The College Courier

07 March 2019
Issue 4, 7 March 2019
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
Success Stories
HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Service Learning
Propeller Industries
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Old Saints
Holiday Programs
In the news
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149

From the Principal

The Agency –

because school is the real world


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.’ (Dewey, 1938)


Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute is delighted to launch The Agency.


Motivated by our commitment to nurturing within our young people the capabilities to live ‘a life worth living’ (Sen, 1999), we strive at All Saints’ College, through our ATAR Plus approach, to break down the barrier between school and ‘the real world’. To that end, we provide, for instance, ‘real world’ challenges in classroom activities, ‘real world’ partnerships for our students, ‘real world’ opportunities with which students can engage, and so on.


Student agency

In authentic contexts students develop a sense of agency and purpose. Charles Leadbeater (2017) reminds us that we need to help our young people prosper by ‘not doing the routine tasks at which robots will excel’, but by learning to act rather than to be acted upon; by having an orientation toward the future; a meaningful plan; an awareness of one’s environment; and the ability to connect and collaborate with others.


Leadbeater examines the four essential components of student agency. Students:

(i) should be purposeful;

(ii) should become reflective through learning by doing and in action;

(iii) need to make an investment in pursuing their purpose;

(iv) need to learn to take responsibility for their actions.


So, what is The Agency?

While, importantly, maintaining the strong service ethic amongst our students – where ASC students develop the lifelong habit of volunteering their time and talents for the betterment of their community/ies – the College’s Beyond Boundaries Institute is pleased to launch The Agency, a forum that offers students the opportunity to apply to undertake various (paid) tasks at the College that will help them develop Leadbeater’s four essential components of agency and to apply their passions, skills and talents in authentic contexts.


Interested students (aged 14 and above) will need to apply formally for the evolving list of roles, shaping statements of claim that highlight their capabilities, and then be available for interview for the short-term contracts. The initial list of contracts we will be advertising includes:

  • Book reviewer;
  • Illustrator;
  • Grounds/maintenance work;
  • OLP equipment assistant;
  • Caterer;
  • Designer;
  • Video editor;
  • Photographer;
  • Student ICT helpdesk.

We will be posting employment opportunities for interested students shortly.


Ms Belinda Provis

Whole College

Whole College 


After a number of surveys, focus groups and interviews last year, the College has commenced a series of continuous improvement projects designed to streamline our communication to parents and provide a better online experience across any device.


The first stage of this is the launch of MyASC - a mobile and tablet-responsive replacement for the ‘Portal’.  It will serve as a central repository for documents and information and will also provide an easy-to-use jumping-off point to other important services and resources frequently used by parents and students at the College. 


As part of this modernisation we are also introducing single sign-on across many of our applications including MyASC, SEQTA and the Parent Gateway. This means that you will only be required to log in once each time you use a device and can even opt to remain logged into all of these applications on your trusted and most frequently used devices.


The planned go-live date is Monday, 11 March which will result in some short outages to systems over the weekend and throughout Monday morning in order to finalise these changes.


We will email all parents on Monday morning with the link to MyASC and a link to a short video that will help you navigate it for the first time.


Further improvements to MyASC will be taking place throughout the year such as the updating and creation of new content, along with the introduction of paperless forms and permission slips for example. We hope that MyASC enhances your online interaction with the College.



1. Arts / Photography: Lauren Anderson (Class of 2018)

2. Marketing and Community Relations: Layne Brown (Class of 2018)

3. Music: Kate Davoren (Class of 2016)

4. Sport: Bell Clayton (Class of 2018)

5. Indigenous Student Support Assistant (ISSA): Paige James (Class of 2017)



The 2019 All Saints’ College Pasar Malam Twilight Market was a great success!


On Friday, 22 February, more than 5 000 community members converged on our College oval to enjoy the live entertainment, participate in some exciting activities, peruse more than 50 market stalls, and sample some delicious cultural cuisines and beverages.

This year’s highly successful Pasar Malam was due to the efforts of many people. We thank our Parents and Friends’ (P&F) Society for their generosity, our Student Council who helped in a variety of ways, the College’s Grounds and Maintenance teams for all their hard work behind the scenes, and the many staff, student and Old Saint volunteers. Well done also to our College Events team for their wonderful organisation and running of this event.


We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Pasar Malam!



If you participated in The Dove Goes Global by taking a photo holding our College magazine somewhere exciting during the recent holiday break, please email high-resolution images and a description to [email protected]



Trybooking have increased their cost of purchasing a ticket. There have been no pricing changes or increases since Trybooking launched in 2008, and the ticket cost has been 30c per ticket. From Friday, 1 March Trybooking is adjusting its booking fee per ticket to reflect the following:


For all tickets sold from Friday, 1 March 2019, ticket buyers will be charged a $0.50 fee per ticket purchased.


Free events will continue not to attract this fee.



The College is looking for a group of parents and community members who work or have real life experience in the STEM industries to be available as mentors for the College’s newest elective Project STEM.


For more information on how to become a mentor, click on the image below.



When a student is absent from school or required to leave the College during school hours due to illness, or other reasons, parents are required to contact the College on the following telephone numbers.


JUNIOR SCHOOL – (08) 9313 9334

SENIOR SCHOOL – Student Services direct line: (08) 9313 9302

Please note these numbers to ensure your call is dealt with in a speedy and efficient manner, ensuring all students are accounted for.

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School


Thank you to Junior School Health and Physical Education Teacher Mrs Amy McAnuff, College staff, students and parents for a successful swimming carnival last Friday. From all accounts the House spirit was high, and the students conducted themselves with great skill, courage and enthusiasm.


Below is a small appreciation from Mrs McAnuff of the event. The individual winners and the House Spirit Trophy will be awarded at the Junior School Assembly tomorrow.


On Friday, 1 March 2019, students from Years 3–6 participated in the Interhouse Swimming Carnival at the Aquatic Centre. Students worked really hard in preparation for the carnival, not only with time trials but also learning the skills required in swimming races.


We had an array of people assisting on the day, including over 30 parent volunteers, a number of Year 10, 11 and 12 students, our Junior School staff and, of course, our wonderful House and Sports Captains who started their day at 7.30am to help with set-up and marshalling students from their Houses.


Results for the day are as follows:

First: Cowan (475 points)

Second: Forrest (439 points)

Third: O’Connor (409 points)

Fourth: Stirling (390 points)

Fifth: Durack (356 points)

Sixth: Murdoch (347 points)


Well done to all who participated on the day!


Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School


Senior School


We are fortunate each year to host at the College several students from many different countries, for different lengths of time and through different organisations. Most recently we have hosted students from France, continuing a long-standing connection. The students always love their experience of Western Australian and All Saints’ College culture and were very grateful for the generosity shown to them by the All Saints’ College families who hosted them. In turn, we enjoyed getting to know them and more about their country of origin.


Through our partnership with one particular organisation, goYonder, we hosted three Venetian students in 2017, while in 2018, Anna Giovine, Elisa Brocca and Pietro Corezzola all studied at the College.  


This year we have already confirmed another student from Venice, Gabriele Pavan, who will join us in Term 3 this year for a stay of three months. In this arrangement, host families are paid an amount of money each week (approximately $290) to assist with the costs of including an extra member in their family.


Gabriele Pavan is a young man from Venice who, on his arrival at the beginning of Term 3, will be 16 years old and joining classes in Year 11 at All Saints’. We are grateful to all of those who have previously hosted guests to the College, and are inviting expressions of interest from any families who might like to host Gabriele. It would be helpful if the family hosting Gabriele had a boy in the Senior School.


Please contact the College’s Dean of Student Wellbeing, Mr Timothy Russell ([email protected]), if you are interested in hosting a visiting Italian student (for three-month stays) and more information can be supplied.


Mr Timothy Russell

Dean of Student Wellbeing



What's On?

WANT TO PLAN FURTHER AHEAD? Click HERE to visit our 2019 College Calendar



For further information and to register to participate, click HERE.


Success Stories

We are always pleased to acknowledge the successes of our students and would be delighted to hear of their achievements. Please email: [email protected]

Congratulations to the following students on their fine achievements.


Congratulations to Amelia Starling (Year 11) who has recently been selected for the Under 18 State Beach Volleyball team. The National Championships will be held in Bunbury during the first week of the April school holidays.


Commendations to Charlotte George (Year 10) who was selected for the Western Australian Athletics team and will compete at the Australian Track and Field Athletics Championships in Sydney, 1–7 April 2019.


The Championships are the largest annual athletics event in Australia and Oceania-Pacific region and bring together participants of all ages.


Congratulations to Emma Cumming (Year 12) who attended the Equestrian Western Australia annual awards night on Friday, 22 February 2019 winning the following awards:

Saddlesplus Youth Series Leaderboard EvA 95 winner with her horse Rosie (Mrs Nortonknight)
Saddlesplus Youth Series Leaderboard EvA 105 winner with her horse Just Reilly
Interschools Most Improved Eventer award
Masterseries Leaderboard EvAJ95 winner with horse Rosie
Masterseries Leaderboard EvAJ105 runner up with horse Just Reilly
Rising Stars Award (all EWA horse and rider combinations, junior and senior in their first year 105 and above) winner with horse Just Reilly


The College commends Sienna Ryan (Year 8) who competed in Canberra from 20-26 February in the Under 15 Female National Cricket Championships. She was one of only two 13-year olds selected to represent the State.


This was Sienna’s third consecutive year playing for WA. She is also part of the Western Australian Cricket Association Development Squad.


Congratulations to Vevina Yang (Year 9) who recently received the Associate Diploma in Music Performance from Trinity London College for Piano, obtaining an A grade. She is now entitled to have the letters ATCL after her name.


Well done to Ben Heatley (Year 9) who placed first and his brother Jake (Year 6) who placed second in the 10–14 years males division at the State Wakeboarding Championships on Sunday, 24 February 2019 at Bonneys Waterski Park in Baldivis. Well done also to Tom Heatley (Year 12) who placed second in the Junior Men’s category on the day.



Well done to all ASC Contemporary Bands and Ensembles that entertained the crowds with their performances on the main stage at the All Saints’ College Pasar Malam.


We will be welcoming bands back to the stage during the Arts on The Common event on Friday, 22 March from 6.00pm. We are excited to share the night with the Hothouse Company’s screening of the Back to Back Theatre’s residency production. Enjoy a relaxing night on The Common listening to the ASC Jazz Band, Rock Bands and Celtic Band, including vocal solos. Paella, churros and refreshments supplied by the Friends of Music will be available for purchase. 


To book your tickets for this event, click HERE.

Upcoming events:

  • All Saints’ College Celtic Band will be representing the College at the 2019 International School of WA (ISWA) Harmony Day event in City Beach on Friday, 22 March 2019.
  • With thanks to the previous Music Director, Mrs Anette Kerkovius, the ASC College Choirs will be featured during the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA) Choralfest Concert on Friday, 12 April in the Centre for Performing Arts, and following this the ASC Junior School Choir conducted by Miss Kate Wilson will be performing at various locations in Fremantle on Monday, 15 April 2019
  • College Recital 1 on Wednesday, 27 March at 6.30pm will feature a number of solo performers and All Saints' College ensembles showcasing their current repertoire. This year, students who take music lessons outside the College are also invited to perform. Please contact Mr David Harries ([email protected]) if they would like to audition to perform at this event.



Friends of Music support All Saints’ Music events during the year and is a wonderful opportunity for Music parents to get to know each other. We will be hosting the Arts on The Common featuring Summer Serenade and the Back to Back Theatre. Details for this event will be available shortly.


We encourage parents to join the Friends of Music Facebook Group to keep up with the latest news and connect with our Friends of Music community.



Please note that ensemble rehearsals have commenced! We welcome expressions of interest for ensembles throughout the year. Please come to the Music office or speak to Mr David Harries to find out more information.


Schedule of ensembles for the Junior and Senior School:

Senior School Ensembles

Junior School Ensembles



It’s never too late to enrol for instrumental lessons. All students are encouraged to learn music and be active participants in ASC Music. A wide variety of instruments is on offer, along with numerous ensembles. If you would like to discuss becoming involved in the music program, please contact [email protected] or call 9313 9397.


To enrol in music lessons, please complete the Music Tuition Enrolment Form by clicking HERE.


For a list of all our Instrumental Tutors for 2019, please click HERE.


Looking forward to seeing you all at upcoming music events.


Mr David Harries

Director of Music


HotHouse Company


To book your tickets for this event, click HERE.


To book tickets for this event, click HERE.



We are seeking community members to assist with the production of costumes for our 2019 College Production, Grease, and Dance Concert. If you are willing to help, please email Director of The Arts, Mr Stephen Roberts [email protected]


The Costume Team was a great opportunity to be involved and be a part of the production. It was exciting to see the kids becoming ‘animals’!” - College parent


I get so much pleasure from working with these wonderful young people, I am already looking forward to next year’s production.” - College parent



Click HERE for more information.


Sport & Physical Education


The HBF Run for a Reason is a great event held in Perth each year! We invite you to Join the ASC Team ‘All Saints’ College 2019' and jog, run or walk with friends and family for a great cause! All ASC community members are eligible to take part. In 2018 over 70 people joined the College's ASC Run for a Reason Team, so chat to your family and colleagues and get involved!


Event Details
WHEN: Sunday, 19 May 2019
WHAT: 4km, 12km and half marathon event options (all options are available as an ASC team member)


For more information about the event, click HERE.



Team Name: All Saints’ College 2019

Team Password: ASC2019


Click HERE to register for the ASC Team.


Early Bird Fees end Tuesday, 12 March 2019.


For all individuals who register in the ASC Team for 2019
Further information will be sent out regarding the logistics and meetings places for ASC Team members on the day. This information will be shared in the week of 13 May (Week 3, Term 2), so make sure you register early to ensure that your contact details are on the list for information.


On the day

  • Dress in your HBF Run for a Reason T-shirt;
  • Meet runners from your category from the ASC Team prior to the race;
  • Enjoy the event that you have selected!
  • Meet your fellow ASC Runners after the race for the entertainment.

Supervision during the event

  • There will be no supervision of individuals throughout the event. Students and ASC community members will be responsible for making their way to their designated starting area and completing the event and making their way home after the event.


Those who register to Run for a Reason through the All Saints’ College Team link are welcome either to nominate a charity or organisation that they have a particular interest in supporting or help to raise much-needed funds for the amazing work of our partners at Anglicare WA. Our Anglicare Ambassadors already work alongside Anglicare WA to raise awareness within the College about community need, and directly seek to assist young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Funds raised for Anglicare WA are directed to the Street Connect program, which works with some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable young people


For whichever charity you select, remember to promote your fundraising page individually, whilst being a part of the ASC 2019 Team.



  • Join us at the All Saints’ College Running Club with our professional coaches from the Running Centre every Tuesday morning during Term 1 (meet at the Indoor Sports Centre by 7.00am).

We are looking forward to a wide array of College community members coming together for this great event, putting a focus on staying fit and healthy while connecting with the wider community and fundraising for some worthwhile causes.


Miss Britt Gray

Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education



Coxswain (pronounced cox’n) is a British term which means “boat boy”.


When the modern sport of rowing began, local children were recruited to steer the boats. At some point the oarsmen noticed that a clever coxswain could help them win.


Today coxswains still steer the boat via a rudder, but their contribution only starts there. A good coxswain can make the difference between winning and losing a race and is the catalyst between coach and crew. The best in the world are described as cool headed, confident, patient and loud!


The All Saints’ College Rowing Club has made a great start to the year, and as crews are starting to form, we are looking out for potential coxswains to enhance our team. We row on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday after school and we can teach you all you need to know.


If you are interested please contact either [email protected] or [email protected]



The 2019 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival will be held at the College on Thursday, 2 May; Week 1, Term 2 this year, which is a week earlier than usual!


Further information surrounding this event will be available shortly.



The Running Club will be held throughout Term 1 to allow students to prepare and build their cardiovascular fitness prior to the event.


New and existing members are welcome to join at any time. Make your way to the College oval on Tuesday mornings by 7.00am to build your fitness abilities.

Service Learning


The annual All Saints’ College Pasar Malam was a huge success – the busiest one yet! The Service Learning program had a variety of stalls at the event, raising much-needed funds for many of our service partners.


The Anglicare Ambassadors ran the ever-popular sausage sizzle which was sold out by 7.30pm! The Amana Advocates were raising funds and awareness for residents living with dementia. The 2019 Teach Learn Grow (TLG) team were also at the event, selling TLG merchandise to raise money to support the great work they do in regional Western Australia.


The event was full of fun, good food and, most importantly, a community willing to help and make a positive difference. We can’t wait for the 2020 Pasar Malam (and will make sure there are more sausages!)


Next week sees the beginning of our Gen-Connect program delivered in partnership with Amana Living and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. As a part of their Be Connected program, the eSafety Commission is piloting a ‘Youth Mentors Program’ which aims at connecting older Australians with young people who can help them to increase their digital literacy.


The program is an adaption of the Gen-Connect program we ran last year and provides an essential service to the Amana Living residents. With more and more of the world moving online, the capacity to utilise technology is becoming essential. It also provides the gift of connection, allowing the residents to interact with their families all over the world.


There are still a few places available for students to join the program. There are five sessions starting from next week (Week 7) on Monday afternoons, 3.30pm–4.30pm. If students are interested in the program, please contact Head of Catalyst, Mr Scott Corbett via email: [email protected] to join the team.

The Year 10 Nulsen Youth Patrons attended their second Creative Leadership Training session last week. The team visited marketing firm Meerkats and participated in a session on Social Intelligence delivered by Michael from the Future Institute. The day was a great opportunity to learn more about leadership along with Nulsen Youth Patrons from Hale School and Methodist Ladies College.


Our visits to RAAFA for 2019 on a Tuesday afternoon have started up. Students visit residents at two different developments within RAAFA and spend an hour with them. This sees our students walking with residents around the beautiful grounds, making conversation, playing lawn bowls, and sharing a laugh. Another group of students spends time doing ‘exergaming’ (similar to Wii sports) with residents. This is always a lot of fun and a great way to bring young people and older Australians together with exercise.



The Disabled Surfers Association is preparing to hold their last ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ event for the year on Saturday, 16 March. This is always a superb event that sees hundreds of volunteers head down to Leighton Beach and support a wide variety of people in having a go at surfing. The weather will be lovely, the people are friendly, and it is always wonderful to see so many All Saints’ community members there. An email will be sent out early next week with the link for you to register your interest.


Mr Scott Corbett

Head of Catalyst: Centre for Service and Social Enterprise



Close the Gap Day (in partnership with Oxfam) is on Thursday,  21 March (Week 8). The day is about raising awareness and taking action in solving the health and life expectancy inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.


More information about the day can be found by clicking HERE.


Cowan House will be holding a bake sale fundraiser for Close the Gap Day on Thursday, 21 March at Lunchtime on The Common. Students will be able to purchase goods from 50c to $2.00.

Propeller Industries



The Runway pop-up shop featured for the second time at the All Saints’ College Pasar Malam was a great success. Senior and Junior School students filled the stall with their creative products and enticed potential customers who walked past.


The pop-up shop was run by four Senior School students for the entire night. Runway is now back in the foyer of the Centre for Performing Arts, where College community members can purchase products through Wanju Café.  


If you’d like to make and sell items in Runway, contact Ms Vanessa Kirkham: [email protected]

Learning Technologies


As noted elsewhere in this edition of the Courier, MyASC will launch early next week for staff, students and parents. I want to thank all of those who have made suggestions and been involved in testing. MyASC replaces the College Portal and will be a big step forward in how you interact with College services, especially using a mobile device.

You will notice that the home page in Seqta will no longer have all of the links; instead we encourage you to use MyASC as a start point. 

We hope that MyASC enhances your online interaction with the College.


This week sees the launch of a great new initiative to equip our students with a modern way of demonstrating their learning. Each student in Year 7 - 10 (starting a small group of Year 10 students this week) will have access to their own website that is attached to a school site. This site is managed by the College and gives students the ability to create their own online space demonstrating their learning across all aspects of their school experience. 

The menu items on the site when you first login are:

  • About Me
  • Community Service
  • Innovation & Enterprise
  • Projects
  • Teamwork & Leadership

Mr Greg Port 

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities


This term, our Year 3 - 6 students have been involved in numerous cocurricular activities, taking place from Monday - Friday, before and after school. These activities commenced this week and will run to the end of Term 1.


Above are some highlights from the Tuesday afternoon activities, which include Origami and Calligraphy, Tiny Houses, the Junior School Sustainability Club and Ceramics.



If you would like to know more about Senior School Cocurricular activities and what is available and when, please click HERE.

Old Saints


Thank you to our generous staff who volunteered to meet their fate on the Old Saints' Dunk tank at Pasar Malam: Erin Harvey (née Kerr, 2003), Iola Knight, Sara Mano, Gordon Gatti, Hannah Mast, Nic Christie, Charlie Stapleton, Pete Allen, Helen Corr, Vanessa Kirkham, Katie Dolan, Adam Goor (2007) and Oliver Beath (1998) and College Captains, Grace Hoes and Fortune Aniyi.


Much fun was had and the evening raised $695.00 for Power to Empower. Pip O’Meara (née Lambert 2006) and her husband, Ben, who have established a not for profit strength and conditioning gym with the aim of raising money to help those in need. Their motto is ‘Strength Gains for World Change'. Click HERE to access the Power to Empower website.



Holiday Programs

Vacation Care Program for children aged 3 - 12

Vacation Care enables students to participate in a vibrant and energetic recreational program that is both stimulating and enjoyable. The children feel comfortable and secure, and, most importantly, have fun as they take part in an engaging program that fosters creativity, curiosity and wellbeing.

Further information can be found by clicking HERE.


School Holiday Program for 9 - 17 Years

Is your 9 – 17 year old looking for something to do during the upcoming school holiday break? Why not have them join our exciting Holiday Program.
All activities are conducted by qualified and experienced coaches, staff members and suppliers.

Holiday Program Dates 2019:

Monday, 15 April - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Monday, 15 July - Friday, 19 July 2019

Tuesday, 8 October - Thursday, 10 October 2019


For further information email: [email protected] 


To book a place for these three-day camps, click HERE.




Next P&F Meeting: Monday, 11 March 2019. Commences at 7.00pm in the Centre for Performing Arts Foyer.



Wanju Café


Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 11.00am AND 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Thank you for helping us reach 200 Likes! 300 Likes is our next goal. Can you help us reach it? To access the Wanju Cafe Facebook page, click HERE.

ASC Canteen


Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 2.00pm

Why not order your lunch online?! Register today by clicking HERE.

To view the College Canteen menu on SEQTA, please click HERE


This week, the All Saints' College playgroup enjoyed the warm weather with some play outdoors.

Young children and parents created sand and leaf art and splashed around in the water play tables.


For more information and to join our Playgroup, please click HERE.




In the news


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Important Contact Details

Senior School - student absence, lateness, queries

Student Services (08) 9313 9302  (8.00am - 4.00pm - Term Time)


Junior School - student absence, lateness, queries

Junior School Reception (08) 9313 9334 (8.00am - 5.00pm - Term Time)


TSC - technical help desk, log on queries

TSC Help Desk  (08) 9313 9363 (7.00am - 5.00pm - Monday to Friday)


Accounts - pay school fees, tours/incidentals

Pay fees, tours/incidentals (08) 9313 9365 (8.30am - 4.30pm - Monday to Friday)

Queries on fees (08) 9313 9313 (8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday)


Senior School Reception 

General enquiries (08) 9313 9333 (8.00am - 5.00pm - Daily)


Uniform Store

Uniform Store Manager - Michelle Read  (08) 9313 9301


Monday:  7.30am – 11.30am
Wednesday: 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday: 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Friday: 7.30am – 2.00pm

Health Centre

(08) 9313 9326

Aquatic Centre

(08) 9313 9386


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