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Dove Tales Newsletter Duncraig Campus

24 February 2012

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Whole School Information Peanut and Nut Allergies Parent iPad Workshops Employment Opportunities Sport for Schools Vouchers St Stephen’s Wiki Parent Prayer Group The School Website Uniform Shop News New Bus Service Raisins for Reading Primary Primary French News Black School Shoes for Africa TEXPERTS at the ELC School Photographs - Reshoots Year 3 Scitech Sleep-over Information Night Primary Library Scholastic Book Club Primary Parent Library Parent Assistance with Covering Books ELC Parent Interview Week Primary Sports Dates Term 1 Secondary Parent Help Needed - English Year 7 Mothers and Daughters Date Change Year 7 Banner Year 7 Parent Teacher Meetings Inspire and Gifted & Talented Mathematics Enrichment Classes Writer’s Club All Parents in our School Community UWA Academy for Young Mathematicians Senior Students Driving at School Curriculum News Secondary Library Red Cross Blood Van Coastal and Associated Schools Sport Year 7 Lightning Carnival Music Notes

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he Primary School at Duncraig was built in 1992 and, consequently, we are just beginning our 20th year as part of St Stephen’s School. This is a significant year in the history of our School and, on the first day of the school year, I shared a few of the focus points for our year of celebration. St Stephen’s School does not have a long history but there are still many stories to tell. I have spent time in each of the Year 3 - 6 classrooms, telling the story of how our School came into being and sharing some of the stories of the early days of the Primary School. It is important that students hear the narrative of the School and understand why we came into being. The Principal has encouraged us all to tell our stories to the students in our care. That way, students learn about us and what is important to us. Children remember stories and the more we can incorporate narrative into teaching, the more they will learn. Every family has stories to tell and I encourage you, and other members of your family, to spend some special time telling your children about the exciting times you had as a child, what you used to do, what happened when you went to school and what life was like for your parents and friends. Story telling is very much a time to build strong bonds with even the very youngest child and, believe it or not, teenagers too enjoy hearing stories from their parents. In a Christian community such as this, we look to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as the perfect example of teaching by narrative. Jesus was known as The Teacher and the stories that He told still speak to us today. Much of what we learn about God has come from the stories which Jesus narrated to the crowds over 2000 years ago. As Christian parents and teachers we recognise the importance of unfolding the story of Jesus and the Word of God. In doing this we should not only look at what Jesus taught but how He taught and how He engaged the crowds around Him. This year, as parents and teachers working in partnership, how wonderful it would be to give our children the gift of unfolding the eternal message of Jesus Christ and by living out His word in our everyday lives. “With many stories, he presented his message to them, fitting the stories to their experience and maturity. He was never without a story when he spoke.” Mark Chapter 4 The Message Chris Benson Head of the Primary School

Community News School Information Term Dates 2012 and 2013 Office Hours / Contact Numbers Uniform Shop Hours / Contact Numbers Canteen Roster Dove DoveTales Tales

DUNCRAIG

100 Doveridge Drive Duncraig WA 6023 PO Box 68, Greenwood, WA 6924 Ph: +61 8 9243 2100 Fax: +61 8 9243 2490

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CARRAMAR

50 St Stephens Crescent Tapping WA 6065 PO Box 246, Joondalup, WA 6919 Ph: +61 8 9306 7100 Fax: +61 8 9306 7101

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Whole School Information Back to Menu Important Dates

Peanut and Nut Allergies A number of students attending St Stephen’s School are severely allergic to peanuts and/ or other nuts (eg cashews, pine nuts, hazelnuts). Exposure (consumption, smelling and/or touching any residue left on balls, rails, etc) can lead to anaphylaxis, a life threatening allergic reaction.

Friday 2 March Year 3 - 6 Primary Wet Carnival

While the School appreciates that for some children finding an alternative spread to peanut paste or nut spreads is difficult, please do not allow your child to bring food containing peanuts, peanut paste or nut spreads to school. (Please note we do not expect you to ban all foods that state “may contain traces of peanuts”.) Due to the number of students with severe tree nut allergies we also discourage their consumption at school.

Tuesday 6 March Year 7 CAS Lightning Carnival

There will be no punitive action taken should your child be found to have these foods but they will be asked to wash their hands and have a drink following their meal. It will be explained to them why the request is being made and why we discourage the consumption of nuts and nut pastes at our School. As a community we aim to make the School as safe as feasibly possible for all students. If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the School Nurse. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. A copy of the School’s Guidelines on Managing Students with Anaphylaxis at St Stephen’s School can be obtained on request or from the School Handbook available on the School website.

Monday 5 March Labour Day public holiday

Thursday 8 March IPSHA Swimming Carnival

Below: Year 6 Surfing

Parent iPad Workshops All parents are invited to attend our upcoming iPad information workshops. Please bring an iPad with you to use at the workshop, and register through the trybooking event website by following the links below. iTunes Account management and App purchasing Wednesday 29 February - Duncraig Boardroom Please sign in at the Secondary Administration Building, Duncraig campus. Session times are 9.00 - 10.00 am or 2.00 - 3.00 pm followed by tea and coffee. RSVP is essential. Please register your attendance at www.trybooking.com/20348 by Friday 24 February 2012. Introduction to the iPad Monday 19 March - Duncraig Boardroom Please sign in at the Secondary Administration Building, Duncraig campus. Session times are 9.00 - 10.00 am or 2.00 - 3.00 pm followed by tea and coffee. RSVP is essential. Please register your attendance at www.trybooking.com/20356 by Friday 16 March 2012.

Employment Opportunities •

Learning Assistants at Carramar Primary

Applications close on Wednesday 29 February 2012 at 1.00 pm. Please see the School website for more information on each position and how to apply.

Sports for Schools Vouchers Our School successfully raised 69,491 Coles sports for the School vouchers. Next term the sports goods will be delivered for class activities. Thank you to all parents for supporting the Coles and Woolworths shopping docket programs.

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Whole School Information Back to Menu St Stephen’s Wiki

school calendars that were previously handed out at the end of the school year. Please visit www.ststephens.wa.edu.au

Please note: •

The internet address is wiki.ststephens.wa.edu.au

Uniform Shop News

You need a St Stephen’s School account to login. All students and staff have one of these. Parent logins will be issued ASAP.

We would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who assisted us during the busy January holiday period.

It is recommended that Windows computer users download and install Safari to access the wiki. To download, please visit www.apple.com/au/safari/download/

Year 9 - 12 Blazers If you require a new blazer for your child, please let us know as soon as possible to guarantee availability of the correct size. Second Hand At present we are only able to accept blazers, dresses and boys over shirts for processing. All other items will be accepted from Term 2. Family Contribution Hours The Uniform Shop is a great place to fulfil your Family Commitment Hours. If you are available to help please contact us on 9243 2133 or email Uniform@ststephens.wa.edu.au The correct term opening hours for the Duncraig campus are: Tuesdays: Thursdays:

8.00 am to 11.20 am 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Vivian and Annette Uniform Shop Staff

New Bus Service

Parent Prayer Group All parents (including friends and grandparents) are welcome. We meet every Thursday morning, during the school term, from 8.20 - 8.45 am in the Lorraine Paul Learning Centre (downstairs in room LP 08). For more information please contact Marilette Louw via email at Marilet@bigpond.com or Dr Glenn Chinen at Glenn.Chinen@ststephens.wa.edu.au.

The School Website A reminder to please visit the School website for event details from our school planner. The planner and online calendar on the School website is updated regularly and replaces the printed

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Route 451 from Kingsway City Shopping Centre to Greenwood Train Station along Hepburn Avenue will commence on Monday 20 February 2012. Bus stops will also be installed on Hepburn Avenue. It will operate at 20 minute intervals during peak hours, and hourly at non-peak times. The service will only operate on weekdays. Timetables are available from the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.

Raisins for Reading Sunbeam and Penguin have joined to promote books for children alongside Sunbeam’s commitment to healthy lunches and snacks. The promotion is called Feeding Growing Minds, and for every three barcodes from Sunbeam snacking products, families can claim a free book. Please visit sunbeamfoods.com.au/promotions/

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Primary Back to Menu Primary French News In our French class we are using a program called AIM which has a series of DVDs. These DVDs contain the gestured words, the plays and songs used in class. The DVDs cost $27. If your child would like to order one of the DVDs for practice at home, please contact Madame Lloyd on 9243 2187, via a note in the student diary or by emailing Vern.Lloyd@ststephens.wa.edu.au Madame Lloyd Primary French Teacher

Year 3 Scitech Sleep-over Parent Information Night The Year 3 Scitech Sleep-over Parent Information Night will be held on Tuesday 6 March at 7.00 pm in the Primary Forum. We look forward to seeing you there. Alyce Tilley and Julie Ridden Year 3 Teachers

Primary Library

Black School Shoes For Africa We are collecting children’s pre-loved black school shoes to send to Africa for school children to wear. They are not allowed to attend school unless they have shoes on their feet, but many cannot afford to buy them. Collection boxes are in the Early Learning Centre and Primary School Offices. Thank you in advance for your donations.

Children are to bring their library books every week on their library day in a waterproof library bag.They may be renewed for another week if they haven’t finished reading them. The library is open to students before school, lunchtimes and after school until 3.30 pm. There are range of activities they can do including the puppets, a wide range of games, jigsaws, using the Macbooks and of course reading. There is a parent roster for each class to assist with shelving books. Parents are welcome to choose the time of the day that is most suitable for them eg after the morning drop-off. The Library also has a roster in the workroom for additional help with a range a tasks around the Library and with processing new materials for the Primary School. Offers of help with covering are always appreciated.

TEXPERTS At The ELC

We would like you to encourage your child to be responsible with their library books. Overdue books take up considerable time to follow up and damaged books take up considerable time and money to replace. Library bags are available for $7 from the Library. Sue Stopher Head of Primary Library The first ICT TEXPERTS (computer technicians in training) were presented with their badges on Friday 17 February at the ELC in front of their proud parents and peers.

Scholastic Book Club

Two new students will be selected and trained each term as we strive to educate, support and encourage the use of technology within our centre. Congratulations to Tessa and Ben.

Twice a term, students bring home Scholastic Book Club forms: Lucky, Arrow and Star. A teacher brochure is also available on request. When students order books through the book club, the School earns a small commission on each item. We spend this money on reading books and classroom resources. Last year, through your support of this club, the School was able to purchase over $3,000 worth of materials for the Primary School. All orders should be sent in a labelled envelope and put into the box at Primary Administration.

School Photographs – Reshoots

Primary Parent Library

Please be advised that photo re-shoots and photos for those students who missed the first session will be held on Tuesday 28 February at the following times:

The Primary School has a collection of books for loan to parents. Books may be borrowed from the Primary Foyer on an honour system, recording items in the book provided.These books cover a range of topics including parenting, childhood diet, dealing with bullying and discipline. Please feel free to make use of these resources. Please return books within a month.

Tessa Aylmore (Year 2B) and Benjamin Shaw (Year 2C) are the first students to be selected and trained as TEXPERTS and will assist Mrs Jenny Mallis, ICT Facilitator, in the delivery and implementation of ICT within the ELC.

ELC (in the forum) – 9.00 - 10.00 am

Primary School (in the forum) – 11.30 - 12.30 pm

Students should wear their white shirts and ensure their hair is tidy.

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Sue Stopher Head of Primary Library

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Primary Back to Menu Parent Assistance with Covering Books

Primary Sport - Dates for Term 1

The Primary Library really appreciates the terrific job parents do with assisting us to cover our library books and reading books. We are in need of a few more helpers. We cover books with both contact and plastic.

Wet Carnival at Joondalup Arena Friday 2 March

IPSHA Swimming Carnival at Wesley College Thursday 8 March

Swimming Camp Tuesday 20, Thursday 22 and Tuesday 27 March

Sue Stopher Head of Primary Library

Weetbix Tryathlon at Langley Park Sunday 25 March (Registrations now open on their website)

ELC Parent Interview Week

NIPSSA Interschool Swimming Carnival at Challenge Stadium Thursday 29 March

We will be holding a workshop demonstrating how to cover books with plastic on Wednesday 7 March at 2.00 pm. For any enquiries please contact us on 9243 2148.

The Early Learning Centre parent interview week will be from Monday 27 February to Friday 2 March. Please ensure you have made an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher. Please refer to the previous edition of Dove Tales to print out a form.

Secondary Back to Menu Parent Help Needed - English As we come into exams, the English Department requires assistance constructing exam answer booklets and doing some photocopying. This is easy work, which can be carried out in the air-conditioned comfort of the staff room. If you are interested, please contact Mr Phill Taylor on 9243 2191. Phillip Taylor Head of English

Year 7 Mothers & Daughters: Date Change The Year 7 Mothers and Daughters Night has been changed from Friday 19 October 2012 to Friday 26 October 2012.

Year 7 Banner As 2011 came to a close,Year 7 student Amy Reid and her mother came up with the idea of creating a banner. 2011 was to be the last year of the Year 7 shirt so students were able to donate the emblems, sign them and become a part of the ‘Tessellation of Memories’. Amy and her helper Sarah Cosgrove are looking to present the current Year 7 students with the banner, which will be proudly displayed in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre.

Year 7 Parent Teacher Meetings The Year 7 Homeroom teachers will be available on Wednesday 7 March in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre from 4.00 - ­7.30 pm to discuss students¹progress. Please note that these meetings are optional and will be 10 minute meetings only. If you wish to meet, please select a time on the interview sheet that you will receive this week, and ask your child to take this to their teacher Dove Tales

to be signed off. If you need a longer time slot or would like to meet with the specialist teachers, please make arrangements for another time by contacting teachers directly.

Inspire and Gifted & Talented Inspire and Gifted & Talented is now referred to as Learning Enrichment in the Secondary School. With the change in name comes a new direction for us in the Secondary School. In our quest to work more inclusively, less and less students will be coming to us and we, instead, will be working more in the classroom and working with the teachers and Curriculum Leaders to adapt and differentiate the curriculum. Our hope is that we can really enrich the curriculum for the students on the Learning Enrichment Program - especially those who have a diagnosed disability or learning disability. If you would like to learn more about this new direction for Learning Enrichment you can contact me on 9243 2401 or email Debbie.Davies@ststephens.wa.edu.au Debbie Davies Coordinator of Learning Enrichment

Mathematics Enrichment Classes Curtin University runs a Mathematics Enrichment program for Year 5 - 11 students; 16 weekly sessions held at the Bentley campus. The topics covered are designed to complement the school curriculum and to challenge the students with some nonstandard problems. Please note that places are limited and the closing date is Wednesday 26 April 2012. For further information please visit maths.curtin.edu.au/enrichment.cfm

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Secondary Back to Menu Writer’s Club

UWA Academy for Young Mathematicians UWA has an Academy designed for Extension Year 9, 10 and 11 students to be involved in problem solving activities to help broaden and deepen their Mathematical knowledge.There are 12 sessions on Saturdays from 10 - 11.45 am at a small cost. Visit www.maths.uwa.edu.au/community/academy for more information

Senior Students Driving at School

During my time at St Stephen’s School, I have been committed to attending writing club. Two years ago, when I was still living in the UK, I won a short story competition and ever since I have been a keen writer.The first short story I wrote in Australia was a story with a strong moral message – Stay in School. Until recently, I did not think the story got any awards, but a couple of days ago I received a certificate for being published in a magazine. This came as an excellent surprise and spurred me on to write more. My second story was a 3000 word science fiction thriller in which time travel becomes quite real. This particular piece of fiction has been my most successful, getting me a certificate of commendation from the Susanne Katherine Prichard Writers Centre. None of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for my involvement with Writers Club. Every week had the same routine: check, edit, write. This routine gave me time to properly edit my work, and still be able to write some more. At the moment I am working on a novella (short novel) about teenage issues. For any other students interested in writing at all, I encourage you to come join us. Writers Club is held in the Library Meeting Room every Tuesday afternoon from 3.30 - 4.30 pm. Oliver Pomeroy Year 9 student

To park in the Year 12 and Parent parking area, students must obtain a School Parking Permit. This includes students who ride scooters to school. SBRs will be issued to students who do not have one. To receive a parking permit, an application form must be completed, and can be collected from Student Services. For the safety of all, parents are encouraged support this request by reminding their child about this ruling. Please call Student Services or contact Dr Glenn Chinen if you require further information.

Curriculum News The Year 10, 11 and 12 exams will not start until Thursday 26 April allowing students more time after the holidays to study. Students have been encouraged to have a good holiday and begin their study in the second half of the second week of the holidays. This should allow them time to recover and rejuvenate and also allow for a good solid study period. Some practical exams will be later in the term which allows for a staggering of exam times. Students are reminded that the last day for change of courses is Friday 2 March. Students must have parent permission, Head of Learning permission and must also have seen Mr Kernutt prior to any changes being processed. They must also be prepared to work very hard to catch up on any work they have missed. Interim reports will be available later in Term 1 and the Year 12 Parent Teacher interview evening is on Monday 2 April.

All Parents in our School Community

Students are encouraged to seek extra assistance from their teachers at the earliest opportunity if they are having any difficulties.

The School Community is asked for support in providing any information concerning the recent damage done to our School:

Secondary Library

During Thursday night 2 February or the early morning hours of Friday 3 February, eggs were thrown at the Administration building and salt and shaving cream was placed on the oval;

The Secondary Library staff would like to thank all parents and friends who assisted with book covering or library/bookhire duties in 2011.

During Saturday night 4 February or the early morning hours of Sunday 5 February, a section of the main oval bank was set alight; and

If you wish to utilise your 2012 Family Commitment Hours by assisting in the library or bookhire during 2012, please call Sue Durrant or Jenni Seddon on 9243 2448 to arrange a suitable time.

During Saturday night 18 February or the early morning hours of Sunday 19 February a section of the oval bank was damaged.

We would love to hear from you and don’t forget, the kettle is always boiling!

If you can provide any information on the above please contact Dr Glenn Chinen, Deputy Head of the Secondary School, via email at Glenn.Chinen@ststephens.wa.edu.au Dove Tales

Thank you Duncraig Secondary Library Staff

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Secondary Back to Menu Red Cross Blood Van

Year 7 Lightning Carnival

This week staff and students voluntarily donated blood to the Red Cross Blood Van.

On Tuesday 6 March (Week 5) all Year 7 Students will have the opportunity to compete in the Coastal Associated Schools Interschool Sports Carnival. This is a day where all students will represent St Stephen’s School in their chosen sport and play competitive games against other schools. The main focus of the day is participation, fun, teamwork and enjoyment of sports activities. Students will be allocated to a team according to their chosen preferences and it is an expectation of the School that all students will be actively involved in this worthwhile day.

The Van will visit the School again on Wednesday 20 June 2012.

The Carnival will be held at the following venues: Boys and Girls Basketball

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Volleyball

St Mark’s Anglican Community School

Touch Rugby

Lake Joondalup Baptist College

Soccer

Irene McCormack Catholic College

Coastal and Associated Schools Sport

Boys Only

The CAS Sport season commenced last week with the following results:

Cricket

Kingsway (SSD)

Girls Only Softball

Peter Moyes Anglican Community School

Team

Vs St Mark’s ACS

Vs Irene Mc Cormack College

Senior Boys Basketball

53 - 24 win

56 - 20 win

Senior Girls Basketball

12 - 56 loss

21 - 35 loss

Senior Girls Touch football

6 - 5 win

3 - 1 win

Senior Girls beach volleyball

1 - 2 loss

2 - 0 win

Senior Boys Beach volleyball

0 - 2 loss

0 - 2 loss

Year 8 Boys Basketball

22 - 46 loss

18 - 14 win

Year 9 Boys Basketball

33 - 22 win

61- 8 win

Members of choirs - please ensure that you have a display file for your Music and a pencil in the display file. After camp, files can be kept in the Rehearsal Room. All members of bands and orchestras must have a pencil at rehearsals.

Year 8 Girls Basketball

28 - 6 win

14 - 42 loss

Music Camp 2012

Mrs Sue Libbis Director of Sport (9243 2425)

Music Notes

Year 9 Girls basketball

24 - 32 loss

33 - 17 win

Year 8/9 Boys Cricket

185 - 129 win

205 - 134 win

Year 8/9 Girls Touch

2 - 6 loss

0 - 6 loss

Staff and students should be commended for the smooth and successful start to CAS Sport last week.

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Parents are welcome to come along and support their child on the day, and I would be happy to hear from any parents who would like to assist with a team on the day such as manager, coach or referee/umpire. This can be put towards your 2012 Family Commitment Hours.

Thank you to all of our wonderful Music students for a fantastic camp. We learned so much new Music which will form the basis of our repertoire for this year. Students who missed camp are asked to make sure that they get the Music and spend time with their tutors making sure they have learned it, as they may feel out of their depth in rehearsals. Lost Books – Music Camp John Hugo (Year 12) returned home from Music Camp to discover that he had lost a green bag containing his School Work Record, homework, books etc. Can all of our campers please check that this bag is not somewhere amongst their belongings? We suspect that someone has picked it up by mistake. John would really appreciate the return of his school books.

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Secondary Back to Menu Bands and Choirs for 2012 Lists of students who successfully auditioned for places in bands and choirs are on the Music Notice Board. As we are planning an international tour in 2013, there will be another round of auditions at the end of Term 2, 2012 for final places in the Tour Group. If you were not successful in the last round of auditions, keep practising! Rehearsal Times Please see rehearsal times below. For rehearsal details of smaller groups (string quartets etc) please speak to one of the Music staff.

Music Rehearsal Times 2012 Time

Ensemble

Venue

Start date

Monday 7.30 am

Year 3 Strings

Primary School

27 February

Monday 7.30 am

High School Choir

Rehearsal Room

TBA

Monday 3.30 pm

Wind Ensemble

Rehearsal Room

20 February

Tuesday 7.30 am

Girls Chorale

Rehearsal Room

Already begun

Tuesday 7.45 am

Primary Chorale

Primary School

21 February

Tuesday 7.30 am

Classical Guitars

Mac Lab

14 February

Wednesday 7.30 am

Middle School Ensemble

Rehearsal Room

22 February

Wednesday 7.30 am

St Stephen’s Singers

Lower Music Room

Already begun

Wednesday 7.30 am

Year 4 Group String Class

Wednesday 3.30 pm

Swing Band

Rehearsal Room

22 February

Wednesday 3.30 pm

String Quartet

Lower Music Room

22 February

Thursday 7.30 am

Chamber Choir

Rehearsal Room

23 February

Thursday 7.30 am

Jazz Ensemble

Lower Music Room

23 February

Thursday 3.30 pm

Concert Band

Rehearsal Room

Already begun

Thursday 3.30 pm

High School Orchestra

Lower Music Room

Already begun

Friday 7.30 am

Male Ensemble

Lower Music Room

Already begun

Friday 7.30 am

Middle School Orchestra

Rehearsal Room

24 February

22 February

Community News Back to Menu Relationships Australia

Scripture Union Autumn Camps

Relationships Australia offer short courses for parents and children on a variety of topics. There are courses on parenting techniques, communication, raising girls (for Dads) and raising boys (for Mums), anger management, couples conflict etc. Relationships Australia also offers counselling services and mediation services for families and couples. If you are interested in any of their services visit www.wa.relationships.com.au or call 9489 6322 or 1300 364 277.

Scripture Union (SU) is a Christian organisation that runs children’s camps every holidays. Brochures for the autumn camps are available from Primary and Secondary Administration or at www.suwa.org.au. For further information call 9371 9100.

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Community News Back to Menu Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Advertisement for the Research Project: The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register Version 3; Friday 27th May 2011.

Does your child have

Vision Impairment? The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register collects information on children who have vision impairment. This information is used in research and to plan better services throughout Australia. Information from the Register is shared with researchers and planners, however children & their family are not identified in any way. The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register is maintained by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, a service provider with a 150 year history of supporting children with vision impairment and their families. The Register is supported by other Australian low vision agencies. If your child has vision impairment you are invited to join. By registering your child you will contribute to what is known about children who have vision impairment and what best meets their needs. The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register website - the VI Family Network (www.vifamilynetwork.org.au) can also help you with finding specialized services which support your child's health and education.

For further details please contact: Jill Watson RIDBC Renwick Centre 361-365 North Rocks Road North Rocks, NSW 2151 Telephone: (02) 9872 0303 Email: jill.watson@ridbc.org.au Web: www.vifamilynetwork.org.au

Our Community Coordinators are men and women who believe that student exchange is a life changing experience for young people and the host families within the local community. As a Community Coordinator, you will assist with recruiting and interviewing potential host families. You will provide ongoing support to these families and students to ensure that the exchange experience is a success for everyone as well as interviewing local students wishing to go on exchange overseas. Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd is an Australian not-for-profit company registered as a secondary exchange organisation with Departments of Education around Australia and with the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Our mission is to offer the unique experience of living and studying in another culture and to enable young people to develop the skills and awareness that will enhance their future potential. Experience is everything. For further information contact us on 1300 135 331 (Australia) or email info@studentexchange.org.au.

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Complaints about this Research: This project has been approved by the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee, Reference Number 08/09/17/5.04. Should you have concerns about your rights as a participant in this research, or you have a complaint about the manner in which the research is conducted, it may be given to the researcher, or, if an independent person is preferred, to the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Professional Officer, Hunter New England Research Ethics Unit, Locked Bag 1, New Lambton, NSW 2305. Telephone: (02) 49214950.

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Bags of lollies (wrapped/unwrapped) Chocolates (all shapes and sizes) Nail polish, coloured hair spray, hair accessories Lucky dip items: Cds, Dvds etc. New toys & jewellery

ALETHEA All home rooms have been allocated various items so please help us by collecting fun/yummy items for the fete - see list on right-hand side. Large bins are located in each home room foyer for donations.

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Bags of lollies (wrapped/unwrapped) Chocolates (all shapes and sizes) Nail polish, coloured hair spray, hair accessories Lucky dip items: Cds, Dvds etc. Paper hand towels & serviettes

START NOW - 4 WEEKS LEFT! Potted plants and mystery jars will be sold on the day, so if you are prepared to help with this, now is the time to do your plant cuttings and to collect goodies for the mystery jars. Remember: mystery jars need to be filled with surprises kids will enjoy! Bring completed jars to school as soon as you can... A very big thank you to all who responded to our call for volunteers, but please still call us if you can help! Contact Sharon Bailey on M: 0438 097 220 or E: ssbailey1@bigpond.com

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Bags of lollies (wrapped/unwrapped) Chocolates (all shapes and sizes) Nail polish, coloured hair spray, hair accessories Lucky dip items: Cds, Dvds etc. Tomato & BBQ sauce & cooking oil

SHED OPENS: Fridays: from 2.30 - 4.00pm Saturdays: from 9.00 - 10.00am

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An opportunity to drop off books, Cds, trash ’n treasure and new/ as new sporting equipment...

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School Information Back to Menu Term Dates 2012

Term Dates 2013

Term 1

Term 1

Teachers return

Monday 30 January

Students return

Friday 3 February

Teachers return Tuesday 29 January Commissioning Service

Term ends

Thursday 5 April

Students return

Friday 1 February

Term ends

Friday 19 April

Term 2 Teachers return

Monday 23 April (Staff Retreat 23 and 24 April)

Students return

Thursday 26 April

Term ends

Friday 6 July

Term 3 Teachers return Monday 23 July (Reporting Day Tuesday 24 July)

Term 2 Staff Conference

Monday/Tuesday 6/7 May

Students return

Wednesday 8 May

Term ends

Friday 5 July

Term 3 Teachers return

Monday 22 July

Students return

Wednesday 25 July

Reporting Day

Tuesday 23 July

Term ends

Friday 28 September

Students return

Wednesday 24 July

Term ends

Friday 27 September

Term 4 Staff return

Monday 15 October

Term 4

Students return

Tuesday 16 October

Teachers return

Monday 14 October

Students leave Teaching staff leave

Friday 7 December Thursday 13 December

Students return

Tuesday 15 October

Students leave

Friday 6 December

Office Hours / Contact Numbers

Teachers leave

Thursday 12 December

Early Learning Centre:

9243 2480

Uniform Shop

Primary Office:

9243 2102

Student Services:

9243 2101

Administration

9243 2100

Normal Trading Hours 8.00 - 11.20 am Tuesday 1.00 - 4.00 pm Thursday

Hours:

8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Phone:

(Please report absences and make enquiries via these numbers)

Date 27 February 28 February 29 February 1 March 2 March 5 March 6 March 7 March 8 March 9 March Dove Tales

Canteen Roster 2012 8.30 - 11.30 11.00 2.00 A Peacock M Dewar S Kinley J Curry C Page L Hogben F Keltie S Pereira Public Holiday K Newland M Dewar K Gallyer Help Needed K Batty C Jacob

H Runcimen A Gaunt L Bissell P Germana S Glasson Help Needed

9243 2133

Canteen Phone: 9243 2434 Email: canteenduncraig@ststephens.wa.edu.au (Please do not use this email to place lunch orders) Volunteers are required for 2012. Please contact the Canteen on 9243 2434 if you are available. Sheryn Aubrey, Canteen Manager

Help Needed S Duxbury K Gallyer Help Needed M Major Help Needed Issue 2, 24 February 2012

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