Term 2, Week 4 Notices

Cyber Safety – Tomorrow Night

Cyber Safety and Online Interactions

Years 3- 6 Parent Session

Tuesday 22 May 5.45 pm – 6.45 pm

in the Primary Village

We will discuss expectations and effective ideas for guiding pre-teens in keeping safe online and communicating wisely, including:

Setting up good practices for iMessage

Email etiquette

Inappropriate online material

Protecting personal information

Social Media for parents and kids: what is appropriate?

If you are unable to attend but would like information regarding these topics, please contact Amanda.brown@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Thanks and regards

The Primary Digital Learning Team

Thank you

A big thank you to all those who helped make this community event an amazing success. We have raised $606 to date.

Thank you for your generosity.

If you would still like to make a donation … please follow this link –

http://wa.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/sssdpabmt

Primary Disco – this Friday

Community Freezer – Meals required

We are continuing with our initiative of the school community freezer. It is located in the Get Well Room in the Primary School Office. The purpose of this freezer is to support families from Pre-Kindy to Year 12 at SSS Duncraig with a home cooked meal when they are going through a very difficult family  situation.

If you would like to contribute to this freezer by cooking a meal we would greatly appreciate it. We are looking for simple, nutritious meals that are both family and freezer friendly. These include meat and vegetable based casseroles, lasagnes, hearty soups and mild curries. Please do not use any nut or nut products. Please include all components of the meal e.g. “Casserole with rice” to make it as easy as possible for the families receiving the meals.

Please follow the steps below:

Read the food safety link:

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/handwashingwhy-its-important

1) Choose your own recipe or look for one at:

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/freezer-friendly

2) Buy the ingredients.

3) Ensure your hands are adequately washed.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/food-safety-when-cooking

4) Cook the meal.

5) Cool the meal and pack in a reusable or recyclable container (either donate a container or collect a foil container from next to the freezer at school).

6) Label the meal (stickers are available next to the freezer at school).

7) Freeze the meal.

8) Bring the frozen meal to school and place in the freezer for another family to enjoy!

Thank you for your support.

Entertainment Books for Sale

To order your Digital membership, visit www.entbook.com.au/830h01

House Pride

Careers

Flood Light for the ELC Disco

The ELC Disco is scheduled for Friday 17th August. Our regular person who provides the flood light for the evening is no longer able to supply it. In the past, set-up time is around 4 pm and pack down around 7.30 pm.

If you could assist by providing and setting up the flood light for the evening, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Please contact Diane on  joneskeenan@bigpond.com

Frané Lessac – Author and Illustrator… is coming!

Parents! Now is the time to look out for some of these books to share with your children.  Frané Lessac loves to travel and to create books based on her worldwide journeys. She is an artist, author-illustrator, publishing over forty books for children. Her most recent books are:

A is for Australian Animals – a factastic tour of Australian animals

 

and Pattan’s Pumpkin – an exciting, vibrantly illustrated flood story from India, written by Chitra Soundar and published by Otter-Barry Books in the UK, Walker Books in Australia and Candlewick Press  in the USA.

 

Look out for these two new releases in 2018 by Frané Lessac

Frané speaks at festivals in Australia and overseas sharing the process of writing and illustrating books, empowering both children and adults. She’s presented at the Edinburgh International Writers Festival, Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C., the Eric Carle Museum, Beijing Bookworm Literature Festival, Brooklyn Book Festival, Bali’s Ubud Writer’s Festival, Singapore Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Bookaroo Festivals in India & Kuching, and the Los Angeles and Bologna SCBWI Conferences.

Frané has served on the executive committee of the Australian Society of Authors, was the Regional Advisor for the West Australian Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, In 2010, she received the Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature, a State Ambassador for National Year of Reading and presently an Ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.

Term 2, Week 3 Notices

Deputies Newsletter

Lap-a-thon Thank You

What a wonderful time we had at the Lap-a-thon / Mother’s Day Afternoon tea! A big thank you to all those who helped make this community event an amazing success.

If you didn’t bring in your donation today, please send it in tomorrow. If it is easier … below is the our personal fundraising page link: http://wa.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/sssdpabmt

Thank you for your generosity. We will let you know the final amount raised next week.

Thank You From The Falconers

ELC Active School Clubs Start This Week

Primary Active School Clubs Start This Week

Primary Disco – Help Required Please

Helpers are urgently required for the primary school discos, especially the Years 5 & 6 disco, for which we currently only have one volunteer. If you can help at either disco, please contact Carolyn on 0410 157 156 or Carolyn@dataorigins.com ASAP.  Thank you !

Cyber Safety Parent Session – Next Tuesday

Cyber Safety and Online Interactions: Years 3- 6 Parent Session
Tuesday 22 May 5.45pm – 6.45pm  in the Primary Village

We will discuss expectations and effective ideas for guiding pre-teens
in keeping safe online and communicating wisely, including:
 Setting up good practices for iMessage
 Email etiquette
 Inappropriate online material
 Protecting personal information
 Social Media for parents and kids: what is appropriate?
If you would like to attend this session, please RSVP to
Joy.Ford@ststephens.wa.edu.au by Friday 18 May.
If you are unable to attend but would like information regarding
these topics, please contact Amanda.brown@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Thanks and regards
The Primary Digital Learning Team

Markets in the Primary Quad

Community Freezer

We are continuing with our initiative of the school community freezer. It is located in the Get Well Room in the Primary School Office. The purpose of this freezer is to support families from Pre-Kindy to Year 12 at SSS Duncraig with a home cooked meal when they are going through a very difficult family situation.
If you would like to contribute to this freezer by cooking a meal we would greatly appreciate it. We are looking for simple, nutritious meals that are both family and freezer friendly. These include meat and vegetable based casseroles, lasagne, hearty soups and mild curries. Please do not use any nut or nut products. Please include all components of the meal e.g. “Casserole with rice” to make it as easy as possible for the families receiving the meals.
Please follow the steps below:
Read the food safety link:
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/handwashingwhy-its-important
1) Choose your own recipe or look for one at:
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/freezer-friendly
2) Buy the ingredients.
3) Ensure your hands are adequately washed.
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/food-safety-when-cooking
4) Cook the meal.
5) Cool the meal and pack in a reusable or recyclable container (either donate a container
or collect a foil container from next to the freezer at school).

6) Label the meal (stickers are available next to the freezer at school).

7) Freeze the meal.
8) Bring the frozen meal to school and place in the freezer for another family to enjoy!
Thank you for your support.

Scholastic Book Club

Primary 3-6 Book Club orders are closing this Friday, the 18th of May.

Please note, that due to the Book Fair visiting the ELC last week, there was no Book Club for the ELC students.

Please order using this link:   https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx 

Flood Light For ELC Disco

Do you know someone who may be able to provide and set up one flood light for the evening on Friday 17 August, the ELC Disco.

Setup time is normally 4pm and packdown around 730pm.

Please contact Diane Keenan on joneskeenan@bigpond.com if you can help.

Thank you in advance.

 

Term 2, Week 2 Notices

Book Fair at the ELC starts tomorrow!

As the Book Fair is at the ELC this week, there will be no Scholastic Book ordering at the ELC.

Book Fair is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings

from 8 am until school starts,

then each afternoon from the end of school until 4 pm.

Clifford will be visiting the ELC each morning.

Book Club at the Primary 3-6

The Primary School will receive their catalogues very soon and the closing date to place any online orders will be next Friday the 18th of May. Please order through this link:

Scholastic Book Club:   https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx 

Wednesday morning cuppa and a chat with Mr Steven

Primary 3-6 Disco – 25th May

Cancer Council Morning Tea and Lap-a-thon next Monday

Cyber Safety and Online Interactions: Years 3- 6 Parent Session

Tuesday 22 May 5.45 pm – 6.45 pm in the Primary Village

We will discuss expectations and effective ideas for guiding pre-teens in keeping safe online and communicating wisely, including:

  • Setting up good practices for iMessage
  • Email etiquette
  • Inappropriate online material
  • Protecting personal information
  • Social Media for parents and kids: what is appropriate?

If you would like to attend this session, please RSVP to Joy.Ford@ststephens.wa.edu.au by Friday 18 May. If you are unable to attend but would like information regarding these topics, please contact Amanda.brown@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Thanks and regards

The Primary Digital Learning Team

After School Activities at the ELC

After School Activities at the Primary 3-6

Fete

Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or  cullyn5@bigpond.com.au

Please help us fill our community freezer

 

Lost Property

Check this out at the State Theatre Centre of WA

George’s Marvelous Medicine – 4 – 8 July 2018

The 78 Storey Tree House – 9 – 13 July 2018

Term 2, Week 1 Notices

 ELC Book Fair Is Coming…..

 K-6 Primary Biblical Studies

 Pre- Primary-6 Active School Clubs

 3-6 Lapathon

 

 

 

 

 

Term 1, Week 11 Notices

Today’s Non Uniform Day Supports the Falconer Family

If you wore casual clothes to school today and you haven’t yet given your gold coin donation to your teacher, please could you do so ASAP. We would love to reach our target of $360 to donate to the Falconer Family.

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 among 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.

ELC – Book Fair is coming…

Coming soon to the ELC…

Term 2, Week 2

We’re excited!

Digital Learning In The Kimberley

St Stephen’s School Primary Digital Learning Team members, Mrs Jenny Mallis and Miss Sarah Dirstein, are currently working at Yiyili Community School providing student and staff professional learning in Robotics, Coding, Augmented Reality and Circuitry.

We wish them safe travels and Gods blessings.

Happy Holidays!

Term 1, Week 10 Notices

Deputies Newsletter

 

Coles Sports For Schools

Thank you for supporting the “Coles Sports for Schools”.

Competition is now closed. 

Please bring in your tickets by this Friday, 6 April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your chance to try BMX 

Term 1, Week 9 Notices

Active School Clubs are BACK!
ELC Activities

Primary 3-6 Activities

Dinkum Dad’s: tonight

Meet tonight at the Woodvale Tavern 7 pm.

Come and join a group of like-minded Dads looking to support and learn from each other how to negotiate the path of Fatherhood. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other Dads, enjoy some food and drink for an hour and half and listen to some guest speakers along the way.

This month discussion will be based around how to spend ‘Dad time’ with each of your kids; being intentional about what you share with them during these times and creative ways to go about that.

No RSVP is required and feel free to bring your mates.

 

Connecting in conversation – Tuesday, April 3 in the Village

Thanksgiving Service 2018

Non-uniform day: gold coin donation to the Falconer Family

Bethany Home Visit

Last week we were fortunate to have the staff from Bethany Home in Malaysia visiting our school. The students had the pleasure of sharing time with them and showing them their classrooms, enjoying the vegetable garden and playing at bush school.  The Bethany staff were amazed by our fundraising efforts and how much the students knew about Bethany Home and a great time was shared by all.

Bethany Fundraisers

In 2018 our Digital Learning Specialist, Mrs Mallis will be travelling back to Bethany and with the support of the ELC community we are hopingto raise enough funds to replace some of the equipment that is no longer operational. Funds from the ELC Sausage Sizzle, Non Uniform Day, sale of Lilies and Ice-creams in term 1 and 2’s will go towards this fundraising endeavour.

Coles for Sports Vouchers closing soon

Mother’s Day Lap-a-thon

Boots for the South Africa Service Tour

St Stephen’s School Fete

 

Term 1, Week 8 Notices

Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Last Friday 16th, we were delighted to have a focus day around kindness in our school.  Our Kindness Club leaders and House Cadets at the ELC shared with the students about what kindness may look, sound and feel like within our community.  At 3-6, our Kindness Club came up with strategies for showing kindness out in the playground and we even had some Year 4 students launch a Friendship Colouring in competition.  We are so very proud of our students and the incredible ways that they are trying to spread kindness in our community.

As Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”

We look forward to seeing you all at the Thanksgiving Service at the end of the term.

Vee & Richard

100% Kindness: Let’s raise the bar!

 I don’t know about you but every time I turn on the TV, look at the Newspaper or look on Social Media there is bad news, negative news, sad news and news about people being cruel and unkind to each other and I wonder how we can create a world that is positive and kind.  I am a great believer that we are either, part of the problem or we are part of the solution and I want to be part of the solution and I am sure you do too.  So how do we make a change and raise the bar on positivity and kindness for the sake of our children?

We need to demonstrate positivity and kindness in all we do, say and how we treat others.
Positivity and kindness looks like:

  1. Saying kind things about people 
  2. Looking for the positive in every situation 
  3. Looking for ways to encourage, inspire and help others 

Positivity and kindness doesn’t look like:

  1. Being mean or unkind to people through words and actions 
  2. Saying hurtful or unkind comments on social media 
  3. Being negative and gossiping 

What you can do to make a difference:

  1. Role model kind behaviour in front of your children through your words and actions. 
  2. Pause before responding when using social media – show your children what positive online behaviour looks like. 
  3. Use and model the ‘THINK’ strategy before interacting face-to-face or online.  It stands for;

Is it TRUE
Is it HELPFUL
Is it INSPIRING
Is it NECESSARY
Is it KIND


Every one of us can make a positive difference. My belief is that there is a school community that can make the most difference and that is St Stephen’s School!

So here’s a call to action for every child, parent and staff member; raise the bar, show 100% kindness, make this world a better place and bring Glory to God. 

God bless,

Tracey Gray

Thanksgiving Service 2018

Place your bookings here: www.trybooking.com/usef

We look forward to seeing all, students, parents and staff at our annual celebration of thanksgiving, where we give thanks for all the blessings we have received.

Register your attendance to this free event, through the Trybooking link above, so that we can ensure enough seating is provided for everyone.

 

Duty of Care

Just a reminder that there are no staff on duty in the playgrounds before 8.10 am.  Students who arrive between 8 am and 8.10 am 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 duty of care until then.
In the afternoon, staff are on duty from 3.10 pm – 3.30 pm.  Whilst we encourage families to stay after school and enjoy being in community, we are unable to provide duty of care after 3.30 pm.  To ensure the safety and well-being of our children, we ask that parents are present after 3.30 pm to provide supervision.
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
Thank you for your kind consideration in this regard.

Connecting in Conversation

Dear Parents

Building on the connections we made in 2017, I am looking forward to more conversations with you this year.

Please join me, Tracey Gray and Michael Charteris, Member of Council on Tuesday 3 April 2018 from 6.45pm – 7.45pm in the Primary Village for discussion around our students, community and school.

 Please RSVP your participation to joy.ford@ststephens.wa.edu.au by Monday 2 April.

 God bless,

Donella Beare

Principal

Prayer and Bible Study Groups Information

Dinkum Dads – next Monday evening

Dinkum Dads is back!

Meeting this month at the Woodvale Tavern 7 pm Monday 26/3/18.

Come and join a group of like-minded Dads looking to support and learn from each other how to negotiate the path of Fatherhood. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other Dads, enjoy some food and drink for an hour and half and listen to some guest speakers along the way.

This month discussion will be based around how to spend ‘Dad time’ with each of your kids; being intentional about what you share with them during these times and creative ways to go about that.

No RSVP is required and feel free to bring your mates.

 Bethany Fundraisers

In 2018 our Digital Learning Specialist, Mrs Mallis will be travelling back to Bethany and with the support of the ELC community we are hoping to raise enough funds to replace some of the equipment that is no longer operational.

Funds from the Sausage Sizzle, Non-Uniform Day, Sale of Lilies and ice-creams in term 1 and 2 will go towards this fundraising endeavour.

Quiz night: Indonesian Service Tour

Please email Joy to book tickets joy.ford@ststephens.wa.edu.au 

Friday 23 March 2018

6.30pm – 9.00pm

Cousins Hall, St Stephen’s School Duncraig

Tickets $10

Tables of 10 available

Scholastic Book Club Closing this week

Please use this link:  https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx

Coles for Sports Vouchers

Twilight Tours

Make your bookings through the school website: www.ststephens.wa.edu.au

Term 1, Week 7 Notices

Reminder, this week! – Bookings are now closed

3 Way Conference and Goal Setting for Student/ Parent/ Teacher 2018 

Tuesday 13 March – Thursday 15 March

ELC Easter Meal Deal – order by Sunday 18 March

Please order through this link: www.quickcliq.com.au.

If you require further instructions, please see the next slide below.

ELC – How to Order a Meal Deal 

For further assistance, please use this link: info@quickcliq.com.au.

Years 3-6 Easter Meal Deal – Order by Sunday 18 March

Please order through this link: www.quickcliq.com.au.

If you require further instructions, please see the next slide below.

Years 3-6 – How to Order a Meal Deal

For further assistance, please use this link: info@quickcliq.com.au.

Book Club Orders Closing, Friday 23rd March

Please order through this link:

https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx

K – 12 Parent Bible Study Groups 2018

Please email Dougal if you have any questions: dougal.steven@ststephens.wa.edu.au 

 

Coles Sport for Schools – Keep it up!

Thank you Parents for all the tokens that have been handed in at the ELC and Primary 3-6 Reception Desk Collection boxes. Keep them rolling in!

Boot Drive – Support Year 11 Service Tour

Twilight Tours

Register your attendance here: www.ststephens.wa.edu.au

Term 1, Week 5 Notices

3-Way Conference & Goal Setting

Tuesday 13 March – Thursday 15 March

This is an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to meet and discuss how 2018 has commenced. It is also an opportunity to discuss the students’ learning goals for 2018.

Appointments are in 10 minute intervals.

https://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au is where all parents can access school systems.

Interview Bookings can be found under the Plan the Term tab options.

Parents, log into the portal using your ID@parent.ststephens.wa.edu.au and you will then be prompted for a login and password for Edinfo once they click on the Interview Bookings selection.

The login will be your ID and same password.

Then select your preferred time with the teacher.

If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at

help.ststephens.wa.edu.au or on 9243 2160.

Duty of Care Reminder

Dear Parents
 
Just a reminder that there are no staff on duty in the playgrounds 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 duty of care until then.
 
In the afternoon, staff are on duty from 3.10pm – 3.30pm.  Whilst we encourage families to stay after school and enjoy being in community, we are unable to provide duty of care after 3.30pm.  To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children, we ask that parents are present after 3.30pm to provide supervision. 
 
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
 
Thank you for your kind consideration in this regard. 

Fete Meeting – this Tuesday evening

Coles Sports Voucher Collection Boxes at ELC & Primary Reception Desks

Community Freezer

We are excited to continue with our initiative of the school community freezer, which is located in the Primary Get Well Room. These meals support our community K-12. We are asking for contributions as we begin the new year, and wanted to let staff know so that if you wish to contribute you can and if you have a family in need you can let them know to come and take a meal to help them.

We are looking for simple, nutritious meals that are both family and freezer friendly. These include meat and vegetable based casseroles, lasagnes, hearty soups and mild curries. Please do not use any nut or nut products. Please include all components of the meal e.g. “Casserole with rice” to make it as easy as possible for the families receiving the meals.

Please follow the steps below:

Read the food safety link:

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/handwashing-why-its-important

1) Choose your own recipe or look for one at:

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/freezer-friendly

2) Buy the ingredients.

3) Ensure your hands are adequately washed.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/food-safety-when-cooking

4) Cook the meal.

5) Cool the meal and pack in a reusable or recyclable container (either donate a container or collect a foil container from next to the freezer at school).

6) Label the meal (stickers are available next to the freezer at school).