The day has arrived!
On Friday at 9am, after you drop off your ‘little one’, you are welcome to gather on The Green and witness the Official Opening of the Nature Playground.
After much planning and anticipation over the last nine months and, watching it take shape ever so slowly, the staff and students are really excited to be able to finally use this wonderful facility for play, exploration, imagination and physical challenge.
Please join us, if you are able, for the 10 minute ceremony after which each class will be rostered on for a briefing by their teacher prior to a 20 minute play-time.
A lovely way to commence 2021!
Yours in Service
Head of Campus
Children’s University is Back!
We are excited to be re-launching Children’s University Australasia at SSS Carramar this year. This is a great way to foster the life-long love of self-directed learning among our students.
Students use their “Passport to Learning” to record their learning throughout the year and qualifying students celebrate the journey of their learning at a graduation service hosted by ECU Joondalup at the end of the year. More information can be found at https://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/education/childrens-university/
The program is open to students in Year 4-6 and will have an annual fee of $31.50 (including GST).
Students enrolled previously who need a Learning Passport to be re-issued will be at the cost of $11 (including GST). Students who still have their passport from 2019 will be able to continue to use it this year.
We are able to offer 30 places in this program. Given the expected high demand we will have for participation in the program, please send an email to the CUA Coordinator, Janelle.Morris@ststephens.wa.edu.au , to register your expression of interest. Please include your child’s name and class.
Further information, consent and payment forms will be forwarded to successful students. Placement in the program will be based on the order that expressions of interest are received by the CUA Coordinator.
Our new ‘Buddy Program’ was launched last Wednesday!
Primary staff have put together a new “Buddy Program” this year where all senior students from Years 3 to 6 have been teamed up with little ones from Kindy to Year 2. “Buddys” will be meeting every fortnight this year to do some activities together. We believe that this experience will be beneficial for both young and older students. Activities will be based on a theme and this term, we are focusing on “Harmony”. Once again, our values of Service, Care and Community in action J! We believe this new initiative will provide opportunities for:
Active listening ▪ Being empathic ▪ Negotiating ▪ Cooperating ▪ Being positive ▪ Sharing ▪ Taking turns ▪ Including others ▪ Treating others with respect ▪ Friendliness ▪ Being kind
We would love you to discuss the program with your child at home. Our next “Buddy Session” is scheduled Wednesday 3 March.
Wonderful ‘Junk Robots’!
Last week, our Year 3 students proudly displayed the “Junk Robots” they created at home earlier in the term. They invited the Kindy students and their teachers to come along and view their hard work. The Kindies were amazed by what had been created and will be taking inspiration for their own junk projects in the coming weeks. Well done Year 3s!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.