Term 4, Week 8 Notices

Last Day of School for 2019

As indicated on the School calendar, school closes on Wednesday 11 December at 3:10pm for 3-6 students and 3:20pm for ELC students. The closing time on the last day of Term 4 has been under discussion for some time and the move to close after a full day is in response to various transport obligations, including bus routes. 

Thank you.

School Offices will be closed for the holidays

Please be advised that the ELC and Primary Offices will be closed from

Friday 13 December until Monday 13 January.

Wishing all our parents a blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

ELC Non Uniform Day next MondayPrimary 3-6 Non Uniform Day next Monday

Years 3-6 Presentation Evening- Next Monday, December 9

Please book your free tickets here: www.trybooking.com/BFYJZ

Primary School Construction

As you may be aware, we will be having some wonderful renovations take place in the Year 6 building. As the process needs to begin before the students finish the year, you will notice some changes around that space starting later this week.

 The Year 6 area, including the small playground will be fenced off to allow the builders to begin the process. There will also be a skip-bin in the staff parking area. We have made these arrangements in order to allow the kiss-and-drive area to be fully functional for you at the beginning and end of the school day.

 While these areas will be back to being functional for the start of the new year, the finishing touches to the Year 6 space are due to be completed in the first few weeks of 2020.

 Thank you for your understanding as we are flexible with our space to allow these exciting updates to take place.

Farewell Sue Stopher

Sue Stopher (Curriculum and Primary Administration Leader) joined St Stephen’s School in February 1993 and has dedicated many years to supporting staff and students alike. During her time at SSS, she was the Head of Libraries, Coordinator of Curriculum and, for some time, a Digital Learning Mentor.

It is with sadness that we farewell Sue after her extended years of service to the school and wish her all the best for the future.

 Primary 3-6 Mathematical Olympiad and Australian Mathematics Competition

Throughout the course of the year students in Years 3 – 6 competed in the Maths Games, Australian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiad and the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).

Congratulations to all our competitors!

High achievers were…

Year 3

Nicholas Kotze; Distinction Top 10% AMC

Year 4

Ryan Gemmell; Top 10% Maths Games

Monty Weston; Distinction Top 10% AMC

Chaz Lawson; Distinction Top 10% AMC

Year 5

Campbell Neale; Distinction Top 5% AMC

Jonathon Ford; Distinction Top 5% AMC

Daniel Lynn; Distinction Top 5% AMC

Year 6

Riley Sobelewski; Distinction AMC top 7%

Skye Spence; Distinction AMC and Top 10% Olympiad

Ayodeji Oyenaike; Top 2% Olympiad and High Distinction Top 2% AMC

Thank you from Uniting Care West

Thank you from UnitingCare West for the generous donations of the Christmas hampers for families in need.

Thank you from ‘Kids in Care’

Thank you from ‘Kids in Care’ for the generous donations of the Christmas gifts for children and families in need.

These gifts were collected from the ELC this morning by helpers on motorcycles. So much fun!

Parent’s Night Out

Registration is essential!

Thursday December 12, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/tnuc-parents-night-out-tickets-70426392235

Friday December 13, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/tnuc-parents-night-out-tickets-78816699871

 

 

 

Please return all library books

 

Jam for Cambodia

 

Term 4, Week 7 Notices

Last Day of School 2019

As indicated on the School calendar, school closes on Wednesday 11 December at 3:10pm for 3-6 students and 3:20pm for ELC students. The closing time on the last day of Term 4 has been under discussion for some time and the move to close after a full day is in response to various transport obligations, including bus routes. 

Thank you.

Years 3-6 Presentation Evening

Please book your free tickets here: www.trybooking.com/BFYJZ

Absentee Procedures

ELC Parent Information

When your child is going to be absent or late, please send an email to absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au and ‘cc’ your child’s teacher as well. 

Alternatively you can phone the ELC Office on 9243 2480 between the hours of 8am – 4pm.

For all other ELC matters, including information about pick up or drop off, can you please use the email adminelc@ststephens.wa.edu.au .

Primary 3-6 Parent Information

When your child is going to be absent or late, please send an email to absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au and ‘cc’ your child’s teacher as well. 

Alternatively you can phone the Primary Office on 9243 2102 between the hours of 8am – 4pm.

For all other Primary matters, including information about pick up or drop off, can you please use the email adminduncraigprimary@ststephens.wa.edu.au .

School Shoes

Dear Parents,

I have received some feedback recently in regards to the changes to the school shoes for next year. This feedback has been both in support of the change, as well as from those with some concerns. Initially I wanted to let you know that we will be having a transition period for the remainder of this year and through the first semester of 2020, with the standard leather, lace-up, school shoes only being required from the start of Term 3.

The reason for the change is to lift the uniform standards in the school. Increases in uniform standards have been shown to bring about improvements in school pride, student behaviour and community appreciation/perception of the school, as well as other more minor areas. The changing of the shoes is just a small change through which we can continue to strive for such improvements.

I also thought I would take a moment to address those concerns raised, which have mostly been around the perceived impact on the amount of physical activity that the students will do at break times. I honestly and sincerely believe that the change in shoes will see no reduction in the amount of play that the students undertake at recess and lunch. From previous experience with other schools as well as with my own children, I have found that the standard leather school shoes still allow the students to experience all of the break time activities that other shoes would. I really don’t want to be reducing this is any way.

If comfort of the shoes is a genuine concern, the Uniform Shop as some recommendations for shoes that follow a lot of the same construction as a sports shoe, with the appearance of a more formal school shoe.

I understand that change always brings a level of uneasiness, so I want to thank you for your support in this area.

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund

Please Return Your School Library Books

ELC 3-6 Christmas Meal Deal – Order by this Thursday, November 28

Order your child’s meal here: wwwquickcliq.com.au

Primary 3-6 Christmas Meal Deal – Order by this Thursday, November 28

Order your child’s meal here: wwwquickcliq.com.au

Jam for Cambodia

Term 4, Week 6 Notices

Last Day of School for 2019

Dear Parents,

As indicated on the School calendar, school closes on Wednesday 11 December at 3:10pm for 3-6 students and 3:20pm for ELC students. The closing time on the last day of Term 4 has been under discussion for some time and the move to close after a full day is in response to various transport obligations, including bus routes. 

Thank you.

ELC Meal Deal

Order before, Thursday November 28 through this link –  www.quickcliq.com.au.  

Or for more Info:     info@quickcliq.com.au. 

Primary Meal Deal

Order before, Thursday November 28 through this link –  www.quickcliq.com.au.  

Or for more Info:     info@quickcliq.com.au. 

Library Book Borrowing

Final Scholastic Book Club Order for 2019

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

Please order through the above link before Friday, November 22. No late orders will be accepted due to the close proximity to school holidays.  A special ‘Thank you!’ to our Book Club volunteers who provide a fabulous service to our community. You are very much appreciated! 

School Shoes

Dear Parents,

I have received some feedback recently in regards to the changes to the school shoes for next year. This feedback has been both in support of the change, as well as from those with some concerns. Initially I wanted to let you know that we will be having a transition period for the remainder of this year and through the first semester of 2020, with the standard leather, lace-up, school shoes only being required from the start of Term 3.

 

The reason for the change is to lift the uniform standards in the school. Increases in uniform standards have been shown to bring about improvements in school pride, student behaviour and community appreciation/perception of the school, as well as other more minor areas. The changing of the shoes is just a small change through which we can continue to strive for such improvements.

 

I also thought I would take a moment to address those concerns raised, which have mostly been around the perceived impact on the amount of physical activity that the students will do at break times. I honestly and sincerely believe that the change in shoes will see no reduction in the amount of play that the students undertake at recess and lunch. From previous experience with other schools as well as with my own children, I have found that the standard leather school shoes still allow the students to experience all of the break time activities that other shoes would. I really don’t want to be reducing this is any way.

 

If comfort of the shoes is a genuine concern, the Uniform Shop as some recommendations for shoes that follow a lot of the same construction as a sports shoe, with the appearance of a more formal school shoe.

 

I understand that change always brings a level of uneasiness, so I want to thank you for your support in this area.

 

Kind regards,

Jarrod Heglund


ELC: Sausage Sizzle – Return forms by next Monday, November 25

It’s the end of term Sausage Sizzle and the Year 1 classes are hosting a sausage sizzle lunch for the entire ELC.

The details are:

Date:  Friday 29th November 2019

Beef Sausage (from a butcher)

Vegetarian Sausage

White Roll

Tomato Sauce

Cost: $2 each (Kindy’s may order ½ a sausage in bun for $1)

If your child has allergies, please bring in an alternative on the day and please contact your class rep. (no charge for your BYO sausage)

*Vegetarian sausages will now be supplied*

 

ELC : Kids in Care – Closing next Monday, November 25

Primary 3-6: Uniting Care West Hampers – Closing next Monday, November 25

Lost Property

Dear Parents,

Over the year staff work tirelessly to return lost property items to children whose items are named.  Regrettably we have accumulated many unnamed items which now need to be re-homed.   We have a large amount of jumpers and jackets with no name.  If your child is missing an item and please see Mrs Ford or Mrs McKillop in the office.

Jam for Cambodia

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Term 4, Week 5 Notices

35 Years Celebration Day – This Saturday

Register for your free tickets here….   https://www.trybooking.com/BECBN

Letter from Mr Heglund

Please book your tickets here, so we can provide adequate seating.

Thank you.  https://www.trybooking.com/BFYJZ

Sport and Physical Activity at Home

How you can nurture your child’s participation in sport and physical activity at home

Our school recently secured funding from Sport Australia to run a Sporting Schools program – 

Term 1 Tee-ball, Term 2 Basketball, Term 3 Volleyball

We know the students loved these programs and it was a great way for children to find their 30 at school, however, while adults need 30 minutes of physical activity a day, children need 60. So, as well as finding 30 at school, they need to be finding 30 at home.

Sport Australia has provided us with some useful information on how parents and carers can continue to nurture a child’s participation in sport and physical activity and find their 30 at home.

Physical literacy provides the foundation for a lifelong connection to sport and physical activity. It is about developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours that give us the confidence and motivation to move more and lead an active, healthy life. You can help develop your child’s physical literacy by creating good habits with daily physical activity by increasing the opportunities for play-based activities at home. Entice your child/ren away from screen-time and teach them how to climb a tree, fly a kite, kick a footy or go for a bush walk together as a family. Encourage your child/ren to: help choose and plan the activities; set goals; and talk about how they feel while engaging in the activities. As a bonus, research has shown that children who are physically active achieve greater academic success and maintain higher attention levels during class at school.

See more examples of how you can support your child to develop their physical literacy and some activities you can do together as a family https://www.sportaus.gov.au/findyour30/challenge.

We can all develop our physical literacy at any stage of life, so why not do it together! Find a new sport or physical activity you can try with your family.

As a school community we also encourage active transport to school so walking or riding to and from school pick up and drop off are some other great ways your children can be active and as a bonus you’ll be finding your 30 and getting some physical activity too.

ELC Sausage Sizzle

It’s the end of term Sausage Sizzle and the Year 1 classes are hosting a sausage sizzle lunch for the entire ELC.

The details are:

Date:  Friday 29th November 2019

Beef Sausage (from a butcher)

Vegetarian Sausage

White Roll

Tomato Sauce

Cost: $2 each (Kindy’s may order ½ a sausage in bun for $1)

If your child has allergies, please bring in an alternative on the day and please contact your class rep. (no charge for your BYO sausage)

*Vegetarian sausages will now be supplied*

ELC Meal Deal

Please order before Thursday November 28, through this link www.quickcliq.com.au

 

ELC CHRISTMAS MEAL DEAL Tuesday, 3 December 2019

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 staff on 1300 116 637.

Follow the instructions below to order:

Log in using your online username and password.

Click MEAL ORDER button

Step 1 – select your child

Step 2 – select date: 3 December 2019 and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU

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

Step 4 – confirm order: any health warnings/food allergies/intolerances should be recorded in this section.  Don’t forget to click ‘Pay & 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 has been processed.

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 1pm on the cut-off date of Thursday, 28 November 2019.

NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON THAT DAY.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq by phone 1300 116 637 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

Prayer Groups and Bible Study

ELC: Kids in Care Collection

Primary 3-6: Uniting Care West Hampers

Primary K-6: Parents Night Out

Registration is essential!

For Thursday December 12, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/tnuc-parents-night-out-tickets-70426392235

For Friday December 13, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/tnuc-parents-night-out-tickets-78816699871

Cambodia Fundraising Jam

 

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Term 4, Week 4 Notices

Welcome to Week 4 of Term 4

ELC SAUSAGE SIZZLE

 

 

 

It’s the end of term Sausage Sizzle and the Year 1 classes are hosting a sausage sizzle lunch for the entire ELC.

The details are:

Date:                         Friday 29th November 2019

Lunch:                      Sausage Sizzle

Beef Sausage (from a butcher)

Vegetarian Sausage

White Roll

Tomato Sauce

Cost:               $2 each (Kindy’s may order ½ a sausage in bun for $1)

If your child has allergies, please bring in an alternative on the day and please contact your class rep. (no charge for your BYO sausage)

*Vegetarian sausages will now be supplied*

ELC CHRISTMAS MEAL DEAL

Kindy, Pre Primary, Year 1 and Year 2

CHRISTMAS MEAL DEAL Tuesday, 3 December 2019

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 staff on 1300 116 637.

Follow the instructions below to order:

Log in using your online username and password.

Click MEAL ORDER button

Step 1 – select your child

Step 2 – select date: 3 December 2019 and then click on the pop-up dialogue box SPECIAL EVENT MENU

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

Step 4 – confirm order: any health warnings/food allergies/intolerances should be recorded in this section.  Don’t forget to click ‘Pay & 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 has been processed.

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 1pm on the cut-off date of Thursday, 28 November 2019.  NO OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THE CANTEEN ON THAT DAY.

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

For any queries regarding ordering online please contact Quickcliq by phone 1300 116 637 or email info@quickcliq.com.au.

 

Resource Lists (Kindergarten – Year 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2020

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 21 October – Thursday 14 November 2019

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

www.campion.com.au

Click on “Order Here” in the “For Parents and Students” block

Towards the bottom of the screen click “continue without an account”

Select “WA” and then St Stephen’s School – Duncraig

Type in the Resource list code for K – Yr 6 – UNZ5

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. Please note the dates above are for Kindergarten – Year 6 in 2020 (Duncraig campus).

Date of delivery of order is Friday 6 December, if placed prior to the cut-off date.

Online ordering is preferred.

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

 

35 Years Celebration

Please register if you will be coming along so the planning team can make sure there are enough activities/food trucks to cater.

 

Uniting Care West Christmas Appeal 2019

Years 3  – 6 are collecting items for hampers.

Please see your class blog for the class donation lists.

Thank you for your support.

Closing Date: Monday 25 November

 

 

Term 4, Week 3 Notices

Welcome to Week 3 of Term 4

 

 

Uniting Care West Christmas Appeal 2019

Years 3  – 6 are collecting items for hampers.

Please see your class blog for the class donation lists.

Thank you for your support.

Closing Date: Monday 25 November

 

Resource Lists (Kindergarten – Year 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2020

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 21 October – Thursday 14 November 2019

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

www.campion.com.au

Click on “Order Here” in the “For Parents and Students” block

Towards the bottom of the screen click “continue without an account”

Select “WA” and then St Stephen’s School – Duncraig

Type in the Resource list code for K – Yr 6 – UNZ5

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. Please note the dates above are for Kindergarten – Year 6 in 2020 (Duncraig campus).

Date of delivery of order is Friday 6 December, if placed prior to the cut-off date.

Online ordering is preferred.

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

 

Market Day

Years 5 – 6

Dear Parents

Due to the overwhelming response we have had from students wanting to take part in the Market Day on 24 October, we have decided to split the event  over two dates.  Students who have completed their forms and paid their table fee to Mrs Ford will be allocated as follows:

Years 5 & 6 will sell their items on Thursday 31 October from 1.10pm – 1.40pm in the Primary Quad.

A reminder that stall holders must bring in a small float.  Funds raised on the day must go home with one of the students from their table.   Parents are then to donate this amount to the chosen charity.

Due to the volume of forms already received, no further forms will be accepted.

Joy Ford
Personal Assistant to Deputy Head of Primary (Years 3-6)

 

35 Years Celebration

Please register if you will be coming along so the planning team can make sure there are enough activities/food trucks to cater.

 

Yrs 3 – 6  Worship Gathering – Parents welcome

All parents are welcome to attend Worship Gatherings every Monday morning from 8.45am in the Primary Village. These gatherings include singing, object lessons, drama, games and focus on God’s plan of Salvation as taught from the Bible. If you are interested in how the Bible is taught at SSS come along and enjoy these presentations which are led by our Primary Captains.

 

Shoe Style Guide

 

We have had very few offers of parent help at this stage for both discos. If your child is attending and you are able to help out, please contact Carolyn on 0410 157 156 or carolyn@dataorigins.com ASAP.  Without parental support, the discos cannot go ahead and we need to know we have sufficient numbers of helpers before Thursday.   Thanks for your understanding.

 

WE NEED YOU

Dear owners of businesses or shops,

The First LEGO League is looking for a couple of volunteers, who are willing to help us test our design for the competition. All you need to do, is go around your shop or office in a wheelchair to raise awareness for the difficulties that people in wheelchairs face each day. It doesn’t seem to hard, right? Well we can help you see for yourself! We can be the solution to your problems. But how do you sign up? All you need to do, is send Mrs Brown an email.

Her email is: amanda.brown@ststephens.wa.edu.au

We hope to see you there!

Kind regards,

The LEGO League team

 

LITTLE FEET 2019

We had so much fun at yesterday’s Little Feet Festival! Thank you to our staff and community members who volunteered to help out. We hope everyone enjoyed the St Stephen’s School activity station!

 

 

 

Term 4, Week 2 Notices

Welcome to Week 2 of Term 4

21 October 2019

Dear Parents

As you are aware, we have our Years 3 – 6 Presentation Evening on Monday 9 December at the Carramar Sports Centre, 50 St Stephens Crescent, Tapping at 6.45pm.

For those families who are new to the school and unfamiliar with the format for the Presentation Evening, the evening is a time of celebration of our students. Staff acknowledge academic effort, academic excellence and citizenship awards in each class. The year groups will perform a Choral item. All students are expected to attend.

Please ensure on the night that you arrive at Carramar in time to get the students into the Centre and seated by 6.20pm at the latest. We will start promptly at 6.45pm and should conclude by 8pm.

No printed tickets are required for this event, however, please make a booking to ensure adequate seating is provided.

Book Here

We look forward to you joining us for this evening of celebration.

Kind regards

Jarrod Heglund

Deputy Head of Primary

 

Resource Lists (Kindergarten – Year 6)

Duncraig Primary for 2020

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 21 October – Thursday 14 November 2019

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

www.campion.com.au

Click on “Order Here” in the “For Parents and Students” block

Towards the bottom of the screen click “continue without an account”

Select “WA” and then St Stephen’s School – Duncraig

Type in the Resource list code for K – Yr 6 – UNZ5

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. Please note the dates above are for Kindergarten – Year 6 in 2020 (Duncraig campus).

Date of delivery of order is Friday 6 December, if placed prior to the cut-off date.

Online ordering is preferred.

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

 

Synthesis opens this Thursday, October 17th

Fathering in the Fast Lane – Saturday, November 2nd

Years 3-6 Disco – Friday, November 1st

Years 3 – 6

Dear Parents

Due to the overwhelming response we have had from students wanting to take part in the Market Day on 24 October, we have decided to split the event  over two dates.  Students who have completed their forms and paid their table fee to Mrs Ford will be allocated as follows:

Years 3  & 4  will be able to sell their items on Thursday 24 October from 1.10pm – 1.40pm in the Primary Quad.

Years 5 & 6 will sell their items on Thursday 31 October from 1.10pm – 1.40pm in the Primary Quad.

A reminder that stall holders must bring in a small float.  Funds raised on the day must go home with one of the students from their table.   Parents are then to donate this amount to the chosen charity.

Due to the volume of forms already received, no further forms will be accepted.

Joy Ford
Personal Assistant to Deputy Head of Primary (Years 3-6)

 

Little Feet Festival – Sunday 27 October 12noon -5pm

For more information: www.joondalup.wa.gov.au

 

 

 

New worksheets for six topic areas are now available to download with more worksheets for other topic areas to be added soon!

  • Sea Creatures
  • Creepy-crawlies
  • Dinosaurs
  • Weather
  • Wild Animals
  • Animal Homes

TAKE A LOOK

Term 4, Week 1 Notices

Welcome back

Synthesis opens this Thursday, October 17th

Years 3-6 Assembly Roster – Term 4

Starting at 2.20pm – 3.10pm in the Village

Week 3:  1 November – 6LK

Week 6: 22 November – Music Extravaganza

Week 7: 29 November – House Captains

Years 3-6 Market Day

Forms to be completed and handed to Mrs Ford by next Monday if you would like to participate by selling something.

ELC Busy Bee – Next Tuesday, October 22nd  9-10am

Dear Parents,

We need your help!

After the recent ELC disco, we raised over $1000! Thank you very much to all those people who supported the event. We would like to use the money raised for several small projects across the Early Learning Centre.

If you have a spare hour next Tuesday, October 22nd from 9am – 10am we are planning a busy bee and would like help with the jobs below.

Job 1

Respray planter boxes in the vegetable garden located in the Year 1 / 2 garden.

Job 2

Repaint – Yr.1 /2 playground

  • tall pole holding the rope
  • bridge
  • musical instruments
  • pipes

Job 3

PP/ K playground

· Weed maze garden

Job 4

· Sew and replace the black flag on the boat.

Job 5

PP/ K playground Repainting

  • structure outside PPG
  • musical instruments
  • climbing structure
  • spray/paint boat
  • climbing trestles

Job 6

Rake /clean sandpit area. New toys to be purchased.

Job 7

Various planting across the ELC gardens. (please bring some gardening tools for this job)

If you are able to help please contact Nic or Tracey at reception to let them know where you would like to help. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

 

Hannah Lockwood-Jones

Deputy Principal.

Correct SSS Uniform

Little Feet Festival – Sunday 27 October 12noon -5pm

For more information: www.joondalup.wa.gov.au

Years 3-6 Disco – Friday, November 1st

Fathering in the Fast Lane – Saturday, November 2nd

World Vision Children – updates

 

 

 

Term 3, Week 9 Notices

Free-Dress Day Thank You!

To everyone who remembered to bring in their gold coin donation today to support either the Fruitful Harvest’s Egg-A-Day Program at the ELC or TEAR Read-A-Thon at the Primary 3-6 – Thank you!  Please, if you have not remembered to bring in your donation … it’s not too late! … just give it to one of the beautiful ladies at the reception desks. For more information, please check out the links below.

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

TEAR Read-A-Thon : https://vimeo.com/281903510

Year 5 Market Day – This Thursday, 26 September

Carpentry help at the ELC!

We are looking for any parents or community members who have carpentry skills to help with some projects that we are wanting to do in the ELC. Could we ask any volunteers to please contact ELC Admin Office if they are able to assist. Thank you.

Synthesis is coming…

Terracycle at St Stephen’s School

Student Service Learning – Market Day in Term 4

After School Clubs

After School Clubs have finished for 2019. Thank you to all involved this year!

 

 

Term 3, Week 8 Notices

ELC ‘free-dress’ day next Monday to support Egg-a-day in Zimbabwe

The ELC are hosting a “free-dress” non-uniform day on the last Monday of term, Monday 23 September.  Each student is asked to bring a gold coin donation to support the Fruitful Harvest Ministry’s, Egg-a-day Program in Zimbabwe. For $1 you could help 6 children like these get something good to eat! For more information on the amazing works and lives being transformed through this ministry, please check out the link and pictures below.

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

Primary ‘free-dress’ day next Monday to support Read-A-Thon

Please remember to bring your gold coin donation on Monday 23rd September, the last Monday of term to support Read-A-Thon. For further information, email Mrs Thompson on melanie.thompson@ststephens.wa.edu

Check out this video: https://vimeo.com/281903510

ELC Disco Success

We would like to thank everyone involved in the ELC Disco held on Friday 6 September.  The team of volunteers was expertly led by Mrs Kellie Thompson!  Thank you all so much for making this event such a success!

We are excited to announce that a profit of $1100 was made for our fundraising account, and this money will go towards improvements at the ELC.

Once again, thank you to our ELC Community, you are awesome!

Passtab now at ELC and Primary 3-6

Passtab is an induction and compliance program that tracks the movement of visitors across our campuses. It is a fast, efficient sign in and out process for staff, relief staff, tutors, therapists, visitors and contractors. It also helps to ensure all contractors and regular visitors to our School receive a safety induction. The program is installed on an iPad and supported by a Passtab App. The App allows the School to account for visitors on campus in the event of an emergency evacuation.

Passtab iPads have been installed for visitors to sign in and out at the ELC Administration Office as well as Duncraig Primary Administration and other areas of our school. Signing in during the school day is required for parent volunteers spending time on site.  Initial sign up takes a few minutes, thereafter your Quickpin will be established and it is an easy process to sign in and out of the school.  Signing in and out of events, as well as the usual drop-offs and pick-ups of students, is not required.

Thank you for supporting us in this new initiative.

ELC Kiss & Drive – Important Information

Over the past couple of weeks, we have had parents parking in the Kiss and Drive area of the ELC. This has caused problems for other parents that are trying to drop their children off. On Thursday we had five cars parked in the Kiss and Drive area which meant that the area was inaccessible for drop off. Parents were then forced to stop in the road and let their children out. This then affected the flow of traffic coming in and out of the school.

We ask that you please respect others as you drop off your children to school and do not park in the Kiss and Drive area. There are parking places available opposite Kindy and Pre Primary and surrounding the oval.

Thank you for keeping our children and our community safe and for assisting us with the smooth flow of traffic through our school.

Synthesis is coming…

ELC Sausage Sizzle, Friday 27th September – last day of term!

Recycling and Terracycle

Lilies for Sale at the ELC & Primary 3-6

Active School Clubs Finish This Week