The College Courier

26 February 2018
No 1, 24 January 2018
From the Principal
Whole College
Junior School
Senior School
What's On?
The HotHouse Company
Sport & Physical Education
Success Stories
Service Learning
Propeller Enterprises
Learning Technologies
Cocurricular Activities
Holiday Programs
Community
Important Contact Details
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All Saints' College
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Bull Creek, WA, 6149
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From the Principal

‘Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.’ (Rollo May)

I am pleased to extend to all new and continuing families a very warm welcome to our 2018 academic year: there is much to look forward to!

 

The partnership between the College and its families is central to ensuring a happy and successful year, and key to that partnership is close and effective communication.

 

To achieve that, the College has a recommended process to facilitate effective and efficient communication, and we have included details regarding those processes in this publication. (Please note that the Senior School processes differ slightly from those in the Junior School due to the different structures within the sub-schools.)

 

As part of that partnership, we encourage families to be proactive in your communication with the College. Early awareness-raising - even about matters which may seem relatively unimportant - can see something potentially larger ‘nipped in the bud’, so please do not hesitate to be in touch. A quiet word with the relevant staff member may be all that is required.

 

‘Communication is defined not by what is being said but by what is being heard.’

(Margie Warrell)

Whilst we continuously strive to achieve effective and responsive communication, we also recognise the truth in Margie Warrell’s words, and so welcome and value your feedback.

 

We have been delighted to see, over recent years, increasingly positive feedback regarding the effectiveness of our communication between school and home in our annual parent surveys: we thank you for your suggestions and for sharing with us your experiences and perceptions as we continuously strive to improve our practices in this regard.

 

We know that communication can sometimes go astray: a wrongly-placed full stop, for instance, can result in an email not arriving at its intended destination! Our aim is to respond to all communication as promptly as possible (while also recognising that classroom demands and so on can mean that many of us are not at our desks for part / much of the day). If a prompt response is not your experience, we ask that you please let us know as soon as possible so that we can rectify the matter.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support regarding this: we look forward to working closely with all families in support of our students’ wellbeing and progress.

 

Ms Belinda Provis
Principal
 

Whole College

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

CONFIRMATION OF STUDENT DETAILS -
GENERAL CONSENT AND MEDICAL INFORMATION FOR 2018

In an emergency, the first person the College always seek to contact is the parent of a student.

Should it not be possible to contact a parent in an emergency, it is important that we have details of other people to contact and student’s medical information.

Parents are asked to log on to the College Portal and enter our protected Parent Gateway to view and update information about you and your child/ren currently attending the College.

Contact details can be updated by going to:

The Parent Gateway (College’s Database Online) via https://synportal.ascollege.wa.edu.au or follow the Parent Gateway link on the SEQTA homepage.

 

Please could parents also complete the General Consent permission details under ‘2018 Overall Consent’.

  • Activities that are considered low risk: The ‘general consent’ requested is a ‘blanket consent’ for such activities as those that occur on the College grounds and have a risk profile similar to that experienced in a classroom everyday – an incursion by a Drama group, an Interhouse Athletics Carnival, etc. We wouldn’t wish to be contacting families every time something like this happens.
  • Activities that are considered higher risk: These could be on or off the College campus and require active consent on top of the ‘blanket consent’.  A parent may not wish to agree to give consent for their child to participate unless given full details about a particular excursion and the extra risk involved – e.g. a Cross Country training run involving crossing Leach Highway, a field trip to the river or a mountain bike ride in the hills around Kalamunda. Most recently, parents of Year 8 students were asked to give consent for an excursion to St George’s Cathedral in the city. While this might not seem high risk, it is out of the usual, off campus and may involve some extra risk – interaction with the general public, transport, city environment, etc.
  • Medical information: Having the most up to date medical information on record is always important and the online process allows us to ensure this is the case.

If you have not logged on to the All Saints’ portal before, or you are not aware of your username and/or password, you can use the username/password recovery system on the Portal login page or you are welcome to telephone our Helpdesk - P: (08) 9313 9363 for assistance.

 

The College appreciates your patience and understanding of navigating the electronic process.

THE ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

Members of the College community have a collective responsibility to ensure that our students conduct themselves in alignment with the College’s Mission, Vision and Values. To that end, the College has high expectations of its students and enrolment at the College confirms acceptance of personal responsibility for being ‘our best selves’.

 

OUR MISSION:

All Saints’ College, in partnership with its families, community and the Anglican Church, empowers boys and girls to develop their potential, becoming confident, compassionate and committed to worthwhile service to society.

 

OUR VISION:

Making a positive difference in the world.

 

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect: for self, others, for community and environment.
  • Integrity: acting with moral strength and grace, guided by humility and compassion.
  • Courage: to be our best selves.

NAPLAN 2018

If your child has a medically diagnosed disability or specific learning difficulty they may be entitled to special arrangements and/or alternative test formats in the NAPLAN tests. Parents of students in Years 3, 5, 7 or 9 are encouraged to contact the Learning Support Coordinator, Jeanette Sealy:  [email protected] for further information about this by Saturday, 10 February.

UNIFORM TERM 1

The Christmas holiday period is often a period of significant growth for students. We ask students and parents to check summer uniforms to ensure that they are ready for the first day of school this year. Please click HERE for College Uniform Standards and Guidelines.

 

NEW UNIFORM ITEM

Girls’ formal summer shorts are now available from the Uniform Shop for students in Years 3–12, inclusive.

2018 ID PHOTOGRAPH DAYS

 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018:          

Years 1 to 12 Students & Staff ID Photograph Day (Upper Theatre)

 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018:     

Kindergarten & Pre-Primary students and Follow-up Junior and Senior Schools ID Photo Day (Upper Theatre)

 

Parents and students are reminded that the main ID photograph day is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, 7 February 2018. The follow-up day will cater for those students who are absent on the first day, as well as Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students. Times for individual photographs 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.

VOLUNTEERING AT THE COLLEGE

Are you interested in volunteering at All Saints’? The College is always appreciative of parents who are willing to offer their skills and time to help in a variety of ways. Times can be flexible to suit your commitments, and it is a great way to become involved in our community. Whether it be in the Canteen, Wanju Café, Uniform Shop, the Library or one of the Parent Committees, we would love to hear from you. Please email: [email protected]

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]

BUS SERVICES AND ROUTES FOR STUDENTS

All Saints’ College provides a number of bus services for our students and routes include to/from Applecross, South Perth, Inner Fremantle, Fremantle, Wandi and Canning Vale.

Following an extensive review of our bus services in 2017, the College appointed Horizons West to run five of our six routes (the sixth route, servicing inner-Fremantle, will continue to be provided by City Maxi). Students are also able to access the Transperth bus to and from Bull Creek train station.

For the first time this year, students who utilise the College bus services and their parents/guardians will be able to track arrival times using the new ‘Where’s my bus’ App on their smartphone or device. All of the five Horizons West buses will be available on the app and can be viewed in real-time travelling along the route, with an estimated arrival time at the pick-up or drop-off locations.

Students travelling on our College buses in the coming weeks are reminded to:

  1. Be at least five minutes early for the bus at the stop
  2. Make sure you are at a regular bus stop
  3. Look out for the Horizons West bus (not a Bus West bus)
  4. Hail the bus, be sure to attract the driver's attention to ensure he will stop for you
  5. Ensure that you have your swipe card handy as you enter the bus

Further information about the College’s bus routes, payment options and how to download the ‘Where’s my bus’ app can be found in the 2018 Bus Service Routes & Information Booklet by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions regarding the bus services, please contact our Facilities Coordinator on (08) 9313 9311 or [email protected]. For queries relating to account payments, contact our Accounts Department on (08) 9313 9333 or [email protected] 

 

 

 

FROM THE COLLEGE CHAPLAIN

 

ADDRESS AT STAFF EUCHARIST ON MONDAY, 22 JANUARY 2018

 

I don’t normally listen to breakfast chat shows on commercial radio, but recently I was in somebody else’s car, and I had no choice. I am sure you all know the sort of programs I mean: two or three extrovert young people fight over the microphones to give their opinions on all sorts of subjects, whether they know anything about them or not (usually not). Each comment finishes with shrieks of laughter, so that even the most serious topics are trivialised. No wonder I am a Classic-FM listener in the mornings. But this particular day the presenters were discussing cyclists wearing Lycra, and the young man proclaimed:

 

“If only people would realise that wearing Lycra is not a right, it is a privilege.”

 

What he meant was, of course, that some people can get away with it, and others cannot. I know that many of our College Staff would look terrific in Lycra, others – and I count myself amongst that number – would look ungainly, or even grotesque or terrifying.

 

So, some people are privileged to have the physique or figure for Lycra and, well, others are not. But, no matter what our body is like, we must never forget that we are, in fact, very privileged in one area. And that is to be here today, as we start another school year. The moulding and shaping of young lives is something we should never, ever take for granted. It is an immense and wonderful privilege. We are entrusted with the care and nurture of over a thousand students, and that is all of us. Those who sit in the Boardroom making policies or juggling budgets; those who stand at the whiteboard explaining how to solve quadratic equations, or decline French verbs in the future perfect; those who keep the campus safe and pleasant; those who serve the cheesies in the canteen or who look after the libraries. We are all privileged.

 

Here at All Saints’ College our privilege is even more significant because we are not just involved in delivering a top-class educational product, important though that may be. We operate under the umbrella of the Anglican Church, a huge, world-wide body which has as its main objective the proclamation of God’s love through Jesus Christ to all people, in thousands of different ways and places. What a privilege to be able to do our bit for that proclamation, too.

 

At All Saints’ College we don’t put prospective parents on the ‘spiritometer’, in other words subject them to a religious examination, to ensure that our families are all of a similar theological bent. Instead we welcome young people from any religious background, or none at all. And when they become part of our community, we don’t indoctrinate them or persuade them to faith with ominous threats of Divine judgement or punishment. Instead it is our hope that the very way of life, the ethos, the care and the guidance of our students aims to be ‘Christ-like’. In other words, we try to ensure that attitudes such as concern for others and each other, forgiveness, selflessness, respect, acceptance and equality, are all evident in the way we treat each other and those we have the privilege of leading. If this College is to be truly ‘Christ-like’, then these sort of attitudes can and will permeate all we do here and all we are – in every part of the place, from the Chapel to the Canteen, from the classroom to the swimming pool, from the Common to the offices of our Leadership Team. We could perhaps use the medical term perfusion, that is, where an organ or tissue is supplied with life-giving oxygen by blood flowing through tiny vessels around and into it.

 

It is really great to see that this perfusion is in so many ways a reality here at the College. It can and does take place regardless of the ethnic, doctrinal or academic faith of the person delivering it or the person receiving it. Perhaps this might result in a life of committed faith one day, perhaps not; that does not really matter. What is important is that we continue to be a community of saints, those who seek to heal our fractured world and make it a better place.

 

We should always remember that there will always be more and more opportunities to encourage this perfusion to take place, to bring the life-giving love of God in so many ways to all those we will meet next week, and throughout the year.

 

Well. we may not all be privileged to wear Lycra, but we should never forget how privileged we are to be here, as we play our part in shaping, enhancing and directing the lives of these wonderful young people, allowing them to be perfused with all the benefits of God’s love.

 

May God take us and direct us in all we do in his name in this coming year.

 

Father Tony Murray-Feist

College Chaplain

Junior School

From the Dean of Junior School

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer break and you are looking forward to your children returning or starting at the College. I am now ready and eager to experience the buzz and energy of teachers and students filling the Junior School. Please note: All Junior School families will be notified via email with information in relation to your child’s class teacher on Monday, 29 January 2018.

 

The All Saints’ College Out of School Hours and Vacation Care Program has once again been popular with families during the summer break. The OSHC team provide a great environment and a program that is both structured and relaxed, creating a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere. The College also offers Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care. If you would like further information on OSHC please click HERE or contact Miss Evline Berger, Out of School Hours Care Coordinator: [email protected]

 

In the first week of term, all students in the Junior School will be working with their teachers on a Class Charter. The Charter will provide an agreed understanding of the importance of having an effective learning community for all children. The Class Charter will be based on our Vision, Making a Positive Difference in Our World and the Values of Respect, Integrity and Courage (RIC). There will be a focus on inclusion of all and a celebration of our diversity. The 7 Habits also provide a framework in which to describe effective expected behaviours.

 

Parents of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students, please note: Kindergarten students’ first day back will be Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Pre-Kindergarten students, please refer to the letter you received via email last year.

 

The first weeks of the academic year will be busy as students settle into their classes. When you are driving your child to the College, please take extra care, drive slowly and pay attention to signage to ensure safety for all. The Junior School car park operates well when all parents are patient and considerate of others.

 

MEET THE TEACHER EVENINGS

  • Kindergarten – Year 2 ‘Meet the Teacher’ Evening: 6:00pm on Monday, 5 February in the Lower Theatre
  • Year 3 – Year 6 ‘Meet the Teacher’ Evening: 6:00pm on Tuesday, 6 February in the Centre for Performing Arts

 

COLLECTING ESSENTIAL DATA

In keeping with our commitment to positive student wellbeing, it is essential that we have
up-to-date and accurate information about our students. This information is used by relevant staff to better support and care for our students. In 2017 families were asked to log on to the College Portal (https://portal.ascollege.wa.edu.au) and enter our protected Parent Gateway to view and update information about yourself and your child/ren currently attending the College. If there have been any changes to this information, can you please log on to the Parent Gateway and update. If you have not logged on to the All Saints’ Portal before, or you are not aware of your username and/or password, you can use the username/password recovery system on the Portal login page, or you are welcome to telephone our TSC (9313 9363) for assistance.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH JUNIOR SCHOOL COLLEGE STAFF

All Saints’ College recognises that it is the partnership we have with our families that enables us to achieve our best work in promoting wellbeing and optimising the learning of our children. To help maintain efficient and effective communication between school and home, parents are advised of the following process when communicating with College Staff.

 

Please note: Communication avenues with Junior School and Senior School staff differ slightly.

The steps below will enable families to be connected to the most appropriate staff member for assistance in the Junior School.

 

Step One:

For general matters, the first step is for parents to contact the relevant teacher to discuss the issues of concern.  Please note that all Junior School teachers will check notes in their student diaries daily and on working days will acknowledge emails within 48 hours and respond fully as soon as practicable.

 

Step Two:

If the matter is one of a broader or more serious nature (and follows an initial meeting with the teacher), parents may contact Mr Nic Christie, the Assistant Dean of Junior School (Wellbeing), Mrs Sue Demarte, the Assistant Dean of Junior School (Teaching and Learning), or Mrs Sara Mano, the Early Childhood Coordinator on (08) 9313 9334.

 

Step Three:

Once the above avenues have been followed, if concerns still exist or there are matters requiring further discussion, parents are welcome to contact Ms Penelope Crane, Dean of Junior School.

 

Step Four:

If an issue remains unresolved following these steps, you may wish to make an appointment to meet with the Principal. This can be done via the Principal’s Assistant. This meeting will usually include the Dean of Junior School as well.

 

Other:

For issues relating to the emotional/social welfare of students, parents are welcome to contact the Junior School College Psychologist, Mr Jules Weeks on (08) 9313 9334.

 

Parents wishing to meet with College staff are required to arrange an appointment time prior to a meeting. Following the correct process will help to avoid disappointment, as staff are not always readily available.  A quality service is possible when good processes are followed, ensuring the best interests of the students are accommodated. 

 

Appointment Requests

It is helpful if requests for appointments with staff, are made in a timely fashion. Sending an email the night before a required appointment or reporting to Junior School Administration without a confirmed appointment with a staff member often leads to disappointment, as staff may have prior commitments.

 

Visitors to the College

In the interest of safety, the College has a defined procedure for accessing the College. Parents/visitors are required to report to Junior or Senior School Administration. A visitor’s badge will be issued which provides clear identification. To ensure the safety of all students, parents and visitors are not authorised to access College grounds throughout the day without following this procedure, and we thank you for your support in this.

 

I wish you all the best in the final few days of the holidays and look forward to the excitement and energy of all students returning on Tuesday, 30 January 2018.

 

Ms Penelope Crane
Dean of Junior School

 

Senior School

TUTOR GROUPS AND ROOMS FOR TERM 1, 2018

 

CURRICULUM OPERATIONAL CHANGES

In 2018, with the establishment of Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute, the management and oversight of curriculum matters will be the responsibility of the Institute, led by the Director and Assistant Director.  To ensure a smooth transition to the new structure, the following protocols should be followed in communicating regarding curriculum matters.

 

Director, Djoowak: Beyond Boundaries InstituteMs Esther Hill – located in the Senior School Library

Assistant Director, Djoowak: Beyond Boundaries Institute Mrs Marianne Beattie - located in Ms Hill’s old office

 

MAKING CONTACT ABOUT CURRICULUM MATTERS:

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

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, Mrs Marianne Beattie
  • 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.

 

PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS

Our Parent Information Evenings, held during Week 2 and 3 of term provide an opportunity for the College to share important and relevant information with parents and students and for families to meet and network with College staff and each other.

These events will be held in the Centre for Performing Arts as follows:

 

Years 11 - 12 
6.30pm - Monday, 5 February              

Year 9 
6.00pm - Wednesday, 7 February

Year 10                   
7.00pm - Wednesday, 7 February        

Year 7  
5.30pm - Monday, 12 February

Year 8                        
5.30pm - Tuesday, 13 February

 

INTERIM REPORTS

Interim Reports will be available via SEQTA to Years 11 and 12 students and parents on Monday, 26 February.  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, 6 March 2018.

 

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, 6 March – Thursday, 8 March

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, 6 March – Thursday, 8 March.  Relevant parents/guardians will receive information via email in Week 2.  OLNA Information for parents/carers brochure, is available online HERE.

 

PROJECT X

(A two-year course in the Arts for Year 7 and 8 students)

Project X is a course that allows students at All Saints’ College to specialise in areas of The Arts whilst also collaborating in a broader arts context. Project X  is a two-year course that offers a strong platform from which our students can grow and develop with an agile mind and keenness to engage in effective, creative arts practice with confidence in the future.  

Rather than offer traditional classes such as Drama, Dance, Visual Art etc. Project X will offer a range of ‘experiences’ that will be far more specific and specialised. You will also have opportunities to experience art in a ‘real world’ context.

For more information, please click HERE.

 

CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS

Please submit any change in contact details via the Parent Gateway to ensure that the Registration and Demographic upload to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) is correct.

 

APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS – ATAR COURSE EXAMINATIONS 2018

Parents of Year 12 students who have a permanent or temporary disability, chronic illness or Specific Learning Difficulty; are reminded that applications for Special Examination Arrangements – ATAR course examinations 2018 - need to be lodged with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority by Thursday, 5 April 2018. If you have not already done so please contact Mrs. Jeanette Sealy (Learning Support Coordinator) as soon as possible to discuss what types of arrangements might be granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority for these examinations in 2018.  Email: [email protected]

 

UNIFORM TERM 1

Please note that the on first day back for students – Tuesday, 30 January – Years 11 and 12 students will have Sport after lunch and should wear their PE uniform (with the blue and white sport shirt) on the day. Please click HERE for College Uniform Standards and Guidelines.

 

STUDENT LATENESS AND ABSENCES

The College has certain processes in place regarding student lateness and absence from school to ensure that all students are accounted for. All students are expected to be at school between 8.30am and 3.25pm. When a student is absent from school due to illness or other reasons, parents are required to send a note to the appropriate Tutor on the day of their child’s return to the College explaining the reason for the absence. A phone call on (08) 9313 9302, email to [email protected] or reply SMS to Student Services, is also expected on the day of a student’s absence.

 

All Saints’ College is a school at which holidays are plentiful, and this year includes a three-week mid-year break, so where possible we ask for your support in the delivery of the full educational program offered by the College. In the case that it is necessary for students to miss school for an extended period of time, written notification needs to be sent to the Dean of Student Wellbeing, Mr Steven Davies: [email protected]  While the College recognises that individual circumstances are different, we ask that such disruptions are kept to a minimum, as the decision to remove students from classes can be detrimental to their learning. Please note that if students are taking extended leave from the College, the Education Act does not allow the College to give permission for that absence.

 

Once students arrive at the College each morning they do not have permission to leave the College grounds until the end of the College day. This expectation ensures that the students have adequate duty of care either from parents or from the College at all times. Departure from the College grounds during the school day without permission may result in a Saturday detention being issued to the student.

 

LATE ARRIVAL AND EARLY DEPARTURE FROM SENIOR SCHOOL

Please follow the correct procedure if a student needs to arrive late or leave early from the College by clicking HERE

Students who do not log in and out of Student Services when arriving late or leaving early risk being issued with a Friday detention.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH SENIOR SCHOOL COLLEGE STAFF

All Saints’ College recognises that it is the partnership we have with our families that enables us to achieve our best work in promoting wellbeing and optimising the learning of our children.

To help maintain efficient and effective communication between school and home, parents are requested to follow the guide 'Communicating with Senior School College Staff' by clicking HERE. This will enable families to be connected to the most appropriate staff member for assistance in the Senior School.

Please note: Communication avenues with Junior School and Senior School staff differ slightly.

DUTY OF CARE, DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ZONES

The College provides for the supervision of students between 8.00am and 3.40pm on school days. Students should not be at the College outside these times unless they are involved in a structured and supervised program. The College is not responsible for the Duty of Care of students outside these clear parameters. Parents are requested to make appropriate arrangements regarding the drop-off and collection times for their children.

 

Please ensure that you are using the appropriate College drop-off and pick-up zones. These zones have been established to ensure the safest path for the dropping off and collection of children.

Students are not to be dropped off or collected through Gate 4 (staff gate only), inclusive of the Uniform Shop car park. Students have access to these areas and we need to ensure their safety at all times. Please follow the correct procedure when dropping off and collecting students.

VISITORS TO THE COLLEGE

In the interest of safety, the College has a defined procedure for accessing the College. Parents/visitors are required to report to Senior School Reception. A visitor’s badge will be issued which provides clear identification. To ensure the safety of all students, parents and visitors are not authorised to access College grounds throughout the day without following this procedure, and we thank you for your support in this.

INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL – Friday, 9 February 2018

In any activity organised by the College for our students, we encourage them to do their best. Attendance at the Interhouse Swimming Carnival is compulsory for all students and they are expected to be present for the whole day. All students are able to contribute in a positive way to their House team’s effort, whether that be as a competitor who has been nominated for an event or events, as an official with duties on the day, or as a spectator and supporter of those competing. It is not acceptable for a student to stay at home because they have not been selected in an event, or they wish to catch up on academic work, or because swimming is not an interest or strength of theirs.

 

Parents are asked, as always, to fully support the objectives and programs of the College, and to ensure that your son or daughter is present at the Carnival, ready to support their House to the best of their ability.

 

Should a student be unwell on the day or in the days leading up to the event (and so is unable to attend or participate due to illness), a medical certificate is encouraged and appreciated. As per the College’s attendance procedures, an accompanying parent note explaining the reason for the absence is required on the student’s return to school. If this situation arises, please contact your child’s Head of House as early as possible before the Carnival to allow reorganisation of the team, if necessary.

SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNISATION PROGRAM - YEAR 8 AND YEAR 10 STUDENTS 2018

In 2018, Year 8 male and female students are eligible to receive the Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations. Consent forms for these immunisations have been delivered to the College and will be distributed to Year 8 students at the start of the 2018 school year. Completed forms should be returned to Student Services as soon as possible. More information about this immunisation program may be found by clicking HERE. 

 

Dates for school-based immunisation for Year 8 students in 2018 are:

Round 1: Wednesday, 28 February

Round 2: Wednesday, 10 October

 

Year 10 male and female students are eligible to receive the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination. Consent forms for this immunisation have also been delivered to the College and will be distributed to Year 10 students at the start of the 2018 school year. Despite being held later in the year, completed forms should be returned to Student Services as soon as possible. More information about this immunisation program may be found by clicking HERE.

 

The date for school-based immunisation for Year 10 students in 2018 is Thursday, 7 June 2018

 

What's On?

WANT TO PLAN FURTHER AHEAD? Click HERE to visit our 2018 College Calendar

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S PASAR MALAM!
The night sky will light up from the laterns at this year’s Pasar Malam Twilight Market on Friday, 23 February from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Come and enjoy the food, activities and atmosphere this annual community event never fails to deliver!

 

WINE and CHEESE NIGHT 

Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 7.00pm in CPA 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.

General Enquires or to Become a Member

Please email your contact details or enquiry to [email protected]           

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

PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS

Not to be missed, our Parent Information Evenings, held during Weeks 2 and 3 of Term 1, provide an important opportunity for the College to share important and relevant information with families, and for parents to get to know one another.

 

There are two such information nights in the Junior School:

  • Kindergarten – Year 2 ‘Meet the Teacher’ Evening: 6.00pm on Monday, 5 February in the Lower Theatre
  • Year 3 – Year 6 ‘Meet the Teacher’ Evening: 6.00pm on Tuesday, 6 February in the Centre for Performing Arts

The Senior School events will be held in the Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) as follows:

  • Year 7:                     5.30pm on Monday, 12 February in the CPA Theatre
  • Year 8:                      5.30pm on Tuesday, 13 February in the CPA Theatre
  • Year 9:                      6.00pm – 6.45pm on Wednesday, 7 February – “Meet the House Tutor”
  • Years 9 and 10:    7.00pm on Wednesday, 7 February in the CPA Foyer and Theatre
  • Years 11 and 126.30pm on Monday, 5 February in the CPA Foyer and Theatre

The HotHouse Company

 

MUSIC TUITION 2018

The Music department is still accepting enrolments for Music Tuition 2018.

Please click HERE  for details regarding Music lessons, fees and the relevant enrolment form.

It would be appreciated if enrolment forms could be returned via email or to the Music office by Monday, 5 February.

For further information please feel free to contact the Music department: [email protected]

 

MUSIC INFORMATION 2018

Welcome to another year of Music. All students who are interested are encouraged to join an ensemble or choir in 2018. We will kick off the year with special welcoming afternoon teas and workshops.

 

CORELLI STRINGS & SYMPHONIC BAND: 

Thursday, 1 February, Upper Theatre foyer 3.30pm – 3.45pm, followed by rehearsals from 3.50pm – 5.00pm.

 

COLLEGE VOICES, INTERMEDIATE BLOKES AND SAINTS' BLOKES:

Monday, 5 February, Upper Theatre foyer 3.30pm – 3.45pm, followed by rehearsals from 3.50pm – 5.00pm.

It is an expectation that everybody will attend this rehearsal. All new students who would like to try out choir, especially Year 7s, are welcome to attend as well. If any choir members are aware of new students who are interested, please invite them along.

 

SAINTS’ HARMONY

Welcoming rehearsal (with muffins) on Tuesday, 6 February at 7.30am in CPA 2.

All new students (girls in Years 9 - 12) who would like to try out choir are also welcome to attend. If any choir members are aware of new students who are interested, please invite them as well.

 

CHOIRS & ENSEMBLES

Senior School Students, please click HERE for further information on the ensembles and choirs, including rehearsal times.

Junior School Students, please click HERE  for further information on the ensembles and choirs, including rehearsal times.

Please contact Mrs Anette Kerkovius (Director of Music) or the Music office if you have any queries or would like more information. Email: [email protected] or P: (08) 9313 9397.

 

ROCK BANDS

An information session will be held in Term 1 for any students who are experienced musicians and would like to join a College Rock Band. 

Please click HERE for the registration form.

To return the form or for further information please contact the Music office or email [email protected]

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

RECITALS

There are numerous performance opportunities for our Music students at the College. Apart from the Ensemble Recital evening in Term 1 and the College Concert in Term 3, there are opportunities for students to perform as soloists or in small ensembles throughout the year.

Students who receive Music tuition at the College will be encouraged by their Music Tutor to perform, if they are ready and prepared for a performance. Students who learn outside of the College are also welcome to perform in the Senior School recitals.

There is a performance note, which may be collected from the Music Office and will be available six weeks prior to the performance date. This note needs to be returned one week prior to the performance.

 

Please click HERE  for a copy of our 2018 Music Events Calendar.

 

 

Sport & Physical Education

 

 

SENIOR SCHOOL INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL: Friday, 9 February 2018, 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 purpose of such days is to promote connectedness of the students with each other, with their House and with the College, as well as to have some fun and competition, and promote healthy activity. Our stronger swimmers will be vying for a place on the Interschool Swimming Team that will compete at the ACC Carnival later in the term, but all competitors will be trying to earn points for their House, or will have an opportunity to participate and support their House. Please refer to the Senior School section for further details.

A copy of the program will be available on the Heath and Physical Education Portal page by Monday, 5 February. 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 TRAINING

Swimming Training is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7.10am to 8.00am and starts on Monday, 5 February. Please note: There is no training on the morning of the Carnival.

Breakfast will be provided after the morning sessions. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. If any parents or family members can help with cooking breakfast on training mornings, we would really appreciate it. If you are available, please contact Miss Britt Gray, Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education: [email protected]

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2018 

The Health and Physical Education Department reminds all students that they must wear their ASC hats during all Physical Education classes. These can be purchased from the Uniform Shop.

Year 11 and 12 students are reminded that Tuesday Sport (Periods 5 and 6) takes place on the first day of Term 1. Students must have their PE uniform with them and need to get changed at lunchtime, ready to meet in the Indoor Sports Centre at the start of Period 5. If you have any queries, please contact Miss Britt Gray, Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education: [email protected]

COCURRICULAR SPORT 2018

There are many opportunities to take part in Cocurricular Sport at All Saints’ College.

The ASC Interhouse Sports Program takes place after school on Thursdays in Term 1, 2 and 4 and starts in Week 3 of Term 1. This program is an opportunity for Senior School students in Years 7 – 10 to play a range of sports and for our Year 11 and 12 students to coach and umpire. Not only is the program a great way to be active and play sport, but it also allows our students to socialise and have fun with their friends.

 

The ASC Interschool Program allows students to play various sports against other schools in the Metropolitan area. Senior School Sports Coordinator, Miss Rahni Greene, will continue to let students know when these opportunities arise.

 

The Community Sport Program (for students from Years 1 to 12) is growing stronger and stronger, and any students interested in playing Netball or Basketball for the College in Community competitions are asked to contact our Sports Administrator, Miss Alanna Burton: [email protected]

 

We are also hoping to let the College Community know about some new Community Sport initiatives soon. There are so many positive reasons to become involved in the multitude of sporting opportunities offered at the College. Skills such as leadership, teamwork, cooperation and communication are developed in our students, and participation can also lead to future Awards, College Colours and Captaincy opportunities.

If you have any queries, please contact Miss Britt Gray, Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education: [email protected]

ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE ROWING CLUB

Are you looking for a way to build strength, fitness and friendships – all at the same time?
All Saints’ Rowing is looking for new rowers in 2018.
If you would like to find out more, come to our Prospective Rowers’ Information Session.


When: Lunchtime on Friday, 2 February 2018 Where: F10 - Bring your lunch and a pen!
If you have any questions please contact Mrs Jo-anne Boserio: [email protected]

 

ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE NETBALL CLUB

Registrations for the 2018 Winter Netball season are now open. Players can register by logging in to the Parent Gateway (on the SEQTA homepage you can get there by clicking on the option to update your family and medical details) and selecting the Excursions/Camps/Sports tab. From here you will have an option to select 2018 ASC Netball Club Registration.

We are looking forward to another wonderful season in 2018 and hope that you will join us! For more information, or to volunteer for a Coach or Team Manager role, please contact Miss Alanna Burton[email protected]

ALL SAINTS’ COLLEGE RUNNING CLUB – for students, staff and parents!

The All Saints’ College Running Club is a new initiative that aims to foster skills for physical activity, gross motor skills and healthy life-long lifestyle habits. In conjunction with qualified coaches from the Running Centre, the Running Club is for everyone, whether you are a non-runner looking for a way to socialise or a competitive runner. Training will vary in order to keep it enjoyable, engaging and increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of various fitness components. A light breakfast will be provided after training at the Canteen.

When:              Tuesday mornings - 7.00am – 8.00am, Term 1 (commencing Week 3, Tuesday, 14 February)

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

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

Aim:                  To improve fitness and develop healthy lifestyle habits in a positive group environment.

Incentives:       There will be incentives for milestones during the year.

If you have any further questions, please contact Miss Rahni Green: [email protected] or Miss Britt Gray: [email protected] in the Health and Physical Education Department. Expressions of interest can be emailed or written on the sign-up sheet outside the Physical Education Office in the Indoor Sport Centre (ISC).

 

ALL SAINTS’ SWIMMING CLUB

Enrolments for Term One Learn to Swim Lessons and Transition Squad

 

Term One Dates:

Monday, 29 January - Saturday, 14 April 2018 inclusive

 

Enrolment forms for All Saints’ Swimming Club Term One Learn to Swim Program and Transition Squad Program have been forwarded to parents of all children currently enrolled in the program, as well as those on our waiting list.

 

If you have not yet re-enrolled your child and wish to do so, please complete the enrolment form as soon as possible. All enrolments are handled on a first come, first served basis. On returning your enrolment form, please check to ensure that all details are correct and make amendments prior to returning.

 

Please ensure that you also fill in the details of preferred days for lessons and ensure that forms are signed.  We are unable to process unsigned forms.

 

Enrolment forms for swimmers who have not been in the program before will need to be completed in full prior to handing them in.

 

With the confirmation of your child’s enrolment, an account will be issued. Accounts can be paid via Credit Card or Cash to Val in the office. If you wish to pay at the office, please bring a copy of your account with you for the ease of administration. If you choose to pay by EFT, please ensure you reference your payment with your Biller ID code which is found on your account. Please do not pay any term fees prior to receipt of your account.

 

NEW SWIMMERS

Swimmers wishing to join our Learn to Swim or Transition Squad Program for the first time do need to be assessed. If you wish to arrange an assessment for your child then please contact Learn to Swim Coordinator, Mrs Val Rappold, via email: [email protected] or by phone (08) 9313 9386.

It is necessary to make an appointment for an assessment.  Assessments are held on weekday afternoons at 3.35pm or on Saturday mornings after 9.30am and take approximately 10 minutes.

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.

ALL SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Well done Kiara Speechley (Year 12, 2017) who competed at the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships held in Adelaide from Friday, 8 December to Sunday, 10 December 2017. Kiara competed in numerous events, the following are her results:

Girls Under 18 400m final – Seventh

Girls Under 18 200m Final – Fourth

Girls 4 x 100m Relay – Bronze medal

Girls 1000 Sprint Medley Swedish Relay – Bronze medal

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP

Well done to Nikita Jan (Year 11) who competed at the Australian National Figure Skating Championship in Boondall, Brisbane from Saturday, 2 December to Tuesday, 9 December 2017.

Participating in the competition with a knee injury, Nikita managed to place tenth out of 33 other skaters and achieve a personal best score for the season.

MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

We are pleased to congratulate to the following students for their recent musical achievements from 2017:

Zoey Chia (Year 5) – Received an A+ for her Grade 7 Piano AMEB Exam in 2017

David Duff (Year 6) – Received an A or his Grade 1 Piano AMEB Exam in 2017

Arnav Paranjape (Year 9, 2017) – Received an A+ for his Grade 1 Piano AMEB Exam in 2017

VevinaYang (Year 8) – Received an A for her Grade 8 Violin AMEB Exam in 2017

STATE CRICKET SELECTION

Congratulations to Georgia Blackbeard (Year 8) who has been selected for the Indoor Sports WA State Under 14 Girls Cricket Team. The team will compete at the Australian Junior Indoor Cricket Championships held in Toowoomba, Queensland from Saturday, 7 July to Saturday, 14 July 2018.

Service Learning

LETS GO SURFING!

 

Volunteers are required to assist with the Disabled Surfers'  from 6.30am until 2.00pm at Leighton Beach, Fremantle on Saturday, 27 January.

 

Those from our community that would like to take part usually arrive at about 9.00am and the day will finish at about 12.30pm with a presentation, sausage in a bun and some watermelon. These are great days and we encourage you to come down and be a part of the fun.

 

If you are keen you are welcome to arrive earlier (from 6.30am) to assist in the set up.

 

Please find further details by clicking HERE.

Propeller Enterprises

WHAT IS NEW FOR PROPELLER IN 2018?

Propeller is starting to spin for 2018. This year, The Hangar will be a central place as its Co-Lab will offer students and staff a place to collaborate, plan, research and meet with mentors and presenters.

Our Makerspace 1.0 will continue to be home to the ‘tech-take-apart-table’ where students explore and take apart donated old electronics with an eye to how they could use the parts to create something new. 

Early in 2018, the Makerspace 1.0 will also offer students sewing machines, other arts and crafts supplies, the College’s new Virtual Reality headsets, a 3-D printer, and Arduino and other electronics gear. The 3-D printer and VR headsets were purchased thanks to a P&F grant.

Our Makerspace 2.0, thanks to funding from the P&F and the VBF, is now ready to produce students’ prototypes into full-scale models. We have a Laser Cutter, table saw and wood-working machines and hand-tools. We will invest in additional tools and machines based on student interest and need.

Staff from across departments of both Junior and Senior schools are being trained on the Laser Cutter so that we can empower students from across years and classes to build and create using the latest technology.

Besides offering all these resources, this year students in Years 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 all have timetabled access to The Hangar. Our subject called Creative Industries will offer Years 7, 8 and 10 students time each week to collaborate and innovate. The new Connected Learning periods for Year 7s will also have access to The Hangar, and Years 11 and 12 students can choose to design and create in The Hangar during their Personal Enrichment Periods (PEP) each week.

 

What lies ahead in 2018?

  • We will create a “would you like to make this?” wall, where staff and students, and even keen parents and community members, can post an image to see if anyone would like to join in a project.
  • We will be launching the Runway Pop-up-Shop once students have a chance to design and make goods and/or decide what services and skills they can offer to others.
  • We are keen to offer after-school workshops led by students, staff and parents or community members. The workshops will focus on design so they can be across a range of areas and media: arts and crafts, gardening, programming, electronics, wood-working etc.  If you have an idea for a workshop that you would like to facilitate, please contact Laura Strentz at [email protected]

Learning Technologies

A new start

One of the exciting parts of the start of a school year may be a shiny new computer for our Years 4, 7 or 10 students. Whether the laptop is brand new or a few years old now, the start of a new academic year is a great time to have discussions together about the use of technology.

 

We all know students use devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops at school and they also often use a vocabulary full of technology jargon that may seem completely foreign. One reason is that both tech-savvy and tech-hesitant parents are not always familiar with the world of education technology, or “Edtech.” The truth is that education technology is an important part of education today and parents should feel excited – not intimidated – by what their children are able to learn and do.

 

Over the next few editions of the Courier I want to go into some more detail about why technology in the classroom is important. My goal isn’t to make you a tech expert – that’s not necessary – but to help you understand how your children and their teachers are likely using technology and how you can support that use both at school and at home.

 

Edtech Defined
Education technology, or “Edtech,” is the study and practice of teaching and learning processes and strategies that incorporate devices, apps, programs, and media. Edtech can be used in traditional classrooms, at home, and as part of learning in almost any setting.

Getting organised

With the school diary being optional for Year 8 - 12 students in 2018, more emphasis will be placed on students using their digital devices as an organisational tool. This video is an overview of Seqta Learn for students and contains some tips on how students can use the task list in Seqta:

In an upcoming Courier I will talk about how students can use Outlook to manage their time.

Keeping your Child Safe When They are Using devices at Home

Once your child is using a device and home internet, there are approaches you can use to ensure that they are having a positive educational experience using technology. Here are some ideas:

  • Make it routine to have your younger child tell you which apps they plan to use and which websites they plan to visit. For teens, the routine could include a discussion about which apps they plan to download and which websites they visit regularly.
  • If possible, set up a space in a part of the house that is sufficiently quiet for your child to get their homework done, but accessible to you and other family members who might want to check in with your child. It’s likely they will use the same machine for homework, entertainment and socialising and that’s OK, as long as they do a good job managing their time and prioritising their school work.
  • Help your child learn to use safe and precise search terms so they find the information they need online and are not exposed to potentially inappropriate images or websites.
  • Maintain reasonable time limits for device use at home. It might help to have your child estimate how long it will take them to complete the homework they are going to do online before they actually get started. Setting up reasonable time expectations will prevent potential resistance when you tell your child it is time to put the device away.
  • Your child’s physical well being is also worth considering. For instance, to encourage proper eye and posture development, they should take a break at least every 30 minutes to stand up, walk around, and use their bodies to be active for a few minutes before returning to their device if necessary.
  • There are parental control tools that you can use to manage or monitor how your child uses the internet and mobile apps, but not all children need or benefit from these tools. If you do use such a tool, be sure to talk about it in advance with your child and explain why you’re using it. 
  • Pay attention to how you use technology when your kids are watching. You are their most important role model so it’s important for them to see you balance your home and work life as well as your use of technology.

Notices in Seqta

 

From the start of 2018, school notices for students and parents will appear in Seqta rather than the College Portal.

Please login to Seqta at https://parent.ascollege.wa.edu.au where you will see that notices is one of the menu items on the spine in Seqta.

Ideas?

If you have any ideas for articles that the College community could benefit from on technology, please get in touch via email.

 

Greg Port

Head of ICT Integration 

[email protected]

 

Cocurricular Activities

The Cocurricular schedule for 2018 is nearly finalised. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

 

 

Holiday Programs

Vacation Care Program for children aged 3 - 12

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

 

School Holiday Program for 9 - 17 Years

Is your 9 – 17 year old looking for something to do during the upcoming school holiday break? Why not have them join our exciting Holiday Program.
All activities are conducted by qualified and experienced coaches, staff members and suppliers.
Details of the Holiday Program from Tuesday, 17 April to Thursday, 19 April 2018 will be available soon.
For further information email: [email protected] 

 

 

 

Community

Business Directory has gone live!

The All Saints' College Business Directory has gone live and already business has taken place between members of our community and the businesses listed on the Directory!

It is simple to use. Visit https://www.allsaints.wa.edu.au/community/business-directory/ if you need to buy anything or engage the services of a company. The Directory currently has more than 20 businesses on there in the fields of food, medicine, law, engineering, consultancy, veterinarian services, sport, real estate, jewellery, construction, plumbing, psychology and much more! Make sure you mention that you are connected to All Saints' College and used the Directory to see if you are eligible for a discount.

 

If you would like to list your business on the Directory, it is simple. Visit https://www.allsaints.wa.edu.au/business-directory-information/  and fill in your details, then email it to [email protected] - it is easy and free to list. You do not have to offer a discount to list your business on the Directory. Also, you can list your services for hire even if it is not a business you own. 

 

Why?

The goal is to connect our families looking for goods and services with All Saints' College people that offer them. This way, something as simple as hiring a plumber, buying flowers or printing stationery can be a win-win for everybody.

Wanju Café

Wanju Café opens for 2018 at 8.00am on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Make sure you come down for a coffee and some morning tea! 

 

 

Parish 

 

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 (8.00am - 4.30pm - Monday to Friday)

Queries on fees (08) 9313 9313 (8.00am - 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

 

In the news

OLD SAINTS  HEADED TO PRESTIGIOUS SYDNEY DRAMA SCHOOL

 
Two Old Saint who graduated four years apart, have won places at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney whose alumni include Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe and Hugo Weaving, to name but a few.
 
Nathan Langworthy (Class of 2011 - above left) and Ryan Panizza (Class of 2015 - above right),  each auditioned for, and won places of the ten that were offered nationally.By chance, Nathan and Ryan had both been studying a Diploma of Acting at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) when they decided to audition for NIDA. The process involved performing both a contemporary and classical monologue.“The fact that NIDA is in Sydney was a huge draw for me. It is the arts hub of Australia,” said Ryan, who will be relocating to the east in February.Nathan added, “The alumni who have graduated from NIDA is really enticing to me. Pretty much every big Australian actor has come out of NIDA.”
Ryan and Nathan are among six Perth actors to be accepted into the full-time three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) course at NIDA in NSW next year. Four of the six have just completed their WAAPA Diploma course. Students at NIDA study from 9.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
The College Courier
Assessment 2 SPM 2018.pdf