City of Joondalup Councillor John Logan visited the Duncraig Campus this week. While he was here he dropped off a bunch of the ‘Slow Down’ bin stickers for our St Stephen’s families. Feel free to grab one from your school reception area and place on the right side of your red bin to display the reminder to Slow Down and Consider Our Kids each week.
With two hard-fought CAS Grand Finals taking place at our campus yesterday afternoon, both our teams were able to take out the top spot! Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team and the Year 7 Boys Basketball team who were undefeated all season. Well done to all our students, coaches and umpires on a fantastic CAS season.
Dear Parents & Guardians,
The Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews for Year 7-9 students will be held on Monday 29 July. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. Semester One reports will be published during the term break, and additional information and comments about specific assessment results are available throughout the year via your SEQTA Engage login.
We encourage students to be present to participate in the interview. There will be two sessions:
7:30am – 11:30am and 2:00 – 7:00pm.
Within these time frames, you will be able to book 10 minute interviews with each class teacher. The interviews will be held in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre (Year 7 Building). Please note if for some reason a teacher is not available on the day their name will not be listed on the Bookings information, and you will receive an email from the teacher to organise an alternative time.
To book your interview time please go to: www.ststephens.wa.edu.au.
The booking system will close on Wednesday 24 July. If you have difficulty accessing the bookings, please contact the Helpdesk on 9243 2160. When bookings interviews, you are welcome to book with as few or as many teachers as you wish. A few teachers have so many classes they might be booked out. If this is the case and you wish to make an interview time, please email the teacher and let them know your available times for an in-person or telephone interview.
My best wishes for a relaxing and refreshing term break.
Deputy Head of School – Teaching and Learning
St Stephen’s School takes student safety seriously. As our school has a number of students with food allergies, we have adopted a ‘Nut Aware School’ policy.
To support this, we encourage parents to avoid sending foods that contain nuts to school. This includes peanut paste, nut spreads such as Nutella and fruit and nut bars.
We acknowledge that due to food processing practices it is impractical to eliminate nuts or nut products entirely from an environment where there is food. Many food packaging labels include the phrase ‘may contain traces of nuts’. These foods are acceptable. Thank you for your understanding and support of our school policies.
Eager to make a difference in the local community, T1 Homeroom recently rolled up their sleeves to clean up the sand dunes at Hillarys. Participating in Keep Australia Beautiful WA‘s Adopt-a-Spot program, students ‘adopted’ an area in their local community they frequently visit to keep it clean. The group also visited the Department of Fisheries to learn about how plastics enter the ecosystem and the consequences faced by the fish in our coastal region.
Teaming up across our campuses, Year 12 ATAR Biology students from Carramar and Duncraig recently worked to make transgenic organisms. Taking the GFP gene from jellyfish and inserting it into bacterium, results show that when the gene is expressed it glows! Students then participated in a debate discussing the ethics behind genetically modified organisms and the future impact the science will have on society.
Year 12 student Thomas Garnett is known for, and proud of, his luscious locks but that’s all about to change. Thomas is making the big move to shave his head in the last week of term to raise money for the charity No Limits Perth. True to Thomas’ caring and friendly nature, the Alethea Captain selflessly put himself forward to lose his prized mane in order to help others through No Limits, which helps members of the community in crisis – restoring love, faith and hope with one random act of kindness at a time. Thomas would appreciate any help in raising funds for those less fortunate. Find out more here:https://www.gofundme.com/f/tom-shaves-his-head-for-no-limit…
Apple has recalled some 15-inch Macbook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017. While not all devices are affected, you can see if your child’s device is included by checking the serial numbers listed here: https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall
Or see the full story here: https://www.communitynews.com.au/western-suburbs-weekly/news/apple-announces-laptop-recall/