Year 12 Geography

Brendon Quick and his Year 12 Geography class headed to the city to investigate the use of space in Perth’s Central Business District (CBD). Students had the opportunity to investigate the use of this space.  Students were also given a tour of the construction area relating to the new Perth City Link.  They were able to determine and analyse the upcoming changes to the area.  Afterwards, the staff and students walked to Northbridge, where they continued to investigate the use of space within Perth’s Inner Mixed Zones (IMZ).

Interaction with the urban development is essential to Year 12 Geography and students enjoyed taking the skills they learned in the class room to the practical areas of the CBD and IMZ.

Ms. Leeanne Shanks

Acting HOLA – Humanities and Social Sciences/Biblical Studies


The free YEAR 10-12 MENINGOCOCCAL ACWY IMMUNISATION PROGRAM 2017 is conducted at St Stephen’s School by the City of Joondalup Immunisation team (9400 4938). Consent forms were completed by parents at the end of Term 1 and over Term 2. Please contact the COJ team if you didn’t sign a consent form but now wish to have your child vaccinated.

The date of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination is AUGUST 17th. Students will progress through in Year Groups.

Starting at 0830 and finishing at around 11.00.

Thank you.

Alice Fern and Erica Doody-Burras

School Nurses

9243 2419

Buchanan Cup

Students were involved in the Buchanan Cup at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.

Playing teams from across Perth (and beyond), the girls put in a creditable performance in winning one game and also drawing another. The games were keenly-contested and our performances were spirited. The team comprised students from both the Carramar and Duncraig campuses and students ranged from Year 7 to Year 11. As ever, they were a credit to the school.


WADL Duncraig 3 Debating Team Victorious

‘St Stephen’s Duncraig 3’ Novice team were victorious last night against a spirited Duncraig High team. They will now proceed to the next round which will be held at Hale next Tuesday. Their debate will be against Perth Modern and will commence at 6:30. I’ll be there to cheer them on.

The team are:

Cara-Anne Kerr

Emma Pattenden

Charlotte Buchanan

They’re coached by Jana MacAdam who graduated from SSS last year.

Howie Jakeway

HOLA English


‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.’  Psalm 119:105

Work Experience & Service Learning for Year 10

Duncraig Year 10 students participated in a 5-day work experience and service learning program last term to help gain some real world experience in the workplace. Students were placed in cafes, childcare centres and a pharmacy. Thanks to all the employers and service providers who hosted our students. Great experience for the students.

St Stephen’s School in the news – Synthesis Film Festival back!

Thank you to the  Joondalup-Wanneroo Times/Weekender for showcasing this event.

Photo courtesy of the Joondalup Times.

Read the full article here:

Joondalup: Synthesis Film Festival is back

Don’t forget if you are a secondary student attending school in the City of Joondalup and interested in making short films then there is still time to submit your entries. Just under $1500 worth of vouchers are up for grabs.

Rookie Debating- Grand Final

Rookie Debating is an opportunity for the school to bring the Duncraig and Carramar campuses together in the spirit of healthy competition. The topic debated was ‘Fidget spinners are just a harmless craze’. The trophy for most effective and influential speaker went to Braden Gostlow from Duncraig. There is a picture in the file with him holding his trophy. The adjudicators were Howie Jakeway and Ben Manifold (an external adjudicator from the West Australian Debating League- WADL). The debate was of a very high standard indeed and students were robustly prepared. In a tightly-fought and keenly contested debate, the negative team took home the trophy and are pictured holding it.

Finally, a morning tea was enjoyed by all who contributed to the debate. We look forward to these fine debaters being involved in WADL in the near future and it’s so good to hear/see that the art of debating is alive and well at St Stephen’s School.

Howie Jakeway

Head of Learning Area – English and Languages