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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



Literacy Buddieshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Literacy-Buddies.aspxLiteracy Buddies<p style="text-align:justify;">​The Year 3 students have been involved in a “Literacy Buddies” program with the Year 3 students from St Paul’s, Woodridge. Each student has written a letter to their “Literacy Buddy” and received a letter in return. This has been very exciting for all students involved. There is nothing quite like receiving a hand-written letter!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The purpose of this program, is to provide real-life experiences for students to utilise their literacy skills to communicate with others. It provides students with a practical platform to practice their reading and writing skills and enables them to write for a personal purpose.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The students will continue to write to each other this term and hope to meet up later in the year!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Well done Year 3!​</p><p><img alt="literacybuddies.jpg" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Literacy-Buddies/literacybuddies.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:475px;" /><br> </p>
Easter Masshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Easter-Mass.aspxEaster Mass<p>​I would to invite you all to our Easter Mass on 27 April (Friday of Week 2). The Dance troupe, the senior choir, 6C, and the St Stephen’s Staff Band and Fr Terry will be leading the Mass. </p>
P and F Newshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/P-and-F-News.aspxP and F News<p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">Our next meeting is in Term 2 on Wednesday 2nd May 7pm in the library. Everyone is welcome to attend. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​If you would like to receive a copy of the P and F Meeting Minutes by email, please contact our P and F General Secretary, Cathy at <a href="mailto:ststephens.pnf@gmail.com">ststephens.pnf@gmail.com</a>  to be added to our email list. This is a great way to stay informed of what’s going on in our school community. <br><strong></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>PARENT PORTAL NEW​S</strong> </p><div style="text-align:justify;"><div style="text-align:justify;">Please refer to the flyer on the parent portal regarding the Qld Catholic School Parents Biennial Conference to be held in Townsville on 8-10 June 2018. The Collaborating for Success conference is to build and strengthen a parent engagement community of practice. </div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br>The St Stephen's P&F are running the Mother's Day Stall again this year on: <br>Setting up – Tuesday 8th May from 12pm <br>Wednesday, 9th May from 11am till 2.50pm <br>Thursday, 10th May from 8.40am till 2.50pm </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br>Children will be able to buy Mum some great gifts costing between $1 and $5. Your child will need to bring a carry bag and details on how many gifts they need to buy and who they are for. A class roster will be done and sent out so you know which day your child will be visiting the stall. </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br>We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the stall. It is lots of fun helping the children with their shopping. Morning tea and lunch will be provided and younger children are welcome. </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br>Please contact Lynda - <a href="mailto:Lynda.mckenzie@bne.catholic.edu.au">Lynda.mckenzie@bne.catholic.edu.au</a>  if you are able to volunteer to help with the stall, advising what day and time you are available. Any help would be greatly appreciated. </div></div>
ANZAC Services & Liturgyhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/ANZAC-Services-&-Liturgy.aspxANZAC Services & Liturgy<p style="text-align:justify;">We would like to invite you to our ANZAC liturgy and commemoration on 23 of April (Monday of Week 2) at 1:50pm in the Hall. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">If you, or someone in your family, have served in the armed forces, please let the school know. We would love to recognise your contributions in this liturgy. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The School will be marching with Sunny Bank RSL on ANZAC Day and some students will visit Carrington Aged Care. An email went out earlier this week to all parents. Please see that email for details. </p>
Prep 2019http://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Prep-2019.aspxPrep 2019<p style="text-align:justify;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Prep2019.jpg" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/Prep2019.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:103px;" />It has been an absolute delight interviewing the younger brothers and sisters of our current students. Sibling interviews will conclude shortly and I will begin interviewing new families at the beginning of Week 2 next Term. Places are filling fast so if you have friends or family who may be interested in a place in Prep for 2019 please ask them to contact the office as soon as possible.</p>


 Regular Events

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