PATCH OF HOPE

A group of our students and staff recently volunteered their time to assemble and plant out garden beds for the local community. Suitably named the ‘Patch of Hope,’ the community garden at Uniting Church Trinity North will provide food for community members, with UnitingCare West‘s Men of Hope leading the project

ATHLETES AMAZE

Secondary’s Interhouse Triathlon saw our young athletes rise to and conquer the challenge. We have also seen students succeed in the WA All Schools Athletics Championships recently, with Remy Rowse (Year 8) placing third in the Under 14 Girls 1500m race, and Nic Holmes (Year 10) placing first in the Under 16 2km Steeplechase and third in the 1500m race. Well done!

SUNNY SATURDAY

It’s not too late to book a free ticket to celebrate 35 Years of St Stephen’s School! With games, food, live music and more, we’re looking forward to honouring our School’s past, present and future. Celebrations kick off at Duncraig this Saturday at 12pm before Carramar enjoys the fun on Saturday 23 November.

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BECBN

Last Day Information

Dear Parents

As indicated in the calendar school closes on Wednesday 11 December at 3:20pm. The closing time on the last day of Term 4 has been under discussion for some time and the move to close at 3:20pm (3:10pm Primary 3-6) is in response to various transport obligations including bus routes. Students will attend a House Farewell in P6 on this day.

Darnelle Pretorious

Head of Campus – Duncraig

READY, SET, LEGO!

Preparations for the 2019 FIRST LEGO League are well underway across Carramar and Duncraig! Primary and Secondary teams are currently creating and coding their robots, studying and rehearsing for their project presentations and, most importantly, trying out their new team t-shirts. Take a look at their training ahead of the competition on Saturday 30 November.

MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE

Duncraig Secondary’s 2019 MaDD night has had an update to its title with the introduction of Dance! Join us on Tuesday 19 November at 7pm to see a showcase of Year 10 and 11 solo Music performances, Year 10 student-devised Drama performances and show-stopping routines performed by the St Stephen’s School Dance Company.

2020 January Preparation Program

 

 

Master Mind Australia will be conducting revision and preparation classes for secondary school students during the January school holidays. This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to be well equipped for the 2020 school year. More details concerning these courses can be found at (www.mastermindaustralia.com.au).

Master Mind Australia is a results driven education provider. Our holiday programs for year 11-12 and year 7-10 students include subject revision and consolidation, exam preparation courses, and study skills and essay writing tutorials. These classes also provide preparation for NAPLAN and OLNA tests.

T4 Service Learning

Today T4, as part of their Service Learning, visited St Nicholas Church at Duncraig and undertook light cleaning and gardening duties under the supervision of Marty Ashton.

St Nicholas parish are an inclusive community.  St Stephen’s students volunteer their time to help this community by lightly cleaning the parish.

 

 

 

 

Notice for Parents Year 7 & 8

Dear Yr 7 and 8 Parents

Earlier in the year your child may have opened a Pinterest account using their school email address. Pinterest is an excellent visual learning tool for students to document their research. Some of your children may have received some diet and body image advertising emails through their school email. You may wish to check with your child to see if they received any of these emails and talk to them about the content.

We have given time and instruction to the students in the classes affected to delete these accounts. Therefore no further emails should be coming through the school email system. Protocols for using such online learning tools are now in place. Here is a link where you can find further information about the protocols and how you can make using this learning tool as private and secure as possible.

More information on Pinterest

If you have any further queries please contact Mrs Penny Herd, Head of Learning Area, Technologies.

 

Environmental Club 2.0

Do you care about the environment? Do you want to help St Stephens to be more environmentally friendly?

Then the Enviro-Club is the club for you! The Enviro-Club is a group dedicated to tackling some of sustainability problems around the school and in our community. We will be setting up sustainable gardens, designing and creating recycling stations and learning about the wonderful world of waste management – and that’s not all! To find out more about the greatest club on Earth, come down to S5 at recess on Tuesday the 12th of November – OPEN TO ALL YEAR LEVELS!

Amy Aldous

Digital Learning Specialist Secondary – Cross Campus/Teacher – Science