MAKING A DIFFERENCE

A group of Year 11 girls from Carramar and Duncraig spent their school holidays making a difference at Bethany Home in Malaysia. Students helped the children with their aerobics, motor skills, physical education and arts and crafts, while also taking the time to create a beautiful Peter Pan mural. The Tour no doubt forged close friendships and created memories the girls will never forget.

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Wow… check out what our Space Camp USA students have been up to over the last few weeks! Year 9s Aaron Popich (Carramar), Natasha Anderson and Ben Flanagan (Duncraig) travelled with Mr Charles Biddle visiting Northrop Grummin, the California Science Centre, Disneyland and more to learn all about space exploration and mission control. They were also the first school group to ever visit Richard Branson’s spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic.

PHYSICS OF SOUND

Mr Stefan Walter was a guest speaker in Mrs Aldous Year 8 Science class recently, demonstrating the Physics of Sound with his electric guitar, carrot clarinet or ‘Clarot’ and real clarinet. They also looked at the difference between electric and acoustic guitars as one of the students showed off his great guitar abilities with a solo.

 

 

FILM FRENZY

The Synthesis Film Festival saw St Stephen’s School dominate when it came to the awards, with our students’ unique talent and skill evident on screen. Congratulations to all our participants!

Primary School category (Years 4-6)
Runner up: Olivia Young from St Stephen’s School for The Fridge Thief

Middle Secondary School category (Years 7-10)
Winner: Stephanie Bryce from St Stephen’s School for Sick and Dying
Runner up: Alyssa Wood from St Stephen’s School for Seen, Heard and Felt

Senior Secondary School category (Years 11-12)
Winner: Ashton Crompton from St Stephen’s School for Retaliation (seen below)

WATER WORKS

Year 10s and 11s have had a great time exploring both above and below the water of late. Some Year 10 Marine Science students tried scuba diving for the first time, getting up close and personal with underwater creatures at AQWA while Year 11 ATAR Marine and Maritime Studies students completed their Recreational Skipper’s Ticket course and are now qualified boat skippers!

The Physics of Sound Energy

Mr Stefan Walter was a guest speaker in Mrs Aldous year 8 Science class today, to demonstrate the Physics of Sound with his electric guitar, carrot clarinet or ‘Clarot’ and real clarinet. We also looked at the difference between electric and my acoustic guitar. The students had lots of questions and one of the students Sam even demonstrated his great guitar abilities playing ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ by Guns and Roses.

MEET THE AUTHOR

St Stephen’s School is hosting the City of Joondalup’s exciting launch of author Judy Nunn’s latest novel, Khaki Town. Inspired by a true wartime story, Khaki Town is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II. Book a ticket to join Judy in the St Stephen’s School Theatre this Wednesday evening: http://bit.ly/2pAzVOy

If you would like to know more about hiring the St Stephen’s School Theatre, visit our website: http://bit.ly/2pCxFXb

CELEBRATING 2019

Join us as we celebrate a wonderful school year, as well as our 35th anniversary, at our 2019 Presentation Evenings. Secure your tickets through the links below.

Duncraig Primary, Monday 9 December, 6.45pm: https://www.trybooking.com/BFYJZ
Duncraig Secondary, Tuesday 10 December, 6.45pm: https://www.trybooking.com/BFYIQ

Gold!

Congratulations to Thomas McIntyre ( Year 8) who has just won a gold medal at the 2019 Philosothon! Thomas made strong contributions in all four philosophical discussions, taking out First Place for Year 8 in Western Australia. The achievement was no easy feat as Thomas came up against some extremely difficult competition from around the state. Well done!