The College Courier

08 February 2019
Issue No 2, 7 February 2019
From the Principal
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
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From the Principal

“Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes.” (Daniel Pink)

 

In the last edition of The College Courier, I described how the College’s values had grown from RIC (Respect, Integrity and Courage) to ERIC, from the commencement of this year, in order to incorporate our newest value, Empathy.

 

On a related note, last year our College community was united by a theme, Lean In, which reminded each of us to get involved, to get active, to embrace the opportunities that come our way and to give everything our best shot. We can continue to practise that habit this year.

 

This year, in partnership with our Student Council, we are pleased to present a new theme – one which reminds us to develop our skills of Empathy, our newest value.

 

Our 2019 theme of Look up, Look out reminds us that, while it is good to be very focused on whatever it is we are doing, and to be dedicated to that, it is also important to take time to look up from our own lives, and to look out to see what the needs of those around us are: how might we support, encourage, care for those around us…at home, at school and in all the different communities to which we belong.

Thank you to our Class of 2019 who presented at our first Assembly of the term an energetic flash mob to the song “We’re all in this together” as a reminder to all of us to Look up, Look out for each other, this year and always.

 

The consistency of our language and messages is powerful, and so thank you to all our families for referring to this theme (Look up, Look out) and the notion of Empathy whenever appropriate at home.

 

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” (John Bunyan)

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal

Whole College

Whole College 

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.

 

Photo Orders
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]

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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

Vice Principal

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]

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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:

 

Pre-Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Pre-Primary

Year 1

Year 2 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

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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.

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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.

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

MEET THE TEACHER EVENINGS

We have two Meet the Teacher evenings planned:

 

Kindergarten–Year 2

Monday, 11 February (6.00pm-8.00pm) in the Lower Theatre.

 

Years 3–6

Tuesday, 12 February (6.00pm–8.00pm) in the Centre for Performing Arts.

 

The purpose of these evenings is for you to meet your child’s class teacher and hear some general information about this year.

 

We will begin the evening by gathering together to introduce our staff and share with you some of the priorities. One aspect that will be covered at this time is how we can be informed and respectful digital citizens. This is relevant for all students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.

 

Another focus for the evening is for you to connect with other parents and key staff, and to meet new families whilst enjoying some refreshments. With that End in Mind, we have included refreshments and time to socialise in the evening’s schedule.

 

Our Parents and Friends’ (P&F) Society President Mrs Tracey Ash and other members will be available for you to ask questions and learn about being a part of this vibrant and actively supportive group of parents.

 

YEAR 6 STUDENT LEADER ASSEMBLY

Friday, 15 February will be the first Year 3–6 Assembly of the year, an occasion where our Year 6 students will be formally inducted as Junior School Student Leaders. This gathering provides an opportunity to acknowledge all our Year 6 students as the most senior students in the Junior School, and to recognise the important role they have in demonstrating the College values of Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Courage (ERIC) to each other and to younger students.

 

All Year 6 students will receive their Year 6 badge. Students who have specific portfolios of leadership for 2019 will be presented as a group to the Junior School community and receive their leadership badge. As with all of our Junior School assemblies, parents are warmly invited to attend.

 

KINDERGARTEN–YEAR 6 PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Junior School interviews will commence on Monday, 18 February and conclude on Friday, 1 March. Interviews will take place in the classroom or studio.

 

Teachers value this time to discuss your child to understand any aspects that may be helpful to optimise learning and wellbeing at school. The first scheduled interview of the year is for the teacher and parent and will cover setting up effective communication between home and school.

 

Schedules for these interviews are on display outside the classrooms and will be available on the Meet the Teacher Evening.

 

To register your attendance for an interview with your child’s classroom teacher, please indicate a suitable time on the schedule. If you are unable to visit the classroom/studio, please register in person or contact the classroom teacher via Junior School Administration (9313 9334) or email your child’s classroom teacher directly.

 

ABSENCE REQUESTS

If you intend your child to be absent from school for more than two days, please ensure you email an absence request to Ms Penelope Crane via [email protected] at least two weeks prior to your child being absent from school. This will allow our Junior School Administration Team to process this absence prior to your child being absent from school.

 

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation with this process.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

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LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

On Tuesday morning, our Junior School community celebrated the beginning of Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig by watching a traditional Lion Dance performed by Chow Kwoon Yarn Yee Tong Kung Fu Academy.

 

Kindergarten to Year 6 students, staff and parents gathered in the Indoor Sports Centre to watch the exciting cultural dance which is typically performed in Chinese and Asian cultures around the world to bring prosperity and good luck for the year. The students were encouraged to bring red packets with a gold coin inside to ‘feed’ to the lions for good luck.

 

Gōng xǐ fā cái (May you have a prosperous New Year!)

 

To watch a short video of the event, click HERE or on the video below

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Senior School

 

CAREERS AND VET COORDINATOR AT THE COLLEGE

We welcome Mr Paul King who is the new Vocational Education and Training (VET) Coordinator for the College and will be managing VET both on-campus and off-campus. Mr King is a very experienced VET and Careers Practitioner and we are blessed to have him on staff.

 

Mr King will manage all things VET and support our students to ensure that they are all on-task and meeting all of their Certificate and school subject deadlines and requirements. If you have any questions or require more information, contact Mr King on [email protected]

 

My position at the College is to facilitate all students’ decision making regarding their future career and other pathways post-school, with a particular focus on Year 10 and 12 students. As always, I will also be available to guide and advise the entire current College community and Old Saints,  when the need arises.

 

Ms Grace Itzstein

Career Counsellor

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SECONDARY SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL LAWS

The secondary supply of alcohol laws in effect in Western Australia have significant meaning and implications for parents of young people.

 

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

The new (2018) amendment to the Liquor Control Act 1988 states:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Click HERE to access the ‘Alcohol Think Again’ website that provides many valuable resources for parents and young people.

 

2019 DIARY AND SEQTA IN SENIOR SCHOOL

Information that previously was located in the Homework Diary has been removed and relocated in SEQTA so that it is easily accessible by students and families.

 

Policies relating to uniform, lateness, and other procedures may be found as individual documents. Parents who have used the notes at the back of the Diary to explain lateness or a uniform mishap may be missing them – they are also in SEQTA. The graphic below shows where they are all located for your use. It may be good practice to print off one or two sheets of the notes and keep them at home, or in the car for that last-minute communication.

 

While the graphic shown is in SEQTA Learn for students, the page in SEQTA Engage for parents is the same.

SCHOOLTV – SCHOOL TRANSITIONS     

Whether it is starting school for the first time, moving up to a higher grade or embarking on a journey through secondary school, there is no doubt that any school transition is a very exciting time for children and parents. It means your children are growing up!

 

However, transitioning is an ongoing process. It can continue long after students have entered their new environment and they may encounter difficulties at a number of different stages. These stressors may manifest as anxiety and frustration, and result in negative or disruptive behaviours. Such behaviours can become problematic, making the transitioning process even more difficult for children and parents.

 

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn practical strategies to assist your child during the transition process and reduce stress and anxiety levels. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition and we always welcome your feedback.

 

If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the College psychologists for further information.

 

Click HERE for the School Transitions edition of SchoolTV 

 

THIS MONTH ON SCHOOLTV – SURVIVING YEAR 12

The final year of secondary school is a year of hard work and a huge commitment for students. With so much going on, it can be hard to find a balance between study and life. It is a time when personalities start to emerge; there are more complex interpersonal relationships and there is the pressure to perform academically. With all of this going on, it’s not surprising that some students show an emotional response, and it is therefore extremely important for parents to know how to support their children during this time.

Some children will need more support than others. Keeping the communication lines open with your child, their teachers, mentors and other parents is crucial. Being aware of your child’s mental and physical wellbeing can play a vital role in their success.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will discover practical advice for students and themselves to help get through the final year of secondary school. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition, and we always welcome your feedback.

If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the College psychologists for further information.

Click HERE to access this month's edition.
 

Mr Timothy Russell

Dean of Student Wellbeing

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CURRICULUM

Director, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute – Ms Esther Hill 

Assistant Director, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute – Mr Jim Shackleton

 

MAKING CONTACT ABOUT CURRICULUM MATTERS

The first stop for all inquiries should be with the student’s classroom teacher and/or Head of Department.

  • The Arts – Mr Stephen Roberts
  • Design and Technology – Mrs Marianne Beattie
  • English – Mr Peter Langford-Smith
  • Health and Physical Education – Miss Britt Gray
  • Languages – Mrs Pamela Chu Yu Chee
  • Mathematics – Mr Phil Brockbank
  • Science – Miss Stacey Fairhead
  • Humanities – Ms Trish Harris
  • VET Coordinator – Mr Paul King

For matters relating to curriculum that need further discussion:

  • Matters relating to Years 7 and 8 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Head of Year 7 and 8, Mr Paul Green
  • Matters relating to Years 9 and 10 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Assistant Director, Mr Jim Shackleton
  • Matters relating to Years 11 and 12 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Director, Ms Esther Hill

COURSE AND SUBJECT CHANGES

For information about course changes for Years 9, 10, 11 and 12, please click HERE.

 

INTERIM REPORTS

Interim Reports will be available via SEQTA to Years 11 and 12 students and parents on Monday, 25 February 2019. Parents will be asked to contact their teachers to discuss progress if specifically requested by the teacher. For parents of students in Year 12, the contact may be made by booking a time slot (10 minutes) on the night of the Three-Way Interviews on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.

 

THREE-WAY INTERVIEWS

For dates, times and information regarding the Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Three-Way Interviews, please click HERE.

 

OLNA – ROUND 1 – Tuesday, 5 March – Thursday, 7 March 2019

The OLNA is an online literacy and numeracy assessment. It is designed to enable students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.

 

Year 10, 11 and 12 students who have not met the minimum standard will be required to sit the OLNA Round 1 test on Tuesday, 5 March – Thursday, 7 March 2019. Relevant parents/guardians will receive information via email in Week 2. OLNA Information for Parents/Carers brochure is available online HERE. 

 

YEARS 10–12 ENDORSED PROGRAMS
An endorsed program is a learning program that has been developed for Senior students (Years 10, 11 and 12) which includes a program of significant learning. The programs include extracurricular and workplace learning, covering a range of activities not covered by traditional school or vocational courses.

 

For more information about Endorsed Programs and how to apply, click HERE.

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What's On?

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

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S PASAR MALAM!

The night sky will light up from the lanterns at this year’s Pasar Malam Twilight Market on Friday, 22 February 2019 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Come and enjoy the food, activities and atmosphere that this annual community event never fails to deliver!

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DAVID PRICE OBE 

To book your spot for this Djaaliny presentation, 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 and staff on their fine achievements.

MS HAENDEL OFFERED LECTURER POSITION AT MURDOCH UNIVERSITY

Head of Forrest House and Health Coordinator, Ms Brooke Haendel, is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. For nine years, Brooke has coordinated and delivered Health Education and Health Promotion units to pre-service teachers enrolled in the Master of Teaching in the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at that University.

 

The College commends Brooke as she has also been invited by Murdoch University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Professor David Morrison, to the position of Adjunct Lecturer at that University.

 

We are delighted that Brooke’s expertise and experience are acknowledged in this way at these tertiary institutions and pleased for the benefits it offers our College and students.

ASHA RECEIVES ART AWARD

Congratulations to Asha Bruce (Year 6) who has won an art competition run by the Health Department and Perth Children's Hospital.

 

Asha was presented with an award by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health, Mr Roger Cook, on Thursday, 31 January 2019.

Music

MUSIC AT ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE 2019
Below you will find useful information including important dates, numbers and information about all things Music. All students are welcome and encouraged to be active participants in College Music events. Parents can join the many Friends of Music events and get involved in supporting music making at All Saints’. 

 

A wide variety of ensembles, lessons, activities and events are organised by the Music Department. If you have a query, please use the following list to find the most direct contact. 

In case you missed it, here is a copy of the Music Matters 2019 Welcome Letter dated Wednesday, 2 January 2019. 

Music Matters Letter

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC (FOM)
The Friends of Music is a friendly group of parents and guardians committed to supporting the College Music program. In 2019 we are striving to continue to build a strong, thriving music community, where everyone feels welcome and gets involved. Being an active member of the FOM will not involve a huge commitment. There are many small ways in which you can support the FOM to make the various Music activities organised over the year successful both for students and parents.

 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT 

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 7.00pm in the Centre for Performing Arts Foyer.

 

We encourage anyone interested in finding out more about Friends of Music (FOM) and/or becoming a member to come along to this relaxed, adults-only wine and cheese night.

 

It is a wonderful opportunity for Music parents to get to know each other, and to especially welcome new parents of Music students to the College.

 

MUSIC AT THE ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE PASAR MALAM
Be entertained by our school’s contemporary music ensembles during the All Saints’ College Twilight Market Pasar Malam held on Friday, 22 February. During the evening, look out for performances on the main stage showcasing All Saints’ Rock Bands and vocal students.

 

ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS
Please note that ensemble rehearsals commenced the week beginning Monday, 4 February. We are delighted to received expressions of interest for ensembles throughout the year. Please come to the Music office or speak to Mr Harries to find out more information.

 

ENSEMBLES 2019

Details for Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles running in 2019 

Junior School Music Ensembles

Senior School Music Ensembles

Junior and Senior School Choirs and Vocal Ensembles

 

INSTRUMENTAL TUTORS

Instrumental Tutors 2019

With over 400 music lessons held on campus within All Saints’ College each week the Music Department, together with the Instrumental Tutors, seeks to support students as they aspire to challenge themselves in developing their Music learning.

  

Music Tuition Enrolment Form 2019

 

Please contact the Music Department if you have any queries or concerns regarding Music at All Saints’ College.

 

General Enquires or to Become a Member of the Friends of Music
Please email your contact details or enquiry to [email protected]           

 

We encourage you to join our Facebook Group to keep up with the latest news and connect with our Friends of Music community.

 

Mr David Harries
Director of Music

HotHouse Company

HOTHOUSE COMPANY NEEDS YOU!
You’re invited to take part in a film with BACK TO BACK THEATRE in celebration of our diverse All Saints’ College community.

HotHouse Company invites All Saints’ College students, staff, Old Saints, families and friends to participate in an exciting project with award-winning Australian theatre company Back to Back Theatre.

 

Back to Back Theatre’s The Democratic Set has toured the world for nine years starring hundreds of community members and, in 2019, All Saints’ College is privileged to be the first school to participate in this project.

 

The Democratic Set is a residency model for creating short films and performances, to explore the belief that all people are, in principle, equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities. The Democratic Set uses a custom-made film set, a neutral room with two opposing doors.

 

Disturbingly obvious and tantalisingly strange, The Democratic Set is a rapid series of short live performances and screen-based video portraits created in collaboration with communities.
Participants may take part as individuals or in groups (2–15) to create their 15-second performance!

  • Current students, staff, family members, Old Saints, partner organisations and collaborators of all ages are welcome.
  • The performances can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Past scenes have included a child sleeping and an entire family dressed as bees. You may want to play an instrument, do karate, sing a song, read a poem, run a Science experiment or dance – the options are endless.
  • No performance experience is necessary.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART?

To apply to take part in this project, please fill in the Application Form before Friday, 1 March 2019 by clicking HERE.

 

In this form, you must specify the names of participants and your performance idea. You must also indicate your preferred film day and time slot (see options below).

 

After the cut-off date, the applications will be short-listed to ensure we capture a broad demographic across the College community. All participants will be notified via email by Friday, 8 March 2019 if their performance has been selected for The Democratic Set.

 

FILMING DAYS

Monday, 18 March – FILMING DAY 1
Tuesday, 19 March – FILMING DAY 2
Wednesday, 20 March – FILMING DAY 3

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ARE YOU CREATIVE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT THE ARTS AT ASC?

We are seeking community members to assist with the production of costumes for our 2019 College Production, Grease, and Dance Concert. If you are willing to help, please email Director of The Arts, Mr Stephen Roberts [email protected]

 

The Costume Team was a great opportunity to be involved and be a part of the production. It was exciting to see the kids becoming ‘animals’!” - College parent

 

I get so much pleasure from working with these wonderful young people, I am already looking forward to next year’s production.” - College parent

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THR3E – A COLLABORATION OF DANCE, DRAMA, MUSIC AND LANGUAGES

The below film thr3e was shot by HotHouse Company collaborator and professional photographer, Jon Green, and was inspired by the first scene of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

 

Choreographed and filmed in a two-hour shoot, the dancers worked with David Prudham (Ballet West Academy) interpreting Jon’s vision and direction. Once shot, the project was then passed onto Jeremy Trezona and Dan Ablett (All Saints’ College Music tutors) who sampled the voices of Years 11 and 12 students studying French at ASC who interpreted the original English text into French.

 

The project was an experiment to bring together a number of different progressions and engage with artists and students via a collaborative process where the outcome was not the driving force.

 

The technique that Jon used for filming thr3e was a combination of photographic still techniques that he developed in the early 2000s and mixing/incorporating those sequences into video shot of the same phrases/sequences.

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HCo DANCE LAB CLASSES 2019

Click HERE for more information.

 

Sport & Physical Education

2019 SENIOR SCHOOL INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL

HBF Stadium – Friday, 8 February (9.30am – 2.30pm)

Family and friends are welcome to come and enjoy this annual event at HBF Stadium (formerly Challenge Stadium). It is compulsory for Senior School students to attend.

 

The ‘2019 Interhouse Swimming Carnival Student Bulletin’ with relevant and important information have been emailed to all Senior School Students and can be found on SEQTA by clicking HERE.

 

A copy of the program is available on SEQTA by clicking HERE.

 

If you are able to assist on the day, please contact Miss Britt Gray, Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education: [email protected]

 

SWIMMING CARNIVAL TO BE LIVE STREAMED

After the success of the 2018 Interhouse Swimming Carnival live stream, we will be live streaming this year's event for all community members to enjoy. 

 

To watch the live stream on Friday, please click HERE. This will be live close to 9.30am for the first race at 9.45am.

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NETBALL CLUB REGISTRATIONS 

Registrations are now open for the All Saints' College Netball Club.

To register to play in 2019, click HERE

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ROWING CLUB 2019

Are you looking for a way to build strength, fitness and friendships – all at the same time?

 

In 2019 All Saints’ College is celebrating 20 years of rowing and we are looking for new rowers. We already have several new rowers starting from scratch, and we are looking for some more.

 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Ms Samantha Rees [email protected]

Service Learning

INDIA IMMERSION EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

After a highly successful trip in 2017/2018, the College is preparing for another Service Learning immersion trip to Kolkata and New Dehli over the 2019/2020 Christmas holiday period.

 

The expedition will provide students with a variety of Service Learning opportunities in different parts of India:
 

KOLKATA

In Kolkata students will join volunteers from around the globe to register for work with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity to serve the poorest of the poor in India. Following registration, students will take part in an orientation and then begin work the following day.
 

Students will also have the opportunity for a day of sightseeing in Kolkata, with destinations possibly including Victoria Hall, Science City, South Park St Cemetery, Eden Gardens and the experience of a Bollywood film at the famous Star Theatre.
 

NEW DELHI

In New Delhi students will work with Brother Steve from St Columba’s School. The school permits Brother Steve to use its grounds and resources to operate a school for street children which is conducted after teaching hours. All Saints’ College students will hold small workshops for Brother Steve’s street children, with a focus on English language skills, public speaking, drama and dance. Brother Steve will also arrange tours for College students led by the street children, including a ‘Slum to Mall’ walk, the Lotus Temple and Iskon Temple.
 

The trip is available for current Year 10 and 11 students. Eligible students would have received an email regarding the application process.

 

Please get in contact with Mr Scott Corbett (Head of Catalyst) if you would like to discuss the trip further: [email protected]

 

Mr Scott Corbett
Head of Catalyst: Centre for Service and Social Enterprise

Propeller Industries

INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Propeller Industries welcomes our three inaugural recipients of the College’s new Innovation Scholarship. Archie Bennison (Year 7), Stuart Cutbush (Year 8) and Sienna Gorman (Year 7) are meeting with Ms Strentz and Lily Li (2019 Enterprise Captain) to talk about the opportunities they wish to create and pursue in 2019.

 

Lily presented to parents of Year 7–9 students at their Information Evenings this week. She shared her experience of how opportunities through Propeller Industries led her to pursue an ATAR Plus path in Years 11 and 12.

 

RUNWAY

Our Runway Pop-Up Shop is located in the Centre for Performing Arts foyer and items can be purchased from Wanju Café during opening hours between 8.00am–11.00am and 2.30pm–4.30pm, Monday to Friday. 

 

We will be updating our stock and will appear at the 2019 Pasar Malam Twilight Market on Friday, 22 February from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

 

Students interested in creating products and selling them through Runway should contact Ms Strentz at [email protected]

 

THE HANGAR OPENING HOURS FOR TERM 1

Junior School Students:          Lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

 

Senior School Students:         Recess on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

                                                                Lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

                                                               After school from 3.30pm–4.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

 

Ms Laura Strentz

Head of Propeller Industries

Learning Technologies

Ground Rules

In a number of posts last year I wrote of the importance of being active in communicating and setting guidelines for the use of a digital device in the home.

Whilst each family and individual is unique, there are some common ideas that work for everyone:

  • Keep digital devices in common spaces
  • Having access to devices in a bedroom at night is a recipe for disaster
  • Communicate about use of the device - get a balance going between work and play
  • Come to an agreement about all of these things so you are not reacting to the circumstances
  • Nothing is secret on the school laptop - get involved and interested about what is going on,

The start of the year is a great time to set the ground rules that will be of enormous benefit through the year.

The discussion of “screen time” is one that has been around for a while but there is a changing belief system on this as screens are everywhere. If you are reading this, you are most likely doing so from a screen.  Knowing this, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has changed their guidelines for screen time. Here are some of their suggestions:

Screen time shouldn’t always be alone time. Co-view, co-play and co-engage with your children when they are using screens – it encourages social interactions, bonding, and learning. Play a video game with your kids. It’s a good way to demonstrate good sportsmanship and gaming etiquette. Watch a show with them; you will have the opportunity to introduce and share your own life experiences and perspectives, and guidance. Don’t just monitor children online, interact with them – you can understand what they are doing and be a part of it.”

Pillars of ICT

Whilst there is a variety of apps and software that we use every day, I will feature here the core apps that we use at the College:

  • SEQTA
  • Office 365
  • OneNote
  • Teams

These are the software students are using on a daily basis to create, collaborate and communicate. Become familiar with these tools.

SEQTA Engage App

Do you have the SEQTA app on your phone and/or tablet? Here are instructions for getting the app:

 

A most exciting time

In the time it takes to read this newsletter, about 7 500 people from around the world will gain regular access to the Internet for the first time. Twelve in the next second. 1.1 million in the next 24 hours. By the end of this decade, five billion people around the globe will have access.

Access to what is already close to becoming the sum of human knowledge. Access to millions of tools and apps that now run from ‘the cloud’ or on the devices we carry in our backpacks and our pockets. And, most importantly, access to one another.

 

The opportunities and challenges of access at this scale are staggering for educators. For the first time in human history, individuals can learn, create, communicate, and share their own lives with the world anytime they like, anywhere they are. Institutions that used to mediate those interactions with the world are losing their power as those of us with access begin to self-organize our lives in groundbreaking new ways. 

 

It is a most exciting time to be a learner!

 

Mr Greg Port 

Head of ICT Integration

Cocurricular Activities

SENIOR SCHOOL COCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The College’s broad and dynamic cocurricular program is well and truly up and running for the new academic year.

 

The Senior School has a system whereby students can register online to attend an activity, including the College’s extensive before and after school curriculum assistance program.

To access the cocurricular opportunities available this year, please click HERE.

 

(Please note: It is the Senior School student’s responsibility to register and confirm their attendance each week. This data will then be reflected in their Semester 1 report. Students are expected to communicate directly with their families regarding their commitments and their whereabouts after the official end of the school day (3.25pm). Of course, families are also able to access the cocurricular page to view all the activities available.)

 

Staff will be able to conduct a register check for planning purposes; however, as was the case previously, this checking process is not followed with contact to families if students are not present.

JUNIOR SCHOOL COCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Junior School cocurricular activities will commence in Week 6 of this term. Details will be communicated in Week 3. The majority of activities run term by term; a few (eg Dance and Music) run for the whole year.

 

Please see information below regarding Dance and Music cocurricular activities.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL DANCE

Junior Dancers is a year-long program designed for children with a particular interest, commitment and flair for dance. The program is designed to foster excellence in dance technique and performance and to inspire every student involved through their creative contribution to ideas, choreography and performance.

 

The timetable for Junior Dancers this year is below, commencing in Week 4:

 

Girls Years 3/4 – Tuesday: 7.30am–8.15am

Boys Years 3-6 – Wednesday: 7.30am–8.15am

Girls Years 5/6 – Thursday: 7.30am–8.15am

 

For information on how to register for the Junior Dancers cocurricular program on SEQTA, click HERE.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL MUSIC

We have an exciting year of music-making ahead and we are looking forward to seeing all students back in instrumental lessons, ensembles, and Music classes!

 

Below is a list of ensembles available for Junior School students. These rehearsals will commence in Week 3.

 

I encourage you to consider your child taking up the opportunity of joining a choir or ensemble this year. For choir, interested children will need to attend the first rehearsal in the Junior School Music Room. Additionally, if you would like to be part of an instrumental ensemble, speak with your instrumental teacher or Miss Kate Wilson: [email protected]

 

For any further information do not hesitate to get in touch with Miss Wilson (Junior School Music Teacher) [email protected] or the Music Department: [email protected] or 9313 9397.

 

MUSIC COCURRICULAR ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS 

Little Saints (Year 2 Choir)

Wednesday, 13 February, 3.00pm-3.40pm

 

Junior Voices (Years 3 - 4 Choir)

Monday, 11 February, 7.30am-8.30am

 

Saints’ Voices (Years 5 - 6 Choir)

Friday, 15 February, 7.30am-8.30am

 

Instrumental Ensembles

Starter Band (Years 5 - 6 Concert Band)

Tuesday, 12 February, 7.30am-8.30am

 

Combined College Concert Band (Years 6 - 8 by audition)

Friday, 15 February, 3.30pm-4.30pm

 

Kid’s Strings (Years 2 Upwards - beginners)

Wednesday, 13 February, 8.00am-8.45am

 

Saints’ Strings – (Years 4 - 6. Year 3 by audition - Intermediate)

Thursday, 14 February, 8.00am-8.45am

 

Amati Strings (by audition; Intermediate/Advanced)

Thursday, 7 February, 7.30am-8.30am

 

Guarneri String Ensemble (Years 6 - 12 by audition - Advanced)

Friday, 15 February, 7.30am-8.25am

 

All Saints’ Celtic Band (Year 6 - 12; Year 6 by audition)

Wednesday, 13 February, 3.30pm-4.45pm

 

All Saints’ Symphony Orchestra (advanced standard - by audition)

Tuesday, 12 February, 3.30pm-5.00pm

 

CHOIRS

Choir members are encouraged to attend the Choir Kickstart Program on Friday, 15 February and Saturday, 16 February. More details will follow for choir members

Old Saints

 

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] 

Click HERE or on the video below to video highlights from the first day of the program.

 

Community

P&F

Next P&F Meeting: Monday, 11 March 2019. Commences at 7.00pm in the Centre for Performing Arts Foyer.

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.

 

Wanju Café

OPENING HOURS:

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

Thank you for helping us reach 200 Likes! 300 Likes is 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

YOU CAN PROCESS YOUR CANTEEN ORDER ONLINE

Our online ordering system allows the College Canteen to operate more efficiently. We encourage everyone to register and order online.
Our Online Canteen is safe and easy to use, giving the Canteen a greater level of control over orders placed.


To register:
1. Please click HERE.
2. Complete the online registration form and an activation email will be sent to you.
3. Log on, add a student and credit.
You are ready to start ordering!
If you require help, you can phone the Online Canteen Team on 1300 116 637 from 5.30am or send an email to: [email protected]

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

Playgroup

Click HERE for more information about Playgroup.

 

Parish 

 

In the news

Ms Belinda Provis talks with 6PR Breakfast about Michael Bolton's visit to All Saints' College

 

Click HERE to listen to the interview.

Recent Old Saint receives City of Melville Young Community Citizen of the Year award

To read more about this story on the College website, click HERE.

Class of 2017 Old Saint selected for three international competitions

To read more about this story which featured in the Melville Times, click HERE.

Learning environment enriched by diversity

To read more this story, which featured in The West Australian, 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

 

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