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

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