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Dove Tales Newsletter Carramar Campus

4 May 2012

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Whole School Information Important Dates Urgent - Year 11 and 12 Exam Supervision Entertainment Books Withdrawal from the School Uniform Shop News Canteen Menu Woolworths Earn and Learn How do you Back Up an iPad? 35th Anniversary of the Uniting Church Food for a Calm and Happy Household

Primary Early Years Mothers’ Day Celebration Wednesday Afternoon Assemblies Upcoming Excursions Primary School Disco St Stephen’s School Chess Club: Term 2 AASC Term 2

Secondary Music Notices Secondary School Uniform Congratulations Year 12 Semester 1 Exam Timetable Year 11 Semester 1 Exam Timetable

Careers Careers News

Community News Mother and Daughter Zumba Returns Step Up Shaping our Future - Have Your Say Academic Task Force UnitingCare West YWCA Trainers Required

School Information Term Dates 2012 and 2013 Office Hours / Contact Numbers Uniform Shop Hours / Contact Numbers Canteen Contact Details Act Belong Commit Dove DoveTales Tales

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e have enjoyed a strong start to Term 2 at St Stephen’s School. Our staff have returned from our professional development conferences with energy and enthusiasm. This year, St Stephen’s School held LeaderCon towards the end of the Easter break for 70 of our leaders followed by StaffCon leading up to Anzac Day for our 380 staff members. The focus of both conferences was improving teaching and learning in the classroom. This emphasis of improving teaching and learning in the classroom lies at the heart of our strategic plan for 2012-14. While St Stephen’s School continues to enjoy very strong educational outcomes across all our campuses, we should always seek to improve. Dr Ben Jensen of the Grattan Institute has highlighted the importance of teacher quality in improving educational outcomes. While Australian governments have been focused on improving curriculum and reducing class sizes, neither of these factors has been demonstrated to significantly improve educational outcomes. The most significant factor is teacher quality. St Stephen’s School has renewed its emphasis on improving teacher quality in a number of ways this year. Besides the introduction of LeaderCon and StaffCon, we have announced the appointment of Mrs Donella Beare from Term 3 this year as Director of our centre for innovation in Christian education to be launched in 2013. We have also increased our efforts in marketing the School when advertising for new staff. Consequently, we welcome Mr Richard Davies and his family from Scotland as our new Head of Learning for Mathematics Duncraig, and we welcome Mrs Nicola Resta and her family from Ireland as our new Head of Learning for LOTE Carramar. Teacher quality at St Stephen’s School extends well beyond the mastery of curriculum. Our teachers are also competent in pedagogy and committed to the Christian culture of our School. The excellent reputation of St Stephen’s School is testimony to the quality of our staff and has brought many visitors to our School, including members of parliament and government ministers. This year, we have profiled some of our teachers with video vignettes that will be available on the School website shortly for our community to view. Visitors to St Stephen’s School consistently comment on the nature of the relationships they observe among our staff and students. The relationship between teacher and student is extremely important for not only achieving educational outcomes, but also in growing the kinds of people characteristic of a Christian community. The Apostle Paul encourages Timothy to hold fast to the things he has learned because of those from whom he learned them (2 Tim 3:14 15). I am sure that most of us will remember the influence of our own teachers in encouraging us in our choice of subjects and career opportunities. It is the staff of St Stephen’s School that live out our distinctive as a Christian community every day in every relationship, influencing every one of our students as they grow as people. Let us continue to strive to be excellent for the sake of our students, as we encourage them to be excellent for the sake of others. Tony George Principal

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Whole School Information Back to Menu Urgent - Year 11 & 12 Semester 1 Exam Supervision We still require more parents to assist us with the invigilation of the Year 11 and Year 12 Semester 1 Examinations this term. The Year 12 Semester 1 Examinations will be conducted from Monday 14 to Friday 25 May (Term 2 Weeks 4-5). The Year 11 Semester 1 Examinations will be conducted from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 June* (Term 2 Week 7 *The number of days allocated for Year 11 Exams has been reduced). Year 11 Semester 2 course work will commence on Thursday 7 June with a normal timetable day. If you have half or full days available, and would like to utilise your 2012 Family Commitment Hours, please contact Miss Simone Robinson at Please include your preferred phone contact details, whether you can supervise the Year 11 and/or Year 12 Exams, your availability and your child’s name and year group. Morning sessions are from 8.30 am - 12.45 pm and afternoon sessions are from 12.30 pm finishing at different times between 3.45 and 4.45 pm.

Entertainment Books Entertainment Books for 2012/2013 are now available. Please see Pam Doust in Secondary Administration or Tina Li in Primary Administration for a form to place your order.

Withdrawal from the School Parents are reminded that we require one terms notice in writing addressed to the Principal if a student is withdrawing from our School.

Important Dates Monday 7 May Year 9 Lightning Carnival Tuesday 8 May Year 7 & 8 Lightning Carnival Wednesday 9 May Year 6 Camp Thursday 10 May Secondary Music Concert Monday 14 May Year 12 Exams Commence Wednesday 16 May Additive Alert Forum Tuesday 29 May Primary IPSHA Chess Day Thursday 31 May ACC Cross Country Below: Katy Hutchison presents Restorative Practice

Uniform Shop News We are currently out of the following stock: •

Primary School sports zip jackets in sizes 8 and 10

Secondary School sports polo in size 12

Secondary School sports shorts in size small

Unfortunately there has been a delay with some sizes of the blazers (supplier problems). They will not arrive until Monday 21 May. We apologise for the inconvenience. Kerry and Deanna Uniform Shop Staff

Canteen Menu A new winter menu is now available online or a hard copy can be collected from the Canteen. On Wednesday we have two choices of fried rice - chicken or vegetarian. The vegetarian fried rice is also gluten free. Please note that the potato bake has bacon pieces so will not be suitable for vegetarians. Canteen Staff

Woolworths Earn and Learn Woolworths Earn and Learn Program is back for 2012 and this year it is easier than ever to participate and receive valuable resources for our School. From 9th May, when you shop at Woolworths, collet stickers from the checkout operator and place them on a sticker card which you can receive from the Primary and Secondary School Office.There’ll be one sticker for every $10 spent* in store. Once completed, place your sticker card in the collection box in the Primary and Secondary School Office. *No need for docket entries. The program closes 1 July 2012. Dove Tales

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Whole School Information Back to Menu How do you Back Up an iPad? Please see below for some recommendations and common solutions to back up an iPad.

well with Pages, Keynote and Numbers and is excellent with Apple devices and software. You recieve 5 gigabytes of free data then the cost is $42 per year for an extra 20 gigabytes.

1. iTunes can be used to back up most of your iPad data and essentials if you ever need to recover your device. We recommend that after the iPad syncs in iTunes on a computer, you right click on the iPad and select “Back Up”

3. Dropbox is a popular cloud based back up and synchronisation tool. Many Apps support Dropbox and it will work on Apple, Windows, Android and Blackberry devices. You recieve up to 18 GB of free data (2 GB + 500 MB per referral) and then the cost is $99 per year for an extra 50 gigabytes.

2. iCloud stores your music, photos, documents and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. iCloud can be accessed on the iPad in settings and integrated with iTunes software. It works

4. More and more Apps are now providing back up or sharing links with iCloud, DropBox, their own services and others.

35th anniversary of the Uniting Church Please join us to celebrate this special event Sunday 24 June 2012, at 9.30 am St Stephen’s School Carramar, Sports and Learning Centre 50 St Stephens Crescent, Tapping Parking available on the school oval via Maryland Drive Ladies, due to the flooring in the Sports Centre, please avoid wearing stiletto shoes. Please join us in the Technology Hub for morning tea, following the service.


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Food for a Calm and Happy Household Can the food in your child’s lunchbox affect their behaviour and health? Packing a healthy lunchbox today is not as straight forward as it used to be. Over the past 20 years the use of food additives in our diets has increased dramatically. Unfortunately though, not all food additives are good for our health. Recent studies have confirmed that some of the chemicals put into our foods can cause temper tantrums, sleeping disturbances and disruptive behaviour. Asthma, eczema, migraines and other common health problems are also often linked to food additives and diet. ADDITIVE ALERT: How much do you really know about what is in the foods you eat?

Join Consumer Advocate and author of Additive Alert, Julie Eady, for an educational evening as she shines the spotlight on popular food choices to reveal some alarming surprises in our everyday healthy food choices. During the session you will learn: • • •

Which food additives are linked to health and behaviour problems How easy it is to shop smarter, avoid additives and still stay sane! How to read food labels so you know you are buying the best products for your family.

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2012 Time: 7.00 - 8.30 pm Venue: Primary Forum, St Stephen’s School Carramar Bookings are essential. Please RSVP to Pam Doust by Sunday 13 May on 9306 7100

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Primary Back to Menu Early Years Mothers’ Day Celebration

Upcoming Excursions

All mums who have a child in the early years (Pre-Primary to Year 2) are warmly invited to a special Mothers’ Day Celebration on Friday 11 May in the Primary Forum beginning at 2.00 pm.

Friday 18 May

Year 1

Mundaring Hills Forest Centre

Friday 25 May

Year 5

Fremantle Prison

Tuesday 29 May Year 2J Friday 1 June

Buckingham House

Year 2W Buckingham House

St Stephen’s School Chess Club: Term 2 We will commence the Chess Club program for Term 2, 2012 in Week 3, on Wednesday 9 May. This will run for a six week period, finishing in Week 10, on Wednesday 20 June. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 are welcome to come along and participate on a Wednesday afternoon from 3.30 - 4.30 pm. Chess Club takes place in the French Room in the Red Area. Chess Club aims to encourage children to learn and practice skills, in a positive and encouraging environment. The focus of Chess Club is to have fun and play. Occasionally children will participate in competitive games of chess against other schools or their peers. Forms are available from the Primary Administration and need to be returned before your child can participate in the program for Term 2. Priority will be given to those children who were in Chess Club in Term 1, and numbers are strictly limited to 40 children. Mr Nathaniel Pestell is the Chess Club Coordinator. If you have any queries he can be contacted on 9306 7125.

Primary School Disco

Wednesday Afternoon Assemblies We wish to advise that commencing this term we are moving to a new format for Primary assemblies.They will be held fortnightly with the first one for this term being held next Wednesday 9 May commencing at 2.55 pm.

Parents are required to assist with supervision at the School Disco on Friday 25 May. Please contact Deb Molster on 0400 090 695 if you are available.

On the alternative week all children in the Primary School will be involved in Chorale. This will be split into three different groupings; PP - Year 2, Years 3 - 4 and Years 5 - 6. These groups will help further build our Music program within the School. Assemblies to note for Term 2: •

Week 3

Wednesday 9 May

Year 4B

Week 5

Wednesday 23 May

Year 6C

Week 7

Wednesday 6 June


Week 9

Wednesday 20 June

Year 2J

Week 11

No assembly due to the Primary Arts and Academic Festival

We look forward to continued parent support at our assemblies.

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Active After School Communities Program: Term 2, 2012 We will commence the AASC program for Term 2 2012 in Week 3, on Wednesday 9 May 2012. This will run for an eight week period, finishing in Week 10 on Thursday 28 June 2012. Children from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are welcome to come along and participate on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, (or both if they’d like). The afternoon will run from 3.30 - 4.45 pm. AASC’s aim is to encourage children to actively engage in sporting activities rather than sitting in front of the computer or TV screen. The sessions are free, but please note that it is not a childcare service.Your child is required to become actively engaged in the sessions and the use of computer games and other devices is not accepted. At each AASC session there is a fruit break where we provide assorted seasonal fruit and vegetables such as apples, oranges, pears, carrots and celery for your children. If they are unable to eat these fruits and vegetables or require a bit more sustenance for the afternoon, please ensure that your child has another healthy snack to eat. Below is a form to complete for Term 2. This form needs to be returned to the Primary School Office before your child can participate in the program for Term 2. Mrs Sharon Burnett and Mrs Lorna Crabb are the AASC Coordinators. If you have any queries they can be contacted on 0432 921 627 or chat to them on The Green on the days of the sessions. If the weather is not cooperating, the session is then moved to the Primary Forum. Tracey Hazelden and Tina Li are also available to assist in the Primary School Office, or you can call them on 9306 7111 during school hours. Thank you for your support.

Active After School Community Program Term 2 2012 If you would like your child to be involved, please complete the following enrolment form indicating your preferred days. The program will commence on Wednesday 9 May and end on Thursday 28 June 2012. Please address any enquiries to Mrs Lorna Crabb or Mrs Sharon Burnett, AASC Coordinators. Please return to the Primary Office ASAP. I would like my child/children _____________________________________ in class __________ to be involved in the Active After School Communities Program on: Wednesdays


Please tick both boxes if you would like them to be involved in both days. After School Contact Numbers:

Home: _________________ and/or Mobile: __________________

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Secondary Back to Menu Music Notices Autumn Concert Our annual showcase of Carramar’s finest Music groups and soloists will be held on Thursday 10 May at 6.30 pm in the Duncraig Theatre. Tickets are free and are available from Carramar Administration - first in best dressed. Places for Lower Brass Program Free instrument hire for French horn, euphonium, tenor horn and trombone is still available for lessons with our new lower brass tutor Mr Sam Harris from WAAPA.The program is offering free instrument hire for one year and has limited places. Please contact the Music department to secure a place for your child.

Shoes - must adhere to appropriate styles, and must be in good condition

Jewellery - check for appropriate limits. Rope and leather anklets/bracelets are not appropriate and necklaces are silver or gold and not bulky.

Makeup - as stated in work record

Substandard uniform and grooming standards can set up conflict between adults and youth which can easily be prevented. Brian Plowman Deputy Head of Secondary for Care


Drum/Percussion Tuition We have a fantastic and inspiring new drum tutor, Mr Sean Davies, who commences drum tuition this term.To get your child plugged into lessons please contact the Music department.

Tessa Dorotich (Year 9) was selected for the Calisthenics Association of Western Australia (CAWA) State Team 2012.This is a wonderful achievement as only a few were selected. Tessa will compete in Darwin from 11 - 14 July. Good luck Tessa!

Music Festival The annual Interhouse Music Festival will be held in Week 10 from Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 June in the Technology Hub. This event is jam packed with a variety of ensembles, rock bands, vocal groups and soloists. Parents and family are welcome to attend (free entry). Please sign in at Secondary Administration.

Ashlee Lewis (Year 12 Carramar campus, pictured below), Lily Diamantis (Year 8 Carramar campus) and Chelsea Lamb (Year 11 Duncraig campus) represented the School at the Interschool Equestrian state championships over the school holidays. Well done to all the girls for a fantastic effort!

Year 7/8 Vocal Group Please encourage your child to attend the Year 7/8 vocal group which rehearses every Thursday morning at 7.30 am in room PA9. This is open to anyone who wished to attend. Instrument/Vocal Tuition Applications for instrument and vocal tuition are open all year round. Forms can be collected from the Music Office or requested via email. Please contact Mr Shannon de Bie on 9306 7342 or email for more information.

Liam Maher (Year 9) shaved his head at the end of last term to raise money for The Greatest Shave. He raised a total of $227 by collecting money from teachers, friends and fellow students. Well done on this wonderful achievement!

Secondary School Uniform Considerable effort is expended by staff to ensure our uniform standards are maintained. Unfortunately, they are only one side of the St Stephen’s School triangle. Parents, and to a lesser degree students, are responsible for ensuring that the uniform and grooming meet standards set out in the Work Record. •

Girls hems - at the knee or for hemming, to reach the crease at the back of the knee.

Hair - tied back if on the shoulder, off the face, and one natural colour.

Blazers - worn to recess from transport to school and home after school (note Year 12s excempt if Leavers jacket is worn)

Ties - worn with the button done up and ties up.Year 12s red tie only

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Secondary Back to Menu St Stephen’s School Carramar Year 12 Semester 1 Exam Timetable 2012 Venue: Sports and Learning Centre, St Stephen’s Carramar Day Monday

Date 14 May

9.00 am English 2AB

1.00 pm

English 3AB Tuesday

15 May

English Lit 3AB Maths 2AB Maths 2CD Maths 3AB

Wednesday Thursday Friday

16 May

Maths 3CD Drama 3AB Written

Maths Specialist 3CD

17 May 18 May

AIT 3AB P&L 3AB Modern History 3AB

Design Graphics 3AB PE Studies 3AB


Computer Science 3AB Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

21 May 22 May

Chemistry 3AB Drama 3AB Practical

23 May

Biological Sciences 3AB French 3AB Oral

24 May

Human Biological Science 3AB Visual Art 3AB

French 3AB Written T5/6? Drama 3AB Practical Children, Family Comm 2AB Boardroom French 3AB Oral Geography 3AB Music 3AB Written

G2 T5/6? Boardroom G2

Material Design Tech-Wood/Metal 2AB Friday

25 May

Food Science & Tech 2AB Music 3AB Practical

Music 3AB Practical

Physics 3AB Inspire room - G1

St Stephen’s School Carramar Year 11 Semester 1 Exam Timetable 2012 Venue: Sports and Learning Centre, St Stephen’s Carramar Day Monday Tuesday

Date 4 June 5 June

9.00 am Foundation Day public holiday English 1CD - 3 hours

1.00 pm Foundation Day public holiday

English 2AB - 3 hours Wednesday Thursday


6 June

English Literature 2AB - 3 hours AIT 2AB - 2.5 hours

Drama 2AB - 2.5 hours Computer Science 2AB - 2.5 hours Semester 2 commences for all Year 11students – normal timetable

7 June

Visual Art 2AB - 2.5 hours

8 June

Semester 2 commences for all Year 11 students – normal timetable Normal timetable Normal timetable

Inspire room – G1

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Careers Back to Menu Welcome back to the beginning of another term. Term 2 is traditionally a busy term especially for Year 12 students as information evenings and exams are upon them. Year 11s also have exams along with their subject selections. Year 10s will be making their important subject choices for Year 11. If they have any concerns I encourage them to talk to their teachers or visit my office for a chat. There is a great deal of information to share in this edition, if you have any queries regarding any of the following, please contact me on 9306 7164. UMAT Registration Opened 1 April and closes 1 June at 5.00 pm EST. Registration is to be completed at UMAT testing will be held on Wednesday 25 July. At present UWA are advising students who will have an estimated ATAR of 99 and are interested in Medicine to sit the UMAT. In order to gain entry into the post graduate Doctor of Medicine, they will need to maintain a grade point average of 65% and above in each year of the undergraduate. For those students who do not gain an ATAR of 99 they may sit the GAMSAT in order to be considered for the post graduate course. Students considering applying in 2012 please download a copy of the Information Booklet at or call the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry on 93462316. Please be aware that there are a number of UMAT preparation courses on offer. However there is no evidence that these courses assist and they are expensive. ACER and all members of the UMAT consortium, do not endorse any of the UMAT preparation courses. It is recommended that the student visit the UMAT website and consider purchasing the practice questions directly from them. If in doubt, contact the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at UWA direct on the number above.

UWA Medicine and Dentistry Information Evenings Medicine - Wednesday 9 May at 7.00 pm, Octogon Theatre Dentistry - Wednesday 16 May at 7.00 pm, Woolnough Lecture Theatre For more information visit

NEW Business and Law Symposium 9 May

Course Information Evening 29 May

To register for the above call Susan or Gail on 9433 0533 •

Course and Information Evening 28 May. Further information to follow.

‘A Day in the Life of a University Student’ during the July school holidays, (20 July). A chance to partake in lectures, meet academic staff and gather up-to-date course information. More information to follow.

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National Youth Science Forum Applications are now open and close 31 May for Year 11 students. This is a two week residential program offering students a chance to test drive a range of universities and careers in Science. For more information visit Murdoch Uni ‘Murdoch Mondays’ On the first Monday of every month the Student Services Office will be open until 7.00 pm for prospective students to enquire about courses available. UWA Year 10-11 Parents Information Session The information session will be held on 17 and 18 May. Learn about entry into UWA, the new courses and their structure, admission requirements and study options. For more information visit UWA Maths Enrichment Programs These programs are for Year 10/11 or gifted Year 9 students. All sessions are held on Saturday mornings. Please visit Curtin University Maths Enrichment Program This program is for Years 5 - 11. Places are limited. Please call the Department of Maths and Statistics on 9266 7624 or email Curtin University Year 10 Parent Information Session The session will be held on Wednesday 20 June. For further details please visit Curtin University Free Spatial Science Workshops The workshops will be held from May to September, and will consist of two hour sessions for individuals or groups, primarily for Years 9 - 11. There will be a morning session followed by an afternoon session or an alternative workshop. Call the Department of Spatial Sciences on 9266 7566 or email Curtin University Year 12 Information Evening This evening will be held on Wednesday 4 July. More information shortly.

University of Notre Dame Events •

Other Important Events and Dates

ADFA 2013 Those students that are interested in applying need to start the process now. All selection procedures need to be completed in time for Officer Selection Board in September. Phone 13 19 01 or apply online at Careers and Employment Expo The Expo will be held at the Perth Convention Centre from 3 6 May from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm Thursday and Friday and 10.00 am – 4.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. To find out more visit

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Community News Back to Menu Mother and Daughter Zumba Returns! This popular event returns for Term 2 and 3. When: Tuesday Nights, beginning Tuesday 8 May Where: Makaria Forum Who: Mums, daughters, friends Cost: $10 per session to the Instructor

Step Up For Children in Step/Blended Families from 8 - 12 years Children experience many difficulties when parents decide to separate and divorce. When one or both of their parents decide to re-partner, children can be even more challenged in dealing with step relationships and with the complexity of the new family dynamics and structure. This enjoyable four session course aims to support children in understanding and integrating their experiences. It will empower them by developing their emotional and communication skills to build their own resilience in the years it can take for the family to ‘gel’, and beyond into adult life. Topics covered in this course include: •

How do I process the difficult feelings after family loss and change?

What can I do with all my frustrations and confusing thoughts?

How do I manage the new relationships with stepparents and stepsiblings?

How can I speak up for myself in a way more likely to get my parents to hear me?

Who can I be in this new family?

Date: Tuesday 8, 15, 22, and 29 May Venue: The Spiers Centre, 2 Albatross Court Heathridge Time: 4.00 - 5.30 pm There is no charge for this course. Places are limited so book now on 9489 6322.

Shaping our Future – Have Your Say The City of Joondalup is inviting the community to participate in the Shaping our Future – Have your Say consultation to provide input to a Community Strategic Plan for the next 10 years.

With 25 years experience in providing academic support to WA students, Academic Task Force has a team of dedicated, experienced teachers ready to work with you to maximise your academic performance. Master Classes: Starting the week beginning 29 April Power your way to excellence in the WACE exams! Be inspired by expert teachers, gain fresh insights into subject concepts and polish your performance. These small group classes follow a specific teaching program and are available on various days at our Applecross Centre, Scotch College, Swanbourne and Perth Modern School, Subiaco. WACE Help Weekend Classes: Starting 28 April Get the help you need each week in these small tutorial groups! Taught by experienced teachers dedicated to improving your academic performance, these small group sessions allow you to ask questions, get individual support and strengthen your understanding. Saturday classes are available at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS, Sunday classes available at Perth Modern School. Year 7, 8, 9, and 10 Saturday Classes: Starting 28 April Keep up to date with your work and get extra help in English and/or Maths. Experienced teachers will work with you to build your skills and understanding in a small group. English and Maths classes are available at Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. For more information and enrolment contact Academic Task Force on 9314 9500 or email or visit

Put your passion into action... Are you seeking opportunities for a more personal connection to the mission of the Uniting Church? UnitingCare West is seeking Expressions of Interest for new Board Members who will help guide the strategic vision and direction of our organisation and will support the delivery of innovative and creative programs and services across Western Australia. You will need to have: A passion for social justice Governance experience A financial background A knowledge of the not for profit sector

You can attend a Stakeholder Roundtable Session on: Thursday 10 May (Warwick) or Thursday 17 May (Padbury) and/or submit an online survey. For more information phone 9400 4253, or visit the City’s website at

Academic Task Force Whether you are a high flyer looking for that extra edge to your results, or would like additional support in reaching your potential, Academic Task Force can help you get the results you deserve. Dove Tales

Join our Board, serve on its sub-committees, and use your skills to help us support, serve and empower those most in need.

To express your interest (include relevant information/ background) or for further information, contact CEO Sue Ash on 9355 9002 or email anytime up to Wednesday 13th June 2012.

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CASUAL TRAINERS REQUIRED YWCA of Perth would like to invite interested persons in becoming a YWCA Encore Trainer to apply today! We are seeking people to become YWCA Encore Trainers to deliver our gentle exercise programs. Please note this is not full-time or part-time employment but YWCA Encore can offer our Trainers the flexibility of a casual & rewarding role (hours not guaranteed) while continuing with their current employment, studies and/or family commitments.

What is YWCA Encore? YWCA Encore is a gentle exercise program for women who have had breast cancer at any time in their lives. The gentle exercises help to restore flexibility, mobility and self-confidence. The program is delivered over 8 consecutive weeks, with each weekly session running for 2 hours. The weekly session includes 30 minutes of gentle land based exercises, 30 minutes of hydrotherapy exercises and one hour of information, relaxation and peer support. For the information sessions we access professional guest speakers from the local community who cover a range of subjects relevant to our participants, which may include breast cancer or healthy lifestyle. We are seeking Encore Trainers within the Perth metropolitan area. To join our pool of qualified trainers you must be willing to complete our 4 Day Training (11-14th June 2012)and have current Senior First Aid. We do not expect that each trainee, prior to attending training, will have all the skills listed below. However they must demonstrate a willingness to learn them during the Training Week. Training will be provided in all aspects of running and delivering a program ; Understanding of breast cancer and empathy for women emerging from a major life crisis Excellent communication skills Exercise Delivery / Group facilitation—Ability to lead and steer a group Administration and finances—ability to keep accurate records & experience in using email Promotion & Marketing—ability to develop strong relationships across the local community Health & Safety—Ability to comply with OH&S responsibilities required by the position Once Trained, a Trainer will be expected to sign a casual employment contract, be available to deliver the Encore Program at least once per year and be willing to participate in ongoing improvement of the Encore program through assessment, feedback sessions and training. Trainers are paid $25 per hour. 1-3 Encore programs per year may run in a location, depending on the demand within the community and funding levels. As a guideline, for each 8 week program Trainers may expect to conduct up to 16 hours delivery and 8 hours preparation time.. A further 3 hours of promotion and administration time is also to be expected. Please visit for further information on Encore. For an application package or further queries on becoming a Trainer please contact Janine Parker at or 9440 3501. YWCA of Perth Inc. 179 Main Street, Osborne Park WA 6017 | PO Box 89, Osborne Park WA 6917 T 08 9440 3501 | F 08 9440 3502 | E | W

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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

Term ends

Thursday 5 April

Teachers return Tuesday 29 January Commissioning Service

Term 2 Teachers return

Monday 23 April (Staff Retreat 23 and 24 April)

Students return Term ends

Students return

Friday 1 February

Term ends

Friday 19 April

Term 2 Staff Conference

Monday/Tuesday 6/7 May

Thursday 26 April

Students return

Wednesday 8 May

Friday 6 July

Term ends

Friday 5 July

Term 3

Term 3

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

Teachers return

Monday 22 July

Reporting Day

Tuesday 23 July

Students return

Wednesday 24 July

Term ends

Friday 27 September

Students return

Wednesday 25 July

Term ends

Friday 28 September

Term 4

Term 4

Staff return

Monday 15 October

Students return

Tuesday 16 October

Students leave

Friday 7 December

Teaching staff leave

Thursday 13 December

Office Hours / Contact Numbers Secondary Office:

9306 7100

Primary Office:

9306 7111


8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Teachers return

Monday 14 October

Students return

Tuesday 15 October

Students leave

Friday 6 December

Teachers leave

Thursday 12 December

Canteen Phone: 9306 7132 Email:

Uniform Shop

Act Belong Commit

Normal Trading Hours Carramar


12.30 pm - 4.00 pm


8.00 am - 11.00 am

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