A Night on The Green
We hope this email finds you well. It’s hard to believe that our 2022 academic year is soon coming to an end! We cordially invite you to take part in celebrating the year it has been this Saturday, 3 December, at our inaugural “Night on The Green”.
A group of parents have been working around the clock to put together an amazing program for this wonderful community event this Saturday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
Lots on offer for all family members:
- Music Entertainment with The Iconic band
- Silent Disco
- The Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm
- A Fire Engine Truck will bring Santa and his Grinch at 5pm
- Santa’s Grotto to take your Christmas photo with Santa
- 35 Christmas Market stalls for you to do some Christmas shopping!
- 10 Food trucks!
- And more!!!!
This promises to be a fantastic community event and we look forward to seeing our community getting together to celebrate!
The School Leadership Team
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 for the remainder of the term. 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.
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 individual will be given their own Running Club lapathon card to count their laps every week. Students (and parents) 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 7 RUNNING CLUB House Points: (drum roll please…)
Congratulations CHARIS AND PARRESIA! Our first ever draw! We had a total of 90 runners this week… the most participants we have had this term! Congratulations to our Year 3 students who had the highest number of participants this week with 15 runners. Keep up the great work everyone!
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.
LAST RUN OF THE YEAR – THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER
Please join us on the green for our final running club session of Term 4. Christmas hats and accessories are encouraged! We look forward to seeing you next week!
Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
Uniting Care Christmas Appeal
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
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.
At OSHClub we are now celebrating Christmas with lots of fun Christmas games and activities.
Don’t forget ST STEPHEN’S OSHCLUB will be running from Thursday 08 December to Thursday 15 December 2022.
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.
How to book
Please log in to your account online at www.oshclub.com.au and book in under the Pupil Free Day Room.
Please note that bookings can not be made online within 5 days of the session commencing. In order to book within this period, you will need to contact the ST STEPHEN’S OSHCLUB service directly on 0478066366.
Please also note the following:
- 7 days’ notice is required for cancellation of the Pupil Free Day, to ensure you will not incur out of pocket costs.
- A $4 late booking fee applies for bookings made within 5 days of the session commencing.
We provide fun activities for all ages including arts and craft, games, sports, drama, board games, dress ups and fun with friends. The OSHClub children have chosen some themes and activities for our coming Pupil Free Days
Thursday 8/12 – Rainbow /Colour Day, wear a rainbow of colour for a very colourful day
Friday 9/12 – Christmas Day, dress in Christmas clothes and join us for Christmas games and craft
Monday 12/12 – Ocean and Water Day, inside we will discover about our oceans but bring a change of clothes and shoes that you can get wet in too and don’t forget a towel
Tuesday 13/12 – Messy Day, be sure to wear old clothes
Wednesday 14/12 – Around the World, discovering other places and traditions
Thursday 15/12 – Christmas Day Party, lots of fun to be had with our Christmas party and a picnic lunch
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!
Kind Regards Shelley and the St Stephens OSHClub team.
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 email@example.com 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