The College Courier

22 February 2018
Courier No 3, 22 February 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
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149
AU

From the Principal

 

The NSW government has recently called for a review of the role that ATAR plays in shaping our education systems, with the view that the ATAR might not be the best preparation for students in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.

 

There is no doubt that the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world through which our young people will be navigating will require skills such as resilience, positivity, critical and creative thinking, and so we need an education system, and schools, that will teach, foster and reward those skills. To achieve this, schools also need to determine how such essential skills can be accommodated in what is already a very full curriculum.

 

This month, the OECD released its position paper as part of developing their Learning Framework that offers a vision and underpinning principles for the future of education systems. The emerging narrative about “learner agency” features strongly in the OECD paper.

 

Learner agency is enabled by two factors – a personalised learning environment and a solid foundation in literacy, numeracy, digital and data literacy, physical health and mental wellbeing.

 

With All Saints’ seeking to leverage these factors through our new vehicle, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute (BBI), and our various initiatives and programs, it is exciting to see them articulated in a paper that is focused on the future of learning in a global context.

 

The BBI’s central aim is to assist us in the fostering of future-capable young people.

 

Future-capable or future-ready students need to exercise agency in their own education and throughout life. The notion of agency implies a sense of the young person’s responsibility to participate in the world and, in so doing, to influence people, events and circumstances for the better, and we are reminded here of the College’ vision, “Making a positive difference in our world”.

 

To help enable agency, educators need to recognise our learners’ individuality, and acknowledge the wider set of relationships – with their teachers, peers, families and communities – that influence their learning.

 

A key concept underlying our learning framework, therefore, must be “co-agency” – the interactive, mutually supportive relationships that will help our learners to progress towards their goals. In this context, it is important that everyone is considered a learner – students, teachers, parents and communities.

 

Two factors, in particular, help learners enable agency and thus inform the work of our College and the BBI:

  • a personalised learning environment that supports and motivates each student to nurture his or her passions, make connections between different learning experiences and opportunities, and design their own learning projects and processes in collaboration with others; 
  • a solid foundation: literacy and numeracy remain crucial. In the era of digital transformation, digital literacy and data literacy are increasingly essential, as are physical health and mental wellbeing.

We are delighted to have our BBI in place and progressing this important work at All Saints’ College, and we look forward to reporting further on the BBI’s work in coming editions of this publication.

 

Belinda Provis                      Esther Hill

Principal                                   Director, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute

 

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.

 

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS - YOUR FEEDBACK

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who attended the recent series of Parent Information Evenings. We welcome your feedback on these sessions and ask that you take just a few minutes to complete this survey so we can continue to refine and improve these events for 2019.

 https://asccommrels.typeform.com/to/jT1YHR

A BLESSED YEAR OF THE DOG!

I must be one of the greatest dog-lovers of all time. As I write this I can see our dog Markus on the floor nearby, his paws twitching in some canine dream. I recently read that 39% of Australian households keep a dog: that’s around 4.2 million dogs in the country! And now we have Bond, our wonderful school dog. Why do we have such affinity with these domesticated carnivorous mammals? Well, any dog lover can suggest a dozen or more answers to that question. Although it is not really my ‘thing’, to celebrate with my Chinese friends and colleagues the arrival of the Lunar Year of the Dog gives me a certain warmth.  Chinese thinking teaches that people born in the eleventh year of the twelve-year cycle possess, like dogs, all the best traits of human nature. They can be honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, clever, straightforward, and have a strong sense of responsibility. Western people, too, admire these attributes in other people, and in our parenting and education we do all we can to encourage them.

It would be good to be able to produce some Bible verses extolling canine virtues, but regrettably there are none. To call somebody a ‘dog’ was very insulting. In Biblical days feral dogs lived on the fringes of human settlements. They were considered unclean animals in Jewish Law, and probably many were rabid and dangerous. They were regarded as dirty scavengers, not pets, as is the case in many countries to this day. There is, however, just one Biblical mention of a dog being around as a friendly companion, and that comes in the Book of Tobit.  In Protestant Bibles this is in the Greek part of the Old Testament, usually called the Apocrypha, where we read briefly of an unnamed dog accompanying the hero in some of his adventures. Research into ancient near-eastern texts also reveals that there could be far closer relationships between humans and canines at that time than the Bible would suggest.

 

Of course, living with dogs is not always without its problems; like people, they are not all perfect creatures. But we cope with occasional bad news about dogs by acknowledging the huge advantages of sharing our community with ‘man’s best friend’. We look at Bond, trotting around the school with his wagging tail, always ready for a pat or friendly word, and we think how good it would be if there were more people like that. Perhaps that is the sort of thing which Jesus would have wanted from his followers: being loyal, friendly, forgiving, and honest, and bringing goodness into the world.

 

So, in this Year of the Dog, we thank God for all that canines bring to us, and wish all our Chinese friends a most blessed year.

 

Rev Tony Murray-Feist

College Chaplain

 

WANJU EXTENDS ITS OPENING HOURS

Due to popular demand, Wanju, our College café in the Centre for Performing Arts, is extending its opening hours, opening every day from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

This new service commences on Monday, 26 February. You may wish to visit the new Wanju Café Facebook page where you can learn more about some of the specials on offer: www.facebook.com/wanjucafe

WINDOWS 10 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO ALL STUDENTS

To download your free copy of Windows 10, please follow the steps provided HERE.

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

The Junior School Captains, along with all of the Junior School Student Leaders, have begun to settle into their role and take on their responsibilities. Here are articles by Katie Biddulph and Ruan Rademeyer introducing themselves.

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

Ni Hao! Bet you all now know what that means! I am Katie Biddulph, one of your 2018 Junior School Captains. I am really excited to be in Year 6 and to have this role. I am going to do everything I can, big and small, to do a great job. I feel very honoured not only to be Junior School Captain but to be able to share it with you. An important quality of leadership is having the ability to listen, so if you would like to say hi, share an idea or even a worry or concern, come and talk to me. This year Ruan and I will be helping everyone ‘Lean In’ to 2018. We will do our very best to help you and everyone else to make 2018 a fantastic year.

The ASC community has changed very much since its first opening. Some of your parents might have even come to this school! I bet things are different today than they were then; for example, we now have a school dog! Each year our amazing school develops and changes, just like us.

So, a bit about me. I love sport. Basketball, Hockey, Swimming, and Dance. Did I say Basketball? I love it all. I play for All Saints’ College Basketball Club (GOOOOO ALL SAINTS’!). And I am trying out for Netball for the first time. I love my family, the outdoors, joking around, playing with my friends and my dog. I LOVE my dog. My dog helps me feel calm and relaxed.

Katie Biddulph

Junior School Captain

 

There is a saying “If you need something done, give it to a busy person.”

 

During my time here at All Saints’, I have come to see that it is a place where we can be ‘busy’. All Saints’ has given me the opportunities to challenge myself in many ways: leadership, athletics, music and academically.

Being part of the Environmental Committee last year was a great experience. The biggest value I gained from the committee was the opportunity it gave me to get to know many more people at All Saints’ and how to start building a network of friends, not just inside, but also outside the school.

 

The hobbies I enjoy include Swimming, Soccer, Golf and playing piano. It is a privilege to represent All Saints’ at state level Swimming and I work tremendously hard to do so, along with the rest of my Swimming team. Working hard at my Soccer and piano is just as important to me, but my academic progress will always be the most important focus.

All these opportunities at All Saints’ help to keep me busy, and this has been great. A saying that I truly like is “The more you do, the more you do” – to me that is my approach to being positive and optimistic in everything I do.

Being elected as the Junior School Captain for 2018 along with Katie Biddulph is an honour and a challenge. We both can’t wait to see the great things that will happen this year, and we can’t wait to see how much fun we are all going to have together.

 

Remember: D2+TV=F (Determination + Team Values = Fun)

Ruan Rademeyer

Junior School Captain

 

 

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS - YOUR FEEDBACK

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who attended the recent series of Parent Information Evenings. We welcome your feedback on these sessions and ask that you take just a few minutes to complete this survey so we can continue to refine and improve these events for 2019.

 https://asccommrels.typeform.com/to/jT1YHR

Senior School

ONLINE LITERACY AND NUMERACY ASSESSMENTS (OLNA)

Correspondence has been sent to families/students with the dates of the relevant test/s.

Before and after-school OLNA help sessions:-

 

NUMERACY

Students seeking OLNA assistance can attend the following Maths help sessions that currently occur on:

Mondays, 7.30am – 8.20am in the Library

Mondays 3.30pm – 4.30pm in the Library

Tuesdays 7.30am – 8.20am in the Library

Important Note:  Please mention to the supervisor that you require maths OLNA assistance.

 

LITERACY

OLNA literacy help sessions will run after school on Monday, 26 February with Mrs Watt/Mr Langford-Smith in D3.

 

YEAR 10 HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE(HASS) HEADQUARTERS ‘EXPERIENCE’ LEARNING PROGRAM

The All Saints College Humanities and Social Science Department has launched its Year 10 ‘HASS Headquarters Experience Learning Program. What’s in the name? Humanities and Social Sciences is often shortened to ‘HASS’, the new learning area acronym rather than ‘SOSE’ representing the Studies of Society and Environment. Our ‘Headquarters’ references the ‘Head’, to encompass our reach and curiosity; striving to be the best we can be, the fostering of a growth mindset, mindfulness and emphasis on developing thinking skills. In ‘HASS’ we have our ‘Quarters’ which are Geography, Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship and History. ‘HASS Headquarters’ is organised in a series of conference formats that structure the Western Australian Curriculum. Each conference links to the HASS skills, knowledge and understandings which have relevant historical and contemporary focus, recognising personal to global contexts, and consideration of the opportunities and challenges for the future.

 

This program is framed around the imperative to equip and build the capacity of our 21st-century learners, further enabling them to develop an understanding of the world in which we live and how people can participate as active and informed citizens in the 21st century.

 

The program is deliberate in providing opportunities to question, think critically, make decisions based on evidence, devise proposals for actions, and communicate effectively. In addition to these key skills, we need to foster and develop interpersonal and independent learning skills, often called ‘soft skills’. Thinking about, reflecting on, and responding to issues require a range of pedagogical approaches with clear learning intentions, scaffolds and differentiation, to allow students to extend and enrich their understanding.

 

In the development of our conference program, students engage in weekly tutorials, workshops and Independent Learning sessions. Students are expected to engage, prepare and consider the key concepts and ideas with pre-readings and activities that link to the learning within each conference program.

 

Our conference program runs for all of Semester 1. In Term 3 of Semester 2, students engage in a rotation around four learning areas with the ‘Experience’ program which engages them in the disciplines of HASS as they operate in the world beyond the boundaries of All Saints’ College. In Term 4 students are able to select a HASS subject that is of interest to them and undertake the ‘Intensive’ course program.

 

The (HASS) Headquarters Experience Learning Program is here to privilege thinking, scaffold and break down the curriculum and skills into a relevant and engaging program that aims to develop independent and empowered learners. 

CHANGES TO THE YEAR 10 SCIENCE PROGRAM

In Year 10, students have the immensely important task of choosing the subjects for their Year 11 and 12 pathway. In the past at All Saints’, all students at every ability level would work through a rotational model where they studied Chemistry, Physics and Biology over the course of Terms 1 to 3. The disadvantage of this model was that students would have to choose their subjects in Term 2, well before they had studied one of these important fields of Science. This lack of exposure to content meant that some students were making ill-informed decisions about their choice of subject for the future – for example, choosing Chemistry without having studied Chemistry in Year 10. Some students were also poorly placed in Year 10 due to their ability level and were resultingly discouraged from any future science study as a result of low motivation from a lack of success.

 

Accordingly, the Science department has adopted a new model for 2018, and students in Year 10 have been streamed into two courses.  Some students have been placed into the “Science – General” course to best prepare them for General Courses in Year 11 and 12 (although not necessarily precluding them from Biology, Human Biology or Psychology at ATAR level), and others into the “Science” course to prepare for all possible ATAR Courses in Year 11 and 12.

 

Students in the “Science – General” have been identified as those that have encountered a lack of engagement with Science in the past. To increase their engagement, we have created a modified program based on the Australian Curriculum, which we hope will foster a greater interest in Science, increase their skills in scientific inquiry and have them meet with a level of success that will motivate them in the future.

 

Students in the “Science” course will study Physics, Chemistry and Biology for approximately five weeks each in Semester 1, followed by an exam in Term 2. These “starter” courses will give students the opportunity to try each of these subject areas prior to the selection of Year 11 courses. The Year 11 Courses that students may choose from are: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology and Integrated Science (General).

 

For Semester 2, following the selection of Year 11 Courses, students will be placed into either a “Physical Sciences ATAR preparation course” if students have chosen Physics and/or Chemistry as one of their Year 11 subjects, or a “Biological Sciences ATAR preparation course” if they have chosen Biology, Human Biology or Psychology. Students who choose either Chemistry or Physics and a biological science will be placed into the a “Physical Sciences ATAR preparation course”, as this has more difficult content.  These courses will increase the level of students’ preparation for their Year 11 and 12 pathway, and will make the transition to ATAR level smoother and less stressful.

 

NAPLAN – May 2018

These 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 test on the same days.

 

Brochures have been given to Year 7 and 9 students in Week 3 via their Tutor.  An email will also follow with the 2018 Information for Parents brochure.

 

2018 DIARY AND SEQTA IN THE SENIOR SCHOOL

Information that was previously located in the Homework Diary has been relocated in SEQTA so that it is easily accessible to students and families.

 

Policies relating to uniform, lateness, and other procedures may be found as individual documents. Parents who have used the notes at the back of the Diary to explain lateness or a uniform mishap and have run out can also find them in SEQTA. The graphic below shows where they are all located for your use. It may be good practice to print off one or two sheets of the notes and keep them at home, or in the car for that last-minute communication.

 

The graphic shows SEQTA Engage for parents, and the page in SEQTA Learn for students is the same.

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS - YOUR FEEDBACK

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who attended the recent series of Parent Information Evenings. We welcome your feedback on these sessions and ask that you take just a few minutes to complete this survey so we can continue to refine and improve these events for 2019.

 https://asccommrels.typeform.com/to/jT1YHR

 

ITALIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS

The College is fortunate to host several students from overseas for varying lengths of time each year and has associations with different organisations across the globe. 

 

The students love their experience of Western Australian and the All Saints’ College culture, and are very grateful for the generosity shown to them by the ASC families who host them. In turn, we enjoy getting to know them and learn 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 (Year 11) 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) towards the cost of including an extra member in their family.

 

We expect to host Elisa Brocca from Venice in Term 2. We are grateful that a College family has already offered to host Elisa for most of the term but wish another family to host her for the final two weeks of her stay, from Sunday, 17 June to Saturday,  30 June 2018.

 

In Term 3 we will host Pietro Corezzola and Isotta Zanon. We are also seeking two families to host Pietro and Isotta - ideally one with a boy for Pietro and one with a girl for Isotta.

 

Please contact the College’s Dean of Student Wellbeing, Steven Davies [email protected] if you are interested in hosting any of our visiting Italian students (for three month stays) and would like more information.

 

 

What's On?

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

The Pasar Malam will be held this Friday, 23 February 2018 from 5.30pm - 8.30pm on the oval.
There will be an amazing array of hot and cold food and drink options in the Hawker Market, including Indonesian, Satay, Spiral Potatoes, Turkish Gozleme, Wood Fired Pizza, Vietnamese, Bao Buns, Moroccan, Indian, Sausage Sizzle, Gourmet Burgers, Ice Cream, Churros, Coffee and Bubble Tea.

More than 50 stalls to browse, such as Handmade Fudge and Cupcakes, Jewellery, clothing, Bags and Beachwear, Skin Care and Make-up, Dreamcatchers, Toys, Candles, Soaps and succulents plus much more.

Some of the FREE activities include Pony rides, Game Vault, Cupcake Construction, Giant Bubbles, Face Painting, Henna, Old Saints’ Dunk the Teacher’ tank and Slotracer cars.

On the main stage will be a Lion Dance in celebration of Chinese New Year, three College bands in the Battle of the Bands competition, and two Indian dance troupes.

Everyone welcome to attend this FREE event.  Look forward to seeing you there!

ROLL UP, ROLL UP - ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR IS WITH THE OLD SAINTS!

By popular demand the Old Saints are once again back at Pasar Malam with the dunk tank! Some wonderful staff have generously volunteered to have some fun so check out the times below to see who you want to try and dunk!

All proceeds will go to  Living Child  which was founded by an Old Saint midwife, Sara David (1987), in 2013. Living Child  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 by providing training, visual teaching aids and birthing kits to midwives and village birth attendants.

 

DEVELOPING MUSICAL SKILL

The Music Department staff as a group have been taking time to reflect on ways to inspire our students to practise and really experience flow in their music journey. As part of this, ten of our Music tutors will be attending a full day of PD on Unlocking Music Potential by Michael Griffin, who has been visiting Australia and presenting on this topic in all the capital cities.

 

As part of the focus on optimal musical learning, I am very excited and happy to inform you that we have invited Michael Griffin to the College to also present to parents and students on Developing Musical Skill. This very special event will take place at the College on Wednesday, 7 March at 6.00pm – 7.15pm in the CPA.


Please see the poster below to find out how to book your spot. I encourage all parents who have children learning to play instruments to book quickly, as we are going to open this up to other schools and colleges in our area, and we anticipate a full house.

HOW TO WIN A NOBEL PRIZE!

It is not every day that we welcome a Nobel Prize winner to the College, so I am thrilled to advise our community that Djaaliny (a Noongar word meaning “flame”) - our College’s community learning forum - in partnership with Dymocks, Garden City, is bringing Professor Barry Marshall to the College on Thursday, 5 April. Professor Marshall is the author of How to win a Nobel Prize, for ages 9 to 12, which is based on ten-year-old Mary who stumbles upon a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners and is taken on a journey back in time to learn the secrets of the world’s greatest scientists, including Einstein, Marie Curie and more. Professor Marshall, and Mary herself, will be at the event in our CPA and you can learn more by visiting www.trybooking.com/354503

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE COURSES AVAILABLE

The All Saints' College partnership with Alliance Francaise continues in 2018. Members of our community are entitled to receive a 20% discount off course fees. Visit www.afperth.com.au for more information.

 

 

Further information and registration details can be found HERE.       

The HotHouse Company

THE HOTHOUSE COMPANY PRESENTS:

 

Sport & Physical Education

ASC INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL 2018
The 2018 Interhouse Swimming Carnival was held on Friday, 9 February at HBF Stadium. It was a brilliant day, with many amazing individual performances and some great races and competition. Thank you to the staff for all their support, whether as officials or supervising the students in the House bays. Thank you also to the parents, family and friends who came along as officials or spectators. It was great to see so many supporters cheering the swimmers on. All competitors gave their best efforts and the enthusiasm to achieve to their best was a pleasure to watch. Record Breakers, Age Group Champions and Runners-Up will be recognised at our next Assembly on Thursday, 15 March. All family and friends are invited to attend this Assembly.
 
The final House results were:
1st: Murdoch – 1748
2nd: Stirling – 1574
3rd: Cowan – 1557.5
4th: Durack – 1546
5th: Forrest – 1484
6th: O'Connor – 1366.5

 
Congratulations to Murdoch House on winning the Lambert Cup for the THIRD year in a row.
Photos from the day will be on the Portal on the Health and Physical Education page.

 

For the first time the College live-streamed the Carnival for all Senior School parents. We would like to acknowledge the hard work of parent John Levingston who pulled together a range of equipment and skill sets to make it happen. Thanks also goes to staff members Adrian Arnold, Greg Port, Brad Lucas and Noah Gliosca for their efforts on the day.

 

SAVE THE DATE

The HBF Run for a Reason is a fantastic event held in Perth each year! We invite you to Join the ASC Team. ‘All Saints’ College 2018’ and enjoy a jog, run or walk with friends and family for a great cause! All ASC Community members welcome, to make the biggest and best All Saints’ College team so far.

Event Details:

When: Sunday, 27 May 2018

What: 4km, 12km and Half Marathon Event Options (all options are available as an ASC Team member)

For more information about the event, visit: https://www.hbfrun.com.au/

 

To Register for the ASC 2018 Team:

Follow this link!

https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=28280&G=58609

Password:    ASC2018

For all individuals that register in the ASC Team for 2018, further information will be sent out regarding the logistics and meetings places for the ASC Team members on the day. This information will be shared on Friday, 18 May, so make sure you register early, so that your contact details are on the list for information.

 

On The Day:

  • Dress in your HBF Run for a Reason T – Shirt;
  • Meet the ASC Team prior to the race;
  • Enjoy the event that you have selected;
  • Meet the ASC Community at the Finish line. More information regarding Finish Line events will be communicated at the beginning of Term 2.

Supervision During the Event

There will be no Supervision of individuals throughout the event. Students and ASC community members will be responsible for making their way to their starting area and completing the event, to meet at a designated ASC Meeting point after the race.

 

Fundraising:

Those who register to Run for a Reason through the All Saints’ College Running Club are welcome either to nominate a that they have a particular interest in supporting, or simply to help us to raise much needed funds for the amazing work of our partners at Anglicare WA. Members of the All Saints’ Service Learning program (Anglicare Ambassadors)already work alongside Anglicare WA, to create awareness within the school environment about community need and directly seeking to assist young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Funds raises for Anglicare WA are directed to the Street Connect service, who work alongside some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable young people.

Training

  • Join us at ASC Running Club with Professional Running Coaches, from the Running Centre every Tuesday Morning at the ISC at 7.00am.

We are looking forward to the a wide array of ASC Community members coming together for this fantastic event, putting focus on staying fit and healthy, connecting with the wider community, and fundraising for some great causes.

ASC Basketball Club registrations for the upcoming 2018 Winter season are now open for current players. Parents can register their child by going through the Parent Gateway and selecting the tab marked Excursions, Camps, Sports and selecting the option to register for the 2018 Basketball Club Winter season. The priority registration period for current players will close on Friday, 2 March.

 

Interested players who are not current members of the ASC Basketball Club are invited to contact Miss Alanna Burton to be placed on the Club wait list. Current wait list members, if they have not done so already, are asked to email Miss Burton [email protected] to confirm their interest in playing in the winter season.

 

It has been fantastic to see the skill progression of our teams over the summer season. We wish all teams good luck for the last games of the season!

 

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.

ATHLETIC AND ROWING SUCCESS

The College celebrates with Dayne Metzner (Year 11) who recently competed in the WA Athletic State Championships, medalling and achieving personal best times in both the 110m and 400m hurdles, and also qualifying for the Junior Athletic National Championships to be held in Sydney from Wednesday, 14 March – Sunday, 18 March.

 

Dayne has not only achieved success in Athletics, but during the end of last year he was also selected for the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) Talent Identification Development (TID) Rowing Program. During the December holidays he, as part of the WAIS TID Rowing Team, spent a week in Adelaide competing and training with other state teams. The WA team had a successful and enjoyable trip and are looking forward to the upcoming State Championships in the latter half of this year.

CANNING VALE JUNIOR CRICKET TEAM WIN

Commendations to Michael White (Year 10) who scored his maiden 50 runs (not out) while playing for Canning Vale Junior Cricket Club in the under 15s team.  The game extended over a two-day period against the Ascot Junior Cricket Club’s under 15s team.

Michael also contributed during the first innings by taking a wicket and making a superb diving catch.

Michael’s innings was in conjunction with fellow team members and All Saints’ students Kush Jog and Dulith Sirisuriya (Year 10).

All Saints’ Year 10 student Aryan Mohanty also assisted the Under 15s Canning Vale team to defeat Ascot by an Innings and 58 Runs.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO YEAR 9 DANCER

The College congratulates Harry Watson (Year 9) on recently receiving a 2018 scholarship for Willagee dance school, The Dance Collective (TDC). The scholarship entitles him to a year of classes in the Dance disciplines of his choice.

Harry currently studies Contemporary, Jazz and Hip-Hop dance styles at TDC.

Service Learning

With the first few weeks of Term 1 behind us, we begin to settle down into the rhythm of a new year with opportunities to engage again in cocurricular Sport, Academics, Public Speaking and Service. In Service Learning this means reconnecting (or, in the case of new students, connecting) to some programs that have very much become a part of who we are as a College.

 

In the Senior School, our Year 10 Amana Advocates and Anglicare Ambassadors are well into their work, and the Nulsen Youth Patrons are well and truly underway. We have already had our second Disabled Surfers’ Association Day of this year, and our Royal Australian Air Force Association (RAAFA) Walking and Exergaming groups headed out for the first time this week. In the Junior School we have had the first of our Year 5 visits to Frederick Guest, while our Year 6 students have also made an outstanding start to their year with the residents at RAAFA.

In addition, the ever-present Food Collection and Delivery, our preparation for Teach Learn Grow, our upcoming Cooking for the Homeless day, and a host of other programs that will surface at various points throughout 2018make for a full year ahead. As a community we can be very thankful that such a breadth of programs has been able to emerge, grow and thrive. In particular, I would like to thank the staff from across the College who have taken ownership of individual programs with such care and grace. I would also like to thank the parents who have taken on the organisation of such programs as the Cooking for the Homeless days. Their ownership of and commitment to sustaining these programs for the community continues to make it possible for us to seek new opportunities to reach out with our Heads, Hearts and Hands in new ways.

Because of the generosity of our community, we have been able to launch a new initiative that brings some of our Junior and Senior School students together, celebrating our whole-school approach to education. Our Literacy Mentors have now completed their training and are looking forward to the beginning of a new shared program with buddies in the Junior School over the next few weeks.

Looking forward towards Term 2, I am very excited to report that plans for a new program (Gen-Connect) are progressing well. This program will seek to connect tech-savvy members of our student body with seniors from our partners at Amana Living, RAAFA and from the Bull Creek/Leeming Parish, who are seeking some assistance in getting the most from their various electronic devices. This six-week course, led by our students and supported by College staff, will provide a forum for cross-generational learning and will enrich the lives of all involved. We hope to advertise for participants as early as the end of Term 1, so keep a look out for this wonderful opportunity as we move through our busy first term.

As always, there is much to celebrate and a lot to which we can look forward.


Tim Russell

Head of Service Learning

 

Propeller Enterprises

Propeller will be opening the Runway Pop-up Shop at Pasar Malam.  Drop by to see the initial products offered by students and to learn more about Propeller Enterprises, the Hangar and Runway.

 

Propeller’s cocurricular activities have started this week! Drop by the Hangar on Mondays and Tuesdays after school.

 

The Hangar offers a Co-Lab for collaborating, questioning, designing and creating. We also have two Makerspaces that offer electronics, arts and crafts, 3D printing, wood-working and laser cutting, and soon there will be sewing and VR. Students propose projects or can join in others’ projects. Some have already started a hobby model-building club, while some are continuing the tech-take-apart table and others are designing projects for the 3D printer or laser cutter. It is all quite new and exciting.

 

We are starting a student-led Electric Vehicle (EV) team led by a Year 11 student.  We already have a couple of parents who are keen and able to help the team in its ambitious plan to build and then race an EV later in 2018 through the Synergy sponsored EV Challenge.  https://evchallengewa.wixsite.com/website

 

If you have a passion, interest, skill or talent in building, designing, making, sewing, wood-work, drawing, business-running, please let Laura Strentz know if you’re interested in being a mentor or workshop leader for a Propeller project: [email protected]

 

For the young entrepreneur you could go beyond boundaries and design an original and marketable product or app for the Old Saints - see below for details:

 

Learning Technologies

Year level pages in Seqta

Many of the pages that were on the Portal now have a new and improved home in Seqta. We have freshened them up and made them mobile-friendly! Parents and students can access the pages through the "Info & Services" item on the left menu in Seqta.

The pages moved include all of the Year-level pages which have information and links that apply to the whole year level, the Friendly Schools page and the Out of School Hours Care page.

OneNote session

Thank you to the interested group of parents who attended our first parent session on technology tools being used at the College. Our first topic was Microsoft OneNote.

Designed to function as an electronic version of a paper notebook, Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking application for collecting, organizing and sharing digital information.  By storing text notes, photos, audio and video snippets, handwriting and similar content, Microsoft OneNote collects and organises the information, making it available for searching as well as sharing with others.

 

How OneNote is organized

OneNote has a tiered organisation system: notebooks, sections, and notes. 

OneNote pages are built to be a free-form canvas. You can highlight, draw, enter text, and pinch and zoom just like on your smartphone. If you’d rather keep things sparse, OneNote can be a home for quick lists or keeping track of to-do items you need to finish. It can become a depository for articles that you need for research. There’s also a collaborative element, as you can share notebooks with a team.

The real differentiator is inking. With a pen-enabled device like the Toshiba Z20, the pen can be used for handwriting notes, marking up documents, or adding a splash of color.

 

OneNote at ASC

Teachers create Notebooks that are shared with all students in the class, and the teacher is able to distribute, see work and leave feedback on all student's pages. This feedback can be multi-modal to suit the learning style of the student.

CLICK HERE to see a summary of feedback options in OneNote.

 

Immersive Reader

I have previously written about the potential of the immersive reader functions in OneNote - students can access some groundbreaking tools to assist with reading and comprehension, including reading from a picture of a physical book which OneNote can translate into readable text.

Flexibility

  • OneNote is available of all platforms - Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and all notes are synced so can be accessed at any time.
  • No saving is needed as all notes are automatically saved to the cloud so no lost work ever!
  • The drawing tools and templates make OneNote an unrivaled option for organising and working in a school setting.

 

Our students are fortunate to have world-leading tools to assist their learning at the College.

Parent Information Nights 2018

For those who were unable to attend our Parent information sessions or would like to review the information, you can go to THIS PAGE in Seqta to view a video of the Year 11/12 and Year 8 night and view the slides from all nights.

Organise - digitally!

With our move to make the diary optional in 2018, I wanted to make sure we were able to replicate and extend the diary functions using the digital tools we have.

 

In the notices I have this short tutorial on using Seqta Learn – including using the task list to make notes of things like homework, reminders etc.

 

The video below  goes through the idea of using your calendar in Outlook to make appointments and get reminded about events. This is a powerful organisational tool which could be used for entering:

  • Sports practices
  • Cocurricular activities
  • Test/Assessment dates
  • Study schedules
  • Weekend activities
  • Anything!

Being able to get alerts to remind you is great!  One of the things I am asked about often is how to get the College calendar of events into our personal calendars - CLICK HERE to see how to do that.

 

I believe that these tools can not only replace but improve on what we have with a paper diary and certainly will prepare our students for an increasingly technology-driven world.

 

Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

2018 SENIOR SCHOOL COCURRICULAR PROGRAM

We have made the Cocurricular offerings accessible to students, parents and staff via SEQTA.  This Project has been led by Mr Ian Mackay-Scollay, Mr Greg Port, Mr Brad Lucas,  and Mr Alex Pooley. We are extremely thankful and congratulate them on their work.  We also believe this initiative is a first with SEQTA in Australia!!!!

 

What will this change mean?

  1. Students/staff will see offerings via SEQTA.
  2. Students can register their interest via SEQTA.
  3. Students can confirm their attendance each week via SEQTA (a confirmation alert is sent).
  4. Teachers can see who is going to attend each week.
  5. Teachers can tick the attendance list off each week.

It is the student’s responsibility to register and confirm their attendance each week. This data will be reflected in the Semester 1 report under the College Contributions section of the academic reports. Students who do not register will not have their contributions acknowledged in the report.

 

Staff will be able to conduct a register check for planning purposes, however as was the case previously, this checking process is not followed with contact to families if students are not present. After the official end of the school day (3.25pm) students are expected to communicate directly with their families regarding their after-school commitments and whereabouts. Of course, families are also able to access the cocurricular page to check the activities their children have registered.

 

Though we are very excited about this we also acknowledge that it may take some time to get things working smoothly.  We ask families and students to work with us as we “Lean in” and delve into new waters.

 

Students have been provided with information about cocurricular and how to use the new process via SEQTA (see below).

Student Information – On SEQTA – Learn in Documents

Parents wishing to see what is on offer can also use SEQTA to access the information Parents wishing to see what is on offer can also use SEQTA to access the information. Instructions on how to view the activities can be found by clicking HERE.

Parent Information – on SEQTA – Engage in Documents

We sincerely hope that students and families enjoy using this new service to access our extensive 2018 Senior School Cocurricular Program.

 

There are a number of cocurricular activities available   including Codo Dojo Coding Club, Lego Club, Robotics Club, Yoga, Circus Club, Chess Club, Leo Club and Interschool Debating to name but a few.   

 

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.
2018 Holiday Program Dates:

Tuesday, 17 April - Thursday, 19 April

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, 21 March 2018. Commences at 7.00pm in the Wellbeing Centre.

Wanju Café

Visit the new Wanju Café Facebook page where you can learn more about some of the specials on offer: www.facebook.com/wanjucafe
 

ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE BUSINESS DIRECTORY IS LIVE

The All Saints' College Business Directory is live and thriving! Do you need a good or service? If so, make the Business Directory your first port of call. To access the Directory, and information on how you can list your business or service, click HERE.

 

All Saints' College Babysitting Club is waiting for your call!

Do you need a babysitter, or perhaps want to work as a babysitter? The All Saints' College Babysitting Club is waiting to hear from you. All babysitters are current or former students. Email [email protected] to find out more.

Parish 

 

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

Old Saint to play for the Force again!

 

BOND UPDATE: The news story on Bond the Service Dog has now had more than 170,000 views on YouTube! The story was picked up by some influential social media personalities who shared and re-tweeted the story. Combining this with the average viewership of the program that evening and more than 300,000 people have seen the good work underway at All Saints' College!

 

The College Courier