ID PHOTOGRAPH DAYS
Wednesday, 13 February 2019:
Years 1 to 12 Students & Staff ID Photograph Day (Upper Theatre)
Tuesday, 19 February 2019:
Kindergarten & Pre-Primary students and Follow-up Junior and Senior School ID Photo Day (Upper Theatre)
As per the College calendar, the main ID Photograph Day will occur next week on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 for students in Years 1 to 12.
The Follow-up Day will cater for those students who are absent on the first day, as well as Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students.
During these days, all students will have an individual portrait photograph. Kindergarten to Year 8 classes also take part in group photographs.
All students will receive a Photo Order Envelope from their Class or Tutor Teacher before the end of this week. They are required to return this envelope on their Photo Day (even if they are not ordering photographs) as each envelope contains a unique barcode.
Times for the main ID Photograph Day can be found by clicking HERE. Students need to ensure that they comply with College guidelines relating to Dress and Appearance, which can be viewed by clicking HERE.
For further information or any queries, please email Miss Karyn Osmetti (Communications Manager): [email protected]
NEW LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE COLLEGE
This year, the College is fortunate to have a number of new staff members joining us in leadership positions. Below, these staff members who are stepping into new roles at the College, have shared a small feature about themselves in order for our community to get to know them a little better.
MR PETE ALLEN
Invariably most people in the world can name that one teacher that inspired them as a student. For me it was Mr Herbert. I remember my Year 5 teacher because he was so passionate and energetic, I literally hung off his every word. It was at this point, at the age of 10, that I made a decision that I too wanted to work with young people and become an educator. Unbeknown at the time was just how passionate I would become regarding the education of young people globally.
My journey as an educator has afforded me a vast amount of opportunities and experiences that have shaped my family and me. Beginning in London working in a disadvantaged area in Hounslow, there was a real sense of the discrepancy between my own education and the resources that others had at their disposal around the world.
Juxtapose this experience with three years delivering International Education in the United Arab Emirates, and it is clear that schools and the culture within them can vary enormously.
Since returning to Australia in 2011 it has been a wonderful adventure with the opportunity to work in State and Independent schools in coeducational, single-sex boys and single-sex girls contexts across a range of years and curriculum.
In that time I have also had the personal joy of getting married and having two beautiful children.
My belief is that we need to provide educational settings that are agile and innovative, and be willing to take calculated risks in order to ensure we are truly preparing our students for the future world in which they will live, study, work, and, more importantly, become active community members.
My decision to become an educator was an easy one, my decision to remain as an educator is even easier.
Mr JIM SHACKLETON
Assistant Director – Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute
After four successful years leading an amazing department as the Head of Science at the College, I am excited to be moving into the Assistant Director role in 2019.
Prior to commencing at All Saints’, I spent 15 years at Trinity College, East Perth, teaching Science and Chemistry and serving as a Head of Year. I’m incredibly passionate about education and the development of young people, not only in Science but across all curriculum and pastoral areas. This goes beyond the school context, and I am proud to claim 22 years of dedicated service to the Australian Air Force Cadets program as a Senior Officer, where I led a number of National programs. Outside of the College, I am currently undertaking a Master of Education in Advanced Pedagogies at Curtin University.
As a leader within Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute (BBI) team, I work closely with the Director of BBI and other members of the College’s Leadership Team in advancing the College’s pedagogical direction, supporting the development and delivery of a world-class teaching and learning program.
With a particular focus on the College’s secondary campus, I hope to help drive pedagogical collaboration, review and change, fostering a culture of collaborative collegiality, and ensuring teaching staff at ASC are committed to continuous professional reflection and the ongoing development of practice. As part of the BBI team, I am committed to advocating for student agency in their studies and for incorporating 21st century skills and values into their education.
In my new role, I look forward to working with a variety of students across the College – particularly in Years 9 to 12, assisting them with curriculum related matters. I am also very happy to continue to be involved in the teaching of Science through Year 12 Chemistry.
MISS STACEY FAIRHEAD
Head of Science
After graduating with my Science degree at UWA in 2003, I worked and travelled in the UK and Europe for two years. On returning home, I worked in a metallurgy laboratory at the Telfer gold mine for 18 months, after which I decided that was enough of the FIFO lifestyle. I volunteered as a teacher in Tanzania for three months, I thought it was time to become formally qualified, so I enrolled in a Diploma of Education at UWA and graduated in 2007.
After graduating, I worked as a Science Teacher, Head of House and Head of Department at St Norbert College for eight years. During this time I also completed a Master’s degree in Education. Last year I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the year in Kununurra as Head of Science and Mathematics at Kununurra District High School. The 12 months I spent there was fantastic, and I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to spend a year on secondment to take full advantage; you will find it professionally rewarding.
I am looking forward to starting a new journey here at All Saints’ and am genuinely excited about the future of education at the College.
MS SOYEON LEE
Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Educational Leader
I’ve always had a passion for educating young children to make positive difference in their lives. My career journey in Early Childhood Education started once I had my own child. I challenged myself to complete a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and I am currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have over five years’ experience providing professional and nurturing education and care to children, ranging from birth to 12 years old.
At my previous workplace I had a particular passion for working with the pre-school children, supporting them to gain skills and knowledge as they prepare to transition to primary school.
I recently had the pleasure of a four-week professional placement at All Saints' College Junior School as a component of my degree. Following the placement, I have immersed myself in inquiry-based and play-based learning. I support a play-based pedagogy and a child-centred approach to Early Years learning. I believe that learning should be driven by the children’s interests, and that play can be a powerful tool to sustain and develop deeper learning for children.
My educational philosophy regards it as fundamental to establish and maintain a caring and mutual relationship with children in order to provide high quality education and care. As an early childhood professional, I actively respond to children’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical needs to support them to develop growth mindsets, resilience and value perseverance, and to maintain a positive attitude to learning.
SUPERVISED LEARNING CENTRE
When students have diagnosed learning difficulties, injuries, health or medical concerns that may affect their performance in timed assessments, special conditions (as determined by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority) may be applied.
In a bid to provide the most supportive conditions for these students in timed class assessments (ie tests), a room exclusively for those who require the special conditions of either ‘rest breaks’ or ‘extra time to work’ is in operation.
Staff will consult with relevant students about whether they wish to access the Supervised Learning Centre to sit class tests. The Supervised Learning Centre does not apply to end-of-semester examinations. Scheduling and arrangements for end-of-semester examinations are managed by the Vice Principal.
If you require further information, please contact Mrs Jeanette Sealy (Learning Support Coordinator) [email protected]
FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR COLLEGE PARENTS
Did you know there are groups on Facebook that College parents can join?
These groups are designed for parents and guardians of students in the same year group to connect and interact with one another.
Why not join today?!
To join your parent group on Facebook, click on your child/ren's year group below:
PROJECT STEM PARENT AND COMMUNITY MENTORS
The College is looking for a group of parents and community members who work or have real life experience in the STEM industries to be available as mentors for the College’s newest elective Project STEM.
For more information on how to become a mentor, click on the image below.
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.