NEW SKILLS

Year 10 students from Carramar and Duncraig got to work at Bunnings Whitfords this week ahead of an exciting adventure! Students set to travel on the South Africa Service Tour learnt some handy skills in preparation for the trip, where they will help with building projects at JJ Haven Orphanage.

Bethany Tour Bunnings BBQ

There will be a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Mindarie on Monday, 2nd March to raise money for the Year 11 Bethany Home Tour to Malaysia. It would be great if any parents or families who are in the area could come and meet those going on the tour and buy a pristine barbequed sausage while they are there to help the cause.

Host families needed! An enriching experience!

St Stephen’s School is hosting a group of Japanese primary school students from 27 March – 3 April (1 week ONLY) and we are looking for families within the school community who are willing to host! Hosting gives your family a wonderful opportunity to make an international friendship and integrate a new family member into your daily routine. You will also receive a payment of $315 for hosting a student.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Gold Intercultural Learning by email homestay@goldil.com.au or 08 9444 7687.

 

SURF ONLINE SAFE

Paul Litherland from Surf Online Safe will be attending St Stephen’s School Duncraig to conduct a parent presentation on the subject of cyber safety. Paul is Perth’s most sought after Internet Awareness presenter and as a former WA Police Officer, can offer some great knowledge and experience to help parents better understand the risks of the online world.

Tickets are available via: Trybooking

St Stephen’s School Dance Company

St Stephen’s School Dance Company auditions took place last week on the Duncraig campus. We are excited to announce the company for 2020: Isabella Beech, Casey Vlahos, Isabella Boening, Olivia Dunn, Maisie Jamieson, Rachel Stidwell, Heidi Clarke, Hayley Davis and Alyssa Hardingham. The Company includes dancers from Duncraig and Carramar campuses for the first time since its inauguration last year. The group will be coached by Miss Tayla Nicholls. We look forward to their performances later in the year.

THANKSGIVING 2020

Thanksgiving at St Stephen’s School is a joyous occasion that unites our entire school community in the act of giving thanks for the multitude of blessings bestowed upon us each year. Our unique service provides our incredible community with a window into the heart and heritage of our School.

Join us ‘To Know God, and Make Him Known’ in a community worship.
In the lead up to the event, we invite all to share things you’re thankful for by posting images on social media with the hashtag #givethanks, #knowgod or #worship for us to showcase on the night.

Reserve your seats here: https://www.trybooking.com/BHUOH

UPDATED EXAMINATION REGULATIONS

The rules of conduct for the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Year 12 ATAR course examinations will be published in the Year 12 Information Handbook Part II: Examinations 2020, which will be uploaded to the SCSA website in July 2020.

Given the challenge of identifying and determining the use of mobile technologies in the examination room, please note that we have just been notified that a new rule will be implemented from 2020 for the Year 12 ATAR course examinations: no candidate will be permitted to wear or take any watch or wireless-enabled technology device e.g. Fitbit, into the examination room. These items will be considered unauthorised items.

Unauthorised items include:

mobile phone
analogue or smart watch or Fitbit or similar device
mobile device that has wifi and/or bluetooth capabilities
mobile storage device
non-approved calculator
calculator cover
non-transparent pencil case
non-approved notes or any other print material relevant or irrelevant to this examination, (for example, writing on the back of your hand or arm, or blank paper)
headphones, earplugs, earbuds or other unauthorised listening device
wallet, purse or bag
food, lollies or chewing gum
or any other unauthorised item.

The school Year 10-12 Examination Regulations will be updated to include this change, and it will be mentioned to Year 11 and 12 students in Education Plus.

Liz Criddle

Deputy Head of Secondary (Teaching & Learning)