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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



Adore for 24 Success!http://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Adore-for-24-Success!.aspxAdore for 24 Success!<p></p><p>What an incredible 24 hours! Our day began with a staff Mass in the Chapel and the staff enjoyed coffees on the deck afterwards. From there the Blessed Sacrament was exposed on the Altar. This began adoration. All of the students from Years 3 to 6 visited the chapel throughout the day for half an hour.  The students were led in a guided meditation on Matthew 17, where Peter walks on the water to come to Jesus. Peter soon learns that he must keep his eyes fixed on Jesus if he is to achieve the impossible.</p><p>Our students had some beautiful reflections which have been included in our latest newsletter. Some students even came during lunch time to pray in their own time!</p><p>After school finished, we then had over 70 parents, families, parishioners from Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Lourdes, nuns and teachers all coming to adoration throughout the night. There was always at least 2 people present. It was like the calm in the storm, amidst the windy night.</p><p>We then culminated Adore for 24 with a beautiful Mass in the hall with the whole school, led by Fr Tony Girvan.</p><p>There were so many blessings and graces. I want to thank all of you who came along and participated in one way or another. Thanks especially to all the people who brought us food throughout the night. We were fed spiritually and physically!​<br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p>
Term 4 commences 4th Octoberhttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Term-4-commences-4th-October.aspxTerm 4 commences 4th October<p>​Term 3 has now finished.  Monday 3rd October is a Public Holiday.  School will resume on Tuesday 4th October.  Please refer to the Events Calendar on the Parent Portal or BCE Connect App for all school dates. <br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/term4.jpg" alt="term4.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:235px;" />​<br></p>
P&F Newshttp://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/P&F-News.aspxP&F News<p></p><p>The next P&F meeting will be held on Monday 17th October in the Library. There will be a cuppa and chat from 6:30pm, with the meeting starting at 6:45pm.</p><p>Our school community is welcome and invited to attend P&F meetings. We look forward to seeing you there.<br></p><p>​</p>
Scripture Challenge Books Ready for Sale!http://www.ststephens.qld.edu.au/What's On/latest-news-events/Pages/Scripture-Challenge-Books-Ready-for-Sale!.aspxScripture Challenge Books Ready for Sale!<p>​The pages of the books are made up of the work of students from across the school. The purpose of the book is to challenge readers to engage with Sacred Scripture and allow God's Word to be at work in their lives.<br></p><p>All of the proceeds from the sale of the books go toward Emmanuel City Mission - A Brisbane based Catholic outreach centre for the homeless and vulnerable. We encourage you to Support our school and Emmanuel City Mission by buying a Scripture Challenge Book through QKR!</p><p>There are 2 books. The Red one is made up of the work of students from Prep to Year 2 and the blue one is the work of Year 3 to Year 6.<br></p><p>​<br><img src="/What%27s%20On/latest-news-events/PublishingImages/scripturechallenge2022.jpg" alt="scripturechallenge2022.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>


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​~Assembly:  Monday afternoons at 2:10pm