A word from our Head of Campus
I would personally like to extend my sincere gratitude to the whole community who have made my first official week at Carramar such a welcoming and positive experience. I look forward to the weeks and months ahead in which I will learn so much more about our school.
Whilst it has been only one week back for our students, our staff have been back for two. Our first week was filled with planning as well as professional and personal development during the days of our annual Staff Expo.
Last week we marked NAIDOC week in the Primary School with a number of classroom activities designed to celebrate and learn about those who were custodians of the land we live on for over 70 000 years. I acknowledge and give thanks here to Noongar elders, past present and emerging, for whom Lake Joondalup and it’s surrounds were a place of abundance and safety. It is a great privilege to lead a school that resides on that land, where no doubt many young people of the Noongar nation were educated in the stories and ways off their ancestors.
Thank you all once again and best wishes for Semester Two.
Head of Campus
A friendly reminder that as per our school uniform standards, students’ hair must be neatly groomed. Fringes need to be above the eyebrows, held back off the face and, if long enough, tied back. Head must not be shaved or have obvious unnatural colouring. Accessories must be in School colours of solid red or navy blue or white only, not patterned.
We thank you for your understanding and support with this school policy.
The Primary Leadership Team
Term 3 After School Clubs
After School Clubs are back for Term 3! Bookings will be available from 6.00pm Thursday 4 August. Remember to only register your child for activities available to their year group and only one club per child.
Tuesday – Homework Club with Mr Sloan (Year 4 – 6)
Wednesday – Maths Pathways with Mr Simms (Year 5)
Wednesday – Service Learning with Mrs Dicks and Mrs Saville (PP – Year 2)
Thursday (morning) – Mindful Morning with Mrs Moynihan, Miss Supanz and Miss MacNulty (Year 2 – 6)
Thursday – After School Sports with Mrs Crabb and Mrs Burnett (PP – Year 2)
Please use the following link to book https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_carramar
Term 3 Running Club Reminder
The new and improved morning Running Club has started and our first week was a huge hit! All students in PP to Year 6 are encouraged to join Miss Uglow on the Primary Green every Tuesday morning to run as many laps around the Green as you can! No matter what your ability is, come on down to earn House points, improve your fitness, build your confidence and run your way towards a healthier lifestyle.
Each participating student will be given their own Running Club lapathon card to count their laps every week. Students will earn 1 Running Club House Point for every lap they complete around the Primary Green. Overall Running Club House Points will be announced at assembly, with the winning House announced at the end of the term. Running Club lapathon cards must be left with Miss Uglow at the end of each session.
Running Club House Points: (drum roll please…)
This week’s total number of participants was 54! Congratulations to Year 6 who had the most participants with 20 students running. Well done to the parents/guardians who also joined in. Keep up the great work everyone!
We will meet on the Primary Green every Tuesday morning from 8.00am onwards. Come dressed in your sport uniform or normal school uniform and running shoes. You can still participate even if you are not dressed in your sport uniform! Everyone is welcome – you do not need to sign up to participate in this club. Run at your own pace and come and go as you please. Parents/guardians and younger siblings are encouraged to join in too.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you next week!
Teacher – Primary Physical Education
Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival
Date: Friday 19 August (Week 4)
Time: 8.25am – 3.20pm
Students in Year 1 – 6 need to arrive at school no later than 8.25am.
Location: St Stephen’s School Carramar – Oval
What to Wear:
- House Uniform
- Appropriate sports shoes (no athletics spikes permitted, rubber athletics shoes only)
- Clearly labelled St Stephen’s School hat
- Clearly labelled St Stephen’s School jacket and/or tracksuit pants
What to Bring:
- Clearly labelled water bottle
- Students must bring all food and drinks they will need for the day. A meal deal will be available from the Canteen.
- Clearly labelled bag containing all their requirements for the day.
- If your child has asthma, please ensure they bring their own inhaler.
Timetable of Events:
400m and 800m Races
The Primary Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be taking place on Friday 19 August (Week 4, Term 3). We will be running our 400m and 800m events in the week leading up to the carnival. Students in Years 1 – 6 are invited to participate in these events on the dates below:
|400m||1 – 3||Tuesday 16 August||Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am
|400m||4 – 6||Tuesday 16 August||
|800m||3 – 4||Wednesday 17 August||
|800m||5 – 6||Wednesday 17 August||
Students who would like to participate in the optional 400m and 800m events must make their way down to the oval at the times listed above. Parents/guardians are permitted to spectate the events from a distance but must not interfere with the children and races.
Little Athletics is a fantastic way to keep fit and builds the foundation skills of running, jumping and throwing, which are all transferable to other sports. If your child is interested in participating in Little Athletics outside of school, Joondalup Little Athletics Centre is a fantastic local club – http://www.jlac.org.au The WA Little Athletics season usually runs from October until March.
Teacher – Primary Physical Education
With book week coming up next month – please consider hiring a costume from the school costume shop.
We have had many new donations, all in good condition.
Only $5 to hire (cash only) and the money this year will go to the end of year event.
We are also looking for volunteers to help run the shop. Please consider giving up some time to help volunteer so that we are able to have two opening days each week.
Opening days are from Tuesday 2 August
Tuesday and Friday morning – 8.30am to 9.00am
The costume shop entry is located in the Technology building, through the entrance closest to the Primary School basket ball court area (near the playground).