Adieu to Madame Racape

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that Madame Johana Racape, our wonderful French teacher, will be taking some time off this year to spend time with her family. She will be leaving us today and will return to St Stephen’s in 2021. In conjunction with that, we are very pleased to inform you that Madame Julie Penin will be taking over this teaching load for the rest of 2020. Madame Penin is already well known to our Primary students, as she has regularly joined us as relief teacher.

We truly wish Madame Racape all the best and look forward to her return next year.

Kind regards,

Hannah Lockwood-Jones and Jarrod Heglund

Year 7 Maths Pathway Information Session

We will be holding a Parent Information Session at the school on 26th March at 5.30pm, where we will discuss your child’s mathematics learning in further detail and answer any questions that you might have. We will also show you how to log in to Maths Pathway and how to use the data in the Parent Portal to check in on your child’s progress and discuss how you can support your child in their mathematics learning.

Details for this event are as follows:

Date: 26th March 2020

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Location: Glenda Parkin Building (Yr 7 Building)

Recommended: Please bring your child and their device with you so that you can log in to the Parent Portal on our school network during the event.

We look forward to see you there,

Year 7 Mathematics Team


Potato Olympics 2019

Have you ever wondered: Can smaller potatoes be flung further? Are rounder potatoes better at rolling? Do lighter potatoes create less splash?

These questions and more were investigated on Tuesday afternoon, which saw the Year 7 students participate in the Potato Olympics. The triumphant return of the Potato Olympics to the Duncraig campus saw potatoes being flung, rolled, bowled and dropped – all in the name of maths! Pure spud power was used to collect authentic data and determine which potato athlete and country would fry the competition.

Jennifer Prosser

Teacher – Maths

Notice for Parents Year 7 & 8

Dear Yr 7 and 8 Parents

Earlier in the year your child may have opened a Pinterest account using their school email address. Pinterest is an excellent visual learning tool for students to document their research. Some of your children may have received some diet and body image advertising emails through their school email. You may wish to check with your child to see if they received any of these emails and talk to them about the content.

We have given time and instruction to the students in the classes affected to delete these accounts. Therefore no further emails should be coming through the school email system. Protocols for using such online learning tools are now in place. Here is a link where you can find further information about the protocols and how you can make using this learning tool as private and secure as possible.

More information on Pinterest

If you have any further queries please contact Mrs Penny Herd, Head of Learning Area, Technologies.



Year 7 Indonesian students recently travelled to Elizabeth Quay to attend the Festival Indonesia accompanied by none other than Mrs Donella Beare and Mrs Darnelle Pretorius! The group relished the opportunity to take part in creative workshops including batik painting, storytelling, singing and dancing. What a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Indonesian culture!


With two hard-fought CAS Grand Finals taking place at our campus yesterday afternoon, both our teams were able to take out the top spot! Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team and the Year 7 Boys Basketball team who were undefeated all season. Well done to all our students, coaches and umpires on a fantastic CAS season.