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



Science Week Celebrationhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Science-Week-Celebration.aspxScience Week Celebration<p style="text-align:justify;">​National Science Week is an annual celebration of science and how science has advanced our understanding of the world we live in, led to significant discoveries and increased our knowledge that has greatly improved our lives and standard of living and Australia’s economic prosperity. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">At St Stephen’s our Science Week event will be celebrated in Week 1 of Term 4. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018 theme is Game Changers, Change Makers. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Science Week event will occur over 2 days. Students in small groups will rotate through a number of hands-on activities: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">• Prep - Year 1 on Tuesday from 8:45 - 10:15 am. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">• Years 2 and 3 on Tuesday from 11:15 - 12:45pm. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">• Years 4 and 5 on Thursday from 8:45 - 10:15am. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">• Our capable Year 6 leaders will be activity leaders or helpers for the Prep - Year 5 activities. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">We are looking forward to advancing student curiosity and wonder about natural phenomena. </p>
Adore for 24 - St Stephen's Chapelhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Adore-for-24---St-Stephen's-Chapel.aspxAdore for 24 - St Stephen's Chapel<p style="text-align:justify;">​We would like to invite all parents and friends of St Stephen’s School community to gather together on the 18th of October in a unique way of prayer; 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration in St Stephen’s Chapel in Algester. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Pope John Paul II prayed for a perpetual adoration (24 hour) chapel in every parish in the world. He also urged priests, religious and lay people to continue and redouble their efforts to teach the younger generations the meaning and value of Eucharistic adoration. This is a beautiful way that we can do this, while also connecting the school and parish community in a very tangible way. The students of St. Stephen’s will attend Adoration at different times throughout the day and we invite parents and friends in the community to take part for 1 hour throughout the 24 hour period. A timesheet is available in the front office, please sign the slot that you can be present. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="adorefor24.jpg" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/adorefor24.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:639px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>
School Musical - Dragon Dayshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/School-Musical.aspxSchool Musical - Dragon Days<p style="text-align:justify;">​​Preparations for our School Musical are well underway and the staff and students are beginning to feel the excitement about the upcoming performances. Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available through Qkr!  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Thursday 11th October 7pm : Surname A-L <br>Friday 12th October 7 pm : Surname M – Z <br>Tickets: $10 Adult; $5 concession and children </p>
Enrolments 2019http://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Enrolments-2019.aspxEnrolments 2019<p>​​​​We have limited places available for student enrolments at St Stephen’s in 2019. If you know anyone who may like to enrol their child for the 2019 school year please ask them to contact the office when Term 4 begins. <br></p>


 Regular Events

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