Engineering Department takes delivery of Laser Cutters

The Engineering Department at the College is buzzing with excitement as the laser cutters have arrived.

Year 10 engineering students, under the guidance of a very excited Engineering Teacher, Mr Ivan Lazar, have been undertaking the task of uncrating and assembling the new laser cutters in the engineering room.

‘Assembling the laser cutters is real-life engineering and a great opportunity for our youngest engineering students,’ said Mr Ivan Lazar, Engineering teacher at ECC.

Students can take Engineering as an elective subject in Years 9 and 10. In Years 11 and 12, students can opt to take Engineering as an ATAR or General subject.

The experienced Mr Ivan Lazar (B. Eng, M.Sc, GradDipEd) teaches Mechatronics at the College. Mechatronics is quickly gaining momentum as a sought-after course with graduates being offered scholarships and preferential entry to courses at local universities.

Mr Lazar has been a part of the team at Ellenbrook Christian College since 2014 and teaches Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. Before joining Ellenbrook Christian College, Ivan taught in the Singapore Education System, where he regularly ranked among the best by PISA and TIMSS. Before joining the Education system, Ivan racked up ten years of industrial experience in Singapore and the USA in final test and application in the fields of Analogue, Mixed Signal and Radio Frequency electronics.

Ivan is a passionate educator who is also a consultant to SCSA in Physics and Engineering and a sitting board member of the Engineering Studies Curriculum Advisory Committee.

If you have a child who is interested in a career in Engineering and wants a head start in their high school years, book a College tour today.

Exciting Play Spaces at The Little Lights Academy

Welcomed by Mrs Ferreira and Mrs Thiart, our youngest students excitedly returned to school and couldn’t wait to explore the interactive new play spaces in their classroom.

The students can fix cars in the Mechanics Workshop, create and construct in the Bunnings Corner, make delicious burgers and pizzas in the café, or help and care for our sick teddies in the Teddy Bear Hospital.

Mrs Ferreira and Mrs Thiart are looking forward to another wonderful term with their students. They are excited to continue nurturing and growing them to ensure that they are ready for Kindergarten in 2022.

Limited places are available in the Little Lights Academy (Pre-Kindergarten) and 3 or 5 Day Kindergarten in 2022.

Primary School Upgrades

Students in the Primary School at Ellenbrook Christian College enjoy their new playground and look forward to lunch under the shade sails once summer arrives.

The addition of a new Nature Playground is another completed step in upgrading the College’s Early Learning Centre. Pre-Primary and their peers in Year 1 and 2 are making the most of their new playground, which spills out towards the newly installed shade sails.

With financial support from the College’s local MP, Rita Saffioti MLA and the State Government, the College has completed one part of the Shade Sail installation to protect students, parents and staff from the elements. The remaining Shade Sails will be installed in the coming weeks to protect the Giant Chessboard and Year 3 playground.

Click here to view photos of the Nature Playground.

Click here to view photos of the Shade Sails.

Shaving for Cancer

Ellenbrook Christian College students and staff shave their heads for Cancer

 The Ellenbrook Christian College community rallied together to support The Worlds Greatest Shave on Thursday, 3 June 2021, to raise funds for blood cancer.

It was a fun-filled day as students and staff enjoy a free dress day, hair spray and a Sausage Sizzle lunch before six students and two staff shaved their heads in memory of those who have lost their precious hair to Cancer.

 A total of $16 000.00 was raised on the day, with student Mackenzie Broun (Year 12 student) raising a staggering $7600.00 on her own. The organisers of the Worlds Greatest Shave acknowledged Mackenzie as one of the highest individual fundraisers in Australia this year.

 “Early this year, my Mum was diagnosed with cancer, and one of the hardest things for her was losing her hair. So I wanted to raise funds to help find a cure for cancer and to donate my hair to be made into wigs”, said Mackenzie Broun.

 The days’ activities finished with an all-school assembly where the six students and two staff members shaved their heads.

 Thank you to everyone who attended the event and donated so generously.