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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 Day Service Men and Womenhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/ANZAC-Day-Service-Men-and-Women.aspxANZAC Day Service Men and Women<p>​We will be hosting an ANZAC Commemoration on 24th April (Wednesday, Week 1 of Term 2) at 8:40am in the School Hall. I would like to invite any service men and women, past and present to this event. If you are planning on attending, could you please email me your name, the student you are related to and a brief bio of your service history. <a href="mailto:lthomsen@bne.catholic.edu.au">lthomsen@bne.catholic.edu.au</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/anzacday.jpg" alt="anzacday.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p>
Holy Weekhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Holy-Week.aspxHoly Week<div>All parents and friends are welcome to any event during Holy Week, which we are doing in Week 10 (1st April):<br></div><div><ul><li><strong>​Monday 2:10pm</strong> - Whole School in the Hall for Stations 1 and 2 led by the Year 6 Social Justice and Celebrations Committee</li><li><strong>Tuesday 8:35 - 10:30am </strong>- Individual classes walk Stations 3, 4 and 5 through the school, led by the Year 4 students.</li><li><strong>Wednesday 8:35 - 10:30am</strong> - Individual classes walk Stations 6, 7 and 8 through the school, led by the Year 5 students.<br></li><li><strong>Thursday 8:35 - 10:30am</strong> - Individual classes walk Stations 9, 10 and 11 through the school, led by the Year 6 students.</li><li><strong>Friday 8:40am</strong> - Whole School in the Hall for Good Friday Mass, led by Celebrations Committee and celebrated by Bishop Ken and Fr Terry.</li></ul></div><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/holyweek2.jpg" alt="holyweek2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p>
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