National Stage


Our teams continue to excel at each FIRST LEGO League competition – this time our two Carramar Teams have progressed to the Nationals! The Raging Comets, Galaxy Goats and Robotic Operating Buddies all performed well at yesterday’s State Finals. The Raging Comets and Galaxy Goats will now be heading to Macquarie University in New South Wales for December’s National Competition!

VET Induction Day

Tuesday morning saw the annual VET Induction morning, this year held at Duncraig campus, for all of the students embarking on External VET studies in 2019.

Students listened to Lewis Schofield (2017 graduate) and Megan Wright (2015 graduate) tell them all about where their qualifications have taken them since they left SSS.

Lewis is now working FIFO for BHP as an apprentice electrical mechanic and Megan has returned briefly from Scotland where she has been working in a stately home (using her Certificate II in Hospitality). While she is home, she is using her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as she does relief work in a childcare centre so that she can save some money before returning to the UK.

The value of a qualification earned at school was clear for all to see!

 

Lego Legends


Competing against over 300 students from around the state, St Stephen’s School’s four teams produced some outstanding results at the FIRST LEGO League over the weekend!
The Carramar Secondary team took home the Research Award, Duncraig Primary’s Space Doctors earned an award for their Research Project Presentation and the Carramar Primary team, the Galaxy Goats, were awarded the Overall Championship title!
The Carramar Primary, Carramar Secondary and Duncraig Secondary teams have also progressed to the State Finals this weekend – we can’t wait!

  

  

Support South Africa

Fundraising efforts are in full swing for the cohort of staff and students attending the 2019 St Stephen’s Global South Africa Tour. The group is looking forward to visiting orphanages and helping disadvantaged children next year. They have organised several fundraising activities and would love your support.

  • Who doesn’t love a Bunnings sausage sizzle? – onions on top or bottom? Head down to Bunnings Joondalup on Friday, December 7 and Whitfords on Saturday January 5 and 16 to grab a snag and support the Tour.
  • Stock up on meat for the family with the meat raffle worth $350 provided by Homestead Meats. Tickets are $5 or 3 for $10. See Natalie Everett or Adam Merrifield to go in the draw.
  • Grill’d Joondalup are featuring the South Africa Tour as part of their Local Matters fundraising initiative for November. Head down for a bite to help out.
  • You can tick getting the car washed off the list of pre-Christmas jobs, with a school-based car wash at Duncraig on Monday, December 3 and at Carramar on Tuesday, December 4.
  • Finally, WA Cleanskin Cellars Fundraising will donate $25 for every case of wine sold. To order, go to https://www.wacleanskincellars.com.au/Fundraising/Home. Sign in with the username: South and password: Africa. Postage is $5.

ICEA Classic Festival

On Saturday 24 November ICEA will be hosting a festival celebrating all things that make Western Australia the best state! ICEA is a youth run reconciliation organisation that focuses on creating positive experiences for all Australians. Come down to be involved in all the festival activities: live local music, market stalls, petting zoos, surfing, skating, basketball and most importantly heaps of Noongar cultural activities. Head to the ICEA Foundation website for more details and to register to compete, or check it out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/281760269332287/