Term 4, Week 9

Thank you for the Year

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already come to the end of 2020; what a year!!! We would like to take this opportunity, in this final Blog of the year, to thank our wonderful community for their support throughout 2020. We feel truly blessed to be part of the St Stephen’s School family and have truly appreciated everyone’s understanding as we’ve navigated through a challenging, but overall, a very positive year. We wish everyone a very happy Festive Season and look forward to the many opportunities ahead of us in 2021.

God Bless

The Carramar Primary Staff  & Leadership Team


Year 7 Academic Scholarships

Applications for Year 7 Academic Scholarships for 2022 are now open!

Does your child excel in the classroom? Applications for Academic Scholarships are now open for students heading into Year 7 in 2022.

Scholarships are open to new and current students. The process includes testing in March next year and, if awarded, grants partial or full remission of School tuition fees for the student’s entire Secondary education at St Stephen’s School, subject to ongoing performance and yearly reviews.

See where a scholarship could take your child at https://www.ststephens.wa.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships or contact the School Registrar at scholarships@ststephens.wa.edu.au.


Christmas Cheer at Lakeside

Primary and Secondary students joined forces to sing Christmas carols at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre last Friday. They were very impressive and received many compliments from the public. Well done to all the students and their teachers, Michelle Williams and Steve Williams.


Cards That Count

A heartfelt thank you to all families who purchased Christmas cards designed by Primary students this year. Through this initiative, St Stephen’s School has raised over $1000 for Uniting WA.

A special congratulations to Carramar Kindy student, Harshita Chauhan who’s card design was chosen by Uniting WA as a winner for their 2020 Christmas Card competition. Well done Harshita!

Lego Masters

The FIRST Lego League RePlay challenge was mastered by our Carramar Primary team late November! We wish our team, Active Ants the best of luck as they compete in the Nationals at Curtin University this weekend.


Year 4s on Their Bikes

Our Year 4 students participated in an exciting bike ride to Wanneroo Rotary Park recently, as a part of the Year 4 Bike Education program. They had lots of fun navigating their way to the park and taking in all the beautiful scenery along the way. A big thank you to all our parent helpers who joined us on the ride!



Master Chef Finale

Language students were back in the kitchen for the final round of their Masterchef challenge this week. Year 6 students created some amazing French desserts including macarons and delicious gateaux. Each team’s final dish was critiqued by judges and then enjoyed by team and class members.


Times Table Rockstars Competition

Year 3-6 students played against each other to answer as many time table questions as they can in a minute. The top 6 students from each year group played against each other in quarter and semi-finals with the top 6 in the grand finale.

Finalists were: Kevin Viji, Katrina Murphy, Kayne Horan, Ben Davis, Mitchell Callcott and Lucas Unitt.

Our top 3 students were:

3rd place – Katrina Murphy from Year 5 with 101 correct answers

2nd place – Kayne Horan from Year 4 with 103 correct answers

1st place – Kevn Viji from Year 6 with 121 correct answers


Uniting WA

Once again the St Stephen’s School community was generous with their donations for the Uniting WA Christmas Appeal. Food Bank weighed the donations and advised that Carramar and Duncraig campuses combined provided them with in excess of 1200kgs of non-perishable food items. We would like to thank all those that assisted Service Learning with the coordination of the appeal, along with all staff that encouraged our students to bring in their donations so generously. After all it is a team effort. Once again a little will go a long way this Christmas.

Uniform Standards

As the end of the year is fast approaching and everyone begins to enjoy their holiday break, a friendly reminder to ensure that your child’s hairstyle adheres to the School’s uniform policy upon their return in January 2021. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for further details https://ststephensschool.sharepoint.com/SSSCorporate/ParentHandbook/Forms


2021 School Fee Payment Options

Dear Parents/ Guardians

In 2021, the School will be simplifying the annual school fee notification and payment selection process for parents. Parents / Guardians will no longer be required to re-select a preferred payment method and frequency at the start of the school year.

The payment method (direct debit, or credit card, or BPAY) and frequency of payment (weekly, fortnightly, monthly, three instalments or annual upfront) that you had in place in 2020 will continue automatically in 2021.

The dates to note for payments (based on frequency) next year are:

1 upfront payment due on 29 January 2021 (2% discount); or

43 weekly payments starting 4 February 2021; or

22 fortnightly payments starting 4 February 2021; or

10 monthly payments starting on 2 February 2021; or

10 monthly payments starting on 17 February 2021; or

3 instalments (BPAY only) on 18 February 2021, 20 May 2021 and 19 August 2021

You will not be required to take any action, unless you would like to change the method of payment or frequency of payments. In which case, please contact the Accounts Receivable team on 9243 2103 or email accountsreceivable@ststephens.wa.edu.au as soon as possible.

If you wish to change your credit card, or bank account details, you are able to do this at any time throughout the year via the Parent Portal. Click on the ‘School Payments’ tab and select Manage stored cards and direct debits to bank accounts (https://edinfo.ststephens.wa.edu.au/ManageStoredCards.aspx).

On 11 January 2021 your annual fee invoice will be available for you to view on the Parent Portal in the ‘School Payments’ tab – select Statements and receipt history (https://edinfo.ststephens.wa.edu.au/fin.aspx).

All the best for the holidays and wishing you a Happy Christmas

From the Accounts Receivable Team


Before School Tennis Lessons – Term 1, 2021

We will be conducting before school tennis lessons at St Stephens Carramar in Term 1 2021, to allow your child to start the day in an active and engaging manner. Details of the program are as follows:

Day: Thursday mornings – commencing Thursday 11 February, 2021

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

To Register please email info@poptennis.com.au or call Glen on 0433 340 646 with the following information:

-Child’s Full Name

-Child’s Date of Birth

-Mobile number

-Email address

Term 4, Week 8

First Lego League

Congratulations to the First Lego League team for winning the 2020 Regional Champion’s Award! The team will now compete against other regional champions on 12 December at Curtin University. Good Luck to our champs!


Uniting WA Christmas Appeal


Well done for raising $2363.90 for the Picnic on The Green!


Cards that Count

Well done for raising $1000 for Uniting WA!

Presentation Night

Picnic on The Green

Wednesday 9 December

1.00pm to 3.00pm

Parents must be in attendance with their children

City of Wanneroo Youth Forum on Climate Change

Holiday Hijinx

The hardest part of the school holidays can be finding something for the kids to do. Ward off the constant ‘I’m bored!’ declarations and make screen time more productive at Fire Tech’s STEM workshops this January.

Kids can brush up on their tech talents at a range of workshops including Junior Adventures in Augmented Reality, Creating for YouTube, Making Games with ROBLOX, Video Game Design, Lego Stop-Motion Animation and Digital Music.

There are courses to suit children aged between 9-17 and the cost rivals that of vacation care, all while the kids walk away with a new skill.

Sign up for the SUMMER SPECIAL with workshops starting from $99 a day and running from 10am-4pm between January 11 and 15 at the School’s Duncraig Campus.

Find out more and make a booking at firetechcamp.com.au.

Farewell Letter

Dear Parents

It is with mixed emotions I write to you to let you know I will be moving on to teach at Mercy College next year. Changing schools every four to six years is something I have done for the last three decades of my career as I believe change affords opportunities to learn, grow and serve others. Having taught at St Stephen’s School for the past six years, I feel it is time to embark on another educational adventure.

Teaching at St Stephen’s School has been a truly amazing experience. The people power here is wonderful and I have never taught in another school which has offered this much support for their students. The caliber of staff, quality of teaching and teamwork, sensational productions and specialist opportunities here are fantastic.

While I am excited about commencing in a new school, I am also very emotional about leaving St Stephen’s. Staff here have become much loved friends, the children are embedded in my heart, and the support from parents has been greatly appreciated throughout my six years here. I will miss everything about this community, especially the children.

If I do not get the opportunity to say farewell in person, please know how grateful I am for your positive words and the opportunity to teach your children. They have been such a delightful part of my journey.

Wishing you all good health, faith, hope and love.

May the Force be with you!

Warmest regards

Sandra Corcoran