Senior School News

Senior School News

Bell Shakespeare Company Performances at the College

Actors from the Bell Shakespeare Company visited the College recently to perform for students in Years 9 and 10, and the senior Drama students.

They performed abridged and adapted versions of two tragedies that students study in English during Stage 5: Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Students had the opportunity to see how elements of these famous four-century-old plays can be staged and how they retain value and relevance for audiences today. After the performances, students had the opportunity to ask the actors questions about how they interpreted the plays and what it is like to work as a professional actor.

Kate Evans from Year 9 described the performance of Romeo and Juliet as a “really creative and engaging performance, that was both comedic and thought provoking”, while Chantelle Young was impressed by the way the actors “moved with confidence and elegance, owning the stage and engaging the audience”. Oscar McAdam, also of Year 9, likewise enjoyed the performance and looks forward to seeing them return to the College to perform Hamlet or A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Dr Michael Molkentin – Coordinator of English, Drama and Languages

Duke of Edinburgh – Silver Practice Expedition

With showers forecast, the Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh candidates prepared to brave the weather for their practice expedition.

The plan for day one had students cycling from the College to Gerringong, and in spite of the rain, they made it to Love Bay, south of Kiama. With muddy tracks ahead, the group took the safe option, dropped the bikes off and hiked the remainder of the journey, taking a detour to avoid the flooded Werri Lagoon. The of the daylight was used to set up tents at Buena Vista Farm, Gerringong, and took shelter overnight.

Mr Sven Barter – Silver Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator

The College entered two teams into the Pines Surfing Competition, contested by eight local schools. In small conditions at ‘The Farm’, there was some high quality surfing across the board, with each team given 60 minutes to score as many points as possible. The students are to be congratulated for their excellent participation and teamwork throughout the day.

Mr Nathan Alterator 
Senior School Library News

Academic integrity is a disposition that results in honest and responsible behaviour when completing academic work. Students are expected to submit their own original work and acknowledge the contributions of others’ work or ideas. Academic honesty requires that all students respect the integrity of one another’s work and recognize the importance of acknowledging and safeguarding intellectual property.

An essential element of the secondary library program is to teach students in Years 7-12 the importance of citing the sources that they use in their research and assessment tasks.

Citing a source means that the students show, within the body of their text, that they took words, ideas, figures, images, etc. from another place. Citations are a short way to uniquely identify a published work (e.g., book, article, chapter, web site). Citations may look different, depending on what is being cited and which style was used to create them. At Shellharbour Anglican College the Harvard Referencing style has been adopted. The reference list needs to be in alphabetical order with author/ organisation surname first. Students are explicitly taught how to use the Cite this for me Harvard citation generator.

Virginia Hand – Senior School Teacher Librarian