G20 Commemorative Stamp

Brisbane will host the G20 Leaders Summit on 15 and 16 November, 2014. The Prime Minister's Office is running a G20 Australian Commemorative Stamp Competition. Each school may submit one entry. If any student is interested in submitting an entry, please let me know as soon as possible so I can register to participate. I am very happy to help any interested student with their design.

UWA Summer Design Studio

Are you currently in Year 11 and interested in design? Or do you know someone who is?

Our annual design studio, running now for ten years, introduces secondary students to design at UWA over a week in the January school holidays each year. The studio covers architecture, landscape architecture, integrated design, urban design and visual arts through intense tuition sessions with staff from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts.

To see what it's like, view the video of the 2011 Studio at;


Who is invited?
Secondary students entering Year 12 in 2014. (Exceptions possible upon individual application to the Program Coordinator.)

When is it being held?
For 4 and a half days from 13 - 17 January 2014
9am to 3pm Monday - Thursday and 9am - 1.30pm on Friday.

Where is it?
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, Nedlands, corner of Stirling Highway and Clifton St, Nedlands.

How much does it cost?
$240 per student (includes all materials)
Note: fee may be waived on an individual basis to students from Aspire UWA Schools.

Other information

  • When you enroll, you are asked to nominate your top two areas of interest from the five options of architecture, landscape architecture, integrated design, urban design and visual arts.
  • The studio culminates with an exhibition of all students' work and parents are encouraged to attend. The exhibition runs from 12:30 - 1:30pm on Friday 17 January in the Faculty's Cullity Gallery.
  • Online enrolments close on Friday 13 December 2013. Places are limited so enroll early to secure a place.

If you have any queries about this great opportunity, please contact me. Many students from the College have participated in the studio over the years.

2013 Photographic Awards - Celebrating creativity in Subiaco

The City of Subiaco is pleased to invite entries for its twelfth annual photographic awards. The awards encourage community involvement in the arts, promoting creativity and artistic excellence.

Entries will be able to be uploaded on this page from Monday 12 August until 5pm on Monday 9 September.


Entries are judged individually in one of the following categories:

  • · open
  • · Subiaco: meeting place

The 2013 theme for the Subiaco category is "meeting place". Subiaco is a dynamic centre where people engage and form connections. From morning walks in the park and shopping at the markets, to business lunches and meeting friends at the football, this brief is about capturing the connections in the everyday interactions that occur in Subiaco.

Entries in the Subiaco category must be taken within the City of Subiaco and entrants are encouraged to interpret the theme creatively.


There is a total prize pool of $2500

Overall winner

Winner open category

Winner Subiaco category: meeting place

People's choice award

Subi Voice of Youth high school award

Subi Kids Crew primary school award







Uploading your entry

Entries must be submitted on this page from Monday 12 August until 5pm on Monday 9 September. No late entries will be accepted.

Entrants must complete the online registration form, including acceptance of the conditions of entry.

The photo file must be named as the artist's name, the title of the photograph and the category into which the photograph is being entered, e.g. JohnSmithNightLifeOpen.jpg

All photographs must be submitted as JPEG files, sized between 500KB and 1MB, for viewing on a PC (not a Mac). Hardcopy entries will not be accepted.


Book Week

Parent and students are invited to view the entries in the following competition:

Also as part of Book Week, on Wednesday 21 August, we have Phillip Gwynne as our author-in-residence. Phillip Gwynne's first novel, Deadly Unna?, was the literary hit of 1998 winning Children's Book of the Year and selling over 200,000 copies. It was made into the feature film Australian Rules, for which Phillip's screenplay won an AFI award in 2002. Since then his novels have all received both high acclaim and popularity among readers including his young adult novel Swerve which was shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky.

Phillip is no stranger to writing thrillers as he has written an adult detective thriller The Build Up, but The Debt is his first series for upper-primary school readers and combines both his substantial literary skills and his ability to tell a good story. The Debt, and many more new books, is now on display in the Library. Please visit us to browse through our collection of books for primary and secondary readers and catch up on the latest from Phillip Gwynne before his workshops during Book Week.

I am currently half-way through Zac & Mia, a recently published novel by local author A.J. Betts. I thoroughly recommend this book to both upper secondary students and to adults. It is beautifully written, very honest, tender and local. All these are great qualities for a novel. Zac & Mia should be available for other readers shortly, and I welcome feedback.

Book Week Program

Dr Annette Pedersen
Magis & Ignatius Centre Coordinator