Term 3, Week 8

AMAZING Aladdin Jr Production

Congratulations to our fantastic Year 3-6 students for their AMAZING Aladdin Jr production last week! Led by our very own “genius” Mrs Hignett, students and staff enjoyed every moment of it!

We would like to thank our wonderful parents for their support throughout this once in a lifetime opportunity. Here are a few snapshots from our amazing time together.

 

After School Clubs

A reminder that this week is the final week for After School Clubs for Term 3. After School clubs will not run during week 9.

 

Children’s University – Graduation is getting close!

I am excited to say that six students have already qualified for graduation in November.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside my control, I am unable to facilitate a passport stamping session in Week 9 of this term.  If your child still requires their passport to be stamped to qualify for graduation this year, please send me an email at Janelle.morris@ststephens.wa.edu.au and I will try to arrange a time.

The next passport stamping session will be in the library at lunch time on Thursday 21 October.  Please note this is after the deadline for qualifying for the 2021 Graduation.

 

Fair Game Free Dress Day Fundraiser – ‘Be a Sporting Hero’

On Friday 24 September (last day of Term 3), we will be holding a fundraiser for Fair Game Australia. Students in K – 6 are invited to dress up as their favourite sporting hero and bring a gold coin donation and/or any unwanted/outgrown sports equipment to donate. The sports equipment donation bin will be in the Primary Forum from Monday 13 September – Friday 24 September for students to bring their donations in. Gold coin donations will only be collected on Friday 24 September.

Important Information:

Please note we cannot currently accept the following items:

  • Uniforms (except full team sets of adults soccer, AFL and basketball jerseys)
  • Individual clothing items
  • Trophies or medals
  • Backpacks (large team sport bags are accepted)
  • Hats
  • Used drink bottles
  • Large items such as golf clubs, gym equipment, bikes etc.

Please note that all donations should be in functional condition and cleaned prior to donation.

Urgent donations needed: We are currently in need of footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, footy boots, sets of team bibs, cones, boxing gloves/focus pads, frisbees, skipping ropes, dodgeballs and hula hoops!

Fair Game takes your sports equipment to some of the most remote and under-serviced communities in Australia where it helps remove barriers to participation in sport and fitness activities and supports a healthy lifestyle. The Fair Game Recycle and Donate program distributes over 6000 items a year having a positive social and environmental impact. For more information visit https://www.fairgame.org.au/donate-equipment/

 

Before School Tennis Lessons

We will be conducting before school tennis lessons at St Stephen’s Carramar in Term 4 2021 for children in years 1-6. All equipment is provided and children receive a free ANZ Hot Shots shirt when they register. Details of the program are as follows:

Start date: Thursday 21 October 2021 (Week 2, Term 4)

Time: 7.30-8.15am, $130 / child (8 weeks)

To Register please email info@poptennis.com.au or text Glen on

0433 340 646 with the following information:

-Child’s Full Name

-What year your child is in 2021

-Child’s Date of Birth

-Mobile number

-Email address

 

Synthesis Film Competition 2021 

Inspired by the latest clip on your socials? Love how imagery can tell a story? Attend a Secondary School in WA? Why not showcase your creativity by entering a short film in the much-anticipated Synthesis Arts, Design and Technologies Exhibition. More information about the Synthesis Film Festival is available at www.synthesisfilmfestival.com.au

Grazing on the Green

Tickets to Grazing on the Green are almost sold out and bookings will be closing soon!

Don’t miss your chance to join us for an evening of live entertainment and gourmet grazing under the stars to raise funds for the St Stephen’s School Foundation.

Tickets include a gourmet grazing box, petit four desserts and a stemless tumbler to sip the night away in the beautiful surroundings of Nikola Estate.

Opening with the relaxing, acoustic beats of Jax, the evening will progress to upbeat Jazz tunes from Trevor Stockton and finish on a high with the vibrant sounds of Switch.

Due to popular demand, a second bus departing and returning to the Duncraig Campus has been added.

Tickets are available at https://events.humanitix.com/gotg

Term 3, Week 7

Father’s Day Stall Success

A huge THANK YOU to the Father’s Day Stall organising committee and all parents who have volunteered their time last week at the stall! It was a huge success and all proceeds from this event will go towards our annual Picnic on The Green. Thank you for your support!

After School Clubs

A reminder that after school clubs will not be running this week, Monday 6 to Friday 10 September due to staff commitments in all evening performances of the Aladdin production. Thank you for your understanding.

Children’s University – September Challenge

The tourism industry has been hit hard with the current situation around the globe, so we are celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27! This month’s challenge is to think of a country, town or a city that you would like to visit in the future. Create a travel itinerary or a postcard of the place you would like to explore. If you can’t decide on just one place, make it an extended trip! Take your itinerary or postcard to your CU Coordinator or upload them to the CU Portal to earn 30 minutes per itinerary or postcard.

Next passport stamping session is on Thursday 9 September in the library – hope to see you there!

 

The event we have all been waiting for – Aladdin Jr!!!

As most of you are aware, Year 3 to 6 students performed Aladdin Jr. in front of all our PP to Year 2 students last Friday. What an AMAZING experience!!! Our upper years performers were outstanding and their audience were so well behaved! What an experience for all! Our senior students have another exciting week ahead of them with 3 more performances this week; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening. Please make sure you browse Mrs Hignett’s FAQs document https://blogs.ststephens.wa.edu.au/aladdin2021/ to ensure all students arrive on time and at the correct venue for all performances. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Scholastic Book Club

Monday 6 September

Fair Game Free Dress Day Fundraiser – ‘Be a Sporting Hero’

On Friday 24 September (last day of Term 3), we will be holding a fundraiser for Fair Game Australia. Students in K – 6 are invited to dress up as their favourite sporting hero and bring a gold coin donation and/or any unwanted/outgrown sports equipment to donate. The sports equipment donation bin will be in the Primary Forum from Monday 13 September – Friday 24 September for students to bring their donations in. Gold coin donations will only be collected on Friday 24 September.

Important Information:

Please note we cannot currently accept the following items:

  • Uniforms (except full team sets of adults soccer, AFL and basketball jerseys)
  • Individual clothing items
  • Trophies or medals
  • Backpacks (large team sport bags are accepted)
  • Hats
  • Used drink bottles
  • Large items such as golf clubs, gym equipment, bikes etc.

Please note that all donations should be in functional condition and cleaned prior to donation.

Urgent donations needed: We are currently in need of footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, footy boots, sets of team bibs, cones, boxing gloves/focus pads, frisbees, skipping ropes, dodgeballs and hula hoops!

Fair Game takes your sports equipment to some of the most remote and under-serviced communities in Australia where it helps remove barriers to participation in sport and fitness activities and supports a healthy lifestyle. The Fair Game Recycle and Donate program distributes over 6000 items a year having a positive social and environmental impact. For more information visit https://www.fairgame.org.au/donate-equipment/

Grazing on the Green

Before School Tennis Lessons

We will be conducting before school tennis lessons at St Stephen’s Carramar in Term 4 2021 for children in years 1-6. All equipment is provided and children receive a free ANZ Hot Shots shirt when they register. Details of the program are as follows:

Start date: Thursday 21 October 2021 (Week 2, Term 4)

Time: 7.30-8.15am, $130 / child (8 weeks)

To Register please email info@poptennis.com.au or text Glen on

0433 340 646 with the following information:

-Child’s Full Name

-What year your child is in 2021

-Child’s Date of Birth

-Mobile number

-Email address

Term 3, Week 6 – Special Edition

Father’s Day Stall Reminder

A reminder that the Father’s Day stall will not be open tomorrow, Thursday 2 September as the early years students will be celebrating their dad’s tomorrow morning. It will be open again on Friday, 3 September for those last minute Father’s day gifts.

 

Salvation Army Doorways Program

Please join me to cook meals for the Salvation Army Doorways program Thursday 9 September at Duncraig Campus. The Meals will be provided to families and individuals that are living rough in our CBD. I have arranged fresh produce to be donated by Second Bite. A small donation of $10.00 would be appreciated, to purchase meat and pasta. We will be using thermomixes to cook up a storm. If you own a thermomix, please bring it along, however, if not, we will team you up with someone who does. For further details please contact Donna Lund on 0429 153 912 or email donna.lund@ststephens.wa.edu.au. Please RSVP to Donna Lund by Monday 6 September.

 

Term 3, Week 6

After School Clubs

A reminder that there will not be any after school clubs next week, Monday 6 to Friday 10 September due to staff commitments in all evening performances of the Aladdin production. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Canteen Orders for Friday 3 September and Monday 6 September

Due to all Pre-Primary to Year 6 students attending (as performers or spectators) the Aladdin matinee production this Friday, 3 September we ask that parents provide a packed lunch for the day. Only Kindy students will be able to order lunch online if they wish to. Furthermore, Year 3 to 6 students will need to have a packed lunch on Monday 6 September as they will be heading off to perform their matinee production after recess. However, all Kindy to Year 2 students can order their lunch online Monday 6 September if they wish to.

 

Aladdin Jr. Production

Synthesis Film Competition 2021 

Inspired by the latest clip on your socials? Love how imagery can tell a story? Attend a Secondary School in WA? Why not showcase your creativity by entering a short film in the much-anticipated Synthesis Arts, Design and Technologies Exhibition. More information about the Synthesis Film Festival is available at www.synthesisfilmfestival.com.au

 

Father’s Day Stall

WACA Cricket Clinic at St Stephen’s Carramar

On Tuesday 7 September the Western Australian Cricket Association will be running a PLAYCRICKET clinic at St Stephen’s Carramar! All students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 are invited to come on down to the Primary Green and give cricket a go! The PLAYCRICKET clinic will run from 7.45am – 8.15am on the Green. If your child does not have Physical Education on a Tuesday, they are welcome to wear their Sport Uniform if they are attending the clinic. We are very privileged to receive this fantastic opportunity from the WACA and we look forward to seeing our students give cricket a go! 

Grazing on the Green

Special Edition (Year 3 – 6 families only) – Aladdin T-shirt Order

Dear Cast and Parents/Guardians

Due to overwhelming demand, we have decided to place one final order for our Aladdin Jr. cast and crew t-shirts.

Please note, whilst we will make every effort to get your t-shirt as soon as possible, we cannot guarantee it will arrive before the season of Aladdin Jr. ends. It will, of course, make a lovely souvenir keepsake all the same.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR ALADDIN JR. T-SHIRT

Orders will close at 10.00am on Friday August 27.

Students who have already ordered t-shirts will be receiving them this Friday 27 August and will be allowed to wear them for the next two weeks (Monday 30 August to Friday 10 September), in Lieu of their uniform t-shirt. 

Kind regards

Alison Hignett

Teacher – Primary Drama and Secondary Theatre Arts

Term 3, Week 5

Aladdin Jr. Production

Term 3 Buddy Time

Dear Parents

The focus of our Buddy Time this term links in with Book Week. As such, we would like our buddies to spend time reading together. Our first buddy session of the term will be on Wednesday afternoon and to celebrate book week we would request that each student brings in a book to share with their buddy.

They could bring in their favourite picture book, their favourite chapter book or perhaps the book that they are using for their dress up character for the book parade which is happening this Thursday at 9.00am. Please make sure that the book is clearly labelled with their name.

Our ‘big’ buddies will spend some time reading to their ‘little’ buddies and then chat about their favourite books.

Reading is so important and such a wonderful thing to share with others.

Kind regards

Carrey-Ann Dicks
Teacher – Year 2/Curriculum Coordinator

 

Book Week is Here!

 

Costume Shop

Remember to check out the Costume Shop for great Book Week costumes. Costume hire is $5.00 (cash only) per costume and is available to staff, students and parents. You will find a list of available costumes for hire here Costume Hire List

Opening Date: Wednesday 4 August

Open Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Open Thursday 8.30am – 9.30am

Closing Date:  4.00pm Thursday 26 August

You will find the Costume Shop in the Technology Building – enter through the entrance to the side of the building and turn right towards the classrooms at the back of the building.

To make this a success, we are looking for volunteers to help run the shop during the designated opening times.  Please email Karyn Hinder at hinder@internode.on.net or Bronwyn Doak at bronwyn.doak@yahoo.com if you are able to help.

The Costume Shop is always accepting donations of costumes – please leave at Reception/Student Services.

All money raised from the hire of costumes will go to charity.

 

Synthesis Film Competition 2021 

Inspired by the latest clip on your socials? Love how imagery can tell a story? Attend a Secondary School in WA? Why not showcase your creativity by entering a short film in the much-anticipated Synthesis Arts, Design and Technologies Exhibition. More information about the Synthesis Film Festival is available at www.synthesisfilmfestival.com.au

 

Children’s University

 

We are almost in Spring and so I have attached the Spring Challenge Booklet. Each activity is worth 30 minutes. Pick and choose which ones you would like to complete.  This is a great way to make up to 5 hours for those students needing a few more hours to qualify for graduation.

Next passport stamping session is this Thursday 26 August in the library at lunch time.

 

Father’s Day Stall

 

Grazing on the Green

Term 3, Week 4 – Special Edition

Dear Parents/Guardians

As the forecast for tomorrow looks very positive the Carnival will go ahead as planned.

  • Meal Deals that were ordered by last Friday 13 August will be prepared by the canteen
  • Betty, the Service Learning Food Van, will be at Primary Athletics Carnival. Drinks and donuts available to purchase. Cash only.
  • Coffee will be available from the canteen.

Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival

Date: Friday 20 August

Time: 8.25am – 3.20pm

Students in Year 1 – 6 need to arrive at school no later than 8.25am.

Location: St Stephen’s School Carramar – Oval

What to Wear:

  • House Uniform
  • Appropriate sports shoes (no athletics spikes permitted, rubber athletics shoes only)
  • Clearly labelled St Stephen’s School hat
  • Clearly labelled St Stephen’s School jacket and/or tracksuit pants

What to Bring: 

  • Clearly labelled water bottle
  • Students must bring all food and drinks they will need for the day. Pre ordered Meal Deals will be prepared by the canteen
  • Clearly labelled bag containing all their requirements for the day.
  • If your child has asthma, please ensure they bring their own inhaler.

Please note; Our Kindy and Pre-Primary students will only be involved in morning activities. At approximately 9.30am, the Kindy and Pre-Primary students will participate in team games in their own sectioned off area, located near the cricket nets on the oval.

Family Picnic

We will break for lunch from 12.30pm – 12.50pm. During this time, students will be invited to eat lunch with their families if they have a family member spectating. Students who do not have a family member spectating will need to remain in their House Bay for the lunch break. Parents/guardians will not be permitted in the House Bays designated for students.

Schedule of Events

Please click the link below for the schedule of events.

Athletics Carnival Schedule of Events

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting day.

The Carramar Leadership Team

 

Term 3, Week 4

Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival

Our House Athletics Carnival is due to take place this Friday 20 August, however the weather is not looking favourable so we may have to postpone it until Monday 23 August.  We will be making a decision on Thursday morning, based on the weather forecast for Friday and we will advise families as soon as possible.

 

Sports Day Meal Deal

Please note that the meal deal is for the day of the Interhouse Athletics Carnival. If the carnival is postponed, the meal deal will also be postponed.

 

Betty the Service Learning Food Van @ Primary Athletics Carnival

Betty will be set up at the Carnival and a group of Secondary students will have a selection of refreshments for sale to all attending the event. Coffee will also be available from the canteen.

 

Book Week is coming soon……

 

After School Clubs

There are still places available in After School Sports for students in Pre-Primary, Year 1 or Year 2. This term the students will be focusing on ten pin bowling. Please contact Sharon Burnett (sharon.burnett@ststephens.wa.edu.au) or Lorna Crab (lorna.crabb@ststephens.wa.edu.au) for further information.

STEM Club also has places available for students in Year 5 and 6 who would like to experience hands on Science through a range of activities focused on STEM and environmental science.

Please register at https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_carramar

 

Father’s Day Stall

Aladdin Jr. Production

Costume Shop

The Costume Shop has some great costumes available for hire for book week! Costume hire is $5.00 (cash only) per costume and is available to staff, students and parents. You will find a list of available costumes for hire here Costume Hire List

Opening Date: Wednesday 4 August

Open Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Open Thursday 8.30am – 9.30am

Closing Date:  4.00pm Thursday 26 August

To make this a success, we are looking for volunteers to help run the shop during the designated opening times.  Please email Karyn Hinder at hinder@internode.on.net or Bronwyn Doak at bronwyn.doak@yahoo.com if you are able to help.

The Costume Shop is always accepting donations of costumes – please leave at Reception/Student Services.

All money raised from the hire of costumes will go to charity.

 

Grazing on the Green

 

Term 3, Week 3

Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival

Date: Friday 20 August (Week 4)

Time: 8.25am – 3.20pm
Students in Year 1 – 6 need to arrive at school no later than 8.25am. 

Location: St Stephen’s School Carramar – Oval

What to Wear: 

  • House Uniform
  • Appropriate sports shoes (no athletics spikes permitted, rubber athletics shoes only)
  • Clearly labelled St Stephen’s School hat
  • Clearly labelled St Stephen’s School jacket and/or tracksuit pants

What to Bring: 

  • Clearly labelled water bottle
  • Students must bring all food and drinks they will need for the day. A meal deal is available from the Canteen.
  • Clearly labelled bag containing all their requirements for the day.
  • If your child has asthma, please ensure they bring their own inhaler.

Timetable of Events:

Please note: Our Kindy and Pre-Primary students will only be involved in morning activities. At approximately 9.30am, the Kindy and Pre-Primary students will participate in team games in their own sectioned off area, located near the cricket nets on the oval.

Family Picnic

We will break for lunch from 12.30pm – 12.50pm. During this time, students will be invited to eat lunch with their families if they have a family member spectating. Students who do not have a family member spectating will need to remain in their House Bay for the lunch break. Parents/guardians will not be permitted in the House Bays designated for students.

400m and 800m Races

We will be running our 400m and 800m events in the week leading up to the carnival. Students in Years 1 – 6 are invited to participate in these events on the dates below:

Week Event Year Group Date Time
4 400m 1 – 3 Monday 16 August Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am
4 400m 4 – 6 Monday 16 August Lunch time
12.40pm – 1.10pm
4 800m 3 – 4 Tuesday 17 August Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am
4 800m 5 – 6 Tuesday 17 August Lunch time
12.40pm – 1.10pm

Students who would like to participate in the optional 400m and 800m events must make their way down to the oval at the times listed above. Parents/guardians are permitted to spectate the events from a distance but must not interfere with the children and races.

Little Athletics is a fantastic way to keep fit and builds the foundation skills of running, jumping and throwing, which are all transferable to other sports. If your child is interested in participating in Little Athletics outside of school, Joondalup Little Athletics Centre is a fantastic local club –  http://www.jlac.org.au The WA Little Athletics season usually runs from October until March.

If your child is going to be absent on Friday 20 August, please contact Hannah Uglow ASAP at hannah.uglow@ststephens.wa.edu.au, as this helps with the planning of our event.

We look forward to seeing our students participate in the 2021 Interhouse Athletics Carnival!

Sports Day Meal Deal

 

After School Sports Club Availability

This term we are focusing on Ten Pin Bowling and still have several places available.

If you have a child or children in Pre-Primary, Year 1 or Year 2 who would like to join us, please register for After School Sports here https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_carramar

Sharon Burnett and Lorna Crabb

Children’s University – August Challenge

Thursday 19 August is World Photography Day! This Month’s challenge is to get creative with your photography skills for a single colour photo. Collect a variety of items that are the same colour and present them as a group in an interesting way. Then, take a phot of the grouped items. You might like to do this for a few different colours. Once you have created your masterpiece, take your photographs to your CU Coordinator or upload them to the CU Portal to earn 30 minutes per photo. a maximum of 2 hours can be earnt for this challenge. The next passport stamping session is this Thursday 12 August in the Library at lunch time.

Book Week is coming soon……

 

Term 3, Week 2

Dear Parents and Carers

You would be aware that, as a School, we have committed to becoming more culturally aware regarding indigenous culture and history and are being quite strategic over the coming months as to how we address this in our 2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan. As Sharon Davis, an aboriginal woman from both Bardi and Kija peoples of the Kimberley, comments:

“With many of today’s youth growing up to be tomorrow’s health workers, politicians, law makers, educators and policy architects, a racially literate and culturally responsive education is crucial for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children”.

As part of this, we put a special focus on our NAIDOC Week celebrations and activities last week and enjoyed many events and learning opportunities which were communicated to each other in our assembly on Friday. Commencing with a P – 12 ‘Welcome to Country’ delivered by Maitland Hill, an aboriginal elder with whom the School has developed a partnership with, over the next four days the students at the various year levels learnt about such things as:

  • The 6 Noongar seasons
  • The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
  • Indigenous symbols
  • Tapping sticks
  • Stories from the Dreamtime
  • Cooking with native herbs
  • Famous people like artist Albert Namatjira, musician Geoffrey Gurrumul and athlete Cathy Freeman

Thank you to all staff for their enthusiasm and commitment to the week and the plans for the future.

God bless

 

Interhouse Athletics Carnival – 400m and 800m Races

The Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be taking place on Friday 20 August (Week 4, Term 3). We will be running our 400m and 800m events in the week leading up to the carnival. Students in Years 1 – 6 are invited to participate in these events on the dates below:

Week

Event Year Group Date Time
4 400m 1 – 3 Monday 16 August Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am
4 400m 4 – 6 Monday 16 August Lunch time
12.40pm – 1.10pm
4 800m 3 – 4 Tuesday 17 August Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am
4 800m 5 – 6 Tuesday 17 August

Lunch time
12.40pm – 1.10pm

Students who would like to participate in the optional 400m and 800m events must make their way down to the oval at the times listed above. Parents/guardians are permitted to spectate the events from a distance but must not interfere with the children and races.

Little Athletics is a fantastic way to keep fit and builds the foundation skills of running, jumping and throwing, which are all transferable to other sports. If your child is interested in participating in Little Athletics outside of school, Joondalup Little Athletics Centre is a fantastic local club –  http://www.jlac.org.au

 

Book Week is coming soon……

Sports Day Meal Deal

Costume Shop

The Costume Shop has some great costumes available for hire for book week! Costume hire is $5.00 (cash only) per costume and is available to staff, students and parents. You will find a list of available costumes for hire here Costume Hire List

Opening Date: Wednesday 4 August

Open Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Open Thursday 8.30am – 9.30am

Closing Date:  4.00pm Thursday 26 August

To make this a success, we are looking for volunteers to help run the shop during the designated opening times.  Please email Karyn Hinder at hinder@internode.on.net or Bronwyn Doak at bronwyn.doak@yahoo.com if you are able to help.

The Costume Shop is always accepting donations of costumes – please leave at Reception/Student Services.

All money raised from the hire of costumes will go to charity.

 

Scholastic Book Club

Friday 6 August

Grazing on the Green