The College Courier

14 June 2018
Issue No 10, 14 June 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

Vale Dan Kendrick

2.5.1965 – 9.6.2018

Our College staff community was deeply saddened to learn last Saturday that a member of our Maintenance team, Mr Daniel Kendrick, had passed away following an illness.

The longest-serving staff member in the College’s history, with a total service period of 32 years and four months, Dan commenced at the College in January 1986 in the position of Groundsman. He remained with the Grounds team for 23 years and then transferred to a Services Assistant role in Maintenance in 2009.

Dan will be greatly missed at the College – he will be remembered as a most kind and dedicated member of our team, always ready for a friendly chat and a good-natured laugh.
 

Staff are currently compiling a book of memories and condolences for Dan’s mother and family, and will be hosting a morning tea in Dan’s honour to which current and former members of staff who knew Dan will be invited.

The College will host Dan’s funeral in our Chapel in Week 8.

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal
 

Whole College

Whole College 

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

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“That’s boring!” are words we hear, and say, so often. We are used to everything being presented to us very quickly and using as many senses as possible; anything which does not immediately ‘grab’ our attention stands the chance of being quickly rejected. Adults become conditioned to cope with ‘boring’ situations and must endure ‘boring’ talks, meetings, parties and dinners on a regular basis. Take a look at a newspaper from a hundred years ago, with its dense typeface and ponderous expression, never using one word when three will do; how many of us would get through even a single page today? Therefore, we can hardly blame our young people for dismissing so many things as ‘boring’, when their elders are scarcely better.

 

At All Saints’, as at most Anglican schools, the Chaplain tries to present a couple of hundred young people a day with a service of worship at which attendance is compulsory, and which attempts to present some aspect of the Christian Faith to people who frequently have little interest in it. How on earth is this possible? There are precious few resources for school chaplains or at least none that appealed to me, so I have had the task of devising a 115 or 20 minute segment, day after day, term after term in two schools over the past eight years. There is no syllabus, nor any way of checking success or failure; I long gave up hoping that my congregations would show any response on their hurried exit, or at any later time. It really is like firing into the dark!

Not to be discouraged, however, I decided that if I found something boring, then I could be pretty certain that students would, too. Listening with no visual cues is one such thing. Incomprehensible language or metaphors is another. So, over the years, I used umpteen media and music clips from the Internet and kept my own spouting forth to a minimum. I tried to have others participating whenever possible. And then, of course, there is music. Let’s face it, even in the most active Australian Anglican churches the congregation does not often sing with much gusto, so what could I expect of students? “Well, you need to use more up-to-date songs,” people say. The problem is that the lyrics of so many of the songs which raise the roof in Evangelical or Charismatic churches assume an intimate, lively and personal relationship with God or Jesus. This is not the experience of many who worship under compulsion in our school chapels, so the choice of repertoire is very limited, as it would be disingenuous to make people sing about something which they do not own. 

 

Earlier this year I decided to put my head in the noose and, with the help of the Dean of Student Wellbeing, put out an electronic questionnaire about what our students felt about Chapel services. The results were amazingly encouraging and positive. It was great to have students comment electronically when they would probably be too shy to do so to my face. It has also been wonderful when students whom I do not know personally have emailed me with suggestions for video clips or music which might be useful. Deep down, things might be happening!

 

So, I soldiered on, introducing and exploring Christian themes, and feeling like St. Paul, who wrote to the Christians in Corinth: I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. Who knows what seeds I might have planted over the years? I thank God that I had the opportunity to conclude my long ministry in two excellent Anglican Schools. From now on, as I undertake supply and locum work in churches around Perth, I will just have to get used to not being the oldest person there, but sometimes the youngest! 

 

Rev Tony Murray-Feist

College Chaplain

The Reverend Tony Murray-Feist retires as College Chaplain at the end of Term 2, 2018, and plans to travel for a while, and then undertake supply or locum ministry in churches in the Diocese. We thank Tony for all of his service to the College and wish him well in his future endeavours.

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NATIONALLY CONSISTENT COLLECTION OF DATA (NCCD) – School Students with disability 2018

All schools and approved authorities for schools in Australia participate in the NCCD annually. The NCCD collects data about school students with disabilities across Australia in a consistent, reliable and systematic way. The data is then submitted to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training at the school level and acts as a reference for the number of students with disability. This collection is based on the professional judgement of teachers about their students. Teachers determine the level of adjustments provided to students with disability to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students, consistent with the obligations of all schools under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).

 

The NCCD provides Australian schools, education authorities and the community with information about:

  • the number of school students receiving adjustments because of disability;
  • the levels of adjustment provided for students with disability to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students;
  • each student’s broad category of disability; and
  • the distribution of school students with disability.

 

For further information about NCCD please read the fact sheet for parents

https://www.education.gov.au/what-nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disability

or contact Mrs Jeanette Sealy, Learning Support Coordinator: [email protected]

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WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH PRE-ORDERS

The first All Saints’ College Whole School photograph was taken in 1993 when there were just 850 students from Years 1 to 12. This tradition has continued every five years since, with the College capturing a photographic record of the entire College population for posterity.

 

Last week, the 1 450+ staff and students from Pre-K to Year 12 had their pictures taken at the College that will create our sixth Whole School photograph. These photos were taken individually and are being 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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INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP

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JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Looking for something to entertain your children these school holidays? Then, the All Saints’ College July School Holiday Program is perfect for you! Running from Monday, 9 July – Friday, 13 July, the program features a variety of half and full day workshops, some including the Monster ‘Plush’ Toy Workshop, Hands on Podcast Workshop, Roving KIN Village – Hut Building & Wilderness Awareness Games and much more!

 

As well as these fun activities on offer, the College will also be hosting Firetech and Code Camp workshops.

 

Read more in the ‘Holiday Programs’ section of the Courier or for more information, visit www.allsaints.wa.edu.au

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

REMINDER – ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM FOR THREE-WAY INTERVIEWS

This is a reminder that Three-Way Interviews will take place the day before the commencement of Term 3, Tuesday, 17 July 2018. Please refer to the letter which was emailed to Kindergarten – Year 6 families last Friday on how to book a Three-Way Interview via SEQTA. Please keep in mind that the last opportunity for scheduling your child’s interview is Monday, 16 July at 9.00am.

 

UPDATING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS FOR WILLETTON DENTAL CLINIC

If your child is registered at Willetton Dental Clinic, please call them on 9457 4624 to update your contact details if they have changed. The clinic is open from 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday. Willetton Dental Clinic will be visiting the College later in the year.

 

KINDERGARTEN – YEAR 2 COMMUNITY REFLECTION

I look forward to seeing families at the Kindergarten – Year 2 Community Reflection tomorrow. The theme will be Learning in our Environments and Connecting with Communities.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

 

Senior School

STUDENTS LEAVING COLLEGE GROUNDS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mr Steven Davies

Dean of Student Wellbeing

What's On?

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

 

CONNECTED³ EXHIBITION OPENING

Tomorrow, All Saints' College, in partnership with the HotHouse Company, will be hosting its third annual fundraising art exhibition − Connected³.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS PRODUCTION

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

FIRETECH COURSES AT ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE

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

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THE COLLEGE DANCE CONCERT - PRESENCE

To book your ticket for the College Dance Concert - Presence, click HERE

The 2018 All Saints’ College Dance Concert Presence seeks to capture the moment of now. The concert strives to depict how our individual and collective memories and experiences from the past and our dreams, goals and aspirations for the future help to create the present moment. What can we do to live in the present moment more often, what is important to us right now and what does it mean to have a presence?

 

Every work in the concert explores these questions. Including topical themes such as climate change and discrimination, the attention needed to be a Formula 1 driver and capturing the presence of inspiring people such as Queen Elizabeth, this year’s concert drives the dancers to seize every moment.

 

The concert includes works choreographed by professional dancers as well as past and present All Saints’ dancers.

The HotHouse Company

The HotHouse Company presents:

ABDUL ABDULLAH WORKSHOP

The two-day workshop with Abdul Abdullah was an interesting, fun and relaxed experience. Abdul is a well-renowned Australian artist, and it was an absolute delight and privilege to be able to work with him. Based in Sydney, Abdul works across many different mediums, such as painting, photography, video and performance.

 

We started the first day with an insightful overview of his works and how he uses his art to engage and express his Muslim background. He also showed us some of the different techniques and processes he uses to create different works.

 

After a lesson on how to develop ideas, we were tasked with taking photos of our lovely subject, Mrs Manolas. In honour of her never-ending dedication and warmth and in the lead up to her 30th year working at the College, it was appropriate for her to be our subject.

 

After we all took and chose our photos, Abdul taught us some basics in drawing different structures of the face and how to apply it to our subject. He then taught us the interesting technique he uses with portrait painting. We painted our subject in black to white tones as an underlayer before adding colour. It was definitely something we haven't thought of before, but surprisingly made the process easier and, even with the extra layer of paint, faster. He also taught us how to mix different skin tones and add different hues to highlights and shadows to give our portrait some more interesting tones. With his excellent explanations and amazing skill, we all learnt so much and created something we should be proud of.

 

Thank you to everyone who made these two days possible, and to Abdul Abdullah for allowing the experience to be such a successful and enjoyable experience.

 

Ayla Woodland (Year 10)

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Thr3e

Perth Photographer and HotHouse Company collaborator, Jon Green, recently embarked on a new project titled Thr3e.

 

Thr3e is a further exploration of a technique Jon started work on some years ago to capture and show choreographed movement.

 

The project has several stages, with each stage involving All Saints’ students in elements of the creative process, from capturing movement through to post-production.

 

Dancers, Grace Hoes (Year 11), Joanne Luo (Year 12), Harry Watson (Year 9), and Aimee Willis (Year 8) were taught the specific movement choreographed by David Prudham (Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company), inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth.

 

The creative process will also include Languages students who are in the process of translating the text into each of the languages taught at the College.

 

The results of all this will be available for viewing via the HotHouse Company website.

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Tickets are selling fast for this year’s College production of Little Shop of Horrors.

 

Students have been working extremely hard to get the production ready for audience members, with many elements, such as set and a full orchestra, all starting to come together.

 

We really appreciate all the support and would love to welcome everyone along to our unique production unlike any other that you may have seen. To book, please click HERE

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HCo DANCE LAB

The HCo Dance Lab is an opportunity for dancers from the wider community specifically aimed at adults who have a love for Dance and are committed to the art form.

 

Every weekly session, the HotHouse welcomes an artist to work with the group. For the last nine weeks, we have been lucky enough to have had Natalie Allen create a work that was performed for an intimate audience who were specifically invited by the dancers themselves. The work was an interactive performance and highlighted the talent and creativity of the group. We thank Natalie for her work and dedication and look forward to future opportunities to collaborate.

 

If you are an Old Saint or member of our community 18 years old or over who loves to dance and has a good technique, please join us. Information can be found by clicking HERE.

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HCo MEDIA HUB – PODCAST PRODUCTION GROUP

HCo Media Hub is offering All Saints’ College students interested in creating a podcast an opportunity to work alongside Radio and Television presenter and Journalist, Carmen Braidwood.

 

The project will run throughout Term 3 on Wednesday mornings and is open to any students with an interest in Media and Journalism in Years 7 – 12.

 

Students who would like to participate in the group will enjoy an authentic journey into the world of Media, including production skills and audio engineering. Students will produce a podcast over the Term that will be broadcast to a wider audience.

 

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Ms Hayley Wellington: [email protected]

To book your tickets for the College Dance concert Presence, click HERE

 

Sport & Physical Education

 

2018 ACC CROSS COUNTRY

The culmination of the 2018 All Saints’ College Cross Country season has once again proved to be very successful, involving a great contribution from the Health and Physical Education Department.

 

The commitment and hard work by the many students who attended Running Club and extra training sessions resulted in the participation of a large group of keen runners from all age groups, which created a competitive atmosphere for those wanting to push themselves or simply improve their running skills. Students from all age groups pushed themselves this year to run new personal best times.

 

The carnival took place on Thursday, 31 May, with All Saints’ placed ninth overall out of 69 schools. This year, All Saints’ have finished in the top ten, something that the squad should be extremely proud of.

 

In addition to the overall result, there were some exceptional individual results, with 19 students placing in the top 60 of each of their respective divisions (as indicated below). Each race has roughly 415 competitors, with a very busy and competitive start line. Students worked very hard to achieve their place in the team, and we saw some further improvements through training and commitment as the season progressed.

SPECIAL MENTIONS

We would like to recognise Aryan Mohanty (Year 10) who ran in higher age groups to help make up for injuries and sickness in the Open Boys team on the day. We also recognise those runners who may not have been feeling 100%, but still represented the College to the best of their ability on the day.

 

This year we found it very hard to pick just two Coaches’ Awards, as so many of the students gave incredible efforts and attended multiple training times a week in addition to their individual training. We are so proud of these students and look forward to seeing what they can achieve in the future. We have seen an outstanding commitment to the Running Club and training by so many of the squad members, creating an outstanding collegial atmosphere for all runners.

 

Most Valuable Female RunnerZoe Dallimore (Year 7) for her outstanding result of 16th at her first ever ACC Cross Country Carnival.

 

Most Valuable Male RunnerRory Martin (Year 10) for his outstanding result of 8th at the ACC Carnival.

 

Coaches’ Award Charlotte George (Year 9) for her outstanding commitment to training and the team in the lead-up to the ACC Carnival.

 

Coaches’ AwardJessica Tregilles (Year 10) for her outstanding commitment to training and the team in the lead-up to the ACC Carnival.

 

THANK YOU

A huge thank you goes to parents Ms Saskia Letham and Ms Kate Dallimore for their support throughout the season, braving the early mornings several times each week to cook breakfast for the team after training.

 

Congratulations to the entire team on their efforts and commitment this season. We anticipate another successful season in 2019!

 

CAPTAINS AND COORDINATORS

Megan Green and Astrid Johnson (Year 12) – 2018 Cross Country Captains

Mr Chris Bondini, Mr Duncan Brown and Miss Britt Gray – Cross Country Coordinators

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RUNNING CLUB

The Running Club is still taking place over the last two weeks of Term 2, on Monday and Friday mornings.

 

In Term 3, the Running Club will be held on Wednesday and Friday mornings. The first session of Term 3 will be Friday of Week 1, and the club will then continue throughout the entire term.

 

Make sure you book in a session once a week into your calendars and bring some friends with you to help build fitness and have fun!

 

For any enquiries or more information, please contact Miss Britt Gray on [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.

YEAR 8 STUDENT WINS THREE TROPHIES AT THE FREMANTLE EISTEDDFOD

The College congratulates Vevina Yang (Year 8) who received the following three Trophies after she competed at the Fremantle Eisteddfod from Wednesday, 16 May – Wednesday, 23 May:

AMEB Highest Grade Level Mark (Strings)

Julie L Howe Trophy for Bartók Solo (Strings)

Dawn Baldwin Trophy for Beethoven Solo (Piano)

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ROWING SUCCESS

Congratulations to Michael White and Luke Lambert (Year 10) who recently competed at the rowing regatta with Curtin University Rowing Squad held at the Champion Lakes Rowing Centre on Sunday, 20 May.

 

Michael and Luke’s team won the novice men’s eight crew. They both also competed in the quad crew race, with Michael’s crew winning, and Luke and his team coming in second.

Service Learning

 

PARTNERSHIPS: THE SALVATION ARMY

At All Saints’ we have four principles that support and guide Service Learning: Intentional Learning, Meaningful Service, Diversity, and Partnership. It is the last principal – Partnership – that sets the background for all Service Learning at the College.

 

We start every program with the deep understanding that both the College and our partner organisations come together with needs that must both be heard and honoured for the relationship to succeed and develop. Ongoing partnerships provide meaningful service which addresses real needs that exist for partner organisations, as well as providing opportunities for students of the College to learn and grow. 

 

With recent events at the College involving The Salvation Army, I thought it may be helpful to outline our ongoing partnership with them.

 

Cooking for the Homeless

Cooking for the Homeless, where the community comes together four times a year to cook for those who are homeless and less fortunate, is run by our wonderful Parents and Friends’ Society. Last year the Cooking for the Homeless days produced nearly 2 000 beautiful meals which were distributed to people in need by The Salvation Army.

 

The Red Shield Appeal

The Red Shield Appeal is run each year by Murdoch House and involves students from across the Senior School. Our students support the work of The Salvation Army by heading out to doorknock and raise much-needed funds for the work that they learn about through our Beyond the Classroom programs.

 

 

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom is a program which allows our Years 7 – 10 students to work with staff from The Salvation Army to understand the needs of the vulnerable in society and to advocate on their behalf. This program directly connects to the curriculum for our students in Humanities, Religion and Philosophy, English, Mathematics, Creative Industries and Life Skills, creating meaningful links to enable our students to engage more deeply with the curriculum and with their world.

 

Blessing Bags

Blessing Bags is a program designed for Years 2 – 3 students, which enables them to learn about personal hygiene and respond to those in need by putting together personal health kits for the homeless of Perth. The Years 2 – 3 students work with our Year 10 Anglicare Ambassadors, who help guide their donations and share their experiences of delivering these kits to those they meet in their service.

 

Anglicare Ambassadors

Anglicare Ambassadors work with both Anglicare WA and The Salvation Army to assist homeless people and advocate on their behalf. These students work directly with The Salvation Army on Wednesday mornings serving breakfast to homeless people at locations on the edge of Perth’s CBD.

 

Over time we have built a strong relationship with a number of partner organisations which help us to give more meaningful service and engage richly in our curriculum. We are incredibly grateful to our ongoing partners for their work with us and look forward to the many new and exciting opportunities that will continue to grow from our relationships.

 

Mr Timothy Russell

Head of Service Learning

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The Red Shield Appeal 2018

Murdoch House coordinated The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal on Sunday, 3 June.

57 students and five staff participated, and we are grateful for their generosity and time.

 

The collection area reached from Karel Avenue to Murdoch Drive, and Leach Highway to South Street, and the group endeavoured to knock on every door in this area. In three hours the students and staff collected $4 896, which is greatly appreciated by The Salvation Army.

 

The students involved were exceptional in every way and were respectful of all donations and refusals. We would like to extend our gratitude to all who contributed on the day and represented the College so well within our community.

Propeller Enterprises

PROPELLER ENTERPRISES AND THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA WA (UNAAWA)

Last year, Miss Chatto’s Year 5 class partnered with Propeller Enterprises to learn about and then create ways to promote the UN Global Goals for 2030. Propeller Enterprises then applied for the College to be a member of the local UN Association (UNAAWA).

 

The College was accepted as a founding school-member of the UNAAWA, and so in Week 6 of this Term, we took students in Years 5 – 9 to Parliament house for two days of workshops on the Global Goals.

 

Students were engaged and enthusiastic about finding ways to address the Global Goals on a local and College level. They returned to campus ready to seek ways to further develop and implement their ideas.

 

YEAR 10s BECOME $20 BOSSES

The $20 Boss program, run by The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), is an immersive entrepreneurship program for secondary school students, in which they are provided $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate a venture over the course of a school term.

 

In Creative Industries, the Year 10 students are now into planning and soon will launch their $20 Boss businesses. They are working in teams using online modules designed by FYA to learn how to plan their businesses and create prototypes of their products or services. Modules focus on design thinking, marketing and finance, as well as introducing them to the Lean Canvas approach to writing a one-page business plan. Each team is assigned a facilitator who supports their progress and helps them complete the milestones towards launching their businesses.

 

Keep an eye out for the Runway Pop-up Shop where we’ll be featuring some of the $20 Boss businesses.

 

Learning Technologies

The significance of being 13 years old

As part of their privacy policies, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube specify that users must be at least 13 years old. Parents may be unaware of this requirement.

The minimum age stipulations are based on the requirements of the US Congress as set out in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA click here.

The act specifies that website operators must gain verifiable parental consent prior to collecting any personal information from a child younger than 13 years old. Many social networking sites avoid this requirement by setting a minimum age of use at 13 years old, but there is no onus on website operators to verify the age of users.

 

Specific and in-depth information:

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

http://raisingchildren.net.au/entertainment_technology/pre-teens_entertainment.html

http://raisingchildren.net.au/entertainment_technology/teens_entertainment.html

https://parents.au.reachout.com/skills-to-build/wellbeing/technology-and-teenagers

 

Parent involvement in preventing and responding to cyberbullying:

https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/parental-involvement-preventing-and-responding-cyberbullying

 

Google and American-orientated video for parents:

https://youtu.be/kUyQI0USNSY?list=PL05201E44709F2829

 

Bullying, reputation and respect for others:

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/classroom-resources/be-deadly-online

 

Source: https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/online-safety

 

Video Remix

One of the great things I love to see teachers doing is giving students choice about how they present their work. You can get creative when you use video as a medium for completing a project, especially with the new easier Video Remix tool that is hiding away in the Photos App.

Choosing “Create” then “Custom video with music” gives you a simple tool for mixing together photos and videos on your PC, adding text, music and a theme. It is then easy to export your movie.

Here are the details!

The 3D effects you can add are amazing – more on that next time.

Windows updates for assistive technology

Thanks to Mrs Chapman for creating this resource to highlight all of the amazing tools that ALL students can use to make the most out of Office products.

Please click the link Microsoft Windows 10 Updates

In this presentation, learn about in-built options for:

  • Speech to text & text to speech
  • Reading & writing support
  • Research & editing support
  • Screen capture options

This presentation can also be found on SEQTA via: SEQTA Home > Learning Support > Assistive Tech > Introduction to Assistive Technology > (scroll to) Videos & Tutorials. For further information and assistance, please contact Learning Support via email [email protected]

Teamwork

One of the important skills students need to develop is the ability to work well in a team.

We have a great tool for working in a team – Teams! A Microsoft Team https://teams.microsoft.com/ can be created by any student and as the owner they can add other members to the Team – you get a conversation space (instead of using email), a files area for storing files (instead of OneDrive or emailing files back and forward), a OneNote Notebook, planning tools, plus multiple channels for different areas. For more information here

ICT General Capabilities

It is important that students develop essential fluencies in using ICT to communicate, investigate and create.

During their time at school students should become fluent in using technology to aid their learning.

Many of the tools I share each week enable them to develop and demonstrate these skills. In coming weeks I will share specifics on this.

VR at ASC

More students are getting the opportunity to experience Virtual Reality (VR) with our new ClassVR headsets in the Hangar.

In addition to experiencing places in a unique way, students can use the power of this experience in creative ways. We have a 360˚ camera that can be used to take images or video that can be viewed in VR. I would love to see someone create a VR tour of the College one day!

 

Mr Greg Port 

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

RoboCup Junior South Metro Competition

All Saints' College will be hosting the RoboCup Junior Perth Metro South Event in Building 8 on Saturday, 23 June 2018.

 

RoboCup Junior Australia is a project-orientated educational initiative that supports local, regional and international robotic events for young students.

 

A total of 63 teams located in the south metro area of Perth will be competing across all the divisions of the event. Twelve teams will represent All Saints' College on the day, with students from Years 6 - 12 making up the teams. They will be competing in the following categories:

Dance, Rescue Maze, and Primary, Secondary and Open Rescue Line.

 

For more information, please visit the RoboCup website by clicking HERE.

 

The RoboCup Junior WA State Event will be held at Curtin Stadium on Friday, 3 August - Saturday, 4 August 2018. To register for this competition, click HERE.

 

ROBOTICS CLUB

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

When:  Every Friday after school during term time.

Where:  Building 8 on the top floor.

 

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

Senior School Cocurricular Activities

Make sure you register for cocurricular activities in SEQTA and are being marked present so you will be given credit on your report.

Holiday Programs

Vacation Care Program for children aged 3 - 12

Vacation Care enables students to participate in a vibrant and energetic recreational program that is both stimulating and enjoyable. The children feel comfortable and secure, and, most importantly, have fun as they take part in an engaging program that fosters creativity, curiosity and wellbeing.

Further information can be found by clicking HERE.

Winter Vacation Program Dates:

25 June - 17 July 2018.

 

July School Holiday Program

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information and to book, click HERE.

 

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

 

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

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

 

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: Monday, 18 June 2018. Commences at 7.00pm in the Wellbeing Centre.

 

COOKING FOR THE HOMELESS

Well done and thank you to all the College community members who came together to make meals for those less fortunate during our Parents and Friends' Society's Cooking for the Homeless event held on Sunday, 10 June 2018.

 

At the end of a successful day of cooking, many delicious and nutritious individual meals were collected by The Salvation Army to distribute to the homeless in Perth.

 

More information about the next Cooking for the Homeless day, which is open to all community members, will be available on the College Facebook page and in the Courier next term.

Wanju Café

OPENING HOURS:

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

 

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

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

Parish 

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

 

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

Click HERE to read the full story in The West Australian

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

 

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Click HERE to read this story in the Melville Times.

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Click HERE to read this story in the Melville Times

 

The College Courier