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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>Mike Quinn​</strong><br>Principal</p>

 Latest News & Events



Christmas Rafflehttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Christmas-Raffle.aspxChristmas Raffle<p></p><p>Tickets for the Christmas Raffle are now available on the QKR! App, $2 each or 3 for $5. We have some great prizes available so far including</p><ul><li>Razor Electric Mini bike</li><li>Gorgeous hamper from Gifts with love by Danielle</li><li>3 month swimming lessons voucher valued at $300 from Rackleys Parkinson</li><li>3 month gym membership including 2 private PT sessions from Rackleys Parkinson</li><li>$250 Woolworth Voucher</li><li>2 x Wine & blowdry packs from Twisted Scissors</li><li>3 x family vouchers to Ice World Acacia Ridge valued at $84 each</li><li>A beautiful 80cm s/s chain & pendant with AAA cubic zirconias from Envy Jewellery valued at $90& lots more.</li></ul><p>Tickets are on sale until noon Friday the 25th of November so get in quick.<br></p><p>​</p>
Christmas Concerthttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Christmas-Concert.aspxChristmas Concert<p></p><p>Make sure you save the date 25th November 6pm</p><p>On 25th November 6pm, Australian religious songwriter and singer, Andrew Chinn, will be visiting our school to lead an Advent/Christmas Concert with our children. Andrew’s songs, such as “These Hands”, “Rainbow”, “An African Blessing” and “Rise Up!” are used in classrooms and liturgies around Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. Parents and parishioners are warmly invited to be a part of the celebration of faith and fun. There is no charge for adults. The concert will take place in the Hall, at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there.<br></p><p>​</p>
Principal's Afternoon Teahttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Principal's-Afternoon-Tea.aspxPrincipal's Afternoon Tea<p></p><div>I had the great pleasure this week of hosting the Principal's Afternoon Tea. This is a great tradition that I have not experienced in any other school community. Students attending had their ticket drawn during a class draw. Children received tickets every time they were 'caught' following our school rules. The more tickets the greater the chance of being chosen. The students who were fortunate enough to have their name drawn offered me some great advice of possible improvements to the school.​​<br></div><div><br></div><p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/afternoontea.jpg" alt="afternoontea.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p><br></p>


 Regular Events

​~Assembly:  Monday afternoons at 2:10pm