Term 2, Week2 – Special Edition

Mother’s Day Stall going ahead!

Following our Premier’s announcement last night and the new guidelines in place, we are happy to inform you that our Mother’s Day Stall will be going ahead next week! We request that Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Pre-Primary parents accompanying their child for their purchase(s), follow the guidelines (wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing whilst in the Primary Forum).

Many thanks

The Primary School Leadership Team

Term 2, Week 2

Lovely ANZAC Day Service

We would like to thank all families who attended our ANZAC DAY Service last week. It was a special time given to reflect and honor those who have served (as well as those who still serve) our country, making it possible for us to enjoy the freedom we have. Lest we forget.


2021 Cross Country Carnival

Congratulations Charis for being the Primary Champions of our 2021 Cross-Country and Makaria for being the whole school champions! Photos of our year level champions will be posted on the PE Blog soon. Well done to all our participants!


Term 2 After School Clubs

After School Clubs are back for Term 2! This term we have four after school activities on offer for students to enjoy. Bookings will be available from 6.00pm Wednesday 28 April.

Tuesday – Aladdin Production Design Crew (students in Year 3 to 6)

Thursday – After School Sports (students in Pre-primary to Year 2)

Thursday – Homework Club (students in Year 4 to 6)

Thursday – Mathletics Club (students in Year 3 to 4)

Remember to only register your child for activities available to their year group. Please use the following link to book https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_carramar

Library Helpers Needed

Mother’s Day Stall

As mentioned last week, our Mother’s Day Stall is scheduled to take place next week. All Year 1 to Yr6 teachers and learning assistants will be accompanying students to the Primary Forum between 8:30AM and 9:30AM to purchase a gift for their mum (please refer to flyer for specific dates and times students will be attending). Our Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Pre-Primary students have been allocated specific dates and times to come accompanied by a parent, but we will need to confirm with you (no later than Monday) if this will still be a possibility (following our Premier’s announcement in relation to restrictions moving forward).


Children’s University

I hope students were able to complete some learning opportunities over the holiday, either through the events run by ECU or by exploring the online portal.   There was a great ANZAC day learning opportunity posted as part of the April challenge that allowed students to be creative in how they presented their learning.  I am excited to see what May’s challenge will be.

I am encouraging students to be responsible for their own learning by exploring the online portal, keeping their own log in details, a portfolio of their learning and keeping their passports in a safe place.  If however, you would prefer for me to keep their passports, as this is the official record of their learning, I am able to do so.

The next passport signing session will be in the library at lunch time this Thursday 29 April.  They can bring me any work they have completed and I will also review any submissions they have made on the online portal at this time.  I also have a list of hours accrued during Term 1 through the after school clubs offered by SSS that can contribute towards their graduation.  It is important students bring their passports to this session.  I can’t wait to hear their stories.


Scholastic Book Club

Friday 7 May




Term 2, Week1

Important Message from Mr Roberts

Dear Families

Welcome to Term 2! We are really excited at the many events that are to occur over the coming eleven weeks and are well prepared to weave them in amongst our core business of teaching and learning! I hope that your holidays were enjoyable and that you had some great quality time with your children.

Friday will be a significant day as we start our term with both, sombre reflection and boisterous exertion. Our tradition of holding an ANZAC Day ‘dawn’ Service will start the day on the slope near the Secondary Administration building. We use this time to reflect with sorrow and thankfulness on those men and women who gave their lives in battle in order to protect and preserve the freedoms that we enjoy in this most beautiful country of ours, Australia. I would like to extend to you, your family and your friends therefore, the warmest of invitations to join us at 7.45am as we mark ANZAC Day, a day of remembrance, with respect, dignity and prayer.

After this, please feel free to attend our K – 12 Inter-House Cross Country Carnival which will take place on the oval from around 8.45am. All students will be participating in an effort to have their House crowned ‘champion’ and you will see wonderful interactions between senior and junior students throughout the course of the morning. Additionally, at this event, we will be christening ‘Betty’, our Service-Learning caravan, as she offers snacks and drinks for purchase by students and parents for the very first time. It has been a long time coming, this project, so stay tuned for more information regarding the initial idea, the journey of refurbishment and the intended use of her from this Friday onwards.

I wish you a great term and many blessings.

Mr Brett Roberts


K-12 Inter-House Cross Country Carnival

The St Stephen’s Carramar K-12 Inter-House Cross Country Carnival will be held this Friday 23 April (Week 1, Term 2). The event will run from 8.30am – 10.40am on the Secondary School oval. Classes will resume as normal after recess time.

Students in Kindy – Year 1 will participate in a Lap-a-thon run in a special sectioned off area on the Secondary Oval. Students in Year 2 – 6 will compete in a Cross Country race, along with some House team games run by Secondary student leaders on the oval.

Reminders for students: 

  • Students in Year 2 – 6 must be at school by 8.25am.
  • House Sports Uniform
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Asthma puffer if required

 Approximate Cross Country event start times:

8.50am: Year 5/6 Boys 2.5km                                  

9.10am: Year 5/6 Girls 2.5km

9.30am: Year 4 Girls & Boys 2km                 

9.55am: Year 3 Girls & Boys 1.5km                     

10.20am: Year 2 Girls & Boys 750m 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

Parents/guardians are welcome to spectate this event, but must not interfere with the students at any time. Parents/guardians may spectate their children from a distance around the outside of the oval, but must not interfere with the team games taking place in the middle of the oval. We appreciate your support in this matter.


Betty the Service Learning Caravan

Our Secondary hospitality students will be selling some small refreshments from “Betty” the caravan for students to purchase at the carnival. Students may bring a small amount of money if they wish to purchase something at the end of the carnival (before Recess time).

We look forward to seeing all our students bring their best House Spirit down to the oval this Friday!


Mother’s Day Stall

Our Mother’s Day Stall is back in 2021! Please note that a lovely group of volunteers will be running the stall in our Primary Forum from 3 – 7 May. More details coming soon.


Our Captains in action!  

Three of our Primary Captains were given the opportunity to serve the wider community by taking part in the Food Cart program during the last week of Term 1. The group headed off to Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre straight after school and collected food items from dedicated cafes and retailers to be handed over to those in need. This activity truly reflects the importance our school attaches to our values of care, service and community. Well done Captains!


A lovely way to end the term 

As part of our “Buddy Program”, junior and senior students joined forces in an “Easter Pencil Treasure Hunt” last term J!  Our senior students have been demonstrating some lovely leadership skills in mentoring and helping our junior students throughout Term 1. Our new “Buddy Program” was very successful last term and we look forward to the many activities students will share together again this term.


A reminder that we need costumes!

The St Stephen’s Carramar costume shop is up and running. We are now accepting donations of costumes.

  • Please leave any donated costumes in the Donation Box located in the Primary Forum
  • Each costume, with the related accessories, should be bagged together
  • If you are donating more than one costume please bag them separately
  • All donations should be clean and in good condition ready to go
  • We will be accepting both child and adult costumes

This is a great opportunity to fundraise and support our SSS families with low cost options for costume hire.

Bronwyn Doak and Karyn Hinder


Term 2 After School Clubs

Stay tuned for After School Clubs on offer in Term 2. The list of available clubs and the booking link will be in next week’s blog.