Term 2 – Notices – Week 10

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the support you have given to the school over this semester. It has been an especially challenging period of time across WA as a whole and it has been no different here at St Stephen’s School.

As we end this semester, we are also preparing our goodbye’s to two members of staff. Mrs Angela Tedesco, in Year 3 will be leaving us at the end of term and Mr Alex Righton will also be leaving in Term 3. We are sorry to see both of these teachers leave our community, but we wish them both very well in their future endeavours and are extremely grateful for all they have brought to our community this year. Both teachers will be present on Monday 25th July for the parent- teacher interviews, so you will be able to see them and wish them well then. Bookings for Reporting Day are now open, please see information below.

As sad as it is to say goodbye to staff, it also brings excitement as we welcome new staff to our school. Mr Mark Fitzpatrick will be joining us in Year 3, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with him and we look forward to being able to announce the new Year 5 teacher in due course.

We would also like to thank our Year 6 House Captains for their wonderful service this semester. They have provided wonderful leadership this semester during a very difficult time. We will honour them on Friday afternoon at 2.20pm in our final assembly of the year as well as announcing the new Captains who will take over for Semester 2. Weather permitting, the assembly will be outside on the primary oval and we would like to encourage all members of the community to join us, if you can.

The ELC students have been working hard on their swimming this week. They have done a great job at being organised and changing quickly. Well done everyone!  Can we kindly ask parents that if your child is not well enough to swim, you consider whether they are well enough to be at school. At this time of year, we need to ensure that we are limiting the spread of illness where possible and keeping our community safe.

As you go into a well-deserved 3 week break, we would like to wish you all well and pray for safe travels for any of you who are going way, especially those who may be traveling oversees for the first time in several years, perhaps to spend some time with family and loved ones.

Stay safe, and we look forward to an exciting Semester 2.

God bless.

Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Interhouse Music Festival

The Interhouse Music Festival will be taking place in term 3 on Wednesday 24 August (Week 5).  The holidays might be a good time for students to think about what repertoire they might like to perform and if they would like to enter in duets and ensembles with siblings or friends. Entry forms will be available early next term through the blog, front office and music department.

Music Notes

Does your child like to sing?

All children are invited to attend some rehearsals of our primary choirs to see if they would like to join in semester 2 and perform in our concert on Thursday 24 November.

Primary Chorale (years 1 – 4) Friday mornings 7:45 – 8:30 in the Primary Music Suite. Rehearsals start week 1 Friday 29 July. Primary Chorale will also go “on tour” to the ELC at the end of term 3.

Chamber Choir (years 5-6) Monday mornings 7:30 – 8:30 in the Primary Music Suite. Rehearsals start week 2 Monday 1 August.

 

Dear Parents,

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: TERM 3, 2022

We are excited to continue the extra-curricular activities at the beginning of Term 3. Parents will utilise the online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 2, on Monday 1 August 2022.    These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 7, ending Friday 9 September 2022.

Your child/children from PP to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an extra curriculum activity at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus.  It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks. Please click on the following link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig to book. Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity and allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis, please do not enrol your child in the same club as term 2 to give other students the opportunity to do so.

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

Activities will be open on Bookwhen for student enrolments on Wednesday 22 June at 4pm.

When enrolments open on 22 June, registration is required before you can enrol your child in an activity.

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

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

Kind regards.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

 

 

 

 

We are very fortunate to be able to host Professor Sophia Nimphius PhD at Athletic Institute.
Professor Sophia will discuss the menstrual cycle and how it can be seen as a barometer for health.
This important seminar is highly valuable for all females who will benefit from the science and psychology behind the menstrual cycle and how to control it to your benefit.
This one-off special event is free for AI members and only $20 for non-members.

To book, visit https://athleticinstitute.com.au/product/sophia_nimphius_seminar/

 

Lost Property

A large amount of lost property has accumulated in the Primary reception over the course of terms 1 & 2.  If your child has lost any items this year, please come to collect them.

Any plastic containers left unclaimed by the end of term will be donated or recycled.

We recommend all uniforms, lunch boxes and other items brought to school be labelled, so they can easily be returned if misplaced.

 

 

 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 9

The end of Term is fast approaching but we still have two fun packed weeks of learning (and swimming for ELC students).

The 3’s and 4’s have now completed their swimming lessons. A huge congratulations to all the students on their organisation skills over the last few weeks. They really worked hard to ensure that they had all their items and changed quickly ready for their return to school. Thank you to the parents that helped with bus travel to and from the pool. Your support and help is greatly appreciated.

This week it is the younger students turn to head to the pool. There is lots of excitement not only about the swimming lessons but also about the bus journey to and from the pool.

We understand mornings are a busy time for families however please ensure you are signing your child/ren in at our administration areas if you are running late. It is a requirement that students who arrive late are signed in by a parent/guardian, students are unable to sign themselves in.

Please be aware of the following things that are happening at ELC and 3-6 this week.

ELC

20 June – 1 July – Swimming Lessons Pre Primary, Year 1 & 2

24 June – Interschool Cross Country (selected students)

3-6

22 June – Middle School Music department Concert 6:45 – 8:00 – Primary students involved in Middle School Orchestra

23 June – Primary Music Department Concert – 6:45 – 8:00 – Primary Chorale, Chamber Choir, Primary School Orchestra, Middle School Band, Primary Guitar Ensemble and The Minstrels Recorder Group

24 June – Interschool Cross Country (selected students)

We hope you have a lovely week ahead.

Warm regards,

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

Dear Parents,

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: TERM 3, 2022

We are excited to continue the extra-curricular activities at the beginning of Term 3. Parents will utilise the online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 2, on Monday 1 August 2022.    These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 7, ending Friday 9 September 2022.

Your child/children from PP to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an extra curriculum activity at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus.  It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks. Please click on the following link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig to book. Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity and allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis, please do not enrol your child in the same club as term 2 to give other students the opportunity to do so.

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

Activities will be open on Bookwhen for student enrolments on Wednesday 22 June at 4pm.

When enrolments open on 22 June, registration is required before you can enrol your child in an activity.

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

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

Kind regards.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

 

ELC Piano Lessons 2022

Dear Parents,

Please be advised that piano lessons (offered to Year 1 and 2 only) in the ELC are fully booking with a significant waiting list.

We have therefore made the decision to close applications for ELC Piano for the rest of 2022.

New applications for 2023 will be taken in Term 4 and those students already on the waiting list will be placed first before new applications are processed.

Thank you for your understanding. If you would like a recommendation for an external piano tutor instead, please contact the Music Department on musicadmin@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Rebecca Thorne

Teacher – Music

Non-uniform day – Monday 27 June funds raised go to Mon Parker

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.

 

So please bring in your donations to your class teacher.

https://www.sustainmyanmar.org/

 

We are very fortunate to be able to host Professor Sophia Nimphius PhD at Athletic Institute.
Professor Sophia will discuss the menstrual cycle and how it can be seen as a barometer for health.
This important seminar is highly valuable for all females who will benefit from the science and psychology behind the menstrual cycle and how to control it to your benefit.
This one-off special event is free for AI members and only $20 for non-members.

To book, visit https://athleticinstitute.com.au/product/sophia_nimphius_seminar/

 

 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 8

Good afternoon,

As we roll into week 8 of this term there is a sporty focus to the primary school at the moment.

Firstly, the Year 3 and 4 students enjoyed a successful start to their swimming lessons last week and we plan to continue the success and enthusiasm into this week.

In the ELC, our Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students are growing with excitement and anticipation for their swimming lessons starting next week.

Some of our Year 5 and 6 students will also be involved in the Lightning Carnival tomorrow as they compete against other schools in a variety of sports including rugby, soccer, netball, hockey and AFL. We are excited to see them compete and enjoy themselves.

We were also excited to kick off the book fair today in the 3-6 Village. If you didn’t get a chance to come this morning, it will be open all week, before school and until 4pm after school.

Our Year 6 House Captain Speeches will be taking place this Thursday during period 4, 11-11.40. This may impact tutoring/music lessons for those who have applied for House Captain and giving a speech. If your child has applied, you may need to change the time of their lesson.

As we look towards the end of the term, please be reminded that reports will be released, through SEQTA on Friday 1st July  and the parent teacher interviews will be held on Monday 25th July. Further information on this will be shared on next Monday’s blog along with Term 3 club information.

Please see below for the key events happening this week:

Week 8

Monday 13th June –        Worship Y3&5

Primary Book fair

Tuesday 14th June –         Primary Book fair

Swimming lessons Y3&4

Lightning Carnival

Wednesday 15th June –  Primary Book fair

Swimming lessons Y3&4

Thursday 16th June –       Primary Book fair

K-2 Constable Care Incursion (First Aid Heroes)

Swimming lessons Y3&4

Friday 17th June –             Primary Book fair

ELC Assembly PPF

Swimming lessons Y3&4

Assembly 5R

 

Thanks again for your ongoing support.

Kind Regards

Andrew Johnston and Hannah Lockwood – Jones

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Storm the stage at St Stephen’s School these school holidays.

4 Shows to choose from! 

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Term 2 – Notices – Week 7

Dear Community, 

We hope you had a lovely long weekend celebrating our wonderful state. It was a great opportunity to have a small break in the middle of the term, ready to finish well. The students have returned to school with lots of stories of things they have been up to on the weekend. It was wonderful that we had such great weather too.

Over the last few weeks, so many of our Primary staff have unfortunately been unwell and yet they have persevered to ensure that our students wouldn’t miss out on opportunities such as Cross-Country, our ANZAC Day Service, Mother’s Day celebrations, the return of our first Assembly and Worships. 

We recently reviewed an article in the Harvard Health Publishing revealing that “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships”. We are so grateful for the amazing staff at Duncraig ELC and 3-6! This semester, particularly this term, has probably been one of the most challenging times we have experienced. We would like to thank every member of our Primary Staff for their tireless efforts, hard work, support, resilience, collegiality, flexibility, and adaptability to ensure our student’s school experience remains “as normal and rich” as it can be through these challenging times. We would also like to thank our families for their understanding and support in these unprecedented times. Together, we have ensured that our beautiful students continue to experience an engaging quality education that they will remember over the challenges COVID has brought in 2022.

With heartfelt thanks

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Andrew Johnston

Up-Coming Events 

Over the next few weeks, we have a few things planned across 3-6 and ELC. Please keep up to date with your child’s class blog and the Duncraig Primary blog too.

Week 7

ELC 

Friday 10th June – Year 1 Animal dress up day & Worship for Kindy / Pre-Primary

 

3-6

Tuesday 7th June – Swimming lessons Y3&4

Wednesday 8th June – Swimming lessons Y3&4

Thursday 9th June – Swimming lessons Y3&4

Friday 10th June – Swimming lessons Y3&4

Year 3 to Year 6

END OF TERM MEAL

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Traveller Pizza Pie

(Meatlovers or Hawaiian)

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.00

 

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

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.50

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

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE AT 7.30AM

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 7 APRIL

 

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 22 June 2022 and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 9 June at 7.30am – sorry no exceptions.

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. 

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.

ELC (Kindy to yr2)

TERM 2 mEAL

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Traveller Pizza Pie

(Meatlovers or Hawaiian)

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.00

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

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.50

(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, 9 JUNE AT 7.30AM

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 21 JUNE

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 Quickcliq username and password.

Click blue ‘MEAL ORDER’ button.

Step 1 – select your child (PLEASE ENSURE ALL DETAILS ARE UP TO DATE, Health warning in your student profile should be completed if your child has any food allergies/ intolerances).

Step 2 – select date 21 June and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 9 June at 7.30am – sorry no exceptions.

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 – 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 the cost-effective option The other payment methods are credit card or PayPal, these require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached.  Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your Quickcliq account.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact QuickCliQ on 1300 484 888 or email support@quickcliq.com.au.

** To cancel an order please contact the canteen direct on 9243 2434

Term 2 – Notices – Week 6

Good Afternoon,

It is wonderful to say that with NAPLAN over and calmer weather there is a sense of business as usual across the ELC and Primary spaces here at St Stephen’s this week.

The Year 4 students enjoyed their incursion on Friday last week. They had a lot of fun taking part in the obstacles, playing by the camp fire as well as all the singing and dancing that took place. I imagine there were a lot of very tired children by the time they got home in the evening.

Looking across this week, we are excited to be holding the following events:

ELC:

Friday 3rd June – PP Alphabet dress up day

Friday 3rd June – Worship Years 1 & 2

3-6:

Friday 3rd June 2.20pm – Assembly 4Z

*Please note that swimming lessons will commence Tue 7th June for year 3 & 4, after the public holiday.

Wishing you all the very best for the week ahead and an enjoyable WA Day with family and loved ones.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

Year 3 to Year 6

END OF TERM MEAL

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Traveller Pizza Pie

(Meatlovers or Hawaiian)

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.00

 

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

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.50

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

ORDER ONLINE THROUGH QUICKCLIQ

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE AT 7.30AM

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 7 APRIL

 

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 22 June 2022 and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 9 June at 7.30am – sorry no exceptions.

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. 

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.

ELC (Kindy to yr2)

TERM 2 mEAL

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Traveller Pizza Pie

(Meatlovers or Hawaiian)

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.00

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

Apple Raspberry Juice Bomb

Cookie

$8.50

(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, 9 JUNE AT 7.30AM

SORRY NO LATE ORDERS

NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 21 JUNE

Follow the instructions below to order:

Log in using your Quickcliq 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 21 June and then click on the pop up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU.

Orders must be placed by the cut-off date of Thursday, 9 June at 7.30am – sorry no exceptions.

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, these require a minimum account credit of $20 and have a small fee attached.  Please ensure you allow enough time for payments to reach your Quickcliq account.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq on1300 484 888 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

Term 2 – Notices – Week 5

Good Afternoon,

What a blustery start to the week today! Whilst some students ran for cover, others took the opportunity to play in the rain with their gum boot and rain coats on. A lot of fun was had this morning.

Below are the events that are taking place at the ELC and 3-6 this week. .

ELC

Thursday 26 – May Kindy hospital incursion

Friday 27 – May ELC Cross Country

 

3-6 

Friday 27 May – Year 4 Camp Day

 

The rainy weather looks like it will be here for a few more days. As a result, we are expecting increased traffic volume coming to school. Please be patient when using Kiss and Drive. Staff are working hard to move the children safely into waiting vehicles. We kindly ask you collect your child from the school building if your child is unable to strap themselves in, or get into the car unassisted. Please remember during the morning pick up and afternoon collection, at no time can you park in the Kiss and Drive area. If you have friends or family members collecting your child, please update them on our Kiss and Drive system and ensure they have an A4 sheet with the child’s name and class clearly marked for us to see.

Across our school community we have a number of people unwell. As seasonal colds, flu and Covid cases increase, it is important that students who are unwell are not sent to school. Let us work together to ensure our community is kept as safe as possible and ensure we are limiting the spread of illness’ where we can.

Currently we have a few staff members off sick. When a teacher is away due to illness, it is not a requirement for that staff member to answer their emails. If you need assistance with an urgent concern or inquiry, please contact the office to speak with Andrew or myself.

Whilst we all navigate some uncertainty at this time, it is good for us to reflect on this very well-known passage in the Bible which reminds us of God’s love and His heart for us all.

Psalms 23

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

 

Wishing you all the very best for the week ahead.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Andrew Johnston.

 

2022 Primary Inter House Cross Country

Congratulations to all students that participated and worked hard in the Inter House Cross Country.

Well done to Timae for winning. Remembering that it is the lowest score that wins…Timae won with 783 points, while Alethea came in second with 822 points and third to Carana with 880 points.

Well done as well to our medal winners, who I know put in a lot of time and significant effort to get the results shown below.

Interschool Selection –  there were many students unable to participate on Friday. Any student that was unable to compete due to valid reasons and wishes to challenge for an inter school position need to email(parent email) me at daniel.parker@ststephens.wa.edu.au and state your intentions to challenge. The challenger will need to achieve a top 6 time for their year and gender to qualify. The first challenger timings will take place on Friday 27 May after recess. A second challenger timing will most likely be organized as some students may still have lingering health issues and the year 4 cohort has an incursion on the Friday. Please email ASAP with your intentions for planning purposes. Once I have a list of challengers and their availability, then I will directly email those families with specific information.

Year 3  Girls Champion Milly Withers
Runner Up Mila Bellotti
Year 3 Boys Champion Liam Hanson
Runner Up Ben van Staden
Year 4 Girls Champion Alyssa Grosvenor
Runner Up Poppy Gilbert
Year 4 Boys Champion Jack Lepidi
Runner Up Elijah Allmark
Year 5 Girls Champion Rosie Caporn
Runner Up Lienka van der Walt
Year 5 Boys Champion Jack Whyte
Runner Up Benjamin Reeve
Year 6 Girls Champion Elena Carter
Runner Up Eliana Chang
Year 6 Boys Champion Jack Holley
Runner Up Harry Caporn

 



Term 2 – Notices – Week 4

Good afternoon,

As you are aware, there is a growing number of people across WA who are required to isolate as a result of COVID 19 and the impact of this is being felt in many industries, including education. At St Stephen’s we are trying to be as proactive as possible in managing the challenges which includes consciously practising appropriate COVID safe measures and organising appropriate relief for staff absences when required. If you need to keep your child away from school for this or any other reason, please remember to contact absentees so we can log the absence. Equally, if you bring your child to school a little later for any reason, please remember they need to be signed in by an adult before returning to class.

RAT Tests available for collection

We still have some families yet to collect their 20 free RAT tests per child from school. If you are yet to collect them, please come to reception either at the ELC or 3-6 spaces and we will be happy to provide them to you.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

We are excited to be participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year across the ELC and Primary school. This is a fantastic initiative which will promote reading among our children. Further information has been provided through the class blog. However, if you’d like to know more, please contact your class teacher and they will be happy to help.

Clubs

We are delighted to be starting clubs again this week. If your child missed out on their preferred club, please be encouraged to try again next term.

This week

It is a reasonably quiet week in terms of events across the ELC and 3-6 which means plenty of learning can occur, which is always exciting. NAPLAN catch ups will be happening for any Year 3 or 5 student who missed one of the tests. Years 3-6 will be taking part in their cross country challenge on Friday and class 6F will have their assembly on Friday and we are delighted to be able to welcome parents into the assembly for the first time this year!

Finally, we would like to thank you for all you do and for your ongoing support to the school and community.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston

Term 2 – Notices – Week 3

Dear Parents and Community,

Thank you to all those who came for our Mother’s Day and Special Guest celebration. What a wonderful turnout at both the ELC and 3-6 on Friday afternoon! It was lovely to see you all at the school and enjoy time with the children.

As restrictions were recently removed, Extra Curriculum clubs can now return this term. Information was sent out on your class blogs last Friday. Unfortunately, we were unable to set up the online electronic system in time for  Term 2. Forms need to be printed off and returned to the Admin office. Spare forms are available at the office. For anyone who missed the post, information regarding these clubs can be found below.

ELC

Year 1 has an incursion this week with Animal Ark visiting the students.

Worship this Friday will be for the Pre Primary and Kindy students. Parents of these year levels are welcome to join us at 9.00am in the ELC Forum.

3-6

Naplan is taking place for our Year 3 and Year 5 students this week. If your child is in Year 3 -5 and absent on the day of the test please let Admin know as soon as possible. Alternatively, send an email to AbsenteeDunPri@ststephens.wa.edu.au.

Worship next Monday will be for the Year 3 and 5 students. Parents of these year levels are welcome to join us at 9.00am in the village’

Each week there is a prayer group at the ELC (Tuesday morning) and a Bible study group from 3-6 (Wednesday morning). All are welcome. If you would like further information please ask or call the Admin staff.

We wish you all a good week ahead.

 

Numbers 6:24-26

New International Version

24 “‘“The Lord bless you

and keep you;

25 the Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

26 the Lord turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”’

Kind regards,

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston.

Dear Parents,

PRIMARY EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES:  TERM 2, 2022

We are excited to begin the Primary Extra Curricular Activities this Term.  These clubs are a wonderful opportunity for students to learn new things, develop positive social skills and enjoy being a part of the broader St Stephen’s School community.

We will commence the activities for Term 2, 2022 in Week 4, on Monday 16 May 2022. These will run for a 5-week period, finishing in Week 8, on Friday 17 June 2022.

Your child/children from Year 3 to 6, are welcome to participate in an extra curriculum activity at the Primary School (see attached list of activities).  It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 5 weeks. Below is a form to complete for Term 2. This form needs to be returned to the Primary Office before your child can participate in the activity for Term 2. Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity.  Allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis, so please secure your child’s place as soon as possible.

Please assume your child has been included in their selected activity, unless otherwise advised.

If you require any further information, please contact the Primary Office on 9243 2102.

Thank you for your support.

Andrew Johnston

Deputy Head of Primary School

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES TERM 2, 2022

If you would like your child to be involved in an Extra Curricular Activity, please complete the following enrolment form indicating the activity.  The activities will commence in Week 4, on Monday 16 May 2022.  They will run for a 5 -week period, finishing in Week 8, Friday 17 June 2022.   It is important that your child commits to the activity for the full 5 weeks.  One activity per student.  

Please assume your child has been included in their selected activity, unless otherwise advised.

Please return to the Primary Office by Thursday 12 May 2022.

 

I would like my child _____________________________________ in class __________ to be involved in the Extra Curricular Activities.  The activity my child would like to enrol in is:

 

ACTIVITY ____________________________________

Child’s name __________________________________ commits to the full 5 weeks to the activity listed above.

Parent Signature _________________________    Child’s Signature ________________________________

 

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES 3-6

Term 2-2022

Monday 18 May – Friday 17 June

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ELC: TERM 2, 2022

We are excited to begin the Extra Curricular Activities at the ELC this term.  These clubs are a wonderful opportunity for students to learn new things, develop positive social skills and enjoy being a part of the broader St Stephen’s School community.

We will commence the clubs at the ELC for Term 2, 2022 in Week 4 on Wednesday 18 May 2022. These will run for a 5-week period, finishing in Week 8, Wednesday 15 June.

Your child or children, from Pre-Primary to Year 2, are welcome to participate in an Extra Curricular Activity at the ELC (see attached list of activities).  It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 5 weeks.

Below is a form to complete for Term 2. This form needs to be returned to the ELC Office by Thursday 12 May so your child can participate in the clubs for Term 2. Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity.  Allocation is on a ‘first in’ basis, so please secure your child’s place as soon as possible.

Please assume your child has been included in their selected club, unless otherwise advised.

If you require any further information, please contact the ELC Office on 9243 2481.

Thank you for your support.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Deputy Head of Primary School

 

If you would like your child to be involved in an Extra Curricular Activity, please complete the following enrolment form indicating the activity.  The Activities will commence in Week 4, on Wednesday 18 May 2022.  This will run for a 5 -week period, finishing in Week 8, Wednesday 15 June 2022.   It is important that your child commits to the activity for the full 5 weeks.  One activity per student.  

Please assume your child has been included in their selected activity, unless otherwise advised.

Please return to the ELC Office by Thursday 12 May 2022.

 

I would like my child _____________________________________ in class __________ to be involved in the Extra Curricular Activity.  The activity my child would like to enrol in is:

 

ACTIVITY ____________________________________

Child’s name __________________________________ commits to the full 5 weeks to the activity listed above.

Parent Signature _________________________    Child’s Signature ________________________________

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULR ACTIVITIES ELC

Term 2-2022

Wednesday 18 May – Wednesday 15 June  

 

FETE UPDATE

The Fete Committee met recently to work through the logistics of presenting a Fete in 2022. With restrictions only just being lifted, it was decided to reframe this year’s Fete into something later in the year that would give the Committee more time to put something together. The community event will now be a Christmas Market (pending City of Joondalup approvals) on Saturday, November 26 from 4-8pm. More information will be provided later in the year. For anyone happy to help out in the planning or on the day, please contact Julie Wookey on juliewookey12@gmail.com

 

A ring has been found within the ELC grounds.

If you have lost a ring and think it may be yours please come to the ELC reception.


 

Term 2 – Notices – Week 2

Dear Community,

This Friday 6th May, we have our wonderful Mother’s and Special Guests’ Day. From 1.00pm – 2.00pm there will be a BYO picnic on the Primary Oval at 3-6 with lawn games and activities to enjoy.

Over at the ELC, celebrations begin at 2.30pm – 3.20pm. Our ELC Guests will be able to explore a range of activities available around the class verandas or take it easy and share their own BYO afternoon tea on a rug with their child/ren. We are very excited to be able to hold this event and are really looking forward to seeing you.

Please be aware the 3-6 Cross Country that was previously planned for Friday morning has been moved to Friday 20th May between 11 & 1pm.

Have a wonderful week.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Andrew Johnston.

Music Notes

We are delighted to announce that all rehearsals recommence in week 2. All Ensembles will be rehearsing in their normal rooms with the full group in attendance.

Anyone who is interested in joining the choirs are welcome to come for a few weeks to try them out. There are no auditions required.

Attached is the proposed music planner for the rest of the year

Music Planner 2022

 

 

Primary Years 3 to 6 Mother’s Day Celebration

 

 

ELC Mother’s Day Celebration

 

We are excited to officially launch the St Stephen’s School Winter Ball for 2022!

Join us for an evening of celebration in Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom.

Date: Saturday 20 August 2022

Time: 7:00pm to 12:00am

Book now: https://loom.ly/h1x9WB8

Term 2 – Notices – Week 1

Welcome back to Term 2.

We hope you were all able to have a restful break and are ready for an amazing term.

We were all extremely buoyed by the announcement yesterday regarding the lifting of covid restrictions and hope that these changes can allow us to return to normal in most areas.

We are currently finalising what these changes will look like exactly in relation to specific areas and activities across the school and aim to notify you as quickly as possible with details of this.

With these changes, we are excited to be able to run our Mother’s Day events in both the ELC and 3-6 campuses on the afternoon of Friday 6th May 2022.

At 1pm on Friday 6th May, we would like to invite all mums and special guests to take part in a BYO picnic on our Primary oval. Lawn games and activities will be provided so you can enjoy lunch with your child and take part in some fun games during this time.

Over at the ELC, at 2.30pm – 3.20pm, Mum’s and special guests will be able to participate in a range of activities under the verandas of our classrooms or set up a rug and have a BYO afternoon tea.

We hope you will be able to attend these events to share some precious time with your child and to also allow them to honour you for all the amazing work you do as parents.

Please note that both of these activities are weather permitting. If the weather conditions force us to cancel either event, we will notify you as soon as we are able.

We would also like to inform you there are some changes to our Admin team at the Primary School. Alison McKillop has taken on a new role as Personal Assistant to the Deputies and will be spend time at both sites. We welcome Silvia Hoge to the Administration team at 3-6, and Debbie Schroeder the ELC. Please congratulate these ladies on their new roles.

We look forward to seeing you all over the course of this term.

Andrew Johnston & Hannah Lockwood-Jones