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

POETRY IN ACTION

The theatre group Poetry In Action recently visited the Duncraig campus to present ‘Words of War’ to our Year 11 ATAR English and ATAR Literature students. The presentation focused on the works of Wilfred Owen, a WWI poet, and explored the potential and power of words to capture the inhumanity of war. Not only was the performance entertaining, it will help students in preparing for their Semester 2 exams.

FESTIVAL FUN

Year 7 Indonesian students recently travelled to Elizabeth Quay to attend the Festival Indonesia accompanied by none other than Mrs Donella Beare and Mrs Darnelle Pretorius! The group relished the opportunity to take part in creative workshops including batik painting, storytelling, singing and dancing. What a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Indonesian culture!

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.