Term 4, Week 8

A Night on The Green

Dear Parents/Guardians

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
  • Facepainting
  • 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!

Kind regards

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…) 

CHARIS

MAKARIA PARRESIA
167 112

167

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.

 

 

OshClub

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.

What happens:
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

Dear Parents/Guardians

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 accountsreceivable@ststephens.wa.edu.au 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

Term 4, Week 7

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…) 

CHARIS

MAKARIA PARRESIA
39 39

70

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 hannah.uglow@ststephens.wa.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Hannah Uglow

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:

https://www.mybeach.com.au/courses-programs/childrens-programs/

St Stephen’s School Scholarships

https://www.ststephens.wa.edu.au/enrolments/enrolment-information/scholarships/

 

Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Uniting Care Christmas Appeal

2023 School Fee Payment Options

Dear Parents/Guardians

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 accountsreceivable@ststephens.wa.edu.au 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

 

 

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…) 

CHARIS

MAKARIA PARRESIA
173 120

124

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!

100 LAPS CLUB 

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:

https://www.mybeach.com.au/courses-programs/childrens-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.

 

Mixed Media Paper Collage Holiday Workshops

 

 

 

 

Term 4, Week 5

School Sport WA Champion Schools Track and Field Carnival

 

Last Friday, selected high achievers from last term’s Primary Interschool Athletics Carnival were invited to participate in the School Sport WA Champion Schools Track and Field Carnival. The students did an outstanding job representing St Stephen’s Carramar and many achieved personal bests on the evening. Some of our amazing Year 4 athletes even took out places on the podium. Congratulations to Isla Vo Hoang (Gold in 200m and Bronze in 80m), Matipa Munjodzi (Gold in 400m and Silver in 200m), Maita Munjodzi (Silver in 400m and Bronze in 200m) and Callum Hoggart (Silver in Shot Put and 200m). Fantastic achievements everyone!

Hannah Uglow

Physical Education Teacher

 

Rememberence Day Poppy Appeal – Friday 11 November

Poppies are available at the Reception Office/Student Services for a gold coin donation. All donations will help support veterans and their families.

 

Cards That Count

All Cards That Count orders have been given to students today. We will give you an update soon, regarding the final amount of money raised for Uniting WA.

 

 

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 4 RUNNING CLUB House Points: (drum roll please…) 

CHARIS

MAKARIA PARRESIA
150 179

140

Congratulations MAKARIA for the most laps in Week 4! Followed very closely by Charis and Parresia. This week’s total number of participants was 84! We even had our first participant with 4 legs this week… Dixie the dog (running with Troy Hughes from Parresia). Keep up the great work everyone!

100 LAPS CLUB

Congratulations to Neil Schoeman (3BE) and Kane Marshall (6S) who became the first ever students to join the 100 Laps Club by completing 100 laps on their lapathon cards! Both students are from Parresia and will be acknowledged at our next assembly. Well done boys, keep up the great running!

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

Physical Education Teacher

 

Share the Dignity ‘It’s in The Bag’

Each November Share the Dignity donate thousands of bags to women in need. Each bag is filled with essentials and gifts to help women, teenagers and new mums in crisis or emergency accommodation.

Over the past 5 years our Secondary girls have been collecting and packing these bags.

WE NEED YOU to help make 2022 our BIGGEST year and beat our previous bag record of 130 bags!

Please consider donating your preloved handbags or pop into your local Salvo’s and grab a bag from there. We also want those unopened toiletries hiding in the back of your bathroom cupboard. Most importantly, we need sanitary products, unopened pads and tampons, cups or underwear. Women shouldn’t have to choose between feeding themselves and their children or buying sanitary items.

Donations can be dropped into the Reception Office until Tuesday 15 November.

          

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.

 

 

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

 

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) 

t’s hard to believe that we are already planning our end of year celebrations 🙂! 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.

 

A Night on The Green

Mixed Media Paper Collage Holiday Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 4, Week 4

It’s Orientation Day this Friday!

We can’t believe that we are already preparing for 2023! Approximately twenty new students will be joining us in Term 1 next year and have been invited to our Orientation Day this Friday. Our students are excited to meet them and also meet their 2023 teachers and learning assistant(s).   

The format of the day is fairly simple. New students will be joining their peers for the day and every cohort will be “moving up” one year level between 9.00am and 11.00am to meet their 2023 teachers and learning assistant(s).  To help with the transition, please see below teachers and learning assistants allocation for 2023:

PK Ms Penn

Mrs Ellson

Kindy Mrs Rollings

Miss McNaulty

Mrs Rivers

Mrs Nash

Mrs Ellson

PP Mrs Ashton

Mrs French

Mrs Randell + Mrs Blight (one day a week)

Mrs Currie

Year 1 Mrs Saville

Mrs Clay + Ms Penn (one day a week)

Ms Griffith

Mrs Bertossi

Year 2 Ms Mennie

Miss Supanz

Mrs Blight

Year 3 Mr Berry

Mrs Basmadjian

Mrs Cunnigham

Year 4 Mr Shinkfield

Mrs Bartels

Mrs Scott

Year 5 Mrs Langley + Mrs Byrne (one day a week)

Mr Simms

Mrs Greenough

Year 6 Mrs Currell

Mr Sloan + Mrs Byrne (one day a week)

Mrs Lear

As Term 4 rolls along, teachers are starting to look at class placements for 2023. We would like to take the opportunity to inform you of the process of placing students in classes for next year. Please note that all teachers thoughtfully place students in classes after examination of several factors, which include:

  • Social and emotional information
  • Academic ability
  • Friendship preferences

Current class teachers construct class lists in collaboration with their other year-group teacher(s), often with Specialists too and then class recommendations are forwarded to the Primary leadership team who then review recommendations before final class lists are made.

Please be assured that every decision we make is in the best interests of your child and understand that, while we recognise the uniqueness and preferences of each student, we will not guarantee any promise of preferred placement. We encourage you to trust in the professionalism and dedication of our staff as they consider the many factors in placing your child in a particular class. You will be notified of your child’s teacher in January before them commencing on Monday 30 January 2023.

Yours truly

The Primary Leadership Team

 

Icy Poles

As it is Orientation Day this Friday, the Year 6 Captains will not be selling icy poles.

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF CAMPUS – School Car Park Etiquette

The safety of families in our car park areas is a significant concern to the School and it is paramount that as a community we show courtesy and care in these areas. Please drive slowly at all times and only park in designated parking bays.

Furthermore, the turning circle at the end of the staff car park is not to be used as a student drop off or pick up point.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Bennet Andrews

Head of Campus – Carramar

 

Traffic Warden 

The Traffic Wardens who work at the Children’s Crossing on Waldburg Drive, near St Stephens Crescent are unable to work from Monday the 31 October until Monday the 7 November.  Unfortunately there are no relief staff available to cover the position. 

 

Fusion 2022

 

After School ‘Have a Go’ Cricket Clinic at St Stephen’s Carramar!

THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED

 

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 3 RUNNING CLUB House Points: (drum roll please…)

CHARIS

MAKARIA PARRESIA
133 121

91

Congratulations Charis for the most laps in Week 3! Followed very closely by Makaria and Parresia. This week’s total number of participants was 66 (including 6 parents!). 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. We had 4 amazing parent runners this week!

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

 

Strengthening Children and Teens Against Anxiety

 

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

 

Presentation Evening 2022

 

A Night on The Green

 

Final Day of Term 4 Celebrations (Wednesday 7 December) 

It’s hard to believe that we are already planning our end of year celebrations 🙂! 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.

 

Paper Scissors Glue Holiday Workshops

Term 4, Week 3

Term 4 Running Club K – 6

Term 4 Running Club starts this Thursday! All students in Kindy 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. 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. Students who attended the club last term will resume running with the same lapathon card again this term.

We will meet on the Primary Green every Thursday morning from 8.00am onwards (commencing Week 3). 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

Hannah Uglow
Primary Physical Education Teacher (PP-6)

 

Larrikin Book Fair

Jump Rope for Heart 2022

Jump Rope for Heart is back for Term 4! 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

Students will be practicing their skipping at school and home, and during this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause.

We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Wednesday 16 November (Week 6), and this will mark the end of the program and 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

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!

Hannah Uglow
Primary Physical Education Teacher (PP-6)

 

Fusion 2022

 

 

Strengthening Children and Teens Against Anxiety

 

Student Resource Lists

 

New Bus Route

 

Presentation Evening 2022

 

A Night on The Green 

As mentioned earlier in Term 3, 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. If you would like to be involved and give a couple of hours of your time to help on the day, please contact Bronwyn (bronwyn.doak@yahoo.com) or Karen (hinder@internode.on.net ).

This parent led event is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together, but also for everyone to get some Christmas shopping done! Many of our Christmas Market stall holders will have Eftpos machines, however some may only accept cash (something to keep in mind).

Your child/children will be able to get their picture taken in our special Santa’s Grotto this year! A lovely souvenir to share with family and friends. Please note that the photographer in charge will be able to take cash only ($5).

A lot of time and effort has already been invested by parents to ensure that this event is a memorable one for all. We look forward to our community get-together and hope to see you there!

The Primary Leadership Team

 

Final Day of Term 4 Celebrations (Wednesday 7 December) 

It’s hard to believe that we are already planning our end of year celebrations 🙂! 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.

 

Term 4, Week 2

Loud Shirt Day 2022

Exciting news! Loud Shirt Day is fast approaching, we will be celebrating this on Thursday 20 October (week 2 of Term 4).

Loud Shirt Day is the perfect excuse to wear your brightest shirt and get LOUD and PROUD to raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children.

This year we are:

  • Inviting the students to wear their loudest shirts for a gold coin donation
  • Having a class
  • ‘Design a Loud Shirt’ competition
  • Celebrating being LOUD with a lunchtime disco in the forum

With thanks from the St Stephen’s TSH team!

 

Mathematics Extension – AMC Test

Students in Years 3 to 6 who sat the AMC test in Term 3, as part of Mathematics Extension will be receiving their certificates at (the Music) assembly on Friday October 21, 2022. Parents are most welcome to attend.

Scholastic Book Club

Tuesday 25 October

TERM 4 RUNNING CLUB K – 6 (starting Week 3)

Running Club is back for Term 4, starting in Week 3! All students in Kindy to Year 6 are encouraged to join Miss Uglow on the Primary Green on THURSDAY MORNINGS 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. Students who attended the club last term will resume running with the same lapathon card again this term.

We will meet on the Primary Green every Thursday morning from 8.00am onwards (commencing Week 3). 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

Kind regards

Hannah Uglow
Primary Physical Education Teacher (PP-6)

 

Larrikin Book Fair

 

Student Resource Lists

 

Jump Rope for Heart 2022

Jump Rope for Heart is back for Term 4! 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

Students will be practicing their skipping at school and home, and during this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause.

We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Wednesday 16 November (Week 6), and this will mark the end of the program and is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills.

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!

Fusion 2022

Strengthening Children and Teens Against Anxiety

 

2022 Presentation Evening

Book your tickets for the Carramar Primary 2022 Presentation Evening – https://events.humanitix.com/cppe2022

 

New Bus Route

Term 4, Week 1 Special Edition Blog

Term 4 After school Clubs

After School Clubs are back for Term 4! Clubs will run from week 2, beginning Monday 17 October to week 7, ending Friday 25 November.

Bookings will be available from 6.00pm Friday 14 October.

Remember to only register your child for activities available to their year group and only one club per child.

Tuesday – Nativity Art Club (PP – Year 2)

Thursday – Playing Cards Club (Year 4 and 5)

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

Scholastic Book Club

Tuesday 25 October

Term 4, Week 1

Welcome Back!

We hope you’ve had a nice break over the last two weeks. It’s been lovely to welcome back our wonderful students and their families this morning. We look forward to an amazing and fun-filled Term 4!

The Primary Team

Read-a-thon

Loud Shirt Day 2022

Exciting news! Loud Shirt Day is fast approaching, we will be celebrating this on Thursday 20 October (week 2 of Term 4).

Loud Shirt Day is the perfect excuse to wear your brightest shirt and get LOUD and PROUD to raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children.

This year we are:

  • Inviting the students to wear their loudest shirts for a gold coin donation
  • Having a class
  • ‘Design a Loud Shirt’ competition
  • Celebrating being LOUD with a lunchtime disco in the forum

With thanks from the St Stephen’s TSH team!

 

Before School Tennis Lessons

We will be conducting before school tennis lessons at St Stephens Carramar in Term 4 for children from years 1-6.

Details of the program for Term 4 2022 are as follows:

Years 1-6 Fridays  starting 21 October 2022 (8 weeks)

7.30-8.15am, $140 / child – All equipment is provided.

To Register please email info@poptennis.com.au or call Glen on 0433 340 646 with the following information:

-Child’s Full Name

-What year your children/s are in

-Child’s Date of Birth

-Mobile number

-Email address

 

Fusion 2022

Student Resource Lists

 

The Art Department Needs Your Help

The art Department are in need of clean, used towels of all sizes ((including tea towels) in the primary art room please. Please drop them outside the art room or at the Reception Office.

Thank you

 

Jump Rope for Heart 2022

Jump Rope for Heart is back for Term 4! 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

Students will be practicing their skipping at school and home, and during this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause.

We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Wednesday 16 November (Week 6), and this will mark the end of the program and is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills.

Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!