FILM FRENZY

The Synthesis Film Festival saw St Stephen’s School dominate when it came to the awards, with our students’ unique talent and skill evident on screen. Congratulations to all our participants!

Primary School category (Years 4-6)
Runner up: Olivia Young from St Stephen’s School for The Fridge Thief

Middle Secondary School category (Years 7-10)
Winner: Stephanie Bryce from St Stephen’s School for Sick and Dying
Runner up: Alyssa Wood from St Stephen’s School for Seen, Heard and Felt

Senior Secondary School category (Years 11-12)
Winner: Ashton Crompton from St Stephen’s School for Retaliation (seen below)

Big Ideas at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) will host 22 lucky Year 10 students.

With encouragement from their teacher, Shannon Fletcher, Year 10 students Laura de Silva-Beiter and Charlotte Beale submitted a 40-second video to apply for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation competition, revealing two plans they devised to combat global issues. They have been invited to take part in a Big Ideas Forum in Sydney.

What an achievement, well done!

Read the full article here:

Duncraig students present Big Ideas at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Photo: Joondalup Times

 

Countdown to Synthesis Exhibition

Set up is underway for this Wednesday’s Synthesis Exhibition launch! Our School will be filled with creative masterpieces like this artwork by Cambell Boutle (Year 11), which captures her brother immersed in the music he’s listening to.

Be sure to celebrate the Opening Night this Wednesday, starting from 5pm in the Primary Village and then proceeding up to the Secondary Admin. Building which starts at 6pm.

Will by Cambell Boutle.

 

Fast Lane

Year 11 and 12 Automotive Engineering and Technology students saw all the behind-the-scenes action at Barbagello Raceway last week at the WA leg of the Supercars, courtesy of the Western Australian Sporting Car Club. Students saw how the cars are set up and how much time is involved in getting everything right.

Digital Partnership

Yiyili Community School is located 600km inland from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA, yet its remote location is no barrier to innovation.

Staff and students in the K-10 cohort recently enjoyed a visit from members of the St Stephen’s School Digital Learning Team who spent five days passing on digital skills in the areas of robotics, coding, augmented reality and circuitry.

The team also worked with staff in professional development, provided training resources and technical support and updated Yiyili’s devices and programs.

ACCLAIMED INNOVATION

The Abydos app, developed by St Stephen’s School and Edith Cowan University, has been named a finalist in the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunication Awards (WAITTA) INCITE Awards for the Most Transformative Impact on Education.
The gamification app uses the theme of ancient Egypt to teach primary students about fractions, and research has shown a group of Year 6 students who used the app scored 10.5 per cent higher than those who didn’t after just two sessions a week for four weeks using the app.

Abydos has been integrated into classroom teaching for Year 6s at St Stephen’s.

The finalists were announced on Friday, with the winners to be named in June.

Congrats to all involved – such a coup for our innovative School! Best of luck for the June announcement.

FIRST Robotics South Pacific Championships

More than 40 teams fronted up for the FIRST Robotics South Pacific Championships in Sydney recently, with Year 12 student Cale Davies at the heart of the action. Cale was part of Curtin University’s team that took out the title and are now headed for the World Championships in Houston, Texas.

Barista Coffee Tuesday

Staff were following the wonderful aroma of fresh coffee today as queues formed in the LPC kitchen.

The hospitality students prepare and serve coffee, mocha,  hot chocolate and heart-shaped jam droplets. They are learning basic skills and confidence to work as a barista. These skills will also help  them to prepare great-tasting coffee at home. Students learn the basic theory of coffee making, origin of coffee, different types of coffee which are commonly served in Australia. They practice  by using a commercial espresso coffee machine all under the watchful eye of Mrs. Penny Herd.

 

“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality” – Romans 12:13.