The College Courier

31 May 2018
Issue No 9, 31 May 2018
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Service Learning
Propeller Enterprises
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Holiday Programs
Community
Important Contact Details
In the news
All Saints' College
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From the Principal

“I love this College - it is truly a learning community.”

 

These were the words of US-based Professor Yong Zhao, our 2018 academic-in-residence, as he reflected this week on the work in which our students and staff have been engaged since his last visit in mid-2017.

 

It is indeed a privilege to be part of such a dynamic, passionate, inventive and inspiring learning community, and everywhere I look I see it. In fact, I paused to reflect (below) on just a few days of recent experience:

 

It is true to say that we have all felt very proud of the calm and mature manner in which our Year 11s and 12s (and a number of Year 10 students who are taking a Year 11 course this year) have approached their first set of exams in recent weeks. While focused on deepening their learning and achieving their best possible marks not only by their dedicated study (individually and in groups), but also by attending the out-of-hours classes our teachers offer, and so on, they have also been really supportive of one another. Further, throughout this time they have maintained their balanced approach to life via their cocurricular program, their hobbies and their jobs, amongst other things. We all appreciate the leadership our most senior students model, in this regard and in many ways.

 

The Year 11 and 12 General Pathway students have completed work placements as part of the SCSA Workplace Learning Program (ADWPL) over the last two weeks. These placements have been tailored to suit their specific needs and interests and, in some cases, to meet certain VET Certificate course requirements. Students have attended workplaces in a variety of settings including aviation and surveying, radio and sound production, heavy duty automotive and farming.

 

Our students can be commended on their ability to juggle their placements while still completing, in a number of cases, one or two exams and managing to attend TAFE.

 

On a recent Sunday, our rock band students had the opportunity, under the guidance of WAAPA staff, to rehearse at Mojo’s in readiness for our rock band concert at that venue the following night: I am sure that all of us who were present at that concert could see the significant growth in all performers’ skills, confidence and stage presence.

 

I also felt very proud of the way in which our Year 8s embraced all the learning opportunities at their Outdoor Learning Program in Waroona last week: when I visited them, they were busily collaborating to solve a range of problems and challenges, facing some fears and learning much about themselves along the way.

 

That same year group was also very impressive this week as, through their Creative Industries program, they used their Design Thinking skills to seek solutions to the real-world problems posed to them by representatives from our service providers such as Nulsen Disability Services, The Salvation Army and so on.

 

I also loved seeing the enthusiastic way in which some of our Year 6s were excitedly hurrying off to participate in an ICAS assessment, where they enjoyed the challenge of applying their learning and understanding in a national competition, and I really appreciated some other Year 6 (and 11) students’ thoughtful contribution to a Beyond Boundaries meeting in which they participated with industry leaders, Deans and leaders from our universities.

 

I was impressed with the funding proposal from a group of students in support of the cocurricular activity they are involved in – building an electric vehicle – and just recently, some of our Year 9s, inspired by their participation in the WonTok Conference hosted by ASC, decided to write a proposal to the College that would see them support refugee children – befriending them and assisting them with their English and other schoolwork.

 

And then there were our Year 2s: how wonderful it was to see a group of them having the initiative to seek out an opportunity to create new things in The Hangar (the home of Propeller Enterprises) – their free time has been spent measuring and hammering, flearning and learning together.

 

I was delighted (as I read a book to another group of Year 2s recently) to see the very sophisticated and insightful manner in which they were able to apply their predictive skills to the narrative unfolding before them: they were so thoughtfully and empathically engaged in not only the characters within the book, but also the structure of the narrative.

 

As I met with our Cross Country squad to wish them well for this week’s competition, I thanked and congratulated them on the learning about leadership and about “community before self” they have shown: the importance of getting out of a warm bed, for instance, to attend training in order to develop skills and, importantly, to provide moral support for one another and represent their community.

 

I love to see, whenever I pop into the Senior School Library before or after school, just so many students – in groups and individually – working with our staff on clarifying their understanding of their course work, sharing their love of learning and assisting each other in study groups.

 

I am most grateful for the way in which our staff lead our learning community, proactively modelling an enthusiastic and lifelong commitment to learning. A recent staff meeting saw a large number of our teachers offer to present to their peers the work they have been doing – the strategies they have found useful – in developing a culture of thinking in their classrooms, and it was pleasing to see the enthusiastic way in which they engaged with our visiting Professor, giving of their own time to talk with and learn from him.

 

I agree with Professor Zhao: ASC “is truly a learning community.”

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal
 

Whole College

Whole College 

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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WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH PRE-ORDERS

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.

 

Next week, the 1 450+ staff and students from Pre-K to Year 12 will have their picture taken at the College to create our sixth Whole School photograph. These photos are taken individually during our upcoming photo days and produced into a composite image of everybody.

 

Click HERE to pre-order your photo. Hurry, there is only a limited amount being produced.

 

ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE FUTURES EXPO 

Date:  Monday, 11 June     Time:   6.30pm–8.30pm     Venue: Year 5/6 - Building 8

 

This is a compulsory event for Year 10 students and we strongly encourage parents to attend. Students from all year groups and their parents are also most welcome. (More information available under the Senior School section of this publication).

 

The more diverse career advice we can deliver to our students, the better equipped they will be when deciding which pathway to take when leaving ASC. Along with country wide universities, TAFE and alternative entry institutions, we invite Old Saints, parents and friends to speak at the Expo if you are available. To register, please click HERE.

INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP 

2019 SOUTHWELL GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Southwell Music Grants are awarded each year to All Saints students who demonstrate a developed ability in music. The value of the grant is 50% of the 30 minute lesson tuition fee at the College and they are valid for one academic year. Students entering Years 7 – 11 in 2019 are eligible to apply for a Southwell Music Tuition Grant. Auditions will be held on Friday, 15 June 2018 in the Chapel.

 

Please contact the Music Department on 9313 9397 or [email protected] to obtain a Grant Information Pack and for further information. Applications for grants close on Wednesday, 6 June 2018.

Junior School

PROFESSOR YONG ZHAO VISITS ALL SAINTS’

Professor Yong Zhao visited the Year 4 classroom on Tuesday, 29 May to hear from the students about their inquiry on explorers. The students showed Professor Zhao the different steps in the inquiry process and the products of their learning, including their shoebox museums, digital presentations and artworks. The Year 4 students were keen to hear feedback from Professor Zhao and he asked them some thought-provoking questions: How do you connect your own interests to your learning about explorers? Could you look at all the explorers together and find out what they had in common? What were their personalities like? What motivated them to explore?

 

Staff were also able to spend time with Professor Zhao to explore ways that we can further make learning personable. Professor Zhao was very complimentary of the inquiry, and staff were able to hear a different perspective and begin to incorporate new ideas into inquiry planning going forward.

 

TECH GIRLS ARE SUPERHEROES

The Tech Girls are Superheroes competition is again underway, with four teams from our Junior School competing. The organisers, the Tech Girls Movement, have arranged for mentors from real life industries for each team. Team members have been in contact via Skype, but two of the mentors paid a visit to the College to work with the girls. Robyn Waltl, Information Architect, and Siobhain Howe, Applications Support Manager, both work for Synergy. They told the girls about their professional work, and then gave feedback on the team’s progress.

 

YEARS 3 AND 4 GRANDPARENTS AND FRIENDS’ DAY

We are looking forward to welcoming the Grandparents and Friends of our Years 3 and 4 students to the College tomorrow for a special Chapel service, morning tea and classroom visits.

 

College Chaplain, Father Tony Murray-Feist, has made the focus of the service the unique relationship that grandparents and family friends have with our young people.

 

We are very appreciative of the role that our Grandparents and Friends play in the lives of College students, and this day is to celebrate this.

 

OLD SAINTS' HERITAGE WEEK ART COMPETITION IS ON DISPLAY

The Old Saints’ Heritage Week Art Competition saw the Junior School Reception fill with many highly creative inventions that all went into the running for best design. The results for Years 3 – 6 were announced at the recent Years 3 - 6 Assembly and the Pre-Primary to Year 2 winners will be announced at the ECC Community Reflection on Friday, 15 June. All entries from Pre-Primary to Year 6 will be on display at the Grandparents and Friends’ Morning on Friday, 1 June in the CPA and will remain there until the end of next week.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

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WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH DAY SCHEDULES

As per the College calendar, the Whole School Photograph Days will take place NEXT WEEK in the UPPER THEATRE.

 

During these days, every student in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 will have an individual photograph on a green screen background which will then be produced into a composite image of everybody.

  • Tuesday, 5 June 2018Kindergarten to Year 7 Photographs. To view the schedule, please click HERE.
  • Wednesday, 6 June 2018: Years 8 to 12 and Pre-Kindergarten Photographs. To view the schedule, please click HERE.
  • Thursday, 7 June 2018: Follow-up Morning for any absent students on Day 1 and 2

All students are required to wear their Full Formal Winter Uniform, with a well-fitting blazer (Years 5 – 12), cardigan (Years 3 and 4) or tracksuit jacket (Pre-Kindy – Year 2).

 

If you have any queries, please contact Miss Karyn Osmetti (Communications Manager) on 9313 9341 or [email protected] 

 

Senior School

STUDENTS LEAVING COLLEGE GROUNDS

Parents are reminded that, after arriving at school, students are not permitted to leave the College grounds without permission until the conclusion of the school day. On occasion this term, students have been spotted in the morning before 8.30am walking away from the College, without their school bags, to local shops and then returning with unhealthy food, sugary drinks, etc. Students place themselves outside the College’s duty of care when they choose to leave the grounds and potentially place themselves at risk.

 

The following statement is noted in SEQTA documents under ‘ASC Policies and Protocols’:

 

Students are not permitted to leave the College grounds at any time during the school day without appropriate written permission/authorisation from a parent/guardian/staff member. Students who do leave the College grounds during the school day without permission place themselves outside of the College’s duty of care, and may be issued with a Saturday detention for doing so.

 

Please ensure that your children understand that they must stay on College grounds once they have arrived, even if school is yet to commence, and they must not leave before the end of the school day without permission and without signing out at Student Services.

 

ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE FUTURES EXPO – MONDAY, 11 JUNE

Time:   6.30pm–8.30pm

Venue: Year 5/6 - Building 8

 

This is a compulsory event for Year 10 students and we strongly encourage parents to attend. Students from all year groups and their parents are most welcome.

 

At the Expo there will be representatives from the five Perth based universities, Australian National University, Melbourne University, Monash University, Central Queensland University (Perth Campus), Bond University, the two major State Training Providers (North and South Metropolitan TAFE) and a number of private Registered/Group Training Organisations. Alternative entry institutions, Curtin College and Taylor’s College, will also be represented and answering students’ questions regarding post-school directions. A large number of professional associations and occupations will be represented on the night. Years 11 and 12 students are strongly encouraged to attend and speak with the prospective student officers representing all these institutions and professions on the night.

 

This year we welcome more than 35 Old Saints, College parents and friends sharing their individual career stories. These volunteers represent a wide range of industries and occupations, including Health, Business/Commerce/ICT, Education, Animal Health, Building, Law, Engineering and the Arts, to name but a few.

 

The more diverse career advice we can deliver to our students, the better equipped they will be when deciding which pathway to take when leaving ASC.  We thank, in advance, the Old Saints, parents and friends of the College for generously volunteering their time to speak with our students. 

 

RESEARCH PROJECT
Miss Elizabeth Hill (2010) [BSc(Hons) Speech Pathology], Old Saint and former Stirling House Captain, is now a Speech Pathologist at Curtin University.

 

Elizabeth is looking into teenage communication and how it impacts on emotional wellbeing and participation with family and friends, as well as in the classroom. This research project aims to help Speech Pathologists better understand and treat teenagers who have communication difficulties, such as those with an acquired brain injury or Autism.

 

Elizabeth is seeking 12 to 15 year old students who speak English as a first language to be involved. Participation requires seeing Elizabeth for two 45-minute sessions either at home or at Curtin University, and completing a range of language, attention, and memory activities.

 

After the sessions, parents can receive a summary of how their child has performed on the tasks, and everyone involved will receive a Hoyts movie voucher to thank them for their time and effort.

 

Please contact Elizabeth on 0437 514 025 or at [email protected], if you have any questions or would like to be involved in her research. 


Should you have any questions about the College’s support of Miss Hill’s project, or if you would like further information about the assessments that you or your child will complete, should you choose to take part in this project, please contact the Dean of Student Wellbeing, Mr Steven Davies, at [email protected]

 

Relevant documentation will be made available through the College for the convenience of project participants.

 

Mr Steven Davies

Dean of Student Wellbeing

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WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH DAY SCHEDULES

As per the College calendar, the Whole School Photograph Days will take place NEXT WEEK in the UPPER THEATRE.

 

During these days, every student in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 will have an individual photograph on a green screen background which will then be produced into a composite image of everybody.

  • Tuesday, 5 June 2018Kindergarten to Year 7 Photographs. To view the schedule, please click HERE.
  • Wednesday, 6 June 2018: Years 8 to 12 and Pre-Kindergarten Photographs. To view the schedule, please click HERE.
  • Thursday, 7 June 2018: Follow-up Morning for any absent students on Day 1 and 2

All students are required to wear their Full Formal Winter Uniform, with a well-fitting blazer (Years 5 – 12), cardigan (Years 3 and 4) or tracksuit jacket (Pre-Kindy – Year 2)

 

If you have any queries, please contact Miss Karyn Osmetti (Communications Manager) on 9313 9341 or [email protected] 

 

What's On?

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

 

To book your spot for the Paul Litherland Djaaliny presentation, click HERE

STRINGS FESTIVAL

The All Saints’ College Strings Festival will take place on Thursday, 14 June 2018 from 9.00am to 4.30pm in the College Chapel. This internal eisteddfod is held exclusively for the string playing students of the College.

 

First held in 2010, the Strings Festival showcases the unique skills and talents of ASC’s string students and is a highlight of the Music calendar. We look forward to welcoming Ms Margaret Blades, a well-respected violinist, as our adjudicator for 2018.

 

Parents and friends of participants are most welcome to attend.

 

Any queries regarding the Festival, please contact Mrs Thea Kotzé via email: [email protected] or phone: 9313 9339

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CONNECTED³ EXHIBITION OPENING

In just over two weeks All Saints' College, in partnership with the HotHouse Company, will be hosting its third annual fundraising art exhibition − Connected³.

 

This community event will feature more than 140 artworks created by well-established and emerging artists, students, parents, College staff and Nulsen Disability Services residents.

 

The official opening will be held on Friday, 15 June from 6.00pm - 8.00pm in the College's Centre for Performing Arts. To RSVP to attend this free event, please visit www.trybooking.com/384347

 

All artworks respond to the theme ' Connected' and will be available to purchase through an Online Auction (open on 15 June), with all proceeds donated to Nulsen.

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ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS PRODUCTION

The annual College production is less than four weeks away! Tickets are selling fast so secure yours now, by clicking HERE 

This year’s College Production, Little Shop of Horrors is fast approaching and we would love to see you at one (or all three) of the performances.

 

The students have worked tirelessly in rehearsal, tackling some extremely challenging concepts in an attempt to put a very original spin on the classic musical.

 

Little Shop of Horrors was performed in 1998 and 2009 at the College, so the musical itself is becoming something of a tradition. We thought it might be an interesting gauge to see how productions have changed over the years and how stylistic philosophy can shape a performance to create unique experiences.

 

The concept of this year's production is to perform the show in the latter stages of the development of the rehearsal process. This has allowed us to make a feature of the elements that live performances attempt to mask, such as set changes and other technical requirements. The sound engineers, lighting designers and stage crew take on a life of their own and become an integral part of the ‘performance’.

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FIRETECH COURSES AT ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE

To book your spot in the Firetech courses held at All Saints' College in July, click HERE

Parents, tickets are selling fast to 'An Evening with Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton'. Secure yours now by clicking HERE

 

The HotHouse Company

The HotHouse Company presents:

YEARS 11 AND 12 ATAR VISUAL ARTS EXCURSION

In Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts ATAR courses, we explore the fascinating theory behind works of art. An important part of the ATAR course is the ability to make informed analysis of artworks. Our full-day excursion this year gave us a great opportunity to develop these skills.

 

At the beginning of the day, we visited the newly opened Yagan Square, where various artworks have been thoughtfully incorporated into its construction and architecture. Sculptures such as Wirin and Passenger pay tribute to our rich Indigenous history and culture. As we investigated the newest addition to the Perth CBD and the deep symbolism of its artworks, we conducted an enjoyable drawing session.

 

At the Art Gallery of Western Australia, we were presented with a session on Art theory. Four separate artworks were selected by Gallery Education staff member, Ms Lily Blue, to be discussed and effectively analysed in ways which could later be applied to our own study of Art theory.

We then moved on to view the famous Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence, a prominent collection of artworks which highlights the splendour of the Italian Renaissance. Most of the works had never left Florence before, and this amazing opportunity allowed us to appreciate the remarkable art by famous masters, as well as the rich history these paintings depict.

 

Finally, we visited the Fremantle Arts Centre, where we viewed the current exhibitions and the historic buildings containing numerous unique and innovative works from diverse artists. We were also lucky to talk to the Curator, Dr Ric Spencer, who asked us existential questions on the philosophy of Art.

 

The day was thoroughly enjoyable and highly enlightening.

 

Lily Li (Year 11)

ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS PRODUCTION

Tickets are now available! To book, click HERE 

This year’s College Production, Little Shop of Horrors is fast approaching and we would love to see you at one (or all three) of the performances.

 

The students have worked tirelessly in rehearsal, tackling some extremely challenging concepts in an attempt to put a very original spin on the classic musical.

 

Little Shop of Horrors was performed in 1998 and 2009 at the College, so the musical itself is becoming something of a tradition. We thought it might be an interesting gauge to see how productions have changed over the years and how stylistic philosophy can shape a performance to create unique experiences.

 

The concept of this year's production is to perform the show in the latter stages of the development of the rehearsal process. This has allowed us to make a feature of the elements that live performances attempt to mask, such as set changes and other technical requirements. The sound engineers, lighting designers and stage crew take on a life of their own and become an integral part of the ‘performance’.

Sport & Physical Education

2018 CHAMPION SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY

On Friday, 18 May 50 Cross Country runners represented All Saints’ College at the Champion Schools Cross Country meet at McGillivray Reserve. This event is used as a qualifier to select the top runners from WA in each age group for the Australian National Cross Country competition, held later in the year.

 

Some outstanding results were produced, demonstrating a high level of effort and determination against some very fierce competitors. The level of toughness and courage from our runners was very encouraging, demonstrating a strong College spirit and a can-do attitude. Below are just some of our top competitors’ places.

 

All results can be found on the School Sport WA website.

 

Individuals Performances (top 20 finishers in their age groups)

Boys 14 Years

15th Steele Baker (Year 9)

19th Alek Narozny (Year 9)

 

Boys 15 Years

15th Rory Martin (Year 10)

 

Boys 16 Years

11th Samuel Traianedes (Year 10)

13th Lyndon Kenworthy-Groen (Year 10)

 

Girls 12 Years

14th Zipporah Fish (Year 7)

 

Girls 16 Years

18th Jessica Tregilles (Year 10)

 

Congratulations to our Under 14 and Under 16 Boys who both finished third in their category.

 

Well done to all participants for their efforts on the day. We would also like to thank all parents for their support on the day and at training, helping with breakfasts and getting their son or daughter to training on the sometimes dark and cold mornings.

 

The day was a great experience for all runners, especially the 12, 13 and 14 year old runners, who gained valuable experience and knowledge of competitive Cross Country running.

 

To see where All Saints' placed in the Age group results, click HERE

 

HBF RUN FOR A REASON

On 27 May, 79 courageous All Saints’ College community members braved a stormy and wet morning to make their way into the Perth CBD to be a part of the 2018 HBF Run for a Reason.

 

Many community members raised money for various charities that are aligned to the College through our Service Programs, and others raised funds for different organisations and charities close to their hearts.

 

This event was an incredible example of community spirit shown throughout our College community. Some wonderful race results were accomplished, and a great time had by all involved. Congratulations to all who participated in this event.

 

For official Race Photos and Results, visit www.hbfrun.com.au/

 

Well done to All Saints’ College Running Club Coach, Mr Alex Dreyer, who won the 2018 Half Marathon category! Make sure you get down to the Running Club, held on Monday and Friday mornings for the rest of Term 2 to get some expert advice from our very impressive coaches!

SSWA HIGH SCHOOLS CUP NETBALL CARNIVAL

Yesterday, All Saints’ students from Years 8 - 10 took part in the School Sport WA High Schools Cup Netball Carnival today. Congratulations to everyone that took part, and a special mention to Team 1 in both age groups (Year 8 and Year 9/10) who went through the day undefeated! These two teams will now progress to the next stage of the tournament.

Success Stories

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

Congratulations to the following students on their fine achievements.

SELECTION FOR RAW HOOPS DEVELOPMENT TOUR

Congratulations to Alexander Mackinlay (Year 6) who has been selected to compete in the RAW Hoops 2019 Australia Day Tournament Development Tour, as part of the Under 14 Boys team to be held in Melbourne from Tuesday, 22 – Monday, 28 January 2019.

 

SILVER MEDAL IN OCEANIA KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Well done to Blake Skewes (Year 9) who won a silver medal in the Oceania Karate Championships from Friday, 18 – Sunday, 20 May 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. Blake represented Australia competing in the Cadet Kumite Male - 52kg category.

FREMANTLE EISTEDDFOD RESULTS

Congratulations to the following students who competed in the Fremantle Eisteddfod held at Fremantle Town Hall and St John’s Anglican Church from Wednesday, 16 May – Wednesday, 23 May 2018:

Well done also to The Kids’ String Ensemble, directed by Mrs Thea Kotze, who were awarded a Credit in the String Ensemble category.

STUDENT SELECTED FOR NTC FOOTBALL WEST NTC SQUAD

Congratulations to Miranda Templeman (Year 10) who has been selected as one of two 15 year olds for the 17 and Under State Football West National Training Centre (NTC) squad. The squad competed at the NTC Challenge at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra from Sunday, 27 May -  Thursday, 31 May 2018.

YAMAHA JUNIOR PIANO COMPETITION

The College congratulates the following students on their placing in the Yamaha Junior Piano Competition in the 13 – 16 years category:

Joy Heng (Year 9) – Third place

Vevina Yang (Year 8) – Second place

ASX SHARE MARKET GAME

Seventy-five All Saints’ students participated in Game 1 of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) “Student Share Market Game”. The game was primarily played by Year 10 Humanities and Years 11 and 12 Economics students.

 

The College congratulates Year 11 students Scott Cornish, Sarah Cross, Kaelan Fukumoto and Wouter Teunissen whose syndicate ‘Caring is Sharing’ finished third in WA, and 25th in Australia in the ASX Student Share Market Game.

 

Over the 10 week period from March to May students invested in shares from Australia’s largest 200 listed companies. Four All Saints’ College syndicates were ranked inside the top 100 in WA.

 

Well done also to Year 10 students Travis Reany and Ethan Siebel with their syndicate “105 Great HASS” finishing in 22nd place in WA.

Service Learning

 

A NEW SERVICE PROGRAM – GEN CONNECT

The College is excited to launch a new Service opportunity for students to work with our partners from the Amana Living, the Anglican Parish of Bull Creek-Leeming and the RAAFA Estate, with whom we already share such great connections.

 

This program is suited to students who have a good understanding of technology (particularly the use of personal electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets) and are keen to share their knowledge with others.

 

Starting early in Term 3, our new Service Learning Program “Gen Connect” offers students from Years 8 – 12 the chance to connect with members of the community whose lives would be deeply enriched by the greater understanding of and access to the online world and the social opportunities that come with such a connection.

 

In this program, we will host a series of afternoons at which our tech-savvy students, supported by College staff, will provide assistance to members of the community with their digital skills. Students will work together in pairs and receive an initial training session to help build the skills they need to assist our guests in their digital learning. Of course, there will also be some further tech support for the trickier questions that our students may need expert assistance to answer.

 

As well as assisting people with their digital literacy, the program aims at providing All Saints’ students with the opportunity to create a positive difference, learn about and engage with the wider community, develop communication skills and teamwork, and explore leadership.

Participants will be asked to bring their own electronic devices so that the program is relevant to their specific needs, while our students will only be asked to bring their heads, hearts and hands with the aim of changing the world in which the participants can live.

 

The program will run on Monday afternoons from 3.30pm – 4.30pm in Term 3 for six weeks, with a training session to be held in Week 2. Students selected for the program will need to be available for the whole program.

 

College students who are interested in applying to be part of this program are asked to write an email expressing their interest to Mrs Kay von Dietze ([email protected]). The email simply needs to introduce the student applying by saying something about their personality and interests, their computer skills and their reasons for wanting to be a part of this program.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for students to connect, teach and lead, and to make a significant difference to the life of those in the wider community. We very much look forward to all that this program has to offer our students and the community in which we live.

 

Mr Timothy Russell

Head of Service Learning

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COOKING FOR THE HOMELESS 

To book your spot for the Cooking for the Homeless event, click HERE

Propeller Enterprises

JUNIOR SCHOOL LEGO CLUB

The Junior School Lego Club will be held at The Hangar every Tuesday Lunchtime and is welcome to all students in Years 2 - 6.

 

The Hangar opening times for Term 2:

Monday: Lunch and afterschool

Tuesday: Recess, Lunch and afterschool

Wednesday: Recess and Lunch

Thursday: Lunch

Friday: Lunch

Learning Technologies

Engagement and Communication

The following tips will help parents provide support and guidance for children and young people as they engage in online activities.


Parents can be encouraged to:

  • Discuss with their children how they may recognise the difference between online information that is helpful or unhelpful, true or false, useful or not useful. For example, government or education websites may contain more accurate information than opinions that are posted on an unfamiliar person's blog.
  • Increase their own knowledge and become more adept at engaging in online activities and exploring social networking sites that are being used by their children. Learning alongside children and young people can be an effective way to achieve this—parents can be encouraged to let their children be the experts and help them to understand the tools they are using online.
  • Focus on the positive aspects of the internet—spend time looking together at sites that are fun, interesting or educational. Find sites together that are age appropriate for their children.
  • Encourage their child to question things on the internet. When looking at a new site, their child could ask questions such as, "Who is in charge of this site?", "Have I found information or is it just opinion?" or "Is this site trying to influence me or sell me something?"

 

 

Critical Thinking Online

Questioning what they see online is very important for young people - the so called "digital natives". Whilst in general, younger people are more adept at manipulating and using technology, parental and school support to help students develop critical thinking skills while online are vital.

 

View this presentation I prepared for this topic. 

For example, have you ever wondered what the Iranian point of view was during the "Iranian Hostage Crisis"? Or closer to home what New Zealanders thought about the underarm ball? A simple Google search will not yield sources from these countries easily. There is a way to do this! 

 

Additionally, did you know that one of the top sites Google returns from a search about Martin Luther King (martinlutherking.org) is actually run by a white supremacist group in the USA? How do we find out who "owns" a website, like the publisher of a book? There is a way to do this! Students need these new skills to navigate the web safely and effectively.

 

Do students understand how a site gets to the top of a Google search? Important information for businesses!  Do students understand other search options available in Google? Here is an instructional video on how to achieve some of these topics mentioned above. 

 

Research in Word

Microsoft Word has some hidden gems under the hood - one I was using this week was the Research tool.

In the 'References' tab, you will find 'Researcher' which opens a pane on the side of your Word page that allows you to search and get results from validated sources directly within Word. Even better, you can insert quotes and pictures directly and create a bibliography with the correct references. That is a huge time saver!

Watch the video below to find out more about the Researcher tool.

 

Saving videos

Students have a few options for saving and sharing videos:

  1. Upload the video to OneDrive – they have 1TB of space online so plenty of room to upload then share a link to the file.
  2. Upload to Stream – all students can upload their video to Microsoft Stream which is like an internal YouTube channel. They can make the video “private” then share the link to the video. They can also create channels like YouTube with a list of videos that can be viewed and added to by certain people only.

In both cases students would use their College account details to do this so no need to remember another password. These are better options than adding video files to OneNote as the size of the OneNote would get very large!

OneDrive

All student files are automatically backed up to OneDrive when you save them in your Documents folder. Thanks to Jacob Gray (Year 9) for the reminder of benefits:

  • When your computer blue screens your work won’t get lost
  • If you forget to save and your computer runs out of power
  • If you don’t usually remember to save
  • If you SSD / HDD breaks is it backed up on the Microsoft servers (works for all applications)
  • Works on all Office 365 applications

It is a HUGE thing to know your files are safe and when working on a document it is saved automatically as you go.

 

Mr Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

Robotics Club

Students from Years 5 - 12 are invited to join our Robotics Club!

When:  Every Friday afterschool during term time.

Where:  Building 8 on the top floor.

 

If you would like to join the Robotics Club, please contact Mrs Donna Hatton (TSC) [email protected], Robotics Club Captain, Joel Walkemeyer (Year 12) [email protected] or our Portal Page for further information.

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.

Winter Vacation Program Dates:

25 June - 17 July 2018.

 

July School Holiday Program 2018

Is your 9 – 17 year old looking for something to do during the upcoming school holiday break? Why not have them join our exciting July School Holiday Program. Running from Monday, 9 July – Friday, 13 April, there are loads of fun and exciting activities that are sure to keep your child entertained for hours!

 

All activities are conducted by qualified and experienced coaches, staff members and suppliers. And if your child should be staying for the whole day, a fully supervised lunch break will be provided.

 

Bookings for our July School Holiday Program are now open! Be sure to get in early as these workshops will book out quickly!

 

For more information and to book, click HERE.

 

View the video below for highlights at our April School Holiday Program earlier this year.

 

 

 

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To book a spot in the Firetech courses held at All Saints' College in the July school holidays, click HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To book a spot in the Code Camp workshops, click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: Wednesday, 20 June 2018. Commences at 7.00pm in the Wellbeing Centre.

 

COOKING FOR THE HOMELESS 

To book your spot for the Cooking for the Homeless event, click HERE

Wanju Café

OPENING HOURS:

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

 

Wanju Cafe is pleased to announce it is extending its trial additional opening hours of 2.30pm - 4.30pm during term time. In response to feedback, we have also tweaked our menu to include some healthier options and tasty selections for Autumn, including Pumpkin Soup, Gourmet Rolls, low-fat Muffins and more!

Did you know Wanju has a Facebook page? Click on the video above or HERE to learn more!

Parish 

To order an entertainment book or a digital membership, click HERE

 

ASC Community Knitting and Crochet Group

Thank you to the College community members who have so generously donated wool, knitting needles and crochet hooks so that our ASC staff and friends can continue to create warm blankets and clothing for those less fortunate.

 

The group is always seeking more donations and helpers!

 

If you would like to donate wool, knitting needles (4mm) or crochet hooks(size 4mm or 4.5mm) please deliver them to the Junior or Senior School Receptions. If you are interested in helping to knit or crochet items, please email [email protected]

 

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

 

In the news

ATAR 'wrong way' to pick uni students

Click HERE to read the full story in The West Australian

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Professor Yong Zhao was also interviewed by 6PR. To listen to his interview, click on the play button below.

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Click HERE to read this story in the Melville Times

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Click HERE to read this story in the Melville Times

The College Courier