The College Courier

16 August 2018
Issue 13, 16 August 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
Old Saints
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

I was asked recently what the most enjoyable or rewarding aspect of my role is, as Principal of All Saints’ College, and two things came immediately to mind.

 

Firstly, I noted that it is obviously an enormous privilege to work alongside community members in order to contribute to the strategic direction of our College, building upon the wonderful work of those who came before us, and working – in partnership with families – to see our young people as well prepared as possible to lead happy and meaningful lives.

 

And secondly, I commented that one of the greatest joys of my role remains the opportunity to interact with our young people, whether that be teaching our Year 8 cohort each year, reading stories to the Junior School students, attending Student Council meetings and so on.

 

On this latter point, most recently I have been involved in a series of workshops with staff and students, facilitated by our new architectural partners, EIW and a consultancy firm, in order to further our thinking about the College’s teaching and learning spaces.

 

Our students’ participation in these workshops has been nothing short of impressive: whether from our younger year levels or our most senior years, the students have been thoughtful, articulate, mature and insightful, and I thank them for their contribution.

 

Excerpts from some of the students’ feedback following the workshops (below) highlight the thoughtful way in which they have responded to these opportunities. One student writes:

 

…Today was a wonderful opportunity for students to provide a voice and representation for the student body on their education. I am especially drawn by the fact that the College was able to connect innovative industry professionals, architects, staff and, most importantly, students. 

 

For me particularly, I liked the fact that we incorporated new innovative thinking, channelling our College’s goal towards advancing into Enterprise. I was able to connect my passion for new educational forms and ideas with my passion for enterprise and my future pursuits in architecture.

 

For the whole student body, I think it was a great opportunity for students to voice their opinions, (which is happening often these days, particularly with my fascinating Enterprise excursion on Friday), and gain insight into how their own education is planned. 

 

Finally, I think it was a great encouraging realisation for students, as they were able to see that the staff are trying their best to give us the best possible education and that they are taking into account our opinions and ideas. 

 

Thank you very much for organising this event and giving us the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing project! 


And another:

 

…Today was an absolutely fantastic experience. It was a pleasure to work alongside the Leadership Team and staff, and gain an insight into their experience of teaching and learning. It isn’t often that students and staff can work alongside like that.

 

The energy and ideas that [the facilitators] brought to the workshop made it very enjoyable and enlightening, and the feeling of being heard was invaluable.

 

I appreciate the feeling of being able to make a productive contribution and thank you for making this possible.

 

On this same topic, one of our Year 8s wrote:

 

I thought that the CDP workshop was a very valuable experience. I have noticed that I am becoming more and more confident in myself every day and I am extremely proud of myself for that. I was able to talk to staff confidently and effectively. If I had tried to take part last year, I would have definitely have hidden in the corner and tried to make myself invisible. I also believe I have become a bigger part of the ASC community and I have found my place at the College, and I believe I am growing as a community member as well as a student. This opportunity has helped me so much and has built a more confident me. I think this is because I have had to contribute and that makes me feel like I am making a change.

 

Our College exists for our young people, so it is vital that they have a voice in how best we facilitate their learning endeavours, and that they have a real sense of agency and empowerment – the capacity to contribute to, and to steer their learning as they strive for self-actualisation.

 
Ms Belinda Provis
Principal

Whole College

Whole College 

PARENT PORTAL / SEQTA UPDATE

Earlier this year the College set about researching the best systems available for communicating with parents and for integrating the various software programs that are in use today.

 

As a result of online surveys, 1-1 interviews and focus groups, our working party was able to gain valuable information and then start to implement recommended changes, where possible.

 

Our first step in this work is to provide a more mobile-friendly (smartphone, tablet etc) version of the Parent Gateway. The clunky ‘look and feel’ of the current Parent Gateway has been made more contemporary and small screen friendly, and this will be rolled out to parents in the next few weeks, with further details released soon.

 

The next step, currently undergoing final testing, will be the capacity of our online systems to allow parents to login securely once during a session and access all options without the requirement to login repeatedly. This single sign-on will reduce the time taken accessing or entering information within the diverse subsystems.

 

Other sub-projects are planned to provide a more streamlined experience as you interact with the College, and these will be communicated to families in the short- and medium-term.

 

LIVE STREAMING OF THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR SCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Last year we were able to live-stream the Junior and Senior School athletics carnivals to interested parents. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback about the ability to “tune in” to watch a specific event from the workplace or home, we will be making this service available again next week.

Visit the Sports & Physical Education page of the Courier for more information.

 

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.

WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH ORDERS

The College's sixth Whole School Photograph has been assembled and is looking amazing! Take a look for yourself at the image above - can you spot any familiar faces?

 

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. 

 

There are only a limited number of Whole School Photograph 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.

 

Please note: Families who have already placed pre-orders will be contacted in the coming weeks when their prints are available for collection.

 

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

 

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

Each year across Australia over one million people participate in events to celebrate science and technology and acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world. This year's theme is 'Game Changers and Change Makers'.

 

National Science Week was celebrated throughout the College this week with students enjoying an exciting variety of activities, including a Years 3 and 4 Buzzer Quiz, Magic of Chemistry Show, Junior School Staff Science Week Brain Break Morning Tea and tomorrow students will take part in a Tutor Group Quiz and Mysteries of the Mind Session with Dr Wauge.

 

Click HERE (or on the video below) to view a snapshot of our Science teachers Ms Schoen and Mr Warwick amazing students with their captivating Science experiments.

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ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE DANCE CONCERT 

What can we do to live in the present moment more often, what is important to us all right now, and what does it mean to have a presence?

 

These were some of the questions our students explored through movement in the 2018 All Saints’ College Dance Concert Presence.

 

Held over three nights last week, the 2018 Concert was a wonderful display of the talent, skill and creativity of our students, staff and choreographers.

 

Congratulations to the many people involved!

 

To preview more images from the Dance Concert, click HERE

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MUSIC NEWS
The Music Department is always pleased to acknowledge the successes of our students, and we encourage everyone to contact us and inform us of any exam results, performances or other musical achievements: [email protected]

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

JUNIOR SCHOOL CONCERT: A DELICATE WEB OF LIFE

All Saints’ College students from Pre-Primary to Year 4 are preparing a concert titled 'A Delicate Web of Life’, which is the culmination of an inquiry into endangered species of Western Australia. In particular, they are researching the Numbat, Woylie, Black Cockatoo, Bilby, and Sea Turtle to immerse themselves in the concepts of environmental sustainability, human responsibilities, and the interconnectedness of all life. Students are discovering that an imbalance in these delicate systems can lead to the decline of a species.

 

Students will be proactive and learn how their own and others’ actions impact on the natural environment and how their choices and actions do make a difference.

 

Pre-Primary and Year 4 students will take you on a journey through Western Australia to share how we can make a positive difference in our world and be the change for endangered species!

 

Bookings are essential. Please click HERE to secure your place at this presentation. Limited to four tickets per family.

 

See below the schedule of performances.

 

Junior School Concert A – PPD, 1M, 2B, 3C and 4L

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

 

Junior School Concert B - PPK, 1S, 2C, 3T and 4Z

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

 

YEARS 5 EXHIBITION

On Tuesday, 14 August the Year 5 Exhibition took place in the Year 5/6 Building at 6.00pm. The focus of the exhibition was HITS (History / Inquiry / Technology and Science) and was a celebration of the learning in Year 5 this year.

 

YEAR 6 EXHIBITION - Thursday, 6 September

The Year 6 Exhibition will take place on Thursday, 6 September in the Year 5/6 Building starting at 6.00pm. This exhibition centres on two key points: ‘Why Australia is home to so many different nationalities’ and ‘How scientific knowledge helps us to make better consumer choices for a sustainable environment’.

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK AT ASC: 20 – 24 AUGUST 2018

Bringing children and books together

This annual event brings children and books together to highlight the importance and joy of reading. It also recognises the creativity of Australian children’s authors and illustrators represented in the Shortlisted Books for 2018. The theme Find Your Treasure will generate student discussion and inquiry.

 

Each year various class activities occur in the Junior School and our annual Kindergarten – Year 6 Parents Night In will be held along with the Early Childhood Book Character Dress-Up Assembly and our popular Pop-Up Library.

 

To celebrate Children’s Book Week the Junior School Library will be holding the annual Parents Night In on Wednesday, 22 August at 6.00pm – 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for parents and children to relax in comfortable clothes/pyjamas and share a story or two together in the Junior School Library. Bring along your favourite cushion and join us for a cup of hot chocolate, tiny teddy biscuits and lots of wonderful books to read.

 

Bookings are essential for this event, please click HERE to reserve your place.

 

YEARS 5 AND 6 GRANDPARENTS AND FRIENDS’ MORNING – MONDAY, 27 AUGUST

The Years 5 and 6 Grandparents and Friends’ Morning will take place Monday, 27 August. We are looking forward to warmly welcoming your grandparents and friends to the College on this day; please make a note of this in your diaries. Bookings are essential for this event – please click HERE to reserve your place.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

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HASS WEEK CONFERENCE

On Friday, 3 August a group of Junior School students attended the Association of Independent Schools WA HASS Week Conference (Primary) at the State Library.

 

Invited to speak in front of an audience of teachers and students from other schools, All Saints’ students presented their work on a variety of HASS inquiry topics including the Carrolup Mission Art Collection, using Minecraft in Year 6 History, mapping the journey of Clinton Pryor using Ozobots, designing a recycling app for the Techgirls Competition, and using Scratch programming to tell the story of Dirk Hartog.

 

Speaking confidently in front of their audience, our students revealed their interest and passion for their topics in the HASS learning area. Annabel Astbury, Head of Education at the ABC, spent time chatting to the students before the conference.
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JUNIOR SCHOOL WELLBEING DAY

The second annual Junior School Wellbeing Day will be held on Friday, 17 August. Students can participate in various activities across the day, including Wheels Play, Indoor Sports, Dance, Circus Skills, Board Games, Art and Crafts, Yoga, and Lego as well as viewing a Junkadelic performance in the Centre for Performing Arts.

 

For further details about the day, please refer to the Dean of Junior School's newsletter sent to Junior School parents last week.

 

Senior School

YEAR 10 ENGLISH – PERSONALISED LEARNING

Year 10 students will be given a taste of personalised learning in English later this term. For their unit of study on visual representations, students will be able to choose a topic of interest from a range of available options that have been designed to appeal to their interests. These topics include the representations of different groups in Disney/Pixar films, the legacy of Frankenstein in our popular culture and representations in Sci-fi films.

 

Whilst students are free to choose any option that interests them, the different courses are grouped in either a pre-English or a pre-Literature stream to help them choose an option that would help them prepare for their choice of subject in Year 11. Students will vote for their preferences and the results of this will determine which courses will be run.

 

Mr Peter Langford-Smith

Head of English

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SENATOR LINDA REYNOLDS VISITS ASC

On Tuesday, 7 August WA Senator Linda Reynolds visited Year 11 and 12 students at the College.

 

Senator Reynolds talked with students about her background in the army, how she came to be a Senator, daily life in Parliament, what it’s like to be part of a government with a small majority, and some tips for the students about how to effect change in the world.

 

Aside from several key Parliamentary appointments, Senator Reynolds was the first woman in the Australian Army Reserves to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier and be awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross. Of particular interest to the Senator is promoting WA’s defence and space industry opportunities, innovation, gender equality and federation reform.

 

YEAR 10 HASS EXCURSION

Our Year 10 students participated in a Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) excursion earlier this week, visiting the State Library in Perth and the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Fremantle. They also visited the Explorers’ Monument in Fremantle as part of their focus on Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms.

 

What's On?

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

COLLEGE TOUR FOR PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

Throughout the year All Saints' invites prospective families to take a tour of the campus and speak to staff and students about life here at the College.

 

The next tour is taking place on Thursday, 6 September 2018 between 4.00pm and 5.30pm. 

 

Tours are free, but bookings essential. If you know of anyone you think might be interested in taking a tour, please send them the link below or email [email protected] and more information can be sent to them.

https://www.trybooking.com/342079

CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

Please note that there has been a change of date for the upcoming Chamber Music Recital previously scheduled for Term 3, Week 5.

 

The concert is now scheduled for Tuesday, 16 October at 6.00pm, in the Centre for Performing Arts.

 

As in previous years, this concert is designed to provide an opportunity for soloists and small ensembles to present their work in a context of the highest quality. However, whereas students were previously selected by teachers to perform, this year we are offering the opportunity for any student/s to audition for a place in the program; including those learning from external Music tutors.

 

We encourage soloists and small ensembles from the Classical and Jazz genres to present items for an audition.

 

The audition date is scheduled for Friday, 7 September at 3.30pm to 6.00pm, in the Centre for Performing Arts.

 

Audition entries can be obtained from the Music Department, or by emailing [email protected]

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COLLEGE MUSIC CONCERT

To book tickets for the College Music Concert, click HERE

JUNIOR SCHOOL CONCERT: A DELICATE WEB OF LIFE

To book your place for the Junior School Concert, click HERE (Limited to four tickets per family)

HOTHOUSE COMPANY FILM FESTIVAL

The inaugural HotHouse Company Film Festival will showcase short films from our current Year 12 students and Old Saints based in Australia an internationally.

To book tickets for the Film Festival, click HERE

JAZZ SAINTS AT THE ELLINGTON

To book tickets, click HERE

DJAALINY: MADONNA KING - Fathers and Daughters

To book tickets for the Djaaliny presentation, click HERE

AN EVENING WITH MARKUS ZUSAK

To book tickets, click HERE

 

The HotHouse Company

The HotHouse Company presents:

 

THE GUARDIANS PROJECT

What would you say to keep me safe?

HotHouse Company teams up with celebrated playwright and director, Jeffrey Jay Fowler to create an original Verbatim play. Dealing with mature themes of safety, danger, and guardianship, Year 9-11 students have overseen the entire process from playwrighting to performance.

 

There are only two performances of this challenging, expressive, and eye-opening production - so get your tickets quick! Tickets are available ​by clicking  HERE

HOTHOUSE COMPANY FILM FESTIVAL

The inaugural HotHouse Company Film Festival will feature a showcase of short films created by Year 12 All Saints’ College students, plus work from Old Saint filmmakers.

 

For more information and to book tickets for the Film Festival, click HERE

 

Sport & Physical Education

2018 INTERHOUSE ATHLETICS CARNIVALS

The 2018 All Saints’ Senior School College Interhouse Athletics Carnival will take place on Thursday, 23 August on the College Oval and it promises to be another great community event. The carnival will start at approximately 9.00am and conclude by 3.15pm.

 

Murdoch will be looking to defend their title as winners of the Interhouse Athletics Carnival, with all other Houses looking to knock them off the first place block.

 

All members of College families are welcome and encouraged to attend. If anyone is interested in helping out on the day, please contact the Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education, Miss Britt Gray at [email protected]

A copy of the program for the day will be on SEQTA by Monday, 20 August. 

 

Last year we were able to live-stream the Junior and Senior School athletics carnivals to interested parents. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback about the ability to “tune in” to watch a specific event from the workplace or home, we will be making this service available again next week.

Live streaming will be available by logging into SEQTA that morning and clicking on the INFO AND SERVICES tab on the left hand side. From there click on LIVE STREAMING.

 

A copy of the Senior School Interhouse Athletics Program can be found on SEQTA in the "Documents" section or can be downloaded here:

The Junior School Interhouse Athletics Carnival will take place on Friday, 24 August, with Years 3 - 6 starting at 8.55am and Years 1 and 2 starting at 12.30pm.

 

Copies of the Junior School Athletics Carnival program can be found on SEQTA in the "Documents" section or by clicking on the links below:

 

ATHLETICS TRAINING AND RUNNING CLUB
Athletics Training started in Week 1 of Term 3 and takes place on Wednesday and Friday mornings (in conjunction with the Running Club) from 7.00am until 8.00am. Track and Field events training is held every Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. Breakfast is provided after the morning sessions.

 

All Saints’ College is in the ‘B’ Division for the ACC Interschool Athletics, and to be able to achieve a positive result in 2018 and potentially move back up to ‘A’ Division, we need as many students at training as possible. Training sessions are beneficial for students in preparation for the Interhouse Carnival as well as a great way to have fun with your friends.

 

If any family or friends of College students are interested in helping us by cooking breakfast for morning training sessions, could you please contact the Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education, Miss Britt Gray at [email protected]

 

ALL SCHOOLS ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The regatta postponed from Saturday, 4 August was held on Saturday, 11 August in much better conditions with calm water and blue skies.

 

All crews performed well on the day, with two wins and many other top three placings.

A special mention of Dayne Metzner (Year 11) who came away with two first place wins on the day.

 

The 2018 All Schools Championships will be held this Saturday, 18 August, with All Saints’ College participating as the host club in partnership with Curtin University Boat Club.

 

Racing starts at 9.00am and concludes at 5.00pm. We hope to see some staff, students and community members at Champion Lakes on Saturday to support our competing crews.

 

The championship will hold special significance for one College family who will have mother, son and daughter all competing, with Michael (Year 10) and Sarah White (Year 9) representing All Saints' and their mother Alison White representing Curtin University Boat Club.

 

Good luck to all competitors!

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.

BIG SCIENCE COMPETITION RESULTS

The College congratulates the following Year 10 students who received High Distinctions in the recent Years 7 – 10 Big Science Competition:

Jeremy Ash, Rémi Hart, Jamie Lang, James Lund, Lexie O'Brien, Ellen Smith, and Lisa Williams

EQUESTRIAN SUCCESS

Congratulations to Emma Cumming (Year 11) who recently competed in the Gidgegannup 2 CNC (National event) at the Gidgegannup Equestrian Centre on 4 – 5 August 2018. Emma and her horse Just Reilly placed fourth in the J105 division, whilst horse Mrs Nortonknight and Emma placed first in the J95 category.

INAUGURAL IPSHA YEARS 3/4 SPEAKERS CHALLENGE

Well done to Astrid Ravn (Year 4) and Holly Walker (Year 3) who participated in the inaugural IPSHA Year 3/4 Speakers’ Challenge held at Wesley College on Tuesday, 7 August. With passion, enthusiasm and vibrancy both students captured the audience with their informative and entertaining presentations. Whilst they were not Challenge winners, Holly and Astrid were both awarded a Bronze medal for their extraordinary efforts.

LAURA LITERARY AWARDS

Congratulations to Jing Quan Chong (Year 5) whose poem titled ‘Scuttles the Crab’ received a Commended Entry in the recent 2018 Laura Literary Awards.

YEAR 5 WINS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

The College congratulates Nicole Li (Year 5) who won First Prize in her age category at the Global Outstanding Chinese Artists Association (GOCAA) International Piano Competition from 3 - 5 August in China. Nicole also received a Top Honoured Pianist award where performers are offered contracts with GOCAA and are invited to perform concerto works with orchestras or as soloists in China next year.

TWO ASC STAFF MEMBERS AWARDED AS MIEEs

Congratulations to Senior School Education Assistant Mrs Rebecca Chapman and Head of Design and Technologies Ms Carla Miragliotta for achieving the status of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEEs). This award recognises teachers who are using Microsoft technologies in innovative ways. Only a handful of people from WA have been recognised as MIEEs.

Service Learning

ANGLICARE SLEEP OUT

On Friday, 3 August a group of our Anglicare Ambassadors along with staff member Mrs Terri Seers attended the Anglicare WA School Sleep Out at Optus Stadium.

 

The Sleep Out gave participants a genuine glimpse into the lives of homeless young people and the issues they face on a daily basis.

 

While not much sleep was had, a lot of funds and awareness was raised by the nearly 220 students and staff who took part.

 

All funds raised by the students for the Sleep Out will go directly to Street Connect, Anglicare WA’s mobile youth outreach service, which assists homeless youth in the Perth CBD.

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NULSEN QUIZ NIGHT - STUDENT EVENT

To book tickets for the Nulsen Quiz Night, click HERE

JOIN THE ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE 2018 CITY TO SURF TEAM!

Click HERE to register for the team.

 

Propeller Enterprises

$20 BOSS PROJECT UPDATE

The Year 10 cohort is continuing to develop their $20 Boss businesses and will be opening the Runway Pop-up Shop in Week 7 at Wanju Café.  Runway will offer a range of products designed and made by students. A sample of the products will be on display and people will be able to place an order. Students will be working at Runway before and after school. 

 

PUBLISHING PROJECT FOR WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS

Propeller Enterprises has recently partnered with Chinese education start-up, YEE. YEE aims to share the important work of Professor Yong Zhao in the global community by bringing together schools that have already embraced his work and philosophy. YEE aims to grow this network into China and across the globe so more students can engage in personalised and product-driven learning.

 

All Saints' has been selected to provide a team of students as authors and possibly illustrators, of YEE's first books in their curriculum for teaching English to three to five-year-olds across China.

 
We recently held our first Senior School meeting with students who are interested in writing these books. Students in Years 6 - 12 are invited to join the project with meetings held in the Hangar during Wednesday Lunchtimes. Contact Head of Propeller Enterprises, Ms Laura Strentz: [email protected] for more information.

 

EV CHALLENGE
The Electric Vehicle team with the support of their parent-mentors have created their vehicle design and are now seeking donations in repurposed parts or sponsorship for safety and other gear. Within a fortnight, they’ll be starting to build the actual EV.

 

NEW PARTNERSHIP
Watch this space for a new partnership with Millennium Kids and Manning Mens Shed as they join forces with Propeller Enterprises to engage students in addressing the UN Sustainability Goals across Junior and Senior Schools.

 

We will be piloting activities and projects later in Term 3 and into Term 4.  One of the partnership projects will involve Precious Plastics with students collecting and then turning plastic into new objects/purposes for use or sale.

Learning Technologies

Collaboration in Office 365

Being able to work together on a document collaboratively is a great feature that comes with Office 365 and using documents in OneDrive. Check out details here on how you can share a document to edit collaboratively – this could be a Word, Excel or PowerPoint file.

Sharing allows you to work together and negates the need for emailing files back and forward or needing to use USB drives to share with others.

New Seqta start pages

The latest update of SEQTA has allowed us to brighten up the login screens with some images that are unique to the College.

To login to SEQTA Engage for parents, visit https://parent.ascollege.wa.edu.au/ 

We also recommend you use the SEQTA app on your mobile devices, more details below:

 

Photomath

Every week I ask for and get a range of suggestions from students on what should be the tech tip of the week. Last week Caelan Lu (Year 8) suggested we feature Photomath; an app for mobile devices that does some magic in converting written and typed maths problems into answers - with working! All you have to do is point your camera (phone or iPad) towards a maths problem and Photomath will show the result with detailed step-by-step instructions. It supports arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequalities and more.  It is very easy to use and can be used on handwriting and computer text. 

This kind of tool demonstrates how technology, freely available to students, can challenge the current paradigm in my maths classroom and pushes my thinking towards engaging students in solving problems that are not easily "Googled" or "Photomathed". I am talking about real problems that require these tools as a support to solve a problem that is part of a bigger inquiry. These kinds of tools will keep alive the debate around the role of technology and where we draw the line between technology encroaching too far on the core skills that mathematcs teachers have insisted are vital for full understanding of the subject. Remember the debate about calculators coming into the classroom and what a bad idea it was because slide-rule skills were going to suffer?

Assistive tech option in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge (Internet Explorer for Windows 10) allows you to easily switch to a friendly, simplified reading format with the removal of unwanted advertisements and distractions, via the Reading View tool. The Reading View ‘book’ icon is located next to the favourites ‘star’ icon, at the end of the search bar (to the right-hand side).

  • Left click once on the Reading View tool to convert the webpage.
  • Slide left and right on your touch screen or use the arrows on the left and right-hand sides of the screen to navigate through content.
  • Within Reading View, it is still possible to access helpful tools such as ‘Read Aloud’ and ‘Add Notes’.

For more information please visit the Learning Support Assistive Technology webpage:

SEQTA > Home > Learning Support > Assistive Technology

Or contact the Learning Support team:

Learning Support Coordinator: Mrs Jeanette Sealy

[email protected]

Education Assistant: Mrs Rebecca Chapman

[email protected]

Microphone levels

Here is a quick 1 min video on how to boost the microphone levels on student's laptops – this may help when they need to record audio through their laptop speakers.

Teams Tip

Microsoft Teams is a great tool for students to collaborate on projects and includes a conversation space, a files area, OneNote notebook + more. Channels are a great way to organise work into discrete areas based on topics, projects etc. Each channel has its own conversation and files space. 

 

Mr Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

Robotics Club

Over Friday, 3 and Saturday, 4 August, more than 600 students converged on Curtin University Stadium for the 2018 Western Australian RoboCup Junior State Event.

 

Many students from All Saints’ College prepared their handbuilt and coded robots for competition in the categories of Maze, Soccer and Rescue.

 

In the Rescue Primary Division, Year 6 students Kerry Cao, Krishni Agarwal, and Amber Thomson-Russell took out Third Place, whilst in the Open Rescue division Year 10 team Benz Tomi, comprising Rémi Hart and Thomas Fell-Smith, placed second and Year 11 students Jay Raffel and Mason Morgillo forming Team Sonic placed third

 

Commendations also go to the following students who received notable placings:

Also qualifying for finals was our inaugural Maze team comprising Liam Levingston (Year 11) and Joel Walkemeyer (Year 12). We thank you for your dedication and many hours of hard work to pave the way for our club in this new and exciting competition.

 

Thanks to our outstanding mentors, especially David Musgrave, Aaron Musgrave and Noah Gliosca also to Old Saints Anthony Tufilli, Pragash Murugesan, Christopher-Jack Andrew and Nick Dumas. 

 

A special thanks to our parent body for supporting our club and to Mr John Levingston for his hard work constructing and moving our maze course to the State Event.

Holiday Programs

Vacation Care Program for children aged 3 - 12

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

Further information can be found by clicking HERE.

 

School Holiday Program for 9 - 17 Years

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

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

 CODE CAMP OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Code Camp is thrilled to return to All Saints’ College during the October School Holidays to teach your child how to code or help them continue on their coding journey, so they can build their very own iPhone or Android apps! 

We will be offering four Code Camp classes to cater for students in Pre-Primary to Year 7 during 2 – 4 October 2018.

 

Bookings will open on Wednesday, 15 August by clicking HERE

 

Early Bird Discount will be available until Sunday, 19 August.

We look forward to helping your child become a coding superstar! 

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Click HERE or on the video below to watch highlights from our most recent School Holiday Program 

 

Old Saints

The Former Students’ Association Incorporated, now more affectionately known as the Old Saints, was established in 1986. The Old Saints is a member-based organisation that facilitates the connection of current and future former students of All Saints’ College to engage purposefully with the Old Saints and College communities.

 

We have created this page to keep you up to date with all that is happening in the Old Saints community including information such as: upcoming reunions, volunteering opportunities, news from the Old Saints'  Committee, articles on alumni and more.

 

It is always lovely to welcome our former students, Old Saints, back to the College and this year we have added five staff members to the current 12 Old Saints we already have on board.

Shona Browne (née Esslemont, 1987) Shona has taught primary school students in Kalgoorlie, Newman and more recently Palmyra. When Shona was at ASC as a student the Junior School did not exist, so returning to the College she saw an incredible change.


Alicia Cuttone (2011) Alicia feels as if she never really left, as since that time she has worked with the ASC Out of School Hours Care and has helped with relief teaching in the Junior School. She finds it quite ‘surreal’ when she sees Senior School staff who taught her! 


Duncan Brown (2001) Duncan has worked for the last nine and a half years at Lakeland Senior High School as a Mathematics and Physical Education teacher. He is delighted to return to the College and assist in offering the same great opportunities that were afforded to him, to the current students.


Michelle Shine (née Dayman, 1989) When Michelle left ASC she worked in engineer recruitment for many years. After having children, she successfully started a home-based cake decorating business, For Goodness Cake. She has returned to the College to assist in the Home Economics Department and finds some elements ‘eerily’ the same as when she left!

 

Kristen Zaurs (née Prummel, 1990) Life after ASC took many avenues for Kristen, as a mother to three children, a Project Manager in the engineering sector and then relief teaching. She feels so at home at the College and it is as if she never really left!


We welcome you all back to the community to work alongside our other Old Saint staff members:

Oliver Beath (1998) - Year 11/12 Coordinator and Health & Physical Education Teacher

Sally Fairnie (née Browne, 1995)  - Events Manager

Adam Goor (2007) - Science Teacher

Noah Gliosca (2017)  - Technology and General Assistant Intern

Rahni Greene (2002) - Health & Physical Education Teacher

Katrina Harris (2007)  - Outdoor Learning Teacher

Erin Harvey (née Kerr, 2003) - Arts Teacher

Aaron Musgrave (2013) - ITC Support Assistant

Karyn Osmetti (2006)  - Communications Manager

Tim Russell (1990) - Dean of Student Wellbeing

Sam Vandenberg  (2015) - Aquatic Centre  Swimming Coach

Sue Wilson (née Leslie, 1985) - College Psychologist 

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: Monday, 10 September 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 out next goal. Can you help us reach it? To access the Wanju Cafe Facebook page, click HERE

 

All Saints' College Business Diretory

The All Saints' College Business Directory keeps going from strength to strength. Due to more ASC families submitting their businesses to be listed, we have had to add a Legal Services section to the Directory.

 

Each edition of the Courier we will be featuring a business chosen at random from our list of suppliers. 

This edition it is Helios Psychology in Manning. Click here to learn more.

 

If you would like to list your business on the directory, click here or email [email protected] - it is free and only takes a few minutes. 

Parish 

 

In the news

Cooking for the Homeless

To read more about our Cooking for the Homeless program in the Melville Times, click HERE

Sharing the gift of Education

To read more about our Teach Learn Grow Fitzroy Crossing trip in The Messenger, 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

 

The College Courier
Senior School Athletics Program 2018.pdf
Senior School Athletics Program 2018.pdf
2018 Interhouse Athletics Carnival Year 1_2 Program.pdf
2018 Interhouse Athletics Carnival Year 3_6 Program.pdf