Term 1 – Notices – Week 9

Dear Families,

We have come to the final week of Term 1. It has been so nice to get back to doing the things we love at School. Especially the opportunity of having our families joining us for Worship and Assemblies and a return of some of our wonderful community days (albeit slightly different due to current restrictions).

A beloved member of our staff will be leaving our School at the end of this term. Recently, Nicole Carrigg and her family have felt she needs more time to be at home with her children and foster child. She has thus made the difficult decision to resign and rather be available for relief positions across the school. In this way, she will have more flexibility to be at home when needed and come to work when the time allows.

Nic started with us in January 2014 as Receptionist/Administration Support Officer in the Primary before moving across to the ELC as PA (job share) to Deputy Head of Primary in April 2019. Nic knows our community well and will be missed by many. Fortunately, we will still see her across the school on relief days. We wish Nic and the family well and thank her for her wonderful years of dedication and service to the school.

God Bless Nic, and thank you for all that you have done and the care you show to others in our community. We look forward to seeing you soon in one of the Administration locations across the school.

 

The week ahead

This week at the Primary School there are a number of events for both the ELC and 3-6 the following events are taking place:-

Tuesday 30 March

ELC Wet Carnival 1.00 pm at Aquamotion Wanneroo

Wednesday 31 March

Inter school Basketball Competition – Warwick Stadium

Kimberley Safari Tours talk to Year 6 parents and students 5.30pm – 6.30pm

“Supporting Your child in the Digital World”  6.30 to 7.30 Primary Village only parents are invited

Thursday 1 April

Our Greatest Shave Day with Mr Parker  – 3 to 6

PP Family Picnic – “Celebrating Families” 2.15 pm to 3.15 pm

End of Term 1 2021

Please ensure that you check your child’s class blog  (Friday) and the Primary blog (Monday)  for information for ELC and 3- 6.

Car Parking

Please be mindful of parking regulations on the verges around the School. Several of our residents are struggling with cars parking incorrectly and have informed the School. The Ranger has been notified and will possibly be out and about over the next few weeks. Thank you for your support as a community in keeping everyone safe.

If we do not see you before the break we would like to say Happy Easter, may God bless you and your family over the special break. We look forward to seeing you all next term when students return April 20, Term 2 2021.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Jarrod Heglund

Primary Deputy Head

 

Non Uniform Day 3 – 6

Just a reminder for those who didn’t bring their gold coin donation today … please bring to the Office tomorrow.

Have SUM Fun 5/6 MAWA Mathematics Competition

On Saturday 27th March two teams of students from our Duncraig 3 – 6 campus competed in the annual “Have SUM Fun” Maths competition conducted by MAWA and hosted at Penrhos College. Our two 5/6 teams, the Algebrans and the Logicians, competed in four rounds of questions that involved solving cryptic and complex mathematical problems. Although we didn’t place the teams were thoroughly engaged an represented our school superbly. We wish to thank the parents for supporting our team.

Mrs Kerspien

We are experiencing delays with the delivery of some of our winter stock – COVID has disrupted supply and shipping chains.

We plan to open:

Duncraig – Thursday 15 April from 12.00 to 4.00pm.

Dear Parents,

Please be mindful of parking regulations on the verges around the School. Several of our residents are struggling with cars parking incorrectly and have informed the School. The Ranger has been notified and will possibly be out and about over the next few weeks. Thank you for your support as a community in keeping everyone safe.

 

Dear Parents,

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: TERM 2, 2021

We are excited start the extra-curricular activities at the beginning of Term 2.  Once again, parents will utilise the online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 2 in Week 3, on Monday 3 May 2021.    These will run for 7 weeks, finishing in Week 9, ending Friday 18 June 2021.

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 (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 March at 5.00 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

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES

Term 2              

 

Monday   3 May – Thursday 17 June

        

 

 

Attention: Year 3 – 6 Parents

 School Banking … Every Thursday   8am – 8.45am outside the Primary Office

Come and see what it’s all about!!!     If your child has previously participated in School banking, or has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account, they can start banking straight away by bringing their Dollarmites deposit wallet to school.

If you would like to know more about School Banking or open a new account, please visit www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

Jellybeans Competition 

Students who make a deposit any time between now and week 8 will have the opportunity to guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. They may make one guess each time they bank at School. The student who guesses the number of jellybeans, wins the whole jar! Competition closes 1 April.  To set up a new account please click the link above or visit your local Commonwealth branch.

We need U …. we are looking for 2 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

 

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

 

 

Term 1 – Week 8 – Notices

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Week 8. With most of the term behind us, the anticipation for the upcoming holidays is certainly growing. I just wanted to thank you for helping to clothe your children in orange last week for Harmony Day. We had a great day, with times of reflection on what it means to live in harmony with those around us, as well as being thankful for the diversity of cultures represented in Australia.

Here a few short details of some upcoming events to be aware of:

Tuesday 23 March 

  • Incursion Constable Care – Year 3, 4 & 5
  • Thanksgiving Service – 6.45pm Carramar Sports and Learning Centre

Friday 26 March

  • ELC Assembly – 1F
  • Interschool Swimming Carnival (Years 3-6) – HBF Arena

Saturday 27 March

  • ‘Have Sum Fun’ maths competition day – selected Year 5 and 6 students

Monday 29 March

  • Free Dress Day for K-6. Please bring in a gold coin donation to bless the Smith family (ELC) and the Falconer family (Yr3-6) with the wonderful work they do
  • Morning Worship at 3-6
  • 3F Strings Demo

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

ELC Smith Family – Monday 29 March

 Please bring in a gold coin donation to assist The Smith Family

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. 

For one in six Australian children and young people growing up in poverty,1 it can limit their choices, opportunities and outcomes in life.

Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child delivers long-term positive benefits for them, their family and potentially generations to come.

Pi Day Competition

Mrs Kerspien and Mrs Luinstra would like to congratulate all students who participated in the Pi Reciting Competition on Monday, 15 March. We had participants from all year levels. The year level winners were: Year 3- Hugo Whitford; Year 4- Darshni Wadia; Year 5- Jay Wadia; and Year 6- Byron Brain. The overall winner, with an amazing 101 digits memorised was Darshni Wadia!!!

 

ATTENTION  3 – 6   PARENTS

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 on the following Tuesdays, come along and buy your morning fix and chat with other parents.

23rd March

25th May

29th June

24th Aug

21st Sep

26th Oct

23rd Nov

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

Dear Parents,

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: TERM 2, 2021

We are excited start the extra-curricular activities at the beginning of Term 2.  Once again, parents will utilise the online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 2 in Week 3, on Monday 3 May 2021.    These will run for 7 weeks, finishing in Week 9, ending Friday 18 June 2021.

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 (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 March at 5.00 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

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES

Term 2        

Monday 3 May – Thursday 17 June      

 

          

 

 

Attention: Year 3 – 6 Parents

 School Banking … Every Thursday   8am – 8.45am outside the Primary Office

Come and see what it’s all about!!!     If your child has previously participated in School banking, or has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account, they can start banking straight away by bringing their Dollarmites deposit wallet to school.

If you would like to know more about School Banking or open a new account, please visit www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

Jellybeans Competition 

Students who make a deposit any time between now and week 8 will have the opportunity to guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. They may make one guess each time they bank at School. The student who guesses the number of jellybeans, wins the whole jar! Competition closes 1 April.  To set up a new account please click the link above or visit your local Commonwealth branch.

We need U …. we are looking for 2 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

 

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

PRIMARY (YR3 TO YR6)

End of TERM

MEAL DEAL

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Pizza Roll

(Ham+Cheese or Cheese)

$7.00

4 pack sushi – gluten free
(Teriyaki chicken or tuna or vegetable)

$8.50

All meals come with:

Cookie

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Easter colouring in picture

(please contact Canteen Manager if you require any information on ingredients etc

9243 2434)

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THURSDAY, 25 March at 1pm

 

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 blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

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

Step 2 – select date 1 Apr 2021 and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – 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 March at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 1 APRIL.

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

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

Non-uniform day – Monday 29 March – Year 3 to Year 6

Funds raised go to The Falconers

 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 five children, Levi, Josiah, Katelyn, Eliana and Isaac 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.

 

 

 

Term 1 – Week 7 – Notices

Dear Parents,

As we head into Week 7, I just wanted to start with a quick look back to Week 6 and thank Mr Parker, the Year 3-6 staff and many parents who helped to make the Swimming Carnival a fantastic success. A special congratulations to Timea for winning the event by a tiny 6-point margin!

Throughout this week in the ELC, the Book Fair is up and running so please come on in, have a look and buy a book.

With the recent relaxation of restrictions, we are moving back to having all Year 3-6 classes attend our Worship sessions. For now, our assemblies, as well as the ELC worships and assemblies will continue with the smaller, more intimate audience sizes. Of course, parents, please feel free to join us for these events.

On Friday this week, we will be celebrating our cultural diversity through Harmony Day. Please see the details below, and wear as much orange as you can on the day.

Last Wednesday 9 March saw our Connecting in Conversations evening held in the Primary Village. Five broad areas were discussed by members of the leadership team. Below is a short description of these areas and the team member who covered this information:

Partnerships  – Donella Beare (Principal). 

Funding  –  Kevin Smout (Chair of Council St Stephen’s School). 

Gifted and Talented – Talent Development – Jarrod Heglund (Deputy Primary). 

Learning Enrichment  – Darnelle Pretorius (Head of Campus). 

Communication  –  Hannah Lockwood Jones (Deputy Primary). 

Duncraig Capital Works update – Rob Gotti ( Director Finance & Administration)

Please feel free chat to others who attended this evening for details, or arrange to meet with Jarrod and Hannah.

From the discussions, the following action points we raised:

  • Consider an Online Platform for virtual meetings
  • Explore extended Extra Curriculum activities for afterschool
  • Develop parent run Project based fund raising for areas of need at the school

Have a wonderful week!

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

 

MONDAY 15 MARCH – SUNDAY 21

ELC (Kindy to year 2) End of TERM MEAL DEAL

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Pizza Roll

(Ham+Cheese or Cheese)

$7.00

4 pack sushi – gluten free
(Teriyaki chicken or tuna or vegetable)

$8.50

All meals come with:

Cookie

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Easter colouring in picture

(please contact Canteen Manager if you require any information on ingredients etc 9243 2434)

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THURSDAY, 18 MARCH at 1pm

 

ELC Meal

Kindy to Year 2

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

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 blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

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

Step 2 – select date 23 March 2021 and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

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

Do not 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, 18 March at 1pm – sorry no exceptions. NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 30 MARCH.

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

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

ATTENTION  3 – 6   PARENTS

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 on the following Tuesdays, come along and buy your morning fix and chat with other parents.

23rd March

25th May

29th June

24th Aug

21st Sep

26th Oct

23rd Nov

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

EXTRA CURRICULAR  ACTIVITIES  –

STARTING IN TERM 2

PP – Year 6

WEEK STARTING MONDAY 3 MAY TO

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 JUNE

DURATION 7 WEEKS.

 

LOOK OUT FOR THE NOTICE ON THIS BLOG TO REGISTER ….. 

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

School Banking … Every Thursday   8am – 8.45am outside the Primary Office

Come and see what it’s all about!!!     If your child has previously participated in School banking, or has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account, they can start banking straight away by bringing their Dollarmites deposit wallet to school.

If you would like to know more about School Banking or open a new account, please visit www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

Jellybeans Competition 

Students who make a deposit any time between now and week 8 will have the opportunity to guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. They may make one guess each time they bank at School. The student who guesses the number of jellybeans, wins the whole jar! Competition closes 25 March.  To set up a new account please click the link above or visit your local Commonwealth branch.

We need U …. we are looking for 2 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

 

PRIMARY (YR3 TO YR6)

End of TERM

MEAL DEAL

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Pizza Roll

(Ham+Cheese or Cheese)

$7.00

4 pack sushi – gluten free
(Teriyaki chicken or tuna or vegetable)

$8.50

All meals come with:

Cookie

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Easter colouring in picture

(please contact Canteen Manager if you require any information on ingredients etc

9243 2434)

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY THURSDAY, 25 March at 1pm

 

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 blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button

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

Step 2 – select date 1 Apr 2021 and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

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

Step 4 – 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 March at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 1 APRIL.

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

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

 

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

Term 1 – Notices – Week 6

Dear Families, 

We had so much fun with a range of activities happening across the school last week. Today, Years 4 & 6 had their worship assembly, all about ‘The Keys’ and how they help us grow. Parents and families are always welcome to come and see Mr Steven, and the House captains in action at this fun-filled, Bible-based worship.

On Wednesday 10 March, there is a Biblical Studies Coffee morning for parents from 8.30am to 9.30am in the Primary Village. Please come along and hear about what is being taught in Biblical Studies, meet other parents and spend time together. Later on Wednesday evening, we are holding the ‘Connecting in Conversations’ evening. This is a chance for parents to come and hear from the school’s leadership. The evening will run from 6:45pm until approximately 7:45pm in the Year 3-6 Primary Village. We hope to see you there.

This Thursday 11 March, we are holding a Twilight Tour Duncraig Campus 5.30pm to 6.30pm. If you know of people that may be interested a future enrolment in our School, please let them know. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet staff and show case the learning that is taking place across the school.

Friday 12 March

Mrs Egan’s class are holding their class assembly at 9.00am in the ELC Forum. Parents and families of 1E are invited to come and see the class assembly. Over at 3-6 they have the Primary Interhouse Swimming Carnival at HBF Arena Joondalup.

Please also check the blog below for a range of upcoming events!

As we look over the events that are available each week for our students, it is a reminder of how lucky we are to participate in these activities at this current time in our world. We are truly blessed in being able to do so much as a school community and we are very grateful. We also pray for others across the world who’s journey has been quite different from ours in recent months.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Have a wonderful week.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

EXTRA CURRICULAR  ACTIVITIES  –

STARTING IN TERM 2

PP – Year 6

WEEK STARTING MONDAY 3 MAY TO

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 JUNE

DURATION 7 WEEKS.

 

LOOK OUT FOR THE NOTICE ON THIS BLOG TO REGISTER ….. 

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

 

In celebration of Mathematics, students from Year 3-6 are invited to take part in a Pi reciting competition. Pi is a special number used in mathematics, and we will be celebrating by seeing who can memorise the most digits. Although Pi has over one million digits, students can find many digits of it on the inside cover of their diaries. The competition will be held on Monday, 15 March in the Village, at recess.

Hope to see you there!

 

PARENT/TEACHER  INTERVIEWS  2021

Monday 15 March – Thursday 18 March

This is an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to meet face to face or online and discuss how 2021 has commenced.    Appointments are in 10 minute intervals.  If you decide to conduct your interview online, please email your child’s teacher and advise her/him of that time slot.  Online interviews will be conducted via Teams.

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

Under Plan the Term > click on  Interview Bookings  > then Login to EdInfo to book an interview. Once in EdInfo, click on the Interviews tab and select your preferred time with the teacher.

Booking sessions open on Monday 22 February at 4pm and close on Friday 12 March at 4pm.

Parents, to log into the Parent portal,  usee your parent username (e.g. 12345@parent.ststephens.wa.edu.au) and parent password.

If you need to reset/modify your password, please go to https://password.ststephens.wa.edu.au.

If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at https://help.ststephens.wa.edu.au/

or phone 9243 2160.

Interviews will take place in the ELC Forum or the Primary Village.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

School Banking … Every Thursday   8am – 8.45am outside the Primary Office

Come and see what it’s all about!!!     If your child has previously participated in School banking, or has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account, they can start banking straight away by bringing their Dollarmites deposit wallet to school.

If you would like to know more about School Banking or open a new account, please visit www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

Jellybeans Competition 

Students who make a deposit any time between now and week 8 will have the opportunity to guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. They may make one guess each time they bank at School. The student who guesses the number of jellybeans, wins the whole jar! Competition closes 25 March.  To set up a new account please click the link above or visit your local Commonwealth branch.

We need U …. we are looking for 2 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

 

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

Term 1 – Notices – Week 5

Dear Families and Students,

 We hope you had a lovely long weekend break. We are now near the halfway point of this term! Although our start to this term begun a little differently, it is wonderful to see the students settled in their classes and school routines.

On Friday 5 March, the Pre Primary and Kindy students will be attending Worship. Parents and families members of these classes are welcome to join us at Worship. Pre Primary also have their Wet Day later in the day (see the Pre Primary blogs for further information). Also on Friday, the Year 3 students have an excursion to AQWA and 6LK have their assembly.

On Wednesday 10 March, we are holding the ‘Connecting in Conversations’ evening. This is a chance for parents to come and hear from, and of course talk to, the school’s leadership. The evening will run from 6:45pm until approximately 7:45pm in the Year 3-6 Primary Village.

We hope you have a wonderful week.

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

 

PARENT/TEACHER  INTERVIEWS (Year 1 – Year 6) 2021

Monday 15 March – Thursday 18 March

This is an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to meet face to face or online and discuss how 2021 has commenced.    Appointments are in 10 minute intervals.  If you decide to conduct your interview online, please email your child’s teacher and advise her/him of that time slot.  Online interviews will be conducted via Teams.

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

Under Plan the Term > click on  Interview Bookings  > then Login to EdInfo to book an interview. Once in EdInfo, click on the Interviews tab and select your preferred time with the teacher.

Booking sessions open on Monday 22 February at 4pm and close on Friday 12 March at 4pm.

Parents, to log into the Parent portal,  usee your parent username (e.g. 12345@parent.ststephens.wa.edu.au) and parent password.

If you need to reset/modify your password, please go to https://password.ststephens.wa.edu.au.

If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at https://help.ststephens.wa.edu.au/

or phone 9243 2160.

Interviews will take place in the ELC Forum or the Primary Village.

 

 

The Starkick program promotes inclusion, equality and opportunity. Starkick caters for children who by circumstance or choice are unable to join into the club’s existing football programs. Children who may need extra support or time to achieve their football goals are supported by a team of volunteers.

Starkick aims to cater for all disabilities and runs by a simple mantra “If you want to play we will find a way”!

 

 

 

School Banking to resume on Thursday 25 February from 8 – 8.45am.

Set up outside the Primary Office – Years 3 – 6 only.

 

Run Club 2021

Every Thursday morning from 8.00 – 8.25am

Run Club will continue under the care of our amazing House Captains + Mr Heglund for the rest of this term.

Come clock up house points, kilometres and happy hormones.

😊

Any queries, please contact Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au

St Stephen’s Primary – World’s Greatest Shave 2021

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

Term 1 – Notices – Week 4

Dear Parents,

As we move into Week 4, I just wanted to encourage you to come along to our worship times that we have in 3-6 (Monday mornings) and at the ELC (fortnightly on Friday mornings). These are a great time to hear the uplifting messages that Mr Steven brings, as we focus on what the Bible says on how we can all lead lives that serve God and serve one another.

We have a few events coming up this week:

  • Tue-Fri is Year 5 surfing lessons. The weather looks glorious!
  • ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ cross-campus drama production. Running from 24-27 Feb. Tickets from https://events.humanitix.com/tlww
  • Worship at the ELC. 8:45am.

Thank you all for a wonderful start to the year.

 Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

 

Mobile Phone Post at Primary School – Y3 to Y6

Dear Parents & Guardians,

At the start of the year, I just wanted to send a quick reminder that Primary Students are not permitted to have their phone on their person during school hours, i.e. from the time they arrive at school until the end of the school day. If students must bring a mobile phone to school, then during school hours, the phone must remain in the student’s school bag, securely closed.

For students with smart watches, these need to be on airplane mode during the day. Exceptions are allowed for students who have approval from the Head of Campus to use a phone to monitor health conditions.

If students need to contact their parents/carers, they can do so through the Primary Office. Likewise, if parents/carers need to get a message to their children, they can call the Primary Office directly.

In addition, it is recommended that parents consider insurance for all personal items such as phones, because the school cannot reimburse the cost of damaged, lost or stolen items.

If you have any enquiries, please contact me.

Kind regards

Jarrod Heglund

PARENT/TEACHER  INTERVIEWS  2021

Monday 15 March – Thursday 18 March

This is an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to meet face to face or online and discuss how 2021 has commenced.    Appointments are in 10 minute intervals.  If you decide to conduct your interview online, please email your child’s teacher and advise her/him of that time slot.  Online interviews will be conducted via Teams.

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

Under Plan the Term > click on  Interview Bookings  > then Login to EdInfo to book an interview. Once in EdInfo, click on the Interviews tab and select your preferred time with the teacher.

Booking sessions open on Monday 22 February at 4pm and close on Friday 12 March at 4pm.

Parents, to log into the Parent portal,  usee your parent username (e.g. 12345@parent.ststephens.wa.edu.au) and parent password.

If you need to reset/modify your password, please go to https://password.ststephens.wa.edu.au.

If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at https://help.ststephens.wa.edu.au/

or phone 9243 2160.

Interviews will take place in the ELC Forum or the Primary Village.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

ASSEMBLY ROSTER YEARS 3 – 6 SEMESTER 1 2021

On a Friday Starting at 2.20pm – 3pm In the Primary Village

Term 1

Week 3                    19 February                     5L

Week 5                    5 Mar                                6LK

Week 7                    19 March                         5M

                                        (Harmony Day celebrations)

Due to Covid restrictions, only parents of the class performing the assembly are able to attend.

Thank you for your understanding.

School Banking to resume on Thursday 25 February from 8 – 8.45am.

Set up outside the Primary Office – Years 3 – 6 only.

Coffee Donations at 3 – 6

Thank you for your support.  Please continue to donate towards Tevy’s wellbeing.

 

 

Run Club 2021

Every Thursday morning from 8.00 – 8.25am

Run Club will continue under the care of our amazing House Captains + Mr Heglund for the rest of this term.

Come clock up house points, kilometres and happy hormones.

😊

Any queries, please contact Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au

St Stephen’s Primary – World’s Greatest Shave 2021

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

 

Information from Marmion Dental Therapy Centre

Children commencing Pre Primary or who are new to this school will be receiving enrolment forms for the School Dental Service.

This is a free dental service to all school age children from Pre Primary to Year 11.

The School Dental Clinic that serves our  school is located at Marmion Primary School, 7 Cliverton Court, Marmion. It operates during school hours only, as well as some school holidays.

If you wish to enrol your child please return the completed form either directly to Marmion Dental Therapy Centre or to your child’s school office.

We can be contacted on 94471275 if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Gemma & Callie

 

Term 1 – Notices – Week 3

Dear Families,

It’s lovely to return to the rhythm of school days and also good to no longer wear face masks at school! As some restrictions are now eased, should your child’s class be in attendance at worship or assembly you are more than welcome to come too. It was lovely to see Year 3 and 5 parents join us at this morning’s worship. This week in Primary School, the Year 6 students start their surfing lessons from Tuesday 16 February to Friday 19 February.  On Wednesday 17 February, the youngest students in our school have their Pre-Kindy Photos day at ELC. Please also keep an eye on your child’s class blog for information about the next worship or assembly they will be attending.

As we start the year, this is a gentle reminder regarding the speed at which you travel through the campus. Please ensure that you adhere to the speed limits in the school. It is also important to park in designated areas. This helps with the flow of traffic but also provides our children with safe areas for them to embark and disembark from vehicles. We kindly ask you not to park in the kiss and drive areas as this significantly impacts other car users and our students. If you need to walk your child into the school, you must park in a designated parking bay rather than using the kiss and drive.

We recently have had a few students being dropped off very early at both the Primary School and ELC. Please be aware that staff attend meetings and devotions. We do not have staff on duty before 8.10am at 3-6, and 8.15am at the ELC. If you need out of school hour care, O.S.H service is available. We want to ensure that students are safe at all times.

New PK – Year 6 parents: Just a reminder to update your details on Consent2Go.  This is important for medication, excursions and photograph consent, etc.  Please click on Parent Portal link https://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au/parent-and-student/  and then click on ‘Update your details’.

For existing parents please ensure that you have updated any changes you might need to make on your child’s consent to go. It is very important that this information is correct.

Thank you to the families who have participated in the box construction project. We have seen some fantastic creative designs. Well done!

We hope you have a fantastic week and look forward to seeing you around the school.

God Bless

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Jarrod Heglund.

Dear Parents,

Throughout this year, we understand that we may be needing to utilise Microsoft Teams for part of our teaching and learning. If you, or your child, have not downloaded it yet, could you please follow these“Instructions” and login using your child/children’s school username and password. If you could assist us by doing this, that would be greatly appreciated as a proactive step towards future use.

Kind regards,

Jenny Mallis

Run Club 2021

Every Thursday 8.00 – 8.25am on the Primary Oval

Our Thursday Run Club got off to an excellent start least week, under the care and guidance of our enthusiastic 2021 House Captains.

The energy that they brought to the morning was just fabulous!

All students (and their families) are very welcome to join us and clock up house points as well as kilometres – at any pace you like.

Any queries, please contact Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au

St Stephen’s Primary – World’s Greatest Shave 2021

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

Uniform Shop Hours:

Term 1:

Tuesdays           8.00am to 4.00pm

Thursdays         1.00pm to 4.00pm

Online Orders

Where possible please utilise our online order system.

Online order forms are available on the Parent Portal.

Please follow the following:

  • Parent Portal
  • Plan the Term
  • Uniform Shop
  • email to uniform@ststephens.wa.edu.au
  • Parents will be contacted once the order is processed and ready for collection.

 

Term 1 – Notices – Week 2

Dear Parents,

We’re back! And we’re so glad about it! Thank you so much for your understanding and assistance with the distancing and restrictions that are in place for this week. We have had a beautiful start to week and are looking forward to even more joy coming our way.

We just wanted to let you know of a change to the Parent Information Evenings that were planned for last week. Obviously, with the restrictions that are, and have been, in place, we haven’t been able to run these events. However, we also understand that getting to know your child’s teacher is very important, as is the information that they would typically pass on at those sessions. With this in mind, please keep your eye out for this week’s classroom blogs as the teachers will be using that format to pass on the information about themselves and their year groups that they normally would in person.

As restrictions ease, please do feel comfortable to contact the teacher(s) to find a suitable time to come in if you would like to catch up face-to-face.

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones.

 

Welcome to St Stephen’s School – 2021

Absentees – When your child is going to be absent, please send an email to absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au  Please email your child’s teacher as well.  Or you can phone the Primary Office on 9243 2102.  Please provide this information as soon as you possibly can.  The class role is called at 8.45am.

If a student arrives after the 8.35am bell, a parent must sign them in on the green form at the Primary office.  If a student has a music lesson and arrives after 8.35am, they must come to the office and advise staff of their arrival.

Primary Office staff are Alison Mckillop, who is available in the morning, and Joy Ford in the afternoon.  The Office is open between 8.00am – 4.00pm.  The contact number is 9243 2102.  For all general enquiries for Years PK – 6,  please use the Admin email  address  adminduncraigprimary@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Primary Canteen orders are only available online. All information can be viewed on their website  www.quickcliq.com.au

Primary Assemblies are held every second/third Friday from 2.20pm – 3.10pm.  A list of which classes are performing can be found on the school calendar.

Primary Lost Property is located in the Village.  We stress the need to please label all items of school uniform, lunch boxes, drink bottles and pencil cases.

All events/information throughout the year may be viewed on the School website  www.ststephens.wa.edu.au.  Parents are encouraged to view the School Calendar on the Parent Portal.

All year level class blogs are updated on Friday and can be accessed on https://blogs.ststephens.wa.edu.au/sssduncraigprimary, using the password: sssdp (for all blogs).  The Primary Notices blog is updated on a Monday.  Parents are sent an email advising a new blog issue is available.  Parents have been registered for their child’s class blog and the Primary Notices blog.

Primary Worship Gathering Yrs 3 – 6 occurs every Monday from 8.35am – 9.15am.

Parent Prayer Group & Parent Bible Study will take place Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings.  See notices in the Office.

Head of Campus: Dr Darnelle Pretorius

Deputy Head of the Primary School (Years 3 – 6): Jarrod Heglund

Personal Assistant to Deputy Head (Years 3 – 6):  Joy Ford

Have a fantastic year with St Stephen’s School.

YR’S 3 – 6

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Photos will be taken on

Tuesday 9 February

From 9am

In Cousins Hall

Please remember to come dressed to school in your normal school uniform with hair neatly done.

Please bring your Sports uniform in your school bag – if you have Phys Ed lesson after the photo shoot.

Students who are scheduled to have a music lesson on that morning, please contact your tutor to make an alternative time.

On Tuesday the photo order envelope will be handed to the students by the photographer once their photos have been taken.  The envelopes will be brought home in the diary on that same day.

Credit card payment orders can be made online, and there is no need to return the envelope to school.

For cash or cheque payment orders, the envelope must be returned to the Primary Office by Tuesday 16 Feb.

9.00am                                    6LT

9.30am                                    6LK

9.50am                                    6T

10.10am                                  3F

Recess 10:40 – 11:00am

11.05am                                  3B

11.35am                                  4B

12.05pm                                  4D

12.25pm                                  5M

Lunch               1 – 1.40pm

1:45pm                                    5L

2:15pm                                    5W

Run Club 2021

Every Thursday @8am on the Primary Oval

starting Thursday Feb 4th 

All students and families welcome!

It was fantastic to see so many children walking / running / skipping laps

and earning house points last year.

Come along each Thursday morning to contribute to your house and enjoy the endorphins!

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

St Stephen’s Primary – World’s Greatest Shave 2021

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is now fit and well. She is in her fifth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

  1. Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 1 April(last day of term 1)
  2. Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission (parents please email me at daniel.parker@ststephens.w.aedu.au to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online, but still colour your hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

  1. Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?_ga=2.38365475.1407624395.1612403321-1206129850.1581036005&TeamID=123423

*Under the green box saying “sponsor our team”, in little text it says “or sign up and join our team” – click on that to join.

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, so please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

2021 Music Notes

Please find below links to the Primary Music Planner that includes all performance dates and Ensemble rehearsal times for 2021.  There is also a link to information about all the Ensembles Primary and ELC children can participate in.

All Ensembles will be starting in week 3.

Ensembles Information

Music Planner

Rehearsal Timetable

 

 

Important message from Leadership

Dear Families,

 

As we now navigate this unexpected change to our first week back, we just wanted to touch base with you.

 

Please be reassured that there is no reason to worry or fear about your child’s learning journey. As always, your child is at the forefront of our thinking. We ask that you convey to them our love and reassure them that we will be here to support them. Can you also let your child know that their teacher is preparing something for them which will be posted on their Year Level blog. We would appreciate if you could look at it with them later today or first thing tomorrow morning. Further information will be sent out from the School in the coming days which will be more specific to your child’s learning for the week.

 

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions but, as mentioned, a formal communication will be emailed to you later today.

 

Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you and let’s hope that it will only be for this week.

 

God bless

 

Jarrod Heglund  & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Deputy Principal – Primary School

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.