Term 4 – Notices – Week 3

Dear Parents,

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

Book Week Monday 26 to Friday 30 October

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

Tuesday 27 October

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

Wednesday 28 October

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

Friday 30 October 

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

Monday 2 November

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

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

BOOK WEEK

For ELC

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

Resource Lists (Years 3 – 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2021

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

Resource lists will be available online through the Campion website. 

From Monday 19 October  Thursday 12 November 2020

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

Order online at   www.campion.com.au

Click on “Online ordering for parents and students”

Create your account

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

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

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

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

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

 Online ordering is preferred.

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

Run Club

Every Thursday @8am on the Primary Oval

All students and families welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

STUDENTS SERVICE LEARNING  

MARKET DAY

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 

@ 1.10PM

IN THE PRIMARY QUAD

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

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

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

Due to COVID restrictions  NO food items may be sold.

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

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

 

Who is part of your team?

Name and Class

 

What will you be selling?
Price of the items?

 

 

 

Containers for Change

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

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

Early Learning Centre – entrance to Reception

Duncraig Primary – entrance to Reception

Carramar Primary – entrance to Reception and near the Nurses office

 

Term 4 – Notices – Week 2

 

 

Dear Parents,

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

Resource Lists 2021

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

Class Placement 2021

As we prepare for 2021 we would like to take the opportunity to inform you of the process of placing students in classes for next year. Please note that all teachers place students in classes after examination of several factors which include:

  • Social and emotional concerns
  • Academic ability
  • Friendship preferences

Current class teachers construct class lists in collaboration with year group teachers and then class recommendations from the teachers are forwarded to the Primary Leadership Team. Jarrod and I then review the recommendations before final class lists are made.

Please be assured that every decision we make is in the best interests of your child and understand that, while we recognise the uniqueness and preferences of each student, we will not guarantee any promise of preferred placement. Please, can I encourage you to trust in the professionalism and dedication of our staff as they consider the many factors in placing your child in a particular class.

You will be notified of your child’s teacher in January before they commence school on Friday 31 January 2020.

Book Week

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

Baby News!

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

Magpies Swooping

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

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Heads of Primary

 

Resource Lists (Years 3 – 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2021

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

Resource lists will be available online through the Campion website. 

From Monday 19 October  Thursday 12 November 2020

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

Order online at   www.campion.com.au

Click on “Online ordering for parents and students”

Create your account

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

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

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

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

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

 Online ordering is preferred.

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

Starting in Term 4…

 

St Stephen’s 3 – 6

Run Club

Every Thursday morning @8am

on the Primary Oval

Come and join us as we start the day

with a body / brain boost!

Every lap you run / walk

earns house points for your faction.

All students are encouraged to come and run.

No registration / sign up required – just turn up!

Family members are welcome to join us also.

(First session – Thursday October 15th)

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


LITTLE FEET FESTIVAL

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

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

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

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BOOKCLUB INFORMATION

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

STUDENTS SERVICE LEARNING  

MARKET DAY

THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 

@ 1.10PM

IN THE PRIMARY QUAD

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

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

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

Due to COVID restrictions  NO food items may be sold.

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

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

 

Who is part of your team?

Name and Class

 

What will you be selling?
Price of the items?

 

 

 

 

Kids In Care Collection

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

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

Our collection date will close on Friday 20 November.

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

Term 3 – Week 9 – Notices

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

Tuesday

NIPSSA Inter School Athletics Carnival 3-6

Wednesday 

NIPSSA Inter School Athletics Carnival 3-6

Year 6 Jam Poetry Evening

Thursday 

Kaboom Percussion Performances

Friday

ELC Worship Kindy and Pre-Primary

Assembly 4B

End of term 3 – students return Tuesday 13 October

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

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Dear Parents

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

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

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

Thank you for your support in this matter.

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

Music Notes

Kaboom Percussion Music Incursion

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

https://www.kaboompercussion.com/videos

2020 Interhouse Music Festival

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

The winning house for 2020 was Alethea.

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

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

THANK YOU😊

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES  

FOR  PP – YR 6

FINISHED for 2020

Activities returning in 2021 – Term 2

Thanks to all involved!

Starting in Term 4…

St Stephen’s 3 – 6

Run Club

Every Thursday morning @8am

on the Primary Oval

Come and join us as we start the day

with a body / brain boost!

Every lap you run / walk

earns house points for your faction.

All students are encouraged to come and run.

No registration / sign up required – just turn up!

Family members are welcome to join us also.

(First session – Thursday October 15th)

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.sustainmyanmar.org/

 

Term 3 – Week 8 – Notices

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

 

Year Five Market Day

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you and may God bless you!!”

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.sustainmyanmar.org/

 

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES  –  TERM 3

FOR  PP – YR 6

FINISHING THIS WEEK … WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 SEPT

Activities returning in 2021 – Term 2

Thanks to all involved!

 

Starting in Term 4…

St Stephen’s 3 – 6

Run Club

Every Thursday morning @8am

on the Primary Oval

Come and join us as we start the day

with a body / brain boost!

 

Every lap you run / walk

earns house points for your faction.

 

All students are encouraged to come and run.

No registration / sign up required – just turn up!

Family members are welcome to join us also.

 

(First session – Thursday October 15th)

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

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

Tuesday 15th September

Tuesday 20th October

Tuesday 10th November

Tuesday 8th December

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

Term 3 – Week 7 – Notices

Dear Parents and Care Givers,

In Years 3-6 last week, we had a wonderfully successful Interhouse Music Festival which saw over 100 students demonstrate their musical talents through voice and instrument. Thank you so much to Mrs Thorne and Mrs Elek for organising the whole day. Also, congratulations to Alethea who won the 3-6 portion of the event.

In our Worship and Social/Emotional Learning lessons, we are looking closely at the idea of self-control. Mr Steven is encouraging all of our students to use a traffic light system of “Stop, Think, Act” when they find themselves in situations that cause them to be ‘shaken up’. Feel free to use this same communication with your children at home.

Here is a short summary of some of the events that are taking place this week across the ELC and 3-6.

 

Tuesday 

Interhouse Athletics Carnival – jumps and throws

ELC Piano Recital

 

Wednesday 

ELC tour morning

IPAD parent information evening Year 5 2021

 

Thursday 

Interhouse Athletics Carnival – sprints and games

 

Friday

Choir Assembly ELC

3F Assembly

Year 1 camp

 

DROP OFF TIMES

This is just a timely reminder to please drop off and collect your children at suitable times. In the different parts of the Primary School, staff are on duty at slightly different times, supervising the students.  Please familiarise yourselves with the relevant information below.

ELC

There are no staff on duty before 8:15am.

Please note that OSH Club is available for all Primary students at the ELC, for before school and after school care. Their website is www.oshclub.com.au

 

YEARS 3-6

There are no staff on duty before 8:10am. Students who arrive between 8am and 8:10am may sit quietly in the Library. If at all possible, we would appreciate students arriving at school after 8:10am as we are unable to offer supervision until then. In the afternoon, staff are on duty from 3:10pm – 3:30pm. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children, we ask that students are collected before 3:30, or that parents are present after 3:30pm to provide supervision.

Thank you for your kind consideration in this regard.

Kind regards,

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Jarrod Heglund

TAKE A LOOK AROUND

 

Do you know anyone who might like to join the St Stephen’s School community? Our wonderful ELC is hosting a Spring morning tour next week, Wednesday September 9 from 9.30-11am where families can take a look around at all we have to offer, chat to staff and see what a hive of activity the Centre is for all of our little people. There are still a few spots available for our Kindy class in 2021.

Spread the word and direct those interested to register to attend on the School website.

Year 2 Choir and Primary Chorale Music Assembly

Friday 11 September ELC

 Year 2 parents are welcome to attend the assembly this Friday to hear the combined efforts of year 2 choir and Primary Chorale. The children are sounding wonderful and are looking forward to sharing their music with you.

Book Fair

Please note that the Upper Primary School (3 – 6)  will be having their Scholastic Book Fair in the week beginning 7 September.

2020 Inter House Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 8 September – jumps, throws, 800m

Thursday 10 September – sprints, team games

Parents can you please read below in preparation for the two day carnival.

URGENT – greater numbers needed due to fewer high school helpers available – please notify me at daniel.parker@ststephens.wa.edu.au if you are able to help with the Tuesday jumps and throws. Help would simply involve measuring with the aid of high school students and a class teacher. There are two sessions – session 1 from 8:35am to 10:40am and session 2 from 11am to 1pm. You can volunteer for one session or both sessions. It will be possible for you to disappear for a moment so that you can witness your child’s efforts in another event.

Please notify me at daniel.parker@ststephens.wa.edu.au if your child is unable to participate on the Thursday sprints and team games day. I am currently trying to create the program and it will save me significant time if I am made aware of any students that will not be participating. Bearing in mind that this is a compulsory event.

*further information will be released once the program is completed

Daniel Parker

Physical Education Specialist


ELC

END of TERM MEAL DEAL

KINDY TO YEAR 2

Tuesday September 22


4-piece GF Sushi ($8.00)

(Teriyaki chicken/Tuna/Vegetable – choose one)

Or

Mrs Mac 110g Snack Pie + Sauce ($7.00)

plus

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

plus

Choc Chip Cookie x 2

 

Gluten Free Option (for students with gluten allergy only):

Gluten Free Macaroni Cheese ($8.00)

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Gluten Free Biscuit x2

Order online using QuickCliq

All orders must be placed by Friday 11 September 2020

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

(no other food available for order on 22 September)

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 22 September 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 Friday, 11 September at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 22 SEPTEMBER.

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.

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

Tuesday 15th September

Tuesday 20th October

Tuesday 10th November

Tuesday 8th December

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

Non-uniform day – Monday 21 Sept funds raised go to The Falconers & Mon Parker

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

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

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

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

https://www.sustainmyanmar.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 3 – Week 6 – Notices

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Week 6 of Term 3.  There are a number of special events taking place in the Primary School over the next couple of weeks including the Music Festival, The 3 – 6 Book Fair and 2020 Inter House Athletics Carnival. Please look at the posts below for further information and dates. This term special meals deals are available (details below).

It is the first day of Spring tomorrow. As the weather heats up, it a good time to remind all that sunscreen should be applied before school. The students will be reminded to reapply suncream during the day. Please ensure that your child also brings a water bottle and their hat each day to school.

Kind regards

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Principals – Primary

2020 Interhouse Music festival

Wednesday 2 September

Session times are

8:45 – 9:55 – Year 4

10:00 – 10:40 – Year 3

Morning Tea

11:00 – 12:30 – Year 5

12:30 – 1:00 – Year 6 Session 1

Lunch

1:40 – 2:40 – Year 6 Session 2

Complete Running Order Schedule Interhouse Music Festival 2020 (1)

Book Fair

Please note that the Upper Primary School (3 – 6)  will be having their Scholastic Book Fair in the week beginning 7 September.

2020 Inter House Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 8 September – jumps, throws, 800m

Thursday 10 September – sprints, team games

Parents can you please read below in preparation for the two day carnival.

URGENT – greater numbers needed due to fewer high school helpers available – please notify me at daniel.parker@ststephens.wa.edu.au if you are able to help with the Tuesday jumps and throws. Help would simply involve measuring with the aid of high school students and a class teacher. There are two sessions – session 1 from 8:35am to 10:40am and session 2 from 11am to 1pm. You can volunteer for one session or both sessions. It will be possible for you to disappear for a moment so that you can witness your child’s efforts in another event.

Please notify me at daniel.parker@ststephens.wa.edu.au if your child is unable to participate on the Thursday sprints and team games day. I am currently trying to create the program and it will save me significant time if I am made aware of any students that will not be participating. Bearing in mind that this is a compulsory event.

*further information will be released once the program is completed

Daniel Parker

Physical Education Specialist

YEAR 3 TO 6

ATHLETICS DAY MEAL DEAL

THURSDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

AUSSIE MEAL

Mrs Macs Lite 175g Beef Pie and sauce,

 apple juice, biscuit pack

$6.50

JAPANESE MEAL

5-piece tuna sushi (gf), apple juice, biscuit pack

$7.50

 

 

ITALIAN MEAL

Margarita pizza square, apple juice, biscuit pack

$6.00

 

FRENCH MEAL

Ham and Cheese Baguette, apple juice box, biscuit pack

$7.00

 

Order online using QuickCliq

All orders must be placed by Thursday, 3 September 2020

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

(no other food available for order on 10 September)

If your child has special dietary requirements please contact canteen 9243 2434

 

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 10 September 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, 3 September at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON ATHLETICS 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

END of TERM MEAL DEAL

KINDY TO YEAR 2

Tuesday September 22


4-piece GF Sushi ($8.00)

(Teriyaki chicken/Tuna/Vegetable – choose one)

Or

Mrs Mac 110g Snack Pie + Sauce ($7.00)

plus

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

plus

Choc Chip Cookie x 2

 

Gluten Free Option (for students with gluten allergy only):

Gluten Free Macaroni Cheese ($8.00)

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Gluten Free Biscuit x2

Order online using QuickCliq

All orders must be placed by Friday 11 September 2020

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

(no other food available for order on 22 September)

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 22 September 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 Friday, 11 September at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON 22 SEPTEMBER.

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.

Hamersley Little Athletics Information Little Athletics Registration

Open to Year 1 through to Year 10

 

 

Term 3 – Week 5 – Notices

Dear Parents,

After a busy start to the term, and with many more wonderful events to come, Week 5 is a somewhat ‘relaxed’ week in 3-6 and the ELC. Thank you to those parents who have been able to come to our assembly and worship gatherings – it is great to have you join us again. There are a few notices below that we would love your assistance with, as we continue to enhance learning and keep our community safe.

Community Garden

 At the end of Term 2, students and families were encouraged to create plans for a new community garden. Over the school holidays, the veggie space has been overhauled ready for these plans to be implemented. Sarah Mornement has been working hard to ensure the new area offers students the most opportunity to learn and participate. Mrs Mornement has secured a grant for us to purchase busher tucker plants for the community garden. We are also very excited about a ‘yarning circle’ which will be established for children to use. As part of their bush school work, the students are very busy preparing and planting.. We hope that this garden will be an opportunity for parents and students to work together to grow produce. The veggies and busher tucker will be used in the school learning activities, for your homes, and to support our service learning kitchens as they use the produce to prepare food for the disadvantaged.

School Traffic 

 Over the last week, we have been contacted by several community members who are concerned regarding the speed of traffic in and around the school and the parking of vehicles during pick up periods. As a result, we would kindly ask that all vehicles that enter the school grounds either at the ELC or the Primary School drive slowly adhering to the speed limit signs. Driving at speed through the school is dangerous and unnecessary. We have young children navigating roads around the school who aren’t always clearly visible and/or possess strong road awareness.  If you choose to park and collect your child from school, please ensure that you are parked in a designated parking area. Over the last few weeks, cars have been parked in spaces that have caused traffic congestion or made road use difficult for others. There are no standing spaces around the school for you to wait for your child. Please either use the Kiss and Drive or park your vehicle. We ask that you work with us to ensure all our children are safe as they arrive and leave the school grounds.

Playground use before the end of school

Students at St Stephen’s come from a very large intake area. For this reason, the school has always been happy for the school playgrounds to be used after school for parents and children to catch up and play.  Staff have kindly requested that the playgrounds near classrooms are not used until school has finished. The classroom students become distracted by what is happening outside, as well as siblings at the door, when they are finishing their lessons. If you would like to find an area to play away from classrooms before the school finishes, there is a large oval at the Primary school and a bush area playground at the ELC. Please be aware that all children should be closely supervised by parents and carers after school, and are not to run through, or play in, the buildings.

Book Covering 

We have some new books at the ELC that need to be covered. If you are free this Wednesday afternoon, 26 August from 2pm – 3pm, and are able to help out, please come to the ELC staffroom to help cover these new home readers. Biscuits, tea and coffee will be provided.

Yours in service,

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

 

Book Fair

Please note that the Upper Primary School (3 – 6)  will be having their Scholastic Book Fair in the week beginning 7 September.

2020 Inter House Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 8 September – jumps, throws, 800m

Thursday 10 September – sprints, team games

Parents can you please read below in preparation for the two day carnival.

URGENT – greater numbers needed due to fewer high school helpers available – please notify me at daniel.parker@ststephens.wa.edu.au if you are able to help with the Tuesday jumps and throws. Help would simply involve measuring with the aid of high school students and a class teacher. There are two sessions – session 1 from 8:35am to 10:40am and session 2 from 11am to 1pm. You can volunteer for one session or both sessions. It will be possible for you to disappear for a moment so that you can witness your child’s efforts in another event.

Please notify me at daniel.parker@ststephens.wa.edu.au if your child is unable to participate on the Thursday sprints and team games day. I am currently trying to create the program and it will save me significant time if I am made aware of any students that will not be participating. Bearing in mind that this is a compulsory event.

*further information will be released once the program is completed

Daniel Parker

Physical Education Specialist

YEAR 3 TO 6

ATHLETICS DAY MEAL DEAL

THURSDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

AUSSIE MEAL

Mrs Macs Lite 175g Beef Pie and sauce,

 apple juice, biscuit pack

$6.50

JAPANESE MEAL

5-piece tuna sushi (gf), apple juice, biscuit pack

$7.50

 

 

ITALIAN MEAL

Margarita pizza square, apple juice, biscuit pack

$6.00

 

FRENCH MEAL

Ham and Cheese Baguette, apple juice box, biscuit pack

$7.00

 

Order online using QuickCliq

All orders must be placed by Thursday, 3 September 2020

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

(no other food available for order on 10 September)

If your child has special dietary requirements please contact canteen 9243 2434

 

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 10 September 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, 3 September at 1pm – sorry no exceptions.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON ATHLETICS 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 3 – Week 4 – Notices

Dear Parents and Carers,

The start of this week saw the Year 2 students join the 3 – 6 Worship. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Year 2 students (and parents) to familiarise themselves the 3 -6 space and learning staff. The students enjoyed the transition experience and are excited to return to the 3 -6 space for their Music and Sports lessons soon.

This week in the Primary School we have several events happening. Pre Primary are celebrating ‘Alphabet Day’ this Friday. Watch their classroom space for lots of letter fun and dress ups! We are very excited to see the Year 1’s joint assembly also this Friday. Parents of Year 1, please come along and join us for this special event. Adding to an exciting week for Year 1 students, there will also an incursion when the Music Man comes to visit. For their camp this year, the Year 4 students will be staying at the zoo. What an exciting opportunity to see the zoo at night and hear the sounds of the nocturnal animals as they go to sleep. Hopefully, the animals don’t keep them awake at night and the teachers and students can get some sleep!

In the next couple of weeks, we have Mr Steven’s Biblical Studies Coffee Morning and the Book Fair, held at 3-6. Please see the post below for more information. For class-specific information please check your child’s class blog.

Have a wonderful week.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Principal PK – 6

Book Fair

Please note that the Upper Primary School (3 – 6)  will be having their Scholastic Book Fair in the week beginning 7 September.

Term 3 – Week 3 – Notices

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well, here we are in Week 3 already! We had a great week last week with our first worship sessions back on for certain year groups, with others having their turn as the rotations progress. Please do feel free to join us for those times, which are Monday morning in Years 3-6 and Friday mornings in the ELC. The roster for the ELC worship and assemblies can be found on your child’s class blog.

Thank you again for taking the time to fill out the survey regarding the online interviews. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help guide our decisions moving forward.

A Bible passage to think through for the week, that sits beautifully with our school motto ‘Serve God, Serve One Another’, is James 2:15-17 (NIRV) – “Suppose a brother or a sister has no clothes or food. Suppose one of you says to them, “Go. I hope everything turns out fine for you. Keep warm. Eat well.” And suppose you do nothing about what they really need. Then what good have you done? It is the same with faith. If it doesn’t cause us to do something, it’s dead.

Have a wonderful week.

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund and Hannah Lockwood-Jones

 

Dear Parents,

This is just a timely reminder to please drop off and collect your children at suitable times. In the different parts of the Primary School, staff are on duty at slightly different times, supervising the students.  Please familiarise yourselves with the relevant information below.

ELC

There are no staff on duty before 8:15am.

Please note that OSH Club is available for all Primary students at the ELC, for before school and after school care. Their website is www.oshclub.com.au

YEARS 3-6

There are no staff on duty before 8:10am. Students who arrive between 8am and 8:10am may sit quietly in the Library. If at all possible, we would appreciate students arriving at school after 8:10am as we are unable to offer supervision until then. In the afternoon, staff are on duty from 3:10pm – 3:30pm. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children, we ask that students are collected before 3:30, or that parents are present after 3:30pm to provide supervision.

Thank you for your kind consideration in this regard.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Jarrod Heglund

 

 

Inter-house Music Festival 

The festival is on this year on Wednesday 2 September. Children may nominate to perform in front of an adjudicator and be awarded house points towards the winning house of the Inter-house Music Festival Shield across the whole Duncraig campus. Click the link below to access the entry form. Any questions can be directed to Rebecca Thorne or Sonya Elek.

2020 Interhouse Entry Form

Rebecca Thorne

Teacher – Music

 

ELC BOOK FAIR

 

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:

  • year of schooling
  • category of disability: physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
  • level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.

This information assists schools to:

  • formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
  • consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
  • develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.

The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school provides data to the Australian Government – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to the Australian Government’s Privacy Policy (https://www.education.gov.au/privacy-policy).

Further information regarding the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data school students with disability, please visit: NCCD Portal (https://www.nccd.edu.au).

This is a national fact sheet about the NCCD for parents, guardians and carers.

https://www.nccd.edu.au/tools/fact-sheet-parents-guardians-and-carers

If you have any queries regarding the NCCD, please contact the relevant Learning Enrichment staff.

Duncraig

Mrs Toni Mills (Secondary)

Toni.Mills@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Mrs Christine Roddy-Clark (Primary and ELC)

Christine.RoddyClark@ststephens.wa.edu.au

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES  –  TERM 3

FOR  PP – YR 6

THIS WEEK … MONDAY 10 AUGUST TO

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 SEPT

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

FUN  FUN  FUN

 

WATCH THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE

 

Duncraig Campus:

https://vimeo.com/444780317

The Show Must Go Online! DUNCRAIG 2020

Password: TSMGODUN


Term 3 – Week 2 – Notices

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a wonderful start to Semester 2 we have had, as school continues to return to ‘normal’. We had a very successful round of online parent/teacher interviews on Reporting Day last week and we thank you for filling out the survey to give us feedback on the process. If you haven’t done so yet, please feel free to do so, before the end of Friday this week.

Last term, Mr Steven had been creating wonderful worship sessions for us to engage with, via video, but we are happy to be able to have started our worship gatherings again – with a little difference. At the moment, we are alternating fortnightly between Years 3 and 5 one week, and Years 4 and 6 on the following week. The ELC worship dates are Kindy and Pre Primary on 28 August and 25 September, with Years 1 and 2 worship on 14 August and 18 September. We would love to have parents re-join us for the worship mornings. On a similar note, we will be re-starting our class assemblies, with a similar (but different) rotation of which classes do come to the assemblies. With the lower student numbers, we have space for parents of the Year group hosting the assembly to join us for those events too.

The worship assembly this morning at 3-6 was also the first opportunity that our brand new, Semester 2 Primary House Captains had to address the other students.

Our new captains are:

  • ALETHEA – Charlotte Caldwell and James Hussey
  • CARANA – Beau Turner and Daniel Lynn
  • TIMAE – Caitlyn Britton and Tyson Jones

They are a great group of students who have already started making a positive impact on the school. We are looking forward to a great semester with them in their leadership positions. If you see them around, please congratulate them.

This week is Languages Week and we are encouraging all of our students to share the wide variety of language that they bring to our school community. You might see students around the school this week wearing small tags that indicate languages that they are fluent in and those that they only speak a little bit of. There are also other activities throughout the week, so be sure to ask your child about those.

Staff news:

  • For those of you who may not be aware, Mrs Blake is only a few weeks away from starting her maternity leave with the birth of her first child. This is very exciting! Through this, we are also welcoming Mrs Sarah McGrath back to the school from her own maternity leave to take over the Year 4 class.
  • Also returning from maternity leave is Mrs Jenna Dadley, who will be continuing to work with the Learning Enrichment team, one day per week in Year 5.
  • We would like to pass on our congratulations to Madame Penin who recently became and Australian citizen. She was very excited and we were truly happy to be able to share that excitement with her last week.

As we close, we just wanted to reinforce what Mr Steven shared this morning in worship – every single one of us is made beautifully by God. Psalm 139:14 says “How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well.” I encourage you to go and read all of Psalm 139 as it is full of sincere reflection on how much God truly knows you and loves you.

God bless

Jarrod Heglund & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Deputy Head of Primary

 

 

3 August 2020

Dear Parents,

This is just a timely reminder to please drop off and collect your children at suitable times. In the different parts of the Primary School, staff are on duty at slightly different times, supervising the students.  Please familiarise yourselves with the relevant information below.

ELC

There are no staff on duty before 8:15am.

Please note that OSH Club is available for all Primary students at the ELC, for before school and after school care. Their website is www.oshclub.com.au

YEARS 3-6

There are no staff on duty before 8:10am. Students who arrive between 8am and 8:10am may sit quietly in the Library. If at all possible, we would appreciate students arriving at school after 8:10am as we are unable to offer supervision until then. In the afternoon, staff are on duty from 3:10pm – 3:30pm. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children, we ask that students are collected before 3:30, or that parents are present after 3:30pm to provide supervision.

Thank you for your kind consideration in this regard.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Jarrod Heglund

 

 

Inter-house Music Festival 

The festival is on this year on Wednesday 2 September. Children may nominate to perform in front of an adjudicator and be awarded house points towards the winning house of the Inter-house Music Festival Shield across the whole Duncraig campus. Click the link below to access the entry form. Any questions can be directed to Rebecca Thorne or Sonya Elek.

2020 Interhouse Entry Form

Rebecca Thorne

Teacher – Music

 

School Banking is back!

School Banking at our school will recommence from 30 JULY and will be on THURSDAY, Yrs 3 – 6, in the Primary Village.

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

School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives a Regular Savers Contribution of $5 for every 10 deposits processed per student as well as an Annual Contribution which is based on the number of students who made at least one School Banking deposit in the prior year.

If your child has lost their book, please contact your School Banking Co-ordinator for a replacement or visit any CommBank Branch.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2020 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit www.commbank.com.au/sbc

 

 

THE SHOW MUST GO ON…LINE!

Our first ever online production, The Show Must Go Online! premieres next Thursday August 6.

It is a quirky & fun 40 minute production featuring lots of familiar faces from grades 6, 7 & 8. And best of all, you can watch if from the comfort of your own living room in your PJ’s!

Reserve your free ticket here:

EVENTS.HUMANITIX.COM/TSMGO

Alison Hignett
Teacher – Primary Drama and Secondary Theatre Arts

ELC BOOK FAIR

BOOK CLUB

The cut off for BOOK CLUB orders is Friday 7th August.

 

 

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

 

Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:

  • year of schooling
  • category of disability: physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
  • level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.

This information assists schools to:

  • formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
  • consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
  • develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.

The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school provides data to the Australian Government – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to the Australian Government’s Privacy Policy (https://www.education.gov.au/privacy-policy).

Further information regarding the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data school students with disability, please visit: NCCD Portal (https://www.nccd.edu.au).

This is a national fact sheet about the NCCD for parents, guardians and carers.

https://www.nccd.edu.au/tools/fact-sheet-parents-guardians-and-carers

If you have any queries regarding the NCCD, please contact the relevant Learning Enrichment staff.

Duncraig

Mrs Toni Mills (Secondary)

Toni.Mills@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Mrs Christine Roddy-Clark (Primary and ELC)

Christine.RoddyClark@ststephens.wa.edu.au

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES  –  TERM 3

FOR  PP – YR 6

STARTING NEXT WEEK … MONDAY 10 AUGUST TO

WEEK ENDING FRIDAY 18 SEPT

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

FUN  FUN  FUN