Plant Ark Seedling Bank and National Tree Day
The Community Services endorsed course applied for and received a grant of $500 through the Planet Ark Seedling Bank. Our project was to plant a native bird-attracting garden at CJ, to provide a safe habitat and food source for native birds like pink & grey galahs and to showcase our beautiful native, water-wise plants for students and teachers to enjoy.
We completed the planting last week and we welcomed IEC students and teachers the next day with home-made orange cake and a tour. It was a really wonderful experience for everyone involved from learning about:
- the grant application process
- what National Tree Day is and Planet Ark
- benefits of trees to people & the planet
- benefits of water-wise natives
- selecting natives
- how to attract birds into a garden
- types of native birds
- measuring and designing a garden
- how to plant native seedlings
Special thanks to Craig, our gardener for his expertise and Belinda for her support with the project.
Western Australian Youth Parliament
This year, two Cyril Jackson students, Jean Paul Niyonzima (Year 11) and Akuol Abut Deng (Year 12) participated in the 26th annual YMCA Western Australian Youth Parliament program. Youth Parliament is a program for young West Australians aged between 15-25 who are engaged in their community and want their voice to be heard. The program involves a range of activities including a week long residential camp which Jean Paul and Akuol attended during the July school holidays.
The program offers participants a chance to meet other like-minded young people, build leadership skills, develop public speaking skills and confidence, gain an understanding of issues affecting the community, and network with current members of parliament. Both Jean Paul and Akuol had a wonderful time in the program, and learned so much about themselves, how parliament and government works, the issues faced by people in their communities, and how to address some of these issues to make their community a better place in the future.
They are very grateful to the YMCA for selecting them for the program, and also to the Honourable Minister John Quigley MLA and Ms Jessica Shaw MLA for sponsoring their participation in this program.
Congratulations Jean Paul and Akuol!
The Green Trail Project
Working together with our CJCS ArtsHouse, the Town of Bassendean invited artists to apply to be involved in creating artworks for a Green Trail project, to deliver an engaging experience along the pathway in Bassendean.
This trail has been created, with funding from the Department of Transport. It is a series of plantings along the shared cycling and walking pathway between Ashfield train station to Bassendean train station to Success Hill train station to Kelly Park.
The project is led by local artist and creative coder Steve Berrick, together with Cyril Jackson Senior Campus Visual Arts teacher and ArtsHouse Coordinator Marie Molloy. We are delighted that the CJSC Arts and Design students have been successful in their application to participate.
Local history and archival images and stories will be the starting point for the project, utilising stories in the local studies collection and rail history museum. The artist will create moments of engagement for the trail, as well as work with the Cyril Jackson Arts and Design students to provide professional support as they create works in response to the themes identified.
Congratulations to CJ Art students, Jessica, Jessica, Kim, PJ, Ros and Skylar, we can’t wait to see your creations.
Feast for Freedom
Working together for the community.
Future Health Professionals
During the January holidays, Leila Withrow and Behdokht Eshraghi were among thirty select students who attended Scitech’s Future Health Professionals program.
The Program provides students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field an opportunity to gain industry insight, hands-on experience and explore a variety of medical career options and pathways.
For each of the five days, an intensive 10-hour day program was jam-packed with industry talks and workshops. From practical workshops including suturing, infant emergency care and surgical scrubs, to conversations with health professionals like Prof. Fiona Wood, the students gained invaluable hands-on experience in medical health.
Application for the program was open to all WA students entering Year 11 or Year 12 in 2021, and after hearing about the program through the Campus, Leila and Behdokht submitted successful applications.
Leila says, “I found the program amazing! It was awesome to be able to explore the different roles that are available in the allied health field. It was an eye-opening experience that helped contribute to my decisions when considering future roles that are right for me.”
And Behdokht says, “Attending FHP program was such an interesting and inspiring experience. It provided us with variety of hands-on experiences and useful lectures. I highly recommend this informative program to anyone who is interested in a health career or is keen to learn more about various health professions.”
Congratulations Behdokht and Leila!
CJ students guaranteed entry to UWA
The Fairway UWA Program provides activities and workshops for year 12 students with academic potential, and guarantees graduates entry to selected undergraduate courses at UWA.
As well as running different activities and workshops, during the year, the Fairway program provides students with personalised mentoring, ATAR course revision and online tutoring, and advice about courses at UWA and applying for uni. They also have opportunities to make new friends, and meet inspiring student mentors and role models.
Shaqaiq, Sumaiya and Zakia were successful in winning places in this competitive program.
Shaqaiq is now studying Psychology, and Zakia is studying Pathology, at UWA, while Sumaiya has chosen to study Psychology at Curtin University. Congratulations, and good luck as you step into University life Sumaiya, Zakia and Shaqaiq!
Good luck to Akuol Abut Deng, and Behdokht Eshraghiborojeni, who have been selected to take part in the 2021 program.
If you are in year 11, and if you meet the criteria, you can apply for the 2022 program. Information can be found through this link:
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Preparing you for the workforce.
Right now employment in STEM related industries are increasing every year.
Employers now seek candidates with STEM qualifications and skills.
This month (June 2020) sees the launch of the State Government’s Take 2 STEM campaign. Such an important initiative. By choosing to take STEM courses will give you the skills and knowledge to find a great job for the future.
We have a wide range of STEM courses available for compulsory age students as well as mature age students.
Here’s a list of some of the courses you could study:
Certificate II Automotive Vocational Preparation
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
Chemistry – General and ATAR
Human Biology – General and ATAR
Computer Science – ATAR
Physics – ATAR
Mathematics – General and ATAR