Welcome to St Stephen's Algester

 

 

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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

 

 

Scripture Challengehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Scripture-Challenge.aspxScripture Challenge<br><p></p><p>The Scripture Challenge book is printed and ready for sale! Our Year 4, 5 and 6 students are selling the book within the community. You can also purchase them from the front office. The price is $10 per book.</p><p>All of the profits will go to the Blind Eye centre, a Catholic grass-roots ministry, which intends to journey with the most vulnerable in society, meeting people where they are at and compassionately giving them a hand up. Our Year 5 and 6 students will be delivering the proceeds to the Blind Eye centre in Week 10 this term.</p><p>Here is a preview of one of the pages.</p><p><img alt="scripturechallenge.jpg" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Scripture-Challenge/scripturechallenge.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:639px;" /><br><br></p>
Fiver for a Farmerhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Fiver-for-a-Farmer.aspxFiver for a Farmer<p>This coming Monday (13th August) we are inviting students, staff and parents to support Australian farmers by dressing up as a farmer and bringing in a donation. This initiative comes from a 10 year old boy in Freshwater named Jake Berne who wants to help his mates on the farm. All the money raised will go directly to Rural Aid Ltd and Drought Angels. Although the title of the day suggests that you bring $5, you are welcome to send along any donation you deem appropriate. Please note, this is an invitation, not an expectation.</p><p>I must mention that this idea was brought to my attention by a Year 1 student at our school named Harvey. I believe that little Harvey’s passion to help our Australian farmers cannot be ignored. So, let’s get behind our farmers and do our bit!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="fiverforafarmer2.jpeg" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Fiver-for-a-Farmer/fiverforafarmer2.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:200px;" />​​</p>
Come and See Projecthttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Come-and-See-Project.aspxCome and See Project<p>We have teamed up with St Thomas More’s APRE, Campus Minister and Year 10 Youth Group to teach our students at St Stephen’s more about the Eucharist, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and what it means to be a Christian in the world today. The STMC group will be hosting after school sessions throughout this term on Wednesday afternoons 3:30pm in the St Stephen’s Chapel, commencing Wednesday 22nd August.<br></p><p>​Parents I encourage you to allow your students to participate in the Come and See Project. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students in Year 3 to Year 6 to enter into fun, meaningful activities where they can begin to explore our Catholic Faith and what it means to be a Catholic. On Wednesday we had a number of students and staff from St Thomas More College come and address our students and launch the Come and See Project. It was very comforting seeing young people excited about their faith and willing to share this with our students. </p><p><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,"helvetica neue",helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"> I</span><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,"helvetica neue",helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;">f you would like to know more about this, permission </span><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,"helvetica neue",helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">slips have been sent to </span><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,"helvetica neue",helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">all parents through Edsmart. Feel free to call the school to ask for </span><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,"helvetica neue",helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">more details.</span><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,"helvetica neue",helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">​</span>​​<br><br><br></p>
Vinnies Winter Appealhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Vinnies-Winter-Appeal.aspxVinnies Winter Appeal<p>Mother Teresa of Calcutta gives us the simple yet powerful message, “Do small thing with great love”. This is what our local Vinnies Conference intends to do by giving out warm clothes and blankets to people in our local area, who are in need.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="VinniesAppeal.jpg" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Vinnies-Winter-Appeal/VinniesAppeal.jpg" style="margin:5px;border:0px #333333;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;float:right;background-color:transparent;" />In the front office at St Stephen’s, our Year 6 Social Justice Committee have designed an Appeal box. If you would like to help out, you can place winter clothes and blankets in this box. Please make sure that the items are good quality and clean. All damaged and dirty clothes will be thrown away.</p><p>The Appeal Box will sit in the front office until Week 4.</p><p>On behalf of the Year 6 Social Justice Committee, our Parish Vinnies Conference and those whom these items will directly benefit, I say “thank you in advance for your generosity”.​​</p>

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 Regular Events

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