T4 Service Learning

Today T4, as part of their Service Learning, visited St Nicholas Church at Duncraig and undertook light cleaning and gardening duties under the supervision of Marty Ashton.

St Nicholas parish are an inclusive community.  St Stephen’s students volunteer their time to help this community by lightly cleaning the parish.

 

 

 

 

GIVING IS THE GREATEST ACT OF GRACE

St Stephen’s School’s Service Learning program spread its wings even further this week with the launch of the brand-new Joondalup Food Cart service – a St Stephen’s initiative in partnership with Lakeside Joondalup, Rotary and for the benefit of UnitingCare West. The cart will be manned by volunteers, including our staff and students, to pick up unsold food from cafes and food outlets at Lakeside Joondalup to go to those in need through UnitingCare West Merriwa. Congrats to all involved! If you have always wanted to volunteer but don’t know where to start, visit our new-look Volunteers website where our Volunteers team can match you with a giving opportunity to suit your needs.

See more at volunteer.ststephens.wa.edu.au.

SCHOOL SLEEP OUT

School students will swap their school bags for sleeping bags later this year for the annual Anglicare School Sleep out. Although St Stephen’s isn’t part of the Anglican Schools Commission, Anglicare were impressed by our commitment to giving back through our Service Learning arm that they extended the invitation for our community to experience sleeping rough for one night, to see how the more than 9000 West Australians who are homeless live. If you’re interested in forming or joining a St Stephen’s School team, go to www.anglicarewaschoolsleepout.org.au.

Our School team page is at: https://anglicarewaschoolsleepout.org.au/teamststephens

School of Thought

A group of students and staff from Carramar and Duncraig recently made their on-air radio debuts on 89.7FM! They were absolute naturals as they took to the airwaves, chatting about their roles as leaders, different programs offered at School and important subjects they’ve learnt about in class.

RISE Service Learning for T1

T1 went to RISE to work with young people and adults with disabilities.  There were many activities to enjoy like painting portraits, working with clay and wood work.  Our students also enjoyed working alongside the people at RISE and getting to know them and support the staff.  Some of us learnt how to knit, and spent time in the textiles room where there was lots of laughter and chatting.  Other students from T1 supported RISE and the staff by sweep the bricked area in the garden and re arranging the flower pots making it a tranquil and quiet place to sit and enjoy being in nature. After a wonderful time, the T1 students who attended this community service expressed how much fun it was and that the time they spent at RISE was time well spent.  We are thankful for the opportunity to support people with disabilities.

Shannon Fletcher
Teacher – Science

TOUR READY

Before jetting off to South Africa for the Service Tour in a few weeks, Year 10 students from Carramar and Duncraig stopped by Bunnings Joondalup to sharpen their DIY skills! Students were trained in using power tools, painting, gluing and sealing, making concrete, laying bricks and rendering. These skills will help students when they take part in building projects at JJ Haven Orphanage.

RAW IMPACT

Over the holidays, Year 12 students and three staff from Carramar and Duncraig volunteered their time on the St Stephen’s Global Cambodia Tour. As a result of their hard work, a Cambodian family who were living in a small unsafe house now has a new home. Read more about the tour in the Joondalup Times.

 

St Stephen’s School students build family home in Cambodia

TOUR TO REMEMBER

The 2019 India Leavers Tour provides an opportunity for current Year 11 students, graduating in 2019, to round out their service learning experiences at St Stephen’s School. Running from 23 November – 6 December 2019, students will volunteer at Woodstock School, trek the foothills of the Himalayas and explore India’s rich culture.

We invite our current Year 11 students and their families to an India Tour Information Evening.

Duncraig campus: Monday 19 November, 6.45pm in Cousins Hall

Carramar campus: Tuesday 20 November, 6.45pm in Charis House

Please see Mr Kirby for more information.

 

WA Marine Debris Project

Students from C2 Homeroom this week took part in the Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s WA Marine Debris Project. Students cleaned up a 600m stretch of beach adjacent to Whitfords Nodes, even finding a shovel! After collecting and sorting the waste, a list of collected items was uploaded to the AMDI database to assist with reducing waste at the source. Students learnt that marine debris isn’t only unsightly, it harms marine wildlife and can even impact human health if we consume fish that have ingested plastic.

See https://www.tangaroablue.org/ for more information.

Jenny Rowland

Mathematics Teacher

Lou Morrison KIMBERLEY TOUR INFORMATION EVENING

On Monday October 29 an information evening will be held for parents and students interested in being part of the Lou Morrison Kimberley Tour 2019. The tour is open to current Year 8 and 9 students. The event will be held in the Community Room, beginning at 6:45pm.

On the night you will find out about what happens on the trip, how to apply, what the cost will be and more. We would love to see you there and for you to join us next year!

Miss Palmer and Mr Hotchkin