Bienvenue à St Stephen’s School

Hello and welcome to our French exchange students who arrived on campus today! The students will be hosted by Year 12s and their families for the next two weeks.

Year 6 ‘Champion de Francais’ students also enjoyed meeting our exchange students, getting the opportunity to converse in French together.

We hope our exchange students enjoy being a part of the St Stephen’s School community!

 

Year 8 Immunisations (HPV & ADACEL)

The first of the Year 8 immunisations (HPV and ADACEL) will be held on Thursday March 8th commencing at 0845.

If your child is having these immunisations can they please wear sport uniform to school.

Can you please ensure that your child has had breakfast and something to drink before arriving at school.

Erica Doody-Burras

School Nurse

Doves Duncraig Netball Club

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* UMPIRES REQUIRED *

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from St Stephens Students turning 13 years old and older in 2018, who are interested in umpiring our netball games.

DETAILS:

Where:        WDNA, Kingsway Sporting Complex in Madeley.

When:          Season runs from Sat 28th April until Sat 10th August

Time:           Each game is 40-60 minutes long (NetSetGo or Juniors)

                     Games times 8:30am, 9:45am + 11:15am

Our rosters take in to account Umpires playing for their own teams plus any Coaching commitments.

Payment:    Competitive rates – paid prior to each game.

                     In the event a team forfeits, umpire fees are still paid.

 

PREFERRED CRITERIA:

Umpiring is a paid position hence the need for experience and/or training.

Preferences for this position are given to the following applicants:

  • Completion of, or willingness to work towards achieving a National Accreditation – C Badge (or higher)
  • Completion of, or willingness to actively participate in the WDNA Umpire Green Shirt Program
  • Experience in umpiring

Training and development workshops + courses are available through WDNA.

Please refer to our Facebook page for more information.

To register your interest for Doves Duncraig Umpires, please email

our Umpire Coordinator Dee Bell at dovesnetball@hotmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Doves Duncraig Netball Committee

Emails and Mobile Phones

Thank you to all parents and students for using regular email rather than direct message in SEQTA.

I have asked staff not to read emails in the evenings and not to respond to emails at night – and not to send emails to parents or students at night expecting, or hoping they will be read that evening. We are all part of families – and that time is important. While teachers often mark in the evenings, dealing with emails after 6pm is an unnecessary and unproductive activity when they should be unwinding ahead of another day at work.  The same should apply to weekends and public holidays.

As staff, we always endeavour to reply to emails within 24 to 48 hours of receipt. Please factor in evenings and weekends when anticipating a reply from teachers. Teachers will extend the same courtesy to families.

I would also like to thank families for their support of a School where mobile phones are not in evidence: while some phones have been confiscated, it is a joy not to see students on phones at every opportunity. There are sighs as phones are put away at the start of the day – and some students grab for their phones at 3:20pm with relief at being re-united. Most students are managing really well without a phone as a constant companion and source of music all day long. Thank you parents for your support.

Bruce Titlestad

Head of Secondary School

Accessing Sports Scholarships in the United States

Interested in Studying in the USA?
There will be an information session on sports scholarships and studying in the USA held at Wesley College on the evening of March 19 for students and their families. Full details are included on the attached flyer.  An NCAA Representative will be in Perth and will be at Wesley’s information session so that students and their families can be fully briefed.

Sarah Cooke

Careers Advisor

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Year 11/12 Drama Production Tickets on Sale FEBRUARY 28!

Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty! ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Bertolt Brecht is a parable about Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 30s, set in a curious pastiche of the gangster genre. This play is in many ways a warning from history – why do we continue to allow corrupt evil leaders to gain control over our communities? Come and see our talented year 11 and 12 Duncraig Drama students in this theatrical exuberant performance of this original Brechtian play.

Please Note* This Production contains simulated violence.

Director: Mrs Kellie Billingsley

Career Information for Year 12 Science Enthusiasts

 

1.     1 MARCH – Applications Open for National Youth Science Forum for 2019

If you are in Year 11 and interested in having some serious fun with science… this is for you.

The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program run in Canberra in January each year AND there are scholarships available to help cover the costs.

This is such a great program that lots of people apply so there is a competitive entry process.

Applications close 31st May.

Find our more HERE.

 

2.     14 March      Murdoch Science Information Evening

5:30 – 6:30pm: Optional tour – Visit our science facilities

6:30 – 8:00pm: Information evening – Attend our presentation, Q&A session and expo

You’ll hear about a range of courses in:

  • Environmental and conservation sciences
  • Medical, molecular and health sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Veterinary and agricultural sciences

Register HERE

 

Sarah Cooke

Careers Advice

 

Sparkling Night to Remember

Year 12 students dazzled in their stunning suits and gowns recently to celebrate one of the highlights on the school calendar, the School Ball. With Carramar students gracing Frasers Kings Park and Duncraig students celebrating at the Pan Pacific Hotel, the nights full of dressing up and dancing were definitely special occasions to remember.

2018 Beau and Belle of Duncraig

2018 Beau and Belle of Carramar