As part of their transition into Year 3, Year 2s visited the Primary School this week, guided by some very helpful Year 9 students. After a play in the playground, students took part in French and Music lessons to become familiar with their surroundings before the move next year.
With the wet weather setting in, we have noticed more parents driving their children to and from school. The increased number of people on the roads can result in some traffic standstills in the turning circle and we just wanted to remind parents to be mindful of the staggered School finishing times for Primary and Secondary, who both use the turning circle, and how to aid the flow of traffic on and outside our campus.
- Please note, Primary students finish at 3.10pm, pick up their bags and there usually isn’t too much of a delay from the end of class to them waiting for their parents at pick-up. We ask that Primary parents try not to drive into the campus before 3.05pm to ensure the traffic doesn’t get backed up for too long.
- Secondary students finish their last class at 3.20pm. They then need to return to their locker before coming out to the car so there is usually around a five-minute lag before they get to the turning circle. Therefore, we ask that parents of Secondary students please do not drive into the campus until 3.20pm for pick-up.
- We have noticed many parents arriving too early and parking in the turning circle to wait, which blocks Primary parents from getting through and also visitors from backing out of the visitors parking bays. Please refrain from coming onto campus too early and parking in the flow area.
We thank you for your understanding and know that we ask this to minimise the time you spend in the traffic, to ensure the safety of students and also to prevent any parking fines for those stuck in traffic on the surrounding streets.
Thank you for your support.
Donella Beare and Darnelle Pretorius
St Stephen’s School has proudly partnered with innovative global STEM education company Fire Tech to host its renowned holiday programs in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Fire Tech takes a STEM+approach to the growing areas of Science, Technologies, Engineering, Arts and Maths, working together with industry to offer an array of holiday tech courses for students.
The Duncraig courses will run in the Primary Village on January 14-16 from 8.30am-4.30pm. More info: http://bit.ly/2O4MMCp
Although the evening temperature dropped below zero, the sun was shining and smiles were all around as more than 200 people enjoyed the inaugural Community Campout at The Kaadadjan Centre over the weekend. Families enjoyed quality time playing games, using the sports equipment, cooking damper over the fire, making their own Aboriginal-inspired artwork and mining for choc chips with Alcoa. There were lots of laughs around the campfires and the children enjoyed an outdoor movie under the stars. What a wonderful time!
The Kaadadjan Centre will soon open for private bookings for our families, staff and alumni. Keep and eye out for more information.
The end of term three saw the participation of the Year 8 students at the Year 5 Market Day. Students in Year 8 were studying the idea of sustainability which tied in perfectly with the Year 5 Market Day. There was even a little time for Year 8 students to reminisce about their time in the Primary School Playground. The purpose of this day was to sell goods that had been recycled from existing products. The creativity of the Year 5 students was extortionary and we look forward to seeing their products next year.
A whooping $1014 was raised.
Assistant Dean of Alethea/Humanities and Social Sciences
23 schools competed at Mawson Park in Hillarys last Friday in the NIPSSA Cross-Country Carnival. The standard of competition is always very high and to be successful at this event requires a great deal of commitment and dedication.
St Stephen’s School was well-represented with Year 5 and 6 students from both Carramar and Duncraig competing in the event! Students showed off their dribbling and shooting skills, participating in the round robin tournament against other independent schools.
Overall Results Division A:
- PADBURY CPS
- ST MARKS
- ST STEPHENS DUNCRAIG
- PETER MOYES
- WHITFORDS CPS
- ST SIMON PETER
- LAKE JOONDALUP BAPTIST
- ST LUKES CPS
- FRANCIS JORDAN
- KINGSWAY CHRISTIAN