Term 4, Week 4

Orientation Day this Friday 5 November

As we are eagerly preparing for our Orientation Day, we would like to share some news with you in relation to our teachers staffing for 2022.

Mrs Clay and Mrs Wayman will be extending their maternity leave so Miss Genevieve MacNulty and Mrs Rebecca Lawrence will continue in their roles for the 2022 school year. Furthermore, also in Early Years, Mrs Roberts will be going on maternity leave and will be replaced by Miss Melanie Supanz while Mrs French will also be taking some time off thereby allowing us to appoint Mrs Natasha Moynihan to cover her absence.

In Upper Years,  Mrs Cicelia Bartels will be teaching Year 4 in Semester 1 until Mrs Fordham returns from maternity leave for the start of Semester 2 and Mrs Simpson’s extension of leave, in order to care for her family, will enable the appointment of Mr Bailey Simms in Year 5.

Finally, Madame Carniello, Early Years French teacher, will be leaving us after many years of service to join Scotch College and, coincidentally, Mrs Sylvia Richardson will be commencing her well-earned retirement after many years of teaching in both Primary and High School settings. Madame Ioana Branet will therefore be taking the French teaching position from Pre-Primary to Year 6 in 2022.

Please see below the 2022 classroom teachers’ allocation for your information:

Kindy             Mrs Rollings & Miss MacNulty

Pre-Primary Mrs Ashton & Miss Supanz

Year 1            Mrs Saville & Mrs Dicks

Year 2            Mrs Lawrence & Mrs Moynihan

Year 3            Mrs Basmadjian & Mr Berry

Year 4            Mrs Bartels (Semester 1) / Mrs Fordham (Semester 2) & Mr Shinkfield

Year 5            Mrs Langley and Mr Simms

Year 6            Mrs Currell & Mr Sloan

We look forward to sharing many wonderful experiences with our students and community in 2022.

Kind regards,

Madame Pilote


Welcome to our new OSH Coordinator


A message from Mrs Byrne

Please note that certificates for students who participated in the Dorothea Mackellar poetry competition, the Australasian Problem-Solving Maths Olympiad, and the Australian Maths Competition, will be handed out tomorrow during Assembly. Parents are welcome to attend if they wish to. Many thanks.


Children’s University

Passport stamping session in the library on Thursday 4 November during lunch time.  This is a quiet time of year for stamping, so a great time to come and get those outstanding stamps.


Let’s Talk Resilience with Madame Pilote

Resilience is a crucial skill to have. Throughout my education career I have seen first hand how more and more important it has become for children to develop this skill at a very young age. Students who develop resilience early in life have a better chance to successfully cope with the many challenges they will face in their future.

I would like to invite you to a one hour workshop where I will share with you some tips and findings I have come across over the years, to help children become more resilient. I have been particularly inspired by a book I read some time ago, called “The Danish Way of Parenting“.

Date:  Tuesday 9 November 2021

Time: 6.45pm

Venue:  Primary Forum, Carramar Campus

Please book your ticket using the following link: https://events.humanitix.com/mp2021

Northway Uniting Church Christmas Appeal

Spring Tours


Loud Shirt Day 2021

Exciting news! Loud Shirt Day is fast approaching, we will be celebrating this on Friday 12 NovemberLoud Shirt Day is the perfect excuse to wear your brightest shirt and get LOUD and PROUD to raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children.

This year we are:

  • Inviting the students to wear their loudest shirts for a gold coin donation
  • Celebrating being LOUD with a lunchtime disco in the forum


Jump Rope for Heart 2021

Jump Rope for Heart is a fantastic physical activity and fundraising program that has been run by the Heart Foundation for over 36 years. It’s a great way for your child to keep fit and learn new skills, but it also helps raise funds for vital heart research and education programs. 

Since Jump Rope for Heart started in 1983, schools like ours have raised more than $104 million for the Heart Foundation’s lifesaving work.

It’s important you register your child online, so they can receive the full benefits of the program and participate in online fundraising, simply follow the link below to get started.www.jumprope.org.au/parents

Students will be practicing their skipping at school and home, and during this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause.

We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Wednesday 24 November (Week 7), and this will mark the end of the program and is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills.

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!




Could families please have a look at home for library books that may have been forgotten and return them to the library? We will be very appreciative of these lost books returning to the library so they may be read again.

Library books will have stickers on the spine showing letters, numbers or genre symbols. The book will also have a Carramar Library stamp in one of the first pages.

We would love to have these books back.

Picnic on the Green Volunteers – Volunteers Needed

Picnic on the Green

Wednesday 8 December 2021

7.00am – 4.00pm

Dear Parents/Guardians

We require volunteers to assist with set up, running of the events and pack away on the day of Picnic on the Green. The more volunteers we have the lighter the load for us all. In order to ensure that everyone can still enjoy the day and watch their little ones having fun, we decided that 45-minute rotations of volunteering would work best.

We require volunteers for the following events:

Set up

8.00am –  1.00pm (*Time to be confirmed)

  • assisting vendors
  • marking out locations for vendors
  • setting up the BBQ – cutting hotdogs, stacking and filling eskys
  • set up tables and chairs
  • prepping fairy floss bags
  • Set up of water slide and foam party

During the events:

  • running of the BBQ (Total of 20 volunteers)
    • 5 people per shift – 2 cooking on the BBQ, 3 serving, selling drinks, fairy floss etc.
    • BBQ shifts – 12.30pm – 1.15pm, 1.15pm – 2.00pm, 2.00pm – 2.45pm. 2.45pm – 3.30pm
  • 2 people per water slide and 3 people to ensue water buckets are topped up (total of 20 volunteers)
    • Shifts – 12.30pm – 1.15pm, 1.15pm – 2.00pm, 2.00pm – 2.45pm, 2.45pm – 3.30pm
  • Foam Party – 4 volunteers per shift (16 volunteers)
    • Shifts 12.30pm – 1.15pm, 1.15pm – 2.00pm, 2.00pm – 2.45pm, 2.45pm – 3.30pm

Pack away – (As many as possible!)

3.00pm – 5.00pm

It would also be much appreciated if you have a large esky that we could please borrow for the day.

If you would like to volunteer for a part of the day, please contact Natalie on 0422 218 865, with your preferred time and preferred event.

A little reminder that these events cannot run without the help of our lovely volunteers so if you can help at all it is much appreciated,

Thank you

St Stephens Parent Reps


Carramar Primary Presentation Night 2021

The St Stephen’s Carramar Primary Presentation Evening will be held on Thursday 2 December 2021 in the Sports & Learning Centre at Carramar beginning at 6.45pm.  Parents will be advised if their child will be receiving an award, in the week prior to the event.    Please follow the link below to secure tickets for your family:  https://events.humanitix.com/cpp2021

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