Welcome to St Stephen's Algester

 

 

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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

 

 

Vinnies Christmas Appealhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Vinnies-Christmas-Appeal.aspxVinnies Christmas Appeal<p>Next Monday we will launch the Vinnies Christmas Appeal. The Christmas appeal is about supporting families in need within our local area. We are asking students to bring in any of the items listed below. The Year 6 students will create hampers out of the donated items and The Acacia Ridge Vinnies conference will collect the hampers to give to families in need around our local area.<br><br>It will work differently this year. Instead of bringing the items to the classroom, your children will bring in the donated items to the Hall in the morning. On the stage, there are baskets with the item name clearly marked. You child will simply place the item in the correct basket. The Year 6 students will be there to help.<br><br>Here is a list of the items you may send in with your children:<br></p><p><ul><li>Instant coffee or tea bags</li><li>Milo or drinking chocolate powder</li><li>Sugar 1 kg</li><li>Long-life milk</li><li>Cordial or soft drink</li><li>Long-life juice<br></li><li>Canned fruit</li><li>Savoury biscuits</li><li>Sweet biscuits</li><li>Long-life custard</li><li>2 pkts jelly crystals</li><li>Christmas cake or Christmas pudding – Aldi brand or store brands are fine</li><li>Fruit mince tarts – Aldi brand or store brands are fine</li><li>Christmas crackers (bon-bons)</li><li>Lollies</li><li>Potato chips or savoury snacks, eg, Twisties, popcorn, etc.</li><li>Long-life shopping bags (not 15c type)</li></ul></p><p>If you would like to know more about who St Vincent de Paul’s Society are visit <a href="https://www.vinnies.org.au/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">https:// www.vinnies.org.au/</a><br><br> <br><br><br></p><p><br></p>
Sacrament Encounterhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Sacrament-Encounter.aspxSacrament Encounter<p>​Thank you to all of the families who attended the Confirmation Sacrament Encounter Day. It was a very enjoyable experience. The next Encounter session will be held same place, same time on the 1st of November.<br><br>If you would like to know more about the OLOL Sacramental program, please contact the Pastoral Associate, Christopher Voight.<br><br>Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm<br>Phone: 07 3345 3766<br>Email: sunnybank@bne.catholic.net.au<br></p><p><br></p>
Socktoberhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Socktober.aspxSocktober<p>Check out our School Socktober page <a href="https://www.socktober.org.au/fundraising/schools/st-stephens-algester" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">https://www.socktober.org.au/fundraising/schools/ st-stephens-algester</a></p><p>I would like to thank you for the way you have supported Socktober once again this year. We are well on the way to surpassing our efforts last year and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and for your willingness to support those you are less fortunate than what we are.<br></p><p><br></p><div style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/socktober2020a.jpg" alt="socktober2020a.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></div>

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 Regular Events

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