Important Message from Mr Roberts
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
- 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.