The College Courier

03 May 2018
Issue No 7, 3 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
In the news
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149
AU

From the Principal

“I congratulate All Saints’ College and Beijing Academy on their sister school agreement. Both schools share the same aspiration to prepare globally competent, creative and entrepreneurial students." (Professor Yong Zhao, internationally renowned education transformer and Patron of ASC’s Beyond Boundaries Institute.)

 

It’s official – ASC now has a sister school in China!

 

This partnership with Beijing Academy (BA) is very happy news for our College – there are just so many exciting opportunities we can now pursue for our staff and our students.

 

And I am most grateful to ASC’s partner, Professor Yong Zhao, who assisted with this introduction. (Prof. Zhao is also the Patron of All Saints’ College’s recently launched Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute.)

 

BA is not only unique in China – internationally renowned, it is actively engaged on a global scale in collaboration and learning. Working in partnership with world-renowned scholars and experts, BA is highly regarded for its focus on exploring 21st century educational models.

 

On that, the link (below) will take you to a recent Harvard University article about our new partner school, Beijing Academy, written by another internationally renowned education academic, Professor Richard Elmore.

 

In his article, Prof. Elmore refers to two distinctive conceptions of learning and development from neuroscientist, Alison Gopnick. Gopnick distinguishes between the carpenter, whose work Gopnick says proceeds from a pre-defined design to a finished product, and the gardener, who is constantly forced to adapt and respond to the challenges presented by the fact that they are in constant collaboration with nature…which presents its own challenges!

 

In his close and detailed review of our sister school, Beijing Academy, Prof. Elmore concludes that the “age of the carpenters is declining; the age of the gardeners is emerging”. Beijing Academy, writes Elmore, represents “a positive working model of what a learning organisation might look like in the education sector in the future”.

 

We are delighted to partner with Beijing Academy and, in fact, to be their only Australian sister school.

 

We look forward to the many opportunities this new partnership represents for our students and staff: in the area of Mandarin studies, obviously, but also in the many opportunities that now present themselves for our students and staff to collaborate on innovative and entrepreneurial projects with our partners across the ocean!

 

To read Prof. Elmore’s article - Beijing Academy: Innovation, Design, and Learning -  click on the following link: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/383210_8ec8a2c92ab24cbbb96f754c8754e359.pdf

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal
 

Whole College

Whole College 

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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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WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH - ADD THE COST TO YOUR CHILD'S FEES

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.

 

This term, 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.

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2018 HERITAGE WEEK IS NEXT WEEK!

The theme for the 2018 Heritage Week is Beyond Boundaries.

To read more about the full schedule of events, visit the Junior or Senior School pages of this publication.

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NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM LITERACY AND NUMERACY (NAPLAN) 2018

The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment of all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students are expected to participate in the testing. They will be assessed in language conventions (spelling, grammar, and punctuation), writing, reading and numeracy.

 

The tests are scheduled for the mornings of Tuesday, 15 May, Wednesday, 16 May and Thursday, 17 May 2018. All schools across Australia must complete the tests on the same days.

  • Year 3 and 5 students will sit the tests with their class teacher.
  • Year 7 students will remain with their tutor/class teacher and commence the scheduled test in their classroom from 8.30am each day. 
  • Year 9 students will need to go to the Dance Studio at 8.20am each day. Attendance will be checked when they arrive, following which they will commence their scheduled test.

If your child has a medically diagnosed disability or specific learning difficulty, they may be entitled to special arrangements in the upcoming NAPLAN tests. Parents of students in Years 3, 5, 7 or 9 who have a recent diagnosis are encouraged to contact the Learning Support Coordinator, Mrs Jeanette Sealy for further information.

[email protected]

 

TEMPORARY INJURIES DURING NAPLAN

Where a temporary injury, which impacts on a student’s ability to access the NAPLAN tests independently, has been sustained prior to the test, the school may make appropriate disability adjustments. A doctor’s certificate may be requested to support the College to make an application to the Test Administration Authority for adjustments for a student with a temporary injury. The adjustment granted will depend on the nature of the injury.

 

If your child sustains an injury prior to the commencement of NAPLAN testing on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, please contact the Assistant Director, Djoowak: Beyond Boundaries Institute, Mrs Marianne Beattie, [email protected] in the Senior School, or the Assistant Dean of Junior School (Teaching and Learning),  Mrs Sue Demarte, [email protected].
 

EXTERNALLY SET TASKS (EST) FOR YEAR 12 GENERAL COURSES

All students enrolled in a General Year 12 course are required to complete the Externally Set Task (EST) developed by the authority for that course. The EST is compulsory and forms part of the school-based assessment and is included as a separate assessment type with a weighting of 15% for the pair of units.

  • ESTs will be administered at All Saints’ College during Week 2 in Term 2 under standard test conditions.
  • Each EST will take 50 minutes.
  • ESTs are marked by teachers in each school using a marking key provided by the authority.
  • ESTs are designed to provide consistency of marking and grading in General Courses across schools.

ENDORSED PROGRAMS
An endorsed program is a significant learning program that has been developed for Senior secondary students. The program may have been developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, or by a private provider or a school and subsequently endorsed by the authority.

 

Each endorsed program consists of a series of lessons, classes and/or activities designed to lead to the achievement of a common goal or set of learning outcomes. Endorsed programs can be delivered as part of the school curriculum or as cocurricular activities.

 

All endorsed programs successfully completed and reported to the Authority by the school

• are listed on the student’s Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement

• may contribute towards the breadth-and-depth requirement of the WACE

• may contribute towards the C grade requirement of the WACE

 

Each endorsed program is allocated one, two, three or four unit equivalents.

Students will be able to count a maximum of four unit equivalents from endorsed programs for WACE purposes, two in Year 11 and two in Year 12. Programs are endorsed in three categories:

1. Authority-developed endorsed programs
These endorsed programs are developed by the Authority to provide WACE recognition for students undertaking activities of a similar nature and for which no quality-assured certificate or award is issued.

2. Provider-developed endorsed programs
These endorsed programs are developed by a private provider such as a university, community organisation or training institution. Provider-developed endorsed programs recognise structured learning programs that result in the attainment of a quality-assured certificate or award.

3. School-developed endorsed programs

These endorsed programs are developed by individual schools in response to a particular need which cannot be met through a WACE course, a VET qualification or another endorsed program.

 

At All Saints’ we are encouraging students who are engaged in activities that may be endorsed by the authority to investigate seeking endorsement.

Some of the opportunities that current ASC students are seeking endorsement for:

• A program for community service

• An elite sports program

• Authority-developed workplace learning

• Leeuwin sail training

• Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

The full list and details about endorsed programs can be found by going to the following website

https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/endorsed-programs

 

Endorsed programs can only contribute toward WACE in Years 10, 11 or 12. Students who think that they are engaged in such activities should discuss this with Ms Hill or Mrs Beattie. Students need to be registered before Thursday, 9 August 2018 and will need to complete application forms, reflections and provide evidence of completion to the College for our endorsement.

FUTURES EXPO 2018

If you are able to volunteer for the 2018 Futures Expo please register by clicking HERE

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

YEAR 6 OUTDOOR LEARNING PROGRAM

Year 6 students and staff are having a terrific time in Albany. They left for their OLP on Monday morning and since arriving they have explored the natural beauty of the area, visited Albany’s historic Whaling Station and the National ANZAC Centre. We look forward to their return tomorrow afternoon.

 

2018 HERITAGE WEEK - Beyond Boundaries - Monday, 7 May - Friday, 11 May

The theme for 2018 Heritage Week is Beyond Boundaries.

This year we are looking back at the many ways All Saints' College, its staff, students and families, have gone beyond the many boundaries that exist in our lives. These boundaries can be physical, such as our study trips abroad; disciplinary, in the way the College has embraced interdisciplinary learning for many years; or personal in the way All Saints' has sought to instil a sense of respect, integrity and courage in its students. 

 

The Old Saints are a vital part of our heritage and are delighted to support the week by hosting many fun-filled activities across the campus. In Junior School there will be the following events:

  • Monday, 7 May - don't forget that entries to the Art Competition closes at 3.30pm and all entries must have been handed to your class teacher or taken to Junior School Reception before this time. It's not too late to enter so be creative this weekend!
  • Years 5 and 6 are having a Heritage Buzzer Quiz on Monday, 7 and Friday, 11 May, respectively, during lunchtime. It will be held in the Occupied Stairs and two members from each House will be competing to answer questions related to the newly launched All Saints’ College Timeline, created by Heritage Coordinator, Mr John Beaverstock.  Years 5 and 6 students should study the timeline in advance of the quiz. https://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/1022011/All-Saints-College-Timeline/
  • Tuesday, 8 May - don't forget to bring your money for the Old Saints' Sausage Sizzle in aid of 'Living Child'. ECC students are required to pre-order and can access the Order Form by clicking HERE.  Students in Years 3 – 6 should purchase their sausage and bun at the sausage sizzle between the JS Library and Year 5/6 bulding at 1.00pm. (Note: Orders will not be delivered to their classrooms.)
  • Wednesday, 9 May go and visit the Pop-Up Museum which will be set-up at lunchtime outside the Year 5/6 Building on the south side. Also on Wednesday the Years 3 and 4 are having a House Puzzle Challenge ‘Piecing together All Saints’ Heritage’ during Periods 5 and 6 and run by the House Captains.

All participants in Heritage Week activities will accrue House points which will go towards winning the Old Saints’ Heritage Week House Cup.

 

WHOLE COLLEGE INTERHOUSE CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

The Whole College Interhouse Cross Country Carnival is a highlight of our sporting year, enabling the whole College to come together to compete in the various age groups. This event is a great opportunity for families to participate and cheer the students on or, in the youngest years, run with the children.

 

NAPLAN

The Year 3 and 5 students will sit the NAPLAN test from Tuesday, 15 May - Thursday, 17 May. While we do not teach students specifically to achieve on the test, they are taught about test literacy, so that they are familiar with the structure of NAPLAN tests.

 

The NAPLAN assessment focuses on curriculum-based learning that is covered routinely in each year level leading up to the time of testing.

 

When the NAPLAN tests have been externally marked and the results returned to us, as staff we consider the data carefully and search for trends regarding what this indicates about our school performance at each year level. This helps us identify priority groups of students and look for starting points for improvement for cohorts and individuals. We are always mindful of the fact that the NAPLAN results indicate where each student is in their learning of Numeracy, Reading, Spelling, Writing and Grammar and Punctuation.

 

To give us an accurate and balanced sense of student progress, we consider not only the NAPLAN results, but also the outcomes of the many other assessments that students have completed throughout the year.

 

We value the data that NAPLAN provides, as one important aspect of a schedule of assessments at the College.

 

A parent information brochure will be sent home with Year 3 and Year 5 students.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

Senior School

ITALIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Last year we were fortunate to host several students from many different countries at the College, for different lengths of time and through different organisations. The students loved their experience of Western Australian and All Saints’ College culture and were very grateful for the generosity shown to them by the ASC families who hosted them. In turn, we enjoyed getting to know them and more about their countries of origin.

 

Through our partnership with one particular organisation, goYonder, we hosted three Venetian students in 2017. We currently have with us Anna Giovine who will study at the College for all of Semester 1. We have invited three more students from Venice to join us later this year for stays of three months each. In this arrangement, host families are paid an amount of money each week (approximately $290) to assist with the costs of including an extra member in their family.

 

In Term 3 we will host Pietro Corezzola. It would be helpful if the All Saints’ family had a boy, in the Senior School.

 

If you are interested in hosting Pietro in Term 3 or any of our visiting Italian students in the future, please contact the Dean of Student Wellbeing, Steven Davies [email protected]

 

TRANSITION TO WINTER UNIFORM IN TERM 2

Given the likelihood of warm weather at the start of Term 2, students are given a transition period into wearing the winter uniform.

 

Students are allowed the option of wearing the summer uniform until the end of Week 3, Term 2. If the weather is warmer, summer uniform is appropriate. If the weather is cooler, it is appropriate for a jumper (formal uniform) or tracksuit top (sport uniform) to be worn with the summer uniform, as is currently done in cooler days in Terms 1 or 4.

 

In the ‘transition period’ there must be no combinations of uniforms; students must wear full summer or winter uniform. If students opt to wear winter uniform in this ‘transition period’, blazers must be worn with a tie and full tracksuit must be worn.

 

From the beginning of Week 4, Term 2 (Monday, 21 May) full winter uniform must be worn.

 

If on particular days after Week 3 of Term 2, the weather is still very warm, the Dean of Student Wellbeing will make the decision whether students may take off their blazers/ties or tracksuit. Students will be notified during that day.

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RESEARCH PROJECT
Miss Elizabeth Hill (Class of 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 in this project, please contact the Dean of Student Wellbeing, Mr Steven Davies: [email protected]

 

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

 

SEQTA AND HOMEWORK

This year, for the first time, students were offered the opportunity to choose whether they would aid their personal organisation by using the traditional paper diary or opt to find other means. Many students have taken the chance to find an electronic organisational tool that suits them. For some, it is SEQTA and/or Microsoft Outlook, and others have found alternatives, such as Trello, Microsoft Teams or Asana.

 

Whilst the paper diary is no longer compulsory, we still have the same expectation of students, that they note their homework in an accessible place. Parents may be looking at the College-issued diary or at another system preferred by their child, but it still relies on the student taking responsibility for noting the homework somewhere and showing their parents.

 

Teachers do not provide in SEQTA a list of set homework for their classes, accessible to both students and parents, just as they did not in the past write homework in an individual student’s diary. Therefore, academic and pastoral staff at the College believe that students still need to take responsibility for noting their homework.

 

In the past Tutor Group teachers checked diaries weekly. They looked at what was being written into the pages and checked that homework was being done. Now Tutors are asking students to show them that they are well organised in their studies, whichever tool they are using. The student is effectively proving to the Tutor that they are staying on top of their organisation and studies with the tool they have chosen. Parents can ask their child the same thing, and they would show them, just as they would have shown them the diary.

 

Parents have, of course, the option of asking their children to use the paper diary instead of electronic tools, if they feel it would be more effective for them. If a student’s Head of House / Year Coordinator felt that a student was simply not coping with the responsibility of using electronic tools, the student would be asked to use the paper diary, in their best interest.

 

If parents have any questions about how their child might best take advantage of the opportunity to organise themselves with electronic tools, please contact Mr Greg Port, Head of ICT Integration, at the College at [email protected]

If your child is having general organisational difficulties, your child’s Head of House or Year Coordinator are good people with whom to discuss this.

 

Mr Steven Davies

Dean of Student Wellbeing

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YEAR 11 AND 12 SEMESTER 1 EXAMS

The Year 11 and 12 Semester 1 examinations commence on Thursday, 17 May and conclude on Friday, 1 June (inclusive). The written examination timetable information has been provided by email to all Year 11 and 12 students and their families. Students in Year 10 who are taking Year 11 or 12 courses and their families were also provided with this information.

 

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the examination processes and procedures when they meet with Mr Beath and Ms Aguiar this term.

 

It is imperative that family holidays do not take place during the examination periods, as students will risk receiving a result of zero for missed examinations.

 

The Year 11 and 12 examination process is strictly guided by the expectations of the School Standards and Curriculum Authority. There is no place for individual requests for changes to the examination times and processes.

 

If a student misses an examination due to illness, they must notify Ms Aguiar at the College on or before the morning/afternoon of the examination. Medical documentation must be provided as soon as possible; this does not, however, ensure an alternate examination time, as the integrity of the examination could be compromised. As per the School Standards and Curriculum Authority procedure, students suffering temporary illness or misadventure during the examination period are encouraged to sit the examination at the correct time if possible, provided this is not against medical advice.

 

Examinations will only be rescheduled under extenuating circumstances. This is not common practice and should be avoided, if at all possible.

 

Please could any communication relating to the Years 11 and 12 examinations be emailed to: [email protected]

 

Year 11 and 12 students engaged in Vocational and Education Training (VET) pathways will be undertaking work placements during the examination period. This experience is extremely valuable in providing exposure to real work environments and settings. The highest standard of participation is expected. Students will be working with Ms Itzstein and Mrs Seers to prepare for this unique experience. 

 

2018 HERITAGE WEEK - Beyond Boundaries - Monday, 7 May - Friday, 11 May

The theme for 2018 Heritage Week is Beyond Boundaries.

This year we are looking back at the many ways All Saints' College, its staff, students and families, have gone beyond the many boundaries that exist in our lives. These boundaries can be physical, such as our study trips abroad; disciplinary, in the way the College has embraced interdisciplinary learning for many years; or personal in the way All Saints' has sought to instill a sense of respect, integrity and courage in its students. 

 

The Old Saints are a vital part of our heritage and are delighted to support Heritage Week by hosting many fun-filled activities across the campus. 

  • It’s not too late to enter the Old Saints’ Challenge to design an app or marketable product for the Old Saints. Entries must be handed in to Student Services by 3.30pm or Senior School Reception by 5.00pm, on Monday, 7 May.
  • Don’t forget to bring your money for the Old Saints’ Sausage Sizzle on Wednesday, 9 May in aid of ‘Living Child’, a charity founded by Sara David (née Lindegger, 1987), which is a not-for-profit, non-government charity that aims to reduce the maternal and infant death rate in remote villages of Papua New Guinea. Correct money would be appreciated.
  • The annual Old Saints v Students’ Sport Event is on Friday, 11 May at 4.30pm – if you wish to play please contact Miss Gray and fill in the registration form by clicking HERE. All forms need to be returned by tomorrow for catering purposes. Families are most welcome to come and enjoy the event.

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ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE FRENCH TOUR 2018

On Saturday, 7 April a group of 12 ASC French students from Years 10 and 11 set out for a three-week linguistic and cultural immersion in the South of France and Paris.

 

For the first two weeks All Saints’ students lived with host families in Nice and attended school with their host brother/sister. Students then made their way to Paris, where they practised their French, travelled on the Metro and enjoyed the famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower.

 

Students created many memories and friendships on the Tour, but on Thursday, 26 April it was time to say ‘Au Revoir Paris”, to come home.

 

Mr Langford-Smith and I feel very privileged to have accompanied such a well-behaved and amazing group of students to France. It was rewarding to witness how much the students had grown not only linguistically but also on a personal level, as they found their way in a different part of the world.

 

Mrs Pamela Chu Yu Chee
Head of Languages

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION EXPEDITION

As part of their practical assessment for Unit 3, the Year 12 Outdoor Education class recently went on a bushwalking expedition from Boranup Forest to Gracetown along the Cape to Cape Track.

It was the first time students from All Saints’ had completed this section of the Cape to Cape.

 

The students’ preparation and planning were effective, allowing them to complete the four-day 50km expedition safely and efficiently. Students alternated in leading the expedition, which allowed them to further develop decision-making, communication and leadership skills. Along the hike, they also participated in a number of lessons which were extremely beneficial, as they were able to link a variety of theories with the practical demands of the expedition.

 

Whilst the hike was challenging at times in the soft sand with heavy packs, it proved to be a rewarding learning experience for all involved.

 

Mr Chris Bondini
Senior School Teacher

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ALL SAINTS' NEW YORK CITY TOUR 2018

All Saints’ College Arts students travelled to New York City over the April school holidays to participate in an action-packed tour, with hands-on experience in a variety of workshops, viewing many theatre shows and visiting famous landmarks in the ‘city that never sleeps’.

 

Some of the activities included; a Graffiti Art class, choreography for experimental spaces, visiting Central Park, Coney Island and Times Square, and viewing a number of Broadway productions, including SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical!

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YEARS 9 - 12 WOODWIND, BRASS, PERCUSSION AND GUITAR RECITAL

On Wednesday, 16 May at 6.00pm a selection of outstanding students will perform in the Years 9 - 12 Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Guitar Recital in the College Chapel.

 

A number of our musicians have already been invited to take part in this wonderful event and we are very much looking forward to watching them perform.

 

If there are any students learning outside the College who would also be interested in performing, please contact the Music office via email: [email protected] or phone: 9313 9397.

 

What's On?

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

 

DJAALINY: JAN OWEN

Click HERE to book your place at this event

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

P&F QUIZ NIGHT

Click HERE for more information about the P&F Quiz Night.

ASC now has a Playgroup open to the wider community.

Click HERE to learn more.

ASC ROCK BANDS AT MOJOS BAR

To book tickets to this event, click HERE

ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS PRODUCTION

To book tickets for Little Shop of Horrors, 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 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’.

The HotHouse Company

HOTHOUSE COMPANY INSTAGRAM

HotHouse Company now has its own Instagram page! Follow @Hothousecompanyasc to keep up-to-date with developments and insights as to what is happening in HotHouse.

 

 

THE HOTHOUSE COMPANY PRESENTS:

 

WAAPA: GLITTER AND BE GAY PERFORMANCE

Three venues across Perth will host a truly spectacular program of classical music in May starring the acclaimed home-grown opera diva Emma Matthews backed by the Faith Court Orchestra. 

 

Described as having a ‘glittering coloratura voice’, Emma Matthews brings her incredible vocal control, agility and vast expressive range to ravishing songs and spectacular arias by Rossini, Duparc and Bernstein in Glitter and Be Gay, a program of exceptional operatic and orchestral music. 

 

The concerts also feature the Faith Court Orchestra under the baton of Peter Moore OAM performing Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Giacomo Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville and, to celebrate the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the famous Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Matthews will pay tribute to Bernstein with her stunning rendition of the beloved aria, Glitter and Be Gay, from Candide.

 

Glitter and Be Gay will be performed on Friday, 11 May at All Saints’ College Centre for Performing Arts at 7.30pm; on Saturday, 12 May at Perth College’s Judith Cottier Theatre at 7.30pm; and on Sunday, 13 May at the Churchlands Senior High School Concert Hall at 3.00pm.

 

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: GLITTER AND BE GAY

Tickets $35 / $27 Concession and Friends

Performed by: Faith Court Orchestra with soloist Emma Matthews   

Music Direction by: Peter Moore OAM

BOOK NOW: (08) 9370 6895 or online at www.hothousecompany.com.au/emma-matthews-and-waapa-faith-court-orchestra/

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ROCK BANDS AT MOJOS BAR

To book tickets to this event, click HERE

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 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

WHOLE COLLEGE INTERHOUSE  CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

We look forward to seeing you all at our annual Interhouse Cross Country Carnival on Thursday, 10 May. Students will be sitting in house bays and are required to wear their House Shirt.

Parents are encouraged to come and support for the afternoon while enjoying a beverage from the Coffee Van kindly organised by the Friends of Sport.

 

Cross Country Schedule

12.45pm: Students (3-12) move to the oval

1.00pm: Welcome

1.15pm: Under 13s and Year 6 Start (Boys first, with girls 3 mins later)

1.25pm: Under 14s and Year 5 Start (Boys first, with girls 3 mins later)

1.35pm: Under 15s and Year 4 Start (Boys first, with girls 3 mins later)

1.45pm: Year 1 and 2 students move to the oval

1.55pm: Under 16s and Year 3 Start (Boys first, with girls 3 mins later)

2.05pm: Under 17s and Year 2 Start (Boys first, with girls 3 mins later)

2.15pm: Under 19s and Year 1 Start (Boys first, with girls 3 mins later)

2.30pm: Kindy Race

2.40pm: Pre-Primary Race

3.00pm: Announcement of Champion Houses (Senior School, Junior School, Whole School) and Individual Champions (Year 3 and above)

3.25pm: Dismiss

 

Stay up to date with the results by using the links below that are set up for the students timing chips.

Year 5-6: http://bluechipresults.com.au/Results.aspx?CId=11&RId=1147&EId=3

Year 3-4: http://bluechipresults.com.au/Results.aspx?CId=11&RId=1147&EId=4

Year 1-2: http://bluechipresults.com.au/Results.aspx?CId=11&RId=1147&EId=5

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ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE NETBALL TOUR -  GOLD COAST 2018

In what was an incredible finish to four hard days of netball, the girls fought all the way until the last whistle. All the girls should be overwhelmingly proud of there efforts over the last few days. 

 

Congratulations to the Most Valuable Players Tiana Bussell (Year 10) and Emelia Preston (Year 10) who collected their trophy with pride. 

 

Well done also to Team 1 who were awarded the Sportsmanship Award in the Under 15s category.

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ASC BASKETBALL CLUB

The ASC Basketball Club is celebrating the end of a successful summer basketball season. The Club had 33 teams for the summer season – the maximum number we are allowed by the Willetton Basketball Association due to their ongoing issues with court space. Thirteen out of 25 teams old enough to play finals qualified for semi finals. Congratulations to the following teams who won their grand finals:

ASC 006 – Boys U18C2

ASC 025 – Girls U18C1

ASC 009 – Girls U18B2

ASC 034 – Girls U18C2

ASC 008 – Girls U12C

ASC 003 – Boys U12B1

 

We would also like to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our younger members. Their commitment to training and developing their skills has been fantastic to see during the summer season - we are looking forward to a great winter season. While the majority of our teams are full, any players or families interested in joining the Basketball Club’s wait list are invited to contact Miss Alanna Burton: [email protected]

 

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.

BASKETBALL PREMIERS

The College congratulates Noah Dean and Alexander Mackinlay (Year 6) whose basketball team, the Jets 037, won the Willetton Basketball Association Under 12A Grand Final on Saturday, 7 April 2018.

 

Alexander also won the Grand Final’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.

YEAR 9 STUDENT REPRESENTS ASC AT NATIONAL KARATE COMPETITION

The College congratulates Blake Skewes (Year 9) who recently represented All Saints’ College and won Gold at the Australian Karate Federation (AKF) Schools Age and Australian Open Championship in Sydney from Friday, 20 April – Sunday, 22 April 2018.

 

Blake has also been named WA Children’s Kumite Champion for 2017.

YEAR 5 WINS SILVER AWARD AND PLAYS AT CARNEGIE HALL

Congratulations to Jing Quan Chong (Year 5) who recently won a Silver Level Award in the Golden Key Music Festival and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, USA on Sunday, 29 April 2018.

TALENTED ATHLETE SUCCESSFUL IN TENNIS AND BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS

Congratulations to Cale Scott (Year 6) who won the 12 and Under Division Championship at the Corinthian Park Tennis Club on Friday, 6 April 2018.

 

Cale also represented All Saints’ College Basketball Club in the Willetton Basketball Association Under 12s B1 Grand Final held on Saturday, 7 April, with his team emerging victorious and Cale winning the Most Valuable Player Award.

KAYLA SELECTED FOR WEST COAST FUTSAL TEAM

Congratulations to Kayla O'Connor (Year 7) who has been selected for the Under 15 Girls West Coast Futsal Team and will compete at the 2018 National School Futsal Championships in Brisbane in October.

YEAR 6 STUDENTS SUCCESSFUL AT STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to Noah Dean, Alexander Mackinlay and Ruan Rademeyer (Year 6) who represented All Saints’ College Swimming Club at the State Junior Long Course Swimming Championships from Friday, 13 – Sunday, 15 April 2018 held at HBF Stadium.

 

All three students achieved personal best times, with Alexander winning State Champion for 11 years old 100m backstroke, and Noah winning State Champion for the 11 years old 200m backstroke and Runner-up for the 100m backstroke.

LUCAS COMPLETES PIANO EXAM RECEIVING HIGH DISTINCTION

The College congratulates Lucas Ho (Year 9) who has successfully completed his Grade 8 Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Piano Examination and was awarded an A+ (High Distinction) during the first week of school holidays. Lucas now has his eyes set on completing an AMEB Certificate of Performance.

CHEERLEADING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The College congratulates to Sienna Keeffe (Year 7) who is competing at the Varsity All Star Summit Cheerleading World Championships in the USA from Thursday, 3 – Sunday, 6 May 2018.

SELECTION FOR WA BASEBALL TEAM

The College congratulates Ben Drew (Year 10) who was recently selected for the Western Australian Schools Baseball Team who will compete in Adelaide from Saturday, 28 April – Saturday, 5 May 2018.

SELECTION FOR WA ICE HOCKEY TEAM

Congratulations to Cody Reader (Year 6) who has been selected for the 2018 Under 13 Western Australian Ice Hockey Team who will play in the Phillip Ginsberg Memorial Tournament in Melbourne this August.

Service Learning

 

CONNECTED³ - ART EXHIBITION

There are still 20 canvases available!

 

Please register now to participate in this wonderful community exhibition!

 

For Terms and Conditions please click HERE

For Information Package please click HERE

For Registration Form please click HERE

 

For further information please contact

Ms Louise Elscot:  [email protected]

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THE SALVATION ARMY'S RED SHIELD APPEAL

Wednesday, 9 May will see the launch of the Red Shield Appeal with the annual breakfast, this year held at Perth Arena. Murdoch House Captains Michael Fallon and Steven Thiele (Year 12) are the invited guests of State School Coordinator, Mr Reynolds, joining Swan Christian College and Saint Mark’s Anglican Community School to celebrate the launch. The students will be among approximately 350 other guests at the event, including Hon Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, Hon Simone McGurk MLA and the National Commander of The Salvation Army, Commissioner Floyd Tidd.

 

As well as being treated to a delicious breakfast and amazing views of the city, students will have the opportunity to listen to speeches presented by a range of Western Australia’s leaders and come to understand more fully the scope and effect of the work that the money raised through the Appeal will support.

 

The Salvation Army, who works closely with All Saints’ College, is known for it's work and commitment to helping people in need. A large number of The Salvation Army’s clients live off just $17.00 a day, over half go without basic needs such as medical care, and nearly 70% live under extreme housing stress. These people need help, but help does not just happen - it needs support and funding.

 

The Salvation Army’s main fundraising work is through The Red Shield Appeal – a community doorknock asking for donations. The Red Shield Appeal has been proudly supported by the College for over 20 years with Murdoch House adopting the event. The Appeal has grown from strength to strength, with 2017 being the most successful year in history, resulting in $4 220 being raised in only three hours of door knocking!

 

This year the event will take place on Sunday, 3 June and we invite all students from Years 7 – 12 to donate this one morning to take part in a very worthwhile cause.

 

Permission slips can be obtained from Mrs Kay von Dietze ([email protected]) who has for many years put an enormous effort into the meticulous planning of the event.

 

We hope that our students will once again make a difference to the lives of those who need it most.

 

Propeller Enterprises

PROPELLER IN TERM 2

In Term 2, Propeller is taking a group of Junior and Senior School students in Years 5 – 9 to Parliament House for workshops on the United Nations Global Goals for 2030.  This is a part of the College’s membership in the United Nations Association Australia - Western Australia (UNAAWA). 

 

Propeller will also be continuing its partnership with Spacecubed and our founding membership of the Intergenerational Innovation Network (IIN).  

 

To follow up on the multi-school Hackathon that the College hosted in October 2017, students from All Saints' and other metropolitan and regional schools will meet for an innovation summit at Spacecubed in Week 7. For more information about this summit, please contact Ms Laura Strentz: [email protected]

 

Propeller will soon be open every lunchtime and continue to be open until 5.00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

Ms Laura Strentz

Head of Propeller Enterprises

Learning Technologies

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PARENTS TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE USE THE INTERNET 

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

 

PART ONE: MONITORING AND SUPERVISION

Monitoring a young person's online activities includes checking that websites are appropriate for a child's use and keeping an eye on the screen.

If parents are willing to provide young people with access to mobile phones and computers, then a responsibility to understand and model appropriate behaviour and communicate the basics of good digital citizenship should come with the access.

Advice on monitoring often focuses on keeping the device in a shared family area, yet in the age of wireless connections and internet-enabled smartphones this is increasingly difficult. Similarly, young people may control their own online details, such as passwords and web browser histories. Parents can address these difficulties in the following ways:

  • Develop a plan about internet use in partnership with family members. This can include:
    • details of appropriate online topics;
    • privacy setting checks;
    • physical locations for internet use and parental monitoring (looking over the shoulder or line of sight supervision);
    • limits on screen time;
    • limits on when wireless internet connections and/or mobile devices will be available; and
    • What may be identified as inappropriate posts on online profiles.
  • An internet use agreement may be useful to develop with older children. (sample example: click here )
  • Take an active role in discussing the benefits of online activities with children and young people, and what strategies they may use to respond to cyberbullying, other negative online behaviours or if they unintentionally access adult content. Discussions can include how these rules apply wherever they are online, including at home in their bedroom and when they are outside the home.

Learning Support pages

This week we are proud to launch our new Learning Support pages on SEQTA. A tremendous amount of work has gone into providing parents, students and staff with information of the Learning Support service at the College and how each student can benefit from a range of tools and services we provide.

There are three pages available:

  • Assistive Tech - Information and resources available to staff, students and families regarding websites, applications, software and gadgets to support learning and computer use.
  1. An introduction
  2. Reading & writing
  3. Organisation
  4. Study & classroom
  5. Computer use
  6. Learning area specific tools
  • Community information - Information available to staff, students and families regarding Learning Support for our students and families
  • Resource library - Information and resources available to staff, students and families regarding Specific Learning Disabilities, Diagnosed Disabilities and Illnesses.

Please have a look!

Tech Tips

In the assembly at the end of last term I shared with students the latest updates in tools we are using.

I spoke about virtual reality, the SAMR model for integrating technology, new updates in PowerPoint and other Office 365 tools, Microsoft Teams, Minecraft, Paint3D, plus the opportunities that being fluent in technology affords young people today in future careers.

The video below we watched as an inspiration that the future will be an exciting place to live and work in and my hope is that our students will not only be enjoying the benefits of these amazing tools, but creating them also!

Mr Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

To view all of the Cocurricular opportunities available for Senior School students in Term 2, and to register, please visit SEQTA by clicking HERE

Robotics Club

Students from Year 5 - 12 are welcome to join the Robotics Club. 

When:  Every Friday during term time

Where:  Building 8,  top floor

 

Please see Mrs Hatton ([email protected]), the Robotics Club Captain  Joel Walkemeyer (Year 10) ([email protected]) or the Robotics Club 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.

 

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 2018:

Monday, 9 July - Friday, 13 July

Tuesday, 2 October - Thursday, 4 October
For further information email: [email protected] 

 

 

 

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: Wednesday, 9 May 2018. Commences at 7.00pm in the Wellbeing Centre.​

 

Click HERE for more information about the P&F Quiz Night.

 

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, Gorumet Rolls, low-fat Muffins and more!

 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Wanju Café now has a Facebook and an Instagram page!

Follow us to keep up-to-date with new menu items and specials.

Parish 

 

To order your book or digital membership of the Entertainment Book, please click HERE.

For more information, email Colin Lynn at [email protected]

 

Community

ASC now has a Playgroup for the wider community

Click HERE to learn more.

 

In the news

Annual Charity Knit-In nets record number of winter warming donations

To read this story, click HERE 

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All Saints' students engage their heads, hearts and hands to serve others

To read this story, 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

Email: [email protected]

TERM TIME OPENING HOURS  2018
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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