Year 7 Electoral Education Centre Excursion

On Wednesday 4th April, Mr Hummerston’s Year 7 HASS class journeyed their way to the Electoral Education Centre near Parliament House to learn about how Australians vote. Whilst there, they learnt lots of new information, showcased their knowledge learnt from class and took place in mock elections. The students seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and we hope to one day see their name on a ballot paper!

James Hummerston

Teacher of Media, HASS and Design

Going Live

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Our Year 10-12 Media students from Carramar and Duncraig took a trip to the newsroom recently, getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Channel 9 studios. As well as seeing how the magic happens behind the camera, students took turns reading the news in front of it too!

Take a look at their awesome experience.

Year 7 Stop Motion

On Friday 16th March, Mr Hummerston’s Year 7 Media class took to creating their own Claymation characters by making their own play-dough. Whilst the task was incredibly messy there were some very successful playdough artists.

Look out for their final short films which are currently in production!

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23


The Arts Award Assembly

The Arts Award Assembly took place today.

It was a wonderful array of Debating, Drama, Music, Art, and Singing.

Principal Donella Beare along with ex-student Alex Morris presented the many awards. Alex is a graduate of the University of Western Australia having completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in Composition in 2009. During primary and secondary school at St Stephen’s, Alex studied music and had an active involvement in all available vocal ensembles and the string ensembles on the violin.

It was an opportunity to acknowledge ex-student Amy Reid who had her work ‘Girl in a Manhole’ displayed in the Art Gallery of WA where she won the Exhibition Medallion of 2016.

Parents were invited for morning tea afterwards.

Winners of the Synthesis Film Competition


Huge congratulations go to Year 11 students Joshua Zimmermann, Cale Davis and Jamie Wright for winning the Synthesis Film competition last week with their short film, Limbo.

ECU judges were impressed with their effort, creativity and cinematography.

Here is a tiny snippet of the film:


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.


Synthesis Exhibition + Film Festival

The Synthesis Exhibition + Film Festival opened the doors and welcomed the throne of visitors.

Every year the festival impossibly surpasses the previous year.

Such talent, such vision.

Well done to everyone!

If you couldn’t make it last night it is open from August 23 – August 29 from 8:30 am -4:00 pm.

Synthesis Exhibition + Film Festival

The much-anticipated Synthesis Exhibition + Film Festival is fast approaching.

Join us for an evening of Art, Design, Digital Media, Furniture, Food and Film as St Stephen’s student’s showcase their talents.

Primary Art Display                                                                          5.00PM

Primary Village


Exhibition and Awards                                                                   6.00PM

Secondary Admin Building


Film Screenings                                                                                7.00PM

Duncraig Theatre

Connect Team

This is the Connect Team that is full of students who have a passion for technology. Members of the Connect Team come to the library each week on a Wednesday lunchtime to participate in such activities as designing websites and developing Media skills. The group was created by Year 8 student Jayden Bray and has some fabulous students in it.

James Hummerston

Media Teacher

Back row (L to R): Ryan Lawler, Mr James Hummerston and Jayden Bray.                                                                                          

Front row (L to R): Dylan Cassiani, Jacob Hall and Alex Baird.