Welcome back to School! We look forward to another busy and bountiful term. Principal, Mrs Donella Beare, shares her latest musings about taking time to slow down and plans for Term 4 here: http://bit.ly/2VG3nif
The St Stephen’s School Kaadadjan Centre in Dwellingup is available for enrolled families, staff and alumni to visit and enjoy! The sprawling 100-acre property perfect for camping with plenty of space to play and explore. To book the property for your next camping trip, or for more information, visit the Portal: http://bit.ly/31juXDa
St Stephen’s Global will be launching the 2020 Lou Morrison Kimberley Tour for current Year 8s and 9s in the next few weeks. This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students to spend time with indigenous students in our partner schools – Yiyili and Purnululu Aboriginal Schools in the East Kimberley. Students will learn about Australian indigenous culture in rarely-accessed traditional lands. The group will also have the opportunity to experience some of the amazing beauty of the rugged Kimberley region as they travel from Broome to Kununurra. The tour will run in July 2020.
Parents and students will be invited at attend Information Evenings at both campuses in late October and expressions of interest will close soon after. Email email@example.com to register your interest now.
Although the evening temperature dropped below zero, the sun was shining and smiles were all around as more than 200 people enjoyed the inaugural Community Campout at The Kaadadjan Centre over the weekend. Families enjoyed quality time playing games, using the sports equipment, cooking damper over the fire, making their own Aboriginal-inspired artwork and mining for choc chips with Alcoa. There were lots of laughs around the campfires and the children enjoyed an outdoor movie under the stars. What a wonderful time!
The Kaadadjan Centre will soon open for private bookings for our families, staff and alumni. Keep and eye out for more information.
In light of the Global Climate Strike students questioned the effects of climate change and the future of our planet.
Our VET students have been doing us proud in recent weeks, showcasing their skills among industry professionals.
Year 12 Amelia Hodder has been attending a girls only Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship class for her External VET. The class was recently presented with a WA Training Award for Female Participation in the Electrical Industry, with lots of interest from employers at the event.
The annual Hospitality Group Training Showcase also saw school-based apprentice Year 12 Abi Kemp join full-time apprentice chefs to produce a five-course fine dining meal for 300 people. Executive Chef for the night was alumni Zac Tholen.
So great to see St Stephen’s students making their mark.
St Stephen’s School was proudly represented by three Classical Guitar ensembles at the recent WA Schools Classical Guitar Festival. Congratulations to our groups who were great ambassadors for the School!
Carramar – Secondary Guitar Ensemble achieved an ‘Excellent’ for their category.
Duncraig – Junior Guitar Ensemble achieved an ‘Outstanding’ for their category.
Duncraig – Senior Guitar Ensemble achieved an ‘Excellent’ for their category.