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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



Library Newshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Library-News.aspxLibrary News<p style="text-align:justify;">​Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is underway. It opened with a tremendous show of support and great enthusiasm on Wednesday, 20 June. I have enjoyed watching families choosing books together and the children eagerly participating in the Book Fair competitions Our Book fair will close on Wednesday, 27 June at 6 p.m. Opening times are listed below. </p><p><img alt="librarynews1.fw.png" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Library-News/librarynews1.fw.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </p>
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;">​Come along to our annual Showcase Evening, Wednesday 27th June - 3pm to 6pm! This year, once again, we open our whole school for parents, family members and friends to come and view the learning spaces for themselves and to celebrate the wonderful learning that the children have achieved. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Join us in the hall at 3pm as we Launch the evening with a welcome from Mr Manitta and a performance from our wonderful students. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Travel around our school and see examples of student learning in many different learning spaces including Sheep Station Gully Environmental Learning Centre, Library spaces, the Arts room, the Hall and classrooms! </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Once again we will have some wonderful "Tour Guides" ready and eager to show you spaces if you are wanting to see what happens in another year level perhaps – other than those your child or children are in. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our whole school is there – on show – for you to explore! </p><p style="text-align:justify;">We can’t wait! We look forward to seeing you there! </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