STUDENT, HOUSE AND ARTS COUNCIL INVESTITURE
This week we were delighted to present badges recognising students on the Student, House and Arts Councils for 2019. We congratulate them on their selection and look forward to working with them in these significant roles. The full list can be found by clicking HERE.
Positions of student leadership at All Saints’ College provide opportunities for students to serve their community and to fulfil the College’s Mission and Vision. Through their leadership they set an example for all to follow. College leadership roles provide opportunities for students to develop and exercise intrapersonal, interpersonal and employability skills that they will be able to apply later in their lives. Importantly, as part of our child safe focus, student leadership at the College provides the opportunity for student voices to be expressed and heard. Student leadership also provides the opportunity for our young people to engage in critical and creative thinking about the operations and culture of our community.
All Saints’ College students should display a high degree of individual responsibility in upholding the ideals and rules of the College at all times. The College’s Values are:
Respect: for self and others, for community and environment.
Integrity: acting with moral strength and grace, guided by humility and compassion.
Courage: to be our best selves.
Our leaders, along with all students of the College, are expected to demonstrate these values in the way they conduct themselves and interact with others. Student leaders have a particular role to act as both guides and mentors for other members of the College.
Leadership is all about ‘service’. A Christian model for leadership is centred on Jesus’, for example, “I am among you as one who serves”. The centrality of service to Christian mission can readily be found in the blessing call to action that begins, “Go forth into the world in peace; be of good courage; hold fast to that which is good; render to no one evil for evil; strengthen the faint hearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; give honour to all; love and serve the Lord.” For these reasons our engagement in service as a community is not simply what we do; rather, it is an expression of our identity. Therefore, at All Saints’ College service and leadership are inextricably bound together. When you serve others you provide leadership within that community, and when you lead you serve others.
A wide range of service and leadership opportunities is provided for students to enable their development as individuals and members of communities, and to make a positive difference in the world. These include, but are not limited to:
· Junior School Student Leadership Team
· Senior School Students Council, Arts Council and House Council
· Year 7 & 8 Service and Class Representatives
· Year 9 Service Council
· Service opportunities with and for our partner organisations across all year groups
UNIFORM IN TERM 4
As we begin our final term for 2018 and the days begin to get warmer, we move back into summer uniform. Unlike our two/three week transition into winter uniform at the beginning of Term 2, the move into summer uniform has begun from the start of this term. The reason for this is that students in summer uniform are able to wear trousers, jumpers and track suits (when in sport uniform) with summer uniform, and so are able to stay warm if the weather is a bit cool.
It is important to note that students often grow markedly across the winter period. Given the time that has passed since students last wore their summer uniform, we ask students and parents to check to ensure they are ready and fit appropriately.
Some particular points are worth noting:
- Dress hem length must be on the middle of the knee.
- Shoes must be black lace-ups with leather uppers. Suede, patent leather, patterns, slip-ons, stack and platform heels are not acceptable.
- Shoes worn with the Physical Education uniform must be a sports shoe (runners, joggers) and predominantly white. Laces must be white. Surf, skate, walk or casual shoes are not acceptable, and canvas shoes (including Dunlop Volleys, Vans, Skechers and similar styles) are a safety concern when playing sport and must not be worn.
- Students are expected to keep their hair neat and tidy at all times. Hair must be clean and neatly combed/brushed.
- All hair that is collar length or longer must be tied back.
- Hair is not to be styled in such a way that it is capable, at any time, of falling forwards towards or covering the eyes or face.
- Hair ties or ribbons may be of the College pale blue, dark blue or white. Headbands, hair combs, elastics and clips, must be natural hair colour, pale blue or dark blue.
- Extremes of cut, style or colour are not permitted. This includes hair which is obviously dyed, undercuts, and where hair is cut to very different lengths within the one style. The Dean of Student Wellbeing has the final decision on what style or colour is considered extreme at All Saints’ College.
- Students must always have their face clean shaven.
- Girls may wear one pair of small, plain gold or silver matching studs or sleepers in the earlobes only, one in each ear. Students may be sent home from school if they present with piercings that cannot be removed at school. Plastic retainers are not permitted.
Students must start Term 4 with an appropriate hairstyle. Students whose hair is outside our expectations may be withdrawn from class or sent home until their hairstyle is corrected.
When purchasing sports shoes new, please be aware of uniform requirements and err on the conservative side regarding any colour on the predominantly white shoes.
Thank you for your support of these standards for College dress and appearance.
Respect for oneself, others and the College begins with the small things. The aim is to ensure that the above expectations are met by all students all the way through to the end of the academic year. I ask for parents’ support with this matter and ask that you spend some time checking your child’s uniform to ensure the above expectations are met.
Images of the correct summer uniform, for boys and girls, are shown below:
NEW UNIFORM ITEM
Girls’ formal summer shorts for students in Years 3–12 are now available from the Uniform Store.
Mr Timothy Russell
Dean of Student Wellbeing
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS – ATAR COURSE EXAMINATIONS 2019
Parents of current Year 11 students who have a permanent or temporary disability, chronic illness or Specific Learning Difficulty are advised that their child may be eligible to apply for Special Examination Arrangements in ATAR course examinations in 2019.
Whilst application forms are not available to the College until Term 1 of 2019, you are encouraged to contact Mrs Jeanette Sealy (Learning Support Coordinator) [email protected] in Term 4 to discuss the application process, the proposed timeline for submitting applications and the types of arrangements that might be granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority for these examinations in 2019.
YEAR 11 OUTDOOR EDUCATION WHITE WATER KAYAKING CAMP
In Week 7 of Term 3, the Year 11 Outdoor Education students completed their final camp and practical assessment for the ‘Year on the Water of the Avon and the Swan’ for their three-day White Water Kayaking Camp.
With river water levels being the highest they have been for many years on this camp, the pace of the water tested all of the students, allowing them to demonstrate the skills and techniques learnt in sessions at Shelley foreshore during the five weeks leading up to it.
This kayaking camp was the culmination of all the work these students have done throughout the entire year, working on and improving their time-management skills, organisation, teamwork, leadership, communication and knowledge about the outdoor environment. The students all did extremely well on this camp, exhibiting the skills they have learnt in Outdoor Education. The group worked very well together and are now part of a very small group of people in Perth that can say they have White Water Kayaked!
The Outdoor Education students are congratulated on their efforts and ability to step outside their comfort zone on this camp. They have achieved an incredible amount this year.