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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



Contemporary Learninghttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Contemporary-Learning.aspxContemporary Learning<div>​​It was wonderful to hear so many parents talking positively about our contemporary learning approach at our Parent Information nights earlier this week. Many parents expressed how settled and excited their children have been over the past 3 weeks. The Parent Information nights were a great opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss how contemporary learning has been going so far.<br></div><div><br></div><div>We need parent feedback about how our students are feeling about this new approach. We will be holding a ‘Contemporary Learning Parent Information Night’ on Tuesday 5th March from 7pm in our Hall. This will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions, share their students’ experiences of contemporary learning so far, and provide us with valuable feedback. All parents in our school community are welcome!<br></div><div><br></div><div>​​<br><br></div><p><br></p>
Parish Sacramental Program - Reconciliationhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Sacramental-Program.aspxParish Sacramental Program - Reconciliation<div>​​Families with children who received Confirmation and Communion last year and are enrolled for Reconciliation are reminded that the programme begins this coming week. If you have not yet confirmed that your child will be continuing with their sacramental journey and returned the form to indicate your preference for session times, can you please contact me by email (<a href="mailto:pa.sunnybank@bne.catholic.net.au">pa.sunnybank@bne.catholic.net.au</a> ) at your earliest convenience? I look forward to working with you and your children over the coming weeks. </div><div><strong><em>Christopher Voigt – Pastoral Associate, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Sunnybank</em></strong><br></div><div><br></div><div>If you are unsure what this involves or would like to know more about the Sacraments in general, please do not hesitate to contact me.</div><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/sacramental.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p>
Carpark and Drop Off Areahttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Carpark-and-Drop-Off-Area.aspxCarpark and Drop Off Area<p>For the safety of our students, teachers and parents who use the school’s ‘Drop-off & Pick-up Zone’, the following reminders are given:-<br></p><ul><li>For everyone’s safety, the speed limit in the car park is 5 km/hr.</li><li>DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS</li><li>Drivers should remain in their vehicles at all times in the ‘Drop-off & Pick-up Zone’.</li><li>The school’s Drop-off & Pick-up Zone is only a 2 minute parking spot. Any longer than this and you are likely to be asked by a staff member to move on and re-enter the Pick-up queue. Please be aware that the purpose of this zone is purely to: “Stop – Drop – Go”. Make sure your child has their bag ready so that they can get out of the car quickly. Stopping to get bags out of the boot, put jackets on and etc., slows the traffic down and adds to congestion.</li><li>Children are only to get in or out of the car when you pull up alongside one of the 3 designated ‘Drop-off / Pick-up’ bays.<br></li><li>Children are to get in or out of the car on the pavement side only.</li><li>DO NOT OPEN THE BOOT FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO EITHER GET THEIR BAGS OUT IN THE MORNING OR PUT THEIR BAGS IN OF AN AFTER-NOON. YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR CHILD’S LIFE IN DANGER!!</li><li>Please do not queue jump if there are free drop-off bays.<br></li></ul><p>Please note that there is a “No Right Turn” sign as you exit the main car park. This applies between the hours of 8am – 9am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Please be aware of the safety of everyone around you, and the precious cargo you have in your car at these times, and only turn left when exiting the main car park.</p><p>Please pass this information on to all who are responsible for the dropping off and/or collection of your children. The parking regulations around the school are enforceable and if drivers choose to do the wrong thing, then they could be fined by the police, who regularly do blitzes in our area.<br></p><p>​<br><br></p>


 Regular Events

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