NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

There’s still time to book your place for this Friday’s Parent Business Directory members event Effective Networking with guest speaker Ron Gibson from Go Networking. With just a few spots left, we hope to see you there! Sign up to the Directory to become a member:https://businessnetwork.ststephens.wa.edu.au/
Then book your tickets here: www.trybooking.com/BBYJU

THE BARISTAS ARE BACK

The baristas are back in Duncraig Secondary, with Year 11 students practicing their skills as part of their Certificate II in Hospitality. With staff members keen to sample the warm cuppas in these winter months, students are certainly getting lots of practice as they work towards their qualification!

Year 12 (2020) Subject Information Evening

Date:                     Tuesday 25 June

Time:                     7:00pm

Where:                 Cousins Hall

This is an opportunity to hear about post school pathways and WACE graduation, and to discuss any questions with Heads of Learning Area. We encourage you to attend, or alternatively to access the slide presentation of the evening which will be made available in SEQTA on the Documents page.  The Year 11 and 12 Curriculum Handbook, as well as information about applying for Independent Study in 2020, is now available in SEQTA on the Documents page and on the Parent Portal.

Year 11 (2020) Subject Information Evening

Date:                     Tuesday 25 June

Time:                     6:30pm

Where:                 Theatre

This is an opportunity to hear about future pathways, subject offerings, and to discuss queries with Heads of Learning Area. We encourage you to attend, or alternatively to access the slide presentation of the evening which will be made available in SEQTA on the Documents page.  The Year 11 and 12 Curriculum Handbook is now available in the Parent Portal and SEQTA on the Documents page.

Year 9 & 10 (2020) Subject Information Evening

Date:                     Monday 17 June

Time:                     6:30pm

Where:                 Theatre

This evening will provide an overview of requirements for WACE Graduation, presentations about elective subjects, and the opportunity to ask questions of Heads of Learning Area. Parents and students are invited to attend.

The 2020 Duncraig Curriculum Handbook is available online, and can be found either in the Parent Portalhttps://portal.ststephens.wa.edu.au/parent-and-student/learning-resources/curriculum-handbook.html, or in School Documents – Parent Information on SEQTA. The Handbook will assist when choosing electives for 2020. The slide presentation from the evening will be uploaded to SEQTA Documents.

Try-A-Trade

A group of Year 10 students tried their hands at plastering, tiling and bricklaying during the School’s recent Try-A-Trade program at the North Metropolitan TAFE’s Clarkson campus.

The students spent three days learning new skills, with plastering proving very popular – shown by the amount of plaster spread around – and groups enjoying the tiling and bricklaying opportunities as well.

Try-A-Trade is a short course to give students a chance to participate in a trade environment and experience what an apprenticeship may be like.

VET in Schools liaison officer Vicki O’Connor said it allows the students to have a better overview for subject selection at school as they can make an informed decision on the course of study they would like to follow.

“Students were totally engaged in each trade, displaying excellent skills and behaviour, prompting positive comments from the lecturers at North Metropolitan TAFE, and they represented our School in an extremely positive way,” Mrs O’Connor said.

“Parents were also very supportive with phone calls, emails and chats at your Careers Expo on the positive effect it had on their child as it had given them a direction for upper school studies.”

The VET Liaison Officers from both campuses were very impressed with the students’ “have-a-go” attitude and the questions asked about pathways into trades.

North Metros Hit the Big Time!

Year 9 student Josh Davies played with his team the North Metros on Friday night. The team won the baseball national championship.  A really close, hard game that they won by 1 run.  Josh got to hit the winning run!

This means the team will go to Michigan, USA in August to play in the World Championship, fully paid by Baseball Australia.

Great effort by Josh!