Shania is one of our Year 12 CHI students at WGSC. This year she was selected to attend the South Australian Aboriginal Sports and Training Academy (SAASTA) to complete her Certificate III in Sports and Recreation. She is the first deaf student to be enrolled in a course at the centre. As Shania's first language is Auslan she is supported at SAASTA with a bilingual SSO who helps her with her communication with the other participants and with the teachers. As a result many of the students are also learning some Auslan in an effort to communicate with Shania. 

Shania is an active member of the Aboriginal community at WGSC. She has participated in many events including the Power Cup in 2016 (in which her team placed forth), the cultural dance prior to the Port Adelaide v. West Coast AFL game during the Indigenous Round, was a member of the girls group and also helped in the preparation for the Elders Morning Tea as a part of Reconciliation Week. 

Well done Shania!

 

On Monday the 30th of May, Symone, one of our AB ED CHI students was awarded the Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship. She was one of 8 finalists from around the state. Symone was recognised for her commitment and involvement to the school community and the aboriginal community. 

Symone has been involved in many events including the Power Cup in 2015, the Opening Ceremony for the Australian Deaf Games, the Signing Choir at the Festival of Music and various other AB ED events. Symone is also a hard working student who received consistent results throughout 2015. 

Congratulations Symone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our College Dux for 2015 is Anne! Anne has been offered and has accepted a place in a Bachelor of Justice and Society (Criminology) course at Flinders University. However, Anne is intending to defer her studies in Adelaide as she is currently in negotiations with Montana State College in USA to attend in 2016 on a basketball scholarship. 

We wish her all the best and look forward to hearing great things from her in the future.

Anne’s advice is to: ’Just work hard and try your best because it is all worth it in the end. Even if things get tough, just keep going – you will get there. The most important thing in Year 12 is to use your time wisely’.  

Congratulations Anne!

 

Year 10 student Lachlan started paddling after being identified through a South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) assessment program through the college. He began in late December 2014 his first year at Windsor. After 8 weeks, the coach encouraged him to attend the National Sprint Titles in Sydney for the experience. Lachlan performed well and even qualified for some “B” finals. Generally, the Nationals are at the end of the Sprint season. This season Lachlan has continued to constantly beat his previous times. The aim for him was to make “A” finals. Which he succeeded to do. He even won a Bronze medal! 

Lachlan also has a regular partner for his K2 events, they are becoming very strong competitors in all K2 events. Lachlan recently competed in a 2500m event, at about the 200m mark he caught up with some of the younger competitors, who had started earlier. One particular 12yr old paddler from WA was crying and in distress, so Lachlan slowed and paddled alongside him until the 30m mark as his fellow club mates were about to overtake him. This act of maturity and mentoring was seen and noticed by some of the major selectors in the sport. 

Lachlan is aiming to make the next Junior World titles and perhaps the Junior Olympic Hopes Team in the next 12 months. The selection is based on performance and a points system. He trains at least 5 mornings per week, so he is up at 5am to train before school. He also trains generally 2 nights with gym work at SASI and another paddling session in the afternoon. 

Well done Lachlan, we wish you all the very best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WGSC Teacher Tina Lindemann has recently become a Nationally Certified Highly Accomplished Teacher!

Tina was accepted into the National Certification Trial last year in May. She was one of only 42 in South Australia who were attempting to gain Certification as a Highly Accomplished Teacher. After collecting all her evidence and attending many Professional Development sessions she completed Stage 1 of the certification   process at the end of Term 2 this year. She then went on to complete Stage 2 of the certification in Term 3 which also included classroom observation. Tina was successfully awarded her certificate this term as a Nationally Certified Highly Accomplished Teacher. 

Tina is the only Teacher in our North East Partnership with this certification. Tina believes she could never of done it without the mentoring support of WGSC Maths/Science Coordinator, Sharon Robertson. Well done Tina, what an amazing accomplishment!!

 

 

 

School Info

Windsor Gardens B - 12 incorporates the Windsor Gardens Centre for Hearing Impaired, and is one of the most dynamic learning centres in the state. We are a medium size secondary school with a very strong sense of community. 

Office Hours

Monday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm

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Phone: (08) 8261 2733
Fax: (08) 8261 0827
Email: dl.0906.info@schools.sa.edu.au

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