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All Saints’ College 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 ben.dahlstrom@allsaints.wa.edu.au – 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.

Farewell, Class of 2017!

Today marks the last official day of school for the Class of 2017, Year 12 students at All Saints’ College.

The morning started with the Year 12 breakfast where students sign each others’ shirts and say their goodbyes. From there the group went to plant the Class of 2017 tree which was dedicated by Father Tony Murray-Feist.

Then the Year 12s went through the Colonnade, a gauntlet of students from the Senior School, teachers and support staff who cheer them off into the arms of their parents waiting in the car park.

This evening is the Valedictory Dinner at HBF Stadium where parents, teachers and students come together for a night of reflection and entertainment.

Recorded live stream footage of this morning’s events can be viewed on our Facebook page and this post will be updated with photos throughout the course of the day.

Click here to view a selection of photos from today.

Good luck to the Class of 2017. Go well!

Mandarin introduced at All Saints’ College in 2018

Mandarin introduced at All Saints’ College in 2018

All Saints’ College will introduce Mandarin language classes for students in 2018 following an extensive consultant-led review of its offerings in this area listed this as a key recommendation.

The Language Learning Review, managed by Dr Nayia Cominos PhD MA from Kephi Consulting, suggested the College should offer one Asian language (Mandarin) and one European language (French) to cater for its diverse community and the needs of a 21st century workforce.

ASC will introduce Mandarin from Kindergarten to Year 6 in 2018, removing Japanese from the Junior School curriculum from the new academic year. The College will offer Mandarin and French (for second language learners) for Year 7 students from 2018 and support the ongoing study of Japanese and Italian for our current Years 7 to 11 students who wish to continue with those languages, through internal or external providers.

“While this provides us with some exciting new opportunities, we are also mindful that this is disappointing news for some members in our College community, and keenly felt by our teachers of Japanese and Italian, and it is important to add that in no way is this decision a reflection on the wonderful work of these teachers over many years,” said Principal Ms Belinda Provis.

“Some of our Junior School students have been learning Japanese for several years and this is obviously not a ‘lost’ experience as their language learning skills will certainly enrich their language studies as they now transition to Mandarin,” added Ms Provis.

The Languages Learning Review took over 12 months to complete and engaged with staff, students, parents and external professionals through face to face and online surveys as well as focus groups.

“We are pleased to add that – because our Languages staff are multi-talented – each of them is qualified to teach in another area of the College. We are naturally very keen to retain these staff at All Saints’ and so we are pleased to be able to offer them ongoing work at the College,” added the Principal.

All Saints’ student flies high with aviation award

Less than 12 months after starting training, All Saints’ College Year 11 student, Harriet Holbrook, has won the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA) WA Branch Aviation Award for 2017.

This award assists female student pilots in their training and includes a $2000 scholarship to put toward a Recreational Pilot License (RPL), Private Pilot Licence, RA-Aus Pilot Certificate, RA-Aus Navigation Endorsement or Gliding Certificate.

Harriet is nearing completion of her RPL and is undertaking final training and examinations with the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia (RACWA) at Jandakot Airport.

In January, with only 40 hours accompanied, and four hours solo flying time under her belt, Harriet took off from one of the shortest and most dangerous runways in the world, Courchevel Airport in the French Alps, with an instructor.

“At first, looking down the runway was daunting but once in the air, it was really beautiful and peaceful. Coming into land was again scary due to the very short length, but it was quite an experience,” she said.

Harriet said she was very surprised and grateful to find out that she had won this year’s award and enjoys achieving goals and the challenge of flying.

“I also really love the peacefulness when flying solo, especially when I fly down to Mandurah,” she added.

Harriet was first inspired to start aviation after she signed up for the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Young Eagles Program, which introduces students aged between eight and 17 years of age to aviation.