BON VOYAGE

As we look towards the school holidays, we bid farewell to two tour groups taking the world by storm! The Indonesian Service Tour leaves to host cultural lessons, teach English and take part in activities with students and families from the Bali Life Foundation’s school for underprivileged kids.

Meanwhile, the International Music Tour sees a cross-campus group of Secondary students travel to Beijing, China for the Tutti World Youth Music Festival. Students will take part in rehearsals, masterclasses, concerts, sightseeing and will even perform on the Great Wall of China!

SEEING DOUBLE

You would be forgiven for mistaking our two new staff members for each other – two adorable black Labrador reading dogs.

While they look the same and have the same job at each campus, the coincidence is even more exciting when you find out these black Labradors are both named Tucker and became reading dogs at St Stephen’s School this year within months of each other!

Read more about our reading dog program held at both Carramar and Duncraig in the Joondalup Times.

Dogs give double the reading support

 

SKILLS IN PRACTICE

Congratulations to Abigail Kemp, Year 12, for placing third in Hospitality Group Training WA‘s 2019 Taste of the Future Competition! Competing in a Masterchef-style competition alongside six other students from around Perth, Abi displayed her culinary skills as she highlighted shark as the key ingredient.

VET REPRESENT

Out VET students continue to make a positive impact in industry with students selected to represent VET courses to prospective students at a recent information evening at Aranmore Catholic College. Year 12 student Dante O’Leary and his Dad Bradley were asked to represent the Certificate II in Metals along with lecturer Joe Turner.

Dante was a great ambassador for the school.

SLOW DOWN

City of Joondalup Councillor John Logan visited the Duncraig Campus this week. While he was here he dropped off a bunch of the ‘Slow Down’ bin stickers for our St Stephen’s families. Feel free to grab one from your school reception area and place on the right side of your red bin to display the reminder to Slow Down and Consider Our Kids each week.

CAS CHAMPIONS

With two hard-fought CAS Grand Finals taking place at our campus yesterday afternoon, both our teams were able to take out the top spot! Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team and the Year 7 Boys Basketball team who were undefeated all season. Well done to all our students, coaches and umpires on a fantastic CAS season.

Year 7, 8 and 9 Interviews

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews for Year 7-9 students will be held on Monday 29 July. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. Semester One reports will be published during the term break, and additional information and comments about specific assessment results are available throughout the year via your SEQTA Engage login.

We encourage students to be present to participate in the interview. There will be two sessions:

7:30am – 11:30am and 2:00 – 7:00pm.

Within these time frames, you will be able to book 10 minute interviews with each class teacher. The interviews will be held in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre (Year 7 Building). Please note if for some reason a teacher is not available on the day their name will not be listed on the Bookings information, and you will receive an email from the teacher to organise an alternative time.

To book your interview time please go to: www.ststephens.wa.edu.au.

Then:

  • Login to the Parent Portal
  • Plan the Term Select Interview Booking
  • Login to EdInfo (Simply select login)
  • Synergetic Management System Select Interview
  • Select Interview timetable
  • Print Timetable

The booking system will close on Wednesday 24 July. If you have difficulty accessing the bookings, please contact the Helpdesk on 9243 2160. When bookings interviews, you are welcome to book with as few or as many teachers as you wish. A few teachers have so many classes they might be booked out.  If this is the case and you wish to make an interview time, please email the teacher and let them know your available times for an in-person or telephone interview.

My best wishes for a relaxing and refreshing term break.

Warm regards

 

Liz Criddle

Deputy Head of School – Teaching and Learning