Term 3 – Notices – Week 1

Welcome back to the start of Term 3. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the year already.

As ever, we are excited about what lies ahead and pray for another smooth year.

 

The week ahead:

ELC

Tuesday 23 July – All students return for Term 3

Tuesday 23 July – NAIDOC Activity Day

Friday 26 July – 101 Day (Year 1)

Friday 26 July – Primary School Disco (see individual times)

Monday 29 July, 2:30pm – Assembly (6F)

3-6

Tuesday 23 July – All students return for Term 3

Tuesday 23 July – NAIDOC (wear a splash of colour)

Thursday 25 July. 5:15pm – Parent Information Evening (Year 5 camp)

Friday 26 July – Primary School Disco (see individual times)

 

NAIDOC Activity Day

During the school holidays, the nation celebrated NAIDOC.  As we were not at school, on Tuesday 23 July, the ELC students will have a special event taking place and can come to school wearing a splash of NAIDOC colour – red, yellow or black.  This can be in the form of socks, hair ties, a top or wrist band etc.  Year 3-6 students will be honouring NAIDOC with activities in their own classrooms and are also encouraged to wear a splash of NAIDOC colour.

 

Uniforms

Can we please ask that you refresh your understanding of the uniform guide to ensure that your children come to school with the correct uniform. We noticed some instances where it was not followed towards the end of last term but we would like to start this term in the right way.

Please also note that if your child grows out of their sports jacket in Year 6, we do allow them to purchase the secondary sports jacket. However, if the jacket is in short supply, the uniform shop will prioritise the secondary students.

Wearing the secondary sports jacket only applies to Year 6. Children in all other year groups must wear the primary sports jacket.

 

Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum

Over the course of this term, the students across the ELC and Primary will be learning about protective behaviours through the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC). Protective behaviours is a compulsory part of the curriculum and this program is regarded as one of the best ways of delivering this sensitive topic by schools both nationally and internationally.

The KS:CPC is an evidence-based child safety and respectful relationships curriculum. It was developed collaboratively with child protection experts, teachers, educational leaders and other professionals, and has international recognition.

The KS:CPC is divided into 5 documents specific to the age and year level of students, starting from age 3 and progressing to age 17+.

The KS:CPC is predicated on two main themes which are presented through topics and activities of increasing complexity. The two KS:CPC Themes are:

·         Theme 1: We all have the right to be safe

·         Theme 2: We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.

The two KS:CPC Themes are explored through four Focus Areas, which are examined in growing complexity in accordance with the age of the students. The Focus Areas are:

·         Focus Area 1: The right to be safe

·         Focus Area 2: Relationships

·         Focus Area 3: Recognising and reporting abuse

·         Focus Area 4: Protective strategies

The activities are structured in a sequential nature and at an age and developmentally appropriate level covering a range of topics.

It is also important to note that any teacher who delivers this program must be trained and I am pleased to say that all classroom teachers and specialists who deliver this program have been trained and we have two members of staff in the primary school who are qualified as trainers.

Over the course of the term, we will use this blog as a way of providing you with bits of information to keep you informed and hopefully alleviate any concerns you may have.  We will also provide you with any suggestions of how to tackle any questions or discussions should your child continue to talk about it at home. This will include the language used so all conversations can remain consistent.

Warm regards

Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Music Notes

Interhouse Music Festival – Years 3 -6

The Interhouse Music Festival will be taking place in term 3 on Wednesday 21 August (Week 5). Students are encouraged to perform as soloists and in small groups for an adjudicator. Points are awarded to contribute to the winning house for 2024.

Entry forms are available through the link below or from the front office and music department.

Primary Nomination Form 2024

All entry forms are due in by 3:30pm Wednesday 14 August in the Primary Office.

 

Semester 2 Music Calendar

Below is a link to an overview of ensembles and their rehearsal times and important dates for this semester.

We welcome interested new members for the following Ensembles to try for a few weeks at the beginning of term before making the decisions to commit for Semester 2.

Primary Chorale (ELC – year 4),

Chamber Choir (Year 5 and 6)

The Minstrels (Years 4 – 6) in second semester.

Music Rehearsal Calendar 2024

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Term 2 – Notices – Week 11

Dear School Community,

As we approach the final week of term, we would like to extend our warmest wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday break. Here are some important events and dates to keep in mind for the week ahead:

Early Learning Centre (ELC)

Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June: Swimming lessons (Pre Primary – Year 2)
Tuesday 25 June, 2:45pm: Pre Primary Choir Performance
Friday 28 June: Non-uniform day fundraiser for the Saba Foundation

Years 3-6

Monday 24 June – Friday 28 June: Year 4 camp
Tuesday 25 June, 2:30pm: Year 5 Band Concert
Friday 28 June: Non-uniform day fundraiser for the Saba Foundation
Friday 28 June, 2:30pm: Year 6 Captains Assembly

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Primary Reporting Day: Monday 22 July
Children return to school: Tuesday 23 July
NAIDOC Activity Day: Tuesday 23 July

As we prepare for the holiday break, I encourage everyone to take this time to rest, rejuvenate, and spend quality time with loved ones. I leave you with this Bible verse to reflect upon:

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26

Wishing you all a safe and blessed holiday.

Warm regards,

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

Music Notes

Interhouse Music Festival – Years 3 -6

The Interhouse Music Festival will be taking place in term 3 on Wednesday 21 August (Week 5). Students are encouraged to perform as soloists and in small groups for an adjudicator. Points are awarded to contribute to the winning house for 2024.

Entry forms are available through the link below or from the front office and music department.

Primary Nomination Form 2024

All entry forms are due in by 3:30pm Wednesday 14 August in the Primary Office.

 

Semester 2 Music Calendar

Below is a link to an overview of ensembles and their rehearsal times and important dates for this semester.

We welcome interested new members for the following Ensembles to try for a few weeks at the beginning of term before making the decisions to commit for Semester 2.

Primary Chorale (ELC – year 4),

Chamber Choir (Year 5 and 6)

The Minstrels (Years 4 – 6) in second semester.

Music Rehearsal Calendar 2024

 

240624 Children’s book sale

Term 2 – Notices – Week 10

Week Ahead

This week is a very exciting week across the primary school with so many wonderful and enriching activities and events. The staff have been working very hard to make each event run smoothly and we thank you for support with several of these events.

ELC

Monday 17 June to Friday 28 June – Swimming lessons (Pre Primary – Year 2)

Thursday 20 June – Better Beginnings Library Incursion (Kindy)

Friday 21 June – NIPSSA Interschool Cross Country (select Year 2 students)

Friday 21 June – Police Incursion (Kindy)

3-6

Tuesday 18 June – Primary Pillar Day “Wellbeing”

Tuesday 18 June, 6pm – Parent Information Evening “Year 4 camp”

Wednesday 19 June, 7:20am – Dress Rehearsal Middle School Concert (select Year 5/6)

Wednesday 19 June, 6:45pm – Middle School Concert (select Year 5/6)

Thursday 20 June – French Incursion (Year 4)

Thursday 20 June, 1pm – Rookie Debating Pizza Lunch (select Year 6/7)

Thursday 20 June, 6:45pm – Primary Music Concert

Friday 21 June – NIPSSA Interschool Cross Country (select Year 3-6 students)

 

Sausage Sizzle for Primary (Years 3-6)

Friday 28 June
We are pleased to announce that St Stephens School will be supporting the Year 12 ” Relay for Life” fundraiser, by hosting a Sausage Sizzle during lunchtime for Primary students on the last day of Term, Friday, 28th June 2024.  Relay for Life is both a fun and moving experience, playing a crucial role in raising vital funds for Cancer Council WA’s research, prevention, and support services.  If your child would like to order a sausage sizzle on this day, please complete the attached order form and return it to the Primary admin office by Friday, 21st June.  The cost for the sausage sizzle is $3.00.

Additionally, forms are available from the primary office for your convenience.

R4L Primary fundraiser order form

Chickens (Primary)

Thank you to all those who have been taking the time to pop in during the weekend this term.  It is because of your dedication that our chickens are so happy!

We will need to fill the roster for the July school holidays, please click on the google doc if you are able to help out during July.

Old reading glasses

As part of our upcoming secondary service-learning tour to Vietnam in January, we will be working with various organisations to support local communities. One of the organisations we are partnering with, Hearts for Hue, has mentioned that they are recycling old reading glasses. They have expressed that any donations of reading glasses would be greatly appreciated and would make a significant difference.  If you have any old reading glasses that you no longer use, please consider donating them. A collection box will be in the Secondary Student Services.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

Primary Disco

Friday 26 July

Get ready to groove and shine because the Primary Disco is back! As we kick off the first week of Term 3, anticipation is building for the ultimate dance party.  St Stephen’s School, Duncraig Primary parents are proud to present the 2024 ELC and Primary Disco!

Please link here for further information and ticketing details.

Warm regards,

Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 9

Week Ahead

ELC

Friday 14 June – Year 1 Native Animal Rescue Incursion

3-6

Thursday 13 June – Year 3 Cockman House Excursion

Thursday 13 June, 9am – Year 6/7 Rookie Debating Grand Final & morning tea

Monday 17 June – Year 5, WA Shipwreck Museum Excursion

Monday 17 June, 2:30pm – Year 3 (Group 2) String Demo

Dear Parents and Community,

Welcome to Week 9, Term 2. Below is some important information for you to know as we navigate the week ahead.

Swimming Lessons

The ELC swimming lessons will take place from Monday, 17 June to Friday, 28 June for our Pre-Primary to Year 2 students. Please ensure that all items of clothing and belongings are clearly named. It is also important that your child has mastered their self-care skills in dressing and undressing themselves. If your child needs additional practice in this area, please work with them at home.

Primary Pillar Day “Wellbeing”

Tuesday 18 June – Here we will be learning about the importance of self-care and wellbeing and give the students an opportunity to explore the different ways in which they can look after their wellbeing.

Primary Disco

Friday 26 July – Get ready to groove and shine because the Primary Disco is back! As we kick off the first week of Term 3, anticipation is building for the ultimate dance party.  Stay tuned for more details on how to purchase tickets.

Lost Property

Please check lost property for any items your child may have misplaced. We have a collection of drink bottles, food containers, uniform items and other miscellaneous items.  Located in the Primary Village and ELC Administration.

Student Absences

Just a reminder for any primary school student absences, late arrivals or early departures from school to please use one of the following methods:

Primary office: 9243 2102

ELC office:  9243 2481

Email:  absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Warm regards

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Andrew Johnston 

Currambine PS July Holiday Camp Flyer (Trial) V1

July Holiday Camp Flyer Final

Lost Property at the ELC​

A ring has been found outside the Pre-Primary classrooms.  Please contact Administration on 9243 2481 if you think it might be yours.

 

 

 

 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 7

Week Ahead

ELC

  • Thursday 30 May – PJ Space Day (Kindy)
  • Friday 31 May – Alphabet Dress Up day (Pre Primary)

3-6

  • Tuesday 28 May, 3:30pm – Rookie Debating Workshop & Round 3 Debate (Year 6/7 students)

Book Fair (Years 3-6)

The book fair is now on in the primary village and will remain there until Friday, 31 May. Please be encouraged to come in and have a look at the amazing selection of books available either before or after school this week, there are books for all ages and interests.

WA Day Public Holiday

A reminder that school will be closed next Monday, 3 June as it is a public holiday.

ELC before and after school play

If you choose to stay and play at the ELC after school, we kindly remind you to supervise your children at all times while on school grounds. At the ELC, we have playground expectations that include being kind to others, not running with sticks, not throwing stones or mulch, and generally maintaining and caring for our play spaces. We kindly ask for your support in ensuring these expectations are upheld during playtimes after school.

Please ensure that all families leave the premises by 3:40pm, as the OSH program uses the outside space after this time. If your children would like a longer playtime, please use the oval and playground, which have no time restrictions.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Enrolling Siblings

This is a gentle reminder that if you have an older child at the school and would like their siblings to attend as well, please remember to enrol them as soon as possible. We currently have waiting lists across many of our year levels.

Warm regards,

Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Language Week Meal ELC

ELC LANGUAGE WEEK MEAL

Kindy to Year 2

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

 

Order must be placed through QuickCliQ, if you haven’t already registered, please do so at www.quickcliq.com.au. If you need help registering, please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 116 637.

Follow the instructions below to order:

Log in using your Quickcliq username and password.

Click blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button.

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP TO DATE, Health warning in your student profile should be completed if your child has any food allergies/ intolerances).

 

Step 2 – select date 11 June and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

 

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 30 May at 7.30am – sorry we cannot accept late orders.

 

Step 3 – add to cart: click on the cross next to MEAL DEALS then tick the meal deal of your choice and then click blue ADD TO CART.

 

Step 4 – Don’t forget to click ‘PAY AND PLACE ORDER’ before leaving the page. You will receive a confirmation email, or you can click the Active orders tab on the homepage to check your order is pending.

 

Any queries regarding food please contact the school canteen on 9243 2434.

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 484 888 or email support@quickcliq.com.au.

 

** To cancel an order please contact the canteen direct on 9243 2434**

 

ELC – kINDY TO yEAR 2

LANGUAGE WEEK MEALS

TUESDAY, 11th June 2024

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THURSDAY, 30 MAY (7.30AM)

NO OTHER FOOD AVAILABLE ON 11 JUNE

Language Week Meal Year 3 to Year 6

LANGUAGE WEEK MEAL

Year 3 to 6

Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Order must be placed through QuickCliQ, if you haven’t already registered, please do so at www.quickcliq.com.au.  If you need help registering, please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 116 637.

Follow the instructions below to order:

Log in using your Quickcliq username and password.

Click blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button.

 

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP TO DATE, Health warning in your student profile should be completed if your child has any food allergies/ intolerances).

 

Step 2 – select date 12 June and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

 

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 30 May at 7.30am – sorry we cannot accept late orders.

 

Step 3 – add to cart: click on the cross next to MEAL DEALS then tick the meal deal of your choice and then click blue ADD TO CART.

 

Step 4 – Don’t forget to click ‘PAY AND PLACE ORDER’ before leaving the page. You will receive a confirmation email, or you can click the Active orders tab on the homepage to check your order is pending.

 

Any queries regarding food please contact the school canteen on 9243 2434.

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 484 888 or email support@quickcliq.com.au.

 

** To cancel an order please contact the canteen direct on 9243 2434**

 

MENU

 

 

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THURSDAY, 30 MAY (7.30AM)

NO OTHER FOOD AVAILABLE ON 12 JUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 6

Week Ahead

ELC

Friday 24 May, 9am – Year 1E Assembly
3-6

Tuesday 21 May, 3:30pm – Rookie Debating Workshop (Year 6/7 students)
Friday 24 May – Year 6 WA Museum Excursion
Following week

Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May: Book Fair, Years 3-6
As we approach the midpoint of Term 2, we wanted to share some important updates and reminders for the upcoming week.

Before and After School Playground Use

Parents and Carers are responsible for the supervision and care of their children when using playground equipment before and after school hours. This policy follows several instances where children have been injured while using the playground outside of school hours at both the Early Learning Centre (ELC) and for students at 3-6.

ELC: Students should not be left unaccompanied at any time before classroom doors open at 8:35am due to their young age. They must be supervised by their parent or another adult.
3-6: Students should not be dropped off at school before 8:10am.
By adhering to these guidelines, we can ensure the safety and well-being of all students. Thank you for your support.

 

Consent to Go:

Please ensure that your contact details are up to date in case we need to reach you during the school day. Additionally, remind your children to practice good hygiene by washing their hands regularly and staying home if they feel unwell. If your child has any medication conditions or needs, please ensure that this information is update on Consent to Go for the school to access.

Warm regards ,

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

Language Week Meal ELC

ELC LANGUAGE WEEK MEAL

Kindy to Year 2

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

Order must be placed through QuickCliQ, if you haven’t already registered, please do so at www.quickcliq.com.au. If you need help registering, please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 116 637.

Follow the instructions below to order:

Log in using your Quickcliq username and password.

 

Click blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button.

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP TO DATE, Health warning in your student profile should be completed if your child has any food allergies/ intolerances).

Step 2 – select date 11 June and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 30 May at 7.30am – sorry we cannot accept late orders.

Step 3 – add to cart: click on the cross next to MEAL DEALS then tick the meal deal of your choice and then click blue ADD TO CART.

Step 4 – Don’t forget to click ‘PAY AND PLACE ORDER’ before leaving the page. You will receive a confirmation email, or you can click the Active orders tab on the homepage to check your order is pending.

 

Any queries regarding food please contact the school canteen on 9243 2434.

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 484 888 or email support@quickcliq.com.au.

 

** To cancel an order please contact the canteen direct on 9243 2434**

 

ELC – kINDY TO yEAR 2

LANGUAGE WEEK MEALS

TUESDAY, 11th June 2024

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THURSDAY, 30 MAY (7.30AM)

NO OTHER FOOD AVAILABLE ON 11 JUNE

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Primary Library in Week 7!

 

This ‘pop up book shop’ will be happening from Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May , with points earned from the fair going towards resources for our school.

 

The Book Fair will be open before and after school, and at lunchtimes. Come and grab some great new titles!

Language Week Meal Year 3 to Year 6

LANGUAGE WEEK MEAL

Year 3 to 6

Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Order must be placed through QuickCliQ, if you haven’t already registered, please do so at www.quickcliq.com.au.  If you need help registering, please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 116 637.

Follow the instructions below to order:

Log in using your Quickcliq username and password.

Click blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button.

 

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP TO DATE, Health warning in your student profile should be completed if your child has any food allergies/ intolerances).

 

Step 2 – select date 12 June and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

 

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 30 May at 7.30am – sorry we cannot accept late orders.

 

Step 3 – add to cart: click on the cross next to MEAL DEALS then tick the meal deal of your choice and then click blue ADD TO CART.

 

Step 4 – Don’t forget to click ‘PAY AND PLACE ORDER’ before leaving the page. You will receive a confirmation email, or you can click the Active orders tab on the homepage to check your order is pending.

 

Any queries regarding food please contact the school canteen on 9243 2434.

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 484 888 or email support@quickcliq.com.au.

 

** To cancel an order please contact the canteen direct on 9243 2434**

 

MENU

 

 

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THURSDAY, 30 MAY (7.30AM)

NO OTHER FOOD AVAILABLE ON 12 JUNE

 

HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

There’s a definite chill in the air, isn’t there? When you’re snuggling down in bed, spare a thought for the more than 9700 West Australians experiencing homelessness every night. You can make a difference by contributing to the Sonshine 98five “Heart for the Homeless” campaign which runs from 6 – 24 May. We’re pleased to be accepting donations at administration buildings on both campuses. Between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. You can drop off new and clean sleeping bags, fleece blankets, warm clothing and hygiene products. Thank you for helping in whatever way you can.

The collection box is located in the Main Administration Building.

We’re collecting new and clean:

Sleeping bags, tracksuit pants and tops, backpacks, shampoos, conditioners, body wash, soap, deodorant, tampons and pads, underwear, single-pack toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors and socks.

We’re only accepting brand new and in good condition clean items. We are not collecting food or perishable items at this time.

Essential Donation Items:

·         New Sleeping Bags: A warm and cozy sleeping bag can provide much-needed comfort during cold nights.

·         New Fleece Blankets: Soft fleece blankets offer warmth and a sense of security to individuals facing homelessness – small, packable ones are best as they’re easy to carry.

·         New Winter Jumpers:

o   Men’s Sizes M – XXL

o   Women’s Sizes 10-18

·         New Winter Bottoms:

o   Men’s Sizes 32-42

o   Women’s Sizes 8-18

·         New Underwear:

o   Women’s Sizes 8-18

o   Men’s Sizes M-XL

·         New Socks: Keeping feet warm and dry is essential, so new pairs of socks are greatly appreciated.

·         Backpacks: these enable those sleeping rough to have something to safely carry their belongings around in.

If you’re considering donating multiple items, here are some suggested pack ideas:

St Bart’s Winter Care Pack – Under $60

  • Backpack
  • Blanket
  • Beanie, Gloves & Scarf
  • Socks & Underwear
  • Deodorant, Wipes, Shower Gel / Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste

Men’s Winter Wear Pack – Under $60:

  • Jumper, track pants, socks, and briefs pack.
  • Jumper and track pants pack, briefs and socks pack.

Women’s Winter Wear Pack – Under $50:

  • Jumper, track pants, socks, and briefs pack.
  • Jumper and track pants pack, socks and briefs pack.

These clothing packs provide a comprehensive set of winter wear items, ensuring that individuals experiencing homelessness have the necessary clothing to stay warm and comfortable.

Sanitary Packs Ideas:

Full Sanitary Pack – Under $30:

  • Small Shampoo
  • Small Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Disposable shavers
  • Individually wrapped toothbrushes
  • Smaller size tubes of toothpaste
  • Hair Brushes
  • Wide Teeth Combs / Afro Combs
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Deodorant

Women’s Sanitary Pack – Under $20:

  • Tampons/Pads
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable shavers
  • Hair Brushes
  • Individually wrapped toothbrushes
  • Smaller size tubes of toothpaste

Men’s Sanitary Pack – Under $15:

  • Deodorant
  • Wide Teeth Combs / Afro Combs
  • Disposable shavers
  • Individually wrapped toothbrushes
  • Smaller size tubes of toothpaste

 

 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 5

Week Ahead

 

ELC

No events this week

 

3-6

Monday 13 May, 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Literacy Pro (Lexile Reading) Parent Workshop

Tuesday 14 May, 3:30pm – 6pm: Rookie Debating Workshop & Round 2 Debate (Year 6/7 students)

Friday 17 May – Year 5 French Incursion

 

Next Week

 

3-6 

Monday 20 May, 2:30pm – 5SG Assembly

 

Student Absences

Just a gentle reminder that the Education Department requires all student absences to be accounted for. Where student absences are known ahead of time, please send an email to absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au and copy in your child’s teacher. For extended leave requests, please direct your letter or email regarding “absence from school” to Mrs Rosemarie Dunn, Head of Campus.

The School values the presence of students in class, however we understand that unavoidable circumstances may arise. Your cooperation in keeping us informed is greatly appreciated.

Parents are kindly asked to notify Primary Admin of student absences by 9am using one of the following methods:

Primary Office: 9243 2102

ELC Office: 9243 2481

Email: absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Warm regards,

Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Term 2 – Notices – Week 4

Week Ahead

ELC

Friday 10 May, 2pm – Mother’s & Special Guest Day Celebrations

 

3-6

Monday 6 May, 2:30pm – 4O Assembly

Tuesday 7 May, 3:30pm – Rookie Debating Workshop (Year 6 & 7)

 

Other info

Cross country summary
Co Curricular Clubs commence this week – ELC Clubs are full, some space left for 3-6 club

 

Dear Community,

We hope this newsletter finds you well as we dive into the fourth week of Term 2. It has been an eventful time at our school, filled with exciting activities and accomplishments from our students.

 

Cross Country Success:

We are thrilled to announce the success of our recent Cross Country events, which saw enthusiastic participation from students across Years 3 to 6 and our younger students at the Early Learning Centre. It was wonderful to witness the determination and sportsmanship displayed by all participants. Congratulations to every student who took part, and a special mention to those who helped organise and run these events.

 

Mother’s and Special People Day Celebrations:

As Mother’s Day approaches, we are eagerly preparing to celebrate and honour the incredible mothers and important people in our students’ lives. At our school, we recognise that in a family there are many special people who play significant roles in our students’ lives. Whether it’s grandparents, aunts, uncles, or family friends, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of all these special individuals.

 

Co curricular clubs

We are excited to kick off the Co-Curricular Activities this week!  These activities are a wonderful opportunity for students to learn new things, develop positive social skills and enjoy being a part of the broader St Stephen’s School community.

 

Following last week’s issues with the booking system, a thorough review is being conducted with some adjustments being made ready for Term 3. Places have now been allocated for Term 2, based on the time of your first booking.  Notifications regarding club placements have been sent out via email, confirming your child’s enrolment or placement on the waitlist.

 

All confirmed Club bookings are for the full 6-week duration, and we encourage consistent attendance to maximise the benefit for all participants. Your child’s active involvement will greatly contribute to the success of the club.

 

We still have a few spots available in the following clubs for Primary students (Years 3-6). If you haven’t already received confirmation for a Club, please click here to make a booking: Bookwhen

 

Hockey (Years 3-6)
Wellbeing (Years 3-6)
Lego (Years 3-6)
Floorball (Year 6 only)
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to a rewarding term of Co-Curricular activities.

 

Warm regards,

 

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

 

HAVE A HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

There’s a definite chill in the air, isn’t there? When you’re snuggling down in bed, spare a thought for the more than 9700 West Australians experiencing homelessness every night. You can make a difference by contributing to the Sonshine 98five “Heart for the Homeless” campaign which runs from 6 – 24 May. We’re pleased to be accepting donations at administration buildings on both campuses. Between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. You can drop off new and clean sleeping bags, fleece blankets, warm clothing and hygiene products. Thank you for helping in whatever way you can.

Term 2 – Notices – Week 3

Week Ahead

ELC

Friday 3 May 9:00am – 10:15am, ELC Cross Country

 

3-6

Tuesday 30 April 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Rookie Debating Workshop – Round 1 Debate (Year 6 and Year 7 students)

Friday 3 May 11:00am – 1:00pm, Cross Country

 

Coming up

Friday 10 May, 2:00pm – Mother’s Day and Special Guest celebrations (ELC only)

 

Co Curricular Clubs

We are excited to begin the Primary Co-Curricular Activities this Term.  These activities are a wonderful opportunity for students to learn new things, develop positive social skills and enjoy being a part of the broader St Stephen’s School community.  The activities will commence next week and will run for a 6-week period, finishing in Week 9.

Your child/children from Years 3-6, are welcome to participate in a co-curricular activity at the Primary School.  It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks.  Bookings for term 2 will open Monday 29 April at 4pm and can be made through the following Bookwhen link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig#focus=ev-s3mu-20240507131500.  Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity.  Allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis, so please secure your child’s place as soon as possible.

 

Cross-Country

This Friday, we will be running both our ELC and 3-6 cross country events. This is always a wonderful occasion and one where we are able to celebrate the efforts and achievement of all students. As well as celebrating those talented and passionate runners, we are equally proud of those who find this kind of event more difficult yet have the resilience and determination to take part, which is usually recognised by the other students who roar them on as loudly as the winners.

 

We look forward to seeing all the students there and hope you too are able to come along as well.

 

Warm regards,

Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

STUDENT ABSENTEE NOTIFICATIONS

Dear Families,
Please be reminded to notify AbsenteeDunPri@ststephens.wa.edu.au of any absence, late arrival, early departure or alternative pick-up arrangements in Pre-Kindy – Year 6.

This e-mail address is always attended to and will ensure that student attendance is correctly monitored and recorded.

Alternatively, you can call the ELC (PK-2) on 9243 2481 or Primary (3-6) on 9243 2102 to make your notification.
Thank you.

Blog notice – Absentees (1)

 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 2

Week Ahead

ELC

Wednesday 24 April, 9am – Year 2 Anzac Assembly

Thursday 25 April – ANZAC Day public holiday

 

3-6

Tuesday, 23 April – Rookie Debating Workshop (select Year 6 and 7 students)

Wednesday 24 April – 5MF Assembly (ANZAC Service).  All families are welcome to join as we commemorate the ANZACs.  Please arrive at school at 2:20pm for seating, as the assembly will commence at approx. 2:30pm.

Wednesday 24 April, 6:45pm – Senior Music Concert (select Year 6 students + high school students)

Thursday 25 April – ANZAC Day public holiday

 

Up coming events  

Friday 3 May

ELC Cross Country 9am
Primary Interhouse Cross Country 11am
Co curricular clubs – Co Curricular Clubs information and enrolment will be sent out soon. Please be aware that clubs will commence week 4, Monday 6th May and will run for 6 weeks.

 

Celebrating a Guinness World Record and an Exciting Start Term 2!

 

Dear St Stephen School Families,

What an incredible start to the new term we’ve had! Our students have truly embraced the spirit of learning and community, diving into the term with enthusiasm and energy. The highlight, undoubtedly, was witnessing our whole school community come together to achieve a Guinness World Record! This remarkable accomplishment not only reflects our collective spirit but also sets a phenomenal tone for the year ahead as we celebrate 40 years.

As we continue to build on this momentum, I want to acknowledge the role each of you plays in supporting our learning environment. Your engagement and encouragement make all the difference, and it was evident this past week. From some of you participating in our record-setting event, ensure you child is ready for events and to supporting your children in their daily academic and extracurricular endeavours, your involvement is key to their success.

Looking ahead, we have many exciting activities and learning opportunities planned for our students. We remain committed to not only maintaining but enhancing the vibrant, nurturing, and challenging educational experience at St Stephen’s School. Please mark your calendars for our upcoming events. Some of these events will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our dedicated staff and connect with other families.

Thank you once again for your continued support and enthusiasm. Let’s keep the momentum going and make this school year one of the most memorable yet!

Kind regards,

Hannah Lockwood Jones & Andrew Johnston

 

 

 

Primary Cross Country – Friday 3 May

On Friday 3 May(week 3), we will have our Inter House Cross Country which will be held on school grounds. From the Inter House competition, the top 6 boys and top 6 girls will be selected for our Inter School team who will compete at Mawson Park, Hillarys on Friday 21 June.

I have attached maps below for our Inter House. Year 3s run 1500m, Year 4s run 2000m and year 5 and 6 both run 2500m.

I strongly urge students hoping to do well to start planning and preparing for the competition. Cross Country is a sport where careful and consistent preparation can make a significant difference. Cross Country is also a sport where hard work and determination bring obvious results. With the time frame that we have now before competition, I would recommend students are running their distance, plus some, about three times a week. I would use google maps with Parental input to determine a suitable course in the neighbourhood and I would record the time taken to run the distance for each practice session. Recording the times will give motivation to push harder. Another very useful training program would be to get involved in the Saturday morning Parkrun held at 8am. IT IS FREE TO JOIN. Probably the closest to our school would be at Carine Open Space – home | Carine Glades parkrun | Carine Glades parkrun. I know there are already a number of very fit St Stephens Family’s involved at Carine each week. Other Parkruns close by include at Whitfords Nodes and Joondalup.

On Friday 26 June(week 2), all students will be walked/jogged through their course.

Students will also be able to participate in training sessions at school. Training sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays in term 2(incl. first day back). Tuesday sessions will begin at 7:45am sharp on Hamer Oval and finish at approximately 8:15am. Friday sessions will be held at 1:05pm and lunch can be eaten after the session ends. If students do not have PE on that day then they may need a change of clothes or shoes.

I look forward to watching students enjoy success from hard work.

Daniel Parker

Teacher – Primary Physical Education

Year 3 Map 2024

Year 4 Map 2024

Year 5 and 6 Map 2024

OUR FIRST PARENT SERIES SESSION FOR 2024 

We are pleased to welcome Vanessa Kay to present the first of the St Stephen’s School 2024 Parent Series sessions – Understanding stress and self-regulation – which is being delivered in partnership with Ngala and the Parenting Connection WA.

Vanessa Kay is a self-regulation consultant with a diverse background that includes teaching, behaviour intervention and counselling. Vanessa will explore the impact of stress on the brain and body and share insights on the crucial skill of self-regulation that has relevance for both adults and children. This session is suitable for parents and caregivers of all school-aged children.

Join us on Wednesday 8 May, 6.30pm at the Duncraig Campus Theatre. Tickets are FREE but bookings are essential Parent Series