Welcome Back

Welcome back to Semester Two! I hope all our families had a good three weeks break. I have been here during the break, seeing and supporting the amazing work taking place in the Houses. I still cannot believe what was achieved in only three weeks. They are almost finished, and Carana and Timae look amazing, so I am sure Aletheans must be excited about what is going to be happening later in the year.

We start Semester Two with a few changes for study programs. Some students have a change in electives, plus would have had some great feedback from teachers at the Reporting Day and in SEQTA comments. In our first assembly for the year, I talked to the students about this being a great halfway point to assess goals, review goal setting with your Homeroom teachers, and find focus for Semester Two.  This could be as diverse as a focus on excellence, on goals, on class work, friendships, and final results at the end of the year.

The Year 12s have returned focused and ready for their final weeks of schooling. In assembly, I thanked the Year 12 students for their leadership of our school. Sometimes at this stage it can feel like you have been at school for ever, our senior students have been racing toward the finish line for so long and now it is almost here. My hope for them is to keep strong, and keep focused on their goals. We have shared a lot together and are here with all our students, and with our Year 12 cohort as they focus on the finishing line and we run the final part of this race together.

Dr Liz Criddle

Deputy Head of School

Off to Japan

Year 9 Edward Smith has just landed in Tokyo to take part in the Nippon Scout Jamboree, the largest Scouting event in Japan!

The Nippon Scout Jamboree held by the Scout Association of Japan,  and is the largest event in Japan.

Jamborees are held once every four years.

Travelling as part of the Australian Contingent, the Warwick Scout is the only Western Australian representative and will be immersed in the Japanese culture for the next two weeks.

Safe travels, Edward!

 

Conversation Starters

As part of our Kids’ Conversation series, we’re getting to know some of the wonderful, dedicated staff members of St Stephen’s School.

For our very first interview, Jasper and Elisha sit down for a chat with our Principal Mrs Donella Beare!

Service Learning Timean Style

A big thanks to Kevin McCloud for allowing us to work with him in spending some time weeding and planting at Bindaree park, one of the many local wetland regions that the FoY are involved in.

It is hoped that the students can build a connection with their local environment and become involved in serving community organisations such as FoY, leading the way for other students to get involved in supporting their local environment.

Timean T2 students carrying out some service learning with the Friends of Yellagonga (FoY) group.

http://www.friendsofyellagonga.com.au/

From left to right:

Kevin McCloud, Tessa Alymore, Amy Pearce, William Carter, Tom  Goldberg, Sam  Comisky, Jackson Bond, Georgia McCluskey, Georgia Lodwick.

Electricity with Year 9

In year 9 science we are exploring electricity, we have looked at static electricity and enjoyed learning about how the van der Graaf generator works.  We have also started to learn about current electricity and how it flows through a circuit.  Students are learning how to measure electricity and draw circuit diagrams.

Shannon Fletcher

Science Teacher

“Electricity can transform people’s lives, not just economically but also socially.” – Piyush Goyal

WANTED Plant Pots

An excellent group of our Yr 11 student are fundraising for their service learning trip to Cambodia next year. As part of this we are looking for empty plant pots that you may have filling up your back shed. If you want to get rid of them they would be greatly appreciated and accepted by the group. The pots can be left either up at the Science building or Student services.

Thank you in anticipation.

Charles Biddle

Head of Science

Dynamic Duo

Our students never cease to amaze us with their unique sporting skills!

Tahlia Papworth (Year 7) has placed second in the Open Women’s Canicross Competition, while her brother Jayden (Year 9) placed fifth in the Open Men’s Competition.

Canicross is a long-distance running sport requiring a little more skill than a typical cross country race, as each participant is harnessed to a running partner – a dog!

Congratulations to the dynamic duos.

International Meal Deal

To promote Languages Week  there will be a ‘Meal Deal’ to celebrate ideas of cultural diversity through the medium of food.

LANGUAGE WEEK MEALS SECONDARY SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST 2018

FRENCH MEAL

Ham and Cheese Baguette with chocolate milk

$6.50

JAPANESE MEAL

3 x Chicken Teriyaki Rice Paper Rolls with tropical juice box

$6.50

 

INDONESIAN MEAL

Beef Stir Fry Noodles with tropical juice box

$6.00

 

ITALIAN MEAL

Vegetarian Foccacia Pizza with chocolate milk

$6.00

 

Gluten Free Option available (limited availability)

(please contact Canteen Manager asap – 9243 2434)

 

All orders must be placed online using QuickCliq

All orders must be placed by

Sunday, 5 August 2018

(no other food available for order on 8 August)

Language Week Meal Deal – How to order-2hndfc7