The College Courier

08 April 2019
Issue 6, 4 April 2019
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
Success Stories
Music
HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Service Learning
Propeller Industries
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Old Saints
Holiday Programs
Community
In the news
Important Contact Details
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
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Bull Creek, WA, 6149
AU

Whole College

STATIONS OF THE CROSS ART EXHIBITION

 

The Year 9 Visual Arts students and the Year 5 and 6 Religion and Philosophy students have been working this term on portraying their own interpretations of the Stations of the Cross.

 

The Stations of the Cross depict the last hours of Christ before his crucifixion. There are 14 Stations, and these were allocated randomly to students. The students’ artwork each interpret a stage of Jesus’ final journey.

 

The works will be on display in the foyer of the Centre for Performing Arts at the College from Monday, 8 April to Friday, 12 April during the Wanju Café opening times of 8.00am–11.00am and 2.30pm–4.30pm.

 

They will then be displayed at the Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre (Corner South Street and Benningfield Road, Bull Creek) from Saturday, 13 April to Wednesday, 17 April. To view the Shopping Centre’s opening hours, please click HERE. 

 

The artworks will also be an integral part of the Bull Creek–Leeming Anglican Parish Good Friday service in the College Chapel on Friday, 19 April, 9.00am–11.00am.

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DON'T FORGET TO TAKE THE DOVE AWAY WITH YOU DURING THE APRIL HOLIDAYS!

College families are invited to participate in The Dove Goes Global by taking a photo holding our College magazine somewhere exciting during the upcoming holiday break, please email high-resolution images and a description to [email protected]

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

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If you are able to volunteer for the 2019 Futures Expo please register here: http://oldsaints.ascollege.wa.edu.au/FuturesExpo2019

 

Junior School

MEET THE TUTOR AFTERNOON TEA CONCERTS

The Meet the Tutor Afternoon Tea Concerts are new to 2019, providing an opportunity for beginner and intermediate students learning an instrument to perform in a casual setting. These concerts also allow for parents to meet and get to know their child’s Music tutor in an informal setting.

 

The Music Soirées, held once a term, now provide a performance space for intermediate to advanced students. From Term 2 there will be limited spots for students who learn an instrument outside the College. This allows us the opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of all our students. These opportunities for external students will be auditioned by College Music staff.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL SOIRÉE

We welcome you to join us for our first Junior School Soirée, which will take place on Wednesday, 10 April from 6.00pm–7.00pm in the College Chapel, to hear some wonderful performances.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL

Today we enjoyed the Junior School Choral Festival which was held in the College’s Centre for Performing Arts.

 

The Junior School Choral Festival provides every child with a choral singing experience, and all students prepared diligently for this event in Music class. Students prepared their songs and composed their own speech rhymes. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Empathy’ which students have been exploring as part of our expanded College values, ERIC (Empathy, Respect, Integrity, Courage).

 

STARTER WIND BAND

There are still some spaces in the Starter Wind Band, and we are eager to hear from students who would like to join.

 

Year 5 and 6 students who play a concert band instrument are eligible to join the Starter Wind Band, which rehearses every Tuesday morning from 7.30am–8.30am in the Junior School Music Room. This band includes beginner students who learn an instrument either at the College or outside the school.

 

The following instruments are included in this ensemble:

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Baritone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Concert Percussion

 

Experienced Year 6 students may be selected to join the Combined College Concert Band which rehearses on Fridays after school.

 

To join, please contact Miss Kate Wilson (Junior School Music teacher) by emailing [email protected]

 

LEARNING JOURNEY EXHIBITION

Our Year 4, 5 and 6 classes will be open this afternoon from 3.30pm–5.00pm following the Junior School Choral Festival. This year we are showing the process of inquiry which forms the foundation of our learning approach. We intend to show the learning journey taken by our students as they consider big questions and work towards developing their own inquiry question.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

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EARLY CHILDHOOD GRANDPARENTS AND FRIENDS’ AFTERNOON:
KINDERGARTEN – YEAR 2 

To register for this event, please click HERE.

 

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GRIP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

On Wednesday, 27 March, the Junior School student leadership team went on a journey to the 2019 GRIP Leadership Conference.

 

The day was bright and sunny with a glimpse of cloud in the sky. The Year 6s started their day at the Junior School Reception of All Saints’ College. Our team walked to the Bull Creek train station to head to Elizabeth Quay. The train was silent and exciting as we journeyed to the city.  

 

When we were inside the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, we played a few ice breaker games following the host. After the games, we started to learn about the leadership pathway and the first stop was CORE characters.

 

CORE characters are qualities and traits you should have if you want to be a great leader. The CORE characters are Confidence with humility, Others focused, Reliability, and Empathy. I think we all learnt some ways to develop our CORE character and took away some important information.

 

The next three stops on the leadership pathway were all about making a difference. We all learnt that contributing to your team is simple but important. We also learnt some ways we can make a difference to the College by focusing on building a culture (through learning, new friendships or school spirit). Along this pathway, we watched a few videos showing what other schools do to improve their culture.

 

After that, we learnt how we could make a difference in society. We learnt that if you want to make a difference to society, you have to choose one cause that you have a connection to and then keep concentrating on it. This was a challenging and thought-provoking experience, and we believe everyone took something out of it and had a great time.

 

Lara Bussell and Ethan Lance
Year 6

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2019 HERITAGE WEEK  - Legacy  - Monday, 6 May - Friday, 10 May 2019

The theme for 2019 Heritage Week is Legacy.

 

This year we want you to think about what part you will play in the creation of the All Saints’ story. What legacy do you want to leave behind for future generations of students and how can you do that? It is also a time to reflect on the legacy left to you here by the thousands of Old Saints that have come before you so that you may enjoy the College we have today.

 

The Old Saints are a vital part of our heritage and are delighted to support the week by hosting many fun-filled activities across the campus, including sausage sizzles, the Junior School Art Competition and the annual Old Saints v Students' Sports event.

 

2019 HERITAGE WEEK JUNIOR SCHOOL ART COMPETITION - Start work now on your entries!

During the next few weeks, students may want to use their creative talents and complete entries for the Art Competition (full details below).

All participants in Heritage Week activities will accrue House points which will go towards winning the Old Saints’ Heritage Week House Cup.

 

 

Senior School

IS YOUR FAMILY ABLE TO HELP AN ITALIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT?

We are fortunate each year to host at the College several from several different countries, for different lengths of time and through different organisations. Most recently we have continued to host students from France. The students always love their experience of Western Australian and All Saints’ College culture, and were very grateful for the generosity shown to them by the ASC families who hosted them. In turn, we enjoyed getting to know them and learning more about their country of origin.

 

Through our partnership with one organisation, goYonder, we hosted three Venetian students in 2017, while in 2018, Anna Giovine, Elisa Brocca and Pietro Corezzola all studied at the College.

 

This year we have already confirmed another student from Venice, Gabriele Pavan, who will join us in Term 3 this year for a stay of three months. The arrangement is that host families are paid an amount of money each week (approximately $290) to assist with the costs of including an extra member in their family.

 

Gabriele Pavan is a young man from Venice who, on his arrival at the beginning of Term 3 will be 16 years old and joining classes in Year 11 at All Saints’. We are grateful to all of those who have hosted guests to the College and are inviting expressions of interest from any families who might like to host Gabriele. It would be helpful if the family hosting Gabriele had a boy in the Senior School.

 

Please contact the College’s Dean of Student Wellbeing, Mr Tim Russell ([email protected]), if you are interested in hosting a visiting Italian student for a three-month stay, and more information will be supplied.

 

TRANSITION TO WINTER UNIFORM IN TERM 2

Given the sometimes still warm weather at the start of Term 2, students are given a transition period during which they may wear either winter or summer uniform.

 

Students are allowed the option of wearing the summer uniform until the end of Week 3, Term 2. If the weather is warmer, summer uniform is appropriate. If the weather is cooler, it is appropriate for a jumper (formal uniform) or tracksuit top (sport uniform) to be worn with the summer uniform, as is currently the case on cooler days in Terms 1 or 4.

 

In the transition period, there must be no combinations of uniforms – students must wear full summer or winter uniform. If students opt to wear winter uniform in this ‘transition period’, blazers worn with a tie or full tracksuit must be worn. From the beginning of Week 4, Term 2 (Monday, 20 May) full winter uniform only may be worn.

 

If, on particular days after Week 3 of Term 2, the weather is still very warm the Dean of Student Wellbeing will decide whether students may take off their blazers/ties or tracksuit. Students will be notified during that day.

 

Mr Tim Russell

Dean of Student Wellbeing

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YEAR 11 THREE-WAY INTERVIEWS – TUESDAY, 18 JUNE*

(*Revised date from that previously published)

Our Year 11 Three-Way Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday, 18 June 2019 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. You may note this is a revised date form that you may have seen previously published.

 

Further correspondence will be sent in due course.

 

YEARS 7–10 THREE WAY INTERVIEWS – TUESDAY, 23 JULY

(Please note this is the day before students return to school for Term 3)

 

For Years 7–10 families, our full day of Three-Way Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 23 July (the day prior to Term 3 commencing) from 9.30am to 7.30pm.

 

Further correspondence will be sent in due course.

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NAPLAN 2019

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

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STUDENT TECH SURVEY

Mrs Rebecca Chapman (Learning Support Education Assistant) is currently working on a project to find out how to help our students further develop their tech skills and receive more support with learning on their computer.

Mrs Chapman invites Senior School students in Years 7–12 to participate in a short Student Tech Survey by clicking HERE. 

 

It would be wonderful to have as many participants as possible in order to have accurate and comprehensive data.

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2019 HERITAGE WEEK - OLD SAINTS v STUDENTS' SPORTS COMPETITION

Friday, 10 May 2019 (4.30pm to 6.30pm)

The annual battle to win the Old Saints v Students' Sports Competition shield is being held during Heritage Week in May, and we are seeking students to represent the College teams. If you would like to participate, please contact the student team coordinator, Miss Bell Clayton: [email protected]

 

What's On?

 

WANT TO PLAN FURTHER AHEAD? Click HERE to visit our 2019 College Calendar

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ASC APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM - BOOK NOW!

For further information and to register to participate, click HERE.

GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDCHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

To book tickets for at this workshop, click HERE.

STAN GRANT DJAALINY PRESENTATION

To book tickets for this event, click HERE.

 

Success Stories

We are always pleased to acknowledge the successes of our students and would be delighted to hear of their achievements. Please email: [email protected]

Congratulations to the following students on their fine achievements.

MATHS STUDENTS HAVE SUM FUN AND BREAK RECORDS

Four All Saints’ College teams each took out first place in the Mathematical Association of Western Australia Have Sum Fun Face to Face Competitions recently – a first in the history of the tournament.

 

On Friday, 15, Friday, 22 and Saturday, 23 March the teams of Year 11 and 12; Year 9 and 10; Year 7 and 8; Year 5 and 6 students competed against other schools in a quiz-style competition where around 30 to 40 teams of six students race against the clock to solve four intense rounds of eight challenging mathematics problems.

 

The South Metropolitan Division event kicked off at the College on Friday, 15 March with 30 teams in attendance, and the ASC Years 11 and 12 team achieved first place with a score of 31/32.

 

The following week the ASC Year 9/10 team also went on to win its event, this time achieving a perfect score.

 

At the same time, the Year 7/8 team was at Trinity College competing against 42 teams. They scored equal first with 26/32 (after a very difficult set of questions) and won their age category by a single point in the tiebreaker round.

 

The following day at Penrhos College, six ASC Junior School students participated in the competition against 14 other teams and had a very successful day; achieving another first place for the College. This win means that All Saints’ placed first in all four age categories of Have Sum Fun – which has never happened before in the history of the Competition.

 

Congratulations to the following student teams:

 

Year 11/12 team

Year 9: (our honourary year 11 team member) Xiaoyu Chen

Year 11: Rémi Hart and James Lund

Year 12: Shev Dias Abeyagunawardene, Aidan Smith and Bartholomew Tang 

 

Year 9/10 team

Year 9: Xiaoyu Chen, Julius Clegg and Gabrielle Ho

Year 10: Kian Hart, Lucas Ho and Ashley Lance

 

Year 7/8 team

Year 7: Sam Harban, Senuka Jayasekera and Ben Tang

Year 8: Aaliyah Kadir, Shaurya Kaushal and Jason Shan 

 

Year 5/6 team
Year 5: Elaine Gao, Tejas Morisetty and Ashton Yu
Year 6: Akinshola Akinyemi, James Ji and Ceicilia Limargana

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TALENTED PIANIST

Congratulations to Year 10 student, Lucas Ho, who was recently awarded a 2018 AMEB (WA) Award for Excellence due to his outstanding result in the Pianoforte, Eighth grade examination.

 

Lucas is pictured here receiving his award from Prof Graeme Gilling at the Awards Presentation Ceremony held in the Callaway Music Auditorium at The University of Western Australia on Sunday, 10 March 2019.

 

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FIGURE SKATER SUCCESS

Well done to Lara Bezuidenhout (Year 9) who has been selected to represent Australia in the Oceania International Novice Figure Skating Competition in Melbourne from 15–19 May 2019. Lara will compete at this international figure skating opportunity as the current Western Australian Champion in her level.

 

We further congratulate Lara for being awarded an international figure skating scholarship to attend Shattuck St Mary’s Figure Skating Camp in Faribault, Minnesota in the US. Skaters from 15 countries around the world attend this competitive training program during the northern summer. Lara will leave after the Oceania competition to experience the American way of coaching, with Guest and Resident Coaches who are national, international, and Olympic professionals.

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ALL SAINTS’ CLUB SWIMMERS TO COMPETE IN UPCOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The students listed below (who compete in the All Saints’ Swimming Club) have recently qualified to participate in the Hancock Prospecting Junior Long Course Championships hosted by Swimming WA held at HBF Stadium from 12–14 April 2019.

  • Noah Dean (Year 7) (Image 1)
  • Elle Griffiths (Year 7) (Image 2)
  • Charlie McKell (Year 7) (Image 3)
  • Ivan Ung (Year 5) (Image 4)

This competition is described by the organisation as the pinnacle meet in the state for swimmers aged 9–12 years. Swimmers from across the state will race for championship medals.

 

We wish well Old Saint and All Saints’ Swimming Club member James Hansford (Class of 2015) (pictured below) who will be heading off to Adelaide this week to compete in the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships (Open).

 

Jasmine Mueller (Year 10) (middle image) and Georgia Prescott (Year 11) (right image) will also be jetting off to Adelaide during the first week of the upcoming school holidays to participate in the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships. Jasmine and Georgia will be supported by ASC’s Director of Swimming Mr Tom Stachewicz at the event.

The College wishes well these All Saints’ Swimming Club athletes as they compete in the various championships this month.

 

If any other ASC students are participating in these swimming events as part of other clubs, please email [email protected] so that the College can acknowledge their achievements in a future Courier.

Music

TERM 1 MUSIC EVENTS

Over the past two weeks, a number of Music events have showcased the amazing talents at All Saints’ College. 

 

Arts on The Common featured the All Saints’ Celtic Band, Contemporary Band, Jazz Saints and soloists alongside the premiere of Back to Back Theatre’s The Democratic Set. 

 

Friends of Music organised paella and churros for the audience to enjoy during the performance alongside the Human Jukebox.  It was an entertaining and memorable night.  Thank you to all the performers, as well as stage management and staff that assisted on the night.

 

On the morning of Arts on The Common, senior members of the All Saints’ Celtic Band set off at 7.00am to perform at the International School of WA’s Harmony Day event.  They received high acclaim for their performance and brought the crowd to their feet, dancing to their medleys. 

 

Last Wednesday, All Saints’ Music Department hosted its first Recital for 2019.  The Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, College Concert Band and Amati Strings performed repertoire they have been working on during Term 1.

 

With some members learning their instrument for less than 12 months and the ensemble rehearsing for only a month, the students and tutors are to be congratulated for their progress and performance management.

 

The night was also filled with the accomplished performances from 18 soloists who brought to the stage. Well done on your achievements. Special thanks to Miss Kate Davoren (Class of 2016 and ASC Music Intern) and current students, Joy Wu (Year 11) and Alana Levingston (Year 10) for their assistance with stage management on the night.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL – THURSDAY, 4 APRIL, CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Our Junior School held a Choral Festival with rehearsals on Tuesday, 2 April and performances in the Centre for Performing Arts on Thursday, 4 April.  Well done to all the classes who had a very busy week of preparation and an afternoon performing in front of our adjudicators, Mrs Helen Wilson and Ms Kristina Lang (Class of 2014), the winners of the Choral Festival were announced and presented to the following classes:

 

Years 1 – 3 

Best Choral Speech – Year 2C 

Runner Up Choral Festival – Year 3C 

Choral Festival Winner – Year 3T 

 

Years 4 – 6

Best Choral Speech – Year 4M 

Runner Up Choral Festival – Year 6H

Choral Festival Winner – Year 5L

 

Congratulations to the Junior School students for their excellent performances and also the amazing support from parents, families and the College community.  Thank you to Ms Kate Wilson and to Mrs Andrea Stewart (Junior School Music teachers) for their dedication and commitment to bringing the Choral Festival together this year.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

The Junior School Soiré e will be held on Wednesday, 10 April in Chapel at 6.00pm.  Students, parents and their families are invited to listen to our young and emerging musicians perform. 

 

The following music events will be held during Term 2:

  • Music Tutor Afternoon Tea Concerts – various dates (see below)
  • ANCA performances (see below)
  • Senior School Choir Camp  Friday, 3 May – Sunday, 5 May 2019
  • College Concert 2 Wednesday, 8 May 2019
  • College Recital 2 –  Tuesday, 21 May 2019
  • Fremantle Eisteddfod – various dates (see below) 
  • Junior School Soirée on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

To view the 2019 Music Calendar, please click HERE.

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MUSIC TUTOR AFTERNOON TEA CONCERTS

Music Tutors will be presenting Afternoon Tea Tutor Concerts with their students throughout the remainder of this year.  Set in the Centre for Performing Arts foyer, students are given the opportunity to perform to build confidence and experience. Tutors will contact families with details of the performance date. 

 

Each event is an opportunity for College students to perform.  Mr David Harries, Director of Music, welcomes students to express their interest to perform.  The form is on MyASC Music with all other Music Department notices.  Please follow the link to the online form and register your interest early.

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHORAL ASSOCIATION (ACNA) CHOIR PERFORMANCES

All Saints' College has been invited to participate in the Australian National Choral Association Choir Performances during their festival. Showcasing a number of interstate choral ensembles, the festival is an important event being held in Fremantle and students are encouraged to attend.

  • Friday, 12 April 2019  Choralfest (ANCA) Performance in the ASC Centre for Performing Arts– Senior School Choirs
  • Monday, 15 April 2019 –  Choralfest in Fremantle – Junior School Choir

More information can be found on the ChoralFest Fremantle website by clicking HERE.

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FREMANTLE EISTEDDFOD

Please note the following dates:

  • Friday, 17 May 2019 – Choirs at MLC Claremont
  • Monday, 20 May – Tuesday, 28 May 2019 – Instrumental and Vocal

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EXCITING NEWS....

  • Friday, 3 May – Sunday, 5 May 2019 – Choir Camp

Get ready to sing your hearts out!  It promises to be a fun and exciting weekend.  Registration starts next week. 

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CONGRATULATIONS

  • Congratulation to Andrew Jiang (Year 12) for achieving the highest Music ATAR written mark in the state.  
  • Congratulations also to Ivan Ung (Year 5) for receiving “The 2018 AMEB(WA) Award for Excellence in Performance of Music, Violoncello – First Grade" and to his teacher, Dr Noeleen Wright.   

HotHouse Company

BACK TO BACK THEATRE – THE DEMOCRATIC SET COMES TO ASC

From the 18 – 20 March, All Saints' College and HotHouse Company welcomed Australian contemporary theatre company Back to Back Theatre to our campus for a special project which celebrates the diversity of our community.

 

Over two days, community members came to the Upper Theatre to perform in Back to Back Theatre’s The Democratic Set (a 2x2m box). The performances were filmed and then successfully edited into an 11-minute film, which premiered at the College’s Art on The Common event on Friday, 22 March. The film not only highlights the extensive and inclusive nature of our community, but it beautifully encapsulates the College's essence of growth.

 

The project consisted of a total of 41 sessions over the three days, with approximately 250 participants, one dog, three plants, four robots, and a dinosaur. The Democratic Set invited students, staff, members of the College Board, Old Saints and the wider community to be involved in this film project, and the results were incredible.

 

The work of Back to Back Theatre is distinctly unique; our participants were asked by the Director, Ingrid, to think of the "energy portrait" of their idea when bringing it to the set, and be willing to explore, improvise, and be spontaneous under her direction.

 

The project was successful through the collaboration and collective work of a number of staff members and the Back to Back Theatre team. The Arts Department specifically thanks the College’s Theatre staff Mr Geoff Glencross and Mr Adrian Arnold, and Technology and General Assistant Intern, Mr Noah Glisoca (Class of 2017), for their behind the scenes work in operating the technical aspects of this project.

 

They also acknowledge the Back to Back Theatre team comprising Alison, Ingrid, Sam and Richard for their incredible work.

 

To view the ASC Democratic Set, please click below.

 

CHUNKY MOVE RESIDENCY

Over five days last week, Luigi Vescio from the Australian contemporary dance company Chunky Move worked with our College's Dance and HotHouse scholarship students.

 

The students from Years 9–12 participated in a series of workshops and classes over the week, where they focused on contemporary technique and repertoire. In these practical workshops, students learnt sequences from Chunky Move's work ANTI–Gravity (2017), in which Luigi has performed as part of Asia TOPA and Dance Massive. Luigi then discussed the work and its intent in theoretical classes with the students.

 

On Tuesday the Year 12 ATAR Dance students spent the whole day working with Luigi, where they focused on their technique, improvisation skills, and developed and discussed their choreography for their Original Solo Compositions. Luigi’s creative practice focuses specifically on memory and intuition, which he used to guide the students in exploring different aspects of their ideas and intents in order to develop their solo works.

 

THE TEMPEST PERFORMANCE

Renowned director Emily McLean – who has worked for Black Swan State Theatre Company, WAAPA, and Perth Theatre Company – was invited into HotHouse Company this term to direct a performance of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

 

Over five weeks, Emily worked with the cast of Years 10–12 students from various schools, as well as recent graduates, on this performance.  

 

The project aimed to provide the audience with a creative and innovative interpretation of the play, with a specific focus on the process of creating the piece, rather than the final outcome. 

 

The cast was able to experience the various challenges and highs of working with an industry professional, with admirable achievements given the fast-paced timeframe of the rehearsal process.

 

The play was performed at sunset in our College amphitheatre, with the outdoor environment providing a magical layer to the performance, which was highly regarded by the audience.

 

To learn more about these performances and residencies, please visit the HotHouse Company website by clicking HERE. 

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A CELEBRATION OF CHORAL MUSIC

To book tickets for this event, click HERE.

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HCo DANCE LAB CLASSES 2019

Click HERE for more information.

 

Sport & Physical Education

ASSOCIATED AND CATHOLIC COLLEGES OF WA (ACC) ‘A’ DIVISION SWIMMING CARNIVAL 

All Saints’ College competed in the 2019 ACC ‘A’ Division Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium on Wednesday, 27 March. The College team was selected on the basis of the results at the Interhouse Swimming Carnival held at the beginning of the academic year, and those students have been training consistently since then.

 

Congratulations to the All Saints’ team on finishing third overall in the combined aggregate, which is an outstanding result! Well done to all squad members, including the reserves on their efforts and training.

 

The College competes against other ACC affiliate schools with very large student populations, which makes our team’s 2019 result even more impressive and our best for many years. Well done to all swimmers: we are all very proud of you here at the College!

 

Special mention to Katerina McKay and Remy Seneque (Year 12) for their outstanding leadership and captaincy of the ASC team throughout the entire season, motivating the swimmers and helping to provide training and feedback to the swimmers at every training session.

 

Outstanding Achievements on the Day

Age Champion – U/13 Boys: Noah Dean (Year 7)

Age Champion – Girls Open: Katerina McKay (Year 12)

Record: Boys Open 50m Backstroke (28.20) – Remy Seneque (Year 12)

 

All the results from the ACC ‘A’ Division Swimming Carnival are now available by clicking HERE. 

 

Miss Britt Gray
Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education

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SCHOOL SPORT WESTERN AUSTRALIA (SSWA) TENNIS EVENTS

In Week 9 of Term 1, All Saints’ College entered a Junior Boys’ and a Junior Girls’ team into the SSWA Herbert Edwards Cup.

 

Quintelle Kenworthy-Groen, Chenelle Liyanage, Shalomia Ramachandran (Year 9) and Shama Ramachandran (Year 7) represented the College in girls’ matches, whilst Matthew El-Salamani (Year 8), Matthew Gerovich (Year 7), James Johnson (Year 9), Eli Keenan (Year 8) and Chongchong Ye (Year 9) represented the College in boys’ matches.

 

The event allowed students to further develop their physical and interpersonal skills, and was an invaluable experience for all involved. Both teams progressed from the group stages to the quarter finals.

 

The SSWA Slazenger Cup Tennis Competition was held in Week 10 of Term 1. All Saints’ College entered a Senior Boys’ team comprising Year 10 students Steele Baker, Robert De Kraa, Jared Fallon and Felix Torralbo Straton. The team demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, portraying the College in an excellent manner. All players had a tremendous time and look forward to competing in ACC Tennis next year. A big thank you to Mr Mitch Jamieson, Miss Tatjiana Pieris and Miss Lorin Chandler for assisting with these events.

 

All Saints’ students can look forward to Netball, AFL, Volleyball and Hockey competitions in Term 2.

 

ASSOCIATED AND CATHOLIC COLLEGES OF WA (ACC) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATED SCHOOLS (SAS) – SUMMER SPORT COMPETITION

Throughout Term 1 our Year 11 and 12 students have been competing in the ACC SAS Summer Sport Competition which is held on Tuesday afternoons. It was fantastic to see so many teams participating competitively whilst displaying pleasing sportsmanship against Kennedy Baptist College, Carey Baptist College, Ursula Frayne Catholic College and John Wollaston Anglican Community School. The following teams made the finals for their sport:

  • Boys ‘A’ and ‘B’ Indoor Beach Volleyball
  • Girls ‘A’ and ‘B’ Indoor Beach Volleyball
  • Girls ‘A’ and ‘B’ Basketball
  • Boys ‘A’ Basketball
  • Girls and Boys’ Touch Rugby
  • Mixed Ultimate Frisbee 2

Congratulations to Mixed Ultimate Frisbee 2 and Boys ‘B’ Indoor Beach Volleyball who both won their respective grand finals. The Boys and Girls’ Tennis teams and the Boys’ Cricket team also finished on top of their respective SAS ladders, an outstanding achievement.

 

Term 2 ACC Sport will commence on the first Tuesday of Term 2 (trials). It is an expectation of the College that all students are present for the duration of ACC Sport and Options. Sports on offer include Badminton, Soccer, AFL, Volleyball, Netball and European Handball.

Mr Damien Stevens
Sport Development Coordinator 

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ASC BASKETBALL CLUB TEAMS 

Out of the 33 ASC Basketball Club teams currently participating in the Summer 2018/19 Willetton Basketball Association Competition, 13 of the teams made it to the Semi Finals. Congratulations to the following teams:

  • ASC 001 – Boys U14 – B1 Grade
  • ASC 002 – Boys U16 – B3 Grade
  • ASC 004 – Boys U16 – B1 Grade
  • ASC 006 – Boys U18 – B2 Grade
  • ASC 011 – Boys U12 – C2 Grade
  • ASC 014 – Boys U18 – B2 Grade
  • ASC 015 – Girls U18 – C1 Grade
  • ASC 022 – Girls U14 – B1 Grade
  • ASC 023 – Girls U14 – C2 Grade
  • ASC 026 – Boys U12 – C2 Grade
  • ASC 029 – Boys U16 – C2 Grade
  • ASC 031 – Boys U14 – C1 Grade
  • ASC 034 – Girls U18 – B2 Grade

The Finals began this week and the last games for the Summer 2018/19 Season will be played on Saturday, 6 April.

 

Special commendations to the ASC014 – Boys U18 – B2 Grade team who won their Grand Final (31 – 28) on Tuesday evening and to the ASC 002 – Boys U16 – B3 Grade team who won their Grand Final (36 28) on Wednesday.

 

The ASC Basketball Club End-of-Season Wind-Up will be held tomorrow (Friday, 5 April) starting at 3.30pm in the Indoor Sports Centre for all of our players, parents, coaches and team managers.

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HBF RUN FOR A REASON ASC TEAM

The HBF Run for a Reason is a great event held in Perth each year! We invite you to Join the ASC Team ‘All Saints’ College 2019' and jog, run or walk with friends and family for a great cause! All ASC community members are eligible to take part. In 2018 over 70 people joined the College's ASC Run for a Reason Team, so chat to your family and colleagues and get involved!

 

Event Details
WHEN: Sunday, 19 May 2019
WHAT: 4km, 12km and half marathon event options (all options are available as an ASC team member)

 

For more information about the event, click HERE.

 

TO REGISTER FOR THE ASC 2019 TEAM

Team Name: All Saints’ College 2019

Team Password: ASC2019

 

Click HERE to register for the ASC Team.

 

For all individuals who register in the ASC Team for 2019
Further information will be sent out regarding the logistics and meetings places for ASC Team members on the day. This information will be shared in the week of 13 May (Week 3, Term 2), so make sure you register early to ensure that your contact details are on the list for information.

 

On the day

  • Dress in your HBF Run for a Reason T-shirt;
  • Meet runners from your category from the ASC Team prior to the race;
  • Enjoy the event that you have selected!
  • Meet your fellow ASC Runners after the race for the entertainment. 

Supervision during the event

  • There will be no supervision of individuals throughout the event. Students and ASC community members will be responsible for making their way to their designated starting area and completing the event and making their way home after the event.

Fundraising

Those who register to Run for a Reason through the All Saints’ College Team link are welcome either to nominate a charity or organisation that they have a particular interest in supporting or help to raise much-needed funds for the amazing work of our partners at Anglicare WA. Our Anglicare Ambassadors already work alongside Anglicare WA to raise awareness within the College about community need, and directly seek to assist young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Funds raised for Anglicare WA are directed to the Street Connect program, which works with some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable young people

 

For whichever charity you select, remember to promote your fundraising page individually, whilst being a part of the ASC 2019 Team.

 

Training

  • Join us at the All Saints’ College Running Club with our professional coaches from the Running Centre every Tuesday morning during Term 1 (meet at the Indoor Sports Centre by 7.00am).

We are looking forward to a wide array of College community members coming together for this great event, putting a focus on staying fit and healthy while connecting with the wider community and fundraising for some worthwhile causes.

 

Service Learning

CLOSE THE GAP DAY

On Thursday, 21 March our Senior School students participated in Oxfam Australia’s Close the Gap Day – a national campaign that aims to close the gap in health and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030.

 

Students showed their support for the cause by writing on paper leaves how they want to close the gap and then placed them in one of the trees on The Common. They also enjoyed baked goods sold by Cowan House which fundraised for the campaign.

 

If you would like to support Close the Gap, please sign the online petition by clicking HERE.

 

P&F’s COOKING FOR THE HOMELESS

The P&F's Cooking for the Homeless sessions held on Sunday, 24 March 2019 were once again a great success. There were lots of new faces and a great mix of current students, Old Saints, family and friends of the College who participated in the first event for the year. Over 400 meals were prepared for The Salvation Army to distribute to those less fortunate in the community.

 

The P&F would like to acknowledge and thank all of the volunteers who gave up their valuable time to participate in these cooking sessions. To see a list of the volunteers, please click HERE.

 

NULSEN YOUTH PATRONS – CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

The Nulsen Youth Patrons have completed their final creative leadership session with an industry leaders panel discussion. Hosted at BDO in Subiaco, the students shared a light breakfast with industry leaders from across Perth. The panel included people such as Nulsen Disability Services CEO Gordon Trewern, former Chief Executive at Lotterywest Jan Stewart, and Managing Partner at PwC Michelle Tremain. The leaders shared their personal experiences of leadership, including the role empathy plays in leading teams and the importance of vulnerability.

 

ARTS ON THE COMMON

Nulsen Youth Patrons hosted Nulsen Residents at the wonderful Arts on The Common event. This included the inaugural screening of the Back to Back Theatre's ‘The Democratic Set’ film, which featured some Nulsen Residents. The patrons and residents had a wonderful time and enjoyed the experience greatly.

 

AMANA ADVOCATES

The 2019 Amana Advocates have been working over Term 1 to develop and grow the program that they participate in. Working with Amana staff, the Year 10 students connect with residents at Amana Living who have dementia by sharing an afternoon together each week. Week 10 will see the students joining in with a music therapist for the afternoon.

 

Mr Scott Corbett

Head of Catalyst: Centre for Service and Social Enterprise

Propeller Industries

YEE PUBLISHING TEAM

The YEE Publishing team is working to polish its first series in order to show Dr Yong Zhao their progress since they met with him in December. Designed to engage educational materials for young Chinese students learning English, the first series includes early readers for young students, a teacher’s reading guide, playful activities and even some videos.

 

RUNWAY POP-UP SHOP

The Runway leadership team has been refining its business practices to better support and grow student businesses. They have new processes in place for supporting students as they generate ideas and then work to bring new products to market in Runway. The leadership team is also beginning to look into designing Runway 2.0 to have a more flexible pop-up shop to take to local markets.

 

INNOVAT[ED]

Years 7–10 have spent the term participating in a range of activities and rotations to develop the powers of teamwork, problem solving, creativity, resilience and more. As we head into Term 2, we will look to channel these powers into action, be it through social enterprise and service, building businesses, pursuing our passions, or a combination of these.

 

 

THE HANGAR OPENING HOURS

The Hangar is open at lunch time Monday–Wednesday, after school Monday and Tuesday, and at recess Tuesday and Wednesday.  Students should drop by to see how they can get involved in making and designing for fun or business or both.

 

Ms Laura Strentz

Head of Propeller Industries

Learning Technologies

Major distraction?

This week I read an article in the SMH about a school in NSW who were going "back to pen and paper" due to the fact that the devices they were using were a major distraction and the students preferred paper textbooks. 

I wonder about the long term aims of a school that decides pen and paper and back to the good ‘ol days is a viable strategy in an increasingly technology infused world. I wonder about the support staff were given to find ways to embed technology authentically. I wonder about the philosophy that seems to say that textbooks are the way we learn and inoculating students against the real world they live in is a good idea. I wonder about why a leader would limit the use of this device to a textbook substitute. I wonder why they didn’t disable notifications or even better teach students how to manage them. I wonder about research that says there is a difference in comprehension between reading words on a screen v reading a book - these are the same words right? I wonder about the blanket statements that are attributed to every student at this school when I know some would not agree.

The potential of technology to redefine the way we live our life in the 21st Century is enormous. We would be doing our students a disservice if we were not preparing them to thrive in the world they will inherit. I believe if we get the balance right and put great learning principles to the fore and then consider what technology we can use to enable and enhance that experience, we will be giving our students the knowledge and experiences with technology they need to appreciate its worth in their own learning journey.

TechUp sessions

Each week  I run sessions for students in tutor group time (one House at a time) designed to teach basic ICT skills that are often assumed. In my work I see a wide range of fluency with technology and these sessions are designed to bridge that knowledge and confidence gap.

So far this year we have covered:

  • Organisation in OneDrive - organising folders and understanding how to access, share and collaborate in Office 365
  • Outlook - how to organise email and create appointments 
  • Windows 10 tips and tricks

HERE are some notes from the last session that may be of interest to you. If you want a challenge see if you can get 10 out of 10 in this quiz (no cheating!) 

National Future Schools Conference 2019

Attending this conference and hearing the latest thinking around technology-driven innovation in schools has been one of the highlights of the year.

One of the sessions that stood was from Jordan Nguyen, a highly impressive presenter with a stack of achievements - engineer, TV presenter, plus changing lives for disabled people with tech solutions. I definitely feel I must have wasted a lot of time! Jordan's message was personal and clear:

One life. Persist to Improve many.

His engineering skills have been put to use providing solutions for handicapped children to use thought to control a wheelchair and eye movement only to drive a car. Seriously. The use of tech has certainly changed lives in this case.

That 3D printer at school that takes 14 hours to print a small golf ball - in China this man 3D printed a HOUSE in 14 hours for less that $70 000!

He also spoke about a group of Year 4 students who's task to build an app led them to creating an Augmented reality app that read rips in the sea and overlaid a visual display of dangers on your phone. Yes Year 4!

A great thought to finish which captures his energy:

It’s brave to dream, even braver to act

I look forward to sharing more learning in coming weeks.

 

Mr Greg Port 

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

Chess Club

CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SOUTH ZONE COMPETITION

On Sunday, 24 March 11 eager chess players from Years 7–12 competed against 58 players from 15 other schools in the School Chess League Competition at Corpus Christ College, in a new format.

 

This was our first competition for 2019. Congratulations to all our players on a very close competition. The All Saints’ College Team took fourth position, missing out on a medal by half a point; several players were in their first chess competition.

 

A special mention to Jasmine Berry (Year 12) (pictured below), one of our new players, who took out the medal for the top female competitor.

 

Our team comprised:

Year 7: Jayden Bell, Adrian Chavez Nahui, Patrick Jones, Shray Patel and Aaron Ravi

Year 9: Julius Clegg, Surya Kanan, Yash Mereddy and Ross Miller

Year 12: Jasmine Berry and Thomas Morgan

 

 

Keep up to date with Cocurricular

This term, our students have been involved in numerous cocurricular activities, taking place from Monday - Friday, before and after school. These activities commenced in at the beginning of Term 1 and will run to the end of this Term.

 

If you would like to know more about Cocurricular activities and what is available and when, please click HERE, then on the cocurricular tab.

Old Saints

MUSIC CHORAL CONCERT

Thank you to former Director of Music, Anette Kerkovius, and Music Tutor, Dan Ablett (2003) on presenting the most delightful choral concert on Sunday, 31 March 2019, with members of the Class of 2014: Christopher-Jack Andrew, James Drane, Kristina Lang, Angus Lawrie, Nicholas Lindsay, Taigh Macdonald and Josh Nichols. Former ASC Junior School Music teacher, Eboney Yapp, was also part of the performance. Thank you to Bec Long (2010) for taking the photos.

 

 

CLASS OF 2009 - 10 YEAR REUNION

The Class of 2009 gathered at the Young George, East Fremantle, for their 10 Year Reunion on Friday, 29 March 2019.  It is always lovely to see everyone together again.

 

 

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 2019

Monday, 15 April - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Monday, 15 July - Friday, 19 July 2019

Tuesday, 8 October - Thursday, 10 October 2019

 

For further information email: [email protected] 

 

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

 

There is not long to go until the April School Holiday Program kicks off at All Saints’ College, this time with an Easter twist! 

 

Young people aged 9 – 17 from across the state are invited to participate in the exciting range of activities and workshops on offer.

 

To book your child’s spot in these workshops and to learn more, click HERE.  

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FIRETECH AUSTRALIA WORKSHOPS

These school holidays, Firetech Australia will be running their hugely popular STEAM-based school holiday workshops in April for children aged 6–17.

 

Firetech workshops also represent an exciting, technology-based learning experience, where children can be challenged and engage their design thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills – building great digital citizens for the future.

 

Courses will be running on Monday, 15 April – Wednesday, 17 April 2019.

 

The workshops that are being held at All Saints’ College are:

Course

Age

Days

Dates 

Coding for Kids

9-12

3

15-17 April 2019

 

 

Stop Motion Animation

6-9

1

17 April 2019

To book your spot in these exciting Firetech workshops, click HERE 

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BASKETBALL AND NETBALL CAMPS IN THE APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

To book a place for these three-day camps, click HERE.

 

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: Wednesday, 1 May 2019. Commences at 7.00pm in the Centre for Performing Arts Foyer.

The 2019 P&F Executive is looking forward to an exciting year ahead.  

 

We invite all parents and friends of the College to come to our next meeting on Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 7.00pm in the Centre for Performing Arts Foyer. Please come along and hear Mr Scott Corbett (Head of Catalyst) speak to us about the College’s Service Learning programs; and please share your suggestions and ideas. 

 

Details of the 2019 P&F Executive, including who we are, what we do and past minutes, can be found via the P&F tab on MyASC.

 

I would love to meet parents who would like to be more involved in the P&F or other areas of the College. Please feel free to contact me directly on email:  [email protected] or
mobile: 0438 616 887.

 

Ms Agnes Tay

P&F President

 

P&F QUIZ NIGHT

To book your spot on a table for the P&F Quiz Night, click HERE.

Wanju Café

OPENING HOURS:

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

 

After four years as the (founding) Manager of Wanju cafe, Mrs Yvette Tsang (pictured below) is stepping away from the role at the end of this term in order to pursue other interests within and beyond the College. We thank Yvette for the wonderful dedication, passion and creativity she has brought to the position and to our cafe which is now such an integral part of All Saints’ daily life.

 

The College also thanks current Wanju staff members, Ms Kaye Franceschi and Mrs Neta Nainggolan, who will be acting as co-managers of the cafe while we evaluate our staffing needs during Term 2. Following this review, the College will seek to formally recruit for the position/s.

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

ASC Canteen

OPENING HOURS:

Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 2.00pm

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

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

 

Entertainment Book Fundraising now available

 

Attached is the email with links etc from Entertainment Books which we use as a fundraiser for the Anglican Board of Mission’s Climate Change Response in Vanuatu and Close the Gap program in Australia.

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8v3107

Playgroup

For more information and to join our Playgroup, please click HERE.

 

Anglican Parish of Bull Creek-Leeming

ALPHA YOUTH SERIES EPISODES

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session
looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no
follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and
discuss life’s big questions together.

 

To view a trailer for the Alpha Youth Series, please click HERE or on the video below. To learn more about Alpha Youth Series, please visit https://australia.alpha.org/ays

 

In the news

Students' skills building up steam

Article in the Western Suburbs Weekly. To read more, 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
ASC014 – Boys U18 – B2 Grade team win the Grand Final
L-R: Ms Vanessa Kirkham, Kate Ellement, Ellen Smith, Jeremy Ash (Year 11)
Some of the P&F Executive (L-R): Megan Hillier, Stephen Johnston, Michelle Stickells, Sonia Johnson, Nezz Hart, Karen Damonse, Agnes Tay, Kirstie Kemble, Shirly Ho.