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Welcome… St Stephen’s School – Carramar Campus 50 St Stephen’s Crescent Tapping, Carramar WA 6065 Postal Address: PO Box 24, Joondalup WA 6919 Primary School Telephone: 08 9306 7111  ≈  Fax: 08 9206 1066 Secondary School Telephone: 08 9306 7100  ≈  Fax: 08 9306 7101 Email: admincarramar@ststephens.wa.edu.au Website: www.ststephens.wa.edu.au

Student’s Personal Information Name: Homeroom: Address: Postcode: Home Telephone:

Mobile:

Homeroom Teacher(s): Locker No:

Smart Rider No:

Term 3

Term 2

Staff Return

Monday 31 January

Staff Return

Monday 18 October

Meetings /Seminars

Wednesday 26 January Thursday 27 January

P – 12 Return

Tuesday 19 October

Students Finish

Friday 10 December

P – 12 Return

Friday 28 January

Staff Finish

Thursday 16 December

End of Term 1

Thursday 20 April

Admin Staff Finish

Thursday 22 December

Staff Return

Monday 9 May

Staff Retreat

Thursday 2 June Friday 3 June

P – 12 Return

Term 4

Term 1

Term Dates 2011

Daily Routine – Carramar 8:25am – 8.45am

Homeroom

Monday 9 May

8.45am – 10:10am

Period 1

End of Term 2

Friday 8 July

10:10am – 10:35am

Recess

Staff Return

Monday 25 July

10:35am – 11:55am

Period 2

Reporting Day

Tuesday 26 July

11:55am – 1.20pm

Period 3

P – 12 Return

Wednesday 27 July

1.20pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

End of Term 3

Friday 30 September

2:00pm – 3:20pm

Period 4

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Contents Front Section Carramar 2011 Planner (Term 1 – Term 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Time Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secondary School Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About The School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 11 School Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Homework Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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School Uniform Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 -19 Miscellaneous (Alphabetical Listing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21 Student Concern Flow Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Back Section Appendix 1 : Assessment Protocols – Courses of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 3 Appendix 2 : Bullying Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Appendix 3 : Computer and Internet Use by Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Appendix 4 : Drug Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Appendix 5 : Pastoral Care and Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parent/Staff Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Guide To Referencing at St Stephen’s School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 14

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Editing Tips – Proofreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing Tips – Spelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Goal Setting for Semester 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Goal Setting for Semester 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Carramar 2011 Planner – Term 1 Black – no staff or students

WK

0 1 2 3

MONDAY 1 Feb

7 Feb, A Yr1&2 Parent Mtgs

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

3 Feb Yr7 Breakfast & Orientation Activities

4 Feb, B All Students Return Secondary Assembly

8 Feb, A Yr 3&4 Parent Meetings School Photos CAS

10 Feb, A

11 Feb, A School photo reshoot

14 Feb, B House Assembly

15 Feb, B CAS P&F Mtg

16 Feb, B VET CAS

17 Feb, B Yr8 Evening

21 Feb, A House Swimming Carnival

22 Feb, A MONDAY A Timetable IPSHA Visual Arts CAS

23 Feb, A VET CAS

24 Feb, A

28 Feb B

1 Mar, B CAS

2 Mar, B VET CAS

3 Mar, B Swim Camp

7 Mar, A

8 Mar, A CAS Pancake Breakfast

9 Mar, A Yr7 Camp Yr11 Retreat (PM) Yr12 Retreat VET CAS

10Mar, A Yr7 Camp Yr11 & 12 Retreats

11 Mar, A Yr7 Camp Yr11 & 12 Retreats Yr3 -6 Wet Carnival (Arena) Dove Tales

14Mar B Primary Parent interviews

15 Mar B Primary Parent interviews CAS P&F Mtg

16 Mar, B Primary Parent interviews Yr4&5 Camp Meetings Yr12 Geog’ Fieldwork Trip VET CAS

17Mar, B Primary Parent interviews School Tour Theatre Sports Training

18 Mar, B St Stephen’s Day inc. St Stephen’s School Celebration Cyclo Enduro Primary Parent interviews Yr11 & 12 Interim Reports

21 Mar, A Yr6 & 7 National Young Leaders Day Theatre Sports Training

22Mar, A House Assembly CAS Parent & Child Drug & Alcohol Forum (PM) 29Mar, B CAS Yr6 Camp Mtg Theatre Sports (Carramar Concert)

23 Mar, A VET CAS

24 Mar, A B Div ACC Swim Carnival

25Mar, A Theatre Sports Training

30 Mar, B VET CAS

31Mar, B

4 Apr A

5 Apr, A CAS

6 Apr, A VET CAS

7 Apr, A

11 Apr, B

12 Apr, B Secondary House X-Country CAS

13 Apr, B VET CAS Yr12 Parent,Teacher &Student Interviews

14 Apr, B Primary Interschool Swimming

18 Apr, A Badge & Buttons Day

19 Apr, A Friday A Timetable P&F meeting Yr11 Parent Teacher &Student Interviews

20 Apr, A House Easter Service VET End of Term 1

21 Apr, A

22 Apr, A

School Holidays

GOOD FRIDAY

LABOUR DAY

28 Mar B

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9

10

11

No students

2 Feb PP Parent meeting Yr11 Study Seminars Yr12 Parents Study Seminar (PM) 9 Feb A Yr5&6 Parent Meetings No VET CAS

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7

TUESDAY

31 Jan Staff Return

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5

Shaded – Teaching staff.

Dove Tales 18 Feb, B Captains Social

25 Feb, A Yr 7 Parent Sundowner/Camp Meeting Dove Tales 4 Mar, B Theatre Sports Training Swim Camp

Dove Tales 1 Apr, B Theatre Sports (Cross Campus) Yr7-10 Interim Reports 8 Apr, A Yr7 Lightning Carnival

Dove Tales 15 Apr, B

Dove Tales 26 Jan Australia Day; Saturday 19 Feb School Ball 22 Apr Good Friday, 23 Apr Holy Saturday, 24 Apr Easter Sunday, 25 Apr Easter Monday, 25 Apr Anzac Day (Tuesday 26 April special public holiday due to Anzac Day being on Easter Monday).Arts Tour 29 April – 5 May; Workplace Learning – On the Job Training 17 – 21 January (Holidays) & 2 May – 6 May (Holidays)

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Carramar 2011 Planner – Term 2 WK

MONDAY

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1

10 May, B NAPLAN Testing CAS

11 May, B NAPLAN Testing No VET CAS

12 May, B NAPLAN Testing Yr10 Careers & Employment Expo

2

16 May, A Secondary Assembly Yr4 Camp National Career Development Week

17 May, A Yr4 Camp P&F Mtg National Career Development Week CAS

19 May, A Yr4 Camp Yr5 Camp Yr6 Camp National Career Development Week Yr7/8 Lightning Carnival

Dove Tales 20 May, A Yr4 Camp Yr5 Camp Yr6 Camp National Career Development Week Yr7/8 Lightning Carnival

23 May, B

24 May, B

18 May, A Yr4 Camp Yr5 Camp Yr6 Camp National Career Development Week VET CAS Yr9 Lightning Carnival 25 May, B VET CAS

26 May,

27 May, B

30 May,

31 May, A CAS

1 June, A VET CAS

2 June A ACC X-Country

Dove Tales 3 June A House Worship

7 June, B Yr11 & 12 Exams CAS

8 June, B Yr11 & 12 Exams VET CAS

9 June, B Yr11 & 12 Exams

10 June, B Yr11 & 12 Exams

13 June, A Yr10 – 12 Exams

14 June, A Yr10 – 12 Exams CAS

15 June, A Yr 10 – 12 Exams VET CAS

16 June, A Yr10 – 12 Exams

Dove Tales 17 June, A Yr10 – 12 Exams

20 June, B Upper School Music Night Secondary Music Festival

21 June, B IPSHA Chess Day CAS Secondary Music Festival P&F Mtg

22 June, B VET CAS Secondary Music Festival

23 June, B Yr10 Coffee & Conversation (Info Night) Secondary Music Festival

27June, A Yr12/2012 Info Night Primary Captains’ Election

28June, A CAS

29 June, A House Assembly

4 July, B Primary Arts & Academic Festival Yr10 Work Experience

5 July, B Primary Arts & Academic Festival CAS Yr10 Work Experience

30 Jun, A School Tour Secondary Drama Production CAS 7 July, B Primary Arts & Academic Festival Yr10 Work Experience Yr9 & 10 2012 Info Night

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4 6 June, B

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9

FOUNDATION DAY

14 May P&F Busy Bee, 16 – 30 July Bethany Home Tour

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WEDNESDAY

9 May, B Term 2 Commences Staff & P-12 Return

St Stephen’s School – Carramar Campus

Secondary Drama Production

VET CAS 6 July, B Primary Arts & Academic Festival Yr10 Work Experience No VET CAS

B

13 May, B NAPLAN Testing

24 June, B Secondary Music Festival

Dove Tales 1July, A Yr6 Lightning Carnival

8 July, B Primary Arts & Academic Festival Yr10 Work Experience Yr9 & 10 2012 Info Night End of Term 2 Dove Tales


Carramar 2011 Planner – Term 3 WK

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MONDAY

TUESDAY

25 July, A

26 July, A

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Bethany Home Tour Reporting Day –Non Teaching P-12 Yr11/2012 Subject Selection Counselling

27 July, A

Bethany Home Tour P-12 Return No VET Yr11/2012 Subject Selection Counselling

28 July, A

29 July, A

1 August, B

2 August B

3 August B

4 August B

Dove Tales 5 August B

8 August, A

9 August, A

10 August, A

11 August, A

12 August, A

15 August, B

16 August, B

17 August, B

18 August, B

Dove Tales 19 August, B

22 August, A

23 August, A

24 August, A

25 August, A

26 August, A

29 August, B

30 August, B

31 August, B

1 September B

Dove Tales 2 September B

5 September A

6 September A

7 September A

8 September A

12 September B

Secondary Captains’ Election 13 September B

19 September A

20 September A

26 September B Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons

27 September B Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons

Bethany Home Tour Staff Return

Yr12/2012 Subject Selection Counselling

Alliance Francaise Exams

Science Week Maths Week Battle of the Bands

Yr1,3 Primary Swim Lessons Book Week

Yr1,3 Primary Swim Lessons

Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons Yr12 TAFE/TISC Counseling Leavers’ Shield Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons Evening Music Concert

Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons English Week

Art Exhibition Opening Night French Tour

Secondary Assembly Yr12/2012 Subject Selection Counselling Alliance Francaise Exams

Battle of the Bands ICAS Maths Comp (Pd1 Yr 7 – 10) P & F Mtg IPSHA Chess Day Yr 1,3 Primary Swim Lessons Book Week

Yr1,3 Primary Swim Lessons

Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons Yr12 TAFE/TISC Counseling Leavers’ Shield Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons

House Assembly Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons P & F Mtg

Art Exhibition French Tour Carnival

VET Yr12/2012 Subject Selection Counselling Alliance Francaise Exams VET

Battle of the Bands VET

Yr 1,3 Primary Swim Lessons Book Week Dress Up. VET

IPSHA K–3 Network Middle Years Network Yr1,3 Primary Swim Lessons VET Yr12 TAFE/TISC Counselling Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons VET Musica Viva Primary School Tour

Bethany Home Tour Yr11/2012 Subject Selection Counselling Yr3-6 Primary House XCountry Yr12/2012 Subject Selection Counselling

Alliance Francaise Exams

Battle of the Bands

Yr 1,3 Primary Swim Lessons Book Week Volleyball Tournament

Yr1,3 Primary Swim Lessons Yr12 TAFE/TISC Counselling

Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons Leavers’ Shield

Bethany Home Tour Yr11/2012 Subject Selection Counselling Yr3-6 Primary Interschool X-Country House Athletics Carnival

Yr11 Rivercruise Alliance Francaise Exams French Day Battle of the Bands 40 hr Famine

Yr 1,3Primary Swim Lessons Book Week Mocktales Volleyball Tournament Primary Entprs. Day Yr2 Sleepover Yr 1,3 Primary Swim Lessons Yr 12 TAFE/TISC Counselling Leavers’ Shield commences

Early Learning Father’s Day 9 September A

Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons Leavers’ Shield Yr7 2012 MYAT Testing Dove Tales

Leavers’ Shield (night match) 14 September B

15 September B

16 September B

21 September A

22 September A

23 September A

28 September B Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons

29 September B Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons

Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons VET Yr11 Drama Evening Rehearsal Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons VET

Art Exhibition Yr12 Monologues VET French Tour

Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons Yr 11 Drama Evening

Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons

Art Exhibition Yr9 O/Ed Camp (pm) French Tour

Yr2,4 Primary Swim Lessons Yr 11 Geography Fieldwork Trip Athletics Excursion Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons ACC Athletics Cnvl Yr1 Sleepover 30 September B Yr5,6 Primary Swim Lessons

Secondary Assembly Yr11 History Excursion – Holocaust Institute House Farewells Yr9 O/Ed Camp (pm) French Tour End Term 3 Dove Tales

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Carramar 2011 Planner – Term 4 WK

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MONDAY 17 October A Staff Return Yr12 Mocks

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THURSDAY

FRIDAY

20 October, A Yr10 Camp Yr12 Mocks

24 October B Secondary Assembly Grads’ Day

25 October B Secondary Arts Variety Night

26 October B Primary Interschool Athletics VET Yr7/2012 Parent Info Evening

27 October B Primary Interschool Athletics Yr7 Orientation Day

31 October A

1 November A WACE Exams Commence

2 November A WACE Exams VET

3 November A WACE Exams

7 November B WACE Exams Yr11 Exams

8 November B WACE Exams

9 November B WACE Exams Yr11 Exams VET Yr10 Spring Soiree

10 November B WACE Exams

11 November B WACE Exams

Yr7 Lads & Dads Evening

14 November A WACE Exams Yr10 & 11 Exams Primary Standardised Testing Humanities Ext Expo

15 November A WACE Exams Yr10 & 11 Exams Humanities Ext Expo Primary Standardised Testing P & F Meeting

16 November A WACE Exams Yr10 & 11 Exams Primary Standardised Testing

17 November A WACE Exams Yr10 & 11 Exams Primary Standardised Testing

Yr7 Mothers & Daughters Evening Yr3 Sleepover 18 November A WACE Exams Yr10 & 11 Exams Primary Standardised Testing

21 November B WACE Exams 2012 Yr12 Academic Year Commences Yr9 Music Night 28 November A WACE Exams Primary Captains’ Election 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Yr9 Camp

22 November B WACE Exams Yr10 Music Night

23 November B WACE Exams

24 November B WACE Exams

Dove Tales 25 November B WACE Exams

29 November A WACE Exams 2012 Yr 11/12 Workplace Learning

30 November A WACE Exams

Yr9 Camp

2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Yr9 Camp

1 December A WACE Exams 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning

2 December A WACE Exams 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Primary Reports Issued Secondary End of Year Awards Night

5 December B 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Primary Celebration & Awards Night

6 December B 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Junior Wet Carnival

7 December B 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Early Years Nativity

8 December B 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Primary Graduation

12 December

13 December

14 December

15 December Academic Staff Leave

9 December B 2012 Yr11/12 Workplace Learning Living Nativity End Term 4 Students Leave Dove Tales 16December

29 October: P&F Busy Bee Sun 25 Dec Christmas Day

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WEDNESDAY 19 October A No VET Yr10 Camp Yr12 Mocks

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TUESDAY 18 October A P-12 Return Yr12 Mocks P&F Mtg

Yr11 Exams

Mon 26 Dec Boxing Day

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21 October, A Primary Dry Carnival Yr10 Camp

Yr12 Mocks

Dove Tales 28October B QUEENS BIRTHDAY

4 November A WACE Exams Dove Tales

Yr11 Exams

Yr11 Exams


Time Management Control Yourself! We only have 24 hours in a day, so time management is all about focusing on how we can get the most out of ourselves with the 24 hours we’re given.

Manage “Time Wasters” Do you spend too much time talking on the phone, daydreaming, net surfing, watching TV, or forgetting things? Set yourself a strict time limit so these activities don’t prevent you from accomplishing the important tasks.

Make A Daily “To Do” List and Prioritise Ruthlessly

never to “Determine be idle. No person

will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

List tasks according to their priority. Use categories such as: » Things I Must Do… » Things I Should Do… » Things I Could Do…

is the coin of your “Time life. It is the only coin

It is a good idea to do this at the start of each day so that you use your day more efficiently. Break tasks up into 15min, 30min or 1 hour time lots to give a sense of deadline to tasks. Every time that you complete a task, tick it off and reward yourself.

Use Me!

you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg

It is easy to forget what homework or assignment is due, when work is on, or when upcoming social events demand attendance. It is a good idea to actively use “MyDiary” every day to note down all these commitments so you are better organised and prepared.

Create Routines

resource “Youris greatest your time. ” Brian Tracy

Fill in a timetable each week for when you plan to complete your homework, assignments and study – then aim to stick to it!

Over Plan to Get More Done Work expands to fill the time you give to it, so if you only have a single job to get done in the day, then you’ll get that done. If you’d given yourself three jobs to complete, chances are you would have still squeezed them in. So try to push yourself to accomplish more, by giving yourself more jobs to do in priority order.

care of the minutes “Take and the hours will take care of themselves. ” Lord Chesterfield

Study Timetable Time

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Secondary School Information Useful Telephone Numbers Administration & Support Staff Absentees Primary

9306 7111

Head of the Secondary

9306 7177

Absentees Secondary

9306 7100

Library

9306 7128

Canteen

9306 7132

Main Administration

9306 7100

Dean of Charis

9306 7190

Nurse

9306 7147

Dean of Makaria

9306 7190

Dean of Parresia

9306 7190

Personal Assistant to the Principal, Administrator and Head of Secondary

9306 7177

Deputy Head of Secondary (Care)

9306 7363

Personal Assistant to the Head of Primary

9306 7112

Deputy Head of Secondary (Learning and Curriculum)

9306 7148

Primary

9306 7111

School Fees and Payments

9243 2407

Enrolments

9243 2152

Secondary School Reception

9306 7100

Head of the Primary

9306 7112

Uniform Shop

9306 7181

9306 7176

Head of Learning Areas and Coordinators Careers Adviser

9306 7164

Director of Music

9306 7342

Manager Information Communications Technology

English

9306 7340

Manager Learning Technologies

9306 7139

Faith & Values Education

9306 7317

Mathematics

9306 7301

Health & Physical Education

9306 7378

Science

9306 7309

INSPIRE Centre

9306 7150

Society & Environment

9306 7318

Librarian

9306 7138

Technology & Enterprise

9306 7173

LOTE

9306 7319

The Arts (Music, Art, Drama)

9306 7192

Accessing Online The St Stephen’s School Policies Handbook, The Parent Information Handbook 2011 For online access to school policies and procedures, plus the Parent Information Handbook, please visit: http:/www.ststephens.wa.edu.au/handbook/

The user name and password are as follows: User name

parents

Password

tco99

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school for a copy of a specific policy or ask to access the policy using a computer at school.

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Secondary School Information School Staff Administration Principal

Mrs Caryl Roberts

9306 7177

Administrator

Neil Campbell

9306 7177

Head of Secondary

Donella Beare

9306 7177

Deputy Head of Secondary (Learning and Curriculum)

Brett Roberts

9306 7148

Deputy Head of Secondary (Care)

Brian Plowman

9306 7363

Charis House

Mark Fielding

9306 7190

Parresia House

Stephen Meagher

9306 7190

Makaria House

Darnelle Pretorius

9306 7190

Careers Adviser

Anna Johnson

9306 7164

Director of Music

Shannon de Bie

9306 7342

English

Karen Keegan

9306 7340

Faith & Values Education

Jethro Sobejko

9306 7317

Health & Physical Education

Russell Gilchrist

9306 7378

INSPIRE Centre

Russell Isaac

9306 7150

Librarian

Claire Bentley

9306 7138

LOTE

Isabelle Pilote

9306 7319

Manager Information Communications Technology

Ian Mackay-Scollay

9306 7650

Manager Learning Technologies

Stephen Corcoran

9306 7139

Mathematics

Judith Bartels

9307 7301

Science

Gerry Simpson

9306 7309

Society & Environment

Mark Batten

9306 7318

Technology & Enterprise

Tim Drake

9306 7173

The Arts

Jodi Taylor

9306 7192

Deans

Heads of Learning Areas & Coordinators

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About The School School Aims The following aims have been adopted by the School Council and approved by the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Western Australia, in October in 1981 and are incorporated in the School’s Constitution: » To be part of the Christian witness of the Church in the community. » To provide a caring Christian community within which the development towards a student’s full potential (intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, cultural, social) can take place. » To develop numeracy and communication skills and to nurture attitudes and skills necessary for continued learning and personal growth throughout life. » To encourage an awareness of, an interest in and a valuing of the environment, ranging from local through global to universal, and to develop in students the skill and knowledge necessary to enable them to adopt responsible roles. » To provide opportunities for developing respect for others and their right to differing points of view, the ability to work cooperatively towards a common goal, and a sense of responsibility expressed in caring service to others. » To equip students with an appreciation of their own worth and the value of others; to develop in students the capacity and confidence to make decisions about all aspects of life, including their vocations, and to help them to deal creatively with economic and social realities.

Vision Statement We the people of St. Stephen’s School, work together as a Christian community in the Uniting Church tradition, to inspire learning that transforms and empowers lives.

The Motto Serve God. Serve One Another.

Mission Statement Learning today for tomorrow with heads, hearts and hands.

Core Values Learning, Faith, Care, Service, Community

Christian Emphasis of The School St Stephen’s School is fully integrated into the life of the Uniting Church. In keeping with the church’s commitment to an ecumenical expression of the Christian faith, the school does not restrict its enrolments on denominational grounds. The school welcomes and supports children and their parents who are members of sister churches, and the wider community.

The school’s Christian emphasis is ref lected in: » A loving, caring community of faith which clearly presents the Christian message. It provides an understanding and supportive framework for the individual’s exploration of the relationship between man and God in his quest for a personal faith. Each individual should be ultimately free to choose his own belief system. The choice the students make during these critical years is of deep concern to the school. » A commitment by each staff member to the Christian aims and objectives of the school. » The school expresses the Christian interpretation of life through its whole program. This is expressed in the relating of studies, where appropriate, to Christianity and in the attitude of staff and students to each other, the total school community and the wider society. There is a consistent and genuine relationship between religious beliefs and daily living. » The school community participating together in the worship of God.

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About The School School Crest Incorporating the symbols of The Uniting Church in Australia, the School Crest illustrates the commitment to be part of the witness of the Church in the community and to provide a caring Christian community.

CHARIS House name means Grace House Colour – Maroon Dean – Mr Mark Fielding

MAKARIA House name means Happiness House Colour – Green Dean – Mrs Darnelle Pretorius

PARRESIA THE FLAMES of Pentecostal fire indicate the active presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and the School.

House name means Boldness

THE DOVE speaks of peace and reconciliation with God.

Dean – Mr Stephen Meagher

THE CROSS speaks of Christ’s sacrifice that bears witness to the limitless love of God for each of us.

House Colour – Blue

(NB: House names originate from New Testament Greek.)

THE BOWL speaks of service to the world as part of the Church. THE THORNS of St Stephen, the thorns of our Lord, are the thorns of martyrdom, mockery and derision. “Let your bearing towards one another arise out of your life in Christ Jesus. For the divine nature was His from the first, yet He did not think to snatch at equality with God but made Himself nothing, assuming the nature of a slave. Bearing the human likeness, revealed in human shape, He humbled Himself, and in obedience accepted even death – death on a cross”. (Phil 2:5-8)

School Policies Supervision

We do not provide supervision for students at school before 8:10am and do not roster teachers on supervision after school.

THE SUNRISE speaks of the resurrection. “Therefore God raised him to the heights that every tongue should confess ‘Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father’. (Phil 2:9-11 parts)

Assemblies

Houses

Canteen

The house system was established to assist students’ welfare, pastoral care and discipline. All students and staff are allocated to a house and each house is led by a Dean, Dean’s Assistant and student house leaders. Secondary students are allocated to a homeroom within their house, which in this sense refers to both an allegiance and a building. Primary students are also allocated to a house. Students are encouraged in many ways to identify with their house. Siblings are placed in the same house, and all students stay in their house throughout their time at the school. The Deans and Head of Primary are available to students, staff and parents to encourage, counsel, assist and discipline, as appropriate.

Secondary School assemblies are held as needed. These may be School, House or Year level assemblies. A canteen service operates, and lunches are available each day. Details of the menu and food prices are available online and from time to time updated. Students are encouraged to order lunch before school to guarantee their choice.

Music

The school has a number of choral and instrumental groups such as choirs and ensembles. Enquiries to the Music Department.

Year 12 School Ball Year 12 School Ball will be held on Saturday, 7th February, 2009. Information about behaviour and expectations will be given to the Year 12 students before the event. St Stephen’s School – Carramar Campus  | 

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Homework Policy Homework Homework in the Secondary School is designed to complement and provide experience in constructive, and creative thinking. Homework is more than memorising facts it is researching, writing, exploring and critically analysing. Homework is designed to assist in organisation and, and when done consistently well, will assist students achieve their personal potential. This policy is to give clear guidance to teachers and students about homework set for completion on any particular night. Thus, it supports both teachers and students by ensuring that neither too much nor too little homework is set on any occasion.

Amount of time involved » Homework time expected for each year level is set out below. Years 7 and 8 will not be expected to do homework on the weekend unless otherwise notified, except for LOTE homework (since regular revision is necessary at this stage of learning). » Teachers will attempt to set homework which will fit within the allocated time. It is acknowledged that it is sometimes impossible to do this accurately because of the individual differences among the students.

Suggested homework hours Year 7

1 hour four times per week.

Year 8

1 hour and 30 minutes four times per week.

Year 9

1 hour and 30 minutes five times per week.

Year 10

1 hour and 45 minutes five times per week.

Year 11

2 hours and 30 minutes five times per week.

Year 12

3 - 4 hours five times per week – TEE.

Year 12

2-3 hours 5 times per week – TAFE directed.

Homework can include: » Completion of set work, e.g. projects, essays, maths examples, finishing class work. » Extension Work. » Systematic revision of previous work. » Reading, note taking, rote-learning key terms and concepts. » Ongoing assessments/assignments. Whenever homework is not set in a particular subject, extension and revision work should be covered. The subject teacher involved should ask students to note this in their Work Record as homework task for that evening OR homework in another subject may be allocated by special arrangement. In addition, general ‘housekeeping duties’ should be kept up at all times, e.g. keeping files up-to-date, organised and tidy, keeping all books clean and tidy.

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Supervision through the Work Record » Students must take their Work Record to every class. » Before the completion of each lesson the subject teacher will supervise the students as they write their homework for the night in their Work Record. This should be done even if a progressive research assignment is under way, or if revision is to be undertaken. (Preferably, the content of revision should be noted). » This especially applies to students in Years 7–12. However, spot checks will be carried out for students in Years 11–12. If they lack self-discipline in this area, they may be returned to the close-checking of the Lower School students. When a required piece of work is set by a subject teacher, this will be noted in the Work Record (with the date due). » On the day any homework/assessment/project is due the subject teacher will immediately notify the parent in writing in the Work Record if a piece of work has not been handed in (a red stamp is available to teachers to emphasise this lateness). The teacher will require the student to see that a parent signs the notification. » Most routine communication by a parent to either subject or Homeroom teachers concerning academic matters should be via the Work Record. (Naturally, private communication can be by special letter). In turn, teachers will use the Work Record to communicate with the parents, where appropriate. » Parents will sign the Work Record of students in Years 7–12 every weekend and Homeroom teachers should countersign the parental signatures during each Monday morning Homeroom. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s Work Record as frequently as possible. » The Work Record must be kept in a clean, neat condition, and be kept up-to-date at all times. Spot checks on the Work Record will be carried out by the Deans (Failure to meet the requirements will incur some penalty and a new Work Record may be required, at student’s cost).

Use of the Work Record as outlined will ensure that: » Students learn more disciplined study habits. » Students and parents have a clear idea of homework expectations on any evening. » Teachers, students and parents are clear as to when required homework has not been handed in on time. Due accountability can then be ensured. It is expected that homework, when set, will be completed by students and viewed by teachers. In addition to forming a link between the student’s schooling and the home, homework is designed to encourage reflective learning, personal organisation skills and improved learning.

Music

The school has a number of choral and instrumental groups such as choirs and ensembles. Enquiries to the Music Department.


School Uniform Policy Wearing of School Uniform The wearing of school uniform has always been part of life at St Stephen’s School and will continue to be so. High standards of uniform wear and grooming are important in the school as this makes an important statement to the wider community about the school and the way it sees itself. Parents have a responsibility to ensure their children leave home each day correctly attired and that their grooming is of an acceptable standard. Students are responsible for their uniform whilst at school and staff will assist in this task.

Physical Education Uniform Physical Education uniform may be worn to and from school on any day that students have Physical Education classes. Students are expected to do PE during the entire year and may at times perform in wet weather. It is an expectation that all students bring a change of appropriate school uniform to school on days where there is the possibility of wet weather. Students who do not have the correct Physical Education uniform are to come to school in uniform, get changed into their sports clothes and have a note to explain why the correct uniform is not available. Students who choose to ignore this rule and wear the incorrect uniform will be denied the privilege of wearing sports uniform to school for one (1) semester. This new initiative will run as a trial at the Carramar Campus in 2009.

Secondary Girls’ Uniform Summer Skirts

Navy – hems to knee (business standard).

Hat

St Stephen’s cloth bucket hat in red, navy or white.

Socks

Uniform shop ankle-length white socks with navy trim. (stockings are not to be worn with summer uniform.)

Jumper

Red St Stephen’s for Year 8 – 10. Navy St Stephen’s for Year 11 & 12. Must fit appropriately, i.e. sleeves not worn over the hand, or jumper over-stretched in any way.

Shoes

Black college-type leather lace-up shoes, clean and polished, heels no higher than 3cm. Boots are not to be worn.

Winter Skirts

Navy – hems to knee (business standard).

Shirt/Overblouse

White crested, short sleeved. To be tucked in at all times, except for overblouse. Articles worn under winter uniform shirts (tee shirts/underwear) should be white with no writing or colour. Sleeves of tee shirts should not be visible.

Tie

Navy St Stephen’s, worn with top button done up, and the tie correctly in place.

Blazer

School blazer. The blazers are worn to and from school in and up to recess, optional after recess but must be worn home. (exemption for bike riders, but the blazer must be worn to and from the bicycle racks).

Trousers

Navy style, available from the uniform shop as an optional winter uniform.

Stockings

70 denier stockings (purchased through the uniform shop only).

Socks

White ankle socks with navy trim may be worn as an alternative to stockings but not together.

Jumper

Red St Stephen’s for Year 8 – 10. Navy St Stephen’s for Year 11 & 12.. Must fit appropriately, i.e. sleeves not worn over the hand, or jumper over-stretched in any way.

Shoes

Black college-type leather lace-up shoes, clean and polished, heels no higher than 3cm. Boots are not to be worn.

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School Uniform Policy Secondary Girls’ Uniform… Sports Shirt

Navy and white polo sport shirt with School crest.

Shorts

Navy microfibre.

Socks

White with navy trim.

Shoes

Well supporting sport shoes – running or x training shoe not skate shoes etc.

Hat

St Stephen’s cloth bucket hat in red, navy or white.

Students who ignore the rules governing the wearing of PE uniform will lose the privilege of wearing PE uniform to school for one (1) semester.

For Winter — Top/Pants, Track pants St Stephen’s zip top and microfibre track pants compulsory. Old style may not be worn.

Secondary Boys’ Uniform Summer Shorts

Navy belted high school shorts. Black winter belt is optional.

Trousers

Long grey, may be worn, with black belt, but with grey socks and tie (to be purchased from uniform shop).

Shirts

Either White crested, short sleeved – to be tucked in at all times - OR White crested overshirt - Summer only

Socks

St Stephen’s short navy socks.

Hat

St Stephen’s cloth bucket hat in red, navy or white.

Jumper

Red St Stephen’s for Year 8 – 10. Navy St Stephen’s for Year 11 & 12. Must fit appropriately, i.e. sleeves not worn over the hand, or jumper over-stretched in any way.

Shoes

Black college-type leather lace-up shoes (with small heels), clean and polished. Boots are not to be worn.

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Trousers

Long grey (to be purchased from uniform shop).

Belt

Black.

Socks

Grey.

Shoes

Black college-type leather lace-up shoes, clean and polished. Boots are not to be worn.

Shirts

White crested – short sleeves – to be tucked in at all times. Articles worn under winter uniform shirts (tee shirts) should be white with no writing or colour. Sleeves of tee shirts should not be visible.

Jumper

Red St Stephen’s for Year 8 – 10. Navy St Stephen’s for Year 11 & 12. Must fit appropriately, i.e. sleeves not worn over the hand, or jumper over-stretched in any way.

Tie

Navy St Stephen’s, worn with top button done up, and tie correctly in place.

Blazer

School blazer. The blazers are worn to and from school and up to recess, optional after recess (exemption bike riders, but the blazer must be worn to and from the bicycle racks).

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School Uniform Policy Secondary Boys’ Uniform… Sports Shirt

Navy and white polo sport shirt with school crest.

Shorts

Navy microfibre.

Socks

White with navy trim.

Shoes

Well supporting sports shoes – running or x training shoe not skate shoes etc.

Hat

St Stephen’s cloth bucket hat in red, navy or white.

Students who ignore the rules governing the wearing of PE uniform will lose the privilege of wearing PE uniform to school for one (1) semester.

For Winter — Top/Pants, Track pants St Stephen’s zip top and microfibre track pants compulsory. Old style may not be worn. Year 12 only – Red school tie.

Year 7 Uniform Girls Shirt

Year 7 Polo Shirt

Hat

Refer to general information

Culottes

Navy Blue

Jumper

Refer to general information

Socks

High School girls white ankle with navy stripe

Trousers (Winter)

High School girls navy

Shoes

Refer to general information

Sports Winter

Zip Jacket, Microfibre Track Pants

Summer

Microfibre shorts, High School Polo shirt

Boys Shirt

Year 7 Polo Shirt

Hat

Refer to general information

Shorts

Navy High School - belted

Jumper

Refer to general information

Socks

Navy, red and white stripe

Trousers

Grey High School with grey socks

Shoes

Refer to general information

Sports Winter

Zip Jacket, Microfibre Track Pants

Summer

Microfibre shorts, High School Polo shirt

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School Uniform Policy General Uniform Regulations Hair Hair is to be neat, clean, combed and/or brushed with fringes above the eyebrows and held back off the face. Hair longer than collar length must be tied back. Shaven heads, unnaturally coloured or two tone hair, including streaks, are not to be worn. Hair accessories should be in plain, solid colours. Hair styles which are spiked, dreadlocked and styled to draw attention to the wearer are not to be worn. Final interpretation of hairstyle acceptability rests with Senior Staff.

Make Up None (including nail varnish and false nails). No tattoos.

Jewellery A watch plus up to three other pieces of plain jewellery, e.g. two pairs of ear studs/sleepers plus necklace. Necklaces must consist of simple silver or gold, not leather or other ‘chunky’ forms, with ornaments small and inconspicuous. Ear rings must be sleepers or studs only, and worn only in the ear lobe, maximum two per ear. No piercing expanders are allowed. No other visible body piercing. This includes tongue piercing. The uniform is to be worn neatly and correctly whenever it is worn – including in the street, shopping centre, etc. Parents are asked to help supervise after hours school uniform wear.

School Bags St Stephen’s School bags and backpacks are compulsory. Sports duffel bags are optional.

Hats In the summer months (i.e. when summer uniform may be worn), secondary students are required to wear school hats at recess and lunch, in Physical Education classes and whenever outdoors for an extended period. In the winter months (i.e. when winter uniform is compulsory), secondary students are required to wear school hats in Physical Education classes and whenever outdoors for an extended period and are strongly advised to wear school hats at recess and lunch.

Uniform changeover date for Secondary Students From the beginning of Week 3, Term 2 until the end of Week 8, Term 3, winter uniform (including the blazer) must be worn. At all other times, students may choose to wear winter or summer uniform, when the blazer does not need to be worn. Students should not mix summer, winter or phys ed. uniform. Girls may choose to wear the winter uniform during Terms 1 and 4, but without the blazer being required. Socks may be worn instead of stockings in this case. Ties must always be worn with the winter uniform.

Uniform Shop Uniform should be purchased at the School Uniform Shop to preserve uniformity in the articles worn by all students. The Carramar shop is open between 12.30pm and 4pm every Tuesday and 8am and 11am every Thursday and at other times as advised. The Duncraig shop is open between 8am and 11am every Tuesday and 12:40pm and 4pm every Thursday.

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General Information Lockers

Lockers are allocated to all secondary students on a yearly basis. They are secured by a combination lock provided by the school. The same lock is held by the student for the duration of their schooling at St Stephen’s. It is clearly in the interests of everyone that students make sure only they have access to their lockers. This means keeping the combination private. At the end of each year, lockers are to be cleared of all items.

Student Leadership

All students are encouraged to aspire to the position of School Captain (two per House) or to the position of House Captain during Year 12. The seventeen School/ House Captains in 2011 will meet as a Captains’ Council with the Leadership Team. Selected Year 10 students perform a vital role as TMates, meeting regularly with small groups of Year 7s and Year 8s in a planned and regularly monitored program. Some Year 10 students are selected as Pri-Mates, with special responsibility to primary students. These activities are crucial to the pastoral care emphasis of our school.

Student Affairs Committee

The committee is a representative body of 30 students with support from teaching staff. The committee meets every other week and is broken into sub committees of Environment, Teaching & Learning, Healthy School, Uniform & Discipline. The committee is convened by the Secondary Deputy of Care.

Tomorrow’s Leaders St Stephen’s School (Carramar) launched a leadership program in 2009 called “Tomorrow’s Leaders”. This is a voluntary program, but is the only pathway available for students who wish to be considered for School and House Captaincy in senior school. The program begins at Year 10 level and goes through to Year 12. Further information may be obtained from the PA of the Deputy of Secondary (Care).

Absences Any absence from school will directly affect a student’s academic performance. Unfortunately, it is the case that some students “selectively” abstain themselves from school on days that they feel are not academically rigorous or, when tests are scheduled or assessments are due, take a day off in order to cram with last minute revision or to complete the required assignment. Research indicates that last minute “cramming” or preparation does not improve results.

The school does not condone these absences and, like truanting, any student who is found to be selectively absenting themselves will receive an automatic “in school” suspension. Anticipated absences should be notified through the Secondary Work Record or by a special note or phone message to Main Administration 9306 7100 (Secondary School). Parents are requested to phone the office and leave a message on the morning of an unexpected absence. A note is required from a parent or guardian to explain any absence of a day or longer, on the day the student returns to school. A medical certificate will be required if an assessment has been missed (see Assessment Policy). If for any reason a student has to leave the school during the day a note in the Secondary Work Record or Primary Student Diary is required. Secondary students must follow the following procedure: » Notes are to be shown to the homeroom teacher in morning homeroom. If the note is to explain an early departure from the school, the note will be signed by the homeroom teacher, shown to the teacher of the class they are leaving and shown at the Main Administration Office as the student leaves the school. » Parents are then requested to collect students only from the Main Administration Office. When students return to school after a temporary absence, they must enter through the Main Administration area to advise office staff of their return. » If secondary students are late to school they must enter through the Main Administration Office with a written explanation for their lateness. Students will be issued with a late slip for entry into class. » Parents should note that absences for school carnivals, excursions, etc. are allowed for sickness only. Doctor’s certificate will be required if those special events are missed.

Parents are advised that the withdrawal of their child/children from school during normal term time may result in: » failure to complete a course of study; and/or » requirement to repeat a subject, unit of study or year; and/or » interview by the Principal or Head of Secondary; and/ or » jeopardise their enrolment at the school. St Stephen’s School – Carramar Campus  | 

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General Information School Council understands that some situations such as family emergencies, important family events at distant venues or a pressing medical issue may require occasional student absences. In this situation a letter addressed to the Head of Secondary informing the school of the situation is required prior to the absence. Teaching staff have been advised that they should not provide work for students absent from school, except in the case of an absence which is the result of a medical issue e.g. an operation. Any assessments given during an absence will be graded as zero except again for an absence due to a medical issue.

Travel Buses Please inform the Main Administration Office if there are problems with transport to and from school. The school has tried to adopt school hours that fit with public transport. Students are identified with the school when in uniform on public transport or in a public place. The highest standards of behaviour and courtesy are expected.

Students will be held responsible for any work missed during their absence from school. Student attendance has a direct correlation to academic performance and we value your support in this matter.

In the event of a bus strike starting while the students are at school, the school will endeavour to assist students to make contact with their parents by telephone, but cannot accept responsibility for transport home. Timetables on Transperth website or St Stephen’s School Carramar Parent Information Handbook.

Newsletters

Bus Tickets

Information of interest or importance to parents is published in the school newsletter, Dove Tales. This is emailed to parents on Friday fortnightly. It is also available online. Dove Tales will be mailed to parents who do not have email access. Please read Dove Tales regularly, it is the chief way in which the school communicates with parents. Dove is a more comprehensive publication and is issued three times a year.

Boundaries Students are not permitted to leave the school premises between 8.25am and 3.20pm unless they have permission. All leavers are required to check in and out of the school through the front office. (see Absences). There are no separated areas in the grounds for primary and secondary students.

Clearance Certif icate Any student leaving the school, either for an approved extended period or permanently, must complete a Clearance Certificate, which is available to the student only after a letter of intention to withdraw the student has been provided to the Principal by the parent. Clearance certificates are available from the Main Administration Office. One full term’s notice of withdrawal from the school is required in writing to the Principal. In the event of failure to give such notice, a term’s fee is payable in lieu.

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Bus tickets are available from Primary and Secondary Administrations.

Students’ Vehicles Students who wish to drive vehicles to school must collect the appropriate permission form from the Main Administration Office. A parking sticker is issued on approval which must be displayed inside the windscreen. Students may not go to their car during the day without a Dean’s consent. Student cars are parked behind Parresia House in the upper (western) car bays only.

“L” Plate Drivers Learner drivers are not to drive on school property including any of the car parks with either parents or driver instructors.

Bikes Bikes are all parked together in one area (located near the hard courts next to the Technology Building) – primary and secondary. Students are not permitted near the bikes during the school day. For security reasons it is the students responsibility to lock their bike in the bike rack. It is recommended that you cover the cost of such in your household insurance. The school cannot reimburse the cost of a student’s personal equipment if stolen.


General Information Wearing bike helmets is compulsory. They can be taken to the classroom during the day, but it is probably easier if they can be locked onto the bike during the day. Only children in Year 4 or older should ride bikes to school, except under special circumstances negotiated between the parents and the school. A Cycle2School form must be completed by each student who cycles to school.

Cars Because of the large volume of traffic at the beginning and end of each day, we encourage parents to use vehicles only if necessary. To maintain the goodwill of our neighbours, please do not park or stop on the local verges. For the safety of children, please ensure that students alight on the school side of the road, so that they do not have to cross between traffic.

Access By Car St Stephen’s Crescent, Harrington St and Clarkson Avenue – (Refer to the yellow form, “Traffic Changes Carramar 2007”, sent home at the end of 2006.) Children should be dropped and collected in the designated bays along St Stephen’s Crescent and Clarkson Avenue. If parents need to park any longer than 2 – 5 minutes, please use the bays in the Charis car park. When parking in the Charis car park, please keep bays near Clarkson Avenue free for Sports Buses. There is strictly no collection or dropping off of children in the Main Administration car park unless the student is being delivered late or collected for an early departure.

Verge Collection Parents who park on the verges on Clarkson Avenue, Harrington Drive, and St Stephen’s Crescent must remember that it is illegal to be parked on kerbs/verges against the traffic flow or too close to junctions. Please ensure that students do not walk through car parks to get to the car. Pavements and grassed areas can be used.

On Foot Students may enter the school from all sides, avoiding car park areas. However, students must not walk through the Maintenance area located behind the Technology Building.

By Bike A “Cycle 2 School” permission form must be lodged with administration to use bikes to come to school. When the Cycle2School permission form is lodged, a sticker will be issued to the student. This sticker is to be displayed on the front steering post of the bicycle. A student cannot ride to school until a permission form is lodged, and a sticker issued.

Sport The emphasis in the Physical Education (PE) program is on participation, fitness, health and learning a variety of skills relevant to a range of sporting and recreational pursuits. Our aim is for students to become involved in a wide variety of leisure-time activities. If a student is to be exempted from a PE class, for a day or more, then an appropriate note from a parent or medical practitioner will have to be presented to Physical Education staff. Full details can be obtained from Deputy of Secondary (Care).

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Miscellaneous (Alphabetical Listing) Aerosol Cans Aerosol cans, unless required for specific subject work, are not to be brought to school or school events.

Allergies – Foods At School St Stephen’s has a Policy for Anaphylaxis which can be viewed on the school’s website. Please note a number of students at St Stephen’s are severely allergic to peanuts and/or other nuts. Please avoid sending any food containing peanuts (including peanut paste) to school. For further information please refer to www.ststephens.wa.edu.au Anaphylaxis Action Plan and then the Anaphylaxis Guidelines.

Bequests Bequests and bursaries are made to St Stephen’s School from time to time. Should there be further information required in this regard, please contact the Principal or Administrator.

Chewing Gum No chewing gum is to be brought to school.

Correction Fluid No liquid correction fluid is to be brought to school.

Donations to Building and Library Fund Parents are invited at any time to make voluntary donations to the School’s Building and/or Library Fund. These donations are fully tax deductible. However please note that the Building Fund Levy is compulsory for all students and is therefore not tax deductible.

Emergency Procedure Continuous chiming of the bell or siren indicates a state of emergency. All students must move swiftly, but in an orderly manner as directed by staff to designated areas and assemble in classroom (primary) and class groups (secondary).

Information and Communications Technology All secondary students are required to sign a computer use agreement. This is in the Work Record issued to all students at the start of the school year. It outlines their responsibilities when using computers at St Stephen’s School. Guidelines for use of computers; software and the internet are clearly displayed in the computing areas.

Insurance It is strongly recommended that parents check their health and general insurance policies to ensure adequate and current medical, personal property and liability insurance cover is in place. The school will not accept responsibility for medical expenses arising from accident or illness, loss of or damage to personal effects and property or liability incurred by students for bodily injury or property damage. Should an ambulance be required, parents will be informed and the cost of such will be the parent’s responsibility.

Library The Library is open from 8.15am each morning, at lunchtime, and until 4.15pm each afternoon. It is closed at recess. Library resources are available to all in the school and they should be looked after. Students may be asked to pay for lost or damaged resources.

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Miscellaneous (Alphabetical Listing) Lunches and Recesses Whenever possible students are encouraged to go outside during breaks. Sports equipment may be made available by arrangement. Classrooms will not be open during lunch. Parents delivering lunches for students who have left their lunch at home are asked to do so for secondary students via the Canteen, and primary students via the Primary Office.

Mobile Phones Due to the potential disruption associated with the use of mobile phones at school, students must not have them turned on during the day. Students should keep mobile phones secure in their lockers and it is their responsibility to do so. It is recommended that parents consider insurance for this item as the school cannot reimburse the cost of stolen property. Students must not phone home during the school day. Issues must be communicated to staff (Dean, Nurse etc) and a phone call to parents will be initiated if necessary through Administration, the Nurse or staff involved. Use of mobile phones at inappropriate times will see the phone confiscated and held in the administration area and the student will receive an SBR.

MP3’s, iPods These tools are allowed to be used in the classroom for educational purposes only (i.e. completion of projects/assignments) and are under the strict supervision and permission of the class teacher. Mobile phones with an MP3 facility CANNOT be used for this purpose - ONLY dedicated MP3s or iPods.

Presentation Evening A St. Stephen’s School Presentation Evening is held every year to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students. Academic and Citizenship awards and the St. Stephen’s Award are presented at this occasion and all members of the school community are invited. Further information will be distributed closer to the date (Term 4).

Staffroom Students may seek teachers at the staffrooms. However, if possible, they should leave messages for staff members in a written form, or see a staff member on duty in the grounds.

Stationery The stationery list is provided as a guideline as to what students are likely to need. It is the student’s responsibility to be fully equipped for class.

Telephone A public telephone is located in the foyer of the Main Administration Office. The purpose is to provide for students who need to telephone to make travel arrangements or organise appointments. It should not be used for casual calls, and is out of bounds while classes are in progress.

Thanksgiving Service A Thanksgiving Service is held every year to celebrate the year’s achievements and is an important event on the school’s calendar. More information is distributed closer to the date and all members of the school community are invited.

Withdrawal From The School Full details of withdrawal from the school appear in the School Handbook available online It is essential that the school is notified as early as possible of families intending to withdraw students. Clearance Certificates – see in General Information Section. St Stephen’s School – Carramar Campus  | 

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Student’s Personal Information 8:25am – 8.45am Homeroom Te r m 1 2:00pm – 3:20pm Period 4 10:10am – 10:35am Recess 11:55am – 1.20pm Period 3...

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