The College Courier

25 October 2018
Issue 17, 25 October 2018
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Service Learning
Propeller Industries
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Old Saints
Holiday Programs
Community
In the news
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149
AU

From the Principal

“ASC has a fantastic bunch of teachers with whom all of our children have established good, strong and productive relationships.”

 

Thank you to all those families who were able to complete our annual parent survey recently. The data is invaluable to us, and the fact that some of the questions have been asked each year since we started the process in 2013 (other questions have been added in since then) provides some really useful longitudinal data and feedback on our efforts.

 

For instance, parent satisfaction ratings in the mid-to-high 90s were noted in the areas of:

  • sense of community (up over 16% since 2013)
  • knowledge of / responsiveness to my child’s needs (up 11% in that time period)
  • cocurriculum (up over 24% in that time period)
  • pastoral care (up 23% in that time period)
  • curriculum (up 11% in that time period)
  • ICT / Technology (up 11% since 2014)
  • facilities

Further, the fact that 97.83% of respondents believe that the College’s mission and values are evident in all we do is highly affirming.

 

It is also terrific to see that satisfaction with “Communication between College and home” has increased by approximately 13% since 2013, and that satisfaction with “Services available to support families” has increased from 85% (2014) to over 98% this year.

 

As mentioned, this quantitative and qualitative data is incredibly useful to us in our quest to provide the very best possible service to our community. As part of that, each member of the Leadership Team will now closely analyse the data to identify: (a) the actions relevant to their portfolio that need following up / passing on; (b) ideas and suggestions that we might be able to take on board; (c) puzzles and challenges that we will need to address.

 

We also survey our staff annually, and that data is similarly invaluable to us as we strive to provide the very best workplace for all staff.  In addition to being useful, the feedback received from staff is also most heartening.

 

In this year’s staff survey, for instance, it is again pleasing to see 100% staff agreement with the statement that, “The College’s goals and values are consistent with my own.” Such alignment of staff is obviously key to our success as a learning community.

 

Further, it is affirming once again to see staff satisfaction rates in the mid-to-high 90s on so many questions, including for instance that:

  • the College is a good place to work;
  • staff feel fortunate / happy to work at ASC;
  • College staff support and care for one another;
  • the College supports staff in times of difficulty;
  • staff are happy to recommend the College as providing a quality education, and so on.

 

With sincere thanks, once again, for investing time in this important feedback process – it is very much appreciated.

 

“Fantastic school! Our daughter has had the pinnacle of education, friendship and care from ASC since age 4.” (Parent of a Year 12)

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal

Whole College

Whole College 

WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH

PRINT COLLECTION

Families who pre-ordered the 2018 Whole School Photograph are now able to collect their prints from Senior School Reception during the opening hours (8.00am – 5.00pm).

 

PRINTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

There are a limited number of prints still available for purchase, so click HERE to secure your copy now! This is truly a special memento, something your child will treasure in years to come.

 

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. Towards the end of last term, our staff and students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 were individually photographed at the College for the 2018 Whole School Photograph. 

 

For further information or any queries, please contact Miss Karyn Osmetti (Communications Manager) on 9313 9341 or [email protected] 

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COLUMBA YEARBOOK PHOTOGRAPHS

The Junior School/Senior School Columba Yearbook Photographs are now available to view and purchase on the Photo Hendriks Web Gallery.

 

To access the gallery:

1.        Go to www.photohendriksgalleries.com

 

2.        Click on the All Saints’ College logo

 

3.        Enter password: wego13

 

For any queries, please contact Photo Hendriks Customer Service by emailing [email protected]

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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 go to www.ouronlinecanteen.com.au 

  • Complete the online registration form and an activation email will be sent to you.
  • 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]

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

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

2019 CLASS PLACEMENT REQUESTS

Teaching staff and the Junior School Leadership Team consider carefully the placement of students into classes, taking into account each student’s social, emotional and academic needs. Students also provide teachers with useful information about their friendships and their optimal learning buddies. This all goes into the mix and helps inform the decisions that are made.

 

With our structures in place, we have every confidence in our students’ capacity to effectively manage the transition from this year into 2019.

 

At times parents feel it is necessary to make a request that their child be given particular consideration based on information, particularly friendships, that we may not be aware of. We discourage requests based on staff preference, as we have every confidence in the quality of all our staff. While we do consider friendship requests carefully, we are unable to guarantee that every request will be granted, as it may not be possible due to the needs of other students.

 

To make a request, email Mrs Fiona Schwarzinger at [email protected] 

Please ensure the email is sent by Friday, 9 November 2018 to ensure it can be passed on to the appropriate staff members in a timely manner. Beyond that date, we will be working to finalise the lists and begin making plans based on these. (Please do not send any requests after Friday, 9 November unless the reason is of an urgent nature.)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TERM 4 SWIMMING LESSONS

Some Junior School students have commenced swimming lessons this week. Our current practices are regularly reviewed with a lens of student safety, and we have planned carefully the changing routines of our young children. A message will be sent to parents of year groups if teachers require helpers, and a clear changing routine will be discussed with each helper. Thank you so much for your support in this.

 

In the interest of all the children involved, we respectfully ask that parents do not attend these sessions. We have very limited space and we need the time and space to give the children the attention they require. We have a team of qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated educators to help make this process a smooth and well supported experience for your children.

 

Details of Term 4 Swimming Lessons

Round 1: Monday, 22 October – Friday, 2 November 2018: Kindergarten, Year 1, 3 and 5

Round 2: Monday, 5 November – Friday, 16 November 2018: Pre-Primary, Year 2, 4 and 6

 

Junior School families received a letter regarding Term 4 Swimming Lessons on the last day of Term 3. This letter can also be accessed by going to your child's SEQTA year level page.

 

LOST PROPERTY

Reminder to check lost property. There are many items not labelled that are in very good condition in the lost property tub outside the Health Centre.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL DISCO - MIRROR ME BOOTH

This year, the Junior School Disco will be featuring an exciting new gadget! The ‘Mirror Me Booth’ is the latest photo booth device, said to be better than a traditional photo booth because of all its extra features. After taking your photo, you can draw and add virtual props using the touch screen mirror and can even add Emojis! Come and enjoy the Mirror Me Booth at the Junior School Disco, on Friday, 16 November. For more details, click HERE

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JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FUND ONE WALK

Regan Bell (Year 4) and his family, friends, supporters and College staff members Miss Penny CrosslandMs Pat Zoccoli, and Mrs Kate Laycock participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) One Walk on Sunday, 14 October to raise funds for type one diabetes research.

 

Called the Three Bells Team, Regan, his mother Louise and father David walked the 5km track around Burswood Park, with the total raised from the WA walk being $81 675. Below is a comment from the Three Bells Team after the event.

 

The wind was wild, smiles everywhere, a bit of rain and a great sense of warmth at this Type One Diabetes community event!  The river and city outline were beautiful amidst the dark clouds, as walkers went around the bridges at Burswood.

 

We feel truly privileged to have so many of you join in the walk and financially support this great cause. Each year we are overwhelmed with the support you have all provided to Regan and to the JDRF and we sincerely thank you all. Together we raised $2 916, an outstanding effort.

 

The College community has been so generous in contributing to and being part of the Three Bells team, helping towards changing the future when hopefully there will be a world without Type One Diabetes, turning Type One into type none. One day we hope Regan will reflect back and remember with fondness of all the great people that helped find a cure and be part of his diabetes journey.

 

We are also proud to let you know that the Three Bells team, once again, were among the top three fundraisers for the event.

 

Regan (Year 4), Louise and David

Three Bells Team

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OUTDOOR CLASSROOM PLAY

Earlier this year, Nature Play WA visited our Early Childhood Centre students to see how our students learn and play outdoors. To read more about their case study on All Saints' College, click HERE

 

Senior School

Farewell Class of 2018

On Thursday, 18 October,  we had an opportunity to congratulate and farewell our Class of 2018 with a special Breakfast, Tree Planting Ceremony and Colonnade Procession.

 

Year 12 parents also came together for their own special breakfast (hosted by the P&F) in our Centre for Performing Arts to watch all of the final day activities via the College Live Stream.

 

The celebrations continued into the night where our Year 12s enjoyed their Valedictory Dinner together with their parents and College staff.

 

To our 2018 graduates - best wishes from us all for now and the future.

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PRIZES ARE AWARDED AT PRESENTATION NIGHT

The College has a tradition of giving prizes to students who have achieved outstanding academic results, and to students who have shown outstanding application to their studies or outstanding citizenship.

 

This year we are again awarding prizes to Year 11 and Year 12 students. These prizes will be given at the Presentation Ceremony on Friday, 7 December 2018 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The nominated (full) value of a prize is $50.00.

 

If you would like to contribute towards a prize, please email Mrs Joanna Gwynn (Executive Assistant to the Principal),  [email protected]

 

The closing date for contributions is Friday, 16 November 2018.

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YEAR 12 COLOURING BOOK

Starting to think about Christmas and stocking fillers? Why not purchase a colouring book designed by Year 12 ASC students for the younger members of your family?

 

For the first time at All Saints’ College, Year 11 and 12 students have enjoyed Personal Enrichment Periods scattered throughout their timetable. Known as PEP sessions, the purpose of these periods is to allow our Senior School students some ownership and control over their learning. Students are involved in both academic and wellbeing periods which allow time for them to work through some study, catch up with staff members or look after their wellbeing by getting involved in some physical, creative or restful sessions where they can take their mind off their academic studies for a small period of time.

 

During the year the Visual Arts staff opened up the Art rooms for wellbeing sessions with an end product in mind – a colouring book. Year 12 students who took up these sessions created the drawings for the colouring books that are available for purchase at the Runway Pop-Up Shop for $8.00 each. All money raised through the sale of this book goes to beyondblue, a foundation that provides information and support to help Australians achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live, and is a partner of the All Saints’ College Service Learning Program.

 

Thank you to the following Year 12 students who contributed their drawings to this project:

 

Cleo Clegg

Jacob Drake

Ashleigh Heng-Chin

Indya Keeffe

Chloe Lake

Kyle Lobb

Kate Okely

Vaidehi Sidharth

Ellie Smith

Matthew White

Steven White-Smith

 

VISUAL ARTS STAFF

Ms Lucinda Crimson

Ms Louise Elscot

 

The Runway Shop is open from 8.00am–8.50am and 3.30pm–4.30pm Wednesdays and Fridays, in the Centre for Performing Arts foyer.

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YEAR 10 OUTDOOR EDUCATION CAMP

In Week 1 of Term 4 the Year 10 Outdoor Education students embarked on their first camp of the year. Throughout the camp, it was evident that the skills learnt in class were transferred into the activities they participated in. Some of the activities the students enjoyed included white water rafting, where they had to work together using their knowledge of water to navigate down the rapids in a fun and safe manner; mountain bike riding on a rather challenging but rewarding section of the Munda Biddi Trail; and the amazing race, where they had to put their leadership skills and communication, team work and problem solving to the test. During the evenings students were responsible for creating their own fires and cooking pre planned meals. The meals were gourmet and very healthy, including vegetable and beef stir fry, chorizo risotto, pastas, fried rice and many more delicious feasts!

 

It was an absolute pleasure to see these students enjoying the camp and rising to the challenges they faced in a determined and enthusiastic manner. Some of the skills the students demonstrated included planning and preparation, organisation and initiative which will hopefully be translated into their future years at the College. This group of students did an outstanding job and represented the College is such a positive manner showing off their amazing personal attributes and skills.  

 

Miss Tatjiana Pieris

Senior School Health and Physical Education Teacher

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What's On?

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

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PROCESS: ART, MEDIA, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGIES' EXHIBITION - OPENING TOMORROW!

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YEARS 7-9 RECITAL: MONDAY, 26 OCTOBER AT 6.00pm

As part of the upcoming Arts’ Week, the Year 7-9 Recital will take place in the Chapel on Monday, 29 October at 6.00pm. Students wishing to perform in this recital must first discuss with their Tutor to obtain an entry form. Students who learn from outside Tutors are encouraged to also apply. Please contact the Music Department on  (08) 9131 9397 or [email protected] for further information.

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ASC ROCK BANDS: UNPLUGGED

To book tickets for the ASC Rock Bands performance, click HERE

JUNIOR SCHOOL DISCO

To book tickets for the Junior School Disco, click HERE

DYMOCKS EVENT: AN EVENING WITH MARKUS ZUSAK

To book tickets for 'An Evening with Markus Zusak', click HERE

DYMOCKS EVENT: Matthew Reilly: The Three Secret Cities' Author

To book tickets for this Djaaliny and Dymocks event, click HERE 

 

The HotHouse Company

The HotHouse Company presents:

 

PROCESS: ART, MEDIA, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGIES' EXHIBITION - THIS FRIDAY!

The opening of HotHouse Company and All Saints' College 2018 Art, Media, Design and Technologies' Exhibition 'Process' is less than 48 hours away.

 

Join us in the College's Centre for Performing Arts tomorrow evening from 6.00pm onwards to view the range of creative works by Junior and Senior School students.

 

We are excited to announce that the 'Art is Movement' documentary created by Perth filmmaker, Brendan Hutchens, will be premiered at the opening of the exhibition around 6.30pm.

 

'Art is Movement' documents the creation of the mural in the College's Dance Studio by artist and Brendan's brother, Darren Hutchens. Whilst Darren worked on his mural, he engaged with ASC Visual Arts students about his practice and processes in creating his artworks. This interaction inspired a collaborative project called ‘Drawn to Dance’ between Year 7 Project X Dance and Visual Arts students.

ASC ROCK BANDS: UNPLUGGED

To book tickets for the ASC Rock Bands performance, click HERE

 

Sport & Physical Education

ASC Netball Club

 

On Friday, 12 October the All Saints’ College Netball Club celebrated a successful and fun season of Winter competition in the Lower Theatre at the Club’s annual wind up.

 

The 2018 season was played at Gibson Park in Fremantle every Saturday from May through to September and included 65 dedicated players from Year 4 to Year 12. We had seven teams represent the College this year. Of these, three made it through to preliminary finals: our JC4, JB6 and JA6 teams. Our JA6 and JC4 teams both made it through to their Grand Finals, a superb achievement, given that both teams had first time coaches. JA6 went on to win their Grand Final against Santa Maria College in a very exciting game. 

 

Congratulations to all players and volunteers who represented the College throughout the Winter season with such dignity, passion, pride, courage and wonderful sportsmanship.

The College was also represented by a strong contingent of student umpires, student coaches, assistant coaches and many parent volunteers, without whom the Club could not continue to operate. We wish to extend a very sincere thank you to these people.

 

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

 

GO F (Coach: Julie Pivac)
Most Valuable Player Award: Jessica Black (Year 4)
Coach’s Award: Mia Jelas (Year 4)

 

JD6 (Coach: Bronwyn Baker)
Best Defensive Player: Alysha Pascoe (Year 7)
Best Attacking Player: Isabella Lansbury (Year 6)

 

JC4 (Coaches: Georgie Blevin and Eliana Hullett, Year 9)

Fairest and Best: Gabrielle Ho (Year 8)

Coach’s Award: Elly Gardner (Year 8)

 

JB6 (Coach: Jane Carrie)

Most Valuable Player: Mia Millward (Year 8)
Coach’s Award: Ashling Kearney (Year 8)

 

JA6 ( Coach: Narelle Johns)

Most Valuable Player: Elizabeth McGuire (Year 9)

Coach’s Award: Remi Pearce (Year 9)

 

Under 17s (Coach: Phoebe Anderson)

Most Valuable Player: Kristen Penny (Year 10)

Coach’s Award: Lucy Keays (Year 10)

 

Under 19s (Coach: Ellie Smith, Year 12)

Most Valuable Player: Ellie Smith (Year 12)

Coach's Award: Jasmin Johnson (Year 12)

 

Outstanding Club Service Award recipient 2018

Bronwyn Baker

 

NETSETGO

The NetSetGo Program which ran during Term 3 was also a great success this year, with 42 students from Pre-Primary to Year 2 participating. Every Thursday students were very eager to learn new Netball skills through fun drills and specific games.

 

On Thursday, 8 November the Netball Club will hold its Annual General Meeting at Wanju Café from 7.45am. All parties welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Mr Mike Pinker (Sports Administrator) [email protected] by close of business on Thursday, 1 November, including your coffee order, if you wish to attend.

 

We look forward to an exciting year ahead and encourage all students to consider representing the College in Netball next season. Information will be shared regarding the new season throughout Term 1, 2019.

 

Mrs Ainsley Harmsen and Miss Nadia Dalecki

Netball Club Coordinators 2018

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WACA CRICKET COMPETITION

Well done to all ASC students who competed at the WACA Year 7 - 10 Woolworths Cricket Blast Schools Cup on Monday, 22 October. Congratulations to our Year 9/10 Girls’ Team who won the carnival and move on to the State finals next week! 

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.

BEST JUNIOR VOCALIST

Commendations to Devon Lake (Year 10) who won Best Junior Vocalist at the North of Perth Music Festival Winners’ Concert on Saturday, 20 October 2018.

 

This is the second year in a row Devon has won this category.

ALMOST PERFECT SCORE AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE​ EXAM

The College congratulates Ellen Smith (Year 10) who received an excellent result at the Alliance Française French Language exam, scoring 44.5/45. She will be presented with an award at a ceremony held at the Alliance Française base on Friday, 2 November 2018.

ICAS MEDAL RECIPIENTS

The College commends the following students who have been invited to the 2018 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Medal Presentation Ceremony to recognise their scores in multiple ICAS competitions throughout the year. To receive a medal in an ICAS competition a student must receive the highest score in their year level in a particular subject.

 

Year 8 Mathematics and Science:
Xiaoyu Chen

 

Year 10 Mathematics
Rémi Hart

 

Year 12 English
Roland Montes

 

Year 10 English
Lexie O'Brien

 

Year 7 Mathematics
Jason Shan

 

Year 12 English and Mathematics
Aron Thian

 

The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, 10 December at Perth Town Hall.

 

Well done also to Holly Baker (Year 9), Xiaoyu Chen (Year 8), Ashleigh Gurr (Year 7), and Ashley Lance (Year 9) who all received High Distinctions in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English competition.

 

MERIT IN RAD BALLET EXAM

Congratulations to Jade Wheeler (Year 7) who recently received a merit in her Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Foundation Ballet Exam on Pointe. Jade was also awarded a second, and third place and a special mention for her performances at the Onstage Performing Arts Competition in October held at Penrhos College.

 

She competed in the following categories:

Third place:14 Years and Under Classical Solo Novice

Second Place: 14 Years and Under Demi Character Solo Novice

A special mention: 14 Years and Under Contemporary Solo Novice.

GYMNASTICS SUCCESS

Congratulations to Jessie Wong (Year 3) who was awarded Second Prize at the Western Australian Junior Gymnastics Championships held on 18–21 October 2018. This was a significant win as she has only been participating this week after having a fractured elbow last term.

NICOLE WINS BIG IN THE NORTH OF PERTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

The College commends Nicole H Li (Year 5) who won in the following categories at the North of Perth Music Festival Winners’ Concert on Saturday, 20 October 2018:

  • Most Outstanding Junior Instrumentalist Award, with a cash cheque of $150;
  • Overall Outstanding Junior Performance Award, with a cash cheque of $300;
  • People's Choice Award (Junior), with a cash cheque of $100.

NIKITA SELECTED FOR NATIONALS

The College commends Nikita Jan (Year 11) who will represent Western Australia at the 2018 Australian Figure Skating Championships from Friday, 30 November to Friday, 7 December in Sydney.

NATIONAL MATHEMATICS SUMMER SCHOOL

The College commends Xiaoyu Chen (Year 8) and Rémi Hart (Year 10) who have both been invited to attend the National Mathematics Summer School at The Australian National University in Canberra to be held 6–19 January 2019.

 

The Summer School, which typically accepts students who have completed Year 11, is a two-week residential school for gifted and talented Senior School students. Participants are selected based on their mathematical interest, achievement and potential.

AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE OLYMPAIDS SUMMER SCHOOL

Well done to Shevanka Dias Abeyagunawardene (Year 11) who has been invited to the 2019 Australian Science Olympiads Summer School for Physics at The Australian National University in Canberra from 4-20 January 2019.

 

Up to 24 secondary school students are invited to the school per discipline each year based on their performance in the Australian Science Olympiad Exams held throughout the year.

ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC, AUSTRALIA ATTAINMENT

Commendations to Vevina Yang (Year 8) who recently attained her Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA) in Piano.

 

The Associate in Music, Australia is a diploma awarded by examination to outstanding candidates in the fields of musical performance and music theory.

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MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

The Music Department is always pleased to acknowledge the successes of our students and encourage anyone to contact us with any exam results, performance or other musical achievements: [email protected]

Service Learning

 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE VISIT 

During Thursday of Week 1, Year 10 students were lucky enough to attend a presentation by Kalvin from the social enterprise ‘Thankyou’ that commits 100% of profit from its products to help people in need.

 

Kalvin spoke to the students about the journey the organisation went on and how they came to be able to make such a positive difference in the world. The presentation linked to a variety of topics from the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) curriculum, the work students have been doing in Creative Industries, and the Service Learning program at the College.

 

Year 10 student, Lloyd Allen wrote a short reflection after the presentation that summarised the learning he gained from the opportunity.
 

The social enterprise Thankyou started with an impossible idea: a bottle of water that exists to help end the World Water Crisis. That idea has now grown to over 55 products, from personal care products to nappies and baby care. All these products serve as ways to help those in need.

Thankyou have a ‘100% model’, meaning all the profit they make goes to those who need it the most.

 

The Year 10s this year were privileged to hear from Kalvin Hart who works for Thankyou as a community builder. Kalvin inspired us by telling us how this so-called ‘impossible idea’ has got to where it is now, and all the challenges faced along the way. But he also empowered every single one of us and showed us that all you need is a little perseverance and a dream and you can change the world.

 

Up to now Thankyou has given over $5.8 million to fund water access, sanitation and hygiene. Thankyou has also empowered over 785,000 people. One of the amazing aspects to Thankyou is the app they have created which enables you to track where your contribution has gone with a unique code on the back of your product. The creative strategies the Thankyou team have used to design, produce, and promote a product are inspiring.

 

I found the talk really worthwhile and valuable. I was amazed at the fact that after three years they were back to square one; where they started. Right then and there they could've easily given up, but they persisted and kept soldiering on because they knew they had found their ‘why’. I learnt through this that we all have our own ‘why’; all we need to do is find it.

 

One tenth of people in the world live in extreme poverty. If you live on less than $1.90 a day, you’re considered to be experiencing ‘extreme poverty’ as this is the minimum amount needed to survive. Put simply, someone living in extreme poverty is solely focused on surviving rather than pursuing opportunities to thrive. They are struggling daily to access basic rights such as health, education, shelter, and food.

 

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made, and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation”Nelson Mandela

Propeller Industries

Year 10 Creative Industries

Year 10 Creative Industries students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of learning opportunities this term, from pursuing a passion project, social enterprise opportunities, continuing with their $20 Boss project, leadership training where students define how they want to measure success at school and beyond with Wolfpack to sharing their skills by Tutoring Junior School students.

 

Tutoring has involved Year 10 students teaching Mathematics skills to Year 2 students, coaching Year 5 and 6 students on the sporting field in Basketball, Volleyball and Cricket, and helping the Year 4 students in Music.

 

“Tutoring the younger students at All Saints’ College is such a rewarding experience. As well as teaching them things you know, you’re also learning from them at the same time. I was motivated to choose this program because I’m interested in helping and teaching younger students. Being given this opportunity has been such a great experience overall, and I would recommend it to anyone interested.”  Evie Shackleton (Year 10)

 

“The Year 10 Creative Industries tutoring program has given us the opportunity to work with Junior School students and teachers during their preparation for interhouse sport. We assist teachers to run Volleyball training sessions for the Year 5 and 6 students where they learn the basic skills and drills needed to progress into full-size games. It's a great chance for us to develop our interpersonal and teaching skills as well as have fun with the younger years. I would recommend the Creative Industries tutoring program to any future students who want to develop these skills and get involved.”  Miranda Templeman (Year 10)

 

Learning Technologies

AutoSave in Office 365

 

How many times have you lost significant amounts of work because an application crashed? It is a common scenario for students to lose their work and causes huge frustration.

 

With Auto-Save in Office 365 this is a thing of the past. If you are working on a Word, PowerPoint or Excel document, with Auto-Save on any changes are saved automatically. Brilliant! No more lost work! 

BUT... you should be aware of a few things - read more here

Cocurricular in SEQTA

Students should make sure they are indicating that they are attending a cocurricular activity when they get the message through to remind them. Remember the entries on the final report come from  attendance marked there in RollCall.

Junior School has just started last week so let me know if you have any issues.

Coming soon!

An ongoing effort to streamline processes for parents will continue next week when we introduce a new way to login to our Parent Gateway. Parents will no longer need to enter their login details again when going to update medical details, give consents or book parent teacher interviews. More information will be out next week on this. 

New in OneNote

Microsoft has put their development and new features into the OneNote app for Windows 10 (which has the same look and function as the online, Mac, and iPad version). It would be wise to download the new version to have a look as OneNote 2016 is not being updated – but still works fine! Here is an overview of the differences:

Download the app from the Microsoft Store here

Notices in SEQTA

Make sure you are checking in daily with all the notices. You can select only those categories relevant to you so you only get the messages you need.

College documents

All of the documents we had previously in the student diary are now in “Documents” in SEQTA, along with many more. You can find this section by going to the main menu and selecting “Documents”. I have put all the handbooks there, exam timetables etc. If there is anything else you feel should be there please let me know.

Focus Assist

This week’s tip from Mrs Chapman is about focus assist, a helpful tool that allows you to control how many notifications you receive and when you receive them. Focus Assist can help you to minimise distractions during study and work. Recommended! More here How to use Focus Assist - Windows Central

Change the look of Chrome

Thanks to James Ji (Year 5) for sending this video on how to change the look of your Chrome browser to optimise for touch control etc

  1. Copy the code: chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md
  2. Type or paste the code into the Chrome search bar - any other browser will not work.
  3. Choose your look of Chrome and Chrome will prompt you to relaunch it.
  4. Press relaunch.
  5. You are done!

I am rewarding any student who sends me a tip that is published in our weekly Tech Tip Friday with a voucher for JB Hi Fi.

 

Mr Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

Robotics Club

Three All Saints’ College Robotics teams competed at the 2018 Australian Open National RoboCup Junior Competition in Melbourne from 5 – 7 October 2018. Rémi Hart (Year 10) and Jay Raffel (Year 11) shared their thoughts on the experience:

 

This year the RoboCup Junior Nationals Competition was held in Melbourne from Friday, 5–8 October 2018.

 

We arrived before the competition began to explore the city. We also went to the Australian Centre of Moving Image where we interacted with some amazing displays and learned how film has been created throughout history.

 

On Saturday, 6 October the RoboCup Junior Nationals was underway. We headed straight into practice and fine-tuned our robots whilst the judges had their meetings. Following the meetings, we had the opening ceremony and a briefing from the judges where they gave us a rundown of the definitions they were using.

This was then followed by Round One, with scrutineering (to ensure the robot is the student’s own work) taking place over the day.

 

For most teams, Round One was a chance to iron out any issues and repair the robots without losing too many points. That night we had a team dinner before returning to the hotel to continue improving our robots. 

 

The next morning, we scoffed down what breakfast we could before heading back to Melbourne Park for the day’s rounds. The rounds were noticeably harder on Sunday, with many teams having issues with the courses. Despite this, our robots performed well on this course, with some of the highest scores for the weekend of any team on that Course 10. After our rounds, we had a chance to watch some of the maze competitions and have a team photo while we nervously waited for the final scores to be calculated and to see if we made the trophy rounds.

 

The Sonic team came seventh overall in the Rescue Line category, A Maze Thing placed seventh in the Maze category, while the other All Saints’ team called Benztomi came fourth, narrowly missing out on a lucrative top three spot.

 

After results were released, we stayed and watched the trophy rounds to learn what other teams were doing before heading to the airport for the flight home. We came home from Melbourne tired but proud of the effort we put in all year and seeing it pay off in our position and how much our robots did.

Rémi Hart (Year 10) and Jay Raffel (Year 11)

Cocurricular Activities in Term 4

SENIOR SCHOOL COCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN TERM 4

To register for Senior School cocurricular activities for Term 4 on SEQTA, click HERE

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YEARS 3 TO 6 JUNIOR SCHOOL COCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN TERM 4

Parents of Year 3 to 6 students were sent a letter regarding the new method of enrolling students for cocurricular activities for Term 4.

 

Registrations opened on Tuesday, 9 October, with activities starting in Week 2 and finishing in the second last week of term.

 

To enrol your child/children in the cocurricular activities for Term 4, you may either go to SEQTA - “Info & Services”- “Cocurricular Activities…”(it is at the top) or click HERE

Old Saints

Congratulations to Old Saint, Philipa Seth (2011), on being selected for Fremantle Dockers in this week’s Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) Draft in Melbourne.

 

For the last eight years, Philipa has played for East Fremantle, as a half back flanker. Her footy passion started as a student at All Saints’ under the expert guidance of Mr Oliver Beath (Years 11 to 13 Coordinator) who is also Head Coach of the WA State 15s Female AFL Team.

 

Philipa works as a physiotherapist and was overjoyed to receive the news. ‘It was a massive day and probably the best in my life,’ she said.

 

OLD SAINTS' COLLEGE TOUR - BEERS, BUBBLES AND BITES

 

Our wonderful alumni network are invited to an evening tour of All Saints’ College on Friday, 2 November from 5.30pm – 8.30pm – exclusive to Old Saints!

 

• Staff will join you on a behind the scenes tour of the College with plenty of unique experiences along the way.
• Enjoy magic tricks, beer and wine; College rock, jazz and string performances; plus interactive displays of the College, art, delicious bites.
• Catch up with a host of current and former teachers!
• Win $1000 cash, or a $2000 discount off the endowment fee for your child’s enrolment, plus many other surprises!
• Babysitting available.

 

This is a free, 18+ event for Old Saints and their partners.

RSVP HERE by Sunday, 28 October 2018. 

Visit the Old Saints Facebook page for updates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 and the December Vacation Care Program can be found by clicking HERE.

 

School Holiday Program for 9 - 17 Years

 

Is your 9 – 17 year old looking for something to do during the upcoming school holiday break? Why not have them join our exciting Holiday Program.
All activities are conducted by qualified and experienced coaches, staff members and suppliers.
 

Holiday Program Dates 2019:

Tuesday, 15 January - Thursday, 17 January 2019

 

Dates for our other 2019 School Holiday Programs will be released early next year on the College Facebook page and website.

For further information email: [email protected] 

 

Click HERE or on the video below to view highlights from the recent October School Holiday Program at All Saints' College. 

 

Become a FireTech Australia VIP

All Saints' College is pleased to once again be partnering with Firetech Australia to host their popular STEAM-based school holiday workshops on Monday, 17 and Tuesday, 18 December AND Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 January – for kids aged 6-17 years.

 

For kids, Firetech workshops = fun! (Christmas STEAM Decorations, Digital Photography, Drones, Digital Music, Vlogging and Lego Animation)

 

For parents, Firetech workshops represent an exciting and contemporary, technology-based learning experience, where their children are challenged to engage their design thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills – while developing good digital citizens.

 

Become a Firetech VIP before Wednesday, 31 October and you’ll be able to access the early-bird booking discount of 20%.  Simply head to www.firetech.wa.edu.au/register to sign up.

Community

P&F

The position of P&F President is limited to a three-year-term and, as such, current P&F President Tracey Ash will be stepping down from the role at the AGM early next year. We will formally thank Tracey for her hard work on behalf of the College community at a later stage.

 

As a result, the P&F Committee and the College are now seeking expressions of interest from parents and guardians for this role, along with other positions such as the Vice President.

These important positions within the All Saints’ community are supported by the P&F Executive and the College’s Administrative staff.

 

For more information regarding this, please contact our Director of Community Relations, Mr Ben Dahlstrom, at [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

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COOKING FOR THE HOMELESS EVENT

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

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Next P&F Meeting: Monday, 19 November 2018. Commences at 7.00pm in the Boardroom (located in the Senior School Reception).

Wanju Café

OPENING HOURS:

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

Thank you for helping us reach 200 Likes! 300 Likes is our next goal. Can you help us reach it? To access the Wanju Cafe Facebook page, click HERE

 

ASC Playgroup

All Saints' College Playgroup has been running for three terms and has provided a fantastic opportunity for young children to learn and develop valuable life skills through play, and for children and parents alike to become familiar with the school and build relationships with families living in the local area.

 

Playgroup meets at 9.00am on Tuesdays (during term time), where the children enjoy free play and a planned activity run by parents before finishing their session with rhyme time and a book conducted by staff from the College’s Music department.

 

This term the children have enjoyed stamp painting with vegetables and other household items, creating pasta necklaces and paper collages. We also celebrate birthdays each month with a cupcake decorating session, a playgroup favourite!

 

For more information about All Saints' College Playgroup, click HERE

ASC Canteen

OPENING HOURS:

Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 2.00pm

Why not order your lunch online?! Register today at www.quickcliq.com.au

To view the College Canteen menu on SEQTA, please click HERE

Parish 

 

In the news

Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute Director opinion section in The West Australian 

To read more about this story featured in The West Australian, click HERE

All Saints' College student held back by education system

To read more about this story featured in The West Australian, click HERE

Two Year 7 students compete at National Touch Football competition

To read more about this story featured in the Cockburn Gazette, click HERE

College family features in Today Tonight story

To view the Today Tonight Story which appeared on Television on Wednesday, 17 October, click HERE

All Saints' College featured on Channel 7 story about exam stress

To view this story online, click HERE

Old Saint Philipa Seth (2011) drafted by the Fremantle Dockers

To read more about this story, click HERE

Important Contact Details

Senior School - student absence, lateness, queries

Student Services (08) 9313 9302  (8.00am - 4.00pm - Term Time)

 

Junior School - student absence, lateness, queries

Junior School Reception (08) 9313 9334 (8.00am - 5.00pm - Term Time)

 

TSC - technical help desk, log on queries

TSC Help Desk  (08) 9313 9363 (7.00am - 5.00pm - Monday to Friday)

 

Accounts - pay school fees, tours/incidentals

Pay fees, tours/incidentals (08) 9313 9365 (8.30am - 4.30pm - Monday to Friday)

Queries on fees (08) 9313 9313 (8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday)

 

Senior School Reception 

General enquiries (08) 9313 9333 (8.00am - 5.00pm - Daily)

 

Uniform Store

Uniform Store Manager - Michelle Read  (08) 9313 9301

 

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

 

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