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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



ANZAC Dayhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/ANZAC-Day.aspxANZAC Day<p></p><div>Thank you to all those who participated in some sort of ANZAC Day service or commemoration on the weekend.</div><div>I would like to especially thank the St Stephen’s Choir for singing and reading at the Carrington – Retirement Living in Parkinson. We had many comments about the beautiful singing!</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/anzac2021.jpg" alt="anzac2021.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><p>​<br></p>
Inland Rail Projecthttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Inland-Rail-Project.aspxInland Rail Project<p>This week I had the pleasure of meeting with Senator Anthony Chisholm and Leeanne Enoch. Both were very generous with their time. We had a great discussion about our school and how the Inland rail project will impact our community. Both are very keen to hold a community forum for our community in the very near future.<br></p><p><br></p><p>​<br></p><p>This is what it will mean to our community if the project is not altered:</p><ul><li>3000+ extra trucks per day that will be on our suburban roads once the freight line is fully operational. Even if you don’t hear the trains, you will be impacted.</li><li>The 1.8km trains roaring through densely populated suburbs, 24 hours per day / 7 days per week<br></li><li>Devastatingly high levels of noise pollution that WILL impact every aspect of our lives.<br></li><li>Air pollution from diesel trains that WILL cause health issues.<br></li><li>Our homes that we have worked so hard for will become virtually worthless.<br></li></ul><p>Talk to your neighbours about the impact this will have on us.</p><p><strong>Contact our politicians:</strong></p><ul><li>Angela Owen: 31317022 / Calamvale.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au</li><li>Leeanne Enoch: 37372110 / Algester@parliament.qld.gov.au</li><li>Jim Chalmers: 32995910 / jim.chalmers.mp@aph.gov.au</li></ul><p><strong>Rally together. Demand answers, demand to be heard. It is not too late!!</strong></p><p>Join the Inland Rail Action Group Kagaru to Acacia Ridge, sign the petition.</p><p>Bombard the ARTC with objections: 1300550402 / enviroline@artc.com.au</p><p>Contact St Stephen’s to purchase a sign ($10). Put it on your fence, front yard. There has only been a couple of families who have purchased a sign. We need many, many more to get these up and about in our community to get people talking about this project and the devastating impact it will have on our beautiful community.</p><p>Please come in and see me if you would like to know more about this flawed project and the impacts it will have on this community. We have to stop this!<br></p><p>No profit is made from the sale of these signs. It covers costs only.<br></p><p>​<br><br></p>
Parent Connecthttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/ParentConnect.aspxParent Connect<p><br></p><p>The purpose of Parent Connect is to encourage positive community engagement and friendships in our community. We start with a prayer and welcome. Then there is be a relevant topic for discussion.<br></p><ul><li><strong>Where</strong>: in the Yarning Circle on the St Stephen’s Way near the Ackama St Entrance <br></li><li><strong>When</strong>: Tuesday morning 8:30am in odd weeks (Week 3, 5, 7 and 9). <br>The sessions will go for about 20 – 30 minutes.</li><li><strong>Who</strong>: All parents and caregivers are welcome. ​<br></li></ul><p><strong>Covid Regulations:</strong></p><ul><li>There will be a QR Code at code for you to check in.</li><li>Practice social distancing by sitting on the cushions provided.</li><li>We will also need to make sure that the session is finished by 9am.</li></ul><p></p><p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/hands.jpg" alt="hands.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:217px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p>
Sacramental Programmehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Sacramental-Programme.aspxSacramental Programme<p></p><h2>Our Lady of Lourdes Parish – Sunnybank</h2><p>For Information regarding the Sacraments at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, email the Parish Associate, Mr Christopher Voight: <a href="mailto:sunnybank@bne.catholic.net.au">sunnybank@bne.catholic.net.au</a></p><h2>Our Lady of Fatima Parish – Acacia Ridge</h2><p><strong>Confirmation (For Grade 3 or older)</strong></p><ul><li>Information Evening 6pm, Wednesday 24th June</li><li>2 Rite of Enrolment Masses 5pm Saturday 26th June and 9am, Sunday 27th June (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)<br></li><li>(School holiday 28th June to 11th July)</li><li>First Week: Class on Confirmation 6-7pm, Wednesday 14th July</li><li>Second Week: Class on Confirmation 6-7pm, Wednesday 21st July</li><li>Third Week: Recap and rehearsal 6-7.30pm, Wednesday 28th July<br></li><li>2 Confirmation Ceremonies 5.30pm and 7pm Wednesday 4th August</li></ul><p>If you would like to register your child please contact Fr Lam Vu – Parish Administrator <a href="mailto:vul@bne.catholic.net.au">vul@bne.catholic.net.au</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">​​​<img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/communionconfirmation.jpg" alt="communionconfirmation.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><br></p>
Limited Places in Prep 2022http://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Prep-Pizza-Night.aspxLimited Places in Prep 2022<p></p><p>We have limited places available for student enrolment in Prep at St Stephen’s in 2022. If you have a child eligible for Prep next year and have not put in an application form, please do so as soon as possible​.​​<br></p>


 Regular Events

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