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.

 

PHYSICS OF SOUND

Mr Stefan Walter was a guest speaker in Mrs Aldous Year 8 Science class recently, demonstrating the Physics of Sound with his electric guitar, carrot clarinet or ‘Clarot’ and real clarinet. They also looked at the difference between electric and acoustic guitars as one of the students showed off his great guitar abilities with a solo.

 

 

Gold!

Congratulations to Thomas McIntyre ( Year 8) who has just won a gold medal at the 2019 Philosothon! Thomas made strong contributions in all four philosophical discussions, taking out First Place for Year 8 in Western Australia. The achievement was no easy feat as Thomas came up against some extremely difficult competition from around the state. Well done!

HOME RUN

Year 8 student Fletcher Sexton and his baseball team, the Perth Northern Metros, have certainly reached great heights in 2019! After a successful year in the domestic league, the team were crowned National Champions and travelled to California recently to represent Australia in the Intermediate League World Series. Although they didn’t finish top of the table Fletcher had the trip of a lifetime, exploring new parts of the world and even getting to meet some famous baseball players.

TRIPLE THREAT

Rachel Phillips (Year 8) is currently performing in APAN Entertainment’s production of The Wizard of Oz at the Regal Theatre! Having grown up with a passion for performing, Rachel is singing, dancing and acting as a munchkin in the production. All the best Rachel!

“I’m super excited, not really nervous because this is what I do, this is what I love,” Rachel said.

CAS CHAMPIONS

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.

Year 7, 8 and 9 Interviews

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews for Year 7-9 students will be held on Monday 29 July. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. Semester One reports will be published during the term break, and additional information and comments about specific assessment results are available throughout the year via your SEQTA Engage login.

We encourage students to be present to participate in the interview. There will be two sessions:

7:30am – 11:30am and 2:00 – 7:00pm.

Within these time frames, you will be able to book 10 minute interviews with each class teacher. The interviews will be held in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre (Year 7 Building). Please note if for some reason a teacher is not available on the day their name will not be listed on the Bookings information, and you will receive an email from the teacher to organise an alternative time.

To book your interview time please go to: www.ststephens.wa.edu.au.

Then:

  • Login to the Parent Portal
  • Plan the Term Select Interview Booking
  • Login to EdInfo (Simply select login)
  • Synergetic Management System Select Interview
  • Select Interview timetable
  • Print Timetable

The booking system will close on Wednesday 24 July. If you have difficulty accessing the bookings, please contact the Helpdesk on 9243 2160. When bookings interviews, you are welcome to book with as few or as many teachers as you wish. A few teachers have so many classes they might be booked out.  If this is the case and you wish to make an interview time, please email the teacher and let them know your available times for an in-person or telephone interview.

My best wishes for a relaxing and refreshing term break.

Warm regards

 

Liz Criddle

Deputy Head of School – Teaching and Learning

 

Yr 8 Geography Field trip to Elizabeth Quays

Year 8 students went to Elizabeth Quays to explore the concept of liveability.  The Geography department is passionate about allowing students to get real life experience about the world around them.  It was interesting to note that our students were so well behaved a member of the public who is involved in the construction of the new apartments at Elizabeth Quays took the time to discuss with the students how the new buildings were constructed and the issues involved with digging into the river to create the underground parking and storage areas for each apartment.  We were all slightly agog when we were told the penthouse has three floors, its own elevator and costs $12.5 million.  Students were able to engage with the art created in the area and the water playground along with identifying all the strengths and weaknesses regarding the liveability of this new development.

Leeanne Shanks

Teacher – Humanities and Social Sciences and Assistant Dean Alethea

Year Eight Civics and Citizenship

Students became a SSS parliament for a lesson this week.  Students were given political parties and asked to represent their views regarding un fair bills that had been enacted into law in the past.  Students presented themselves very well and worked hard to create an answer based on their parties position on the bill.  It seems we have many future politicians in our mist – possibly even a future PM.

Leeanne Shanks

Teacher – Humanities and Social Sciences & Assistant Dean Alethea