldiers,” explained Modern History teacher, Janine Campbell. Australian servicemen and women in Vietnam were part of a multinational Allied Force. However, the perspective that many young Australians have of this war is garnered from American film and television. The box aims to present schools with the Australian experience of the conflict - who went, why, what they did, how they persevered and the response at home. Actual items and replicas evocative of the experience of ordinary servicemen and women are included in this Memorial Box, as well as reproductions of artworks, photographs and documents which will assist students to understand the Australian experience in this war. “It provided a hands-on opportunity to examine a range of artefacts from the war including: uniforms, shells, webbing, cooking equipment, and letters. It was particularly interesting trying to work out how to put on the webbing,” said Janine. Hands on activities show how people use artefacts to study and write about the past. It allows students to connect with the past in an authentic way.

Erin Pegler, Janine Campbell and Jordan Routley.

MOVIE AFTERNOON SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP PAJAMA EVENT “We picked a movie from a range of genres and made a survey on Google forms. The movie was chosen through a vote. Yay democracy!” said Ed Harris. “Ironically, more people voted for the movie selection than turned out to the actual day. However, although the event ended up being smaller than we’d hoped for, everyone had a good time and enjoyed the movie so it was still a huge success in my book.” “The highlight of the day was seeing everyone turn up in their pyjamas, particularly the teachers! It made the whole event a little bit more fun, especially as Lion is a pretty sombre movie,” said Ed. The Social Justice Group raised $84.30 for Headspace through selling movie tickets, popcorn and drinks. Join the Social Justice Group for: Friday 11 August (Week 3) Walk a Mile in my Boots to raise funds and awareness for South Australia’s homeless. walkamileinmyboots2017

Friday 25 August (Week 5) Wear it Purple to foster supportive, safe and accepting environments for rainbow young people. Come along with a touch of purple or go all out! There will also be purple inspired food to purchase.

Lauren Beck & Georgia Cummins.

FITNESS FOCUS ESC RENEGADES AND WARRIORS Looking after your physical health is an excellent way of looking after your mental health, particularly with the pressures of senior secondary studies. Lily Belperio, Aldo Longobardi and Chhaya Sharma.

Many students trade sport and physical activity for long nights in front of the computer and energy drinks - running or walking is a great FREE physical activity which makes the most of the fresh air and can give you necessary time out, or time with new friends, to bring that necessary balance to your life. Furthermore, overcoming a challenge and pulling yourself out of your comfort zone is inspiring - if you can do one thing that seems daunting and a challenge, you will be able to do so many more things in other areas of your life you never thought possible. If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t challenge you, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change you! Who can join the Road Runners and Walkers Group? All students and staff of Eynesbury Senior College can join the group. Experienced, intermediate, and complete beginner runners and walkers are welcome to participate.

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You can join as a runner or as a walker - and you can change from walker to runner (or runner to walker) at any time.

How do you join? To join collect a consent form from Reception or from Aldo’s office and join the ESC Running Renegades and Walking Warriors Facebook group to stay up to date. What is involved for the different levels? Most people can walk without any specific training but if you want to try improve your health, try to improve your walk time on each week! Walking that bit faster will help get your heart rate up, too. Beginners wanting to run will find interval training (a combination of walking and running, and increasing the duration of these intervals over time) will help to learn to run safely. Renegades will be distributed to with learn to run programs to follow. Renegades might prefer to use a free or cheap running app on their smartphone like C25K (Couch to 5Km) or Running With Zombies a great way to motivate, track and control their runs – nothing like a zombie apocalypse to get you moving! Training to run distance (5km in 8 weeks) requires 3 – 4 training runs per week. Runners are encouraged to find at least two other times in the week to train independently or with others. Wednesdays and Fridays Lesson 4 are often good times for this. When and where does the group meet? The Group will meet Mondays at 3:40pm outside of Jolley’s Boathouse on the River Torrens (just off King William Street and Victoria Drive. Students are dismissed from Jolley’s Boathouse at the completion of the meet. Runners will take off first at 3:45pm with walkers to follow. The course is approximately 4.5km around the River Torrens travelling North from Jolley’s Boathouse up to Frome

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Road, then travelling past Adelaide Oval, up to and over the Weir, and then returning to Jolley’s Boathouse past the Adelaide Festival Centre.

walking level as you. Try to keep up with each other and look out for each other during the meet. •

Members of the public use the track for walking, running, cycling and to commute into the city so remember to keep left at all times, except when overtaking. Some sections of the track are divided to remind you to keep left.

A number of team challenges are planned throughout the year. The challenges give us an opportunity to push out of our comfort zones, establish new goals and reach new goals.

Enjoy your running playlist, but don’t have your music so loud you can’t hear the bell of cyclists or an alert to stop from teachers or other participants.

If you are asthmatic, please carry your own Ventolin. A First Aid Kit will be carried by staff members.

Safety tips

Visit the Athletics SA website for more running

The whole course is on designated running, walking and cycling tracks, so there is no running or walking on the road or terrain which has not been prepared for walking or running. There is an option for walkers and runners to do a shorter distance or a longer distance.

At the start of each run or walk, you will be required to ‘buddy up’, preferably someone who is of the same running or

and safety tips See Aldo and join ESC Renegades and Warriors group on Facebook for further information.

BURNING AMBITION Matt Delaine and Ed Harris.

AYRBRAE CANDLES BY YEAR 12 STUDENT MATT DELAINE Ayrbrae candles are homemade, vegan and ecofriendly. I named the business after my home Ayrbrae house which has a small plaque attached to a pillar out the front. I started the business in May, after deciding to make a candle from old beeswax out of boredom. I became fascinated with the process. What followed was many hours of self-guided learning through Youtube and countless websites. Researching wholesalers, crunching numbers and gathering market research. Due to the fact that our business is just finding its feet, we produce three scents: Sandalwood, Egyptian Amber and Vanilla Caramel. We plan to expand this range as funds start coming in. In fact I am trialling a some new scents: Lotus Flower, Black Raspberry and Green Tea With Citrus. Working on the business is a daily task with the sourcing of cups, production of candles, updating social media, writing product proposal letters, responding to emails, scouting shops to pitch our candles to and offer examples of our work. You can find Ayrbrae candles at Streetlight Records, Shop 2/15 Vaughan Place, Adelaide. I hope to find more shops to stock Ayrbrae candles, so I hope youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see them popping up all around Adelaide. Keep your eyes peeled! Keep up to date with Ayrbrae candles via: Facebook: Instagram:

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? SOPHIE DICKINSON- CLASS OF 2015 When did you join Eynesbury and what is the Eynesbury difference? My brother attended Eynesbury. He spoke highly of the school and its unique learning environment. I decided to join in 2013 due to his experience. I really enjoyed my time at Eynesbury as it allowed me to find my talents due to the independent learning that is encouraged. The Eynesbury difference would certainly be that it brings together an array of unique students, yet also very like minded individuals together, everyone wants to learn, but in their own way. Eynesbury facilitates this in a unique and supportive way with great relationships between teachers and students. How did you go in Year 12, what university degree did you enter into and how was the transition? I did well in my subjects in Year 12, receiving an A grade average. I entered into my first preference at the University of Adelaide which was a double degree in Law and International Studies. I found the transition quite easy, as Eynesbury not only sets you up for university learning, but also gives you the skills to meet new people and interact effectively with peers and those who teach you.

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An independent education definitely gives Eynesbury students an advantage. I have seen many students struggle at university now that they are responsible for their own achievements and growth. Sophie Dickinson Do you feel the independent education style gave you the skills you for life after school? I always enjoyed working independently and Eynesbury really fostered this and encouraged many who were not yet familiar with working independently to embrace its benefits. In particular, it introduces you to life beyond school, with a lecturer or ‘boss’ who doesn’t necessarily know you and therefore does not have an investment in what grades you earn. This makes it your responsibility to achieve. An independent education definitely gives Eynesbury students an advantage. I have seen many students struggle at university now that they are responsible for their own achievements and growth.

What was the most important lesson you learnt from first year university? I learnt to not be discouraged by your grades. It was a rude shock for myself and many other students when they received a credit or distinction for their first assignment after being overachievers at high school. Focus on finding good people to learn with and what subjects you really enjoy. Once you feel comfortable, the hard work and grades will follow. Tell us a bit about your career pathway and what you are up to now. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still not exactly sure what I want to do with my degree yet, so I am working my hardest to achieve my best and keep my options open. I am sure that I want to work in the public sector to help others. Did you always know what you wanted to do? What advice would you give someone considering following the same pathway? I always knew that I wanted to help others by doing what I was good at. I always enjoyed essays and arguing opinions, which always prompts people to say you should be a lawyer. I was not sure if this was the field I definitely wanted so I joined our first mock trial group at Eynesbury. It definitely reassured me that law is a passion of mine. If anyone is considering the same pathway I would advise them to try out something like mock trial group. Law is a very demanding degree, so I urge anyone interested to make sure it is a passion of theirs due to this commitment. It is also a useful degree and should not be underestimated as it can help you down so many career paths other than becoming a lawyer.

TRIAL DAYS Trial Day are a great way for students to really experience the Eynesbury difference. On a trial day, students sit in on classes, meet teachers and other students, and see for themselves what it is like to be an Eynesbury student. We offer trial days in Years 10 & 11 and there are various days and subject choices on offer. Bookings for Semester 2 can be made online through our website.

Tell us about any other hobbies or achievements I received an invitation to the Golden Key Honour Society, which is sent to those who are placed within the top 15% of their field of study at their university.

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PHOTO GALLERY Photos: Transition morning and around campus.


Aim: Get rid of all your cards first. Play: Deal all the cards in the deck as though you were playing ‘Snap’ – everyone must keep their cards faced down.

Starting with dealer’s right, go around the circle each placing a card face up in the centre – just like ‘Snap’. There are certain actions for particular cards: • If a ‘King’ is placed down, everyone puts their hands on their heads like a crown (see the picture below) • If a ‘Queen’ is placed down, everyone puts their right hand on their heart • If it’s a ‘Jack’, everyone says ‘Stanley’ • If it’s an Ace, everyone slams their right hand to the ground (or table) • It it’s a 2, everyone blows a raspberry! The last person to do the correct action collects all the cards from the centre and play resumes until the first person gets rid of all their cards and is declared the winner! A quick game is a good game – and it’s as funny and ridiculous as it is slightly stressful! When you have the hang of the game, you can add two different rules in following rounds: • A ‘7’ means everyone rotates their hand of cards clockwise • A ‘5’ means whoever put the card down can swap cards with whomever they choose! It’s a bit of fun and a favourite in the family – Aldo would love to know if you guys enjoy it too!

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PHOTO GALLERY Photos: Formal Committee, Victoria Square photo shoot, Library letterbox & Transition morning

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PHOTO GALLERY Photos: class activities in Term 2.



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We really appreciate our student ambassadors, old scholarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and volunteers who help at our Open Days! Can you help? Tell your mentor or email our Marketing Manager, Alice Bonnin -






Open Day 1pm



Year 12 reports mailed this week



Scholarship applications close



Year 10/11 Parent Teacher Interviews



End of Term 3



Start of Term 4 SACE Language Exams Begin



Year 12 Revision and Review Week Year 10/11 Subject Selections due




Year 12 SACE EXAMS Begin

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Eynesbury Times Magazine Term 2 2017  

Term 2 Edition Year 12 Academic Citations, University of Adelaide Principal’s Scholarship, Mock Trial Competition, Focus on Law, UN Youth Co...