We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the support you have given to the school over this semester. It has been an especially challenging period of time across WA as a whole and it has been no different here at St Stephen’s School.
As we end this semester, we are also preparing our goodbye’s to two members of staff. Mrs Angela Tedesco, in Year 3 will be leaving us at the end of term and Mr Alex Righton will also be leaving in Term 3. We are sorry to see both of these teachers leave our community, but we wish them both very well in their future endeavours and are extremely grateful for all they have brought to our community this year. Both teachers will be present on Monday 25th July for the parent- teacher interviews, so you will be able to see them and wish them well then. Bookings for Reporting Day are now open, please see information below.
As sad as it is to say goodbye to staff, it also brings excitement as we welcome new staff to our school. Mr Mark Fitzpatrick will be joining us in Year 3, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with him and we look forward to being able to announce the new Year 5 teacher in due course.
We would also like to thank our Year 6 House Captains for their wonderful service this semester. They have provided wonderful leadership this semester during a very difficult time. We will honour them on Friday afternoon at 2.20pm in our final assembly of the year as well as announcing the new Captains who will take over for Semester 2. Weather permitting, the assembly will be outside on the primary oval and we would like to encourage all members of the community to join us, if you can.
The ELC students have been working hard on their swimming this week. They have done a great job at being organised and changing quickly. Well done everyone! Can we kindly ask parents that if your child is not well enough to swim, you consider whether they are well enough to be at school. At this time of year, we need to ensure that we are limiting the spread of illness where possible and keeping our community safe.
As you go into a well-deserved 3 week break, we would like to wish you all well and pray for safe travels for any of you who are going way, especially those who may be traveling oversees for the first time in several years, perhaps to spend some time with family and loved ones.
Stay safe, and we look forward to an exciting Semester 2.
Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones
Interhouse Music Festival
The Interhouse Music Festival will be taking place in term 3 on Wednesday 24 August (Week 5). The holidays might be a good time for students to think about what repertoire they might like to perform and if they would like to enter in duets and ensembles with siblings or friends. Entry forms will be available early next term through the blog, front office and music department.
Does your child like to sing?
All children are invited to attend some rehearsals of our primary choirs to see if they would like to join in semester 2 and perform in our concert on Thursday 24 November.
Primary Chorale (years 1 – 4) Friday mornings 7:45 – 8:30 in the Primary Music Suite. Rehearsals start week 1 Friday 29 July. Primary Chorale will also go “on tour” to the ELC at the end of term 3.
Chamber Choir (years 5-6) Monday mornings 7:30 – 8:30 in the Primary Music Suite. Rehearsals start week 2 Monday 1 August.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: TERM 3, 2022
We are excited to continue the extra-curricular activities at the beginning of Term 3. Parents will utilise the online booking system, Bookwhen.
We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 2, on Monday 1 August 2022. These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 7, ending Friday 9 September 2022.
Your child/children from PP to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an extra curriculum activity at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus. It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks. Please click on the following link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig to book. Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity and allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis, please do not enrol your child in the same club as term 2 to give other students the opportunity to do so.
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 22 June at 4pm.
When enrolments open on 22 June, registration is required before you can enrol your child 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.
Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston
We are very fortunate to be able to host Professor Sophia Nimphius PhD at Athletic Institute.
Professor Sophia will discuss the menstrual cycle and how it can be seen as a barometer for health.
This important seminar is highly valuable for all females who will benefit from the science and psychology behind the menstrual cycle and how to control it to your benefit.
This one-off special event is free for AI members and only $20 for non-members.
A large amount of lost property has accumulated in the Primary reception over the course of terms 1 & 2. If your child has lost any items this year, please come to collect them.
Any plastic containers left unclaimed by the end of term will be donated or recycled.
We recommend all uniforms, lunch boxes and other items brought to school be labelled, so they can easily be returned if misplaced.