BACKPACK PROJECT

St Stephen’s School is working with Surf Dive ‘n Ski to donate 200 Billabong backpacks to UnitingCare West, which will assist children in our community who are unable to go to school with supplies needed for their education. Each Primary class and Secondary homeroom have a backpack to fill with supplies – take a look below to see what items your family can donate to those in need.

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Have you spoken with your kids about online safety? Make sure they know how to identify risks online.

You can’t control every aspect of your child’s online use, but you can focus on keeping the lines of communication open.
Learn how to be safe and secure with the connected devices in your life.

Please check out the interactive guide for parents: https://bit.ly/2FkgsHA and other resources from the Office of the eSafety https://www.esafety.gov.au/

 

 

GIVING THANKS

On Wednesday evening, a group of St Stephen’s School students and staff recognised the outstanding work of WA Charity Direct at the organisation’s Annual Thank You Event. Our School has formed a valuable relationship with WACD over the past couple of years, partnering with them in their Schools Program initiative to help select a charity or cause to receive a $25,000 donation.

Parking Safe

Over recent years, we have carefully developed the parking and drive-through arrangements for parents who transport their students to school by car, so that all students, parents and staff are safe at all times.

We would like to remind parents of the need to consider others and the safety of the children when driving and parking around the school.

Parents are reminded that:
 
The Staff/Visitor Car park is not to be used for student drop off/pick up. Please use the Kiss and Drive facility for this purpose.
 
The school bus bay must be kept free for bus access.
 

The Kiss and Drive facility is supervised and offers a very smooth pick-up option after school. Parents are asked to consider using this facility rather than parking.

Our objective is to make every morning drop off and afternoon collection safe and stress-free for everyone.

 

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) occurs on the third Friday in March each year. The NDA is an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and the whole community to take a stand together against bullying and violence. This annual day provides a focus for schools who want to say, ‘Bullying. No Way!’ and to strengthen their everyday messages that bullying and violence at school are not okay at any time.

St Stephen’s School Duncraig is a registered NDA school.

On Friday, our School and House Captains will wear ribbons to recognising our commitment to assisting students in recognising and responding to bullying.

#BullyingNoWay #TakeaStandTogether #NDA2019

http://https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/NationalDay

Bennet Andrews

Deputy Head of Sec (Care), Secondary Leadership

Salvation Army Immersion Tour with the Year 7’s

Recently some Year 7 students went on an excursion to show them how perilous the life of a homeless person can be.

Immersion programs are unique learning experiences that encourage active citizenship via an experiential learning model. The learning is so profound that it aids students in understanding what it means to be part of the human community mindful of the journey of others, especially the most vulnerable.

The excursion started at Greenwood train station and took them to Wellington Square. There guide for the day was Darren.

Below is a short video made by the students.

Topic: Transitioning from Childhood to Adolescence: What to Expect

The developmental transition from childhood to adolescence brings many significant physical, psychological, social and emotional changes. Adjusting to these changes can be a challenging time for both parents and young people. This evenings presentation will provide information about the changes to expect in children as they journey towards adolescence, discuss puberty and mental health, outline the best ways parents can support and respond to the changing needs of children in their transition from primary school to high school, and provide practical tips highlighting how parents can effectively communicate and partner with the school to assist children to feel more confident and ease the transition to high school.

Date: Wednesday 27 June
Time: 6.45  7.45pm
Location: Cousins Hall – Duncraig Campus
Presented by Dr Alicia Handley and Ms Claire Handley