The College Courier

22 November 2018
Issue 19, 22 November 2018
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Service Learning
Propeller Industries
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Old Saints
Holiday Programs
Community
In the news
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149
AU

From the Principal

Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy wrote recently to those schools that belong to the Anglican Schools Commission, and I wanted to share with you some of her comments.

 

While All Saints’ College is not one of these Anglican Schools Commission schools – our College is autonomous and not part of such a system – her words are just as relevant to us.

 

The Archbishop’s letter was in response to recent media coverage relating to the Federal Government’s consideration of the Ruddock review on religious freedom, and particularly the concerns raised by some New South Wales schools for the protection of exemptions in the Sex Discrimination Act.

 

The purpose of the Archbishop’s letter was to note that changes are not anticipated to the approach that Anglican Schools Commission schools take in relation to staff and students.

 

Our Archbishop writes:

 

The Anglican Church of Australia is a broad one. We believe that human beings are created in the image of God, loved by God, infinitely valued and worthy of dignity. Within our Church there is a wide spectrum of understanding of human sexuality and gender. This diversity of opinion may also exist in your school community.

 

“Our school communities should be places which reflect the imprint of God’s grace for the students and staff within them. Our school communities should be places in which all members of the community may grow into the full measure of God’s love...

 

“I acknowledge and applaud the approach of the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) in employing teachers and staff who support the Anglican ethos and values of the Anglican Church...

 

“Sexual orientation is not a consideration in the employment of teachers or support staff, nor the enrolling of students in ASC schools. ASC schools are inclusive communities...ASC schools are inclusive schools which proactively outreach to create opportunities and an inclusive, supportive environment for students and staff who identify as LGBTI.

 

I welcome Archbishop Kay’s words and felt it important to pass on this affirming message of inclusivity.

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal

Whole College

Whole College 

PASAR MALAM 2019: the All Saints' College Twilight Market
Friday, 22 February 2019 | 5.30pm - 8.30pm | College oval

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 

The All Saints' College Pasar Malam is an annual twilight market held on the College oval, which provides entertainment, market stalls and activities for the whole community to enjoy.

 

We are looking for Expressions of Interest from our community for stalls in our Market Bazaar! 

 

Do you sell candles, jewellery, soaps, skin care, clothing, cupcakes or other home-made goodies? Perhaps you are involved with a direct selling/party plan?  If so, we would love to hear from you.

 

Stalls start from as little as $30.00. Please complete the EOI by clicking HERE or for further enquiries, phone Mrs Roz Collins on 9313 9333 or email [email protected]

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WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH

PRINT COLLECTION

Families who pre-ordered the 2018 Whole School Photograph are now able to collect their prints from Senior School Reception during the opening hours (8.00am – 5.00pm).

 

PRINTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

There are a limited number of prints still available for purchase, so click HERE to secure your copy now! This is truly a special memento, something your child will treasure in years to come.

 

The first All Saints’ College Whole School photograph was taken in 1993 when there were just 850 students from Years 1 to 12. This tradition has continued every five years since, with the College capturing a photographic record of the entire College population for posterity. Towards the end of last term, our staff and students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 were individually photographed at the College for the 2018 Whole School Photograph. 

 

For further information or any queries, please contact Miss Karyn Osmetti (Communications Manager) on 9313 9341 or [email protected] 

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UNIFORM STORE OPENING HOURS 

To book an appointment over the school holiday period, click HERE

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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.

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

JUNIOR SCHOOL MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE DAY

In combination with RAAFA residents, Junior School students and staff had a great morning last Friday, enjoying conversation and morning tea together. The Year 6 students were engaging hosts and made sure our guests had an enjoyable time. Our musical students did a terrific job of providing entertainment. The students throughout the Junior School all contributed in some special way to the success of the event.

 

Thanks once again to our students and staff who made every effort to make sure the RAAFA residents were well looked after.

 

STAFF NEWS

Junior School teacher Miss Penny Crossland is taking leave in 2019 to further broaden her professional experience. We wish Penny all the best as she learns and works in a different context. We all look forward to her returning to the College in 2020.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL DISCO

The P&F Junior School Disco took place on Friday, 16 November and was a wonderfully joyful time, with students and staff dancing and having fun. The Hollywood theme inspired many creative costumes. Many thanks to the P&F for putting on this event, and to the staff who were there on the evening. This event was a great success and enjoyed by all.

 

PRE-PRIMARY – YEAR 6 FINAL ASSEMBLY / YEAR 6 CELEBRATION

This assembly will take place in the Indoor Sports Centre on Friday, 30 November 2018, 8.45am–9.30am. The assembly focuses on Year 6 students about to move from the Junior School to the Senior School. There will be a farewell morning tea for all Year 6 families straight after this assembly in the Centre for Performing Arts.

 

Please note: The Year 6 Farewell Morning Tea is for Year 6 parents and students only.

 

KINDERGARTEN – YEAR 2 END-OF-YEAR EVENT INFORMATION

The Early Childhood End-of-Year Event will take place in the Centre for Performing Arts on Tuesday, 4 December, 9.30am–10.30am. This event involves all Kindergarten to Year 2 students in their final performance of the year, our Nativity Play. Students work towards this performance throughout Term 4 in their classrooms and in Music and Dance lessons. Each item is developed with the students and showcases their creativity, collaboration and confidence.

 

We look forward to sharing our learning with you.

 

To attend this event please book your seats (up to three per family) by clicking HERE

 

Please note: Prams will only be permitted in the back row of the Centre for Performing Arts Theatre, which can be accessed via the lift behind the stairs.

 

YEARS 3–6 END OF YEAR PRESENTATION CEREMONY

The Years 3–6 End of Year Presentation Assembly will take place on Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1.45pm–3.15pm in the Indoor Sports Centre. This is a celebration of learning for 2018 with some students presented with subject awards.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

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YEAR 3 OUTDOOR LEARNING PROGRAM (OLP)

On Thursday, 8 November our Year 3 students travelled to Point Walter to begin their two-day OLP. Students explored and learnt about nature, including the native flora and fauna which surrounds the area.

 

The Year 3s participated in a bush walk, made sand sculptures on the sandbank and explored the shallows of the Swan River.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL SPECIAL MUSIC PROGRAMS

Enrolment forms for the 2019 Year 3 and Year 5 Special Music Programs are now available on SEQTA under the Documents section.

 

Year 3: Tuition in Violin, Viola, Cello and Recorder is offered free of charge.

 

Year 5: Tuition in any Woodwind, Brass, Percussion or String instrument (excludes Guitar) is offered free of charge under the Year 5 Instrumental Program.

 

Click HERE to access the enrolment form and information for Years 3 and 5 for 2019.

 

Year 6 Students in 2019: Tuition in Percussion, Woodwind, Brass or String instruments (excludes Guitar) is offered at 50% of the regular music tuition fee under the Year 6 Instrumental Program.

 

Click HERE to access the Year 6 2019 enrolment form and information pack.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Music Department: [email protected]

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Senior School

PRESENTATION EVENING
Information relating to this event has been emailed to all Years 7–12 families.

 

The College Presentation Evening will be held on Friday, 7 December. All Year 12 students and other selected students need to be available for a rehearsal at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, 7 December. This rehearsal is compulsory. Further information relating to the rehearsal schedule will be provided to students and parents closer to the event.

 

On the evening it is important that students meet the College uniform and grooming standards. The students need to ensure that:

  • They wear full winter uniform to this event.
  • Boys’ hair conforms to College regulations. Boys’ hair that is collar length or longer must be tied back. Boys need to be clean shaven.
  • If a student’s hair has been dyed or bleached in unnatural or contrasting colour, it needs to be returned to its natural colour.
  • Girls’ hair must also be of a natural colour and off the face. If hair comes to below the shoulder, it needs to be tied with regulation College colour hair ties and clips.
  • Uniforms need to be clean and presentable.
  • Shoes should be polished for the Presentation Ceremony.
  • No make-up or jewellery are permitted.
  • Skirt length on the girls’ uniform must be at the centre of the knee.  

This is a compulsory evening for all students and attendance is expected. Students are expected to report to their Tutors at the beginning of the evening to have their names recorded on the attendance list. They will be sitting in Tutor Groups with their Tutors throughout the evening. 

 

Given the significance of the occasion, it is an expectation that all parents will attend to support and celebrate with their child. Families who are unable to attend are asked to contact Ms Helen Aguiar at [email protected] by Monday, 26 November to have their apology noted.

 

Please note that it is not appropriate to drop children at this event to attend on their own.

 

Seating zones reserved for families will be clearly marked on the evening. Individual tickets will not be allocated to this event.  

 

Information regarding this event has been emailed to all College families. 

 

ON THE NIGHT
Students are to report to their Tutors in Pavilion 1 by 6.15pm. Tutors will conduct a uniform and attendance check and accompany the students to their allocated House/Tutor Group seating areas.

 

Award winners are to report to Ms Cameron and Mr Beath in Pavilion 1 at 6.15pm for a uniform and attendance check.

 

Parents and invited guests are to make their way into the Riverside Theatre and be seated by 6.50pm.

 

YEAR 12 STUDENTS
Year 12 students are to arrive at 6.15pm and report to their Heads of House in Pavilion 1 for a uniform and attendance check.  

 

Family photographs can be taken after the Presentation Evening formalities.

 

Year 12 students will be seated in the reserved Year 12 seating area.

 

Year 12 students must not forget to bring their Valedictory Sashes.

 

All Year 12 students, students receiving awards and students involved in items for this event are expected to attend rehearsal during the day on Friday, 7 December.

 

This event is a highlight of the College year and we look forward to seeing all families on the evening.

 

Ms Helen Aguiar
Vice Principal

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A CULTURE OF SAFETY AT ALL SAINTS’ 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 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
  • is maintained 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 nine domains, the seventh of which is ‘child friendly complaint process and reporting’.

 

Child Friendly Complaint Process & Reporting
Children and young people of all ages and abilities need to feel empowered and supported to raise any concerns they have and need to feel confident that staff and volunteers will do something about their concerns. Oversight of informal and formal concerns from all stakeholders includes analysis of issues and actions to address these.

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

  • Clear procedures and structures exist for staff, volunteers, families, children and young people to provide feedback, raise concerns or make formal complaints
  • All concerns from children and young people, staff, family and community members are taken seriously and acted upon
  • The College Values of Respect, Integrity and Courage guide our handling of feedback, concerns or complaints and our relationships with others
  • The College’s pastoral care structure provides pathways and multiple people, with whom trusting relationships are developed, to hear and take seriously any feedback, concerns or complaints
  • Adults with roles in the pastoral care structure for children and young people are proactive about providing care and support

If you have anything to add or wish to comment on the way that this child safe domain is addressed at the College, please contact the Dean of Student Wellbeing, Mr Tim Russell, at the College by email [email protected].

 

Mr Tim Russell
Dean of Student Wellbeing

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YEAR 7 CHRISTMAS MARKET

Our Year 7s transformed The Common yesterday into a bustling marketplace for their annual Christmas Market.

 

Year 7 students have been learning all about the economic principles of business
and responding to consumer demand in their Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) lessons. In conjunction with their Creative Industries lessons, they designed some fun and innovative products that were sold over approximately 35 stalls.

 

All profits from the event will be donated to a College linked charity.

Any unsold items from the market will be available at Runway to purchase.

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MUSIC TUITION 2019

Parents are now invited to enrol students for music lessons at the College for 2019.

 

Tuition in the following instruments is available in 2019 at the College:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Euphonium, Recorder, Classical (Acoustic) Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Piano, Pipe Organ, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Clarinet, Voice – Classical/ Contemporary/ Jazz.

 

Click HERE to access the enrolment pack for 2019 which also includes the relevant enrolment form.

 

Enrolment packs are also available on SEQTA under the Documents section.

 

It would be appreciated if all enrolments could be submitted by Friday, 23 November 2018.

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What's On?

WANT TO PLAN FURTHER AHEAD? Click HERE to visit our 2018 College Calendar

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TWILIGHT CAROLS

The annual Twilight Carols at All Saints' College will take place on Sunday, 2 December at 7.00pm on the grassed area adjacent to the Year 5/6 Building.

 

The Friends of Music are asking for volunteers to assist with the sausage sizzle. If you are able to help, please contact the Music Department on (08) 9313 9397 or [email protected]

 

To pre-order a sausage sizzle, cheese platters or fruit platter for the evening, click HERE

These items must be pre-ordered by Wednesday, 28 November 2018.

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MATTHEW REILLY - THE THREE SECRET CITIES 

Bestselling author Matthew Reilly is visiting All Saints' College on Monday, 10 December where he will be in conversation with Meri Fatin.

 

Afterwards, Matthew will be signing copies of his latest book 'The Three Secret Cities' which will be available for purchase on the night.

 

To secure your place, please click HERE

 

The HotHouse Company

The HotHouse Company presents:

THE FACILITY THEATRE EXPERIMENT

To book tickets for this performance, click HERE

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Sport & Physical Education

ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE YEAR 10 BASKETBALL COMPETITION

On Tuesday, 6 November some of our Year 10 students competed along with students from six other schools in a basketball contest held in the Indoor Sports Centre.

 

This is the fourth year the carnival has been held, and it continues to grow every year.

 

An outstanding display of skill and sportsmanship was demonstrated on the day.

 

The ASC Girls team finished second and ASC Boys placed fifth.

 

Thank you to Mr Russ Haxby and Miss Tatjiana Pieris for coaching. Thanks also to Mr Mike Pinker for providing live updates of the scores throughout the day, and to Miss Rahni Greene for organising the day.

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ASC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

On Sunday, 18 November a group of 15 All Saints’ College boys from Years 5–8 enjoyed a round-robin basketball scratch match at the Cockburn ARC. The match was a great success, and most of the students stayed afterwards for a swim and a play on the waterslides.

 

The teams consisted of:

After playing nine rotations of four minutes each, Team Rock won 40 points to Team Scissors 17 points and Team Paper 13 points.

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.

MS YAO NOMINATED FOR LANGUAGES AWARD

Congratulations to ASC Mandarin Teacher Ms Sophia Yao who has been nominated for the inaugural Outstanding Community Languages Teacher Award. The presentation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth.

AIDAN SELECTED FOR INFORMATICS SUMMER SCHOOL

The College congratulates Year 11 student Aidan Smith who was recently selected for this year’s Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee Informatics School of Excellence held at Burgmann College, Australian National University from Saturday, 1 December to Tuesday, 11 December 2018.

 

The invitation is a particular honour as the main purpose of the School will be to help identify and develop the skills of students who may become members of the Australian Team to compete at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2019.

CALISTHENICS PERFORMANCE

Congratulations to Amy Johnson (Year 10) who recently performed at the Calisthenics Association of Western Australia Solo and Duo Competition. Amy performed in the 16 years Solo division and competed with her sister and Old Saint Kirsty Johnson (2016) in the duo.

WA ALL SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 

Well done to Hannah Rennick (Year 8) who ran a Personal Best time of five minutes and 34 seconds in the 1500m race on Friday, 2 November at the WA All Schools Championship. Hannah placed ninth, with seventh, eighth and ninth positions all within a second of each other.

 

This was a particularly impressive result after Hannah ran in the Triathlon for All Saints’ the day before.

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY ASC STUDENT SHORTLISTED FOR AWARD

Congratulations to Josh Spires (Year 11) whose photograph has been shortlisted in the City of Stirling Blink Photography Awards 2018.

 

Good luck to Josh who will attend the exhibition opening this evening at the Osborne Community Hub where all the award winners will be announced.

YEAR 5 SELECTED FOR MAISIE

Commendations to Sophie Reader (Year 5) who has been successful in her recent audition for the 2019 Fringe World show Maisie. 

 

The show will run on Friday, 18 January and Saturday, 19 January 2019 where Sophie will perform in the morning shows.

Service Learning

 

PRE-PRIMARY BLESSING BAGS

On Friday, 9 November students from Pre-Primary walked to Bull Creek IGA and bought hygiene items with their Garden Open Day profits to make blessing bags for homeless people in Perth.

 

After raising $80.00 at their Garden Open Day, each group was given $15.00 to buy items. With some help, each group had to work as a team to buy items and use the calculator to add up if they had enough money. They were able to make 24 Blessing Bags which were filled with shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors and moisturiser.

 

Peter from The Salvation Army collected these Blessing Bags which will be donated to people in need.

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RAAFA WALKING AND EXERGAMING

Throughout 2018 a group of Years 9–12 ASC students has been visiting residents at RAAFA, Bull Creek to connect and share a positive time together. Whilst on their visits, students sit and chat with residents, walk around the beautiful grounds of RAAFA and take part in 'exergaming’ – exercise video gaming. The group of students had their final visit last week and had a wonderful time with the residents.

 

NULSEN SAUSAGE SIZZLE FUNDRAISER
The Nulsen Youth Patrons have had a highly successful year supporting Nulsen Disability Service through a variety of activities, house visits and fundraisers. The 2018 team held their last fundraising event on Thursday last week, with a sausage sizzle and a soccer game in which the players weren’t allowed to talk. The event was a great success and raised $535 for Nulsen Disability Services.

 

YEAR 5 $2 PROJECT

Our Year 5 students recently participated in the $2 Project where each student is given $2.00 and uses that capital to make as much money as possible. Students invest the $2.00 and track the growth of the funds that they raise by applying mathematical principles and effective business models.

 

The students then tally the total amount raised and vote on which Service Learning partner to donate the total amount to. They are also given the opportunity to learn about the tangible positive difference their contribution will enable the organisation to make.

 

As part of the program, students design businesses and create products in which they can raise their revenue. Some of the products included dog walking, dog biscuits, jams, car washing, pot plants and succulents, calendars, face painting and more.

 

Well done to our 2018 Year 5 students who raised a total of $5 594 and have voted to donate their money to Nulsen Disability Services, a disability service that provides care for people living with complex disabilities of all ages. The students will be presenting a cheque to Nulsen this Friday morning.

Propeller Industries

PRECIOUS PLASTIC
Today we tested the Precious Plastic machines at Manning Men’s Shed.  We started with just milk bottles and their lids. Now we can start collecting on a larger scale, and in 2019 expand to yoghurt, shampoo and some take-away plastics.

 

ASC STUDENT PUBLISHING
We continue to write and illustrate books for our business partner YEE, which is based in Beijing. Students in Years 8–11 are the authors and illustrators, and they share stories with Pre-Primary students to learn about early readers and to see if their stories and characters are appealing to the young audience. In 2019 we will grow our team to include writers from Years 5 and 6.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL SUSTAINABILITY CLUB
This initiative is led by Year 5 teacher Miss Kylie Chatto in the Hangar on Tuesdays and focuses on Global Goal number 12: reducing waste through responsible production and consumption of goods. Many of the students participated in the Millennium Kids UN conference during the Term 3 holidays.

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CLUB
The Electric Vehicle club’s parent-coaches have been amazing at supporting and advising on design. The team was student led and created an innovative design. We have some of the parts and will aim to have the car ready to race in 2019. We will be looking for new team members in the new year.

 

RUNWAY

Thinking about doing some holiday shopping at Runway? Many of the businesses take orders, so if you don’t see exactly what you like, just ask and see if the business can create what you’re looking for.

 

Ms Laura Strentz

Head of Propeller Industries

Learning Technologies

PowerPoint Translator

This new feature allows you to display subtitles on your presentation as you speak, or have your speech translated into dozens of different languages. Audience members can also view subtitles in their own chosen language.  Details here.

 

Seqta – checking cocurricular activities for reports
 

You can check which activities will appear on your students report by:

  • Going to "Dashboard"
  • In the "Pastoral care details" dashlet set the date to "Last year"
  • Look for entries with headings "Leadership & Service" or "College and House Activities"

Not all of the activities have been entered yet as data from RollCall has not been included until near the end of term.

OneDrive – get a link

Sending files by email has been the paradigm for decades – but large files are a problem. With files saved in OneDrive it is easy for students to share files with teachers or peers directly and avoid email and swap drives. Here is how. This also makes it easy if are working on an Office 365 file to collaborate on that document.

PowerPoint – record slide narrations

This tip shows how students can use a PowerPoint presentation and record a narration while changing slides, then share this as a movie. Really useful for uploading to SeeSaw or Stream to share with teachers. Check out how.

 

Camera and Microphone settings on laptops

This is a good tip for everyone to help with taking better quality pictures and better audio recordings on laptops. Here are the details on this – highly recommended for Junior School students using SeeSaw.

  • Open the Camera app
  • Go to settings in the top right
  • Under the "Aspect Ratio" dropdown change the setting to "5.0MP"

Microphone

  • Go to Sound settings in the Sound control panel
  • Select "Recording" tab
  • Select the internal microphone
  • Select "Properties"
  • Select "Levels"
  • Increase the microphone boost level

OneNote – copy text from a picture

Thanks to Mrs Chapmen for this tip – it is possible to convert scans and paper documents into editable text quickly and easily with OneNote – here is how:

  • Open OneNote 2016
  • Insert the scanned document as a printout or insert a photograph of a physical paper document
  • Left-Click on the image to select it
  • Right-click & select Make Text In Image Searchable & select your preferred language
  • Right-click on the image again & select Copy Text From Picture
  • Open a new page or find a blank space within in your document
  • Left-Click & Paste the converted & copied text onto the page or space
  • The text can now be edited & customised
  • Adjust font sizes, types & colours & access the text with Immersive Reader

2018 Wrap

For this last edition of the Courier for 2018, I wanted to say thank you for your support of the use of technology in the classroom at the College. We have covered a lot of ground but have much to go to unlock the true promise of ICT. This promise is difficult, if not impossible, to quantify. Studies measuring the impact of technology only reference test or exam marks. If that is all technology is for - getting better test marks, then we are missing the point entirely. Instead, think of your own experience and ask yourself if you are leveraging technology to communicate more effectively, to use your time more efficiently, to make routine tasks easier, to allow for greater opportunities to connect and collaborate in ways you couldn't before. In my case the answer is yes to all of those and I am convinced that young people living and working in the 21st Century can ill-afford to be technologically illiterate - not for the sake of being able to pass exams that often test low-level rote memorisation and rarely give students and opportunity to demonstrate critical and creative thinking, but in order to navigate successfully an increasingly tech-saturated world. The fluencies I began the year speaking of are essential markers - the why - of technology use in school.   

True there is undoubtedly flow on benefits to test and exam marks from increased organisation, access to curriculum materials, enhanced opportunities to collaborate online and unleash creativity - but I would never try to force a direct link. Go into a classroom where the tools we have are being used seamlessly to engage students in authentic tasks that enhance their agency and ownership of learning and you won't need any convincing that technology has a major role to play in any classroom today.

 

Greg Port 

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

F1 IN SCHOOLS

F1 in Schools is a multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature gas powered F1 model block cars.

 

Parents wanting to learn more are invited to come to an information session on Tuesday, 27 November at 7.00pm in the Year 5/6 Building (Building 8) or email [email protected].

 

Please click HERE to RSVP.

Old Saints

The Former Students' Association officially welcomed the Class of 2018 into the Old Saints' community with a BBQ at the College on one of their final lunchtimes together.

The Year 12s received a warm welcome from Mr Mark Balding (1988) who spoke to them about the importance of remaining connected with the College and presented them each with an Old Saints’ business card holder.

A number of Old Saints cooked a sausage sizzle and the students also loved seeing the canvases they had created during the Transition 7 event five years ago. These artworks included their handprints and what they wanted to do after leaving ASC. Those who joined the College after Year 7 had an opportunity to add their handprint.

The Old Saints wish the Class of 2018 all the best as they embark on the next journey in life.

 

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:

Tuesday, 15 January - Thursday, 17 January 2019

To secure your spot in the January School Holiday Program, click HERE

 

Dates for our other 2019 School Holiday Programs will be released early next year on the College Facebook page and website.

For further information email: [email protected] 

 

 

Firetech Australia Black Friday Weekend Discounts

These school holidays, Firetech Australia will be running their hugely popular STEAM-based school holiday workshops in both December and January for children aged 6–17.

 

Firetech workshops also represent an exciting, technology-based learning experience, where children can be challenged and engage their design thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills - building great digital citizens for the future.

 

Courses will be running on Monday, 17 December, Tuesday 18 December 2018, Thursday 10 January and Friday, 11 January 2019.

 

The workshops that are being held at All Saints' College are:

 

December

  • 17 December: Light-up LED Christmas Cards (6–12 years old)
  • 17 December: Junior Drones 2 (6–9 years old)
  • 18 December: Animated Christmas Card Workshop (6–12 years old)
  • 18 December: Junior Drones 1 (6–9 years old)
  • 17–18 December: Digital Music for Teens (12–17 years old)

January

  • 10 January: Junior Drones 1 (6–9 years old)
  • 11 January: Animation for Tweens (9–12 years old)
  • 10–11 January: Digital Photography for Tweens (9–12 years old)

Special Black Friday Weekend Discounts extend from Friday,  23 November – Monday, 26 November 2018. Use the code in the above image to apply the discount.

 

To book your spot in these exciting workshops, click HERE 

Code Camp Workshops

Code Camp are thrilled to return to All Saints’ College during the January School Holidays to teach your child how to code or help them continue on their coding journey, so they can build their very own iPhone or Android apps! 

 

We will be offering four Code Camp classes to cater for students in Pre-Primary to Year 7, including brand new ‘Web Hackers' for students who have completed all existing classes.

 

The camp will run 15–17 January 2019.

 

Bookings are now open and can be accessed by clicking HERE

 

We look forward to helping your child become a coding superstar.

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: The last P&F meeting for 2018 was Monday, 19 November 2018. The next P&F meeting date will be released shortly on the 2019 College calendar.

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COOKING FOR THE HOMELESS

On Sunday, 4 November, our ASC Parents and Friends' Society hosted its fourth and final Cooking for the Homeless event for 2018.

 

During two sessions our community volunteers cooked approximately 180 individual meals for The Salvation Army to distribute to the homeless in Perth.

 

Many thanks to the current students, Old Saints, parents, grandparents, staff and friends of the ASC community who participated in this important Service Learning initiative.

 

Further details about next year’s Cooking for the Homeless dates will be available shortly through our College Calendar.

 

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

Why not order your lunch online?! Register today at www.quickcliq.com.au

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

Playgroup

The All Saints’ College Playgroup has been out enjoying the sunshine this week, experimenting with some newly bought equipment. They recently acquired a rainbow parachute and some soft balls and have enjoyed some new activities on Tuesday.

 

Next week parents and children will be making Christmas bonbons for the upcoming holiday period.

 

There are only two more playgroup sessions left until the end-of-year break, so if you are interested in joining the ASC playgroup, come down to check it out! The last meet-up for the year will be Tuesday, 4 December 2018.

 

For more information about playgroup, click HERE 

Parish 

 

In the news

THREE STUDENTS SELECTED TO ATTEND NATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS

Click HERE to read more about this story on the College website.

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

 

The College Courier
L-R: Amy Johnson, Sonia Johnson (1985), Kirsty Johnson (2016) and Amy and Kirsty's Coach
L-R: Amy Johnson, Sonia Johnson (1985), Kirsty Johnson (2016) and Amy and Kirsty's Coach
L-R: Amy Johnson, Sonia Johnson (1985), Kirsty Johnson (2016) and Amy and Kirsty's Coach