Good note-taking and effective reading are among the most basic skills for students.
Taking notes serves one simple purpose: to help you remember information.
Here are Mrs Cunninghame’s Year 7 HASS class doing speed notetaking while others read.
The school library is integral to the teaching and learning process.
The library facilitates the work of the classroom teacher and ensures each student has equitable access to resources.
While the role of the school library remains constant, its design, digital platform, strategies and tools change as pedagogy and technology changes.
Our thriving school libraries provide a social space to meet, collaborate, research, learn, share and relax.
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein
A group of Yr 9 students spent their Maths lesson last week deciding if Carana, Timae and Alethea were all the same height.
They used clinometers, measuring tapes and Trigonometry to take measurements and make the calculations to come to a conclusion.
They thoroughly enjoyed applying their mathematics to everyday problems and using new equipment.
St Stephen’s School has taken service to another level with 17 of our Year 10 students embarking to South Africa to work on orphanages and schools in Cape Town and the Port Elizabeth area.
They will help improve the lives of the disadvantaged whilst there.
The group are pictured below about to depart from Perth airport.
Students and staff have now arrived safely in stunning Cape Town.
Here are the contact numbers if needed:
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38
Year 10 & Year 12 students had the opportunity to listen to four WA universities as they each gave a presentation in Cousins Hall.
The universities that participated were ECU, Murdoch, Notre Dame and Curtin.
To help our class (Year 12 ATAR Psychology) study for the upcoming exams we held a study picnic in the Quadrangle.
Students were divided into 6 groups and had to develop mind maps, palm cards and notes for the whole class to use.
Each expert group had a picnic spot and each student had a chance to be taught about the topic and how to use the study aids while having some food and drink in the sunshine.
All resources made were then scanned and uploaded to SEQTA for use by the rest of the class.
Recently, St Stephen’s School has had groups of maths students from years 7 to 12 competing in a quiz style maths competition at various schools across the local area.
They took part in teams of up to 6 answering 8 maths problems of varying difficulty over 4 rounds within a time frame of 20 minutes per round.
There were around 20-25 schools competing and the students represented themselves and the school fantastically well and seemed to really enjoy the evening.
The students were lucky enough to explore various exciting problems as well as developing their team working skills.
For those of you who would like an example of the questions then here you go:
Year 7 & 8
Year 9 & 10
Year 11 & 12
I, Adam Merrifield, would like to thank the students and staff involved for giving up their time for helping these evening sessions run smoothly.
Bring on next year!
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein
The Year 9’s from Commercial Design recently went on an excursion to Paper Bird in Fremantle to meet with Illustrator Samantha Hughes.
Samantha Hughes writes and illustrates in a sunny studio in Fremantle with two naughty cats.
She works mainly in gouache, relishing the richness of colour and fine detail it allows.
Her work has appeared in books, on posters, in exhibitions and even on shoes.
Samantha worked with the students to help develop their ideas, skills and techniques for their Book Week poster design project.
The student’s were truly inspired.
“There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms.” – James Gurney