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 Principal's Message



Principal's Messagehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Principal's-Message.aspxPrincipal's Message<p class="ms-rteElement-P">For those of you who have chosen St Stephen's for your child/children, the enrolment of your child marks the commencement of a partnership between school and home.  Together, we can work to provide opportunities for your child to experience success at school. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">St Stephen’s School has a commitment to fostering the spirituality and faith development of each child within our Catholic community, where all children and their families are accepted and valued for their uniqueness.  We nurture and support our children in understanding God’s unconditional love by providing opportunities for each child to develop a closer relationship with God.  Our school community is centred on living Gospel values within the Catholic faith tradition.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Our educational program is centred on an outcomes-based curriculum which is responsive to the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, academic, creative and cultural developmental needs of your child.  We plan for both self-directed and teacher-directed learning experiences which are meaningful, active, play-based, flexible, integrated, challenging, open-ended and responsive to the needs, interests and potential of each individual.  In accordance with the Brisbane Catholic Education Guidelines, we aim to build <em>“foundations for learning which are life long and life giving”. </em></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">We also seek to develop and sustain positive partnerships in our community to enhance learning and living.  We encourage the participation of parents and members of the community in our school program to continue our tradition of parent involvement and collaboration.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">This website contains important information about St Stephen’s School.  I encourage you to refer to it regularly. We intend to keep the site regularly updated however should you have something you would like to see added please do not hesitate to <strong><em><a href="mailto:palgester@bne.catholic.edu.au">contact us</a></em></strong>.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Yours sincerely,</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><strong>Phil Manitta</strong><br>Principal</p>

 Latest News & Events



St Stephen's Showcase Eveninghttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/St-Stephen's-Showcase-Evening.aspxSt Stephen's Showcase Evening<p style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday evening our school celebrated a wonderful SHOWCASE of learning!  A big thank you to all parents and friends who made time to visit many of the classes and learning spaces around our school. Thank you to all our wonderful Tour Guides for helping visitors to our school feel welcomed. Thanks also to our staff and students for giving up their time to help demonstrate the wide range of activities that we offer to our students, here at St Stephen’s School. </p>
Library Newshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Library-News.aspxLibrary News<p style="text-align:justify;">Literacy Buddies - On Tuesday, the Year 3 students hosted their Year 3 Literacy Buddies from St Paul’s Woodridge. The students have been writing letters throughout the year to a Literacy Buddy from Year 3 at St Paul’s. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The students had a wonderful time getting to know their friend who they have been writing to. The students played some games, went on a school tour, explored the Year 3 classrooms and had fun playing soccer and playing in the playground together. The visit was finished with a delicious iceblock! </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The students were very well behaved and enjoyed meeting their new friends. A great day was had by all! Thank you to all the Year 3 teachers for all their hard work in making this initiative happen. </p>
Parent Portalhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Parent-Portal.aspxParent Portal<p>​The Parent Portal is the preferred communication method for St Stephen’s School. Via the Portal, parents are able to notify the school office of student absences, access newsletters, read the P&F news and keep up to date with activities and events happening throughout the school.</p><p>The Parent Portal is also the only way that parents are able to access their child’s report cards. At the end of term 2 and term 4, reports become accessible online from the Portal. Paper reports are not sent home.</p><p>It is important that all parents become familiar with the Parent Portal and regularly check for up-dates.<br>If you are experiencing issues with logging onto the Parent Portal or have any questions, please contact the school office.​<br><br></p>


 Regular Events

~Uniform Shop: Wednesday & Friday 8am to 9am
~Assembly:  Monday afternoons at 2:10pm