At OSHClub we are super excited to introduce The Brekkie Bunch.
Many children were very excited with the start of our Brekkie Bunch program following recipes, developing cooking skills and while our tastes varied the pancakes were definitely a favourite for most. This week we will be making Strawberry Smoothies on Monday, Toasties on Wednesday and Blueberry Dippers on Friday.
We would also like to let everyone know St Stephen’s OSHClub will remain open for 6 Pupil Free Days from the 8th to the 15th of December for those people who need full day care while they have to work, do Christmas shopping or just have a day for yourself. We will have many Christmas crafts and activities over this time with plenty of fun stuff for everyone including slime, water fights and plenty of games. The session will run all day from 6.30am to 6.00pm at the cost of $72.70 (before any applicable Child Care Subsidy). Many families are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, which reduces the out of pocket cost of outside school hours care.
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.
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 6 RUNNING CLUB House Points: (drum roll please…)
Congratulations PARRESIA for the most laps in a very rainy Week 6! Followed with a draw between Charis and Makaria. Unfortunately we were rained out early this week but we look forward to seeing everyone running again next week!
100 LAPS CLUB
Congratulations to Mason Mennie (2L) who joined the 100 Laps Club by completing 100 laps on his lapathon card! Well done Mason, keep up the great running for Makaria!
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 email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you next week!
Teache – Primary Physical Education
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.
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:
St Stephen’s School Scholarships
Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
Uniting Care Christmas Appeal
2023 School Fee Payment Options
In 2023, similar to 2022, Parents/Guardians will not be required to re-select a preferred payment method and frequency at the start of the school year.
The payment method (direct debit, or credit card, or BPAY) and frequency of payment (weekly, fortnightly, monthly, three or four instalments or annual upfront) that you had in place in 2022 will continue automatically in 2023.
The dates to note for payments (based on frequency) next year are:
1 upfront payment due on 31 January 2023 (2% discount); or
43 weekly payments starting on 2 February 2023; or
22 fortnightly payments starting on 2 February 2023; or
22 fortnightly payments starting on 9 February 2023; or
10 monthly payments starting on 2 February 2023; or
10 monthly payments starting on 17 February 2023; or
3 instalments on 18 February 2023, 18 May 2023 and 18 August 2023; or
4 instalments on 2 February 2023, 2 April 2023, 2 July 2023 and 2 October 2023.
You will not be required to take any action, unless you would like to change the method of payment or frequency of payments. In which case, please contact the Accounts Receivable team on 9243 2103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please note that there will be a surcharge of 0.9% on all credit card payments.
If you wish to change your credit card, or bank account details, you are able to do this at any time throughout the year via the Parent Portal. Click on the ‘School Payments’ tab and select login under Manage stored cards and direct debits to bank accounts or use the following link https://edinfo.ststephens.wa.edu.au/ManageStoredCards.aspx
In January 2023 your annual fee invoice will be available for you to view on the Parent Portal in the ‘School Payments’ tab by logging into Statements and receipt history or use the following link https://edinfo.ststephens.wa.edu.au/fin.aspx
All the best for the holidays and wishing you a Happy Christmas.
From the Accounts Receivable Team