Monthly Archives: August 2019

2019 MSWA Ocean Ride

August 16, 2019

Commemorating its 10th anniversary this year, the MSWA Ocean Ride is the only community bike ride event of its kind within the metro area. The event has grown in numbers of participants, and now includes six ride distances to cater for all ages and capabilities, as well as a Members’ Ride to challenge MSWA Members and Clients.



August 16, 2019

It’s been an action-packed Science Week with activities planned all week to spark and ignite scientific minds. Students and teachers have eagerly engaged in experiments and games as Mr Biddle put on a show with his explosive experiments.

Year 12 ATAR Visit

August 15, 2019

The Year 12 ATAR Biology students from Duncraig visited UWA and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Science this term. They investigated nanotechnology learning how it can make cancer cells self-destruct, forensic anthropology to produce evidence that could be used in court and used biotechnology to identify disease. It was an amazing two days that gave students insight into the real application of their course to improve society.

Nicola Ross

Teacher Science

Service Learning at Neil Hawkins Park

August 15, 2019

Today the T2 home room went on a service learning trip to Neil Hawkins Park to work with Kevin McCloud from the Friends of Yellagonga (FOY). The task was to rehabilitate a section of the parklands around the lake. The FOY in a community based organisation who aim is to protect and rehabilitate the local wetland. The students were able to assist in this by planting many native species back into a degraded section of the park. We were grateful to Kevin and the FOY in enabling the students to have this service learning opportunity and we hope that the students gained some confidence to know that they have the capacity to help our communities no matter what age they are and that the experience will help them engage more easily with a service mindset. The FoY have a face book page (friends of yellagonga regional park inc)  and you can join the group to find about their activities, it’s a great family opportunity to help out in our local community.”

Mr Biddle and Ms Roberts


August 13, 2019

Last Friday we farewelled our Secondary international students who spent two weeks visiting us from China. While learning what it’s like to be a student in Australia, our guests made some special friendships here at St Stephen’s School and were lucky enough to do plenty of sightseeing too. Thanks for visiting!


August 12, 2019

Follow the yellow brick road to St Stephen’s School’s young performers edition of The Wizard of Oz this September, with more than 200 Primary cast members from both campuses bring the story to life on stage. Tickets on sale at 8am today!


August 11, 2019

UnitingCare West’s Tranby Centre has been open 24-hours-a-day this week for Homelessness Week. Two groups of St Stephen’s staff prepared lasagne, garlic bread and bread-and-butter pudding for around 100 people in need. They enjoyed chatting and getting to know the individuals and hearing about their journeys – what a wonderful way to give back.


August 8, 2019

St Stephen’s School’s Service Learning program spread its wings even further this week with the launch of the brand-new Joondalup Food Cart service – a St Stephen’s initiative in partnership with Lakeside Joondalup, Rotary and for the benefit of UnitingCare West. The cart will be manned by volunteers, including our staff and students, to pick up unsold food from cafes and food outlets at Lakeside Joondalup to go to those in need through UnitingCare West Merriwa. Congrats to all involved! If you have always wanted to volunteer but don’t know where to start, visit our new-look Volunteers website where our Volunteers team can match you with a giving opportunity to suit your needs.

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