The College Courier

22 March 2018
Issue No 5, 22 March 2018
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Service Learning
Propeller Enterprises
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Holiday Programs
Community
In the news
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149
AU

From the Principal

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem

 

Heartfelt thanks to those parents, students, Old Saints, staff and Board members who were able to join us on Sunday, 10 March for our community strategic planning workshop at which we were able to dream and imagine and explore with excitement of the possibilities!

 

This was the second of three such workshops. Approximately 200 College staff came together earlier this year to review our current plan and provide input into the development of our next strategic plan, and a third workshop with the College Board and Leadership Team will occur in Term 2.

 

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saints-Exupery

Our goal – to be the very best provider possible of a holistic education, where young people feel empowered, where they grow to be confident and compassionate, committed to service before self – is a mere wish without a strong and clear plan.

 

I hope those of you who were not able to be present on the day might be able to take a few minutes to respond to the five questions/prompts at the following link: HERE.

 

It is our aim to publish our new plan by the end of this calendar year, and the widespread gathering of our community’s insights during the first half of this year is a most important and worthwhile process and investment to that end.

 

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln

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.

EASTER MESSAGE

A few years ago I had the privilege of leading a school pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We visited Jordan, Palestine and Israel, with land crossings between those countries. Of course, these transits were not pleasant experiences: long delays, arrogant officials, humiliating baggage, personal inspections, and exhaustive interrogations. But all of this was what we expected, and part of the joys of travel. What we did not expect, however, was a far worse experience in the church where the death and resurrection of Jesus, the whole Easter drama, is remembered.

 

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been standing on the reputed site of Calvary and the Tomb of Jesus since the days of King Constantine (4th Century CE) and is a vast, gloomy, shabby conglomeration of churches and chapels, uneasily shared by several Christian denominations. It is usually very hard to get inside it because of the huge numbers of tourists who go there, but one night while we were in Jerusalem, I heard at the hostel where we were staying that the church would be open all night for visitors. So I gathered a group of students and staff together at 1.30am, and we walked through the empty streets of the old city to have a look around without having to fight our way in. There were very few people in the building at that time, but a liturgy was in process outside the monument which contains what is revered as the actual tomb from which Jesus rose. Elaborately robed clergy chanted in an ancient language, and the scene was made even more surreal by the clouds of smoke coming from candles and incense. We stood reverently and watched for a while, until one of the robed officials (A priest? A bishop? A caretaker? We were not sure) strode over to us and demanded in a loud and peremptory manner that we go away. “Catholics come back in daytime!” He ordered.

 

We left and sat on the steps outside in the coolness of the night. One of our party, a young man who was on the very edge of the ‘church’ said to me. “Well, that’s it, if that’s Christianity, I want nothing more to do with it, ever again.”

 

Sadly, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is not the recommended place to encounter the living Christ today. Disputes between the various denominations who use it have over the years occasionally come to physical violence, and the Israeli Army has been called in to restore order between fighting priests and monks.

However, reflecting on that experience, it illustrates for us the whole point of Easter. Jesus did not come to save a perfect world, but an imperfect one. He came to show us that forgiveness is available to us through his death, and an abundant and eternal life through his resurrection. The fact that the very place where these events are remembered is a place of dispute and sectarianism illustrates the whole Easter drama so well. We are all in need – even the most ‘holy’ of us – of the presence of the Risen Christ in our lives; hopefully that presence can restore, refresh and revitalise our world.

 

A verse from a well-loved Good Friday hymn puts it:

O dearly, dearly has he loved

and we must love him too,

and trust in his redeeming blood,

and try his works to do.

 

Wishing you all a blessed and wonderful Easter season.

 

Rev Tony Murray-Feist

College Chaplain

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WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH 2018 - DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE HISTORY!

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.

Next term, the 1 450+ staff and students from Pre-K to Year 12 will have their picture taken at the College to create our sixth Whole School photograph. These photos are taken individually during our upcoming photo days and produced into a composite image of everybody.

PRE-ORDERS

A limited run of just 250 Whole School photographs is being produced. To ensure you secure a copy, please take advantage of our pre-order service by selecting one of two options below by 30, April 2018.

1 – The cost of the photograph ($59.95) is added to your child’s school fees (no immediate payment necessary)

Or

2 – Paying now by credit card - $62.95 (inclusive of Trybooking fees)

(When selecting either option, you will be asked to list the name of your eldest child at the school. This allows us to readily track and place your order).

 

Your image will be delivered to the College as a rolled poster, laminated and printed both sides with the photograph on the front and names on the back, inside a cardboard tube.

All orders will be delivered to the College early in Term 3 and available for collection from Senior School Reception.

Click HERE to pre-order.

CONNECTED³ - ART EXHIBITION

ARE YOU CREATIVE?

 

We are looking for students and the wider community (parents/grandparents/friends) to create artworks to enter in the Connected³ Art Exhibition. Interested students and community members will receive a free 30cm x 30cm canvas on which to create their artwork. All the artworks will be auctioned online, commencing on the Opening Night, which is Friday, 15 June, with all money raised donated to Nulsen Disability Services.

 

Deadline extended until Thursday, 29 March 2018. Canvas/cube pickup will be from Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with more details with regards to picking up your canvas/cube.

 

For Terms and Conditions please click HERE.

For Information Package please click HERE.

For Registration Form please click HERE.

 

For further information please contact

Ms Louise Elscot :  [email protected]

SEQTA WORKSHOPS

Parents are invited to an ICT session to go through the basics of SEQTA, the College’s Learning management system and pillar of our ICT services for students and parents.

In this session you will learn about:

  • how to login to SEQTA
  • what information is available
  • how to customise your page
  • downloading the SEQTA app
  • all the basic features you should be aware of.

There are two sessions (both the same) repeated on Wednesday, 28 March at 2.30pm, and Thursday, 29 March at 9.00am, both held in the foyer near Wanju Café.

Please come down, grab a coffee and join us!

NAPLAN 2018

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

THE ASC ARTS DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOU!

This year’s College Production Little Shop of Horrors and our Dance Concert Presence require a team of dedicated costume makers to create and collate.

 

We are looking for people who can offer as much or as little time and skills as they are able. We also require volunteers for alternative tasks such as purchasing, washing and hand sewing.

 

Once we get our team together we can begin to create a plan as to who will do what and when. Some pieces are very simple, others quite elaborate; we will be able to match skills accordingly.

 

If you wish to be part of the team that brings our Arts to life or would like further information, please contact Jodie Bellchambers at [email protected] and we will be in touch.

HERITAGE WEEK 2018  - Beyond Boundaries

This year Heritage Week has the theme Beyond Boundaries and is being held in Term 2, Week 2, Monday, 7 May to Friday, 11 May.  The week will be filled with Old Saint activities, a pop-up museum, House quizzes, sausage sizzles and the annual Old Saints v Students' Sports event.

Two Old Saint competitions are already well underway and if you have not started it is not too late to enter! Get your entrepreneurial brains ticking and create some exciting ideas!

PRE-PRIMARY - YEAR 6 ART COMPETITION

YEARS 7 - 12 OLD SAINTS' CHALLENGE

 

FROM THE COLLEGE ARCHIVE

DO YOU HAVE OLD UNIFORM ITEMS?

The College Bulletin of August 1980 included the information that:

 

A great deal of care has been taken to select an attractive low cost uniform in navy and light blue colours. The uniform is on display at Boans (Booragoon) and will be available for purchase as from November, 1980.

 

Apparently the other possibility was khaki. Most students whom I have made aware of that fact seem very grateful that blue was chosen!

 

The College uniform has remained remarkably stable over 37 years. The main changes have been in the College jumper, which originally had stripes on the arms that disappeared around 2005, and various forms of tunic/dress for girls in the Junior School.

 

If you have one of these items in your possession and would like to donate it to the College, Mr John Beaverstock, our Heritage Coordinator, would love to hear from you. 

[email protected]

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

JUNIOR SCHOOL IPSHA INTERSCHOOL CARNIVAL

The IPSHA Coeducational Interschool Swimming Carnival was held on Friday, 16 March at Wesley College. The students were all well prepared and enthusiastic, leaning into every race and opportunity. They experienced healthy competition from the competing schools, but were able to maintain a strong presence in the pool. Incredibly, every All Saints’ swimmer placed fourth or higher for each of their events – an amazing result. The highlight of the day, however, was the sportsmanship on display amongst athletes, as demonstrated by the embrace and delight shared between Noah Dean and his John XXIII rival after finishing equal first in the Year 6 Boys ‘A’ Division Butterfly. A wonderful moment shared by each of the schools involved.

 

Congratulations to Ayden Hipper (Year 6) who broke the record in the 50m Breaststroke for this particular event. The old record of 42.37 had stood since 2003, and Ayden’s time was 41.78. Well done, Ayden!

 

All students swam beautifully and should be proud of their performance and efforts on the day. We also thank the parents for their support, encouragement and presence at the carnival.

 

DAY OF CULTURE

Yesterday the Junior School students participated enthusiastically in the Day of Culture. The Junior School was highlighted throughout in orange as a symbol of harmony in diversity. The students listened to cultural stories presented by Ms Brette Lockyer and they danced to the up-tempo energy charged video of Baker Boy. Cultural food was a major focus, as students were asked to reflect on food they enjoy from a different culture and share their reflections with their peers. This was a chance to Lean In and learn about another culture and Lean In to contribute with openness and generosity.

RIDE2SCHOOL DAY

We wish to remind all students that on Friday, 23 March we are encouraging students to ride to school as part of National Ride2School Day. There will also be an activity for riders during lunchtime that will give them an opportunity to show off their skills.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

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CHORAL FESTIVAL

All families are invited to attend the Junior School Choral Festival which will be held on Wednesday, 4 April in the Centre for Performing Arts.

 

All classes from Years 1 - 6 will be performing, with the theme this year being ‘The 7 Habits’.

 

The times of the Choral Festival are as follows:

Year 1-3:  12.00pm - 1.00pm
Year 4-6:  1.45pm - 3.15pm

 

The Junior School Choral Festival provides every student with a "choral singing experience" and to enjoy the experience of singing.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Junior School Music Teacher Mrs Eboney Yapp[email protected]

 

Mrs Eboney Yapp
Junior School Music Teacher

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ECC GRANDPARENTS AND FRIENDS' AFTERNOON

Click HERE to book.

 

PRE-PRIMARY - YEAR 6 OLD SAINTS' HERITAGE WEEK ART COMPETITION

This year Heritage Week has the theme Beyond Boundaries and is being held in Term 2, Week 2, Monday, 7 May to Friday, 11 May.  The week will be filled with Old Saint activities, a pop-up museum, House quizzes, sausage sizzles and the annual Old Saints v Students' Sports event.

The Pre-Primary - Year 6 Old Saints' Art Competition is already well underway and if you have not started it is not too late to enter! Get your entrepreneurial brains ticking and create some exciting ideas! Entries close on Monday, 7 May at 3.30pm

 

P&F JUNIOR SCHOOL COFFEE MORNINGS

 

Senior School

WHISTLER SKI TRIP JANUARY 2019

Based on the strong support of the 2014 Whistler Ski Trip, All Saints’ College will once again conduct a Whistler Canada Ski Trip in January 2019. The trip will run from Friday, 4 January to Friday, 18 January 2019 (dates to be confirmed) and is open for all students in Years 8 – 12 in 2019.

Main reasons for travelling to Canada:

  • Whistler is an excellent village resort very well suited to our age group of students
  • Large beginner, intermediate and advanced ski areas with one of the best ski schools in the world, able to cater for every level.
  • The greatest useable vertical terrain in North America.
  • Consistently ranked in the top 5 North American ski resorts. 
  • Travel involves a short coach transfer to ski resort from Vancouver International Airport (i.e. no internal flights).
  • All staff attending fully recommend and are familiar with the area and services.

Why not Europe?

  • It is more expensive.
  • Has language barriers.
  • Beginner ski areas not up to same standard as Whistler.
  • Involves at least two transfers to domestic terminals in large, complex and crowded airports, not user-friendly to movement of school groups.
  • Staff not comfortable taking students to an area they are not familiar with.

Places are limited to 20 students but will be reassessed if a large expression of interest occurs.

 

For further details of the proposed tour, please click HERE

 

Please note: Deposits must be received by Thursday, 29 March 2018.

 

For further enquiries, please contact Head of Outdoor Learning, Mr Jason Zaurs via email: [email protected]

 

Mr Jason Zaurs
Head of Outdoor Learning

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UMAT TESTING FOR ENTRY INTO MEDICINE - SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Saints’ College has partnered with MedEntry.edu.au – a registered training organisation (RTO) – to host UMAT testing on campus in return for a discount to our students who wish to sit the examinations.

 

A high UMAT score is needed along with very strong ATAR results to gain entry into medicine at university.

 

The two-day workshop is taking place on Thursday, 26 April 2018 - Friday, 27 April 2018 in Building 8, rooms 3.1 and 3.2.

 

The discount applies for students enrolling in the Platinum Package only. Use the school code ASC and password ASCh9e4yo to secure the discount. Click here for the link.

 

Spaces are very limited, so please move quickly if this is of interest. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

 

You can download a short 'how to apply the discount code' guide below.

 

VISUAL ARTS ATAR INCURSION 

Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts ATAR students had the unique opportunity to attend a one-day skills-based incursion on Friday, 9 March which comprised a painting workshop and sculpture course.

 

PAINTING WORKSHOP

Daevid Anderson, a local artist who works in oil paints, ran the morning painting workshop. As we walked into the art rooms, everyone marvelled at how realistic his paintings were. He discussed many aspects of colour theory and how he approaches his practice. Most interestingly, he also showed us some different artist methods of beginning a painting, some starting with a wash and others working with a grid.

 

After we covered the theory part of the lesson, Daevid started the practical aspect, demonstrating how he transfers an outline of an image onto his painting surface. He then showed us how to mix colours, and a method of comparing colours by asking if they are lighter or darker or if they are cooler or warmer.

 

The rest of the time was happily spent painting from an image and trialling mixing different colours from our palette. At the end of the workshop all our paintings were pleasantly different in style, despite all originating from the same source. 

Daevid challenged us to take an online colour test and, amazingly, out of 13 students eight of us got a perfect score!!

 

If you would like to challenge yourself, try the colour test by clicking HERE.

 

If you get a perfect score of 0, please screen shot your score and send it to [email protected] so we can admire your colour prowess.

 

Juliet Morris and Lily Li (Year 11)

 

SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

Our afternoon sculpture workshop was run by talented sculptor and ASC technician, Shelley Brookland. Shelley began by showing us her delightfully vintage and retro sculptures and dioramas, explaining how she selects objects that are imbued with memory and history to create her artworks. She also showed us the artwork of Peter Ellis who uses a variety of different sculptural construction techniques when creating artworks around a central theme.

 

We then started the practical part of the workshop, which got a little messy. We cast moulds of little trinkets and figurines with Pinkysil, a type of fast-setting silicone rubber. After the Pinkysil set, we poured EasyCast resin into the mold to create a replica of the original figurine. This technique was incredibly useful to learn, as it saves a lot of time when creating sculptures made of duplicates of the same object.

 

We then tried out another type of the Pinkysil in its ‘putty form’, mixing the two-part playdoh-like substance around our fingers, waiting for it to set, then removing it and pouring resin into it.

 

The result left an exact replica of our finger, in the finest detail. We were then shown the process of replicating a full hand and wrist through the use Alginate, a form of moulding material often used in prosthetics. We were also shown other sculpting methods such as expanding foam and Super Sculpty clay.

 

Overall, this workshop was a wonderful opportunity for us to learn different sculptural techniques that could come in very handy in the Visual Arts ATAR course.

 

Juliet Morris and Lily Li (Year 11)

F45 SESSION

On Monday, 12 March Mr Jamieson’s Fit for Life Year 9 class visited the Bull Creek F45 Fitness Gym to learn about fitness during a muscle strengthening session. When we got there, we were led up into a high-class training room by two trainers from F45, Meg and Owen. They explained that we would be doing the pipeline session, a class that focuses on building the muscles and strength necessary for surfing. We went through a nine-station circuit; each station focused on different muscles.

 

There was a very wide range of activities, which got us to think about strengthening muscle groups we don’t usually consider. It was also really engaging as we got to give so many new things a go in a supportive and appealing environment.

 

All the students involved had an amazing time and learnt so much about how to better stay active.

 

Eliana Hullett (Year 9)

YEARS 7 - 12 OLD SAINTS' HERITAGE WEEK CHALLENGE

Get your entrepreneurial brains ticking and create some exciting ideas! You could win $100!

Entries close on Monday, 7 May at 5.00pm

 

P&F SENIOR SCHOOL COFFEE MORNINGS

 

What's On?

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

JAZZ AND PAELLA PICNIC

Please note: Bookings for Paella have now closed. Feel free to bring along a picnic!

HOW TO WIN A NOBEL PRIZE WITH BARRY MARSHALL

Mary has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize.

She loves running her own science experiments at home. But how can she become a real scientist and win the greatest prize of all?

One day Mary stumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners. Swearing her to secrecy, Professor Barry Marshall agrees to be her guide as she travels around the world and through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most fascinating and important scientific discoveries. They talk space and time with Albert Einstein, radiation with Marie Curie, DNA with Crick, Watson and Wilkins – and much more.

Join Mary on her time-travel adventure – and do your own experiments along the way!

How to Win a Nobel Prize is a funny, fascinating adventure story for ages 9 to 12, and includes experiments that young scientists can do themselves at school or at home.

 

Professor Marshall and Mary will be at All Saints' College on Thursday, 5 April. 

Click HERE to book.

 

TUTORS' CONCERT

Click HERE to book

 

GRANDPARENTS AND FRIENDS' ART CLASS

Click HERE to book.

P&F QUIZ NIGHT

Click HERE to book.

 

The HotHouse Company

The HotHouse Company presents:

CHUNKY MOVE DANCE COMPANY RESIDENCY

During Week 6 the HotHouse Company welcomed Niharika Senapati, a dancer from the Melbourne contemporary dance company Chunky Move. Chunky Move is a critically acclaimed and internationally recognised dance company known for its unique style of movement, technique and performances.

 

Throughout the week our Senior School students were taught in numerous classes by Niharika, including: a special class for the Year 12 Dance Day, a full-day incursion where students were taught Chunky Move’s unique Countertechinque, as well as workshops to help create interesting movements for Dance students’ original solo assessments. Year 12 students also explored their Dance performances in greater depth, as well as learning repertoire from the shows that were studied during class and a brief Chunky Move company history.

 

On Saturday, 10 March a group of 10 students participated in another full-day workshop offered by Niharika, learning more of Chunky Move’s famous Countertechnique and workshopping different movements.

 

The experience that the students were offered was invaluable, and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we got to spend with Niharika learning more about Dance and Chunky Move.

 

Ella August (Year 12)

GUY MASTERSON RESIDENCY

During Week 6 the HotHouse Company and All Saints’ were lucky enough to welcome Guy Masterson, an Olivier Award winning producer, actor, director and writer, to the College to complete his week-long residency. Guy travelled to Perth after performing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival to sold out shows.

 

In previous years Guy has performed some of his repertoire at All Saints’, but this time his residency was a bit different. The College gained exclusive access into Guy’s mind as he performed five monologues as if he were in an exam situation. Students could ask questions, thus gaining insight into his processes and the important elements of devising a performance.

 

Guy also visited a number of drama classes throughout his time at the College, which was an eye-opening experience, as he has an interesting and unique approach to acting.

 

This experience has been entirely positive and we as a student body are very grateful that Guy keeps coming back to the College. It is a very important perspective to gain understanding from a man who has been in the industry for over 30 years. We hope to see him again in the near future.

 

Genevieve Bowyer-Funnell (Year 12)

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WEST AUSTRALIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA EXCURSION

On Wednesday, 14 March, 12 students accompanied by Ms Winley (College Music Teacher) were lucky enough to watch the West Australian Symphony Orchestra rehearse for a series of concerts at the Perth Concert Hall. For half an hour before their performance, we were allowed to watch them rehearse, and Education Officer, Fiona Taylor and the Assistant Concertmaster, Semra Lee-Smith gave us a pre-concert talk. We learnt about Semra’s career journey and how she followed her passion of music.

 

When we entered the theatre, we saw the musicians set out to play. We got to hear a snippet of Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Beethoven’s Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. These pieces were conducted by world-renowned conductor and pianist, Asher Fisch. I found the music amazing and could have stayed there all night!

 

I would like to thank the College for such an incredible opportunity.

 

Olivia Clinckers (Year 9)

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ASC SYMPHONIC BAND WORKSHOP WITH WAAPA

On Friday, 16 March, members of the All Saints' College Symphonic Band participated in a workshop with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Lecturer, Dr Philip Everall, and selected WAAPA Wind students.

 

The ensemble was required to play a stylistically Avant-Garde piece, involving the overlapping of many musical motifs to create the full piece. We are very proud that our students put themselves out of their comfort zone and worked well with the WAAPA students.

THE ASC ARTS DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOU!

This year’s College production of Little Shop of Horrors and our Dance concert Presence require a team of dedicated costume makers to create and collate.

 

We are looking for people who can offer as much or as little time and skills as possible. We also require volunteers for alternative tasks such as purchasing, washing and hand sewing.

 

Once we get our team together, we can begin to create a plan of who will do what and when. Some pieces are very simple, others quite elaborate, and we will be able to match skills accordingly.

 

If you wish to be part of the team that brings our Arts to life or would like further information, please contact Jodie Bellchambers via email: [email protected]

HCo DANCE LAB CLASSES

Click HERE to book Dance Lab Classes

 

Sport & Physical Education

TENNIS AND FUTSAL COMPETITIONS

Years 7 – 10 Tennis and Futsal competitions have been underway over the past couple of weeks where students have enjoyed the friendly competition.

 

Below are some highlights from the different competitions.

 

ACC SWIMMING CARNIVAL

Our Years 7 - 12 Interschool Swim Team competed against other schools in the Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) 'A' Division Carnival at HBF Stadium yesterday.

 

With three races to go before the final results, there was only a point difference between All Saints' and another school, but our students pulled through and came home strong to place sixth overall.

 

Well done to our All Saints' competitors who performed exceptionally well throughout the day against some very tough competition.

ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE BASKETBALL CLUB

With the basketball season soon coming to a close, grand finals and semi-finals are set to be played out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights next week. The last of the grand finals will be held on Tuesday, 3 April – Saturday, 7 April at the Willetton Basketball Stadium.

 

To keep up to date with fixtures please join the ASC Basketball Club on Facebook (link).

This week’s semi-finals fixtures are as follows:

 

Monday, 19 March

5.15pm            B18C2             ASC 006 v Roadies 035         Court 3 - WIN

6.15pm            B16A               ASC 014 v Jets 033                Court 4 - LOSS

 

Thursday, 22 March

6.15pm            G18C2             ASC 025 v Jets 019                Court 3

 

Friday, 23 March

6.10pm            B14C1             ASC 018 v Jets 014                Court 2

 

Saturday, 24 March

12.20pm          G12C               ASC 008 v Bullets 010           Court 3

1.10pm            G12B2             ASC 023 v Bullets 037           Court 2

1.10pm            B12B1             ASC 003 v Tangos 015          Court 3

5.10pm            B14B1             ASC 004 v Puma 031             Court 1

NETBALL COACHES REQUIRED!

 

With the Netball season nearly upon us and we are seeking parents and friends to coach and co-coach our Netball teams.

 

The commitment is approximately 1-1.5 hours per week for training (on a day that is convenient for you), plus attending their team’s game on a Saturday.  They would be allocated two student coaches to assist with any planning, delivery, active participation in drills etc and if they wish to upskill, the Netball Club is happy to pay for coaching courses. If you are interested in obtaining further information you are encouraged to contact [email protected] or [email protected] as soon as possible.

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.

SSWA COACH SELECTION

Congratulations to Years 11 – 13 Coordinator Mr Oliver Beath on being selected as coach of the School Sport WA (SSWA) AFL Under 15 Girls team. The team will compete at the School Sport National Championships in Adelaide from Saturday, 21 July to Saturday, 28 July 2018.

 

STUDENTS CLEAN UP AT ‘HAVE SUM FUN’ MATHS COMPETITION

All Saints’ College students have again dominated the recent Have Sum Fun Mathematics Competition, with all teams finishing in first or second position.

 

The Year 11 / 12 team took out first place on Friday night, while the Years 5 / 6, Years 7 / 8 and Years 9 / 10 teams all took out second spot on the Saturday.

Click HERE to read more. 

RECEPTIONIST GRADUATES WITH DISTINCTION AND MULTIPLE AWARDS

Congratulations to Senior School Receptionist Ms Jane Snowden who recently graduated from Curtin University’s Law School with a distinction and two awards: The Ashley Morgan and Associates Prize for Best Student in TAXA3003 Tax Structures in 2017, and The EY Prize for Best Student in TAX3001 Tax Administration in 2017.

 

Jane is pictured with her two Old Saint sons Sam (2017) and Lewis (2015).

YEAR 5 STUDENTS SELECTED FOR PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY

Congratulations to Caitlin Mackinlay (Year 4)​ and Sophie Reader (Year 5) who recently auditioned successfully for the Australian Performing Arts Network Academy (APAN). Sophie and Caitlin will have the opportunity to perform at events such as Telethon and the City of Perth Christmas Nativity.

WABL SELECTIONS

The College congratulates the following students who have been selected for U16 Willetton Tigers Western Australian Basketball League Teams: Campbell Bright (Year 8), Jacob Feist, Thomas Gerovich, Luc Latino, Callum Stickells, and Ashley Tsang (Year 9).

 

Well done also to Mia Crofts (Year 5) who has been selected for the WABL Cockburn Cougars team.

RECORD BREAKING SWIM AT IPSHA CARNIVAL

Congratulations to Ayden Hipper (Year 6) who broke the record for the 50m breaststroke at the IPSHA Coeducational Swimming Carnival held on Friday, 16 March 2018 at Wesley College. Ayden swam a time of 41.78, beating the old record of 42.37 which has stood since 2003!

EQUESTRIAN SUCCESS

Congratulations to Emma Cumming (Year 11) who participated in the WA State Interschool Eventing Equestrian Championships held on Saturday, 17 March and Sunday, 18 March in Capel, placing second in the EvA105 Junior class with her horse Reilly and seventh in the EvA95 Junior class with Rosie.

 

This has earned Emma and Reilly a place on the national team for the Australian Interschools Championships to be held in Victoria in October later this year.

FNA REPRESENTATIVE TEAM SELECTION

The College congratulates Georgie Blevin (Year 9) on her selection for a Fremantle Netball Association (FNA) Representative team for the 2018 season.

Good luck to Georgie, Kayli, Tiana, Isabel, Madison, Meisha, Amy and Ashlyn for the 2018 season!

TENNIS SUCCESS

Congratulations to Rhea Makesar (Year 7) who placed first at the Under 12 Henley South Gold Australian Junior Tournament held in Adelaide from Friday, 9 March to Monday, 12 March 2018.

 Rhea blitzed the competition by winning the tournament without dropping a set.

 

Rhea has also played at the 2018 Esperance March Open from Friday, 2 March to Monday, 5 March, competing in the Under 14 singles, doubles and women’s division two singles. Here she won the Under 14 girls doubles and runner-up in the women’s division.

 

As a result of her success through these and past competitions, Rhea is ranked number one in Western Australia and number two in Australia for her year group.

NATIONAL WATER POLO TEAM SELECTION

Commendations to Taj Wright (Year 9) who has been selected for the Australian National Water Polo team that will compete in Canberra from Monday, 26 March to Sunday, 1 April 2018. 

FOOTBALL WEST UNDER 19 TEAM SELECTION

The College congratulates Miranda Templeman (Year 10) who was selected as the second goalkeeper for the Football West National Training Centre (NTC) Under 19s team that played the Thailand Women’s National team on Wednesday, 21 March at Dorrien Gardens, West Perth.

 

She will also have the opportunity to watch The Matilda’s train and be a flag bearer before their game next Monday.

 

Miranda was called up to play in the NTC Under 19s team for the Premiere League Night Series last Sunday, 18 March 2018, earning their team a place in the finals.

Service Learning

 

SERVICE LEARNING AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

In Service Learning, our most exciting work always bears the sweetest fruit when we collaborate with the broader community – both within and outside the College.

 

In Term 1, Service Learning and Creative Industries have come together, engaging the Heads, Hearts and Hands of the Year 8 cohort to work through some authentic problems, challenges and opportunities faced by our partner organisations. Working alongside these organisations, we have uncovered a number of ways in which our students can use design thinking to learn more about our partners and their stakeholders in order to create innovative solutions.

 

Beginning in Week 3 of this term, several current and past students spoke with the Year 8 Creative Industries students on behalf of some of our long-term partners. Senior School students, as well as recent graduates William Litchfield and Alison Choong, spoke on a rotation to small groups of Year 8s to engage their interest in each of our partner organisations.

 

The student speakers outlined the work they engaged in while being a representative for our partner organisations. Through this exposure, the Year 8s were able to understand more deeply the work of such organisations and programs as the Disabled Surfers Association, Nulsen Disability Services, Teach Learn Grow, Amana Living, Go Green and the Nine is Mine campaign in India, and began to consider whose ongoing work they would like to align themselves with.

 

Following an exploration of stakeholder and questioning techniques, the College then invited Senior staff members from each of these organisations to visit the Creative Industries groups that had chosen who they wish to engage with. Each representative was asked to present our Creative Industries students with some problems, challenges or opportunities that their organisation faces. Students then had the opportunity to ask questions and to begin to think about how they might approach these problems in an innovative way.

 

Those who came to speak with the Year 8s were delighted by the engagement and thoughtfulness of our students.

 

The result of inviting our Service Learning partners in to share authentic problems is that our students are engaging their Heads, Hearts and Hands in creative ways to make a positive difference in the world. Through these collaborations, not only are they coming to understand the positive work of our partners but are also taking an active part of that work and beginning to see themselves as change-makers in the world.

 

Along with the Creative Industries team and our partners, I am looking forward to seeing the innovation and creation that should come out of this rich learning experience.

 

Mr Timothy Russell

Head of Service Learning 

Propeller Enterprises

RUNWAY

The Runway pop-up shop recently had its debut at the All Saints’ College Pasar Malam with great success. Students from Years 7 – 12 created interesting and unique items which were very popular with the College community.

 

Students interested in making and selling items in Runway, contact Ms Strentz: [email protected]

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHALLENGE

Propeller, with the support of three parent coaches and mentors, is recruiting a team of students to build a car for the Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge. During this week and next week you can drop by the Hangar to see a model EV. We require a keen team of students to take on the challenge of designing and building an ASC EV. It will be raced in November 2018. If you are interested in joining the team, please come along to our next meeting or contact Ms Strentz. Look out for the dates of our next meeting in the notices on SEQTA.

 

If you have a hobby or interest that you think would inspire students to design, make and create, please contact Ms Strentz at [email protected], as Propeller is aiming to build a network of parents and community members to inspire students inside and outside the classroom.

 

OPENING HOURS FOR THE HANGAR

The Hangar is still open and available for students to visit and explore the Propeller space during the following times:

Mondays: Lunchtime and after school until 5.00pm

Tuesdays: Recess, Lunchtime and after school until 5.00pm

Wednesdays: Recess and Lunchtime

 

YEARS 7 - 12 OLD SAINTS' 2018 HERITAGE WEEK CHALLENGE

Get your entrepreneurial brains ticking and create some exciting ideas! You could win $100!

 

Learning Technologies

Communication

Communication through digital platforms has become the norm in our lives - especially our student's lives! I asked the students this week what platforms they use to communicate and will share the results with you in a future article.

For many of us, myself included, we grew up with email as the prime method of communication online. Today for our young people, email is SO last century! The rise of social media has spawned a myriad of instant messaging (IM) systems that are the preferred way of keeping in touch with friends. Facebook messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Twitter have all streamlined and, importantly, de-cluttered and de-fomalised online communication. Check in with your children about what platforms they are using and how. Jump in and have a look!

Students must be able to communicate not just with text or speech, but in multiple multimedia formats. They must be able to communicate visually through video and imagery as effectively as they do with text and speech.

Why it’s important: Communication is a broad term that incorporates multi-faceted levels of interaction and sharing information. Students love to communicate using technology. This is an essential part of Media Fluency. But it’s more than just being able to effectively use digital media. It’s about personal interactions as well.

 

We must remind our students that responsible communication practice puts forth their best representation of who they are as individuals in every relationship and alliance they make in their lives. Whether talking face-to-face, blogging, texting, or creating a visual product, their values and beliefs are defined by how well they communicate with others. Encouraging them to develop and hone every aspect of their communication skills will serve them well in both their personal and professional lives.

Virtual [email protected]

This week we have launched our latest initiative to bring the latest and best tools to our students. Virtual Reality (VR) has seen huge growth recently and we have purchased two sets of ClassVR headsets.

The headsets are stand-alone and don't require an expensive smartphone to view content. Staff direct students through curriculum-aligned resources that immerse them in historical sites around the world, or on distant planets (the Mars exploration is my favourite!) or under the ocean. Students can not only experience but create their own 360 degree images and videos to share with the community. Look out for more updates and exciting developments in this area in 2018.

Seqta parent sessions

By popular demand, I will be running some sessions titled "Seqta 101" for parents getting started with this important tool the College uses. 

Date: Wednesday, 28 March and Thursday, 29 March 2018

Time: 9.00am and 2.30pm (repeat session)

Where: CPA foyer near Wanju Cafe

We will discuss logging in and navigating around Seqta, plus any questions you may have.

 

Mr Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

Robotics Club

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

When:  Every Friday 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], Robotics Club Captain, Joel Walkemeyer or our Portal Page for further information.

 

Holiday Programs

Vacation Care Program for children aged 3 - 12

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

You can view our Autumn Vacation Care Program by clicking HERE.

Further information can be found by clicking HERE.

 

School Holiday Program for 9 - 17 Years

 

Is your 9 – 17 year old looking for something to do during the upcoming school holiday break? Why not have them join our exciting Holiday Program.
All activities are conducted by qualified and experienced coaches, staff members and suppliers.
Holiday Program Dates 2018:

Tuesday, 17 April - Thursday, 19 April

Monday, 9 July - Friday, 13 July

 

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

 

APRIL 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 April School Holiday Program. Running from Tuesday, 17 April – Thursday, 19 April, 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 April School Holiday Program are now open! Be sure to get in early as these workshops will book out quick!

 

For more information and to book, click HERE.

 

CODE CAMP WORKSHOP

 

Community

P&F

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

P&F QUIZ NIGHT

Click HERE to book.

 

Wanju Café

OPENING HOURS:

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

 

Parish 

 

Community Events

Click HERE to book

 

In the news

OLD SAINT ALESSANDRA HO (2017) SELECTED FOR AUSTRALIAN SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING TEAM

Click HERE to read more.

ALL SAINTS' ANGLICAN CHURCH OF BULL CREEK-LEEMING CONTINUES PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION TRADITION

Click HERE to read more.

COELIAC AWARENESS

All Saints’ College Year 5 student Ridley Babich is on the national stage this week as part of his efforts to raise awareness of coeliac disease this Coeliac Awareness Week 2018 (13 – 20 March).

Ridley recently flew to Melbourne where he met Kangaroos star Ben Brown and took part in a media campaign on behalf of Coeliac Australia. 

 

Watch Ridley on Channel 9 News Melbourne below.

 

 

 

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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