Term 4, Week 6

Dads and Kids Campout 2022 


This year’s Dads and Kids campout was a great success, in spite of some rainy weather. Sixteen Dads and their respective kids, along with Mr Simms and Mr Sloan, gathered early Friday afternoon, at Kaadadjan Centre, the school’s campsite, to set up camp and hit the Murray River in canoes for a paddle upstream. Some brave souls even tried out the rope swing! We set up the campfire, cooked a barbecue dinner and spent the night around the fire, toasting marshmallows and cooking damper. After a damp night and a storm early Saturday morning which kept us under cover, we had a cooked breakfast and then the weather fined up, so we went for a hike around the perimeter of the property. It was a picturesque walk with lots of wildflowers on show. Upon returning to camp some of us hit the water for a final paddle, before packing up and heading home. Everyone enjoyed getting to know people a little better and enjoying the break away in nature. 


Mr Sloan

Social & Emotional Curriculum Leader and Year 6 Teacher


Lego League

Congratulations to our “Superpowered Squirrels” who did a fantastic job at the Lego League over the weekend and took away the “Innovation Project Award”. Our Primary team is now on their way to Curtin University for the State’s Final on the 10th of December! Well done “Superpowered Squirrels”, we are so proud of you!

A special thank you to Mrs Byrne and Mrs Crouch for guiding our “little squirrels” through the process.



Traffic Warden Unavailable

The Traffic Warden who works at the Children’s Crossing on St Stephens Crescent, near Palmerston Crescent west is unable to work Wednesday morning the 16 of November.  Unfortunately we have no relief staff available to cover the position.  

Please take appropriate action and inform your children to be vigilant whilst crossing without a warden present.

Jump Rope for Heart Day

We will be holding our school Jump Off Day this Wednesday 16 November (Week 6), and this will mark the end of the Jump Rope for Heart program. It is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills. Students are invited to wear something red on this day 

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

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!

Term 4 Running Club

All students in PP to Year 6 are encouraged to join Miss Uglow on the Primary Green every Thursday 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. Running Club lapathon cards must be left with Miss Uglow at the end of each session.

WEEK 5 RUNNING CLUB House Points: (drum roll please…) 


173 120


Congratulations CHARIS for the most laps in Week 5! Followed very closely by Parresia and Makaria. This week’s total number of participants was 83! Congratulations to our Kindy and PP students who had the highest number of participants this week. Keep up the great work everyone!


Congratulations to Theo Unitt (1S) who joined the 100 Laps Club by completing 100 laps on his lapathon card! Well done Theo, keep up the great running for Charis!

We will meet on the Primary Green every THURSDAY 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!

Hannah Uglow
Teacher – Primary Physical Education


Children’s Beach Safety Programs

As the weather warms up and our community begins to spend more time down at the beach, it’s important to equip your child with the necessary skills to be safe and aware around the amazing WA coastline and other water environments.

Surf Life Saving WA run programs across summer, for kids from as young as two years of age at more than 10 metro and regional beaches throughout WA. Enjoy peace of mind that your child knows how to be safe around water. Children will learn basic safety signals and be introduced to the patrolling lifesavers.

Please follow the link below for more information about upcoming SLSWA programs:



Student Resource Lists FINAL Reminder – online ordering closing Friday 18 November 2022


At OSHClub we are super excited to introduce The Brekkie Bunch

The Brekkie Bunch is a new and free add-on club for our kids to learn, cook and eat yummy breakfast foods, before their school day starts! The kids will have fun with their friends’ following recipes and developing cooking skills, while learning about nutritious breakfast options……..and the best bit, they get to enjoy the fruits of their labour before they start their school day!

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to reach out either via email, phone or by dropping into the service! We’re always super keen to chat!

We are in the 3rd transportable next to the school oval, book in online at www.oshclub.com.au or contact us on 0478 066 366 with any queries.

Kind Regards Shelley and the St Stephens OSHClub team.


Christmas Meal Deal


Presentation Evenings 2022

Primary Presentation Evening – Thursday 1 December https://events.humanitix.com/cppe2022

Secondary Presentation Evening – Monday 5 December https://events.humanitix.com/cspe2022

A Night on The Green

Final Day of Term 4 Celebrations (Wednesday 7 December) 

To end the year on a high note, please note that we will be holding a final Assembly at approximately 11:45am in the Primary Forum followed by a Fun Colour Run on The Green at approximately 12:15pm 🙂! All parents are welcome to attend! Students will be dismissed from school at 1pm. Lots of fun to end our 2022 academic year! We suggest families bring a few spare garbage bags to cover their car seats as students will no doubt be a little messy after their run 🙂!

Below is some important information to note for this event:

What do students need to wear?

The optimal effect of a Colour Run occurs when participants wear a plain, white t-shirt.  Old clothes that you will not mind getting slightly stained (see below regarding possible staining). We also recommend for students to wear goggles.

Do all students need to run?

The Colour Run will not be compulsory. However, all students are encouraged to participate and enjoy the celebration 🙂.

How is the colour administered?

A running course on The Green will be set up. Designated staff will be stationed along the course to gently dispense colour powder along the way. All colour powder will be aimed between shoulder & hip level.

What is the colour made from? Does it stain?

The coloured powder we are using is made from 99% corn-starch and natural food grade dyes. We’ve been told it doesn’t stain, but you never know… We feel it would be best to wear old sneakers or opt to run with bare feet. Please note that we do not take any responsibility for costs associated with the removal of colour.

Will the Colour ruin clothes or running shoes?

The colour does wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it, the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colourful. Please note that we do not take any responsibility for costs associated with the removal of colour.


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