The College Courier

08 February 2018
No 2, 8 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
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Bull Creek, WA, 6149
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From the Principal

Our Class of 2018 and staff entertained the whole College at our Week 1 Assembly by performing a flash mob to encourage all students to embrace our theme for the year: “Lean In”.

 

They were encouraging everyone to Lean In to whatever it is they are doing: to adopt a leading rather than a following habit, to grab opportunities as they arise, to Lean In in order to increase our momentum and impact in whatever it is we are doing.

 

 We were challenged to imagine how much more enjoyment we could get from activities if we just gave a little more of ourselves, or imagine what we might be capable of achieving (in the classroom, on the sports field and so on) if we leant in and gave just a little more effort.

 

Lean In reminds all of us to grab all that life offers: to make the most of opportunities that come our way…not to feel constrained by the fear of failing (we love “flearning”, or learning through failing, here at ASC) and to not be too concerned by what others might think: the “too cool for school” syndrome!

 

 Maya Angelou warns us against striving for mediocrity, against trying to be like everyone else:

 

 “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

 

Our Assembly reminded us that this is not a dress rehearsal: we won’t have this day, this year (whether it’s Year 8 or 9 or 5 or 3) again.

 

So let’s all commit to “leaning in”!

 

Parents and families, you can help our Year 12s to promote this theme this year by reminding your young ones to Lean In, to have a go, to flearn, to grab all the wonderful opportunities that school and life offer!

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal
 

Whole College

Whole College 

STUDENT LATENESS AND ABSENCES - IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS TO NOTE
When a student is absent from school or required to leave the College during school hours due to illness, or other reasons, parents are required to contact the College on the following telephone numbers.
JUNIOR SCHOOL – (08) 9313 9334
SENIOR SCHOOL – Student Services direct line: (08) 9313 9302
Please note these numbers to ensure your call is dealt with in a speedy and efficient manner, ensuring all students are accounted for.

SCHOOLTV - THIS MONTH ON SCHOOLTV - SCHOOL TRANSITIONS

Whether it is starting school for the first time, moving up to a higher grade or embarking on a journey through secondary school, there is no doubt that any school transition is a very exciting time for children and parents. It means your children are growing up!

However, transitioning is an ongoing process. It can continue long after students have entered their new environment and may encounter difficulties at a number of different stages. These stressors may appear as anxiety and frustration and result in negative or disruptive behaviours. Such behaviours can become problematic, making the transitioning process even more difficult for children and parents.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn practical strategies to assist your child during the transition process and reduce stress and anxiety levels. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month's edition and we always welcome your feedback.

Here is the link to this month's edition http://allsaints.wa.schooltv.me/newsletter/school-transitions

 

THIS MONTH ON SCHOOLTV - SURVIVING YEAR 12


The final year of secondary school is a year of hard work and a huge commitment for students. With so much going on, it can be hard to find the balance between study and life. It is a time when personalities start to emerge, there are more complex interpersonal relationships and there is the pressure to perform academically. With all of this going on, it’s not surprising that some students have an emotional response and it is therefore extremely important for parents to know how to support their children during this time.

Some children will need more support than others. Keeping the communication lines open with your child, their teachers, mentors and other parents will be crucial. Being aware of your child’s mental and physical wellbeing can play a vital role in their success.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will discover practical advice for students and parents to help get through the final year of secondary school. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition and we always welcome your feedback.


Here is the link to this month's edition http://allsaints.wa.schooltv.me/newsletter/surviving-year-12

 

FOLLOW-UP ID PHOTO DAY

Follow-up and Kindergarten/Pre-Primary ID Photo Day – Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Any students absent on the first ID Photo Day yesterday will have their individual photograph taken next Tuesday, 13 February 2018 in the Upper Theatre. 

 

Also during this day, every Kindergarten and Pre-Primary student will have an individual headshot and take part in a class photograph. 

 

Please click HERE to view a list of 'unphotographed' students and a schedule for the morning, as well as the College's uniform and grooming standards. If you have any questions, please contact Karyn Osmetti:[email protected] or 9313 9341. 

YOU CAN PROCESS YOUR CANTEEN ORDER ONLINE

Our online ordering system allows the College Canteen to operate more efficiently. We encourage everyone to register and order online.
Our Online Canteen is safe and easy to use, giving the Canteen a greater level of control over orders placed.
To register:
1. Please click HERE.
2. Complete the online registration form and an activation email will be sent to you.
3. Log on, add a student and credit.
You are ready to start ordering!
If you require help, you can phone the Online Canteen Team on 1300 116 637 from 5.30am or send an email to: [email protected]

 

VOLUNTEERING AT THE COLLEGE

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

SCHOLARSHIPS  FOR 2019

The College offers a range of Scholarships for 2019 and full details can be found by clicking HERE.

Please note that the Academic, Arts (Music, Drama, Dance) and Old Saints' Scholarship applications close on Friday, 16 February 2018 at 5.00pm. 

 

THE COLLEGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

 

Through our ongoing partnerships with international schools and organisations, the College welcomes visiting students from countries across the globe every year to experience an educational exchange at All Saints’ College. These exchanges are enriching experiences for the students and College community and would not be possible without the support of our partner organisations and host families, both here and overseas.

 

WELCOME HOME

Welcome back to our students who travelled overseas during the Christmas holidays to Texas, USA, as part of the Rotary Club of Melville’s exchange agreement with the Rotary Clubs of Austin and Georgetown. We look forward to hearing their adventures soon.

WELCOME, ANNA!

 

The College was delighted to welcome Italian student Anna Giovine (Year 11) earlier this term, as part of the GoYonder exchange program. The Lengerich family has generously offered to host Anna over the next five months while she is attending classes at All Saints’ and immersing in the Western Australia lifestyle. Anna said she is happy to be escaping the cold Italian winter and is thoroughly enjoying her classes at the College already. She has even had a chance to see some of Perth’s sights and can’t wait to hold a Koala!

 

STAYING IN TOUCH

It is wonderful to see the professional connections made through the GoYonder Italian exchange program continue once the students have left the College. While travelling in Europe during the summer break, Mr Greg Clarke had the opportunity to catch up with Corrina Lorenzato, an Italian exchange student who spent three months at the College last year.

 

Corinna and Mr Clarke met up in Venice and Corinna sent her regards to our ATAR Drama Class and reiterated how much she enjoyed her time at All Saints’ College.

Corinna and Mr Clarke in Venice on the Rialto Bridge, close to where her family shop is located.

 

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

STUDENT LATENESS AND ABSENCES - IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBER 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 Junior School Administration on the following telephone number.


JUNIOR SCHOOL RECEPTION – (08) 9313 9334


Please note this number to ensure your call is dealt with in a speedy and efficient manner, ensuring all students are safely accounted for.

 

YEAR 6 STUDENT LEADER ASSEMBLY

Tomorrow will be our first Junior School Assembly of the year, an occasion where our Year 6 students will be formally inducted as student leaders. This assembly provides an opportunity to acknowledge all our Year 6 students as the most senior students in the Junior School and to recognise the important role they have in demonstrating the College values of Respect, Integrity and Courage (RIC) to each other and to younger students. All Year 6 students will receive their Year 6 badge. Students who have specific portfolios of leadership for 2018 will be presented as a group to the Junior School community and also receive their leadership badge. As with all of our Junior School assemblies, parents are most welcome to attend.

 

KINDERGARTEN - YEAR 6 PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Junior School interviews will commence on Monday, 12 February for two weeks concluding on Friday, 23 February. Interviews will take place in the classroom or studio.

 

Teachers value this opportunity to discuss any concerns that you might have regarding the social and educational needs of your child. Time schedules for these interviews are on display outside the classrooms. To register your attendance for an interview with your child’s classroom teacher, please indicate a suitable time. We understand that not all parents are able to visit the classroom to register in person. If you are unable to register your attendance in person, please contact the classroom teacher via Junior School Administration (9313 9334) or email your child’s classroom teacher directly. The first scheduled interview of the year is between teacher and parent, and is about setting up effective communication between home and school and discussing specific issues.

 

ABSENCE REQUESTS

If you have plans for your child to be absent from school for in excess of two days, would you please ensure you email this absence request to Penelope Crane via [email protected] at least two weeks prior to your child being absent from school. This will allow our Junior School Administration Team to process this absence in good time. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation with this process.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

 

Senior School

SWIMMING CARNIVAL TO BE LIVE STREAMED

This Friday is the Year 7 – 12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium.

As a result of successful trials last year, we will be making a live stream of this available for all Senior School parents and guardians to enjoy should they wish.

As this is a trial only we cannot guarantee continual coverage, sound or image quality or commentary on any event.

 

Our goal is to test the technical and logistical capabilities needed to properly stream such an event. As you can imagine, getting video cameras, drones, mobile phones and audio to mix together in real time presents certain technical challenges, so please bear with us!
 

To watch on Friday, you must log into SEQTA and under the Info and Services Tab click on the Live Streaming tab. This will be live close to 9.40am. If it is not there, please refresh your browser. This is best viewed on Google Chrome.

An abridged version of the event program is attached below.  Afterwards, we welcome your feedback on the entire process via email at [email protected]

2018 DIARY & 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 may be missing them – they are also 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.

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

THIS WEEK WE HAVE LAUNCHED OUR 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 for cocurricular activities and to confirm their attendance each week. Students must register to have relevant contributions acknowledged in the academic report (Semester 1 and Semester 2).

 

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. Instructions on how to view the activities can be found by clickingHERE.

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.

IMPORTANT CURRICULUM INFORMATION

 

COURSE AND SUBJECT CHANGES

YEAR 12 COURSE CHANGES

Students who wish to make a Course change need to collect a form from Ms Hill, Director of Djoowak, and discuss the changes that need to be made. Students wishing to make changes need to have signed permission from their parents and acknowledgements from the relevant teachers. Students and families must be aware that changes are restricted by the timetable and are subject to approval by Ms Hill.

Students are advised to make any necessary changes before the end of Week 5 on Friday, 2 March.

 

YEAR 11 COURSE CHANGES

Students who wish to make a Course change need to collect a form from Ms Hill, Director of Djoowak, and discuss the changes that need to be made. Students wishing to make changes need to have signed permission from their parents and acknowledgements from the relevant teachers. Students and families must be aware that changes are restricted by the timetable and are subject to approval by Ms Hill.

Students are advised to make any necessary changes before the end of Week 5 on Friday, 2 March, however Year 11 students can apply to change courses at the end of Semester

 

YEAR 9 AND 10 ELECTIVE CHANGES

Students have been allocated electives based on the preferences that they submitted. The elective timetable is constructed around these choices and the opportunity to change electives is very limited with many classes at capacity. If students wish to make any changes, they need to meet with Mrs Beattie, Assistant Director of Djoowak and discuss the options and availability. They will then need to complete and have a Change of Elective form signed by their parents and the relevant teachers and return it to Mrs Beattie for approval.

Changes will need to be finalised by the end of Week 3 on Friday, 16 February.

 

PARENT INFORMATION EVENING

Our Parent Information Evenings, held during Week 2 and 3 of term provide an opportunity for the College to share important and relevant information with parents and students and for families to meet together and network with College staff and each other.

These events will be held in the Centre for Performing Arts as follows:      

Year 7                         5:30pm                        Monday, 12 February

Year 8                         5:30pm                        Tuesday, 13 February

 

INTERIM REPORTS

Interim Reports will be available via SEQTA to Year 11 and 12 students and parents on Monday, 26 February.  Parents will be asked to make contact with their teachers to discuss progress if specifically requested by the teacher. For parents of students in Year 12, the contact may be made by booking a time slot (10 minutes) on the night of the Three-Way Interviews on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.

 

THREE-WAY INTERVIEWS

Year 12 Three-Way Interviews - Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Our Year 12 Three-Way Interviews on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm are a part of the suite of opportunities for ongoing feedback and reporting that we offer to families. Parents who have had a request for contact from a teacher in the Interim Report (and who have not yet made contact) are encouraged to make an appointment to see the relevant staff.  If no contact has been requested parents are welcome to book an interview time, however, it is not essential.

Further details regarding the Year 12 Three-Way Interviews will be sent out in Week 4.

 

Year 7 Three-Way Interviews – Monday, 26 March – Wednesday 28 March

In Week 9, Monday, 26 March – Wednesday 28 March 2018,  from 4.00pm to 6.30pm we are offering you the opportunity to meet with your child’s Year 7 class teacher.  These are three-way interviews involving the class teacher, the parent/s and the child.  The aims of the interview are to review your child’s transition into the Senior School and to discuss his or her academic progress. 

 

Year 11 Three-Way Interviews – Tuesday, 12 June

Our Year 11 Three-Way Interviews on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.

 

Year 7-10 Three-Way Interviews – Tuesday, 17 July

For Years 7 to 10 families, our full day of Three Way Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 17 July (the day prior to Term 3 commencing) from 9.30am to 7.30pm.

 

OLNA – ROUND 1 - Tuesday, 6 March – Thursday, 8 March

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

 

Year 10, 11 and 12 students who have not met the minimum standard, will be required to sit the OLNA Round 1 test on Tuesday, 6 March – Thursday, 8 March.  Relevant parents/guardians will receive information via email in Week 2.

 

 OLNA Information for parents/carers brochure, is available online at http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna.

Before and after-school OLNA help sessions:-

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

  • Mondays 7.30am to 8.20am in The Library
  • Mondays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in The Library
  • Tuesdays 7.30am to 8.20am in The Library

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

 

The following literacy help sessions will occur after school with Mrs Watt

  • OLNA help sessions will run on the 19 and 26 February with Mrs Watt/Mr Langford-Smith in D3

CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS

Please submit any change in contact details via the Parent Gateway to ensure that the Registration and Demographic upload to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) is correct.

 

 

SECONDARY SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL LAWS

The secondary supply of alcohol laws in effect in Western Australia have significant meaning to, and implications for, parents of young people.

 

Secondary supply laws mean that giving alcohol to under 18s in private settings without parental consent is against the law.

The new amendment to the Liquor Control Act 1988 can be viewed HERE.

What's On?

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

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S PASAR MALAM!
The night sky will light up from the lanterns at this year’s Pasar Malam Twilight Market on Friday, 23 February from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Come and enjoy the food, activities and atmosphere this annual community event never fails to deliver!

 

The HotHouse Company

The HotHouse Company presents:
 

 

 

Sport & Physical Education

SENIOR SCHOOL INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL – FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 

Murdoch House won in 2016 and 2017… which House can knock Murdoch off the podium and win the Lambert Cup in 2018?

 

Friday, 9 February, marks the date for the 2018 ASC Interhouse Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium. The students always show amazing courage and swim their hearts out, whilst always showing respect and support to those around them. All parents and spectators are most welcome at the event. The Swimming Program has been emailed to all Senior School students and parents are able to access this on the HPE Portal page.

 

If any parents would like to Volunteer to help with minor duties on the day we would really appreciate it. If you are available, please contact Miss Britt Gray, Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education: [email protected]

 

SWIMMING CARNIVAL TO BE LIVE STREAMED

As a result of successful trials last year, we will be making a live stream of this available for all Senior School parents and guardians to enjoy should they wish.

As this is a trial only we cannot guarantee continual coverage, sound or image quality or commentary on any event.

 

Our goal is to test the technical and logistical capabilities needed to properly stream such an event. As you can imagine, getting video cameras, drones, mobile phones and audio to mix together in real time presents certain technical challenges, so please bear with us!

To watch on Friday, you must log into SEQTA and under the Info and Services Tab click on the Live Streaming tab. This will be live close to 9.40am. If it is not there, please refresh your browser. This is best viewed on Google Chrome.

An abridged version of the event program is attached below.  Afterwards, we welcome your feedback on the entire process via email at [email protected]

 

SWIMMING TRAINING

Swimming Training is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7.10am to 8.00am and starts on Monday, 5 February. Please note: There is no training on the morning of the Carnival.

Breakfast will be provided after the morning sessions. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Parent Help – Swimming Training Breakfast

If any parents or family members can help with cooking breakfast on training mornings, we would really appreciate it. Breakfast is prepared at the Aquatic Centre with the assistance of staff and the Swimming Captains from roughly 7.30am – 8.10am. If you are available, please contact Miss Britt Gray, Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education: [email protected]

 

ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE RUNNING CLUB – for students, staff and parents

The All Saints’ College Running Club is in its 2nd year and after an extremely positive 2017 we are looking to increase our numbers and fitness levels in 2018. Running Club aims to foster skills for physical activity, gross motor skills and healthy life-long lifestyle habits. In conjunction with qualified coaches from the Running Centre, the Running Club is for everyone, whether you are a non-runner looking for a way to socialise or a competitive runner. Training will vary in order to keep it enjoyable, engaging and increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of various fitness components. A light breakfast will be provided after training at the Canteen.

When:              Tuesday mornings - 7.00am – 8.00am, commencing Week 3, Tuesday, 13 February

Who:                Students in Years 4 to 12, all College staff and parents

Where:             Meet at the Indoor Sport Centre

Aim:                 To improve fitness and develop healthy lifestyle habits in a positive group environment.

Incentives:       There will be incentives for milestones during the year.

 

ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE NETBALL CLUB

Registrations for the 2018 Winter Netball season are now open. Players can register by logging in to the Parent Gateway (on the SEQTA homepage you can get there by clicking on the option to update your family and medical details) and selecting the Excursions/Camps/Sports tab. From here you will have an option to select 2018 ASC Netball Club Registration.

We are looking forward to another wonderful season in 2018 and hope that you will join us! For more information, or to volunteer for a Coach or Team Manager role, please 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 and staff on their fine achievements.
 

PERSONAL FITNESS CHALLENGE

We wish Senior School Receptionist, Ms Jane Snowden, all the best for her latest fitness challenge as she heads to New Zealand for the ‘Ultra Staged Run’.

This inaugural event involves running 316km from the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain across the South Island to the small harbour of Oamaru, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. This invitation only event has 99 participants from 15 different countries and will be one of the most challenging events Jane has ever attempted. Good luck Jane on this mammoth adventure.

 

BALLET SUCCESS

The College celebrates with Jade Wheeler (Year 7) who has received a Distinction in her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet Grade 5 Examination. Jade first began Ballet at three years of age and will be participating in her Grade 6 and first Pointe examinations this year.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED FOR SOCCER ACADEMY

Congratulations to Kayla O'Connor (Year 7) who is one of two candidates in her age group who has been awarded a scholarship to the Brisbane division of FC Barcelona Escola Soccer Academy. The program is designed to develop youth players both on and off the field, under a high intensity training regimen.

CITY OF MELVILLE YOUTH CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD  

The College congratulates Steven Thiele (Year 12) who was one of two recipients of the 2018 City of Melville Australia Day Youth Citizen of the Year Award. As a celebration for recognising Steven, the City of Melville will donate $100 to the All Saints’ College Anglicare Ambassadors Program, one that Steven participated in during 2016.

SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVES EXHIBITION

Visual Arts students graduating in 2017 from schools located South of the River were invited to submit their work for the Southern Perspectives Exhibition at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct which opens at 6.00pm this Friday, 9 February.

Congratulations to Evie  Crawford, Rory Dalitz, Matthew Gilmour, William Litchfield and Rachel Nicholls (Year 12, 2017) whose work will be on display at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct gallery from Saturday, 10 FebruarySunday, 18 March 2018.

Southern Perspectives provides an opportunity to experience thought-provoking artworks by some of the state’s most talented graduating students.

Service Learning

As we move into 2018, it is easy to feel that we are starting up again. That the College stopped for a while and is, only now, starting up again.

 

Of course, little could be further from the truth. There is much that goes on unseen in our community: the amazing work of Maintenance and Grounds to transform the College through jobs small and colossal, the never-ending work of Administration and the preparation of teaching staff, to name but a few things.

 

Over this summer, much the same is true of Service Learning which, far from winding down for a lazy summer, continued to engage with the wider world, providing care and connection close to home and on distant shores. As students began to clean out lockers in December, the focus of those who remained on campus turned to making a difference for families that would struggle over the Christmas season to provide the Christmas experience that other families would enjoy. As a community our Tutor Groups each adopted a family in need, sought to understand their situation, and parcelled up goods that would contribute to bringing joy to their family Christmas. The result was an amazing contribution of food, presents, cards and care, drawn together and blessed in the final week on Term 4, and a wonderful way to welcome the summer holidays.

As the holidays dawned, many of our groups continued their great work with the homeless through the Anglicare Ambassadors program and with the Disabled Surfers’ Association, in which nearly forty members of our community were involved.

Then, of course, there were the intrepid members of our inaugural Service Learning Immersion to India. What an incredible way to move from 2017 into 2018, meeting at Perth Airport late in December to fly to Kolkata and beginning our service year on 1 January, 2018. There we became a part of the community of care that surrounds the ongoing work of Mother Teresa through the Missionaries of Charity. It was the most meaningful beginning to a year we could have imagined. After a week in Kolkata working with orphans, disabled children and their amazing carers, it was off to Delhi to work with children from the slums alongside our friend Brother Steve. As is always the case, we learnt more from those to whom we were teaching English language skills than they could possibly have learnt from us. Having come to know our new friends as people of deep compassion, strong intelligence and incredible talent, our eyes were opened further when they so graciously invited us to their homes in the slums of Delhi. The depth of connection and richness of experience continued in our stay with members of the Tibetan community-in-exile at a school in the foot of the Himalayas, where we were involved in more teaching and made yet more new friends. I would like to thank Madame Chu, Ms Greene and Mr Goor for their wonderful care of the amazing students that accompanied us on this journey, for what was a stunning experience of wonderful people engaged in care.

As we begin Term 1, 2018, the opportunities to engage our Heads, Hearts and Hands in making a positive difference in the world continues to grow. This year I am particularly looking forward to some new initiatives that are already taking shape. I am thrilled to work with our newest Year 10 Service Leadership program, the Literacy Mentors, who will work alongside younger students to support their learning. I know that the Service Captains are working hard to institute a student-driven Service Council with our aspiring leaders in Year 9, and I will soon be advertising a new program for students from Year 9 to Year 12, Gen Connect, to launch in Term 2.

 

Thank you for your wonderful support as we continue to grow together.  

Mr Tim Russell

Head of Service Learning

 

Propeller Enterprises

AN INNOVATIVE CHALLENGE FOR YEARS 7 - 12!

 

Learning Technologies

SeeSaw for Junior School

An exciting new addition to class communication has arrived for our K - 3 students and their families!

SeeSaw is a learning journal that showcases student's work and thinking. Parents are connected to the portfolio of their child and can get updates daily on all the fantastic work their child does at school every day. SeeSaw can enable some great conversations with children about their work and play at school.

Please see the video below for more information:

 

College Calendar

One common question I receive from both staff and parents is about subscribing to the College calendar so they can see all the events going on. The calendar on the website is updated regularly if there are any changes and I would encourage you to refer to it for accuracy (rather than a printed version, for example).

Below are the steps needed to subscribe to the College calendar so it appears in your own electronic calendar. Any updates are automatically pushed out so you will always have an accurate idea of when and where events are happening.

  1. Go to www.allsaints.wa.edu.au
  2. Choose Calendar from the top menu
  3. Navigate to the bottom of the window and select “Subscribe”
  4. Choose the appropriate calendar – in this case it is “Add to Outlook”
  5. Select where you want to open the file, which in this example is “Outlook 2016”, then select “OK”

 

Parent ICT drop-in session

I will be hosting a quick ICT session parents in Wanju Cafe on 13th February at 8.30am.

The topic for this session is OneNote - one of the foundational tools our students use, especially in the senior school. I will show you:

  • What OneNote is
  • How students and teachers use OneNote
  • The benefits of using OneNote in the classroom

Look forward to seeing a few of you there and if there is interest, in hosting more sessions on different topics in the future.

 

Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

THIS WEEK WE HAVE LAUNCHED OUR 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 for cocurricular activities and to confirm their attendance each week. Students must register to have relevant contributions acknowledged in the academic report (Semester 1 and Semester 2).

 

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.

 

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.
Details of the January School Holiday Program will be available soon.
For further information email: [email protected] 

 

Community

P&F SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  - WEDNESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Do you need an electrician, a real estate agent or perhaps the services of a lawyer?

 

Before you go to Google, visit the All Saints' College Business Directory!

 

There are more than 30 businesses listed already and more are being added every day. All are connected to the ASC community in some way. If you would like to list your business on the directory for free, click here. 

 

Below is the link to the Business Directory. Thank you to the P&F for funding this initiative.

 

 

 

 

PARISH NEWS

 

 

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

Bond the support dog makes the news!

 

 

The College Courier
Swimming Program 2018.pdf
Swimming Program 2018.pdf