The College Courier

26 October 2017
No 18, 26 October 2017
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Propeller Enterprises
Technology Updates
Holiday Programs
Important Contact Details
In the Media
All Saints' College
Senior School (08) 9313 9333
Ewing Avenue
Bull Creek, WA, 6149

From the Principal

I am pleased to share with you the following news:


Following Tim Brown's decision to relinquish his role at the end of the year, Head of Health and Physical Education (HPE), Oliver Beath, has been appointed to the role of Years 11 – 13 Coordinator, 2018 – 2020. We congratulate Oliver on his appointment and look forward to his contribution to the College in this capacity.


As a result of Oliver’s appointment, the College is currently recruiting (internally) to fill the role of Director of Sport and HPE (2018 – 2020) and I look forward to reporting to our community on the outcome of that process shortly.


I am delighted to report that Science teacher, Catherine Donnelly, and her family welcomed a baby boy into the world recently. Weighing in at 3.35kg, their newest addition is yet to be named, and we send our best wishes to Catherine and family.


ICT teacher, Fiona Bassett, has made the decision to extend her current period of parenting leave until the end of 2018 and so we are currently seeking a part-time ICT teacher for 2018.


Our recent 2017 Storylines Festival was the College’s 16th annual such event. In a different format and under the umbrella of our new arts incubation hub, The HotHouse Company, this year’s festival was another great success. For the first time, Storylines was livestreamed on YouTube for all schools across Western Australia wishing to enjoy the activities without having to travel great distances to attend. Thank you to the many staff involved in ensuring the success of this newly imagined format and festival.



Ms Belinda Provis

Whole College

Minister for Education visits All Saints'

Earlier this week we welcomed the WA Minister for Education, the Hon. Sue Ellery MLC, who took a tour of our facilities and met with students, parents and teachers. The Minister was impressed with the maturity and welcoming nature of our young people and heard from Principal Belinda Provis, Dean of Teaching and Learning Esther Hill and Dean of Junior School Penny Crane about the strategic direction of future learning for our students.

While the Minister was here, she was also able to address the opening of Propeller Enterprises’ IIN Interschool Hackathon, which saw students from across Perth schools meeting at the Hangar and the 5/6 Building for two days of collaboration and design.


The College has a tradition of giving prizes to students who have achieved outstanding academic results, and to students who have shown outstanding application to their studies or outstanding citizenship. This year we are again awarding prizes to Year 11 and Year 12 students. These prizes will be given at the Presentation Ceremony on Friday, 8 December, 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The nominated (full) value of a prize is $50.00.

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

The closing date for contributions is Friday, 17 November, 2017.


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.


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.

To read more, please download the document below.


Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

The 16th Storylines Festival From Page to the Stage was enjoyed by Junior School students with a presentation by Philip Mitchell, Michael Barlow and Leon Hendroff from the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. It is valuable to have students understand more about the process of expressing a story through writing, puppetry and pictures. The children left the session with some examples of the creative and collaborative process of writing and performing to communicate a story.


One highlight was the performances based on Shaun Tan’s books The Arrival and Rules of Summer, which were brought to life on the stage by puppets. It was good to welcome Rossmoyne Primary School to join us for this event. Photos of this session can be viewed here.


During the afternoon Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students were treated to listening to well-known local children’s author, Dianne Wolfer, speak about her work as part of the Storylines Festival. Dianne writes picture books always 32 pages long, and chapter books and novels for older children. She told the children how she gets the ideas for her stories from experiences around her. Then she showed some draft copies of one of her picture books. There are often more than 13 drafts before a book is ready to be published. The highlight of the afternoon was her reading her latest picture book, Nana’s Button Tin. Every person could relate to this story and the special stories that each button brought out. Afterwards the children created their own drawing around a button they had chosen. Dianne tuned in perfectly to the children’s questions and ideas, and was very impressed by the thinking evident in their drawings.


Waste-Free Wednesdays

To encourage students and staff to bring waste-free lunches on Wednesdays, Stella Hermawan and Noah Jones (Environment Captains), have arranged a   Photo Booth to be set up in the Years 5 – 6 building and the Years 3 – 4 area over the next few weeks to capture images. Students and staff are encouraged to have their photograph taken wearing as many accessories as they wish, to spread the message of packing lunches in waste-free containers, resulting in no rubbish.

Art, Media, Design & Technologies’ Exhibition

The College Art, Media, Design & Technologies Exhibition, Monday, 30 October – Monday, 6 November, with opening night on Friday, 27 October, is a highlight of the year, bringing many families to see student works from across the College. This year will be no exception, and the work on display will provide a representative cross-section of the creativity and skill of our students. It is important that all young children view themselves as creative and artistic, and for that reason there is an individual or collaborative piece of artwork in the exhibition from each child in Kindergarten – Year 3. I believe this is important at this early stage of mark-making and expressive sculptural representation.

Years 4 – 6, students begin to understand the complete process by developing a piece of work, including the exploration of ideas and the manipulation of materials, and then valuing the end product. With this in mind, works from students in Years 4 - 6 have been selected based on specific criteria developed by Ms Kirsten Makinson in collaboration with other staff from the Art Department. Many children, but not all students in Years 4 – 6, will have a piece of work in the exhibition. This is a change from previous years. We believe, however, this will contribute to the students’ understanding of the value of having artwork chosen on an aesthetic design criteria.

Finally, thank you to all parents who have reminded their children about the importance of staying off the equipment at the beginning and end of each school day. We have really appreciated your support.


Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

Senior School

Farewell to the Class of 2017

Thursday, 19 October saw the traditional farewell of our Year 12 students. After the student-only breakfast, the group were congratulated as they walked through the colonnade and into the arms of waiting parents. Students then hit the beach and came together with their parents later that evening for the Valedictory Dinner at HBF Stadium (pictures will be available in the next Courier).


For the first time the College live-streamed the entire proceedings via our Facebook page so parents could get involved. You can watch a collection of the live stream videos by clicking here.

A relatively new tradition is the creation of a music video by the students, which reflects on their last day together as the Class of 2017 and is played at the Valedictory Dinner. Click on the embedded video below to enjoy!



The School-Based Immunisation Team visited the College recently to complete this year’s Meningococcal immunisation program for our Year 10 –12 students who wished to be vaccinated.


We have received information from the Team that in 2018 only Year 10 students (currently Year 9) will receive the Meningococcal vaccination at the College with. This means that current Year 10 – 12 students who did not receive their vaccination will need to access the free service at one of the following three venues by appointment.


Child and Adolescent Community Health, 3/34 Paget Street, Hilton WA 6163

Phone: 6332 0100 (During school terms and school holidays)


Kwinana Community Health Centre, 1 Peel Row,  Kwinana WA 6167

Phone: 9419 2266 (During school terms and school holidays)


Central Immunisation Clinic, Rheola Street, West Perth WA 6005

Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm Phone: 9321 1312

(During school terms and school holidays)

Note: Meningococcal ACWY vaccine will be available free from your GP in Term 4. There may be community immunisation sessions available in your local area if the above venues are unsuitable.


The annual Year 10 Outdoor Education Camp took place at Honeymoon Pool in Collie. Two classes of students made the most of their three days in the natural environment, crowning their learning of all of the important skills from this year and also from Year 9 Outdoor Education classes. Some of the activities that the students participated in included: White Water rafting, which saw the students having some great competitions and working on team building and as a group; the ‘Survivor’ challenge, where students had to problem solve, delegate roles and work as a team in a time-pressured situation to ultimately win the Navigation race; mountain bike riding on the Munda Biddi trail; and, of course, Bush cooking, with students preparing and cooking their meals over camp fires each evening.

Students had to demonstrate planning and preparation skills, organisation, time management, initiative and risk-management skills throughout the camp. The students’ performance was outstanding, and the enthusiasm and attitudes displayed were impressive. Students conveyed high levels of abilities in all of these areas and were great representatives of the College.



It is wonderful to know that in late November all 151 of our Year 11 students will be out in the workplace discovering the joys and challenges of everyday work. In contrast to the casual jobs that many of our students already have, this work experience will be in a field where they believe they may want to work post University and/or TAFE.

On Tuesday, 7 November, all Year 11 students will take part in a COMPULSORY Work Experience Induction conducted in the Dance Studio from 1.35pm – 3.25pm. Compulsory for safety and insurance reasons, students cannot attend work experience without completing this Induction, and we therefore ask that students do not make any alternative appointments on this day. If a student misses the Induction due to illness, she/he will be required to come to the College after school or during the exam period to complete the Induction.

Thank you for supporting us as we prepare your child for a safe and purposeful work experience.


Research has found that it’s never too early to think about career development for young children

Please find below an excerpt from the latest Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) newsletter. This is the peak body for the career industry, and the research findings outlined below are very important for all educators and parents to know about.

As educators at the College we incorporate such findings into our practices and pedagogy. As parents and the first educators of our children we can start, from an early age, to use these learnings to check the “language” we use with our children. The power of the words (language) that we use day to day carries strong messages that our children quickly take on board and use to define themselves. From this self-definition comes a growing self-confidence, positive self-esteem and identity, which often give rise to the early career choices children make.



The City of Melville is committed to providing safe and efficient transport. As such, the City of Melville facilitates a Road Safety and TravelSmart Working Group. The working group aims to improve road safety and increase the use of alternative forms of transport, such as walking, cycling and public transport. To do this, the group will plan community activities and actively participate in order to promote and embed TravelSmart recommendations.

The group is seeking motivated students who are concerned about road safety and active travel modes, either to join the group or set up a similar group at school, which the City of Melville could support. The group meets at 4.00pm on every second Tuesday of the month at the Melville Civic Centre.


Activities the group has been involved with over the last year include:

  • Helping the WA Police on a random breath test site, where the working group promoted safe driving by rewarding drivers that blew zero.
  • ‘Shine a Light on Road Safety’ getting drivers to turn their lights on for a day to acknowledge safer driving practices.
  • ‘Let’s Glow Riding’ getting cyclists, especially families, to ride safely at night.
  • Trip to the new Perth Busport.
  • Melville Safe Day Out at Kadidjiny Park, hosting a stand with relevant information.
  • Regular Facebook posts regarding TravelSmart and road safety information.

Activities the group will be involved in next include:

  • Safer Melville Month – Stockland Bull Creek are ‘Bringing the Community Together’ to activate the car park and raise awareness of being healthy, safe and connected in your local area.
  • Jacaranda Festival on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

If you think your child may be interested in joining the TravelSmart / Road Safety Working Group, please contact the City’s TravelSmart Officer, Ruth Behn, on (08) 9364 0673.



What's On?

WANT TO PLAN FURTHER AHEAD? Click HERE to visit our 2017 College Calendar



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 - 12.00pm



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



If you would like to join the Community Choir for the Twilight Carols on Sunday, 3 December  you are invited to attend the rehearsal on:

Tuesday, 28 November - 5.30pm – 6.30pm (venue TBC)

For expressions of interest or further details please email: 

Anette Kerkovius:   [email protected]


The HotHouse Company


Parents are now invited to enrol students for individual Music lessons at the College for 2018.

Tuition in the following instruments is available in 2018.

  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, French Horn, Flute, Recorder, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Piano, Pipe Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Voice

To acess the enrolment pack for details please click HERE. The pack also includes the relevant enrolment form. It would be appreciated if all enrolments could be submitted by Friday, 10 November 2017.


2018 Year 6 Students

Tuition in Percussion, Woodwind, Brass or String instruments (excluding Guitar) is offered at 50% of the regular music tuition fee under the Year 6 Orchestral Instrumental Program. For further information and  enrolment form please click HERE.



Enrolment forms for the 2018 Year 3 and Year 5 Special Music Programs will be made available on the Junior School Portal.

Year 3: Tuition in Violin, Viola, Cello and Recorder is offered free of charge under the Year 3 Strings and Recorder Program.

Year 5: Tuition in any Woodwind, Brass, Percussion or String instrument (excludes Guitar) is offered free of charge under the Year 5 Orchestral Instrumental Program.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Music department: [email protected]



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



If you would like to join the Community Choir for the Twilight Carols on Sunday, 3 December  you are invited to attend the rehearsal on:

Tuesday, 28 November - 5.30pm – 6.30pm (venue TBC)

For expressions of interest or further details please email: 

Anette Kerkovius:  [email protected]



On Wednesday, 18 October 2017, the newly streamlined Storylines Festival took place in the Centre for Performing Arts. There were three sessions across the day focusing on the theme ‘Page to Stage’.

Our Partners at Black Swan State Theatre Company looked after Sessions 1 and 2, describing the process of the stage production of The Lighthouse Girl: A courageous story that inspired the roaming spectacular of The Giants.

The panel discussion was facilitated by Stuart Halusz, Director of The Lighthouse Girl. Dianne Wolfer, the author of Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, spoke about the intensive research that was undertaken to write her novels. Hellie Turner (Playwright) spoke about adapting Dianne’s novels for the stage, and Lawrie Cullen-Tait (Set Designer) spoke about taking inspiration from the written word and the research that goes into the set design. The audience was then treated to a reading from actors Daisy Coyle and Benj D’Addario, which left students on the edge of their seats wanting more.


To view photos of Sessions 1 and 2 please click HERE.


Session 3 was facilitated by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre titled ‘Picture Books to Puppetry’, aimed at students in Years 3 – 6 looking at The Arrival and Rules of Summer stage shows adapted from the award-winning picture books by Shaun Tan.

The session started out with a video made especially for Storylines from the Academy Award winner himself – Shaun Tan – discussing his creative process.

Philip Mitchell, the Director of The Arrival and Rules of Summer facilitated the discussion with Michael Barlow: Adapting Writer & Animation Designer, The Arrival and Leon Hendroff: Designer, Rules of Summer.

It wasn’t long into the session before the puppets came out, which really took the student’s interest. There was a lot of discussion about how the puppets were made and the process that goes into it.


To view photos of Session 3 please click HERE.


For the first time the event was live streamed so schools that couldn’t attend the event could watch any or all of the sessions in the comfort of their own classroom for free!

Sport & Physical Education



On Friday 20 October, All Saints’ College played host to the twelfth annual Year 8/9 Girls’ Football Carnival. Held in conjunction with the East Fremantle Football and South Fremantle Football Clubs, the Carnival allows girls from schools our area to participate in a fun non-competitive environment, with the focus on enjoyment and skill development. This year, thirteen teams from a range of different schools participated in the Carnival, with some outstanding performances over the day. It was amazing to have six mini football ovals full of girl footballers on the All Saints’ College Oval throughout the day.


At the end of the Carnival an All Star Team was selected which will represent East Fremantle in an All Star Carnival against teams from the other WAFL Club regions. Five All Saints’ College girls were chosen, all of them deserving recipients of this accolade. Congratulations to Year 9 students Tenayh Powell, Jessica Tregilles, Miranda Templeman and Tahlia Halley and Year 8 student Georgie Blevin on their selection in the East Fremantle All Star Team. This team will be coached by Mr Oliver Beath.


David Connell, Tom Harris, Tyler Redman and Mason Gliosca (Year 10) from All Saints’ College umpired the games and two Year 10 girls who have represented the College in our 1st XVIII Team acted as coaches of our two teams. Taylah Ion and Indiana Connor (Year 10) were instrumental in making sure the All Saints’ College players learnt a swathe of new skills as well as having a great time. It was also brilliant to have Collingwood AFLW player and former East Fremantle Women’s Player Caitlyn Edwards present to watch the games and award the All Star certificates. It was a tremendous day and a great advertisement for the College.



In Term 3 the All Saints’ College Netball Club ran an 8-week program introducing Netball to students from Pre-Primary to Year 2 through the Netball Australia NetSetGo Program. It was an outstanding program that saw students learning rules and skills through fun and engaging games. We were very fortunate to have a number of coaches and student assistants volunteer their time, and we extend a big thank you to them. We had 16 enthusiastic participants, making it one of the biggest NetSetGo Programs we have run. We are looking forward to seeing them back next year for another fun-filled program.



With the 2017 Netball Season having come to an end, next season is already in our sights. We look back on an excellent season, with six of our teams making it into the finals of their division. With an outstanding display of courage and determination, three of our teams progressed into the Grand Finals. We congratulate our JD and JA teams for being victorious on the day. Our JE team fought hard but narrowly went down in a nail-biting finish. Fremantle Netball Association has already begun the trialling process for the 2018 representative teams. This is an invitation-based trial process and is a great achievement to be invited. This year the All Saints’ College Netball Club had 10 players invited to trial. We acknowledge and wish them luck through the process.

Emily Arney, Amberley Baker, Megan Burrows, Elly Gardner, Olivia Halliday, Gabrielle Ho, Charlotte Lim, Scarlett McVeigh, Ruby Williams and Aimee Willis

The annual Club wind-up took place on Friday, 13 October, and was a night for recognising the achievements of both players and volunteers. It was great to see so many supporters in attendance sharing with our players in the celebration of a great season. We are always on the lookout for future players, so if you are interested in joining the All Saints’ College Netball Club for the 2018 season, look out for the information that will be distributed later this term. We congratulate all of our award recipients this season.  


Most Valuable Player and Coaches Award:

19U3:     MVP: Niamh Doherty, Eleanor Longstaff and Madeleine Pittorino

               Coaches Award: Ella Robinson

17U5:     MVP: Amy Burwood

               Coaches Award: Jasmin Johnson

17U7:     MVP: Paris Patman and Sophie Hedley

               Coaches Award: Albie Balloch

A5:         MVP: Jazmyn Uden

               Coaches Award: Isobel Lindsay

C5:         MVP: Aimee Willis

               Coaches Award: Gayatri Dantale

C7:         MVP: Sophie Brown

               Coaches Award: Jessica Luff

D5:         MVP: Gabrielle Ho

               Coaches Award: Ashleigh Gurr

E5:         MVP: Scarlett McVeigh

               Coaches Award: Amberley Baker

JG:        MVP: Amelia Luff

Coaches Award: Sascha Halliday


Success Stories

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

Congratulations to the following students and staff on their fine achievements.


The College is delighted to report that Junior School teacher, Penny Crossland, is one of just 13 West Australian teachers who have been honoured in the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA). On the national stage, Penny is one of only 60 teachers to be awarded this prestigious honour, selected from almost 1 450 community nominations.

Penny is innovative in meeting students’ wide range of needs and she works hard to know her students intimately. She fosters change by focusing on giving individual, targeted feedback and empowering students to set goals for their learning, which she monitors closely. Penny provides opportunities for the class to create whole class goals and expectations, meets regularly with all parents, creates targeted individualised IEPs, collaborates with para-professionals and provides explicit breakdown of concepts and implements a range of teaching strategies to suit the development of each individual student.

Penny is passionate about teaching the whole child – socially, emotionally and academically. She loves that every day in teaching is different and enjoys learning from and laughing with the students she teaches.

The College thanks Penny for her passion, enthusiasm and expertise, and congratulates her on this award.


Congratulations to Jamie Hill (Year 10), Jordan Hill (2013) and Taylor Hill (2015) who completed the 135km Cape to Cape track unassisted during the recent school holidays. The three siblings walked the track from Dunsborough to Augusta with a full pack, all rations and equipment for seven days.

They all utilised the skills learnt from being part of the Outdoor Education programs at All Saints’ College.


We are pleased to congratulate Megan Smith (Year 7) for her recent musical achievement on attaining an  –A+ for AMEB Grade 8 Piano.


Congratulations to Cooper Eves (Year 10) and Zachary Watkinson (Year 12) who represented the ACC basketball team during the All Stars match against the combined government

schools held on Sunday, 15 October 2017.

Despite great contributions from both of the boys, the combined government schools team proved too strong on the day.


Congratulations to Isabel Duncanson (Year 7) who was the goal shooter for the Under 13s Coastal Netball Region second division premiership team at the 2017 Cadet Cup Regional State Netball competition, held on Saturday, 7 October to Sunday, 8 October.


Commendations to Nikita Jan (Year 10) who has qualified for the Australian National Figure Skating Championships held in Brisbane from Saturday, 2 December to Friday, 8 December 2017.

Nikita is enrolled in the School Sports WA Elite Sports Performance Program which enables a student engaged in representative or competitive elite sports activities with opportunities to develop technical skills and knowledge of a specific sport through sports development programs.

Earlier this year, Nikita completed a training camp help in Oberstdorf, Germany where she met and trained with young skaters from all over Europe.


The College acknowledges the incredible efforts of  Aron Thian (Year 11) who received the highest score in the state in the Independent Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English competition. 

Well done also to the following students who all received High Distinctions in the ICAS English Competition:

Siobhan Brennan (Year 12), Xiaoyu Chen (Year 7), Grace Hoes (Year 10), Ashley Lance (Year 8) and

Eva South (Year 10).

ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement.


Commendations to All Saints’ College Transition teacher, Mr Mitch Jamieson (Middle row: far left) who recently competed at the Australian National Masters Hockey Tournament held in Hobart from Friday, 22 September to Saturday, 7 October 2017.

The competition was of a very high level with ex-Australian representative and current Australian Hockey League players. Western Australia had a tough start playing Tasmania, the tournament favourites and went down 3 – 0. New South Wales and Victoria were similar in intensity and score. Up against ACT, the team rallied to lead 4 – 1 going into the last quarter but a tight short corner routine saw the game tied 4 – 4. Finally, against South Australia the WA team won 3 – 2. Well done Mitch and Team WA!


Congratulations to Year 10 students Tahlia Amos (second from left), Ellie Belford-Thomas (left), Teonne Haslemore (middle), Grace Hoes (right) and Abbey Watkinson (second from right) who recently received multiple accolades for their environmentally friendly ‘Eco Bags’ in the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) $20 Boss State and Territory Awards.

The ASC team won the national ‘Invest in the Community: Like a Boss! (Years 10-12)’ category and received a Highly Commended in the WA ‘Rookie Enterprise of the Year Award (Years 10-12).

Having recently learnt about the damage that plastic bags cause to the planet, the Year 10s decided to contribute to solving the issue by creating homemade tote bags made from old doona covers purchased from local op shops and sewn into handy bags for members of the community.

All of our Year 10s participated in the FYA’s $20 Boss entrepreneurship program last term, where they were provided with $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate their ideas.


For the third year running, Year 4 student William Thorne has been awarded a top three prize in the 2017 Chevron Focus Environment Photography Competition, open to all primary and secondary school students across WA.

In this year’s competition, William placed second in the Years 3-6 ‘WA's habitats and ecosystems’ category, receiving a prize for himself and $500 for the College.

Chevron Australia in partnership with The West Australian has supported this photography competition as a way of educating students about the environment and the need to protect it for future generations. A selection of winning entries will be published in the Tuesday, 7 November edition of ED! Magazine inside The West Australian.

William commented on his participation in the photography competition: “I like being out in nature and trying different types of shots with my camera. It’s fun. It’s important to protect our environment so that the birds and plants don’t disappear. It makes me feel good when I am recognised in the competition and at school for my efforts in photography.”



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.  

The All Saints’ teams would like to thank their mentors, especially Mr David Musgrave for committing many hours of his time to the All Saints’ College Cocurricular Robotics Club.

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


Propeller Enterprises



Sculpture by the Sea and Me ‘Where Art and Science Meet’ with local artist Andrea Vinkovic whose work is inspired by microscopic images and natural structures.


Propeller Enterprises and The HotHouse Company have collaborated with Andrea Vinkovic to offer a weekly workshop. Would you like to see what happens when an artist and group of students fuse bubbles, seeds and geometry into a ceramic and electronic sculpture? You can at this workshop!


When: Weekly on Mondays 3.30pm – 5.00pm at the Hangar starting in Week 5


What will you do?

  • Collaborate to add to the design of a sculpture that will be seen by 1 000s
  •  Experiment with how to integrate electronics into ceramics

Who might be keen?

  • Those who like art and design
  • Those who like electronics
  • Those who love nature and biology
  • Those who like to work with others and have fun while experimenting, failing and sometimes succeeding

To register for the workshop email Laura Strentz at [email protected]

For more information about the artist and this sculpture





Technology Updates

Seqta apps

Seqta have recently released apps for mobile devices to make it even easier to keep track and stay in touch with your children's learning at the College.

To download the app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) click here

To download the Android version click here


Seqta start page

We recently updated the Seqta start page in anticipation of the new iOS and Android apps being released, with mobile users in mind. The buttons make it easy to navigate to important areas:

If you are yet to have a look at the apps, this video will give you a quick overview of the breadth of information available:

This functionality gives parents and students the same experience as a dedicated app with the benefit of having a direct link to our Learning management system.

OneNote Learning Tools

Learning Tools is a free Add-in for OneNote (coming soon to Word also) that helps everyone improve reading and writing skills, including gifted learners, students with learning differences or a combination of any of a broad range of unique learning abilities.

It is a truly unique tool that has potential benefits for a wide-range of students. The immersive reader creates a reading experience that adds accessibility and comprehension for students of all ages and abilities.

The add-in is installed on all College devices and can be downloaded for free on other devices here.

You can read more about Learning Tools here at my EdTech blog. Additionally, there has been some research released which showed some positive results in reading comprehension which you can read about here.

Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration

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

Tuesday, 16 – Thursday, 18 January 2018

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] 





Parents & Friends' Association

Do you want to get involved in the Parents & Friends' Association? If so, please come down to the next P&F Meeting: Monday, 13 November - CPA Foyer at 6.00pm








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


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


In the Media

School Psychologist interviewed on Channel 9 News

For those that missed it, Senior School Psychologist Ainsley Harmsen (pictured) was interviewed by Channel 9 News about the pressures all students are under as they head into the exam period. Year 12 students Niamh Doherty and Jack Connell were also interviewed. The full interview with Mrs Harmsen talked about the ways in which All Saints' College looks to support our students with a range of holistic measures designed to help young people manage stress throughout their lives, not just during exams, but due to time constraints that section didn't make the cut!

Click here to watch the interview

The College Courier