What an experience for our SAASTA Aboriginal AFL Academy team, about to step out onto Adelaide Oval for the curtain to the Port v Melbourne game. Can't wait to see the talent on show!!!
To all students and parents of students in years 10 and 11!! The Research Project is a compulsory subject for all students to complete at Stage 2. This is a great FREE event to attend if you will be completing it in 2017. The SACE board will be holding their third Research Project Student Expo. The expo is open to school groups during the day but students, families, teachers, and the wider community for an after-hours session on Tuesday 9 August from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. See examples, interactive displays and presentations as well as make some contacts and get inspiration and information from industry leaders and research-focused organisations. Go check it out and get a good start for next year. Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground Tuesday 9 August and Wednesday 10 August 2016
If anyone is looking for something to do for the last couple of days of the holidays we have been contacted by Barrett Casting they have a new movie coming out. They have cast people in movies such as Fury Road, The Sapphires, The Great Gatsby, The Water Diviner and Australia. Check out their flyer!
Today is the last day of competition for the SAASTA Elite Netball Program girls up at the Gold Coast Netball Carnival. Check out some of the amazing pics from throughout the week. The girls have had a fantastic time and going into the last game of the pool rounds, we are 5 wins from 5 games in the Plate Division. Finals are yet to come after lunch, so stay tuned for updates throughout the day! #NetballSA #MarkPiovesanPhotography
Bumped into some amazing SAASTA and SAASTA Connect students this morning giving up their holidays to serve coffee to hundreds of DECD staff. Over the past two days students have been learning to be baristas through Workabout Centre - Department for Education and Child Development They make a pretty good coffee too!! Thanks Legends.
The SAASTA Elite Netball team skipped their sleep in and were out on court bright & early this morning for a light skills session in order to prepare for the finals round starting tonight. That's commitment.....
SAASTA vs the Indigenous Budgies - how cool to see two groups of strong proud indigenous women come together through sport! #SAASTA #NetballSA #BudgiesIndigenousJuniorNetball
The SAASTA Elite Netball Students are down at Broadbeach today for some fun in the sand at the BeachSports Games. Night games are on this evening so stay tuned for more updates...
And the fun begins....
Here's a little taster of the photos from day 1 of the Gold Coast Netball Carnival! More to follow, but for now off for a day of fun, rides & screams at Dreamworld!! #SAASTA #NetballSA #MarkPiovesanPhotography
Day 1 at the Gold Coast Netball Carnival - let's go SAASTA!!!!!
The carnival doesn't start till tomorrow morning, so the SAASTA Elite Netball students are just soaking in the view from their hotel....not too shabby 😉
Up up and away..... The SAASTA Elite Netball Team are off to the Gold Coast for the annual Gold Coast Carnival. 9 days of netball and fun, can't wait!!!
Congratulations to Mawson Lakes SAASTA student Tyrell Sinclair on being presented with the award of 'Sportsman of the Year' in the 2016 NAIDOC SA Awards at the Adelaide Town Hall this morning. Check out the pic below of him receiving the award from last year's winner - Eddie Betts. Not bad company Tyrell has joined in winning the award!! What a deadly young man and another fantastic SAASTA Ambassador doing big things in SA sport.
A productive day out for the SAASTA Elite Netball Program. These young ladies were able to show off all the development they have achieved so far this year, performing extremely well in today's Specialist Schools Carnival. With 2 big wins and a couple of narrow, hard fought losses - things are really starting to click for this talented group. Great signs ahead of our trip to the Gold Coast carnival in a fortnights time. A special thanks to our stand in super coach, the recently retired Carla Borrego. A wonderful support and a great role model for the students to learn from!
Some great snaps of the SAASTA Elite Netball Program student's at yesterday's curtain raiser game against SA Nunga Netball, before the ANZ Championship Indigenous Match between the Adelaide Thunderbirds & West Coast Fever. Well done to both teams, and particularly Carron Daveson who was voted best on court for the SAASTA Team. Special congratulations to Quorn Area School & SAASTA student Jumeka Saunders for having her indigenous netball dress design chosen to be worn by Thunderbirds for the match. Jumeka made this design as part of a task for last year's SAASTA Shield curriculum. She is pictured below with both captains tossing the coin before the match.
Fantastic reconciliation breakfast this morning with some inspiring Aboriginal youth speakers. Proud to see some current and ex SAASTA students- Jaylon Newchurch & Marcellus Enalanga
A huge congratulations to Yr 12 student Elijah Satala, from Southern Vales Christian College, for being voted by his peers as the 2016 Captain of the SAASTA Aboriginal AFL Academy. Elijah is in his second year at the academy, and serves as a great role model to his classmates after successfully completing his Certificate 3 in Sport and Recreation last year and now becoming a leader in the Cross Disciplinary Studies class. His attitude on the field for both training and games is fantastic, and his approachable & respectful nature will help him to serve as a strong leader for the group. Congratulations Elijah - wear the #1 guernsey with pride!
Through their hard work in the classrooms over the past 14 weeks, 400+ Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students have been able gain (with only a little bit more work to go) valuable SACE Credits by completing the SAASTA Integrated Learning subject this semester. I know we are all already counting down to the 2017 Aboriginal Power Cup....but for now, we should reflect on the wonderful times we have shared and memories created over the past few months. A massive kudos needs to go out to the sometimes unsung heroes of such a big program - the staff in our SAASTA schools. Their hard work, extra time, dedication and care is what supports students to get over the line when the going can get tough! Likewise, let's applaud all the students for the efforts they have put into the learning opportunities offered to them, whether it be classroom, practical or culturally based. The incredible experience for students to perform a cultural dance on Adelaide Oval (shown below) is the culmination of a lot of hard work from so many people. I know watching it back makes the SAASTA staff even more proud of the achievements of our young people, and we hope to continue to deliver this curriculum/program for many years to come....
Another wonderful video of the experiences of our SAASTA Aboriginal AFL Academy lads and their recent experiences in Melbourne. Wonderful to see all these exciting young men grasping their opportunities with both hands and learning from some fantastic organisations and mentors... #SAASTA #PowerAboriginalPrograms #EnergyAustralia