Welcome to Fun Friday!

Good morning everyone! Have a look at what our staff have been up to on Crazy Hair Day! We look forward to seeing your photos! Enjoy your learning today and have a lovely weekend!

See you Monday!

The Carramar Primary Staff

Special Messages from Mr Roberts

 

 

 

 

Did you see the article featuring Lucy and Mrs Langley?

On the weekend you may have spotted Mrs Langley and Lucy Langley featured in the Sunday Times! Mrs Langley discusses what education will look like as we venture through online learning together.

Term 1, Week 9

A special message from Madame Pilote to our  amazing students!

 

 

A personal message from Madame Pilote to our wonderful parents!

 

Crazy Hair Day  – with a difference- Thursday 2 April

Wear your crazy hair at home and email photos to your class teacher! Our teachers don’t want to miss out on the fun either so we will all be sharing photos of our hair with you.

We won’t be fundraising but we will be having fun while we are learning and teaching online.

 

 

FIRETECH HOLIDAY COURSES


Firetech are taking their courses online these school holidays. Visit the Firetech website to explore the course options available:
– Live Tutor-led sessions
– Secure and moderated online classroom
– Rolling start times
– Small groups (maximum eight students per group)

Firetech are offering 50% off for this inaugural run. Join them at www.firetechcamp.com.au

Entertainment Book Bonus Offer – ends TODAY

Entertainment Book have had an influx of restaurants and cafés wanting to offer takeaway deals, and help promote them to their local community. They are updating these takeaway offers daily to provide the most current information to members and supporters.

If  you buy an Entertainment Membership from before the 31st March 2020, you will receive a $20 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card valid from Wednesday 25th March. Enter the Promo Code GIFTME at Checkout to receive your voucher. CLICK HERE to order or renew your Entertainment Book

 

Term 1, Week 8

A personal note from the Carramar Leadership Team

Dear Parents and Carers

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support through the ever changing environment we find ourselves in. We have been overwhelmed with the community’s appreciation of the way our amazing staff have handled the current situation. Your emails and words of encouragement mean a lot to us.

Below is one of the many beautiful messages we received, this one anonymously. We cannot express enough how the kindness and understanding of our community has lifted the spirits of our staff. THANK YOU!

 

ABSENTEE NOTIFICATIONS

On a daily basis, parents are asked to advise student absences stating the date and reason for the absence, to Student Services using one of the following methods: 

Email: absenteecarramar@ststephens.wa.edu.au   

SMS: 0428 863 144 

Phone: 9306 7111 

Please do not report absences directly to teachers. You are welcome to include the teacher in the notification to the Absentee email address should you wish to pass on a reason/message.

Where extended student absences are known ahead of time, please send a copy of the email to Mrs Isabelle Pilote via isabelle.pilote@ststepehens.wa.edu.au

 

Crazy Hair Day

On Thursday 2 April we will be holding our annual Crazy Hair Day organised by the Year 6 Captains. Please bring a gold coin donation.

This year funds raised will be donated to Ocean Heros – helping children on the autistic spectrum build confidence through surfing.

https://oceanheroes.com.au/

 

School Clubs and Activities – cancelled

As advised yesterday in line with the Government’s direction of retaining essential services or activities, clubs will cease forthwith.

 

“Supporting Your Child In a Digital World” POSTPONED

 Considering the current climate and our School’s approach to being proactive in the care of our students and our community, we are making the prudent decision to postpone this event with the intention of rescheduling later in the year. I will be in touch with more information when we know it is safe to proceed.

Thank you
Digital Learning Team

 

 

School Banking – Last day Friday 20 March

Notice from CommBank School Banking

The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school  and we will notify you when banking will recommence.

Term 1, Week 7

Upcoming Assemblies

Wed 18 March 3B – Mrs Basmadjian

Wed 25 March 5L- Mrs Langley

Wed 1 April 1OW- Miss Owers

 

Scholastic Orders

The deadline for Scholastic Orders is 20 March

 

Explaining COVID-19 to children

Dear Parents,

In addition to the email sent earlier by our Principal Mrs Beare, please see below a video link from Dr Michael Carr-Gregg giving advice to parents on how to best educate their children about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage you to view this video and have a conversation with your child. Staff have been handling the situation very calmly with students over the last couple of weeks, ensuring that school is a safe place where they can learn, enjoy each other’s company and where normality is paramount.

https://schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-coronavirus

Kind regards,

The Carramar Primary Leadership Team

 

 

Crazy Hair Day – Thursday 2 April

On Thursday 2 April we will be holding our annual Crazy Hair Day organised by the Year 6 Captains. Please bring a gold coin donation.

This year funds raised will be donated to Ocean Heros – helping children on the autistic spectrum build confidence through surfing.

https://oceanheroes.com.au/

Reminder – Dental Enrollment Forms

A friendly reminder for new families that have received dental enrollment forms to return them to reception ASAP.

 

Supporting Your child in the Digital World. (Years 3-6) – Parent Information Evening

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges faced by children as they navigate the online world.

 Learn how we at St Stephen’s School develop your child’s knowledge and practical skills to keep them safe online and guide them in what it means to be a confident and responsible Digital Citizen.

 Where: Carramar Forum

When: Wednesday 25th March 2020

Time: 6.45-7.30pm

 Please confirm your attendance by return email jenny.mallis@ststephens.wa.edu.au

 The Digital Learning Team

 

THANKSGIVING 2020- Postponed

The Federal Government has advised against any organised events with more than 500 attendees in relation to stemming the community transfer cases of Coronavirus (COVID 19). In accordance with the Government’s advice, and to protect the health and wellbeing of our School community, we have decided to postpone the Thanksgiving Service, which was planned for March 31, until further notice.

We thank you for your ongoing support of our School events and will be in touch with more information when we know it is safe to proceed.

Thank you and take care.

 

 

 

 

Term 1, Week 6

Upcoming Assemblies

Wed 11 March 4F – Mrs Fordham

Wed 18 March 3B – Mrs Basmadjian

Wed 25 March 5L- Mrs Langley

 

A message from our Eco-Warriors

We are the Eco- Warriors and part of our job is to think of ideas to help our school become an eco-friendly school.

We have decided as eco warriors that we would like to introduce: WASTE FREE WEDNESDAY!

With waste free Wednesday, this hopefully will save the environment a bit more and less plastic in our community.

The point of the waste free Wednesday is not to bring in food with any type of wrappers on it including candy, muesli bars and any other wrappers.

This is to reduce the amount of waste that we produce as a school. Instead of packing food with wrappers, please can we encourage parents to put your food for recess and lunch in reusable containers on a Wednesday.

Remember to be eco safe, but not just at school but also at home as well.

 

Primary School Movie Night! – NEWS FLASH- NEW MOVIE

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE – As this movie is rated PG your purchase confirms that your child has permission to view this film.

When: Thursday 19th of March

Years 3-6

Time: 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm (amended end time)

Where: Primary Forum

Movie: Despicable Me (PG)

Tickets are $5 each

Please hand in money to your classroom teacher NO LATER than Friday 13 March. Tickets will be handed out the following week in class

 Come along and have some fun with your friends!

 *Pizza and drinks will be included in ticket price, you can also bring your own snacks and pillows. Feel free to bring a change of comfy clothes!

Details for a Kindy – Year 2 movie afternoon will be coming soon!

 

Supporting Your child in the Digital World. (Years 3-6) – Parent Information Evening

Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges faced by children as they navigate the online world.

 Learn how we at St Stephen’s School develop your child’s knowledge and practical skills to keep them safe online and guide them in what it means to be a confident and responsible Digital Citizen.

 Where: Carramar Forum

When: Wednesday 25th March 2020

Time: 6.45-7.30pm

 Please confirm your attendance by return email jenny.mallis@ststephens.wa.edu.au

 The Digital Learning Team

 

 

RESERVE YOUR PLACE – 2020 Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving at St Stephen’s School is a joyous occasion that unites our entire school community in the act of giving thanks for the multitude of blessings bestowed upon us each year. Join us ‘To Know God, and Make Him Known’ as we celebrate Our Purpose in a community worship.
Remember to share things you’re thankful for by posting images on social media with the hashtag #givethanks, #knowgod or #worship for us to showcase on the night.

Reserve your seats here:https://www.trybooking.com/BHUOH

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


Tickets for the St Stephen’s School Foundation Winter Gala have been released! Join us for an evening of celebration including a three-course meal, drinks, prizes and entertainment as we raise funds for the future development of the School.

Tickets available here: https://www.trybooking.com/BHKWP

Proudly sponsored by Pentanet.

 

St Stephens Year 7 Scholarships 2021

Applications close Wednesday 11 March 

St Stephen’s School encourages excellence and is pleased to offer up to four Academic Scholarships at each campus for students entering Year 7 in 2021. These Academic Scholarships are for the student’s entire Secondary Education at St Stephen’s School and are subject to ongoing performance and yearly reviews.

For full details please go to https://www.ststephens.wa.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

Term 1, Week 5

Primary School Movie Night

When: Thursday 19 March

Years 3 – 6 only

Time: 3:45pm – 6:30pm

Where: Primary Forum

Movie: Finding Nemo

Tickets are $5 each

Come along and have some fun with your friends!

Pizza and drinks will be included in ticket price, you can also bring your own snacks and pillows.

Feel free to bring a change of comfy clothes!

Details for a Kindy – Year 2 movie afternoon will be coming soon!

 

Lost Property

Please remember to check lost property for any misplaced items. We have a growing collection of shoes, hats, towels and drink bottles in Student Services.

 

Entertainment Fundraiser

Buy an Entertainment Membership between 1st – 31st March and receive a $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card! 20% of every membership sale goes directly to our fundraising so you save on everything you love to do while supporting St Stephen’s School. It’s easy to purchase online! Simply go to www.entbook.com.au/839u93

   

 

Scholastic Book Club

The scholastic deadline for issue 2 is Friday 20 March

 

 

Term 1, Week 4

After School Clubs

A reminder that due to the Parent Teacher Interviews, there are no after school clubs this week.

Kilometre Club

A reminder that there will be no Kilometre Club this Thursday due to the Year 3 – 6 Interhouse Swimming Carnival taking place. Kilometre Club will resume on Thursday March 5 from 7.45am – 8.15am. We look forward to seeing you then!

Miss Uglow

Primary Physical Education Teacher

Year 3 – 6 Interhouse Swimming Carnival

A reminder that the Year 3 – 6 Interhouse Swimming Carnival is taking place this Thursday 27 February at HBF Arena Joondalup. Students must arrive at school by 8.25am, in order for the buses to depart at 8.45am. Buses will depart HBF Arena Joondalup at 2.45pm.

What to bring/wear:

  • Students must bring all food and drink they require for the day – the Café is not accessible for students.
  • House Uniform, towel and bathers – no two-piece bathers.
  • Labelled school bag or alternative backpack
  • Swimming caps and goggles are highly recommended – we encourage students to wear swimming caps that match their House colour for extra House spirit!

Reminders:

  • Students will be seated in their House bays and there will be separate seating for spectators. We would appreciate your help in keeping our House Bays entirely for staff and students, to ensure the safety of our students at all times.
  • If your child is leaving with you at the end of the Carnival, they must be signed out by their class teacher.
  • Students should not be signed out early before the end of the carnival – we would like to see the stands filled with House Spirit during the novelty events and relays! We appreciate your support in this matter.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing your children swim at the 2020 Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival!

 

Term 1, Week 3

Class Representatives and Important Calendar Events in 2020

Mr Roberts and Mrs Pilote met with our 2020 Class Representatives this week and have agreed for the following events to be organised by our community to raise funds for our end of year Picnic on The Green. A reminder that all proceeds from the below events will be put towards this amazing end of year community event. It is therefore important to ensure that these activities are well supported by our community. If you can help in any way in the organisation of any of the below, we would love to hear from you!!! Please contact your respective Class Representative to express your interest. Some of the “jobs on offer” don’t necessarily require you to attend the event and you can contribute from the comfort of your home (ie. putting together some of the Mother’s Day stall packages!!!).

Term 1

Movie Night (date TBA)

Term 2

Mother’s Day Stall (4 to 8 May)

Disco (19 June)

Read-o-Thon (3 July to 28 August)

Term 3

Book Fair (24 to 28 August)

Father’s Day Stall (31 August to 4 September)

Term 4

Picnic on The Green (9 December)

Furthermore, it is important to clearly outline the role of our Class Representatives moving forward. The purpose of the Class Representative is to build a positive community by fostering communication through its members. They provide another means of uniting the school community, enhancing the quality of relationships and channels of communication between teachers, parents and students. The Class Representative should not be sending weekly emails repeating the Blog and school calendar. The School Blog is the single source of clear communication between the school and families. If a Blog message needs further clarification, the update should come from the teacher/School and not the Class Representative.

Finally, we would like to thank the following parents for agreeing to be our 2020 Class Representatives:

Class Name(s)
PK AM group: Baki Gawse

PM group: Tessa Schoeman

KC
Karli Goodall
KR
Deirdré de Jager
PPA
Chermaine Muir
PPR
Claire Shaw
1S
Martina Whooley
Jessica Lee
1O
Nicolette Killian
2C
Amanda Hess
Karen Hinder
2W
Rakhee Hirani
3B
Megan Zorich
3BE
Anjani Hirani
4SH
TBA
4F
Tanya Dalecki
5SI
TBA
5L
Alison Lewkowski
6CU
TBA
6S
TBA

 

PRIMARY INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL – Volunteers Needed!

A reminder that the Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival will be taking place on Thursday 27 February (Week 4).

A huge thank you to the parents/guardians who have offered their assistance on the day. However, we still require a small number of volunteers to help make this event a success. If you would like to assist at the Primary Swimming Carnival and you are available from 8.45am until 2.45pm on Thursday 27 February, please contact Hannah Uglow at hannah.uglow@ststephens.wa.edu.au ASAP.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing your children swim at the 2020 Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival!

 

Update your details – Reminder

Please confirm our records of your contact information and your son/daughter’s health details via the link provided or the parent portal. The accuracy and currency of these elements are important to us and essential for our care of your child.

 

After School Clubs in Week 4

Due to parent-teacher interviews in Week 4, please note that staff will not be running any after school Clubs that week. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Soccer

SSS Carramar is once again supporting an entry of teams into the 2020 WACFA soccer league.

Matches are held on Saturdays (Terms 2 & 3) and the following teams can be entered:

  • u/6 mixed team: Kindy & PP players
  • u/8 mixed team: Yr 1 & 2 players
  • u/10 mixed team: Yr 3 & 4 players
  • u/12 mixed team: Yr 5 & 6 players

Training will be on Tuesday after school (although this may change depending on the availability of the coach).

Cost for the season (including the uniform) is approx $205 – $240 per player.

(Cost excludes shin pads and soccer boots for players)

Expressions of interest can be made via email to Sheel Gor – sheelgor@hotmail.com or Keval Shah – shah_keval@hotmail.com by Thursday 20 February.

 

Assembly

This week’s assembly will be hosted by 5SI.

Next week’s assembly will be a special assembly in the lead up to our Swimming Carnival.

 

Book Club


Book Club orders are due Wednesday 19 February 2020

Orders are to be placed through the LOOP online system.

Please note, we do not accept cash orders.