Creative Fusion

2017 Fusion Design and Technology Exhibition

Well done to all the students who contributed to the inspiring showcase of art media, design and technology in the 2017 Fusion Design and Technology Exhibition. Local artist, Sam Bloor judged the Secondary School awards and was impressed with the high calibre of work. Congratulations to the award winners!

Junior Winner: Eloise Hanna

Junior Highly Commended: Hayley Barram

Senior Winner: Madeline McAllan

Senior Highly Commended: Rachel Padden

Certificate ll & lll Winner: Angelia Effendi

Media Winner: Lauren Broad

Media Highly Commended: Karanvir Sandhoo

Principal’s Acquisition: Tess Whittle

Upper-school Safety Induction Training Day

Thursday the Carramar Design and Technology team conducted the annual Upper-school Safety Induction Training Day. The day is designed to represent the industry site and workplace safety induction processes and engages students with both theoretical and hands on tasks. As usual, students enjoy the day, with the highlight always being the fire-extinguisher training! We look forward to working with these students as they design and make all sorts of projects in the coming academic year!

Matt Kirby

HOLA, Technology & Enterprise

 

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” – Psalms 4:8

From the Head of Secondary

We are very excited to inform you about some changes that are underway in our Mathematics Department. Traditionally in schools, it has been extremely difficult for one teacher to cater to the learning needs of 20 individual students. As a result, not every student has experienced success in mathematics, with many students finding it particularly stressful or difficult. Our teaching team is now working very hard to change that, by changing the structure of our Mathematics curriculum so that instead of all students learning the same topic at the same time, each student will focus on only what they are ready to learn. This means that every student can experience success in Mathematics.

Our Mathematics team will be sending home further communication to parents about these changes and we will be holding an information session later in the term. In the meantime, we encourage you to chat with your child about about what it means to have a growth mindset (you can find out more about this at  https://www.mindsetkit.org/growth-mindset-parents).

Mr Brett Roberts

Head of Secondary

It’s Hyyyyydro-matic

                                                                                                                             Grease Musical Launch                                                                                                                               

Our cross campus launch of the hit musical “Grease” for 2018 was a huge success. Here is your chance to hit the big time! . . . (at school), and create a legacy for yourself.

Audition packs for CAST are now available from the Secondary Admin Office for principal roles, vocal and dance ensembles.
We will be seeking expressions of interest for crew in 2018.
So. . . If “you’re cruisin’ for a bruising.” get on board!

  

       

Design and Technology Yr 9 and Yr 10 Excursions

This week has seen both Year 9 and Year 10 MDT classes getting a chance to go on engaging and fun excursions. The Year 9’s went to Austim (Australian Timber Suppliers) and the Year 10 class visited Unique Metal (Laser Cutting and sheetmetal/fabrication work) Such excursions are enjoyable industry visits with students experiencing modern industry gaining valuable insight to future technology, employment trends and changes in the industry. Both classes also visited Bills Machinery to scavenge and hunt for interesting recycled metals for future projects in 2018, we look forward to seeing what is made from these treasures!

Matt Kirby

HOLA Technology & Enterprise

“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” – Proverbs 2:6

Indonesia Bali Life Foundation Service Tour 2018

 

                                                                                                                                            

St Stephen’s School would like to announce its inaugural Indonesia: Bali Life Foundation Service Tour 2018 open to students currently studying in Years 9 and 10 (Years 10 and 11 2018). Bali Life Foundation is a small charity based in Jimbaran, Bali where they care for and educate young disadvantaged children and youth.

Our students will engage in volunteer work at the orphanage as well as the Bali Life support services within the locality of central and southwest Bali. These services include Suwung Community School, Bali Life Sustainable Community Garden, Kuta Street Kids and Mothers Program, and the Training and Education Community Centre.

The tour will consist of 16 students and 3 staff from across both campuses and will be departing 17 April, returning 24 April, 2018 (first week of the April holidays). The approximate cost of the tour will be $1200.

We will be seeking expressions of interest from students in October 2017.

Mr Stephen Meagher, Deputy Head of Care

Ms Donna Lund, Coordinator of Service Learning

 

 

Cricket Success

Congratulations to the six Year 7-10 cricket teams who took part in the North West Regional Championships on Thursday 19 October. We managed to have our year 7/8 boys, 7/8 girls and 9/10 boys all make the grand final with the 7/8 girls and 9/10 boys winning the title. They will now progress into the state finals to be played on Friday 3 Novermber.

 

Year 7 2018 Orientation Day

Smiles, excitement and a hopefully less anxious students!

The 2018 Year 7 Orientation morning has been another success. Students have had the opportunity to have a good look around the campus, find out all sorts of Secondary School info, ask questions and meet key people. Hopefully minds are at ease and students are looking forward to starting in January 2018. We look forward to seeing you then!

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6