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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



Parent Connecthttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/ParentConnect.aspxParent Connect<p>​<strong><em>The next session is on Tuesday 13th July.</em></strong></p><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>
2021 Scripture Challenge Book - Coming soon!http://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/2021-Scripture-Challenge-Book---Coming-soon!.aspx2021 Scripture Challenge Book - Coming soon!<p></p><div><div><div><p>All of the students at St Stephen's have embarked on a school wide project to create a greater awareness of biblical scripture and an understanding of the Christian call to reach out to those in need. Each grade adapted a part of their Religion unit to produce an A4 assessment piece based on scripture and its relevance in our everyday lives. A selection of the students’ assessment, from each grade, has been chosen to make up the pages of the Scripture Challenge Book. The students will be promoting and selling the book at the beginning of Term 3. The Year 6 students will then be going on a excursion to Emmanuel City Mission to deliver the money raised, along with several copies of the Scripture Challenge Book.<br><br>Emmanuel City Mission is a Catholic grass-roots homeless ministry, which intends to journey with the most vulnerable in society, meeting people where they are at and compassionately giving them a hand up.<br><br>If you would like to support the students at St Stephen’s and Emmanuel City Mission, you can buy a book from the office next term.</p></div></div></div><div><div><div><p><a href="https://emmanuelcitymission.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwwqaGBhBKEiwAMk-FtAuR1Joo7f0-O-w-m9mMKgJDXp-8_fcYqD3jnOnyysePW2Pom-ezeRoCpmAQAvD_BwE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Emmanuel City Mission Website</a><br></p></div></div></div><p>​<img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/ScriptureChallengeBook.jpg" alt="ScriptureChallengeBook.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:639px;" /><br><br></p>
Sacramental Programmehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Sacramental-Programme.aspxSacramental Programme<h2>O​ur 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><br></p><div><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><br></p></div><p><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>
Vinnies Winter Appeal - Let's Count Compassionhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Vinnies-Winter-Appeal---Let's-Count-Compassion.aspxVinnies Winter Appeal - Let's Count Compassion<p></p><p>Every student at St Stephen’s is on a mission to spread compassion. Your child should have chosen 2 - 4 ‘good deeds’ which they aim to fulfil by the end of this term. You may help them with ideas.<br><br>They will ask their parents to sponsor them to fulfil these deeds. Parents can choose an amount of money they believe is appropriate for each deed. The money will go straight to the Acacia Ridge St Vincent de Paul society to support people in need in our local area.<br><br>Each child from Prep to Year 6 should have brought home the card below. All of the instructions are on the back. Please feel free to contact me, should you need further clarification.<br><br>We will need the cards to be handed back to the teacher once your child has completed the deeds or by Monday of Week 10 at the latest.<br></p><p><br><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/2021a.jpg" alt="2021a.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:639px;" /><br>​<br><br></p>


 Regular Events

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