Term 4 – Notices – Week 9

Dear Parents, 

Last week we had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the end of our school year at different events. The Year 1 & 2 Nativity went ahead and was a truly lovely performance. Presentation Nights for Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 showcased sensational singing and fantastic montages of learning and events in the school year. It was a celebration for all that has been achieved. On behalf of the school, we would just like to thank you for your patience and support as we navigated the Covid restrictions to hold these community events. For the ELC Nativity parents, there were very tight restrictions on ticket allocation and for some Primary parents who attend both Presentation Night celebrations, this meant leaving seating to return and then listen to some elements of the evening again. Thank you so much for your selflessness in doing this. We appreciate your compliance which shows support for the school and community.

We have now come to our final week of school for 2020. It is a fun-packed week with lots of events happening across the Primary School. On Tuesday 8 December our Year 6 students have their Graduation at 8.45am in the Gymnasium. Morning tea will then be served in the foyer at 10.00am. At 10.30am the Year 6 students will leave the school to compete in an Amazing Race around the city centre.

On our last day, Wednesday 9 December we will have our Year 2 Farewell Assembly at 9.00am in the ELC Forum. All Year 2 families are invited to this event.

The ELC will finish at 12.50pm to provide families with the opportunity to collect their children and then go to the Primary School (collect older children if needed) ready for the Family Picnic. All 3-6 students will finish at 1.00pm. The Family Picnic, for parents and students K-6, will be located on the Primary Oval from 1.00pm – 2.00pm. There will be some inflatable ‘slides’ for the students to play on, some of which involve water, so be sure to be prepared for that. All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

As we end this year there are a number of staff that we will sadly say good bye to:-

Mrs Michelle Boyd has been on leave for this year and has decided to not return to her fixed position. Mrs Boyd has worked at the ELC for a number of years. We are so pleased that she will continue her work at the ELC relief in positions.

Mrs Rachael Fleet will be leaving us to have her first baby due before the end of this year. Mrs Fleet has been a wonderful Kindy and Pre Primary teacher. She has been at the ELC for six years, previously working at the Carramar campus. We wish her all the very best as she begins a new season in her life and we look forward to her return in the future.

Ms Amy Kirkness joined us this year as a Year 1 teacher, covering maternity leave. We would like to thank her for all her hard work and care for the students. Ms Kirkness also is starting a exciting season in her life as she will become Mrs Charles in a few weeks. We wish you both the very best for your future together.

Mrs Crackle also joined us this year, as Year 2 teacher. Mrs Crackle is due to have her first child early next year.  She has been a fantastic  teacher and a wonderful addition to the ELC team . We wish you all the best.

Mrs Sarah McGrath will be leaving us at the end of this year as she is due to have baby number two soon. We would like to thank her work in Year 4 and wish her the very best with baby No.2.

You will be notified of staffing for 2021 before the children return to school.

Finally, on behalf of all the staff at the ELC and Primary School, we would like to thank you for your support over this year. We have navigated many changes and alterations throughout this year. To the many parents that showed additional care, patience and kindness to staff, it was truly appreciated and reflected the heart of our community.

We look forward to seeing you all when the students return on Friday 29 January 2021. To those students moving on to the Secondary School, we wish you the very best for the next part of your educational journey.

We pray that you have a wonderful and safe Christmas holiday.

God bless.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Jarrod Heglund

2021 School fee payment options

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

In 2021, the School will be simplifying the annual school fee notification and payment selection process for parents. Parents / Guardians will no longer 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 instalments or annual upfront) that you had in place in 2020 will continue automatically in 2021.

The dates to note for payments (based on frequency) next year are:

1 upfront payment due on 29 January 2021 (2% discount); or

43 weekly payments starting 4 February 2021; or

22 fortnightly payments starting 4 February 2021; or

10 monthly payments starting on 2 February 2021; or

10 monthly payments starting on 17 February 2021; or

3 instalments (BPAY only) on 18 February 2021, 20 May 2021 and 19 August 2021

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.

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 Manage stored cards and direct debits to bank accounts (https://edinfo.ststephens.wa.edu.au/ManageStoredCards.aspx).

On 11 January 2021 your annual fee invoice will be available for you to view on the Parent Portal in the ‘School Payments’ tab – select Statements and receipt history (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.

For those who did not bring in their gold coin donation, please do so tomorrow.

Non-uniform day – Monday 7 December –

All funds raised go to ‘Kids in Care’

The last Yrs 3 – 6 non-uniform day for this year is raising funds for ‘Kids in Care’.

Funds raised go towards the foster children’s Christmas party, through Department of Child Protection and Family Support – Joondalup District.

Please bring in your gold coin donations to your class teacher.

Many thanks for your attention to this valuable cause that is sure to see many children encouraged and card for this Christmas.

LEGO MASTERS

The FIRST Lego League RePlay challenge was mastered by our Carramar Primary team at the weekend! The team won each category and the regional competition, Carramar Secondary placed second and Duncraig Primary also placed to advance in the competition. Our four teams worked hard in the lead up to the big event, creating robots and developing innovation projects. Congratulations to all students involved and thanks to staff and parents who assisted our teams. We are looking forward to the national competition at Curtin University on December 12!

SINGING SPECTACULAR
Primary students at Duncraig showcased their singing talent at the annual Choral Festival last week. This year’s event was adjudicated by Mary-Anne Goyder, who gave constructive feedback to students and chose a winning class from each year group. Students performed to a very high standard and impressed the audience with their performances throughout the day.

ELC GARDEN PROJECT

In Term 3, with the help of a PALS grant, we started work on our new garden at the ELC. We now have a beautiful vegetable garden, an area growing Noongar bush tucker and a new outdoor classroom space. The Pre-Primary and Year 2 children have recently reaped the rewards of fresh vegetables, which we have used to create some delicious foods.

Many people worked on the project including Sarah Mornement, the school maintenance team, Robyn Mcloughlin and her team of budding artists from the primary school and the staff and children of the ELC.

THANK YOU FOR THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF CHRISTMAS HAMPER ITEMS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED.

HOLIDAY HIJINX

The hardest part of the school holidays can be finding something for the kids to do. Ward off the constant ‘I’m bored!’ declarations and make screen time more productive at Fire Tech’s STEM workshops this January at St Stephen’s School.
Kids can brush up on their tech talents at a range of workshops including Junior Adventures in Augmented Reality, Creating for YouTube, Making Games with ROBLOX, Video Game Design, Lego Stop-Motion Animation and Digital Music.
There are courses to suit children aged between 9-17 and the cost rivals that of vacation care, all while the kids walk away with a new skill.
Sign up for the SUMMER SPECIAL with workshops starting from $99 a day and running from 10am-4pm between January 11 and 15 at the School’s Duncraig Campus. Find out more at firetechcamp.com.au

NOTE FOR PARENTS

At the end of Term 4 our school day will finish early.

The ELC students will finish at 12.50pm and Yrs 3 – 6 students will finish at 1.00pm.

There is no supervision after 1pm and we ask parents to collect their children promptly.         

Family Picnic from 1pm – 2pm on the Primary Oval

 

Parents and students from K – Year 6 are invited to join in for a family picnic on the Primary Oval. The School will organise some fun and games which include 2 bouncy castles and 2 water slides. BYO picnic, blankets, shade, sportswear that can get wet, towels, sunscreen, hats, etc. If parents wish to purchase an ice cream, snow cone or coffee, vans will be on site.   Please note that this is strictly a non-alcoholic and smoke free event.   Please consider Covid-19 social distancing measures.

As this is a community event, children need to be supervised by parents at all times, including on the School’s play equipment. Although teachers may be in the area they will not be available for supervision during this time.  Students must have a guardian present when attending this event.

We hope you will enjoy this time with friends across the primary school and we look forward to a fun afternoon to finish off the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 8

Dear Parents,

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
  Psalm 118:1

We now have only a short time left until the end of the school year. The business of this time of year can impact on us taking the time to stop, reflect and have gratitude for all that we have, and all that we have done. Our Duncraig Primary Presentation Evening is an wonderful opportunity for us to stop and celebrate the end of the school year as a community. We look forward to seeing you there for this special event.

Here are some key dates for events across the Primary School this week. Please also ensure that you check your class blogs too.

Thursday 3 December

Year 5 Sports Day at Seamer Indoor Sports Centre.

Friday 4 December

ELC Nativity presented by Years 1 and 2 (Year 1 & 2 parents only to attend)Theatre, Duncraig Campus Session 1 at 12pm and session 2 at  2pm

Duncraig Primary Presentation Evening, Carramar Gymnasium, Years 3 and 4 at 6.15pm to 7.00pm, Years 5 and 6 at 7.15pm to 8.00pm

Kindy – Christmas Incursion

Monday 7 December

Worship for Years 3 and 5

Non-uniform day at ELC gold coin donation for Uniting Care West Hampers

Non-uniform day at 3-6 gold coin donation for Joondalup Child Protection and Family Support Centre.

 

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Principals Primary School.

ELC NON-UNIFORM DAY

MONDAY 7 DECEMBER

Uniting Care West

Christmas Appeal 2020

Years K – 2 gold coin donations to purchase food items for hampers.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

STUDENTS SERVICE LEARNING  MARKET DAY

THANK YOU SO MUCH    😊

Well done to all our stall holders!!

SOME CHARITIES WE SUPPORTED ….

 

Non-uniform day – Monday 7 December 

All funds raised go to ‘Kids in Care’

The last Yrs 3 – 6 non-uniform day for this year is raising funds for ‘Kids in Care’.

Funds raised go towards the foster children’s Christmas party, through Department of Child Protection and Family Support – Joondalup District.

Please bring in your gold coin donations to your class teacher.

Many thanks for your attention to this valuable cause that is sure to see many children encouraged and cared for this Christmas

HOLIDAY HIJINX
The hardest part of the school holidays can be finding something for the kids to do. Ward off the constant ‘I’m bored!’ declarations and make screen time more productive at Fire Tech’s STEM workshops this January at St Stephen’s School.
Kids can brush up on their tech talents at a range of workshops including Junior Adventures in Augmented Reality, Creating for YouTube, Making Games with ROBLOX, Video Game Design, Lego Stop-Motion Animation and Digital Music.
There are courses to suit children aged between 9-17 and the cost rivals that of vacation care, all while the kids walk away with a new skill.
Sign up for the SUMMER SPECIAL with workshops starting from $99 a day and running from 10am-4pm between January 11 and 15 at the School’s Duncraig Campus. Find out more at firetechcamp.com.au

NOTE FOR PARENTS

At the end of Term 4 our school day will finish early.

The ELC students will finish at 12.50pm and Yrs 3 – 6 students will finish at 1.00pm.

There is no supervision after 1pm and we ask parents to collect their children promptly.         

Family Picnic from 1pm – 2pm on the Primary Oval

 

Parents and students from K – Year 6 are invited to join in for a family picnic on the Primary Oval. The School will organise some fun and games which include 2 bouncy castles and 2 water slides. BYO picnic, blankets, shade, sportswear that can get wet, towels, sunscreen, hats, etc. If parents wish to purchase an ice cream, snow cone or coffee, vans will be on site.   Please note that this is strictly a non-alcoholic and smoke free event.   Please consider Covid-19 social distancing measures.

As this is a community event, children need to be supervised by parents at all times, including on the School’s play equipment. Although teachers may be in the area they will not be available for supervision during this time.  Students must have a guardian present when attending this event.

We hope you will enjoy this time with friends across the primary school and we look forward to a fun afternoon to finish off the year.

 

Presentation Evening … please book seats ASAP

Years 3 & 4

Student to arrive promptly by 6pm.  Please enter the gym through the double doors on the front left side of the gym.  Due to Covid restrictions, a staff member will be counting all those who enter.  Students proceed to the choir risers and guests take a seat.  Upon conclusion of the first session, please exit via the large fold up door.

Years 5 & 6

Student to arrive promptly by 7pm.  Please wait outside the double doors on the front left side of the gym until the first session is completed.  Due to Covid restrictions, a staff member will be counting all those who enter.  Students proceed to the choir risers and guests take a seat.

Years 3 – 6 Presentation Evening

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dear Parents,

We can now confirm the details for the Presentation Evening taking place on Friday 4 December at Carramar gymnasium.

As previously advised by email on 29 October, 2 sessions are taking place, with the times being:

Session 1 – Years 3 & 4   6.15pm – 7pm

Session 2 – Years 5 & 6   7.15pm – 8pm

Please click on the link below to book your tickets.  Due to the current COVID restrictions, please book a ticket for all members of your family or friends attending. While you won’t need to supply a paper ticket on the night, we do require everyone to book, so that we can safely accommodate all guests.

When you book, you will need to indicate who the tickets are for. For clarity:

Participant – a child performing in the session being booked for.    Guest – Yourselves, siblings, other family and friends

The link that you will need, in order to book for the Duncraig Primary event is: https://events.humanitix.com/dppe2020

Please have all students arrive by 6pm (for Session 1) and 7pm (for Session 2) and proceed to the choir risers.

Parking is available on the oval next to the Sports Centre.

All students are expected to attend and parents are not contacted if their child is to receive an award.

We trust this will be an enjoyable evening for you and your family.

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

 

School Banking … WE NEED U! @ 3 – 6!

We need U …. Starting in 2021, we are looking for 3 parent volunteers to be available on a Thursday morning from 8am – 9am to assist with recording students’ deposits, etc.  If you are able to help or would like more information, please contact Kirsty on kwapearce@gmail.com

We have not been able to secure volunteers yet … we hope this happens by Term 1.  If not, unfortunately, school banking will cease at school.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please visit www.commbank.com.au/sbc

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 7

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Week 7! As we head into this week, I just wanted to share a little bit about what Mr Steven encouraged the Year 3-5 students with, in our worship session this morning. It was a great message about the power of the tongue, that I’m sure we can all learn from. Our words that we use can have such an incredible impact and within moments, we can switch from using them for praise to using them for trash (James 3:9). Our students listened beautifully and were encouraged to imagine little ‘Buckingham Palace guards’ placed next to their mouths to help guard what is allowed out (Psalm 141:3).

Here are a few important dates coming up over the next week. Please also continue to check your class blog.

Friday 27 November

Kindy Assembly at ELC

Year 6 bike excursion to Sorrento Beach

Assembly for Years 5 & 6 to farewell 2020 Semester 2 House Captains and announce those for Semester 1 2021.

 

Saturday 28 November

First Lego League Competition held at Carramar Campus

 

Monday 30 November

Worship for Years 4 & 6

Year 5 excursion to Parliament House

 

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

NOTE FOR PARENTS

At the end of Term 4 our school day will finish early.

The ELC students will finish at 12.50pm and Yrs 3 – 6 students will finish at 1.00pm.

There is no supervision after 1pm and we ask parents to collect their children promptly.         

Family Picnic from 1pm – 2pm on the Primary Oval

Parents and students from K – Year 6 are invited to join in for a family picnic on the Primary Oval. The School will organise some fun and games which include 2 bouncy castles and 2 water slides. BYO picnic, blankets, shade, sportswear that can get wet, towels, sunscreen, hats, etc. If parents wish to purchase an ice cream, snow cone or coffee, vans will be on site.   Please note that this is strictly a non-alcoholic and smoke free event.   Please consider Covid-19 social distancing measures.

As this is a community event, children need to be supervised by parents at all times, including on the School’s play equipment. Although teachers may be in the area they will not be available for supervision during this time.  Students must have a guardian present when attending this event.

We hope you will enjoy this time with friends across the primary school and we look forward to a fun afternoon to finish off the year.

ROADWORKS ON DOVERIDGE DRIVE

We have been advised by the City of Joondalup that necessary asphalt resurfacing works will be taking place on Doveridge Dr from 23 November and should be completed within 8 weeks.  The extent of the work is between Curbur Rd south to Winster Close.

Thank you for your patience during these roadworks.

Reminder … please book seats

Years 3 – 6 Presentation Evening

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dear Parents,

We can now confirm the details for the Presentation Evening taking place on Friday 4 December at Carramar gymnasium.

As previously advised by email on 29 October, 2 sessions are taking place, with the times being:

Session 1 – Years 3 & 4   6.15pm – 7pm

Session 2 – Years 5 & 6   7.15pm – 8pm

Please click on the link below to book your tickets.  Due to the current COVID restrictions, please book a ticket for all members of your family or friends attending. While you won’t need to supply a paper ticket on the night, we do require everyone to book, so that we can safely accommodate all guests.

When you book, you will need to indicate who the tickets are for. For clarity:

Participant – a child performing in the session being booked for.    Guest – Yourselves, siblings, other family and friends

The link that you will need, in order to book for the Duncraig Primary event is: https://events.humanitix.com/dppe2020

Please have all students arrive by 6pm (for Session 1) and 7pm (for Session 2) and proceed to the choir risers.

Parking is available on the oval next to the Sports Centre.

All students are expected to attend and parents are not contacted if their child is to receive an award.

We trust this will be an enjoyable evening for you and your family.

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

PRIMARY MEAL

Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6 ONLY

Thursday, 3 December 2020

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 Online Username and Password.

Click green ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP-TO-DATE)

Step 2 – select date 3 December 2020 and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – should be completed if your child has any health warnings/food allergies/ intolerances

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.

Payment by direct deposit is a free option and it allows you to pay the exact amount. The other payment methods are credit card or PayPal, which require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached. Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your online account.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday 26 November at 1pm – sorry no exceptions. NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 3 DECEMBER.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq Canteen by phoning 1300 484 888 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

 

ELC Meal

Kindy to Year 2

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

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 Online Username and Password.

Click green ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP-TO-DATE)

Step 2 – select date 1 December 2020 and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – should be completed if your child has any health warnings/food allergies/ intolerances

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.

Payment by direct deposit is a free option and it allows you to pay the exact amount.  The other payment methods are credit card or PayPal, which require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached.  Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your online account. 

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 26 November at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 1 DECEMBER.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq Canteen by phoning 1300 484 888 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

Dear Parents and Children,

As part of our Service Program, at the Primary school we are collecting food to make Christmas hampers for the Uniting WA Christmas Appeal. Boxes are placed in each classroom and each year group is encouraged to bring in the following items:

Year 3

Cereal 375g size with 1L of Long life/Soy Milk

· Corn Flakes and milk

· Weet-Bix and milk

· Porridge and milk

· Nutri-Grain and milk

 

Year 4

Canned goods

· Beans 3pk

· Spaghetti 3pk

· Tuna – Family size or 4 small tins

 

Year 5

Rice, Pasta with Pasta Sauce

· Jasmin/Basmati/ Long Grain Rice

· Pasta Shapes with sauce

· Spaghetti with sauce

e.g. Bolognese, Carbonara sauce, Pasta Bake Sauce

 

Year 6

Christmas Pudding, Tinned/Jars Fruit with Long Life Custard.

· Family size Christmas pudding with 1L Long Life Custard

Tins/Jars of

· Peaches

· Pears

· Pineapples

· Mangoes

All items need to be brought into school by Monday 30 November

Kind regards

The Staff of the Primary School

 

 

 

YEARS 3 – 6 Attention Parents who have purchase items from Campion for 2021

It has come to our attention that an item on the Resource list, namely Book Covers – Exercise 9 x 7  Pkt 5, are too small and should be A4 book covers.  If you placed your order with Campion before Friday 6 November, please bring the unopened small book covers to your class teacher on the first day back in 2021 and we will swap these for the correct size.  If you ordered after Friday 6 November, you will have received the correct size.

Thank you for your understanding

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 6

Dear Parents,

We have a quiet start with some fun packed days towards the end of the week. On Thursday 19 November, 3-6 are holding a Market Day, so for those students, feel free to bring along some spare change to buy some hand-made items, with all proceeds going to charities. Then on Friday 20 November, there are several events taking place across the Primary school. At the ELC, there is a special Worship for Kindy and Pre Primary students. The Harley Davidson motorbikes are returning this year to collect all the gifts that have been donated for children in foster care this Christmas. Some of our Year 5-6 students will be attending NIPSSA Cricket, whilst all the Year 6 students will be attending the Lightning Carnival, Duncraig v Carramar. Next week, Monday 23 November, there will be a Worship Gathering for Years 3 and 5 and the Primary Choral Festival.

 

Please read carefully through this Primary blog, and your class blog notices for upcoming events for the rest of the term.

 

 

ROADWORKS ON DOVERIDGE DRIVE

We have been advised by the City of Joondalup that necessary asphalt resurfacing works will be taking place on Doveridge Dr from 23 November and should be completed within 8 weeks.  The extent of the work is between Curbur Rd south to Winster Close.

Thank you for your patience during these roadworks.

 

 

 

STUDENTS SERVICE LEARNING  

MARKET DAY

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER @ 1.10PM   

IN THE PRIMARY QUAD

Bring in some money to buy …

SOME CHARITIES BEING SUPPORTED ….

Due to COVID restrictions, NO food items will be sold.

 

 

Monday 23 November

Primary Choral Festival 11:00 – 1:00 Theatre 

All primary classes are participating in the Primary Choral Festival on Monday 23 November. Parents are welcome to join us in the theatre for the year group session times. They will see the classes sing two songs for an adjudicator who will then decide which class did the best performance.

11:00 – 11:30 Year 3

11:30 – 12:00 Year 4

12:00 – 12:30 Year 5

12:30 – 1:00  Year 6

 

Rebecca Thorne

Teacher – Music

Years 3 – 6 Presentation Evening

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dear Parents,

We can now confirm the details for the Presentation Evening taking place on Friday 4 December at Carramar gymnasium.

As previously advised by email on 29 October, 2 sessions are taking place, with the times being:

Session 1 – Years 3 & 4   6.15pm – 7pm

Session 2 – Years 5 & 6   7.15pm – 8pm

Please click on the link below to book your tickets.  Due to the current COVID restrictions, please book a ticket for all members of your family or friends attending, so that we can safely accommodate all guests.

When you book, you will need to indicate who the tickets are for. For clarity:

Participant – a child performing in the session being booked for.    Guest – Yourselves, siblings, other family and friends

The link that you will need, in order to book for the Duncraig Primary event is: https://events.humanitix.com/dppe2020

Please have all students arrive by 6pm (for Session 1) and 7pm (for Session 2) and proceed to the choir risers.

Parking is available on the oval next to the Sports Centre.

All students are expected to attend and parents are not contacted if their child is to receive an award.

We trust this will be an enjoyable evening for you and your family.

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

PRIMARY MEAL

Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6 ONLY

Thursday, 3 December 2020

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 Online Username and Password.

Click green ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP-TO-DATE)

Step 2 – select date 3 December 2020 and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – should be completed if your child has any health warnings/food allergies/ intolerances

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.

Payment by direct deposit is a free option and it allows you to pay the exact amount. The other payment methods are credit card or PayPal, which require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached. Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your online account.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday 26 November at 1pm – sorry no exceptions. NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 3 DECEMBER.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq Canteen by phoning 1300 484 888 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

 


ELC Nativity & Awards Presentation Event

Preparations for this year’s ELC Nativity are coming along very well. The children are so excited for this very special upcoming event.

The children will be performing at two sessions. The first session is at 12:00pm and the second session at 2.00pm in the School theatre at the Duncraig Campus on Friday 4 December.

Due to the current COVID restrictions, the theatre can only be filled to a 60% capacity. With staff and students included in this quota, we have had to be restrictive in the number of tickets issued. We have allocated 2 tickets per family.

Tickets will be available for collection at the ELC Administration Office on Monday 9 November and Tuesday 10 November.

If you are unable to collect your tickets on these two days please call the Admin Office on 9243 2481 next Monday or Tuesday to reserve your tickets.  You can then collect your tickets when you are next at the ELC.


ELC Meal

Kindy to Year 2

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

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 Online Username and Password.

Click green ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP-TO-DATE)

Step 2 – select date 1 December 2020 and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – should be completed if your child has any health warnings/food allergies/ intolerances

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.

Payment by direct deposit is a free option and it allows you to pay the exact amount.  The other payment methods are credit card or PayPal, which require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached.  Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your online account. 

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 26 November at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 1 DECEMBER.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq Canteen by phoning 1300 484 888 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

 

Dear Parents and Children,

As part of our Service Program, at the Primary school we are collecting food to make Christmas hampers for the Uniting WA Christmas Appeal. Boxes are placed in each classroom and each year group is encouraged to bring in the following items:

Year 3

Cereal 375g size with 1L of Long life/Soy Milk

· Corn Flakes and milk

· Weet-Bix and milk

· Porridge and milk

· Nutri-Grain and milk

 

Year 4

Canned goods

· Beans 3pk

· Spaghetti 3pk

· Tuna – Family size or 4 small tins

 

Year 5

Rice, Pasta with Pasta Sauce

· Jasmin/Basmati/ Long Grain Rice

· Pasta Shapes with sauce

· Spaghetti with sauce

e.g. Bolognese, Carbonara sauce, Pasta Bake Sauce

 

Year 6

Christmas Pudding, Tinned/Jars Fruit with Long Life Custard.

· Family size Christmas pudding with 1L Long Life Custard

Tins/Jars of

· Peaches

· Pears

· Pineapples

· Mangoes

All items need to be brought into school by Monday 30 November

Kind regards

The Staff of the Primary School

 

 

 

YEARS 3 – 6 Attention Parents who have purchase items from Campion for 2021

It has come to our attention that an item on the Resource list, namely Book Covers – Exercise 9 x 7  Pkt 5, are too small and should be A4 book covers.  If you placed your order with Campion before Friday 6 November, please bring the unopened small book covers to your class teacher on the first day back in 2021 and we will swap these for the correct size.  If you ordered after Friday 6 November, you will have received the correct size.

Thank you for your understanding

 

 

ATTENTION: PARENTS 

Please ensure all school uniform and other items are clearly labelled.  We still have an ongoing problem of items in lost property with no name label.  This is growing ….. ☹

Thank you for your support in this matter.

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 5

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Week 5 blog. Thank you for taking the time to read this, as there are always valuable things that are communicated through these posts.

We started the week beautifully this morning as the Year 2’s joined in with the Year 3 and 5 students for our Worship Gathering with Mr Steven. The learned valuable lessons about wisdom and how to strive to become more wise. The 4s and 6s had the same message last week, so see if your children can remember the actions and ‘meanings’ for each letter of WISDOM.

Some important dates or items for this week are:

NAIDOC week Sunday 8 November – Sunday 15 November

Tuesday 10 November

ELC Athletics Carnival – Hamer Oval 8.45am. The current forecast is for it to be a bit windy, with the slight chance of a shower.

Wednesday 11 November

Remembrance Day

Thursday 12 November

Primary School Music Concert 6.00pm

Friday 13 November

NIPSSA Cricket Carnival (Yrs 5-6 selected students) Seacrest Oval Sorrento

Assembly PPM and PPF

Assembly 6T (Years 4 & 6 attending)

Monday 16 November

Worship gathering 3-6 (Years 4 & 6 attending)

 

Years 3 – 6 Presentation Evening

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dear Parents,

We can now confirm the details for the Presentation Evening taking place on Friday 4 December at Carramar gymnasium.

As previously advised by email on 29 October, 2 sessions are taking place, with the times being:

Session 1 – Years 3 & 4   6.15pm – 7pm

Session 2 – Years 5 & 6   7.15pm – 8pm

Please click on the link below to book your tickets.  Due to the current COVID restrictions, please book a ticket for all members of your family or friends attending. While you won’t need to supply a paper ticket on the night, we do require everyone to book, so that we can safely accommodate all guests.

When you book, you will need to indicate who the tickets are for. For clarity:

Participant – a child performing in the session being booked for.    Guest – Yourselves, siblings, other family and friends

The link that you will need, in order to book for the Duncraig Primary event is: https://events.humanitix.com/dppe2020

Please have all students arrive by 6pm (for Session 1) and 7pm (for Session 2) and proceed to the choir risers.

Parking is available on the oval next to the Sports Centre.

All students are expected to attend and parents are not contacted if their child is to receive an award.

We trust this will be an enjoyable evening for you and your family.

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

PRIMARY MEAL

Year 3 to Year 6 ONLY

Thursday, 3 December 2020

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 Online Username and Password.

Click green ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP-TO-DATE)

Step 2 – select date 3 December 2020 and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – should be completed if your child has any health warnings/food allergies/ intolerances

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.

Payment by direct deposit is a free option and it allows you to pay the exact amount. The other payment methods are credit card or PayPal, which require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached. Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your online account.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday 26 November at 1pm – sorry no exceptions. NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 3 DECEMBER.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq Canteen by phoning 1300 484 888 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

Last Week to Order

Resource Lists (Years 3 – 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2021

Students are supplied with a list of essential items and texts which have to be purchased for school. This is handled by Campion Education WA.

Resource lists will be available online through the Campion website.

From Monday 19 October  Thursday 12 November 2020

(If ordered after this date the goods may not arrive on time for the new school year.)

Order online at   www.campion.com.au

Click on “Online ordering for parents and students”

Create your account

Select St Stephen’s School – Duncraig and enter the Duncraig campus Years 3 – 6 code, 94QP

Select the year level and then choose the items you wish to purchase.

Each resource list is headed by a caveat that states that books may be accessed from other sources if you wish.  However, if you choose to do this you need to ensure that students have the materials in order to commence their school year. We encourage students to use stationery supplies from previous years, if in suitable condition. Some stationery supplies will need to be replaced during the year.

The online dates for our Primary School and Secondary School are different.  The dates above are for Years 3- 6 in 2021 (Duncraig campus).

Date of delivery of orders placed prior to the cut-off date is Friday 4 December.

Online ordering is preferred.

Campion is located in Malaga (Monday – Friday) on telephone 6240 2778. 


ELC Nativity & Awards Presentation Event

Preparations for this year’s ELC Nativity are coming along very well. The children are so excited for this very special upcoming event.

The children will be performing at two sessions. The first session is at 12:00pm and the second session at 2.00pm in the School theatre at the Duncraig Campus on Friday 4 December.

Due to the current COVID restrictions, the theatre can only be filled to a 60% capacity. With staff and students included in this quota, we have had to be restrictive in the number of tickets issued. We have allocated 2 tickets per family.

Tickets will be available for collection at the ELC Administration Office on Monday 9 November and Tuesday 10 November.

If you are unable to collect your tickets on these two days please call the Admin Office on 9243 2481 next Monday or Tuesday to reserve your tickets.  You can then collect your tickets when you are next at the ELC.

 

ELC Meal

Kindy to Year 2

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

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 Online Username and Password.

Click green ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP-TO-DATE)

Step 2 – select date 1 December 2020 and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – should be completed if your child has any health warnings/food allergies/ intolerances

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.

Payment by direct deposit is a free option and it allows you to pay the exact amount.  The other payment methods are credit card or PayPal, which require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached.  Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your online account. 

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 26 November at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 1 DECEMBER.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq Canteen by phoning 1300 484 888 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

 

PARKING

We would like to remind parents of the need to consider others and the safety of the children when driving and parking around the school.

The Staff parking bays are not to be used for student drop off/pick up. Please use the parent car parks or Kiss and Drive facility for this purpose.

The Kiss and Drive facility is supervised and offers a very smooth pick-up option after school. Parents are asked to consider using this facility rather than parking.

Dear Parents and Children,

As part of our Service Program, at the Primary school we are collecting food to make Christmas hampers for the Uniting WA Christmas Appeal. Boxes are placed in each classroom and each year group is encouraged to bring in the following items:

Year 3

Cereal 375g size with 1L of Long life/Soy Milk

· Corn Flakes and milk

· Weet-Bix and milk

· Porridge and milk

· Nutri-Grain and milk

 

Year 4

Canned goods

· Beans 3pk

· Spaghetti 3pk

· Tuna – Family size or 4 small tins

 

Year 5

Rice, Pasta with Pasta Sauce

· Jasmin/Basmati/ Long Grain Rice

· Pasta Shapes with sauce

· Spaghetti with sauce

e.g. Bolognese, Carbonara sauce, Pasta Bake Sauce

 

Year 6

Christmas Pudding, Tinned/Jars Fruit with Long Life Custard.

· Family size Christmas pudding with 1L Long Life Custard

Tins/Jars of

· Peaches

· Pears

· Pineapples

· Mangoes

All items need to be brought into school by Monday 30 November

Kind regards

The Staff of the Primary School

Calling for School Banking volunteers – we need your help!

Our current School Banking Coordinators are moving on after years of service to our school community, and to keep this program running we need your help.

The program requires at least two new volunteer School Banking Coordinators to facilitate the banking and distribution of School Banking rewards.

It’s easy – and it only takes a small amount of your time one day a week. We can show you the ropes to get you going, and Commonwealth Bank provides support via a helpdesk and dedicated reps.

Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising. It is also a rewarding and interactive way to be an active member of the school community.

If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please visit us during school banking in the primary village (every Thursday from 8am to 9am) or contact Kirsty Pearce on 0404 967 002.

Containers for Change

St Stephen’s School has partnered with Good Sammy, who is an official collection organisation for the Containers for Change launched on October 1 this year.

Please collect eligible containers and help provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Our bins are located at:

Early Learning Centre – entrance to Reception

Duncraig Primary – entrance to Reception

Carramar Primary – entrance to Reception and near the Nurses office

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 4

Dear Parents,

There are some key dates for this week in the Primary School. On Tuesday 3 November the Year 2’s will have an Orchestra Demonstration. The students will see and listen to the different instruments found in an Orchestra. The ELC Prayer Group will be held in the staff room. (Kindy parents welcome to join at 9am) in the ELC staff room. On Friday 6 November Pre Primary Pirate Day. There is also the 6LK class assembly. Students from years 4 & 6 will be attending. Next week on Monday 9 November there is a worship gathering in the Village for students in years 3 & 5.

ELC PRAYER GROUP

 There is a group of parents who meet each Tuesday to pray for the school and people in the school. If you have something you would like us to pray for, please fill in a little prayer note and put it in the prayer box located at the front office or library. These can be anonymous if you prefer.

 We’d also love to invite anyone who would like to, to come along to the prayer group.

 Tuesday mornings from about 8:45-9:15 (Kindy parents welcome to join at 9am)

  • ELC staff room
  • Come regularly or whenever you can
  • Toddlers/babies are very welcome
  • It is very informal, and you don’t have to pray out loud if you don’t want to.

Any queries to Karen Schneider 0423 353 711

 

Years 3 – 6 Presentation Evening  

Friday 4 December at the Carramar Sports Centre, 50 St Stephens Crescent, Tapping.

Starting times to be advised.

For those families who are new to the school and might be unfamiliar with the format of the evening, this is a wonderful time of celebration of our students. Throughout the evening, staff acknowledge academic excellence, academic effort and exceptional citizenship among each year group. Students will also be performing choral items that they have been learning.

 

 

PARKING

We would like to remind parents of the need to consider others and the safety of the children when driving and parking around the school.

The Staff parking bays are not to be used for student drop off/pick up. Please use the parent car parks or Kiss and Drive facility for this purpose.

The Kiss and Drive facility is supervised and offers a very smooth pick-up option after school. Parents are asked to consider using this facility rather than parking.

Dear Parents and Children,

As part of our Service Program, at the Primary school we are collecting food to make Christmas hampers for the Uniting WA Christmas Appeal. Boxes are placed in each classroom and each year group is encouraged to bring in the following items:

Year 3

Cereal 375g size with 1L of Long life/Soy Milk

· Corn Flakes and milk

· Weet-Bix and milk

· Porridge and milk

· Nutri-Grain and milk

 

Year 4

Canned goods

· Beans 3pk

· Spaghetti 3pk

· Tuna – Family size or 4 small tins

 

Year 5

Rice, Pasta with Pasta Sauce

· Jasmin/Basmati/ Long Grain Rice

· Pasta Shapes with sauce

· Spaghetti with sauce

e.g. Bolognese, Carbonara sauce, Pasta Bake Sauce

 

Year 6

Christmas Pudding, Tinned/Jars Fruit with Long Life Custard.

· Family size Christmas pudding with 1L Long Life Custard

Tins/Jars of

· Peaches

· Pears

· Pineapples

· Mangoes

 

All items need to be brought into school by Monday 30 November

Kind regards

The Staff of the Primary School

RUN CLUB – THURSDAYS – 8AM

We enjoyed the company of many ‘Curious Creatures’ at Thursday’s Run Club.

Thank you to all those students who turned up to run or walk laps for house points.

Run club continues every Thursday at 8am throughout the term and we would LOVE to have you there.

Mrs Baird 😊

TRIPLE P Term 4

This is just a friendly reminder of the upcoming Positive Parenting Program “Seminar Series” that is being held at Floreat All Saints Uniting Church commencing on 10th November.

For more information please visit the website: cahs.health.wa.gov.au

Calling for School Banking volunteers – we need your help!

Our current School Banking Coordinators are moving on after years of service to our school community, and to keep this program running we need your help.
The program requires at least two new volunteer School Banking Coordinators to facilitate the banking and distribution of School Banking rewards.
It’s easy – and it only takes a small amount of your time one day a week. We can show you the ropes to get you going, and Commonwealth Bank provides support via a helpdesk and dedicated reps.
Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising. It is also a rewarding and interactive way to be an active member of the school community.
If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please visit us during school banking in the primary village (every Thursday from 8am to 9am) or contact Kirsty Pearce on 0404 967 002.

 

Containers for Change

St Stephen’s School has partnered with Good Sammy, who is an official collection organisation for the Containers for Change launched on October 1 this year.

Please collect eligible containers and help provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Our bins are located at:

Early Learning Centre – entrance to Reception

Duncraig Primary – entrance to Reception

Carramar Primary – entrance to Reception and near the Nurses office

 

 

Duncraig Uniform Shop

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 3

Dear Parents,

As we start Week 3, here is a summary of some of the events to keep in mind across the whole Primary.

Book Week Monday 26 to Friday 30 October

Our Book Week parades will take place on Thursday 29 October, at 9am at the ELC , followed by The Greatest Discovery show (PP-Y2), and 9:30am for Years 3-6.

Tuesday 27 October

This is the final day the art work will be displayed for Synthesis. It truly is a remarkable collection, so if you haven’t already, please do take the time to come to the Primary Village and the foyer of the theatre to appreciate the wonderful work by the students.

Wednesday 28 October

We will be hosting many prospective families on the Duncraig Spring Tour Morning, as they visit our school and learn more about what we have to offer.

Friday 30 October 

Orientation Day for PP-Year 7 will take place from 8:30am-12:30pm, with all students experiencing what a day in the life of ‘next years’’ class will be like. We will also have many new students joining us on that day.

Monday 2 November

The Worship gathering for will be for Years 4 & 6. Please feel free to come along and join in with what is always a wonderful time.

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

BOOK WEEK

For ELC

Dear Parents,

You are invited to celebrate Book Week 2020 by attending our ELC Book Week Parade at 9:00am on Thursday 29th of October.

To take into account social distancing protocols, we will be parading outside this year.

If you are attending, please spread out and stand behind the cones on Fernwood Oval (just behind the ELC).

Students will be seated in classes within the ELC grounds, and will exit out the back gate to parade on the oval when each class is called.

Resource Lists (Years 3 – 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2021

Students are supplied with a list of essential items and texts which have to be purchased for school. This is handled by Campion Education WA. 

Resource lists will be available online through the Campion website. 

From Monday 19 October  Thursday 12 November 2020

(If ordered after this date the goods may not arrive on time for the new school year.)

Order online at   www.campion.com.au

Click on “Online ordering for parents and students”

Create your account

Select St Stephen’s School – Duncraig and enter the Duncraig campus Years 3 – 6 code, 94QP

Select the year level and then choose the items you wish to purchase.

Each resource list is headed by a caveat that states that books may be accessed from other sources if you wish.  However, if you choose to do this you need to ensure that students have the materials in order to commence their school year. We encourage students to use stationery supplies from previous years, if in suitable condition. Some stationery supplies will need to be replaced during the year.

The online dates for our Primary School and Secondary School are different.  The dates above are for Years 3- 6 in 2021 (Duncraig campus).

 Date of delivery of orders placed prior to the cut-off date is Friday 4 December.

 Online ordering is preferred.

Campion is located in Malaga (Monday – Friday) on telephone 6240 2778. 

Run Club

Every Thursday @8am on the Primary Oval

All students and families welcome!

It has been fantastic to see so many children walking / running / skipping laps and earning house points in the process.

Congratulations to Alethea who are leading the charge after our first two weeks.

Any queries  / questions email Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Term 4 – School Banking is back @ 3 – 6!

Term 4 – School Banking is back @ 3 – 6!

School Banking will recommence from on a  THURSDAY  in the Primary Village.

For every deposit made at school, students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for an exclusive School Banking reward item in recognition of their regular savings habits.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please visit www.commbank.com.au/sbc

We need U …. Starting in 2021, we are looking for 3 parent volunteers to be available on a Thursday morning from 8am – 9am to assist with recording students’ deposits, etc.  If you are able to help or would like more information, please contact Kirsty on kwapearce@gmail.com

 

STUDENTS SERVICE LEARNING  

MARKET DAY

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 

@ 1.10PM

IN THE PRIMARY QUAD

Great news …. Market Day is in Term 4, for you to sell items if you feel passionate about supporting a specific charity.

If you would like to be part of this Service Learning initiative please complete the form below, include a $3 table fee and return to Mrs Ford by Monday 2 November.

The format will be tables set up in the Primary Quad.

Due to COVID restrictions  NO food items may be sold.

On the day, you may store your items in Mrs Ford’s office, and remember to bring a float (small change) for your table on the day.

What charity are you supporting?  
Why are you passionate about them?

 

Who is part of your team?

Name and Class

 

What will you be selling?
Price of the items?

 

 

 

Containers for Change

St Stephen’s School has partnered with Good Sammy, who is an official collection organisation for the Containers for Change launched on October 1 this year.

Please collect eligible containers and help provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Our bins are located at:

Early Learning Centre – entrance to Reception

Duncraig Primary – entrance to Reception

Carramar Primary – entrance to Reception and near the Nurses office

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 2

 

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Term 4. The students from Pre Primary to Year 4 have started their swimming lessons well and will continue for the rest of this week. It has been lovely to see their swimming techniques improve and their enjoyment in the water. On Thursday 22 October we have the Synthesis Opening Night 5.00pm – 7.00pm. If you would like to attend this event, please ensure you book a free ticket online to help us monitor attendance numbers. The student’s artwork is being prepared for display and as always there is a wonderful collection of fantastic work. The Year 6 camp to Manjedal is on Wednesday 21 October to Friday 23 October. This is the last Primary camp for our Year 6 student’s before they head to high school. We are sure this will be a memorable time for all of the students.

Resource Lists 2021

We wish to inform you that the 2021 booklists have gone live on the Campion website. For 3-6 this is the same as previous years, but for the ELC there have been some modifications as per the correspondence sent out last Tuesday. Please note that items ticked as “Item Required” on your child’s booklist need to be purchased directly from Campion and it becomes a personal choice to avail any of the other items from Campion or from your preferred stationery shop. The link to the Campion website is: www.campion.com.au and the code to use is 94QP. Once you have logged in, you will be able to see your 2021 year level booklist. Understanding that ‘back to school’ can be an expensive cost to families, our staff have made a conscious effort to keep the cost to a minimum.  

Class Placement 2021

As we prepare for 2021 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 place students in classes after examination of several factors which include:

  • Social and emotional concerns
  • Academic ability
  • Friendship preferences

Current class teachers construct class lists in collaboration with year group teachers and then class recommendations from the teachers are forwarded to the Primary Leadership Team. Jarrod and I then review the 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. Please, can I 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 they commence school on Friday 31 January 2020.

Book Week

Please don’t forget that next week is Book Week. Students can dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 29 October. We will have our Book week parade at 9.00am -9.20 am for the ELC students and 9.30am -10.00am for 3-6. To comply with social distancing protocols and to accommodate our community, we will be parading outside K-Year 2 ELC oval, Years 3-6 on the Primary oval this year. More information will be sent out on your child’s class blog shortly.

Baby News!

We would like to pass on our congratulations to Sarah McGrath, Year 4 teacher, who is pregnant! Her baby is due next year and she is looking forward to spending Term 4 with her class.

Magpies Swooping

Magpies usually breed between August and October every year, and it’s during this time that their protective swooping behaviour is at its peak. Please take care when walking or cycling around the school, particularly around the corner of Doveridge Dr and Curbur Rd, as we have had reports of a magpie swooping in this area.  If possible wear a hat and sunglasses and walk slowly.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Heads of Primary

 

Resource Lists (Years 3 – 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2021

Students are supplied with a list of essential items and texts which have to be purchased for school. This is handled by Campion Education WA. 

Resource lists will be available online through the Campion website. 

From Monday 19 October  Thursday 12 November 2020

(If ordered after this date the goods may not arrive on time for the new school year.)

Order online at   www.campion.com.au

Click on “Online ordering for parents and students”

Create your account

Select St Stephen’s School – Duncraig and enter the Duncraig campus Years 3 – 6 code, 94QP

Select the year level and then choose the items you wish to purchase.

Each resource list is headed by a caveat that states that books may be accessed from other sources if you wish.  However, if you choose to do this you need to ensure that students have the materials in order to commence their school year. We encourage students to use stationery supplies from previous years, if in suitable condition. Some stationery supplies will need to be replaced during the year.

The online dates for our Primary School and Secondary School are different.  The dates above are for Years 3- 6 in 2021 (Duncraig campus).

 Date of delivery of orders placed prior to the cut-off date is Friday 4 December.

 Online ordering is preferred.

Campion is located in Malaga (Monday – Friday) on telephone 6240 2778. 

Starting in Term 4…

 

St Stephen’s 3 – 6

Run Club

Every Thursday morning @8am

on the Primary Oval

Come and join us as we start the day

with a body / brain boost!

Every lap you run / walk

earns house points for your faction.

All students are encouraged to come and run.

No registration / sign up required – just turn up!

Family members are welcome to join us also.

(First session – Thursday October 15th)

Any questions – contact Mrs Baird Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au


LITTLE FEET FESTIVAL

St Stephen’s School is proud to partner with the City of Joondalup on their annual Little Feet Festival where those big and small can explore, invent and play.

This year we are proud to present the Scitech “Exploration Station” Activity at the 2020 Little Feet Festival, Sunday 25 October. Available from 12.00noon – 5.00pm, this hands-on workshop will see your little outer-space explorers put their engineering skills to the test as they design, build and test a way to land a fragile robot rover on the surface of another planet!

Don’t miss the St Stephen’s “Exploration Station” located in the ECU Gymnasium function room.

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BOOKCLUB INFORMATION

Issue 7 of bookclub will close to orders on Thursday 22nd Oct.

 

Term 4 – School Banking is back @ 3 – 6!

Term 4 – School Banking is back @ 3 – 6!

School Banking will recommence from on a  THURSDAY  in the Primary Village.

For every deposit made at school, students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for an exclusive School Banking reward item in recognition of their regular savings habits.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please visit www.commbank.com.au/sbc

We need U …. Starting in 2021, we are looking for 3 parent volunteers to be available on a Thursday morning from 8am – 9am to assist with recording students’ deposits, etc.  If you are able to help or would like more information, please contact Kirsty on kwapearce@gmail.com

 

 

STUDENTS SERVICE LEARNING  

MARKET DAY

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 

@ 1.10PM

IN THE PRIMARY QUAD

Great news …. Market Day is in Term 4, for you to sell items if you feel passionate about supporting a specific charity.

If you would like to be part of this Service Learning initiative please complete the form below, include a $3 table fee and return to Mrs Ford by Monday 2 November.

The format will be tables set up in the Primary Quad.

Due to COVID restrictions  NO food items may be sold.

On the day, you may store your items in Mrs Ford’s office, and remember to bring a float (small change) for your table on the day.

What charity are you supporting?  
Why are you passionate about them?

 

Who is part of your team?

Name and Class

 

What will you be selling?
Price of the items?

 

 

 

 

Kids In Care Collection

This term, families in our ELC will have the opportunity to select a gift that will be presented to kids in care from the Joondalup Department of Child Protection and Family Support.

Recipients of these gifts will be children who will not have the opportunity to spend Christmas with their own families and, in some cases, have never received a Christmas gift before. Therefore, each ELC family has the opportunity to buy a gift suitable for either a boy or girl in the 1-17 years age range to the value of around $10 – $20. Please do not wrap the gifts as they will be allocated to an appropriate recipient and wrapped by the team at Joondalup Department of Child Protection and Family Support. 

Our collection date will close on Friday 20 November.

Many thanks for your attention to this valuable cause that is sure to see many children encouraged and cared for this Christmas.

Term 3 – Week 9 – Notices

Dear Parents,

Well, here we are in the last week of Term 3. What a wonderful term it has been, with numerous camps, carnivals and concerts. We have been blessed with so many opportunities for our students to demonstrate the incredible abilities that they have.

I want to ask you to continue to encourage your children to ‘Stop, Think, Act’, as they find themselves in tough situations. Mr Steven gave a great demonstration of this recently, with a bottle of soft drink representing us in moments that cause us to get a bit shaken up. Of course, the hilarity of Mr Steven and the erupting liquid wasn’t lost on the students, but neither was the message of being able to stop and let ourselves settle before we blow our lids. See if your children can show you the simple actions of ‘Stop, Think, Act’.

As the term wraps up, here are a few events to keep in mind:

Tuesday

NIPSSA Inter School Athletics Carnival 3-6

Wednesday 

NIPSSA Inter School Athletics Carnival 3-6

Year 6 Jam Poetry Evening

Thursday 

Kaboom Percussion Performances

Friday

ELC Worship Kindy and Pre-Primary

Assembly 4B

End of term 3 – students return Tuesday 13 October

We hope and pray that you have a blessed break with your families and we look forward to seeing all of the students again in Term 4.

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Dear Parents

Just a reminder that if your details have changed, particularly email addresses, please can you visit the Parent Portal and update.  This will ensure you are receiving all correspondence.

Log into the Parent Portal and access SEQTA through the SEQTA Engage icon (orange coloured icon). “Update Your Details”, under “Plan the Term“, provides parents with the ability to update medical/family details, book parent-teacher interviews and view/manage the family’s school finance details.

If you have any questions related to the account details above or experience any difficulties accessing your account please feel free to contact ICT and submit a ticket: https://help.ststephens.wa.edu.au/support/home

Thank you for your support in this matter.

A big thank you to all students who are purchasing ice creams each Friday.  Funds raised from these sales support our 2 World Vision children.  Below is a letter from Dinh Van Sung who lives in Vietnam.   Thank you for your continued support in making a better life for him.

Music Notes

Kaboom Percussion Music Incursion

We are very excited to welcome Kaboom Percussion to our ELC and Primary School this week. These local percussionists perform on a huge variety of percussion instruments and are very creative and humorous in their interpretation of well-known music. They have over 85 million views on their youtube channel. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to invite parents to these performances this year but you can check out some of their videos here:

https://www.kaboompercussion.com/videos

2020 Interhouse Music Festival

Congratulations to all performers who participated in the Interhouse Music Festival this year. The adjudicators, Hannah Herriman and Marc Osborne, were very impressed with the high standard and variety of performances. We were delighted to see so many brass and woodwind performers, excellent string, guitar and piano playing, some wonderful vocalists, beat boxing, the harmonium and percussionists. There were also some lovely family groups who went to a lot of effort to rehearse and perform together. It was a particular thrill to have several students compose and perform their own music.

The winning house for 2020 was Alethea.

LOST PROPERTY IS GROWING……………………….. THE ITEMS PICTURED BELOW ARE ALL UNNAMED …………………….

WE WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO RETURN ALL LOST ITEMS, PLEASE ASSIST US BY LABELLING EVERYTHING THAT IS BROUGHT TO SCHOOL.

THANK YOU😊

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES  

FOR  PP – YR 6

FINISHED for 2020

Activities returning in 2021 – Term 2

Thanks to all involved!

Starting in Term 4…

St Stephen’s 3 – 6

Run Club

Every Thursday morning @8am

on the Primary Oval

Come and join us as we start the day

with a body / brain boost!

Every lap you run / walk

earns house points for your faction.

All students are encouraged to come and run.

No registration / sign up required – just turn up!

Family members are welcome to join us also.

(First session – Thursday October 15th)

Any questions – contact Mrs Baird Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au

 

 

Thanks to those who brought their donation in …. For those who still need to, please bring in tomorrow.  Thank you

3-6 Primary Non-uniform day – Funds raised go to The Falconers & Mon Parker

Please bring in a gold coin donation to assist with their mission work

The Falconer family currently live in rural Mozambique where they serve the local people with everything from fixing things, to health care. Originally with IT and occupational therapy backgrounds, Scott and Bek and their four children, Levi, Josiah, Katelyn and Eliana live amongst the locals and give their time and energy to serving and assisting them to find identity, purpose, hope and freedom in life through God. They are interested in justice and empowering others to be change agents in their community.

Mon Parker, is an Aussie midwife working with under privileged people in Myanmar (Burma).  She specialises in the delivery and care of infants along with healthcare for their mums and the local community.

Her work is largely about seeking to improve medical services for the community and establishing reliable and accessible clinics with supportive, teaching, diagnosing and referring.  It’s also about building relationships with these communities and having an enormous amount of fun sharing God’s love and Gospel with the people.

https://www.sustainmyanmar.org/

 

Term 3 – Week 8 – Notices

Dear Parents,

Last week there was so much excitement around the Primary school with several events taking place including, the Year 1 camp, the 3 -6 Athletics Carnival and the Primary Choir assembly at the ELC. Thank you to all the parent and community members who supported these events.

Week 8, is another busy week in the Primary School. On Tuesday the Year 2’s will be starting their day at the Primary School (3-6) and will have their French and Music Lessons before returning to the ELC. The Year 5 students will also be holding their Market Day. Students can bring a small amount of change to spend on the wares that are on offer. The week continues to build in excitement for the Year 5 students with their camp commencing on Wednesday. On Friday at ELC, there is a Worship for Year’s 1 and 2 students and parents whilst the Pre Primary classes are having a Marvellous Mixtures Day! There are three camps taking place on this day, for our Year 2 and Year 3’s  and the Year 5’s returning from their camp.

Join us for a Worship Gathering 3-6 on Monday 21 September. Please don’t forget that this day is also Non-Uniform Day. Can students please bring a gold coin donation to support Fruitful Harvest (ELC) and The Falconers & Mon Parker (3-6). More information on these wonderful causes can be found below.

As you can see, we have lots of things happening across the Primary school. However, this year is very different from previous years. Please know that the staff are working very hard to ensure students still have exciting and fun-filled learning activities in place. Any incursions or excursions that have been cancelled this year have been replaced with other activities for the students to enjoy. We are finding it very difficult to rebook some excursions due to limited spaces. As a result, you will see that staff have booked more incursions.

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

 

Year Five Market Day

Our Year Five students will be holding a Market Day tomorrow – Tuesday September 15th.

Students in Yrs 3-6 are invited to bring a few dollars to purchase their upcycled / recycled, sustainable range of products. All proceeds are donated to charity.

Thanking you for your support, the Year Five Team + cohort 😊

 

ELC Non-uniform day – Funds raised go to Fruitful Harvest

This term the ELC will be supporting Fruitful Harvest Ministries in Zimbabwe with their Egg-a-day program.– please bring along a gold coin donation.

Please click on the links below for insight into this incredible Ministry that is reaching out to impoverished children.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Fruitful-Harvest-Zimbabwe-478202362199191/

https://rootsforzimbabwe.org/fruitful-harvest-1

Tammy and her team spread the Word of God whilst supplying eggs for nourishment to school children.

Here is a message for the ELC from Tammy from Harvest Ministries;

“I’m so grateful that your school isn’t forgetting those less fortunate as themselves.

Thank you and may God bless you!!”

 

 

 3-6 Primary Non-uniform day – Funds raised go to The Falconers & Mon Parker

Please bring in a gold coin donation to assist with their mission work

The Falconer family currently live in rural Mozambique where they serve the local people with everything from fixing things, to health care. Originally with IT and occupational therapy backgrounds, Scott and Bek and their four children, Levi, Josiah, Katelyn and Eliana live amongst the locals and give their time and energy to serving and assisting them to find identity, purpose, hope and freedom in life through God. They are interested in justice and empowering others to be change agents in their community.

Mon Parker, is an Aussie midwife working with under privileged people in Myanmar (Burma).  She specialises in the delivery and care of infants along with healthcare for their mums and the local community.

Her work is largely about seeking to improve medical services for the community and establishing reliable and accessible clinics with supportive, teaching, diagnosing and referring.  It’s also about building relationships with these communities and having an enormous amount of fun sharing God’s love and Gospel with the people.

https://www.sustainmyanmar.org/

 

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES  –  TERM 3

FOR  PP – YR 6

FINISHING THIS WEEK … WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 SEPT

Activities returning in 2021 – Term 2

Thanks to all involved!

 

Starting in Term 4…

St Stephen’s 3 – 6

Run Club

Every Thursday morning @8am

on the Primary Oval

Come and join us as we start the day

with a body / brain boost!

 

Every lap you run / walk

earns house points for your faction.

 

All students are encouraged to come and run.

No registration / sign up required – just turn up!

Family members are welcome to join us also.

 

(First session – Thursday October 15th)

Any questions – contact Mrs Baird Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Richard Hayes, our barista, and his coffee van “Cuppa Time”, will be stationed in the disabled bay in the Primary Staff Parking area.  When dropping off your children, come along and buy your morning fix on:

Tuesday 15th September

Tuesday 20th October

Tuesday 10th November

Tuesday 8th December

Milk selections are full cream, lite, lactose free, almond and soy.