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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



Year 3 Literacy Buddieshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Literacy-Buddies.aspxYear 3 Literacy Buddies<p style="text-align:justify;">​Towards the end of the school year, the Year 3 students visited their Literacy Buddies from Year 3 at St Paul's Woodridge. The students have been writing letters to each other regularly throughout the year.  The students were very excited to play with their buddies and be taken on a tour of the St Paul’s school. Some wonderful friendships have been formed through the writing of these letters and the students have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We will continue this initiative between the two schools by writing to one another next year in Year 4! Stay tuned! Big thank you to Jo, Tracy and Bianca for all your hard work in making this happen.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​ <br></p>
St Stephen's 2019http://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/St-Stephen's-2019.aspxSt Stephen's 2019<p style="text-align:justify;">​If your child will not be returning to St Stephen’s next year, please inform the office as soon as possible. We have waiting lists for a number of year levels and it greatly assists us if we know who will not be returning to St Stephen’s next year. Please come in and see me if you would like to discuss any matter regarding the 2019 school year. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">We have limited places available for student enrolment 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 as soon as possible. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="tilemosaic.jpg" src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/tilemosaic.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p>
2019 Sacramental Programmehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/2019-Sacramental-Programme.aspx2019 Sacramental Programme<p>​If you have a child in Years 4, 5 or 6 in 2019 and you wish them to prepare for the Sacraments of Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation, please contact the Parish Office on 3345 3766 for an interview. Enrolments close on Thursday, 7th February 2019. If you are unsure what this involves or would like to know more about the Sacraments in general, please do not hesitate to contact me.​<br></p>


 Regular Events

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