Learning & Teaching


With high expectations in mind, teachers implement the Australian Curriculum using the Brisbane Catholic Education Model of Pedagogy that focuses on the learner and their learning. The achievement standards and content descriptions a from the Australian Curriculum are followed for each year ​level in each learning area. Student progress is reported against these standards.

In alignment with the Alice Springs Declaration Goals for Young Australians our approach to teaching and learning promotes excellence and equity for all students.  Students are given the opportunities to be confident, creative and successful learners who actively contribute to their learning and to our community.​

Alice Springs Declaration.pdf

St Stephen’s School provides learning from the BCE Religious Education and Australian Curriculum in the following areas: 

  • Religious Education

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • HASS - Civics and Citizenship, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • The Arts (Music, Visual Art, Media Arts, Dance & Drama)

  • Technologies (Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies)

  • Health & Physical Education

  • Languages (Spanish)

                We have specialist teachers in the following areas:

                • The Arts

                • Physical Education

                • Spanish


                Specialist Lessons

                At St Stephen's School, we have three specialist teachers who work 3 days a week to deliver quality learning experiences for our students.  The specialist teachers provide learning in the following areas.


                • Health and Physical Education

                The specialist teacher covers the Physical Education strand of the curriculum from Prep- Year 6.  The Health strand of the curriculum is taught by the classroom teachers.


                • The Arts
                  The specialist teacher covers the strands of Drama, Dance and Music.  The Visual Arts and Media Arts strands of the curriculum are taught by the classroom teachers.


                • LOTE (Spanish)

                  The specialist teacher teaches the Language Other Than English subject, namely Spanish across all classes from Prep- Year 6


                Our Specialist teachers also offer extension classes to students.


                Collaborative teaching practices in line with the Australian Curriculum and Alice Springs Declaration are highly valued at St Stephen's School. Ongoing professional learning for teachers and support staff is a high priority to ensure quality teaching and learning.​


                Please refer to the various links on the left to find detailed information about what St Stephen's has to offer.