The College Courier

12 October 2017
No 17, 12 October 2017
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Service Learning
Cocurricular Activities
Holiday Programs
Community
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149
AU

From the Principal

I understand that the Australian community is somewhat divided about it but, whatever one’s view of the choice of a postal survey for the current community discussion regarding same-sex marriage, it was heartening to read in The Australian newspaper last week that, “With five weeks to go before the deadline for returning postal votes closes, a response rate of nearly 60 per cent is extraordinary…Keep in mind most non-compulsory general elections around the world are lucky to crack a 50 per cent turnout figure.”

And, as we are only too well aware, many countries do not allow their citizens any such voice, so it is pleasing to see so many Australians exercising their right to record their viewpoint.

While in a sense it is sad that anti-vilification laws are even necessary, it was also heartening to see a bipartisan commitment to the creation of new temporary laws designed to allow freedom of speech while preventing vilification, intimidation or threats to cause harm on the basis of religious conviction, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, during the postal survey period.

Whatever one’s personal view regarding the issue of same-sex marriage, I am sure that we would all agree that an environment free of vilification of people on any grounds, and free of what is commonly referred to as ‘hate speech’, ought to be what we all strive for – as individuals and as a community – at all times, and not just during the period of the current campaign.

On this commitment to an environment free of vilification, all schools, I am sure, take very seriously their commitment to working closely with families in order to provide a caring and nurturing environment for, and in support of, all our young people as they navigate their way through some of their most critical, formative years, on their search for their identity. This is a most significant privilege and responsibility and, clearly, there is no room in such an environment for vilification of any sort.

 

To help our community in creating an environment free of vilification, we have our values and we have legislation:

  • as we regularly remind our students, our College values –Respect, Integrity and Courage – are a great compass to guide our behaviour and speech in any circumstance, to guide us in discussions, even when we have vigorous differences of opinion, to help navigate our way through the uncharted territory of life, and so on; and
  • in relation to education, pleasingly the law is very clear in terms of the protections it affords everyone: WA and Commonwealth legislation states that no person can be discriminated against on a range of grounds including ethnic or national origin or nationality, religious conviction, sex, sexual orientation, gender history and intersex status, family responsibility, family status, and so on.

Our quest as a College is to strive to ensure that, first and foremost, each member of our community feels safe and, key to that outcome, that everyone is afforded respect and dignity: our ‘anti-vilification’ commitment is strong and consistent. This is fundamental to a caring, empathetic and effective community.

 

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.

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]

A Culture of Safety at All Saints’ College

All Saints’ College believes that the safety of our students is paramount. The College values children and understands that purposeful planning and action must take place to ensure the safety of children. It balances a safety focus with positive interactions and environments that contribute to the healthy development of children.

The College takes action to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and cultural abuse and from neglect. This commitment by the College is embedded in its culture and responsibility for taking action is understood and accepted at all levels of the school.

The College deliberately and systematically:

  • creates conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm occurring
  • creates conditions that increase the likelihood of any harm being discovered
  • responds appropriately to any disclosures, allegations or suspicions of harm.

A Child Safe Organisation

As a child safe organisation, All Saints’ College:

  • takes a preventative, proactive and participatory stance on child protection issues
  • promotes a child safe environment as the main consideration in all of its activities and management practices
  • embeds child safety in its culture and ensures it is understood at all levels of the organisation
  • maintains a dynamic process of learning, monitoring and reviewing
  • builds child safe and child friendly environments
  • understands that the participation of children is fundamental

Building a Child Safe and Friendly Culture

The College has adopted the ‘Child Safe Organisations WA: Guidelines’ to establish a framework around which to build a child safe and friendly culture. Creating and maintaining a safe and friendly organisation is a dynamic and ongoing process of learning, monitoring and reviewing processes and practices that affect the safety of young people within the College. The structure required to build a child safe and friendly culture is organised into 9 domains, the fourth of which is ‘child safe and friendly policies’.

 

4. Child Safe & Friendly Policies

Child safe and friendly policies outline a commitment to safety and how things should happen in the College – attitudes, behaviours, responsibilities and procedures. Policies must be understood, implemented and actioned every day to prevent harm.

At All Saints’ College we action this commitment in a number of ways inclusive of, but not limited to, the following examples:

  • Policies detail the College’s commitment to child safety and proactive steps taken to address child safety
  • The College has in place a Staff Code of Conduct, risk assessment and management strategies (covering planning and actioning of excursions, incursions and the Outdoor Learning Program), feedback and complaints procedures, and a Student Protection Policy that includes clear requirements regarding disclosures
  • The College has in place transparent policies that detail staff and volunteer management (including recruitment, education and development), ongoing supervision and disciplinary procedures
  • Staff are trained in the College’s child safe policies and they are discussed in a variety of forums
  • Students are supervised during Recess, lunchtime and during activities.

If you have anything to add or wish to comment on the way that this child safe domain is addressed at the College, please feel free to contact the Dean of Student Wellbeing, Mr Steven Davies, at the College by email at [email protected]

Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition

Opening Night – Friday, 27 October:  6.00pm – 8.00pm in the CPA

 

The annual Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition is one of the highlights of the College calendar. It is a unique opportunity to display the work of our very talented students across a wide variety of practical and creative areas.

Every student in the Junior School from Kindergarten to Year 3 will have work on display, be it an individual piece or a contribution to a collaborative work. Masks, batik, solar prints and textiles will feature in the exhibition. Pre-Primary students have used digital technologies to bring their self-portrait drawings to life. A specialised selection of Year 4 – 6 artworks will be exhibited in the forms of painting, figurative sculpture, drawing and an installation of over 30 recycled suitcases.

Many diverse artworks from Senior School students will be on show, including works by Visual Arts students in Years 7 – 12 in the forms of sculptures, portraiture, hand-painted books, paintings with poetry, wearable art and a recycled plastic installation inspired by plants. Our Year 12 Visual Arts students will display the body of work they have created in their final year at the College, and we look forward to you engaging with their thought processes and practical accomplishments.

The Media department will be exhibiting Art Films and surrealist films produced by Year 12 students, music videos, a live television program, viral videos and film trailers. Films made by students as part of the Hothouse Media Hub will also be shown.

The Year 8 Textile students will tempt your palates with soft sculptures made of their favourite confectionery using applique and machine stitching.

There will be a wonderful display of Photography and Design work, including the 2017 edition of ‘PhotoStories’, Year 9 blogs and Year 10 explored portrait photography and digital manipulation. Years 11 and 12 have created designs based on Commercial, Influential and Personal Design. Year 10 Design students have designed repeat patterns which will be digitally printed on fabric and displayed alongside their fashion illustrations. Year 9 Design students have created a ‘City of Lights’ from laser-cut paper.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of Woodwork projects from Years 8 to 12. Years 9 and 10 Technology in action will be showcasing projects such as CO2 dragsters, 3D printed models and LED Acrylic Trophies.

Year 11 and 12 Applied Information Technology classes have created digital products, such as webpages, digital and printed posters and display presentations, for a wide variety of consumers.

Additional Opening Times:

Monday, 30 October to Friday, 3 November: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Monday, 6 November: 9.00am - 12.0pm

 

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

The Service Learning Program in Junior School finished on a high at the end of Term 3 with some of our Year 6 students attending a RAAFA High Tea in celebration of the residents who are 90 years and above in age. This was a wonderful event and it was such a privilege for our students to be invited. Our students were impressive as they served the food and tea, and initiated and maintained conversation with these most interesting citizens from our neighbourhood.

 

As part of the celebration All Saints’ College was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Carena Blair, AFME Welfare Officer.

 

Below is an excerpt from the certificate;

All Saints’ College students have continued to demonstrate outstanding acts of kindness towards the residents of AFME Bull Creek for many years. There continues to be an ever-increasing list of good deeds that the staff and children of All Saints’ undertake for us.

It was my pleasure along with Mr Christie and the students present to accept the certificate on behalf of the College.

As we begin the final term and enjoy some sunnier weather, it is timely to remind our students and families of the safety practices and duty of care that we have in place at the beginning and end of each day. The teachers will be reminding students of this during class time, and it is helpful if our parents are also reminded so that they can support the College’s duty of care and safety of our children.

At the beginning and the end of the day, students are not permitted to play or climb on the play equipment. This is due to safety considerations, as teachers are not available to supervise at this time. It is also to encourage the children to focus on preparing for the beginning or end of the school day.

If a student is not collected by 20 minutes after the end of school (3.25pm for Pre-Kindergarten – Pre-Primary and 3.45pm for Years 1 – 6), the duty teacher will guide the student to Junior School Administration and the parents will be phoned. Alternatively, the student will be signed into Out of School Hours Care and charges will apply. Out of School Hours Care provides a great service, if for some reason a parent’s schedule has changed and they are unable to collect their child at the regular time.

Students who travel to and from College by bicycle must arrive/leave by the gate adjacent to the Health Centre where the bike racks are situated.

In the Early Childhood Centre, once children have left their room, the children, including younger siblings, are not permitted to play on the climbing equipment in the playgrounds, in the courtyard or in the Coloured Room. Students are permitted to play in the sand pit or on the grass while the parents wait for the older siblings to finish at 3.25pm, but we require that they be supervised by their parents. It would be greatly appreciated if any sand equipment used is packed away before you leave.

We appreciate the support of our community in this matter so that we can continue our focus on creating a culture of safety and providing appropriate duty of care.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition

Opening Night – Friday, 27 October:  6.00pm – 8.00pm in the CPA

The annual Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition is one of the highlights of the College calendar. It is a unique opportunity to display the work of our very talented students across a wide variety of practical and creative areas.

Every student in the Junior School from Kindergarten to Year 3 will have work on display, be it an individual piece or a contribution to a collaborative work. Masks, batik, solar prints and textiles will feature in the exhibition. Pre-Primary students have used digital technologies to bring their self-portrait drawings to life. A specialised selection of Year 4 – 6 artworks will be exhibited in the forms of painting, figurative sculpture, drawing and an installation of over 30 recycled suitcases.

 

 

Senior School

Year 11 Outdoor Education – White Water Kayaking Camp 2017

The Year 11 Outdoor Education classes completed their last major assessment and camp for 2017 in Week 7 of Term 3. The camp took place on the Avon River, with the two groups each kayaking for three days. The water levels this year were ideal and allowed the students to use the skills they have learned to good effect.

Students have been enjoying some flat-water Kayaking sessions throughout the term and were able to use these techniques on camp in culmination all of the skills they have learnt and developed throughout the year, with a practical focus on Kayaking in a white water environment.

The Outdoor Education program also teaches students to develop other areas, such as leadership, teamwork, work ethic, compassion, organisation, planning and preparation, and decision-making skills in a natural environment where adaptability is essential. These are skills students can take and apply to all other aspects of their personal and College life.

The students definitely operated outside their comfort zones during the week, and we are extremely proud of the all that they achieved on this camp.

 

Special Arrangements for the Atar Course Examinations - 2018

Parents of current Year 11 students who have a permanent or temporary disability, chronic illness or Specific Learning Difficulty, should contact Mrs Jeanette Sealy, Learning Support Coordinator, as soon as possible to discuss what types of arrangements might be granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority for the ATAR Course examinations in 2018, and what documentation is required to facilitate the application process. Email: [email protected]

Battle of the Choirs

Each year the All Saints' College Senior School House Choirs 'battle it out' for top place in the Battle of the Choirs. The video also contains a little Easter egg - the staff choir performance with some amazing solo work by Music Administration Assistant Elethea Sartorelli.

Click HERE to view this wonderful event.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre – New Research

Following on from Paul Dillon’s presentations to our students in Years 10 – 12 and to parents mainly of students in Years 7 – 9, this article that appeared in the news recently, outlining new research conducted by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, has great relevance to our community:

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/teens/teenage-drinkers-are-fewer-but-theyre-downing-more-in-a-session/news-story/7c0a380fea30c89bd74457ff7ee91aed

Paul spoke to parents on the topic of ‘Years 7, 8 and 9 parents: Why the ‘alcohol and parties’ discussion is important now!’. His focus was to urge parents to create rules and consequences around alcohol and parties early, to believe that they can be powerful and positive influences on their children’s behaviour, and to adopt an authoritative parenting style.

Paul’s presentation may be found on his web site at http://darta.net.au/. Paul also publishes a blog that may be helpful to you as you seek out good advice on the issue of alcohol and your children, and this may be accessed from his web site.

Paul’s presentation was a timely reminder to all parents that in Western Australia we have secondary supply of alcohol laws, details of which are provided below.

Secondary Supply of Alcohol Laws

Secondary supply of alcohol laws came in to effect in Western Australia on 20 November 2015. This legislation has significant meaning to and implications for parents of young people.

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

The new amendment to the Liquor Control Act 1988 states:

Section 122A – Making it an offence to supply liquor to juveniles on unlicensed premises without the consent of the juvenile’s parent or guardian:

Where a person supplies liquor to a juvenile on unlicensed premises without the consent of the young person’s parent or guardian, a $10,000 penalty applies. For example, a 16 year old attends a party of a friend whose parents are happy for the teenagers to drink and have purchased liquor for that purpose. Before supplying the teenagers with liquor (other than their own), the host parents must first obtain approval from the parents/guardians of all those juveniles in attendance.”

All Saints’ College urges its community – in particular parents of young people 12 to 17 years of age and those in contact with people who are under 18 - to become familiar with this law. The College endorses the importance of preventing the supply of alcohol to young people in the best interests of their health and wellbeing.

The following link to the ‘Alcohol Think Again’ website provides many valuable resources for parents and young people:

http://alcoholthinkagain.com.au/Parents-Young-People/What-Parents-Need-to-Know

A list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ concerning the amendment, and their answers, may be found by clicking on the following link:

http://www.rgl.wa.gov.au/liquor/liquor-legislation-amendment-act/faq-s

 

What's On?

Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition

Opening Night – Friday, 27 October:  6.00pm – 8.00pm in the CPA

The annual Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition is one of the highlights of the College calendar. It is a unique opportunity to display the work of our very talented students across a wide variety of practical and creative areas.

Every student in the Junior School from Kindergarten to Year 3 will have work on display, be it an individual piece or a contribution to a collaborative work. Masks, batik, solar prints and textiles will feature in the exhibition. Pre-Primary students have used digital technologies to bring their self-portrait drawings to life. A specialised selection of Year 4 – 6 artworks will be exhibited in the forms of painting, figurative sculpture, drawing and an installation of over 30 recycled suitcases.

Many diverse artworks from Senior School students will be on show, including works by Visual Arts students in Years 7 – 12 in the forms of sculptures, portraiture, hand-painted books, paintings with poetry, wearable art and a recycled plastic installation inspired by plants. Our Year 12 Visual Arts students will display the body of work they have created in their final year at the College, and we look forward to you engaging with their thought processes and practical accomplishments.

The Media department will be exhibiting Art Films and surrealist films produced by Year 12 students, music videos, a live television program, viral videos and film trailers. Films made by students as part of the Hothouse Media Hub will also be shown.

The Year 8 Textile students will tempt your palates with soft sculptures made of their favourite confectionery using applique and machine stitching.

There will be a wonderful display of Photography and Design work, including the 2017 edition of ‘PhotoStories’, Year 9 blogs and Year 10 explored portrait photography and digital manipulation. Years 11 and 12 have created designs based on Commercial, Influential and Personal Design. Year 10 Design students have designed repeat patterns which will be digitally printed on fabric and displayed alongside their fashion illustrations. Year 9 Design students have created a ‘City of Lights’ from laser-cut paper.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of Woodwork projects from Years 8 to 12. Years 9 and 10 Technology in action will be showcasing projects such as CO2 dragsters, 3D printed models and LED Acrylic Trophies.

Year 11 and 12 Applied Information Technology classes have created digital products, such as webpages, digital and printed posters and display presentations, for a wide variety of consumers.

Additional Opening Times:

Monday, 30 October to Friday, 3 November: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Monday, 6 November: 9.00am - 12.0pm

 

 

Storylines is back!

Storylines is back again and for 2017 has undergone a transformation. Now under the umbrella of The HotHouse Company, Storylines will take place on Wednesday, 18 October. This year it is leaner, will be live-streamed to schools around WA, and connects the storytelling devices of literature and theatre.

There are three two-hour sessions for students in Years 9 – 10, Years 7 – 8 and Years 3 – 6 respectively. Please encourage your child to go online and learn more about the session they are attending by clicking HERE. Our wonderful sponsors, Campion Education, will have a bookshop in the CPA foyer for cash and card sales, and they have set up an online facility to pre-order books ready for collection on the day. To access this service click HERE.

Author, Dianne Wolfer, will be available during the breaks for book signings, and the live-stream of the event – available to schools across Western Australia – can be accessed on the day by clicking HERE.

To view more images please click HERE.

All Saints' Running Club – for students, staff and parents!

The All Saints’ College Running Club has commenced for Term 4. The days are getting longer and the sun will be out, so get down for a walk, jog or run with our qualified coaches from Front Runner Sport. New members are always welcome. Training will vary in order to keep it enjoyable and engaging, and to increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of various fitness components. A light breakfast at the Canteen will be provided after training.

When: Wednesday mornings (7.00am – 8.00am)

                 Friday mornings (7.00 – 8.00am) run by Physical Education Staff

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

Where: Meet at the Indoor Sports Centre (runs to be conducted on and off campus)

Aims:      To improve fitness and develop healthy lifestyle habits in a positive group environment, and to participate in Park Runs which are held each Saturday – http://www.parkrun.com.au/

Strava: Sign up to the All Saints’ College Running Club Strava page to track your runs and progress.

If you have any further questions please contact Mr Damien Stevens: [email protected]

 

Music Concerts in Week 4 - Arts Week

Years 7 – 10 Music Concert: Monday, 30 October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Chapel

Rock Concert:                            Tuesday, 31 October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the CPA

China Tour 2018

The formal presentation for the China Tour next year will take place on Thursday, 26 October in the College Residence (Gate 4) starting at 6.00pm.

Those who have already expressed an interest in this tour will receive a formal invitation in the week leading up to the presentation.

If you would like to add your name to the invite list for the presentation evening simply send an email to [email protected]

 

An evening with Richard Flanagan

To book click HERE.

The HotHouse Company

Storylines is back!

Storylines is back again and for 2017 has undergone a transformation. Now under the umbrella of The HotHouse Company, Storylines will take place on Wednesday, 18 October. This year it is leaner, will be live-streamed to schools around WA, and connects the storytelling devices of literature and theatre.

There are three two-hour sessions for students in Years 9 – 10, Years 7 – 8 and Years 3 – 6 respectively. Please encourage your child to go online and learn more about the session they are attending by clicking HERE. Our wonderful sponsors, Campion Education, will have a bookshop in the CPA foyer for cash and card sales, and they have set up an online facility to pre-order books ready for collection on the day. To access this service click HERE.

Author, Dianne Wolfer, will be available during the breaks for book signings, and the live-stream of the event – available to schools across Western Australia – can be accessed on the day by clicking HERE.

 

To view more images please click HERE.

Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition

Opening Night – Friday, 27 October:  6.00pm – 8.00pm in the CPA

The annual Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition is one of the highlights of the College calendar. It is a unique opportunity to display the work of our very talented students across a wide variety of practical and creative areas.

Every student in the Junior School from Kindergarten to Year 3 will have work on display, be it an individual piece or a contribution to a collaborative work. Masks, batik, solar prints and textiles will feature in the exhibition. Pre-Primary students have used digital technologies to bring their self-portrait drawings to life. A specialised selection of Year 4 – 6 artworks will be exhibited in the forms of painting, figurative sculpture, drawing and an installation of over 30 recycled suitcases.

Many diverse artworks from Senior School students will be on show, including works by Visual Arts students in Years 7 – 12 in the forms of sculptures, portraiture, hand-painted books, paintings with poetry, wearable art and a recycled plastic installation inspired by plants. Our Year 12 Visual Arts students will display the body of work they have created in their final year at the College, and we look forward to you engaging with their thought processes and practical accomplishments.

The Media department will be exhibiting Art Films and surrealist films produced by Year 12 students, music videos, a live television program, viral videos and film trailers. Films made by students as part of the Hothouse Media Hub will also be shown.

The Year 8 Textile students will tempt your palates with soft sculptures made of their favourite confectionery using applique and machine stitching.

There will be a wonderful display of Photography and Design work, including the 2017 edition of ‘PhotoStories’, Year 9 blogs and Year 10 explored portrait photography and digital manipulation. Years 11 and 12 have created designs based on Commercial, Influential and Personal Design. Year 10 Design students have designed repeat patterns which will be digitally printed on fabric and displayed alongside their fashion illustrations. Year 9 Design students have created a ‘City of Lights’ from laser-cut paper.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of Woodwork projects from Years 8 to 12. Years 9 and 10 Technology in action will be showcasing projects such as CO2 dragsters, 3D printed models and LED Acrylic Trophies.

Year 11 and 12 Applied Information Technology classes have created digital products, such as webpages, digital and printed posters and display presentations, for a wide variety of consumers.

Additional Opening Times:

Monday, 30 October to Friday, 3 November: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Monday, 6 November: 9.00am - 12.0pm

 

Recording of the Choral Concert - CD's now available

We are excited to announce that the choral recording is almost complete and will soon be available via iTunes and Google Play; details will be provided shortly.

There has been extensive interest in our recording being made available on CD, so we are pleased to confirm that we will be producing a commemorative disc which will be professionally printed and packaged.

The CD’s are $10 each and if you would like to purchase one please click for order form. All orders must be received no later than Friday, 20 October.

Please consider this option carefully as we will only order CD's for forms received and paid. We cannot guarantee a CD will be available, should your form be received late, if you change your mind, or if you require extra copies. We anticipate CD's to be available by Week 6 of this term.

Please feel free to contact Anette Kerkovius or Elethea Sartorelli in the Music office: [email protected], should you have any queries.

Music News for Term 4

Term 4, Week 4 is the commencement of Arts Week and will include two concerts:

Years 7 – 10 Music Concert: Monday, 30 October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Chapel

Rock Concert:                            Tuesday, 31 October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the CPA

Our final music event this year will once again be the annual Twilight Carols on the Common on Sunday, 3 December, 7.00pm – 8.00pm.

Music Tuition information for 2018 will be sent out shortly.

Essence - A Collection of Images by Jon Green

Across six months of this year, The HotHouse Company’s inaugural Photographer-in-Residence, Jon Green, captured the ‘essence’ of All Saints’ College. Jon, who has more than 27 years’ experience, visited the College campus once a week and regularly attended significant events and activities to capture the many facets of life at All Saints’. The residency culminated in the essence exhibition – officially opened in the Centre for Performing Arts in September with more than 100 guests in attendance to view the 70 photographic prints on display. To view the essence e-book, please click HERE. You can also purchase images of your child by filling in the order form by clicking HERE  and emailing it directly to Jon Green.

Sport & Physical Education

All Saints' Running Club – for students, staff and parents!

The All Saints’ College Running Club has commenced for Term 4. The days are getting longer and the sun will be out, so get down for a walk, jog or run with our qualified coaches from Front Runner Sport. New members are always welcome. Training will vary in order to keep it enjoyable and engaging, and to increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of various fitness components. A light breakfast at the Canteen will be provided after training.

 

When:  Wednesday mornings (7.00am – 8.00am)

Friday mornings (7.00 – 8.00am) run by Physical Education Staff

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

Where: Meet at the Indoor Sports Centre (runs to be conducted on and off campus)

Aims:  To improve fitness and develop healthy lifestyle habits in a positive group environment, and to participate in Park Runs which are held each Saturday – http://www.parkrun.com.au/

Strava: Sign up to the All Saints’ College Running Club Strava page to track your runs and progress.

If you have any further questions please contact Mr Damien Stevens: [email protected]

 

Success Stories

Congratulations to the following students on their fine achievements.

ROBOCUP JUNIOR AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

All Saints’ College students competed at the RoboCup Junior Australian National Championships 2017 held over Saturday, 23 September – Sunday, 24 September in Brisbane.

There were more than 600 competitors and our teams competed against other Australian state teams as well as participants from China, South Korea and Taiwan.  

Well done to the All Saints’ team ‘Unplugged’ comprising of Quinn Brands, Brodie Chapell, Hayden Rogalasky and Connor Young (Year 7) who placed third at the competition.

We would also like to congratulate the follow students who also participated at the National Championships:

'SCHOOL, BUT WITH A GHOUL'​

Rory Dalitz (Year 12) - 'School, but with a Ghoul'​

Congratulations to Year 12 student Rory Dalitz who has been named a finalist in the Best Senior Secondary Animation category of the 2017 National ATOM awards for his film 'School, but with a Ghoul'.

Rory is also a finalist in the Open category and is the only person selected from a high school, with the other three in this category either working in the industry or studying in tertiary institutions.

Rory was a finalist in the same category last year and acknowledgement goes to teachers Hayley Wellington, Louise Elscot and Lucinda Crimson for supporting Rory. Good luck Rory! 

To view Rory's 'School, but with a Ghoul' click HERE.

MUSIC ACHIEVEMENTS​

We are pleased to congratulate to the following students for their recent musical achievements:

Ashton Lake and Ellie Belford-Thomas (Year 10): First Runner up, Under 16 Duets, North of Perth Music Festival

Kerry Cao (Year 5):

1st Place, Piano Grade 8 Solo Recital Section, 2017 West Australian Piano Competition  

2nd Place, Piano Grade 8 Solo Recital Section, 2017 North of Perth Music Festival

Zoe Dallimore (Year 6): B+ for Grade 4 Cello AMEB Examination

Lucas Ho (Year 8): B+ for Grade 3 Trumpet AMEB Examination

Patrick Jones (Year 5): B+ for Grade 1 Piano for Leisure AMEB Examination

Ashton Lake (Year 10) and Devon Lake (Year 9): 1st Place, Under 16 Duets, North of Perth Music Festival

Casey Leung (Year 6): B+ for Grade 3 Piano AMEB Examination

Mike Li (Year 12): 1st Prize, Open Piano Recital, North of Perth Music Festival 2017. Mike has been invited to perform at the Winners’ Concert on Sunday, 22nd October 2017.

Vevina Yang (Year 7): 3rd Place, Piano Recital 15 and Under, West Australia Piano Competition

We are always pleased to acknowledge the successes of our students and we encourage everyone to contact us and inform us of any exam results, performance or other musical achievements: [email protected]

ECHO-BAGS' $20 BOSS

The College commends Tahlia Amos, Ellie Belford-Thomas, Teonne Haslemore, Grace Hoes and Abbey Watkinson (Year 10) who’s Eco-Bags’ $20 Boss design was shortlisted as a finalist in the Rookie Enterprise of the Year Award YearS 10-12.

$20 Boss is an immersive entrepreneurship program for secondary school students, where they are provided with $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate their venture over the course of a school term.

AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL SUCCESS

Congratulations to Fynn Gardner (Year 9) who received the Runner-Up Fairest and Best Award for Year 9 players at the Fremantle Conference, which includes South Fremantle and East Fremantle Districts Football Clubs on Tuesday, 12 September 2017.

In addition, Fynn also won the Fairest and Best Award for his Booragoon Bulldogs team this year, and umpired two Australian Rules Football grand finals in the last week of Term 3, which are only given to the most outstanding umpires.

Well done Fynn on all of these fantastic football achievements!

BASKETBALL SUCCESS

The College commends Finlay Balding and Campbell Bright (Year 7) who have won their Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) Under 14s grand final held on Sunday, 17 September at Bendat Basketball Centre. Well done on this wonderful team effort!

Commendations to Ashley Tsang (Year 8) who recently competed in the Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) in the Willetton Tigers Under 14 girls Championship Team.  The team were undefeated all season and won their Grand Final. Ashley was awarded Best Defensive Player for the season. 

During the holidays Ashley also competed in the Junior Basketball Championships with the Willetton Tigers team in Dandenong, Victoria.

TAEKWONDO

Congratulations to Alexander Mackinlay (Year 5) who has recently received his black belt in Taekwondo.

Alexander also recently received the Best Defensive Player Award in his Western Australian Basketball League (WABL) team, The Willetton Tigers, for this season.

CRICKET SUCCESS

Commendations to Phoebe North (Year 12) who recently represented Western Australia at the Indoor Cricket Championships. Well done Phoebe!

EQUESTRIAN EXCELLENCE

Well done to Emma Cumming (Year 10) who competed at the Pony Club Association of Western Australia (PCAWA) State Eventing Championships on the Saturday, 23 September – Sunday, 24 September held in Kellerberrin, near Northam.

After being bucked off her horse ‘Just Reilly’ on the first day of competition, Emma continued, participating in the 95 class for her club, the Serpentine Horse and Pony Club. The team received Team Champions in the 95 class category and Emma was also awarded as an Individual Champion.

Eventing is a sport for the all-round horse and rider in which in a combination of the follow categories are competed: dressage, cross country riding & jumping and standard jumping.

WATER POLO MAGIC

The College congratulates Luke Claridge (Year 10) who participated in the 16 and under Boys National Club Water Polo Championships on Monday, 25 September – Friday, 29 September 2017 in Sydney.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING AWARD

The College commends Alessandra Ho (Year 12) who has again been awarded a City of Melville Youth Sports Scholarship in recognition of her achievements in synchronized swimming.

Scholarship winners receive a 12 month free membership to City of Melville LeisureFit Centres to assist in their training.

NATIONAL GO KART TITLES

Congratulations to Alex Ellement (Year 7) who has placed second in the Australian National Go Kart Titles taking place during the September school holidays in South Australia. Well done, Alex!

JUNIOR STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

The College congratulates Noah Dean, Alexander Mackinlay, and Ruan Rademeyer (Year 5) who represented the All Saints’ Swimming Club at the Junior State Swimming Championships over the holidays.

Noah and Ruan each collected 3 individual medals, placing them within the top 3 swimmers for their age group in Western Australia. Alexander, Noah and Ruan train with Junior High Performance Squad of the All Saints’ Swimming Club.

Service Learning

Over the past three years, the College has continued to build a Service Learning program that not only aligns to our Strategic Plan, but is guided by principles which allow students to have the richest possible experience of both Service and Learning. These principles, often expressed as the four ‘Pillars’ of Service Learning at the College, are: Intentional Learning, Meaningful Service, Partnerships and Diversity.

The first two of these are self-explanatory, and it is easy to understand the need to help our students to engage with and value the diverse nature of the world and the diversity of their own gifts and abilities. The reason that we have set ongoing partnerships with other communities as a key element of every one of our Service Learning programs may be less obvious.

Recently at an event hosted by one of the College partners, RAAFA WA, which was attended by a number of our Year 6 students, Ms Penelope Crane and Mr Nic Christie, the College was acknowledged for its ongoing work in that community. Ms Crane has written the following as part of her Junior School Courier article:

The Service Learning Program in Junior School finished on a high at the end of Term 3 with some of our Year 6 students attending a RAAFA High Tea in celebration of the residents who are 90 years and above in age. This was a wonderful event and it was such a privilege for our students to be invited. Our students were impressive as they served the food and tea, and initiated and maintained conversation with these most interesting citizens from our neighbourhood.

As part of the celebration All Saints’ College was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Carena Blair, AFME Welfare Officer.

Below is an excerpt from the certificate;

All Saints’ College has continued to demonstrate outstanding acts of kindness towards the residents of AFME Bull Creek for many years. There continues to be an ever-increasing list of good deeds that the staff and children of All Saints’ undertake for us.

The certificate notes our work with RAAFA across five different programs. These programs involve students from across the Junior School, especially in Years 4 and 6, as well as students from Years 9 to 12. In each case these programs have grown out of an existing relationship with RAAFA that has enabled us to find in each other new and valuable opportunities to work together. More than that, while our growing relationship means that our learning is deepened and our service becomes more and more meaningful, it also means that students have the opportunity to engage in that community over an extended period of time.

We are very grateful to our dedicated partners, such as RAAFA WA, with whom we share a growing relationship that is founded on mutual respect, shared joy and an ever-growing appreciation of each other.

 

 

Cocurricular Activities

Chess Club

CHESSKIDS NATIONAL INTERSCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Melbourne: Monday, 27 and Tuesday, 28 November 2017
All Saints’ College students have had a presence at this competition since 2012 and planning is well underway for this year.  
Students who play chess from Years 3 - 12 and who are interested in forming a team (a minimum of four per team; can be mixed year groups) are welcome to apply. 
Students are not required to be part of the Chess Club.
College Parents who are interested in accompanying their child to this event or require further information should contact Mrs Ann Strautins: [email protected]

The cut-off date for interested parents is Friday, 20 October.

 

Robotics Club

RoboCup Junior Australian National Championships 2017

All Saints’ College students competed at the RoboCup Junior Australian National Championships 2017 held over Saturday, 23 September – Sunday, 24 September in Brisbane.

There were more than 600 competitors and our teams competed against other Australian state teams as well as participants from China, South Korea and Taiwan.  

Well done to the All Saints’ team ‘Unplugged’ comprising of Quinn Brands, Brodie Chapell, Hayden Rogalasky and Connor Young (Year 7) who placed third at the competition.

We would also like to congratulate the follow students who also participated at the National Championships:

 

Circus Club

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Our students now have the opportunity to try their hand at juggling, stilt walking, unicycling and much more in our very own, All Saints’ Circus Club, which was launched at the beginning of Term 3.

The Circus Club revolves around social support and leadership opportunities through the development of a performing troupe that the students will own and operate. The purpose of the troupe is to encourage community members to join in with the circus fun and learn from the club members through interactive “Have-a-go” shows and other performances. As part of the circus troupe students will perform various aspects of a show, from performance, costume, set design and manufacture, as well as supporting each other to build on their skills and develop their own acts.

The club runs every Tuesday afternoon from 3.45pm until 5.00pm and has proven to be very popular. However, there are still a few places left so if you would like to be involved, please contact Mr Paul Green to register your place: [email protected]

 

 

Holiday Programs

Vacation Care Program for children aged 3 - 12

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

 

School Holiday Program for 9 - 17 Years

Is your 9 – 17 year old looking for something to do during the upcoming school holiday break? Why not have them join our exciting Holiday Program.
All activities are conducted by qualified and experienced coaches, staff members and suppliers.
Details of the January School Holiday Program will be available soon.
For further information email: [email protected] 

 

 

 

Community

P&F

 

Wanju Café

 

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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 - Daily)

Accounts - pay school fees, tours/incidentals

Pay fees, tours/incidentals (08) 9313 9365 (8.00am - 4.30pm - Daily)

Queries on fees (08) 9313 9313 (8.00am - 4.30pm Daily)

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