The Lion's Roar - 5 February 2020 | 5 February 2020
St Mark's Stars
City of Joondalup Youth Awards
Three of our Year 11 students successful in obtaining the City of Joondalup's Annual Youth Awards: Katie Forward (M11.2), Annika Rusmussen (W11.2) and Madison Toovey (CH11.2). The Award gives each student $1,000 to assist with education expenses in Year 11 and 12. To celebrate their achievement, they will be recognised at an upcoming Assembly. Well done to Katie, Annika and Madison!
Navy and Airforce Cadet News
Each year the Australian Navy holds a training camp for all Navy Cadets in Western Australia. This year the Camp was held at Leeuwin Barracks, with 120 cadets from all over the State attending. Kelvin Hepburn (CH12.2) was appointed as the Cadet Commanding Officer in charge of all attendees, which tested his leadership skills. Kelvin rose to the challenge, and the Camp was regarded by the 'Navy Brass' as being very successful. Well done, Kelvin!
During the holidays, Matthew Weatherald (C12.1) attended a 22 day-long promotional course at RAAF Base Pearce, to obtain the rank of ‘Cadet Under Officer’ in the Australian Air Force Cadets. Subjects covered included Leadership, Instructional Technique, Fieldcraft, Drill & Ceremonial, Service Knowledge and Air Power. Matthew achieved extremely well overall and finished the course as Dux. As a reward for his achievement, Matthew will receive a familiarisation flight in a ‘BEA Hawk 127’ Jet aircraft, courtesy of Number 79 Squadron RAAF. Well done, Matt!
Madison Toovey (CH11.2) and Daniel Buis (C11.1), were both selected to represent Western Australia in the 2020 Triathlon Championship, which will be held in Queensland during March. Congratulations, Madison and Daniel, we wish you all the best for your preparation for the event.
PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS
|17 February||Year 8||Parent Information Evening||6pm||Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex|
|24 February||Year 7||Parent Information Evening||6pm||Floreat Building|
|16 March||Year 6||Parent Information Evening||6pm||Floreat Building|
|30 March*||Years 6, 11, 12 and all secondary students new to the School in 2020.||Parent-Teacher Interviews||3pm to 7.30pm||Booking details and venue information will be provided closer to the time. All students in Middle and Senior School will have an early departure, and will be dismissed at 1.10pm.|
|4 May*||Years 7 to 9||Parent-Teacher Interviews||3pm to 7.30pm||Booking details and venue information will be provided closer to the time. All students in Middle and Senior School will have an early departure, and will be dismissed at 1.10pm.|
|3 August||Year 10 and 12 only||Parent-Teacher Interviews||Normal school hours will apply. Venues and booking information will be provided closer to the times.|
|17 August||Years 6 to 9 & Year 11||Parent-Teacher Interviews||Normal school hours will apply. Venues and booking information will be provided closer to the times.|
*Parent Teacher Interviews with Early Dismissal
In the table above, two dates - 30 March and 4 May - include a note that students in Middle and Senior School will be dismissed early on those days. There is always high demand for meeting slots during Parent Teacher Interview sessions, which often meant meant the interview times were brief, and some parents missed out. In addition, staff had only 30 minutes to prepare between the end of the School day and the commencement of interviews.
In order to enable more preparation time for staff, and to increase the number of interview slots available, it was decided that the students would finish early on those two dates only. Students will be on a modified timetable, so they will not miss contact with their teachers, classes will just be shorter.
For the Parent Teacher Interviews in August, the School will run on a normal timetable and students will finish at the usual time 3.25pm. The demand for the second round of Parent Teacher Interviews is generally lower, and therefore the extra interview slots are not required.
The annual 'welcome to the new school year" Sundowner for parents and staff will be held on Tuesday 18 February from 6.30pm-7.30pm. This adults-only event provides the opportunity to meet new and established school families, teachers and staff. Food and drinks will be provided. The P&F Annual General Meeting will follow the Sundowner. If you are looking for more information on nominating for the 2020 Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Around the School
A big thank you to all the parents who are making the effort to ensure School fees are paid on time this term. We know that COVID-19 has stretched many family budgets, and we appreciate your investment in your child's education during these difficult times.
Term 3 accounts were emailed to parents earlier this term. If you did not receive this, please contact the Family Accounts Officer as soon as possible. Payment is due by 18 August 2020, unless alternative arrangements have been made.
We appreciate the challenges COVID-19 has placed on the community, and advise families who are facing financial difficulties to contact email@example.com for a confidential discussion.
Did you know...
- you can view your fee account on Igloo?
- you can also pay your fees through the secure payment facility in Igloo?
- you can download the Direct Debit PDF form here?
- St Mark's offers a Tuition Fee Assistance Plan, which was introduced to assist families who may experience financial challenges due to unforeseen personal and economic circumstances? Find out more.
If you need further information, please contact the Family Accounts Officer, Mrs Kaye Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: As of 16 March 2020*, cash is not accepted for payment at the School. Alternative payment options are included on Term fee statements, and includes EFTPOS, BPAY, credit card or direct debit. Parents also have the option to pay via the secure online payment facility on Igloo.
As a way of encouraging excellence in education and rewarding high achievement, St Mark’s is offering a limited number of Academic Scholarships for students entering Year 6 in 2021.
We are inviting families who have students who are currently Year 5 (at any school) to consider registering for the 2021 program. Applications close on Friday 14 February 2020.
Up to four scholarships are available, with partial tuition fee remission. The number of scholarships awarded each year (and the percentage of tuition fee remission) is at the discretion of the School Council.
The Scholarships are awarded on the performance of the student in the scholarship examination. Shortlisted candidates may also be interviewed prior to final selection of Scholarship recipients. Scholarships will be awarded for the students’ entire Secondary School career at St Mark’s, subject to ongoing review.
The testing will be conducted independently by Academic Assessment Services at St Mark’s on Saturday 22 February 2020.
A Registration Fee of $90 will be charged by Academic Assessment Services for each child sitting the examination. Please note that an additional fee of $50 will be incurred for late registrations. Your registration will be confirmed by Academic Assessment Services.
The successful Scholarship recipients will automatically be offered enrolment at the School. Applications can be made via the home page of the School website. Additional information on the examination and key dates is available online.
If you have any other queries regarding the 2021 Academic Scholarship Program, please email email@example.com or call (08) 9403 1342.
Top Tip! Not sure about the log in screen? Here's what you need to know:
This is the direct link to the application page.
If you have not previously used the system, the starting point is the blue button labelled ‘Continue’ located towards the bottom of the page (green arrow). During the registration process, you will be able to set up your own password. Please note that the passwords you receive for the Igloo Parent Portal and/or SEQTA do not work for the Scholarship application, as the Scholarship administration is handled by Academic Assessment Services, who manage the process on our behalf.
On the left hand side of the screen there is a log in section, but that is only for parents who have previously logged in (red arrow). For example, if they are going back to add additional information to complete an application for 2021, or they had registered a different child for a previous scholarship.
Red Arrow = returning users
Green Arrow = new registrations
Information on Colour Blindness
The Child & Adolescent Community Health program has asked us to share some important information on colour blindness. Children who are colour blind can see as clearly as other people, but can’t tell the difference between some colours or see colours differently from other people. Download the brochure to find out more, including information on how to tell if your child may be colour blind, and why this matters.
In case you missed it, we released a Back to School Survival Guide for parents, which is available as a flipbook.
Just a reminder, in the case of absentees, please ensure you include your child's name and their class group in the subject line. Absentee notifications, late arrivals and early departures for medical appointments should all be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making the most of the Cafeteria.
Did you know you can order a lunch from the Cafeteria online in advance? Or even on the morning of the day it is needed (orders close at 8.30am). It is a great option for days when life feels too hectic.
Not only that, but you can add credit to your child's Smartrider via Quickcliq as well, as the Cafeteria does not accept cash payments. EFTPOS facilities are available.
If you have an existing QuickCliq account, make sure you update your profile with your child's new class/year group, and add any siblings who join the School this year.
For those who are new to the School, check out the Cafeteria page on the website to find out how it all works!
The menu has been updated, and parents will note that there are some small price rises, due to supplier costs increasing. Download the menu.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Music Ensemble Afternoon Tea Assistance Required
The Music Department requires parents to provide afternoon tea to our music ensembles each week. Normal allergy dietary guides apply. We require afternoon teas throughout the term for: Tuesday - Jazz Band (10 students) Wednesday - String Orchestra (15 students) Wednesday - Senior Concert Band (28 students). Please contact Mrs Heather Watson if you are able to assist on email@example.com (1 hour in the kitchen or a plate to the value of $30 = 1 parent contribution hour.)
Interschool Sports Officials and Helpers
Do you have extensive experience or knowledge in sport? We are looking for Parent Volunteers who would like to assist with Interschool Sports training and/or competition. Involvement can be in a formal official capacity or simply assisting the managing or coaching a team. All volunteer time can go towards Parent Commitment hours. Please contact the Head of Interschool Sport, Mr Patrick Squire, if you are interested in volunteering.
We are also looking for formally trained student referees to officiate CAS Fixtures in Term 1. This is a paid role, dependent on your level of training.
Term 1 Interschool Sports Teams
CAS: Basketball, Touch Rugby, Cricket and Volleyball
Every year, the Arts Department invites parents who have children participating in the arts activities, to join the Arts Society. This is a group of supportive parents who have the opportunity to earn their Parent Volunteer Hours by assisting the Department throughout the year in various capacities including:
- Catering / donating food for events
- Costume design and making
- Front of House for Productions and Events
- Serving tea/coffee for events
- Morning/Afternoon teas for Music Students and Cast Members
- Administration assistance
- Set painting / building / designing
- And much, much more!
We have had such fantastic support over the past few years with parents who have been able to assist us, utilising their special skill-sets, and all sorts of different trades. It is a wonderful way for us to connect families, promote the Arts at St Mark's, and support our kids from PP-Y12.
If you would like to join the Arts Society, please contact Eloise Thomas (Arts Administrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org - we would love to hear from you!
You can find opportunities to volunteer through the online rostering system for the Cafeteria- pick the slots that suit your diary!
The Uniform Shop is another avenue where you can pick the dates that you are available through the online roster - morning and afternoon options are available. Click here to register.
We are seeking parent volunteers to assist with the School Banking program, which is open to all students. The volunteers are needed for the ELC and Junior School. In Junior School, banking takes place on Tuesdays from 8am to 8.30am. In the ELC, banking is done on a Thursday morning from 8.30am to 9am. For more information on the volunteer roster, please contact Ros Hawker or Polly Jackson.
Can you whip up some yummy treats?
The P&F is requesting assistance for the catering at the upcoming P&F Sundowner and AGM. Parent hours can be claimed for homemade items. Please contact Livia Hawker at email@example.com if you can help.
Early Learning Centre
ELC (K-Y1) Meet the Teacher Evening – Monday 10 February 6.00-8.00pm
All Kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Year 1 parents are invited to attend. It is recommended that at least one parent from each family attend the evening. Parents should initially meet in the ELC Imaginarium (large room at the back of the Early Learning Centre). Linda Sweet, our Head of Early Learning, will provide general information and class teachers will provide information in their classrooms. Best parking on the night will be across the road opposite Bunnings.
P&F Sundowner – Tuesday 18 February 6.30pm
All K-12 parents are warmly invited to attend. Meet in the foyer of the Performing Arts Centre. The AGM will follow in the auditorium afterwards for interested parents.
IMPORTANT GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ELC PARENTS
- Kindergarten (once the full program commences in Week 3): 8.45am to 3.00pm (classroom doors open from 8.45am)
- Pre-Primary: 8.45am to 3.00pm (classroom doors open from 8.45am)
- Year 1: 8.45 to 3.15pm (classroom doors open from 8.30am).
- Drive through drop off in the mornings: 8.30 to 8.45am (Pre-Primary and Year 1 from 3 February, Kindy from Term 2)
- Drive through collection in the afternoons: Pre-Primary 3.00 to 3.15pm and Year 1 3.15 to 3.30pm (PP & Y1 from 3 February, Kindy from Term 2)
If your child suffers from Asthma or Allergies, please ensure in-date medications and updated Asthma / Anaphylaxis plans have been handed in to ELC Reception.
If other medications need to be administered at school on a short term basis, please hand them in at ELC Reception and complete the necessary form. Thank you.
- Important Dates for Term 1
- ELC Meet the Teacher Evening: Monday 10 February 6.00pm in ELC Imaginarium (for K-1 parents)
- K-12 P&F Sundowner: Tuesday 18 February 6.30pm in foyer of the Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex (all K-12 parents welcome)
- ELC Grandparents’ Day Celebration: Wednesday 25 March from 1.00pm (K-1 Grandparents invited to attend)
- PP & Y1 House Activity Day: Wednesday 8 April during the school day (students to wear House Shirts)
- PP-Y5 Easter Service: 9 April 9.00am in the Pavilion (parents may attend if they wish but space is limited)
- K-12 Last Day of Term 1: Thursday 9 April (normal finish time)
Middle & Senior School
Trials for the CAS Interschool Sports Competition (Years 7 to 12) got underway this week, with trials to continue into Week 2. If your child was unable to make the trials held this week, please encourage them to attend next week or contact the Head of Interschool Sport, Mr Patrick Squire or the Team's coach. Information for the Year 6 Interschool Sports Program will be distributed to families in due course.
CAS Sport Trials 2020
|Date & Time||Team||Venue||Coach|
|Wed 5 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 7/8 Girls Basketball||HALL||Mr Simmons|
|Wed 5 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 9 Girls Basketball||HALL||Mrs Crisp|
|Wed 5 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 7/8 Boys Basketball||PAV||Mr Simmons|
|Wed 5 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 9 Boys Basketball||PAV||Mr Shattock|
|Wed 5 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 7/8/9 Touch Rugby||OVAL||Mr Limpitlaw|
|Mon 10 Feb 7am - 8am||Year 8/9 Indoor Beach Volleyball||PAV||Mrs Hall|
|Tues 11 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Senior Girls Basketball||HALL||Ms Milner|
|Tues 11 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Senior Boys Basketball||HALL||Mr Lehman|
|Tues 11 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Senior Girls Volleyball||PAV||Ms Tutton|
|Tues 11 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Senior Boys Volleyball||PAV||Mr van Winsen|
|Tues 11 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Senior Girls Touch Rugby||OVAL||Mr Rowland|
|Tues 11 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Boys Cricket||BELROSE||Mr Browner|
|Wed 12 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 7/8 Girls Basketball||HALL||Mr Simmons|
|Wed 12 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 9 Girls Basketball||HALL||Mrs Crisp|
|Wed 12 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 7/8 Basketball||PAV||Mr Simmon|
|Wed 12 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 9 Boys Basketball||PAV||Mr Shattock|
|Wed 12 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 7/8/9 Touch Rugby||OVAL||Mr Limpitlaw|
|Wed 12 Feb 3:30 - 4:30 pm||Year 7/8/9 Cricket||BELROSE||Mr Davies|
The Year 6-12 Visual Arts Club will be re-commencing for 2020 on Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm-4:45pm in B4 (Busselton Building). We have an exciting term ahead and will be focusing on the construction of our Lantern Parade piece for the Joondalup Twilight Festival that takes place towards the end of this term. Students can also use the time to focus on their own personal or class art work too. Please see Mrs Bastow if you have any questions.
The ASC's Service Learning opportunity at All Saints Anglican School in Apia, Samoa takes place from 4 to 19 July this year.
Students in all ASC Schools, including St Mark's, who are in Years 9 and 10 in 2020 are invited to apply to participate. Highlights of the trip include:
- Experience the life and culture of this wonderful developing country, whilst at the same time, enjoying the majesty of this Pacific island paradise;
- Immerse yourself in the daily routine of All Saints Anglican School where you can be involved in the children's learning and culture;
- Participate in a range of community-based projects and activities;
- Live and interact with the Samoan culture and learn more about their daily life and traditions;
- Swim over the coral reefs, walk along some beautiful beaches, gaze at the stunning sunset or mountain scenery.
Please take note that shoes for Phys Ed/Outdoor Ed and House Days must be a sports shoe (runners, joggers). Surf, skate, walk or casual shoes are not acceptable.
The Uniform Shop woud like to thank all the parents who have brought in second hand uniforms for sale. Not only does this help the seller, with the income off-setting other uniform shop purchases of their own, it also helps parents who are looking for good quality 'pre-loved' uniforms and reduces textile waste.
The downside is that the Uniform Shop's shelves are overflowing, and as such, is not able to accept any additional items at this point. It is expected that the need for second hand items will arise again later this Term, and we will advise parents accordingly.
Uniform Shop Opening Hours
Normal trading hours resumed this week:
- Mondays: 8am to 11.15am and 2pm to 5pm
- Wednesdays: 8am to 2pm
If you ordered your booklist items from Campion, we have a great way for you to reduce your household waste. Instead of popping the empty boxes into your recycling bin, bring it along to Junior School Reception. Our Year 4s will be using them for an upcoming project.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle!
Early in January this year, three Year 11 students - Alexander Nichols, Lachlan Cove and Memphis Marshall - accompanied Digital Technologies Teacher, Mrs Michelle Chomiak, flew to Sydney for the National Computer Science School's Summer Camp.
It is an amazing opportunity for aspiring and capable students in Computer Science and is run by the Australian Computing Academy over an intense 10 days. Entrance is by application, with only a limited number of students given the change to attend.
The Camp brought together 120 of the smartest teenage minds from around Australia, and connected them with inspiring industry mentors, with university tutors leading the way. A handful of selected teachers also attended as students, and learned alongside the talented young people.
Based at the University of Sydney, students stayed and ate at the Women's College, attended lectures at the Abercrombie Business School, and took part in workshops in the computer labs at the School of Computer Science. Students chose to take part in the Web Stream where they got to write a chatbot that interfaced with a virtual assistant (e.g. Alexa), or the Embedded Stream where they learned about electronics and robotics, and created a health-related game using movement. Every NCSS student got to take home their own Microbit.
It is such a great program and experience, with one participant commenting "It's like drinking from a fire hose". The meme game was strong, and this year was no exception with questions about sandwiches. There was also a game of "Murder" with published results that students could reverse-engineer to figure out the algorithm. Apparently, it is always more fun if you get to 'murder' your own teacher! We walked 11km most days between the Women’s College, lectures and labs, but this was balanced out with a full all-you-could-eat buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Lachlan said that the NCSS experience was a life changing, and helped him extend his coding and robotics abilities. "Being at the Women's College meant that we could start early and end late, which helped us get a head start on the day, giving us time to do all the fun activities at night. It was great being able to meet so many other people that enjoy similar things. I really hope that in future, they will implement a similar thing in Perth. It was a phenomenal experience and one that I will never forget."
Memphis was just as enthusiastic: "At NCSS I was in the embedded stream, which meant I was working on a level closer to the hardware, with small boards called Micro:Bits. We learned how to program these boards and use Python to write drivers for other pieces of hardware. Our final project was fairly open-ended, but had to be fitness based. Our group used radio communication to make a project that used five different Micro:Bits (two robot controllers, two robots and one master controller) in which two people would compete to get their robot to escape from a maze and, at intervals, players would have to do different exercises. While this was the main focus on the Summer School, we also visited the sponsor companies and participated in team games and challenges in the evenings. Overall, it was an amazing ten days and I would definitely do it again.”
Alex also enjoyed the Camp, saying that he would highly recommend that students Year 9s and 10s apply for the program. "You learn many new skills and you don't need to know coding beforehand. It is also a great way to meet new people and make connections across the country.
Congratulations to Alexander, Memphis, and Lachlan for being the first-ever students from St Mark's to attend the camp. What a great opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills with the best in Australia. A special mention to Memphis for being selected as his group's award winner!
We look forward to having more students from St Mark’s attend NCSS in the years ahead.
The Arts (K to 12)
All ensembles will commence in Week 3, unless you hear otherwise from your ensemble director. If you have any questions please contact Eloise Thomas (Arts Administrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you love singing? Join the Secondary Choir - no experience or audition necessary! Wednesday mornings at 7:15am in the Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex (PAC) - starting on Wednesday 19th February.
Do you play the violin, viola or cello? See the String Players And Symphony Orchestra Auditions 2020 notice.
Do you play woodwind, brass or percussion (including piano)? See the above link for the Symphony Orchestra information or speak to Mrs McRae in the Music Department to talk about joining the correct band for your level (Intermediate Band or Senior Concert Band).
Do you play saxophone, brass, keys, drumkit, electric guitar or bass guitar at a reasonable level? See Mr Clark (here on Tuesdays) about joining the Senior Jazz Band.
Play classical or electric guitar? See Mr Ralph to join the Classical Guitar Ensemble or Mr Darnell to join the Modern Guitar Ensemble (both here on Tuesdays).
ELC and Primary singers/string players - Primary Choral And Strings 2020
Auditions for the 2020 Musical of 'The Addams Family' got underway on Monday 10th February after school. Sign-up sheets are in the PAC Foyer and auditions are open to students in Years 6 to 12.
ACTING/SINGING AUDITIONS: Everyone who wants to be considered for a principal and/or ensemble acting role on stage needs to attend one of the acting and singing auditions available over the two weeks.
DANCE AUDITIONS: Only students who want to be involved in the special dance corps and have solo and special dance numbers should attend the dance Auditions. You will have a choice of two dates.
Audition sheets are up in the PAC Foyer now. Please also see the Daily Notices to download the audition packs.
If you have any questions, please see Mr Robertson.
In our Community
Girls Programming Network
The Girls' Programming Network (GPN) is a program developed and run by girls and for girls. Managed by a group of female IT students from ECU, it's targeted at high school girls in years 7-12 interested in IT, particularly those interested in learning to program or improving their software development skills. It is held one Saturday each school term, at ECU Joondalup, where the School of Science run a full day workshop with activities teaching coding both on and off the screen. Register online.
The dates are:
- Term 1: March 14th, 10am - 4pm
- Term 2: May 9th, 10am - 4pm
- Term 3: August 8th, 10am - 4pm
- Term 4: October 31st, 10am - 4pm
Rotary Youth Exchange Information Day
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program offers students aged 15 to 18 the opportunity to undertake an international exchange for a twelve-month period. Rotary is running an information day on Sunday 23 February for interested students and their families. Download flyer for more information.
The word "community" is more than just a part of our School's name - it describes who we are. For parents, there are wide variety of ways in which you can get involved and meet other parents, whether you are new to the School this year, or have been part of our community for a while.
St Mark's Parent Prayer Group
The Primary Parent and the Secondary Parent Group are merging this year! We will be meeting every second Monday from 8.45am near the Coffee Van (Quadrangle). We pray for all aspects of school life including the safety and wellbeing of the staff, students and their families. Come join us to pray or we can pray for you. All are welcome. The first meeting will take place on Monday 10 February - we look forward to welcoming you. If you would like to know more, please email StMarksPPG@gmail.com.
The Sew Sustainable Club will be open to Year 4 & 5 students on Monday and Friday lunch times, commencing Monday 10 February. Projects will include sewing a laptop bag, and projects led by the students. Parents and grandparent helpers are needed, and parent hours are available for those who assist. Sign up online.
Donations of old linen, bed sheets, towels, zips, cords, elastics, buttons and bubble wrap would be welcomed. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call Wing Shattock on 0433002151.
Parent Reps in Junior School
If you are interested in filling this vital role in your child’s class please contact your child’s classroom teacher or email Julie Abbott in the Junior School reception at firstname.lastname@example.org. Classroom teachers will also ask for expressions of interest during next week’s Meet the Teacher Night.
Parent Networks in Middle and Senior School
Voluntary Contact Lists for each Year group in the Middle and Senior School are a great way of connecting, and we thank those who have offered their time to become the Parent Representative for their Year group.
If you would like to be included on the Voluntary Contact List for your child’s Year Group, please email the volunteers listed below, and let them know whether you are interested in being included on the general Year Group parent email list and also whether you would like to have your details included on a circulated voluntary contact list.
Year 6: Volunteer/s needed.
Year 7: Deb Tasker
Year 8: Jo-Dee Mansell
Year 10: Corinne Taylor
Year 11: Tania Wood-Gush
Year 12: Jill Johnston
The role of a Middle/Senior School Parent Rep is slightly different to that of Parent Reps in Early Learning or Junior School. It is more about building connections between parents, and does not involve managing volunteer rosters or classroom help. If you would like to express an interest in becoming the Year 6 representative, please email email@example.com for more information. The role can be shared by two people.
School Sport WA 12 Years & Under AFL
The trials for this year's State Team will take place during 1st term and the April School holidays. Students born in 2008 or 2009 who are interested in nominating can find further information, including trial dates, on the School Sport WA website. In order to nominate for the trials, please head to the website and locate the 'Interstate' menu button which is located at the top of the page. All relevant details can be found on this web page. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the School Sport WA office, or students can chat to their Phys Ed Teacher. Both the Girls' and Boys' 12 Years & Under teams will be competing in Adelaide in August this year.
School Sport WA 12 Years & Under Girls Football (Soccer)
A wonderful opportunity exists for girls who wish to represent WA and play against the best players at the National Titles in Football (Soccer). Girls eligible need to be turning 11 or be 12 Years of age in 2020. Players are welcome to attend ALL or ANY of the first four (4) trials North or South. It is recommended to attend as many trials as possible to showcase your talent. After the fourth trial on the 23rd May, a squad of 18 players will be selected for two (2) further trials/games. The final travelling squad of 13/14 players will then be selected after the last of the 2 trials on the 6th June. All teams will be announced via School Sport WA website. Please register here.
Whitfords City Football (Soccer) - Girls Teams
Whitford City Football Club are looking for girls who would like to play soccer this season. Games are held on Sunday mornings, with the first game of the season taking place on 5 April. Training will start in late Feb/early March. They have vacancies in the following girls teams:
- U10 (girls born in 2010 & 2011)
- U12 (girls born in 2008 & 2009)
- U14 (girls born in 2006 & 2007)
For further information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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