Term 4, Week 3

Containers for Change Program

St Stephen’s School has partnered with Good Sammy, who is an official collection organisation for the Containers for Change launched on 1 October this year.

Please collect eligible containers and help provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Our bins are located at:

Early Learning Centre – entrance to Reception

Duncraig Primary – entrance to Reception

Carramar Primary – entrance to Reception and near the Nurses office

Scholastic Book Club

The Scholastic deadline for the new issue is 28 October 2020.

Telethon 2020

Congratulations to Eamon and the Doak family for their amazing efforts with this year’s Telethon!  The St Stephen’s School community is so grateful and proud of all your work!

 

Book Week & Book Fair

What an amazing Book Week 2020! A special thank you to all parents who volunteered their time to this year’s Book Fair, raising over $1000 to go towards our Picnic on The Green! Our heartfelt thanks to all parents who also purchased books and for sending students to school so well dressed up for our Book Week Parade on Friday!

Read-a-thon

This is the final reminder for Read-a-thon which is on until Friday 23 October.

Click here to view the Read-a-thon Pledge and information form –  Read a thon Pledge Form. Printed copies were sent home in Term 3.

Icy Poles

As the Year 6 students are on Camp this week, please note that there will be no icy poles this Friday.

Term 4, Week 2

Book Week Parade

 

Book Fair Extraordinaire!!!

THANK YOU so much to all parents who have been volunteering this week for the Book Fair!

Please note that the Book Fair will be open again after the parade for about half an hour.

Cards that Count

This year, Uniting would like to offer parents the opportunity to order their own child’s Christmas card. This fundraising is organised in collaboration with a WA company Cards That Count. The cards are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in WA. The pack includes 10 cards of one design and 10 envelopes.

St Stephen’s School students were invited to draw their personalised Christmas card during the last week of Term 3. Students who have chosen to take part in this project will be coming home this week with a copy of their template. Online ordering is now available till 25 October. Cards will be delivered to the school on 16th November. The back of the cards will have the Uniting Logo, Year 2020 and your child’s name, class year and school. The cost of the pack of 10 cards is $16.

Please refer to the below link if you would like to purchase your child’s personalised cards. All proceeds are for charity. What a wonderful way to wish your friends and family, near or far, a lovely Festive Season!

www.cardsthatcount.com.au

 

Readathon

Remember, the Read-a-thon is still on until Friday 23 October.

Click here to view the Read-a-thon Pledge and information form –  Read a thon Pledge Form. Printed copies were sent home in Term 3.

 

Bowl Patrol

Special Edition Blog

Book Fair Extraordinaire!!!

Firstly, THANK YOU so much to all parents who have responded to our call for volunteers for the Book Fair next week. We truly appreciate your support 😊! I wish to inform you that due to the extensive and incredible amount of books  for sale next week (thank you so much for your donations!), we have decided to hold the Book Fair in the Primary Forum and NOT the Canteen under cover area. The logistics to move the books in and out of buildings are just too difficult.

As we still need to adhere to specific rules, we ask that parents and students enter and exit from the entrance door next to the Health Care Centre ONLY and stay within the designated “sale-zone” at all times. We thank you for your understanding.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Fair next week as well as the Book Parade on Friday 23 October!

Madame Pilote

Special Urgent Edition

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!!!

Our Book Fair is next week and we simply haven’t got enough volunteers to help yet. We need help every day between 7.30-9.30am to assist with set up, sales and packing away. We have had some amazing Mums and Dads volunteer their time for past events so please get in touch with Karli on 0424 168797 urgently if you can help. Weeks of hard work has gone into organising this event already and all proceeds will go towards providing our beautiful children with the end of year fun event they have grown to love and look forward to. Everyone’s help is needed.

Madame Pilote

Term 4, Week 1

Welcome back!

We can’t believe we are starting the final term of 2020 and hope that everyone had a wonderful break! We held a very special welcome assembly this morning, sharing with students our school’s new acquisitions: three brand new outdoor flag poles with the Australian, West Australian and Australian Aboriginal flags (please make sure you have a look when passing by our Administration Building next to the Library) as well as a beautiful indoor stand with the same three flags which will be on display at all our formal events from now on. Mr Roberts explained the meaning of each flag, acknowledging the importance of paying respect to our ancestors and our country. It was lovely to hear all our students singing the song, Wanjoo together, celebrating diversity and the beautiful country we live in.

Extra Curricular Clubs

Please note that the only Extra Curricular Club available in Term 4 will be the After School Sports Club for Pre-primary to Year 2 students on Thursdays. Bookings will be available from Wednesday 14 October from 6.00pm. https://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au/parent-and-student/plan-the-day/primary-school-clubs.html

 

Cards that Count

This year, Uniting would like to offer parents the opportunity to order their own child’s Christmas card. This fundraising is organised in collaboration with a WA company Cards That Count. The cards are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in WA. The pack includes 10 cards of one design and 10 envelopes.

St Stephen’s School students were invited to draw their personalised Christmas card during the last week of Term 3. Students who have chosen to take part in this project will be coming home this week with a copy of their template. Online ordering is now available till 25 October. Cards will be delivered to the school on 16th November. The back of the cards will have the Uniting Logo, Year 2020 and your child’s name, class year and school. The cost of the pack of 10 cards is $16.

Please refer to the below link if you would like to purchase your child’s personalised cards. All proceeds are for charity. What a wonderful way to wish your friends and family, near or far, a lovely Festive Season!

www.cardsthatcount.com.au

Campions Book Lists

Already time to think of 2021! Please note that the Campions Book Lists will be available online from next Monday, 19 October.

 

Book Week Parade

Year 6 Parent Classroom Tours – Tuesday 20 October

These sessions have been organised so that Year 6 Parents can see our classes, students and staff ‘in action’ and be able to familiarise yourself with where your child will soon be; how exciting!  The tours will be lead by members of leadership and will also involve conversations with the Deans of Houses and some Heads of Learning. At the conclusion of each tour, there will be light refreshments and the opportunity for Q&A.

Session 1 – 8:25am – 10:40am (Morning Tea with Q&A from 10:15am)

Session 2 – 11:05am – 1:15pm (Afternoon Tea with Q&A from 12:55pm)

If you would like to attend, please follow the link below to secure a place: https://events.humanitix.com/secondary2021/tickets

A Friendly Reminder About the Second-hand Book Fair

Date:  Monday 19 – Friday 23 October

Time:  8.00am – 9.00am each day

Where:  Outside Canteen

 

Readathon

Remember, the Read-a-thon is still on until Friday 23 October.

Click here to view the Read-a-thon Pledge and information form –  Read a thon Pledge Form. Printed copies were sent home in Term 3.

 

Term 3, Week 9

Dear Parents

We can’t believe this is the final Blog of Term 3! Another busy term in the life of SSS Carramar Primary and so many wonderful opportunities were able to be offered;  Languages Week, Year 1 Fairy-Tale Day, Pre-Primary 100 Days celebrations, Kindy Café Day, Year 4 excursion to the Shipwreck Museum, Year 5 Fremantle Prison excursion, Year 3-6 Champion Schools Cross-Country, Father’s Day preparations, French Day, Interhouse Athletics Carnival, Year 6 Market Day, Year 3 Camp, Fat Cat’s visit, NIPSAA Interschool Athletics, Tournament of Minds, Year 4 Parent iPad Information Evening, First Lego League training, and the many, many, many classroom learning activities on top of that!!! It’s been such a fun packed term, no wonder we can’t believe it’s already the end!

Next term is looking as busy (if not more!) with five year groups on Camp, Book Week, the Art Exhibition, our end of year celebrations….. and the list goes on and on 😊!

As the end of term is fast approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate our way to ensure students keep enjoying all activities in a safe environment. We will keep you posted early next term as to the safety, health and hygiene measures that will be in place, moving forward, till the end of the school year.

Kind regards

Mr Roberts and Madame Pilote

TELETHON STAR

Congratulations Eamon Doak! A couple of weeks ago, we had a very special guest in our Primary School: Fat Cat!!! He came to announce at a special Assembly held in our Primary Forum that Eamon Doak will be one of this year’s Telethon Stars! We were asked to keep the secret till Channel 7 made the official announcement this week. Feel free to have a look at our St Stephen’s School FB page to see the announcement 😊. Congratulations Eamon, you will be an amazing Telethon Star!

YEAR 6 MARKET DAY

A big congratulations to our Year 6 students on their wonderfully successful Market Day last week!!! Students went above and beyond when it came to presenting their products and the variety of items for sale was very impressive, especially given the restrictions under which they had to work! Students raised a grand total of just over $1400 for the Autism Association, which was the choice of the Year 6 student body. Well done, Year 6s 😊!

 

BOOK FAIR and READATHON

Our hardworking Parent Connect team have been sorting through the HUGE number of donated books for our Primary Book Fair to be held during Book Week in Term 4, Week 2. Donations can be left at Reception until this Friday 18 September.

Second-hand Book Fair

8am – 9am each day

Outside Canteen

19 – 23 October

Readathon

Friday 25 September – Friday 23 October

Click here  to view the Read-a-thon Pledge and information form. Printed copies will be sent home by Friday 18 September. Read a thon Pledge Form

WACFA SEASON

We had two U8 soccer teams this year – The Saints and The Saviours. The Saints team went on to win every game this season and enthusiastically renamed themselves the Invincibles! The children have thoroughly made the most of the opportunity and the teamwork, spirit and enthusiasm within the teams has been heartwarming to witness.

Once again, thank you for your support for a season that despite all the odds has been a fantastic one!

 

BEFORE SCHOOL TENNIS LESSONS

We are excited to announce that Oceanridge Tennis Academy will be conducting before school tennis lessons at St Stephen’s School Carramar in Term 4. The tennis lessons will run for 8 weeks, providing your child with an introduction to tennis and allowing them to start the day in an active and engaging manner.

Details of the program are as follows:
Year Groups: 1 – 6
Dates: Thursday 15 October – Thursday 3 December (8 week program)

Time: 7.30am – 8.15am (45 minutes)
Cost: $130 per child
Where: Secondary Tennis Courts

To register your child, please email info@oceanridgetennis.com.au or call Glen Popovsky on 0433 340 646 with the following information:

– Child’s Full Name

– Child’s Date of Birth

– Mobile number

– Email address

 

 

Term 3, Week 8

Year 6 Market Day this Thursday

Year 6 students are conducting their annual Market Day this Thursday. They have been working hard, making products and promoting their stalls around the Primary School and funds raised will be donated to The WA Autism Association. As we are not able to sell food this year, we have a wide assortment of products for sale. As with previous years, we will have the lower years attend first from 10:30 am and older students coming to the market later. We will finish up most of the selling at the end of recess with the possibility of some last minute sales at lunch time. We would encourage students to bring some money with them to school to support this day and hopefully to purchase some bargains. Items for sale vary between $1 and $3.

Book Fair and Readathon

Our hardworking Parent Connect team have been sorting through the HUGE number of donated books for our Primary Book Fair to be held during Book Week in Term 4, Week 2. Donations can be left at reception until this Friday 18 September.

Second-hand Book Fair

8am – 9am each day

Outside Canteen

19 – 23 October

Readathon

Friday 25 September – Friday 23 October

Click here  to view the read-a-thon Pledge and information form. Printed copies will be sent home by Friday 18 September. Read a thon Pledge Form

Book Week 2020 – Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

Our annual dress up and parade will be held on Friday 23 October so there is plenty of time to get your costumes created!

Athletics Carnival Presentations

We will be holding a special Athletics Carnival Presentation on The Primary Green this Wednesday 16 September. Parents/guardians are invited to attend as we congratulate our students for their efforts on Friday and announce our winning House!

Date: Wednesday 16 September
Time: 2.55pm – 3.15pm
Location: The Primary Green

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
There will be a designated spectating area for parents/guardians to the presentations. Parents/guardians must remain in these areas at all times. We appreciate your support in this matter.

DRAWING & PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS – VOTING

Voting has opened for the people’s choice award for our Drawing and Photography competitions. Like your favourite images (you can vote for as many artworks as you want)

The competitions can be found at the following links:

Primary Drawing: https://www.facebook.com/StStephensSchoolWA/posts/3292920334126250

Secondary Drawing: https://www.facebook.com/StStephensSchoolWA/posts/3292947144123569

Secondary Photography: https://www.facebook.com/StStephensSchoolWA/posts/3292957767455840

Voting will close on 11 October (last day of school holidays) and winners will be announced in Term 4.

Congratulations to all of the amazing entries and good luck! People’s choice award is for secondary entries only.

Natalie Zuchetti and Sid Pattni

Firetech School Holiday Program

Are you all sorted with your school holiday plans? With less than two weeks to go, make sure you book in for the best learning experience around!
In partnership with St Stephen’s School, Fire Tech Australia have over 20 exclusive courses designed to educate, entertain and inspire the next generation of innovators, with courses suiting children aged 6-9, 9-12, and 12-17.
There are limited seats available so hurry and get in quick! https://www.firetechcamp.com.au/

 

Term 3, Week 7

A BIG THANK YOU

Thank you to students and families for supporting this year’s Daffodil Day fundraiser. We have raised an amazing $448.00 for Cancer Council.

CALLING OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2020 BOOK FAIR

Parent reps are seeking help to sort books in preparation for the 2020 Book Fair which will be held Monday 19 to Friday 23 October. We would appreciate any parent available to help until the end of this term to contact Karli Goodall karlig675@gmail.com

FATHER’S DAY STALL SUCCESS

This year’s Father’s Day stall was once again a huge success, raising almost $800.00 to be used against the end of year Picnic on the Green. We would like to thank all mums who have generously given of their time to ensure this event runs smoothly, enabling our community to source lovely gifts for our dads once again this year.

UNIFORM STANDARDS

A friendly reminder to ensure that your child’s hairstyle and accessories adhere to the School’s uniform policy. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for further details https://ststephensschool.sharepoint.com/SSSCorporate/ParentHandbook/Forms

We appreciate that the hairstyle reflected in the below image may be in fashion at the moment, however please note that any shaved hairstyles are not permitted as part of the School uniform policy.

We appreciate your support in this matter.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

PRIMARY INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Friday 11 September (Week 7)

A reminder that students in Kindy – Year 6 will be taking part in the Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival this Friday.

Date: Friday 11 September (Week 7)

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 will be available from the Canteen.
  • Clearly labelled bag containing all their requirements for the day, including personal medication, towel, etc. 
  • If your child has asthma, please ensure they bring their inhaler.

Timetable of Events:

 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The following arrangements have been put in place to ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 safety guidelines.

  • Parents/guardians will not be permitted in the House Bays designated for students.
  • All students will eat lunch in their House Bays – students will not be permitted to leave their House Bay and eat lunch with their family during the scheduled lunch break.
  • There will be designated spectating areas for parents/guardians to spectate their children from a distance. Parents/guardians must remain in these areas when spectating an event. Spectators are not permitted on the inside of the track.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing your child participate in the 2020 Interhouse Athletics Carnival!

SPORTS DAY MEAL DEAL

BEFORE SCHOOL TENNIS LESSONS

We are excited to announce that Oceanridge Tennis Academy will be conducting before school tennis lessons at St Stephen’s School Carramar in Term 4. The tennis lessons will run for 8 weeks, providing your child with an introduction to tennis and allowing them to start the day in an active and engaging manner.

Details of the program are as follows:
Year Groups: 1 – 6
Dates: Thursday 15 October – Thursday 3 December (8 week program)

Time: 7.30am – 8.15am (45 minutes)
Cost: $130 per child
Where: Secondary Tennis Courts

To register your child, please email info@oceanridgetennis.com.au or call Glen Popovsky on 0433 340 646 with the following information:

– Child’s Full Name

– Child’s Date of Birth

– Mobile number

– Email address

Term 3, Week 6

FATHER’S DAY STALL

MOVIE NIGHT SUCCESS

We would like to thank our Year 3 to 6 students for raising an incredible $575 for “Save the Children” charity at last week’s Movie Night event. A special thank you to our Year 12 Captains and their Deans for organising this popular fundraiser.

DAFFODIL DAY REMINDER

PRIMARY INTERHOUSE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Friday 11 September (Week 7)

Next week, students in Kindy – Year 6 will be taking part in the Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival.

Date: Friday 11 September (Week 7)

Time: 8.25am – 3.20pm
Students 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 will be available from the Canteen.
  • Clearly labelled bag containing all their requirements for the day, including personal medication, towel, etc. 
  • If your child has asthma, please ensure they bring their inhaler.

Timetable of Events:

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The following arrangements have been put in place to ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 safety guidelines.

  • Parents/guardians will not be permitted in the House Bays designated for students.
  • All students will eat lunch in their House Bays – students will not be permitted to leave their House Bay and eat lunch with their family during the scheduled lunch break.
  • There will be designated spectating areas for parents/guardians to spectate their children from a distance. Parents/guardians must remain in these areas when spectating an event.

800m Races

A reminder that we will be running our 800m races on Monday 7 September (Week 7). All students in Year 3 – 6 are invited to participate in the races taking place during RECESS time on the oval.

If your child is going to be absent on Friday 11 September, 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 your child participate in the 2020 Interhouse Athletics Carnival!

 

SPORTS DAY MEAL DEAL

CHILDREN’S CROSSINGS & ROAD SAFETY COMMITTEE

We have been advised that the crossing on St Stephens Crescent, near Palmerston Crescent, is being reviewed by the Children’s Crossing & Road Safety Committee.  They will soon be conducting surveys to gather data on the use of the facility.  If you or your child do cross the road in this area, we would encourage you to ensure the crossing is used so that a true picture of the school community’s need is gathered.

 

AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD ANXIETY TREATMENT STUDY FOR 7-12 YEAR OLDS

A team at Griffith University is conducting a nationwide study that provides services at no cost to families. The study includes the following:

  • A thorough assessment of your child’s anxiety with a trained psychologist via the telephone;
  • Your child receiving one of two kinds of home based treatments delivered on a PC, laptop or tablet; and
  • Two follow-up telephone assessments with a trained psychologist 6 and 12 months after treatment to track your child’s progress.

Click on the links below for more information and contact details

ACATS Information Flyer

ACATS Information Sheet