The College Courier

24 January 2019
Issue 1, 24 January 2019
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
Success Stories
Music
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Service Learning
Propeller Industries
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Old Saints
Holiday Programs
Community
In the news
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
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From the Principal

‘Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.’ (Rollo May)

 

I extend to all new and continuing families a very warm welcome to our 2019 academic year: it is certainly true to say that there is much to look forward to!

 

The partnership between All Saints’ College and its families is central to ensuring a happy and successful year for the young people in our care, and key to that partnership is close and effective communication.

 

To achieve that, the College has a recommended process to facilitate effective and efficient communication, and we have included details regarding those processes in this publication. (Please note that the Senior School processes differ slightly from those in the Junior School due to the different structures within the sub-schools.)

 

As part of that partnership, we encourage families to be proactive in your communication with the College. Early awareness-raising - even about matters which may seem relatively unimportant - can see something potentially larger ‘nipped in the bud’, so please do not hesitate to be in touch. A quiet word with the relevant staff member may be all that is required.

 

‘Communication is defined not by what is being said but by what is being heard.’ (Margie Warrell)

 

Whilst we continuously strive to achieve effective and responsive communication, we also recognise the truth in Margie Warrell’s words, and so welcome and value your feedback.

 

We are delighted to receive very positive feedback regarding the effectiveness of our communication between school and home in our annual parent surveys, and we thank you for your suggestions and for sharing with us your experiences and perceptions as we continuously strive to improve our practices in this regard.

 

We know that communication can sometimes go astray: a wrongly-placed full stop, for instance, can result in an email not arriving at its intended destination! Our aim is to respond to all communication as promptly as possible* (while also recognising that classroom demands and so on can mean that many of us are not at our desks for part / much of the day). If that is not your experience, we ask that you please follow up as soon as possible so that we can rectify the matter.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support regarding this: we look forward to working closely with all families in support of our students’ wellbeing and progress.

 

(* Email is one means of communicating with staff at the College. Our staff aim to respond to email correspondence from College families in a timely manner. It is important to remember, however, that our teaching staff spend the best part of their day in the classroom meeting their professional teaching responsibilities, and that correspondence will occur at the first appropriate available moment. Families emailing College staff after 5.00pm should receive acknowledgement of your email within 24 to 48 hours [dependent upon the staff member’s commitments/classes for the day] and, if families are communicating on a Friday afternoon, a reply is most likely to occur on the following Monday. Please phone the College if the matter is urgent.)

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal
 

Whole College

Whole College 

GREETINGS TO THE ALL SAINTS’ COMMUNITY

As each new school year commences, there is inevitably a raft of new beginnings. It may be the moment when you walk your own child through the school’s gates for the first time, perhaps a change from one school to another. It could be making the transition from Junior School through to the Senior School.

 

Each new opportunity can bring with it a series of feelings: a sense of excitement, nervousness or perhaps even some anxiety. As people starting something new, we may shift between these feelings as we settle into our new surroundings. All of this is completely normal, healthy behaviour.

 

Certainly, over the summer holidays I experienced a range of feelings about joining the All Saints’ community. Yet, when considering the College’s values of Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Courage, it provided great solace to have the opportunity to build on the work of those who have already contributed so much to our community.

 

In the role of Vice Principal, I hope to engage with as many students and families as possible as we work in partnership to maximise the experience of every student in the College. My approach to education has always led me to look for innovative ways we can individualise the experience for each student: to appreciate their talents, develop their skills and expand their minds.

 

I look forward to meeting College families, and I hope to be able to introduce you to my wife Lindsey and children Isabella and Alexander at some community events in the near future.

 

Mr Peter Allen
Vice Principal

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UNIFORM TERM 1

The Christmas holiday period is often a period of significant growth for students. We ask students and parents to check summer uniforms to ensure that they are ready for the first day of school this year. 

 

Please click HERE for College Uniform Standards and Guidelines.

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STUDENT LATENESS AND ABSENCES - IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS TO NOTE
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.

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2019 ID PHOTOGRAPH DAYS

Wednesday, 13 February 2019:

Years 1–12 ID Photograph Day (Upper Theatre).

 

Tuesday, 19 February 2019:       

Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students and follow-up Junior and Senior Schools ID Photo Day (Upper Theatre).

 

Parents and students are reminded that the main photograph day is scheduled on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. The Follow-up Day will cater for those students who are absent on the first day, as well as Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students.

 

The schedule for the main ID Photograph Day (13 February) can be found by clicking HERE.

 

Students need to ensure they comply with College guidelines relating to dress and appearance. More detail concerning dress and appearance for the photographs is available by clicking HERE.

 

For further information, please email Miss Karyn Osmetti: [email protected]

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VOLUNTEERING AT THE COLLEGE

Are you interested in volunteering at All Saints’? The College is always appreciative of parents who are willing to offer their skills and time to help in a variety of ways. Times can be flexible to suit your commitments, and it is a great way to become involved in our community. Whether it be in the Canteen, Wanju Café, Uniform Shop, the Library or one of the Parent Committees, we would love to hear from you. Please email: [email protected]

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BUS SERVICES AND ROUTES FOR STUDENTS

All Saints’ College provides a number of bus services for our students and routes include to/from Applecross, South Perth, Inner Fremantle, Fremantle, Wandi and Canning Vale.

Horizons West run five of our six routes (the sixth route, servicing inner-Fremantle, will continue to be provided by City Maxi). Students are also able to access the Transperth bus to and from Bull Creek train station.

 

Students who utilise the College bus services and their parents/guardians will be able to track arrival times using the ‘Where’s my Bus’ App on their smartphone or device. All of the five Horizons West buses will be available on the app and can be viewed in real-time travelling along the route, with an estimated arrival time at the pick-up or drop-off locations.

 

Students travelling on our College buses in the coming weeks are reminded to:

  1. Be at least five minutes early for the bus at the stop
  2. Make sure you are at a regular bus stop
  3. Look out for the Horizons West bus (not a Bus West bus)
  4. Hail the bus, be sure to attract the driver's attention to ensure he will stop for you
  5. Ensure that you have your swipe card handy as you enter the bus

Further information about the College’s bus routes, payment options and how to download the ‘Where’s my Bus’ app can be found in the 2019 Bus Service Routes & Information Booklet by clicking HERE.

 

If you have any questions regarding the bus services, please contact our Facilities Coordinator on (08) 9313 9311 or [email protected]. For queries relating to account payments, contact our Accounts Department on (08) 9313 9333 or [email protected] 

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NAPLAN 2019

If your child has a medically diagnosed disability or specific learning difficulty, they may be entitled to special arrangements and/or alternative test formats in the NAPLAN tests. Parents of students in Years 3, 5, 7 or 9 are encouraged to contact the Learning Support Coordinator, Mrs Jeanette Sealy:  [email protected] for further information about this by Friday, 8 February 2019.

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NATIONALLY CONSISTENT COLLECTION OF DATA – School Students with Disability 2019
All schools and approved authorities for schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) annually. The NCCD collects data about school students with disability across Australia in a consistent, reliable and systematic way. The data is submitted to the department at the school level and as a head count of students as at the reference date of the first Friday in August. This collection is based on the professional judgement of teachers about their students. Teachers determine the level of adjustments provided to students with disability to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students, consistent with the obligations of all schools under the DDA and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).

 

The NCCD provides Australian schools, education authorities and the community with information about:

  • the number of school students receiving adjustments because of disability;
  • the levels of adjustment provided for students with disability to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students;
  • each student’s broad category of disability; and
  • the distribution of school students with disability.

 

For further information about NCCD please read the fact sheet for parents available by clicking HERE or contact Learning Support Coordinator Mrs Jeanette Sealy via email: [email protected]

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DID YOU TAKE THE DOVE INTERSTATE OR OVERSEAS DURING THE JULY HOLIDAYS? 

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]

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2020

Click HERE to find out more about our Scholarship opportunities for 2020.

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer break and you are looking forward to your children returning or beginning at the College.

 

Gradually the College is waking up to embrace the full contingent of staff and students. A very warm welcome to our new families; I trust that you will find our students and parents friendly and inclusive, and that very soon you will be feeling a strong sense of belonging to All Saints’ College.

Please note: All Junior School families will be notified via email with information in relation to your child’s class teacher on Friday, 25 January 2019.

 

We warmly welcome Mrs Michelle Howie who has begun in her role as Administrative Assistant (Junior School) following Robyn McMahon’s resignation at the end of 2018. Michelle has an extensive background in administrative support, most recently working at Chelsea Psychology.

 

I request you email Michelle Howie at [email protected] or [email protected] if your child is absent from the College. We are pleased to have Michelle join us and I am sure that you will make her feel welcome when you phone or visit Junior School Reception.

 

HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

The All Saints’ College Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care Program has once again been popular with families during the summer break. The OSHC team provides a great environment and a program that is both structured and relaxed, creating a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere. The College also offers Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care. If you would like further information on OSHC please click HERE or contact Miss Evline Berger, Out of School Hours Care Coordinator: [email protected]

 

CLASS CHARTERS

In the first week of term, all students in the Junior School will be working with their teachers on a Class Charter. The Charter will provide an agreed understanding of the importance of having an effective learning community for all children. The Class Charter will be based on our Vision: 'Making a positive difference in our world' and the College Values of Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Courage. There will be a focus on inclusion of all and a celebration of our diversity. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People also provide a framework in which to describe effective expected behaviours. Click HERE to view the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN

For parents of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students, please note: Kindergarten students’ first day back will be Thursday, 31 January 2019. For Pre-Kindergarten students, please refer to letter you received via email last year.

 

The first weeks of the academic year will be busy as students settle into their classes. If you are driving your child to the College, please take extra care, drive slowly and pay attention to signage to ensure safety for all. The Junior School car park operates best when all drivers are patient and considerate of others.

 

Parents and community members who are at the College early on the first day back may be fortunate enough to meet our Year 7 students as they revisit the Junior School. The group of around 140 students will move through the Junior School in a procession to symbolise their transition from Junior to Senior School. This significant milestone in our children’s lives will be acknowledged by the school community during our Years 1–12 Whole College Assembly at 9.30am in the Indoor Sports Centre.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Tuesday, 5 February marks the first day of the Chinese New Year for 2019, the Year of the Pig.

 

To connect students with the Chinese language program, all Kindergarten to Year 6 students will take part in a Chinese New Year incursion featuring a Lion Dance and special drumming performance. The incursion will take place in the Indoor Sports Centre prior to recess and will run for approximately 30 minutes.

 

We welcome family members to watch the performance; however, we ask that they remain to the rear of the Indoor Sports Centre to accommodate our student numbers. Further details will be communicated to families via an incursion letter in the coming week.

 

COLLECTING ESSENTIAL DATA

In keeping with our commitment to positive student wellbeing, it is essential that we have up-to-date and accurate information about our students. This information is used to better support and care for our students.

 

In 2019 families are asked to log on to SEQTA (https://parent.ascollege.wa.edu.au) and enter our protected gateway to view and update information about yourself and your child/ren currently attending the College. If there have been any changes to this information, please log on to the gateway and update. If you have not logged on to the All Saints’ SEQTA before, or you are not aware of your username and/or password, you can use the username/password recovery system on the SEQTA login page, or you are welcome to telephone our Technology Support Centre on 08 9313 9363 for assistance.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH JUNIOR SCHOOL COLLEGE STAFF

All Saints’ College recognises that it is the partnership we have with our families that enables us to achieve our best work in promoting wellbeing and optimising the learning of our children. To help maintain efficient and effective communication between school and home, parents are advised of the process when communicating with College Staff, by clicking HERE.

 

Please note: Communication avenues with Junior School and Senior School staff differ slightly.

 

A quality service is possible when good processes are followed, ensuring the best interests of the students are accommodated. 

 

MEET THE TEACHER EVENINGS

  • Kindergarten – Year 2 ‘Meet the Teacher’ Evening: 6.00pm on Monday, 11 February in the Lower Theatre.
  • Year 3 – Year 6 ‘Meet the Teacher’ Evening: 6.00pm on Tuesday, 12 February in the Centre for Performing Arts.

APPOINTMENT REQUESTS

It is helpful if requests for appointments with staff are made in a timely manner. Sending an email the night before a required appointment or reporting to Junior School Administration without a confirmed appointment with a staff member often leads to disappointment as staff are likely to have prior commitments.

 

VISITORS TO THE COLLEGE

In the interest of safety, the College has a defined procedure for accessing the College. Parents/visitors are required to report to Junior or Senior School Administration to sign in. A visitor’s badge will be issued which provides clear identification. To ensure the safety of all students, parents and visitors are not authorised to access College grounds during the day without following this procedure. We thank you for your support in this.

 

I wish you happiness in the final few days of holidays and look forward to the excitement and energy of all students returning on Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

Senior School

Welcome to the start of the 2019 academic year and, in particular, to students and families who are new to the College. 

 

Our Mission

All Saints’ College, in partnership with its families, community and the Anglican Church,

empowers students to develop their potential, becoming confident, compassionate and

committed to worthwhile service to the local and global communities.

 

Our Vision

Making a positive difference in our world
 

Our Values

Empathy: seeking to understand the perspective and experience of others

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

 

TUTOR GROUPS AND ROOMS FOR TERM 1, 2019

To view the complete list of Tutor Groups and Rooms for Term 1, 2019 please click HERE.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH SENIOR SCHOOL COLLEGE STAFF
All Saints’ College recognises that it is the partnership we have with our families that enables us to achieve our best work in promoting wellbeing and optimising the learning of our children. To help maintain efficient and effective communication between College and home, parents are advised of the following process when communicating with College Staff.

 

Please note: Communication avenues with Junior School and Senior School staff differ slightly.

Click HERE to access details about communication with Senior School College staff members.
 

APPOINTMENT REQUESTS
It is helpful if requests for appointments with staff are made in a timely manner. Sending an email the night before a required appointment or reporting to Reception without a confirmed appointment with a staff member often leads to disappointment as staff are likely to have prior commitments.
 

VISITORS TO THE COLLEGE
In the interest of safety, the College has a defined procedure for accessing the College. Parents/visitors are required to report to Junior or Senior School Reception. A visitor’s badge will be issued which provides clear identification. To ensure the safety of all students, parents and visitors are not authorised to access College grounds during the day without following this procedure, and we thank you for your support in this.

 

STUDENT LATENESS AND ABSENCES
The College has certain processes in place with regard to student lateness and absence from school in order to ensure that all students are accounted for. All students are expected to be at school between 8.30am and 3.25pm.

 

Click HERE to access the processes for student lateness and absence.

 

These processes are to ensure the safety and educational success of all students at the College. We ask for parent support in helping to maintain the welfare of all students. Student absence, lateness and early departure are monitored by the Student Services Office, Tutors, Heads of House / Head of Transition, Year 9/10 Coordinator, Year 11–13 Coordinator and the Dean of Student Wellbeing.

 

DUTY OF CARE, DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ZONES
The College provides for the supervision of students between 8.00am and 3.40pm on school days. Students should not be at the College outside these times unless they are involved in a structured and supervised program. The College is not responsible for the Duty of Care of students outside these clear parameters. Parents are requested to make appropriate arrangements regarding drop-off and collection times for their children.   

 

Please ensure that you are using the appropriate College drop-off and pick-up zones. These zones have been established to ensure the safest path for the dropping off and collection of children. 

Students are not to be dropped off or collected through Gate 4 (staff gate only), inclusive of the Uniform Store car park. 

 

Students have access to these areas and we need to ensure their safety at all times. Please follow the correct procedure when dropping off and collecting students.

 

SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNISATION PROGRAM – YEAR 8 AND YEAR 10 STUDENTS 2019

In 2019, Years 7 and 8 male and female students are eligible to receive Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations. Consent forms for these immunisations have been delivered to the College and will be distributed to Year 7 and 8 students on the first day of the 2019 school year. Completed forms should be returned to Student Services as soon as possible. More information about this immunisation program may be found by clicking HERE.

 

Dates for school-based immunisation for Year 7 and 8 students in 2019 are:

 

Round 1: Tuesday, 19 February and Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Round 2: Tuesday, 20 August and Tuesday, 27 August 2019

 

Year 10 male and female students are eligible to receive the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination. Consent forms for this immunisation have also been delivered to the College and will be distributed to Year 10 students on the first day of the 2019 school year. Despite being held later in the year, completed forms should be returned to Student Services as soon as possible. More information about this immunisation program may be found by clicking HERE.

 

The date for school-based immunisation for Year 10 students in 2019 is Thursday, 6 June 2019.

 

WELCOME HOME
Welcome back to our students Albie Balloch, Amy Doak, Shalindri Wanigasekera (Year 12, 2019) and Alexandra Le (Year 12, 2018) who travelled overseas during the Christmas holidays to Texas in the USA as part of the Rotary Club of Melville’s exchange agreement with the Rotary Clubs of Austin and Georgetown. We look forward to hearing early in the new year about their many adventures.

 

INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL

The College’s Years 7–12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday, 8 February at HBF Stadium (formerly Challenge Stadium), and our students will travel there by bus.


In any activity organised by the College for our students, we encourage them to do their best. Attendance at the Interhouse Swimming Carnival is compulsory for all Senior School students and they are expected to be present for the whole day

 

Full details regarding the Senior School Interhouse Swimming Carnival are available under the Sport and Physical Education section of this edition of The College Courier.

 

UPDATING PERSONAL DETAILS

It has been very pleasing to note that many parents have already taken advantage of the opportunity to update online personal details held at the College in our Synergetic database. It is important to note that anyone who has access to your username and password to the system is enabled to make changes to such details, with or without your knowledge. Please ensure that this information is securely kept to ensure the integrity and accuracy of information provided to the College.

 

If you need to update your details, please log on to SEQTA (https://parent.ascollege.wa.edu.au) and enter our protected gateway to view and update information about yourself and your child/ren currently attending the College. If you have not logged on to the All Saints’ SEQTA before, or you are not aware of your username and/or password, you can use the username/password recovery system on the SEQTA login page, or you are welcome to telephone our Technology Support Centre on 08 9313 9363 for assistance.

 

I hope that 2019 brings great success, happiness and fulfilment to all members of our College community. Best wishes for a happy and successful 2019.

 

Mr Tim Russell

Dean of Student Wellbeing

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CURRICULUM

Director, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute – Ms Esther Hill 

Assistant Director, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute – Mr Jim Shackleton

 

MAKING CONTACT ABOUT CURRICULUM MATTERS

The first stop for all inquiries should be with the student’s classroom teacher and/or Head of Department.

  • The Arts – Mr Stephen Roberts
  • Design and Technology – Mrs Marianne Beattie
  • English – Mr Peter Langford-Smith
  • Health and Physical Education – Miss Britt Gray
  • Languages – Mrs Pamela Chu Yu Chee
  • Mathematics – Mr Phil Brockbank
  • Science – Miss Stacey Fairhead
  • Humanities – Ms Trish Harris
  • VET Coordinator – Mr Paul King

For matters relating to curriculum that need further discussion:

  • Matters relating to Years 7 and 8 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Head of Year 7 and 8, Mr Paul Green
  • Matters relating to Years 9 and 10 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Assistant Director, Mr Jim Shackleton
  • Matters relating to Years 11 and 12 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Director, Ms Esther Hill

COURSE AND SUBJECT CHANGES

For information about course changes for Years 9, 10, 11 and 12, please click HERE.

 

PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS

Our Parent Information Evenings held during Week 2 of this term provide an opportunity for the College to share important and relevant information with parents and students, and for families to meet and network with College staff and each other. These events will be held in the Centre for Performing Arts as follows:

 

Years 11 and 12  
Monday, 4 February 2019 (6.00pm)

Year 7  
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 (6.00pm)   

Year 9 
Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (Meet the House Tutor at 6.00pm, followed by Parent Information Evening at 6.30pm)

Year 10
Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (6.30pm)

Year 8
Thursday, 7 February 2019 (6.00pm)

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONOURS – Semester 2 2018 – Year 10 and 11 students

Families/students have been sent an invitation by email earlier this week for those Year 10 and 11 students from 2018 receiving an Academic Award/ Honours for their achievements in 2018.

 

The Assembly for Senior School will be held on Thursday, 31 January 2019 in the Indoor Sports Centre at 12.05pm.

 

INTERIM REPORTS

Interim Reports will be available via SEQTA to Years 11 and 12 students and parents on Monday, 25 February 2019. Parents will be asked to contact their teachers to discuss progress if specifically requested by the teacher. For parents of students in Year 12, the contact may be made by booking a time slot (10 minutes) on the night of the Three-Way Interviews on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.

 

THREE-WAY INTERVIEWS

For dates, times and information regarding the Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Three-Way Interviews, please click HERE.

 

OLNA – ROUND 1 – Tuesday, 5 March – Thursday, 7 March 2019

The OLNA is an online literacy and numeracy assessment. It is designed to enable students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.

 

Year 10, 11 and 12 students who have not met the minimum standard will be required to sit the OLNA Round 1 test on Tuesday, 5 March – Thursday, 7 March 2019. Relevant parents/guardians will receive information via email in Week 2. OLNA Information for Parents/Carers brochure is available online HERE. 

 

YEARS 10–12 ENDORSED PROGRAMS
An endorsed program is a learning program that has been developed for Senior students (Years 10, 11 and 12) which includes a program of significant learning. The programs include extracurricular and workplace learning, covering a range of activities not covered by traditional school or vocational courses.

 

For more information about Endorsed Programs and how to apply, click HERE.

 

CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS

Please submit any change in contact details via the Parent Gateway on SEQTA by the end of Week 6 to ensure the registration and demographic upload to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) is correct.

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What's On?

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

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S PASAR MALAM!

The night sky will light up from the lanterns at this year’s Pasar Malam Twilight Market on Friday, 22 February 2019 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Come and enjoy the food, activities and atmosphere this annual community event never fails to deliver!

 

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 and staff on their fine achievements.

MUSIC TEACHER TO CONDUCT WA ORCHESTRAS

Commendations to All Saints’ College Music Teacher Ms Jennifer Winley who has been invited by the Western Australia Youth Orchestra (WAYO) to conduct their Philharmonic Orchestra in Semester 1 and conduct the main WAYO in Semester 2.

 

Jennifer will be the first female conductor to lead the main orchestra in a major concert.

NICOLE RECEIVES HIGH DISTINCTION IN AMEB EXAM

Congratulations to Nicole Li (Year 6) who obtained a high distinction in her Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Pianoforte Certificate of Performance exam in late November 2018.

YEARS 7/8 GIRLS CRICKET TEAM

Commendations to the All Saints’ College Years 7/8 Girls Cricket Team who won the 2018 Term 4 Perth Scorchers Girls School Competition on Monday, 3 December 2018.

 

The team, which comprised Georgia Blackbeard, Gabrielle Ho, Rebecca Griffiths, Samantha Ward (Year 9, 2019), Asha Reany and Sienna Ryan (Year 8, 2019) defeated Guildford Grammar by 27 runs on the day. The Year 7s and 8s took home medals and a Champion flag, with Georgia also named Player of the Match.

SILVER MEDAL IN SINGAPORE FOR YEAR 6 STUDENT

Congratulations to Jing Quan Chong (Year 6) who obtained a silver medal in his category at the Southeast Asia Mathematics Olympiad held on Saturday, 19 January 2019 in Singapore.

Music

MUSIC AT ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Music year at All Saints’ College. 

 

Below you will find useful information including important dates, numbers and information about all things Music. All students are welcome and encouraged to be active participants in College Music events. Parents can join the many Friends of Music events and get involved in supporting music making at All Saints’. 

 

A wide variety of ensembles, lessons, activities and events are organised by the Music Department. If you have a query, please use the following list to find the most direct contact. 

In case you missed it, here is a copy of the Music Matters 2019 Welcome Letter dated Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Music Matters Letter

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC (FOM)
The Friends of Music is a friendly group of parents and guardians committed to supporting the College Music program. In 2019 we are striving to continue to build a strong, thriving music community, where everyone feels welcome and gets involved. Being an active member of the FOM will not involve a huge commitment. There are many small ways in which you can support the FOM to make the various Music activities organised over the year successful both for students and parents.

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT 

Wednesday, 13 February 2018 at 7.00pm in the Centre for Performing Arts Foyer

We encourage anyone interested in finding out more about Friends of Music (FOM) and/or becoming a member to come along to this relaxed, adults-only wine and cheese night.

 

It is a wonderful opportunity for Music parents to get to know each other, and to especially welcome new parents of Music students to the College.

 

MUSIC EVENTS 2019
For key dates in the Music calendar, click HERE

 

Every effort is made to keep this updated. Please check the College calendar for up-to-date information. 

 

As in previous years, we will kick off the year with the Senior Wind Ensemble Launch on Thursday, 31 January at 3.30pm in the Upper Theatre. The String Sectional will be held on the Centre for Performing Arts stage at the same time. We look forward to seeing all interested students and setting up the ensembles for a great year ahead. 

 

ENSEMBLES 2019

Details for Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles running in 2019 

Junior School Music Ensembles   

Senior School Music Ensembles

Junior and Senior School Choirs and Vocal Ensembles

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL TUTORS

Instrumental Tutors 2019

With over 360 Music lessons held on campus within All Saints’ College each week, the Music Department, together with the Instrumental Tutors, seeks to support students as they aspire to challenge themselves in developing their Music learning.

  

Music Tuition Enrolment Form 2019

 

Please contact the Music Department if you have any queries or concerns regarding Music at All Saints’ College.

 

General Enquires or to Become a Member of the Friends of Music
Please email your contact details or enquiry to [email protected]           

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

 

Mr David Harries
Director of Music

The HotHouse Company

SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVES EXHIBITION

Congratulations to Year 12 (2018) students Gina Lintern and Eiriana Willson whose outstanding artworks have been selected for the annual Southern Perspectives Exhibition to be held at Heathcote Museum in Applecross early this year.

The 2018 Southern Perspectives is an exhibition of artworks from 2018 graduates from selected high schools located south of the river. It provides an opportunity to experience thought-provoking works by some of Western Australia’s most talented students.

 

The exhibition will open on Friday, 8 February from 6.00pm – 8.00pm and will run until Sunday, 10 March 2019.

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PERTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2019

Year 7 and Year 8 Project X students participated in a Visual Arts experience for this year’s Perth Arts Festival.

 

Seeds of Change invited Western Australian schoolchildren to learn about and pledge to protect a species of flora or fauna from their local area. Our allocated species were the slender tree frog, the white-browed scrub wren and the moaning frog.

 

Students constructed a seedpod lantern out of tissue paper with images they had drawn of their species that will form part of the magical installation at the conclusion of Boorna Waaginy.

 

Boorna Waaginy: The Trees Speak, will transform Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland over four spectacular nights. In this epic work, Nyoongar culture, science, cutting-edge technology and breathtaking artistry come together to celebrate the unique and fragile beauty of South Western Australia’s landscape.

 

This is the opening event of the Perth Arts Festival and is a free event, held at Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens from Friday, 8 February – Monday, 11 February, 8.00pm – 10.30pm. This is a walk-through event where you can arrive at any time during those hours.

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HCo DANCE LAB CLASSES 2019

Click HERE for more information.

 

Sport & Physical Education

2019 SENIOR SCHOOL INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL

HBF Stadium – Friday, 8 February (9.30am – 2.30pm)

Family and friends are welcome to come and enjoy this annual event at HBF Stadium (formerly Challenge Stadium). It is compulsory for Senior School students to attend.

 

The purpose of such days is to promote connectedness of the students with each other, their House and the College, as well as to have fun and promote healthy activity.

 

Our stronger swimmers will be vying for a place on the Interschool Swimming Team that will compete at the ACC Swimming Carnival later in the term, but all competitors will be trying to earn points for their House or will have an opportunity to participate and support their House.

 

All students are able to contribute in a positive way to their House team’s effort, whether that be as a competitor who has been nominated for an event or events, as an official with duties on the day or as a spectator and supporter of those who are competing. It is not acceptable for a student to stay at home because they have not been selected in an event, they wish to catch up on academic work or because swimming is not an interest or strength of theirs.

 

Should a student be sick on the day or in the days leading up to the event and therefore unable to attend or participate due to illness, a medical certificate is encouraged and appreciated. As per the College’s attendance procedures, an accompanying parent note explaining the reason for the absence is required on the student’s return to school. If this situation arises, please make contact with your child’s Head of House as early as possible before the Carnival to allow reorganisation of the team, if necessary.

 

The ‘2019 Interhouse Swimming Carnival Student Bulletin’ with relevant and important information will be emailed to all Senior School Students and found on SEQTA, on Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

 

A copy of the program will be available on SEQTA by Monday, 4 February for parents. If you are able to assist on the day, please contact Miss Britt Gray, Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education: [email protected]

 

Who will it be to try to knock Murdoch off that winning podium in 2019?

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SWIMMING TRAINING

Swimming Training will run from Monday, 4 February until Monday, 25 March 2019 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for ACC Squad Members and any interested students who would like to improve their technique and fitness.

 

All swimming training is held at the All Saints’ College Aquatic Centre from 7.10am – 8.00am.

 

Please note: There is no training on the morning of the Interhouse Swimming Carnival or of the ACC Interschool Swimming Carnival.

 

Breakfast will be served to all participants after training at the Aquatic Centre Kitchen!

 

Parent Support

If any parents can offer their support for the club by being able to help cook some toast for attendees, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mr Damien Stevens on [email protected] if you are able to help!

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SPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TERM 1

Click HERE to view all the sport opportunities for Term 1

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RUNNING CLUB

Running Club is back for 2019!

The Running Club will be held on Tuesday mornings from Week 2 – Week 11 of Term 1 (Tuesday, 5 February – Tuesday, 9 April).

 

There will be 10 sessions run by professional and experienced Running Coaches in Term 1! Start training for the Cross Country season as early as you can and for general fitness.

The Coaches will cater for all fitness levels, and we have seen some incredible progress in participants from some lower fitness levels – all you have to do is start!

 

Meet at the Indoor Sports Centre at 7.00am, with training concluding around 8.00am. Everyone is welcome: bring some friends and use this opportunity to build your fitness and look after your wellness!

 

Breakfast will be served to all participants after training in the Canteen

 

Parent Support

If any parents can offer their support for the club by being able to help cook some toast for attendees, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mr Damien Stevens at [email protected] if you are able to help!

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SPECIALIST CRICKET COACHING

The All Saints’ College Friends of Sport Association is very excited to continue our partnership with professional cricket coach Luke Wimbridge at Southern Cricket in Leeming. Luke has coached professionally in Australia and England for over 18 years and provides a cricket coaching experience like no other.

 

Southern Cricket have a range of specialist equipment that may be used in the sessions, including the ProBatter, a world class video bowling machine, and the Merlyn (one of only 50 machines in the world), as used by the England Cricket team to train for spin bowling. Students will also be taught how to correctly use the Jugs bowling machine, to improve their training habits.

 

Sessions commence every Monday from 7.00am – 8.00am, with the first session on Monday, 4 February 2019 (excludes public holidays).

Cost: $130.00 per term.

 

If you wish to get involved with the Specialist Cricket Coaching, please contact our Sport Administrator Mr Mike Pinker at [email protected] for the registration form and for any other questions or queries.

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ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE SPORTS CLUBS

Our All Saints’ College Basketball, Netball and Rowing Clubs are always looking for new members. If you are interested or want more information, contact Sport Administrator Mr Mike Pinker at [email protected]

All Saints’ College Basketball Club:

  • Some teams are looking for additional players for this second half of the summer season. Put your name down to join a team or to be put on a waitlist.
  • Save the date for our 2018–19 Summer Basketball Club Wind Up Friday, 5 April 2019 from 3.30pm – 5.00pm in the Indoor Sports Centre.

 

All Saints’ College Netball Club:

  • Netball Club registrations for the upcoming 2019 winter season are now open – contact Mr Mike Pinker for more information.
  • Winter season starts in Term 2, but trials and training start as early as mid-February, so be quick to put your name down.

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ASC ROWING CLUB

Would you like your child to join ASC Rowing?

 

Why?

  • It is great exercise that uses all your muscle groups
  • Good all-round training– strength and cardio fitness
  • No morning training.
  • No experience necessary
  • Non-contact sport, low impact on joints
  • Excellent for team building
  • All equipment provided
  • Sometimes you will even get to see dolphins!          

 

Is your child/ren in Years 8–12?

Do they want to join The Rowing Club in 2019 or continue Rowing in 2019?

 

If your child/ren is interested in joining the ASC Rowing Club, they can attend a meeting on Friday, 1 February 2019 at lunchtime in D8, or contact Rowing Coordinator Mrs Jo-anne Boserio by email if you have any queries: [email protected]

 

Mrs Jo-anne Boserio

Rowing Coordinator

Service Learning

DISABLED SURFERS ASSOCIATION

On Saturday, 19 January, the Disabled Surfers Association held their first ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ event for 2019. It was wonderful to see so many members of the All Saints’ community down on Leighton beach, braving the carpark and the 40 degree heat. With over 100 volunteers, a huge number of participants jumped on surfboards and enjoyed a surf.

 

This event is a wonderful opportunity for people all over Perth to come together and enjoy a great part of Australian culture – the beach. We are blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and this event provides people with a disability the opportunity to enjoy the fun the ocean has to offer.

 

The Disabled Surfers Association has two more ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ days scheduled for 2019 – Saturday, 16 February and Saturday, 16 March. We encourage everyone to come down and join in on the event. It makes for a wonderful day at the beach and encapsulates our H3: Heads, Hearts, and Hands approach to Service.

 

Mr Scott Corbett

Head of Catalyst: Centre for Service and Social Enterprise

Propeller Industries

YEE PUBLISHING CEO VISITS ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE (ASC) PUBLISHING TEAM

Propeller Industries ended its year with a visit from Professor Yong Zhao, our patron of the Beyond Boundaries Institute and Ms Ruojun Zhang, CEO of YEE Publishing. They visited the All Saints’ campus to meet with the ASC Publishing Team who have been working for two terms on producing illustrations and stories for young Chinese students who are learning English. YEE Publishing is the Beijing education start-up aiming to bring Prof Zhao's educational philosophy into schools in China.

 

The ASC Publishing Team is led by Senior School English Teacher Mrs Natasha Saunders and includes students from Years 9–12. Prof Zhao and Ms Zhang were greatly impressed by the initial work of the team. Students have worked together to produce drafts of themed books, including a cast of characters who all live in a kitchen.

 

In 2019 we are looking to grow beyond illustrated books into video, online apps and photography, as YEE Publishing looks to offer a multi-media approach to learning beyond traditional reading.

 

PRECIOUS PLASTIC AND ECO-DEFENDERS

Propeller Industries continues its partnership with the Manning Men’s Shed and Millennium Kids to bring Precious Plastic recycling machines to our campus in 2019. ASC will be the pilot school in WA. 

 

RUNWAY

The Runway Pop-up Shop looks to return to the All Saints’ College Pasar Malam in early 2019. We are seeking to grow our marketing, and possibly develop an online presence to help promote businesses and products designed and made by students. More information about this to come.

 

Ms Laura Strentz

Head of Propeller Industries

Learning Technologies

Welcome!

2019 has arrived and there has been a flurry of activity that started weeks ago as the ICT team prepare hundreds of notebook computers to distribute to students, plus implement a variety of tasks that will have the College network running smoothly from day 1. The team, led by Director of ICT Mr Ian Mackay-Scollay and ICT Technical director Mr Brad Lucas do an amazing job and we are all the beneficiaries of their skill and expertise.

Student diaries 2019

Parents have the choice of ordering a paper diary or now allowing students in Year 8 - 12 to use the new OneNote Diary.

With the ubiquitous use of OneNote, the diary will be quick and easy to access and has similar, but enhanced, functionality compared with the paper diary. In the spirit of treading lightly, I hope many students adopt the new format to assist in their organisation.

MyASC

In 2018, a team led by Mr Ben Dahlstrom began to look at how we could improve our College-wide communication systems and online services. Incremental improvements have been made throughout 2018 and we are pleased to say that shortly some major improvements will benefit the College community. The first of these is a major upgrade of the College Portal. The current Portal is not mobile-friendly so is difficult to navigate on tablets and phones that constitute a significant percentage of views on the site. It is clear that we still needed an online space that was tailored for parents, students and staff so we have developed a new Portal, which will be tested by a small group of parents in the coming week and released to you shortly after.

 

ePortfolios

Another exciting development coming soon in 2019 is the provision of an ePortfolio for each Year 7-10 student. This will allow students a space online to share, collate and show off their work. The sites are managed by staff and students can take the site with them upon graduation. The possibilities are endless for how the online portfolio could be used and I am excited to see how this develops over the course of the year.

 

Mr Greg Port 

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

The Cocurricular schedule for Senior School students in 2019 is nearly finalised. More details will follow in the coming weeks. Click HERE to visit the Senior School Cocurricular options when they become available on SEQTA. 

 

Old Saints

The Former Students’ Association (Old Saints) was established in 1986, with the objective of connecting past and future graduates of All Saints’ College. An active and dedicated Committee acts as the ‘voice’ of the Old Saints and facilitates opportunities to enhance our College community.

 

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] 

 

January School Holiday Program

Over three days in January this year, a number of young children aged 9-17 attended a variety of exciting workshops at the College.

 

Some of the workshops included Pancake Art, Dream Catcher creation, Bespoke Slime, Youth Parkour, String Art Nerf War, String Art Workshops and much more!

 

Click HERE or on the video below to video highlights from the first day of the program.

 

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: Wednesday, 30 January 2019. Commences at 7.00pm in the Boardroom (located in the Senior School Reception).​

 

Wanju Café

OPENING HOURS:

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

OPENING HOURS:

Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 2.00pm

YOU CAN PROCESS YOUR CANTEEN ORDER ONLINE

Our online ordering system allows the College Canteen to operate more efficiently. We encourage everyone to register and order online.
Our Online Canteen is safe and easy to use, giving the Canteen a greater level of control over orders placed.


To register:
1. Please click HERE.
2. Complete the online registration form and an activation email will be sent to you.
3. Log on, add a student and credit.
You are ready to start ordering!
If you require help, you can phone the Online Canteen Team on 1300 116 637 from 5.30am or send an email to: [email protected]

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

Playgroup

Click HERE for more information about Playgroup.

Parish 

 

In the news

Aidan Smith attends national School of Excellence

 

To read more about this story on the College website, click HERE

Aron Thian succeeds in his ATAR exams

To read further about this story on the College website, click HERE

Kayla O'Connor attends inaugural FC Barcelona Academy Asia Pacific Cup in India

Click HERE to read this story on the College website.

Michael Bolton at All Saints' College

To read more about this story on the College website, click HERE

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

 

TERM TIME OPENING HOURS  2017
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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