Parental must-read

Parents are you aware that the latest update of SnapChat now tracks your child’s location and marks their location on a map for other users to see?

Cyber Expert Jordan from ySafe alerted us to this change and recommends that you turn off this function.

To do this, go into your child’s SnapChat account, and follow the instructions below:

    1. Open the app and immediately scroll down.

    2. Click on the settings button (the gear icon) in the top right hand corner.

    3. Scroll down and under the ‘Who can..’ section, click on ‘See my location’

    4. Turn on ‘Ghost Mode’

If the settings aren’t visible, you may need to pinch the screen when the camera is open in the app to access it.

In the interest of student safety, as a school, we recommend the implementation of these changes.


Indonesian Visit

This week, we have been blessed to welcome eight students from Indonesia who come to us as part of an immersion tour run by their school, SMPK Penabur Harapan Indah and Sunrise Garden in Jakarta.

Each day, our guests  enjoyed a morning of school life with some of our Year 8 students acting as hosts. Thank you to the following students for their assistance and care of our guests: Jiyona Jipson, Olivia Binkhorst, Riana Shah, Cameron Kiss, Ansu Soney, Tahlia Beckitt, Ronan Fitzgerald, Tegan Shirdon. 

ATAR English – The Complexities of Being Human

Over the past few weeks, Yr 12 English students have been viewing, analysing and exploring two award winning film texts, Gran Torino and Cartel Land. These texts, which both offer unique  insights into the complexity of being human, have allowed students to engage with many of the more difficult concepts in the Yr 12 ATAR English course.

Importantly though, as can be seen in the images below, students have had the opportunity also to discuss and debate a range of important matters that have arisen from their viewing. With issues of race, class, gender, immigration, drug enforcement and justice at the core of these discussions, students spent three periods last week debating with one another the value of these texts in exploring the human condition.

Comments from the three English teachers, Mr Crewe, Mrs Battersby and Mr Taylor, indicate that it was some of the best learning and engaged debate we have seen thus far. Well done to the Yr 12s involved.

Fundraising – Entertainment Books

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Make Your Own Storybook

Congratulations to 8 of our Year 7 Humanities Enrichment students who entered the Make Your Own Storybook Competition run by The Children’s Book Council. Over the last 8 weeks the students have learnt how to construct sophisticated picture books targeted to older students and have produced their own exceptional stories.

The books will be on display in the library later in the year when they return from judging.

Please congratulate Abbie McCrum, Blake Fletcher, Mia Marcuccilli, Abigail Legge, Nicholas Tully, Montana Madsen, Aaron Popich and Falgun Batavia.

Badminton Championships

State Open Age Badminton Championships

Twenty Carramar St Stephen’s School students took part in the State Open Age Badminton Championships, Friday 16 June at Kingsway Badminton Centre. Congratulations to all who took part.

Special mention to Rajit Bose, Jak Van Den Bussche, Angelia Effendi and Ansu Soney, who made the quarter finals and Youstina Takla and Riya Shah, who made the semi finals. A fantastic effort!





Duke of Edinburgh Inaugural Camp

Last week 30 students from Yr 9 ventured down to Dwellingup to participate in the inaugural Duke of Edinburgh camp.  Students got the opportunity to put in to practice the skills they had been learning in Outdoor Education classes this semester.  They got to cook their own meals using small fuel stokes, setting up tents and camping over night on the School’s Nanga property in between spending two days hiking on the Bibbulmun Track.  Whilst we all got  little wet through the night the weather during the day was perfect to enjoy the beauty of the Dwellingup jarrah forest.

Year 9 Junior Boys AFL

With the last round of the qualifying stages being played this Thursday the Junior Boys Football team have had some mixed results.  We started off our first round game with a great come from behind win against Joseph Banks only to lose the next four games at home.  Facing Wanneroo Secondary College’s second side, the team was looking for a stronger performance after a poor showing against Irene McCormack the week before.  The first minute set the tone of the game with a strong forward entry and a couple of near misses before finally scoring a goal.  The remainder of the game was a one way street with the final score of 10.14 – 74 to 0 a reflection of our dominance across the ground.

This week sees our last game on Thursday against Butler away.  Many thanks to all of the parents who have come down and supported the boys through out the competition.

High Achievement in Sport – Daniel Vlahov

St Stephen’s Carramar student, Daniel Vlahov set to debut for Wolves…

The Joondalup Wolves will debut a St Stephen’s School student with a famous basketball name when the side faces East Perth in the State Basketball League on Saturday 17 June.

At 16, Daniel Vlahov, who is a relative of Perth wildcats great Andrew Vlahov, will be one of the youngest debutants in recent seasons. Daniel impressed coaching staff who invited the shooting guard to train with the senior squad at the end of last year.

Joondalup coach, Ben Ettridge said the St Stephen’s School student, who has been with the Wanneroo Basketball Association since childhood, had made the most of his opportunities in pre-season training and practise. “As a lightening quick, sharp shooting point guard, we gave him the appropriate time and opportunity to focus on his under 18 WA state commitments this year.” Daniel’s Division 1 performance under Coach Doug Gates have culminated in his promotion to the senior squad.

Wolves chief executive, Cameron Britt said Vlahov’s achievement to “break into this star-studded Wolves line-up at 16 years of age, speaks volumes for both his ability and his attitude”.

Daniel will also represent WA in the 2017 under 18’s Basketball team, competing in the Canberra National Championships, 11 – 18 August.