Senior Boys Volleyball

The Carramar senior boys volleyball team played in the State Championships Saturday 26 August.

The boys competed in the Open Honours Division for the first time ever, playing some fantastic team volleyball. They made the semi finals, placing them in the top four teams in the state.

Congratulations to Nathan Alexander, Ky Landers, Jeremy Dyer, Calvin Tran, Caleb Lampard, Liam Page, Luke Marmion and Rhys Craven.

Yr 9 Excursion to Perkins Institute for Biomedical Research

On Monday 28 August, the Year 9 extension Science class visited the Harry Perkins BioDiscovery Centre in Nedlands, which forms part of the medical research facilities for UWA. Students were there to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of the different types of diabetes, which forms part of their study of body systems in Year 9 Science. Students conducted hands-on activities; testing samples for sugar levels and later, testing for insulin levels. Students then had to ascertain, through further testing, whether or not a sample was from a potential diabetic or not. Students were working in state-of-the-art laboratories with equipment such as calibrated pipettes and digital data-loggers.

This was a wonderful opportunity for students to get a feel for Science research in general and medical research in particular.

Maggie Dent’s new seminar “Nurturing Kids’ Hearts and Souls”

We are delighted to announce tickets for Maggie Dent’s new seminar Nurturing Kids’ Hearts and Souls are now available.

This event is proudly presented by Duncraig Primary School P&C (public school) and supported by St Stephen’s School.

We are excited to have Maggie back at our Carramar Campus following her outstanding presentation in 2015. Originally planned to be held at an alternate venue by the organisers (Duncraig Primary School P&C), we are thrilled that our facility support has enabled an opportunity for our parents to attend as well.

The seminar will focus on exploring the unspoken dimension of raising healthy children, and the nurturing of children’s hearts and souls. Children are struggling with the modern world and this will show you why and what can be done in order to raise healthy, happy kids.

Maggie will explore EQ and SQ (the emotional and spiritual equivalent of IQ), the role of imagination, intuition, play and how to strengthen the human spirit in your home.

Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

DATE:

Tuesday 24 October 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:15pm start, event concludes at 9:15pm.

TICKETS (limit of four per customer):

$35 each

LOCATION:

St Stephen’s School Carramar Gym (Parking is on the oval)
50 St Stephen’s Crescent, Tapping, WA 6065

Please ensure to bring some warm clothing in case the weather is cold.

PURCHASE TICKETS:

Please click here https://www.trybooking.com/RFLM and select the ‘St Stephen’s’ button.

2018 – John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship

John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship 2018

Nominations close: 4.30pm 22 September 2017

The John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship 2018 is now open for nominations. The scholarship is for academically gifted students (in the top 5% of students) who have excelled in a wide range of endeavours and have given their talents and energies to the community around them. Candidates must demonstrate John Curtin’s qualities of vision, leadership, and community service.

Conditions apply, for further information on the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship 2018, please visit the scholarships websitehttp://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/scholarships

If you meet all of the conditions detailed on the website and are committed to studying at Curtin (see expectations on website), please make an appointment to meet with Mr Roberts or Mr Simpson to discuss the possibility of the School nominating you.

NAPLAN Results

Individual NAPLAN reports and the explanatory brochure were distributed to students vis Homeroom on Thursday 24 August. While the test represents a single snapshot on a specific day, it does provide useful information about both the group of students and about individual students.

The explanatory brochure is useful and further information can be accessed here: https://www.nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/naplan-2017-information-brochure-for-parents-and-carers.pdf?sfvrsn=2.

Professor Fiona Wood presentation

During Science Week the Year 12 Biology and Human Biology students were treated to a presentation by renowned scientist and plastic surgeon Professor Fiona Wood. Quantum theory aside, at this moment in time it is still difficult for someone to be in two places at the same time so  thanks to our innovative technology  whilst Professor Wood was ‘live at Duncraig’ our students could take part in the presentation using our extended classroom facility.

Professor Wood’s greatest contribution and enduring legacy is her work pioneering the innovative ‘spray-on skin’ technique (Recell), which greatly reduces permanent scarring in burns victims. Professor Wood patented her method in 1993 and today the technique is used worldwide.

Professor Wood spoke about what motivated her to begin her journey, how the technology was developed, how it is still being improved upon and what is her next challenge.

In Science there are always more questions and challenges.

 

Important notice: National data collection on students with a disability

Dear Parents,

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on school students with disability (NCCD) provides all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students receiving adjustments because of disability in schools, and the adjustments they are provided to enable them to participate in education on the same basis as other students.

The Australian Education Regulation 2013, requires that all schools, provide information to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the Department) for the purposes of the NCCD.

The information that Schools must give to the Department includes, in relation to each student with a disability at a school:

  • the student’s level of education (i.e. primary or secondary)
  • the student’s category of disability (i.e. physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional)
  • the student’s level of adjustment (i.e. support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive adjustment).

Please note, any information collected, will not identify any individual student, in any way.

For further information regarding the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data school students with disability, please visit: https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/2017_-_nccd_-_fact_sheet_for_parents_and_carers_v5.pdf

If you have any queries regarding the NCCD, please contact the relevant Learning Enrichment staff, for your specific campus:

Carramar

Michael Crawshaw (Secondary)

Michael.crawshaw@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Helen Coombs (Primary Yrs 3-6)

Helen.Coombs@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Mrs Celeste de Villiers (K-2)

celeste.devilliers@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Duncraig

Mrs Toni Mills (Secondary)

Toni.Mills@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Mrs Christine Roddy-Clark (Primary and ELC)

Christine.RoddyClark@ststephens.wa.edu.au