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Movie & Cultural Immersion

Hello Students and Parents,

Our next get together is sure to be a great night – the Invictus and cultural immersion night! This will be held on Monday the 25th of November at the Carramar campus running from 4pm – 8pm. We will hopefully return to the Duncraig campus at approximately 8.30pm, however, students can text you when we’re on our way. We will be taking the Duncraig students by mini-bus to Carramar and will return to the Duncraig campus at approximately 8.30pm where parents can pick their children up. If you would rather pick them up from Carramar then please let us know in advance for transport booking purposes. Students can wear the sports uniform on this day.

The evening will begin with a look at the different languages of South Africa and in particular Afrikaans and Xhosa where we will learn a few common phrases to help us when we are there.
This will be followed by some pizza (so please bring $5 and any snacks) before we settle in to watch the movie Invictus which is set during the time that apartheid was being dismantled. The fabulous Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon play the roles of Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar focusing on their critical interaction in the healing process of the South African nation.

Keep going with your fundraising activities. We are hearing some great stories and can’t wait to hear you share your experiences on this night.

If there are any questions then please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield

African Drumming Success

Hello All,

A massive congratulations to all the students, parents and staff who were involved with organising and running the African Drumming night last Friday. We think it was a great success and thank all of you for helping support the students’ fundraising efforts.

If you could now please start bringing in your money to either Miss Everett, Mr Batten or myself or transfer it via the fundraising link that would be great – we would like to finalise the fundraising amounts before we start our car wash fundraiser later this term. If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Here are a few photos from the night.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield

African Drumming Night

Hello Everyone,

I hope you’re all looking forward to the wonderful drumming experience that ‘Akwaaba’ will be  providing us with this Friday. The event runs from 6.30pm to approximately 7.30pm and then the students will need to assist with packing up at the end of the night – we will hopefully have this finished in 30-45 minutes.

I would also like to remind those preparing salads for the night to please ensure there are no nuts in the salad.

Below is a link of ‘Akwaaba’ in action:

Akwaaba

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield

African Drumming Night Ticket Sales

Hello Students,

I hope you all had a great weekend!

This is a reminder to all Duncraig students to please email me by lunch time on Monday 21st any extra tickets you have sold since our meeting on Thursday as I need to finalise orders for the food. Thank you to those who have already done so. Carramar students, if you could please email Mr Batten or myself your final ticket sales too that would be great.

Looking forward to seeing you all this Friday.

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield

Duncraig Student Meeting

Hello Duncraig Students,

Could you please meet Miss Everett and myself in A5 during recess this Thursday 17th to discuss the African Drumming Night. We will need to know how many tickets you have sold or are expecting to sell by the drumming night as well as what plate of salad you will be bringing so please discuss this with your parents. Looking forward to it.

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield

South Africa Fundraising Fund link

Dear Parents,

The finance department at St Stephen’s have managed to establish a link where you can make fundraising payments to for the 2020 South Africa tour – the link is:

South Africa Fundraising 2020

If you would like to make a deposit of any money that your son/daughter has raised then you can do it via the above link. You MUST ensure you state your son/daughter’s name in the box provided as well as a reference:

ie. Josh Brown SAF Fund

If not, the finance department will not know who to allocate funds to as it is a generic link and not specific to individual students.

Alternatively, students can bring in any money raised and hand it to Miss Everett, Mr Batten or myself and we will pass it onto the finance department

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Kind regards,

Adam Merrifield

Duncraig Student Catch up

Hello Duncraig Students,

Could you please meet Miss Everett and myself in A5 during recess tomorrow (Friday 27th) to discuss the African Drumming Night.

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield

Master Chefs

Hello All,

For those that made it to the Senior Music concert at Duncraig on Friday night, then you were lucky enough to sample some amazing baking our students had produced to help raise money for the South African Tour. A massive thank you to Tuscan, Holly, Sophie, Cooper, Nathan and Daniel and Miss Everett for all of your hard work and patience on what was a long and successful evening.

On another note, students will be required to take to pieces of checked in luggage on the tour next year, one for their own clothes as well as an extra bag that we will be loading up with shoes and clothes etc that will be for donations. We recommend the students buy 2 x 140L Denali duffle bags from Anaconda for their trip and at the moment they are on special for $31.99 if you are a Club member (free to join online or in store):

https://www.anacondastores.com/camping-hiking/packs-bags/duffle-bags/denali-cargo-duffle-bag/BP90000209001

If you have any questions about this then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield

Change of Date for 2020 South Africa Parent and Student Information Evening

Hello Families,

Due to many families being absent as a result of the West Coast Eagles game on Thursday 5th September, we have decided to move the 2020 South Africa Parent and student information evening to the following Thursday 12th September.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Date: Thursday September 12th

Location: Glenda Parkin Building at the Duncraig Campus

Time: 6:15 – 7:15 pm

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Duncraig Meeting

Hello Duncraig Students,

Could you please meet Miss Everett and myself in A5 at recess this Wednesday the 21st for a quick meeting to discuss the Senior Music Concert which is on Friday the 30th of August.

Kind regards,

Mr Merrifield