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



NAPLAN Onlinehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/NAPLAN-Online.aspxNAPLAN Online<p style="text-align:justify;">Next week on Thursday 28th March, our Year 3 and Year 5 students will participate in a NAPLAN online practice test. The test will commence at approximately 9:30am and conclude at around 10:15am. The practice test is threefold and is designed to check our band width to ensure our network can support all of the devices working online at once, to provide our staff with an opportunity to administer the test in an online environment and to give our students an opportunity to experience the online platform whilst using the interactive tools and electronic log on procedures. This practice test will enable us to gain some feedback from the students to see what digital skills we need to continue to work on between now and the actual NAPLAN test in May. If you have any questions regarding the practice test or the NAPLAN Online Test, please contact Kimberley Clark or Louise Johnston via email or through the school office.</p><p>​<br><br></p>
Muslim Prayer Service with the Algester Communityhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Muslim-Prayer-Service-with-the-Algester-Community.aspxMuslim Prayer Service with the Algester Community<p>​On Thursday, our School Captains, Grace and Lucas accompanied me to a community prayer service at the Algester Mosque, led by the staff and students of Wisdom College. The service was in light of Harmony Day with a particular focus on prayer for the catastrophic events that occurred in Christchurch on Friday. It was wonderful to see so many people there standing in solidarity regardless of their religion, race and social status.</p><p><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/hw-signature-blockSMALL.jpg" alt="hw-signature-blockSMALL.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br><br></p>
Contemporary Learninghttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Contemporary-Learning.aspxContemporary Learning<p>Thank you to the parents who attended our Contemporary Learning night on Tuesday. It was great to hear many of the positive stories that have occurred in this space over the last 6 weeks and it was also great to acknowledge and work through some of the issues that have arisen during this time. It is vital that we receive feedback from our parents on how their students are settling into our Contemporary Learning journey. It is a journey that we must walk together. We must give all our students every opportunity to learn, to grow and to develop the best that they can and be ready to become the future leaders in all that the 21st Century will demand of them.​<br></p><div><br></div>
Project Compassionhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Ash-Wednesday.aspxProject Compassion<div>Project Compassion is Caritas Australia's annual Lenten campaign to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. The theme for Project Compassion 2019 is based around hope and giving Lent 100% in the name of hope. Hope is one of the three pillars of Christian virtue. The other two being faith and charity. It is a powerful force for good and often helps to transform lives. Hope helps us to face life’s challenges and sustains us as we work alongside the most marginalised and vulnerable communities to achieve better lives. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Based on God’s love for all, hope enables us to rise above our fears and helps those in great need to shape a better future for their communities. Caritas Australia believes that fundraising should be FUN! It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness about important issues, and a chance for the community to take part in a social justice action. Everyone who contributes is empowered and able to stand in solidarity, with the communities we</div><div>serve and those who benefit from our actions. Lives change when we all give 100%.<br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/projectcompassion2019.jpg" alt="projectcompassion2019.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><p><br></p>


 Regular Events

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