AMY REID – ART TALK AT AGWA

 

 

Join last year’s alumnus, Amy Reid, at this year’s exhibiting artists in the Year 12 Perspectives gallery space as she discusses her processes, topics and individual work. The talk is hosted by AGWA’s Associate Curator Dunja Rmandić and presented by different student artists.

Come along to hear what our talented young Amy has to say.

2-3pm, Saturday 11 March.

Amy is pictured below with her interpretive piece from the Duncraig 2016 Synthesis Exhibition.

 

 

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

 

Year 7 Ern Halliday Camp

The school camps are places where staff and students can step out of their usual environment and try some new learning activities.

Ern Halliday is a sanctuary in the suburbs.

It is a special place where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique and exciting outdoor recreation activities within the Perth metropolitan area.

This exciting camping complex is located on the beach in the northern suburb of Hillarys. The complex has three large dormitory camps, a picnic and tent campsite and one of the largest range of adventure programs in WA.

Set in 28 hectares of natural bush, this camp really is your sanctuary in the suburbs.

Pictured below are some of the activities that students participated in.

 

“There is something very special about being away from your parents, sleeping under the stars, doing a vertical challenge and kayaking.”

Rite Journey Ceremony

The Rite Journey provides unique educational programs designed to support the development of self-aware, vital, responsible, respectful & resilient adults.

By raising young people’s consciousness about transitioning from child to adult and having conversations with them about what really matters we can assist in guiding their journey into adulthood.

The year-long program uses a Rite of Passage framework to deepen the students’ experience of this important life transition.

A few words of thanks from Mr Dale Kelly:

Thank you for your wonderful efforts this morning and during the heat of the hike.

We had many parents commenting on how much they enjoyed being at Sorrento.

The students had a great time today and I think it was a wonderful opportunity for them to bond and to feel a sense of accomplishment.

I must make a special mention to Nicola Kirby who on the strength of this morning’s efforts could easily start a buffet breakfast bar – YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE STAR!!!!!!

You know that your efforts today were above and beyond what is expected and for that I thank you.

Year 10 Girls attend Robogals Workshop

Today the Year 10 girls had the opportunity to attend a LEGO Robtotics workshop run by a group of university student volunteers arranged by Mrs Amy Aldous.

In this fun and educational class, students were shown the basics of engineering, robotics and programming using LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits.

The photo below shows students being a human structure.

The purpose of these workshops is to give girls a general idea of what engineering is about and to provide a fun, hands-on engineering experience. The workshops are free for schools and run by volunteers from UWA.

More more information http://perth.robogals.org,au/

Upcoming Year 12 Drama Production – The Servant of Two Masters

The Year 12 Drama students here at Duncraig have been busy working on a production of The Servant of Two Masters for the past several months and would formally like to invite you to the performances. The current Year 12’s are an extremely talented and hard working group of students, with some having already tread the boards in last years successful productions of Cosi and Thoroughly Modern Millie. 

Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters is a masterpiece of Commedia dell’arte, a style of comedy invented by the Italians that often poked, prodded and teased those in positions of power. When a fool signs on to serve two masters in the hope of double wages and double dinners, chaos and hilarity are close behind! 

Please spread the word amongst family, friends or community groups that may be also be interested in seeing these amazing young individuals who have dedicated so much time and effort into their craft.

You will be assured of a memorable evening in the theatre.

https://www.trybooking.com/OSZM

 

Year 8 Rottnest Camp

The recent visit to Rottnest Island by the Year 8 cohort was an overwhelming success.

Some outstanding outdoor activities took place on this camp.

  • Snorkelling sessions
  • Archery
  • Beach sport camp
  • Fun and challenging games
  • Bike riding
  • Swimming
  • Sand castle competition

The conditions were near perfect.

 

“It’s been a dream of mine to run my own camp. I went to one as a kid, and got lots of confidence.” – Idina Menzel

SEQTA Engage Information Session – Year 7 Glenda Parkin Learning Centre

 

Dear Parents and Carers

On Monday 27 February we will be holding an Information Session on SEQTA in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre (the year 7 building) at 7:00pm. The session will be run by Mrs Amy Aldous, Digital Learning Specialist, and designed for parents with little experience of the program. Please bring a device (phone, iPad, laptop) with you on the night to allow for hands-on instruction. There will also be time allocated for Q&A. We look forward to seeing our parents and carers on the night.

Kind regards

Amy Aldous

Suzy Mettam

Here is the link: https://engage.ststephens.wa.edu.au/

 

Year 8 Camp

Last week Year 8 students from the Duncraig campus went to Rottnest Island.

Among the many activities available to the students was Archery.

Head of Secondary, Mr Bruce Titlestad is an accomplished archer/bowman and was on hand to offer his invaluable advice to the students.

Enthusiastic teacher, Matt Smith, lead by example and took his place on a side to make up numbers.

Although archery probably dates to the Stone Age (around 20,000 BC), the earliest people known to have used bows and arrows were the ancient Egyptians, who adopted archery at least 5,000 years ago for purposes of hunting.

 

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”Kahlil Gibran

 

 

Visit from the Famous Brodsky Quartet

Duncraig campus had a visit from the famous Brodksy Quartet Tuesday.

They are in Perth to participate in the Perth International Arts Festival.

St. Stephen’s School was one of only two schools to host them.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” – Victor Hugo