Monthly Archives: September 2018

Student vs. Staff

September 21, 2018

Expectation was high. Pride on the line.

Both memorable matches, as much remembered by the contest as by the spirit in which the game was played. Once again the Year 12’s triumphed over staff.

There is always next year….

Success All Round

September 18, 2018

A great effort from our Year 9s and 10s who put their skills to the test at the Volleyball Schools Cup last Friday! The students did us proud with the Year 10s successfully making it through to the finals and the Year 9s placing third overall.

Awesome job!

Budding Film Makers

September 18, 2018
The Synthesis Film Festival has St Stephen’s School competing against all other schools in the City of Joondalup for the title of “Best Student Film”. The festival has three separate age categories : Upper Primary (Year 4-6), Middle School (Year 7-10) and Secondary (Year 11-12) and takes place within the school’s Synthesis event on the night of October 17th 2018.
Students can find out more information at:
Please contact Mr Hummerston via email for an entry form.

NAPLAN Results

September 17, 2018

Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN individual reports and the explanatory brochure will be given to students in Homeroom on Wednesday 19 September. While the test represents a single snapshot on a specific day, it does provide useful information about both the group of students and about individual students.

The explanatory brochure is useful and further information can be accessed here: This brochure provides background information about the Individual Student Reports:

It is important for students to achieve specific levels in Year 9 NAPLAN if they are to avoid having to sit the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) required for Year 12 WACE Graduation. Information on these requirements is regularly presented at Information Evenings and in Education Plus classes, and can also be found here:

Dr Liz Criddle

Deputy Head of Secondary

FETE NEWS 17 September 2018

September 17, 2018



Tow Truck Business

Do you or someone you know own a tow truck business?  We need help to move the Smash-A-Car to school.  Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 if you can assist.


Mystery Jars

We need fillers please.  Collection boxes are at ELC, Primary school and Year 7 reception areas.



Walkers wanted for letterbox deliveries in Duncraig area.  Either students (high school) or parents who can lend a hand please contact Amanda D’Souza on 0448995341 or


White elephant stall

Donations can be dropped off at Doveridge Dve Shed on Tue mornings between 8am and 8.45am.


Muscles required!!! 

Strong able-bodied people required to put up fete signage in October – please contact Amanda on 0448 995 341 or email if you can lend a hand.


Parking attendants

We need some wonderful volunteers.  Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email


Pre-loved books

Please see the collection boxes at ELC and Primary reception and alternately you can drop off direct at the shed on Doveridge Drive open every Tuesday Morning from 8am to 8.45am.



Last call for silent auction items for fete. All donations must be in by end of school hols please.

  • Do you own a small business? Do you know someone who does?
  • Do you belong to a sporting club eg golf who could donate lessons or a round of golf etc?
  • Do you use a service eg piano lessons, gyms etc who could donate a voucher or products?


We will be widely acknowledging all donations and sponsors via our school community communications (1500 families), social media promotions and printed flyers.

Please contact Dee Crowther on 0403 431 323 or email for any further enquiries.  Donations can be dropped off at Fete Collections points at ELC, Primary and Secondary Offices.

Year 7’s Create-A-Creature Models

September 14, 2018

Year 7’s Create a creature models  turned out very well this year! Their mission was to design a creature that would thrive in a given ecosystem. They had to explore the biotic and abiotic factors to adapt their creature to the environment.


Miss Nicola Ross

Science Teacher & Assistant Dean of Timae

Two Day Immersion in the University Experience

September 14, 2018

The Y12 ATAR Biology  students were fully immerged in university life during an action packed 2 day experience. Day 1 we visited the Harry Perkins medical research institute where they learned about stem cells and their application to future scientific development. Day 2 they explored nanotechnology and how it will revolutionise the future world developing materials and treatments that seem impossible. They also explored the genetic application in forensics and anthropology so that it can be used to obtain justice and make discoveries.

Miss Nicola Ross

Science Teacher & Assistant Dean of Timae



September 13, 2018

Tryouts were held in the Community Room at lunch time today under the watchful eyes of Mrs Aldous, Mr Knight and Mrs Yan.

FIRST is an internationally acclaimed robotics program that inspires a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in young people.

FIRST® LEGO® League is a multi-part competition judged on three important elements:

1. Robot

Teams design, build and program a LEGO® robot to complete a series of challenges. The robot has to operate on pre-programmed instructions, and complete as many tasks as possible in only 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The challenge changes every year, and is always based on the years central theme. The 2013 game, Natures Fury, was based on natural disasters and robots had to clear branches of power lines, raise flood warning signs, and more. Teams compete on adjacent tables to score as many points as possible, and a number of awards are given for robot performance, programming innovation and clever design.

2. Project

Every year, teams study the years theme and develop solutions to problems theyve identified in society. Through the project, teams learn more about the competition theme and present their ideas to a panel of judges. Working on the project teaches students to research, think critically, work as a team and speak publicly. The project shows students they have the power to change the world, as teams can share successful ideas with their community, their school, their families, even all of Australia and the world. The international FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award provides teams with a way to share their solution with the entire global FIRST community.

3. Core Values

Throughout the competition, teams are judged on their adherence to the FIRST® LEGO® League core values, including teamwork, Coopertition®, and Gracious Professionalism®. This aspect of FIRST®LEGO® League is designed to develop the students of today into the responsible citizens of tomorrow. Good examples of Core Values are observed and recognised with awards and trophies. Through this celebration of good qualities, FIRST® LEGO® League seeks to make students into better competitors, citizens, problem-solvers and engineers.

For more information: