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!


  • 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

Karli Goodall
Deirdré de Jager
Chermaine Muir
Claire Shaw
Martina Whooley
Jessica Lee
Nicolette Killian
Amanda Hess
Karen Hinder
Rakhee Hirani
Megan Zorich
Anjani Hirani
Tanya Dalecki
Alison Lewkowski



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.



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.



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.


Term 1, Week 2

Parent-teacher interviews

Please note that our first Pre-Primary to Year 6 parent-teacher interviews will take place in Week 4 (24 February to 28 February). An email with instructions as to how to book a suitable time will be sent to you by the end of this week. Interviews will be scheduled in 15 minute blocks. For Kindy parent-teacher interviews, please refer to your classroom Blog.


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.


Icy poles are back!

Please note that our Primary Captains will be starting to sell icy poles again this Friday (14 February) for charity. If interested, Pre-Primary to Year 6 students can purchase one for 60 cents. Profit from the sales will go towards our High School Global Service Tours.


Class Representatives

Thank you to all parents who have nominated to be Class Representatives in 2020. We still have some vacancies and would like to encourage you to register your interest, if at all possible, with your respective classroom teacher by the end of this week. Mr Roberts and Mrs Pilote will be holding our first Class Representatives meeting on Tuesday 18 February at 9AM in our Primary Staffroom and will be emailing an invitation to our 2020 Class Representatives by the end of this week. A friendly reminder that the Class Representative’s role is to “build community” and help organise community events and fundraisers.


Update your details

As per email sent to parents last Friday, 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.

School Banking

Parent Banking Helpers Needed

Our school is looking for new parent banking helpers to support the existing team of parents. Please contact Reception if you are able to assist with processing student banking.

Student Banking Folders

A reminder to parents to please update their child’s class on their banking folder.


Scholastic Bookclub

Book Club orders are due Wednesday 19 February 2020

Special Edition

Extra-Curricular Activities

Please note that the extra-curricular activities online bookings will be available from Friday 7 February at 6.00pm. To ensure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to enrol in an activity, we ask that families enrol their child in only one activity for the time being.

Tuesday – Lego Club – Pre-Primary to Year 3

Tuesday – Numero Club – Year 4-6

Thursday (morning) – Kilometre Club – Year 1-6

Thursday – After School Sports – Pre-Primary-Year 2

Thursday – Drawing Club – Pre-Primary-Year 2

Thursday – STEM Club – Year 5-6

Thursday – Social Club – Year 2-3

Please book here  https://ststephensschool.bookwhen.com

Kind regards

Isabelle Pilote


Term 1, Week 1

Welcome Back to School!

We hope that everyone has had a lovely summer break and has come back energised and rested. We look forward to the many learning opportunities that lay ahead this year.


Parent Information Evening

A reminder that the Year 3 and 4 Parent Information Evening will be held this evening at 6.30pm. The Year 5 and 6 Parent Information Evening will be taking place tomorrow evening, 5 February at 6.30pm. Thank you to all PK to Year 2 families who have already attended their respective Information Evenings.



If your child was absent from school today (Tuesday 4 February) they will have an opportunity to take part in the school photo catch-ups this Thursday 6 February. Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct formal uniform (no sport uniform) on the day.

Kindy photos will be taking place on Monday 10 February.

Pre-Kindy photos will be taking place on Wednesday 19 February.

If you wish to purchase school photos, please check details on your child’s photo envelope (this envelope should be coming home with your child today).



Our next Primary assembly will be lead by our 6CU students on Wednesday 12 February at 2.55pm.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Please keep an eye on a special blog which will be sent to you later this week regarding information about this term’s extra-curricular program.


Class Representatives

If you are interested in becoming a Class Representative this year, please submit your expression of interest with your classroom teacher. Leadership will be in touch with successful candidates in the coming weeks.



Please note that the designated staff car park (including the turning circle) is not to be used by parents. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Lost Property

As mentioned at our first Assembly, the lost property on display in the Primary Forum will be disposed of by the end of the week if not claimed. Please help yourself before it all goes!!!


Make a Difference

Our Secondary School South Africa Tour students are looking forward to visiting JJ Haven and Sinethemba children’s homes in April with a group of 18 Year 10 students from both campuses. To help students less privileged, the team is asking our community if they have any of the following items to donate:

  • Priority items include black school shoes of any size, school bags and pencil cases.
  • Uniforms, particularly grey trousers and white polos.
  • Non-liquid toiletries including toothbrushes and sanitary pads.
  • Children’s clothing – particularly warm items.
  • Sports shoes, soccer boots (boys and girls), soccer kits

We, of course, welcome any donations from our school community but the above specific items will make a real difference in people’s lives.

Donations can be dropped in a labelled box located in the Primary Forum until 23 March.

Thank you in anticipation for your generosity.

The South Africa Tour Team