Term 2 – Week 10 – Notices

 

ATTENTION: PARENTS

Please ensure all school uniform items are clearly labelled. We have an ongoing problem of items in lost property with no name label.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Keep your kids entertained with new school holiday workshops thanks to our partnership with Firetech! The Video Game, Coding and Artificial Intelligence workshops are available online and in person. Book here:

Carramar: http://bit.ly/2rXX66x

Duncraig: http://bit.ly/2O4MMCp

 

Dear Parents, 

On Monday 27 July, we will be having our reporting day, during which you can discuss your child’s Semester 1 report with their teacher. Please know that the Reports for PP – Yr 6 will be available online through Seqta Engage, on Wednesday 1 July at approximately 4pm.

Due to current COVID 19 restrictions surrounding mass gatherings and cleaning requirements, this semester we are only offering online parent interviews.  

Reporting day is optional for parents of PP  Yr 6 students, however, if you wish to have an interview, they will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams on Monday 27 July during the following time periods: 

8.30am  10:00am 

11:00am  12.30pm   

1.30pm  3:00pm  

5.00pm  6:30pm 

Last term, all parents were requested to download and use the Teams online communication platform. This is the method by which we will be conduction our parent / teacher meetings. If you require further information to help support your use of Teams, please click on the following link: Microsoft TeamsDownloading FAQ.       

Online Reporting Day bookings will be open from 4pm on  

Tuesday 23 June and will close at 4pm on Friday 3 July.           

Please note that interviews are timed for 10 minutes only we would appreciate your support in being strict with thisWe will be setting goals with the children during class time in Week of Term 3. If there are larger issues that you need to discuss with the teacher, please contact the teacher to arrange a separate appointment. 

The Parent Portal can be accessed using the following URL: https://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au/  

Click on Interview Bookings which can be found in the Parent Portal under the Plan the Term menu list. Then select Login to EdInfo to book an interview. Once in EdInfo Click on the Interviews tab and select your preferred time with the teacher.   

You will need to log into the Parent portal using your parent username (e.g. 12345@parent.ststephens.wa.edu.au) and parent password.  Please go to https://password.ststephens.wa.edu.au if you need to reset/modify your password.  If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at help@ststephens.wa.edu.au or on 9243 2160.   

If you wish to meet with a Specialist teacher, please email them directly to book a time. 

Kind regards

Primary Leadership Team 

Dear Parents,

EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES: TERM 3, 2020

Please note, just enrol in one activity for Term 3 and the one booking will be for the 6 weeks duration of the activity.

We are excited start the extra curriculum activities at the beginning of Term 3.  Once again, parents will utilise the online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 3, on Monday 10 August 2020.    These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 8, Friday 18 September 2020.

Your child/children from K to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an extra curriculum activity at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus (see list below of activities).  It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks.  For the activities running after school, there is a short afternoon tea break, so please pack something healthy for them to enjoy.   At the conclusion of their session, please be prompt when collecting your children in the afternoon.  Please click on the following link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig (or head to the Parent Portal and click on Plan the Day>Primary School Clubs and click on the Enrol button). Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity and allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis.   Please continue to register your name on the wait list for an activity if it is full.

Parents are required to register using an email address and password then each student can be registered in preparation for enrolment. Please ensure that all areas are completed.

Activities will be open on Bookwhen for student enrolments on Wednesday 24 June at 6.00 pm.

Please note registration is required before you can enrol in an activity.

We look forward to a term full of activity and fun.

If you require any further information, please contact the ELC or Primary Office.

Kind regards.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund


 

 

Term 2 – Week 9 – Notices

2020 Inter House Cross Country

A huge congratulations to all students that participated in today’s Primary Cross Country. There were many students that worked extremely hard and deserve high praise for their efforts. Endurance events grow great resilience. An outstanding character trait!

This year we altered the scoring system to align with the inter-school scoring technique. First place is awarded one point, second place receives two points and so on. The lowest team score is the winning score. There was also modification to alleviate issues with imbalances in House participation numbers.

The final results were as follows:

1st Timae – 781

2nd Alethea – 816

3rd Carana – 1085

Champions Champion Runner Up
Year 3 Girls Rosie Caporn Lili Darcy
Year 3 Boys Connor Meyer  Hugh Kraut
Year 4 Girls Hayley Dargavel  Eliana Chang
Year 4 Boys Harry Caporn Jack Holley
Year 5 Girls Ruby Loan Skye Kerr
Year 5 Boys Levi Stancombe  Finlay Ewan
Year 6 Girls Evie Ewan Leandra van der Ross
Year 6 Boys Harry Ross Evan Erasmus

 

ATTENTION: PARENTS

Please ensure all school uniform items are clearly labelled. We have an ongoing problem of items in lost property with no name label.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Dear Parents, 

On Monday 27 July, we will be having our reporting day, during which you can discuss your child’s Semester 1 report with their teacher. Please know that the Reports for PP – Yr 6 will be available online through Seqta Engage, on Wednesday 1 July at approximately 4pm.

Due to current COVID 19 restrictions surrounding mass gatherings and cleaning requirements, this semester we are only offering online parent interviews.  

Reporting day is optional for parents of PP  Yr 6 students, however, if you wish to have an interview, they will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams on Monday 27 July during the following time periods: 

8.30am  10:00am 

11:00am  12.30pm   

1.30pm  3:00pm  

5.00pm  6:30pm 

Last term, all parents were requested to download and use the Teams online communication platform. This is the method by which we will be conducting our parent / teacher meetings. If you require further information to help support your use of Teams, please click on the following link: Microsoft TeamsDownloading FAQ.       

Online Reporting Day bookings will be open from 4pm on Tuesday 23 June and will close at 4pm on Friday 3 July.           

Please note that interviews are timed for 10 minutes only we would appreciate your support in being strict with thisWe will be setting goals with the children during class time in Week of Term 3. If there are larger issues that you need to discuss with the teacher, please contact the teacher to arrange a separate appointment. 

The Parent Portal can be accessed using the following URL: https://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au/  

Click on Interview Bookings which can be found in the Parent Portal under the Plan the Term menu list. Then select Login to EdInfo to book an interview. Once in EdInfo Click on the Interviews tab and select your preferred time with the teacher.   

You will need to log into the Parent portal using your parent username (e.g. 12345@parent.ststephens.wa.edu.au) and parent password.  Please go to https://password.ststephens.wa.edu.au if you need to reset/modify your password.  If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at help@ststephens.wa.edu.au or on 9243 2160.   

If you wish to meet with a Specialist teacher, please email them directly to book a time. 

Kind regards

Primary Leadership Team 

Dear Parents,

EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES: TERM 3, 2020

We are excited start the extra curriculum activities at the beginning of Term 3.  Once again, parents will utilise the online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 3, on Monday 10 August 2020.    These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 8, Friday 18 September 2020.

Your child/children from K to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an extra curriculum activity at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus (see list below of activities).  It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks.  For the activities running after school, there is a short afternoon tea break, so please pack something healthy for them to enjoy.   At the conclusion of their session, please be prompt when collecting your children in the afternoon.  Please click on the following link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig (or head to the Parent Portal and click on Plan the Day>Primary School Clubs and click on the Enrol button). Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity and allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis.   Please continue to register your name on the wait list for an activity if it is full.

Parents are required to register using an email address and password then each student can be registered in preparation for enrolment. Please ensure that all areas are completed.

Activities will be open on Bookwhen for student enrolments on Wednesday 24 June at 6.00 pm.

Please note registration is required before you can enrol in an activity.

We look forward to a term full of activity and fun.

If you require any further information, please contact the ELC or Primary Office.

Kind regards.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

 

ELC (KINDY TO YEAR 2)

END OF TERM MEAL DEAL

TUESDAY, 30 JUNE 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 30 June 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, 25 June – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON THAT DAY.

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.

PRIMARY MEAL DEAL

Year 3 to Year 6 ONLY

Thursday, 2 July 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 2 July 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, 25 June – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON THAT DAY.

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.

 

Term 2 – Week 8 – Notices

PARENT HELPERS NEEDED FOR CHICKENS

We would love to have chickens in our chicken coop again. In order for this to happen we need to make sure that they are cared for adequately. This just means that we are looking for parent volunteers to help look after some new chickens – possibly arriving in Term 3. This could require some help with caring for them (although this will mostly be done by staff and students), but mostly with coming into school to check on them over the weekend and with re-homing them during the school holidays.

If this is something that you believe you could help with, please email Jarrod on jarrod.heglund@ststephens.wa.edu.au

 

With the Theatre out of action amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our Performing Arts teams are excited to announce a new production like no other. The Show Must Go Online is a virtual production filmed by and starring our students from Carramar and Duncraig, and will be available to broadcast straight to your living room! Stay tuned for sneak peeks and insights from the cast before the show premieres on Thursday 6 August, 2020. Read more about the production on PerthNow: https://bit.ly/3f9Oi0S
Register for viewing: https://events.humanitix.com/tsmgo

 

Term 2 – Week 7 – Notices

ELC (KINDY TO YEAR 2)

END OF TERM MEAL DEAL

TUESDAY, 30 JUNE 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 30 June 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, 25 June – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON THAT DAY.

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.

 

WATCH THIS SPACE

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES  – TERM 3

FOR  K – YR 6

WEEK STARTING MONDAY 10 AUGUST TO

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 SEPT

DURATION 6 WEEKS.

EXCITING ACTIVITIES LIKE ……  running, LEGO, chess, games …

FUN FUN  FUN

PRIMARY MEAL DEAL

Year 3 to Year 6 ONLY

Thursday, 2 July 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 2 July 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, 25 June – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON THAT DAY.

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 Drop-off Arrangements

Dear Parents,

It was lovely to see so many of you coming in to school today and taking your children to their classes. The children enjoyed playing outside, and parents were able to catch up too. Some parents have asked if we will be continuing with the previous drop-off arrangements. We are pleased to advise that as restrictions have been lifted and parents can come on site, we have returned to the drop off arrangements that have been in place at the ELC for some time.

  • Parents can come on-site and take their children to their external classroom door.  Social distancing should be practised at all times.
  • There will no longer be a team of people to collect students from their car. This was put in place as parents were not able to come on-site. Unfortunately, this is not a viable option for staff to maintain on a long-term basis, but we so enjoyed greeting the students each morning.
  • As was done previously, you will need to assist your child coming into the gate area from the car. We have one staff member on duty from 8.20 – 8.35 am, supervising the play area and being on hand for the students and parents. Before 8.20am staff at the ELC have morning meetings. If you need your child supervised before 8.20am, please contact OSH Club for before and after school child care service availability.
  • All students can play outside with parent supervision until the class doors open at 8.35 am. Students who have a texpert or art role can come into the building prior to 8.35am.
  • If your child requires a quick transition when leaving you to the classroom, we suggest that you come on site with your child or arrive when the class doors have been opened.
  • If your child arrives late to school, or has to leave early during the school day, please sign in/out at the Administration Office

As per the email that was sent out to you on Friday, the ELC pick-up procedure this has been slightly modified to ensure social distancing between adults. To assist this, we will be organising our pick up a little differently for the time being. If you wish to collect your child from school there will be set doors allocated where students from each year group will be. A teacher will be located at the door and will call your child out to you.

– Pre Primary to be collected from the Administration area

– Year 1 to be collected from 2C classroom

– Year 2 to be collected from 2K classroom

The current drop-off and pick up arrangements will continue for Kindy students.

Thank you for your compliance to these new measures and for ensuring the safety and care of our community.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Deputy Head of Primary


Term 2 – Week 6 – Notices

 

Please finalise your choices for this issue by making your selections and payment using the following link: My Book Clubs

When ordering, please make sure that you select the correct campus for the books to be delivered to, either:

St Stephen’s School ELC

St Stephen’s School Duncraig Primary

St Stephen’s School Carramar

Closing date of Friday 5 June

 

Good afternoon,

With the wet weather setting in, we have noticed more parents driving their children to and from school. The increased number of people on the roads can result in some traffic standstills in the turning circle and we just wanted to remind parents to be mindful of the staggered School finishing times for Primary and Secondary, who both use the turning circle, and how to aid the flow of traffic on and outside our campus.

  • Please note, Primary students finish at 3.10pm, pick up their bags and there usually isn’t too much of a delay from the end of class to them waiting for their parents at pick-up. We ask that Primary parents try not to drive into the campus before 3.05pm to ensure the traffic doesn’t get backed up for too long.
  • Secondary students finish their last class at 3.20pm. They then need to return to their locker before coming out to the car so there is usually around a five-minute lag before they get to the turning circle. Therefore, we ask that parents of Secondary students please do not drive into the campus until 3.20pm for pick-up.
  • We have noticed many parents arriving too early and parking in the turning circle to wait, which blocks Primary parents from getting through and also visitors from backing out of the visitors parking bays. Please refrain from coming onto campus too early and parking in the flow area. 

We thank you for your understanding and know that we ask this to minimise the time you spend in the traffic, to ensure the safety of students and also to prevent any parking fines for those stuck in traffic on the surrounding streets.

Thank you for your support.

Donella Beare and Darnelle Pretorius

 

Term 2 – Week 5 – Notices

Primary 3 to 6:

 

Ms Teh – Maternity leave 

I am sure that many of you have now heard the exciting news that Ms Teh along with her husband Nik and daughter Nina are expecting their second child next month!

We wanted to let you know that while Ms Teh is away on Maternity leave she has several amazing musicians who will be looking after our students involved in the String Program. Mr Scott and Mrs Kovic will be rehearsing the Primary School and Middle School Orchestras while she is away.  Ms Teh’s individual string students will be taught by Mrs Kovic and Mrs Washborne and we would like to introduce Miss Hannah Herriman who will also be teaching some of Ms Teh’s students and directing the High School Orchestra.

We wish Ms Teh all the best for her Maternity eave and I know we will all be looking forward to seeing photos of her new baby!

We are very grateful for the dedication Ms Teh has shown to St Stephen’s School by nurturing our String Program since 2004 and we will be welcoming her back with open arms in 2021!

Inter House Primary Cross Country

The rescheduled date for our primary (3-6) school cross country will be Friday 19 June (week 8).

Unfortunately there are three restrictions that will change the way the cross country is run this year due to COVID 19.

1.       The course must be contained within the school boundaries – therefore the courses will be altered from previous years. Distances will still be the same for each year group. Year 3 – 1500m, Year 4 – 2000m, and Year 5 and 6 – 2500m. Once I have determined the courses for each year group, maps will be created and students will have the opportunity to physically move through the course in preparation before the race day.

2.       Students will come out to participate only in their year group and gender. A gathering of all students to spectate and support will not be possible. Details of when student year groups race will be released soon.

3.       Parents will be unable to spectate. I know that it may be possible to witness the races from the car park or verge, however as a school we are unable to endorse this behaviour as it would be in violation of government rulings placed on schools.

TRAINING –  for all who are interested. There will be training and preparation sessions on Wednesday and Friday lunch times starting this week. Students that do not have PE on those days are asked to change into sports uniform for the training sessions. Notification of training will be made over the PA system before the lunch break.

The Inter School Cross Country will no longer be held this year, however we are hopeful that perhaps the State Cross Country will be held on Thursday 30 July for students that achieve highly at the inter house level.

Daniel Parker

Physical Education Specialist

 

Term 2 – Week 4 – Notices

Dear Parents

The school canteen is now open for orders for all our Year 3 to Year 6 students and staff.  Ordering is available every day and should be placed using Quickcliq online ordering system https://www.quickcliq.com.au/

All canteen staff are required to follow Foodsafe Food Handler Training Guide so rest assured all necessary precautions are taken whilst preparing orders.

If you require assistance with your Quickcliq account please contact Quickcliq on 1300 11 66 37.  If you have a query regarding food please contact the canteen on 9243 2434.

Initially we may be low on some stock items, hopefully it won’t take too long to get things back to normal.  However it would be a huge help if you could put a second choice in the instructions section when you are placing your order.

Thanks again for your continued support.

Term 2 – Week 3 – Notices

Dear Parents,

We are so excited to see you! The staff have been very busy preparing for the students’ return. We have certainly enjoyed making videos and resources online and calling you, but we are also very happy to see the children face to face and back at school.

As we return to school this term, there are still some restrictions and modifications that we will need to adhere to, to keep our students and community safe. As outlined by Mrs Beare in her letter to the school community, we are asking parents to please drop their children at the Kiss-and-Drive in the morning and have them walk into school on their own. We will certainly have staff out on duty to assist with any students who may need it.

After school, we understand that not having parents come on site will increase the traffic in the Kiss and Drive so in looking to address this, we will be having the staff park elsewhere, allowing us to have a double-lane Kiss and Drive (see diagram below). We will be having the Year 3 and 4 students waiting on the ‘normal’ side, while our Year 5 and 6 students will wait on the grassed area opposite. One minor alteration to this is that Year 5/6 students who have a sibling in Year 3/4 will wait with them on the normal side.

Cleaning throughout the school has increased, high traffic areas and shared resources will be repeatedly cleaned throughout the day. Dedicated hand-washing times and the use of hand sanitiser throughout the day will still continue.

At the moment, due to government recommendations, unfortunately our playground equipment is not able to be used, so we are asking that children stay off of these for the time being.

As always, we ask you to help us in keeping all students safe. If your child is unwell please do not send them to school.

Information and updates from The Department of Health and the Department of Education regarding COVID 19 is sent to the school regularly. Any changes regarding restrictions or modifications that impact the school are implemented. As you are aware, things are changing quickly and as a school we are agile in responding to the necessary changes or modifications that are needed.

I am aware that this has been, and continues to be a challenging time for our community. We understand that these new changes to drop off and pick up may be difficult for some children to navigate. We will care and support your child as they return in Term 2.

Lastly, as a staff, we thank you whole-heartedly for your support and care. Over the last four weeks, we have seen an outpouring of kindness from our community. It is fantastic and highlights the amazing community we have here at St Stephen’s School, which makes it such a special school to be part of.

Yours sincerely

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary (3-6)

 

Notice for Parents of 3 – 6

Whilst we navigate the changes around the School at this time, if you are collecting you child/children during school hours, please continue to email their teacher and absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au with the particular information.  When it is time to collect your child, drive to Kiss and Drive and phone 9243 2102 and Alison or Joy will ensure your child walks to your car.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

 

3 – 6 Kiss and Drive – Collection of your child/ren

In the afternoon, to ease the traffic congestion as much as we possibly can, please display your child’s name and class on a piece of paper on the side passenger front windscreen.

Thank you

Term 2 – Week 2 – Notices

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of stress, change and uncertainty. Clinical Psychologists Dr Matthew Sanders and Dr Vanessa Cobham have written an informative guide entitled ‘Parenting during COVID-19’, to assist parents to support their children and take care of their own wellbeing during this time. The guide includes information about:

·      Providing reassurance to your child

·      How parents can look after their own wellbeing

·      Reminding your child that you are available to talk to him/her

·      How to respond to children’s questions about COVID-19

·      Maintaining everyday routines

·      Having a family plan

·      Helping children to find interesting activities to do at home

·      Praising positive behaviour

·      Assisting your child to tolerate times of uncertainty

·      Ways to connect with loved ones

Below is the link to the Triple P Parenting page where the full parenting guide as well as a helpful summary poster can be freely downloaded.

https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/au-uken/get-started/parenting-during-covid-19/

 

 

I would like to commend the efforts of students that were involved in raising money for the Leukemia Foundation through the World’s Greatest Shave. The students pictured below were able to raise the incredible and highly beneficial amount of $8075.21. The money raised will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the lives of families impacted by blood cancers. Thank you to the students, friends and families that gave of their time, efforts, money and hair for this cause.

Mr Daniel Parker

Daniel Lynn:

Ryder Kemp:

Ryan Gostlow:

Oscar Ponosh:

Wesley & Tyson Jones

Josiah Kessner:

Charlie Jacob:

Kyan Bozich:

Bradley Coetzer:

Harry Caporn:

Tilly Raymond:

Tom Harries:

Jacob Shadbolt:

 

 

Dear Year 3-6 Parents,

I hope that the school holidays were a wonderful break for you and your children. We are looking forward to starting a new term with the students returning to us on 11 May (Year 3-6). There a just a few points that we wanted to raise with you.

TEAMS

As we look to use Microsoft Teams to offer a greater connection between the teachers and students, please do make sure you have downloaded and/or access Teams as per the instructions previously sent out. While we understand that the use of this platform might only be for a short time, it will certainly enhance the engagement and learning over this time, as well as prepare us for its potential future use.

As a starting point for its use, we will be asking that all students log in to Teams at the times below every school day, as an opportunity for the teacher to check ‘attendance’ as well as briefly catch up with students and answer quick questions.

  • Year 3 and 4 – 9:00-9:30am
  • Year 5 and 6 – 9:30-10:00am

Please know that the students don’t need to be online for that entire time, but the teacher will be available. It would be best if the students could read through the day’s blog before logging on, just in case they need clarification on any tasks.

LEARNING PACKS

As you know, next Wednesday (6 May) we are having a device-free day so the teachers have put together learning packs that the students can use on that day. These packs can be collected on Friday 1 May from 8:00-9:00am or 2:30-3:30pm. Please drive through the Kiss and Drive area, where staff will be on hand to pass the packs to you in your car. If you are unable to come to collect the work, please contact your child’s teacher as they may be able, although not preferred due to the intent of the day, to send a digital copy of the task. However, please know that some packs contain other physical resources that obviously cannot be sent digitally.

KISS AND DRIVE

This is just a quick reminder that we are asking that, when your children to return to school, they will need to walk to their classroom on their own. The staff on duty in the morning will be keeping an eye out for students who might need a bit of assistance.

UNIFORM SHOP

With the change of season, please remember that there is also a change in uniform. The Duncraig uniform shop is open from this term as follows:

Tuesday 8.00 am to 11.30 am  and 

Thursday 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Order forms are available under the Uniform Shop tab on the Parent Portal.

Please also remember that, as of Term 3 this year all Year 3-6 students will be required to wear standard ‘leather’ lace-up school shoes.

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

Term 2 – Week 1 – Notices

Dear Year 3-6 Parents,

I hope that the school holidays were a wonderful break for you and your children. We are looking forward to starting a new term with the students returning to us on 11 May (Year 3-6). There a just a few points that we wanted to raise with you.

TEAMS

As we look to use Microsoft Teams to offer a greater connection between the teachers and students, please do make sure you have downloaded and/or access Teams as per the instructions previously sent out. While we understand that the use of this platform might only be for a short time, it will certainly enhance the engagement and learning over this time, as well as prepare us for its potential future use.

As a starting point for its use, we will be asking that all students log in to Teams at the times below every school day, as an opportunity for the teacher to check ‘attendance’ as well as briefly catch up with students and answer quick questions.

  • Year 3 and 4 – 9:00-9:30am
  • Year 5 and 6 – 9:30-10:00am

Please know that the students don’t need to be online for that entire time, but the teacher will be available. It would be best if the students could read through the day’s blog before logging on, just in case they need clarification on any tasks.

LEARNING PACKS

As you know, next Wednesday (6 May) we are having a device-free day so the teachers have put together learning packs that the students can use on that day. These packs can be collected on Friday 1 May from 8:00-9:00am or 2:30-3:30pm. Please drive through the Kiss and Drive area, where staff will be on hand to pass the packs to you in your car. If you are unable to come to collect the work, please contact your child’s teacher as they may be able, although not preferred due to the intent of the day, to send a digital copy of the task. However, please know that some packs contain other physical resources that obviously cannot be sent digitally.

KISS AND DRIVE

This is just a quick reminder that we are asking that, when your children to return to school, they will need to walk to their classroom on their own. The staff on duty in the morning will be keeping an eye out for students who might need a bit of assistance.

UNIFORM SHOP

With the change of season, please remember that there is also a change in uniform. The Duncraig uniform shop is open from this term as follows:

Tuesday 8.00 am to 11.30 am  and 

Thursday 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Order forms are available under the Uniform Shop tab on the Parent Portal.

Please also remember that, as of Term 3 this year all Year 3-6 students will be required to wear standard ‘leather’ lace-up school shoes.

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

 

The Duncraig ID Books are now available to view and purchase on the schools Web Gallery.

To access the gallery, follow the below procedure:

1.        Go to www.photohendriksgalleries.com

2.        Click on the St Stephen’s School – Duncraig logo

3.        Enter password :  powa11

Please note: all orders made in the next 4 weeks will be delivered to the school and distributed to the relevant people. Any orders after that will be posted and a fee will be incurred.

If the you have any queries, please contact Customer Service at customerservice@photohendriks.com.au

 

 

 

ELC Prayer Group

There are 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 only – Prayer group now taking place via zoom Tuesday at 3:30.
    Contact Karen on karenmailhone@gmail.com to join or for prayer requests.
  • Come regularly or whenever you can
  • Toddlers/babies are very welcome
  • Its very informal, and you don’t have to pray out loud if you don’t want to.

We will be going out for coffee after prayer group this Tuesday so its a great time to join us.

Any queries to Karen Schneider 0423 353 711

Prayer Groups Across St Stephen’s School