27 April 2017/1 Iyar 5777

Term 2 Week 1

Shabbat Commences 5.24pm/Shabbat Terminates 6.19pm

ANZAC Dawn Service at Kings Park

On Tuesday morning many Carmel students gathered at dawn in Kings Park to commemorate Anzac Day in a moving ceremony. Most people also attended the Jewish service after at the Jewish memorial in Kings Park. The student leadership of the Primary and High school laid wreaths representing Carmel School as well as other students laying wreaths together with their grandparents to represent the other Jewish organisations in Perth. It was wonderful to see the support that the Carmel family showed.

Carmel Students attend the Dawn Service

ANZAC Assembly

On Wednesday 26 April a moving ANZAC Day Assembly was held at Carmel School. Guests were welcomed by Mrs Lynda Fisher, Speeches were made by the High School Head Boy and Girl, Jacob Posel and Rachel Hertzman. A meaningful D'var Torah was delivered by Grace Ehrenfeld and Ella Tairy.The proceedings continued with an address by guest speaker Mr Peter Allen , a candle lighting ceremony, wreath laying by Primary Head Boy and Head Girl, David Levy and Lucy Kaye as well as a song by the Carmel School Choir.

Thanks to Mrs Mel Thorpe and Mrs Zsuzsi Shuhandler for their hard work in organizing a beautiful assembly.

A message from the Perthies from the March of the Living in Poland

On behalf of all the Perthies who are marching today, we wanted to let you know that we are proudly marching for the whole of the perth jewish community. With love from Claudia Galanti, Dylan Kotkis, Eden Paletz and Asher Bloom

Year 10 Students currently on March of the Living

Colours and Award Assembly

On the last day of Term 1, an assembly was held in the High School to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students during the term and to present Colours and Seniors Badges to students who have made on-going positive contributions to the school and wider community.

Colours Badges are awarded to students who have made on-going positive contributions in extra-curricular activities - Colours Badges were awarded to Sara Benjamin for contribution for Jewish Life and Learning; and to Jacob Posel, Samuel Majzner, Mia Gild, Josh Gild and Daniel Tucker for contributions to Cultural Life. Senior Badges are awarded to Year 12s who consistently assist in school functions and are a positive role model – Seniors Badges were awarded to Kaila Wainstein, Adam Kerbel and Maayan Taub for their excellent contribution during the term. Congratulations and thanks to all these students.

Mr Hall presented the school with two awards – the ACC Swimming Shield for Senior Boys, and the ACC Premiership for Year 7-8 Volleyball. Well done!

Mrs Cunningham congratulated all the semi-finalists in the annual Mikolot Speeches; well done and good luck in the semi-finals!

Mrs Benn-Majzner also presented gifts to all the cast and crew who worked so hard to put on the very successful production of Little Shop of Horrors – their very own Audrey 2!

Lastly, the Senior Hebrew Classes presented a video highlighting the wonderful time they had at their recent Hebrew Camp. It looked fantastic!

Colours and Awards Assembly

Debating News

Last term our Novice and Junior debaters put up strong arguments for our opponents.

The Novice Teams: Carmel 1 and Carmel 2, both debated on the topic: “That compulsory voting should be banned”. It is pleasing to see that both teams won their debate for the negative, in spite of the fact that it was the first debate for some students, and the School Musical limiting the preparation time for others. Well done to: Dana Lazar, Chaya Benjamin, Alon Tucker, Arielle Meekan, Shira Resnick and Rebecca Schwarz.

The Junior Team showed a tenacious spirit and clearly demonstrated significant improvement in their rebuttal skills and argument construction, in this empirical debate, on the topic: That we should regret the involvement of Wikileaks in the 2016 US Presidential Election, which they argued for the affirmative. Whilst they did not win this time, they certainly put up a strong opposition for Perth College 4. Well done to Santino Febbo, Drew Bernstein and Hannah Rudman.

Mel Kagan

Novice and Junior Debators

Primary School News

Code Camp

Carmel School hosted the inaugural CodeCamp during the final three days of the Term 1 break. The camp was an overwhelming success with numerous Carmel School students standing out as prolific coders who are particularly able when it comes to crafting apps in the form of games suited to today’s marketplace. The rush is on to book in for the next Code Camp which will be released shortly and accommodates the different abilities of students. Carmel School is privileged to have first pick of camp attendance as the host venue. Our students were delighted to network with children from other schools.

Year 3 excursion to Caversham Wildlife Park

The Year 3s enjoyed a busy day at Cavesham Wildlife Park where they identified different animal groups. They enjoyed the farm animal show, met the koalas and wombats and fed the kangaroos. Everyone enjoyed participating in this learning experience outside in the fresh air.

Year 3 enjoying Caversham Wildlife Park


May is National Family Reading Month. As part of our preparation for our annual Book Fair, we would like to encourage every primary school student to participate in reading for at least ten minutes every night and to complete a reading log. The names of children who complete this task will be entered into a draw for each class to win a voucher to be spent at the Book Fair.

Happy Reading!

Dorot Carmel News

2016 SRC spend the last days of Pesach with past bachur Dvir Fruchter at the home of Lea and Asael Greenfeld and their beautiful family!

P&F News

P & F to build Walkway in High School

Since the construction of the Kadima building students of the High School have enjoyed the space provided by the building, however in order to achieve this they have had to suffer the slings and arrows that the weather throws at them. With encouragement from the school, the P & F have agreed to fund-raise to build a covered walkway and other associated outdoor projects for the High School This undertaking is a big one for the P & F and we hope we will have your support. We start this project with our Quiz Night on June 4th at 7.30pm. We would love to invite you for a night of fun, knowledge-testing and friendship as we work towards our target. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online in tables of 10 or individually by clicking on the Try Booking link below

or by purchasing tickets from Jacqui Osrin at the Primary School reception. If you have any donations for auction items please email Natalie and Evana.

Call for Canteen Volunteers!

Hi to all the wonderful parents of our Carmel Students,

Our Canteen is run by two fabulously capable ladies, Glenda and Hayley, who feed our children and save us when we have run out of bread.

They are always in great need of extra hands to help out daily, and a roster that needs to be filled.

If you haven't already volunteered, please consider doing so!

You will be needed from 9:30am - 11:30am, any day of the week.

PLEASE help support our Canteen team in getting food prepared for the children in the Primary School and the High School.

Call Glenda on 9276 1900.

Thank you in advance for your support and assistance.

Reminder: Cyber Safety workshop for parents

The world of social media & technology is fast becoming the centre of our children’s universe. It can be a challenging task for parents to stay on top of the dangers of social media and technology, while monitoring their child’s online behaviour and finding balance.

At 6pm on Wednesday 3 May, we are offering a workshop for all interested parents to learn more about managing children’s technology use, including an introduction into the most popular social media platforms and practical tips for keeping kids safe online. We will also cover information on setting boundaries around technology, online behaviour management, and tools for managing technology both in and outside of the home.

If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about knowing what your child is accessing online, or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this workshop is for you! Digital security provider, Trend Micro, will also be present at this event and will be offering 50% off personal-use products within their range.

Please register for this event here:

This is an important school event for parents to attend.

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