Welcome to St Stephen's Algester




 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



Learning Adventurehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Learning-Adventure.aspxLearning Adventure<p>​​Don’t forget to ask these questions to your children when they return home from school. These are the questions we ask students when the Leadership Team do their Learning Walks and Talks. This is a simple way to engage in your children’s learning journey.<br></p><ul><li>What are you learning?</li><li>How are you going on your learning adventure?</li><li>How do you know ?</li><li>How can you improve?</li><li>​What do you do when you get stuck?</li></ul><p></p><p><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>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 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>Please do not queue jump if there are free drop-off bays. 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.</li><li>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.</li><li>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 patrol our area.<br><br></li></ul><p><br></p>


 Regular Events

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