INSPIRING MORNING

A small group of St Stephen’s School students and staff joined Hon. Albert Jacob JP, City of Joondalup Mayor for the 2018 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast last week. Guests heard a Keynote Address from The Salvation Army’s Captain Scott Norman and were inspired to become ambassadors of change in our local community.

Students pictured below:

Kyna Schrick (Year 9)

Joel Bullard (Year 9)

Harrison Snow 6D

Beth Crooks 6LK

 

Abrolhos Islands Expedition

We’ve received some photos from our Marine Biology students who left Perth for their Abrolhos Islands Expedition yesterday, and we’re feeling a bit jealous! Students and staff arrived in Geraldton and have already jumped in the water to practice their new scuba skills. The group will head to the Abrolhos Islands tomorrow to explore the reef.

RAC bstreetsmart Event

Yesterday Year 10 students went on an excursion to Perth Arena for the RAC bstreetsmart event.

RAC has been hosting bstreetsmart in Western Australia since 2012, and in this time almost 40,000 secondary school students have attended.

RAC bstreetsmart features a crash scene re-enactment attended by the emergency services, just as it would occur at a real crash site. The students also have the opportunity to listen to speakers who have been directly impacted by road trauma and talk with emergency services personnel.

The event was organised by Cathy Trethowen, Vet/Careers/VET Liaison Officer.

“Impeccably organised and executed, being a staff member on this excursion was a breeze and I was really proud of the tens for the way they behaved and represented the school.” – Bennet Andrews, Deputy Head of Secondary (Care).

Photos include a photo of students with  Byron Gallyer alumni Class of 2015 who was a Red Frog volunteer at the event.

 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” – Romans 12:10

Fishy Excursion

The Year 10 Marine Science students spent today at AQWA, exploring the various marine habitats of the Western Australian coast which we have spent the term studying.

The students also had the opportunity to Discover SCUBA Diving for the first time in AQWA’s new purpose-built tank. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to experience breathing underwater and the change in pressure which is often daunting for inexperienced divers.

After an immensely successful day there looks like lots of them have caught the SCUBA-bug and will hopefully be taking part in an Open Water Course in Year 11 or 12!”

Mrs Hudson, Mr Boland & Mr Nicholson

Science Teachers

 

“Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.” – Genesis 1:20-21

Service Learning Excursion for C5

On Thursday C5 went on a Service Learning Excursion to St Nicolas Anglican Church in Warwick.

What is Service Learning you may ask? Its a form of experiential education where learning occurs through a cycle of action and reflection as students. . . seek to achieve real objectives for the community and deeper understanding and skills for themselves. In the process, students link personal and social development with academic and cognitive development. . . experience enhances understanding; understanding leads to more effective action.

Student Benefits of Community Engagement

Learning Outcomes

  • Positive impact on students’ academic learning
  • Improves students’ ability to apply what they have learned in “the real world”
  • Positive impact on academic outcomes such as demonstrated complexity of understanding, problem analysis, problem-solving, critical thinking, and cognitive development
  • Improved ability to understand complexity and ambiguity

Personal Outcomes

  • Greater sense of personal efficacy, personal identity, spiritual growth, and moral development
  • Greater interpersonal development, particularly the ability to work well with others, and build leadership and communication skills

 

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35

Year 10 LIFT Week: Elite Sports with Olympian Gemma Hadley

The LIFT Elite Sport year 10 students getting wise words from Gemma Hadley, an Olympic water polo player, as just part of the 2 day program. They also gained experience from elite athletes and coaches (including past students), nutritionists, tours of high performance venues all mixed in with sporting opportunities.

Karry Plummer

Teacher of Science, Health and Physical Education

 

‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.’ – Isaiah 43:2

Indonesian Consulate Visit

On Friday the 8th of September the year 8 students currently studying Indonesian had the opportunity to visit the Indonesian Consulate in East Perth. They participated in a number of workshops including learning to play traditional Gamelan instruments and learnt Indonesian dance from the island of Sumatera. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience the richness of Indonesian culture and apply the language they have been learning at school in the Indonesian community. 

Hayley Ettridge

Indonesian Teacher

 

Channel 9 Visit

Carramar and Duncraig Years 9, 10 & 11 media students were thrilled to tour the Channel 9 studios on Tuesday.

A wonderful opportunity for the students to see what goes on in a studio and behind-the-cameras of Channel 9.

Thank you Channel 9.

 

Biodiversity and Conservation Camp in Busselton

Mr Charles Biddle and Nicola Ross led the Year 11 students to Busselton where they performed transects and investigate the effects of monoculture, invasive species, human interference, and conservation strategies. They also visited Ngilgi Cave.

What an amazing experience for them.