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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



Astronomy Field Nighthttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Astronomy-Field-Night.aspxAstronomy Field Night<div>​<img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Astronomy-Field-Night/astronony.jpg" alt="astronony.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:0px 25px;width:250px;" />The Astronomy Field Night evening wouldn’t have happened without the generosity of one of our Year 2 parents. He very kindly shared two of his telescopes so students and parents could view Saturn and Mars. His enthusiasm for astronomy made for a very enjoyable evening. </div><p><br></p><div><em>“It was fun and we got to see Saturn with it’s rings and Mars.”</em></div><div><em>Bianca 5B</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><em>“I thought it was a great experience looking at Saturn and Mars. It was so fun and the cool breeze made it even better!.”</em></div><div><em>Rebecca 5B</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><em>“I went to the first year 5 Astronomy night. We learned a lot and we got to look through two real telescopes. We saw Mars, Saturn and a plane. We all had to bring a torch due to the fact that it was night..”  Erica 5B</em></div><div><br></div><div><em>“I got to look at planets through a telescope, we looked at Saturn, Mars and stars. Saturn looked the coolest. It was a great experience!”  Krystal 5B​</em><br></div><p><br></p>
Vinnies Christmas Appeal & Romero Giving Treehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Vinnies-Christmas-Appeal-&-Romero-Giving-Tree.aspxVinnies Christmas Appeal & Romero Giving Tree<div>​<img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Vinnies-Christmas-Appeal-%26-Romero-Giving-Tree/VinniesAppeal2018.jpg" alt="VinniesAppeal2018.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:0px 20px;" />A big thank you to everyone that has already contributed items for both our Vinnies Christmas Appeal and the Romero Giving Tree. We have been inundated with so​ many donations, that our baskets are overflowing. We are so fortunate to belong to a such a generous, caring and giving community. It is not too late to send donations along to school though, as we will continue to collect items until the end of week 8.<br></div><div><br></div><div><div>The desired items for St. Vincent de Paul are:</div><div><strong>Prep</strong>: Coffee, Tea Bags, Jelly crystals</div><div><strong>Yr 1:</strong> Cordial or soft drink, Long-life Juice, Canned Fruit</div><div><strong>Yr 2: </strong>Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup, Canned Baked Beans</div><div><strong>Yr 3:</strong> Canned Spaghetti, Canned Salmon or Tuna, Sweet Biscuits</div><div><strong>Yr 4:</strong> Rice, Jars of sauce to go with rice, Tomato Sauce</div><div><strong>Yr 5:</strong> Dried Pasta, Jars of sauce to go with pasta, Savoury Biscuits</div><div><strong>Yr 6:</strong> Custard Powder or long life custard, Long Life Milk, cooking oil<br></div><div><br></div><div>Please do not hesitate to contact the office should you have any questions.</div><div>Thank you kindly in advance.<br></div><br></div>
2019 Sacramental Programmehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/2019-Sacramental-Programme.aspx2019 Sacramental Programme<p>​If you have a child in Years 4, 5 or 6 in 2019 and you wish them to prepare for the Sacraments of Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation, please contact the Parish Office on 3345 3766 for an interview. Enrolments close on Thursday, 7th February 2019. 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.​<br></p>


 Regular Events

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