Term 3, Week 4

Book Week

The Children’s Book Council of Australia theme this year is “Dreaming with eyes open…”

This week (Week 4) the Library have entries to a drawing and a colouring competition available to the Year 2-6 students at the Library desk.

From this Wednesday the entries to the WA CBCA “Make Your Own Story Book” competition will be on display in the Library.  Mrs Byrne and her students have done a great job with their entries this year, so take the time to have a look at the great books that have been produced.

On Monday 22 August we have Perform Education presenting their Book Week show “Story Quest” to the Year 2 – 6 students in the Primary Forum.  The show will start at 1.30pm.  This event is for students only.

Our Book Week Dress-up Assembly will be held at 9.05am on Thursday 25 August in the Primary Forum.  We look forward to seeing parents for this wonderful extravaganza!


No Meal Deal for the Athletics Carnival this Friday

The canteen will not be offering a meal deal for the Athletics Carnival this Friday as it will be offering a Father’s Day meal deal instead. Please order from the canteen menu as usual for the Athletics Day Carnival.


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. The canteen will be available for normal lunch orders.
  • 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:

Please note: Our Kindy and Pre-Primary students will only be involved in morning activities. At approximately 9.30am, the Kindy and Pre-Primary students will participate in team games in their own sectioned off area on the oval.

Family Picnic

We will break for lunch from 12.30pm – 12.50pm. During this time, students will be invited to eat lunch with their families if they have a family member spectating. Students who do not have a family member spectating will need to remain in their House Bay for the lunch break. Parents/guardians will not be permitted in the House Bays designated for students.

Year 3 – 6 800m Races

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 400m races today! We will be running our 800m events at recess and lunch time tomorrow. Students in Years 3 – 6 who would like to participate in the optional 800m races tomorrow must make their way down to the oval at the times below.


Event: Year Group: Date: Time:


800m 3 – 4 Wednesday 17 August

Recess time
10.55am – 11.20am

4 800m 5 – 6 Wednesday 17 August

Lunch time
12.40pm – 1.10pm

Parents/guardians are permitted to spectate the events from a distance but must not interfere with the children and races. Due to the weather forecast, please spectate at your own risk and be aware that we may reschedule some or all of the races to Thursday 18 August if required.

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.

If your child is going to be absent on Friday 19 August, please contact Hannah Uglow ASAP at hannah.uglow@ststephens.wa.edu.au, as this helps with the planning of our event.

We look forward to seeing our students participate in the 2022 Interhouse Athletics Carnival!

Hannah Uglow
Teacher – Primary Physical Education


Father’s Day Stall – Volunteers Needed!

Father’s Day Meal Deal

Cards That Count – Ordering is now Open

Online ordering for Cards That Count is now open! Cards That Count is a fundraising initiative that turns student artwork into beautiful, professionally printed greeting cards. Students’ designs are now available to order as a pack of 8 cards and 8 white envelopes.

Details on how to order a pack of cards with your child’s beautiful and unique artwork will be coming home with your child this week.

Online ordering closes Friday 2 September.


Term 3 Running Club

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.

WEEK 4 Running Club House Points: (drum roll please…) 


93 121


This week’s total number of participants was 55! Lots of new faces joining us this week… 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 hannah.uglow@ststephens.wa.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you next week!


Costume Shop

With book week coming up next week – 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).



Primary Disco booking forms have been sent home with students this week.


Night on the Green

Dear Parents

It is with great excitement that we invite our school community to the inaugural “Night on The Green” on Saturday 3 December from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. This parent led event is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the end of our academic year and for our families to spend time together before we break up for the school holidays. Food trucks, silent disco, Christmas Market, animal farm, Santa’s Grotto, music,…. are some of the many activities that will be on offer on the night.

If any parents have a small business and would like to be involved, please contact Bronwyn (bronwyn.doak@yahoo.com) or Karen (hinder@internode.on.net ).

We are also looking for several volunteers to give a couple of hours of their time to help on the day. Karen and Bronwyn would also love to hear from you.

This is a wonderful event and we look forward to celebrating together with our families in December!

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