Student Photo Order – REMINDER
Please remember to order you child’s 2024 school photos.
The 2024 St Stephen’s School – Carramar Primary all-in-one SCHOOL ACCESS KEY is: 7HSJVPHX
The 2024 St Stephen’s School – Carramar Pre Kindy all-in-one SCHOOL ACCESS KEY is: ED9P4ERP
This key is a unique login for viewing package options and paying online.
Please note that Secondary will have a different Access Code.
The below links are for the photo day flyer, which also include ordering information.
This year, Photo Hendriks is offering an ‘all-in-one SCHOOL ACCESS KEY’. This key is a unique login for viewing package options and paying online. It allows ALL parents to purchase online under one code – removing the need for individual student shootkeys.
2024 Evening on the Green Committee
Thank you to parents who have already volunteered to be part of this committee. We are still looking for volunteers and would love to here from you. Please note that an initial planning meeting will take place Wednesday 13 March at 6.45pm for approximately 1 hour in the Library. This time is to accommodate parents that cannot attend day time meetings.
As you can appreciate, this major end of year event can only go ahead with the support of a Committee of willing and organised volunteers. Examples of the roles required on this committee are:
- Person in charge of sourcing food trucks
- Person in charge of sourcing market stall holders
- Volunteers’ coordinator to organise the set up and pack up of the day as well as supervision requirements
- Person in charge of application to the City of Wanneroo
- Person in charge of risk assessment
- Others (as required)
If you would like to be involved in the organisation of our “2024 Evening on The Green”, please send me an email at email@example.com before next Tuesday 5 March.
Commemorative Recipe Book
To celebrate our School’s 40th Anniversary, the Carramar Primary Parent Representatives would like your assistance in producing a commemorative recipe book to celebrate it’s community, culture and family.
We would appreciate if every family could follow this link and provide a cherished recipe from their family. We encourage families with multiple children in the primary school to submit one recipe for each child.
This book will be available for ordering at the end of Term 3 and distribution will be in Term 4. All funds raised in this effort will go towards our “Evening on The Green”.
Please could all recipes be provided by Monday 25 March.
The Year 3 Parent Representatives
Term 1 Running Club
All students in Kindy to Year 6 and their families are encouraged to join Miss Uglow on the Primary Green every Thursday morning to run as many laps around the Green as you can! No matter what your ability is, come on down to earn House points, improve your fitness, build your confidence and run your way towards a healthier lifestyle.
Each participating individual will be given their own Running Club lapathon card to count their laps every week. Runners will earn 1 Running Club House Point for every lap they complete around the Primary Green. Running Club lapathon cards must be left with Miss Uglow at the end of each session.
WEEK 4 Running Club House Points : (drum roll please…)
Congratulations to CHARIS House for running the most laps in Week 4!
We had a total of 74 participants this week – our record for the term so far. Well done to our Year 1 cohort who had the most participants with 18 runners joining in on the fun! Keep up the fantastic effort everyone!
100 LAPS Club Congratulations to Bernard Streeter (1C) who completed 300 laps and Caleigh Schoeman (2H) who completed 400 laps on their running club cards! You will receive your certificates at our next Assembly in Week 6.
We will meet on the Primary Green every THURSDAY morning from 8.00am – 8.25am. Come dressed in your sport uniform or normal school uniform and running shoes. You can still participate even if you are not dressed in your sport uniform! Everyone is welcome – you do not need to sign up to participate in this club. Run at your own pace and come and go as you please. Parents/guardians and younger siblings are encouraged to join in too.
Teacher – Primary Physical Education
Last year we had 14 students graduate at ECU Joondalup from the Children’s University program. Our students achieved a multitude of awards recognising everything from 30 to 449.5 hours of learning outside the classroom. These hours accrue year to year so the longer a student is part of the program the higher their level of achievement.
We are currently calling for expressions of interest for students in Year 3 and above who would like to be part of the program. Attached is a flyer with some more details about the program. If your child is interested in participating this year, please email Janelle.firstname.lastname@example.org Places are limited and existing students will be given priority.
Scholastic Book Club
The due date for Scholastic Book Club Issue 2 is Tuesday 12 March.
Year 3 -6 Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival
Date: Friday 1 March (Week 5, Term 1)
Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre – 751 Whitfords Ave, Craigie
Time: Bus departing school at 8.40am – bus returning to school by 3.10pm.
What to bring/wear:
- Students must bring all food and drink they require for the day – the Café is not accessible to students.
- House Uniform, towel, thongs/sandals and bathers. Students will need to arrive at school wearing their bathers underneath their House uniform. No bikini style two-piece bathers please.
- Labelled school bag or alternative backpack
- Swimming caps and goggles are highly recommended. We will be providing House coloured swimming caps for students to borrow on the day if they wish.
- Sun protection – as our carnival will be conducted in the 50m outdoor pool at Craigie Leisure Centre this year, all students must be prepared with the appropriate sun protection including:
- Labelled hat (this can be the school hat or a House coloured hat)
- Sunscreen (we will provide sunscreen in the House Bays but students are also encouraged to bring their own)
- Short-sleeved OR long-sleeved rash vest/rashie. Students are not required to wear a rash vest/rashie during their swimming races/events, however we strongly recommend they wear one during the novelty event games.
- Labelled water bottle
We still require a number of parent/guardian volunteers to assist us on the day. We would love your involvement in making this event a huge success for our students. If you would like to help at the Primary Swimming Carnival and you are available from 9.00am until 2.00pm on Friday 1 March, please contact me via email at email@example.com.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS…
Can I spectate this event?
Parents/guardians and family members are welcome and encouraged to spectate the Swimming Carnival. Spectators must pay a small entry fee on arrival. There will be a designated spectating area for families. Spectators are not permitted in the House Bays designated for students and staff only. Spectators will need to bring their own chairs and/or picnic rugs for the grassed spectating area.
Can I take photos/videos at the Swimming Carnival?
Parents/guardians may take photo or video recordings of their own child/children (provided other students are not identifiable and the images are not shared on social media). No photo or video recording is to be used as evidence for results or appeal. The judge’s decision is final. Disputing with officials sets a poor example for children and undermines the spirit of fair play.
Will there be shade?
The House Bays and designated spectating area will be located underneath the large shade sails at the Craigie Leisure Centre outdoor pool, however all students and spectators must be prepared with the appropriate sun protection gear listed above. Spectators will need to bring their own chairs and/or picnic rugs for the grassed spectating area.
Can I purchase food/drink for my child from the Café?
Spectators are welcome to purchase food/drink from the indoor Café throughout the day, however we kindly request that you do not purchase food/drink for your child. Students will need to bring a packed lunch with all food/drink they require for the day. Water fountains will be available to fill up water bottles throughout the day.
Does my child have to wear a swimming cap?
No. The House coloured swimming caps are optional for students to borrow on the day if they wish. We recommend you equip your child with an appropriate pair of goggles for the day however.
What if my child has not yet learnt Breaststroke or frog kick?
We understand that some swim schools teach the frog kick and breaststroke techniques at a later stage in their swimming program. Children who are confident swimming 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 25m deep end events, however they will have the option of using a kickboard or noodle under their arms for the 25m breaststroke event in the deep end. If your child has not yet learnt the frog kick technique, they will have the option of using a kickboard and doing freestyle kick.
Does my child have to dive into the pool?
No. Students in shallow end events will start in the water (in the middle of the pool with the assistance of our secondary student helpers). Students in the 25m deep end events and 50m events will have the option of starting in the water, diving off the edge of the pool (next to the blocks) or diving off the blocks.
How does the House Point and ribbon system work at the swimming carnival?
- All students who participate in a 25m shallow end event will receive 4 house points.
- All students who participate in a 25m deep end event will receive 6 house points.
- All students who participate in a 25m shallow end or deep end event will receive a participation ribbon (if they wish) to recognise and celebrate their efforts in the water.
- Students who participate in the 50m events and Butterfly events will receive house points and individual points based on their overall placing and time.
(1st place: 20 points, 2nd place: 18 points, 3rd place: 16 points, 4th place: 14 points, 5th place: 12 points, 6th place: 10 points, 7th and 8th place: 8 points).
- It is important to note and explain to your child that some year groups will have multiple heats for each 50m event. House points and place ribbons will be allocated and handed out to students after all 50m heats for that category have been swum. For example – there may be three 50m heats for the Year 6 boys category. If a student in Heat 3 swims the fastest time overall out of all swimmers in Heat 1, 2 and 3, then the student from Heat 3 will be awarded with 20 house points and the 1st place ribbon.
- We recognise that it is a huge effort and achievement to swim in a 50m event regardless of the result, so students who swim in the 50m events will be rewarded with more house points than the 25m categories. Students who do not receive a place ribbon in a 50m event will be offered a participation ribbon for their efforts as well.
Why are place ribbons not handed out in the 25m events?
Students participating in the 25m events are in a wide range of different swimming levels and abilities. Most children in these events are still in the process of developing the correct and efficient technique for freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Hence, children in these events should not be encouraged to ‘race’. The 25m events provide students with an opportunity to build their confidence in the water and participate to the best of their ability. The 25m events are also a non-competitive option for students who do not wish to participate in the 50m events.
Your child will write their event numbers in their school diary the day before the carnival. We encourage you to write your child’s event numbers on their hand prior to arriving at school on the morning of the carnival. Please note that all event times in the program are approximate.
When is the Interschool Swimming Carnival?
The Year 3 – 6 NIPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival will take place on Thursday 28 March (Week 9, Term 1). The Interschool Swimming Team will be selected from the overall 50m results at our Interhouse Swimming Carnival. More information about the carnival will be sent out via Consent2Go once the team has been selected.
If you have any further questions about the upcoming Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing your children swim at our Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival!
2024 Swimming Carnival Program
Miss Hannah Uglow
Primary Physical Education Teacher
2024 Starkick Football
Please contact Cathy Farrell, Starkick Co-ordinator Sorrento/Duncraig Football Club with any enquiries – 0420 920 051