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Term 3, Week 4 Notices

ELC Story Night In – A Huge Success

Massive thank you’s to all who helped make ‘Story Night In’ another huge success. The children had an amazing time and loved cozying up in laps, tents, teepees and bean-bags with books, teddies and lights!

Safety in our Primary School

Dear Parents

At the end of last week, our Safety Committee engaged a structural engineer examine our Primary entrance to our Quad area.  Sadly this was deemed unsafe.  Going forward, the recommendation is to remove the entire structure.  We will replace this with a new and friendly entrance to our beautiful Primary School.  We hope to be able to resource the timber to construct a Friendship Bench.

Works in this area will be undertaken over the next few weeks.  Please use the doors to the Village or the gate nearest to the Year 6 classrooms.  Kiss and Drive can be accessed through this gate.   Thank you for your understanding whilst we make our Primary School safe.

Primary Sausage Sizzle tomorrow, Tuesday 20 August

Book Week Parade This Friday, 23rd of August – ELC & Primary 3-6

Dress up and join in the merriment!

Primary Digital Learning Journey

Where: Primary Village

When: Wednesday 21st August 2019

Who:   Yr 4’s 11.40am-1.00pm (students and parents)

             Yr 3’s   1.40pm-3.10pm (students and parents)

Come along on this fantastic journey with your child and share in the digital learning that they are doing in class. Enjoy programming a robot to make its parts move or take the challenge of creating an advertisement using electronic circuitry to bring it to life. Create code to build a game or interactive story in ScratchJr as we look forward to sharing in this fantastic learning journey with you all.

 

The Digital Learning Team

Breakfast in the Primary

Please RSVP to ensure sufficient catering : https://www.trybooking.com/BEVLK

Cyber Safety Seminar

Thank you from Mon Parker

This certificate is from the beautiful lady we support when we bring our gold coin donation on free dress day, the last Monday of term! Congratulations everyone!

 

 

Term 3, Week 3 Notices

Story Night In Tomorrow Night!

Tuesday 13 August (6pm – 7pm)

Students and their families are invited to dress in their pyjamas and join us for an evening of reading at the ELC. Snuggle up and enjoy a Milo and some Tiny Teddies as you read. What fun!

Primary Digital Learning Journey 

Come along on this fantastic journey with your child and share in the digital learning that they are doing in class. Enjoy programming a robot to make its parts move or take the challenge of creating an advertisement using electronic circuitry to bring it to life. Create code to build a game or interactive story in ScratchJr as we look forward to sharing in this fantastic learning journey with you all.

The Digital Learning Team

2019 Digital Learning Journey

Where: Primary Village

When: Wednesday 21st August 2019

Who:   Yr 4’s 11.40am-1.00pm (students and parents)

             Yr 3’s   1.40pm-3.10pm (students and parents)

Cyber Safety Session – This Wednesday Evening

Tickets are available through : www.tsh.org.au

ELC Father’s Day – Friday, 30 August

Primary Father’s Day – Friday 30 August

Absentee Procedures

To  advise the school that your child is going to be late or absent, you may either email or telephone the school. If email is convenient,  please email both the below email address and ‘cc’ your child’s teacher as well absenteedunpri@ststephens.wa.edu.au

NEW ELC Parent Resources Library

We are excited to introduce the beginnings of our Parent Library for the ELC community.

Resources may be borrowed and returned using a sign in and sign out book system.

Depending on the popularity of the library, we will look at adding further resources in the future.

For further information, please ask at the reception desk.

ELC Chicken Coop Care

Calling all helpers that would be willing and able to help look after our ELC chickens this week…

Our fantastic Mrs Kelly is away this week and we are in need of some helpers to care for our feathered friends. If you can help, please would you contact the ELC Reception. Thank you…

Primary BBQ – Tuesday 20 August

Cyber Seminar

Term 3, Week 2 Notices

Wyniss Performances Tomorrow at the ELC & Primary 3-6

Parents are invited to join us in the audience for performances by Wyniss, a music ensemble from the Torres Strait Islands.

They will be performing on Tuesday 6 August

at the Primary at 9:00am and 11:15

and at the ELC at 1:45pm… (not 1.15)

ELC Story Night In Next Tuesday Night

Tuesday 13 August (6pm – 7pm)

Students and their families are invited to dress in their pyjamas and join us for an evening of reading at the ELC. Snuggle up and enjoy a Milo and some Tiny Teddies as you read. What fun!

Primary 3-6 – BBQ Lunch to support Bethany Tour 2019A reminder from Mrs Baird for Years 4-6 runners

Mrs Baird will be holding lunchtime training sessions for those students competing in the States Cross Country on Friday August 9.  Lunch will be eaten after the training session.The children can wear their sports shorts and shoes for the duration of the day.

The next session is… tomorrow – Tuesday August 6 @ 1pm

Book Club Closing

Please place your orders through the link below, before next Tuesday the 13th of August.

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

Primary 3-6 – Languages Week 

Meal deal day is Wednesday the 7th of August! No canteen available on Wednesday, except for Meal Deal Meals!

 

NCCD Letter to Parents

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Term 3, Week 1 Notices

Welcome Back to Term 3, 2019

Primary 3-6 Assembly Roster

Primary Extracurricular Activities closing on August the 5th

We are excited to continue with activity activities at the beginning of Term 3, but with a new name and booking system. The new name is Extra Curriculum Activities (ECA) and our new online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 3, on Monday 12 Aug 2019. These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 8, Friday 20 September 2019.

Your child/children from PP to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an Extra Curriculum Activities (ECA) at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus (see attached list of activities). It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks. When school finishes, there is a short afternoon tea break so please pack something healthy for them to enjoy. Parents, please be prompt when collecting your children in the afternoon.

Please click on the following link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig or head to the Parent Portal and click on Plan the Day>Primary School Clubs and click on the Enrol button. Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity. Allocated is on a ‘first in’ basis. It is important that your child commits to the activity for the full 6 weeks.

 

Cross Country Runners Years 4-6

A reminder that Mrs Baird will be holding lunchtime training sessions for those students competing in the States Cross Country on Friday August 9.  Lunch will be eaten after the training session. The children can wear their sports shorts and shoes for the duration of the day.

Thursday August 1 @ 1pm

Tuesday August 6 @ 1pm

P.S. Please remember to respond to Mr  Parker’s email RE participation / transport for this event if you haven’t already.

Wyniss Music Ensemble

Parents are invited to join us in the audience for performances by Wyniss, a music ensemble from the Torres Strait Islands.

They will be performing on Tuesday 6 August at Primary at 9:00am and 11:15 and at the ELC at 1:15pm.

 

Children’s University in the Primary 3-6

Cyber Safety 

Languages Week at the Primary 3-6

Languages Week Meal Deal for the Primary 3-6

Meal Deal Ordering Instructions

Use this link to order… www.quickcliq.com.au

ELC Canteen Menu for Term 3

Primary Canteen Menu for Term 3

Term 2, Week 10 Notices

Today’s Free Dress Day – Gold Coin Donation to Support Mon Parker

Thank you to all those who have already given their gold coin donation to their teacher. For those who forgot today, please remember to bring it in and hand it to your teacher tomorrow.

Reporting Day 2019

Dear Parents

PRIMARY REPORTING TAKING PLACE ON MONDAY 29 JULY 2019

Reports for PP – Yr 6 will be available online through SEQTA Engage, on Wednesday 3 July at 4pm.       

Reporting day is optional for parents of PP – Yr 6 students, however, if you wish to have an interview, they will be conducted on Monday 29 July.  To enable other staff to prepare the classrooms, interviews will take place in the ELC Forum/Primary Village.

8am – 10am

10.30am – 12.30pm

2.30pm – 4pm

4.30pm – 6.30pm

Online Reporting Day bookings will be open from 4pm on Tuesday 25 June and will close at 4pm on Thursday 25 July.  

Please note that interviews are timed for 15 minutes only and your child’s attendance is optional. We will be setting goals with the children during class time in Week 2 of Term 3.  If there are larger issues that you need to discuss with the teacher please contact the teacher to arrange a separate appointment.

All interviews need to be booked online through SEQTA at https://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au  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 Interviews tab.

The login will be your ID and same password.  Then select your preferred time with the teacher.

If you wish to meet with a Specialist teacher, please organise this directly with them via email.

If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at help.ststephens.wa.edu.au  or on 9243 2160.

Kind regards

Primary Leadership Team

Extra Curriculum Activities – Term 3

We are excited to continue with activity activities at the beginning of Term 3, but with a new name and booking system. The new name is Extra Curriculum Activities (ECA) and our new online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 3, on Monday 12 Aug 2019. These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 8, Friday 20 September 2019.

Your child/children from PP to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an Extra Curriculum Activities (ECA) at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus (see attached list of activities). It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks. When school finishes, there is a short afternoon tea break so please pack something healthy for them to enjoy. Parents, please be prompt when collecting your children in the afternoon.

Registration and Activities will be open for student enrolments on Wednesday 26 June at 6.00 pm.

Please click on the following link

https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig

or head to the Parent Portal and click on Plan the Day>Primary School Clubs and click on the Enrol button.

*Please note registration is required before you can enrol in an activity.

Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity. Allocated is on a ‘first in’ basis. It is important that your child commits to the activity for the full 6 weeks.

Many activities have a limited number of places, so if a club is full, please continue to register your name on the wait list.

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.

We look forward to a term full of activity and thank you for using the new online booking system.

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

Thank you for your support.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

NAIDOC Week Celebration at True North

Term 2, Week 9 Notices

Reporting Day 2019

Dear Parents

PRIMARY REPORTING TAKING PLACE ON MONDAY 29 JULY 2019

Reports for PP – Yr 6 will be available online through Seqta Engage, on Wednesday 3 July at 4pm.       

Reporting day is optional for parents of PP – Yr 6 students, however, if you wish to have an interview, they will be conducted on Monday 29 July.  To enable other staff to prepare the classrooms, interviews will take place in the ELC Forum/Primary Village.

8am – 10am

10.30am – 12.30pm

2.30pm – 4pm

4.30pm – 6.30pm

 

Online Reporting Day bookings will be open from 4pm on Tuesday 25 June and will close at 4pm on Thursday 25 July.  

Please note that interviews are timed for 15 minutes only and your child’s attendance is optional. We will be setting goals with the children during class time in Week 2 of Term 3.  If there are larger issues that you need to discuss with the teacher please contact the teacher to arrange a separate appointment.

All interviews need to be booked online through Seqta at https://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au  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 Interviews tab. The login will be your ID and same password.  Then select your preferred time with the teacher.

If you wish to meet with a Specialist teacher, please organise this directly with them via email.

If you require further assistance, please contact the ICT Parent helpdesk at help.ststephens.wa.edu.au  or on 9243 2160.

Online bookings will be open from 4pm Tuesday 25 June and will close at 4.00pm Thursday 25 July.  

 

Kind regards

Primary Leadership Team

 

Extra Curricular Activities

Dear Parents

EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES: TERM 3, 2019

We are excited to continue with activity activities at the beginning of Term 3, but with a new name and booking system. The new name is Extra Curriculum Activities (ECA) and our new online booking system, Bookwhen.

We commence the activities for Term 3 in Week 3, on Monday 12 Aug 2019. These will run for 6 weeks, finishing in Week 8, Friday 20 September 2019.

Your child/children from PP to Year 6, are welcome to participate in an Extra Curriculum Activities (ECA) at their respective ELC or 3 – 6 campus (see attached list of activities). It is important that children understand that they must commit to the activity for the whole 6 weeks. When school finishes, there is a short afternoon tea break so please pack something healthy for them to enjoy. Parents, please be prompt when collecting your children in the afternoon.

Registration and Activities will be open for student enrolments on Wednesday 26 June at 6.00 pm.

Please click on the following link https://bookwhen.com/ststephensschool_duncraig or head to the Parent Portal and click on Plan the Day>Primary School Clubs and click on the Enrol button. *Please note registration is required before you can enrol in an activity.

Places are limited for each activity so please only enrol in one activity. Allocated is on a ‘first in’ basis. It is important that your child commits to the activity for the full 6 weeks.

Many activities have a limited number of places, so if a club is full, please continue to register your name on the wait list.

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.

We look forward to a term full of activity and thank you for using the new online booking system.

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

Thank you for your support.

Hannah Lockwood-Jones & Jarrod Heglund

Mon Parker – Supported by our gold coin donations next Monday

Next Monday, the 1st of July, is our end of term ‘Free Dress Day’ and our gold coin donations will go to help support Mon Parker and her amazing work. Please remember to hand in your gold coin to your teacher.

ELC Meal Deal – order by this Friday for delivery on Tuesday, 2nd of July

Order here: www.quickcliq.com.au

Primary Meal Deal – Order today for delivery on Thursday, 27 June

Order here: www.quickcliq.com.au

Stay Calm, Story Night In is Coming to the ELC in Term 3…

Book Week is also coming to both the ELC and Primary in Term 3…

Lilies For Sale

Children’s University

Children’s University, run in Western Australia by Edith Cowan University (ECU), encourages children between 7 – 14 years old to be self-directed learners through activities such as sport, dance, reading, drama, arts and holiday activities. The hours students complete are recorded in a passport and after a minimum 30 accredited hours, students are invited to a formal graduation ceremony on ECU’s campus to receive their award. The program is a great way to demonstrate the pathways that are possible for further and tertiary learning and provide opportunities to build self-esteem.  Students are rewarded for participation, rather than academic achievement. The program is completely voluntary and should be driven by the interest of each child.

Further information about the program is available on the website: www.childrensuniversity.com.au or

social media: https://www.facebook.com/childrensuniversityaustralasia 

The Children’s University ECU team spoke to students during the assembly on Friday 21 June.  Passports and payment can be made through the Primary Office.

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Term 2, Week 8 Notices

Connecting In Conversations

In our latest Connecting In Conversations session, a few parents raised the point that it might be beneficial for parents to attend subject information evenings that are aimed at specific Year groups in the Secondary School. While we understand that our Primary students are still a number of years away from making decisions about their Secondary School journey, we also recognise that, as parents, you may like to have a deeper understanding of what that process might look like. With that in mind, we would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the upcoming Subject InformationEvenings, each of which will have a focus on a different age range.

Below you will find a short description of the events, which have simply been adapted from the letters that were sent to the related Year groups. I do apologise about the short notice for the events, but they had already been planned before the suggestion was made that Primary parents may wish to attend.

  • Year 9 and Year 10, 2020 Subject Information Evening

The Subject Information Evening will be held on Monday 17 June 2019 in the Theatre starting at 6.30 pm. This evening will provide an overview of requirements for WACE Graduation, presentations about elective subjects, and the opportunity to ask questions of Heads of Learning Area. Parents and students are invited to attend.

  • Information Evening and Curriculum Handbook for Year 11 (2020) 

On the evening of Tuesday 25 June, the school will host a Subject Information Evening for Year 11 (2020) students and parents, commencing at 6.30pm in the Theatre. This is an opportunity to hear about future pathways, subject offerings, and to discuss queries with Heads of Learning Area.

  • Subject Information Evening for Year 12 (2020) 

You are invited to attend the Subject Information Evening for Year 12 (2020) students and parents, to be held on the evening of Tuesday 25 June, at 7.00pm in Cousins Hall. This is an opportunity to hear about post school pathways and WACE graduation, and to discuss any questions with Heads of Learning Area.

Positive Parenting Program

Book through this link: www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/parentgroups

Active Clubs Finishing This WeekELC: Scholastic Book Club Orders Closing

As the Primary 3-6 students have had the amazing opportunity of shopping at the Book Fair last week, the Scholastic Book Club Orders will only be taken for the ELC students. Please use this link to order any  items… https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx

Free Dress Day – Monday 1st of  July

Money raised from this term’s non-uniform day will go towards supporting Mon Parker. Please remember to bring in your gold coin donation. Every little gold coin helps…  Thank you!

ELC End of Term Meal Deal – delivered on Tuesday 2nd of July

Please see the menu below and details of how to order if you are unsure.

Order here by Friday 28th of June…  www.quickcliq.com.au. 

More Info:     info@quickcliq.com.au

Primary End of Term Meal Deal – delivered on Thursday 27th June

Please see the menu below and details of how to order if you are unsure.

Order here by Monday 24th June…  www.quickcliq.com.au. 

More Info:     info@quickcliq.com.au

Lost Property in the Primary

Attention parents: We have numerous items in Lost Property that are unnamed. We will keep these items in the trolley until the end of this term and then they will be passed on to the Uniform Shop to sell.
Please ensure your child’s uniform is labelled, as this helps us in returning it to them when it is found.

Term 2, Week 6 Notices

Surprise! Book Fair has come to the Primary Library this week!

Mr Hegland and his band of ‘Boy’s Book Club’ members that regularly meet on a Monday at lunch time, got a ‘sneak – peek’ at the Book Fair today. About 15 – 20 boys regularly meet with Mr Hegland, to discuss what books they are reading, sharing recommendations and ideas including trying new genres. I managed to catch a couple of boys having a laugh with Mr Hegland at some new titles in the Book Fair before the end of lunch time today.

Wizard of Oz Production

Calling all seamstresses:

We would love your assistance and expertise in our ‘School Musical Production Crew’ club.

Our club is responsible for sourcing and producing much of the costuming and props for this year’s musical ‘The Wizard Of Oz’.

Our merry band of eager students would greatly benefit from access to sewing machines and any expertise that you could offer.

We meet at the Primary School on Thursday afternoons from 3.20pm – 4.20pm.

Please contact Mrs Baird at Sharon.baird@ststephens.wa.edu.au asap if you can join us.

Many thanks from,

Mrs MacMahon, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Baird, Madame Racape, Mr. Lewis and the ‘W.O.O.P’ crew! 😊

 

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Book through this link: www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/parentgroups

Lost Property in the Primary

Attention parents: We have numerous items in Lost Property that are unnamed. We will keep these items in the trolley until the end of this term and then they will be passed on to the Uniform Shop to sell.
Please ensure your child’s uniform is labelled, as this helps us in returning it to them when it is found.

Effective Networking

Book through this link: www.trybooking.com/BBYJU

Term 2, Week 5 Notices

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, 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 – photo below

6) Label the meal (stickers are available next to the freezer at school) – photo below

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.

School Parking

Stationery for Dive, Surf & Ski Back Packs

Recycling – Next Level

Lucas from our ELC has decorated a collection bin for recycling plastic lids and rings. Did you know that these are not recyclable through your kerbside fortnightly collection? Find the green bin (pictured below) in the ELC reception area so you can drop off your clean plastic lids and rings. Together we CAN make a difference.

Separately, we are also collecting pumps, sprays and triggers (and other bits) primarily from beauty products that are not accepted through our usual fortnightly kerbside collection. Thanks to the Kraut Family for making us aware of this and for providing the box for our recyclables to go to Terracycle. See the poster below.

Keep Cup Winter Sale

Cash only! Get yours now at our Primary or ELC reception desks.

Term 2, Week 4 Notices

Primary Sponsor Children -Van & Aliza

Thank you Letter from Aliza

Parking Reminder

Recycling at the ELC – plastic lids and rings

Lucas from our ELC has made a video about recycling plastic lids and rings. Did you know that these are not recyclable through your kerbside fortnightly collection? Watch his video about Green Batch Recycling and find the small green bin (pictured below) in the ELC reception area so you can drop off your clean plastic lids and rings. Together we CAN make a difference.

ELC & Primary 3-6: Beauty Product Recycling

Recycling receptacles for these beauty products can be found at both the Primary and ELC Reception areas. Please read the flyer below to see just what plastics can be recycled through Terracycle or via your fortnightly kerbside collection.

Surf, Dive& Ski Back Packs

Remember to bring in your stationery items to go into these back packs.

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, 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)

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.

Save the Date – for the Next Primary Disco

SSS Keep Cups Winter Sale – now $8 each or 2 for $15