Maths Is The Future

The countdown is on until school holidays! The countdown is also on for our Year 9 Extension Mathematics students!

They have spent time over this term creating videos inspiring others as to why and how MATHS IS THE FUTURE. On Friday these videos become public and available for the country to vote on. Search for St Stephens and vote for your favourite.

Laura Manley

Head of Mathematics

Vote here

Good luck to all the students!

 

 

 

C3 & C6 homerooms hit the beach

For their service learning homerooms C3 and C6 went to the beach at Whitfords Nodes.

Community engagement pedagogies, often called “service learning,” are ones that combine learning goals and community service in ways that can enhance both student growth and the common good.

Quotes from a few of the students:

“I think service learning is a great idea and more people should do it.”

“What you take from the experience will stay with you for life.”

“Gave me more opportunity to be aware of what is going on in the community.”

Marlin the Reading Dog

Reading sessions take place in a quiet area of the library or outside depending on the weather. The idea is to create a relaxed, fun space for children. When children read with a dog, the outcomes are amazing! It’s non-judgmental, children’s focus improves, literacy skills increase and confidence soars. The loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic and helps children relax, open, try harder and have fun reading.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

Connect Team

This is the Connect Team that is full of students who have a passion for technology. Members of the Connect Team come to the library each week on a Wednesday lunchtime to participate in such activities as designing websites and developing Media skills. The group was created by Year 8 student Jayden Bray and has some fabulous students in it.

James Hummerston

Media Teacher

Back row (L to R): Ryan Lawler, Mr James Hummerston and Jayden Bray.                                                                                          

Front row (L to R): Dylan Cassiani, Jacob Hall and Alex Baird.

 

Biblical Studies Artwork

Pictured below is some incredible art work produced by Year 10 students in Biblical Studies. This term they have been doing an Overview of the Bible to see how the whole Bible when read in the light of Jesus’ work on the cross for us, points to God’s plan to save us from our sins and give us eternal life through his Son. The drawings depict different key characters and events in the Bible. Their pictures speak a thousand words!

Ms Andrea Tinney

Biblical Studies Teacher

 

 

Melinda Tankard-Reist is coming to St Stephen’s School

We are thrilled to announce renowned author, speaker, blogger and media commentator, Melinda Tankard-Reist will present at St Stephen’s School this August. 

In her special guest appearance, Melinda will explore how the proliferation of sexualized images and messages contributes to a distorted view of bodies, relationships and sexuality in young people, hampering their healthy physical, emotional and social development. 

In this toxic culture, how can we raise happy, healthy and resilient kids? 

If you would like to attend, please book your place now! Tickets are limited and will sell fast.

When: Friday 4th August 6:30 – 8:30pm (presentation commences at 7pm)

Where: St Stephen’s School Duncraig Theatre

Tickets: $18 (limit of two per customer)

Cheese, wine and coffee will be available on arrival with seating allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Winter Hockey

Year 7-9 students competed in the Ross Meadow Shield at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Thursday. Two teams from St Stephen’s Duncraig competed, and despite the wintery conditions, our teams managed to finish in a creditable 4th and 5th place. Each game lasted 20 minutes and they competed against several other schools from across Perth.

There was an extra incentive to spur on the players in the shape of a cheerleader, Mr Jakeway!

Visit from SMPK Penabur Muara Karang

The Secondary School have been hosts to ten Indonesian students and one teacher (English teacher) visiting us from SMPK Penabur Meara Karang, a Christian School in Jakarta, Indonesia.

It was a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn more about Indonesian culture, practice their Indonesian skills and build long lasting friendships.

They presented Mr Titlestad with two gifts to commemorate the visit.