Innovative School Award
St Stephen’s School has been named among the nation’s top schools in The Educator magazine’s annual Innovative Schools list. The School was recognised for its unique take on regional enrolments with the Home Away From Home (HAFH) program, launched in August. The HAFH program offers a fresh take on conventional school boarding arrangements, placing students from regional WA in a local family environment. For more information visit https://www.ststephens.wa.edu.au/enrolments/ris/regional-students
Jump Rope For Heart – FINAL WEEK!
We are very excited to announce that St Stephen’s School Carramar has currently raised $1757 for the Heart Foundation. Only 3 days left until all online fundraising finishes on Friday 20 November!
It’s not too late to sign up! Visit www.jumprope.org.au to register your child online, so they can receive the full benefits of the program and participate in online fundraising. Jump Rope for Heart is a great way for your child to keep fit and learn new skills, but it also helps raise funds for vital heart research and education programs.
JUMP OFF DAY – Wednesday 18 November
We will be celebrating Jump Off Day this Wednesday 18 November. Students are invited to WEAR SOMETHING RED this Wednesday.
Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!
The Library staff would like to bring you up to date with some changes that will be happening in the Library, in the final weeks of this term.
After some consultation it has been decided that, due to the teaching and learning needs of our K to 12 staff and students, we are going to move the Early Childhood collections and Lit Pro (Home Reading) collections.
These collections will go into Library Classrooms 1&2 – currently Business/VET rooms. We will then create a quiet teaching & study “zone” outside Library Classrooms 3&4 (currently Primary Library and Year 12 study room) for the secondary students.
2020 borrowing will end for the Primary students on 27 Nov so that the Library Staff and Property Services can safely complete this project during Week 8.
Christmas Meal Deal
Uniting WA Christmas Appeal
Northway Uniting Church and St Stephen’s Primary will be collecting Christmas gifts again for children in need. There will be a Christmas tree located next to the Kindy indoor entrance of the Primary Forum from 20 November. Please select a tag from the tree, buy a gift for a child with the age and gender specified and place it in the box under the tree. The gifts do not need to be wrapped. These gifts are then distributed to children in the community who are doing it tough (mostly through DCP Joondalup). On behalf of the children who receive these gifts, we are so immensely grateful for your donations in past years – Thank you!
Uniting WA Christmas Hampers
As we still seem to have a lot of lost property items ie. drink bottles, food containers and uniform items we have decided to display all lost property outside Reception up until Friday 27 November.
There is also a rack of second hand uniform items available for a gold coin donation.
Please remember to put your child’s name on their uniform items so that they can be reunited if uniform items should happen to stray.
Loud Shirt Day
Lovely Acts of Service from our Year 3 Students and their Families
A lovely group of Year 3 students wanted to make a difference and decided to organise a fundraising event to help the less fortunate. Over $155 was raised and donated to THE RED SHIELD APPEAL as a result of their effort! It is wonderful to see our students taking this type of initiative themselves to serve the community. Well done!
Furthermore, our entire Year 3 cohort and their families have demonstrated their heart for Service by baking ANZAC cookies for the elderly at Regents Garden to help commemorate Remembrance Day this year. This is what Regents Garden’s staff had to say about this wonderful gift:
…it was a wonderful surprise that simply turned up on our doorstep on the morning of Remembrance Day. This is a day that means so much to many of the residents who almost all were affected by the war in some way. We had a small ceremony and they were handed out afterwards. The rest were delivered directly to the residents who were not able to attend the ceremony. It was very kind of you all to think of our elderly community and send them a little bit of love in a bag.
Thanks to you all xx
Carramar Primary Presentation Evening
The Carramar Primary Presentation Evening will be held on Thursday 3 December at 6:45pm in the Sports & Learning Centre. Tickets for the event are free and are available now via the link below:
Ticket numbers will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that all attendees (including students and performers) will require tickets this year. Please bring your ticket with you on the night (printed or electronically) as they will be scanned on entry.