EYNESBURY TIMES 2016
Term 3 Academic Citations, Creative Writing, Art and History Awards, Making the most of the CBD, ANU Scholarship Success, a focus on study exchanges, Wear it Purple and much more!
IN THIS EDITION Academic Citations
Creative path to Medicine
Dear Mr Hollywood - Jayal Amaratunga
Making the most of the CBD
Year 12 Drama Success
Art Gallery Fashion Award
Dancing dreams realised
Social Justice Group Wear it Purple
Shooting for 2020
Book Competition - add to your reading list
Art and about
Study Overseas Travel Tales
Old Scholar Feature - Where are they now?
Photo Gallery - The Formal
Term 4 Calendar
Welcome to the Term 3 edition of the Eynesbury Times. Our Year 12 students are featured on the front cover of this edition. The dedication of their teachers and their hard work are evident in the amount of Academic Citations awarded to them this term. Similarly, our Year 10 and 11 students also excelled across 22 subjects. Several students won other accolades, including Jayal Amaratunga, who was awarded both The University of Adelaide Writing Competition and the Young Writers’ Award for his creative writing piece ‘Mr Hollywood.’ William Broderick and Jack Hislop won medals in the International History Bee and Bowl. Year 12 student Shannon McGarry was successful in being given a prestigious scholarship to Australian National University. Aidan Hwang won the Art Gallery of South Australia Fashion Illustration Award. This edition includes some colourful features of school events such as ‘Wear it Purple’, photos and reviews of the Year 12 Drama play and art exhibitions. It also takes a look at overseas exchanges experiences.
The red carpet glamour of the 2016 Eynesbury Formal is captured in the photo gallery. What a night it was! With great food and a jam packed dance floor, it was truly a memorable night. A highlight this term was the Olympics and for many students meeting some of our Olympians in Victoria Square. For 2020 Tokyo Olympic hopeful Clare Reuther, this provided the opportunity to ask for advice. State and national archery champion Clare raised awareness for her niche sport by talking to her mentor group in EMP and holding a darts competition. Having never held a bow before, I discovered it really is quite heavy. I now have a new appreciation for the sport! The book competition ‘Match the staff member to their favoured book’ was a challenging and fun exercise. I now have a number of new books on my reading list, and perhaps you will too! Enjoy this jam packed edition and best wishes to students for the final term for the year. The end is in sight and it’ll be here before you know it! Claire Flenley PRINCIPAL
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ACADEMIC STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT Year 12 Honour Roll 6 Academic Citations Elizabeth Kong Shannon McGarry 5 Academic Citations Jane Kim Sami Maiolo Amy Nguyen Zidan Nguyen Kian Rafie-Ardestani Zidan, Claire, Kian and Elizabeth.
Shannon McGarry, Claire Flenley and Ellie Kong.
Kian Nguyen,Jane Kim, Sami Maiolo, Amy Nguyen and Kian Rafie-Ardestani.
Yogeshwar Senthilkuar, Norman Haidery, Jasmin Marshall-Tonkin, Jayal Amaratunga.
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YEAR 12 SEMESTER TWO ACADEMIC CITATIONS
Well done to Year 12s on personal bests, academic achievements and service citations. Your hard work and dedication shines through with the outstanding amount of awards presented. You should be proud of your efforts so far and we wish you all the best for your final Year 12 exams!
STUDENT CITATION RECIPIENTS
OVERALL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Accounting, Australian & International Politics, Biology, Business and Enterprise, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Drama, Economics, English Studies, English Communications, English as Second Language Studies, French (Beginners), Legal Studies, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Studies, Modern History, Physics, Psychology, Specialist Mathematics., Visual Arts - Design.
Claire Flenley and Jennifer Nguyen.
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YEAR 10/11 SEMESTER ONE ACADEMIC CITATIONS
The Semester One Academic Citations Awards were held earlier this term in August.
STUDENT CITATION RECIPIENTS
Your teachers are pleased with your efforts and the achievements speak for themselves. With a strong start to the year, we look forward to seeing your Semester Two results.
OVERALL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Australian & International Politics, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English, English as an Additional Language 1, English as an Additional Language 3, French, History, Legal Studies, Mathematical Methods, Mathematics, Personal Learning Plan, Physics, Psychology, Science, Society and Culture, Research Practices, Specialist Mathematics, Visual Arts - Design.
YEAR 10/11 ACADEMIC STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT Year 10/11 Honour Roll 7 Academic Citations Jim Teh 6 Academic Citations Eliza Bastian Sasha Birt Anjali Malhotra Freya Monteith Jack Raymont Anjali Malhotra, Freya Monteith, Jack Raymont, Sasha Birt and Eliza Bastian.
Jim Teh and Claire Flenley.
Art and Design students visited the Robert Hannaford Exhibition and enjoyed listening to his daughter Tsering Hannaford. She joined a recent art class as a guest speaker.
South Australia’s most celebrated portraitist, Robert Hannaford, had a long awaited exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia from July-October 2016. Revered for his ability to capture the true nature or ‘essence’ of his sitters and recipient of numerous important commissions and awards, Hannaford has been selected as a finalist for the Archibald Prize over the past twenty-five years, winning the people’s choice three times. Following in his footsteps, his daughter Tsering Hannaford is pursuing a career as a realist painter. Her portrait at two different life stages were featured in her father’s recent exhibition. Tsering was inspiring and motivational, speaking honestly to the class about her career to date. She credited the NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme) for giving her the skills with which to start her own small business. Students enjoyed asking questions, getting advice and seeing examples of her work. That included her own self portrait which was accepted as a finalist in the Archibald Art Prize.
“My website jrsportshub allows me to put my passion into practice.” Jordan Routley.
Check out Tsering’s artwork and keep up to date with her career via her facebook page. Click here to find out more about NEIS. Photos from top to bottom: Portrait of artist Robert Hannaford in his studio, 2016 by John Montesi. Installation view Robert Hannaford, image courtesy of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Tsering with ESC Art and Design students.
09 Photos from the Hannaford Exhibition, Tseringâ€™s favourite artwork in the exhibition, portraits of Tsering featured at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Tsesring speaking to students.
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CREATIVE PATH TO MEDICINE Alison Robertson; President of SAETA, Mel Mansfield; Young Writers Award Convenor, Jayal Amaratunga, Ryan Brown; authorJulia Johnson, ALEA (SA) President.
Jayal Amaratunga is a Year 13 student at Eynesbury and has recently discovered a talent for creative writing. He won the Young Writers Award and The University of Adelaide Creative Writing Competition for High School Students. We catch up with him to find out about his education pathway and future plans in Medicine. Why did you choose Eynesbury to undertake your final year of schooling? I considered a few senior secondary schools at the beginning of 2016, when I was deciding to come back as a Year 13 student. What made me choose Eynesbury over other schools was that I saw first-hand the commitment and effort that teachers at this school were willing to put in for their students. During my enrolment interview, Claire spent hours with me as we considered different subjects and deliberated on which options would provide me with the best outcome. At the other senior secondary schools that I visited, the subject selection meetings were very brief. I left them feeling more confused and overwhelmed about what options were best for me. The independence that I have had at Eynesbury was a unique and valuable aspect of studying here. I am able to organize myself and learn in a way that suits me, while receiving a wide range of resources and help from my teachers to support my studies. My teachers, Mel and Margaret-Ann, have definitely been the greatest assets I have had this year. They have been very reassuring and have played a very supportive role in enabling
me to achieve my goals. I always feel like they care about me, want me to do my best, and are interested in my goals. As a student that motivates you to work even harder and do your best. How did you go with the UMAT? Did you do any courses to help you prepare? I was lucky enough to get an overall percentile score of 95 for my UMAT this year. I attended a weekly class held by a company called MedEssentials, which helped me learn and develop certain skills and techniques that were very useful when answering questions. I also purchased online resources (exams and practice questions) from a company called MedEntry, which I used to develop my skills further. Though preparation is very important, your state of mind on the day is perhaps the most important feature. It is imperative to remain calm, collected and focused on answering the questions, without being overwhelmed and anxious about the exam. As with any exam, doing a lot of practice exams under timed conditions may be beneficial to get used to its difficulty and learn about ways to manage stress. What has been a highlight this year? Being able to obtain a UMAT percentile score of 95 was a great highlight, but winning The University of Adelaide Faculty of Arts Creative Writing Competition and coming first place at the SAETA Young Writerâ€™s Award under the poetry section were perhaps the biggest highlights for me this year. I thought I was never good at creative writing in the past.
I used to dislike poetry, which I often found to be too vague and hard to understand. However, this year I started to enjoy the poetry that we were studying in class, which was why I began to like writing poems. The fact that I was recognized for a task at which I used to be terrible made the prizes that I won much more significant and rewarding. What are your future education plans? After school finishes, my plan is to study medicine at university, and hopefully become a medical practitioner. If I am unable to get into a medicine degree, I plan to undertake the bachelor of biomedical science at the University of Adelaide next year. Read Jayal’s award winning creative piece ‘Mr Hollywood’ below.
DEAR MR HOLLYWOOD BY JAYAL AMARATUNGA Dear Mr Hollywood, when I was young I wanted to be someone else. I wanted to be a whole different person every single day, to live different lives and tell different stories because I thought that it’d be fun. Day in, day out, play pretend of course I’m down! I wanted to be a superhero. Trying to be just and to be all that’s good and right. To struggle with what’s right and wrong. Life and death. I wanted to be a smart detective with a tragic backstory,
solving murders and arresting criminals all while being haunted by his past. I wanted to be a serial killer. Charming and smart, both feared and admired by the audience. Characters with three dimensions, pentagonal prisms. A thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle. And Now? Now I’m anything but that! Now, I’m in a box, a piece of dark chocolate amongst a sea of white morsels. I’m stuck at the bottom suppressed by the weight of all the carefully cut perfectly decorated factory-made white ones. Gasping for air I try to climb to the top. You take a bite of me and you spit it out “too intense!” you say and you let me rot in a bucket with dozens of other half-chewed dark ones. We are suffocating in your toxic saliva. Who do you think I am? Never mind! I’m the taxi driver, here to take your favorite characters from one place to another. I’m the heart surgeon created to give the latest handsome face a heart transplant, just in time to save his worthless life. What? Are you tired of cutting out handsome straight white men from magazine covers? Or else I’m the nerdy brown friend complemented by an awkward hair-do and a sweater vest. The nerdy brown friend who’s socially awkward can’t speak a word of English. Hilarious! It’s funny because I don’t have a proper voice to express myself. Wasn’t it funny enough that I had less screen time than the leading man’s crotch?
DEAR MR HOLLYWOOD BY JAYAL AMARATUNGA (CONT.) You shove me in front of the screen for a few seconds I’m goddamn fishing bait, here to catch over a billion eager sets of brown eyes wanting to see themselves in your movie screen. But, once in a while you decide to give me a bit of extra time I rejoice! Finally, complex characters, people with a bit of depth! Right? Wrong! The Love Guru An Indian spiritualist telling corny jokes in a thick subcontinental accent, played by a white actor in brown make-up The Party An Indian film extra telling corny jokes in a thick subcontinental accent played by a white actor in brown make-up. Short Circuit one and two – An Indian scientist telling corny jokes in a thick subcontinental accent played by a white actor in brown make-up. You paint your men with mud and shit dress them with an Indian accent and give them some mumbo-jumbo to speak. You’ve hit me with this degrading junk now I’m bruised, bleeding and choking in my own brown blood. Mr Hollywood, I have no words to speak. No emotions to feel. No one to love or to be loved by.
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Mr Hollywood, I am but another small man in the background of your movie screen eclipsed by a bright white shadow. Am I here to fulfil your diversity quota? to make you rich? Fodder to build your mansions and purchase custom Lamborghinis? Mr Hollywood, I’m a second class citizen in your ivory utopia asked to sit at the back of the bus, made to beg the streets for another job, forced to turn into a “welcome to Kwik-EMart” machine to make you laugh. You keep me at gunpoint and I do as you command. You say: “White chocolates thrown in mud still taste better than the dark ones” I object I am sublime woven with an intricate combination of ingredients mixed together kept in the oven for far too long or not enough. I may be burnt, I may be underdone I might have a hint of extra cocoa or maybe I don’t have enough. It doesn’t matter. Taste it because that’s who I am I am not factory made. You cannot label me and tell me who I am. I will not be your taxi driver I will not be your heart surgeon I will not be your nerdy brown friend — because I am so much more than that I will not bow down to your narrow-minded perception of who I am. Mr Hollywood, It’s about time you put my syllabic name in lights.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE CBD
Located in the heart of the city, Eynesbury gives students easy access to many facilities within short walking distance.
“I have been playing basketball for around three years now and it provides a good break from study,” said William.
A group of students is making the most of some local basketball courts on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.
“The best player is undoubtedly Logan Kulas, whose athleticism and dedication to the game make him a truly formidable force on the court.”
“We have been playing games at the local city courts since the start of this year,” said William Broderick.
“It is an advantage having city courts within walking distance as we get to immerse ourselves in city life and play against each other in consistently high-level streetball competition which helps improve our game,” said William.
“We welcome anyone who wants to join us and it depends on who is around on the day, but usually it’s Dermott O’Dea, Aria Rad, Logan Kulas and myself.”
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YEAR 12 DRAMA SUCCESS
‘LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS’ lived up to all its promise. It was not just a step back in time to the colourful and progressive 1970s, but provided the opportunity to look at – and laugh at – the lovers and strangers in our own lives. “The play holds enormous sentimental value for me as it was the play I did in Year 12. This class surpassed my expectations, making this production a true highlight of my teaching and arts career. Thanks to my awesome sidekick, Year 10 & 11 Drama teacher, Holly Langridge, for your comitment to the show and our students,” said Aldo Longobardi. “I enjoyed myself so much! At times I felt as though I was on a Woody Allen film set. Very impressive!” said Margaret-Ann Copeland. “Well done everyone. A fun, funny, warm and thought provoking production,” said Mel Smith. “Fantastic show. Congratulations to all involved,” said Fiona Thompson. “Loved the 70s vibe! Students were confident in their performance and the humour in the play was well received by the audience. It was evident in the laughter throughout the theatre,” said Claire Flenley. Set in New York, the play centred around a group of twenty-and-thirty somethings. The play explores why some couples stay together, what it means to be a man or a woman, and what has and hasn’t changed in relationships since the 70s.
YEAR 11 DRAMA
Don’t miss the performance of the iconic book ‘Dracula’ by Year 11 Drama students.
Lawyer Jonathan Harker lives in England and is engaged to the lovely Mina. For the purpose of providing legal assistance, Jonathan visits Count Dracula’s crumbling mansion in the Carpathian Mountains in respect of a real estate transaction. Dracula has bought a castle next to an asylum in England and plans to travel to take over his new residence. While first impressed by Dracula’s ingratiating manner, Jonathan soon becomes unnerved by the sinnister goings-on within the castle, including a terrifing encounter with three vampire brides. Meanwhile, back in England, strange things are afoot. Asylum inmate Renfield is raving about ‘not letting him in’ and Mina’s sister Lucy is growing paler by the day. Dr Seward, in love with Lucy and fearful for her life, calls in his rival Van Helsing to help solve the mystery of her illness. Then it seems that Dracula is on his way...
I am rain, bringing on the cold, dark day, I tap persistently on the window like a set of drummers, I am the teardrops falling from grey clouds, the low grumble of thunder after a flash of lightning, my partners in crime. I am the rhythm of the rain. By Pip Whiston
Fish Year 11 Drama Production - Week 4 7pm Wednesday 9 November Holden Street Theatres
Tickets on sale soon!
The fish swim under the surface ignorant of what is above, a city of underwater breathers butterflies that dart and flit. They live their private lives but in see through walls circling glass bowls while eyes stare at the circus. By Bonnie Blacker
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Congratulations to Shannon McGarry who was a deserving recipient of a National Scholars Scholarship from Australian National University (ANU).
How did you feel when you found out? I felt pretty excited, but mostly surprised. It gave me a lot of confidence in my plans for next year and just allowed me to chill. But the excitement of some of my teachers when I told them about the scholarship was almost as exciting as learning about the fact that I had won a scholarship! Tell about the scholarship process. I initially applied for ANU’s Tuckwell scholarship in March, which is awarded to twenty-five students from across Australia each year with a focus on giving back to the Australian community. The scholarship application entailed three rounds. I had to submit detailed information about myself: my top five achievements and awards, extra-curricular activities, and all of my reports and percentage standings for each class for the past three years. I also had to write a short essay about “the world I came from and how it has shaped me”.
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I made it into the second round along with 243 applicants from around the country. I
was then asked a series of obscure questions such as “What is the most underrated object in your school?” and “What have you changed your mind about?”. While unfortunately I didn’t make it to the third round for the Tuckwell scholarship, I was offered the opportunity to apply for the National Scholars scholarship. Of the remaining applicants, 70 students were awarded a celebratory 70th anniversary scholarship. A further twenty scholarships were then open to me and other applicants. We had to go through a phone interview conducted by a series of professors, alumni and current students. What does the scholarship entail? The National Scholars Scholarship guarantees me a place at ANU in 2017 and a dorm room at a college residency or apartment in a lodge. The scholarship also allows me to apply for courses through an alternative scheme based on a more holistic approach rather than academic score related basis. This means that I could get into my preferred program without having fully met the required ATAR. I have also been awarded an initial $7,000 grant for my first year, with room to advance to an additional $6,500 or $12,500 in the following years depending on my ATAR score.
Photos from ANU’s recent open event which Shannon attended.
ANU invited me to visit the campus in August to meet my fellow National Scholars and undertake a leadership seminar. What accommodation options are you looking at? I’m currently in the process of applying to stay at particular on-campus college style residencies. ANU has a series of accommodation options, including lodge apartments, American-style college dorms and student housing. I’m looking at the college dorms which house about 300 students. They are located on campus and each dorm has their own unique atmosphere and community. I’m looking forward to staying in a college because it will be a great way to meet new people and really get involved with campus life.
What are you looking to study? I’m hoping to undertake a flexible double degree which will allow me to study both a Bachelor of International Relations - with a minor in either German or Arabic - and a Bachelor of Law (Honours). What excited you most about living in Canberra? I’m pretty interested in politics so Canberra’s proximity to Parliament and many other national institutions is one of the things which excites me most about living in Canberra. It’s great to be so close to places I’ll be learning about in uni and hopefully I’ll make connections with other like-minded professionals.
Find out more about ANU and the Tuckwell Scholarship.
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ART GALLERY FASHION AWARD Congratulations to Aidan Hwang who won the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Most Outstanding Fashion Illustrator Award 2016.
Year 12 Design student Aidan Hwang attended the Fashion Illustration workshop at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Aidan had the opportunity to develop his visual art skills working from a clothed model. He experimented with contemporary illustration techniques. Aidan was one of several Eynesbury Senior College students who had their artwork featured in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Secondary Student Drawing Exhibition. The exhibition was part of the SALA Program in August. At the launch of the 2016 Secondary Student Drawing Exhibition, Aiden Hwang was presented with the Most Outstanding Fashion Illustration Award. “I was surprised but excited to win the award. I was a bit nervous accepting the award in front of the crowd of people at the opening event,” said Aidan.
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YEAR 12 EXHIBITION SPECIAL VIEWING EVENT THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER LEVEL 3, 5.30PM - 7.00PM
Aidan Hwang’s Award winning Fashion Illustration.
Students who are interested in participating in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s 2017 Student Drawing Program should register their interest with Art and Design teacher Lindy. “Learning at the Gallery provides students with the opportunity to think creatively and flexibly. It also encourages them to express their individual ideas and feelings, take risks and further develop their visual art skills. I encourage my art and design students to be involved, as it really is a great program,” said Lindy.
Top left: Carmel and Jules D’Onofrio. Jules’ artwork is in the middle on the top row. Top right: Alyssa Jade Floyd and her artwork. Botton left: Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Nick Mitzevich, Claire Flenley, Aidan Hwang, Lindy Neilson. Bottom right: Freya Monteith next to her artwork.
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TITRATION COMPETITION Titatration is an analytical technique used in Chemistry to determine the concentration of a solution. It is a compulsory technique for all Year 12 students studying Chemistry. “The Titration competition is voluntary and can only occur after students have done their assessment on Titration. This year Eynesbury had six teams competing,” said Chemistry teacher Dr. Fiona Thomspon. “Each year we start with a school based competition and the results are submitted, with only the teams reaching the cut off of accuracy being invited to compete in the State competition.” “Twenty three schools entered, with 13 schools making it to the State round held at the University of South Australia. Two Eynesbury teams made it through to the state level of the competition and one Eynesbury team made it through to the nationals.” “All of this is done outside of school hours. It’s a commitment they have to make with some early mornings,” said Fiona. “This year, the teams approached the competition with vigour and team spirit as a school, rather than individual teams. They supported each other throughout and celebrated each other’s successes.”
Congratulations to Team 1: Sami Maiolo, Jennifer Nguyen and Ellie Kong, who made it through to the State Finals and to Team 2: Amy Nguyen, Jane Kim and May Chua, who progressed to the National Finals.
“Eynesbury has consistently done well, always reaching the national competition with excellent results, “ said Fiona.
“I am very proud of all my Chemistry students, both in their achievements and their attitude.”
“We have always had gold medals and last year was a pinnacle year for us, topping the state and reaching the national league table.”
“I encourage next year’s cohort to follow in their footsteps and continue to show the skills of the Eynesbury Chemistry class across the country,” said Fiona.
DANCING DREAMS REALISED Victoria Adams and Paul Vasliff in The Advertiser.
Victoria Taylor Adams was recently featured in The Advertiser ahead of Adelaide Fashion Week with famous South Australian Designer Paul Vasliff from Paolo Sebastian. But more exciting than that, she was accepted into her dancing school of choice in New Zealand. We catch up with her to find out more.
How did you get involved in the photoshoot for The Advertiser? I was a Youth Ambassador for the Friends of the Australian Ballet so I have often been asked to assist in events. This one was kind of last minute, actually. The photo and article I was a part of was in promotion of an exhibition at One Rundle Trading Co. of 12 bespoke illustrations by Australian designers, with all proceeds going to The Australian Ballet. It was great to briefly meet Paul who is really nice, and I thought his artwork was stunning. His fashion creations are intricate and amazing too. You can see why he has been so successful! When did you join Eynesbury? I joined Eynesbury at the beginning of 2015 in Year 11 because of the flexible timetable that allowed me to study dance full time at Terry Simpson Dance Studios. The teachers have been so supportive of my dancing career. They have been understanding when I have had to travel and accommodating about helping me make up lost lesson time.
I have travelled both interstate and overseas in pursuit of my dancing career. Highlights include being South Australia’s finalist in the Royal Academy of Dance Bursary Awards in 2015. I also competed in the nationals in Melbourne. I was accepted and completed a summer school at Elmhurst Ballet School, which is affiliated with the Birmingham Royal Ballet in the UK. This was for a few weeks between Term 2 and 3 of last year. Earlier this year I travelled to Europe to audition for a number of Ballet Schools. I also went to Melbourne to audition for the New Zealand School of Dance which is affiliated with The Royal New Zealand Ballet. What is involved in the audition process? Audition processes include sending photos, filling out applications and sending your CV to begin with. Then if you are lucky enough, you get the opportunity to dance at the auditions at the school. Following all that, I have been accepted into four dance schools in Europe: •
Brussels International Ballet School
North Ballet School, Manchester
Munich International Ballet School
Ballet West, Scotland
I wasn’t too nervous for the audition in
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PHOTOS AND MORE! Meet new student Aria Rad who joined Eynesbury this term and whose Action Sports Photography is gaining quite a following. Melbourne as I had already been accepted into four schools in Europe. The audition consisted of 1.5 hours of ballet, 1 hour of contemporary and then interviews. At my audition, there would have been between 30-40 people competing for a place. Auditions were held in New Zealand, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, with a total of 16 students selected in the end. Last week I found out that I had been accepted. A couple of people from my dance school had also been succesful after graduating. So I have chosen to study at the New Zealand School of Dance, although I’ll have to re-audition in my second year to complete the third year. I will make the move in mid-January. I am very excited about having the opportunity to continue my passion as a career. What subjects did you study at Eynesbury and what advice would you give someone considering a dance career? My SACE subjects include Biology, English Studies, Research Project, SACE Stage 2 Dance and Workplace Practices. To do dance full time and study, my advice to those seeking this career is to be organised. I didn’t have any frees because dance takes up a lot of time so you need to use your class time wisely and don’t be afraid to ask your teachers anything.
I joined Eynesbury at the beginning of this Term because my old school was too big and had problems with its culture. I had never heard anything bad about Eynesbury and the great results gained by Year 12s were a couple of things that prompted me to look more closely at the College. Transitioning and fitting in wasn’t a challenge at all. It has been easy as everyone is nice and tolerant, just good people! I have been interested in photography for about a year. I have recently become a bit more serious about it. I have invested in a 70D Cannon Eos rather than a car. I am 100% happy with my decision. My passion is action sports photography so I spend a bit of time at skate parks. Generally it takes between 6-12hrs in a session to edit my videos. I am starting to get asked to do some small events and it’s cool that some of my photos are being used for the school. I took the ‘Wear it Purple’ photos this year. It’s also great for my resume if this career is what I want to pursue in the future. Check out his Instagram @lord_radcircles
HISTORY AWARDS Congratulations to William Broderick and Jack Hislop for winning the Junior Varsity school team division of the International History Bowl. William also won the Solo (Bee) section of his division.
The International History Bee and Bowl competitions were founded in the USA in 2010 and expanded to include Australia and New Zealand in 2014.Over 2000 schools and over 100,000 students worldwide have participated. “Around 70 people participated in this competition. It was held at Pultney Grammar School,” said William Broderick. “This was the second year I participated. The questions were definitely harder than last year’s competition. However, even with the ones I got wrong, I remembered the answers afterwards and was able to learn from my mistakes,” said William. In any given match, approximately10-15% of the questions referred to Australian and New Zealand history, 45-50% were in relation to European history, and about 10-20% were about Asian history. The remaining questions reference African history, the history of the Americas and the history of other parts of Oceania. Questions reference the history of the arts, sciences, religion, philosophy, language, historical geography, recent history, and even a bit of the history of sports and entertainment. Of course, many questions will also be about political, diplomatic, social, and military history too. “Every field has its own unique history. So basically, if it happened in the past, it can come up. Expect questions on everything from Einstein to
Ethiopia, Plato to Pele, Beethoven to the Beatles, in addition to the usual wars, revolutions, and the like,” said William. The questions follow different formats, but for most questions, students ring in with a buzzer, like on a quiz show. When a student thinks they know the answer, they ring in! But if they’re wrong, then they can’t answer again, and neither can their teammates. The questions asked reward comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of history in context. “I am definitely planning to be involved again next year. Given that one of my future career paths involves history, I find it useful to practise my craft at every opportunity, hone my skills, and meet people with similar interests,” said William. Test yourself with some sample questions here and to find out more visit The International History Bee and Bowl website.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP WEAR IT PURPLE For two days, Level 2 was transformed with splashes of purple in Week 5 to celebrate and raise awareness for LGBTIQA people. Back by popular demand, the Social Justice Group held Eynesbury’s 2nd annual Wear it Purple event. Students and staff enjoyed baked goods, music, fun with friends in the selfie booth and a raffle to celebrate and raising awareness for this National event. There are three key messages behind ‘Wear it Purple’: -
Every young person is unique, important and worthy of love.
No one should be subject to bullying, belittlement and invalidation.
We believe in a world in which every young person can thrive, irrelevant of sex, sexuality or gender identity.
Eynesbury is proud to have an inclusive and supportive culture for all our students. See more photos of the day on facebook.
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Tim Williams, Connor Butterfield, Ned Smith, Isabella Lanceleaux
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SHOOTING FOR 2020
Making News in SA Life in August, archer Clare Reuther enjoyed all the Olympic action in Term 3 because her goal is to shoot in the 2020 Toyko Olympics. “I have been doing archery for 4 years. I didn’t want to do netball or soccer, I wanted to try something new and different. It was my dad who suggested it as he used to shoot but couldn’t continue due to a shoulder injury,” said Clare. “My club is the Adelaide Archery Club and it’s the biggest in South Australia. The club is located in the Adelaide Parklands and I train 6 days a week. My training program includes gym workouts, shooting at the Adelaide range and practising on my 10m shooting range in my back yard.” “As a niche sport, I have been able to progress quickly, reaching national and international standards within the last few years. I am ranked number 1 in many of the divisions I shoot in for both South Australia and Australia,” said Clare. “I joined Eynesbury for a range of reasons but the flexibility with timetables gives me the opportunity to be able to pursue archery seriously.” “Archery is a sport that is not well known and it is not recognised by important sporting bodies such as SASI (South Australian Sports Institute). This makes it hard to get sponsorship and access to sports psychologists and nutritionists.” “Funding of this sport would probably be the biggest challenge. To get competition experience it is invaluable to travel overseas. However, the sport needs financial patronage to enable its participants to gain the overseas experience,” said Clare.
Photos of Clare during Mentor, the competition winners and of her favourite olympians.
“I have sponsorship with a bow dealer out of South Korea. It has been a huge help for me to keep up with the latest technology which gives me a competitive advantage. A single competition set up including a bow and arrows costs about $3,000.” “To raise awareness of the sport, I brought my bow in and spoke to my group during Mentor. During lunchtime we also held a fundraiser darts competition,” said Clare. The competition was fierce! In the end Kian Rafie-Ardestani was victorious, winning the dart board, and there were a number of consolation prizes as well. Thanks to all who joined in, the money raised will go towards helping Clare reach her sporting goals.
MEETING 2016 OLYMPIANS Clare was proud and inspired to meet the 2016 Olympians at the welcome home event in Victoria Square. It was great for her to be able to ask for advice and speak to them in person.
Check out Clare’s Instagram account to follow her sporting career @c.reuther
OLYMPIC ADVICE “Work out what works best for you and back yourself. I have tried lots of different trainings! If you are ever interested in doing gun shooting, the base for Australia is in South Australia. So it’s convenient if you want to get into it. My brothers shoot and so it was only natural for me to participate in this sport as well.” Caitlin Skinner, Trap Shooter. “Make sure you make time for training. All of your actions on the range can be put into real life and transferred for success.” David Chapman, Rapid Fire Pistol 25m. “Dedicate yourself, get up and go train.” Kyle Chambers, Swimmer. “When you know you have training the next day and someone invites you to a party, turn down the party because you know that training is worth it. And training is more important than a party.” Michael Hepburn, Track Cyclist. “Stick to your sport and make it part of your life, not just a hobby.” Anna Meares, Track Cyclist. “Ingrain the sport in your life. Make time for it.” Jess Trengrove, Marathon runner. “Love your sport and train hard.” Blake Gaudry, Trampoline.
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BOOK COMPETITION ADD TO YOUR READING LIST ‘Match the staff member to their favoured book’ was a competition organised by Library Manager, Jacquie McEvoy. “It was a fun way to expand people’s reading lists although it really wasn’t easy to work out which book belonged to who, so many staff members gave hints to help,” said Jacquie. “I picked ‘A Place of Execution’ because I am a fan of gritty crime fiction. Val McDermott is a great writer of that genre. It has a great plot and I love the ending. I have read it several times.” Tim Williams also enjoys crime stories but with a quirky edge. ‘Anjelica’s Smile’ has beautiful Sicilian scenery, long lunches and quirky flawed characters. Tim also said that the TV series was worth a watch. “I choose ‘Mukiwa’ because I used to live in Zimbabwe. Peter Godwin is an excellent writer. This book is written from a child’s perspective and I feel as though you can almost smell Africa through his descriptions,” said Shelda Rathmann. With a love for the 70s era and TV series done in the 90s, Aldo Longobardi chose ‘Tales of the City.’ Principal and Classics teacher, Claire Flenley chose ‘Lavinia,’ which is a contemporary reworking of ‘ The Aeneid’ by Virgil.’ She said the book followed in the grand tradition of professionals writing ‘fan fiction’ for classical texts.
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French teacher Jackie Robinson was similarly inspired to choose ‘Like Water for Chocolate.’ She enjoys fantasy, food and love, which is so very French! History teacher Janine Campbell also loves France and French history. “L’Assomoir was on the reading list when I was at uni and although it has been a while since I have re-read it, it remains a favourite,” said Janine. “Sebastian Faulks is one of my favourite authors. I am also drawn to WWII narratives. Charlotte Gray was an ordinary person who found herself in a very dangerous situation. There are many moments of suspense in the novel, in particular surrounding the French co-operation with the Nazis and with the resistance movement. French Jews had much to fear from other French citizens and I don’t think many people are aware of that part of French history,” said Maragaret Ann Copeland. Wayne Hobbs also likes history based books and particularly books which look at alternative sides to history. This also ties in with his hobby of war gaming with miniatures. He has even written a couple of books published in the US and co-runs a wargaming website. Click here to check it out. “I really can’t choose a favourite book but I truly loved ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ as a child,” explained Mel Smith. Mel Smith is one of Eynesbury’s most avid readers. She runs a popular online bookclub which often has competitions. Interested in expanding your booklist further? Join her closed facebook group ‘Book Blathering.”
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ART AND ABOUT
Hot on the heels of the box office film, Year 11 Design students studied costume design at The Dressmaker exhibition, featuring the work of Australian designer Marion Boyce at Ayers House. They were also able to appreciate the architectural features of this significant colonial building. Year 10 Visual Arts students visited the Waterhouse Natural Science Art exhibition at the SA Museum, and further explored the art and environment theme through a visit to the Botanic Gardens, taking photographs. Several students met local artist Daniel Connell at his mini-exhibition in Victoria Square as part of the SALA Festival, and Year 11 Art students have also worked with found objects and natural materials exploring concepts of pattern and repetition.
My name is Jean Sauret and I am an exchange student from France. I arrived in Australia in June to improve my English. Moreover, Australia is a fascinating country that I wanted to discover. When I first heard I was going to Australia, I became very impatient and was so excited. My host family lives in the Adelaide hills, which was very cool for me because I really like living outside the city. In France, I live in a small town in central France. I was so excited to see kangaroos so close to my host familyâ€™s home and experience a typical Australian home life. I started my trip by visiting Sydney with a group of other exchange students. That was an unbelievable experience. Afterwards, we went on our on way to different cities and joined our own host families. My host family was so friendly and amazing! The place where I lived in Adelaide was so beautiful; the landscape was so pretty. My first day at Eynesbury was quite an emotional one for me as I was quite nervous. Eynesbury is unique and so different from the school I had gone to back home. The staff, teachers and students made me feel so welcome. The French teacher, Jackie, was particularly friendly and made me feel at home. The school has an incredible location right in the centre of Adelaide. I really enjoyed going there. Susan, my host mother, subscribed me to the Tea Tree Gully district football club...that was one of the best experiences of my whole stay. I play a lot
of sport back home and Australian football was a new sport for me because in France it doesnâ€™t even exist. The team welcomed me with open arms and were very friendly to me. I have to say that I definitely enjoy this sport! My wonderful host family organised different things for me to do and experience. I spent a lot of time with my host father who was so nice to me. I also discovered the Australian outback when my family took me to Arkaroola and Broken Hill. It was an incredible experience for me! I truly had an unforgettable trip thanks to my host family and all the people at Eynesbury. I would like to say thank you to all for what you have done for me. I would recommend anyone to go on an exchange trip and experience life in another country and culture. It was the best experience!
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STUDY OVERSEAS TRAVEL TALES Georgia Bannister in Europe.
GEORGIA BANNISTER, YEAR 12 STUDENT In Year 10 I was fortunate enough to have the experience of traveling to the UK. I was there for a 6 month exchange with Southern Cross Cultural Exchange. I attended Chepstow Comprehensive School in Wales and studied History, PE, Geography and Media. I was also fortunate enough to have a fantastic host family, who not only made me feel part of their family but also made the experience worth it. I travelled to London and Cardiff, explored the beautiful scenes of Stonehenge, and got to live in the country side, which was a new experience for me. I got to do some many amazing things while I was in the UK. Next year I am planning to host a student with my family and provide them with the experience I received.
It is scary to get over the first hurdle of travelling solo, but three solo European trips later, I have not regretted it. Maddy Higginson. I had studied French for most of my life and continued it when I came to Eynesbury. I was competent in reading and writing, but what I struggled most in was talking. It is the hardest part to grasp, with having to master not only the language but the accent and the tricky French concept of not pronouncing the last letter of every word. I stayed silent most lessons, too embarrassed to even try to attempt it. Then one class, a group of students came in to share their experiences in France, and before I knew it, I was there. It was difficult at first, I will admit, but nothing in life worth the trouble isn’t. I couldn’t communicate
It is a fantastic opportunity and I would highly recommend the experience. I have made life long friends that I am still in contact with today.
MADDY HIGGINSON, OLD SCHOLAR I initially went to France because my friend had asked me to join her. Since my frail teenage ego wouldn’t allow me to back out, I found myself on a 20-hour plane trip to France at the end of Year 10. To be honest, I might not have done it if I hadn’t felt social pressure to go. It is scary to get over the first hurdle of travelling solo, but three solo European trips later, I have not regretted it.
Having another language is a priceless skill that will help you in a number of ways. Maddy Higginson.
with people properly despite understanding what they said. It was frustrating never having the words to get your point across. Eventually you get past the embarrassment and you are forced to just try. It may start as a few mumbled, inarticulate sentences, but eventually through trial and error it gets better. Then without even realising it you can hold full conversations in French, and if you are really lucky you can even dream in the language. My exchange went by so quickly, and I relished the chance of living another culture in a French host family. I stayed in a small village three hours outside Paris and an hour from the town of Orleans. I went to school with my host sister and experienced the French school system with their famous lunches. It is almost like being in a restaurant! I studied a variety of subjectsâ€” the usual Science, Maths, French and English, but also Latin and Spanish, which I eventually gave up to help teach the younger students English. I saw snow for the first time when I was there, and had a blast making an Australian snowman called Bruce and being pulled in a sled by my host dad in his car. I even fell through the ice of a frozen lake and lived to tell the tale! Travelling has an amazing ability to change you without you realising it, and this trip helped to cement my love of the French language and culture. I started answering most of the questions in French class, and I developed a pretty awesome French accent, speaking in both French and English. I have continued French through university as a minor and I am considering whether I go back and study further to get into translation. Having another language is a priceless skill that will help
Sarah Jenkin-Hall in Paris.
you in a number of careers. There is no better way to learn a language than to immerse yourself in it, so if you are really serious about learning French, do an exchange, you wonâ€™t regret it. And if you arenâ€™t serious, travelling is a much more useful way to spend your summer holidays than playing video games and going to pool parties.
SARAH JENKIN-HALL, OLD SCHOLAR In the European winter of 2010-11, I was fortunate to undertake ten-week exchange program in Limousine, France. At 15 years old I found myself quickly adjusting to an unfamiliar environment and language. Although I had studied French for 4 years, I was nervous to express myself in another language and many of the students at my college thought I was mute for the first few weeks!
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I studied at a rural school in Saint-Germain-lesBelles. Many of my new friends carried FrenchEnglish dictionaries with them whenever I was nearby to help me translate more complex words and help us communicate better. I am still in touch with many of these wonderful people almost 6 years later. Travel around France was difficult as the winter was incredibly cold and icy. However, I did explore a lot of the local region, including ArnacPompadour in Corrèze, and Pierre-Buffière in Haute-Vienne. I have many unforgettable memories from my time - I danced to the French rugby team’s anthem at midnight on Christmas eve. I built snowmen and learnt how to ride horses on our neighbours farm. I explored the beautiful cobbled streets of Limoges and played paintball in an old warehouse with my French cousins. Although these experiences were memorable, the best part of my experience was my host family. My beautiful little host sister celebrated her 8th birthday not long after we met and she is now a stunning young woman of nearly 14. I have fond memories of discussing politics, cultural differences and life in Australia with my host parents Frédéric and Bernadette, both of whom still call me their daughter. My many French aunts, uncles, cousins (and my darling grandmother, who spoke French as her second language and with whom I fell utterly in love) embraced me into their family - I will forever be grateful for their unconditional love and support. Since my exchange program, I have returned to France twice more to visit my host family, once in July 2013 and again in February 2015. During the most recent trip, I worked alongside my host parents at an international radio convention ‘2015 Salon De La Radio’ for La Letter Pro de la Radio et des Médias.
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ELLEN TOSOLINI, OLD SCHOLAR During my gap year, I went on exchange to the south of France for 10 months. I was enrolled in a french high school and was lucky enough to study in the Science stream, as well as learning Spanish and studying French Literature. For my first 5 months, I was placed with a host family in Toulouse who were very active. Every weekend I packed up a small suitcase and we went to their cabin in the mountains or their apartment in Spain. We even went all the way to Lille in the north to visit their family. I learnt to ski during the school holidays, went hiking in the snow and through the mountains during spring, and enjoyed spending 4 days in Venice with 16 other exchange students. Over the course of my exchange, I made more friends than I can ever remember having, at my local school, at the ski station, in the small country village and amongst the other exchange students. They are the kind of friends I will never forget, and I look forward to seeing them again. Travelling overseas, speaking a different language and living with people you don’t know are daunting at first, but by the end of my exchange I had two sets of french parents who were there for me every single day to help me learn and appreciate the French culture. Undoubtably the best thing about exchange and the most rewarding part is being able to call French my second language!
CLASS OF 2011 5 YEAR REUNION DATE: SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER Catch up with fellow students and teachers for a ‘Sunday Sesh’. Hosted by Amy Rowe and Sam Loughlin, they encourage you to join the event group and share, share, share! “It would be great to get as many old classmates there as possible and we welcome partners to come along as well.” “We can’t wait to hear what you have all been up to!”
ENTREPRENEUR EXPO Are you a budding entrepreneur? Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Do you have ideas but not sure where to start? Entrepreneur student expo will feature over 40 local entrepreneurs showcasing their ventures, products and services to educate and inspire students towards the innovation and entrepreneurship path. There is also the opportunity for 1 on 1 mentorship – for interested
students who have an idea and want to pitch it to an expert! Entrepreneurial Expo Wayville showgrounds Tuesday 8th November (Week 4) 10am to 1pm. Let your teachers know or see Louise Phillips if you are interested in attending to go as a group. This is open to all year levels; you don’t have to be studying a business related subject to go! Find out more about the Expo here.
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? SASHA KRIEG - CLASS OF 2010
Sasha Krieg with her hair which she donated to charity.
When did you join Eynesbury? I joined Eynesbury in 2012 when I was in Year 10. However, I did not come in at the beginning of the traditional school year and began at the start of Term 2. I was pushed into finding a school to complete my secondary education after my school of many years, Annesley College, unfortunately closed their secondary school. When it came to looking for other schools, it was important for me to find a place that had that similar feeling of unity and support. I initially tried out another school for the first term of my Year 10 education, however this school had close to 1500 students and I felt like a fish out of water. After a short stint at this larger school, I soon realised I needed a more hands on and tight-knit environment. I had heard from a close friend who went to Eynesbury that it was a great fit for her, so I went on a tour with my parents and the rest is history. I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and love of learning that Eynesbury offered. Tell us about your education pathway. In Year 12, I studied English Studies, Biology, Australian and International Politics and French. I also had the flexibility of completing my Research Project in the first semester of Year 12 instead of the traditional Year 11 completion. The ATAR score I received was 91.85. (NB: I had to rack my brain for this one! It’s true when they say you’ll forget your ATAR after Year 12)
I had a slightly unconventional transition between Year 12 and university. I had initially chosen to take a gap year and travel but then that plan fell through. At the end of Year 12, I was accepted into a Bachelor of Marine Biology with Honours at Flinders University and I deferred this until mid-year. I gained mid-year entry into Marine Biology in 2015 and decided that it was not the right fit for me. After a to-ing and fro-ing, I finally settled on a Bachelor of Media Arts at Flinders University at the start of this year as a part-time student. I attempted to balance work/life and study. This transition has suited me very well and I plan to increase my work-load to full time study at the start of 2017. How did you find the transition to university life? Despite the challenges I placed on myself, overall I found the transition to University a good experience. Eynesbury helped prepare me well and I definitely felt like I had an advantage over some other students in my first year at university. One important thing I learned at Eynesbury is that it’s okay to change your mind and choose different education pathways. If I had not had understood this, I could have been studying for a degree that I was only moderately passionate
hearing past Eynesbury students talk to us about their experiences at school and uni. I remember thinking to myself that university seemed far away and pondering the worth of the advice they were giving.
about and not reaching my full potential. Eynesbury also gave me the opportunity to be able to change my mind. With a high ATAR score, I had the flexibility to enter into other degrees with no fuss and minimal bureaucracy. What was the most important lesson you learnt from first year university? I learnt that at first, university is not like school at all, but you can make it work for you like school. Having learned the strong foundation of independent learning from Eynesbury, I quickly learnt that in order to achieve your best at university you needed to make use of the resources given to you. For example, I do not hesitate to e-mail or visit my lecturers/ tutors in person to ask about any assignments or questions I have. Sometimes it can be really difficult to understand things at university and those students who don’t know how to seek out help are the ones who suffer. I take out as much I put in at university and this is a skill I learnt at Eynesbury. Do you have any advice for those who are wanting to follow a similar pathway? Advice is always a tricky thing to give! I remember being a student at Eynesbury and
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In terms of those wanting to follow a similar pathway to me, I first have to say, wow what an honour! Secondly, if you’re still unsure about what the pathway to university will look like to you – it’s okay! There is honestly no rush to enter into a degree and complete it in the designated timeframe. Plus, one awesome thing about university is that once you are in, you are IN. No matter if you defer for a year, change courses or degrees, you are still in the system. Just remember to seek out help when you need it and take note of the administrative people in your courses. They will help your life out a lot. Stay true to yourself and enjoy it! Learning is something we are so fortunate to have as a right here in Australia and no stint at uni is ever a waste.
CHRIS LESLIE - CLASS OF 2006 Tell us about your time at Eynebsury? I joined Eynesbury as a Year 12 student in 2005 as I wanted to get the required TER to get into a Bachelor of Aviation which was very competitive. I got in, which I still credit Eynesbury with! For someone who didn’t particularly like school, I actually enjoyed my time at Eynesbury. I enjoyed the Eynesbury style of education and its focus on independent learning - you felt like you were in charge of your destiny. How has this independent education helped you with life after school? The main lesson that the independent learning style taught me was that you really are in control of your own destiny! Learning that at a young age made me realise that if you don’t work hard and help yourself, no one else is going to do it for you!
How did you find Year 12 and what are you upto now? I was an OK student, neither the best nor the worst. The thing I had going for me was my tenacity to finish and get the result I wanted which I was very happy to achieve! I just wanted to hurry up and finish my studies as I knew what I wanted to do once I left. My path in the last 10 years has been quite interesting. I left Adelaide straight after school and spread my wings (no pun intended) in Brisbane where I completed a Bachelor of Aviation at Griffith University. At the age 19, I got my first commerical flying job in Alice Springs. By the time I was 21, I was the Base Manager, running a small rural Airline with a team of 12 personnel, managing 8 aircraft and doing over 50 flying sectors per week. After 12 months of managerial experience I was fortunate to get into the Qantas Group in Perth and started flying their regional flights. A bit of hard work, study and being in the right place, saw me become one of the youngest Captains within the Qantas Group at age 24. I remained with the Qantas Group until I was 26 when I realised that I wanted a new challenge. I started a company called Airscope Industries.
A bit of hard work, study and being in the right place, saw me become one of the youngest Captians within the Qantas Group. Chris Leslie.
Airscope is a data company that uses drone and other various technologies to capture data that we have never been able to get to before. The data we capture is of big commercial assets such as high transmission power poles, dam walls, big wind turbines, offshore oil and gas platforms, just to name a few applications. We have grown extremely fast over the last 2.5 years and now our team of 24 work all over the country using drones to inspect assets and collecting data to benefit clients. I would definitely advise students to watch the drone and data science spaces as I believe this will be one of the fastest growing industries in the future. To put a few values on our emerging industry, we are playing in an estimated $124.7 billion bucket with the potential to create over 17,000 jobs alone in the next 5 years worldwide. See our Today Tonight Video.
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OLD SCHOLAR FEATURE CHRIS LESLIE - CLASS OF 2006 CONT.
What advice would you give to Year 12 students? Be tenacious and adaptable. The workplace you are about to enter is very dynamic and changing extremely fast! It is estimated that the workplace of the future will be increasingly transient, with most people expected to have between 4 - 7 careers in their lifetime. Knowing that should give you enough confidence to give anything a try, learn the lessons which you are experiencing and if you really don’t like it, then change. Also, don’t stress too much and try to enjoy the journey of life, as you never know what amazing things will come your way.
Find out more, click here to find out more about Airscope Industries.
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FORMAL COMMITTEE The Eynesbury Formal is undoubtedly the most glamorous night of the year. The 2016 Commitee created a stunning event themed perfectly to suit their Sweet 16 theme. What is next year’s theme going to be? Join the 2017 Formal Committee and choose the theme, food, music and more! Well done to all the girls who created an amazing event. That was a truly an unforgettable evening! Email Aldo Longobardi or Alice Bonnin to join the 2017 Formal Comittee today.
PHOTO GALLERY Red Carpet Arrival - The Sweet 16 Eynesbury Formal
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TERM 4 CALENDAR WEEK
MON 17 OCT
SACE Language Exams begin
TUES 25 OCT
Open Afternoon 2pm
FRI 28 OCT
Last day for Year 12
MON 31 AUG
Year 12 SWOT Vac Week
WED 2 NOV
Principal’s Tour 9am
FRI 4 NOV
Subject selection forms for 2017 due
FRI 4 NOV
MON 7 NOV
Stage 2 SACE Exams begin*
TUES 8 NOV
Principal’s Tour 9am
MON 21 NOV
Stage 2 SACE Exams conclude
FRI 25 NOV
Year 10/11 classes conclude
MON 28 NOV
Year 10/11 SWOT Vac Day
TUES 29 NOV
Year 10/11 Semester 2 Exams begin
FRI 2 DEC
Year 10/11 Semester 2 Exams conclude
THURS 8 DEC
Year 10/11 Course Confirmation Interviews (if needed)
FRI 9 DEC
Year 10/11 Course Confirmation Interviews (if needed)
Year 10/11 Reports mailed
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Academic Citations, Creative Writing, Art and History Awards, Making the most of the CBD, ANU Scholarship Success, a focus on study exchang...
Published on Oct 21, 2016
Academic Citations, Creative Writing, Art and History Awards, Making the most of the CBD, ANU Scholarship Success, a focus on study exchang...