The College Courier

14 September 2017
Issue 16, 14 September 2017
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Service Learning
Propeller Enterprises
Cocurricular Activities
Holiday Programs
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149

From the Principal

From the Principal

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” (John Schaar, Futurist)

All Saints' College has focused, over the past three years of our current Strategic Plan, on optimising student learning and wellbeing. As we strive to achieve these goals, what becomes clear is that, whilst we are continuing to evolve and develop our current structures in leaps and bounds, adding value and opportunity, the imperative to continue to nurture independent, future-enabled young people means that we need to reach beyond common current structures. 

As educational leaders, we remain committed to our core commitments of relevance, rigour and differentiation. We also strive, though, to reach beyond, taking inspiration from world-class contemporary thinking in education, ensuring that our students have access to a world-class education.

To help us in this work, we are pleased to be launching in 2018 Djoowak: the Beyond Boundaries Institute. (Djoowak is a Noongar word meaning “proceeding, following generation”.)

What is at the heart of this development?

At All Saints’ we believe that, for each of our students, it is through the pursuit of their passions and interests that they can most effectively achieve the elusive goal of self-actualization. Associated with this and fundamental to the mission of the Beyond Boundaries Institute (BBI) are All Saints' beliefs in the importance of student-centred learning, and the even greater imperative of student-directed learning, or heutagogy. With our College motto in mind – To serve with wisdom and courage – BBI also recognises that developing our students' capacity to serve and create value for others is central to all we do.

The BBI will assist us in our continued focus on, for instance:

  • an integrated approach which acknowledges that effective teaching and learning do not take place in 'silos' or isolated departments;
  • providing a “personalisable” education;
  • acknowledging that much rich learning occurs before 8.30am and after 3.30pm, and that much rich learning also occurs informally as well as formally;
  • recognising that online and offline learning are important;
  • the notions of flexibility and hybridity – that there is no single 'pathway' to a tertiary education or to a range of futures;
  • the fact that our students are interacting and learning in local, national and global contexts;
  • preparing our students not just for an exam, but for a fulfilling life;
  • the increasing blurring of traditional secondary and tertiary education boundaries.

In this, BBI recognises the work of Harvard University / Project Zero's David Perkins in “Beyonding Education”:

  • beyond content – focusing, as well, on 21st century skills and competencies;
  • beyond local – embracing, as well, global perspectives, problems and studies;
  • beyond topics – transforming topics into tools of broad understanding;
  • beyond disciplines – embracing interdisciplinary topics and problems;
  • beyond academic engagement – striving for the even greater goal of personal significance, commitment and passion.

Who will run BBI?

The Institute will be run by our current Dean of Teaching and Learning, Esther Hill, who will work across our Pre K to Year 12 College in a newly-imagined role, that of Director of BBI.

To assist Esther, specifically in the delivery of our Senior School teaching and learning program, we have created a new role – that of Assistant Director – and I am pleased to report that Head of Design and Technology, Marianne Beattie, has been appointed to this position for 2018 and 2019.

Marianne brings a great deal of experience to this new role. She has taught and held leadership positions across different sectors, states, countries and departments, giving her a unique set of skills that benefit a curriculum leadership role. As part of that, over the years Marianne has held the position of Head of Department in Art, Design and Technologies, as well as in LOTE, ICT and in Business. She has instigated and run several inaugural creative and entrepreneurial programs, including Coder Dojo, Just Start IT and the National Computer Science Competition, and she was instrumental in the establishment of Creative Industries at ASC.

The Institute is an important way in which the College can further strengthen our quest to provide the optimal teaching and learning program and environment for our students and staff, and we look forward to sharing with you its work in the new year.

Ms Belinda Provis

Whole College


All Saints’ College believes that the safety of our students is paramount. The College values children and understands that purposeful planning and action must take place to ensure the safety of children. It balances a safety focus with positive interactions and environments that contribute to the healthy development of children.

The College takes action to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and cultural abuse and from neglect. This commitment by the College is embedded in its culture and responsibility for taking action is understood and accepted at all levels of the school.

The College deliberately and systematically:

  • creates conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm occurring
  • creates conditions that increase the likelihood of any harm being discovered
  • responds appropriately to any disclosures, allegations or suspicions of harm.

A Child Safe Organisation

As a child safe organisation, All Saints’ College:

  • takes a preventative, proactive and participatory stance on child protection issues
  • promotes a child safe environment as the main consideration in all of its activities and management practices
  • embeds child safety in its culture and ensures it is understood at all levels of the organisation
  • maintains child safety by a dynamic process of learning, monitoring and reviewing
  • builds child safe and child friendly environments
  • understands that the participation of children is fundamental

Building a Child Safe and Friendly Culture

The College has adopted the ‘Child Safe Organisations WA: Guidelines’ to establish a framework around which to build a child safe and friendly culture. Creating and maintaining a safe and friendly organisation is a dynamic and ongoing process of learning, monitoring and reviewing processes and practices that affect the safety of young people within the College. The structure required to build a child safe and friendly culture is organised into 9 domains, the third of which is ‘involving family and community’.

3. Involving Family & Community

The College values the diversity of family cultures, backgrounds and structures found within it. Inclusive practice is essential for children and young people and the significant adults in their lives to feel welcome, respected and safe.

At All Saints’ College we action this commitment in a number of ways inclusive of, but not limited to, the following examples:

  • Community members and families are welcomed to the College to participate in activities, e.g. year group Coffee Mornings in Wanju Café, Parent Information evenings, Meet the Teacher evenings, Djaaliny community learning events, Assemblies, Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ morning teas, class Exhibitions and Eucharists.
  • Families are consistently invited to make contact with staff of the College regarding any issue, and staff communicate with families proactively.
  • Parents are invited to complete a College survey each year to enable provision of feedback.
  • Community members are invited to participate in workshops, committees and focus groups, e.g. languages review, Uniform Committee, P&F, service learning opportunities

If you have any concerns regarding this please do not hesitate to contact the Dean of Student wellbeing, Mr Steven Davies: [email protected]


Students and parents are reminded that summer uniform is to be worn to the College from the beginning of Term 4.




For further details please click HERE.


The Canteen is always in need of an extra pair of hands. Enthusiasm is all that is required to be a part of our community. We would be delighted to hear from you if you can volunteer any time on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

Please feel free to pop into the Canteen or contact the Canteen Manager, Colin Lynn: 
[email protected] or phone: 9310 1470 between 7.00am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. 

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 


On Monday, 28 August selected students from Years 3 – 6 represented the College at the 2017 Lakeside Slam Series held at Lakeside Recreation Centre in North Lake. We had five teams enter the competition, made up of very skilled players. It was an action-packed day, with all teams recording a win. The teamwork and sportsmanship displayed by our students was outstanding, especially against some very tough opponents.

All of our teams progressed to the semi-finals and two went on to play in the Grand Finals. The Year 3/4 Girls’ Team and one of our Year 5/6 Boys’ Teams played outstandingly well but unfortunately did not win. We are very proud of all students’ commitment and thank the volunteer coaches for their dedication to the teams.




A group of six students competed in a recent Spelling Bee at Guilford Grammar School. Mrs Sue Demarte prepared the students for this event and was delighted with the manner in which the following students competed: Zoey Chia and Anand Sundaram – Year 4, Charlotte Clinckers and Jamie Snow – Year 5, and Ashleigh Gurr and Pavin Choawiwat – Year 6.


Parents and friends enjoyed the Year 6 Exposition on Migration on Tuesday, 12 September which students demonstrated their learning through presentations and performances. Each class gave a Drama presentation in the CPA foyer and a Music presentation in the Lower Theatre, and created a studio component in the Year 5/6 building which told stories of migration.  To view more photographs please click HERE.


Senior School


Parents of students in Years 10 and 11 who have been recently diagnosed with a permanent or temporary disability, chronic illness or Specific Learning Difficulty should contact Mrs Jeanette Sealy (Learning Support Coordinator) as soon as possible to discuss what types of arrangements might be granted by the College for the end of Semester 2 examinations: [email protected]


Paul Dillon (DARTA – Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia) visited the College again on Monday, 28 August. For many years now, Paul has made an annual visit to the College to speak with our students in Years 10, 11 and 12. He delivers a developmentally appropriate message to each of the year groups, and each student will have attended his presentations for three years by the end of their time at the College.

Paul uses research-based data to speak with students about the use of alcohol and other drugs in the community. His approach with students is to take a harm minimisation approach and his focus is on keeping young people safe.

Paul delivers some key messages in his presentations that help to safeguard students, should they or their friends find themselves in a difficult situation regarding the use of alcohol or other drugs. These messages were reinforced in this newspaper article below about a dreadful alcohol-related incident involving a young Perth girl, and was forwarded it to our Years 10 – 12 students to remind them that Paul’s messages are based on reality. 


Paul spoke to parents in the evening on the topic of ‘Years 7, 8 and 9 parents: Why the “alcohol and parties” discussion is important now!’ The presentation was well attended and the parents in the audience were mostly of students in the relevant age range, however, the information Paul passed on is relevant to all parents. His focus was to urge parents to create rules and consequences around alcohol and parties early, to believe that they can be powerful and positive influences on their children’s’ behaviour and to adopt an authoritative parenting style.


Paul’s presentation may be found on his web site at Paul also publishes a blog that may be helpful to you as you seek out good advice on the issue of alcohol and your children, and this may be accessed from his web site.


Paul’s presentation was a timely reminder to all parents that in Western Australia we have Secondary Supply of Alcohol Laws.





Secondary supply of alcohol laws came in to effect in Western Australia on 20 November 2015. This legislation has significant meaning to, and implications for, parents of young people.

Secondary supply laws mean that giving alcohol to under 18s in private settings without parental consent is against the law.

The new amendment to the Liquor Control Act 1988 states:

Section 122A – Making it an offence to supply liquor to juveniles on unlicensed premises without the consent of the juvenile’s parent or guardian:

Where a person supplies liquor to a juvenile on unlicensed premises without the consent of the young person’s parent or guardian, a $10,000 penalty applies. For example, a 16 year old attends a party of a friend whose parents are happy for the teenagers to drink and have purchased liquor for that purpose. Before supplying the teenagers with liquor (other than their own), the host parents must first obtain approval from the parents/guardians of all those juveniles in attendance.”

All Saints’ College urges its community, in particular parents of young people 12 to 17 years of age and those in contact with people who are under 18, to become familiar with this law. The College endorses the importance of preventing the supply of alcohol to young people in the best interests of their health and wellbeing.

The following link to the ‘Alcohol Think Again’ web site provides many valuable resources for parents and young people:

A list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ concerning the amendment, and their answers, may be found by clicking on the following link:


What's On?


Over six months this year, The HotHouse Company Photographer-in-Residence, Jon Green, has been capturing the ‘essence’ of All Saints’ College.
The collection of photographs captured during Jon’s 2017 residency cover the many facets of life at All Saints’, within the classroom and beyond.
Jon has spent over 27 years working as a professional photographer. During the last 19 years, he has built up a very successful business as a professional freelance performing arts photographer, working full time servicing the arts industry for promotional needs, and documenting arts activity and performances for archival and promotional purposes for most major companies and venues in Perth. 
The exhibition is open in the foyer of the CPA on Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 3.30pm until the end of Term 3.




On Friday, 15 September 2017 the Year 7s will be running a Market during lunchtime on the Common in the Senior School. The students have developed products around the theme of ‘The Household’ as part of their Economics unit in Humanities. A range of interesting and unique items will be available for sale, including phone holders, beauty products, decorative candles and other items you never even realised that you had to have!

The Year 5s and 6s are invited to come along and join the fun of the market, as well as staff and Senior School students. So please bring along your money and grab a bargain gift for yourself or for someone else. All funds raised will go toward supporting the Salvation Army.

We look forward to seeing you there on Friday!



Tickets are selling fast. Secure your spot now to hear from the renown, and sometimes controversial, Man Booker Prize winning author Richard Flanagan. Tickets are available by clicking HERE.


The HotHouse Company


Over six months this year, The HotHouse Company Photographer-in-Residence, Jon Green, has been capturing the ‘essence’ of All Saints’ College.The collection of photographs captured during Jon’s 2017 residency cover the many facets of life at All Saints’, within the classroom and beyond.Jon has spent over 27 years working as a professional photographer. During the last 19 years, he has built up a very successful business as a professional freelance performing arts photographer, working full time servicing the arts industry for promotional needs, and documenting arts activity and performances for archival and promotional purposes for most major companies and venues in Perth. The exhibition is open in the foyer of the CPA on Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 3.30pm until the end of Term 3.



Week 8 was an extravaganza of musical talent on show with Jazzin’ the Night, the College Music Concert and the Choral Celebration Concert. The Music department was in full swing, bringing three major events together for one week. The students' talent and professionalism were a delight for the audience to behold.

To see more photos of Jazzin' the Night click HERE.

To see more photos of the College Music Concert click HERE.


Sport & Physical Education


Three of our Junior School Basketball teams were in for a treat this week when Senior School students coached them at training. It is great to see the whole College involvement of our Basketball Club.



The Basketball and Netball seasons are winding up and we congratulate all the members of the ASC Basketball and Netball Clubs for a wonderful season on the courts.

Congratulations to the six out of eight eligible Netball teams who made it the Semi Finals, with three progressing through to the Grand Finals being played on Saturday at Fremantle Netball Association. We wish the teams well in the finals.

Fifteen out of twenty-four eligible Basketball teams made the Semi Finals, with nine progressing to the Grand Final which are being played over the next few days. All supporters are most welcome to join us on Saturday at the Willetton Basketball Stadium to cheer the teams on.


Success Stories

Congratulations to the following students and staff on their fine achievements.


Congratulations to All Saints’ College Transition teacher Mr Mitch Jamieson who has been selected to represent WA in the over 35s Hockey team competing at the Australian Masters Competition held in Hobart from Friday, 22 September to Saturday, 7 October 2017.

Mitch has had training sessions in Narrogin, Bunbury and Perth to help prepare for the competition with some of the others states boasting ex-Australian and National Hockey League (NHL) players. We wish Mitch and his team all the best.


Two All Saints’ College students have ranked equal first in an Australian computer coding competition, the National Computer Science School (NCSS) challenge, open to all schools across the country.

James Lund (Year 9) and Shevanka Dias Abeyagunawardene (Year 10) achieved ‘Perfection’ status, or equal first, in the intermediate category, whilst Shevanka and Aidan Smith (Year 10) achieved ‘High Distinctions’ in the Advanced category. All Saints’ Years 9 and 10 students also achieved five ‘Perfections’                                                                                       and three ‘High Distinctions’ in the beginners category


Congratulations to the following students who received Prize awards after participating in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC):

Xiaoyu Chen (Year 7), Ashley Lance (Year 8) and Oliver Wright (Year 6).

The Prize award is generally awarded to one of every 300 students within their region and year group. More than 200 All Saints’ students sat the Australia-wide competition in July 2017, and were asked to solve 30 problems in a set time period which tested                                                                               their mathematical thinking rather than focusing on the                                                                                                   calculations. Congratulations to all who participated.


Commendations to Christopher-John Daudu and William Litchfield (Year 12) on their excellent performance in the Alliance Française written exam, which took place at the beginning of Term 3. As a result, they have now been selected to represent the College in a French oral competition on Saturday, 16 September 2017, vying for a spot in the top three laureates.

Bravo et Bonne Chance!


All Saints’ College Junior and Senior Teams participated in the ChessKids State Finals Championship at Perth Modern School on Thursday, 14 September. Players from all over Western Australia came together to compete in the championship, with 50 Junior Players from eight schools and 62 Senior Players representing nine Secondary Schools. Congratulations to Aidan Smith (Year 10) who was awarded the Top Individual Player in the Open Secondary Competition,  winning eight of his nine matches.

                                                                              Well done to all of the ASC players for their effort at this very                                                                                            competitive tournament. Senior Team: Xiaoy Chenu (Year 7),                                                                                        Julius Clegg (Year 7), Ijerioluwa Mejiuni (Year 7), Thomas                                                                                             Morgan (Year 10),  Aidan Smith (Year 10)  Junior Team: Kyle                                                                                         Black (Year 6), Thomas Haynes (Year 5), Patrick Jones (Year 5),                                                                                    Shray Patel (Year 5), Anthony Prasad (Year 6).


The College congratulates Sophie Reader (Year 4) who has been cast as Gretl von Trapp in the Bel Canto Performing Arts production of The Sound of Music. Performances will be held at the Old Mill Theatre, South Perth in October.


Congratulations to Tameka Kane (Year 6) who has passed her Royal Academy of Dance exam in Classical Ballet – Grade 2. These exams are extremely challenging and demanding on students in this discipline. Well done Tameka!


Congratulations to the following Year 2 All Saints’ students who placed first in their division at the Australian All Stars Cheerleading Federation (AASCF) State Championships held from Friday, 1 September to Sunday, 3 September 2017 at HBF Stadium:

Left to right: Milana Greig, Hannah Walmsley, Holly Walker, Sedley Hoar, Bridget Wallace and Imogen Stone.


Well done to Ben Drew (Year 9) who has been nominated in the Community Newspaper Group’s Local Sports Stars Competition. This competition recognises and celebrates the exceptional talents of children in the sporting community.

Ben has had a number of successes in Baseball playing in four different teams and coaching younger members of his club. He has represented WA at the National Championships for the past four years in a row and will be trying out for the State under-16 team in the next few weeks. Congratulations on these wonderful achievements Ben!


As one of the youngest in her age category, Carys Powell (Year 3) has placed first in her floor routine at the Gymnastics WA Judges Invitational Level 4 competition held on Sunday, 10 September 2017. Congratulations Carys



Congratulations to Jacob Dean, Fynn Gardner and Cameron Moore (Year 9) who have all been selected to represent the Western Australian Football League (WAFL) East Fremantle Sharks in their Year 9 Australian Football League (AFL) Development Squad for 2017.



Well done to former student Caity Broadley (Class of 2017) (pictured right) who has recently won a bronze medal in the 66km Under 19s Australian Championship Road Race.

Service Learning


It has been just under three years since our community introduced Service Learning as a distinct area of learning at the College.
That is not to say that Service was not already a feature at All Saints’, as a desire to make a positive difference has always existed at the College. However, this new direction provided an opportunity us to shape and develop programs that align our generosity directly to our educational mandate, and help us express that innate desire to connect and engage in positive Service. 
As we look towards 2018 and students submit applications for a number of our Service programs, it is also worthwhile to reflect on the progress that we are making in some of our new ventures. 
Among the many new programs that have found a place at All Saints’, are four programs that will be entering their third, and in one case fourth, year. Each of these programs requires students who wish to be involved to apply for a position and then invest a significant amount of their time and energy into the roles.
With the Nulsen Youth Patrons Program beginning in 2015, and our Anglicare Ambassador, Amana Advocate and Teach Learn Grow programs all beginning in 2016, it has been wonderful to watch the growing interest in all of these opportunities.  
This year the applications for places in these four programs has doubled from what we received last year, which in turn, was a significant increase on the applications from 2015. This growth is a both an accurate and wonderful reflection of our community’s culture, which seeks to be proactively and positively engaged in our responsibilities to the world in which we live.
As our appetite for Heads, Hearts and Hands engagement in Service continues to grow, we continue to look to expand the places on programs like these, which have such a positive effect on both our College and wider communities.
Thank all community members who continue to support Service Learning at All Saints’ and make it possible for us to find new ways to make a positive difference in our world. 



Propeller Enterprises

Runway will be the College’s first pop-up-shop to celebrate, showcase, and sell student work. The Runway Pop-up-Shop design challenge was launched during Yhong Zhao’s visit. Five teams of students from Years 5-12 submitted creative and inspired designs. The teams are now working to synergise the best of each design. The Runway pop-up-shop they design as a whole group will be built and brought to life to be seen by many who will come to shop at Runway.

The first is a little video showing the Runway pitches.




Cocurricular Activities

Chess Club

Melbourne: Monday, 27 and Tuesday, 28 November 2017
All Saints’ College students have had a presence at this competition since 2012 and planning is well underway for this year.  
Students who play chess from Years 3 - 12 and who are interested in forming a team (a minimum of four per team; can be mixed year groups) are welcome to apply. 
Students are not required to be part of the Chess Club.
College Parents who are interested in accompanying their child to this event or require further information should contact Mrs Ann Strautins: [email protected]


Circus Club

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Our students now have the opportunity to try their hand at juggling, stilt walking, unicycling and much more in our very own, All Saints’ Circus Club, which was launched at the beginning of Term 3.

The Circus Club revolves around social support and leadership opportunities through the development of a performing troupe that the students will own and operate. The purpose of the troupe is to encourage community members to join in with the circus fun and learn from the club members through interactive “Have-a-go” shows and other performances. As part of the circus troupe students will perform various aspects of a show, from performance, costume, set design and manufacture, as well as supporting each other to build on their skills and develop their own acts.

The club runs every Tuesday afternoon from 3.45pm until 5.00pm and has proven to be very popular. However, there are still a few places left so if you would like to be involved, please contact Mr Paul Green to register your place: [email protected]


Holiday Programs


The Winter Vacation Care Program runs from Tuesday, 26 September - Friday, 6 October. 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.

To book please click HERE.




The Winter Vacation Care Program runs from Tuesday, 26 September - Friday, 6 October. 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.

All activities are conducted in suitable venues by qualified and experienced coaches, staff members and service providers. Hurry, as places are limited in some workshops!

Some of the exciting workshops on offer include:

  • Exploring the Galaxy (Science workshop)
  • AFL football skills workshop
  • Learn to skateboard
  • Minecraft camp with Mindbuzz
  • Ozobot Bit Robotics
  • Barista Plus
  • Amusement Park Mayhem (Lego workshop)
  • Make a music video (a two day workshop)

To book please click HERE.

For further information email: [email protected] 



Tuesday, 26 – Thursday, 28 September

The College has again partnered with Code Camp to lead the exciting three day Spark Workshop – a fun, engaging and challenging Code Camp which more than 10,000 students have completed. Spark is the place to start your Code Camp journey! Bookings:







NEXT P&F MEETINGMonday, 16 October at 7.00pm in the CPA. All welcome.



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 - Daily)

Accounts - pay school fees, tours/incidentals

Pay fees, tours/incidentals (08) 9313 9365 (8.00am - 4.30pm - Daily)

Queries on fees (08) 9313 9313 (8.00am - 4.30pm Daily)

Senior School Reception 

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

Uniform Store

Uniform Store Manager - Michelle Read  (08) 9313 9301


Health Centre

(08) 9313 9326

Aquatic Centre

(08) 9313 9386

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